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  1. UniSense

    Question Asrock b550 pro 4 problems

    I built this computer at the start of the year and have had 0 problems up until a few days ago. My pc will randomly crash by my monitors going black and the fans in my pc speeding up to max. The cpu and dram debug lights come on and I can’t even power it down I have to turn the psu off. I even...
  2. T

    Question XMP not working

    Hey guys, so basically I built my PC two days ago and since then I'm trying to fix my XMP but nothing is working. I have Ryzen 5 5600x on b550 aorus pro ac board, with 2x8gb 3200MHz c16 ripjaws v kit ram. RAM in on QVL list for the motherboard. When I turn on XMP pc restarts, then automatic...
  3. Z

    Question External HDD no longer showing up in explorer

    I have a WD Elements 4T external drive that worked fine I went on vacation had it unplugged and now it won't show up in explorer. I can see it in Device manager and it says it is working properly, I tried to update drivers even uninstall the device, when running diskdrive get status it shows as...
  4. M

    [SOLVED] Best graphics card to upgrade to with this older motherboard ?

    Hey guys new user looking to involve myself in these forums. Also looking for some help and great advice! ive built a pc about 6 or 7 years ago and ive had no issues with it but im starting to think maybe i should upgrade the video card. I used to be very much invested into PC Gaming now ive...
  5. Thyalex

    Question Pc wont boot but Psu isnt dead and Gpu fans spin.

    Helping a friend upgrade his PC with a new Gpu and PSU everything was going fine until we went to boot it and no post. Wierd thing is that the Gpu fans start spinning and also the PSU fans spin but the PC wont boot. The PC we are working on is the NZXT foundation PC.
  6. TheBawss

    [SOLVED] PC turns off after half a second

    Hey y’all I’m really stumped here. I recently built my very first computer and it had problems with the last Asus board I had so I got a new one and all was working well for 4 days, until today it shut off on me while gaming. When I try to turn it back on it instantly shuts off. The mobo has...
  7. HYDROBERG

    Question PC crashing whenever I am playing any games ?

    My system is Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor GHz Ram: 2 x 8 GB G. Skill TridentZ 3200 Motherboard: MSI BM450 GPU: Gigabyte 1660ti SSD: 128GB PSU: Thermaltake Litepower 550w Whenever um playing any games my pc crashes suddenly. I do play Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege etc. I had a...
  8. n0Kyu

    Question Sudden Slow Boot Time with SSD ?

    Hey everyone, hope you all are having a great day. (PC Specs will be at the bottom) So basically, my PC is relatively new (1+ year), never had any issues, and had a fast boot time of around 10-15 seconds. Suddenly today, the boot time has become so slow (~2 minutes) where the screen is just...
  9. Zenith112

    Question Windows 11 unable to detect my ethernet cable ?

    Hi there, I recently built a new computer and it seems with my new build my ethernet cable isn’t being detected at all. The onboard wifi works. For some details. OS:Windows 11 Cpu: 12900ks Mobo: MSI mpg z690 carbon wifi GPU: 3090 I’ve tried uninstalling and re installing drivers. Updating bios...
  10. K

    Question what's up with this fan hub?

    case: Lian Li Lancool 215 Fans were working fine, in fact I had all my fans plugged into the fan hub/controller. I took off the side panel to see if it had a switch on it for different performance modes and in doing so I accidently turned off my pc. When I put the side panel back on and turned...
  11. C

    Question Can a bad PSU give out random black screens?

    My brother (age 13 rn) bought over a year ago a pre-built from his savings. Back then, I advised him to change the PSU but he ofc didn't listen to me. Yesterday he complained about a random freeze while he was gaming and then a few seconds later a black screen appeared. The PC was still running...
  12. S

    Question PC having either VGA or Memory booting issues. I'm out of ideas. Long detailed explanation of my problem

    Here's my RIG: Intel Core i9 9900k Nvidia 2080 Super FE 32gb Trident Z RGB RAM CL16 16-16-16-32 Asus ROG Z390 Maximus XI Formula 2 1tb Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD Corsair RM850 Gold certified I have had this rig built since September 2019 with absolutely no issues at all until about a...
  13. N

    [SOLVED] Need help picking parts for new PC build.

    Hi im 15 turning 16 very soon and was looking to build a new computer. Im not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer parts and would like to know if these parts would work together, and if there is something better i can get for cheaper or better in general? Normally my uncle would help...
  14. L

    Question New Build | RTX 3070Ti Won't Post but Old GTX 970 Will? Please Help.

    Im having an issue with the build I'm doing right now and I'm hoping someone can help me. Parts: MSI z490 Edge wifi motherboard, Corsair Vengence 32GB DDR4, i9 10900 CPU, Corsair 750watt PSU. I have a test bench setup and everything works fine except the graphics card. I had setup everything and...
  15. D

    Question Gigabyte b660 DS3H DDR4 5 Beeps and No Video

    Hello all, So, I recently decided to upgrade my system with the new i3-12100f. I got a gigabyte B660 DS3H DDR4 motherboard to go with it along with some new ram. I kept all of my old components, including a Saphire 270x GPU and 800w PSU. Problem is that when I turn on the system I get 5 beeps...
  16. midnightAdam

    Question PC randomly turned off and wont boot back up

    Was in the middle of using my pc and it randomly just turned itself off, no blue screen or anything and hasnt been able to turn back on since. The gpu has a light on but pressing the power button stirs no signs of life from it. ill attach the specs if it helps Motherboard: MSI B450M Mortar...
  17. C

    Question Game freezes and RGB lights flicker, then game unfreezes ?

    Hi all, I've been playing some Minecraft and noticed an issue with my PC that I wasn't having before I left for college. While playing whatever is selected freezes (other applications don't, they continue working as normal), my lights in my PC turn off then back on, then whatever was frozen...
  18. D

    Build Advice Quiet PC Build Help for Mom

    Hello there kind people of Tomshardware Forum! I would like to ask you for some help, I'm trying to build a very quiet and functional PC for my mom. At the moment moment she is using a very old one with Windows XP, and it's so slow that she has to wait for it to load for every task. She will...
  19. Edgeexz

    Question Which is a good Power Supply [PSU] with minimal budget for my PC?

    Hi, so I've put together all the PSUs that are in store here on a budget of 600.000 IDR ($41.32). PSU Lists: Corsair CV450 [450W] (80+ Bronze) DeepCool PF500 [500W] (80+ White) FSP HV PRO [550W] (80+ White) GAMEMAX VP-500 [500W] (80+ Bronze) GIGABYTE P550B [550W] (80+ Bronze) SILVERSTONE...
  20. K

    Question Compatibility w/ Different Corsair Ram

    I have installed in my system 2 16gb 3200Mhz Corsair Vengeance Pro sticks with timing 16-18-18-36. It says Version 4.32. I recently bought some newer Corsair Vengeance Pro sticks that say version 3.32, and the timing is different, says it is 16-20-20-38. Would these two sticks all be compatible...
  21. Question i9-9900k running very hot at stock settings ?

    I have been trying to fix this on my own and cannot seem to get this figured out. No matter what I try, my i9 will crank up 90-100c under 40% load. Certain games will spike it to 90, while others get it up to 80. When trying any testing it reaches 100c easily. I've tried many different solutions...
  22. Skoarch

    Question Got a New motherboard and CPU and I Just reinstalled Windows 10 through the advanced mode. Chose keep my files option. Did my prev drivers uninstall?

    So I just switched out my old CPU (intel i5) and motherboard for a Asus B550f Gaming motherboard and a Ryzen 7 5800x CPU. I know that I have to reinstall windows to uninstall the old drivers. But I’m wondering if the way I did the reinstallation uninstalled the previous drivers. Thanks for the...
  23. F

    Question Lacking motherboard standoffs

    I'm trying to find out, as it's been a long time since I built anything and I've only ever done it once, if I absolutely need the mounting standoffs for a motherboard to go into the case. I didn't receive any with my case nor my board and I'm not totally familiar with where to get more. If I do...
  24. Jayjay2000x

    Question BIOS UPDATE CAUSE BLACK SCREEN

    Pc ran into a bunch of problems after installing new cpu. Before I switched my cpu, I updated my bios to a new version since my new cpu required it. I switch out my cpu with a new one and my boom it turns on. However, it was only showing 2 cores and 4 threads when its 6 cores 12 threads and...
  25. M

    Question One router, two houses, breaking connection

    Hello, Need help with the following: There are two houses ("big" and "guest"), the distance between them is around 4 meters. Wifi router is placed in the Big House. The signal strength in the Guest House is around -75 db according to my laptop. The connection is breaking, and ping sometimes...
  26. kgod

    Question gpu doesnt get detected when booting computer

    gpu not detecting on my mobo even though it was working fine before??? computer crashed (no blue screen) wouldnt turn on, finally got it to turn on, half an hour later it wont shut off. i come back and it now cant detect the gpu. i shut it off so many times and i sent back the gpu but apparently...
  27. QuiznosSubs

    Question PC is frozen on gigabyte load screen ?

    [Moderator edit to break up one solid paragraph of text.] I have a custom loop. I drained, flushed, replaced tubes, and filled my loop again. Before I have the system power I made sure everything was dry, all is well there. I finish filling the system and bring it back to my room and begin to...
  28. chris5555

    Question PC died and won't boot.

    I was playing games when my PC suddenly went blackscreen. Since then I have not managed to get it up and running again. I've tried: Reset cmos Reseat RAM, in both slots & with different ram sticks Reseat GPU Unplug everything from PC except monitor. Monitors work on other PC, so shouldn't be...
  29. Ishyyyy

    Question Clicking noisr when new GPU is installed but not old

    I recently upgraded from the 1650 super to the 3060. It runs normally with the 1650 super but whenever the 3060 is in the computer a clicking noise(similar to the powering up click) can be heard every now and then. Is it because my PSU is too weak for the GPU? It's a 550w PSU, or is the GPU...
  30. BurningLaptopSOS

    Question Entire laptop starts lagging like crazy upon playing game

    I'm using a ASUS TUF GAMING 2020 FA506IU model, im having an issue where my laptop runs smooth without any issue, until i decided to play a game, the laptop still works fine in the game menu, but after i enter the actual game (Genshin Impact and Dota 2 in my case), after a few minutes or...
  31. C

    Question My computer turns on but my display and other peripherals don't connect now ?

    My computer which was bought a couple months ago has recently been running slow in some games and I accidentally knocked it during a game and it crashed and I was forced to turn it off at the power button. It turned back on but then my display was turning on but not connecting via hdmi anymore...
  32. Rejack

    Question Could use a little help with this PC

    Hey everyone, new to the forum so don't hate if this is in the wrong place! Im having an issue with my girlfriends PC build as in, it wont stay on for longer than 10 minutes or less if it's A-Running anything but Minecraft, B-Running Minecraft and any other programs, and C-All of the above I've...
  33. kurulay5

    Question New ram. Pc turns on no display.

    So I tried to install new ram into my friends pc. I turned the pc off and switched the PSU switch off then I took out the old ram then added in the new ram. From one stick to two. The pc turns on with all its LEDs however the monitor shows no display and the LEDs on the keyboard and mouse don't...
  34. G

    Question Keep getting an error 0x800701b1 on internal HDD

    Hello. I've recently updated my computer by adding new hard drive to it. After doing that my OS (win 10) broke and i installed it clean the same day on my SSD (i had to format it). Now my new HDD works fine i believe but my old one (which was not formatted) keeps disconnecting, and whenever i...
  35. MasterKitty

    Question Laptop black screens and then boots back in to Windows ?

    My Dell G15 5515 is having this issue. At first I just thought it was a thermal issue so I checked all cooling solutions in the laptop- CPU, GPU, SSD and they seemed fine, along with setting a stronger fan profile. When that didn't work I reset the CMOS. Then, I reinstalled my chipset drivers...
  36. Reppoh

    Question CPU idling at 70c when playing games gets to 95c-98c

    So i recently ran into this issue. it started with me getting little to no frames in Valorant (10-30 fps) and then escalated to my system promting me with cpu temp warnings. After having these issues i dusted my AIO and fans and re-applied thermal paste (Corsair XTM50). Currently typing this i...
  37. Zakov.r

    Question No signal from GPU ?

    i recently bought: b365m ds3h, 1030ti, i5 9400, ddr4 ram PSU: 500w, When i plug my hdmi into graphics card there is no signal and flashing orange bar behind gpu ?
  38. DRickraft

    [SOLVED] Can I use this GPU on this old system?

    So, my 8800 GT broke and I'm looking for a replacement (I only need Firefox and Word basically). Just found this GPU for a good price ($53 new), but will it work on this 13-14 y old PC? GPU to buy: Nvidia GT 610 CPU: Intel 2 Duo E8400 RAM: 2x2 GB DDR2 Motherboard: Asus Striker II Formula...
  39. Andro942

    Question Need help finding a compatible motherboard for i7 cpu

    So my old motherboard died few days back and need a new one the problem is I don't really have much knowledge when it comes to components performance etc, I need a motherboard compatible, these are the components I have Cpu: Intel i7 7700k Gpu: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 Video...
  40. J

    Question Viotek monitor not displaying HDR correctly ?

    Hello there! I have had this Viotek Q2711SH monitor, it is 144hz, 1440p, and supposedly has HDR. Even in windows settings it says Use HDR is supported. I've had this computer for a while and thought possibly the issue had to do with the fact that my current cable was a display port, or that my...