Computing

Motherboard Chipset – Definitive Guide

You’re not the first to wonder about the role of a motherboard chipset. It’s a term that’s used a lot, especially when building your own PC, and it helps to know a little bit about it to avoid mistakes in processing power. Simply put, the chipset on a motherboard is a…
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How to Control the Speed of Your PC’s Fans

All computer systems are equipped with a set of fans that help keep things cool and thus prevent overheating. The CPU and system fans are the only ones, however, that are directly attached to the motherboard. The problem is that sometimes these fans can get too loud. It is…
Computing

Underclocking a GPU - Everything You Need to Know

A GPU is a Graphics Processing Unit, more commonly referred to as a graphics card. A GPU acts as a sort of assistant to the CPU by performing quicker and shorter calculations so the CPU is freed up for the heavier work. AMD and NVIDIA are the most common GPU providers on the…
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How to Increase FPS For Better Gaming

Most people who’ve been on the Internet a while will have at least heard of the term FPS, if not directly dealt with it while playing PC games or doing anything to do with videos. FPS simply means Frames Per Seconds and it determines the fluidity of the motion of visuals…
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DDR3 vs. DDR4: An In-depth Comparison

When it comes to issues regarding RAM, there are certain common ones that people just keep running into. Maybe you find that you do not have enough RAM or you realize that some of your apps are using too much RAM (for instance, Google Chrome sometimes does this). Newer…
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Upgrading Your CPU - Everything You Need to Know

Upgrading your CPU is among the costly parts of your computer maintenance. As such, it is important to know when the time is right for you to make the investment. Even more important than that, it is important to know which CPU to spring for once you have decided that an…
Software

Chrome is Using Too Much CPU or RAM - What to Do

Google Chrome has completely revolutionized internet browsing with its focus on user experience before everything else. However, there have been problems too such as chrome using too much CPU or memory. This can cause the CPU temperature to skyrocket which leads to…
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How to Stress Test Your CPU

Almost everyone knows about the woes of a computer heating up, be it a desktop that radiates heat to the entire room, or a laptop or notebook that warms your legs. How consistently your system runs depends a lot on your CPU and how underworked or overworked it is. As such…
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GPU Scaling: What Is It and How to Turn it On or Off?

Long gone are the days of gamers feeling helpless against what hand you’ve been dealt with by your parents, IT-guy, or budgetary restrictions. Long gone are the days of those round-looking monitors and long gone are the days of being unable to get the graphics of your game…