Category Archives: Computers

Lenovo X220 (X230, X240) disassembly & SSD upgrade guide

Please find below photos showing Lenovo ThinkPad X220 disassembly and mSATA SSD upgrade. WiFi is also easily upgradeable (make sure to get whitelisted card or modified BIOS) Lastly, 2.5″ SSD is upgradeable without even opening up the case šŸ˜‰ NOTE: I recommend theĀ Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD for the mSATA SSD. This drive costs < $90 at Amazon with free shipping. For the 2.5″ drive I recommend a largerĀ SSD like the Samsung 850 EVO 500GBĀ which is roughly $160 on Amazon.

Yoga 2 Pro SSD Upgrade [HOWTO]

Please see photos below, with these simple steps you can upgrade to a faster andĀ higher-capacity mSATA drive. NOTE: I used a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD for the upgrade. This drive costs < $90 at Amazon with free shipping. Performance has been exceptional and the 500GB and 1TB drives also work well with the Yoga 2 Pro. šŸ™‚ TIP: Click any photo for a larger view.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 14″ SSD & RAM upgrade [photos]

NEW UPDATE: all photos are now posted at the bottom of the page! My top upgradeĀ recommendation for the Y700 is up theĀ Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SSD. The upgrade is easy and the performance is EXCELLENT šŸ™‚ Notes: -There are no screws under the rubber feet, do not take them offĀ šŸ™‚ +RAM isĀ Samsung M471A1G43DB0-CPB 8GB PC4-17000R DDR3-2133 2Rx8 SODIMM Laptop Memory -m.2 slot does not come with a screw for securing a new m.2 SSD +Once bottom cover is off, HDD

Building my new gaming PC

I built this bad boy gaming PC to play Battlefront with my friend Kevin. It has a i5-2500K CPU and a GTX 960 video card, 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. This was a photo taken in the garage while I was building the PC. It was using a super old temporary power supply without the video card being fully powered. Since then I have upgraded to a much nicer PSU. The cooler is recycled as is as many components

Dell dock: monitors non-responsive after sleep

I am setting up a new office with two HP 27xw monitors connected to a Dell e-dock. Everything is working quite nicely, except after going to sleep, the monitors are no longer visible to Windows. So far, the workaround is to press the physical undock button (releasing the laptop) and then re-dock the system. All while keeping the laptop’s lid/display closed. Also, to prevent this from happening I have set Windows 10 to never put displays to sleep when the

NUC cannot enter BIOS/UEFI [SOLVED]

Q. Help! I have a new little Intel NUC computer and I can’tĀ get it to enter the BIOS šŸ™ I have a monitor hooked up with HDMI and a keyboard via USB. I checked the keyboard on another computer and it works great, but on the NUC I can never get it to enter the BIOS in time on bootup! Please help! -Richard A. Hi Richard, is that keyboard connected to the back of the NUC? If not, you probably

Fix Dell XPS 13 5GHz wifi speed issues [SOLVED]

When I first connected my Dell XPS 13 to my ASUS router I was quite impressed by the 893Mbps connection speed. However, a few days later and I could not even see the 5GHz wifi network. šŸ™ I was stuck at 144Mbps and not loving it. After experimenting with the drivers, I determined that an automatic driver update had effectively disabled the 5GHz capability of the internal wifi card and that by reverting to the original (stock) Windows 8.1 driver

Dell XPS 13 SSD upgrade to 512GB [2015]

2015/07 UPDATE:Ā for my Dell XPS 13 (2015 infinity display) I completed the 512GB SSD upgrade about 4 months ago andĀ I highly recommend the upgrade!Ā Here are the new performance numbers: ———————————————————————– CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 Shizuku Edition x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/ ———————————————————————– * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s] Sequential Read : 481.072 MB/s Sequential Write : 436.664 MB/s Random Read 512KB : 329.971 MB/s Random Write 512KB : 392.295 MB/s Random Read 4KB (QD=1) :