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January 8, 2019

Ask CPCR: How Much RAM Do You Need?

For those new to buying or building PCs, one of the most common questions is “How much RAM do I need?“. While the best answer to this question really depends on what you plan on doing with your PC, there are some general guidelines you can follow in order to get a good estimate on how much RAM is optimal.

 

How is RAM Used in Computers

Before we decide how much RAM is needed for your new PC, it’s important to first understand how RAM is actually used in it. RAM, which is often also referred to as system memory, is an acronym for Random Access Memory. While it would take quite a long time to fully explain all the cases of how RAM is [...]

 
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August 24, 2018

The Pirate Bay Alternatives for Torrents

The Pirate Bay is one of the oldest and one of the most popular torrent websites out there with its roots dating back all the way to 2003. In its lifetime, the popular torrents site has experienced quite a bit of turmoil including its founders being arrested and thrown in jail, its servers confiscated and quite a bit more, but its incredible resiliency and the community’s ability to bring it back has really made it the most iconic torrent website in existence. However, given that The Pirate Bay does operate in a legal grey area, its services aren’t guaranteed and the site does go down from time to time. Further, some users aren’t pleased with some of [...]

 
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August 28, 2017

Thinkware F800 Review

Introduction

Several months ago, we reviewed the Thinkware X550 and walked away quite impressed. While some of the driver safety features were a bit more gimmicky than Thinkware would have you believe and the pricetag is relatively higher than competing dashcams on the market, the Thinkware X550 still proved to be an excellent dashcam with great picture quality and more importantly the ability to record well at night which is an issue for many of the cheaper dashcams on the market.

New for the company this time around is the Thinkware F800, which is the new flagship in the Thinkware F-series dashcams. Unlike the Thinkware X-series dashcams, the F-series are more [...]

 
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August 17, 2017

Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S RGB Review

Simple, Portable, Durable

Over the years, Cooler Master has grown up quite a bit with their mechanical keyboard designs. Unlike many of the designs of the past, Cooler Master’s new keyboards now focus on a more of the back to basics design approach with minimal frills, but all the functionality you’d want in a mechanical keyboard.

The Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S is the embodiment of that new design philosophy. Aside from the logo, Cooler Master keyboards appear to have few differentiating factors against its competitors, but as the platitude goes, never judge a keyboard by its cover.

Today we’ll be reviewing one of Cooler [...]

 
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July 27, 2017

How to Increase FPS in Games

We’ve all been there. The moment when the new Call of Duty is released and we wait eagerly to download and install it only to find out that it runs at 10 FPS our old gaming system. Or after setting up a brand new “school” PC to find that it performance on CS:GO, TF2, LoL, and Overwatch isn’t exactly what you expected.  It happens.

While the ideal thing to do at this point is to buy a completely new gaming PC with the best gaming graphics card and the best CPU, that’s unfortunately not feasible for most people. As such, here’s a list of the best ways to increase the FPS in your games before going out and spending $2,000 for a new gaming [...]

 
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June 30, 2017

Best Microsoft Outlook 2016 Tips and Tricks

Microsoft Outlook is arguably the most popular email client on the planet. From corporations to schools, its reach is far and wide. Since it’s likely that you already use it to some degree, we’ve compiled eight of the best, must know tips and tricks for you to make you workflow more efficient.

 

UI Tips Enable dark mode

If you want to save some eyestrain by reducing white backgrounds, Outlook can help with its Dark Gray theme.

1. From the main page, hit “File”, then “Options”.

2. Under the “General” tab, change Office Theme to “Dark Gray” and voila! Your monitor is no longer a [...]

 
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July 19, 2017

How to Download YouTube Videos on PC, Mac, Android, iOS Free

YouTube is amazing. There’s no question about it. In fact, according to YouTube’s metrics as of 2016, we watch as much as 1 billion hours of YouTube per day. However, there’s just one really annoying thing about YouTube. You can’t watch YouTube without an internet connection, which really sucks if you’re stuck on a 12 hour flight, have a really restrictive data plan, or simply want to make sure your professionally made wedding video doesn’t buffer when you’re showing it to your in-laws.

However, there is a solution. Today, we’ll be showing you how to download and save YouTube videos so you can watch them offline on [...]

 
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July 7, 2017

How to Easily Extract Audio from Any Video for Free

Using VLC Media Player

Have you ever come across a great interview or a great gym soundtrack and want an easy way to separate the audio file into a MP3 to load onto your music player? Yup. We know you have and today we’ll teach you how to do it with free open source software you may already have installed on your PC.

 

1. Download VLC Media Player

First things first, download VLC Media Player and install it if you don’t already have it. Aside from being probably the best media player ever created, VLC’s wide range of codecs will allow you to easily extract the audio even from super obscure video files using rarely used [...]

 
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July 30, 2017

Thinkware X550 Review

Introduction

In the premium dashcam product category, one of the most well known manufacturers is Thinkware, an innovative Korean company which has been in the automotive electronics business since the late 1990’s.

Currently their primary product line is their dashcams and today we’ll be reviewing the Thinkware Dash Cam X550 which is a new premium dashcam from the company sporting not only high quality video, but also a few more features such as parking mode recording and some innovative driver assistance features as well.

Let’s take a closer look.

Specifications Manufacturer Thinkware Model X550 Display 2.7″ Color LCD [...]
 
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July 7, 2017

How to Use Your Old Router as a Wi-Fi Adapter (Wireless Bridge)

If you have an old router lying around, you can easily turn it into a wireless bridge for your PC, home entertainment center, or anything else that requires a physical connection. This is beneficial because routers tend to come with more powerful antennas that offer greater signal strength than your average Wi-Fi adapter and it’s a great way to recycle old hardware.

 

The Preparation: Install DD-WRT

In order to get a router to work as a wireless bridge, it needs to be working in “client” mode. Unfortunately, most stock router firmwares won’t give you the option of turning your router into a client.

As such, if your [...]

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