Power Consumption

Forum discussion tagged with Power Consumption.
  1. K

    [SOLVED] HLaptop: Is a 2 SSD + HDD realistically posible?

    Hello! Right now I have a 15" gaming laptop that I did not buy new and am thinking about upgrading to something more beastly. The machine I have now looks like it has two slots for those SSD sticks and then another slot for a HDD. My question is when I get the bigger more powerful machine can...
  2. C

    Question Radeon VII's two 8pin power connectors

    So I want to order a Radeon VII but I noticed it has two 8-pin power connectors. I've had a 290x for years, and the power consumption seems to be exactly the same as Radeon VII at 295 watts, but the 290x has an 8-pin and a 6-pin, which is all my power supply has. The 6-pin connectors can...
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    Question RX 580 vs GTX 1060: Power Consumption/Electricity Costs

    I'm currently trying to decide which card to buy. I've watched multiple benchmarking videos and the differences aren't really significant. I guess the RX 580 is slightly better, but what bothers me is the power consumption of this card. It's said to be at least 65 watt higher than the GTX 1060...
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    Question Pc doesn’t run like it used to

    My pc was running well when I first built but then my cpu fan was going wack then I reset my pc and I used to be able to get 140fps on fortnite but now I can bearly get 60 My specs Gtx 1070 Ryzen 2600 2x 4gb ram
  5. M

    Question I timeout in minecraft with 5ghz internet every few minutes

    Whenever I play with 5ghz internet on any minecraft server I timeout after 2-5 minutes. It doesn't happen on my 2.4 ghz internet the 2.4ghz internet is terrible for gaming. Anyone know how to fix this? Also this does not happen on any other games
  6. S

    Question Why is it taking so long for my disk to defragment?

    So the other day it dawned on me that it has been an exceptional amount of time since i carried out any maintenance for my computer, which is now outdated, and so i felt like it was time to do so. I first used disk cleanup which managed to find and delete 9GB worth of clutter and i then went on...
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    Question Can I replace the DVD drive in my laptop with an HDD?

    I have an HP Pavilion 15-p001tx laptop from 2014, it currently has a 1TB HDD and a DVD drive. I plan on replacing the HDD with a 250GB SSD, and since I have never used the optical drive, I figured I might as well swap it out with my HDD for additional storage. Can I do this, and are there...
  8. R

    Question HDD is not given power and is not read when case fan is connected

    So, i took my case's front fan out to clean it and then i plugged it back in, i don't remember if it was the same molex connector as before removing it. everything powers up fan spins pc boots and goes into the bios and hdd is not read so it doesn't boot. i remove the fan and then it boots up...
  9. Jakantos

    Question Will ram fix my CPU (intel nuc)

    I have an intel nuc so I can't replace my cpu and I believe I have the best available anyway. I have 8 gb of ram but I am wondering if I add more it will fix my cpu saying 98% in task manager
  10. S

    Question Size of my GPU

    Hi, im thinking of getting a ROG STRIX RTX 2070 Overclocked edition but its bigger than my motherboard, would it still work or does the gpu have to be smaller than my mobo.
  11. I

    Question GTX 1050 failing PSU or GPU

    Hi, My (Windows 10) machine fails when gaming. After approximately 10 min it crashes. Since I expect that the GPU is failing I ran the FurMark test and after 1 min dots start to develop and then my computer crashes. Is there a way to test GPU and CPU separately ? Thanks !
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    Question Computer started crashing recently after upgrading psu and gpu.

    Hello people a month ago I upgraded my gt710 with Rx 570 8gb oc and switched rampage 600w psu recently my computer started crashing while gaming everything is ok when im surfing in internet or watching a movie or playing low spec games(crusader kings 2 and some text based games) but when i try...
  13. obi1kenobi

    Question Trouble connecting display to port

    Hi all Please can someone help,i have an xfx radeon gpu which has 1xhdmi 3xusb ports and 1xvga port. My dell SE2717H monitor only has an hdmi and vga port,so ive connected my display to the hdmi port on my graphics card because the vga cable fitting is not compatible.i just bought an LG 29...
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    Question Game graphic settings question

    So I’m debating getting a 2080 ti or 2080. My goal is to achieve close to 240 if not more at 1080p. I’ve never used a PC and played games on it. When I lower my graphic settings from say ultra to high or medium what’s the average increase on frames
  15. S

    [SOLVED] RGB AIO water cooler

    So I found this AIO CPU cooler - Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB and it got me thinking. Can I "chain/connect" the rgb cable (4-pin) to my rgb led strips (4-pin) if they are both supported in the softwave (Gigabyte's RGB fusion)?
  16. S

    [SOLVED] Build upgrade - about time

    Hi . I have a PC that I built and have been enjoying for specific games past few years however I was limited to my choice of games. I would ld like to do an upgrade on a budget . My current build : ASRock B85M Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6GB/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard. Ram: 2...
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    [SOLVED] Why do I get this micro-stuttering?

    I get average frametimes with some major spikes in almost every triple A modern-ish game (GTA V, Assassin's Creed from Unity on, The Witcher 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider etc.). It's not a constant stuttering, it's just, as I said, that while the frametime isn't even that bad, I get these spikes...
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    Question CPU bottleneck?

    Could my amd 8370 cpu be bottlenecking my gtx gigabyte 1080
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    Question Stable 144FPS - possible or not?

    Hi, I play a lot of FPS games - nowadays it's mostly Apex Legends or Overwatch. Usually I stay at 140-ish FPS but sometimes i drop to 120 or even 100, and this is usually in large fights with lots of effects and explosions going around. It is also not unusual for my frames to drop to 110...
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    [SOLVED] Using a PSU in another country? (240V to 110V)

    Hello and sorry if this is a silly question that has been asked about before. But I would like to be sure with my specific PSU just for piece of mind. I intend to move from the UK to Taiwan and I'm going to take my PC apart and rebuild it there. So that's moving from a 240V country to 110V. I...