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How-To: Install a Graphics Card in Your PC

Tiger TV have an easy to follow walkthrough on installing a new graphics card into your PC:

Both Maplin and Insight are good places to buy a graphics card – Insight is a little cheaper than Maplin also (if you are prepared to wait for the card to be delivered!):

Of course, if you aren’t confident, or just can’t get it working – give us a call on 0845 310 2750 for some free advice or to arrange an appointment.

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DamianHow-To: Install a Graphics Card in Your PC

Using a BlackBerry with ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

Mad Analogy has a nice walkthrough on how to charge or backup your BlackBerry device under Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon. This also works fine on Hardy Heron 8.04.

Barry, the software package he reccomends installing can also be installed by double-clicking on the RPM files that are available on the SourceForge.net site for the tool:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=153722

You will need to download and install the following packages:

barrybackup-gui_0.14-0_ubuntu804_i386.deb
barry-util_0.14-0_ubuntu804_i386.deb
libbarry0_0.14-0_ubuntu804_i386.deb
libbarry-dev_0.14-0_ubuntu804_i386.deb
libopensync-plugin-barry_0.14-0_ubuntu804_i386.deb

Which some may find a little easier than the normal apt-get malarkey!

Link to Mad Analogy walkthrough:
http://www.madanalogy.com/2007/10/blackberry-support-in-ubuntu-gutsy.html

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DamianUsing a BlackBerry with ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

How to add more RAM to your desktop PC

Have a look at this video from howstuffworks.com – it explains all you need to know about upgrading the RAM in your computer:

A cheap place to buy RAM on the high street? Somewhere like Maplin is a great idea – they are cheaper than PC world, and will allow you to return the part it if is not correct.

Online, somewhere like play.com or insight.com are good – although watch the shipping costs! It often becomes cheaper to buy on the high street when you add that £10.

Links:

Jaytag would be happy to assist in adding more RAM to your PC if you are not confident – give us a call on 0845 310 2750.

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DamianHow to add more RAM to your desktop PC

How to install/replace a PATA (IDE) hard drive

Great instructional video from ViewDo:

Of course, the above doesn’t detail how to transfer the data from the old hard drive if you are replacing it! Jaytag can help on this front – for a flat fee of £20, we will transfer the data from one hard drive to another. Give us a call on 0845 310 2750 for free advice, or to arrange an appointment.

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DamianHow to install/replace a PATA (IDE) hard drive