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How to Add More Memory to Your PC

How to Add More Memory to Your PC

This is a guest post by Mike Thimmesch Most people are unaware of the components that go into building a personal computer. You have probably heard words like “motherboard”, “CPU”, and “RAM”, but have little idea about what they mean, how they affect the speed at which information is processed, or how many files you […]

Test Your Flaky Computer’s RAM with Windows Memory Diagnostic

Test Your Flaky Computer’s RAM with Windows Memory Diagnostic

This is a guest post by Keith The flaky PC (as it is often referred) is a computer which acts normally most of the time, but occasionally quits active programs, delivers obscure error messages, or restarts entirely. So, what causes flaky PC syndrome? Although there is no single answer, one of the most common causes […]

Hardware CPU Guide Part II: Differences Between Intel and AMD CPU

Hardware CPU Guide Part II: Differences Between Intel and AMD CPU

This is the second part of the Hardware CPU Guide series. If you have missed the first part, you still can read the article factors that affect a CPU’s performance. When it comes to CPU, there are only two main players in the market: Intel and AMD. You may have seen reports saying that Intel […]

Hardware CPU Guide Part I: Factors That Affects a CPU’s Performance

Hardware CPU Guide Part I: Factors That Affects a CPU’s Performance

Being the brain of the computer, the CPU plays a very important role in determining the performance of the system. Unfortunately, when it comes to choosing the best CPU, you will probably feel like a lost sheep. With different brands, models, speeds and specifications to choose from, it can really be a difficult task to […]

Easily Troubleshoot Your Graphics Card With GPU-Z

Easily Troubleshoot Your Graphics Card With GPU-Z

I recently wrote about a great software utility that opened up a world of information about your motherboard, CPU, and RAM. Well, I have another great utility to tell you about, only this time it’s all about your graphics card. Though manufactured by different companies, GPU-Z from TechPowerUp does look a lot like the aforementioned […]

Diagnose Your PC With CPU-Z

Diagnose Your PC With CPU-Z

If knowledge is power, then CPU-Z from CPUID will make you feel like a superhero. This handy little tool was featured in the MakeTechEasier 101 best free computer software downloads list. CPU-Z is a Windows only tool that gathers information on some of the main hardware components of your computer. The information that it collects […]

Quad-Core CPU For Gaming? Forget About It…

Quad-Core CPU For Gaming? Forget About It…

It is very tempting to get the quad-core CPU for your computer, since it is the latest technology and you get the chance to boost to your friend about how powerful quad-core is. If for gaming purpose, I would strongly advise not to get the quad-core. The reason being: You can get to enjoy higher […]