Don't-Miss Component Stories
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.
A broken laptop screen takes all the fun out of using your PC. And it can be expensive to fix.
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.