motherboards

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If your PC says it can’t upgrade to Windows 11, check your BIOS

Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 this evening, and people can already download their PC Health Check up to see if their PC meets the new OS’ minimum hardware requirements to qualify for its free ugprade. However, a lot of users with relatively new PCs (myself incldued) are coming up with big angry red crosses when running the app, saying, “Nope, sorry pal, your 10th Gen Intel CPU, Z590 motherboard and RTX 3070 Ti just aren’t good enough.” Which is bonkers, obviously. Turns out, it’s probably not a problem with your hardware at all. It’s because of your motherboard’s BIOS settings. Read…

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Save $150 on this 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and Z490 combo deal

Intel’s new 10th Gen Comet Lake chips are some of the best and most powerful gaming CPUs around, but they also cost an arm and a leg, especially when you factor in the cost of the new Z490 motherboard you’ll need to go with it. Happily, Newegg have got some handy CPU and motherboard combo deals going on at the moment, including a Core i7-10700KA and Asus ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming bundle that saves you $150 compared to their normal price. Plus, since the Core i7 is a special Marvel Avengers edition (hence the extra ‘A’ on its model name),…