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Using MemTest86

Written on June 17, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Guide of how to download, create bootable USB and run Memtest - also including instructions for running Windows Memory Diagnostic


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How To Select The Right Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) For Your Computer

Written on May 24, 2018 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

An uninterruptible power supply, also called a UPS system or UPS battery backup, protects connected equipment from power problems and provides battery backup power during electrical outages. This article explains the differences between UPS models and aims to help users select the right UPS for their computer system.


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Intel 12th Gen DRM Issues and the Corresponding 'Fix'

Written on November 19, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Some games and applications with DRM software can’t recognize 12th Gen Intel Core Processor, causing them to crash or not load.


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TRS and TRRS, oh and TRRRS

Written on November 18, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Explanation of microphone/headphone technology. The letter T stands for Tip, and the R stands for Ring (like a ring on your finger, not like ringing the telephone).


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Cables: Active or Passive, Which is Best

Written on August 4, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

We hear the terms 'active' and 'passive' attributed to cables and equipment all the time. But what does it mean? Which one is better? Which one do you really need? We clarify the difference and explain how to choose between them.


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Linux Live Environment

Written on July 29, 2021 by Terrell Barnes

Puget provides a Tools USB with a plethora of tools preinstalled. One of the most useful is the Linux Live Environment so if you're wondering how to access or use it, check this out!


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Getting Started With Your New System

Written on May 12, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

The Support department has written a litany of articles detailing various fixes, troubleshooting advice, software guidance, and technologies. We have compiled a list of what we deem the most useful for a new Puget System owner. If you've recently purchased a Puget Systems computer, you may find the following articles very useful as you familiarize yourself with your new build.


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AMD Machine Check Exception - X570/B550 Chipsets

Written on March 3, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

With certain hardware, a system may become unstable and begin rebooting/crashing and only occasionally throwing errors that help identify the culprit. If your system uses an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and a motherboard based on the X570 series chipset, you may run into this issue as well. This article will cover the solution we have found to be successful.


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Windows 10 File Recovery Tool

Written on August 12, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft has released a data recovery tool, here it is in all it's glory. This article will explain the purpose and usage of the Microsoft Windows 10 File Recovery Tool available from the Microsoft Store.


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How to Make Use of Our Newest Puget Tools USB (May 2020 and later) From Inside Windows

Written on June 4, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Full breakdown of our Puget Tools USB and all it's features/functions. Full guidance on how to use the tools as well.


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How to Make Use of Our Newest Puget Tools USB (May 2020 and later) From Outside Windows

Written on June 4, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

If your system won't boot, a Puget Systems Support Technician may ask that you boot into the Puget Tools USB which provides access to a litany of powerful tools to diagnose your system.


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Basics of Network Troubleshooting

Written on May 1, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through our recommendations for troubleshooting network issues.


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Monitor Cabling Options and How To Use Them Correctly

Written on February 24, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

There are a finite number of monitor connections but nonetheless it can seem overwhelming at times. We will break down the common ones currently available and how to identify them.


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Reduce Downtime With These Backup Components

Written on February 7, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Basic guide to what backup parts you could have on hand in case of failure.


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Basic Guide to Testing Memory in Ubuntu

Written on January 16, 2020 by Ben Bohnen

A bad stick of RAM can cause a system to become unstable and crash frequently. One of the first steps that you can take in troubleshooting frequent crashing is to run a memory diagnostics test. This article will demonstrate how to access Memtest86+ in your Ubuntu install.


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Replacing a GPU in the Fractal R5

Written on February 13, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the GPU (video card) in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Swapping your Front Panel in a Fractal R6

Written on February 13, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the Front Panel in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Replacing a HDD/SSD in Fractal R5

Written on January 23, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the HDD/SSD in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Replacing a Power Supply (PSU) in the Fractal R6

Written on January 23, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the Power Supply (PSU) in the Fractal Define R6. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Replacing a GPU in the Fractal R6

Written on January 16, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the GPU in the Fractal Define R6. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Are You Running out of Drive Space? Here are Ways to Free it up.

Written on February 10, 2017 by Alicia Bennett

Hard drive space can really fill up quickly; especially if you have a laptop because they tend to come with smaller SSD's. If if you have a desktop most of the time you don't know how it filled up so fast or what is in there, taking up your gigabytes.


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Replacing the optical drive dust cover on the Silverstone SG10 Chassis

Written on March 14, 2016 by Scott Denoff

This guide shows how to replace the optical drive dust cover on the Silverstone SG10 Chassis.


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Preventative Maintenance: Dusting out your computer

Written on July 2, 2015 by Richard Falk

About once a year or so, you will want to clear out the dust that is in your computer as preventative maintenance to make sure your computer is running properly. Here are some tips for cleaning out the dust in your desktop or laptop.


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Reversing front panel door of Fractal Define R5

Written on July 1, 2015 by Richard Falk

Here at Puget Systems Support, one question we get asked pretty often is how to reverse the door on the Fractal Define R5. Here is a step by step video showing how to make that change.


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Traverse Pro 17 (M765i): Removing the keyboard and accessing secondary RAM slots

Written on April 7, 2015 by Daniel Brown

This video will show you how to remove your keyboard as well as accessing the secondary ram slots underneath the keyboard on your Traverse Pro 17in.