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August 27, 2015 By Chris P.C.

ChrisPC Win Experience Index

ChrisPC Win Experience Index is the free tool that lets you rate your computer and check again the Windows Experience Index on your...

August 17, 2015 By Softorino

Memory Optimizer Pro

Understand your computer's memory usage and keep it under control - Memory Optimizer will graph your computer's memory showing you...

March 23, 2012 by

2002 Ultrabooks & tablets, more memory for Windows 8?

Windows 8 won't run on every XP-era PC; watch out for PAELooking for a PC in the office that still had Windows XP on to upgrade to Windows 8 Consumer Preview this week meant digging down below the variety of test machines (from 17" notebooks to netbooks) that had had Windows 7, on to some of the oldest boxes in the office; the PCs I bought when I first started work as a freelance writer in 2001.

January 18, 2012 by

Dell announces fast compact Alienware X51

Dell has launched a small console-style Alienware X51 that, while part of its games-oriented range, could appeal to other users who want an affordable, upgradeable Windows PC for video and graphics processing. It packs a full-size graphics card into a small box, and the options include an Nvidia GeForce GTX 5551 with a gigabyte of GDDR5 video memory.

October 4, 2011 by

Apple's iPhone 4S vital to keep rivals at bay

Cupertino's newest handset, essentially an iPhone 4 with better components including processor, camera and memory, will help it compete better with Android and Windows Phone but nothing to "blow customers away", analyst notes.

August 3, 2011 by

eBay taps updated Nimbus flash storage

Nimbus has launched the second generation of its S-class line of flash memory systems, which have been picked up by eBay to provide 100TB of storage to support its virtualisation software

October 20, 2010

Thin is in at HP

HP has re-jigged its market-leading thin client portfolio, adding three new products plus updates to others to run the embedded version of the Microsoft Windows 7 OS.The new models make up what HP call the t5500 family (the 't' stands for 'thin'), sharing a common hardware spec that starts with the same 64-bit processor (a 1GHz VIA Nano u3500) plus 1GB of DDR-3 memory.

April 8, 2010 by

Memristors could save power as well as pack in more memory

Phase change memory will probably just miss the Windows 8 schedule but it's been looking the most promising advance on flash storage - which is going to hit a problem with density and storage life in the not too distant future. The larger your flash memory, the shorter the storage life and some of the really high density flash memory that's been talked about could store information for as little as an hour.

February 25, 2010 by

Windows 7 memory usage: What's the best way to measure?

Windows memory management is rocket science. And don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise. Since Windows 7 was released last October I've read lots of articles about the best way to measure and manage the physical memory on your system. Much of it is well-meaning but just wrong. To help cut through the confusion, I've put together a tutorial and accompanying gallery that explains how to make the most of your memory.

February 25, 2010 by

How to measure Windows 7 memory usage

Microsoft Windows has been around for 25 years, and during that time its memory management features have changed dramatically. If you're still using ten-year-old tools and techniques to measure performance in Windows, you're doing it wrong. In this gallery and accompanying blog post, I explain how to use each of the three main memory monitoring tools in Windows 7, and what each one's unique display really tells you.For more details, see Windows 7 memory usage: What’s the best way to measure?.

February 21, 2010 by

Why we don't trust Devil Mountain Software (and neither should you)

Devil Mountain Software has been a thorn in the side of Microsoft for years and is adept at garnering headlines. The latest effort is a report claiming that 86 percent of Windows 7 PCs were gobbling up too much memory. Can you trust these findings and the company overall? The short answer: No. Here's why.


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