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Games Slow? Easily Figure Out If Your PC Needs A CPU, GPU Or RAM Upgrade

If you’re keen to purchase some new gaming hardware for Christmas — be it for yourself or someone else — it might not be obvious what piece of tech to get. If your (or the giftee’s) machine isn’t playing the latest and greatest games at the best of frame rates, there are some rules of thumb that can help make the determination.

You Probably Only Need Two Or Three Fans In Your Computer

When you build a computer, your case probably comes with a couple fans, with room to expand. But do you need to? The folks at Linus Tech Tips decided to find out.

Logitech Mouse Showdown: Performance MX Vs. MX Master Vs. G502 Proteus Core

Once upon a time, Logitech’s MX Revolution was the most popular mouse around, and with good reason: It was comfortable, customisable, and its “momentum scrolling” is a lifesaver. Now, it has three successors, all of which are a bit different: The Performance MX, the new and powerful MX Master and the gaming-focused G502 Proteus Core. Here’s how they compare.

How To Build A Powerhouse Steam Machine For Hundreds Of Dollars Less

It’s been a long time coming, but the first Steam Machines are finally here: compact computers that give you the quality of PC gaming with the living room convenience of consoles. Too bad most of them cost an arm and a leg. Here’s how to build your own for less.

Is It Worth Upgrading An Expensive, Ancient CPU For A Modern, Low-End One?

Now here’s a good question. Ever since the demise of the gigahertz race, chip designs began to focus on working harder, rather than faster, so the answer isn’t immediately obvious. Toss number of cores and technologies such as Hyper-threading into the mix and we have to turn to benchmarks to get a resolution.

Update Your Graphics Drivers: It Can Make A Big Difference In Games

We’ve told you before that you should keep your graphics drivers up-to-date if you’re a PC gamer. But how much do they actually increase performance? Linus Tech Tips does a little experiment to find out.

Performance Tests Show That 16GB Of RAM Is Overkill

Adding more memory isn’t the performance upgrade it used to be, but how much RAM is enough? TechSpot compared application performance on a system with 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB and concludes 16GB offers little advantage over 8GB of memory — even when programs use more than 8GB of memory.

How To Choose The Right Tech For Your Business: The Complete Guide

Whether you’re running an SMB or a larger enterprise, it’s imperative to have up-to-date equipment that does what you want, when you want it to. The 2015 Business Tech Guide is here to help: over seven in-depth chapters, we explain everything you need to know about essential IT software and hardware; from storage and networking to operating systems and laptops. Click on the chapter headers to read the full article!

How Desktop Apps Can Be Transformed Into Great Touchscreen Apps

A 2 in 1 gives you the ability to access both desktop and tablet apps, but how can developers build apps that take advantage of both platforms? Here are some of the tricks that they use.

How 2 In 1s Minimise Management Headaches For BYOD

We live in a world where bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is a fact of life for IT managers, but that doesn’t eliminate the need to secure and manage those devices. Here’s how using a 2 in 1 makes that easier.

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