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Hardware

Articles, tutorials, tips and tricks for various computer hardware platforms, how to get them up and running and how to get the most from them.

Acer Revo 3600 Review
22/12/2009Hardware
The Acer Revo 3600 is a compact Nettop PC from Acer sporting an Intel Atom N230 1.6 Ghz with 2 GB RAM and 160 GB HDD. Although not the highest spec nettop on the market, you can't beat the performance for the value of this gem.
Thermaltake Giant3 Video Card Cooler Installation
02/08/2008Hardware
Illustrated guide and walkthrough of how not to install a Thermaltake Giant3 video card cooler...
If it were easy, anybody could do it.
How To Upgrade Maxtor Hard Drive Caddy
28/07/2008Hardware
A quick guide on how to update a Maxtor hard drive caddy to a larger capacity drive.
HP Laptop Repair – How To Clean and Repair HP Pavilion Laptop
28/07/2008Hardware
HP Laptop repair and a guide on how to dismantle an HP laptop to clean or repair internal components such as the cooling fan, hard drive, memory or screen.
Heatsink Lapping for Better Thermal Efficiency
30/05/2008Hardware
In order to get the best from a cpu cooler it is important to have as much of it contact with the cpu heat spreader as possible. This guide shows you how to get the most from your heat sink.
How I Watercooled My PC
26/04/2006Hardware
I have a 3.2Ghz Pentium 4E with a Prescott core. This type of processor has been dubbed "press hot" as they are one of the hottest running CPU’s on the market. In fact they run so hot that Intel quickly redesigned and released a new version “Cedar Mill” that runs much cooler.
Digital Networks
17/12/2002Hardware
From the early 1970’s it was realised that the current analogue telephone system, which had been established internationally over several decades, was now required to carry digital signals.
Digital to Analogue Conversion
10/12/2002Hardware
Assuming that the data stream has been received, the time slot being used must be located and the serial bits extracted and loaded into a store to form a parallel group.
Digital Network Transmission Media
08/11/2002Hardware
Irrespective of the format of the signal to be transmitted throughout the network there must be an infrastructure provided to transport the information. There are currently three broad categories that provide this function.
Analogue to Digital Conversion
17/10/2002Hardware
In converting an analogue signal to a digital format will require first taking samples at regular intervals. At least two samples must be taken during each cycle of the analogue signal.