Introduction: Computer hardware is the physical parts or components of a computer, such as the monitor, mouse, keyboard, computer data storage, hard disk drive (HDD), graphic cards, sound cards, memory, motherboard and chips.
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In order to upgrade your CPU you will need to know two things about your motherboard: its CPU socket and its maximum external clock rate (a.k.a. FSB, Front Side Bus
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Learning to build your own system not only helps you save money, but also ensures your computer system has everything you need and nothing you don?t.
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   One of the deadliest threats to your personal computer or notebook isheat! Today's processors and video cards use smaller and smaller technologies running at faster and faster speeds. Without the right kinds of computer cooling, heat can destroy your high speed computer. Even computers fresh out of the box can benefit from improvedcase fans and CPU processor fans. By upgrading yourcomputer cooling system you can have cooler systems and dramatically extend the reliable life of your computer.

Computer Memory Upgrade
Upgrading your random access memory (RAM) is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to speed up a computer. We rank the best computer memory upgrades with side-by-side comparisons.
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Updating your BIOS can cut boot times, fix compatibility issues, and improve overall performance
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The PC you need for tomorrow's tasks may be the one you own today--after you upgrade its performance in one or more key areas. We show you how.
Install A New CPU Cooler
Replacing a CPU cooler, by choice or necessity, can be a challenge. Here?s how to do it pain-free.
How to Chose a Processor Cooler
All microprocessors generate heat that needs to be dissipated in order for them to work properly. A heat sink with an attached fan (HSF, cooler) works well for most processors.
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If your computer is having unexplainable hardware problems or compatibility issues, a BIOS upgrade will often fix the problem. The BIOS is located in a special flash chip on your motherboard and is where all the settings for your computer hardware are stored.
How to Install a CPU Cooler
If you take some extra time to thoroughly clean the CPU’s integrated heat spreader and heat sink, prime their surfaces, and properly install a high-quality thermal interface material, your CPU's temperatures will be lower--sometimes much lower.
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   Because high temperatures can significantly reduce life span or cause permanent damage to components, additional cooling may be required. Computer fans are used to input cool air, and they are used to reduce temperature by actively exhausting hot air.

Temperature vs. Reliability
Electronic equipment life is directly related to operating temperature according to the Arrhenius function which predicts that each 18 degree F (10 degree C) increase in operating temperature reduces mean electronic component operating life by 50 percent. Conversely, each 18 degree F (10 degree C) decrease in operating temperature increases mean electronic component life by 100 percent.
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Increase the computer cooling by adding a computer intake case fan on the side panel towards the front. The steps will be listed with Illustrations.
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The faster a given CPU runs, and the higher its supply voltage, the more heat it emits. If the cooling thingy attached to the top of the chip can't dissipate that heat well enough, the CPU will get too hot and stop working.
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Your CPU is probably the most sensitive and expensive part inside your computer. It also has the most potential to overheat. Unless you've replaced your CPU cooler already, the one that's in your computer now is probably a bottom-of-the-line cooler that cools your processor just enough to keep it working properly
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Computer cooling is required to remove the waste heat produced by computer components, to keep components within permissible operating temperature limits.
CPU Coolers: Selection And Installation
There are a great number of aftermarket CPU coolers available, and many are more capable than the boxed solutions you get with a retail processor from AMD or Intel.
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Increase the computer cooling by adding a computer intake case fan on the side panel towards the front. The steps will be listed with Illustrations.
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In a properly configured desktop computer, much of the heat is moved out of the computer's case by several fans. If your computer isn't removing the hot air fast enough, the temperature can get so hot that you risk serious damage to your PC

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   Computer software or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provides the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it. SMART Utilities controls and monitors storage devices running the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) built into hard drives. This is used to check the reliability of the hard drive and predict drive failures and to monitor the units temperature.

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CPUID     (screenshots)
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting plus voltages, temperatures and fans speed monitoring
Speccy - System Information     (screenshots)
Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components
CPU-Z     (screenshots)
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system : Processor name and number, codename, process, package, cache levels. Mainboard and chipset. Memory type, size, timings, and module specifications (SPD).
SpeedFan     (screenshots)
SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures.
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Fresh Diagnose is a utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, hard disk performance, video system information, mainboard / motherboard information, and much more
Heavy Load     Screenshots
To stress your PC or server, HeavyLoad writes a large test-file to the temp folder, it allocates physical and virtual memory, performs complex calculations and it draws patterns in its window. screenshots tutorial
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HeavyLoad is intended to stress all resources of a PC (like CPU, RAM, hard disk, operating system, etc.) in order to test if it will run reliably under heavy load. This is useful for testing important file or database servers before using them productively, or just for checking if your new PC might get too hot when used intensively.
AMD Overdrive
Overclocking* made easy - Novice and beginner users need not be intimidated. AMD OverDrive? provides a simple performance slider and even a single-click performance tuning option. Testing The Performance Of Your Own Website

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