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We do the legwork to find you the best computer at the best price.  We'll help you buy and set up your new computer.

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We'll get your computer up and running. No job is too big or too small.

You may not need a new computer. We'll explore upgrade options with you and explain your alternatives in plain English.

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We teach you how to use your computer and its programs in the comfort of your home or on our state of the art equipment.

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Computer Guide
The Processor

Also called the CPU, or Central Processing Unit, the Processor determines the speed of the computer

For many years, Intel was king. AMD was barely a competitor. AMD chips were known for not being as fast or as good at certain things as Intel processors.

Moore's Law, named for Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, states that the number of transistors on a chip will double approximately every two years.

Beginning with its K-6 processor, AMD began producing processors that were on a par with Intel processors. Now AMD produces processors that some say are better than the best Intel processors, and at a cheaper price.

Processor speed is measured in Megahertz (MHz) and Gigahertz (GHz). Generally, the faster the speed in of the processor (i.e. 2.0GHz), the faster the computer, although other factors are involved.

• Intel has been making quality processors for a long time
• Their processors are of a high quality, but can be expensive.
• AMD doesn't have quite the track record that Intel has.
• AMD’s current crop of processors is highly rated, and can be relatively inexpensive.






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Mr. Schwartz has been hired by local school districts and businesses to do computer installations and repairs. He has also been serving computer owners and computer owners-to-be in the St. Lawrence Valley for over 12 years.



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