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Once upon a time, upgrading your PC’s RAM was a sure-fire way to increase its performance. These days, this is not always the case; especially if you already have 4GB or memory on board. Techquickie host Linus Sebastian explains why you might be better off plumping for a solid-state drive, and how to know whether a RAM upgrade will actually speed up your PC.
Building a computer is the best way to get the perfect machine for your needs. We’ve shown you the basic steps before, as well as tips on beefing up your setup, but there are certain things most of us learn after screwing up and wasting a lot of time. Here are a few things you can learn from veterans’ mistakes.
Building a hackintosh — that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware — used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, this is our complete guide to building a hackintosh that will walk you through purchasing compatible parts, building your machine and installing OS X all on your own.
There are days when you probably do want to thump your computer. But what if you could use that anger to actually power it on?
The hardest part of building a computer is picking your parts, and RAM speed can be a little confusing. Does it actually matter? How does it affect the speed of your PC? Linus from Linus Tech Tips breaks it down for us in video form.
You may already know your battery is best served by shallow discharges, but calibrating your battery occasionally is important too. If you don’t, the display that shows you how much charge is remaining can be wildly inaccurate.
If you have an old laptop around that’s seen better days, you can do a lot to repurpose it — or you can just turn it into an all-in-one desktop. DIY enthusiast Oak’s laptop wasn’t in the best of shape, but he was able to flip the monitor around, add a stand, and turn the whole thing into a desktop PC with a keyboard and mouse.