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Should you defrag a solid state drive?

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Should you defrag a solid state drive? The short answer is NO. Files are stored on your solid state drives differently from how they are stored on a conventional hard drive. When a file is deleted, it leaves a space there. When another file comes along, that is bigger than that space, Windows stores part […]

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IT Companies

FRANKENSTEIN-LOGO

We find that most of our competition worries more about the money or bottom line than they do about customer service. It amazes me how bad some IT companies treat their clients even though they charge more than we do. Frankenstein Computers always places the customer’s needs before our own. We will do whatever it […]

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Preventing Infection

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While everybody who uses the Internet should have good anti-virus protection, all too often this is simply not enough.  When using the Internet everyone should be practicing safe browsing habits as well.  When it comes to the Internet there is no such thing as 100% protection, your computer is a tool and it is only […]

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Intel’s Computer on a Stick

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This TINY computer from Intel, running around $100, is meant for those that want to plug their computer into their TVs so that they aren’t limited to sitting at a computer desk to watch streaming video. About 4in long it’s got a lot of power packed into its small frame. Boasting a quad-core 1.4Ghz processor […]

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AC5300 Ultra Wi-Fi Router

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This router is boasting some of the best stats that you can get without breaking the bank. Currently retailing for around $300 this router features some amazing tech that makes it perfect for larger homes that rely mostly on Wi-Fi for their home networks. Boasting speeds of up to 5330 Mbps it’s by far the […]

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IT Support Austin

Our computer repair includes Macs too

With all of the bad in the world when it comes to computers, it helps to have an IT company you can trust. Here at Frankenstein Computers, we strive to offer the best IT support possible without breaking your bank account. We have a very knowledgeable and professional staff willing to do whatever it takes […]

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Server 2003 end of life

Server 2003

Microsoft has set the expiration date on the Server 2003 Operating System to July 14th, 2015. This does not mean that your 2003 Server will stop working on that day but it does mean that your server will become more vulnerable to attack every day after that as it will no longer be getting security […]

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Computer Repair Austin

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There are many different options for computer repair in Austin. Here at Frankenstein Computers, we understand that you cannot be without your computer for long. We know that our repair services need to be fast and need to be done at a fair price. We take pride in our turnaround time and always keep our […]

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CryptoWall 2.0

Cryptowall 2.0

A new version of the CryptoWall ransomware has been released, titled CryptoWall 2.0, that includes numerous “enhancements” by the malware developer, to resolve issues in the previous version.  Since it was first released, CryptoWall has been a huge threat for computer users and network administrators, as it will encrypt all local data, as well as all data found on network shares. […]

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Use Google Drive or Another Cloud Service?

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Google recently announced that it’s added a new feature to its cloud service, Google Drive, that will let users more easily launch files that they’ve saved in the cloud. The “catch” is that this new feature is available only as an optional Chrome extension. It will work by letting users right-click on an application they’ve stored in […]

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