Daily Archives: October 27, 2012

Your computer’s RAM (memory)

For desktop computers, memory chips ( RAM) have 3 main types (depending on how old your computer is:-

  • DDR (used inside computers which are now very old)
  • DDR2 (most computers will have this type)
  • DDR3 (the newest type, now widely used)

This picture shows the (subtle) differences between 2 of the types
– meaning that the wrong one won’t even fit !

ddr desktop chips

To find out which are inside your own desktop computer, obtain a FREE report by running a scan at http://www.crucial.com/uk/systemscanner/

Crucial’s memory report will tell you:

  • what type of memory your computer uses
  • what speed of memory is used
  • how many memory card slots your computer has – and if any are free
  • the maximum amount of memory your computer can take

If you need advice, please contact me here

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Are you sitting correctly at your computer ?

This is the correct way that your computer should be setup …..

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Create your own PDF files … for FREE

If you want to save (or email) any web page, email or document, this is easy + quick using a FREE program like Primo PDF available from http://www.primopdf.com/

If you’d like to know more about the benefits of creating your own PDF files, contact me here

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Monitor connections – VGA, DVI + HDMI

Flat screen monitors for computers can have 3 different type of video connection to your computer:

  • VGA is the oldest (and is usually blue)
  • DVI is newer (and is usually white)
  • HDMI is the most recent (and is usually coloured black)

When buying a new monitor or computer, check that both items share at least one of the above connection types – otherwise you may need to buy a different cable or adapter to connect them (usually around £15 in most stores). If you need advice, please contact me here

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