Saturday, January 27, 2007

Upgrading your Video Graphics Card

To date, there has been a rigid outset of new and highly featured video graphics card spread over the market. A lot of this has to do with the new wave of games being offered over the personal computer genre and the response to the demands of higher capable graphics cards is becoming rampant as each year progresses.

Games and graphics applications have constantly demanded for higher specifications, a trend that has been normal for some time now. For some, upgrading their graphics cards has not been an option. But for computers that have been in use for more than 2 to 3 years, total revamp of their computers have become automatic to keep in step with the ever changing requirements based on the computer aspect of technology.

The choice lies on whether the need to upgrade the entire set or just the graphics display of a computer must be considered. For what it’s worth, it would depend on the purpose of the upgrade and the requirements of new programs installed in them. If they are merely after improving the current setup, perhaps only one aspect of the entire setup must be considered which can be the graphics card adaptor, memory or hard disk capacity and speed in all.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Inconveniences Caused by the Taiwan Earthquake

Many of you may have heard of the 7.2 scale earthquake that shook Taiwan some days back. While natural disasters have become common today, normal consumers who use the Internet medium may have noticed some connection problems, particularly that of Asia. While people may ask why in the world they would be affected, this is because of connections.

The Internet covers a wide network, and hence, if one point of the network would have problems, the result is an overall affect with regards to connection speed. There are usually pointed out as gateways or slingshot points where connections travel at any part of the world. And thanks to the earthquake a lot of underground cables as the undersea earthquake off the coast of Taiwan disrupted most communications, including mobile networks.

For the past days prior to the entry of the 2007 New Year, connections have been slowly restored and going back to normal. For people who love to download and access the web, such would be noticeable. Hence, the next time you see on the news why most Internet connections are lousy, thank natural phenomenon as the earthquake that shook Taiwan for it.

Taiwan Earthquake 2006