Base Clock vs. Multiplier Overclocking

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Why is Silicon Used for Computer Chips?

What are the properties of silicon that have made it widely used in computer chips, and could it possibly be on its way out? 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: twitter.com/linustech Read more about Why is Silicon Used for Computer Chips?[…]

Why Don't Old Games Work on New Computers?

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Processor Manufacturing Processes or "Die Shrinks" as Fast As Possible

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What is CPU Cache?

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Capacitors, Resistors, and Electronic Components

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Will AMD Be Competitive in 2017?

AMD has recently struggled for market share against Intel and NVIDIA. Could 2017 be the year AMD finally turns it around, thanks to its new Zen and Vega architectures? Dollar Shave Club link: http://dollarshaveclub.com/linus Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com source

How Accurate are "Minimum System Requirements?"

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Is PS/2 or USB Better for Keyboards and Mice?

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Are Desktop PCs Actually Dying?

There’s been a lot of press around the supposed “death” of the desktop PC. But are desktops really on their way out, or is the reality more nuanced? 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 10% when you sign up for unlimited Read more about Are Desktop PCs Actually Dying?[…]