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PC Repair Rip-Offs: Don't Get Gouged by Fix-It Services

When your PC needs a tune-up, upgrade, or overhaul, don't fall prey to the tech shop's worst deals. Here's the truth about computer repair services.

32 vs. 64: What Bit Windows?

Ericuse165 asked the Windows forum which is better: the 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7

How to Build Your Own PC, Part 3

In the final installment of our three-part series on building a PC from scratch, we show you how to install the hard drive, optical drive and the graphics card.

How to Build Your Own PC, Part 2

In part two of our three-part series on building your own computer, we show you how to install the computer's CPU and RAM.

How to Build Your Own PC, Part 1

In part one of our three-part series on building your own PC, we show you how to connect the power supply and insert the motherboard in your new computer.

Convert Your Vinyl to Digital

Ferenc Hutterer asked about digitizing his phonograph collection

on techhive.com

How To Troubleshoot Your Home-Built PC

You’ve built your new PC, but something’s not right--and you don't have the luxury of a manufacturer's warranty or tech support line. Here’s how to fix problems with your do-it-yourself PC.

Upgrade Your Motherboard the Easy Way

You’ve taken the plunge and bought a hot new motherboard. Here's how to upgrade your motherboard, swap your hardware, and prep your system so that you won't have to reinstall your apps.

Part 7: How to Conduct a First Boot of Your New PC and Configure the BIOS

In this video, we show you how to safely boot up for the first time and configure your PC's BIOS settings.

Part 6: How to Insert the Hard Disk and Optical Drives in Your PC

Use this video to learn how to safely install optical drives and hard disks in your PC.

How to Connect a PC's Power Supply

In part 5, we show you how to connect the computer's power supply.

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Part 5: How to Connect Your PC's Power Supply

In this video, we show you how to safely hook up your PC's power supply.

Part 4: How to Add RAM and Peripheral Cards to Your PC

Follow the instructions in this video to correctly add RAM and/or peripheral cards to your PC.

Part 3: How to Install a Processor in Your PC

Watch this video and follow our step-by-step instructions on how to install a processor in your PC.

Part 2: How to Install a Motherboard in Your PC

In this video--part 2 of our series--we show you the best way to install a motherboard in your PC.