Hints & Tips – updated regularly

Some guides to help resolve frequent problems / provide useful information

All hints and tips with links to external websites will open in new windows when clicked.

1. Memory
Shows motherboard information and RAM details (i.e. type, size, available space) needed to upgrade your system memory capacity. This usually is the best way to instantly improve your PC’s performance, especially for older machines.
2. DDR
A link to the Wikipedia entry for those of you who want to know more technical details of your computer’s RAM memory chips
3. Free
Free software replacements for common commercial applications, such as antivirus, trojan/malware scanners, system utilities, etc. This is a link to a well regarded computer forum, it lists many many replacements and in many cases offers advice on how to use the software
4. Laptops We now have a fixed-rate charge for most laptop problems. Broken power connections, faulty screens or motherboard componernt failures can all be resolved. No fix, no fee. Additional carriage costs will apply. Please see our PRICING page for more information.
5. Internet Speed Test Are you getting the internet speed that you are paying for?! With Ookla Speedtest platform, wait for the page to load, then press the green Begin Test button to see a speedometer-type indication of your internet speed. Best done when nothing else is being downloaded.

If you need further help then please get in touch now and ask us how we can help you, or leave a comment below. Note that any comments are moderated and may not appear immediately on this page.

Please keep checking back, as more guides, hints and tips will be added over time.

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