Sound Not Playing On The Monitor Speaker In Windows (8 Fixes)

Checking the monitor settings to ensure that the speakers are not muted

Something that has always annoyed me on Windows is just how difficult it makes playing sound. It should be simple. If you plug in headphones, it should play on there. If no headphones are plugged in, it should play through the monitor’s speakers. Simple. But it’s often not the simple, unfortunately. Windows gives you random … Read more

Do CPUs Need Drivers And Updates?

Checking for the latest updates in the Windows Update centre

Drivers are vital pieces of software in your PC. Essentially, every bit of hardware that plugs into your computer needs a driver of some kind to work properly. Everything from gaming controllers to drawing tablets need drivers, but does your CPU need its down driver? Your CPU is designed to work without a driver, but … Read more

High, Balanced, Ultimate: Which Ryzen Power Plan Is ‘Best’?

How to access balanced high perf and power saver power options on Windows 10

Ultimate? Performance? Balance? Picking a power setting shouldn’t feel like deciding between the character stats of the latest RPG. What’s the difference between these Ryzen power plans anyway? Ryzen offers three basic power plans: Balanced, High Performance, and Ultimate. Balanced works on saving energy and lowering heat, High Performance opens up the clock speed for faster … Read more

Windows Install: How To Tell Which Drive Is Which

Two exactly the same NVMe SSD showing up in Windows during the first installation

It’s always been important to make sure that your operating system winds up on the right storage drive, but this has become an even bigger issue with the creation of high-speed solid state drives. Now you want to make sure that your operating system is on the drive that’s giving you peak performance, but these … Read more