Computing

What is Intel Optane Memory

Whenever you decide to purchase a new PC, the memory is arguably one of the most pondered over areas of this potential purchase. With your budget in mind, you are most likely to ask questions like: How much RAM should I get? And should I go with an HDD, an SSD, or both?
Computing

Symptoms of a Faulty Graphics Card

A graphics card is an essential component of a computer system, especially when it comes to heavy tasks like video gaming and 3D work where integrated graphics just simply don’t suffice. Most modern graphics cards possess the ability to render millions of pixels, thereby…
Computing

Signs of a Dying Power Supply

A power supply unit (PSU) is essentially a device that converts alternating current from your power outlet to a low-voltage regulated direct current for the components of your computer. For desktop computers, the PSU is built-in and you connect it to the power socket via a…
ComputingHow To

How to Reset CMOS

Short for Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor, CMOS is a small portion of memory whose function is to store your PC’s BIOS or UEFI settings. There is an array of reasons based on which you might need to reset your CMOS; you might be experiencing troubleshooting or…
How ToStorage

How to Choose a Filesystem for Your USB Drive

Whenever you are in the process of formatting your newly-bought USB flash drive, you will come across something called a file system. Since your primary concern for getting a USB is to transfer files, images, and videos, etc., you probably won’t think twice about which…
ComputingNetworking

Wi-Fi Channels. Everything You Need to Know

Wi-Fi Channels are the smaller bands, part of a frequency band that controls the input and output of data from your wireless network. Wi-Fi channels have a key role to play in the proper functioning of your Wi-Fi network. So, if you are unable to perform any of your tasks…
Misc

Removable vs. Non-Removable Battery

The battery is an inseparable component of any portable device. Like the devices themselves, batteries have advanced quite a bit in recent years, both in their design and their function. Previously, only removable batteries used to exist for mobile phones and laptops.
TV and Audio

How Loud Should Your Headphones Be?

Whether it’s music, gaming, or work, the use of headphones has become quite common these days as they allow you to isolate yourself from your surrounding and focus on what you’re up to. However, if you listen to music or play games at a loud volume for a long period…
Networking

2.4 GHz vs 5 GHz Wi-fi. Everything You Need to Know!

Whenever you think about selecting a frequency for your Wi-Fi network, you will come across something called a frequency band. Using radio waves, a frequency band handles the transmission of wireless data between devices. There are two of these frequency bands – 2.4 GHz…
Computing

What is VRM

Short for Voltage Regulator Module, a VRM is a buck converter that lowers down the voltage received from the Power Supply Unit (PSU) to a manageable size and then, sends it towards the motherboard so that each part of the computer gets the required power. The VRM is present…
Computing

How Graphics Card Works

A graphics card is a printed circuit board that oversees the output of the graphical images on the display screen. Graphics cards have come a long way since when they were invented back in 1981. Monochrome Display Adapter (MDA) was the first graphics card that could only…