• My computer is looking at only another few minutes of life, what should I do? I need your help, and I don't have forever for a response?

    I broke the wire, and my computer is now running on batteries that cannot be recharged, and it is looking at only so much more time before it goes black. What should I do ?
    I broke the wire, and my computer is now running on batteries that cannot be recharged, and it is looking at only so much more time before it goes black. What should I do ?
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • My PC always seems to crash whilst playing games?

    Hello, I recently bought some new parts for my system. Included were: a used I7-4770K, a used 16GB RAM and a new 1060 6GB. The system will crash every game after a random amount of time playing either by crashing the application, deadlocking my PC or simply giving me a BSOD. I've cleaned my system up and... show more
    Hello, I recently bought some new parts for my system. Included were: a used I7-4770K, a used 16GB RAM and a new 1060 6GB. The system will crash every game after a random amount of time playing either by crashing the application, deadlocking my PC or simply giving me a BSOD. I've cleaned my system up and there is sufficient storage and hardware specs to run my games. I am suspicious that it is the RAM causing it but I have no way of finding out. tips?
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it ok to have 3 sticks of ram?

    Best answer: Everyone says that if you install 3 sticks that it disables dual channel but it doesn't because there are 2 channels that are essentially wired to the CPU's Memory controller. Intel created a thing called Flex Mode way back in 2004 when dual channel memory systems first came out. This isn't a Yes or NO... show more
    Best answer: Everyone says that if you install 3 sticks that it disables dual channel but it doesn't because there are 2 channels that are essentially wired to the CPU's Memory controller. Intel created a thing called Flex Mode way back in 2004 when dual channel memory systems first came out. This isn't a Yes or NO thing like it's made out to be.

    Where you install the sticks makes a difference. If you install the 8gb stick in Channel A slot 2 and then install the 4gb sticks in Channel B Slot 1 & 2 then it will run in full dual channel mode.

    If you Install the 8gb and 4gb stick in channel A and install the other 4gb Stick in Channel B then it will alternate between single and dual channel. 8gb would be in dual channel with 16gb being in single.

    Here is a summary of Flex Mode.

    Intel Flex Memory technology dates back to 2004. It lets you use DRAM of different capacities to enable the exploitation of the motherboard’s multi-channel architecture whenever possible. Maybe you already have two 2GB DRAM modules and want to add a 4GB module. Generally, you would be running the 2x 2GB set in dual-channel mode (normally, slots 1/3 or 2/4). With flex mode, you can put the 4GB one in slot 1 and the two 2GB modules in slots 3/4 so that you have 4GB in each channel.

    Flex mode can also take into account uneven amounts in the channels — if, say, that 4GB module were 8GB, then you would have 8GB running in dual-channel mode and the leftover 4GB as added capacity in single-channel mode. Another possibility would be to have 8GB in slot one, 2GB in slot two, 4GB in slot three and 4GB in slot four, giving you 18GB total or 16GB in dual-channel mode and 2GB in single-channel mode. This is sort of an odd setup, but I have seen it used. It is more common to have 2 x 8GB and 2 x 4GB where, ideally, it would be placed 8-4-8-4 so that 12GB is in each channel.
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is an Intel i7 8086k a good processor?

    Best answer: Ok, I actually have an 8086k that I bought because I'm trying to overclock as high as I can. As far as the Silicon Lottery goes I got a good 8086k but my 8700k is a good chip too. With AXV offset at -2 I can get the 8086k to 5.3ghz and the 8700k to 5.2ghz. Both chips can overclock to 5.0ghz, full AVX, which was... show more
    Best answer: Ok, I actually have an 8086k that I bought because I'm trying to overclock as high as I can. As far as the Silicon Lottery goes I got a good 8086k but my 8700k is a good chip too. With AXV offset at -2 I can get the 8086k to 5.3ghz and the 8700k to 5.2ghz. Both chips can overclock to 5.0ghz, full AVX, which was my goal to begin with.

    The only problem I have is the 8086k uses the cheap Thermal compound between the IHS and CPU, but the other 8th Generation processors like the 8700k and 8600k do as well. I have a delidding kit that I've used on a couple older i7 processors but I haven't tried touching my 8700k or 8086k yet.

    I don't think it's worth the extra $70-100 over the 8700k, unless you are an overclocker. If you insist on buying one then do yourself a favor and spend a little more for a Taichi or Maximus motherboard. Learn to overclock and buy yourself a good CPU cooler. These Core i7 chips are made for gaming and People who edit videos should really look at Ryzen instead. Games don't use AVX instruction sets. Both the 8086k and the 8700k can reach 4.9ghz to 5.0ghz in non-AVX workloads as long as you have a good CPU cooler and a decent motherboard with a good VRM setup. Because of this, there isn't much point in buying the 8086k unless you want your numbers to be as high as possible and you're willing to pay the price to get them there.

    About once a year someone comes on here who's determined to build "The Best PC, no matter what"
    Last year it was this kid who built a system with the Core i7-6950x and two Gigabyte Aorus 1080ti cards in SLI. Unfortunately the 7900x came out right after he built his system.

    This year it was a kid who insisted on the 8086k but he was on a budget and went with a mid-range board along with a 1080ti. It's kinda pointless to go with a middle of the pack motherboard with a CPU that's meant for overclockers. This dood could have saved $100 bucks if he learned how to tweak his system, even with the midrange board. That would be like me buying a cherry picked chip from siliconlottery.com then getting a midrange board like the Asus Strix. I wonder what he's going to say tomorrow when the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080ti are announced. In another month Intel will release the Core i9-9900k and Core i7-9700k. If you're going to spend the big bucks, do it at the right time.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • I cant hear anything on my computer :P?

    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can someone get their money back after sale on craigslist?

    Best answer: no. all Craigslist sales are often advertised as final sales, no refunds or discounts allowed. if she is starting to take up to much of your time, just apologize and say you can't help her anymore, and suggest she take it to a professional or computer shop repair store.
    Best answer: no. all Craigslist sales are often advertised as final sales, no refunds or discounts allowed. if she is starting to take up to much of your time, just apologize and say you can't help her anymore, and suggest she take it to a professional or computer shop repair store.
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Which of these computers is better?

    Windows 10 Desktop Computer - Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop Complete Computer Package with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz - 8GB RAM - 500GB HDD- DVD ROM- Windows 10 - Keyboard, Mouse + WiFi or Desktop computer PC - HP 8100 Elite SFF , Core i5-650 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Windows 7 Professional 64bit
    Windows 10 Desktop Computer - Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop Complete Computer Package with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz - 8GB RAM - 500GB HDD- DVD ROM- Windows 10 - Keyboard, Mouse + WiFi or Desktop computer PC - HP 8100 Elite SFF , Core i5-650 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Windows 7 Professional 64bit
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Do I have to pay for this McAfee?

    It came with my computer and now it says I only have 5 days left before I have to pay for it. It says it's blocked 14,000 "bad connections". What are those? What will happen to my computer if I just let it expire?
    It came with my computer and now it says I only have 5 days left before I have to pay for it. It says it's blocked 14,000 "bad connections". What are those? What will happen to my computer if I just let it expire?
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Computer randomly restarting.?

    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to put on desktop?

    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Will I be able to record gameplay on a GTX 750 1 gig and 12 gigs of ddr3 And a Xeon x3440?

    Best answer: Yes, but that would depend on the game since your setup is on the cusp of being the minimum requirements for newer games. You would be able to use Nvidia's 'Shadowplay" which is a technology that's built into your GTX 750, which should be no problems with games that are a few years... show more
    Best answer: Yes, but that would depend on the game since your setup is on the cusp of being the minimum requirements for newer games.
    You would be able to use Nvidia's 'Shadowplay" which is a technology that's built into your GTX 750, which should be no problems with games that are a few years old.

    https://www.howtogeek.com/259573/how-to-...

    You're probably thinking of streaming and/or capturing with a program like OBS which does need a powerful PC. On the other hand you can also use 2 PC's for a program like OBS. One PC for gaming and a 2nd PC with a capture card.

    You can test Shadowplay out on older games to see if you like the results it gives you and to see what your setup's limitations are. If you decide you want your PC to do more, then you would have better insight on what upgrades you could make since you would already have an idea of how to run the software.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How would you know if malware was deleting your important media files?

    Best answer: Normally, it wouldn't delete any files. Instead, it would just make copies for the guy who created it (to try to find credit card/other personal info that may or may not be in there somewhere) or encrypt the files then ask for money to let you have them again. You really have to try to get a virus, especially... show more
    Best answer: Normally, it wouldn't delete any files. Instead, it would just make copies for the guy who created it (to try to find credit card/other personal info that may or may not be in there somewhere) or encrypt the files then ask for money to let you have them again.

    You really have to try to get a virus, especially with MalwareBytes premium. It's not something that just happens from normal use. As long as you only visit reliable websites, download stuff from the official distributors only, and don't click on every random pop-up ad you might get, you won't get a virus.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do I need heat shield on RAM even if I don't overclock?

    Best answer: The heat spreader is useful with higher speed memory like 3200mhz or when you have 4 sticks together. 2 sticks at 2400mhz isn't that bad as far as heat output goes. The heat spreader is there for looks and to protect the RAM from getting too hot. If you went down to Costco and bough a Core i7 system, the RAM... show more
    Best answer: The heat spreader is useful with higher speed memory like 3200mhz or when you have 4 sticks together. 2 sticks at 2400mhz isn't that bad as far as heat output goes. The heat spreader is there for looks and to protect the RAM from getting too hot.

    If you went down to Costco and bough a Core i7 system, the RAM inside that would be clocked to either 2400mhz or 2666mhz and it wouldn't come with a heat spreader.

    What I recommend doing is looking that the maximum RAM speed your CPU runs, since the Internal Memory controller is inside the CPU. 2400mhz is ideal for 7th Generation Intel processors and 8th Generation Core i3 and Pentium processors, 2666mhz is ideal for Ryzen 1000 and 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, and 2933mhz is ideal for Ryzen 2000 processors. It would also be useful to check the memory QVL for your motherboard. Of course, with Ryzen systems, faster RAM is better because it speeds up the interconnect that ties the cores and cache together.

    The heat spreader can be useful but it's a secondary concern because all it does is prevents the RAM from getting too hot. Any kit of high performance RAM on the market will come with a heatspreader so your question is moot because of how well high performance RAM may or may not work for your particular tasks and demands.

    Using the money saved to buy a higher quality power supply would be more useful than RAM with a heat-spreader if you're looking to buy a basic kit of 2400mhz or 2666mhz RAM.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can an MSI Geforce GTX 1060 6gb fit in my case?

    Hi! I have a Lenovo Legion Y70 Cube and my GPU inside is currently a 4gb AMD Raedon 480. I recently wanted to save up to get an MSI Geforce GTX 1060 6gb but I don't know if the GPU would fit the case I am using (the one that comes with the prebuilt PC)
    Hi! I have a Lenovo Legion Y70 Cube and my GPU inside is currently a 4gb AMD Raedon 480. I recently wanted to save up to get an MSI Geforce GTX 1060 6gb but I don't know if the GPU would fit the case I am using (the one that comes with the prebuilt PC)
    6 answers · 1 week ago