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How to build a PC: A step-by-step, comprehensive guide

Thinking of building a PC? Our comprehensive guide can help you through the entire process, from installing the CPU and the Windows operating system, to proper cable management.

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How to install new memory in your PC

Upgrading your PC's RAM is one way to make your computer feel far more snappy. Here's how to do it.

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How to replace your PC's motherboard

You can't avoid the work of replacing your PC's motherboard, but you can avoid the worst hassles. This guide will make it as painless as possible.


How to liquid-cool your graphics card in 20 minutes

Closed-loop liquid cooling can be yours for cheap, but read this first to make sure you and your GPU are up for it.

This trick can quickly fix many mysterious hardware failures

You can't do much if your hardware is truly broken, but often PC component issues come down to a software problem you can fix in a few clicks.

How to fix a laptop's broken screen (with many caveats)

A broken laptop screen takes all the fun out of using your PC. And it can be expensive to fix.