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Poll: What do you use to apply thermal paste?
— 12:24 PM on October 16, 2012

Back in the day, applying thermal compound was a fine art. I used to spend entirely too much time making sure the surface of...

Poll Question: • What do you use to apply thermal paste?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

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Poll: Where do you most want a high-DPI display?
— 12:17 PM on March 28, 2012

High-DPI screens are all the rage these days. Apple deserves credit for starting the trend with the Retina display on the iPhone 4, and...

Poll Question: • I most want a high-DPI display on my:

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

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Poll: What's the best new web browser?
— 12:25 PM on March 23, 2011

In the last few weeks, we've been treated to a bevvy of major browser releases: Chrome 10, Internet Explorer 9, and Firefox 4. If...

Poll Question: • What's the best web browser?

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Poll: How much storage is enough for a system drive?
— 10:26 AM on March 16, 2011

In the PC storage world, 2011 looks primed to be the year of the SSD. Drives continue to get cheaper, the latest models look...

Poll Question: • How much storage is enough for a system drive?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The TR Hardware Survey 2: Survey harder
— 4:59 PM on March 9, 2011

Just over two years have passed since we carried out our very first hardware survey, in which we asked our readers to answer 15...

Poll Questions: • Processor • Number of CPU cores • Stock CPU clock speed • CPU socket type • Graphics processor • How much did your graphics card cost at the time of purchase? • Chipset • Motherboard brand • Memory size • Primary internal hard drive type: • Total internal hard drive storage capacity • Primary optical drive type • Sound card • Speaker config • Number of displays • Main display type • Main display size • Main display aspect ratio • Main display resolution • Do you have a stereoscopic 3D display and glasses? • Primary operating system • What mobile computers do you have?

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Poll: Which tech company is the most evil?
— 12:06 PM on March 9, 2011

Microsoft is generally assumed to be evil, Google likes to say that it's not, and Apple is too cool to care one way or another....

Poll Question: • Who's the most evil?

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Poll: What's your pick of upcoming games?
— 11:18 AM on February 24, 2011

We're set for a bumper crop of top-flight games in 2011, and the toughest part of the story may simply be choosing which games to...

Poll Question: • Game you're most anticipating

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Poll: How do you back up your data?
— 12:54 PM on February 16, 2011

The more data we accumulate in our increasingly digital lives, the more we stand to lose in the event of a catastrophic storage failure. ...

Poll Question: • How do you back up your personal data?

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Poll: What's the worst PC hardware bug?
— 11:49 AM on February 3, 2011

Intel's 6-series chipset bug has dominated the headlines this week, and for good reason. The flaw has been traced back to a single transistor...

Poll Question: • Worst PC hardware bug?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

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Poll: What kind of panel lives inside your LCD monitor?
— 12:56 PM on December 9, 2010

Thanks to the rise of TN panels, LCD monitors have become incredibly cheap. However, some of us are still willing to pay a premium...

Poll Question: • My primary LCD's panel type is:

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Poll: How big is your CPU fan?
— 1:14 PM on December 2, 2010

As CPUs have become more power efficient, the fans used to cool them have grown in size. That might seem counter-intuitive, but it speaks...

Poll Question: • How big is your CPU fan?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Poll: How do you buy your music?
— 12:01 PM on October 6, 2010

The music industry has changed a lot over the last decade. Online services have become huge, and MP3s have slowly clawed back ground previously...

Poll Question: • How do you buy most of your music?

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Poll: How much storage in your primary PC?
— 3:04 PM on August 18, 2010

Although hard drive capacities aren't growing at the rate they once were, the drives themselves are getting cheaper and cheaper. That's made it easy...

Poll Question: • How much storage capacity is in your primary PC?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Poll: Your network-attached storage solution
— 11:48 AM on August 4, 2010

In this week's podcast, we field a question about home storage servers. Scott and I both have network-attached storage rigs cobbled together from...

Poll Question: • Do you have network-attached storage in your home?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Poll: Do you have a home-theater PC?
— 12:03 PM on July 14, 2010

With the exception of my desktop, the next most often-used PC in my home sits in the living room. I've had one in there for...

Poll Question: • Do you have a home-theater PC?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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Poll: Does your primary portable have an optical drive?
— 1:48 PM on June 30, 2010

This week's poll comes to us courtesy of TR reader Ben, who wonders just how many folks have an optical drive in their primary portable...

Poll Question: • Does your primary portable have an optical drive?

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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