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Sorting out the processors when purchasing a new computer

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.

Perry Hall Computing LLC Generally speaking, computers with AMD’s chips are cheaper than their Intel counterparts. If your budget is tight, an AMD based computer is likely the best way for you to go.

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 andpERRY hALL cOMPUTING llc 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.

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Live in Perry Hall? Most Important Reason To Have Us Repair Your Computer

Computer Repair Perry Hall Maryland www.baltimorepcfix.comThe entire staff of Perry Hall Computing LLC is proud of its community-based company and finds it very rewarding to provide IT support for businesses, organizations, and individuals. All of us believe in person-to-person communication, which is why, when you call us, you speak to a real live person who cares about your needs.

We are more interested in creating long-term relationships than making a quick sale. For us, business is personal. Our customers know we go the extra mile to help in any way we can. Our customers are our neighbors! Fellow business owners, and Fellow PTA members.

Since 1999, Perry Hall Computing LLC has encountered just about everything that can happen to a computer system. That’s why we became a one-stop computer services company. From providing assessment of your computer requirements and custom hardware, to remote backup and computer maintenance packages, we work creatively with your system requirements to give you peace of mind.

Perry Hall Computing LLC is committed to providing a full service solution to our customers. Our company strives to stand out in the community as a quality provider of Computers, and Services for all of your computing needs. Visit us at www.perryhallcomputerrepair.com

 

Is your Computer “Sick” ? We have the cure

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Just like people, sometimes computers get sick. When that happens, think of us as your computer’s personal physician. Whether you just want to give it a physical to check all its vital signs, give it a good cleanse to speed up its metabolism – or even if it’s already on life-support – we can help. If your computer is too sick to make it into our shop, we even make house calls. And unlike “people” doctors, if we can’t bring your computer back to health, you won’t receive a bill. It’s our “No Fix-No Fee” guarantee.

If it has anything to do with your computer, we have the only phone number you need, 443-567-9488.

Has your computer been giving you problems lately? Has it been slow starting up or just sluggish. Does your computer turn on but the screen is black? Have you gotten the “blue screen of death”?

BIZ CARDCall Perry Hall PC Repair  is your local computer experts.

Located right in the middle of your neighborhood, our professional technicians can solve any problem you are having!

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Live in Perry Hall? Most Important Reason To Have Us Repair Your Computer

Computer Repair Perry Hall Maryland www.baltimorepcfix.comThe entire staff of Perry Hall Computing LLC is proud of its community-based company and finds it very rewarding to provide IT support for businesses, organizations, and individuals. All of us believe in person-to-person communication, which is why, when you call us, you speak to a real live person who cares about your needs.

We are more interested in creating long-term relationships than making a quick sale. For us, business is personal. Our customers know we go the extra mile to help in any way we can. Our customers are our neighbors! Fellow business owners, and Fellow PTA members.

Since 1999, Perry Hall Computing LLC has encountered just about everything that can happen to a computer system. That’s why we became a one-stop computer services company. From providing assessment of your computer requirements and custom hardware, to remote backup and computer maintenance packages, we work creatively with your system requirements to give you peace of mind.

Perry Hall Computing LLC is committed to providing a full service solution to our customers. Our company strives to stand out in the community as a quality provider of Computers, and Services for all of your computing needs. Visit us at www.PerryHallPCRepair.com

 

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5 Quick Windows 8.1 Tips

Computer Repair Perry Hall MarylandWhen it was released Windows 8 felt like a huge leap backwards.  Microsoft axed the beloved Start Button and it alienated non-touch screen users. The recent release of version 8.1 has really flattened out the learning curve. Here are five quick tips to help you get the most out of Windows 8.0

  1. Boot to Desktop – If you are not a fan of the “Metro User Interface”, you can bypass the start screen by clicking directly on the Desktop icon then right click on the Taskbar, select Properties and switch to Navigation tab. Check the “Show my desktop background on Start“.
  2. Each of your Start screen app tile groups can have its own heading now, if required. You could name one group ‘Work’ and one ‘Personal’ as an example. Right-click on the Start screen and choose Customize to bring up the labels.
  3. Windows 8.1 goes even further with SkyDrive integration than Windows 8 did – you can have all of your applications save to your SkyDrive folder by default. Open up the Change PC Settings screen, choose SkyDrive and the relevant setting is on the Files tab.
  4. Start screen apps now update automatically, which will come as a relief to Windows 8 users who are used to having to apply the latest upgrades manually. If you want you can turn off this feature — select Settings and then App updates from inside the Store app.
  5. The system image backup tool first seen in Windows 7 looks like it has vanished from the 8.1 release, but this isn’t the case – it’s just very well hidden. Launch the desktop Control Panel, head to the File History pane, and a System Image Backup link appears in the lower left-hand corner.

 

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Home Users and Data Backup

data backupHome users should also backup to protect against drive failure, theft, and viruses, Data backups aren’t just for companies! There are many inexpensive backup solutions on the market today geared towards home and small business users depending on their needs. Investing in a backup solution can save you hundreds in repair costs and thousands in data recovery charges.

The first questions to ask are:

  1. How much data are you backing up?
  2. Is your computer stationary or mobile?
  3. How sensitive is your data? 

Online Backup services

If you don’t have much data (less than five gigabytes) and your data isn’t sensitive an internet backup service might be right for you. Most services offer monthly or annual contracts ranging from $5/month to $50/yr. After joining they provide you with an application that lets you choose which folders to backup. Most services will monitor for file changes and automatically backup files as needed.

Advantages:

  1. Data is stored offsite protecting you against fire/acts of god
  2. No extra hardware required
  3. Good for specific folders (my documents, email, etc)

Disadvantages:

  1. Slow backups, performing a full backup can take upwards of a day.
  2. Services have surcharges depending on bandwidth usage.
  3. Doesn’t backup the entire hard drive. 

Offline Backup Solutions

Unlike online backup services, offline backup solutions store data on an external hard drive or DVD media. These solutions make an image of your hard drive, meaning you can return the computer to exact state of the last backup, not just restore individual files, this is good if your drive fails or you’re infected with a virus. You can buy an external hard drive for under $200 and the software for between $50 and $99, some software will create a recovery partition so no external drive is necessary. Most programs will create a monthly full backup and daily incremental (what’s changed) backup, full backup’s take about an hour to complete and incremental backup’s take a few minutes. As the drive fills up it will delete the oldest full and incremental backup’s to make room for the new.

For stationary laptops and desktops its best to automatically backup to an external hard drive as it protects against drive failure and data loss. If your computer is mobile you can create a recovery partition on your hard drive for backups however it doesn’t protect against drive failure. If you don’t want to carry an external hard drive it’s best to manually run a backup to an external drive when you have a moment.

Advantages:

  1. Fast, secure backups
  2. Ideal for users with lots of data
  3. Allows for full system restores

Disadvantages:

  1. Backups are stored onsite.
  2. Requires an external hard drive.

 

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