Monday, November 29, 2010

How To Get Rid Of Overheating CPU?

For smooth running of the computer you should make sure it is working correctly. Although you may have the right software for your PC but another aspect to deal with is Overheating. When the computer is in running state, it generates heat. All the components like hard disk, motherboard, video card and processor generates heat. Heat dissipation increases with increase in hardware.

Cooling systems

cpu overheatingFans and heat sinks are the cooling systems installed by computer manufacturers to reduce heat produced. Over clocked machines or high-end systems may have customized systems that include liquid or gas cooling. Heat is dissipated by drawing it with the help of heat sink. Cool air is passed by the fan attached to heat sink. Fans are of two types: one that blows air out and the other blows in. Fans that blow air inwards are attached to heat sinks and while the fans attached to CPU have two fans. One blows in and other blows out.

Causes of overheating

• Over clocking – To increase the performance and speed over clocking is done. It causes more heat due to modification of the frequency and voltage of the device. The system will overheat if over clocked systems does not have customized or high-performance cooling systems.

• Malfunctioning or blocked fans – Generally fans are attached to components like video cards, processor and CPU case. Even if one or all of them gets malfunctioned or blocked, much heat is produced as insufficient air blows in or out. Halt in working of fans may be caused by dust, dirt or other particles.

• CPU location – A cooling system may become useless if heat is not able to escape. This happens in cases when the computer is located at a congested area as airflow is also restricted.

• Improper airflow – Overheating can also be caused by improper arrangement of cables and other components inside the CPU case.

The dangers of CPU overheating

• Shortens life span of components – Overheating can shorten the life span of components. E.g. overheated video cards have less life as compared to normal ones.

• Consume lot of electricity – Overheated device consumes more electricity due to reduced efficiency.

• Melt your device – Plastic components may get melted due to overheating. E.g. a blocked fan may melt the socket or motherboard.

• Causes fire – Shells and cables may catch fire because of melting caused by overheating.

Common signs of overheating

• Frequent shutdowns

• Noisy fans

• Hot exhaust

• Frequent and sudden restarts

Getting rid of overheating

Increase in consumption of electricity is another drawback of overheating. Tips to prevent overheating:

• Invest in better cooling system – An efficient cooling system should be used in case of high end systems. You can either buy pricey gas or water cooling systems, or buy heavy duty fans.

• Clean the CPU regularly – Fans and openings are blocked by dust and dirt. So you should clean your PC with brush or a portable vacuum cleaner.

• Let the CPU breathe – The CPU must not be placed inside a closed cabinet or under a tight desk. It should be placed in an area where cool air can get inside and hot air can blow out.

• Rearrange the cables –Cables should be arranged in such a way that they do not restrict air from cooling system. Hard drives should be placed apart in the case. Use round type cables instead of flat IDE cables.

A temporary fix

You can open the case for some time if you do not have enough cash to buy cooling system. When the system is running you should place the electric fan in front of it to cool the system down. Remember to replace the case after you turn off the computer so that dirt particles cannot enter inside.

How To Get Rid Of Cookies?

When you visit some website then information about you and the pages you have visited gets stored in HTTP cookies or simply cookies.

What Are Web Cookies?

Cookies The information sent by a website or web server about you to your browser is stored in cookies. Whole of data is stored in your hard disk.

Authenticating sessions, tracking sessions with websites that need log-ins and maintaining preferences like page layout, page size and other features are stored in cookies but the main purpose of cookies is to differentiate users from each other and remembering them. For accessing website’s services, cookies also remember the information like usernames and passwords. Cookies are not executable codes but text files only. Cookies are NOT:

• Spyware or virus

• Only used for advertising purposes

• Causing abusive online ads or pop ups

• Causing spam

As cookies contain important information so these are prone to Cross-site scripting or exploits like XSS and hijacking of cookies through packet sniffing is also possible.

Other use of cookies

All the preferences from choosing language to number of search results per page are stored in cookies. Also information about previously visited websites is also stored in cookies. Due to increase in malicious software and spyware, privacy of cookies has become a concern.

Security and privacy concerns

The web server sends cookies back and forth when you browse any website using cookies. As these cookies contain sensitive information like passwords and usernames which can be intercepted easily and data can be used for illegal means also. Although in modern browsers you can actually accept or reject cookies. Also you may set your browser to automatically reject cookies if you are much concerned about your private data. However some websites may not work properly if you disable cookies all the time. So the best option is to get rid of cookies each time you are done surfing.

Getting rid of cookies

You don’t need to download any kind of software as it is easier to remove cookies. Different browsers and user accounts store cookies differently. So to get rid of cookies you need to open each browser in each account. You can remove cookies if you are using internet explorer by following means:

1. After opening Internet Explorer, go to tools menu and make sure only one instance of the program is running.

2. Click on “Internet Options”.

3. Click “Delete cookies” on general tab.

4. After that click OK.

You can also do this by right clicking Internet Explorer icon and selecting properties and then following step 3 and 4 to delete cookies.
In case of Firefox, you can do following:

1. After opening Firefox click on “Tools” menu.

2. Select “Options”.

3. Click on “Privacy tab” and then click on “Clear Private Data” button.

4. Make sure you select the check box for cookies after a small menu appears. After that click on OK.

To automatically delete cookies and private data, you can press CTRL+SHIFT+DEL in Firefox. This will remove all private data and cookies when you close the browser. By following ways, you can do this:

• Go to tools and then click Options.

• Click on privacy tab and click on the box that shows “Always clear my private data when I close Firefox”.

• Then click on settings and see if check box of cookies is checked.

To access secure connections you may also avoid shared or public computers. If not then clear the cookies after surfing. You may also request the owner to remove cookies if the access is restricted. You need to be careful as hackers can easily steal cookies and use them for illegal purposes.

What is Spirituality?

Spirituality can be described as an ultimate reality or it can also be explained as a transcendent dimension of this world. In other words, spirituality is an inner path that enables a person to discover the inner essence of her or his being.

In complex technical language it can be defined as the “deepest meanings and values through which people live.” Spiritual activities including prayer, contemplation and meditation are very helpful in order to develop the inner life of an individual. Such practices usually lead to an ultimate experience of connectedness with a larger reality; with a more comprehensive inner self; with the human community or other individuals; with the cosmos or the nature; and with the divine realm.

People look towards spirituality as a source of inspiration and orientation in life. It strengthens the belief of human beings in immaterial realities and it also provides the experiences of the transcendental nature of the world.

Spirituality with different point of views
Religions have regarded the process of spirituality as an integral segment of religious experience. Many people still equate spirituality with religion. But the reducing membership of organised religions and the intensive growth of secularism (especially in the western world) have given a broader meaning to the spirituality.

spiritualityFrom the secular point of view, spirituality is a process which is less structured, more personalized and more open to new ideas. Spirituality is such an effective term that even some atheists are also spiritual. While atheism has a basic tendency to lean towards the scepticism regarding various supernatural claims, some atheists have defined “spirituality” as nurturing emotions, thoughts, actions and words that are in harmony with the basic belief that the whole universe is connected in some way.

Spirituality is very much associated with the Hindu religion; in fact the whole Hindu religion is based upon the spiritual aspects of the universe. The Hindu religion is one of the oldest religions of the world and various other religions like Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism etc have been derived from the Hindu religion only. All these religions share the aspects of spirituality with the Hindu religion. Moreover, in Hindu religion most sacred books—even the Vedas—are also dedicated to spirituality. In Hindu religion, spirituality is a way to get connected with the Divine and the invisible energy. In fact, other major religions of the world like Christian and Islam also put stress on the spiritual aspects of the human mind.

As a science
Various authors have suggested that spirituality, as a concept, finds deep relationships with the quantum physics. For example, philosopher-physicist Ken Wilber and Fritjof Capra, proposed an “Integral Theory of Consciousness”. Moreover, Amit Goswami, a theoretical nuclear physicist also favours the scientific theory of spirituality. According to Mr. Goswami, spirituality is a way of achieving universal consciousness.

According to Ervin László, “quantum vacuum” is the most fundamental information and energy- carrying field ( also known as the Akashic field) and spirituality is the best gateway to penetrate into the Akashic field. Spirituality is a way of discovering the inner selves.

Google Optimization

10 tips / tips to consider optimizing your site before sending it to Google. Following these tips can get Google to record better your website.

1. If your website has the Welcome screen,
make sure you have a text link that allows visitors access the site. It is common to see many sites with a welcome screen very striking and full of effects thrown into Flash but no other way to access the site. It is advisable to have a text link that gives access to the site “traditionally” because Google can not read Flash pages and therefore can not access the rest of the site.

2. Sure not to have broken links.
Sounds pretty obvious. But it’s impressive the number of errors experienced by the Google engine daily due to broken links. So we would have to check all internal links on our site.

3. Check the labels TITLE
The title of the pages is very important to Google, so you should check that the TITLE tag is relevant to the content of the page in question. This does not mean you have to put a title of more than 20 words, but rather in keeping with the content and easy to read by search engines and surfers.

4. Check the META tags
Rumors that Google is not interested in the META tags are not entirely certain. Google uses these tags to describe a website when there is too much code to read. So enter some valid as META tags KEYWORDS and DESCRIPTION for keywords and site description respectively.

5. Check ALT tags
ALT tags should be the least likely used by webmasters. We add these tags to describe images for them. They are not a factor, but a plus for Google.

6. Check your frames (frames)
A frame is a frame or separate box in which we can load a web page. If you use frames that Google can not index us 100%. I personally recommend not using frames, but if you decide to use them read this article.

7. Have you got dynamic pages?
It is known that the web evolved greatly in recent years, and that more and more pages based on dynamic scripting languages (PHP, ASP, etc.).. But it seems that Google is limiting the amount of dynamic pages it indexes, so we could include some static pages … when the momentum is not necessary.

8. Regularly update
This is a very important aspect that you should consider, as quickly Google indexes more pages that are updated with some regularity. Podes note that the number of pages indexed by the search engine is increased if you update daily, but may stagnate or decrease if not provide new content. I recommend you put a META option in the header to tell Google how often you should return to reindex.

9. Robots.txt
This file can be very helpful if we use it correctly. With robots.txt you can filter search engines recorded our website and to restrict access to certain URL’s that do not want to be indexed (login page, file folders, etc.).

10. “Cahe Cache or not?
Google maintains a cache of some pages to have a faster access to them. Some webmasters prefer not to be cached, or Google cachee our pages all we have to do is place the following META tag between the heads:

* META NAME = “ROBOTS” CONTENT = “NOARCHIVE”
* With that prevent robots from caching and archiving our pages.

Quick Ways to Increase Your Alexa Rank

1. Install the Alexa toolbar or Firefox’s SearchStatus extension and set your blog as your homepage. This is the most basic step.



2. Put up an Alexa rank widget on your website. I did this a few days ago and receive a fair amount of clicks every day. According to some, each click counts as a visit even if the toolbar is not used by the visitor.

3. Encourage others to use the Alexa toolbar. This includes friends, fellow webmasters as well as site visitors/blog readers. Be sure to link to Alexa’s full explanation of their toolbar and tracking system so your readers know what installing the toolbar or extension entails.

4. Work in an Office or own a company? Get the Alexa toolbar or SS Firefox extension installed on all computers and set your website as the homepage for all browsers. Perhaps it will be useful to note that this may work only when dynamic or different IPs are used.

5. Get friends to review and rate your Alexa website profile. Not entirely sure of its impact on rankings but it might help in some way.

6. Write or Blog about Alexa. Webmaster and bloggers love to hear about ways to increase their Alexa rank. They’ll link to you and send you targeted traffic (i.e. visitors with the toolbar already installed). This gradually has effects on your Alexa ranking.

7. Flaunt your URL in webmaster forums. Webmasters usually have the toolbar installed. You’ll get webmasters to visit your website and offer useful feedback. It’s also a good way to give back to the community if you have useful articles to share with others.

8. Write content that is related to webmasters. This can fall in the category of domaining and SEO, two fields in which most webmasters will have the Alexa toolbar installed. Promote your content on social networking websites and webmaster forums.

9. Use Alexa redirects on your website URL. Try this: http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?www.doshdosh.com . Replace doshdosh.com with the URL for your website. Leave this redirected URL in blog comments as well as forum signatures. This redirect will count a unique IP address once a day so clicking it multiple times won’t help. There is no official proof that redirects positively benefit your Alexa Rank, so use with caution.

10. Post in Asian social networking websites or forums. Some webmasters have suggested that East Asian web users are big Alexa toolbar fans, judging by the presence of several Asia-based websites in the Alexa Top 500. I suggest trying this only if you have the time or capacity to do so.

11. Create a webmaster tools section on your website. This is a magnet for webmasters who will often revisit your website to gain access to the tools. Aaron Wall’s webpage on SEOTools is a very good example.

12. Get Dugg or Stumbled. This usually brings massive numbers of visitors to your website and the sheer amount will have a positive impact on your Alexa Rank. Naturally, you’ll need to develop link worthy material.

13. Use PayperClick Campaigns. Buying advertisements on search engines such as Google or Exact Seek will help bring in Traffic. Doubly useful when your ad is highly relevant to webmasters.

14. Create an Alexa category on your blog and use it to include any articles or news about Alexa. This acts as an easily accessible resource for webmasters or casual search visitors while helping you rank in the search engines.

15. Optimize your popular posts. Got a popular post that consistently receives traffic from the search engines? Include a widget/graph at the bottom of the post, link to your Alexa post or use Alexa redirection on your internal URLs.

16. Buy banners and links for traffic from webmaster forums and websites. A prominent and well displayed ad will drive lots of webmaster traffic to your website, which can significantly boost your rank.

17. Hire forum posters to pimp your website. Either buy signatures in webmaster forums or promote specific articles or material in your website on a regular basis. You can easily find posters for hire in Digital Point and other webmaster forums.

18. Pay Cybercafe owners to install the Alexa toolbar and set your website as the homepage for all their computers. This might be difficult to arrange and isn’t really a viable solution for most. I’m keeping this one in because some have suggested that it does work.

19. Use MySpace . This is a little shady so I don’t recommended it unless you’re really interested in artificially inflating your Alexa Rank. Use visually attractive pictures or banners and link them to your redirected Alexa URL. This will be most effective if your website has content that is actually relevant to the MySpace Crowd.

20. Try Alexa auto-surfs. Do they work? Maybe for brand new sites. I think they are mostly suitable for new websites with a very poor Alexa rank. Note that there be problems when you try to use auto surfs alongside contextual ads like Adsense. They aren’t also long term solutions to improving your Alexa Rank so I suggest using with caution.

Some More Amazing Facts

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Al Capo ne’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the
back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps; they don’t appear until the child
reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full
moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line
would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an
average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears
never stop growing.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and
“lollipop” with your right.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of die! sel
that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely
solid.

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are
read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”:
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in
order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”

There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewable Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks;
otherwise it will digest itself.

You May Not Know……

1. Coca-Cola was originally green.

2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

3. The name of all the continents ends with the same
letter that they start with.

4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

5. There are two credit cards for every person in the
United States .

6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made
using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!

8. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath..

9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

10. People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because
when you Sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

11. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up
into the sky.

12. The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is
said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

13. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
If you try to Suppress a sneeze; you can rupture a blood vessel in
your head or neck and die.

14. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents
great king from History. “Spades” – King David; “Clubs” – Alexander
the Great; ” Hearts” – Charlemagne; “Diamonds” – Julius Caesar.

15. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

16. If a statue of a warrior on a horse has both
front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the
horse has one front leg in the air, the person died
as a result of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the
person died of natural causes.

17 What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes,
windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
Ans. – All invented by women.

18. Honey – This is the only food that doesn’t spoil.

19. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

20. A snail can sleep for three years.

21. All polar bears are left handed.

22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by
eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

23. Butterflies taste with their feet.

24. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

25. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been
domesticated.

26. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

27. Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.

28. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only
the left hand.

29. The ant always falls over on its right side when
intoxicated.

30. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

31. The human heart creates enough pressure when it
pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

32. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two
rats could have over million descendants.

33. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase
the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

34. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

35. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

36. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different

37. And finally 99% of people who read this will try
to lick their elbow.