PC Callout – A Family Business – Established 16 Years

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My Hard Disk Drive Never Stops Running

Even on a modern, super-fast computer, the demands of Windows can put a lot of stress on a computer’s hard disk drive, slowing down performance. Most computers have a hard drive activity light located somewhere on the case front, and if that’s always lit up, it is a good indication that your hard drive is doing too much of the work, making your programs and the system wait for it and preventing you from using the computer at its full power.

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Simple Fixes for Common PC Problems

You don’t always have to call in the special forces for a minor problem. There are a number of things you can do to fix what might be heart-stopping PC problems, so don’t panic when things start to go wrong.

Of course, none of us like seeing the Blue Screen of Death, which sounds far more ominous than it really is – it’s just an error message, after all. It also can be a major headache when a program we need right now keeps crashing just as a deadline is approaching. Keep calm, though, and you’ll be able to fix most minor home computing problems yourself.

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The Advantages of an SSD Drive

We get many upgrade requests from our customers, but one of the more common in recent years is to upgrade their hard drive to a solid state drive (SSD) model. The benefits of these new generation of drives include silent operation, as the SSD drive is just a collection of memory chips with no moving parts. That also means it is more resilient to knocks and bumps than traditional hard disk drives (HDD), which use moving heads and spinning platters – not a great combination in a portable notebook, prone to being banged around.

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How to Make Your PC Run Faster

Many users are happy with their home computing experience, until they read an article about overclocking, and realise they can make their computer run a little, or a lot faster. For many, this is just a point of interest, or getting more value for your money, while for others it becomes a hobby or obsession. Years ago, it was quite a rebellious thing to be doing, as the processor makers didn’t want their parts running too fast or too hot. Now, they all provide official apps to make it a safe trick to perform.

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How to Choose a New Computer

Whether you’ve exhausted all options for repairing your old computer or you just fancy an upgrade, the choice of replacements out there can be daunting. For home computing, your list of requirements probably isn’t long, but it’s all too easy to get sucked into buying something more expensive than you need with a sales assistant breathing down your neck.

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Is your PC Making a Racket?

Inside most desktop and laptop computers is a collection of moving parts. There are hard disk drives, optical drives and fans to cool the processor and blow hot air out of the system. These all add to the noise the PC makes, and with modern processors easily running over 45 degrees celsius, the fans trying to keep it cool usually make the most racket, distracting users from their office or home computing.

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