New RAM Challenger Approaching

New RAM Challenger Approaching

The DRAM market has had a lot of controversy in the past few years, from the shortages in 2017 and 2018. To the alleged price fixing in 2018. There are 3 major manufacturers of DRAM, Samsung, Hynix, and Micron. These three suppliers have basically had a stranglehold on the market. Well now we have China […]

Think you may be spending an excessive amount of time on your phone?

Think you may be spending an excessive amount of time on your phone?

Smartphones are a crucial part of our lives that help in areas such as communication, daily commute and scheduling. But how much unnecessary time is spent on other things? Google announced Android phones must come with a digital wellbeing app installed that indicates how much time an individual spends on the device and every application […]

Computer Repair Austin

Computer Repair Austin

Frankenstein Computers turns 20 this year! We can work on over 50 computers at the same time which means we can get your computer back to you even faster, especially during busy times. Now when you drop your computer off at Frankenstein Computers you can bet it will be up and on the bench with […]

Fall Clean Up for Your Computer

Fall Clean Up for Your Computer

It’s finally Fall!!!  That means it’s time to clean up your PCs and Macs.  During the course of the year, your fans inside your computers move a lot of air.  In that air is a lot of dust, lint and hair.   Regular cleaning of the fans, openings and heat sinks is a must if you […]

What To Do With IT Equipment After Employee Termination

What To Do With IT Equipment After Employee Termination

We have all seen the situation where an employee has left the company or been terminated, for whatever reason, and a decision has to be made about the computer and/or phone they were using while employed. If the equipment is still viable, it should be re-purposed for new or existing employees. The question is what […]

Computer Slow? Can it breathe?

Computer Slow? Can it breathe?

A huge part of computer repair and IT Support is dealing with “slow” systems. Now slow is not only a relative term but can be a symptom of many different causes. A simple way to fix this sometimes is to simply clean your system physically. Dust is a great insulator for heat and heat is […]

300Hz refresh rate screen for gaming laptops.

300Hz refresh rate screen for gaming laptops.

Asus has stirred up interest in its gaming display for laptops. These are being tagged as gaming machines with 300Hz displays—meaning? These are gaming laptops that can push refresh rates to 300Hz. If you’re buying a gaming laptop, you’ll want to consider two more factors: refresh rate and response time. Measured in hertz, the refresh […]

Microsoft Enhances OneDrive With a Personal Vault

Microsoft Enhances OneDrive With a Personal Vault

Microsoft Enhances OneDrive With a Personal Vault  OneDrive is Microsoft cloud storage service allowing you to upload all files and photos and access them from any device. It can be used as a standalone product or as part of an Office 365 subscription. Access is by way of secure login, but Microsoft is introducing a […]

Google Effort To Stop Scams Ensnares Legit Computer Repair Services

Google Effort To Stop Scams Ensnares Legit Computer Repair Services

A Google attempt to stop tech support scams is facing complaints for also preventing legitimate hardware repair services from advertising over the search engine. On Tuesday July 16th, the repair website iFixit published an open letter to the Federal Trade Commission about Google’s decision last year to ban search ads from third-party tech support companies. […]

The End of Windows 7

The End of Windows 7

Please do not forget that Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server operating systems are coming up on their “end of life” on January 14, 2020. It is very important to understand what “end of life” for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server operating systems actually means. End of life is the term that Microsoft uses […]