• Does changing RAM can fry the motherboard?

    How?
    How?
    9 answers · 6 hours ago
  • Computer "Hibernation" problem?

    Best answer: Possible cause 1: Overheating. Check in the task manager if the CPU is too hot (above 80 C°) Possible cause 2: Sometimes, when you put a electronic device on the keyboard (around where your wrists rest), it will trigger the magnets that detects if you close the lid or not. The PC will think that you closed the lid... show more
    Best answer: Possible cause 1: Overheating. Check in the task manager if the CPU is too hot (above 80 C°)
    Possible cause 2: Sometimes, when you put a electronic device on the keyboard (around where your wrists rest), it will trigger the magnets that detects if you close the lid or not. The PC will think that you closed the lid and go in hibernation
    7 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Computer not showing full RAM amount?

    It's supposed to have a 2GB maximum but I put in 4GB anyway. The BIOS shows the full 4GB, but Windows says 3319MB. I ran Memtest and it showed that same 3319MB. Is 3319MB the real maximum and they just rounded down to an even 2GB? Also why does Windows show it in MB and not GB? It's a Compaq SR5254X,... show more
    It's supposed to have a 2GB maximum but I put in 4GB anyway. The BIOS shows the full 4GB, but Windows says 3319MB. I ran Memtest and it showed that same 3319MB. Is 3319MB the real maximum and they just rounded down to an even 2GB? Also why does Windows show it in MB and not GB? It's a Compaq SR5254X, running Windows Vista.
    4 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Is this pc with it?

    Best answer: That PC is a a bad value choice at $350 in the USA as a $150 overpriced PC with a $200 graphics card added. You can do better upgrading a PC yourself that starts with a proper 3rd gen quad core i5 and 8GB RAM for less money. Details follow: Q8300 or Q9300 CPU scores 2990-3164 as moderately weak CPU with no... show more
    Best answer: That PC is a a bad value choice at $350 in the USA as a $150 overpriced PC with a $200 graphics card added.
    You can do better upgrading a PC yourself that starts with a proper 3rd gen quad core i5 and 8GB RAM for less money.
    Details follow:
    Q8300 or Q9300 CPU scores 2990-3164 as moderately weak CPU with no upgrading
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.ph...
    As a new CPU, equivalent is a Celeron G3930.

    PC is no newer than 2009, with a graphics card upgrade added
    Ram is the old DDR2 and only 4GB instead of 8
    250 watt power supply is low power available and loading an old psu

    A GTX 1050 TI is now up at $200, but an RX 560 4GB 1024 version can be bought for $140 after rebate and is on average equivalent, even if it needs a better power supply by a bit
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...

    i3-2120 score 3919, 8GB DDR3 250GB HDD Win 10 Pro at $126
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...
    even adding or cloning to 1 TB HDD is $60 and the GTX 1050 TI at $200 still gets a stronger CPU and 8GB newer faster ram at under $400.

    You show a US$150 PC with a $200 graphics card added.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5965580816
    $229 Dell Optiplex 7010 Tower I5-3470 Quad Core 3200 8Gb DDR3 1Tb Dvd Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    $24 power supply after rebate
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139201
    Though others are better
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/power-supply/#sort=price&e=6,5,4,2&W=420,2000
    $140 on the RX 560
    Under $400 gets a CPU more than double the performance, double the ram faster speed, newer system, equal gaming or better, better power supply, and you could just take the $229 and add a $200 GTX 1050 TI version that does not require a PCIe power connector for a total of $430 and be much better than what you show.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Hard drive (HDD) problem on my computer?

    Hi, I have 2 hard drives in my pc and one is defective and needs to be replaced. Is there any way I can remove it without formatting? It causes some problems to my computer
    Hi, I have 2 hard drives in my pc and one is defective and needs to be replaced. Is there any way I can remove it without formatting? It causes some problems to my computer
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • My PC upgrade?

    Best answer: The Maximus VII Hero is a z97 board and it should be able to support a Core i7-4790k out of the box. If it's doesn't then it's not a big issue either since the Maximus VII Hero has a BIOS flashback feature on the I/O port area. You can read your motherboard's manual to find out more about flashing... show more
    Best answer: The Maximus VII Hero is a z97 board and it should be able to support a Core i7-4790k out of the box. If it's doesn't then it's not a big issue either since the Maximus VII Hero has a BIOS flashback feature on the I/O port area. You can read your motherboard's manual to find out more about flashing the BIOS. If you make a mistake and flash the wrong BIOS then you will have to go to ebay and order a new BIOS chip, so make sure you have the correct BIOS for your board before flashing it.

    I just bought a Core i7-4790k on ebay for $240 and they sometimes go for cheaper than that. You might pick up some FPS improvements in high FPS situations with the higher clocked Core i7-4790k, if you have a lower clocked Core i5 CPU like the Core i5-4460. Upgrading the GPU beyond the lowly GTX 650ti will do far more to improve your gaming performance.

    If you're only gaming with that PC then going beyond 16gb will enter the realm of diminished returns. Right now even DDR3 RAM is much more expensive than it was 2 years ago, so it would be cheaper to only upgrade to 16gb at this time. The only reason to go beyond 16gb is because you are multitasking while playing games. A GTX 1080ti does need more than 8gb of system RAM, but that's because more system RAM is used when you're gaming at a screen resolution that's higher than 1080p at High settings. Yes, the z87 Maximus VI and z97 Maximus VII support up to 32gb of RAM. Most Socket 1150 chipsets and boards support up to 32gb of DDR3.

    Typically a quality 650w power supply is enough to cover a system with a quad-core CPU, and AIO cooler, and a high end graphics card that consumes a lot of power. Even if you upgrade to a card like the GTX 1080ti, you should still have plenty of headroom for other small parts. A Hard Drive is lucky to consume 9w when it's running and a stick of RAM consumes maybe 3w. If you have a apevia, coolmax, diablotek, logisys, raidmax, xigmatek, cougar, or xion brand power supply then I suggest getting a new one before upgrading the system. The EVGA B3, G2, G1+ or Corsair RMx series are good.

    About the GTX 1080ti, I have one but the only reason I bought it was to push a 2160p monitor. If you're still gaming on a standard 1080p monitor that runs at 60hz then you will max out all the games with a GTX 1070. Even a 6gb GTX 1060 will max out most games while giving you almost 60fps at 1080p, but the GTX 1070 and GTX 1070ti push that over the top. Even a GTX 1080 is considered overkill for standard 1080p gaming. If you just bought a 1080p monitor that runs at 144hz then get the Core i7-4790k and at least a GTX 1080. The GTX 1080ti is 35% faster than the GTX 1080 at 2160p but at 1080p the GTX 1080ti is only 25% faster.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Best computer brand?

    Best answer: When it comes to the computer itself, they are basically all the same at each price point. This leaves customer service as the deciding factor should you be computer illiterate. Many companies offer good customer service. The best computers are the ones you build yourself since you can pay for the features you want.
    Best answer: When it comes to the computer itself, they are basically all the same at each price point. This leaves customer service as the deciding factor should you be computer illiterate. Many companies offer good customer service. The best computers are the ones you build yourself since you can pay for the features you want.
    12 answers · 7 days ago
  • Ddr3 to ddr4 RAM.?

    So I’m upgrading my pc and I’m getting a new motherboard that takes ddr4 RAM. But memory prices are outrageous right now. So I was wondering is there was and DDR3 to DDR4 adapters so I don’t have to pay a pretty penny for new RAM sticks.
    So I’m upgrading my pc and I’m getting a new motherboard that takes ddr4 RAM. But memory prices are outrageous right now. So I was wondering is there was and DDR3 to DDR4 adapters so I don’t have to pay a pretty penny for new RAM sticks.
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why does my PC have trouble waking up from sleep mode?

    I have a win 10 PC and I keep having to reboot it to get it to wake up from sleep mode. I used to be able to just click any button on my keyboard or click my mouse to get it to wake up, then put my password into log in, but not anymore. Do you think its a problem with the BIOS or something?
    I have a win 10 PC and I keep having to reboot it to get it to wake up from sleep mode. I used to be able to just click any button on my keyboard or click my mouse to get it to wake up, then put my password into log in, but not anymore. Do you think its a problem with the BIOS or something?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is buying an imac a bad idea?

    My fear is a newer 2018 model will release and be designed much nicer or have much higher specs. And does anyone have any idea when the next imac will release?
    My fear is a newer 2018 model will release and be designed much nicer or have much higher specs. And does anyone have any idea when the next imac will release?
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is buying an iMac worth it?

    I am considering buying a Mac computer primarily for apps like GarageBand. Budget-wise, I've narrowed it down to either the MacBook Air or an iMac. I'm still keeping my Windows computer for gaming and entertainment purposes, so if I'm mostly buying a Mac for music production, should I save money and buy... show more
    I am considering buying a Mac computer primarily for apps like GarageBand. Budget-wise, I've narrowed it down to either the MacBook Air or an iMac. I'm still keeping my Windows computer for gaming and entertainment purposes, so if I'm mostly buying a Mac for music production, should I save money and buy the Macbook Air or buy the iMac? What specific benefits does an iMac have over a Macbook Air?
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • My computer has been acting really strange. Why? Please help!?

    Best answer: Could have been a few things. 1: The computer started up as a different user (maybe Administrtor instead of your user account.) If you create a new user on Windows, it will have the default background, like you saw, and none of "your" files (different account.) 2: For some reason the computer reverted... show more
    Best answer: Could have been a few things.

    1: The computer started up as a different user (maybe Administrtor instead of your user account.) If you create a new user on Windows, it will have the default background, like you saw, and none of "your" files (different account.)

    2: For some reason the computer reverted to an older backup. Windows 10 has a limited backup system, mainly for system configuration. This way if an update or a new configuration causes problems you can go back to an earlier good state.

    Although WHY the computer did this is a separate question. Fortunately it seems to have been a glitch, and hopefully won't happen again.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can you build a PC by just having SSDs and without installing any HDD at all? I know it is going to be more pricey, but is that possible?

    Best answer: Yes, it's perfectly valid to build a system without an HDD's and just SSD's. In a few years time, that may even be the standard system, as HDD's are going away. HDD's may never fully go away, any more than tape drives did, they are still useful for massive archiving jobs. HDD's are evolving... show more
    Best answer: Yes, it's perfectly valid to build a system without an HDD's and just SSD's. In a few years time, that may even be the standard system, as HDD's are going away. HDD's may never fully go away, any more than tape drives did, they are still useful for massive archiving jobs. HDD's are evolving towards the way tape drives are too, they are now building more capacious HDD's which are not very good at random access, but very good at serial access tasks. I expect that once 1 TB SSD's are available for less than $100, then that'll be the end for HDD's.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • What's a good desktop PC for gaming?

    Best answer: Right now building a PC is very difficult because there are extreme Stock and Pricing issues with Graphics cards. People are putting off building a PC, which has resulted in Processors like the Core i7-8700k or Ryzen 7 1700 being sold below MSRP. Also there is an issues with DDR4 RAM prices. 18 months ago, a 16gb... show more
    Best answer: Right now building a PC is very difficult because there are extreme Stock and Pricing issues with Graphics cards. People are putting off building a PC, which has resulted in Processors like the Core i7-8700k or Ryzen 7 1700 being sold below MSRP. Also there is an issues with DDR4 RAM prices. 18 months ago, a 16gb kit of DDR4 memory was priced at $100. Right now that same kit is closer to $200. It costs just as much to buy a prebuilt PC as it does to build one. If you find a prebuilt PC on sale then it's a better deal.

    The specs for 'Good" PC that can play GTA5 at 1080p High settings are:

    Ryzen 3 1300x or 2200g, or the Intel Core i3-8100 (an 8th Generation Pentium g5400 would work)
    b-series motherboard. b350 for AMD Ryzen. b360 for 8th Generation Intel processors
    8gb of system RAM. 2666mhz memory is the standard these days. Ryzen systems benefit from pricier 3200mhz memory.
    GTX 1050ti or possibly a 4gb RX 560. The 1050ti will do better in GTA 5 at 1080p.

    GTA 5 is getting old. The hardware performance level that was current during the release of GTA 5 is now at the lower-mid end.

    $500 isn't a lot at this moment, but if prices were normal then it would be just enough. Because of these problems with Graphics card and RAM prices, you would have to seek out good deals on used hardware if you want your $500 budget to work.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • My computer was shutting off so the computer tech told me I needed to clean it out so I allowed him to clean it out and backup my old files?

    My computer is moving slower and keep doin windows updates the computer tech installed windows 10 on my computer not only is it running super slow it s not registering my FireWire device
    My computer is moving slower and keep doin windows updates the computer tech installed windows 10 on my computer not only is it running super slow it s not registering my FireWire device
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • 4 pin to 8 pin CPU power connector?

    Trying to upgrade my old PC,here are specs: G4560 GA-B250M-D2V Crucial 4gb ddr4 2400 mhz Frontech 450w smps Problem is mobo has 8 pin for cpu connector while psu has 4, so will adding a 4 pin to 8 pin adapter be safe way to install the psu to mobo ?
    Trying to upgrade my old PC,here are specs: G4560 GA-B250M-D2V Crucial 4gb ddr4 2400 mhz Frontech 450w smps Problem is mobo has 8 pin for cpu connector while psu has 4, so will adding a 4 pin to 8 pin adapter be safe way to install the psu to mobo ?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I use this power supply?

    Best answer: The 24-pin ATX connector should be similar to the 20-pin connector. Basically a 24-pin connector has 4x additional pins on the left, and bus that's holding these additional 4 pins should be able to seperate from the primary 20-pin bus. If you take a close look at the 24-pin connector, while holding the... show more
    Best answer: The 24-pin ATX connector should be similar to the 20-pin connector. Basically a 24-pin connector has 4x additional pins on the left, and bus that's holding these additional 4 pins should be able to seperate from the primary 20-pin bus.

    If you take a close look at the 24-pin connector, while holding the retention tab upward, are the first 20 pins on the Lite-On PSU the same as what is on your original PSU's 20-pin connector? If all the colors match then it should work.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is my GPU compatible to my motherboard?

    I want to buy a Nvidia Geforce 1060 ROG Strix (6gb, DDR5, 1.57 x 11.73 x 5.28 in), but my motherboard is the EX58-ED3R (DDR3, I couldn't find the GPU socket size). Are they compatible?
    I want to buy a Nvidia Geforce 1060 ROG Strix (6gb, DDR5, 1.57 x 11.73 x 5.28 in), but my motherboard is the EX58-ED3R (DDR3, I couldn't find the GPU socket size). Are they compatible?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Will .6 GHZ make much of a difference?

    So I want to buy a new CPU and I am debating between a Ryzen 7 1700 Price: $269.99 Cores: 8 Speed: 3GHZ and a Ryzen 7 Price: $318.80 Cores: 8 Speed: 3.6GHZ Now My question is do I want to spend $48.81 extra for an extra .6GHZ is it worth it for gaming... I have a couple games that need a lot of CPU Horsepower
    So I want to buy a new CPU and I am debating between a Ryzen 7 1700 Price: $269.99 Cores: 8 Speed: 3GHZ and a Ryzen 7 Price: $318.80 Cores: 8 Speed: 3.6GHZ Now My question is do I want to spend $48.81 extra for an extra .6GHZ is it worth it for gaming... I have a couple games that need a lot of CPU Horsepower
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago