Forum discussion tagged with Basic.
  1. Anurag20

    Question Basic Gaming PC - Advice needed please!!

    Hi!! Am planning to guide a friend for a basic multi-purpose 720p Gaming desktop.. Do I get the AMD 3400G or the i3-9100F + RX 560.. Basically both cost the same.... AMD 3400G - OR i3-9100F + RX 560 -
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    Question How to Read A PSU labeling?

    So I currently have my prebuilt computer’s psu and I want to use it for a reference to help pick a better one than I have now but I don’t have enough knowledge of this to make a confident purchase. I’m certain this is probably about as basic as basic gets a question but I really do need help...
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    [SOLVED] Accidently broke two pins when bending them, is the cpú unusable?

    Hey, I'm selling my old computers' parts, and wanted to fix the pins on my cpu that were bent out of position, but when I got to the last two pins, I accidently broke them simultaneously. Is the cpu now busted? I don't want to sell a broken piece of hardware.
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    [SOLVED] Can you use a USB WiFi dongle to get better WiFi to a laptop even if that laptop already has a built-in WiFi card?

    Hi everyone. My laptop has a built-in WiFi card (Realtek RTL8822BE 802.11ac PCIe Adapter). Can I use a USB WiFi dongle to improve my laptop’s WiFi reception or is it pointless since my laptop already has a WiFi card built in? I believe my laptop has an up-to-date WiFi card built into it, but...
  5. noah1415131

    Question Cpu or Gpu?

    Okay so I have a dilemma. System: Cpu: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Gpu: 1050ti EVGA SC Should I get a RX 580 or 570 either one whatever one I can find a good price for Ive found both used with like a $20 difference. Or should I buy a new AMD Ryzen 5 2600 If you have any other questions just ask and I can...
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    Question Gigabyte 2070 goes crazy with 4500 RPM Fan speed

    While playing a game the GPU fan speed goes up to 4500 rpm for a few seconds and then back to 2500 rpm. Somehow the card gets hot very quickly and never goes below 40 C. I tried to use MSI afterburn for a fan curve, but it seems the fan speed monitoring is locked. It might be linked to bad air...
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    Question Network Speed issues.

    I have two desktops both connected to the same gateway via Ethernet. They receive different connection speeds. One receives roughly 10% of the speed the other does. Is there anything I can do to fix this? The gateway is a Calix Gigacenter 844g. The computer with the connection issue has an...
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    [SOLVED] USB Dongle support for Asus Router RT-AC1200?

    Hi, I am using Asus Router RT-AC1200. It has a USB port but does not have USB dongle support. Is there some custom firmware available for it which includes dongle support?
  9. bradenthefirst

    [SOLVED] Backup hard drive on router: better to use external powered or USB powered drive?

    I want to connect an external hard drive to my TP-Link Archer 2300 wireless router. The router has USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, and I intend to use the 3.0 obviously. This drive will be for backup of pictures/videos/files from my desktop PC in another part of the house. Question: In this...
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    Question how to install ssd?

    how to install ssd?
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    Question Disconnecting from WAN

    Hello, I have a really annoying issue with only 1 computer in my house. At some point within the first 20 minutes of being powered on, my computer will simply disconnect me from the WAN and the network icon in the lower right corner has a red icon on it. Looking in the Event Viewer I get the...
  12. NightHawkRMX

    Question How to get windows xp working on modern hardware.

    What: I currently want to install Windows XP 32 bit sp3 onto a modern computer. I have a pc with an AMD Ryzen 3 1200 cpu and gtx 1050, as well as a 120gb windows 10 boot ssd, 240gb ssd with games on it, and a 500gb sata hdd game drive. What i have tried: I have extracted a windows xp trial vhd...
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    Question Wd Red Drive Can't Be Recognized

    So I wake up this morning to watch some show on plex and for some reason, it's not working. So I checked on my computer that acts as a server for all our media and for some reason the drive that's supposed to have my shows on it isn't working. I don't know what could have happened to cause it...
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    [SOLVED] Should I upgrade my current system or wait for Ryzen 3rd Generation?

    Hi, with the near release of Ryzen 3rd Generation, I'm having trouble deciding what to do. I currently have the following: i7-3770 Biostar H61MLV Deepcool Ice Edge Mini 8gb DDR3 1866 (running at 1600MHz) HyperX Fury MSI GamingX RX 470 4GB 128gb SSD 500gb HDD Seasonic M12 EVO 620W Ok here goes...
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    [SOLVED] Appropriate wattage for build

    I am no expert in computer wattage, but I look to overclock most (if not all) of my parts, so what psu would I need? CPU - Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $260 CPU Cooler - Noctua - NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler $80 Motherboard - Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard...
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    Computer acts like there isn't any RAM left

    Hi. My PC has been having this problem lately where it sometimes acts like there is no ram left. Discord can randomly restart sometimes and sometimes chrome gives me an error message that says there isn't enough memory left when im loading a page even though there clearly is plenty left...
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    [SOLVED] Is cpu core parking manager 3 safe?

    Hey i use cpu core parking manager 3 and i was wondering if it is safe to unpark all my cores and put all the sliders to 100% in the program. You guys that use the program will know what sliders i am talking about.
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    Gpu utilization rx 580

    Hello, i recently bought a New pc. SPECS Mobo gigabyte b450m aorus Ryzen 5 2600 Sapphire pulse rx 580 8gb 1x Ram G. Skill aegis ddr4- 3000mhz Psu corsair cx 550 watt Western digital 1TB Windows 10 The problems is that in games gpu utilazitaion its not stable it can drop from 100 to 90+ and...
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    [SOLVED] Cpu at 100% while gaming in most games.

    Hey guys, so i have abit of a problem. I bought my laptop at the end of 2017 and kind of felt like in some games it will feel sluggish even though i have a gtx 1070 8gb inside. I decided to investigate abit further recently and saw my CPU was running at 100% whilst my GPU was sitting at about...
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    Hard drive removal

    Hello everyone I have an Acer Aspire R5-471T-71W2 and it is non functional. I'm trying to remove the harddrive so I can get the files off of it but I can't seem to find it. I have the cover off and also the battery removed and i don't know where everything else is.