old pc

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  1. quirohn02

    Question Recover old Toshiba Satellite C50-B-14D

    Hi, I have this old Toshiba Satellite C50-B-14D that my family used years ago. Actual specs: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2830 2.16GHz 4 GB RAM 500 GB HHD (basic HHD of Thosiba) Windows 10 Currently the computer runs very slow (to open the file manager takes almost a minute), it is practically...
  2. D

    Question Old PC and old GPU ?

    I have an old HP Pavilion that has the Holly 2 board in it. I have multiple ssds in it and use it as a sort of media server by just sharing folders on my local network. It used to also be the main machine for playback in the room I have it in. I've built a new pc but I don't want to run it all...
  3. Duckpark

    Question Installed a new motherboard to my old pc but the whole pc turns on and off after a couple of seconds

    Recently i tried to upgrade my old pc by putting in a few new parts into it. These new parts are a motherboard, two ddr5 and a new processor, but when I installed all the new parts my pc went into power cycles by turning on for 20 seconds and then turning off. Too that the pc screen was not...
  4. anarchistpuding

    Question I want to build a PC from 2008

    Hello, Recently on my YouTube homepage, I came across a video about Vista. When I watched the video, the iconic visuals of Vista took me back to when I was 10 years old. During those times, I had installed Vista on my computer, but it crashed after a few days. Now, I want to set up a computer...
  5. RodinRyder

    Question PC in an endless rebooting-loop. Is motherboard dying?

    Have an 8 year old PC that I rarely use. Used to be my gaming rig when I was a teenager but has gone pretty unloved the past 4 years. Wanted to set it up again and clean it up today however... Whenever I turn it on, the power cuts out after about 20 seconds, and then reboots again. Its an...
  6. NinjaPuffE

    Question Computer Starting to Run Worse

    For a while, my PC has been running games well enough for me. Lately, my CPU has been getting very hot. I have had trouble with this in the past and the solution was new thermal paste so I reapplied but that didn't solve my issues. Trying to run games like Valorant or Apex Legends causes my PC...
  7. K

    Question Old pc startup problems ( post beeps, sometimes goes through )

    Hello, got my hands on an old desktop pc with a celeron 400MHz and chaintech 6btm mobo. When I first powered it, all fans go online ( cpu and psu ), but the PC would make the POST beeps, a continuous siren ( long-short-repeat ). I've checked the capacitors, and they seem to be fine. I removed...
  8. SimKing

    Question Using my old SSD as a storage drive on my new computer ?

    I have a new pc with Windows installed on ssd, and i want to use my old ssd from my old computer (which also has Windows installed on it) in my new computer. I have a lot of imporant files on my old ssd. Can i use the old ssd with the new one? And keep my files from the old ssd on my new...
  9. antagonistV

    Question I get 5 beeps on startup. No Post.

    So, I have an old pc that I use for digital art and gaming. I just got the psu since the previous one exploded and I just formatted my hardrive. I also installed AMD catalyst control center (because I was told to download this when I was installing sketchup), and while it was restarting , it...
  10. S

    Question Which SSD Should be better for my old Gaming PC?

    My PC Config is: Mother board: Asus H81M-E (Sadly one Ram slot is not working but still works) Intel i5 4590 3.30Ghz MSI GTX 970 8GB RAM DDR3 HDD: Disk 1 : 1 TB Western Digital Disk 2 : 3 TB Western Digital I want to buy a SATA III SSD for PC. Which Brand SSD (Samsung/ Transend/Kingston/Western...
  11. K

    Question Pc won't post with dual Channel ram

    I need help with my old pc it has a ECS H61H2-M17 Mobo, pentium g2010 with stock cooler, and 2x 4gb HyperX ddr3 ram For some reason it won't post with 2x4gb of ddr3 ram installed, both slots worked before i upgraded it to windows 10, now only one slot works, it won't boot if i place the ram on...
  12. gmlibres48

    Question Upgrading my pc.

    My PC is not working properly sometime it will turning off for unexpectedly I think there's a problem in my computer but I don't know the exactly wrong in this computer because I only very little knowledge in computer. I'm asking if I Should upgrade or buy a new one. (Im not good at English...
  13. E

    Question Aggressive shut down on an old PC ?

    Hello! So I recently got this old PC from a relative and it seems to work fine, except for the fact that it shuts down very aggressively. The computer runs Windows 7. When I open the Start Menu and I click the Shut Down button, the Shut Down process initiates and after a few seconds the Hard...
  14. 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...
  15. LORYT699

    [SOLVED] Slow PC pls help

    Hi, My dad pc is old and is slow, the pc specs are: MOBO asus p5g41tm lx(lga775) CPU intel 2quad q9800 @3ghz RAM 8GB (4x2 ddr3) SSD wd blue 500GB(idk the exact model) GPU nvidia 750ti palit mini PSU only God know what it is(techsolo gt730 maybe) Windows 10 (home or pro, don t remember) the...
  16. Blazedsrr

    Question Will this old athalon 2 system work as a starter mining rig?

    I'm asking because I'm wanting to get into mining a bit and I already have this old Acer prebuilt mini PC that I have taken apart and have gotten it working. It has 2 pcie slots so I'm wondering if I could use normal gpus like possibly gtx 1060s-1080s and rx 470s-580s (what I plan on using) in...
  17. Fenius

    Question dell optiplex 755 upgrade recommendations

    hello, i want some advice on what type of GPU, RAM, and CPU (motherboard upgrade too if possible) should i use? my current specs as of now: Core 2 Duo E4400 2.00GHz 2GB DDR2 RAM Intel GMA 3100 (Integrated) 275w PSU
  18. Fenius

    [SOLVED] amber light on dell optiplex 755

    hello, i have an issue with my pc, whenever i try to boot, it just gives an amber light and wont become green again. is it the power supply? or is it some other component that i must get? specs: dell optiplex 755 2GB RAM Windows 8.1 (64-Bit) Intel GMA 3100 275w PSU Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.00GHz
  19. H

    [SOLVED] Take out NVME SSD (Win 10 OS) from old PC – install into new PC (different hardware) and USB boot with Win 11 license for inplace upgrade

    Intention: Move from old PC (Z170,Win 10 Pro on M.2 NVME SSD) buy a new PC (12700K with Z690) and put the old NVME on motherboard of new PC. I would like to avoid that I have to install on new PC all the software again, licenses, settings, games etc. which will cost me at least 2 days...
  20. B

    [SOLVED] Overclocking 10 year old CPU?

    Hello! I have been using the same computer I built over 10 years ago (with the help of this forum) and it has still been running fairly well but I think it is time for an upgrade or overclock. Lately it just can't quite keep up with the games I want to play like Apex Legends and other newer...
  21. TerraCorbix12345

    [SOLVED] Does this 1050 Ti model work and fit in my old office PC?

    Found a GTX 1050 Ti by Asus and wanted to get it to upgrade my old office PC so it can play a few games. My current office PC is an HP Envy 750-287c and it has a 300W PSU with somewhat limited space inside. Will this GPU fit inside my case and will it be able to function by just plugging it into...
  22. R

    [SOLVED] Can you boot a PC without a HDD or any sort of storage.

    Hi, i'm very new to the pc world. Recently i got an old pc from a friend without a Hard Drive, so i tried to boot it without a Hard Drive or any sort of storage, but it won't work. is this becous i have no HHD or is there something else wrong with this pc?
  23. fr4mes

    [SOLVED] PC Crashes without overheating, tried multiple things, ran out of luck

    I've recently (as of 3 weeks) been encountering some really weird crashes, where my just goes out as soon as it's stressed, hilariously I crash even with roblox. First, I thought it was an overheating issue since it had already happened before (my build is really old) and I change thermal paste...
  24. Matěj M.

    [SOLVED] USB keyboard not working on old pc

    I recently bought an USB keyboard Genius Slimstar 126 for my older computer. Unfortunately it doesn't work with that old pc. It doesn't work in neither system (I tried Win 7 and Linux Mint) or the BIOS. However if I plug it into my newer laptop or PC, it works completely fine. Other USB...
  25. Y

    [SOLVED] Is there a way to salvage this old PC?

    This PC was used for typical home office and general task system in 2019. The motherboard is NEC mate MS-7479 VER1:1. Here is some pictures of the motherboard and its connections: View: https://imgur.com/a/91qo6v2 I did not touch the connections or rearrange them in any way. The problem is...
  26. ICY11

    [SOLVED] Can I Upgrade by Core 2 Duo E8400 TO Core 2 Quad Q9650

    I Have an HP Compaq DC7800 Compatible Minitower with an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Installed, I was Planing on Upgrading it to Core 2 Quad Q9650 for better performance, here are my PC Specs: Mobo: HP 0aach (Intel q35 Chipset) Ram: 8GB DDR2 Ram @ 800Mhz Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 8400gs PSU: 365W...
  27. registersano

    [SOLVED] Upgrading old but still kicking PC, need advise on parts

    Dear members, I like to upgrade my PC and wondering what new parts are compatible for my built, PC birth : Year 2015 Processor : Intel Ci5 3.50Ghz 4690K (4th Generation) Motherboard : Gigabyte Intel Z97X-SLI (Intel Z97 Express Chipset, 4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets) Ram : Kingston 4GB DDR3 1866Mhz...
  28. D

    Question old Windows 7 PC and a HDMI video card

    please ignore. The problem was solved. Currently trying to figure out how to delete this
  29. M

    [SOLVED] Ubuntu Mate or Ubuntu for Old system ?

    I found an old Acer Aspire laptop which I dissambled, cleaned and made little modifications recently to make it alive again. Changed LCD cable, upgraded ram from 3 to 6, replaced the disk with a 120 gb ssd. CPU is I3. I am very happy with Ubuntu Mate on my real old tablet pc. My Aspire' s...
  30. K

    Question GPU started overheating on games that worked well before

    Hello everyone, I have an old gaming PC, almost 9 years old and I am going to replace it for a few months., but I still want to use it before I replace it :) My specs are: Intel i5 3570k, MSI Radeon 7870 OC, Asus p8z77-v lx motherboard. I know it is an old rig, but GPUs performance shouldn't...
  31. L

    [SOLVED] Can I use this gpu and ssd with my current parts?

    I built my own pc 8 years ago for $600. I want to upgrade it. According to userbenchmark, the hdd and graphics card are my main slow points. Here is the link to my test run. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/33005292. It also seems like I need to upgrade my ram though. I was think about...
  32. D

    [SOLVED] Does anyone know the name of this connector?

    We have this old proprietary PC at work built for our gate system. Recently the power supply on the controller for the gate went out and the tech replaced it for us. So now I'm wondering if I can buy something like that myself as a backup. This is the picture of the old power supply that went...
  33. Z

    Question CPU keeps overheating up to 95C with barely anything opened.

    Hi, I've been using this PC for quite years, and it have been running very fine, But for some reason, recently, The CPU gets overheated to insane degrees such as 80-90C even with only Google chrome. It's a very, very, Very Old PC, But Im poor and indebted, there's no way i can buy another, so...
  34. time-flight

    [SOLVED] Is this power supply still safe to use?

    I recently received an old desktop computer from a family member which contains parts from around 2006. The plan is to use it as my main PC even though the parts are old, since the rest of the components are still working and perfectly fine for what I would use them for. It contains a Corsair...
  35. F

    [SOLVED] What GPU to buy for an old PC

    Hi guys, I have a somewhat aging PC: Intel i5 6500 ASROCK B150m Combo G 1 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 Sapphire R9 270X CoolerMaster Thunder 600W PSU 240 + 480GB SSD Zalman T4 mini Case 1080p monitor I want to spend 300 GBP/~400 USD on a new/used graphics card so that I can play games at 60...
  36. vineeth.konavoor

    [SOLVED] My CPU idles at 70C. Cleaned fan and applied new thermal paste. Still no good

    I have an old pentium dual core 1.80GHz CPU with me. The mother board is Intel D945GCNL. I was hoping to hook it to my tv to play netflix and stuff. So i took it put of the dust and gave it a spin. Even by just staying in the bios, the temperature slowly climbs to 60C. I tried running puppy...
  37. nachop

    [SOLVED] Recently Rooted old Computer with LUBUNTU goes SLOW

    I Have an old PC that i wiped with DBAN and then installed Lubuntu 19.10 with a rooted flash drive. Now is going slower than before. Any recommendations? Its a HP compaq dc5750 (2007). It used to have a couple of disk partitions (windows 7 and Ubuntu 18.04). The hard drive has only 80gb and...
  38. G

    [SOLVED] What will be the ideal gpu for my pc?

    Hey guys i have a really old pc im planning to upgrade it by getting a used or new graphic card and it would be great if you also suggest me other components i should get as i am trying to install windows 10. my pc spec; CPU: Intel Pentium E5400 Ram: DR2 4Gb 800Mhz HDD: 500Gb OS: Windows 7...
  39. S

    [SOLVED] Built PC in 2014, I've been out of the game for a while. Should I upgrade off what I have or start new build?

    Hi Guys, I built this PC in 2014 and I haven't really looked at components/upgrade/what's out there since. Running into a few performance issues at the minute - Randomly freezes, cannot handle big Adobe Premier/Photoshop files, ran out of C Drive Storage I'll post my specs below but should I...
  40. P

    [SOLVED] How much for old parts?

    Hi! Can someone help me to value my dads old pc? It's close to 10 years old, so I'm not expecting much. All drivers are removed. Partlist: cpu: Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz 8MB LGA1366 mobo: ASRock X58 Extreme3 S-1366 ram: Transcend 6GB DDR3 kit (3x2GB) 1333MHz Non-ECC CL9 gpu: XFX Force HD5850...