Tag Archive for Computer Upgrades

What Can (and Can’t) Be Upgraded or Repaired on a Laptop


In general, laptops are much more difficult to repair than PCs, and it’s understandable why they would be. Every model of laptop must be designed very specifically in order to

The Idiot’s Guide to PC Case Choosery

Unless your planning on something crazy, like installing a computer into a fish tank, you’re going to need a PC case. Also called a chassis, your PC case is the

Has USB finally Met its Match? Meet Thunderbolt!

Tech aficionados may have heard a thing or two about Intel’s “Light Peak” over the last couple of years. It was an all-powerful new I/O interface meant as an all-in-one

ATI CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI – Brothers of a Different Mother(board)

High-end gaming rigs can get pretty crazy. Expensive, shiny cases with glowing liquid cooling tubes, after-market CPU coolers the size of lawnmower engines, more effects lighting than a Honda Accord

The Five Best-Bang-for-your-Buck PC Upgrades

Beef Jerky and computers have nothing in common. In fact, I only chose to lead with beef jerky because I thought it might attract attention—lots of folks really like beef

Upgrading your RAM

For most people this will be the single most meaningful upgrade they can make to their PC. Desktop memory is relatively inexpensive, at $20-$25 per gigabyte, and many folks only