All posts by Bowen

  • Intel Is Dropping the “I” With 14th Gen CPUs

    Intel has been slowly undergoing a big rebrand over the last couple of generations. First, it discontinued the classic Pentium and Celeron brands. Now, the company is dropping the “i” branding from its mainstream processors and introducing...

    • Posted June 15, 2023
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  • How to RMA Your Steam Deck

    Troubleshoot your device and then contact Steam Support. Wait for an answer from Steam Support. Back up and factory reset your Steam Deck. Ship it to a Steam Deck repair center with the prepaid shipping label. Wait...

    • Posted June 10, 2023
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  • Metal vs. Plastic Laptops: Which Is Better?

    Metal laptops offer better durability and heat dissipation, while plastic ones are more affordable with diverse styles. Performance depends on internal components, not material. Evaluate laptops individually based on specifications, build quality, and design, focusing on overall...

    • Posted May 23, 2023
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  • The New System76 Lemur Pro Is a Thin and Light Linux Laptop

    Many are fond of System76’s hardware for several reasons. The company has expanded its hardware choices a lot in the past few weeks and months, and today, another member is joining the System76 family. Meet the latest...

    • Posted May 16, 2023
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  • 7 Reasons to Use a Desktop Touchpad Instead of a Mouse

    While the mouse has been the preferred choice for years, there’s a new contender: the desktop touchpad. This might seem like something that should stay in the world of laptops, but there are reasons to use it...

    • Posted May 15, 2023
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  • Can You Build a Fanless Desktop PC?

    Fanless PCs are possible, but they need extra attention to detail in the planning phase to make sure the PC can stay cool. After building one, regular cleaning and temperature monitoring are both critical for a fanless...

    • Posted February 28, 2023
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  • You Can Overclock Your Monitor, But Should You?

    Overclocking a PC monitor is like getting a free upgrade, but it has several significant drawbacks, such as image artifacts and potential hardware damage, that you need to accept before attempting it. PC enthusiasts love making things...

    • Posted February 24, 2023
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  • What Is a Peltier Cooler, and Is It Better for Your PC?

    The Peltier Effect happens when electric current is passed through a bimetal junction, cooling one side and heating the other. While Peltier coolers have been used in computers, their numerous drawbacks have kept them out of the...

    • Posted February 23, 2023
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  • Why Mechanical Drives Fail (and What You Can Do About It)

    Mechanical hard drives fail because thanks to physical damage, overheating, everyday wear and tear, and more. Take care of your drive with cleaning, cooling, and diagnostic testing, and make backups of important files so you’re prepared for...

    • Posted February 14, 2023
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  • I Made the Ultimate USB Boot Drive: Here’s How

    USB flash drives can be formatted to work as bootable drives, functioning as everything from Windows install disks to recovery software. However, they also have some limitations, which can be overcome with the right drive and software....

    • Posted February 14, 2023
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