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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.


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.

Build a Great Media-Editing PC, Part 1: How to Choose Your PC Components

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 for Newbies

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.

Geek 101: LCD and Plasma Basics

HDTV and computer monitor technology can be confusing to the uninitiated. We clear the air with this primer.


Tweak Your Graphics Card for Gaming

Here's how to make your games look gorgeous and run smoothly--using nothing but your AMD or nVidia graphics card control panel.

How to Update Your BIOS

Updating your BIOS can cut boot times, fix compatibility issues, and improve overall performance--or brick your system if you do it wrong.

How to Replace Your CPU

A processor upgrade can breathe new life into an old PC.

Green Computing: The Good And The Bad

It's easy being green, thanks to eco-friendly hardware and software.