Forum discussion tagged with Heatsinks.
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    Question Cyclops on motherboard

    I found my first computer (Compaq Presario 425) in my parent's basement the other day and noticed this cool cyclops guy on the motherboard. Is this some kind of logo or some random circuit board graffiti? Sorry for the poor image quality, I was in a dark basement and the inside of the...
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    Question PC blackscreens when watching Netflix

    When I start watching Netflix or HBO, my pc randomly turns black for some seconds, then normal, and then black after some minutes. If I keep watching, these blackscreens occur more often, and it is really annoying. When watching YouTube, it is perfectly fine. These blackscreens started appearing...
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    Question Toshiba stuck at boot screen

    Hello, this is my problem; My laptop is stuck at the first screen "in touch with tomorrow Toshiba" and it doesn't come pass that. That is the screen where one would access BIOS or Boot menu, but when I click F2 or F8 it just says on the top bottom "Wait...". I have tried changing the RAM for...
  4. edgars.roga

    [SOLVED] Need help, replacing fans on a video card...

    So one of the fans started making wierd noise, i took apart the card to see if there was something rubbing or not inplace etc. Cleaned it, and it still made that noise, so it must be bearings on the fan going out. THE CARD: XLRE 1060 6gb, from PNY. I do know how to replace a gpu fan, have done...
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    Question Upgrading the PSU on an old system, need help deciding on a model.

    I have this old rig that I want to upgrade, and I'm planning on getting an RX 570 4GB for it. I read in the requirements for the GPU that it needed a power supply with a minimum wattage of 450w. Now I've also read that the amperage on the 12V line matters most, so all that considered, what would...
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    Question Which NVME is better? WESTERN DIGITAL BLACK NVME 250GB VS Adata SX6000 Lite

    Just want to know which NVME is better between the Western digital black 250GB or ADATA SX6000 lite 256GB? Now this is mostly for Gaming and SOME video editing. My concern is like games like GTA 5 or Witcher 3 i want the maps/levels to load faster and of course have smoother and higher FPS...
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    Question i5 8400 really underperforming

    Hello, I have a serious problem. My i5 8400 is underperforming. I was having really low fps in games than I had before, so I reinstalled my Windows and benchmarked my PC. Results: View: https://imgur.com/m0gkHj0 It's even worse, I have no idea what's going on. I bought this CPU like a month...
  8. Kiwi86

    Question Call of duty Blackout 4

    Hi guys, I had 1070 asus strix and had around 70-100 fps and game was runing smoothly. I bought 2080 amp Zotiac and reinstalled entire pc. I have 75-145 fps on ultra settings but only on this game screen randomly freezes for 1 second like every minute or two. I got 32gb of ram 2800hz, cpu i7...
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    Question Graphics card turns on, no display.

    specs CPU:: I7 3770 3.40 GHz Motherboard: Aspire MC605 Ram: Normal 6GB SSD/HDD: 1 TB GPU (the one that I have the problem with) GTX 570 GPU (the old one) GT 620 PSU: INSIGNIA 525 watts (BRAND NEW) Chassis: Aspire TC OS: Windows 10 Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM Problem: GPU turns on...
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    [SOLVED] Motherboard is OCing CPU

    MY CPU is being boosted and I don't know if it's really affecting it's life span, but I rather it be turned off it is. I don't know how to turn it off and the same goes for my gpu. The CPU is running at a constant 3.8GHz It's and i5 8400. Motherboard: MSI - MPG Z390 Gaming Plus Cpu: i5 8400...
  11. MarshTheBacca

    Question How can I Create a Shortcut to a Specific Page in the Control Panel?

    I find myself going into control panel to get to 'Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall' quite often, and I think it'd save me some time to just create a shortcut on my desktop that I can just double click to instantly get to that window. I've tried manually creating a...
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    Question Nvidia GTX 1060 Image Disorder

    Herkese merhaba. Kötü ingilizcem için özür dilerim Çevir'i kullanarak yazarım. I did not do any update (BIOS-Video Card-Windows10), but I could not solve the problem in a moment I could not find the source. I'm having trouble playing games and applications (Original) GTA 5 - Forza Horizon 4 -...
  13. JetSteam

    [SOLVED] Is the Corsair vx500w good ?

    so i found this psu by luck with only 25$ with a bit dust on it , so i clean it tested it and it worked perfectly with my gtx 960 and i wanna know if this Corsair Vx550w is a reliable psu Thanks
  14. thomas4204

    Question I3 vs amd phenom

    So i need some help. i built a gaming pc here da specs. Cooler master silencio 652. 8gb g skill ram dual channel gigabyte gtx 760 windforce amd phenom ii x4 and a asus mobo for am3 i got a free dell vostro 270 and it has a i3 3220 i think at 3.30 ghz Is the i3 better than amd phenom? if so...
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    Question What GPU fits?

    Looking to see what gpus will fit my PC. I just bought Metro Exodus and I'm loving the game but every once in a while there is FPS drop and lag which takes away from the experience. Hoping to get a better graphics card to fix this problem with this and many other games. My exact PC ---...
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    Question dell optiplex 3010 tower

    Do you guys know what size the motherboard is on these pcs? its not the small form factor. Im assuming its an matx but im not sure. im getting one and getting a new case for it.
  17. Iqbalrafi

    Question Can i upgrade to gtx 1050ti

    Hey, my mobo is H61M-A My specs Gt 1030 4GB Ram I7-2700K I want to upgrade my graphic card it support or not?
  18. lemonlunch

    Question Ryzen 3 2200U Laptop + 16GB RAM + SSD

    Will it be worth it? I have this Acer oven toaster as my supposedly temporary laptop. I planned to buy a gaming laptop this year, but RTX came in and the Legion Y740 deal is hard to pass on. I have tight budget for now and would like to save up for that one. Hence, upgrading this potato was the...
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    Question In game everything becomes laggy (except the game it self)

    I bought a new i9-9900k and since then whenever I am in game and use steam in game web browser or twitch, youtube or anything everything ON that browser is extremely laggy. (also laggy on my second monitor, and primary monitor) I fixed it by first using Vsync which fixed it for Anthem and steam...
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    Question Old psu for rx580 8gb

    I have an old great wall psu like this one http://img.danawa.com/prod_img/500000/139/609/img/1609139_1.jpg and i'm gonna get a rx 580 8gb , will it be enough or do i need to buy a new one note that it has only a 6 pin connector and if i'm gonna use it i'll get a converter i just don't want my...
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    Question Acer gn246hl 144 hz

    I'm having issues with this monitor regarding screen tearing and would like to know it's my hardware or the screen. I currently have an i5 6500 and gtx 1060 the monitor is Acer gn246hl 144 Hz I know that this monitor does not support gsync but would like to know if upgrading my hardware...
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    [SOLVED] tp link archer c7 -- increase range/strength

    Any recommendations on another modem to increase the range/ strength. Or any other tips
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    my pc specs; windows 10 pro 64bit 8gb ram amd radeon sapphire hd7730 1gb ddr5 my graphic card worked fine untill i updated to 17.x.x.something later on it suddenly stopped working. have tried to install all versions from 17.x to 19.2.3 , but everytime i install any driver it just goes to...
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    Question Are thermaltake RGB fans synchronizable?

    What title says, I’d like to buy thermaltake 360mm premium flow riing and 3 140mm riing trios. Can they synchronize? I know the Corsair wil sychronize but do if it’s becasue they are all light loops
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    Question Undervolting RX 580

    Hey, I have a 460watt psu and in normal usage it is not enough for rx 580; monitor goes black and it closes itself. But with msi afterburner i lowered the power limit by 20 watts i guess and it is now stable. Is this any dangerous, because i don't have the money to buy a new psu right now.
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    [SOLVED] Absolutely messed up Ryzen installation - what to do now?

    I experienced pretty much the same thing these guys did and have no idea what to do: View: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/7j1kyu/amd_ryzen_please_learn_from_my_mistakes/ https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/938598-will-amd-help-me/ View...
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    [SOLVED] 1* 4 TB HDD or 2* 2 TB HDDs? (Which Is Faster)

    I am shopping for a new HDD(s) My current system storage layout is SSD for OS then a shit ton of small capacity drives for everything else I have my games library on a 500 GB old drive (Failing) another one (500 GB) for my documents, pictures, music etc and gameplay recording (basically I...
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    Question Windows activation and install help

    I have already installed windows 10 home on my pc with a boot drive but a family friend has given me a new boot drive with an activation key. What happens if i use this new boot drive to install windows 10 pro and activate it? Would i lose my current data?
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    [SOLVED] Is it ok to run motherboard without this small electrolytic capacitor?

    So an electrolytic capacitor fall of my motherboard but everything is working fine for year now without noticing a difference. it was after year i figured out a capacitor was missing from the mobo. here it is how it looks https://imgbbb.com/image/zxkJF so should I continue to run the motherboard...
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    Question Compatible components for P5G41T-M LX3 motherboard

    Hello i want to upgrade my computer that has a P5G41T-M LX3 motherboard with a Core 2 Quad Q9550 , 8 GB of RAM 1333MHz and my main question is will a MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GAMING X Graphics Card work normally on my motherboard , i have a PSU with 2 X 6 Pins and i will buy a connector...
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    Question FPS difference between 1080p and 900p gaming?

    If i a play a game at 65fps(ultra) in 1080p, then at what fps i will play th same at 900p(ultra). What is the average fps difference between 1080p and 900p gaming at ultra settings?
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    Question 2080 or 2080ti with 6700k

    Hello. So i decided to upgrade from 980 ti. I have 6700k @4.6Ghz and i play at 1440p 144hz monitor. So which would be the best choice for my setup 2080 or 2080ti. I d really wanna buy 2080 ti but i don't know how well it will run with my CPU. I've seen that 2080 ti at 50% gpu usage is much worse...

    [SOLVED] Looking to upgrade from 970, what's best for me?

    Hi, not around here very often. I'm looking to upgrade my EVGA GTX 970 SC, I've been looking through local classifieds and I've run across some decent deals on GTX 1070's and such. My current specs are: MSI B250 Gaming MB Intel Core i5-7600 8 GB Ram Windows 10 OS 650W PSU By no means am I...
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    Question Which 2070?

    I'm in the market for a 2070 but I'm not too sure which one to get. I have an i5-8600k. I will primarily be playing games so I'm looking for a better performance card.
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    [SOLVED] My ssd has 20 mbps read writes speeds

    Before i return my A400 480gb ssd i just was wondering if there is just a problem with what im doing. Ive replaced the sata cable and ensured its connected properly. The kingston ssd manager says all drivers are up to date (although without any drivers it still should be way faster than my hdd...
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    Hello guys, so I"m having problems with my pc right now, I keep getting bsods with error code IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I think that I tried every solution I could find on internet, but none of them worked. I checked my memory with memtest and it showed no errors. The bsod happens randomly, while...
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    Need to recover doc and jpeg files from USB stick in Windows 10

    I almost tried every free software to recover my files but nothing seems to work. The one that got close was Recoverit Data Recovery but it only worked partially and recovered only some of the jpeg files. Is there any other way to recover data from usb sticks.
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    Should i keep laptop on charger all the time if i have conservation mode on

    I have a LENOVO ideapad 320 and i have installed the energy manager which allows me to use conservation mode. I set it up to charge only up to 60%. Should i let it discharge to 30% and charge it to 60% or keep it on charger at all times? I use the laptop quite often since I am a Web Developer...
  39. 789oGaming

    Games crashing to desktop

    Okay here is my problem: few games that I play mainly are crashing to desktop every few hours, sometimes even once in an hour. Other games are totally fine, never crashed. Games that crash are Project Cars 2 and Battlefield 1 and 5. In pcars crashes usually occur while playing online with at...
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    Rx 460 4gt LP

    Would I need to upgrade my current psu (300w) to run this graphic card. I have a Inspiron 570, 6gb of ram, cpu AMD ATHLON x2 280