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The Vital PC Changes for 2019

While mechanical keyboards are obviously the perfect finishing touch to your PC setup, the CES 2019 event revealed some facts and new avenues to explore for both hobbyists and professionals. With announcements by all of the big players like Intel, AMD, and Razer, PC fans have a wealth of new information to process. Building your own PC or opting for something more generalized will still mean making some hard decisions. With new technologies, improved specs, and a more general level of scope from both big and small brand names, here are the most exciting changes to your potential gaming or working setup that could be installed sooner rather than later.

 

Graphics Cards

All circuit boards have been improving in recent years due to evolving PCB tools. These have allowed companies like Altium to help PC designers and manufacturers to streamline and take ownership of their printed circuit boards. As PCBs continue to evolve, it’s no wonder that announcements from Nvidia and AMD have confirmed the production of new and improved upgrades to their graphics card options. Nvidia possibly takes the lead in the graphics card race, with their GeForce RTX 2060 not only compatible with 1440p or 1080p gaming but also comes fully loaded with tensor core hardware and AI-enhanced Deep Learning Super Sampling. This might just take your gaming to the next level.

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Desktop PC I am using for six years

The PC I am using right now is more than six years.  I checked my blog and found the post of flash the bios in Feb 2013. I did a search in my Gmail. Wow, I found the receipt which I made the order on NCIX. NCIX has closed for years already.

There are three items. All are running on my desktop now.

  • Kingston Hyper X  KHX 1600C9D3K2/8GB  (RAM)
  • Western Digitial Caviar Blue 1TB (HDD)
  • AMD A8-3870K Black APU Quad Core Processor and MSI A55M-P33 mATX FM! Motherboard (MoBo CPU bundle)

Later I bought a Crucial SDD for Windows system.

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Know details of you PC by Pirifom Speccy

When you have a PC in house, you may want to know what is inside of this box. Especially it is a brand name PC.
Before I turn to Piriform Speccy, I used cpuz, everst home, etc. Now it is a new product for me. It is a free software for home user.
As Piriform said, you can see the following information:

  • Processor brand and model
  • Hard drive size and speed
  • Amount of memory (RAM)
  • Graphics card
  • Operating system

speccy-pc

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Raspberry Pi

Reapberry Pi is getting famous during past six months. It is a tiny computer.
As small as a credit card. Maybe smaller than credit card.
The price of the latest Raspberry Pi Model B rev2 is $35.00.
rasp-pi-revb

To use the Raspberry, the following items are required:

  • USB keyboard and mouse.
  • Prepared SD card. At least class4, 4GB.
  • HDMI or composite television, OR a monitor with DVI or HDMI input, and an HDMI/composite cable.
  • Micro USB power supply – make sure you use a good quality one, capable of providing at least 1A at 5V.
  • Ethernet LAN cable (optional).

It is a computer. It is also an exciting toy for people want a digital toy. There are a lot of functions it can do. Please look at the following top 5 project.
Media Player
XBMC is the best choice to make your own media player machine. XBMC developer site has a wiki page to show the details how to install XBMC on the Raspberry Pi.

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AVG PC Tuneup 2011 Free Trial

When computer, or PC, was used for months, the system will need to be tuneup. Just like a new car, after few month driving, it have to be sent to dealer garage to get a adjustment.

AVG PC Tuneup 2011 is a good tool. I just use a free trial one hour ago.

You can see the problems or issues AVG PC Tuneup found from my computer below.

pc-tuneup-2011

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Add memory to make my PC faster

My desktop is a DIY pc which I built in 2008.
The only one part changed is motherboard. I use ASUS P5Q se until now.
The OS on it is Windows 7 ultimate 32bit. Because I use 2GB memory only, the performance is not that good. The Windows Experience Index is 5.5.
Processor: 5.9
Memory(RAM): 5.5
Graphics: 7.1
Gaming Graphics: 7.1
Primary hard disk: 5.9
So Base score is 5.5.
Today, I bought 2X2GB memory from Future Shop.
Crucial 4GB 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL6 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit.
I got price match at Future Shop with NCIX. So I paid $59.91.

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System Mechanic 10.8

I test the System Mechanic 10.8 on my Windows XP sp3 in my office. Installation is pretty simple.
It is one of the best PC tune-up / PC utility tools I used up to now.
First, speed is very important. If the loading speed of the tool itself is slow, I will have no confidence on its functions. System Mechanic has good loading speed.
iolo System Mechanic® - Fix, Speed Up Your PC ...Automatically
Second, I do like all-in-one solution for this type of tools.

  • Fixes errors, crashes and freezes
  • Boosts internet speeds
  • Speeds up Windows start time
  • Restores system stability
  • Cleans out clutter and junk files
  • Prevents slowdowns and bottlenecks
  • Plugs security holes
  • Clears out private data
  • Improves gaming experience

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Dream PC 2012-04

Every PC player has his own Dream PC.
Here is my Dream PC in April 2012.
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
It is in Intel Sandy Bridge line, 3.4Ghz, quad-core processor with hyperthreading technology.
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX570
For mainstream game, it works perfectly.
CASE: CoolerMaster Cosmos II
It is a big and heavy one, 48 pounds, empty

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Christmas gift is a set of Hardware

I bought the new hardware to upgrade my Desktop. Actually it is not an upgrade. It is almost brand new one.
I ordered them online with Ncix.com
Let me show you what I got.
31195 Palit Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E DVI-I HDMI Video Card 1 $109.99 $109.99
24129 Antec Earthwatts 500W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 Active PFC 80-PLUS 80MM Fan 1 $59.99 $59.99
19337 OCZ Platinum XTC REV.2 PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit 1 $44.99 $44.99
33181 Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.5GHZ 800FSB 2MB Retail Box 1 $99.99 $99.99
30574 Gigabyte EP43-DS3L ATX LGA775 P43 FSB 1600 OC 1PCI-E 2PCI DDR2 SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard 1 $99.99 $99.99
Subtotal of these five items is $464.75.
And two days later I got one Harddrive $77.27 including tax.
I build my new desktop with six PC hardware parts. Total cost is $542.02

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Clean the computer

Tonight, I cannot stand the crowded desktop of my computer. I decided to uninstall or delete some, which are not used oftenly.
Guide line:
The program is not used in the past three months will be treated as a unusable program.
The following is the list of them:
Google Video Player,
Hide IP Platinum 1.4
Monitors Matter checkscreen 1.2
OfficeReady Profession 3.0

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