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The performance of your computer relates to its supply of power. Learn how PC power supplies and computer batteries work.

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Why does my computer need a battery?

The RTC chip, or Real Time Clock, does more than keep your computer set to the correct date and time. Without it, you wouldn’t even be able to boot up.


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What causes laptop batteries to overheat?

What causes laptop batteries to overheat?

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How PC Power Supplies Work

How PC Power Supplies Work

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How does a computers uninterruptible power supply work?

How does a computers uninterruptible power supply work?

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Why does my computer need a battery?

Why does my computer need a battery?

I have an older computer, and when I turned it on yesterday it would not boot. When I called technical support, they told me I needed a new battery. Why does a computer need a battery? Doesn't it get all of its power from the plug in the wall? See more »