CPU cooling

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Two months into the life of my new build has seen the CPU fan morph from quiet operation to an annoying buzz when under pressure. I noticed it because the case and fans were so quiet compared to what I have had before. There is no doubt that 120 and 140 mm fans are a […]

Disturbed sleep/hibernation

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Computers don’t wake from sleep or hibernation for ‘no reason’. There is always a reason. Here are some of them. If the computer starts to go into sleep or hibernation, but immediately wakes up again, suspect a driver issue, especially with regard to video and network card  drivers. The general fix is to upgrade to […]

PerfectDisk 12

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Raxco were nice enough to send me NFR’s for their latest incarnation, and I have been gracious enough to give it a try. So, out goes Diskeeper (my long time favourite) for now, and in comes PerfectDisk 12. Installation was a breeze, and I have left every setting as default because this is what most […]

New motherboard.. old drivers..

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As you will know from recent posts, I changed out almost my entire system. Out went the AMD/nVidia based system to make way for an AMD/ATI system. Except that not everything went out. I discovered by running SIW that there was a mass of nVidia driver code still kicking around, and I couldn’t upgrade the […]


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Look up on a summer day and you will probably see one of these.. It is a white fluffy cloud, beneficial in that it will shade you from direct sunlight as it drifts across the face of the sun. White clouds have a friendly air about them, Dark clouds are not overly friendly. They rain […]

Why the bad guys win..

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The text in this blog post is taken from an article by Michael Horowitz. A link to the original is here.. http://blogs.computerworld.com/18387/why_the_bad_guys_are_winning but for those of you who are too scared to ever open a link, I have extracted the important part of the article, I agree with what he has to say, and I […]

Weather Center gadget..

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There is no shortage of weather gadgets, and I have tried most of them.  Ultimately, the most accurate weather reports for Canada come from ‘The Weather Network, so I have had a tendency to use TWN’s own gadget. Now, this is all very good for me, but what if you live in a place where […]

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