Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TV Tuner Internal vs External


  • Internal TV Tuner cards fit inside the cabinet external don't require to be installed inside the cabinet.
  • You Can record video using internal card but not in external.
  • I think Internal cards are cheaper than external.
  • Internal TV Tuner work when the system is on and external does not require you to turn the PC on (Saves electricity bill).

TV Tuner Card Price in Delhi, India

Price of TV Tuner card as on 24-May-2010 in Delhi at Nehru Place is as follows:

Internal: Rs 660
Usb : Rs 1090
External: Rs 1500

Please Note prices may vary and you might get a good bargain.

Core 2 Duo System Configuration from Nehru Place Delhi, India

I have purchased a new assembled core 2 duo system from Nehru Place, Delhi, India from Cost to Cost and would like to share the configuration and price with you.
Purchase Date : 23-March-2010
  • Processor    :     Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93    (Rs 5190)
  • Mobo           :     Gigabyte G41M-ES2L    (Rs 2390)
  • Ram            :     Kingston 2GB DDR2    (Rs 2350)
  • HDD            :     Samsung 500GB SATA    (Rs 2250)
  • DVD-RW     :      Samsung    (Rs 1090)
  • Cabinet        :    GSM Inspire with 500W SMPS   (Rs 1140)
  • UPS:            :    Microtek 600VA    (Rs 1560)
  • TV Tuner        :     (Rs 1090)
  • LCD Display    :    Samsung 18.5"    (Rs 6240)
  • KB+Mouse    :     Hytech (Rs 300)
  • Speakers    :      Creative 2.1 (Rs 1300 around)
TOTAL :    Rs  24900

Friday, March 12, 2010

How to avoid notebook overheating ?

  • Always use your notebook on some hard surface. Soft surface might block air inlets/vents.
  • Clean air inlets/vents regularly (approx every 6 months).
  • Adjust power profile accordingly. use power saver for low heating.
  • Install some software like speedfan to monitor system temperature if you require to do it.
  • Speedfan link :
  • If you face some overheating issue then try to solve it as soon as possible because heating might fry some components in your system. avoid using overheated notebook.
  • Please also note that sometimes due to heating thermalpad/glue gets mented or evaporated and in that case you should immediately change it with new pad/glue.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

How to reduce noice from computer fan ?

If you are using fan which is few years old then it might be making some noise.
One of the best way to solve the issue is to oil the fan.
Just remove the logo label and the covering cap and then use 1 drop of motor oil to reduce noise.
I'll try to put a video soon which shows how to do it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Is there any harm in keeping notebook on all the time ?

Someone asked me that if he can keep his system on all the time? would it kill the notebook?
I think you can keep your system running all the time and it wont kill your notebook.
I keep mine on for several days before i shutdown.
but i keep proper power management while keeping notebook on overnight ( i use power saver ).
Please also note that some ppl say that keeping your notebook on for several days might reduce life of battery.

Upgrading RAM ?

If you think your system needs more ram then you need to take care of a few things before you install a ram.
1. Find out if your system has a empty slot where you can put new ram.
2. Type of RAM like SDRAM, DDR, DDR2, DDR3
3. You should also make sure that you use ram with supported speed like 667MHz,800MHz etc
4. if you want a better performance then make sure you have correct CL for the ram( CS- cas latency, its mentioned on the ram).
5. Find out what is the maximum size your system support on the slot.
generally speaking installing a ram is one of the most easiest task with the computer hardware.

windows vista Home Basic to windows 7 upgrade?

As far as i know users with windows vista home basic do not qualify for a free upgrade to windows 7, they have to buy it.
If you have Home premium or upper version they you may qualify for a free upgrade.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Data Recovery

Someone asked me if its possible to recover files that are deleted from recycle bin?
Yes, its possible but you might not recover in all cases.
You can use some data recovery software to recover data.
If you have accedently deleted some file and want to recover it then first thing you need to do is do not install/save anything on the drive on which the os/file was, because you might overwrite new file on the old file's space.
Use data recovery software you may find some on trial basis or free and try recovering it.