• 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.
    7 answers · 16 hours 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 · 2 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 · 3 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 · 24 hours 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 · 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 · 2 days ago
  • Is putting 2 Graphic cards in one computer a good idea in my scenario?

    Best answer: That won't work. If you're going to put in a second card, it MUST be identical to your first card. You can't mix&match. Furthermore, you generally only get a 30% boost from 2 cards vs. 1. So while you can fin GTX770's pretty cheap, that single GTX1060 would be more powerful than the 2... show more
    Best answer: That won't work.

    If you're going to put in a second card, it MUST be identical to your first card. You can't mix&match.

    Furthermore, you generally only get a 30% boost from 2 cards vs. 1. So while you can fin GTX770's pretty cheap, that single
    GTX1060 would be more powerful than the 2 770's combined. This is also why I find SLI to generally be a waste of money.
    12 answers · 7 days ago
  • Good pc for gaming/twitch streaming?

    I’m sorry I have no knowledge about PCs! Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Hitachi - Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video... show more
    I’m sorry I have no knowledge about PCs! Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Hitachi - Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is it possible to copy flies in USB from a computer secretly?

    Is it possible if someone insert their USB in my computer and copy all my flies from my computer to their USB secretly?
    Is it possible if someone insert their USB in my computer and copy all my flies from my computer to their USB secretly?
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is this a good pc to stream on twitch streaming?

    Best answer: No, not unless you used 2 computers and dedicated that PC as your streaming PC. It would do okay but something with a newer CPU would do better. You could hook your Elgato capture card up to that PC. If you want to stream on a dedicated PC, then you’re going to have to spend quite a bit on the CPU. The Ryzen 7... show more
    Best answer: No, not unless you used 2 computers and dedicated that PC as your streaming PC. It would do okay but something with a newer CPU would do better. You could hook your Elgato capture card up to that PC.

    If you want to stream on a dedicated PC, then you’re going to have to spend quite a bit on the CPU. The Ryzen 7 Octocore processors are good picks for Streaming on twitch, but the Ryzen 5 1600 would work as well.

    The parts you listed came out in late 2009, in fact the Core i7-860 was released the same day as Windows 7. The Core i7-860 has as much L3 cache as the Core i7-7700k and it also has the needed instruction sets

    IMHO, 300 is too much for that PC and the 9800gt is ancient. The Core i7-860 is worth about $60 and the 9800gt is worth about $20 at the most. I’ve seen computers with a 3rd Generation Core i7 3770 and a weak graphics card going for less than $300. You can do a lot better than that.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it possible by just inserting USB to my computer files automatically copy in usb from computer?

    What if I only insert a USB to my computer so will it be possible that all my computer flies automatically and secretly saved to that USB?
    What if I only insert a USB to my computer so will it be possible that all my computer flies automatically and secretly saved to that USB?
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Best way to get data off old hard drive (in enclosure) that makes computer boot loop?

    Best answer: You boot up Linux as your operating system you plug in the hard drive into the USB slot you read the hard drive and get your data off and put it on an external drive even when windows fails and the disc won't boot Lenox will still read it even if it has a password Linux will still read it what's best Linux... show more
    Best answer: You boot up Linux as your operating system you plug in the hard drive into the USB slot you read the hard drive and get your data off and put it on an external drive even when windows fails and the disc won't boot Lenox will still read it even if it has a password Linux will still read it what's best Linux is free
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • I want to build my first gaming PC, help?

    Best answer: Time out. A GT 740 is the basis of gaming performance and is a relatively old piece of junk by today's standards. You should immediately stop. You have not learned enough yet. You are listing an expensive high performance CPU, asking about an optional CPU cooler, a low-mid priced motherboard, extra ram, a... show more
    Best answer: Time out. A GT 740 is the basis of gaming performance and is a relatively old piece of junk by today's standards.
    You should immediately stop. You have not learned enough yet.
    You are listing an expensive high performance CPU, asking about an optional CPU cooler, a low-mid priced motherboard, extra ram, a probable typo in the power supply if it is an EVGA 600 watt and there are a few of them different from each other.

    GT 740 is a year 2014 card in GDDR5 and DDR3 video ram where the GDDR5 is a 35% improvement.
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php...
    A GT 1030 low end gaming new card is 43% stronger than the GDDR5 version of GT 740
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php...
    A 2GB AMD RX 550 is much stronger than that.
    You show no storage (SSD, HDD), nor operating system (Windows 10)
    Brands only have to match CPU and motherboard core logic chipset.

    State your country for shopping.
    State your budget total.
    State how you plan to get Windows operating system.
    State parts you have in your possession now.
    State whether this is pure gaming focused or also for other functions like streaming, editing video.
    Here are great videos from a top computer technician Carey Holzman
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UU...
    Gaming to graphics card if not limited by the CPU. Reselect Desktop and Laptop and RESTRICT to reset:
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphics-Cards.13849.0.html

    A GT 740 averages just below a year 2013 R7 250. It is not good enough for new gaming.
    Rank in the laptop chart is around #200.

    Name that power supply properly by a full manufacturer part number if possible.
    Start again, and provide important info to help you plan.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is the motherboard I ve chosen really not compatible with my CPU?

    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/nYkNnH It has the right CPU slot so I don t understand why it wouldn t be compatible. Also just want to make sure this build is all good. I think it s pretty powerful but I just need to check as I m not the most experienced PC builder. Thanks.
    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/nYkNnH It has the right CPU slot so I don t understand why it wouldn t be compatible. Also just want to make sure this build is all good. I think it s pretty powerful but I just need to check as I m not the most experienced PC builder. Thanks.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can i use ddr3 in ddr4 motherboard?

    16 answers · 1 week ago
  • How much is this computer worth?

    Motherboard ASRock N68C-GS4 FX Processer AMD Phenom X4 9600 Black Edition Ram 8 GB DDR2 OS Windows 7 Home Premium HDD 1TB Cooler Master Hyper T2 HDD WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM
    Motherboard ASRock N68C-GS4 FX Processer AMD Phenom X4 9600 Black Edition Ram 8 GB DDR2 OS Windows 7 Home Premium HDD 1TB Cooler Master Hyper T2 HDD WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is this Gaming computer worth $650 AUD?

    Best answer: The R9 280x is a rebranded HD7970 Ghz edition and It's somewhere in the range of a GTX 1050ti. Passmark says the latter is faster but Techpowerup says the former is faster. Single card mining has not been profitable for quite some time and the R9 280x/7970 is not a very efficient mining card to begin with. Not... show more
    Best answer: The R9 280x is a rebranded HD7970 Ghz edition and It's somewhere in the range of a GTX 1050ti. Passmark says the latter is faster but Techpowerup says the former is faster. Single card mining has not been profitable for quite some time and the R9 280x/7970 is not a very efficient mining card to begin with. Not every AMD card was used for mining, and some Nvidia cards were and are being used for mining. However, since that card is power hungry and runs hot, it's difficult to say how much longer it will last.

    The E3-1230 is only worth $70usd and the H77 board isn't worth a whole lot either. 16gb of RAM has some value but overall that's a system I could possibly find used on Craigslist for $350usd. The E3-1230 came out in 2011 so it's quite an old CPU.

    $450aud to 550aud is a fair price for that system. $650aud would only be fair if it comes with speakers, a really nice monitor, and a nice keyboard/mouse. I think you can do better.
    6 answers · 7 days ago