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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.
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.
In this video, we show you how to safely boot up for the first time and configure your PC's BIOS settings.
Use this video to learn how to safely install optical drives and hard disks in your PC.
In this video, we show you how to safely hook up your PC's power supply.
Follow the instructions in this video to correctly add RAM and/or peripheral cards to your PC.
Watch this video and follow our step-by-step instructions on how to install a processor in your PC.
In this video--part 2 of our series--we show you the best way to install a motherboard in your PC.
In this seven-part series called "Build a Great Media-Editing PC," we take you through the entire process of building your own powerful computer. In this video, we show you how to choose the parts for your new desktop.
Overclocking your processor can give your PC a significant speed boost--but you have to be careful. Here's how to overclock your system's processor without frying it.
Here's how to make your games look gorgeous and run smoothly--using nothing but your AMD or nVidia graphics card control panel.
Updating your BIOS can cut boot times, fix compatibility issues, and improve overall performance--or brick your system if you do it wrong.