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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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How Motherboard Works

A motherboard is a printed circuit board that allows communication between a diverse range of components in your PC so that it can function. The need for peripheral input on the motherboards is minimized though it depends on your requirement. For instance, if you’re into…
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What is Clock Speed

Clock speed is the speed by which the processor of a computer executes each instruction conveyed to it in a specific cycle. In other words, clock speed is the measure of the overall performance of a processor. The greater the clock speed, the better will be the functioning…
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How Much Storage Do I Need?

Whenever you think of buying a laptop/PC, one of the first things that comes to mind is storage. Making the right call will not only be beneficial in the long run but may also help you save some money on upgrades later. Our guide below will get you up to speed with…
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How to Tell if Your Webcam is Hacked

Hacking into someone’s webcam, or in simple words, “Camfecting”, is getting more common day by day. What happens is that the hacker uses the webcam on your PC to retrieve your private data. He can then use this data for all sorts of nefarious purposes. To make sure…