• I can t update my BIOS?

    I have a custom built system with a Gateway FX6800-01e motherboard. I have searched online and ATTEMPTED to contact Gateway support, but neither have worked. I can t find a BIOS update for my motherboard online, and Gateway won t take my board s serial number, which is required to get their support. What can I do?... show more
    I have a custom built system with a Gateway FX6800-01e motherboard. I have searched online and ATTEMPTED to contact Gateway support, but neither have worked. I can t find a BIOS update for my motherboard online, and Gateway won t take my board s serial number, which is required to get their support. What can I do? I m having issues installing Windows 10, and I think an outdated BIOS is the culprit.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is the best way to delete files from an internal hard drive without putting it inside a computer?

    Is there some kind of tool or an adapter that I can use or is it impossible to empty it?
    Is there some kind of tool or an adapter that I can use or is it impossible to empty it?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is my HDD causing frame issues in video games for me?

    So recently I've noticed frame issues in GTA V and Overwatch (haven't really tested anything else) even though I'm running them at the lowest graphics.. I used to be able to play all those games without issue at higher graphics quality but lately I've been running through issues. Overwatch has minor... show more
    So recently I've noticed frame issues in GTA V and Overwatch (haven't really tested anything else) even though I'm running them at the lowest graphics.. I used to be able to play all those games without issue at higher graphics quality but lately I've been running through issues. Overwatch has minor FPS drops that don't really ruin the gameplay but its definitely annoying and GTA V is a little worst as the textures take awhile to load as well as the vehicles at times. I've recently replaced my motherboard and the rest of the PC is just about a year old. The only old component in my computer is the HDD which is about 7 years old or so. Here are my PC specs: Intel i5-7500 3.4 GHZ 8 GB RAM Windows 10 GTX 1060 120GB SSD for Windows + 1 game 700 GB HDD 3/4 filled Any idea if it would be the HDD? Anything helps, thanks.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Buying pc parts from guy and don’t wanna get ripped off?

    Hey so I’ve wanted a gaming pc for a really long time and there’s this friend that’s offering to sell me his current one cause he wants to buy a 1080ti. I want wondering if anybody who knows about pricing and computer parts could tell me if I’m getting ripped off or not. Here are the parts according to his own... show more
    Hey so I’ve wanted a gaming pc for a really long time and there’s this friend that’s offering to sell me his current one cause he wants to buy a 1080ti. I want wondering if anybody who knows about pricing and computer parts could tell me if I’m getting ripped off or not. Here are the parts according to his own words. An i5 4690k A noctua cooler An r9 290 gpu A mother board from gigabyte And an “Adata 8gb of ram” A hard drive And a battery for power which I don’t know exactly what make they are. I know only a little about computers and really wanna learn more but as for right now I’d like to know if all this is worth 750 dollars or not. Thank you It’ll come ready to play with windows 10. I’m providing the case
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is cyberlink power dvd the only media player which will play blu-rays?

    i was told VLC player will not play blu-ray films, and ive tested windows media player, that won't play blu-rays either. i have a brand new blu-ray drive in my windows 7 desktop computer with a couple of blu-ray films i want to try out....so what other media player or software will play blu-rays?
    i was told VLC player will not play blu-ray films, and ive tested windows media player, that won't play blu-rays either. i have a brand new blu-ray drive in my windows 7 desktop computer with a couple of blu-ray films i want to try out....so what other media player or software will play blu-rays?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Which configuration should I choose?

    I will use PC for gaming, VR and sometime for video editing.I have GTX 1070.Sorry for my bad English, not my native language. (1) Intel i5-8600K Asus Strix Z370-F 2X4 3000MHz (2) Intel i7-8700 Asus Strix H370-F 2X4 2666MHz (3) Intel i7-8700 Asus Strix Z370-G 2X4 3000MHz
    I will use PC for gaming, VR and sometime for video editing.I have GTX 1070.Sorry for my bad English, not my native language. (1) Intel i5-8600K Asus Strix Z370-F 2X4 3000MHz (2) Intel i7-8700 Asus Strix H370-F 2X4 2666MHz (3) Intel i7-8700 Asus Strix Z370-G 2X4 3000MHz
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Compatible gaming motherboard?

    Best answer: You can sort by specs with PC Part Picker or Newegg. It doesn't need to be a "gaming" board though. Usually they just tack that word on there to try to get people to pay more. GPUs just need a PCI Express x16 slot, which about every motherboard has these days. You also need to make sure the power... show more
    Best answer: You can sort by specs with PC Part Picker or Newegg.

    It doesn't need to be a "gaming" board though. Usually they just tack that word on there to try to get people to pay more.

    GPUs just need a PCI Express x16 slot, which about every motherboard has these days. You also need to make sure the power supply has enough watts to run the video card.

    PC Part Picker really helps with designing new computers.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Which component to upgrade first?

    Best answer: If you want the most for your money, check what your computer is doing and upgrade the part that is being used the most. The answer will vary depending on what you do with the system. If you're gaming I think the easiest place to start is to watch your GPU's load. You can do that with Task Manager in... show more
    Best answer: If you want the most for your money, check what your computer is doing and upgrade the part that is being used the most.
    The answer will vary depending on what you do with the system.

    If you're gaming I think the easiest place to start is to watch your GPU's load. You can do that with Task Manager in Windows 10, or GPU-Z or MSI Afterburner. Watch the % usage of the GPU as you play your games and if the GPU is maxing out, then you should upgrade it. If the GPU isn't maxing out as you play the game then I'd go with the MB/CPU/RAM upgrade first.

    Also watch your RAM usage in Task Manager as you run your usual set of programs. If you're maxing out your RAM it will slow down your system significantly and the motherboard/CPU/RAM combo should be your next upgrade.

    Also, keep an eye on your power load, I like to use this website to check the power usage. Make sure your PSU can handle all the upgrades before you buy the parts:
    https://outervision.com/power-supply-cal...

    I've still got an X2 270, good little CPU, it still runs a lot of games great.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Which new motherboard will run xp?

    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • What are the benefits of using a 32bit OS on a computer with 8GB of DDR3 RAM?

    I'm also considering using Windows XP on a computer with such RAM. What are the benefits?
    I'm also considering using Windows XP on a computer with such RAM. What are the benefits?
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • What part of the computer causes lag to happen?

    By this i mean parts like ram, cpu, ssd and other parts
    By this i mean parts like ram, cpu, ssd and other parts
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • What happens to a computer if you get it completely wiped? Does it make it brand new, even though its been used for X amount of years?

    Best answer: Depends on what you mean by wiped. To me, a complete wipe would be a complete format of the hard drive. Nothing is left. No OS. No restore partition. And definitely none of your data or applications. If I wanted to be extra paranoid I'd also run one of those data wipers on it which forcibly overwrites every... show more
    Best answer: Depends on what you mean by wiped.

    To me, a complete wipe would be a complete format of the hard drive. Nothing is left. No OS. No restore partition. And definitely none of your data or applications. If I wanted to be extra paranoid I'd also run one of those data wipers on it which forcibly overwrites every part of the drive with 0s - effectively making it impossible to retrieve old information from the disk.

    Most computers come with a "Factory Reset" or "Factory Restore" option which puts the computer back in the state it was when you first unpacked it. The OS has been installed but not activated. Whatever default applications it came with will be there but nothing else. None of your data or anything you installed yourself. However in order to use this, you usually have to create a set of DVDs or something. (I don't know how modern computers do this since they no longer come with DVD drives ...)
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Motherboard / CPU compatibility?

    Motherboard - GA-Z97M-DS3H CPU - Intel Core i5-8400 Are these two compatible? I have the motherboard and need a cpu upgrade so I can play fortnite. Will these work together?
    Motherboard - GA-Z97M-DS3H CPU - Intel Core i5-8400 Are these two compatible? I have the motherboard and need a cpu upgrade so I can play fortnite. Will these work together?
    8 answers · 1 week ago