If you’re like me you depend on your laptop a lot. Unfortunately sometimes the manufacturers of our laptops tend to do crazy things that drive you crazy!
For me, I own several Dell laptops and one of them loves to throttle its cpu down (lowers it’s clock speed) whenever I use a 65watt power adapter. To me this is just ridiculous to have a computer running at half it’s speed just because you are using a lower wattage power adapter when you NEED it to run at full capacity.
Well there is a free Windows 32bit program that I use called Notebook Hardware Control that can help you take control of your laptop’s hardware such as throttling of the cpu. Besides that it can do MANY MANY other things as well!
Notebook Hardware Control helps you to:
– control the hardware and system power management
– customize the notebook (open source ACPI Control System)
– prolong the battery lifetime
– cool down the system and reduce power consumption
– monitor the hardware to avoid system failure
– make your notebook quiet
Free Notebook Hardware Control Utility (546)
CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download. Continue reading
Wieldy is a free to-do list manager that is based on the principles of GTD (Getting Things Done).
It allows you to manage your to-dos in a simple but effective way. To-dos can be created as thoughts and actions, which can then be assigned to the Next Action, Today, or Someday categories. Tasks can also be scheduled and listed in a calender-like overview, as well as linked to a project or simply put on hold. Continue reading
Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your computer crashed? No problem! Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. And it’s free!
Recently one of my Hitachi Deathstar drives crashed and a lot of the files I had on the drive were no longer viewable. Using Recuva I was able to recover most of the files. It took about an hour to do a “deep scan” and a few more minutes to go through and restore some of the files. Continue reading
Speccy is a great free tool for Windows that I use that helps you figure out what’s in your computer without having to open it up. With Speccy you’ll be able to figure out the specifics of your CPU, Motherboard, Ram, Hard drive as well as the temperatures of them all and much much more!
Speccy is portable so you can stick in on a usb drive and take it to any computer Continue reading
Here’s a total internet security program for your PC that includes a very good antivirus and firewall. It’s called Comodo and it’ll work for Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista 32 or 64 bit. Comodo has received many good reviews and you can read a review of it here at PC Mag
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Ever wondered if a file you downloaded from the internet has viruses, trojans or malware that can harm your computer? Ever wondered if your anti-virus is giving you false positives?
Whenever I run into either of these situations I use an online virus checker so that I can have multiple engines scanning the file to better assure me.
Because they are online you don’t have to install anything which is a good thing.
Here are the best free online virus checkers that I use! Continue reading
PicPick is user friendly and full of features for creating your image, suitable for software developers, graphic designers and home user.
It is an all-in-one program that provides full-featured screen capture tool, intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair and even whiteboard.
It has not only everything what you need, but it loads fast, sits quietly in the system tray until needed.
PicPick has a very small footprint and you can also make it portable. Just download the program, install it, drag and drop the folder where it’s installed to a USB drive and now you can take it to any Windows computer and use it without installing it!
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PicPick Free Webmaster Design Graphic Tool
Are you sick and tired of using the same Arial and verdana fonts? Download 1001 free fonts here for both PC and mac.
1001 Free Fonts for download
A few days ago I had posted free AVG antivirus and antispyware software for Windows PC. Today I post free antivirus and antispyware from Avast! I’ve d used Avast in the past and have to say that I do really like it as a simple cost-free solution for protecting your computer! I love the fact that antivirus and antispyware are now integrated as 1 in most products unlike in the past. Anyways if you don’t have anything protecting your PC now, give it a try!