Tech advice

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  1. C

    Question Pc not displaying

    I was playing a game when my pc crashed then wouldn’t turn off, so I flipped the psu switch and then a day after I try and turn it on and the fans spin to life but doesn’t display anything on the monitor. I have a r7 and a rx580, with a b350 tomahawk. The ez debug light for boot was on before I...
  2. V

    [SOLVED] Games randomly close (no reboot) on brand new PC

    Hello, a few weeks ago I built my brand new pc, but I have been having this issue of games just randomly closing, this is not BSOD, it just throws me to the desktop. Sometimes is happens after a few minutes sometimes it happens after 30 minutes, sometimes everything seem to work fine. Total...
  3. ExtantRS

    [SOLVED] Crackling noise in headset and pc freezes for a few seconds

    Hello Hey guys So I'm having this issue ( title ) and I really have no clue what's causing it. Let me start with my Pc specs first: MB: ASUS TUF Z690F D4 PLUS WIFI CPU: Intel Core i7 12700K GPU: Msi 2080TI Gaming X Trio RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR4 3200MHZ (2x16GB) PSU: Seasonic...
  4. B

    Question Kingdian 1TB SSD NVMe not being recognized - tested in 2 diff new builds

    In April 2021 I acquired the following NVME storage from Aliexpress to Brazil: KingDian M.2 NVME SSD 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB M.2 2280 PCIe Internal Solid State Drives For Laptop It arrived in good state and was promptly working in my 2016 motherboard desktop build. (GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+/AM3...
  5. B

    Question USB Ports not working

    So I’ve got a brand new Z390-P motherboard and none of the USB ports are working, I’ve tried plugging my keyboard into all of them. I can’t access BIOS. I’ve tried to plug in various other devices like mice and usb drives and again nothing is working. Any suggestions?
  6. Jellyous3

    Question How do I fix an issue around my hard drive (st2000dm008) being unable to download anything over 5 gb

    So I've gotten this pre-built pc around a year and a half ago, and suddenly I need to download something but my ssd has ran out of space, and remembered I had a 2 TB hard drive I haven't used yet. When I downloaded a few images it was okay but once I started downloading things that were bigger...
  7. Aryefos

    [SOLVED] Uninstalled a gpu from a pc I'm no longer using and trying to install it to my other computer

    So I took out the functioning gpu from a computer that I no longer use, because it won't turn on anymore after a mishap with the power button and case, and I'm thinking of putting it into a tower I have that I've been using by uninstalling the old card that's in the tower. I'm going to remove...
  8. L

    Question PC Freezing while gaming suddenly and rebooting itself

    So this has started happening in the past week or so. Has never been an issue before. When booted in the morning it will run smoothly for a couple of hours even when gaming and then if I close one game and then play something else or watch youtube videos etc. the screen freezes and the PC will...
  9. K

    Question PC freezing and cutting frames ?

    So for a while now, my PC has been having these weird... frame freezes and cuts - It affects everything. Every 1-3 seconds, my mouse freezes for a split second, or an animation in a game with freeze on the last frame of the animation then kick back into the animation, or a video will constantly...
  10. gluestick

    [SOLVED] Seeking advice/opinions on repeated BSOD/crashing issue

    First time poster please be kind :) My son's computer has been crashing/rebooting randomly up to five times a day, for months. It doesn't seem to relate to any particular game or program and has even done it when completely idle. It will usually reboot and display a BSOD with stop code...
  11. R

    Question Redragon 595 RATRI is not working properly! i cant light the borders back up please help!

    I tried many things! Reconnecting keyboard, resetting computer, uninstalling apps, but to no avail! Is there any way to fix this? i ran an app in german called upgrade process, for the K556R keyboard, it looked like mine so i downloaded the program, ran it and now it has the configurations of...
  12. J

    Question GPU Issues Radeon 5500

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 4300G w/ Radeon Graphics Motherboard: HP 87D6 SMVB BIOS Version/Date AMI F.21, 9/17/2021 Ram: 16GB DDR4 Single Channel SSD/HDD: 500GB SSD GPU: 5500 4GB OS: Windows 11 Monitors: Acer V223W I have been having issues on and off with this since I got it. Games that should run...
  13. W

    Question Constant and random BSOD when using pc

    Ive had this pc for quite a while and it likes to randomly blue screen. sometimes it will go a month without doing it once then do it multiple times in one day. I have the crash dump files here: On Sun 12/12/2021 1:16:09 PM your computer crashed or a problem was reported crash dump file...
  14. Xhomia

    [SOLVED] Tech Support: Computer not responding to the keyboard/mouse at login screen/screen saver

    Hello everyone, I have recently come into a weird problem with my computer. Normally, if I were to put my computer to sleep I could easily wake it up by either turning on my wireless keyboard or mouse, hitting a key on my keyboard, or clicking on my mouse. It then wakes up to a screen saver...
  15. Voodoo_

    [SOLVED] CPU overheating whilst gaming/streaming ?

    CPU: Intel i5-10400F CPU @ 2.90GHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Radiator: MSI MAG Core Liquid 240r Case: Thermaltake Versa H17 Black Power: Thermaltake Smart BX1 650W RAM: Z-ONE RGB 16 GB (2x8GB) So when I initially built my pc (first build ever), I had zero problems whatsoever. Idling I was...
  16. FriendlyStuart

    Question integrated graphics artifacting and pc shuts down while playing binding of Isaac only

    So as the title says on some games ill occasionally see a random blue dot or on Garrys Mod where there are a bunch of white dots around corners and stuff but my main issue is that on the binding of Isaac ONLY, has not happened on any other game where ill play for a couple of hours and randomly...
  17. N

    Question PC constantly overheats. Need help please

    Hi! Apologies for any formatting issues, I’m on mobile. I recently cleared out my PC with compressed air, yet my PC is overheating almost constantly. My monitor screen goes black and my fans start running like a jet engine until I turn it off. My motherboard temps fluctuate from 30-50 degrees...
  18. R

    [SOLVED] 3900X With H100i running at 90 degrees

    Hi. I have a 3900x with a H100i and I've noticed it's getting up to 90 degrees while gaming. It's in a 280X Corsair case. Is this normal ?
  19. M

    Question External HHD just randomly died, please help!

    I have this external hard drive that isn't working suddenly today, I think it's most likely related to how when I tried to cancel shutting off my pc everything just went black and I just press the physical power button to shut off my pc yesterday. When I start up my pc today it was starting up...
  20. K

    [SOLVED] USB-C to USB-A data cables?

    Hi there, can anyone recommend any good usb-c to usb-a cables for data transfer as i am using it for editing purpose off my external ssd. Or is there no such cable, and the only way is for me to get an usb-c to usb-a converter. (PLEASE CLARIFY THIS FOR ME! I NEED HELP) Additional question, can...
  21. Yano-Mec

    [SOLVED] PC won't boot with new or old CPU ?

    Hello, Pc specs Mobo: Gigabyte AB350M-GAMING 3 Old Cpu: Ryzen 3 1200 New Cpu: Ryzen 5 2600 GPU: GTX 1050 ti RAM: 3x4gb DDR4 So i check gigabyte and updated bios to F20 then changed over the cpu and pc wont post but Led and fans come on. I replaced the old cpu but still the same problem. Ive...
  22. B

    [SOLVED] Replacement Motherboard//HELP//

    I had a Z390 Phantom Gaming 4-CB that I recently poured water on when I got a little too thirsty. Apparently those aren't produced anymore so I'm looking for a replacement. Any suggestions? I don't mind downgrading in terms of ram slots from 4 to 3. However I'm fine spending around 300 dollars...
  23. T

    [SOLVED] i5 10600k stuck at 4.5ghz / 45x multiplier

    OK so I have a i5 10600k with an ASRock b560 Pro motherboard that is running the latest Bios along with 3200mhz DDR4 ram running at 3200mhz. The main question I have is that no matter what multiplier I set in the Bios or even using the Intel Extreme Utility app in Windows I can't get over...
  24. T

    [SOLVED] Odd PC Problem that is driving me nuts!

    OK so I have a really odd issue well at lease to me anyways. My fathers computer which is listed below was just built like 2 months ago. He called and told me that when he first starts it up and gets into Windows it sometimes will reboot and you can't do anything to the machine unless you unplug...
  25. Hungrii

    Question Black screen after GPU install ?

    Hi! I recently made a build from my spare parts from older working builds. Pc boots up normally and works as intended with integrated graphics. I plugged in a gtx 650 and after this my screen is black. Im pretty sure the pc boots normally because i could access bios menu and restart it with a...
  26. Cosmo Usoro

    Question RX 550 Keeps Crashing and Malifunctioning!

    Hey everyone! I've recently bought a RX550 and it keeps crashing after 5 - 10 minutes of gameplay. I've tried all of the YouTube methods, none work for me. Here are the rig's specs No Hate Please MB : Asrock A320 (Socket AM4) CPU : Athlon 3000g SSD : (Don't know a lot, it just says "PATRIOT...
  27. R

    [SOLVED] Which power supply is better?

    Hello!, I want to buy a power supply but i have quite a few options here. XILENCE XN053 | XP600R7 600W , VER 2.31, CE , P.PFC Deep Cool|DE600 | 600W Zalman ZM500-XEII (500W) 83+, 230-240V Could you tell me which one is the best here? all of them cost the same, i have only these 3 options, I...
  28. SilentHunterX

    [SOLVED] How do I safely change from motherboard resources to Intel (R) WTD?

    Hey, I've been recently experiencing random game freezes and slower load-ins into games. The game used to freeze randomly anywhere from 4 - 15 minutes and would force me to exit out of it and restart the game, sometimes even freezing my Start button so I would have to restart the computer to be...
  29. bordonking

    Question Computer restarts randomly

    Computer restarts randomly when I start SOME games and AFTER stress test, makes no sense Hello, Trying to troubleshoot a friends custom built computer as it crashes randomly during games. I can recreate the problem by running MSI kombuster to stress the GPU +CPU (for max power draw) but the...
  30. aon510

    [SOLVED] Low FPS in certain game titles: 5600x + RTX3070

    Hello, I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I recently finished my new PC build and am running into low FPS in games that I know I should be getting at least 144+ FPS @ 1440p. PUBG is the game where I notice specific issues. No matter what graphics settings I set , very low -...
  31. M

    [SOLVED] Diagnosing frequent BSOD/Freezing/Client Crashes.

    Hello all, I built this PC in April. Any feedback is appreciated. Here's my symptoms: For one, my Chrome (and then computer) would crash when I tried to insert bullet points here using the UI. So, forgive my lack of formatting. About a month after building my PC, I started to gradually get...
  32. F

    Question Chromebook not charging

    Hi, My Dell Chromebook isn’t charging. It also isn’t turning on because it’s out of battery. When I plug it in the charge light comes on for about a second but then turns off again. I have tried the charging ports on both side of the chromebook and have tried multiple plug points. Has anyone...
  33. J

    [SOLVED] New Computer Build - Boot Problems

    The build: Motherboard - MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 3600 GPU - Nvidia GTX 1060 3gb RAM - 2x8GB Spectrix D41 DDR4 RGB 3200MHz Memory SSD - Vulcan G 2.5" 1TB PSU - GameMax RBG 750 Watt Hey, everyone. I had just purchased my brother a practically new PC for his birthday the other...
  34. M

    Question Completely new or ugrade components?

    Hi, I am not sure whether or not I need to completely scrap this computer or just buy a few components to upgrade it. I do game on my PC but mainly 4X Games, Strategy (Turn Based, RTS). I do not need anything to play the top top games at top graphics. I've posted my specs below and hopefully...
  35. A

    [SOLVED] Game goes black screen and SSD seems to have crashed ?

    Hello, As the title states, when I play any type of games on my SSD (Crucial MX500 M.2) the game would open, go into the game and goes black then the process stops. After forcing it to close through task manager, checking steam and seeing my downloads, there was a 'DISK WRITE ERROR' meaning my...
  36. A

    Question major fps stutter/fps drops in all games. PLEASE HELP!!! almost at the end of my wits...

    Okay, so during lockdown I decided to build my first ever gaming PC and from the word go, it has been nothing but problems. I cannot find one game that runs smoothly, regardless of graphics settings I can always count on a massive drop in fps out of nowhere which makes my game stutter, almost...
  37. chiefpapaya

    [SOLVED] PC shuts down while gaming?

    I recently built a R5 3600 NVidia 2060 system for the first time & it has been running well until I started playing real demanding game titles. That's when my PC would just randomly reset without a single warning just on one second then I get my motherboard screen the next as it reboots. Trying...
  38. lonerangerq8

    Question My MotherBoard Wont Turn On!

    my MSI z370 Pro Died after i connected a used bought SilverStone PSU (750 Watt) Silver rating (I know i made a biggest problem buying a used psu) the Guy wont agree to return the psu nor agree that his psu is faulty ... so short story he was a scammer as soon as i connected the psu my sades k14...
  39. R

    Question Could my hard drive cause black screen crashes?

    I recently bought a new monitor a AOC G24C1, and have experienced nothing but trouble since I got it. Lots of black screens, only when trying to play Minecraft almost always as the game starts and once when browsing the web. The screen goes black and the audio glitches out and it restarts. I've...
  40. jace1719

    [SOLVED] Onboard audio not working on MSI 970 Gaming?

    I was setting up my old computer to get sold and was doing a fresh install of windows on a new hard drive (I had to reformat the drive). Now the on board audio doesn't seem to work. (USB speakers still work, but anything plugged into and audio jack does not) I have tried removing and...