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Articles about building PCs

How to Build a Computer: The Basics


Want to build your own PC but don’t know where to start? Discover all the basic components you need to get started.

Why is my Computer Loud


Restore peace and quiet to your computer by diagnosing unwanted, excessive computer noise.

How to Wipe a Hard Drive


Computers are home to sensitive data, information you wouldn’t want to get into the wrong hands. Find out how to safely wipe your hard drive at Crucial.

What is Computer Hardware?


Wondering makes your computer tick? Get to know these important components with Crucial’s guide to computer hardware.

How to Disassemble and Rebuild a Desktop Computer


Disassemble and Rebuild Your Desktop Computer with our Crucial guide

How to Disassemble and Rebuild a Laptop


Need to take your laptop apart but don’t know how? Follow our guide to disassembling and rebuilding a laptop

What is a Hard Drive?


Hard drives are used in computers - but what are they and what are they used for? Our helpful guide defines what a hard drive is and what it's advantages and disadvantages are.

A Guide to Upgrading your PC


Want to upgrade your computer but unsure of where to start? Follow Crucial's PC upgrade guide to make sure you get the best from your setup.

What is ECC Memory?


ECC memory is critical to businesses and data centers as it reduces critical errors in data. Find out what hard and soft errors are and what ECC does to minimize these errors.

A Guide to Processor Types


Learn about processor types, their architecture, and what to consider when building a PC.

Server Memory: Types and Performance


Crucial has everything you need to know about different types of server memory, and the benefits of each. Learn about what it is, what it does, and which type works best for you.

How to Clean the Inside of a Computer


If your system is slowing down, the problem could be dust. Find out how to clean dust from a computer safely with Crucial's step-by-step guide.

What to do with an Old Computer


How long should a computer last? It can be difficult to know - find out whether you should be upgrading or replacing your system with our guide.

What is a Form Factor?


Discover more about computer form factors and how they apply to your hardware.