Many of us are not wealthy enough to purchase a thousand dollar Computer. Is understandable, but we can make our old computer faster. Laptops and desktops are different. You can upgrade almost anything on a desktop, but a laptop has it’s limitations. In this article, I would like to give you tips that you implement to bring your old computer back to life. Now, before you do any of this things I would like to warm you that if you are not comfortable working with computers, you should ask for help. Do this at your own risk. maybe ask someone for help or pay for someone service.
1- Upgrade your old Hard Drive for an SSD.
A Solid State Drive is a good choice when you have an old computer and you would like to make it faster. An ssd is 10x faster than a regular hard drive and you should feel a significan increase in speed. Remember that when you do that, you will need to the operating system back so make sure you know how to do that. Here are some good options for cheap and reliable SSDs.
Upgrading the RAM is almost similar to upgrading the SSD. The only difference is that RAM is more complicated to upgrade. In order to upgrade your RAM you need to know the right specs. But once you have the right specs you can upgrade it to as much as your system allows it. Some computers take up to 32gbs others take even more. If you like to know more about RAM, we suggest that you do a little research before spending your money. There are many different types of ram. There are many videos on youtube that will explain you how to buy the correct RAM for your PC and How to install it.
3 – Clean the dust out of your old computer.
Believe it or not, but many old computers slow down because the dust inside makes it harder for the fans to blow clean air. if you clean the dust out you will make the fans work more efficient and also you will make the device appearance better. it will feel and look cleaner and newer then what it was. Below I will list some products that can help you clean your device.
The CPU (Central Processing Union) is the main part of the PC. If you upgrade the CPU you can make your computer faster. Upgrading the CPU is the hardest upgrade of all but it is well worth it. you will see up to 70% increase in performance, depending the CPU you get of course. I will recommend doing a little research about what is possible to upgrade on your PC. One thing that I would like to mention is that you can upgrade any desktops CPU. But when it comes to laptops, only a very limited amount laptops can have their CPU upgrade. Below is a tool you might use for upgrading your CPU.
Here are 10 gifts that you can give to your mother. They will be in a price order, so you can choose cheap ones or expensive ones. A gift is a gift, all that matter is the intentions. Make sure to include some flowers and a note letting your mother know how special she is.
1- Large Lightning or USB C cables chargers.
Having a larger charging cable is very essential. there are times where a charging plug is far, and we need to use the phone while charging. This can help in those situations.
2- Power Bank or Battery Pack
A battery pack can be very helpful. Your mother can take it on her purse and take it ever where and never be without power. It is very important to keeps ours love ones
3- Smart Light Bulbs
This is an amazing gift for older parents that have to deal with walking to turn off lights. I would gibe this to someone that has to daily turn of the lights, and have to walk up or down stairs.
4- Smart Speakers like Echo Dot
This is an amazing device. It can play music, answer simple questions, provide weather updates. and so much. One thing that I like that the Echo Dot is that you can make phone calls, but the Google Home is more smarter in a way.
5- Smart Tiles
Smart Tiles can help you find items like key-chains, wallets, remotes, and more. I love the tiles because they help a lot finding those small items.
6- Gift Cards $25 – $100
This is not a tech device, however, these can help them purchase the device they wish to buy. Apple, Amazon, Bestbuy, or Google Giftcards are really good chooses if you do not know which one to buy. Below are the link to each cards.
There are many earphones you can buy, I can recommend these two earphones that are very popular.
8- Smart Watches
Smart Watches are pretty good. They keep everyone motivated to run and to exercise. There are so many times where watches helped people from many future heart risk problems.
9- New Computer
Giving your mother a new computer to work can be a nice gesture. A laptop is more portable and a desktop could be a more powerful computer.
10- Nice Gesture
This is not a physical gift, but a nice gesture. If you look at your current computer for your mother, see if it looks clean and organized, if it is not, ask your mother if you could organize it for her. Now days, mothers are
I recently obtained an ultra wide monitor. I cannot be happier with my purchase. I have more space to work. I can watch cinematic movies in 21:9 ratios that you can only do with ultra wide monitors. There are many ultra wide monitors out there that you can choose. I would say that the sweet spot is a 34 inch. it is like having 2 21 inch monitors attached to each other. It is like having a cockpit. The 49 inch ultra wide is too wide for me. The price is reasonable. you can find a cheap one for around 400 to 700 hundred, depending on the brand and the features. The monitor that I have is the one 34UM95 from LG. is a pretty good monitor with many ports.
Now, Wide or 16:9 ratio
These are pretty good monitors. Many of the contents that are made on Youtube are 16:9, and also many other platforms use this ratio.
I do not think that having 1 monitor 16:9 could beat having a 21:9 which is the ultra wide. I would recommend everyone getting an ultra wide monitor. you will never regret it. Save some money and buy one. you will never regret it.
One thing that you can do if you do not have the money for an ultra wide, is to purchase two 16:9 monitors which will give you almost the same feeling of the 21:9 monitors but with a vessel in the middle. Also, you might find some cheap ones on Ebay, Amazon and Walmart. Be careful when you buy on Ebay thought, because you might not get a warranty.
Should you buy one an ultra wide monitor? Of course, they look great, they save space on your desk, they make it seem like a big plan cabin, you can never regret it.
The PS4 orignal when it first came out cost around $399 and it was a game changer. It was faster then the previous ps3, had more internal storage, more speed, and more graphics. But that was in 2013, now we are in 2020 and the new PS5 is about to come out, something to think about. I bought mine PS4 in 2019, it was very cheap, I bought it second hand. It came with an issue, but I was able to fix the.
The price of the PS4
The original PS4 was price for a reasonable price. The Xbox one was 100 dollars more than the PS4. That made a difference when you have to buy games as well. I was more of a XBOX fan, but that price made me change my perspective about XBOX. Now in 2020 you can buy a PS4 for around 100 dollars used, you can go to sites like Facebook Marketplace, Offerup, Craiglist, Ebay, Amazon, and more. Should you buy one? It depends, the PS3 is still usable to this date. The graphics are not the best, but the games are playable. To remind you, the PS3 was release on 2006. That was 14 years ago. You can image how great is that. it means you will be able to use your PS4 for at least 5 more years.
The PS4 internals in 2020.
What does it means to have a PS4 in 2020. It means that you will be able to play games that looks good. I have to say that even thought the PS4 has a 1080p video quality. It still looks good. I see people always try to look for High graphics settings. But I believe the most important part is enjoying the game. The graphics are important of course. You do not want a port quality on your game, but 1080p is more than enough to enjoy a good quality and also enjoy the game itself. With the PS4, you will find a HDD, which is an alright drive type. But if you place an SSD, you will only find less than 5 seconds in speed increase. The graphics are better on the PS4 pro. It has 4k quality. So it is still a great deal to have a PS4 on 2020. you could say that it is even cheaper to buy a PS4 pro, than a gaming pc and still have same or better gaming quality. Of course a gaming pc can be upgrade over time, but I do not believe you could ever beat that. Plus, if you are on the look out for a BlueRay Player, all the PS4 comes with a player inside.
The New PS5 will be release on the Holidays, should you wait.
The PS5 will have more speed overall. That is what we always strive for. However, somethings will still be the same. For example, the graphics will still be the same. Which mean that in that case, the PS4 pro will have the same output quality of the PS5. However, we do not know exactly the price. it is expected to be 500 dollars or more, due to the specs and the dollar inflation. If you are in the situation where you do not know if you should wait or buy a PS4, here is what you should ask your self.
Do you care much about speed? As long as it is not slow?
Do you always need to buy all the latest version of everything?
Do you play new games every time they come out?
Is your monthly income 7 times the price of the PS5?
If you said no to all the questions above, I believe that you will be able to more than fine with the PS4 or PS4 pro.
Buying a used PS4 in 2020
I bought a used PS4 in December of 2019. I got it for a really good price. It cost me $25 dollars. Yeah, I know. it is unbelievable. But it came with an issue. It would over heat in 20 minutes of playtime. I had to open it and clean all the internal components. It was not an easy task, but I did it successfully, and after 5 months, it still runs like new. Below are some pictures of how it looked before cleaning it.
The Process was tedious but not impossible. If after seen this images you are still looking for a used PS4. Online you can find good deals for usable PS4s. Mine was a rare case. People tend to sell working products online. Here I will give you a guide of how you should buy a PS4 if you are trying to get a good deal.
If Buying from online store like Ebay, Offerup, and Amazon.
Make sure you check the description of the device. sometimes you will find items that might seen ok, but the seller inside the item’s description says that it might not work, or it might have issues.
Read about the seller, check for resent reviews. see if the they have bad reviews under their profile. If they do, how recent are they? did he solved them?
Where does the Item comes from, if it comes from out of the same country you are, it is more favorable because it will be faster shipping, and also it will not be stop by US Border Administration. Sometimes, people tend to send products with illigal things inside. That may get you in trouble or have the product destroyed by CBP agents.
If you plan to buy a product from Craiglist, Facebook Marketplace or other face to face selling sites. Follow the below steps.
Ask them if they have a receipt of purchase. The last thing you want is to buy a stolen item.
Ask if you could test the device, either at public location (Safer) or a home(Risky).
Ask why are they selling it, if they cannot explain, it could be because it is stolen, or it is not working properly.
Try to take the personal number. so I something happens, you can contact the seller.
If you follow those steps, the chances of getting rip of become very low or even eliminates them. I was scammed many times, but by doing those things. It does not happens to me any more.
If you are have 100 to 150 dollars to spend on a console go ahead and buy it. Now, if you been waiting for the PS5, and you feel like you always want to have the latest games and consoles, wait for the PS5. It will be a good decision as well. What I recommend every one is to see what is their income. Do not go on debt for a console. I know you want it real bad. but I have a quote to leave there that will change the way you look at the for your whole life. “Proverbs 22:7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”
To keep your devices cleaned, follow this simple steps
Purchase alcohol wipes to from any conviniese store or pharmacy.
Do not use your devices in the restrooms.
Try placing your devices on clean surfaces.
Do not use your devices while eating.
Try cleaning your device one or twice daily.
1. Use alcohol wipes.
Believe or not, using alcohol wipes will be very helpful to clean your phone. Steps to clean your phone properly.
Remove any case from the device.
Use alcohol wipes with 50 to 90 percent of alcohol.
Rub the alcohol wipe around the entire device.
Try scrubbing with the alcohol wipes all the dirt out of the device.
Use a clean piece of cloth to dry the device once done.
Repeat the same process with any case and charger that you might have for the device.
Very import that you do not let any liquid go inside the phone.
2. Try no using your device in the restrooms. It will help you with the following:
It will prevent you from getting bacterias on your device that could later be transferred to your face.
Help you focus on the task that you want to achieve in the restroom.
Prevent incidents like dropping your device in the toilet or in the sink.
3. Try to place your devices on clean surfaces.
If you cannot find a good place to rest your devices. Try using a clean piece of paper under your device to preventing it from touching any uncleaned surfaces.
4. Cleaning your devices multiple times during the day.
Sometimes even when we try to keep the device from touching unclean surfaces or taking it to unclean environments. The only thing that will help is to clean the device multiple times during the day. It will help the device look new and will help us appreciate more our devices that cost us a lot of money.
I hope you liked these tips and that you put them in practice. If you have any questions please leave a comment. I will be happy to respond your questions.
There are times we have programs that we do not want to have in our computer. Follow this guide and I will show you how to uninstall any program from your windows computer.
1 – Remember which program you wish to remove. On the windows menu, scroll down to see which programs you want do remove.
2 – On the Windows Search bar, type Control Panel.
3 – Change the view to Categories.
4 – After changing the view, click where it says Uninstall a program under the programs tab.
5 – You should be able to see all the programs now. This is where you need to select which program you would like to uninstall.
6 – Select the program you wish to uninstall and click on the top button where it says Uninstall.
7 – Before you decide to uninstall a program, there are some programs that are necessary for your computer to work at an optimal state. make sure you are not deleting any program that will damage the operation system or make your computer malfunction. A pop up window will ask you if you wish to uninstall, hit Yes, and all you have left is to follow the instructions to finish the removal. all the programs are almost similar. and the removals are pretty easy sometimes.