February 2008 Newsletter #2


Dual Core Doldrums

Why dual core processors may not be what you think they should be. Rob sheds some light on his experience.

OverDrive beta

Our full tests have gone into OverDrive! Scan your PC again for a new look and better results.

Dual Core – Double Delicious

Does dual core mean double the speed? Do you need dual core? The basics and more.

Music Video Contest

Set the PC Pitstop music to video and compete for an awesome prize!


Free Performance Scan

Optimize 2.0

Now with a deeper registry scan and even more tweaks to maximize the performance of your PC!

Introducing TechTalk

A more convenient, organized, and searchable home for PC Pitstop original content. Tell us what you think!


Virtual 3D

There’s an exciting future for 3D, and not just for gaming. This technology is demonstrated in Bill’s latest article!


Driver Alert

Driver Alert

PC Update

Improve system functionality & stability.

Free Spyware Scan



Stop Spyware from slowing your PC.

Disk Health

Disk MD

Drive Refresh

Keep your Hard Drives working at full speed!

Personal Data Profiler


PC Profiler

Learn what others may discover about you!

Win Patrol Free Trial


PC Watchdog

Who is watching your PC’s front door?

Full Test

Full Test

PC Checkup

Most complete
PC analysis available.


Intel vs AMD Survey Results

The results of processor survey are in. What brand offers the best value, best technology & most reliability?

Multi-Processors Trends

The Pitstop Research team documents the increasing prevalence of PCs with multi-processors.


We all get it, we all wish it would go away. What types do most people get, and how often?


You could win $100 for participating in our current surveys!
See all past winners.


Clean Photocopy and Scan

Try this tip if you are tired of messy copies and scans that capture reverse side text. Thanks to bcwilson.

Disable Vista Auto Update

SP1 SEEMS like it’s available, but downloads don’t finish. Check out this tip from Jacee.

Surf the Web Your Way

Use these tips to surf the web more efficiently with less back and forward button pressing. Thanks to Minnie.


$100 goes to the best tips each month.


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