Avoiding Common PC Building Traps – Episode 3

Are you looking for an Episode III that won’t disappoint you? We’re back with another installment of our series covering helpful tips to prevent your excitement over building your PC from dying with thunderous applause. TunnelBear message: TunnelBear is the easy-to-use VPN app for mobile and desktop. Visit http://tunnelbear.com/linus to try it free and save Read more about Avoiding Common PC Building Traps – Episode 3[…]

Base Clock vs. Multiplier Overclocking

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What Does the Pause/Break Key Do?

We explain the history and function of another obscure key today… Try Tunnelbear for free, no credit card required, at https://www.tunnelbear.com/Linus Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Techquickie Movie Poster: https://shop.crowdmade.com/collections/linustechtips/products/tech-quickie-24×36-poster Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Leave a reply with your requests for future episodes, or tweet them here: http://twitter.com/jmart604 Join the community: http://linustechtips.com Intro Theme: Showdown by F.O.O.L from Read more about What Does the Pause/Break Key Do?[…]

History of the Motherboard

Sign up for Private Internet Access VPN at https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/linus-tech-tips/techquickie The first true PC motherboard appeared in 1981, but the road that let up to it was quite long – as was the journey it took afterwards! Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Techquickie Movie Poster: https://shop.crowdmade.com/collections/linustechtips/products/tech-quickie-24×36-poster Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Leave a reply with your requests for future episodes, Read more about History of the Motherboard[…]

What is AHCI?

What exactly does the AHCI/IDE selector in the BIOS do? Can it affect drive performance or functionality? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Registry instructions from Winaero: http://winaero.com/blog/switch-from-ide-to-achi-after-installing-windows-7-or-windows-8/ Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Read more about What is AHCI?[…]

Common BIOS Settings Explained

What are some of the more common BIOS settings you might want to tweak to get your computer running as well as it can? Share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with Synergy! Save 25% here: https://symless.com/synergy/tq1 Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Techquickie Movie Poster: https://shop.crowdmade.com/collections/linustechtips/products/tech-quickie-24×36-poster Leave a comment with your requests for future episodes, Read more about Common BIOS Settings Explained[…]

BIOS and UEFI As Fast As Possible

What fundamental things does a computer BIOS do, and what are the important differences between the traditional BIOS and the newer UEFI? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the Read more about BIOS and UEFI As Fast As Possible[…]

NVMe As Fast As Possible

SSDs are awesome, but the common SATA interface is becoming a serious bottleneck. However, the new NVMe standard helps take SSD performance to new heights… lynda.com message: Sign up for your 10-day FREE trial at http://lynda.com/techquickie Follow: http://twitter.com/luke_lafr Join the community: http://linustechtips.com License for image used in this video: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/legalcode source

How Do Memory Timings Work?

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