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How to use Ryzen Master, AMD's powerful new CPU overclocking tool

AMD's Ryzen Master is a powerful, yet easy to use tool for overclocking Ryzen processors.

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How to update your PC's BIOS

Updating your BIOS can cut boot times, fix compatibility issues, and improve overall performance--or brick your system if you do it wrong.

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We tear apart a hard drive and SSD to show you how they work

What's inside your PC's storage? We took a screwdriver to a dead hard drive and SSD to reveal the inner workings of these vital components.

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Every AMD Radeon RX 470 you can buy: A cheat sheet

AMD's Radeon RX 470 launched today with a full array of customized partner cards. Here's a guide to every graphics card you can buy today.

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How to use AMD's WattMan, the powerful new overclocking tool for Radeon graphics cards

Forget about third-party overclocking tools. The new WattMan panel in AMD's Radeon Crimson software gives Radeon RX 480 owners everything they need to crank their graphics cards to 11.

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Graphics card dissection: We dismembered a video card to show you how it works

R.I.P. Radeon R9 290. We pay our respects to this high-end GPU's component parts.

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How CPUs work: A closer look at exterior processor design

It's what's inside that counts, but the exterior design of computer processors is pretty important, too.

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We ripped apart a motherboard to show you how it works

This motherboard died, so we dissected its body for science.

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We chopped up a RAM stick to show you how it works

WARNING: Many DIMMs were destroyed in the making of this article.

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How to install new memory in your PC

Upgrading your PC's RAM is one way to make your computer feel far more snappy. Here's how to do it.

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How to replace your PC's motherboard

You can't avoid the work of replacing your PC's motherboard, but you can avoid the worst hassles. This guide will make it as painless as possible.

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How to install an Intel or AMD CPU in your computer

The CPU is the beating heart of your PC. Here's how to install it.

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Replace your PC's heart: How to install a power supply in your computer

A strong, reliable power supply is the heart of a strong, reliable PC. Here's how to replace or install a new power supply in your computer.

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How to install a graphics card

Few improvements add as much punch to a PC as upgrading your graphics card. Here's how.

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How to use Miracast to mirror your device's screen wirelessly on your TV

Everything you need to know to figure out device support between newer and older devices, and setting it up with Windows or Android devices.