There are many resources available for all your computing needs. Here are some you simply can’t live without. Just click the company logos to be directed to these invaluable websites.



One of the most informative resources out there. Charles “Black Viper” Sparks has spent countless hours on putting together a site to help improve and strengthen your operating system.

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Some of the best information out there about computing. From benchmark tests on video cards and processors, to in depth reviews. If you want to know what’s up-and-coming or simply want to learn what hardware will perform better, this is your best source!

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Want to enhance your laptop’s video performance? Then this is it! Some of the most informative reviews and best resources for performance increases for your laptop. Guides on overclocking to custom INF files. Plus, keep up to date on all the new drivers from ATI and nVidia.

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When you want to wipe your hard drive to prepare for a new OS installation, or even destroy the data so you can recycle the drive … this is best software to do so. Most drive manufacturers will often have diagnostic software that will enable you to zero out (write zeros or low level format) your hard drives. But in most cases, this software is far superior. With in depth guides, you can do this all on your own with KillDisk.




Another great low level format tool, is MHDD by HDD Guru. This utility can be used in almost any environment. With simple DOS based menus, this HDD Low Level Format utility is free for home use. It can erase and Low-Level Format a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. Will also work with any USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures as well as SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media. An option to quickly wipe partitions and MBR data is also available.

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SPEEDTEST.NET is a free broadband connection analysis website founded by Ookla Net Metrics in 2006. Users can test their internet speed against hundreds of geographically dispersed servers around the world. At the end of each test, users are presented with their download (the speed of data from the server to their computer) and upload (the speed of sending data from the user’s computer to the server) bandwidth speeds. The tests are performed completely within the user’s web browser over HTTP (just like normal web browsing). Since its inception, over 4 billion speed tests have been completed. The site also offers detailed statistics based on users’ test results. This data has been used by numerous publications in the analysis of internet speed around the world.