Forum discussion tagged with components.
  1. Mrchristiandave

    Question Monitor issues

    Hello there was a rough storm and i was playing a game suddenly my pc just went black after hearing a loud lightning. When i turn on my pc, i hear the boot up beep fans working etc. But my monitor has no led light on its on/off button. Tried different power cords but still no luck. Any one know...
  2. V

    Where can I find the MSRP of any given pc components

    I am new to pc building community and since I started my journey in 2020 during the early days of pandemic I am not at all aware of the real pricing of the components. Can you guys suggest a website I can find see the MSRP of any components so that I can decide in future if the prices of...
  3. M

    Build Advice Help with custom build for work purposes

    Hello Everyone I heard about your tom'shardware site from my friends.. it's really very interesting topics about pc solvings.. I am from India....I am planning to build a custom pc for multitask design work... I work in Photoshop, illustrator, in design based by client projects(no 3D works)...
  4. Critzor1

    Asus rog strix g15 vs Hp Pavilion 16

    Hello, i'm between two laptops and i need a second opinion the battle is between : Laptop ASUS Gaming 15.6'' ROG Strix G15 G512LI, FHD 144Hz, Procesor Intel® Core™ i5-10300H (8M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz) , 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB AND Laptop HP Gaming 16.1'' Pavilion...
  5. noxinum

    [SOLVED] Thoughts on compatibility?

    Here is a system that got tweaked to the max! What are your thoughts in terms of size compatibility?
  6. L


    Hello, I have a lot of problems in games like COD CW, EFT, SQUAD and Hell Let Loose with huge fps drops and freezes. GPU temps around 80 degrees CPU around 50. This all is starting from little freezes and leading to the crashes, doesn't matter if I shoot or do nothing games are randomly...
  7. C

    Question Weird electronics issues with my PC.

    I'm having very weird electronics issues with my computer.: My Ethernet stopped working, have to use USB wifi adapter now. Sometimes when I boot I get an error like the disk is corrupted. I power off, then on again, and it's fine. More recently, my Logitech wireless mouse wouldn't connect, and...
  8. O

    Question Reboot problem

    Hi.. I have a problem that I cannot solve.. This is my pc details, ASUS PRIME B550M-A AMD B550 AM4 DDR4 4400 HDMI DVI VGA AMD Ryzen 5 3500X 3.6GHz 35MB Cache G.Skill RipjawsV 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-4000Mhz CL18 Samsung SSD, 970 EVO P. M.2, MSI Geforce RTX 2070 super Here is the problem.. When I...
  9. Question External SSD cable/connector help

    I have an external SSD and when plugging in the power cord and USB the light powers on but it doesn’t show up on my computer. Tried connecting it to several windows computers and Mac computers. I’d like to try connecting it a different way and not sure which cables to get. The port looks like...
  10. GamerLackingKnowledge

    Question Voltage and timings questions; Trident Z

    Hey everyone, I am building a new PC, looking at getting a mid range z590 board in a week or so, perhaps the MSI Gaming Carbon. When considering the ram however, I was looking at getting some Trident Z neo, and ive noticed there is 3600 C16 with 16-16-16-38 and 16-19-19-39, the latter being...
  11. D

    [SOLVED] Which minimum components do I need for a successful POST?

    Hi all, I am doing a complex troubleshooting for a hardware problem in my PC and I need to isolate the issue trying to identify the culprit Can you tell me which is the minimum set of components I need to do a successful POST? Currently my PC is resetting all the time before being able to...
  12. reimondi

    Question I need help for upgrade. IDK much about pc's

    Can I upgrade like this? Or do I need something else aswell? CPU Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz ----> AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Haswell 22nm Technology RAM 8,00Gt Dual-Channel DDR3-----> Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz Motherboard ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. B85M-G ---->...
  13. H

    Question Changing Motherboard and CPU

    Hi Guys! I was wondering if you might be able to help me? I'm basically wanting to update my PC as it is long overdue (nothing updated in about 6/7 years since it got put together). Due to all the working from home going on my boss has agreed to get some computer components for me to update my...
  14. LowEndPC1234

    Question Where Should I Put My Motherboard ?

    Hello, Where should i put my motherboard ? I want to clean my PC + entire casing, But i don't know where is the safe place to put motherboard.
  15. J

    Question 1/3 Front Fans not spinning

    Hello! I just built my first pc about half a month ago. When I first started it up all the fans ran cleanly (I have three front fans, one back fan and a CPU fan). I use the fans that came with the ASUS TUF GT301 case. Now sometimes when I start up the pc, the bottom front fan doesn't spin, but...
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    Question Building a new PC

    Building a new PC and the graphics card I was hoping to buy isn't in stock anywhere. Preferably not wanting to wait too long, any alternatives? So I'm in the middle of building a new PC after mine broke, and I'd prefer not to be without one past January. I have most of the other parts ordered...
  17. PaPies

    Question Need Help with an QUICK Upgrade

    Hello, I need some help with a quick upgrade, I'll post specs below. My PC is being bottlenecked so I am slowly upgrading, but I plan to start with 10700k. my PC specs are: RTX 3080 i7 6700k 16GB 2133 (2666 OC) Evo 212 Hyper Cooler Gigabyte z170x ultra gaming. 750W GOLD Coolermaster. I want...
  18. K

    Question Planning to upgrade my CPU and MOBO.

    I'm planning to upgrade my CPU and MOBO. I'm thinking about getting Asrock B450M Pro4 and AMD Ryzen 5 2600. I'm just wondering if it's going to be compatible with my other components. My PC specs currently. Intel Core i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB G.SKILL Aegis 16GB [2x8GB...
  19. Question What is the next "logical" step for upgrades?

    Hi! I've been contemplating upgrading my desktop for a while now but im unsure what i should sink money into first. With newer games being more taxing (especially with this nights Cyberpunk release) I've noticed my pc is starting to "lag" behind. My current specs are: Mobo: ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E...
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    [SOLVED] Do power supplies impact computer performance?

    I just got back into discovering more about components and computers overall recently and instantly remembered this site and community, I have always had good answers here, so after a long time I came back. My question is: could it be that my components are underperforming because of a power supply?