• How to remove shortcuts from desktop?

    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do you leave your desktop on always?

    My temps don’t go over 55c, I run a i5 2400, idle ram is around 5-6 gb, and it’s on a ssd and hdd setup. Is leaving it on always ok? I turn it off if I know I’m going to be gone for a few hours but I mainly leave it on for up to 3-4 days at a time with a couple hour break.
    My temps don’t go over 55c, I run a i5 2400, idle ram is around 5-6 gb, and it’s on a ssd and hdd setup. Is leaving it on always ok? I turn it off if I know I’m going to be gone for a few hours but I mainly leave it on for up to 3-4 days at a time with a couple hour break.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Will mixing different RAM sizes cause any issues?

    My PC currently has 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (2x 4 GB sticks). I want to upgrade to 16 GB but it looks like a single stick of 16 GB costs the same as 2x 8 GB sticks. So if I get a single stick and mix it with a 4 GB stick to get 20 GB of RAM, will there be any issues? Both sticks would still run at the same frequency so... show more
    My PC currently has 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (2x 4 GB sticks). I want to upgrade to 16 GB but it looks like a single stick of 16 GB costs the same as 2x 8 GB sticks. So if I get a single stick and mix it with a 4 GB stick to get 20 GB of RAM, will there be any issues? Both sticks would still run at the same frequency so will it still run in dual channel mode as well? Or is it better to get 2x 8 GB sticks?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to set old computer up as a new one?

    I d like to know how to erase everything on my old computer and set it back to factory default.
    I d like to know how to erase everything on my old computer and set it back to factory default.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • What’s best for storing about 200GBS of photos and videos? Like a CD, external hard drive, flash drive, etc... anything HELP PLEASE!?

    I neeeeed to store my photos somewhere safe that will last for a long time ASAP! Thanks!
    I neeeeed to store my photos somewhere safe that will last for a long time ASAP! Thanks!
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is the metal on a 3.5 computer disk?

    4 answers · 13 hours 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
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why is my c drive not getting full yet on my windows 7 desktop pc?

    i bought a custom built windows 7 desktop computer in September 2015, and since then ive downloaded tons of pictures and music to the c drive, even moved media folders off external hard drives to my computers c drive too, and i keep downloading even now. but as of yet, ive had no notification pop ups telling me... show more
    i bought a custom built windows 7 desktop computer in September 2015, and since then ive downloaded tons of pictures and music to the c drive, even moved media folders off external hard drives to my computers c drive too, and i keep downloading even now. but as of yet, ive had no notification pop ups telling me that my c drive is getting full or is full? and i used to get them notifications on my old windows xp computer, and on my old windows 7 laptop too. so why is my c drive on my desktop computer seeming to act like a bottomless pit? are all my media files being stored correctly on the c drive....i am sure they are because i always check that they do, that the files are being downloaded to their allocated folders on the c drive. so what could be the issue as to why my c drive on my desktop pc is not getting full yet?
    5 answers · 2 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?
    20 answers · 7 days ago
  • What hardware components should I replace in my pc to make it faster (other than ssd)?

    Best answer: You'll need to upgrade pretty much everything inside the case, except since the SSD since it's new enough. You'll need to upgrade the CPU, the motherboard, and RAM. You can possibly keep the existing power supply. You may or may not need to upgrade the video card, depends on whether you play games or... show more
    Best answer: You'll need to upgrade pretty much everything inside the case, except since the SSD since it's new enough. You'll need to upgrade the CPU, the motherboard, and RAM. You can possibly keep the existing power supply. You may or may not need to upgrade the video card, depends on whether you play games or not. I'd suggest the following components:

    (1) AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, is both a CPU and GPU, so you don't need to buy two separate components.
    (2) Any AMD B350 or B450-based motherboard, any manufacturer.
    (3) 8 to 16GB of DDR4 RAM.

    You should be able to pick all of these for less than $250 these days.
    6 answers · 3 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 · 1 week 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 · 5 days ago
  • I want to put my cv on the computer?

    4 answers · 4 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 · 5 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 · 7 days ago
  • Question about Graphic cards?

    Best answer: That's very strange, because it sounds like an issue that only happens on a laptop. Usually when you plug the monitor into the dedicated card, the iGPU won't run. You should NOT be plugged into the I/O ports on the back, period! Only use the ports on the RX 580. Yes, you can disable the iGPU in the BIOS.... show more
    Best answer: That's very strange, because it sounds like an issue that only happens on a laptop.
    Usually when you plug the monitor into the dedicated card, the iGPU won't run. You should NOT be plugged into the I/O ports on the back, period! Only use the ports on the RX 580.

    Yes, you can disable the iGPU in the BIOS. Afterwards you will need to have the monitor plugged into the RX 580. There shouldn't be an issue and most times the BIOS will disable the iGPU when the dedicated card is installed. The only time desktop users will use the Intel iGPU is with video editing programs that can use the iGPU for hardware acceleration, they never use the iGPU to run the display.

    Check "Device Manager" to see if the card is being detected. If the card isn't detected in Device Manager then it's either dead or you're having a connectivity issue. Make sure the correct PCI-E power connectors are plugged into the card, and the card is fully seated into the PCI-E slot.

    Use Display Driver Uninstaller to wipe out all the old Intel and Radeon Drivers. Download a copy of the recent drivers from AMD's website, because the drivers Windows downloads rarely work correctly.

    If the RX 580 is throwing 'Code 43' in Device Manager, then the BIOS on the card has been flashed to a Mining BIOS. If you bought the card used, the seller didn't bother to Flash the BIOS back to the original BIOS. Normal Drivers will not install on a card with a Flashed BIOS, unless you have a patch. Even if you patch the drivers, the card will likely not work with games. In this case, you will need to find the original BIOS for the card and Flash the GPU over to the original BIOS. There are people in the www.techpowerup.com forums who can sometimes find the right/factory BIOS for your card.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can AMD RX 580 + EVGA 500 Watts = Working without blow the PSU?

    Best answer: If you don't plan on overclocking the CPU or the GPU, it should be fine. If you do overclock, then 550W or 600W would be a smarter option.
    Best answer: If you don't plan on overclocking the CPU or the GPU, it should be fine. If you do overclock, then 550W or 600W would be a smarter option.
    4 answers · 7 days ago