• Is it normal for a PC to use 3 GB of RAM with no apps open?

    Best answer: I go to 2.7 GB used on startup before I open anything so it is not to abnormal in Windows 10. Along with the other suggestion to check processes, go to the Startup Tab in the Task Manager which indicates which programs are automatically starting. Multiple apps install some processes which automatically run at... show more
    Best answer: I go to 2.7 GB used on startup before I open anything so it is not to abnormal in Windows 10.
    Along with the other suggestion to check processes, go to the Startup Tab in the Task Manager
    which indicates which programs are automatically starting.
    Multiple apps install some processes which automatically run at startup without you doing anything.

    You should review the processes in the Startup tab and you can right click on ones you
    don't think are needed and disable them and check and see if it improves your memorry usage.
    Also, you check if disabling process causes problems with the related application.

    However with 16GB ram, using 3 GB RAM at startup should not slow anything down.
    You should be in good shape.
    7 answers · Other - Hardware · 1 day ago
  • Did I kill my cpu?

    Placed a new 8th gen cpu into a 7th gen motherboard and the computer would turn off immediately after I would try to turn it on. Ultimately figured out I goofed and did what I said above. Anyways, I am wondering if that would have hurt or damaged my new cpu as I have a new motherboard otw I plan to identify it for?
    Placed a new 8th gen cpu into a 7th gen motherboard and the computer would turn off immediately after I would try to turn it on. Ultimately figured out I goofed and did what I said above. Anyways, I am wondering if that would have hurt or damaged my new cpu as I have a new motherboard otw I plan to identify it for?
    10 answers · Desktops · 2 days ago
  • Can a hard drive be read if one of the pins of the built-in SATA power section is broken off?

    I asked a similar question earlier, but I wanted to refine it.
    I asked a similar question earlier, but I wanted to refine it.
    9 answers · Desktops · 2 days ago
  • Do laptops are meant to eventually stop working no matter how much you take care of it eventually it will stop working?

    Best answer: You are asking 2 separate questions. Laptop batteries don't have an unlimited life. After a certain number of charge/discharge cycles they start to deteriorate and eventually must be replaced. This isn't deliberate - simply a feature of the electrochemical processes that make up the battery. All laptops... show more
    Best answer: You are asking 2 separate questions. Laptop batteries don't have an unlimited life. After a certain number of charge/discharge cycles they start to deteriorate and eventually must be replaced. This isn't deliberate - simply a feature of the electrochemical processes that make up the battery.
    All laptops will fail eventually - a few within the warranty period but after that most last several years until they get to 5-6years old when parts start to fail. Some laptops do have design flaws HP Pavilions of 2008-9 era that were fitted with an Nvidia GS8600 chip failed regularly, Apple Macbook pros with failing graphics chips, failing keyboards etc.
    HTH
    7 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 day ago
  • I have a question about a Dell Computer?

    My dad got a Dell Optiplex 780 from a friend, and on the tag it says it is supposed to be Windows 7 Operated, but for some reason it has Windows XP on it, and it refuses to work with the Windows XP. He cant factory reset it to get it to work and has been trying to get Windows 7 back on it but no luck since we... show more
    My dad got a Dell Optiplex 780 from a friend, and on the tag it says it is supposed to be Windows 7 Operated, but for some reason it has Windows XP on it, and it refuses to work with the Windows XP. He cant factory reset it to get it to work and has been trying to get Windows 7 back on it but no luck since we don't have a disk or a USB that has a bootable version of it on it. So what can he do to fix this Dell Computer?
    6 answers · Desktops · 21 hours ago
  • I cracked my computer screen what should I do?

    Today I was cleaning my room and had moved all my things off my desk and shelves, because I was rearranging them, and I had put my 1,000 dollar apple IMac on the floor and I was carrying other things and I couldn’t see and I knocked it over and now there are cracks on it. I don’t know what to do my dads going to... show more
    Today I was cleaning my room and had moved all my things off my desk and shelves, because I was rearranging them, and I had put my 1,000 dollar apple IMac on the floor and I was carrying other things and I couldn’t see and I knocked it over and now there are cracks on it. I don’t know what to do my dads going to kill me. I was grounded for two weeks for knocking over a mirror and was called stupid and things like that by my dad(it was quite stupid). I just don’t know what to do please help
    7 answers · Desktops · 2 days ago
  • Computer zoomed in?

    So my cat sat on my laptop and ****** it up. Everything is zoomed, not just my browser. My mouse takes up most of screen. Help please?
    So my cat sat on my laptop and ****** it up. Everything is zoomed, not just my browser. My mouse takes up most of screen. Help please?
    5 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 day ago
  • Can I run Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on my laptop? I'm using Dell Inspiron 3467. Specs are below.?

    Processor - 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U (3MB Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) OS - Windows 10 System Type - 64-bit RAM - 4GB 2400MHz, DDR4. Expandable up to 16GB Chipset - Integrated with processor Graphics Card - AMD Radeon™ R5 M430 Graphics with 2GB DDR3
    Processor - 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U (3MB Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) OS - Windows 10 System Type - 64-bit RAM - 4GB 2400MHz, DDR4. Expandable up to 16GB Chipset - Integrated with processor Graphics Card - AMD Radeon™ R5 M430 Graphics with 2GB DDR3
    5 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 day ago
  • Cant print?

    5 answers · Printers · 2 days ago
  • Where's the hardware department?

    4 answers · Other - Hardware · 15 hours ago
  • Keyboard not working?

    5 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 2 days ago
  • Is this a good starting gaming pc?

    I bought this pc pre-built mainly because I don’t know how to build my own.. I payed about $1175 Was this a good deal or could I have done better with that price? Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz [4.35GHz Turbo] Eight-Core 20MB Cache 105W Processor HDD: 3TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD MEMORY:... show more
    I bought this pc pre-built mainly because I don’t know how to build my own.. I payed about $1175 Was this a good deal or could I have done better with that price? Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz [4.35GHz Turbo] Eight-Core 20MB Cache 105W Processor HDD: 3TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG Z1) VIDEO: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready MOTHERBOARD: MSI X470 GAMING PLUS AM4 ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, Gbt LAN, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe
    5 answers · Desktops · 2 days ago
  • Can someone please tell me how to fix this black bar on my monitor?
  • Why do i keep getting FPS drops?

    21 answers · Desktops · 1 week ago
  • My gtx 1060 gpu is weird.?

    4 answers · Other - Hardware · 1 day ago