Tools Review

How to Check if Your CPU Temperature is Too High

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Worried about whether your CPU temperature is too high? This issue will normally only come up if you are trying to overclock your processor. If you’re a computer geek and know how to overclock anything on your computer, you probably don’t have to read this article. However, with more users opting to purchase custom PCs […]

99 of the Best Windows Freeware Programs You May Not Know Of

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Due to the popularity of my previous article on Help Desk Geek entitled 99 ways to make your computer blazingly fast, I’ve decided to write another list post with 99 items, but this time on Windows freeware programs that you may have not heard of. If you search for “best freeware programs” or “top freeware […]

3 Free Tools to Benchmark a Windows Gaming PC

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I recently bought my first custom gaming PC and the first thing I wanted to check after I got it was how well it benchmarked against other gaming systems. I started searching and testing out a bunch of benchmark programs for Windows, but realized quickly that only a few were good. In this article, I’m […]

5 Tools to Convert BIN Files to ISO Images

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Recently, I downloaded some IT software on my Windows PC and the files were all .BIN and .CUE files. In order to work with them, I needed to convert the BIN files to ISO images and mount them as a drive. In this article, I’m going to mention a couple of free and paid utilities […]

4 Great Tools to Create Windows Installer Packages

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I’ve written a fair amount of code in my IT career and released a good number of Windows programs also, so a good tool to create Windows installer packages was always key. Each program would have a different set of needs, such as scripts, DLLs, security settings, etc., so one tool that could handle a […]

5 Utilities for Changing DNS Servers in Windows Reviewed

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Even though most people don’t care, there are the few geeks out there who like to change the DNS servers on their system for reasons like speed, privacy and security. I’ve previously written about the best free public DNS servers you can use to speed up browsing and increase security. Also, depending on where you […]

5 Windows Alternatives to the Linux sudo Command

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If you’ve ever used Linux or know someone who uses Linux, then you’ve probably heard of the sudo command. The command is a critical component to just about every Linux distribution and what it does is let you run a command as a different user, most notably the root user. On certain Linux distributions, you […]

Use HP Print and Scan Doctor to Fix Common Printer Problems

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I’m a huge fan of HP printers and I think overall they are the best printers for businesses as well as consumers. However, they come bundled with the worst possible software that not only bloats and slows down your system, but doesn’t really help all that much in connecting your computer to your printer, which […]

20 of The Best TV Streaming Devices

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While smart Internet enabled TVs are becoming more popular, there are still a lot of homes that don’t have them. However, with technology advancing so rapidly, the demand for smart TV functionality will continue to increase. Right now, there are more options and devices than ever to stream Netflix, Hulu, games, apps and more to […]

Best CPU, Video Card and RAM Tuning Utilities

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If you want to optimize or configure your PC’s CPU processor, video card or even RAM memory for better performance, you have a few different options. Using some readily available freeware downloads from manufacturers and other software companies, you can easily tweak the performance of most of the components of your computer. AMD OverDrive If […]