Matt Smith

Joined May 2010

Matthew Smith is a freelance writer living in Portland Oregon. He also writes for Twitter or .

Feel free to contact at mattsmith@makeuseof.com

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Test Your Graphics Card Stability with Furmark [Gaming]

27th May, 2010

Furmark is a free utility which is designed to perform a graphics card stability test to determine performance and stability. The goal of Furmark is to help you put your video card under the most extreme circumstances possible so that you know your video card can handle the latest games. Furmark is capable of putting […]

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How to Make an Animated GIF Image with GIMP

26th May, 2010

Animated GIF images are a great way to attract attention to certain parts of your site, create simple but effective banner ads, or simply have fun. Memorializing your favorite scenes from movies in GIF format is a riot. However, there are not very many good GIF editing programs available for free. Those which are available […]

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How To Overclock An ATI Video Card With ATI Overdrive

24th May, 2010

Overclocking is the art of increasing the speed of computer hardware beyond stock settings and is a popular way of improving computer performance. Video cards, like many other components, can be overclocked in order to increase performance in games. If you ever wanted to overclock your video card, it used to be difficult, but competition […]

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How Intel Turbo Boost Works [Technology Explained]

23rd May, 2010

Normally the computer processor in your laptop or desktop has a standard clock speed which partially determines how quickly it performs. While the processor might lower its clock speed at times in order to conserve power, the clock speed which is stated when you buy the computer is the fastest clock speed you’ll receive unless […]