Bye, Slow Computer! – Magically Turn a Dual-Core CPU Into a Quad-Core One

Not satisfied with your dual-core slow computer? Going to replace your slow running computer with a quad-core one? What if someone tells you that a dual-core CPU can be turned into a quad-core one to double your slow computer performance, would you believe it?

It is verified that the dual-core CPU Athlon 64 X2 5000+ manufactured by AMD can be turn into a quad-core one to magically boost up the slow speed of a computer! How is that possible? People tend to believe it is a smart marketing strategy that AMD uses technical methods to seal two cores of a defective quad-core CPU and a qualified one, and then mix them together for sale in the market, which aims to get a wide attention, discussion and good reputation! This is why it is possible to get a quad-core CPU for free to speed up the slow running speed of a computer!

Now it is the part to reveal how to do it to get rid of a slow computer! First make sure to buy a motherboard which supports CPU Core Control. Take MSI 785G-E53 Motherboard for example, enter BIOS, set EC Firmware to Special, Advanced Clock Calibration to Auto. And you know what, it’s done! Amazing, isn’t it? Just two steps you have successfully unlocked two extra cores of Athlon 64 X2 5000+ to optimize the slow speed of your computer, to be exact the slow computer performance has been doubled to a better state!

Go! Celebrate and brag for a while, then come back, there is still one thing you need to know that would slow computer down from time to time!

Um, OK, it is time to get back to the topic, as mentioned previously the one thing that means the registry would slow computer down over time, no matter how many cores have been built in a CPU, due to too many broken registry keys and entries which are left over when programs are being repeatedly installed and uninstalled! But a computer newbie operating on the registry is not recommended for the registry stores the configuration information of Windows system and applications, any misuse may cause your software license to expire or something much worse.

Due to these possible severe consequences, it is recommended to use a professional registry tool that is with a good reputation to help you!

Source by Nicole R. Miller

The Right Hard Drive for Your Gaming Computer

Depending on the type of gaming you are using your computer for, the hard drive may be one of the most important components. This is especially the case if your games take up a lot of space with downloads, game saves, and extra components. It’s also important to consider your memory, since all of these components are also affected by this. Memory may be even more important than the hard drive.

The first thing to consider when purchasing a hard drive for your gaming PC is what type to get. The two main choices that we will consider are serial ATA and parallel ATA, or SATA and PATA. PATA drives are also called IDE drives. SATA drives are recommended simply because they are more advanced than IDE drives. However, they are also more expensive than IDE drives.

Some of the aspects of the SATA drive are beneficial to the individual installing them, and others will benefit you as a user. SATA drives have less pins and longer cables, as well as only one jumper. This will make the drive easier to connect and install within the computer. SATA drives are also faster than IDE drives, with SATA II drives transferring upwards of 300MB per second of data. IDE drives transfer anywhere from 5MB to 133MB per second.

It is really a personal choice as to how much hard drive space you will need. However, individuals who build their gaming PCs from scratch tend to go all out and get the top of the line in everything. If this is the case with your computer, you might consider getting a TB hard drive, especially if you pla n on using it. If you play several games at once and plan on downloading all of them onto your hard drive, you probably will want at least 500 GB of space.

Also consider what the recommended amount of space is needed for your games. If many of your games have some of the same recommendations for hard drive space, this will give you a general idea of how much you need. You should also think about whether you will be storing other things on your gaming PC, such as other software and media like music and pictures.

Source by Brian Way

Logical and Physical Security – What the Major Differences Are

Logical security protects computer software by discouraging user excess by implementing user identifications, passwords, authentication, biometrics and smart cards. Physical security prevents and discourages attackers from entering a building by installing fences, alarms, cameras, security guards and dogs, electronic access control, intrusion detection and administration access controls. The difference between logical security and physical security is logical security protects access to computer systems and physical security protects the site and everything located within the site.

Weather is a major physical security threat, because natural disasters can happen at any given point of time. When planning a site selection one should consider the location of the site and what past and present weather events have happened at the location. If a location is prone to natural disasters one should weigh the consequences of the threat against the safety of personnel, building structure, computers and data. If the consequences jeopardize the safety of the whole company then a more stable location should be chosen to host the site. Additionally, weather threats can come in many forms including fire, floods, tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes, humidity, cold, pest damage, snow and ice.

In recent years, logical security has become the frontline for security experts. Logical security can consist of hardware and software firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing apps, as well as other protective applications. This type of security can also be enhanced through updating operating systems and protocols which may have been exposed by hackers, basically, any measure that prevents intrusion through applications or data sources.

However, physical security can also be detrimental to the overall health of a system in that malfunctioning hardware cannot support even the most well protected logical systems. Physical security in general applies to weather, fire/chemical, earth movement, structural failure, energy issues, biological threats, and threats posed by humans on the physical premises of the network. Methods for securing a network physically include educating personnel, administrative controls, physical controls, technical controls, and environmental/life-safety controls. Controlling who can access a physical premises can be essential, which is aided by security personnel, badges, keyed entry ways, and visitor policies. Choosing the right site can help prevent, if not isolate the chance of environmental disaster or structural failure. Technical controls can consist of smart cards, access logs, intrusion detection, and biometric access controls.

Source by Rita Gergi

Make Your Own Beats Program – My Hardware Setup Vs My Software Program

I remember like it was yesterday when I discovered as a teen my first make your own beats program. My friend had an MPC..a few months later I had my own MPC. If you don’t know, an MPC is a digital sampler with a built in sequencer. Neither my friend or I had a clue about making beats…or at least any that sounded good. I remember I spent the first few months just sending my TV signal through the built-in audio effects to see how weird I could make them sound!

The problem is, my make your own beats program had such a huge learning curve, that a noob such as myself had no chance in hell of figuring it out. So I (stupidly) bought more and more gear thinking that this would solve the problem. After a year I had accumulated:

  • An MPC (for sampling duties)
  • 2 virtual analog hardware synths (for melodic lines and basslines)
  • A mixer ( to mix the MPC and synths, also to EQ, pan, and adjust the levels of the different parts)
  • Several guitar stomp boxes that I was using for FX (I still do this, just cause it’s fun lol!)
  • An cheap 2-track recorder to record the stereo output of the mixer

The problem with this, was that since the recorder only recorded a stereo track at once, I had to make sure the song was tight on one take. This put all sorts of ugly limitiations that I don’t miss these days. People who start out with software for their first make your own beats program usually don’t know how good they have it. Doing things without software used to be a MAJOR PAIN!

Fast forward ten years and I feel I have the ultimate setup. I went from a several thousand dollar project studio to…a laptop and a single piece of software for my make your own beats program! That’s right folks. To say I trimmed my setup down to the bare minimum would be a massive understatement. The end result is that I get WAY more work done. I can burn out a beat every ten minutes if I really wanted to.

Source by Mike Presney