Posts Tagged ‘CPU’

January 13th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Ballston Clarendon Rosslyn CPU Overheating

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Ballston Clarendon Rosslyn CPU Overheating – Processor Overheating, Ballston, Clarendon & Rosslyn

One major problem we see with our customers here at Geek ABC is an overheated processor or CPU (Central Processing Unit).  There are a number of factors that could cause your computer’s processor to overheat so it’s important to keep them in mind.  Through the BIOS in your computer you can check the temperature of your processor.

The first and most common issue we see is too much dust built up around the fan and heat synch.  Dust build up in your PC’s case will cause for poor air circulation which in turn will cause it to over heat.  Keeping your CPU clean will increase air flow to the processor and will keep the temperature at a normal degree.  Dust is unavoidable so it’s important to try to clean it frequently.

Another reason for over heating could be that one of the fans is going bad.  If a fan is going out then there is little to no circulation throughout the computer.  In this case the fan has to be replaced.  There are generally three fans that help with the air flow in your computer, the power supply fan, the case fan and the CPU fan.  Through your computer’s BIOS mode you can test the fan’s RPM’s to make sure they are working properly.

A Heat Synch that isn’t properly seated is another reason for overheating but this isn’t something that your computer will warn you about, nor is it something that is easy to detect.  The slightest difference in placement can cause a problem.

A few things that you can do to make sure that you don’t have problems with your system overheating are to make sure that your computer is kept in a well ventilated area, and that the heat syncs and fans are clean of dust and pet hair.  Another good thing to do is to try to shut your computer down for a few hours each day, that way they aren’t constantly running, this will help with lifespan of your fans.

If you think you are having issues with your system overheating, Geek ABC is here to help answer your questions and to keep your computer up and running properly.  We can be reached via our website, http://www.geekabc.com/, you can give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment or visit our blogspot at http://geekabc.blogspot.com/ for more information.  We provide same day, mobile, in-home computer and network support and repair services for residential and business customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

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December 17th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Intel Vs. AMD

Washington DC Intel Vs. AMD – Intel Vs. AMD Computer Processors, Washington DC

Intel (Integrated Electronics Corporation) and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) are the two leading manufacturers of computer processors today.  Both chips share a world of similarities but they are also very different.   Approximately 90% of the computers that we see in our business have Intel processors but that doesn’t mean that AMD isn’t just as good.  I think mostly it’s a user preference because both processors seem to work just as well under the same constraints.  The main difference between the two processors is price.  AMD tends to be quite a bit cheaper than its competition.  One factor that causes Intel to have higher prices is that they have significantly larger amount of Level 2 cache memory.  This is the memory that the processors place their data in to for faster access.  AMD makes up for this though through providing a more efficient data transfer technology.  AMD has integrated a memory controller which decreases the distance the data has to travel from the cache.

In my experience, I have used both processors and as where I prefer Intel, there are many people out there who prefer AMD.  A lot of video gamers prefer AMD because they can overclock the CPU whereas with Intel it’s not quite as easy.  Unless you have the proper CPU cooling unit, we don’t recommend that you overclock the CPU because you can burn out the processor.  In my opinion it’s cheaper to buy a higher performance CPU over attempting to overclock a lower performing CPU.

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November 22nd, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Metropolitan Area Building Your Own Computer

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Washington DC Metropolitan Area Building Your Own Computer – Components For Building Your Own PC, Washington DC Metropolitan Area

If you have ever considered building your own computer here are the components you will need to look in to:

ATX case

Power supply

MB: Motherboard

CPU: Central Processing Unit

CPU fan

Case Fan

MEM: Memory

HD: Hard Drive

Optical Drive: DVD/CD/CD RW

Memory Card Reader

Video card (Graphics card) (Can be onboard)

Sound Card (can be onboard)

LAN (Network Card can be onboard)

Wireless network card

Keyboard

Mouse

Monitor

Speakers

OS (Operating System): Windows 7

Microsoft Office 2007

Antivirus software

*(Floppy )

*Modem

If you have any questions or need advice, Geek ABC is here to help.  Geek ABC is a local computer network and repair service company that provides same-day in-home computer network and repair services.  If you have questions we can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com or you can give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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