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Did You Buy a GTX 970? You’re Probably Eligible for a $30 Refund

Sep 12th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Did You Buy a GTX 970? You’re Probably Eligible for a $30 Refund

The GTX 970 was heralded as one of the biggest video card launches of last year – and it lived up to those expectations. However, due to a misrepresentation in Nvidia’s advertising, the company is being forced to pay $30 to every single person who purchased the popular video card (within a certain time frame). You’ve probably been hearing about the GTX 970 refund all summer. Finally, afte

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PC Sales Drop to Lowest Level Since 2007

Jan 8th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

PC Sales Drop to Lowest Level Since 2007

It was more bad news for the PC industry this week as Q4 2015 sales figures were released. Overall PC sales figures for the year 2015 dropped to historic lows – their lowest point since 2007. Interestingly enough, 2007 was also the year the first iPhone was introduced. This latest data was released Tuesday by industry research firm International Data Corp. That company reported that thr

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New CHIP Device is a $9 Computer

May 13th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

New CHIP Device is a $9 Computer

After a long downward trajectory, the price of a usable consumer computer has finally dropped below $10. A new computer called CHIP costs $9 and is literally the size of a chip. It’s tearing up a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter right now and works as a BYOP – or Bring Your Own Peripherals – device. How Does CHIP Work? CHIP uses an Open Hardware design. This means anyone can study th

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Ranking All Popular Consumer SSDs On the Market Today

May 6th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Ranking All Popular Consumer SSDs On the Market Today

If you’ve ever shopped for SSDs, then you know it can be a bit intimidating. Thankfully, some smart people went and ranked all the major SSDs available on the consumer market today using stats, science, and benchmark tests. Which expensive SSD manufacturers are worth their money? Which cheap SSD manufacturers should be avoided? Let’s find out. How the Test Works This test was perfo

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Can Your PC Run GTA V in 4K? Check Out the Recommended System Specs

Apr 5th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Can Your PC Run GTA V in 4K? Check Out the Recommended System Specs

Grand Theft Auto V is finally available on PC. One of the biggest advantages of PC gaming these days is that you can run games in 60 fps 4K. Running a game in 60 fps 4K is like the day you get a new contact lens prescription. It’s like the first time you heard The Beatles. It’s a jaw-dropping experience that particularly suits the hectic cities and long distances of Los Santos. Rockstar

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How to Use ChooseMyPC.net to Automatically Generate a PC Build for Your Budget

Nov 3rd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

How to Use ChooseMyPC.net to Automatically Generate a PC Build for Your Budget

I stumbled across a pretty cool website today. Aspiring PC builders, take note: this website is the only thing you’ll ever need to use to put together a PC build for any budget. The website is called ChooseMyPC.net and it’s very cool. You go to the site, adjust the slider based on your maximum budget, and then the website recommends all of the following parts for you: CPU / CPU cooler

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Apple’s New Retina iMac Comes With a 5K Display

Oct 16th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Apple’s New Retina iMac Comes With a 5K Display

Earlier this week, Apple unveiled a new lineup of iPads and iMacs. We’re not going to talk about Apple’s new tablets – which are virtually identical to the previous generation. But we are going to talk about Apple’s new iMac display. The new 27-inch iMac features a Retina display with “5K” technology. Apple isn’t kidding: the new iMac has a resolution of 5120x2880 for a total o

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What’s the Difference Between HDMI and DisplayPort?

Sep 29th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

What’s the Difference Between HDMI and DisplayPort?

HDMI and Display Port are the two main video connection ports found on today’s PCs. HDMI is the universally-accepted audio/video interface that’s found on everything from gaming consoles to tablet computers. DisplayPort, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer to the scene. First developed in 2008, DisplayPort is the less popular younger brother to HDMI (not literally). DisplayPort,

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