Back to School, Back To Computers

For most students, it is back to school. And when that school opens, expect a lot of research and computer work to ensue. Hence, it is going to be a busy season for kids but also for the computer.

Among the usual things to expect would be typing of reports and for the aspiring professionals, programming using their chosen language. To some, it may also be Adobe Photoshop time as they would need to prepare graphics for presentations to be shown at school. Enumerate a lot of those and you can just imagine what a PC would say. “All those tasks for one computer?”

Normally, most students are equipped with the latest computer technology so breakdowns may be seen as remote. But just the same, in whatever task they are doing, it would be wise to make backups just in case the unfortunate thing of crashes would come forth. This is the best precautionary measure that a student should take since factors like viruses or hardware failures can occur at times they least expect it.

For families with more than one child using the computer, time and schedule of use may be a problem. Normally, they would take turns but you cannot discount the possibility that some siblings may have to do rush work or stay long in one PC. With that in mind, would it be feasible to buy another computer?

At times, this is a scenario to which parents would but a second PC but not necessarily a high-end one. As long as they can browse or type, a lower PC like perhaps a Pentium III or Pentium IV will do. Besides, its just an alternate computer anyway.

Avoid PC Crashes from Memory Module Inconsistency

If people had their way, as long as a memory module would fit onto the motherboard slot, they would install them. But wait. Memory modules also have their proper classifications as well. This dates back to the type of memory modules that are acceptable.

We look back at the Pentium III or IV. If you will recall, they had these tags of either a PC 100 or PC 133. To this day we see them still and one thing you will note, memory modules of a different kind do not work well together. You will notice this if you dare try. Other than seeing your operating system not loading properly, you will get tons of blue screens which will point to numbers which you may try to figure out.

While you are busy trying to determine which hardware component this may be, take out one of the memory modules and see if the blue screen will go away. If it does, then you are trying to do something that will be constantly giving you headaches.

At times when you may not even know which is the proper ram module to use, it would be best to try them one at a time. Module compatibility also depends on how the motherboard will accommodate them. After you have determined which specific module type is acceptable, then that is perhaps the best way to stick to the brand that suits your PC.

Testing memory modules will not really hurt your PC immediately. But if you are wise and cautious, it would be best to stick to the actual PC specs given and avoid experimenting for the proper well-being of your PC.