• Why is my laptop sooo slow?

    I just got a brand new laptop YESTERDAY and it is so so so slow. It takes about 5 minutes to load chrome and get to the site I am trying to go to. It is 10x slower than the laptop that I am replacing and idk what to do. I got this new one is a gift, do I tell the person in hopes they can return it for another one?... show more
    I just got a brand new laptop YESTERDAY and it is so so so slow. It takes about 5 minutes to load chrome and get to the site I am trying to go to. It is 10x slower than the laptop that I am replacing and idk what to do. I got this new one is a gift, do I tell the person in hopes they can return it for another one? Or did I maybe already get a virus on it? The only thing I downloaded on here was the Chrome app and I noticed the computers slowness before I even did that. I am not tech savy at all, just looking for some basic instructions on how to go about this
    17 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 3 days ago
  • Pc crashes, black screen wont turn off?

    So after months of this happening i got a new psu and it seemed like it got fixed but it started happening again. The pc will run fine then just go black screen and wont turn off. The temps seem fine and theres no overclocking. Gpu is reletivly new only a few years old maybe 2 and the cpu,motherboard, and ram are... show more
    So after months of this happening i got a new psu and it seemed like it got fixed but it started happening again. The pc will run fine then just go black screen and wont turn off. The temps seem fine and theres no overclocking. Gpu is reletivly new only a few years old maybe 2 and the cpu,motherboard, and ram are only a few months old. Specs Asus B350-f gaming Gtx 1070 Ryzen 5 2600 Corsair vengeance ram evga 750W gold rated power supply
    5 answers · Desktops · 3 days ago
  • Should I upgrade my 7yr old computer?

    the computer is a dell insprion 620, I was planning to upgrade the PSU , CPU , and put in a graphics card plus two sticks of 8gb ram. but im starting to think it might be better to get a used gaming computer or atleast a barebone custom case without the dell limitations. what do you guys think?
    the computer is a dell insprion 620, I was planning to upgrade the PSU , CPU , and put in a graphics card plus two sticks of 8gb ram. but im starting to think it might be better to get a used gaming computer or atleast a barebone custom case without the dell limitations. what do you guys think?
    19 answers · Desktops · 4 days ago
  • What hardware components should I replace in my pc to make it faster (other than ssd)?

    My parents have an 11 years old pc, and don’t want to spend money on a new computer.. We replaced the hdd to an ssd two years ago and it did wonders, however now it’s getting very slow again.. We use the computer for simple tasks like browsing and occasionally Word and Excel.. Should I look for replacing the... show more
    My parents have an 11 years old pc, and don’t want to spend money on a new computer.. We replaced the hdd to an ssd two years ago and it did wonders, however now it’s getting very slow again.. We use the computer for simple tasks like browsing and occasionally Word and Excel.. Should I look for replacing the processor? Many thanks to anyone who answers!
    6 answers · Desktops · 19 hours ago
  • Unresponsive mouse commands?

    4 answers · Add-ons · 2 hours ago
  • I can’t access BIOS with windows 8 :(?

    I have a MSI 760GMA-P34(fx) motherboard with windows 8 and i got a new ssd which i’m trying to make my primary booting drive instead of my current regular hard drive. I have a usb keyboard which from what i read online is the issue because apparently usb does not work while booting my pc? so i spam the del key for... show more
    I have a MSI 760GMA-P34(fx) motherboard with windows 8 and i got a new ssd which i’m trying to make my primary booting drive instead of my current regular hard drive. I have a usb keyboard which from what i read online is the issue because apparently usb does not work while booting my pc? so i spam the del key for bios when i start my computer and nothing happens. i’ve presses every single F key and nothing happens so i’m assuming it’s the keyboard that needs to be changed but that’s still pretty wack. Either way, is there any possible way to access my bios without having to get another keyboard (which idk if that’s the best solution anyways) because my options seem limited. I don’t have an uefi settings that i can find, so it looks like i’m at a dead end.
    7 answers · Other - Hardware · 3 days ago
  • How to upgrade my laptop’s SSD?

    Best answer: You have a 1 TB SSHD, which is a very fast hard drive, it has an internal SSD cache inside it. After you play the Sims game more than once, the major components of the Sims, will start filling up the internal cache SSD. On average, an SSHD will likely be 50% faster than a regular HDD, perhaps about 75% as fast as a... show more
    Best answer: You have a 1 TB SSHD, which is a very fast hard drive, it has an internal SSD cache inside it. After you play the Sims game more than once, the major components of the Sims, will start filling up the internal cache SSD. On average, an SSHD will likely be 50% faster than a regular HDD, perhaps about 75% as fast as a full SSD. So I would just go store your game on the SSHD, you won't notice much of a difference between that and storing everything completely on the SSD.

    That being said, these days some average 500GB SATA SSD's can be had for less than $100. You could just purchase the 500GB SSD, and clone the 128GB SSD to the 500GB one, with cloning and imaging software.
    9 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 4 days ago
  • Is oversizing my psu a good way to decrease noise and/or heat?

    I'm building a new pc with a rtx 2080ti and a ryzen 2700x, ssd drive, and not much else. Power draw should be around the 500 mark, and I've ordered a Corsair HX750i power supply. I am however wondering if I should've gone with a 1000w or more psu. I am concerned almost exclusively with noise and heat... show more
    I'm building a new pc with a rtx 2080ti and a ryzen 2700x, ssd drive, and not much else. Power draw should be around the 500 mark, and I've ordered a Corsair HX750i power supply. I am however wondering if I should've gone with a 1000w or more psu. I am concerned almost exclusively with noise and heat generation. Efficiency, electricity use, etc, is not important to me. Would oversizing my psu, possibly by a lot, reduce heat and noise generated due to the draw being vastly lower than peak performance?
    12 answers · Desktops · 5 days ago
  • Need Help Buying a All-in-One Desktop to play the Sims 4. Suggestions?

    Best answer: You can get similarly cheap regular desktops that will have much better performance, and more importantly, be easier to fix and upgrade should you need something faster. As for what you need, there are websites that help with getting the minimum specs. You can start with just basic spec requirements, but that... show more
    Best answer: You can get similarly cheap regular desktops that will have much better performance, and more importantly, be easier to fix and upgrade should you need something faster.

    As for what you need, there are websites that help with getting the minimum specs. You can start with just basic spec requirements, but that doesn't help a lot unless you're used to comparing benchmarks to know what part is faster than the other:
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=...

    Or websites like "Can You Run It" will check your specs specifically...
    https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cy...

    I thought I had found a site out there that lets you actually put in hardware specs and set you know what might not be fast enough, but I'm not finding one at the moment.

    Either way, Sims 4 is designed to run on very crummy hardware. I'd try asking again saying "My budget is this, what's the best machine I can get that can run Sims 4"
    5 answers · Desktops · 2 days ago
  • Where can i get a dirt cheap laptop for college?

    Alot of my classmates have laptops except me. And my teacher gives me alot of articles to read and i dont feel like printing out each one. I do have a windows 10 desktop at home but it is not portable. Where can i get a dirt cheap laptop for school? and i dont care about it playing games because i use my desktop... show more
    Alot of my classmates have laptops except me. And my teacher gives me alot of articles to read and i dont feel like printing out each one. I do have a windows 10 desktop at home but it is not portable. Where can i get a dirt cheap laptop for school? and i dont care about it playing games because i use my desktop strictly for that.
    15 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 6 days ago
  • Is it ok to force shutdown windows 10 laptop stuck on shutting down to update?

    Best answer: The “Getting Windows ready, Don’t turn off your computer” message appears while Windows is installing updates. Windows will normally finish the installation process if you give it time—but, if it’s been hours, you may just need to restart your PC. Unfortunately, it’s normal to wait a while for Windows to update,... show more
    Best answer: The “Getting Windows ready, Don’t turn off your computer” message appears while Windows is installing updates. Windows will normally finish the installation process if you give it time—but, if it’s been hours, you may just need to restart your PC.

    Unfortunately, it’s normal to wait a while for Windows to update, and this wastes an immense amount of time. Microsoft says there are about 700 million Windows 10 devices and that the April 2018 Update will take 10 to 30 minutes to install. So, assuming an average of 20 minutes for 700 million computers, that’s over 26,000 years of humanity’s collective time wasted waiting for Windows 10 to install a single update.

    What Happens If You Restart Your PC?
    The update installation process will fail if you restart your PC during this process. But how badly will it fail? Will it cause problems with your computer? To find out exactly what happens, we ran some tests.

    First, we told Windows to install a standard update from Windows Update. We forcibly restarted our PC while the “Getting Windows ready. Don’t turn off your computer” message appeared on the screen. The PC restarted and we quickly saw the normal sign-in screen.

    After we signed in, Windows displayed a “We couldn’t finish installing updates” notification. The update installation had failed, but Windows was still working properly. Windows will just try installing the update later.
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    5 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 2 days ago
  • Can I turn my laptop off while it’s updating?

    It’s been stuck on the same stage for 10 minutes
    It’s been stuck on the same stage for 10 minutes
    10 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 5 days ago
  • I can’t access BIOS with windows 8.1?

    okay. i’ve recently bought an ssd and am trying to make it my primary drive and to do that i need to open bios but from what i’ve read online i believe it’s physically impossible unless i get a different keyboard because usb doesn’t work i guess? basically when i start my computer i spam the del key and nothing... show more
    okay. i’ve recently bought an ssd and am trying to make it my primary drive and to do that i need to open bios but from what i’ve read online i believe it’s physically impossible unless i get a different keyboard because usb doesn’t work i guess? basically when i start my computer i spam the del key and nothing happens. I have an MSI 760GMA-P34(fx) processor so there is no UEFI settings i can access. I’m at a dead end and that’s why i came here, to see if it’s possible to access my bios without having to get another keyboard that might be able to actually work while booting. because it seems like the usb keyboard does nothing while booting and as of now accessing my BIOS is not possible on my computer. life’s a trip
    5 answers · Desktops · 3 days ago
  • How long will a gaming rig with an AMD Ryzen 6 and a Evga geforce gtx 1080 gpu last me?

    Best answer: Yes. At least 5 years.
    Best answer: Yes. At least 5 years.
    6 answers · Desktops · 4 days ago