• Are there any reputable outfits that can fix a motherboard?

    Best answer: I was a 30+ year Engineer at IBM and then Lenovo and know the hardware and all processes to make it very well. The problem is that only the manufacturer, has the tester that can determine what the problem is. No technician has the sophisticated equipment and test fixture and software required to know what the issue... show more
    Best answer: I was a 30+ year Engineer at IBM and then Lenovo and know the hardware and all processes to make it very well. The problem is that only the manufacturer, has the tester that can determine what the problem is. No technician has the sophisticated equipment and test fixture and software required to know what the issue is. For someone to try to test each part individually is a difficult task. If it's a broken connector, it can be swapped out, but anything electrical is too labor intensive to deal with without the proper equipment. If it's beyond its warranty, the value is too low. Replacing the motherboard also affects you Windows license and dealing with Microsoft about a transfer of license.
    If you state all your computer parts, a best option can be discussed, but repair of the motherboard is no longer worthwhile.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to shut down computer?

    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Buying a gaming computer on Craigslist?

    can i get a good deal on a gaming computer from Craigslist?
    can i get a good deal on a gaming computer from Craigslist?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I know my CPU upgrade compatibility?

    One of my older computers is an HP Pavilion Elite HPE 112y ( https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01959711 ) I'd love to find the fastest cpu that it compatible with the machine. I've already upgraded RAM and video in the past, but I'm not sure how to choose a compatible cpu (currently an AMD Phenom... show more
    One of my older computers is an HP Pavilion Elite HPE 112y ( https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c0... ) I'd love to find the fastest cpu that it compatible with the machine. I've already upgraded RAM and video in the past, but I'm not sure how to choose a compatible cpu (currently an AMD Phenom II X4 925). Any suggestions? Thanks!
    5 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Do I need to update Bios?

    Recently built a new pc, installed drivers and windows updates, when I try to boot, the pc will be on but won’t connect to the monitor or any usb devices. Other times it’ll boot fine. I have no idea what the problem is but the only thing I can think of is he bios.
    Recently built a new pc, installed drivers and windows updates, when I try to boot, the pc will be on but won’t connect to the monitor or any usb devices. Other times it’ll boot fine. I have no idea what the problem is but the only thing I can think of is he bios.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are desktop computers still popular?

    or are laptops and tablets more popular these days? are gaming desktops still common?
    or are laptops and tablets more popular these days? are gaming desktops still common?
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Using clay to make a computer case?

    I'm abit more 'artsy' than most and want to make a pumpkin shaped media pc, think clay would be a good option for the case? I looked for any sort of plastic pumpkin to use as a prefab but nothing tickled my fancy.
    I'm abit more 'artsy' than most and want to make a pumpkin shaped media pc, think clay would be a good option for the case? I looked for any sort of plastic pumpkin to use as a prefab but nothing tickled my fancy.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Looking to build a pc?

    I'm a web developer but have never really been a hardware guy. I'll soon be moving into my own place with more space and no room-mates. I'd like to build a desktop just to get my hands dirty with a new project. Would it make more since to buy something along the lines of alienware or more reasonable to... show more
    I'm a web developer but have never really been a hardware guy. I'll soon be moving into my own place with more space and no room-mates. I'd like to build a desktop just to get my hands dirty with a new project. Would it make more since to buy something along the lines of alienware or more reasonable to build something on par with that.
    4 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Is the 6700k and 7700k still the best for gaming?

    Best answer: The 7700K is still the best (or at least tied for it). There is Coffee Lake (8th generation) but it's the same architecture as Kaby Lake (7th generation) with more cores (6c/12t for i7, 6c/6t for i5, and 4c/4t for i3). There is also Skylake-X (7-series with 8-18 cores), but it's the same architecture as the... show more
    Best answer: The 7700K is still the best (or at least tied for it). There is Coffee Lake (8th generation) but it's the same architecture as Kaby Lake (7th generation) with more cores (6c/12t for i7, 6c/6t for i5, and 4c/4t for i3). There is also Skylake-X (7-series with 8-18 cores), but it's the same architecture as the 6th generation with more cores and a lower clock speed.

    Once you pass 4 physical cores, core count doesn't make a difference for gaming. Comparing at the same clock speed, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake will be nearly identical and Skylake-X will be around 3-5% behind.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do i find problem that are causing my internet to be slow?

    About an hour ago i noticed a huge issue well trying to load pages, Some sites wont load at all well others take forever like 5+ minutes. I tried the same sites from my cell and the pages load super fast just fine, So there is a issue with my PC i dont know how to look for these issues tho. First thing everyone is... show more
    About an hour ago i noticed a huge issue well trying to load pages, Some sites wont load at all well others take forever like 5+ minutes. I tried the same sites from my cell and the pages load super fast just fine, So there is a issue with my PC i dont know how to look for these issues tho. First thing everyone is going to say will be VIRUS, I dont have one, I ran a scan and my PC is clean. Thanks.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Building a crypto miner?

    Best answer: It's not the best idea right now. It's designed to get harder to mine as the price goes up, so it will take you a long time to make back all of your money from the parts and the electricity. Back in May it would have been a better choice because you could make profit a lot faster then. Also, a lot of the... show more
    Best answer: It's not the best idea right now. It's designed to get harder to mine as the price goes up, so it will take you a long time to make back all of your money from the parts and the electricity. Back in May it would have been a better choice because you could make profit a lot faster then. Also, a lot of the mining motherboards seem to be sold out right now so you would be limited to a normal board that can't handle as many cards at once.

    If you do want to get into it now anyway, start with something like this: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TPMysJ
    You can use PCIe cables to add more GPUs if you get a custom rack mount for it, and I used what would normally be considered an overkill power supply so you can add more GPUs later.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Certan games cause my computer to just shut down?

    I can run GOW4 on Max (as a benchmark) but whenever i try to run homefront revolution it causes my computer to **** down Spec GPU Amd RX480 CPU AMD FX 8358 4ghz RAM 8 gb computer restarted Fans running fine malware and drivers checked Computer defragmented No BSOD
    I can run GOW4 on Max (as a benchmark) but whenever i try to run homefront revolution it causes my computer to **** down Spec GPU Amd RX480 CPU AMD FX 8358 4ghz RAM 8 gb computer restarted Fans running fine malware and drivers checked Computer defragmented No BSOD
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Graphics card issue.. I want to upgrade but not sure if I need to over spend?

    So basically right now I'm running a desktop with an amd fx8350, with a gtx 660 gpu. I'm told this creates a bottleneck issue. I was considering upgrading the gtx 1050 ti.. this still creates bottleneck.. in order to fix completely I would need the 1060 but it's a whole 100$ more. Would the 1050 ti... show more
    So basically right now I'm running a desktop with an amd fx8350, with a gtx 660 gpu. I'm told this creates a bottleneck issue. I was considering upgrading the gtx 1050 ti.. this still creates bottleneck.. in order to fix completely I would need the 1060 but it's a whole 100$ more. Would the 1050 ti create a large enough issue to stop me from playing, let's say PUBG? Or would it be a waste of money? I also wouldn't mind playing mainstream games, such as COD or BF or rainbow.. please help!!
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Will 8700K work with gigabyte z370 gaming 3?

    is 8700K work with Gigabyte z370 gaming 3 i going to do little bi of over clocking gaming and workstation is that a good motherboard
    is 8700K work with Gigabyte z370 gaming 3 i going to do little bi of over clocking gaming and workstation is that a good motherboard
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • What laptop or pc brand are you using?

    phone?
    phone?
    53 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do I have a dead motherboard?

    I recently built a new pc, but it runs for about 10-15seconds and shuts off and cycles through that endlessly. All the fans (cpu,cpu, chasis) turn on when I power it on. I get no beep sequence from my motherboard. I think I have a bad motherboard. I tried powering it with just a cpu and ram and it turns on but I... show more
    I recently built a new pc, but it runs for about 10-15seconds and shuts off and cycles through that endlessly. All the fans (cpu,cpu, chasis) turn on when I power it on. I get no beep sequence from my motherboard. I think I have a bad motherboard. I tried powering it with just a cpu and ram and it turns on but I get no post. Just wondering if I should issue a return or not. Thanks SPECS Asrock b350m pro4 Ryzen 5 1600 P.w. Rx 580 8gb 2x4gb Corsair lpx ram Corsair 550w power
    7 answers · 5 days ago