How To Tests PC Performance For Stress Conditions With StressMyPC

StressMyPC is a portable software which is designed to test your hard disk, graphic card and CPU for stress resistance to help you determine if your system components will do well under stressful conditions, e.g. during heavy gameplay and network load. This can be handy to test the performance of a gaming PC, server or simple a home PC to see if it is giving you true value for your Continue Reading →

Liquesce Is A Drive Pooling Software, Alternative To Drive Extender

Liquesce is a drive pooling software which works somewhat like the Windows Home Server based Drive Extender. It allows merging hard drives and directories into a single view within Windows Explorer. In other words, you can manage all your system drives, partitions and folders within a unified virtual drive with Liquesce. The supported drive formats for the storage pool include SATA, IDE, ESATA, FIREWIRE, USB and others. You will require installing Continue Reading →

Test Local, External Hard Drive & USB Health With EASIS Drive Check

Disk Errors often occur due to anything from canceling setups, force shutdowns to manual system power off. Disk errors can often result in permanent damage to the hard drive. For this reason it is important to run a S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) supported application to check your hard disk health. This is so because S.M.A.R.T is a known standard to monitor, track and test sensitive values from your Continue Reading →

How To Get Ubuntu Hardware Information Without Opening Your Computer

Hardware information can be quite hard to obtain for certain components of the system. Nonetheless, having the knowledge about what hardware your computer has can be helpful in avoiding system issues by verifying minimum system requirements for games, applications and other software before installing it. dmidecode is a tool that provides  detailed description of  an Ubuntu system’s hardware, along with other important information such as firmware details and serial numbers. Continue Reading →

How To Install Windows Home Server 2011 (Vail)

Installing Windows Home Server 2011 can be slightly tricky as it is quite distinct in nature as compared to other Microsoft based operating systems. For instance, it cannot be installed unless you have at least 160GB of hard disk space available on the host machine. Make sure you check out the system specifications (given below) before installing Windows Server 2011. Below is a walkthrough of the steps involved in installing Continue Reading →

CheckDisk Is GUI For Windows Chkdsk.exe Utility To Scan & Fix Hard Drive Errors

Disk errors can eventually result in permanent damage to the hard drive (if not fixed). In the wake of fats paced computer processing and shortening attention spans of lay users, such errors are likely to occur due to anything from force shutdowns to read/write errors (or Logical bad Sector )because of system load. It can be quite frustrating to run the default Windows Chk Disk utility, which works before system Continue Reading →

Monitor Temperature Of System & Components In Ubuntu With Psensor

System heat up can lead to a number of issues such as damage to computer components and performance problems. Overheating can be caused due to several reasons, including a faulty fan (system supply), wiring issues and blockage of computer’s ventilation ducts. Psensor is a graphical system temperature monitor for Ubuntu and Debian Linux, which displays the temperature of the motherboard, CPU sensors, hard drive and the speed of the fan. Continue Reading →

How To Find Out Hard Disk CPU & Motherboard Temperature, As Well As Serial Numbers

In a previous post I explained How to Find Out Your RAM Slots and other system specifications without opening your PC. In this post I will explain the utility of Speccy, it is an advanced system information and monitoring tool which provides detailed hardware information including the temperature of your CPU,Hard Disk andMotherboard, component’s manufacturer name, model, etc. This portable software is quite useful for monitoring system temperature and to Continue Reading →