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Experienced in complete system builds where knowledge of kinds and types of motherboards, processors, and RAM have to be compatible. This includes intermediate knowledge of video card technologies and the troubleshooting and repair of problems associated with said hardware.

Mike Rigsby

Areas of expertise: PC Hardware, Peripherals, Barcode Scanners, Printers, and Applications, Networking, Microsoft Applications. I am good at researching issues and have a lot of contacts in the IT industry. So, if I can't directly answer a question I can likely find the answer. Areas I won't be much help in: Apple Computers, Linux, older Networking technologies like Token Ring, or Thick/Thinnet.


I can answer most No POST problems, compatibility between parts, upgrade options, troubleshooting, etc. Before you ask me a question, please do some research. I do not give PC speed reviews for video games.


I have nearly two decades of experience in IT, computer repair, and related fields and will attempt to provide the most solid, brand-agnostic advice when it comes time to purchase a new computer, or upgrade an existing machine. I can answer anything from the seemingly basic to the downright complicated - and will do my best to provide this information in a clear and concise manner.


Support Engineer with years of on-site and on-call expertise in computer Hardware and OS related issues.

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2017-01-17 Wifi?:

Sadly many hotels have really poor wifi.   Unfortunately you're pretty limited in your options. You could go to a local stop for whatever your cell carrier is and buy a cellular hotspot device, or if your

2017-01-07 Network Adapter Question:

The kind of sticky answer here is "yes and no." Ultimately there may be hardware differences that improve throughput or request handling on the adapter, but more likely than not the real "secret sauce"

2016-12-26 RAM:

Yes. If your computer is running slow you may want to look into system tweaks. Go to and check out his Win10 system tweaks.  It certainly would not hurt to increase the RAM to the maximum

2016-12-17 Curious:

Sounds like the LCD panel is damaged, but without a picture or hands-on with the machine it's impossible to say that with certainty. If that is the case, the only "fix" is full replacement of the panel

2016-12-06 Computer:

For the use you described, most everything you can buy will do. No special amount of RAM or processor speed is needed. For your price you will probably get 4gigs RAM and a quad core processor. I don't

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