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How Does a Fanless PC Stay Cool?

How Does a Fanless PC Stay Cool?

Compared to a traditional fanned PC, especially small form factor fanned PCs, a fanless computer doesn’t necessarily always look dramatically different. Nevertheless, there are several subtle things going on that prevent these quiet, unassuming pieces of hardware from burning up. Fanless computers often cool based on the principle of conduction – that is, something hot dissipating heat […]

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How to Choose an Industrial PC – Part 2: Environment

How to Choose an Industrial PC – Part 2: Environment

Today’s computing environments run the gamut from the cleanest hospital to the dirtiest coal mine. Computing has moved well beyond the climate-controlled office buildings and server rooms of years past, and into the field (or wood shop, or steel mill, or taxi cab). These new challenging environments put hardware at risk for damage from dust, debris, […]

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How To Choose an Industrial PC – Part 1: Performance

How To Choose an Industrial PC – Part 1: Performance

Selecting the right industrial PC can be a daunting task. With an ever-expanding range of systems to choose from, with varying capabilities and levels of durability, even the most experienced engineer may struggle with identifying the computer that best matches the needs of their business. In this, the inaugural post in an ongoing blog series about how to best […]

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How to Flash a BIOS

How to Flash a BIOS

We recently published a blog post discussing the clearing of a computer’s CMOS. Clearing the CMOS can be an extremely valuable tool, but sometimes simply re-setting that configuration is insufficient. Certain types of BIOS corruption will require a full re-write of the data on the CMOS chip. This operation is generally referred to as a […]

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