When it comes to processors or CPU’s, you have one of two manufacturers to choose from: AMD and Intel. These companies make virtually all of the world’s desktop PC CPUs, but that’s where the similarities between the two firms end, for the most part. So, should you go for an AMD or Intel CPU when building your PC?
Here, we will delve into the differences between Intel’s and AMD’s CPU offerings, which will help you make an educated decision when it comes to purchasing a new computer.
There’s no real “right” answer when you’re trying to decide whether you should go for an AMD or Intel processor.
The Intel Line up begins with the I3 processor. The computers that are based upon this processor are for everyday use and casual gaming such as apps on Facebook, and sites like Pogo.com. The AMD counterpart to this would be the A6 processor.
Next up we have the Intel’s i5 processor based computers. These units are good for watching movies, creating and sharing home movies through programs like Movie Maker. The AMD counterpart is the A8 processor.
The next two are the high performance gaming machines The Intel i7 and the AMD A10. The computers based upon these processors pack a serious computing punch and look to pay for that performance.
The price difference at this level of performance for a laptop based on the AMD A10 processor vs the Intel i7 can be as much as $400-$500 for essentially the same performance.
For an everyday user who does more that checking email, updating their various social media pages I would recommend the AMDA8/Intel i5 processor, however, If you just check email, log into banking to pay bills and check Facebook etc. The i3/ A6 series processors will do you just fine.
Since 1999 we have been offering onsite computer repair I’ve come across countless open Wifi networks. If you use a laptop or other wireless device in an urban area you’ve seen them too. Some networks are set up this way to allow others in the neighborhood to share an Internet connection (though your ISP may frown on this). Others because the person lives far enough away from anyone that they believe distance protects them from hackers or the like. After all, sometimes your Wifi signal doesn’t reach much further than the walls of the house.
The problem is that when your network is open pretty much everything you do on your computer is visible to anyone else on that network, if they know how to look for it. And, while you may not be able to see your wireless network very far beyond the borders of your home, most of the people who want to snoop on your connection have much more powerful antennas that allow them to connect over great distances. It’s also not just your data that you need to worry about. You can also be hurt by what the person connecting to your wireless does with your Internet connection.
The good news is that securing your wireless network is a fairly easy and straight forward process. The reality is that most people who want to do bad things with your wireless connection are looking for an easy score. They will likely see that your network is protected and just move on to greener pastures.
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For Only $89 We will come to your home and secure your wireless network to keep your network activity safe from prying eyes. With an Un-secured wireless network your Banking activity, online purchase information is up for grabs
$89 is a small price to pay for peace of mind
You can take your computer to the Geek Squad and pay $199 to have a Virus removed OR You can call Perry Hall PC Repair and pay just $79.
You can wait 3-5 days for the Geek Squad to remove the virus OR You can get your machine returned to you by us in most cases 24 hours.
You can pay the Geek Squad $69 to diagnose your computers problem then pay them an additional $129 +parts to fix it OR You can Call Us and pay just $69 + parts to fix it No Diagnostic fee.
Most of the work Geek Squad takes in isn’t even done buy the Geek Squad. Geek Squad contracts out their work to companies like Support.com, AgeoTech and others who remotely fix your computer while it is at the Geek Squad. This is known as Special Agent Johnny Utah.
Since 1999 we have offered honest, Flat Rate Computer repair at an affordable price. In this tough economy where times are tough and the dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to we offer an excellent value.
We could charge you more if it will make you feel better…. But we give outstanding service at a great price
Even though Cyber Monday, and Black Friday may mark the high points of the holiday shopping season, but they are by no means the end of it. In a still struggling economy, with everyone searching for value, consumers will encounter technology deals that might seem too good to be true.
As reported by the Dow Jones news wire, Online shopping may well top $1 billion dollars on a single day this year. With more and more consumers willing to spend money Online, sales will rise, but so will the risk of exposure to some sort of scam or cyber-crime right alongside those fabulous deals.
So, how can you avoid being taken advantage of?
There are many ways to keep yourself, your privacy, and your money safe this holiday season. But, as the countdown to Christmas grows shorter, many of us abandon our common sense in the desperate pursuit of that one great gift or that one fantastic deal.
Therein lies the problem. The number one way to guard against Online scams is to employ some common sense.
For example, many of us will go to extreme lengths to save a few dollars. This often includes venturing off the ‘beaten path’ and looking outside the major retailers on Online auction or classified sites such as E-Bay or Craigslist, which the Better Business Bureau has cautioned against. While many of the deals offered on such sites are perfectly legitimate, the likelihood of stumbling into a scam is far greater on these sorts of sites.
If a deal seems too great, it probably is, especially if it’s from an individual user or a ‘minor’ retailer. Be suspicious of any deal or sale that you can’t believe is real. Maybe you’ve found the best buy of the season, but it’s more likely that you’ve stumbled into a scam set up to defraud you and steal your money or information.
It’s also important to remember that anyone you do business with Online knows more about Internet commerce — and its dangers — than you do.
Is to do some research about any Online vendor you’re considering making a purchase from. Some vendors believe quality customer service goes hand in hand with turning a profit.
Consumers would also be wise to investigate other forms of payment, such as Papal or Bill Me Later, a Papal service. While alternative methods may not offer the convenience of credit cards, they may provide more security against potential scams and those who know how to abuse the system.
Regardless of where and when you shop Online Be cautious
For the online shopper: understand your credit cards. Broker and other merchants like him, were able to take advantage of customers because of the rules set up by the credit cards those customers use.
With credit card purchases being the dominant form of Online shopping, it’s vital that consumers know the policies of the cards they use and what recourse they have should those policies be abused.
Such a simple thing but many of us don’t do it, all you need to do to give your laptop a better chance at life is use a cooling pad. I’ve monitored hard drive and internal operating temperatures of laptops with and without cooling trays either fan power and no fan. Laptops can run 10-15 degrees cooler which doesn’t sound like much but it will affect performance and life of the computer and chances are your laptop will continue to run hotter and hotter until it fails.
Cooling Pad prices range from $15-$45 and are sure cheaper than replacing your laptop every two years.