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  1. mdifonzo1301

    Question Converting a headset that uses USB dongle to Bluetooth?

    Hi, it's exactly as the title says. I have some pairs of wireless headphones and gaming headsets that use sort of a proprietary USB dongle receiver to plug into only one specific singular console. I do not own that USB dongle, because these were purchased with it being unknowly needed. The...
  2. H

    Question XFX 6950XT performance - power usage declines.

    Partial solution found and has been added to the bottom of this post. If anyone has any other information that may help it would still be greatly appreciated. I recently installed an XFX 6950XT into my rig and I'm having some substantial performance problems, even at 1080P. When I initially...
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    Question Pc now won’t boot

    So i recently joined the pc community after building my first one a little over a week ago now. Everything was running just fine until this morning when i went to turn on my pc and it wasn’t booting up, connecting to my monitor, etc. I noticed a solid white light next to CPU on my motherboard. I...
  4. Rqliks

    Question [Solution Found] EZ Debug DRAM LED on new motherboard ?

    Current Specs: Motherboard - MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus Memory - 2x16gb 3200mhz cl16 T.Force CPU - 3800x and 5800X3D GPU - GTX 1070 Storage - Samsung 970 Evo 500gb I've updated the BIOS to the latest edition with the M.FLASH feature. With all components removed while updating. Motherboard is...
  5. N

    Question System Upgrade

    Upgrade question Hi everyone, my current setup is this: -I5 6600k cpu air cooled -Gigabyte gtx 970 g1 gaming -Asus 170 pro gaming motherboard -Corsair 750w power supply -2x8 Gb 3200 or 3600 mhz ram -A random and old 250gb ssd -Western Digital Green 2TB hard disk I’ve built this pc in 2016-2017...
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    Question Keyboard problem: adjacent key sometimes gets pressed as well ?

    Hi all, I have bought a used Laptop, which is working very lovely. However, it has a small problem. Whenever I press the "right arrow" key, there is a chance that the key above it, being "page down" will also get pressed. No, I do not touch it with my finger. Its just, if I press "hard"...
  7. tsmrkq

    Question Is this motherboard PCIe x16 slot still okay ?

    I have attached photos of my motherboard's PCIe x16 slot i was cleaning and saw this like marking thingy's. I also made sure to carefully take the gpu out rather than taking it straight away. I'm also new to this community/forum and a amateur when it comes to forums in general. View...
  8. stewuie

    Question Red pixels only when im watching a certain videos on Youtube and goes away when i go fullscreen and when i watch the video for abit?

    It's not a dead pixel either and also my old monitor didnt do this. I had this monitor brand new 2 days ago it usually wont do these red pixels back then. Its also not the gpu im certain. I didnt experience any symptom of artifacting ever. So what would be causing this? Oh and when i up and down...
  9. stewuie

    Question GPU's fans wont run if it's idle but when gaming it starts running?

    Im a amateur when it comes to gpus but i had a old card back then and it was a Zotac Mini GTX 1050 Ti the fans would always spin when idle and when gaming and i gradually got used to that. But now after i upgraded my gpu to a INNO3D GTX 1660 SUPER TWIN X2 it works normally and amazing but when...
  10. Snipes212

    Question Getting this DirectX crash, any ideas?

    I've been getting this DirectX crash on Madden and some other games. This is the crash from Madden 23. Any ideas on how to fix this? Already tried reinstalling drivers. Thanks.
  11. N

    Question I built a new PC and cannot get it to display anything. The components seem to be on. I have worked through a bunch of troubleshooting. Please help.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nhtwMb I have just built my first system. The components are as seen in the link above. I cannot get anything to display on my monitor. When I power the system on, here is exactly what happens: The RAM LED on the motherboard goes red for a second or two, then...
  12. LilRalphy03

    Question What are the differences between the Sapphire Red Dragon & Sapphire Red Devil ?

    I am thinking of switching to AMD cards but i am kinda new to pc building so what is the main difference between the Sapphire Red Dragon and Red Devil cards ?
  13. XLifted

    Question Grinding down sharp spikes on PCIe card

    As all of us know many cards have those annoying sharp spikes on PCIe card (where there is no backplate. Can I grind them down, or wire cutter them off? I want to create a custom backplate, and that will help me as well. They are very sharp on my card (unlike in this picture) It is not a gpu...
  14. Eijar

    Upgrade? - Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-55)

    Well I've done some minor research I found this site where you can see the specs of this laptop, and its internal. Im somewhat dumb when it comes to this side, so my question is here As you see in that website it says: " HDD/SSD up to 2000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD " 1. What does it means...
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    Question PC stutters for a second then peripherals stop working

    Z490 AORUS XTREME Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10900KF CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3696 Mhz, 10 Core(s), 20 Logical Processor(s) 1863GB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB corsair vengeance RBG Pro Ddr4 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (MSI) AX850 - 850 Watt 80 plus Been having this problem for a few weeks now and I have...
  16. L

    Question Thoughts on the MSI PRO Z690-A WiFi?

    Hi everyone, this is my first post on Toms Hardware and I have a few questions/concerns. I found that the MSI PRO Z690-A WiFi is the most affordable board I could find with all the features I need. It has a lot of good reviews, but I have heard some bad things too. Users have reported that when...
  17. V

    Question PC sometimes freezes after RAM upgrade ?

    So, I have a Ryzen 5 1600AF (Zen+) processor and an MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX motherboard. Before the upgrade, I had two Crucial green RAM sticks running at 2400 MHz, and I replaced them with G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 (2x8GB) with 16 timings. I immediately enabled XMP in the BIOS, and everything...
  18. NoahNono

    Question Liduid cooling not working correctly

    Well met everyone, my 2 year old AIO suddenly stopped working correctly. My CPU is reaching Idle temperatures of 70° Celcius. While I touch the tubes connected to the pump one is warm and the other one is cold. Already replaced the thermal paste and checked all the connections. I am using the...
  19. Y

    Question Help with games crashing

    Hey all. I've been having issues with numerous games crashing for a while now; a few months back I upgraded from a 980 to a used 1080ti and even more recently upgraded the rest of my system. I can play some games just fine like Witcher 3, heavily modded Skyrim, and a few others but seem to crash...
  20. Y

    Question B760 versus B660 ? Also question about VRM

    Hi everyone! I wanna buy 12400 with possible upgrade to 12xxx or 13xxx "K" (no overklock). The pc is for gaming (full hd 60+ fps max settings), Photoshop and after effects (ps and ae is hobby non professional). The gpu will be 4070 ti, 32 gb ddr4. It's usually advised to go for Gigabyte b660...
  21. P

    Question CPU Temps.

    Hey, so I just ordered a new AIO for my desktop. I suspect my old AIO(NZXT M22 Kraken 120mm) was dead, so I ordered a new one (NZXT X63 280mm).I’m not sure when it started happening, but my CPU (I7-10700K) was running pretty hot usually around mid 80’s to mid 90’s °C, so here’s hoping it helps...
  22. N

    Question GPU fans go to 100 and screens go black

    All of a sudden when I start a game my gpu fans go to 100 and then my screens go black. After browsing some forums I saw that it has to do with the temps and people suggested to change the thermal paste and pads. I did that and also cleaned the fans. It has helped, my screens no longer go black...
  23. X

    Question Running out of memory all of the sudden

    Since the past weeks my pc is been constantly having memory issues when it didn't had them before. A month ago I could have over 100 tabs in Chrome open, watching videos or a streaming in the background, with Discord open in a call while playing resource heavy games without a single memory...
  24. L

    Question Desktop GPU upgrade to GTX 1650? Please help !

    Hi, I have a Lenovo Thinkcentre m82 SFF with a GeForce 710 2gb low profile. Intel i5 12 gb ram I would like to upgrade to a GTX 1650 4gb low profile. Will my pc support the GPU ? If not, which should I upgrade to ?
  25. Bubbadoge02

    Question Low gpu and cpu usage with cyberpunk 2077

    So this is a new build, works fine. but when i try and play cyberpunk 2077, usage is really low, about 20% and i only get like 45-60fps drivers are up to date, cpu is not the bottleneck, tried all different types of settings but to no avail anyone know whats up? list of parts here...
  26. gachaaddict03

    Question My screen keeps disconnecting

    My screen keeps disconnecting everytime i play heavy games like dark souls or Genshin.Usually after 5 or 6 minutes of playing the screen suddenly goes black, although i can still see my RGB and hear music from my headphones.Does anyone knows why? My specs: RTX 3070 16gb ram 750W PSU Intel I5...
  27. sylex1

    Question Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 versus LG UltraGear 32GQ950-B ?

    Hi! So I want to upgrade from my UWQHD monitor to 4K but I don't know which one to get. On paper the G8 is better, but there is a lot of comment and review about the Scanlines issue. If that would appear on my screen I could not handle it, because my eyes are on these stuff right away and they...
  28. Ancapchaos

    Question What's a decent mic?

    Okay so I've got everything that I need to start making content except a mic. I've done some looking and I think a USB Condenser mic is probably the best fit for me. It would also be great if it could switch between cardioid, hypercardioid, and supercardioid but it just being cardioid is good...
  29. L

    [SOLVED] PC Refusing to Start after USB Power Surge

    As the title says, a few days ago I got an USB power surge warning as I was charging a few too many VR accessories through my USB ports. Unplugged all the devices and everything seemed normal. However, when I tried to start the PC the next day, it would refuse to boot. The fans spun up and the...
  30. mustAKeem_123

    Question Need a Fix for Hogwarts Legacy "Out of Video Memory" Error

    Hi, I've recently been playing Hogwarts Legacy and it was working fine on Medium Settings at a comfortable 60 FPS with occasional stutters and lags. However, since yesterday, the game has become completely unplayable. Either it gets stuck on the preparing shaders screen and crashes. Or it...
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    Question Reinstalled AMD graphics driver and black screens on power on.

    Hello all, I finished my build(specs at bottom), installed windows and the relevant drivers. However I had issues with the AMD graphics drivers, after entering windows it would freeze the pc for 5-10seconds then throw up errors on the amd software. I then used DDU to try and uninstall the...
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    Question CMOS Checksum Bad and USB Over Current Status

    Hello, I'm new this forum, so sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this in. I have a problem when booting my Dad's computer built circa 2008. I have both the errors CMOS Checksum Bad and USB Device Over Current Status. The CMOS error I can fix, but the USB one I cannot. Here's what caused...
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    Question Best configuring BIOS settings ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS

    Hy guys! I would like your help, because for some reason the game is not smooth(CSGO,CS1.6, and whatever fps) and I have a G-sync 240hz monitor, and I think something needs to be set in the bios, but I don't know, Windows was installed today. I attached the rest below. Thank you for the help...
  34. FCS010101

    Question RAM upgrade advice ?

    Hello, I want to upgrade my old ram corsair vengeance lpx 2666 16Gigs to 32Gigs 3600 CL16 My choises are the following: Gskill ripjaws V ($110) https://www.gskill.com/specification/165/184/1562831784/F4-3600C16D-32GVKC-Specification Kingston Fury ($105)...
  35. K

    Question BIOS update for Aorus B450 Elite (revision 1) ?

    so first of all hello everyone i'm new here . i have 2 problems but as the title said first thing first- 1. i want to update my BIOS (just updating my BIOS, not upgrading anything) currently i'm running Aorus B450 Elite non-wifi (revision 1) BIOS Version F51 (date: 12/18/2019 & BIOS ID...
  36. R

    Question Value of a system

    Im looking at buying a used system. The person is asking for $700. Does not include a GFX card as I already have one. Is this a good value for the price? Will be used for gaming as my current system is from 2013. The parts prices alone compared on Newegg seem good, but that doesn't always mean...
  37. A

    Question Could I optimize those builds ?

    Disclaimer: I already have 2 configurations ready, I am not asking for a configuration creation service but rather advice on the existing ones. Just to be clear, I don't like asking someone to do all the work, I have worked on my side (with my humble and modest skills of course). Also, I’m...
  38. N

    Question 3600MHz DDR4 RAM can't run at rated speed [SOLVED]

    Hello, I bought a Kingston Fury Beast 16GBx2 kit of DDR4 3600MHz CL18 and installing it on ASRock H670 PG Riptide & i5 12400F The motherboard specification says that it can support up to 5000MHz of memory speed. At first the memory was running on 'Auto' and I'm getting 2400MHz, I looked at the...
  39. X

    Question Samsung 990 PRO 2TB SSD unusual benchmarks

    I bought a SAMSUNG 990 PRO (2TB) SSD and I am getting some UNUSUAL BENCHMARKS. Its basically a NEW BUILD. If anyone has any idea why I am getting such unusual results PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Thanks! BENCHMARK RESULTS LINK...
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    Question Video Crashes and BSOD's of various types

    Hey everyone, new guy here. I've been experiencing some major hardware issues and I'm not sure what my best steps should be. They did not happen in my PC until I got a RTX 3080, but I have also had past instabilities that I'll follow up on below. I'll be as thorough as possible: Specs to get...