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When you're shopping for a gaming system, consider our ten rules of thumb before you pull out your wallet.
Building a PC can be a frustrating endeavor. In the first installment of a two-part series on PC building best practices, we outline hardware-related pitfalls to watch out for when you're assembling your dream system.
All of the PCs in my house run Windows, but I carry a Macbook Air on the road. Here’s how you can integrate the disparate worlds of Microsoft and Apple.
Building a system that maximizes game performance is easy; doing it while keeping power consumption down is harder. Here's how you can build your own, and make it whisper-quiet to boot.
Does your PC act as though it's about to die? Don't panic! We explain why the most common problems happen and what to do about them.
Want to access your network-attached storage drive a little faster? We explain how to configure and use an iSCSI target on a NAS server with Windows' built-in iSCSI initiator for fast access.
Westpark asked the Windows forum if it's advisable to turn off Windows' automatic updates.
We explain how to speed up your PC with an advanced technique known as "short stroking," which involves finding the optimal partition size and the fastest parts of your hard drive's platters.
Numerous connectors and pins live on your motherboard. We take you on a tour of the most commonly used slots, connectors, and pinouts.
Learn why using Sleep Mode is a smart idea and why selecting Safely Remove before unplugging a USB drive isn't strictly necessary.
Buying a router may not be at the top of everyone's to-do list, but a new model can mean the difference between enjoying Netflix in HD and seeing a grainy mess of substandard video.
PCWorld's editors band together to solve the greatest PC mysteries! Find out why your PC beeps on startup, what a .dat file is, how USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 differ, and much more!
Whether you've persuaded your colleagues to take the plunge with you or are just striking out on your own, we provide a few essential tips for moving from a BlackBerry device to an Android handset.