Forum discussion tagged with risk.
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    Question Should I test the CPU in another motherboard?

    Basically, my motherboard had a short circuit or something else thanks to the PSU. I bought a new motherboard the Gigabyte b450 aourus elite and a new 700W powersupply. I have tested the motherboard with an Athlon A6 apu and it is working. Should I test my old CPU Ryzen 5 2600X, or is it risky...
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    The Ghost in the Machine [I'm having a troubleshooting nightmare, wisdom is welcome]

    Hello there, I'm new here but have been around many times while tweaking and fixing machines for family and friends, or checking reviews on components and such, so I want to start by thanking to all the nice people sharing their experiences and wisdom here. ❤ I'm having a situation that keeps...
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    Cant install windows 7 - disks controller error

    Hi My hard drive went and i bought this as a new one: WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (WD10EZEX) My motherboard is a gigabyte 970A-DS3P - dual UEFI bios. Im trying to install windows 7 and its giving me this error: "Windows cannot be installed to this...
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    Card decisions. Only 500W PSU. R9 280x, GTX 770 or GTX 960.

    Will my 500W PSU (Raidmax Cobra 500AE 80 plus gold be enough) to run any of these cards? My specs are: I5 4440, 2 3.5 HDD, 2 sticks of DDR3 8gb total. I did some research, you need a 42 amps on the +12V rail to use the Evga GTX 770. I can get the 280x for $300, the 770 for $320 and the 960 for...
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    Why is this SSD so cheap? Would it be ok for a cheap HTPC?

    I am putting a HTPC together and wanted a cheap ssd and i came across this. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281549613655?_trksid=p2060778.m2763.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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    is HD 7750 the best graphics card that doesn't need auxilary power?

    Also, it would be cool if you guys provided some links with the best price/quality ratio.