Power Supply

  • Name that Computer Cable!

    When you buy a new keyboard, do you know just by looking at it if it'll connect to your computer? When you call the helpdesk do you know where to find the cables they're asking about? Brush up on your computer skills by taking this computer...
    By Matt Conlon October 19, 2011 

  • Two Factors that Affect How Long Computers Last

    There are two answers to the question: How long should my computer last? One deals with the obvious answer of computer failure. The other is rooted in planned obsolescence. Learn how these two approaches can be used to determine how long a computer...
    By John Garger May 22, 2011 

  • When a Computer Power Supply Fails

    Like everything else, computer power supply units (PSUs) eventually fail. Identifying the PSU as the problem in a broken computer is not always that easy. We explain how to diagnose and correct power supply problems.
    By Leo Ponton May 19, 2011 

  • Your Power Supply: Is Bigger Really Better?

    Today's cutting-edge power supplies can output incredible amounts of power, but they are far from cheap. Buying a less powerful unit can save you hundreds of dollars, as long as you don't go to low and have to upgrade it right away. How much power...
    By M.S. Smith May 12, 2011 

  • Ratings of the Top 5 Computer Power Supply Units

    Although many people use wattage as the only criterion to rate power supply units, there are other things to consider when connecting the juice to your power-hungry computer. Learn about the top five computer power supplies and their ratings.
    By John Garger December 27, 2010 

  • Common Username and Password Defaults on APC Smart-UPS

    A basic UPS has nothing to configure. Just plug it in and plug in the devices to be protected. However, more complicated units offer options for handling different scenarios. For those with administrative consoles, there is a username and password, although...
    By Brian Nelson November 15, 2010 

  • The Best Small Form Factor Power Supplies

    Small computers need power just like any other rig, but a large 500 watt+ power supply is not needed by petite machines, and such power supplies are sometimes too large to fit. In this article we'll take a look at three great power supplies that...
    By M.S. Smith October 19, 2010 

  • PC Troubleshooting Tips - Bad Motherboard or Power Supply?

    If your PC will not turn there are two likely culprits. Learn which one is too blame.
    By Finn Orfano August 31, 2010 

  • A Primer on Computer Power Supply Units

    When buying a computer, most people focus on components such as CPU, memory, video cards, etc. that are advertised by computer manufacturers. However, the right power supply unit can make all the difference for current power needs and upgrading in the...
    By John Garger August 25, 2010 

  • ASUS Eee Box - Powerful Power Savings

    My home office is a nightmare of heat. Wireless router, dual LCD monitors, high-end desktop computer with fast hard drives, three printers, two laptops, desk lamp, and southern windows, all add up to the hottest room in the house. What if they made...
    By Brian Nelson August 4, 2010 
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