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  • How-Tos: How to check for bad RAM modules in your PC

    If you have become the victim of unprovoked bluescreens and frequent system crashes as of lately, you might want to have a look at your RAM. We'll show you how you can thoroughly test it with specialised tools.

  • How-Tos: Problems with PC? Here's how to check your power supply

    If your PC or laptop has been behaving erratically, it might be your PC's PSU. This handy tip from PC Advisor reader Andy Scott explains how to check your PC's power supply, and find out what's wrong with your PC.

  • How-Tos: How to add USB 3.0 to a PC

    Our Helproom Editor explains how to add a USB 3.0 port to your PC.

  • How-Tos: Replace PC's fan without having to buy new cooler

    Our Helproom Editor explains what to do if a fan in your PC starts making a lot of noise.

  • How-Tos: How to update your BIOS in ten steps

    Updating your BIOS can prove to be a tricky and dangerous endeavour – at least without proper help. We’ll lend you a hand and show you how to update your PC’s BIOS safely in ten easy steps.

  • Feature: Microsoft Office 2013 and 365 FAQ: What you need to know

    Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 are now available so here's everything you need to know.

  • Buying Advice: Windows 8 price in UK

    Microsoft will change the price of Windows 8, its latest operating system, on February 1 2013. Here's everything you need to know about the Windows 8 price in the UK.

  • News: Windows 8 price to soar on 1 February

    The price of Windows 8 will rocket at the beginning of February as Microsoft's offers come to an end.

  • Feature: 8 tech resolutions for 2013

    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.

  • Buying Advice: How to choose an SSD for your PC or laptop

    Our Helproom Editor offers tips on choosing an SSD for your PC or laptop.

  • Buying Advice: Which budget graphics card?

    A budget graphics card can improve gaming, but you need to know what to buy. Here our Helproom Editor explains how to buy a cheap graphics card.

  • Buying Advice: Corsair Professional AX760i / AX860i PSU review: extremely efficient

    With prices of £158 and £166 respectively, the Corsair AX760i and AX860i are more expensive than the power supplies from our recent round-up, but you do get high-quality PSUs for that price. Their efficiency is outstanding, they're extremely quiet and the voltages are super-stable.

  • Buying Advice: 28 750 t/m 950 watt PSU review: efficient and silent

    If you're planning on using two graphics cards in your desktop PC, and perhaps even try your hand at overclocking those along with your processor, it's advisable to get a PSU of between 750 and 950 watts. There are a huge number of these on the market, so it's difficult to know which one is best for your needs. Hardware.Info tested 28 power supplies in this category, to separate the wheat from the chaff.

  • Buying Advice: Four passive graphics cards review: 100% quiet

    A PC that doesn't make a sound, it remains the ultimate goal for many a hardware enthusiast. We recently review the passively cooled HTPC chassis Streacom FC-5.

  • Feature: A brief history of graphics cards: 64 GPUs tested from the past five years

    Readers wonder sometimes how a new graphics card compares to the older one in their desktop PC. How much faster is a GeForce GTX 680 really than a GeForce GTX 8800 GTX? How much more powerful is an AMD Radeon HD 7970 compared to the ATI Radeon HD 4870 or even 3870? Curiosity finally got the best of us, after lots of digging we found 64 graphics cards from the last five years, and tested each one with our current benchmarks.

  • Buying Advice: HP 3005PR USB 3.0 Port Replicator review

    The HP 3005PR is a smart and practical dock, built around the DisplayLink DL3900 chip. It adds quite a few connectors to your computer, with a total of six USB ports (two USB 3.0), audio, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and DisplayPort. The latter two can even be used at the same time.

  • Buying Advice: Fractal Design Node 605 review: ultimate HTPC case?

    Overall we are in a bit of a quandary regarding the Fractal Design Node 605. It's a stylish chassis with a solid build. It does offer a lot of interior space, and a flexible lay-out. You can fit a full ATX motherboard, a full ATX power supply, and a fairly large graphics card. It makes it a great solution for an allround HTPC that can also handle a demanding video game. However, the question remains how useful it actually is to use ATX-sized components.

  • News: Amazon includes Windows 8 and Chromebooks in Black Friday Deals

    Amazon's 2012 Black Friday Deals will include Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and Chromebooks.

  • Buying Advice: Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X review: Z77 board with unique audio features

    During Computex Biostar announced a new series of motherboards that would be called "Hi-Fi". This new line is supposed to distinguish itself with exceptional audio quality and extra features for the integrated audio. Hardware.Info tested the Hi-Fi Z77X to find out if the motherboard lives up to its name.

  • Buying Advice: Sapphire Pure Platinum A85XT review: Sapphire's Socket FM2 motherboard

    When we reviewed the other three Socket FM2 boards we almost had the feeling that we tested the same board three times in a row. This Sapphire Pure Platinum A85XT motherboard is also very similar to those three, but it has a couple of unique aspects. One is the presence of a Bluetooth controller and the second is the combined mini-PCIe/mSATA slot.



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