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Properly Installing a SoundBlaster Sound Card in Windows

Properly Installing a SoundBlaster Sound Card in Windows

If you bought yourself a sound card for better audio and are not getting what you expected you may be the victim of poor defaults from the driver installation. I own a SoundBlaster Audigy SE and found that for a few years now the Creative Audio Control Panel has some strange settings by default leaving you clueless as to why only some of your speakers work and why it’s all echo’y.

Product Review: Arctic Alpine M1

Product Review: Arctic Alpine M1

The Artic Alpine M1 cooler is designed to enabled quiet computing on AMD’s AM1 platform. At around $10 USD, is it worth your money? I purchased one for my home server a while back and this article will detail my experience so far.

Product Review: Cryorig H7 Tower Cooler

Product Review: Cryorig H7 Tower Cooler

How do you make an AMD FX-8350 go from being loud and hot to cool and quiet? Having AMD’s stock cooler that is not the new Wraith redesign, I purchased the Cryorig H7 to find out if it could do the job.

Product Review: AmazonBasics USB 3.0 4-Port Hub

Product Review: AmazonBasics USB 3.0 4-Port Hub

As part of my recent office reorganization I moved my desktop to one side of the room, with my mouse/keyboard and monitors to the other. As such I was looking for a nice USB 3 HUB to use with my USB extension cable so I can still use my USB accessories without having to make trips back and forth to my tower. To solve my issues I purchased this 4 Port USB hub from Amazon.

Logitech Wave (K350 & M510): Tips and Tricks

Logitech Wave (K350 & M510): Tips and Tricks

The Logitech Wave is my favorite keyboard offering a slightly ergo curve to reduce pain in my wrists from RSI. However there are a few limitations and work arounds you should know to get the best experience with this keyboard.

End of the line: Toshiba C55D-B5214

End of the line: Toshiba C55D-B5214

The posts I have written about my Toshiba Satellite have turned out to be some of the most popular articles per date. However in an effort to provide the useful information I wanted to share it appears I have damaged it beyond repair.