• Which is faster hardrive, ssd or external usb harddrive?

    I am buying SIlicon Power 120gb ssd on Amazon at $63 dollars and was wondering if I am wasting my time and money. After all, ssd is basically a usb stick and that got me to thinking... What is the difference in read and write speed of each.
    I am buying SIlicon Power 120gb ssd on Amazon at $63 dollars and was wondering if I am wasting my time and money. After all, ssd is basically a usb stick and that got me to thinking... What is the difference in read and write speed of each.
    5 answers · Add-ons · 13 hours ago
  • Is my laptop dying?

    My PC's too old and I'm trying to save money to buy another one. I got a laptop which fan is broken. I think it doesn't work anymore. I think so because when I do too much stuff with my PC it gets too hot and then the screen turns black until the computer shuts down on its own. Happened to me many times... show more
    My PC's too old and I'm trying to save money to buy another one. I got a laptop which fan is broken. I think it doesn't work anymore. I think so because when I do too much stuff with my PC it gets too hot and then the screen turns black until the computer shuts down on its own. Happened to me many times but it's still working though. The battery's dead also, doesn't work anymore. I use the laptop only with charger but the battery is removed. Am I doing anything bad to it? I'm trying to use as little of it as possible so that it doesn't get hot. All my files are in there and I don't want it to break irreversibly. Are there some advice?
    7 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 22 hours ago
  • Why is my hard drive overheating?

    I get an overheating warning when it's only been on for a few minutes. It doesn't feel hot, but it says it's 55 degrees Celsius. It also constantly makes a grinding noise whenever it's on. It has 109,000 power on hours, and it was running 24/7 for over 12 years. I feel bad for turning it on... show more
    I get an overheating warning when it's only been on for a few minutes. It doesn't feel hot, but it says it's 55 degrees Celsius. It also constantly makes a grinding noise whenever it's on. It has 109,000 power on hours, and it was running 24/7 for over 12 years. I feel bad for turning it on because it feels like I'm hurting it. What should I do? It's a Western Digital WD800BB-55JKA0.
    8 answers · Desktops · 1 day ago
  • Laptop vs chrome book???

    Best answer: A Chromebook is good for browsing the internet and taking a few basic notes but it's not going to do any heavy work like you're required to do with Office Products and such in school so he probably better get a laptop
    Best answer: A Chromebook is good for browsing the internet and taking a few basic notes but it's not going to do any heavy work like you're required to do with Office Products and such in school so he probably better get a laptop
    8 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 day ago
  • Blue Screen of Death?

    This has been happening for a year. My laptop runs fine I dont have problems but this dang screen. It pops up and my laptop automatically restarts and everything is fine. Only thing not fine is whatever I am working on doesnt get saved. I could be on Facebook, playing a game, have web pages up, just starting up... show more
    This has been happening for a year. My laptop runs fine I dont have problems but this dang screen. It pops up and my laptop automatically restarts and everything is fine. Only thing not fine is whatever I am working on doesnt get saved. I could be on Facebook, playing a game, have web pages up, just starting up or heck staring doing nothing and it will come up at random times. Any suggestions besides clearing history, temporary files, running virus programs, malmare which all come back fine. Help!
    6 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 day ago
  • Hard drive docking station not working?

    Hard drive docking station not working?

    I just got an "ALL IN 1 HDD Docking" docking station from eBay. It worked for a little while, now it won't recognize any drives I put in. The last time I used it I tried to format a drive and I got "Windows was unable to complete the format", now it won't work at all. The drive spins... show more
    I just got an "ALL IN 1 HDD Docking" docking station from eBay. It worked for a little while, now it won't recognize any drives I put in. The last time I used it I tried to format a drive and I got "Windows was unable to complete the format", now it won't work at all. The drive spins up and that's it. I paid $20 for this piece of crap. How can I get it to work?
    6 answers · Add-ons · 2 days ago
  • My HDD is failing? Help?

    I have a Western Digital 2tb (purple) HDD with 33 bad sectors, 1 currently pending sector and 1 weak sector. It's lifespan is estimated to be 654 days left using Hard Disk Sentinel. Should I be worried and buy another HDD to backup my data? I got this HDD a little over 3 months ago with "more than a 1000... show more
    I have a Western Digital 2tb (purple) HDD with 33 bad sectors, 1 currently pending sector and 1 weak sector. It's lifespan is estimated to be 654 days left using Hard Disk Sentinel. Should I be worried and buy another HDD to backup my data? I got this HDD a little over 3 months ago with "more than a 1000 days" lifespan during that time. What should I do? I'm not really trusting Western Digital brand HDDs as I used to...
    9 answers · Desktops · 3 days ago
  • Will putting a good graphics card in a bad computer make it better?

    So I want a better PC for gaming. My current one gets 30FPS on lowest settings. But I saw that the Nvidia GTX 1050 is compatible with my computer. Will that dramatically increase performance? Also think about increasing RAM and maybe the CPU These are the specs: The New Inspiron Small Desktop Desktop Full-size... show more
    So I want a better PC for gaming. My current one gets 30FPS on lowest settings. But I saw that the Nvidia GTX 1050 is compatible with my computer. Will that dramatically increase performance? Also think about increasing RAM and maybe the CPU These are the specs: The New Inspiron Small Desktop Desktop Full-size desktop performance in a slim, compact design. Features a 7th Gen Intel Core i3 Processor and Windows 10 Pro. Comes with 1TB (64MB Cache) 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Windows 10 Pro 64-bit English and 4GB, 2400MHz, DDR4; up to 16GB (additional memory sold separately). View amazing graphics on Intel HD Graphics 630 with shared graphics memory videocard. Graphics processor: Intel GPU Operating system: Windows Brand: Dell Installed memory: 4 GB RAM Drive capacity: 1 TB Storage Processor brand: Intel CPU Thx
    9 answers · Desktops · 4 days ago
  • Will a 4k samsung tv work as a computer monitor?

    Will it make my games run better since it's in 4k?
    Will it make my games run better since it's in 4k?
    4 answers · Monitors · 9 hours ago
  • Looking for laptop skin?

    basically i realyl want to personalize my laptop with some kind of laptop skin. it is a sticker that is rubberized and does protect the laptop a bit but not like an actual hard case. my laptop is an asus vivobook 15.6inch vivobook max and the dimensions are 15inch width and a 10 inch height. i love the look of... show more
    basically i realyl want to personalize my laptop with some kind of laptop skin. it is a sticker that is rubberized and does protect the laptop a bit but not like an actual hard case. my laptop is an asus vivobook 15.6inch vivobook max and the dimensions are 15inch width and a 10 inch height. i love the look of black and white marlbe or white and black marble. i found some on etsy that i like but idk im worried I wont be able to find anything that is exactly what i want. im not sure if i will find any i really like. where can i find some good ones?
    5 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 2 days ago
  • If you can access your cpu when you open your computer case, do you necessarily need to take the motherboard out to change the cpu?

    Why not I just turn the power off and flip the switch on the power supply?
    Why not I just turn the power off and flip the switch on the power supply?
    5 answers · Desktops · 2 days ago
  • Do i need to purchase windows 10 on every device?

    Best answer: You will have to purchase multiple licenses. AdamTheAtheist is only partially right. For OEM versions of windows10 the activation is locked to the hardware on motherboard. The only exception to this is motherboard failure, you then have to ring the MS activation line and see if they will give you another key. ... show more
    Best answer: You will have to purchase multiple licenses.
    AdamTheAtheist is only partially right. For OEM versions of windows10 the activation is locked to the hardware on motherboard. The only exception to this is motherboard failure, you then have to ring the MS activation line and see if they will give you another key. Usually the details are sent to Microsoft servers and stored, as long as there is no previous activation on different hardware activation is granted. Sometimes if you are lucky and the hardware differences are not too great you can get away with simply moving the hard drive with the operating system over but this is no means a given.
    It cannot be installed on several motherboards at a time. Microsoft licencing prohibits and prevents this. For retail versions of windows 10 (I am not sure retail versions are available anymore) you can transfer the licence to another machine but you still can't use on multiple machines.

    The good news is that for the moment you can buy windows 10 licences fairly cheaply
    SCDKEY https://www.scdkey.com/microsoft-windows...
    With the link you are just purchasing an activation key, you still need to download the windows 10 installer from here
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software...
    6 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 3 days ago
  • Problem with corsair keyboard?

    I recently clean wiped my computer and while it was booting, it started to flicker and it was typing by itself without me touching it. Eventually after I restarted the computer s few times it stopped. But the lights are all off but the 3 in the top indicating the caps lock , num lock and whatever the other stripe... show more
    I recently clean wiped my computer and while it was booting, it started to flicker and it was typing by itself without me touching it. Eventually after I restarted the computer s few times it stopped. But the lights are all off but the 3 in the top indicating the caps lock , num lock and whatever the other stripe is. The side lights work as well but none of the keyboard lights do. It is also not responsive and the computer does not recognize it
    5 answers · Desktops · 2 days ago
  • Why cannot I multitask on Windows 10 without lag?

    Best answer: The A4-5300 is a somewhat weak dual-core processor. These days you really require 4 core or 4 threads to get any sort of real multitasking done, though it's unusual to see 16 GB of RAM on such a weak machine, so you shouldn't have any RAM issues at least. It also depends on the web browser you're using.... show more
    Best answer: The A4-5300 is a somewhat weak dual-core processor. These days you really require 4 core or 4 threads to get any sort of real multitasking done, though it's unusual to see 16 GB of RAM on such a weak machine, so you shouldn't have any RAM issues at least. It also depends on the web browser you're using. Browsers are quite the resource hogs these days, more than any other common application on a PC: most memory, most threads, etc., etc. A suggestion would be to update to the latest Firefox Quantum (v57+) or Google Chrome. Not sure how Microsoft Edge is these days though.

    The long term fixes for your performance problems would be: (1) upgrade processor, or (2) upgrade processor & motherboard, or (3) upgrade to an SSD.

    For #1, you can look for a higher performance processor within the same motherboard family that you already have. The strongest CPU available for your existing platform is the A10-7890K, which is quad-core and quite overclockable. Even at default settings, it is 2.8x faster than your A4. The A10 also has a built-in GPU, which *might* be faster than your existing discrete GPU!

    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/socketType.html#id16

    For #2, if you're willing to upgrade to something more modern, such as a Ryzen processor, you'd also have to update the motherboard and RAM. A Ryzen 3 2200G or Ryzen 5 2400G would require DDR4 memory, so you'd have to give up on the DDR3 that you have now, but you will get significantly better performance, more than even the upgrade to the A10-7890K would've gotten you. The Ryzen-G processors include AMD's latest Vega graphics cores, which will definitely be faster than your existing discrete GPU. The GPU you have is a professional workstation GPU, not really meant for use in games.
    5 answers · Desktops · 3 days ago