The critical component that runs power to your computer is called the Power Supply Unit or PSU. This PSU is a hugely important part of your entire personal computer architecture, as it can seriously damage your computer build and other component stability, certainly if neglected. What is more the PSU is often taken for granted or overlooked when people consider buying, running or troubleshooting PC issues. In this topic we look at the history of the PSU, how it has developed and what the latest power supply units offer to the desktop and laptop user. We also provide expert advice and guidance for all your PSU problems and needs.
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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 fit in smaller machines.
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Whether it be a custom PC build or replacing some hardware components on your existing PC, you will likely need to do some basic motherboard wiring. This is where the motherboard diagram comes in handy. This article explains how to understand and use motherboard diagrams for your own PC.
On most modern motherboards you will find a green light that many or not be lit up. Learn what the green light on a motherboard does.
One of the most annoying problems with power supplies is that they occasionally start making funny noises. Learn the cause and solutions to high-pitched noises coming from your computer’s power supply.