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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Finding Right Laptop Battery

* In comparison to NiCD and NiMH ones, Li Ion batteries don’t experience memory effect, due to which they only get refilled to the quantity discharged in the last cycle. This leads to incomplete charging. Moreover, when they don’t get discharged fully, they suffer a voltage drop. This makes the laptop inform the user as its battery being discharged before it actually discharges.

Lithium Ion ones are the most efficient, but like any other power storage device, they age. Thus, they require correct storage conditions to utilize maximum performance and for longevity. High temperatures destroy such batteries. Very cool surroundings do equivalent harm. So room temperature is most conducive. Also, the quality degrades whether you use it or not, since the ions keep corroding the electrode. Make sure that if you intend to store them for a longer time, they better be discharged enough about 50% and then store it in a moderate temperature.

Prefer to use them regularly. Plug them off and use their power for the operation until a low percentage. The life depends on the life cycles. One life cycle means fully charging the battery and then discharging it. If you discharge your battery to a percentage that doesn’t touch the bottom, around 30%, your charging cycle is bound to improve leading to the battery’s long life.

Batteries are available as per various capacities in MAh (Mega Ampere- Hour)- 2400 MAh, 4400MAh and so on. Some may have these values in Watt-Hour as well. To understand how much MAh this is equivalent to, use the formula

MAh= (Wh/volt) x 1000

The greater this value, the greater the energy storage capacity and the heavier and larger the battery is. The size also depends on the no of cells it contains. Cells are independent voltage devices and their number may vary from 3 to 12 in a battery.

It is always recommended to choose an original battery. No name batteries may promise the same power, but may not stand to its promise. A used battery may also be a viable option, but make sure that it hasn’t aged beyond three years. The manufacturing date is sufficient information to determine the age of a battery.

Fan Filter Units

A fan filter unit is important for any computer and can help reduce the risk of your fan failing and not working at its best, thereby now adding or drawing out enough air to keep all those essential components cool.

The first benefit you will find when you take advantage of a fan filter unit for your computer is that it eliminates the risk of dust getting into your computer. Not only is your fan at risk of dust, but it can get inside the casing and can cause problems with the internal components within the machine.

Signs that you may have dust in your machine is when your machine start whining. Don’t worry it is a sound you cannot ignore. The fan is one of the only components within your compute which has unsealed moving parts and is particularly susceptible to dust.

Think of the dust in your home. Most people assume that it is made up of human skin and while a large majority of the dust in your home is human skin, it is also pollen, pet hair and even plant seeds. Plant seeds in the warm confines of your computer case can be a devastating end to your computer system as you know it, resulting in you having to replace parts that seize due to plant growth within your machine.

The main benefit of fan filter units is that they eliminate the risk of dust, both on the fan and within the computer case. This can put your mind at ease that you are taking all the necessary precautions to help your computer perform at its best on a daily basis.

In addition to this, you will find that the fan filter units are affordable. These can be found in most computer supply stores and come in at different prices. It is always worthwhile to shop around and find the supplier who is going to provide you with the best quality at the lowest price. If you shop online, then you also enjoy the benefit of to the door delivery.

These fan filter units are quick and easy to install. They come with simple step by step manufacturer instructions and if you follow them you can have the filter in place within minutes.

There is the risk that when buying a fan filter unit that the filter pad comes in one piece and you have to cut it down to size. This is relatively easy to sort out. All you have to do is identify the size you need by measuring your fan casing. From here draw out the size on the filter pad and then cut it accordingly.

It is important to remember to change the filter pads on a regular basis. See if the fan filter unit you buy comes with more than one filter pad that you can change as and when needed. You will notice that after a couple of weeks the filter pad will change in colour as it catches all the dust and stops it from getting anywhere near the essential computer parts.

Green Data Centers can Save Energy

1. Consolidate Servers: Turn off any dead servers and optimize your existing servers.

2. Upgrade Servers: Move to energy efficient servers.

3. Change To High-Efficiency Power: This removes inefficiencies with multiple AC/DC conversions.

4. Monitor Power Use: Continuously check the servers for optimal efficiencies. This allows a data center to only use the amount of power needed and doing away with obsolete servers.

5. Implement Natural Cooling: Create effective cooling methods to use outside air. This reduces energy costs by 40 percent!

6. Improve Air Management: Redesign air management to prevent re-circulation of hot air from IT systems.

7. Find Optimal Environment: If possible, pick an environment that has cooler temperatures, low humidity and good airflow availability.

It may seem like the burgeoning of these solutions has reached its peak. But according to the worldwide public relations firm OpenPR, the Global Green Data center market was valued at USD 35.8 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach a market value of USD 148.22 billion by 2022, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.20% between 2017 and 2022. Environmental regulations, rising energy costs, expansion are a few challenges driving the need for energy efficient, sustainable infrastructures. Building a green infrastructure requires a holistic approach to the entire infrastructure and not just the IT equipment.

It is absolutely essential for a solutions provider to offer customizable and holistic data center solutions to companies around the world. They need to assess your needs and provide the right solutions to consolidate, redesign and relocate if necessary for optimal IT efficiency.

An industry-coveted IT team, who have extensive experience in design, implementation and operation of large, medium and small scale levels can make this possible.

Here’s How:

· Modular data center (MDC) design

· Hot and cold-aisle containment

· Power supply efficiency minimums

· Energy Star equipment

· Measure and track power and temperature

· Focus on virtualization

· Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) purchased for 100% of annual energy use.

Converting to a green data center has measurable returns. It can significantly reduce the energy costs in running your facility. It is not always capital-intensive and many-a-times, needs minimal amount of upfront costs. Before making any sizable investments in energy efficient technologies, track and evaluate your current environment and/or work with a solutions provider.

Steps Build a Gaming PC

The first step is developing a budget for a gaming computer. You can create an economical gaming system for $500 or go radical and spend thousands and thousands. A great homemade computer, handling any of today’s most popular games is usually built for right around $1,000.

Once you have a budget, look at what components are needed and the case you want to put them in. Here is where you play the mad scientist. Here is where you will have the most fun by researching the best brands for your dollar, seeking the coolest looking components and making sure they are all compatible and will fit nicely into the case you chose to house them in.

The assembly, which I said is a snap, is the icing on the cake, the achievement of your goal! It’s now time to load your favorite game and soak in the high!!

I hope this article motivated you to build your gaming computer. Now it’s time to research components and join forums that have similar computer builds to share their expertise. Don’t be overwhelmed with how many components you will have because when you finish building your rock solid gaming PC, you will appreciate the knowledge you’ve gained.