Hardware advice

Forum discussion tagged with Hardware advice.
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    Build Advice Recommendations for hardware upgrades ?

    Here's my PC Specs: Intel i5 7400 @ 3.0Ghz Gigabyte B250M-D3H-CF DDR4 8 GB RAM Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050Ti 4GB DDR5 SSD 240GB Kingston 1 TB HDD 500GB HDD Coolermaster Stryker Full Tower Cabinet With these specs I was able to run almost every game but at a very low setting! But now I see lags in...
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    Question Please Help. Not sure what steps to take next, issues with LOD and texture pop-ins.

    So, here are my system's specs: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero RTX 2080 SUPER I9-9900K 32GB 3200MHZ TridentZ Seasonic Focus GX 850W Gold Intel 660p 1TB (SSD) Seagate Barracuda 4TB (HDD) I have had my computer for 3 years, since Dec of 2019 and recently about 3 weeks ago I have started to have an...
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    Question Laptop MX150 not working/not recognized

    So a couple days ago, my laptop suddenly blue screened when I was going into a game. Immediately after this I noticed that the MX150 in my laptop didnt work. I have tried resetting Windows, and installing a multitude of Nvidia drivers, but nothing has worked so far. After installing any of the...
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    [SOLVED] Worth replacing/upgrading Preowned PSU?

    I a while ago purchased a Preowned SX-500G, yes i know it was in a parts bundle leave me be. Now this psu has over the last months of ownership gradually gotten louder, made worse when one time high voltage lines near my home exploded. It's now a somewhat significant amount of noise, especially...
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    [SOLVED] Can a GPU cause crashes even when using integrated graphics?

    edit: specs are i5 4460, gtx 960, 8GB ram, asrock H97 anniversary, evga supernova 650 G+, pny cs1311 240GB, win10 Hi all, I've been having a number of stability issues for a while now - random crashes/freezes/restarts, no signal on monitor at times, etc. I was just thinking - I've had these...
  6. shahzaibcw

    Question Dell Tower workstation random crashes ?

    Hello, We're providing a restaurant management system to various restaurants where we've deployed a Dell Tower workstation. One of the restaurant face random restarts and crash issues. Sometimes when we manually try to power on the server after its crashed, the led screen displays nothing...
  7. Alexander G.

    [SOLVED] Setting up my first PC. Any comments on my build?

    Currently trying to built a new pc, mainly for gaming. I already have the RAM ( Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB) and the graphics card ( Saphphire Radeon 7970 3 GB) so I had to build around them. I had some thoughts about the case not fitting the graphics card, but I checked for the dimensions and...
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    [SOLVED] Ram memory speeds set under the advertised speed

    Hello! So i have a problem with my ram memory speeds. I have 2 DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 3000MHz and they are set to 1066 MHz (?) i have X.M.P enabled in BIOS. I have set 3000MHz speed in bios also but still nothing. What can be the issue? Thanks for all the answers, have a nice day!
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    [SOLVED] i7 4790 and RTX series

    I have a i7 4790 with a WaterCooler, 16gb RAM, 1080p 75hz Monitor, and I had a 5 year old GTX 950 that after a long time of struggling died. (500W PS but I know I need a better one) I was gonna wait till the end of the year to see the prices of the 3000 series and was probably gonna fetch the...
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    Question I am wondering weather to upgrade my cpu or get more ram for my pc build

    I use my computer primarily for illustrating and video editing. The work time takes longer than what I want since I intend to use this computer as a hobbyist's machine and need to be able to make high resolution files and videos relatively quick. Specs: Monitor: 25inch 1440p 60HZ Processor...
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    [SOLVED] Sudden stuttering, possible hardware issue? Need help!

    Trying to determine if a specific piece of hardware has been causing my issues. PC specs: Z97MX- Gaming 5 motherboard with Intel Core i7-4790K (motherboard is about 5-6 years old) 16gb Ram Geforce GTX 1070 Ti (card is relatively new, a little over a year) C: drive is Samsung SSD 850 120GB...
  12. SheriffBiggs

    Question Awful Pop-in issues in every game I play.

    This issue started for me a few weeks ago. I noticed that I began to experience lots of pop-in with objects and shadows in the game world of almost every game I play. Well, every game. I've tried everything I can think of to resolve this problem, from resetting my PC, updating drivers, virus...
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    Question Pc freezing in games AND off game

    My pc is normally running fine, but lately I can see some weird things in it: most games will freeze after 1 hour or so of playing them and they will completely stop working. The only way to close them is to go to the task manager and killing the process there. Sometimes, way less often, my...
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    Question Blackscreen crash(Sound still working) when gaming 1440p

    Using a 970, i5 4690k. I'd have thought it'd be ok to handle this but it seems not. It's also VERY indecisive. I could play Rocket league for 3/4hours without problem. Resi 2 reboot or CS:Go and it's dead within 30 mins. Steps i've taken: PSU Swap, clean wipe of Display drivers/reinstall, from...
  15. krappermai

    [SOLVED] Rage bumps to PC

    Hi there! recently, i get really mad when playing csgo and i bumped my table so hard it freezes the the pc. mouse, keyboard and monitor are all still lighting up but cant be use. i then hard restart it and it turn on like normally, but when i bump just slightly, it crashes again. I then found a...
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    An i3 and a gtx 1070 performance

    Hi, I have an i3 3220 rn, I am planning to buy a gtx 1070. With it bottleneck, and how much? (I'm getting an amd r5 or an i5 sooner)
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    How to backup

    I want my photos
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    Will an i5 6500 bottleneck a GTX 1070

    Please help!! I need a recommendation as this is my first time!
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    Newegg refurbished power supply?

    Is getting a refurbished power supply worth it? Built a new pc recently and now I'm broke. I recently discovered that my current power supply is tier 5 or untiered, which is very unsafe. It could fry my new pc at any moment. It's Thermaltake TR2 500W Discovered tier list from...