Don't-Miss Hardware Stories

Troubleshoot a PC That Hangs at the Boot Screen

Can't get past the BIOS splash-screen when you power up your PC? There might be a simple fix.

My PC Doesn't See Its New RAM

Wlczsf asked the Laptops forum why his PC doesn't see all of its new RAM

How to Upgrade Your Graphics Card

Give your desktop PC more oomph by swapping in a new graphics board.

Geek 101: How to Fix Minor Chips and Repaint Your Laptop

Does your laptop look like you dropped it on the pavement? Fix it up with these simple steps.

Change the Function of the Power Button in Windows 7

Just because the button comes configured to put your system in Sleep mode doesn't mean it has to stay that way.

Speed Up My Desktop PC's Hardware

Thumpergdi asked the Windows forum for advice on desktop hardware updates


Windows Task Manager: A Troubleshooting Tool

Slow PC problems? Don't be so quick to reboot--you might be able to cure what ails you with some Windows Task Manager tricks. Here's how.

Upgrade to 64-bit Windows 7

Jvness asked the Windows forum about upgrading an older, 32-bit version of Windows to 64-bit Windows 7

Reader Q&A: Fix IE, Replace Parts, Customize Icons

Readers need help with mysterious Internet Explorer crashes, choosing PC components, and customizing Windows folder icons.


How Do You Know When Your PC Is Too Slow?

Benchmark testing lets you compare your system's performance to that of other PCs on the same set of tasks.

Software Speed Boosts for Your PC

Here are 14 software tips and tweaks for turbocharging your computer from startup to shutdown.

Hardware Speed Boosts for Your PC

Which hardware upgrades do the most cost-effective job of turbocharging your PC? We ran tests on various combinations of upgrades to find out.

Set Up a New PC

Wlpncp asked the Desktops forum for advice on setting up a new Windows 7 PC