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Latest PC Upgrades Articles

  • How-Tos: What is the ideal CPU temperature?

    We explain the acceptable temperature range for CPUs in laptops and PCs, and how you can monitor your processor to check if it’s getting too hot.

  • How-Tos: How to view laptop or PC specs

    How to check the CPU, RAM, OS and graphics card in any Windows or Mac PC or laptop. Here's how to view your laptop's specification.

  • How-Tos: How to speed up PC | How to speed up laptop

    How to speed up a PC or speed up a laptop. Free software tweaks to speed up Windows, and the best hardware upgrades to boost your PC or laptop. How to speed up PC, how to speed up laptop. What to do when your PC is running slowly, or your laptop is running slowly.

  • Acer unveils Predator gaming desktop PC, laptops, monitor and tablet

    Acer has previewed its new Predator gaming range for 2015 in New York. Here's what we know about the Acer Predator desktop, laptops, Z35 monitor and tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to use a spare internal hard drive as an external hard drive

    If you've upgraded to an SSD or replaced an old hard disk with a bigger capacity model, you probably have a spare drive doing very little. Why not turn it into an external hard drive for yet more storage or backup? Here's how to do it by using a USB caddy.

  • Buying Advice: Grey market tech: the pros, cons & risks of buying from overseas

    If you're in the market for a cheap phone or other tech you may have noticed the crazy-cheap prices on sites such as Geekbuying, Coolicool and GearBest, but are these sites dodgy and should you buy from them? Here we examine the pros, cons and risks associated with buying grey market tech.

  • Test Centre: 6 Best gaming mice 2015 UK

    For first-person shooters and other games, a standard office mouse just isn't up to the job. We've reviewed six of the best gaming mice available in the UK in 2015 to help you choose the right mouse for you.

  • Feature: 10 best new features in Windows 10

    Following Microsoft's January update launch of Windows 10 we bring you the 10 best features.

  • Test Centre: Windows 10 launch as it happened: new Windows 10 build launches

    Relive our live stream and live blog coverage of the Windows 10 launch tonight. Microsoft announced a new web browser, Xbox for Windows 10, and a new public beta of Windows 10. PLUS: Windows 10 will be free to existing Windows users.

  • Test Centre: Best January sales 2015 UK tech deals, bargains, savings, offers

    Start 2015 with a bang: the sales start now! Ready to shop some more amazing bargains and find great savings on tech? We bring you the best January sales 2015 tech deals on phones, tablets, laptops and more in our Best UK tech deals live blog.

  • Feature: 9 tech resolutions for 2015: Best practises for the New Year

    You may already be feeling a sense of dread over some of the New Year's resolutions you've told everyone you're going to make. Have you pledged to give up smoking? To lose weight at the gym? Off you pop then... Here are some tech New Year's resolutions that are far more easy to keep, and can be completed from the comfort of your own, if you like, bed.

  • Skylake release date and specifications

    Unusually for Intel, there have been a few problems with the forthcoming fifth-generation Core processors, making the launch of the sixth-gen Skylake chips uncertain. Here's what we know about Skylake's release date and specs.

  • Buying Advice: How to choose a new PC or laptop for the elderly

    Some of us have been lucky enough to have access to computers all our lives, but for the older generation computing hasn't always been so easily accessible. Here we discuss how to choose the best PC or laptop for the elderly.

  • Feature: How to extend the life of your PC and components

    We explain how to extend the life of your PC components with our top five tips.

  • How-Tos: How to ground yourself before touching a CPU

    Delicate electrical components such as CPUs can be fall victim to the danger of being fried by static electricity. To avoid accidentally shorting out your hardware when performing repairs or modifications, read our guide on how to properly ground yourself before touching a CPU.

  • Test Centre: Windows 10 launch event live: Windows 10 live blog

    Windows 10 launch live blog. Find out first as Microsoft launches Windows 10. Everything you need to know about Windows 10.

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 & 970 release date, price and specs UK

    Nvidia today unveiled its latest GPUs – the GeForce GTX 980 and 970. Based on the company's 10th-generation Maxwell chip architecture, they are designed to overcome 'some of the most complex lighting and graphics challenges in visual computing'. Here's what you need to know about their release date, price and spces in the UK.

  • Buying Advice: How much RAM do I need?

    We explain how much RAM is enough for your PC and laptop whether you're doing undemanding tasks, gaming, editing video or photos and more.

  • How-Tos: Z97 vs Z87: Which motherboard should I buy?

    If you're upgrading your PC you can spend hours deciding which are the best components to use. We make that decision a little easier by discussing the differences between the Z97 Express and Z87 Express chipset motherboards.

  • How-Tos: How to monitor CPU temperature

    Overclocked PCs can run hot - too hot. Now that Desktop Gadgets are no longer supported under Windows 8, we show you how to monitor your CPU temperature and processor health.

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