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How to Overclock Your Graphics Card

Overclocking your graphics card will increase performance and potentially stave off an expensive upgrade. We'll show you how to do it.

How to Install a CPU Cooler

A properly installed CPU cooler is essential to a stable system. We show you how to install CPU coolers on AMD and Intel processors to maximize cooling performance.

How to Organize Your PC Cables

Your PC's case is more than likely cluttered with cables. Check out our illustrated guide to minimizing cable clutter and making your desktop cleaner, cooler, and more stable.

How to Make Your Windows PC Boot Faster

Looking to slash your Windows PC's boot time to the bone? We'll show you how we made one system boot 30 percent faster--without any hardware upgrades.

How to Build a Powerhouse PC Worthy of Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition

If you're willing to pay for premium components, it's easier than ever to build a performance PC that can handle games, movies, and heavy-duty audio/video editing with ease. Just follow our expert's step-by-step guide to assembling the ultimate dream machine.

How to Build a Compact Gaming PC

Here's how to build a high-performance gaming system in a small box, suitable for carrying to LAN parties or gaming in small spaces.

How to Build a Compact, Energy-Efficient PC

Here's how to build a space-saving, energy-saving computer that will be ideal for either small offices or living rooms.

5 More PC Upgrade Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

Upgrading your computer can be easy enough for most people. But it's not without its pitfalls. Here are five common upgrade mistakes that even experienced users make.

How to Benchmark Your PC

Looking to maximize your PC's performance or troubleshoot a problem? First, you'll need to master the art of benchmarking.

Make S'mores Inside Your Desktop PC

You can use your PC for gaming, video processing, and Web surfing. How about for cooking?

Upgrade Your CPU

Upgrading your desktop PC's processor--whether the CPU in question is from Intel or from AMD--might sound intimidating, but it’s an easier (and cheaper) way to boost your system’s speed than you think.

Upgrade Your Motherboard

If you want to keep your PC current, sooner or later you’ll have to replace your motherboard. Here’s how to make that process fairly painless.