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12 core processor from AMD - AMD Opteron 6100 series

I think the old furious processor war between Intel and AMD resume soon. In AMD official blog they claim, they on the way to deliver new 8- and 12-core processors with high performance. If it is right, let us wait and see another episode of processor war which held a few years back. They say AMD 6100 series (12 core processor) processor for cloud environments and a little expensive as more than $1000. It is announced that Acer will be the pioneer using AMD's Opteron 6100 serious in their systems. Technically speaking Opteron 6100 series consist of 10 chips with either eight or 12 cores. Each core offering clock speeds ranging from 1.7GHz to 2.4GHz. John Fruehe, AMD's Director of Product Marketing is very optimistic about the new product. He is saying "The big thing we will be doing is delivering more cores and more memory for less money". AMD claims their Direct Connect Architecture 2.0 can support up to 16 cores per CPU. Anyway, let us wait for the release of a ne

Use Flash Memory (USB) as Virtual RAM in Windows 7 and Vista

If you feel your computer is lacking enough RAM, you can increase it by using USB memory as virtual Random Access Memory. This technology is called ReadyBoost and  Microsoft enabled it on Windows 8, 7 and Vista. When you connect a flash memory card, Windows will ask you if you want to use the unused portion to speed up your PC. If you click OK, Windows converts the unused portion to virtual RAM. We cannot use all kinds of USB memories to speed up our computers. It should meet some minimum requirements to enable ReadyBoost technology. System Requirements to Use USB Memory as Virtual Primary Memory It should be at least 256 MB It should have an access time of 1 ms or less. It should have at least 2.5 MB/s read speeds and 1.75 MB/s write speeds Convert USB Flash Drive to Virtual RAM It is not very hard to convert USB flash drive to virtual RAM using ReadyBoost technology. If you have a Vita or higher version on your PC, it is very simple. You cannot use this technology

How to Fix MBR ( Master Boot Record ) Damages Using Fdisk Commands

MBR (Master Boot Record ) is stored in the first sector (512-byte) of hard disk and contains a primary partition table, disk signature, and instructions for BIOS to boot the computer are stored. It is stored outside the partition. It is created while hard disk partition. Any damage to this area is fatal because it can even stop your PC from booting. Damages to Master Boot Record can happen due to improper installation of multiple Operating Systems, certain virus attack, and hard disk error. This tutorial explains the reasons for MBR damages and quick fix to it. Possible Reasons for MBR Damage Possible Virus attack There is a special type of malware called MBR virus, with the capability to damage the Master Boot Record by replacing the original MBR with another one created by it. Original Master Boot Record sector will be moved to some other locations in the hard disk. These viruses can start with system boot-ups even before loading OS and escape from normal Anti Virus scannin

Samsung NB30 netbook - Samsung New Mini Laptop Features

Latest netbook from Samsung is Samsung NB30. Compared to previous netbook models Samsung improves some features in this netbook. Some of them are increased battery life, hard disk drive (HDD) freefall sensor,water-tight seal around the netbook, built in software etc. This particular netbook comes with pre-installed Operating System. Windows 7 Starter Edition is the pre-installed OS. If you like to read my reviews about other Samsung Netbooks click on the link below. Samsung Netbook Reviews The out look and configuration of Samsung NB30 netbook is: Configuration of Samsung NB30 netbook Processor: Intel ATOM N450 Processor with 1.66 GHz RAM: 1GB DDR2 RAM Harddisk: 160 GB SATA HDD (5400RPM) with Free Fall Sensor Display: 10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 600), Non-Gloss, LED Back Light Diemension : 18.8cm X 26.4cm X 2.7 cm OS: Windows 7 Starter Edition Graphic Processor : Intel GMA3150 (Int. Graphic) It includes a 0.3 Mega Pixel inbuilt webcam, Wi-fi (Support wireless

Better 3D Tab Management For Firefox Browser- FoxTab

Do you find any difficulties with managing tabs on Firefox when multiple browser tabs opened on your computer? If yes, you can easily manage opened tabs with the help of a new Add-on named FoxTab. After installing it, you will find no difficulties in accessing your favorite websites or efficiently managing Firefox tabs on your computer. It also easily guide you to reopen recently closed tabs on your computer. Let us check the major benefits of using this add-on. This 3D tab management add-on helps you to: Easily access your favorite websites Easily manage opened  tabs Reopen recently closed  tabs Let us check how to install this add-on on your computer. The same tool can be installed on Chrome browser also. So while downloading this tool on your PC, you must select the correct version which supports the browser you are using. If you are using Chrome, you must select the Chrome version, otherwise, this tool will not work.  To install the 3D tab management Firefox plugin, f

Turn Off / On Windows Security and Maintenance Popups

By default Windows shows warnings and alerts related to the not recommended security settings on your PC. For example, if the Antivirus installed on your PC is outdated or require an update, you will get a pop up from Microsoft Action Center. Similarly, you will be warned about the not recommended settings for Windows backup, troubleshooting, updates, network firewall etc. These alerts are very useful to understand the wrong system configurations but some users find it disturbing. If a user changed the default configuration as part of troubleshooting or customization, he doesn't like to receive security and maintenance alters about the changes he made. Turn Off Security and Maintenance Popups Microsoft provides a method to disable unwanted security and maintenance alters on Windows 8 and 7 from Action Center. By disabling the Security messages and maintenance messages, you can turn Off almost every alerts in Windows 8 and 7. Now let us check how to do it. Click on Start

Delete Spam & Junk Emails Before Reaching Inbox

Spam is a big problem for Internet users and emails spamming is one of the worst. Think about a situation wherein the morning while opening your email account, seeing countless junk messages in the inbox. You may even miss important messages from your real contacts among these useless promotional emails. Since the number of these junk messages are high, you cannot unsubscribe or mark the full emails as spam. Email service providers have an option to delete those emails before they come to your inbox. This guide tells how to delete all the junk emails based on any of the following conditions before reaching the inbox. Address of the sender The subject of the mail Specific words in the mail In Gmail, we need to create a filter to sweep out all the junk emails satisfying the conditions which are set. After creating the filter we can set the result as delete all the emails satisfy the condition before coming to the inbox. To perform this follow the steps below. Log on to you

Delete Saved Preferred Wireless Network Profiles On Windows 8, 7 & XP

Windows OS has the ability to remember WiFi profiles on your computer once you join the network. We call preferred networks to denote these saved WiFi profiles which consist of details like SSID, wireless key, encryption etc. When you are back in range of a saved profile, your PC will automatically connect to it. Though this feature is helpful, rarely it makes some issues too. In case if admin changed the wireless key, your PC will try to use the old information to join it and cause connectivity issues. In that case, we need to delete the old saved profile. On Windows 7 and XP we can do it from Graphical User Interface but there is no such option available on Windows 8. If your PC runs on Windows 8, you must use Command Prompt to see the preferred network and you must delete any of them from there only. This tutorial explains how to view and remove any preferred networks on your system. Delete Saved Wireless Networks On Windows 8 This Operating System does not offer any straight

Default User Logon Picture to all users in Windows 10 and Vista

How about restricting users with a predefined user image in the login window without having a chance to change it? It is possible in Windows 7 and  Vista by setting group policy editor options. The name of the policy which should be edited is User Accounts in Group policy editor and it applies default user logon picture to all users. This policy setting allows an administrator to standardize the logon pictures for everyone on a system to the default image. Microsoft tells one application of this policy as it helps a company to standardize the login picture. If you enable this policy setting, the default login picture will display for everybody on the system with no customization allowed. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users will be able to customize their logon pictures. Before going to make these changes, it is important to know the location where Microsoft profile photos are stored. It is important to make sure the photo, which you are going to enforce t

Firefox Right Click Menu Doesn't Have Properties Option

After upgrading from Firefox 3.5.5 to Firefox 3.6, I couldn't see properties option in right click menu. When I right click on a link to find the link properties, I failed to find properties option in the right-click menu. At first, I thought my computer may have infected or some add-on conflicts causing this issue. I checked Mozilla support for the issue (missing element properties in Firefox 3.6 menu) and found that Mozilla team has removed this feature from their latest update. I cannot understand why they have removed this option and I couldn't find any equivalent feature. I am not alone, many users are not happy with this unexpected move of Mozilla team and we really want this element back as soon as possible. Update: Mozilla team introduced a new plugin to bring back missing properties option in Firefox 3.6 at last. Mozilla team introduces a new add-on to bring back the missing option in Firefox 3.6. To install this add-on to bring the missing option back to late

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Alex George has Engineering graduation in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance. He had been working as a senior Network Engineer for ten years. His specialization is in Cisco products. Traveling is one of his hobbies and visited various places as part of his onsite work. He visited different places as part of his onsite work like New York, Dubai, London, etc. Right now Alex is a director of one of the leading career development firms in India, which trains students for UPSC, SSC, and PSC examinations. He guides a lot of students to get selection for various prestigious institutions like CBI, Income Tax Department, etc. Alex George is a stock market investor and a very active intraday trader. Engineering Background: He has a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering and passed different network and security courses like CCNA, CCNP (Security), CEH, and various Microsoft certifications. Finance Background: Alex has an MBA in Finance. He is an active intraday trader and a Share Market Investor. Webmaster Skills: Alex is a blogger since 2004. He has a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScrip.