Once thermal paste becomes old, it can be disastrous for cooling. This is true for not only your CPU but the GPU too. Learning how to replace thermal paste is a valuable skill that can keep your hardware working for longer, remain more stable, and operate at peak efficiency while delivering the best performance.
We rely on our graphics cards as gamers to enjoy the immersiveness of graphics and the silky smooth frame rates a good card can deliver. But when it isn’t performing as it should, we need to find out why and fix it. This is why this article was crafted to do just that.
Gaming computers are capable of many different uses thanks to their powerful hardware. Find out more about gaming computes used for coding, and the benefits might surprise you.
We cover why anti-virus software costs so much and help you decide whether or not purchasing this software is the right choice for you.
It can be annoying. Windows keeps logging you out, and you don’t know why. So we will show you how to get rid of this nagging issue.
Like us, computers have to age. We will explain what happens during this process and why computers generally tend to slow down with time.
When we turn our computers on, we want to use them immediately. But sometimes computers take a long time to boot, and we will help you cut the time it takes for you to use them and get your game up and running in no time.
Lots of things can go wrong after an update. Unfortunately, it is true for most devices. We will show you how to fix a Windows 11 computer that won’t boot after an update.
All-in-one computers are convenient when needing as much room as possible. But are they any good for gaming? We will answer that and more.
Laptops are wonderful devices that have allowed us to keep up our productivity on the go. We will explain why they are so fragile despite being made for portability.
The amount of RAM is an essential factor for our computers to deliver excellent performance. But why do they only arrive in powers of 2?
Windows Defender can keep turning itself back on under certain conditions. We will cover this and more to explain what you need to do to keep it turned off.
Force quitting an application or program is something every computer user will need to do at some stage. We will show you how to do it with minimal effort.
Sleep mode is a handy feature, no doubt. But it can be a little concerning when your computer is sent into sleep mode, and the fans proceed to do their thing. We will show you how to fix the problem.
CPUs are the central brain of a computer. So it stands to reason that it can be the part of your system that can generate the most heat. We will explain why.
Graphics cards are subjected to enormous amounts of work. So, naturally speaking, they will produce high levels of heat. We explain how this can get out of control and eventually cause a hazard if not maintained correctly.
We rely on restore points as a safety net when using our computers, especially when it comes to work or school. Files and data are precious. So why do restore points sometimes disappear? We will share how you can avoid this from happening to you.
PCs come in so many different sizes. But knowing why standard mid-tower cases are so large will help you understand why this is and why we need it.
We all like our desktop environment a certain way. But it can become a little frustrating when Windows comes along and changes things. We will show you how to prevent this from happening to you.
Here we dive into why Windows might automatically lock you out, forcing you to log back in. We will share some fixes to help avoid this in the future.
Playing DVDs seems like something that should simply work when inserting one into the DVD tray of your computer. However, sometimes it’s not that simple. We will help you fix this, so playing back DVDs will be easy and hassle-free.
Sometimes files or folders become locked and unable to be altered in any way, even when trying to delete them. We will run through some fixes for you so that you can get rid of any file or folder.
So you’ve purchased a brand new laptop, and after using it for a short while, you notice how poor it’s performing. Don’t worry. We will help you get that new machine running as speedily as you’ve dreamt it to be.
AIO Coolers have taken the market by storm over the last few years. And for a good reason. We will explain why you might need one and which type you should consider.
It can be very unsettling when your computer is making an unexplained buzzing sound and you get terrified turning it on. We cover the most comm0on reasons and how you can get rid of this scary sound.
There are many components inside a computer that generates heat. We will help you understand the cause of your computer’s overheating issue, so you don’t have to worry about it anymore.
Gaming keyboards are built to help gamers enjoy a more immersive gaming experience. But why are they so loud? We dive into the topic to explain why this is so.
RAM is a precious commodity when it comes to a smooth-performing PC. We will show you how to reduce memory usage so you can put the memory to good use.
It has been a long debate between MAC and PC users as to why PCs tend to slow down a little more as it ages. We will cover that and more in this interesting blog post.
Power supplies are considered one of the most critical components inside a computer. After all, nothing runs without power. We explain why a PSU can overheat so you can keep a healthy, cool-running power supply to help extend the lifespan of your PC.
Onboard computer audio devices have come a long way. However, they are far from perfect. We discuss when it might be warranted to purchase yourself an additional audio component.
We need every bit of processing power when it comes to gaming. So, find out why your CPU is experiencing speed drops when you are busy gaming.
Graphics cards are essential components if you are a gamer. Among other parts of a graphics card, we explain why memory is vital and its difference to your graphics experience.
There are so many computers that come in a variety of different forms. But how do you identify if it’s a high-end or low-end machine you are looking at? We will show you how to know.
We are creatures of habit. So knowing where things are on your desktop is a common requirement. Yet Windows seems to sometimes throw us a curveball by re-arranging everything. We will show you how to prevent this from happening.
Usually, we expect our GPU to work to its maximum when we use it. However, it can sometimes happen that usage is very low. Find out how to identify and fix the issue with this helpful article.
Sleep mode is incredibly handy and convenient. But what do we do when we can’t get our computer to wake up? Read how you can fix this problem the easy way.
So you are ready for an upgrade? Let’s explain which of the two most important processing devices you need to prioritize based on your unique requirements.
There are many cooling factors for a GPU, especially for different form factor machines. Let’s look at how you can improve the cooling for your GPU.
Whenever there are supply issues, some sleazy types dive in to take advantage of people. We will explain GPU scalping and why these people need to be exposed.
Hard drives are used for various applications based on the intended use by the manufacturer. We will explain which hard drive is best for internal and external use.
Having more than one screen is handy for all walks of computer users. But when we game, why does it sometimes minimize when having a second screen hooked up? We cover that and more.
It gets a little confusing when it comes to all of the licensing aspects of Windows. But we will show you how best to handle your Windows installation when upgrading or replacing your CPU.
We make the features between the Pro and Education versions of Windows transparent, so you can choose which one is best for your needs without the need for concern about whether or not you made the right choice.
We’ve said it a lot. Power supplies are the most important component inside your computer. That’s why we sought it best to share how you can decide whether or not your power supply needs replacing.
There is a common perception that Windows is expensive. However, once you understand more about the cost to Microsoft and the free upgrades they have offered, you will be able to justify the price after reading this blog post.
There are different types of freezing that occurs with major or more minor bugs or faults with your computer. In this article, we discuss the common issues that cause micro stuttering and how you can overcome them.
Microsoft has a long-standing reputation for helping students gain an advantage when seeking out their products. With Windows Education, this becomes even more clear, and we help students understand how they can get Windows for free.
Windows 7 is becoming rather old and is currently unsupported by Microsoft. However, some still wonder if they can use their computer with Windows 7 to game with. We help you understand all the aspects when attempting this.
Like any technology, there is a certain life expectancy for computers. Of course, you can view this from a component level, but we discuss what you can expect from a desktop computer when it comes to longevity.
Being able to use a Windows key on a different machine can offer better flexibility when deciding on your primary computer. This article will help you discover more about using your laptop’s Windows key on a desktop computer.
Fans are vital for keeping your computer cool. But how do you keep things cool and quiet? That’s what we will cover in this helpful article.
We all try and minimize the cost of computer parts when building a PC. But which parts can you buy second-hand in order to save some money? We will help you decide which parts you should be buying new and those you wish to purchase second-hand.
Coding is very commonly used in Windows. But we will go over the aspects of Windows 10 as to why it’s great for coding and why you should use it instead of older versions of Windows.
We all know that MAC OS does an excellent job protecting your privacy. However, installing third-party software can level out the playing field when comparing Windows and MAC OS. By reading this article, you will understand both operating systems and their relative privacy aspects a little better.
Microsoft Windows is a very well-rounded operating system. Therefore, any shortcomings in gaming usually involve certain hardware limitations. Read more to learn more about how Windows 10 Education is excellent for gaming.
Notepad is one of the most commonly used apps in any operating system. We show you how to open Notepad in Windows 11, so you can always have quick access to this important piece of software.
Graphics card sagging has become more prevalent in recent years as the cards have become heavier and more performance orientated. We show you some common solutions to avoid sagging or fix a card that has started to sag before further damage occurs.
It can be a little scary. You are focusing on your game when suddenly, the screen goes blank, and your computer restarts. This article explains the causes and how you can fix the problem for good.
This is probably the worst nightmare ever to happen to anyone working on a computer. See how you can try and salvage a CPU whose pin has broken off.
Component compatibility is the most important thing when building a new computer. The same goes for PC repair too. We help you understand all the pitfalls and what to check when replacing or purchasing new hardware for a system.
This is not something you’d want to happen, especially when you’ve spent a fair amount of money on a new high-end computer. So, this article will show you how to fix slowdowns on systems that should run at blazing fast speeds.
When performing repairs or fresh installs, having a Windows installation on USB is necessary. Follow this article to get Windows onto a USB drive so you can perform the required task needed to get your computer up and running with Windows.
Not being able to run the installation of Windows from USB is usually caused by BIOS or other hardware adjustments. However, this article will help you fix issues preventing you from running that installation procedure.
Running unactivated copies of Windows is not recommended for various obvious reasons. So we have decided to share a list of our top reasons to activate Windows and avoid these uncomfortable annoyances.
Windows 10 is a result of many years of refinement from Microsoft. Windows 10 is clearly easy enough to use, but we present our view about how Windows 10 is easy enough to use despite the added and improved features compared to that of Windows 7.
Windows keys can be bought from so many vendors these days. This article aims to provide you with some of the best options to buy Windows product keys safely and as cost-effective as possible.
There’s no denying it. Gaming computers make some noise. But where do you draw the line? We share our insights into how you can determine whether your gaming system is running with a reasonable amount of noise.
Navigating the market for computer parts and become daunting. This article will help you work out the right way to sell a gaming PC.
We will always stand firm in our belief that building your PC has unquestionable benefits. But we decided to write an article explaining the pros and cons a little clearer so you can decide whether or not it’s the right move.
As you are well aware, graphics cards are very expensive. So why not take advantage of getting it a little cheaper from eBay? We will show you what to look out for when purchasing a graphics card this way.
The most common laptop issues are power-related. Sometimes to do with chargers, and other times battery-related problems. Here we will discuss the issues you could face when your laptop powers off when plugging it in.
Sometimes passwords and usernames change with certain online accounts. This blog post discusses what to do when you face this problem with Firefox and how to edit this vital information.
A lot of people that use computers only do so at night. That’s where night light mode comes in. See how this feature can be your next best friend if you prefer working until the crack of dawn.
We all don’t have money for the latest and greatest hardware. So, the most obvious question is whether we can build a computer out of used parts. This article will help you navigate the challenges you face when taking on this type of challenge.
While Windows search has come a long way, it’s still not one of Window’s best features. We explain how you can make some changes to improve the search experience.
If you initially opted to use a pin to log in to Windows but now want a different way, like using a password instead, we will show you how to do this in an easy step-by-step fashion.
SSDs are quickly replacing hard drives. But how do you know if it’s time for you to do the same? We will help you understand more about the reasons for upgrading to an SSD in this informative article.
Many random things can happen when your computer isn’t running correctly. But a black screen can be scary and not too challenging to fix most of the time. So we help you figure out the cause and how to fix it in this repair walkthrough.
The power supply you choose for your system could be one of the most important decisions involving your PC. We discuss how much you should be looking at regarding the power requirements and which power supply you should choose.
Ethernet connections are not always available when trying to set up your gaming PC. So, adding WiFi to a desktop computer can be very convenient. Although it’s not recommended, we show you the easiest ways to get your gaming PC hooked up to WiFi.
This article explains the amount of power a gaming computer has over time. This allows you to understand how much energy you will pay after getting your gaming computer.
While desktop computers aren’t going anywhere, it is a reasonable thought to ponder upon seeing all the mobile technology flooding the scene. Find out more about the desktop market and why we will need desktop computers for some time.
Windows makes adjusting your power settings even more granular and flexible than ever before. Find out ways you can perform tweaks and how to accomplish these adjustments.
A gaming PC has endless uses. And yes, schoolwork is one of them. Dive into the reasons why schoolwork can be done on a gaming PC by reading this article.
After using this CPU cooler personally, I thought I’d share my insights and why I believe that it can be one of the best air CPU coolers on the market today.
This is a very common fault to encounter when using computers. One minute the computer is OK, and the next, it won’t respond at all. We share how to diagnose and fix the issue in this troubleshooting guide.
HDR can add a wonderful immersion when watching videos or playing games. But unfortunately, it can also cause issues with colors and brightness on your desktop after it has been enabled. This article shows you how to navigate around some of these difficulties.
This article covers how long you can expect a power supply to last. Given that a PSU is the most important component in a computer, this is an important article to read, so you can keep your computer lasting longer and running more reliably.
One of the ways computers can slow down is by exhibiting the hard drive light staying on simultaneously. This tell-tale sign helps diagnose the slowdown, and this article will help you solve the issue quickly and easily.
It’s common for people to place their computer case on the floor to gain more desk space. However, if it’s on the carpet, it is not recommended, and we go into the reasons why in this article.
Depending on how you plan to use your computer and the hardware inside the machine, you may not always need a graphics card. This article explains when you need one and when you don’t.
Sometimes upgrading a motherboard doesn’t require other components to be replaced. The hard drive is one example. We discuss whether or not you need to replace your hard drive when replacing your motherboard to help you decide.
The thermal paste goes hard and doesn’t conduct heat after some time. We show you how to replace the thermal paste on your graphics card to keep it performing correctly, retain longevity, and deliver a stable output.
If you are considering purchasing a second graphics card, but you are worried about it not working correctly, we show you some ways you can test it to help you avoid buying a lemon.
So, you shut down your computer, and instead, it restarts. At first, you doubt what you saw, so you do it again. But there it goes again. It restarted. Here is how you can fix this problem.
Fans are so important for cooling. Sometimes adding more helps with cooling and maintaining a more stable computer under larger workloads. Find out how you can add more fans to your system quickly and easily.
Configuring the fans in your computers the proper way is paramount. It is just as important, or even more important than the number of fans you add. Follow our article that shows you the correct procedures to configure your airflow inside your system.
As with any operating system, running more than one program is a normal thing to do. However, switching between them has never been easier with Windows. Let us show you how.
There are many applications requiring the installation of Windows without an internet connection. But you will need the installation files first. Read more to understand how it all comes together.
Laptops have become one of the most common computers used by students or work in many different fields. But why are they so expensive? Let us help you understand why by reading this article.
Sometimes your computer can become infected by unwanted malicious software. Unfortunately, this software can do more than simply wreak havoc on your system. It can also send automated queries without your knowledge anywhere across the internet. Learn how to put an end to this right away.
SSDs are rapidly becoming the more popular choice for most storage options. They are fast, quiet, and reliable. With the prices improving with larger capacities, they are almost a no-brainer. Learn why you need to upgrade to an SSD.
Computer cases are made for a wide variety of uses. But in some instances, you need a larger size for more hardware and better cooling. See which one out of a mid or full tower you need.
There will come a time when you need to transport your computer for whatever reason it is for changing living locations. Here is how to prepare your computer the right way and how you should place it in a vehicle.
As you know, a battery makes a laptop a very attractive computing device for a variety of different needs. We explain the best practices to keep your laptop battery lasting for as long as possible.
There are so many Bluetooth devices that we can connect to our computers. Here is how you can turn Bluetooth off or on again.
Taking screenshots is a widely needed task that has become very easy. We show you several methods on how to accomplish this.
After some time, Windows can feel a little sluggish. So here is how to speed up and maintain Windows to be the fastest version of itself running on your hardware.
The pagefile or virtual memory is an important feature to help keep our computer running optimally. Learn how to set it correctly to ensure the best performance from your operating system.
Adjusting the power plan in Windows is vital to have the system behave how you want and maintain the highest level of performance under its specific conditions. Here’s how.
For older computer hardware that struggles to keep up with modern demands, adjusting the visual performance settings in Windows can help your computer perform better with slightly older hardware.
When a computer doesn’t post, it means that it won’t have any chance of starting up and booting into the operating system. Read this article to find out how to fix this issue and get the computer running again.
There are many ways claimed to be the best way to clean RAM contacts. However, the simple eraser method still reigns supreme and does a far better job than other methods like using isopropyl alcohol.
Here are some valuable and practical ways to reduce the heat in your laptop. These methods can save your hardware from overheating and prolong the life expectancy of the internal hardware.
Heat is the number one enemy of computers. Here is how to diagnose and fix overheating issues when you start playing games or subject your system to heavy workloads.
Learn how to make your computer quieter by paying attention to certain parts inside the computer. Get your system running quieter in no time by following this informative article.
There are several vital parts of a computer. Learn about what they are so you know the essential components of what makes up a computer.
There are several things to look out for when buying a computer. When buying a used computer, things get more complicated. Follow this procedure to avoid being scammed and get the best value for your Dollar.
Keeping your computer clean and avoiding a build-up of dust inside relieves you from doing more frequent cleaning maintenance. Here are some handy tips to keep your computer cleaner for longer and clean the inside of your computer more thoroughly.
It is often an overlooked problem. You think that your graphics card fans are doing their job, only to find strange things happing when you game. It is a strong possibility that your graphics card fans aren’t spinning up fast enough when under load.
A computer monitor is an absolutely essential piece of hardware when using a computer. Learn more about computer screens, the various types, and what a monitor is.
Logging in every time, you start up your computer can be inconvenient. It is especially true for desktop computers in your home. So here is how to configure Windows to boot straight to the desktop every time.
Knowing the proper way to restart your computer will save the integrity of your operating system files keeping your system more stable. Follow these easy steps to restart your computer the right way.
Contextual menus are a must with today’s computing requirements for screen real estate. Learn all about them and how to use them.
If you’ve used Photoshop or any other design program, you’ll know that being able to install fonts in Windows is a necessary skill. Here is how to install fonts quickly and easily.
Passing files around your local network at home or work provides a practical way to share files. In addition, it is fast and reliable. Learn how to share any files or folders using Windows sharing facilities.
Showing hidden files or folders can be very handy when needing to navigate around specific Windows system files. Here is how you can quickly enable viewing such files or folders.
The run command box is one of the most valuable utilities built into Windows. You can use it to run anything on your computer from a simple command. Here is how to use it.
Sometimes we need to pass audio to headphones instead of speakers, to mention one example. Read on to learn how to change the audio output to any device.
System restore is a much-needed facility in Windows. You can use it to restore your computer to an exact state before something goes wrong. This is an excellent method of repair when things go wrong.
The Task Manager is a universal tool to help fix various problems or manage programs currently running on your system. Here’s how to open and use it.
Knowing how to disable specific programs at startup can be one of the most powerful skills for speeding up your computer. Turning off unwanted programs running at startup increases startup speed and frees up resources for the computer to run more efficiently, delivering better performance.
The Settings app has become the primary means of performing system changes or settings to alter the behavior of Windows. Learn how to open it and gain access to a multitude of powerful tools.
As the Control Panel is being phased out, it still remains the preferred choice for altering system settings compared to the Settings app for veteran computer users. Here is how to open it.
The Device Manager is a must-have for diagnosing and improving the hardware connectivity with Windows. In here, you can change or install drivers required for hardware components to work in Windows.
The Start Menu hosts all the applications installed on your machine, allowing quick access to launching programs you want to open. Here is how to open the Start Menu.
Sometimes we need to run programs with elevated privileges. When you need to do this, running a program as the administrator solves many issues for specific programs to perform their function comprehensively.
Although screensavers aren’t as commonly used as they were back in the time of CRT monitors, you can still have some interesting screensavers running for fun. Here is how to change your screensaver to the one you like.
The desktop background adds a little bit of awesomeness to the working environment on your computer. Learn how to change it to anything you want.
The File Explorer will probably be the most commonly used program in Windows that you will ever use. So here is how you open it.
RAR Files have better compression compared to that of ZIP files. Unfortunately, you need a third-party program to extract them. Here is what you need to work with them.
File types can accidentally be altered. Sometimes creating a new file demands that you change the type to whatever you specifically need. Here is how you can change file types with ease.
Files or folders require specific properties to be set against them so that Windows knows how to treat them. So, here is how you can change all the file attributes to suit how you want Windows to handle them.
Here is how you can quickly find files or folders using Windows search in the Windows Explorer utility.
Text files are so commonly used across multiple device platforms. Here is how to create and edit your own files to use anywhere you like.
Zip files are handy for lowering the size of files and keeping them in one place. It’s great for backing up or moving around. Here is how you create and extract from Zip files.
Renaming files and folders are one of the first and most necessary computing skills you will ever need. Learn the easy method to rename files or folders anywhere in Windows.
Some video formats are not compatible straight out the gate with Windows media players. However, by installing a codec shown here, you can play any video format without any problems.
Sometimes turning on a computer isn’t as easy as simply pressing a button. Here are all the things to check so you can turn a computer on without any complications.
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