Don't-Miss Component Stories
Adding more RAM can speed up your PC and allow it to run more powerful programs. But you need to know how much RAM your system can take, and what kind to buy.
An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.
You plug a USB device into your PC's USB port…and nothing happens. Now what?
By the gigabyte, an SSD is much more expensive than a conventional hard drive. You may be able to save money by buying one with a smaller capacity.
Don't be afraid of cracking open your desktop PC's case. Installing a new 3.5" hard drive is a basic task anyone can accomplish.
Your PC needs to stay cool to keep working at its best. Here's how to install a fan for a new build, or to replace a fan that has stopped working.
You install a second hard drive, plug in the power, and turn on the PC. But Windows doesn't boot. Run through this checklist to fix the problem.
In theory, USB 3.0 transfers data at an awesome 5gbps, but the flash drives available now can't even hit USB 2.0's much-lower speed ceiling.
With a little planning and lots of twist ties, your cluttered PC can be transformed into a clean, crisp computer with wonderful airflow.
Gaming rigs don’t have to be big, noisy, power-sucking beasts. We've built one that treads lightly and kills softly.
We built a diminutive PC gaming rig for roughly the same price as an Xbox One. Was it worth it?
Sure, you can rip your PC apart and eyeball troublesome hardware directly - but there's an easier way to find drivers for unknown devices.
SSDs slow down with use, but a secure-erase utility could work wonders for it.