Upgrading & Expanding a PC

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PC Performance Upgrades: CPU, Motherboard, and Memory

Performance upgrades give your PC an overall performance boost that affects all programs you run, including Windows itself. Performance upgrades include those to the CPU, motherboard, and memory. [more…]

Expansion Upgrades: eSATA, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, and FireWire

Consider adding ports to an older PC — also called expansion upgrades. Although adding or upgrading ports doesn’t speed up your computer, you can connect a wider range of external devices. [more…]

Storage Upgrades: Internal and External Drives

Why limit yourself to the sorry patch of digital real estate that originally shipped with your PC? Upgrading your PC’s original hard drive, or perhaps a slower, older DVD recorder is a [more…]

Sound and Video Upgrades: Sound and Video Cards

There are more reasons than just gaming to add or upgrade your PC’s eyes and ears (video and audio cards): For example, maybe you want to move up to a sound card with Dolby Surround sound support or perhaps [more…]

How to Add a Second Hard Drive to Your Computer

Adding a hard drive to your computer improves performance and increases memory. Installing a second internal hard drive is easy with these step-by-step video instructions. [more…]

How to Upgrade the Memory on Your Laptop

Upgrading your laptop computer's memory is a simple, do-it-yourself process. This video shows how to open your notebook and install more RAM to give your laptop a performance boost. [more…]
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