Blast from the Past

Its time for us to dig into our archives and find our most popular posts in case you may have missed them or weren’t a Technibble reader back then.

Reference & Guides :

  • What is my Computers Maximum CPU Temperature? – A lot of users frequently ask if their computers are running too hot and want to know their maximum temperature for their CPU is. This article will show you how to monitor your processors temperature and tell you the maximum CPU temperature your PC should be running at.
  • Why you Should Avoid Cheap Power Supplies – The computer power supply is not only one of the most important parts on a PC; it is also the most overlooked. When computer buffs talk about their systems having very powerful processors, RAM and video cards they rarely ever mention the power supply, and if they do, they only mention the power wattage.
  • Knowing your power (supply) – we’re back on the hardware railroad to discuss the one component your whole computer depends on: the Power Supply Unit. Any computer, no matter how perfectly planned, prepared or assembled, will fail to boot, sputter, smoke and eventually die if connected to an inadequate, weak or just plain faulty power supply. Picking a decent power supply isn’t much of a science; however, knowing what voltages run through your computer is, and knowing it will come in handy once you start actually repairing, as it might indicate what exactly went wrong with the powersupply.
  • Types of RAM: How to Identify and their Specifications – There are many different types of RAM which have appeared over the years and it is often difficult knowing the difference between them both performance wise and visually identifying them. This article tells a little about each RAM type, what it looks like and how it performs.
  • Windows XP Version and Licensing Frequently Asked Questions – A few weeks ago we transulated the Windows XP licence agreement from legal-jargon to english and have had readers ask specific questions about what they are allowed to do with their copies of Windows XP. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.

How To’s:

  • Laptop Data Recovery: How to rescue data off a dead notebook – This is an illustrated step by step guide to instruct readers how to recover data off a laptop. This procedure should only be carried out by computer technicians as laptops can easily be damaged.
  • How to Recover Accidently Deleted Files – Something that most of us will do in our computing lives is accidentally deleting files. Sometimes people will empty the recycle bin without checking its contents, press SHIFT+DELETE on a file or folder (which deletes it without going to the recycle bin) or delete a file or folder from the command line. All of these methods will render the file or folder no longer visible to Windows XP and is seemingly lost forever. Luckily for us nothing is ever really deleted on your computer unless something else takes its place on the hard drive; Chances are your files are recoverable.
  • How to stop Messenger Service Popups – Some users (wether yourself or your clients) may have seen popups that appear on their desktop at some time or another with the title “Messenger Service”. This is not to be confused with Windows Messenger (built in MSN Messenger). The Messenger Service is used for sending messages across a network or LAN.

Business Stuff:

  • How to Advertise your Computer Business – So you know nearly everything there is to know about fixing computers. You can build a computer in your sleep and have all the BIOS beep codes committed to memory. Great! Now we need to get some clients. In this article we will be covering various different forms of advertising and their effectiveness.
  • What to Charge for a Computer Repair – A question that I frequently hear on forums is “how much should I charge for a computer repair?”. This article should help you set your prices.

Bryce Whitty

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Bryce Whitty
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Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

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