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  1. kgod

    Question cpu broken?? fan took it out

    so i had to take everything off my mobo to get it fixed and i needed to take a cpu off. wouldnt come off so i twisted it a bit and realized the thermal paste was making it stick so i tugged on it. cpu and cpu fan came out and i had a mini heart attack. nothing seems bent/broken so would it be...
  2. 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...
  3. suamed

    [SOLVED] Which is better? Worse GPU more vram, better GPU less vram

    Hello, I have a not very good pc, with Core i3-3240, 8 gb 665mhz ram, pci express 2.0 mobo, and currently using old as hell 9600 gt. i want to build a pc, but the budget is limited, (am very poor lol) and trying to steadily upgrading. and i started with a new gpu which is under 100 dollar. i...
  4. suamed

    Question Please recommend a gpu under 100/50 dollar (and monitor too ig)

    i have a core i3-3240, mobo ECS H61H2-M12 PCI Express 2.0, Ram 8gb ddr3 665mhz. currently using old gpu 9600 gt. was looking for a new gpu, but i have limited budget. please help recommend under 100 dollar or 50 dollar. I plan to buy a monitor too, but because i needed a gpu, i guess it can...
  5. suamed

    Question my gpu is plugged in its on, the pc is on... but the monitor isn't

    i’m 100% beginner on pc stuff. so this is might be the most ridiculous stuff you read today. so my gpu is plugged in but there is no display, i search on google, and do so many method that says “Worked” with alot of testimony of saying it actually work. my ram is completely fine, my psu is 450w...
  6. W

    Question Wifi PCe Upgrade

    I currently have Rosewill RNX-N150PCe v2 installed, but it is throttling my internet speeds. I want to upgrade, and have selected Intel 7260HMW AC. It is dual band so I should get plenty of speed. Is this a good upgrade? If not, which part would serve better? If so, how do I install the Intel...
  7. CCB223

    [SOLVED] 8 pin to a 6 pin

    Im using the ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II and I was having some trouble with my display when I found an 8 pin power connecter that I didn't plug in that is for the CPU that is in the top left corner, my PSU doesn't seem to have a slot that fits the cored that I have connected to my 8 pin Cpu power...
  8. N

    [SOLVED] ram speed "limit" on my i7?

    according to intel my core-i710700k-processor has a limit of DDR4-2933 intel specs but my friend is running the same processor with 2x8gb on 3200mhz when i asked how he said he didnt even know and just bought within his budget. how is this possible and does this mean i can just buy whatever...
  9. B

    Question Need help choosing new laptop

    I am in the market for a laptop, just not sure what to get...haven't owned anything since a '96 hp desktop that would have issues sometimes running diablo 2 battlenet etc etc; remembering now that someone purchased it for me and that come to find out had Very little in the way of upgrade...
  10. Tom1991_newbie

    Question HELPP! First computer build…

    Go to power on the computer after installing components and the dram orange light is on… all fans turn on, all lights turn on, no display and no boot… have uninstalled ram and reset, tried with different rams in different slots both single and double and nothing…
  11. D

    [SOLVED] Trying to squeeze some more out of my GTX 750 TI. Any OC tips?

    Hello guys, i'm Alex, i got some questions since i'm barely into overclocking. I got an EVGA GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 (paired with an i3-9100f). It's an pretty old card, and i'm trying to squeeze some more juice out of it. I don't have any benchmarks installed right now, but some tips would be...
  12. Panzerwaffle

    Question Bad GPU?

    Hello everyone, I’m VERY new to PC’s and have just built my first one a few months back. I’ve recently been having trouble with my computer and have asked around in other places, which have advised me that the issue might be a bad GPU. This is because the PC will run fine for ~90 minutes to 2...
  13. Panzerwaffle

    [SOLVED] Problems with PC...

    I'm really new to PCs and I'm having a problem that my friend (who has experience) and I can't figure out. My PC runs fine for a space of about one to two hours before the power randomly cuts out(it comes back on and all the RGB and lights come back on on everything but no output to monitor)...
  14. Melissabuyshouses

    [SOLVED] Removeing a battery

    Can I remove the battery Toshiba satillite l15w-b1208x? It looks like maybe there's a key to unplug the wiring so that I can remove the battery
  15. R

    Question microstutter/stutter/throttle/bottleneck issue that's driving me insane

    Sorry if i'm not posting this in the right place but i'm at my wits end with this PC problem I'm having. Around late December 2020 i was playing a game and suddenly noticed my game kept stuttering really badly. yada yada with some help of someone on Reddit i downloaded HWiNFO and realized my...
  16. JBear47

    Question Any 144hz/165hz/240hz - 1440p monitor recommendations please

    Good day Sir/Madam, I am from Malaysia (SEA region, UTC +8), recently just upgraded my pc from: i5-4590 AMD R9 380 16GB (2x8GB) 550W PSU My humble new PC Spec: i5-10400F ASROCK B460 PRO 4 SOCKET 1200 EVGA RTX 3060 TI XC GAMING Kingston HYPERX Fury 16GB (2*8GB) GDDR 2666mhz Aerocool Lux RGB...
  17. S

    [SOLVED] Advice on First PC Build

    Hi all! I've always wanted to build a PC and I'm finally ready. I'm a novice at this, but I'm a quick learner and a problem-solver. I did a lot of research and put this parts list together. Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3bTbkX I know that the market for parts is a little weird right...
  18. A

    [SOLVED] Need some help, new at overclocking!

    Hey everyone, I just want some help with overclocking. Starting off, these are my specs: Mobo: ASRock Z490 Taichi CPU: Intel i9-10900 (yes, NOT the 10900K) GPU: MSI GAMING X TRIO 24G 3090 RAM: Dual-Channel 2x Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR4-3200MHz (CMK32GX4M2B3200C16) PSU: Corsair HX1200 CPU...
  19. Vxinity

    [SOLVED] Corsair RM750i vs RM750x vs Seasonic Flagship Prime Series 80+ Titanium

    Hi, im currently saving up for a brand new pc build and I wanted to get an A tier psu and these are the ones I've stumbled upon. (Anything above this exceeds my budget, please refrain from suggesting expensive PSUs) Corsair RM750i - 144 usd Corsair RM750x - 142 usd Seasonic Flagship Prime...
  20. ravenspearshot

    Critique my build

    The main reason I am building this pc is for rendering and sculpting in Blender. Please tell me if you see anything wrong with my build and what you would change/keep and why. Thank you for your time and expertise. CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($449.00 @ B&H) CPU Cooler...
  21. Y

    [SOLVED] Which power supply do you recommend?

    Hi everyone, Two years ago I bought this off Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-GXIVR8020A4-processor-generation-graphics/dp/B07B6H4GNY?th=1 Spec sheet: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81W373b8ZhS.pdf Now the PSU is dead, and I don't want to replace it with a bad one...
  22. WiresAtHome

    Question New GPU?

    I got a second hand desktop from a friend a few years ago. I put linux mint on it (Couldn't afford a copy of Windows 10at the time ...good learning experience tho ;-) ) Turned it off and a day or 2 later it booted up with a black screen. I believe the GPU died? Looking for a expansion card GPU...
  23. T

    [SOLVED] Fixing my bad build

    Basically my builds mobo is not overclockable yet I have a i7-9700k, aside from the obvious no oc, is there anything bad about running a i7-9700k with my mobo? Please help! https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gVwGCL
  24. T

    [SOLVED] Looking to buy a reliable psu

    My build has a unreliable PSU and I am looking to upgrade it immediately. I have no idea how many watts to get or how many I need and what’s best since I got my pc built for me. Preferably id like it to be under $150 cad and on amazon.ca or canadacomputers.com. I’ve been looking at the rm 550x...
  25. T

    [SOLVED] Friend who built my pc screwed me over

    Basically my “friend” claimed he knew a lot about pcs and building them and wanted me to get one so he could have someone to play with consistently and rushed me into getting one. Now I’m having multiple people telling me all the issues with my build like my PSU possibly not being reliable, my...
  26. S

    [SOLVED] Monitor not detecting newly built PC

    Hi guys So I finally finished building my new PC yesterday only to find that when I turn it on, my monitor doesn't detect it. I am using a HDMI cable and have tried connecting it to both the graphics card and the motherboard with no results. When the PC turns on, the fans come on but tend to go...
  27. I

    [SOLVED] Formatting SSD multiple times can cause some harm?

    So lately I had to format and reinstall windows multiple times, probably 2-4 times because I'm still somewhat newb when it comes to PC, my PC is a pre-build and had everything installed. First I messed up device drivers and then downloaded many motherboard bloatware without knowing. It was a...
  28. Amazing2020

    Question I got a Asus M51Ac need help please

    Hey guys well i got a few questions to ask and i mostly need help from you guys. I know its a 7 year old pc and it wasnt giving me any issues till now ok so every time I turn the pc it takes me to bios menu i already try reinstalling a fresh windows 10 but get the same error, i checked my bios...
  29. Nightwielder

    [SOLVED] What cables and connectors do I need for my build?

    I'm looking to build a really nice gaming PC that can handle anything I throw at it. I want your opinion on my choices in hardware and also recommendations for what wiring materials (cables and the like) I will need. I only listed one hard drive as I already have a few tb+ hhds I can use for...
  30. JohnyMayhem

    [SOLVED] New(ish) to PC building and building my first gaming system

    I am new to modern PC building, especially gaming. I am leaving the world of console gaming and will be building my first gaming system, but it will also double as a music production/home PC. My main goal is more 1080p gaming with a few games to run at 1440p, not big on 4K gaming. I have a list...
  31. DratZx

    Question Is MWE450w enough for rx 570 and I5 2400 3.1 Ghz

    My spec Rx 570 itx 4gb I5 2400 3.1ghz Ram 4x2Gb Fan 3 Is MWE 450w enough for my spec?
  32. Crushbam3

    [SOLVED] Do i need to wipe a non boot drive?

    This may be a stupid question but oh well. I'm planning on replacing my motherboard and cpu. I have an ssd which windows boots off and a hdd that just stores stuff. I know ill have to do a clean install of windows on the ssd which will wipe it but will i need to wipe the hdd that's just used for...
  33. M

    Question Newbie needs help overclocking!

    Hello Overclocking Kings and Queens (Gender Equality) :p I have a i5 2500k stock and a intel DH61WW motherboard. I tried to go into the bios to overclock because i am trying to get around 4.2 to 4.5ghz but i dont see any options to clock it higher than stock. just intel's boost clock which i...
  34. R

    [SOLVED] Ryzen 3 1200 + GTX 1650 SUPER

    I know this a dumb question, but I just want to hear other people's opinion about it. Is it fine to use a Ryzen 3 1200 paired with a GTX 1650 SUPER for now then upgrade to a Ryzen 5 2600 or 3600 after 5 months? Found a Asrock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming X Motherboard from where I'm from priced at...
  35. M

    Question Upgrading RAM Questions

    I have a Gateway DX4860-UB33P desktop computer with the original four 2gp DDR3 RAM cards. I've upgraded the GPU to a GTX 1050 Ti and the power supply to match. I also have a 1tb SSD installed. If I were to buy an 8gb RAM card, can I just replace it with one of the existing RAM cards? I don't...
  36. T

    Question I would like to OC but I have no clue how

    Hello all! As the title states I would like to try and OC my pc. I should also state I'm quite bad with computers and I don't know much about them or Overclocking for that matter. All help is greatly appreciated! OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Ram: 16gb ddr3 Corsair vengeance Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO...
  37. HighKingTitan

    Question Powers on but doesn’t boot up.

    I have an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO WiFi I have it all set up and plugged in right but when I go to boot it up with the EATX12v_1 and v_2 the power supply just clicks twice and that’s it. When I unplug them both it boots up but not fully. My specs ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO WiFi EVGA 650 G3 Gold...
  38. J

    [SOLVED] Could someone check this PC build for bottlenecks/value please :)

    I am currently trying to help my friend spec out a pc for about £900 (a little room for movement.) This is the build i have come up with (some things are unneccasary such as nice case, nice cpu cooler). He wants trusted brands (Such as cooler master, corsair, MSI,etc). Could I just check if the...
  39. N

    Question first time building PC

    Hi guys, i already started a thread for my GPU OC but i still got questions on other things, since its the first time building a PC of my own. For now i only used my computer to play games and i am pretty much a newbie to everything else. Everything i know is limited to what I've read in recent...
  40. the_mentat

    [SOLVED] PC Gaming Build - feedback for newbie

    First time ever building a PC. After much research, I think I got most of what I want but as a first time super newbie, I'd like to get some feedback. Assumptions and Needs I know there is no one size fits all - every person has different needs and requirements. I have no budget constraints...