Hardware

  • How to Fix ‘511 CPU Fan not detected’ Error During Boot

    Windows users are reporting a weird issue that leads to their internal CPU fans simply refusing to work. Upon restart, the boot menu shows “511-CPU fan not detected” and “F1: Boot”. A CPU fan is extremely important for effective heat dispersal and consequently the health of your CPU thus it’s…

  • SD Card won’t format? Here’s how to fix

    SD cards are really handy when it comes to backup storage. It is pretty common for users to format their SD cards as they are often used for different purposes. However, in some cases, the formatting process may turn out to be troublesome and frustrating. As it turns out, your…

  • How to Remove Thermal Paste of your CPU or GPU?

    Thermal paste is an important thing if you want to have optimal cooling for your CPU or your GPU. It transfers heat in an efficient way from the processor to the heatsink or the base of the cooler of your CPU/GPU. Thermal paste works, in the same way, no matter…

  • Surface Pro Won’t Turn On? Try these fixes

    Your Surface won’t turn on if its charger or keyboard is faulty. Also, you may encounter the issue at hand if the Surface Pro is stuck in deep sleep or in a deep sleep of death. The issue arises when the Surface Pro of a user does not power on…

  • Fix the 141 LiveKernelEvent Error on Windows (Hardware Error)

    Some Windows users are constantly experiencing crashes and freezing when performing resource-demanding tasks. Upon investigating the issue via Event Viewer, they discovered a recurring 141 LiveKernelEvent error pointing towards a hardware issue. This problem is reported to occur on every recent Windows version. After investigating this issue thoroughly, there are…

  • PS5: How To Fix Stick Drift Issue In DualSense

    Given the bad reputation of drift problem across all platforms and controllers, whether that be DualShock or Joy-Con, we thought this would be an important problem highlighted by both Sony and Microsoft in the manufacturing of next-gen controllers. Sadly, this doesn’t seem to be the case, and from what it…

  • How to Fix Prime95 ‘Fatal Error: Rounding’

    Some Windows users are encountering the ‘Fatal Error: Rounding‘ error message whenever they attempt to do a stress test using Prime95. Typically, this problem is associated with an overclocked CPU and it’s reported to occur on every recent Windows version. After investigating this issue thoroughly, it turns out that there…

  • How to Enable and Validate G-Sync on a FreeSync Gaming Monitor

    High-refresh rate gaming has certainly become the gold standard of PC gaming nowadays. With the ascension of good 120Hz, 144Hz, and 165Hz monitors in both 1080p and 1440p resolutions, the outlook of the PC gaming industry has changed quite dramatically over the last few years. The technology in monitors has,…

  • How to Properly Test the Stability of your GPU Overclock : Advanced Guide

    There is no doubt that a graphics card (or GPU) is arguably the most important component in a modern gaming system. As far as gaming and other 3D applications go, most of the performance of a gaming PC comes directly from the graphics card. Modern GPUs are also capable of…

  • How to Flash the BIOS on an AMD GPU: A Comprehensive Guide

    Graphics cards in modern gaming PCs are almost solely responsible for graphical rendering in 3D applications. Most of these applications thus demand a GPU that is capable of rendering the required assets with reasonable efficacy. Modern 3D applications like games have become more and more demanding in recent years so…

  • How To Use SAPPHIRE TriXX 7.5.0 To Overclock Your SAPPHIRE GPUs & Optimiz Fan Speed and Health

    The SAPPHIRE Nitro+ and PULSE Graphics cards are some of the latest entrants into the GPU market. With the Sapphire TriXX application that came out earlier this year, you can amp up the performance of your GPU through overclocking its base clock and frequency settings as well as keep updated…

  • How to Fine-Tune Your DDR4 RAM For A Ryzen CPU

    AMD Ryzen users out there are investing in the microprocessors to get the most seamless speeds in computer performance. Beyond the out-of-the-box capabilities of the Ryzen series, few know that there are other factors contributing to their device’s performance and optimization as well. One popular such method among tech enthusiasts…

  • How To Check & Improve Your RAM Health On Your PC

    Your computer’s operations and its efficiency in performing those operations rely heavily on having a healthy and well functioning RAM. This is because your RAM is your temporary floating memory available which is used exhaustively in running intensive operations that are not permanent records on the hard drive. That said,…

  • How To Manually Adjust Your Apple Mac’s Fan Speeds

    The manufacturer settings on your Mac device instruct its fans to operate in the middle ground trade-off between performance and experience. Your device tries to strike a balance between the amount of noise your fans make and how much they work to cool your system. Depending upon personal taste and…

  • How To Configure A PS3 Controller For Gaming With Your Windows PC

    PC Gaming is the most preferred gaming platform that many hardcore gaming enthusiasts may prefer, but most can agree that the flexibility offered by external controllers surpasses the limitations of the standard keyboard and mouse input setup. There are hundreds of PC specific gaming controllers out there, some easy on…

  • How To Use Your Phone’s Microphone As A Dedicated Microphone For Your PC

    If you are looking to substitute your smartphone as a hardware microphone for your PC, you can easily go about doing that by using the WO Mic application. WO Mic lets you connect your smartphone as an external microphone through three primary connections: USB wired connection, Bluetooth wireless connection, WiFi…

  • How To Connect A Subwoofer To An Integrated Stereo Amplifier

    Subwoofers are often integrated with home theater sound systems to allow them to reproduce a wider range of frequencies. This lets the audio systems account for the entire variety of notes that your audio source signal is sending forward. Without an integrated subwoofer, you may miss out on different sound…

  • How To Overclock Your RAM for Ryzen Using The Ryzen DRAM Calculator

    Updated: 11 November, 2020 Performance enthusiasts in the PC world first and foremost look at their CPU processor and its functioning capabilities to determine the kind of performance they’re going to reap. In gaming PC configurations or graphics-intensive setups, the graphics card in the GPU is something they next look…

  • How To Convert An External Hard Drive Into An Internal Storage HDD Unit

    Anyone out to upgrade their computer’s storage capacity or find alternative means of storage to meet their needs will make the baffling but apparent observation that external hard drives are significantly cheaper than inbuilt internal ones. From a cost standpoint, this is baffling because external hard drives require more materials…

  • How to Change and Improve the Fan Curve of your Over-Heating GPU: The Safe and Effective Method

    With any sort of overclocking or intensive usage of your processor, RAM, CPU, or GPU, you’ll end up causing your components to overheat as they work to deliver the optimal performance you’re looking for. GPUs, in particular, when overclocked or optimized to extreme profiles are bound to overheat and cause…

  • How To Overclock Your GPU The Safest Way: The All-Encompassing Guide

    Overclocking any component on your PC requires that you adjust two basic things: its clock speed to alter how quickly your component processes its computation (or pushes out pixels in the case of your GPU), and the voltage you’re supplying it to directly control the amount of power you’re allotting…

  • How to Overclock The Refresh Rate of Your Ordinary Old Monitor

    As with many of the components in your PC, your monitor can be overclocked by boosting its refresh rate beyond the standard 60 Hz stock settings to enable it to draw more frames per second on the screen. This boosts the display performance of your monitor, making for a pleasurable…

  • How to Optimize and Maintain Positive Airflow in Your Gaming PC

    Gaming PC’s are specifically designed to push performance to facilitate your heavy graphics demanding tasks. The GPU in a gaming PC works to increase clock speeds and boost your performance as needed with the game you’re running but that performance boost comes with certain thermal and voltage constraints which limit…

  • How To Control The Fan Speeds Of Your Newly Built Gaming PC

    You can invest in the most powerful and performance promising components. You can overclock and tweak the voltage and clock parameters of your processor, RAM, CPU, and GPU to push their performance to the advertised levels that you’re paying for. You can overclock them even further to hit the maximum…

  • How to Enable Intel XMP to Get the Most Out of Your RAM

    No matter what speeds your RAM module promises in advertisement, it runs on some standard specified speeds as dictated by the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC). If you’ve got a RAM module that’s capable of strong performance at its advertised capacities, you may choose to overclock it to unleash…