• My computer is going wrong please help!?

    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Rate my computer?

    Best answer: Approximately this https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZBNjLJ This list is a little better power supply and motherboard.and excludes the keyboard and mouse nd would involve building it yourself and mailing in rebates and some postage. It's a tier-1 system with excellent CPU and graphics card. #6... show more
    Best answer: Approximately this
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZBNjLJ
    This list is a little better power supply and motherboard.and excludes the keyboard and mouse nd would involve building it yourself and mailing in rebates and some postage.
    It's a tier-1 system with excellent CPU and graphics card.
    #6 here
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-G...
    Handles 1440P gaming very well and can handle 4K gaming.
    Power supply is a Channel Well Technologies GPS series a little below RM Corsair series.
    They are a good high volume producer.
    Motherboard audio is unknown and might have raised the board a bit.
    If you must have wifi, if subtracts from gaming and motherboard wifi is inferior to a good Gigabyte with antenna.
    There is no question that it is an excellent pc, and if already purchased is ot worth changing.
    For $18, probably would have upgraded to 850 Watts - EVGA 850W GQ 80 Plus Gold Power Supply, by FSP is a tad better at not much money and a touch higher in motherboard with GIGABYTE Z390 GAMING SLI and if wifi is needed add it later.
    Neither affects gaming performance.

    You have a very nice PC that performs well.
    4 answers · 10 hours ago
  • Is my CMOS battery bad or is it something worse?

    Hi, I have an old PC I assembled in 2011. I haven't used it in a over year, because it started rebooting constantly. I have checked my tempatures - all good. Voltages seems to be fine. I cannot see any temperature on my MB's VRM in HWinfo. I suspect it doesn't have that sensor. (P8P67 pro rev.... show more
    Hi, I have an old PC I assembled in 2011. I haven't used it in a over year, because it started rebooting constantly. I have checked my tempatures - all good. Voltages seems to be fine. I cannot see any temperature on my MB's VRM in HWinfo. I suspect it doesn't have that sensor. (P8P67 pro rev. 3.1) Something confusing is my BIOS showing my RAM running at 1333 MHz but they are capable of 1600 MHz I've had a nagging feeling about the MB being at fault. I fear it's a bad VRM or PSU, based on online forums. I did a calculation on my setup; wattage wise. It draws up to about 750W and I have a Corsair HX850 pro. Pretty confident my PSU was not at fault I started reading about types of MB failures. Where I learned about VRM overheating. But I saw someone suggesting someone to check their CMOS. So I read up on that, and all sources I found, listed shutting down constantly as a symptom. But having no issues with dates etc. I kept fearing the VRM is overheating. Then I found a source listing poor external hardware detection, as a sign of a bad CMOS battery. I have had issues with that for a few years, having to change the USB port of my mouse constantly and occasionally having to reboot my computer because my keyboard wasn't detected. Furthermore it never registered the microphone through my audio-amp. Is my MB dying/bad? Is it most likely my PSU? Or is it something as simple as a bad CMOS battery? Thanks beforehand 🙂
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • How many ram can you install on a computer?

    So far? I installed 3 new DDR3 what is the max of installing RAM sticks. Sorry? New to this computer upgrades thing.
    So far? I installed 3 new DDR3 what is the max of installing RAM sticks. Sorry? New to this computer upgrades thing.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • I am looking to build a pc will these parts work?

    I am looking to build a pc and have a large budget. I am looking to make it future proof for gaming and work. Here are my specs I want to make sure they are compatible. My sound car is the creative sound blaster z I an using a 8 tb seagate barricuda pro hdd a samsung 970 evo 500 g nzxt h500i case 850 whatt... show more
    I am looking to build a pc and have a large budget. I am looking to make it future proof for gaming and work. Here are my specs I want to make sure they are compatible. My sound car is the creative sound blaster z I an using a 8 tb seagate barricuda pro hdd a samsung 970 evo 500 g nzxt h500i case 850 whatt platium psu 2 evga gtx 1080tis intel core i9-9900k msi z370 gming pro carbon ac g skill strient z 32 gb 4 x8 an evga sli bridge the included wifi/ bluetooth card window 10 pro a cyryorig h7 cooler for cpu and 3 120 mm fans adn 3 more 140mm fans both from corsair
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Computer help? My computer has these dark lines and they keep growing?

    Computer help? My computer has these dark lines and they keep growing?

    Best answer: The horizontal lines are due to physical damage to the screen. The only fix is to have the screen panel replaced, they cannot be repaired. If it is a monitor it is just as cheap to buy a new monitor, if it is a laptop take it to a local workshop for the screen to be replaced
    Best answer: The horizontal lines are due to physical damage to the screen. The only fix is to have the screen panel replaced, they cannot be repaired. If it is a monitor it is just as cheap to buy a new monitor, if it is a laptop take it to a local workshop for the screen to be replaced
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Cpu upgrade?

    I m trying to figure out what would be the best possible processor upgrade for my Dell optiplex 9010, it currently has a i5 3570. If anyone can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!
    I m trying to figure out what would be the best possible processor upgrade for my Dell optiplex 9010, it currently has a i5 3570. If anyone can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Why can t my Dell OptiPlex 7010 boot from a CD?

    Best answer: If you did this properly you would have downloaded the Media Creation Tool and run that. that will have written the Windows ISO file and made it bootable. Windows states that 8GB is reqiuired (but usually not required) so a CD is not good enough but at least a DVD might suffice but get a DL DVD . I always... show more
    Best answer: If you did this properly you would have downloaded the Media Creation Tool and run that. that will have written the Windows ISO file and made it bootable.
    Windows states that 8GB is reqiuired (but usually not required) so a CD is not good enough but at least a DVD might suffice but get a DL DVD .
    I always change to Legacy when wanting to boot from CD/DVD or USB
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why wont my pc boot?

    I just recently built a pc from all brand new parts. When i press the power button the power led and the motherboard light comes on. The system fan and psu fan also starts. The gpu fan starts for a couple seconds then stops. There is no display. Could not having a cpu cooler be the cause of this?
    I just recently built a pc from all brand new parts. When i press the power button the power led and the motherboard light comes on. The system fan and psu fan also starts. The gpu fan starts for a couple seconds then stops. There is no display. Could not having a cpu cooler be the cause of this?
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it possible to browse the modern web on an old PC with a single core CPU?

    i mean a cpu like pentium 4 or athlon 64
    i mean a cpu like pentium 4 or athlon 64
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Hard drive not showing?

    Best answer: Check the HDD in OS Windows Disk Management or install specialized HDD partitioning software.
    Best answer: Check the HDD in OS Windows Disk Management or install specialized HDD partitioning software.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • I have a new computer build it turns on boots to bios and windows fine it just takes 5 to 10 min to turn off after the screen goes black?

    Best answer: I assume you have done a fresh install of Windows, and not tried to reuse a previous install from another system. Otherwise do a clean install. It shouldn't take 5-10 minutes to turn off. I would go to the motherboard manufacturers website and update to the latest BIOS, while you are there download the latest... show more
    Best answer: I assume you have done a fresh install of Windows, and not tried to reuse a previous install from another system. Otherwise do a clean install.
    It shouldn't take 5-10 minutes to turn off. I would go to the motherboard manufacturers website and update to the latest BIOS, while you are there download the latest drivers and install those, finally ensure that you have updated windows
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • What Graphics Card should i buy?

    Best answer: You have not described the brand and model of power supply to support graphics cards.You havenot stated your computer case is full width for ATX height cards and double slot for card thickness. There are worthwhile used cards from ebay sellers. However, in new... show more
    Best answer: You have not described the brand and model of power supply to support graphics cards.You havenot stated your computer case is full width for ATX height cards and double slot for card thickness.

    There are worthwhile used cards from ebay sellers. However, in new cards
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-...
    Your i7-4790K is Intel HD 4600 graphics.
    EVGA 02G-P4-6150-KR GTX 1050 2GB is available at $110 after mail-in rebate from either B+H Photo or Newegg.
    The GTX 1050 is under 75 watts and does not require a PCIe 6 pin power connector from the power supply.
    GTX 1050 ranks at #79 or 80 where lower rank is better
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-G...
    Your current is at about #422
    Your performance should be 5 to 8 times better. That is not 50 to 80%, that is 400% to 700% improvement in gaming performance.

    You can certainly go more expensive cards, but you need to assure that the card fits and power supply is adequate.
    $180 gets a low profile, if needed, GTX 1050 TI
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...
    There are lower cost 4GB of graphics memory GTX 1050 TI cards of standard height.
    It's a 20 to 40% improvement over the GTX 1050 depending upon the game.
    RX 460 and RX 470 are last year's cards and require a better power supply.
    GTX 1050 vs RX 470
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEAOv72eRFg
    You can see an RX 470 is much stronger, but often bought used now. It even beats a GTX 1050 TI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EkM8EelpJs
    An RX 570 is available for under $200
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125966
    GTX 1060 6GB is about $250
    You need at least a good 500 watt power supply with 6 or 8 pin pcie power connect.
    Does your system accept a standard ATX power supply?
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/power-supply/#sort=price&e=6,5,4,2&W=500,2000
    That should be $40 to $50 more plus the labor to change it.
    6 answers · 1 week ago