There are several factors contributing to the shortage, and reports are now coming out that it’s likely to extend well into 2023.
What does this mean for consumers?
Question from Lexie H.: I was out shopping for a new computer today and I noticed that some computers make more noise than others.
The salesman I was talking to said it’s normal for some models to be louder than others but he couldn’t explain why that is.
Can you tell me why some computers are really loud while others are really quiet? Also, are the louder ones better or worse than the quiet ones?
Rick’s answer: [Read more…]
Question from Ron K.: Rick, this might seem like a frivolous question (and I admit that it is), but is there any way to determine the total number of hours and minutes that my Dell desktop computer has been powered on since I bought it in May 2008? No biggie if there isn’t, I’m just curious.
Rick’s answer: That isn’t a frivolous question at all Ron. Now you have me curious about how long my PCs have been powered up as well.
To answer your question, I don’t know of any way to use Windows itself to determine the total uptime of a computer, but I do know of a way to get a fairly accurate estimate: [Read more…]