How to Check Your CPU Temperature

How to Check Your CPU Temperature

(Image credit: Alan Sheldon/Shutterstock) Checking your PC’s CPU temperature is similar to checking your car’s oil: You don’t need to do it daily, but you’ll need to check your processor’s temperatures every few months. This is especially true if you regularly strain your system with higher loads like you’ll do with the Best CPUs for gaming,…

How To Check Disk Usage in Linux

How To Check Disk Usage in Linux

No matter how high-capacity your storage drive is, you always need to see how  much space you have used and what files are using it. While there are ways to do this from the GUI in Linux, as always, you get more detail by using the terminal command line.Terminal tools are especially useful for users…

If you shop at Walmart, check your fridge now

If you shop at Walmart, check your fridge now

Salmonella is again at the center of yet another product recall. It’s a bacteria that can contaminate all sorts of products and cause potentially fatal infections in certain groups of people. This time around, we’re looking at the recall of one lot of Organic Marketside Zucchini packages that were available at Walmart. Routine US Food…

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How to check if your motherboard is dead

Modern motherboards are fairly resilient, but they’re not impervious to damage. So when your mobo appears unresponsive upon powering your system, it can cause momentary heart palpitations. Some mobos are pretty expensive, and even when they’re not, replacing one is more time consuming than other components. Usually if you’re having problems with your motherboard powering…

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How to check what motherboard you have

When you’re looking to upgrade your computer’s hardware, one of the most difficult things to understand is whether or not an individual component is compatible with the rest of your PC. And of all the various aspects to consider, the specifications of your motherboard is likely the most important when it comes to compatibility. The…