Forum discussion tagged with need.

    Build Advice I'm having alot of trouble putting together this rig and making it run properly. I'm a complete noob and in need of some tech advice. Please help...

    So I don't really know if my rig is built correctly or not. I put it together and have reinstalled windows over a hundred times. My computer has been experiencing trouble with running games like the elder scrolls online and even basic games like minecraft. When i play these games i experience...
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    [SOLVED] I think I need an UPS

    Hi I have moved to Poland and my stationary pc in my room is restarting every now and then when I am in the middle of doing something. Its the same on Linux and Windows 10. I have a APC Surgearrest (similar to this...
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    [SOLVED] Windows startup problems after login ?

    I'm brand new so I apologize if this isn't the right place for this. Ever since I installed my second monitor I've been having an issue starting Windows. The PC boots normally until after I login to my Windows, when I login and get to my desktop all my icons load up fine, but my task bar won't...
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    Build Advice Need help picking parts.

    I was thinking of getting a budget gaming PC and i could use some help picking parts. From what i've seen, the best GPU i can get for my buck seems to be the RX 570 (closest price-wise is the GTX 1650). As for other parts, i'm at a loss. I'd like to spend as little as possible on parts without...
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    [SOLVED] (Help) Pc suddenly turns off when being used ?

    Hi I created an account here for help, A month ago i built my pc with a help of my Cousin. A week ago, Saturday, I moved my pc to my uncle's home because i needed internet connection (yes i dont have internet connection because my isp havent installed it yet), after i installed everything i...
  6. TheBloodCold


    English: Hello, could someone help me? I need the bios of the asus sabertooth x99 because if I download it from the official page it gives me an error in the programmer (CH341 USB PROGRAMMER) if I do it from the flashback it supposedly does the process but nothing happens. The main problem is...
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    Question Ryzen 7 2700 does not boost

    Hello everyone, I encountered a problem, When playing games or while idle, I noticed that my 2700 does not boost itself to the 4.1 GHz that it's supposed to do, it just stays at 3350 all the time. I tried all putting it to balanced performance mode instead of Ryzen's balanced mode. My pc spec...
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    Question I really need help finding a good monitor (I'm getting seriously stressed out!)

    Why I'm upgrading: I only want dual-monitors. I had this but then one broke. Sadly the monitors I own aren't really available anymore, so I can't replace the broken one even if I wanted to. They're super old anyways. The color accuracy is non-existent and they really make my eyes hurt so I'm way...
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    [SOLVED] First Custom Loop. Need help with components.

    Hello! I just registered here in order to find some help regarding my project. In a few days I will start to build a custom water cooling loop for the new PC of my brother. He has a budget of 4-5k USD, so I'm kinda free which components I am getting. So far I selected all components besides...
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    Question Big problem, little China

    Hello people of the internet! I have a major problem. Like most. I had purchased and installed a new processor and cooler combo. Installed them. Powered the system on. Everything but my two monitors (DVI and HDMI) and keyboard power on. After trying everything every forum said to do .. including...
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    Build I planned for low cost ( First post )

    This is my first post. I plan build the following PC with limited funds. A friend suggested me this site for reviews/opinions. What are ur thoughts of components and how will they do together: PC Case: Motherboard...
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    Gigabyte h61m-d2s 3rd gen compatibility?

    Hey guys, I'm looking for upgrade paths for my lga1155 board from i3 2100. I was looking at i7 2600. Lately, I stumbled upon an info that with correct bios, my board can support even i7 3770. So can anyone confirm this for me before I buy something. Here's the info Gigabyte H61M-DS2 ver 5.0...
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    Getting an external hard drive

    On Newegg CAD there is a deal for an external hard drive: What realy caught my eye was it's only 13.99 CAD and it's usually 22.99 CAD. Is it a terrible hard drive or, can I use it to back up my hard drive? Thanks: Nathan
  14. WalterDisney

    Case fans not spinning?

    Hello everyone. i just built a new PC, and for some odd reason the case fans just refuse to spin. CPU fan runs fine. I'm using a Gigbayte GA Z270P D3 MOBO, and the case I bought is a Corsair SPEC 02. Any suggestions?
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    ı lost my starcraft 2 cd and customer support cant do anything wşthout the box. not even if ı show the cd itself

    ı just entered a live chat with supprot and the kept saying that ı need to send them the cd key. cd doesnt work and ı lost the box itself. is there a way for me to fşnd it on my computer? askng this because for some reason on my main and alt acocunt it says that ı need to upgrade my copy of sc2...
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    Is this supposed to happen when you upgrade your RAM?

    I upgraded my RAM to 8GB and I went to check my Video RAM because I was curious to see if I would get more or not and I did. I used to have 512MB of Video RAM but now I have 1024MB of Video RAM. Is that supposed to happen when you upgrade your RAM?
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    Need better graphics cards?

    I do a lot of CAD and video rendering. Worth the money to upgrade graphics cards & to what? ROG Crosshair V Formula-z MOBO AMD FX-8370 8-core Black Edition CPU CoolMaster 1000W RS-A00-EMBA PSU ASUS PB278Q 2560 X 1440 2 XFX Radeon HD 6950 in Crossfire
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    SAME problem ASUS Notebook

    I'm new to Tom's Guide, so forgive me if I am posting this incorrectly. I am having the exact same problem w/ my ASUS notebook. I am wondering if when you removed the battery, etc, above, did you do this on an electrostatic mat? Were you concerned w/ being grounded?... I am just trying to read...
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    Windows 10 startup issues: ntoskrnl.exe

    General info: Win10, presumably version 1607 ( updated a few days ago) Hi guys,  Im having problems booting up my pc. It displays the image seen in this imgur album: It tells me about ntoskrnl.exe and error code 0xc0000098. As mentioned in the imgur album, I...
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    PCI E x8 (in x16 slot) max power draw.

    I have a motherboard that has only one PCI E x16 slot. This slot has 8 lanes in. Will the max power draw for this slot still 75W or will it be the lower 25W that PCI E x8 slots are limited to. (Note that the slot uses PCI E x8 2.0 technology). I am asking because I am looking to buy a GTX 750ti...
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    Any solutions to a 04/D4 error code?

    I keep getting a D4/04 error code on my Asus ROG Maximus viii hero mobo. It was working fine earlier today until.I turned it off. Then when I tried to turn it on tonight I get a 04 or D4 error code and it doesn't post. I have tried a variety of solutions including reseating CPU and RAM...
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    Is my GPU idle temperature too high?

    Hey guys ive just noticed since my installed my new parts my GPU has gone up in temperature while idle. Ive been using google and file explorer on my main monitor and skype on my second monitor with steam open in the background. my gpus been at around 50 degrees Celsius. Just wanted to check if...
  23. Name4Game

    Can you buy windows 7 and get a free upgrade to windows 10?

    Been trying to wrap my head around this for a minute. Building my first PC and I want windows 10 but it costs almost 100, could it be possible to get windows 7 priced at 60 and get the free upgrade to windows 10?
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    For under £800, could this be improved?

    I'm helping my friend build a computer and he as around £800 to spend. This is what I've come up with so far: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.28 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: ASRock H170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard...
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    CPU Upgrade/ Replacement help please

    Hey, so I recently got a new cpu and motherboard after breaking my other two via spilling water on them like the Dumba** I am, so when I bought my replacements I got the same model Motherboard but upgraded my CPU frm an FX-8150 to an FX-8350. The problem is that even though I know how to...
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 vs Q9650

    Hello, I was thinking of upgrading my CPU on my XPS 430 to the Q9650 from my Q8200, but I wanted to check whether I would actually notice any difference when gaming or when just generally using the pc. I do know that the Q9650 (12MB) has triple the cache of the Q8200 (4MB) - would that make...
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    Asrock Rack EPC602-4L/D16 and SSD

    So recently I was building a workstation and for some reason my SSD refuses to show up in bios Specs: CPU: 2x E5-2670 Mobo: Asrock Rack EP2C602-4L/D16 RAM: 32GB (8x4GB) Hynix 1333Mhz HDD: 480GB Chronos SSD & 1TB WD Green GPU: R9 390X PSU: XFX 1250W Pro Gold I've tried switching which SATA port...
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    HP G72-259WM any suggestions for upgrades please?

    My girlfriend has an HP G72 and I'd like any body's advice on upgrades. She doesn't do a lot with it and I'm already looking at an ssd to put in but would love to know if there's anything else that can be done.
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    System not booting into windows

    Recently built a new system, Intel i5 2500k, z77 motherboard. I put the windows 8 cd in, booted from the cd, and my pc just freezes. Do I have a bad part? Is something else wrong? I'm at a loss here.
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    Fm transmitter only playing a small number of songs

    I have been having a problem with my fm transmitter I synced over 1100 sings onto a 64gb memory card but when I put my gm transmitter into my car it only shows 102 songs to play can anyone help please
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    Logitech g930 surround sound for game only?

    Hi, I've got the Logitech G930 wireless "7.1" (because it's digital surround) headset, and it's the best headset i've had so far. I've only got one issue; I love using the surround sound in games like Evolve, Skyrim, and pretty much any FPS. However, I frequently talk to friends with Skype, or...
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    What 8Gb 1600 RAM Should I buy?

    Hey, so, for my new gaming PC I am going to buy 8gb 1600mhz, is there any difference between g skill, hyper x or corsair? Or being two or just one RAM sticks? My motherboard supports dual channel btw. I prefer the blue or black color. Thanks
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    Is my psu enough?

    Will a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 and a GTX 750ti be okay with a 350 wat psu? (Ill be able to play battlefield at 1280x1024 resolution decently right)
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    f310 vs xbox360 pc in terms of endurance

    xbox 360 wired controller are price a bit higher than the logitech f310 so is it worth paying the extra penny for xbox shall i stick to looking for a controller that lasts long say for 2yrs may be 18 months i play only fifa games and im an average gamerr thanks in advance
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    New pc, no beep, no signal.

    Specs: Gigabyte AM1M-S2H AMD Athlon x4 5350(integrated graphics card) RAM 4GB 1600Mhz DDR3 600W PSU 128mb SSD for Windows and 1Tb HDD for storage Hello everyone, I've got this new hardware, but after wiring everything up, the monitor shows no video and the motherboard doesnt beep(speaker is...
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    no display after new graphics card

    installed a asus radeon 7770 2gb hd in my pc with a pcie x16 slot and when i turn on the pc with the new card plugged in the power button doesnt light up but still works and my display is black ive uninstalled my drivers and idk what to do i have a 450 watt antec psu help pls and my fans spin up...
  37. gyking94

    Isn't the i5 3570K good enough for gaming?

    I notice when playing Crysis 3 my GPU usage is low with my 290. But after overclocking my i5 to 4.5, my 290 is now fully being used and the game isn't choppy anymore. I thought an i5 at stock is supposed to suffice for all games since it's so praised as the best gaming CPU. Is there something...
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    Audio and Asus maximus vii hero

    I currently have two head sets. I have a Razer megalodon and a Sennheiser HD555 modded to HD595. The Razer has its own sound card built in and the HD555 use my current on board audio and the HD555 blow the Rzaer's out of the water by far. What i don't like about the HD555's is there is no mic...
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    Ram not detected!!

    i have 32 GB of ram, but only 24 GB is detected. My specs are 4820k Asus Rampage IV Black edition Ram: g.skill ripjaw z 2400mhz 32GB Please help
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    Thoughts on my gaming setup? Will these parts I have chosen work togethor and be able to play all games onmax settings? Are there any things that do what I want for cheaper?