Stop Connecting Your GPU Power Cables Like This! (How To Properly Connect PCIe Cables For Graphics Cards)

YouTube thumbnail of me holding a split pigtail PCIe cable with the text Devil Spawn

It’s really easy to accidentally UNDERPOWER your graphics card by using a split pigtail cable (also called y-splitter) for 2 or 3 of the PCIe connections on the GPU. Unfortunately a PCIe cable can supply as little as 150 watts from your PSU to the GPU, resulting in too low power being supplied to some … Read more

Should CPU Virtualization Be ON or OFF? Is It A Security Risk? (And Just What Is Hyper-V?!)

Me pointing at my PC with the text About To Get Hit By VM Viruses

“CPU Virtualization” is one of those cool-sounding technologies that you just have to enable. Y’know, not because it sounds cool – but because, uhm, you’re about to run an application that really needs it. That’s totally why. But is it potentially a bad thing to enable CPU Virtualization? After all, some people warn that it … Read more

Always Cool Your M.2 NVMe SSD – Aftermarket Coolers Are Easy To Install

Me showing the two parts of an aftermarket M2 NVMe SSD cooler

If you have a “bare” M.2 NVMe SSD (i.e. one without any heatsink or cooling), then you might want to reconsider this. That’s because recent generations of NVMe drives can run HOT – and this can cause problems for your PC in the long run. Thankfully third party “aftermarket” heatsinks are cheap to buy, and … Read more

Why M.2 Drives Are ‘Single’ or ‘Double’ Sided (& Why It Matters)

Me pointing at a single sided M.2 NVMe SSD with the text NOT a thicc boi

There’s always a new type of storage on the horizon. One of the most recent changes has been the addition of double-sided M.2 SSDs. These drives have been raising questions about features and compatibility that we’re going to take a closer look at. M.2 drives can be single-sided or double-sided based on how many chips … Read more

GDDR6 vs GDDR6X VRAM: Which To Buy In 2024?

Me pointing at my GPUs 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM and asking if this is best

GPU shopping can get confusing, especially because there are two types of ‘current gen’ memory (VRAM): GDDR6 and GDDR6X. Is one better than the other, or is it just marketing? Well it turns out that GDDR6X definitely is better than GDDR6, but not by a massive amount. Plus only NVIDIA sell GDDR6X cards after an … Read more

PC Cable Management Is For LOSERS! Do THIS Instead! (Tristan’s Terrible Tech Tips)

Me looking annoyed and saying never to cable manage your PC

This very tongue-in-cheek video gives (terrible) tech tips surrounding cable management. If you wanted to let your cables live and be free – and also abolish GPU sag, then watch this video. It covers everything you need to know about how you can use some terrible cable management to support your graphics card, and ultimately … Read more