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Ever ask yourself "how much RAM do I need?" Whether you're a hardcore computer gamer or you use your computer only for sending e-mails, you'll have very different requirements.
By Dachary Carey
Portable printers are built for a life on the road, but there are some things you need to do to keep them running smoothly.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
You plug an external drive into your USB, and poof, nothing happens. USB ports do not always work, so find out the possible reasons.
By Lauren Bove
What is a PC? A personal computer is a desktop computing system that you can use at home or in the office to perform basic computing operations.
By Dachary Carey
Wireless all in one printers are simple to set up if you've already got wireless Internet up and running in your home.
By Dachary Carey
Okay, so your computer may be a little old. And perhaps you can't really afford to lay out the money for a new box. But that certainly doesn't mean that as a user you must wallow in the obsolescence of a slow computer. There are ways to increase the performance of your computer.
By Gail Seymour
Setting up dual monitors enables you to expand your desktop space and run important applications side-by-side. 
By Dachary Carey
Are you wondering, how do video cards work? When a video card is created, manufacturers purposefully don't set it to the maximum speed for a variety of reasons. While most people are satisfied with out-of-the-box performance, serious computer users and gamers seek to run the maximum speeds on their video cards. 
By Jaceson Maughan
Every computer has a motherboard. Learn more about motherboards here.
By Jamie Douglas
How does a hard drive work with data recovery software? External hard drive data recovery software can save you hours of precious time and restore data that you thought was gone forever. However, different hard drive data recovery programs come with different functions, so you need to make sure you get the features that you need.
By Dachary Carey
How do you network an external hard drive? External hard drives provide great storage and backup options for your computers, but using external hard drives on multiple computers can be a daunting prospect. Most external hard drives are USB 2.0 devices and don't support network file sharing. However, some external hard drives are capable of network file sharing.
By Dachary Carey
Why should I defrag my hard drive, you ask? Even though defragging a PC puts your computer out of commission for a few hours, regular defragging can improve your computer's performance.
By Shawn Donovan
Having multiple monitors makes it easier to keep track of your tasks by spreading open programs across two or more screens. All it takes to double your desktop is a newer computer or a dual monitor card.
By Caroline Roberts
If you're looking for the best color laser printer, you've got to do a little homework first. Not only do you need to evaluate possible color laser printers, but you need to define your needs so that you know that you're getting the right machine for you.
By Dachary Carey
A computer memory upgrade is a great way to improve performance, but you'll need to consider how much memory your computer can handle.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
To begin video editing, graphics cards are one of the first investments you should make if you want to manipulate footage on a computer.
By Jaceson Maughan
Trackball computer mice put the roller at your fingertips, allowing more precise control and less chance of repetitive motion strains.
By Jaceson Maughan
Do you perform a hard drive back up every day, once a month or never? Don't fall into the trap of never backing up your hard drive; if your computer suffers a fatal error and you lose all your data, you'll wish you'd had a backup plan in place. When should you back up, and how?
By Dachary Carey
By Gail Seymour
This article explains PCI, PCI-X and PCIe expansion cards, addressing where to fit them and including a glossary of terms you might come across.
By Gail Seymour
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