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  1. Suddenly very low fps in games, and pc is slow

    Video Card Support
    As the title says, I was playing a game some days ago, when all of a sudden, the game started having extremely low FPS. Since then all my games run quite badly and the FPS is significantly lower than before. For comparison, I've been able to run Battlefield 1 on Ultra settings with 60+ FPS, but...
  2. Small Sizes, Big Power – A Noctua A series Fan Review

    Hard Drive Support
    Most of us understand the necessity of keeping a computer as cool as possible. Lower temperatures allow for a better operation and for a healthy computer system. There is much debate on whether or not water cooling is superior to air cooled machines and vice versa. I prefer to recommend what’s...
  3. A Quality LaserJet That Exceeds Your Expectations – A HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476dw Review

    Hard Drive Support
    Printers are everywhere; we find them in our homes, at our work location, or even in a local coffee shop. As printers have now evolved into all-in-one devices capable of printing, scanning, faxing, and copying, they are essential to any user. Even in an age where we are moving to a digital...
  4. The Champion of CPU Cooling – A Noctua NH-D15 Review

    Hard Drive Support
    Being a member of the Tech Support Forum Hardware team, as well as maintaining the TSF Build Guide , I make sure to only recommend the highest spec computer components that I have found. My recommendations are based on what I personally would use in my system along with known quality brands...
  5. How to check your system temperatures

    Hard Drive Support
    Computers enjoy working in a stable environment that is not too hot. To do this, PC components have precautions installed to prevent them from overheating. Your processor and video card can monitor the amount of heat being generated while in use, and will throttle the amount of power used to...
  6. How to find your system specifications

    Hard Drive Support
    Whether a forum helper asks you to post your system specs or you are simply curious about what components are inside your PC, Speccy is a tool that allows to you to do just that. Speccy is a third party program that can read your PC hardware IDs to determine what components are inside your PC...
  7. A Mobile NAS for Your Phone? – A Kingston MobileLite Wireless Reader Review

    Hard Drive Support
    A NAS, or Network-Attached Storage, is a computer based system that stores large files across multiple hard drives that can be shared across a local network. If you are a computer enthusiast you may have a home NAS that stores your personal backups and/or files. You may have noticed that NASs...
  8. TSF Hardware Team's Recommended Builds - 2014

    Hard Drive Support
    Welcome to the 2014 Recommended Build Guide Custom Intel and AMD PC Builds Outstanding Quality, Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Value Revised 1/1/14 and updated regularly! ** Read Here First! ** ** This build is now outdated! View the latest build guide here ! ** Here at TSF our...
  9. Have the power of the light in your hand! – A Wicked Laser’s EVO Laser Review

    Hard Drive Support
    Over the past week I have been reviewing a Wicked Lasers EVO Laser rated at a minimum of 50mWs. Provided by Wicked Lasers themselves, the EVO laser is the world’s first customizable laser that you can actually control via your Android device, iOS device or PC. Throughout my review I will be...
  10. Pictures so clear they’re real life – A HP Color LaserJet Pro Review

    Hard Drive Support
    On a CNet Top 5 “Outdated technology” episode, earlier this year, the broadcaster stated that on his top 5 list of soon-to-be-outdated technology, the home printer will become a thing of the past. Currently a staple for any home office, the home printer is a product that I don’t see as a thing...
  11. Portable Power that follows you – A RAVPower Luster 3000mAh Review

    Hard Drive Support
    I have done reviews in the past of the RAVPower KnightRider and HooToo HT-TM01 , and while they both made good external battery packs for long term travelers, each one lacked a key element; the ease of portability. Over the past few weeks, I have been reviewing the newest edition to...
  12. Have a miniature hard drive in your pocket! – A Kingston DataTraveler G3 Review

    Hard Drive Support
    As technology advances, we gain the ability to pack high capacity storage into smaller and smaller devices. With desktop hard drives reaching an outstanding 3TB of storage space, it’s hard to remember the days of worrying whether or not you could fill up a 500GB hard drive. One thing that...
  13. Apple Invites you to their October 22nd Event

    Mac Support
    With the usual extreme predictability of Apple’s events, Apple sent out an invitation this week announcing their October 22nd iPad event. With the release of the new iPhone 5s only a month ago, Apple has followed the pattern of an iPhone release in September and iPad release in October. The...
  14. Samsung Unveils the new Galaxy “Round” Smartphone

    Hard Drive Support
    With LG in talks about creating a curved Smartphone for November, Samsung has taken it to the next step by unveiling the 5.7inch display Galaxy Round. Far from a circular design, the new smartphone has rounded sides and takes advantage of Samsung’s new Full HD Super Flexible AMOLD display that...
  15. TSF Hardware Team's Recommended Builds - 2013

    Hard Drive Support
    Please note that this is no longer the newest version of the TSF Build Guide. The newest 2014 edition can be found here ! The following builds, however, are still functional, high quality, and high performance builds. These can be used if you wish to save even more money. Welcome to...
  16. How to Setup a Netgear Dual-Band Router

    Hard Drive Support
    This tutorial is based on my knowledge of configuring a Netgear Dual Band router connected to a Cable Modem. Also, the SSIDs and pass-phrases on the images are fictitious. Note: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) using the push button dome on the router won't be included in this tutorial as this...
  17. Intel's Latest i-watering Offer

    Hard Drive Support
    Back in 2010 Intel first released its new Nehalem Microarchitecture processors, also known as Core i3, i5 and i7. The raw power that each core had was like nothing ever seen before. The i3, i5 and i7 processors were created to reach out to all computer users. The i3 covered the average internet...
  18. How to Power Cycle Your Broadband Devices

    Networking Support
    If you are experiencing network connection issue - wired or wireless, a simple Power Cycle will often correct the problem to refresh the network electronic devices and reinitialize their configuration and also help to recover from a hang or crash state. For Broadband or DSL connection with a...
  19. Cable Management Tutorial

    Hard Drive Support
    In this tutorial, I will try my best to walk you through basic cable management. What you will need: Zip-Ties Zip-Tie Mounts Scissors or other preferred cutting device Patience This is not part of the tutorial and if you don't know what you're doing you can damage your Power Supply Unit...
  20. How to find out your System Specs using PC Wizard

    Hard Drive Support
    In this video, Redeye3323 is going to be taking you through how to get your system specs from PC Wizard 2010 . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHikzvCeMZM First of all, open PC Wizard to display the System Summary window. If you do not see this, you will need to navigate to the Hardware...
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