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TipManaging cables in small form factor PCs can be a nightmare. A simple, cheap fan accessory can help. UpdatedWhether you're using a desktop or laptop PC, a dual-monitor setup is an easy upgrade that pays big returns in productivity. TipBuilding a PC for the first time, or after a long hiatus? Hang onto this piece of your motherboard—you’ll regret it if you don’t.
How-ToPower supplies are a little more complex than they seem, and with the new ATX 3.0 standard, they're getting even more so. Check out this PCWorld guide to the PSU on YouTube! How-ToAMD's Ryzen 7000 CPUs come with Eco Mode, which allows the processor to run more efficiently with less heat. Here's how to enable Eco Mode and the benefits you can expect. How-ToEven if you aren't into overclocking, benchmarking your graphics card can help ensure your GPU is running as expected. Here's how to do it. How-ToIs your PC's processor too hot? Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed. How-ToThere are several easy ways to learn more about your system's memory. UpdatedKeep your PC components as cool (and fast) as possible by setting your fans up the right way. How-ToDetermining if your first-generation AM4 mobo works with processors like the 5600 or 5700X takes just a few minutes. TipBit rot is a real concern for older optical disc backups—but with the right tools, you can get that data onto more reliable media with little headache. UpdatedUpgrading your PC's RAM is one way to make your computer feel far more snappy. Here's how to do it. UpdatedThe more displays your computer has, the better—but there are considerations to keep in mind as you move into extreme multi-monitor setups for enhanced productivity and gaming. How-ToIf your computer audio abruptly stops working, you can try these simple steps in five minutes or less. TipThinking of building your first small form factor PC? Take a few tips from PCWorld's YouTube channel. UpdatedThe CPU is the beating heart of your PC. Here's how to install it. How-ToKnowing your version and edition of Windows is useful, especially if you’re about to upgrade. Here are several fast ways to get the info. How-ToIs a cheap Chromebook good enough for homework and distance learning? We discuss the most important criteria as you buy cheap Chromebooks for the holidays and Black Friday. How-ToWith SSDs, hard drives, and hybrid drives we are spoiled for choice when it comes to PC storage. Here's our advice on what to do.
How-ToPicking the right memory for your computer isn't as straightforward as you might think. Here's what you need to know.