Category «Hardware Tips»

Macrium Reflect Free

I haven’t tried this yet, but if you are interested in a free Windows disk cloning software package, check out Macrium Reflect Free. According to the site, the free version will do the following: Macrium Fast Imaging VSS Support for Data integrity Drag and drop user interface Reorder & resize partitions GPT support UEFI Support …

Drivers Update Software by RadarSync

The latest issue of Windows Secrets newsletter had some information about driver update software. Several paid products were mentioned, but RadarSync has a free version. I’ve tried it and it seems to work well enough. There isn’t much to say about it other than it determines what hardware you have, the current driver version, and …

RightMark CPU Clock

In an article about extending battery life, Dennis O’Reilly mentions the RightMark CPU Clock utility he uses. Not only does it show information about your CPU, but it also lets you control several different power settings. RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock) is a small GUI application designed for real-time CPU frequency, throttling and load level …

How to Survive the Worst PC Disasters

From PC World: When it comes to computers, sometimes things go south…and sometimes they go to Antarctica. If your computer won’t boot or your data’s gone astray, panic is soon to follow, and you might find yourself making things worse in your haste to solve the problem. To prepare for that inevitable day, save this …

100,000 free phone systems up for grabs

This is from a press release I received from 3CX: 3CX a developer of a software-based IP PBX for Windows, today announced that it will give away 100,000 free phone systems. Companies are encouraged to take advantage of this offer to experience first handedly the benefits of an IP PBX when compared with traditional proprietary …

512MB CompactFlash card for $1.99

I don’t usually pass along “good deals”. There are lots of other sites that do that. But this one is really quite exceptional. Crucial Technology has a promotion (it ends September 1) where you can get a 512MB Compact Flash card for only $1.99 after rebate. The card is $26.99 with a $25 mail-in rebate. …

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