The Motherboard Demystified

The motherboard is an essential part of any PC. Think of it as the spinal column of your computer. In plain language, it takes the power input from the power supply and distributes it throughout the computer. In addition, the processor (the part that runs all commands in and out) is generally housed on the

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No Web Surfing For You

Often here at Geek Central, we encounter clients that are unable to get on the internet wirelessly. If you are suddenly blocked from web surfing, here are several things to try. If you have a laptop, make sure that you have not accidently turned off the wireless antenna. On some laptops, there is a special

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Speeding Up a Slow Laptop

If your laptop is moving slowly, there are several things you can do: Check the power settings and change them to high power. High power will run the battery down more quickly, but will give you much better performance. Load and run Malwarebytes. Often malware will run in the background, slowing everything down. Remove unused

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Keeping Your Desktop Clean

A clean computer is a happy computer. To keep your desktop clean, we recommend: Opening up the case once a quarter and blowing out the dust with canned air or a vacuum hose. Keeping your pets away from your desktop. Not only do dogs and cats shed fur, but they also have a bad habit

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Windows 10, An Update

From all the research I have done, Microsoft isn’t going to be making any newer versions of Windows 10. They are going to be just adding and enhancing the features within windows. They are doing this for a couple of reasons. They can cut down on the support time and not have the usual regular

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Selecting an IT Pro

Written by Chris Stevenson As with contractors, be careful who you take your computer to so you don’t get screwed over. Here are some tips on picking a shop that does quality work for a fair price.   Get bids for the work you need and listen carefully to what the technician is telling you.

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Updates

Most computers run updates automatically in the background. These updates are important because they fix newly discovered security holes and allow the computer user to run the latest and greatest software. But sometimes updates go bad. A recent update took out many of users USB devices. When and update goes bad, you can: Roll back

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Best of Federal Way

Last night we won an award for being the best service provider in Federal Way. We won this honor, in part, because we do things a little bit differently. We quality control check every job that comes through to ensure that the job is done the right way the first time. The people that work

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When to Ask for Assistance

Here at Geek Central, we are often asked “when do I need to bring my computer into the shop for service.” In general, we ask that clients bring in their computers in when: The computer in question starts to move very slow. This can be indicative of malware using all of the computer’s resources in

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XP Shame

Here at Geeks Central average about 1 XP machine for repair every week. Why? Often the XP machine is attached to a piece of industrial equipment (i.e. a roof top air conditioner.) To upgrade the machine could cost thousands of dollars. Another scenario is an old machine that was put in storage but has all

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