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How We Stop the 5 Biggest Threats to Computer Hardware

How We Stop the 5 Biggest Threats to Computer Hardware

Industrial and embedded computers today have it rough. We stick them in harsh environments where they’re subjected to constant electronic noise, radiation, and power fluctuations, but how much do we pay attention to how those environmental factors affect our systems? Compounding the issue are immunity and emission ratings that don’t always cover the areas where […]

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Installing Windows 7 on a Skylake PC

Installing Windows 7 on a Skylake PC

Many of our embedded hardware users value standardization and consistency. Long lifecycle motherboards and components give integrators and device builders the peace of mind in knowing that their hardware will be supported for as long as possible. Software support is often of equal concern, but as new software revisions are released, particularly new operating system […]

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Regarding RAID: Risk and Reward

Regarding RAID: Risk and Reward

Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, or RAID, is a tried-and-true storage technology that teams multiple hard drives to provide enhanced performance, availability and redundancy in PC and server-based storage. RAID can be used to simultaneously write data to two or more disks, creating duplicate copies of information that protect against data loss and disruption should […]

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Diagnose System Trouble with Resource Monitor and Event Viewer

Diagnose System Trouble with Resource Monitor and Event Viewer

Last week we explored a pair of useful command line utilities built into Windows – Ping and Driverquery. This week we’ll take a look at a pair of graphical utilities that also come pre-installed – Resource Monitor and Event Viewer – that can help detect and diagnose performance stumbles and system crashes. Both of these tools […]

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Command Line Heroes: Diagnose PC Problems with Ping and Driverquery

Command Line Heroes: Diagnose PC Problems with Ping and Driverquery

Intolerable system slow downs, sudden blue screen crashes, and wonky network connections that stall browsers and email. These are the kinds of everyday annoyances that can bedevil PC users, and are the type of issues that our support team spend a significant portion of our time helping clients work through. It doesn’t have to be […]

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