Tech advice

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  1. K

    Question 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...
  2. Yano-Mec

    Question 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...
  3. 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...
  4. T

    Question 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...
  5. T

    Question 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. R

    Question 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...
  9. SilentHunterX

    Question 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...
  10. 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...
  11. aon510

    Question 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 -...
  12. M

    Question 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...
  13. 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...
  14. J

    Question 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...
  15. 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...
  16. A

    Question 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. C

    [SOLVED] No signal to monitor or keyboard when PC starts up

    Yes I know you've seen this a million times but if I've read through so many different suggestions, tried the ones I can and wanted to post this in case I missed something obvious First of all I WAS DUMB so any help will be appreciated. 3 days ago I wanted to update my pc a little and pushed...
  23. S

    [SOLVED] PC Spontaneous Reboots

    Hello I'm hoping you will be able to help me narrow down the culprit for my issue, i've done what I can/know how to do to try and get a definitive answer as to which part of my PC is causing the problems. It's probably worth noting that I recently transferred my OS to my SSD, using Macrium...
  24. vladko92

    Multi GPU Question for Asus TUF Gaming FX504 Series

    I would like to get further information on Multi GPU. I was matching my Laptop specs for the upcoming Marvel Avengers game, that was coming this September and noticed the option Multi GPU in Game-Debate. Now I did check another thread a few minutes earlier. Still, it didn't really cover my...
  25. E

    [SOLVED] Malware?

    Malware? On my previous thread https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/im-having-a-few-problems-not-sure-if-i-should-make-a-new-thread-for-each-one.3615133/ I shared some problems I had with my CPU Fx-8350 And I was told that the symptoms were Indicators of malware. 1 YouTube video started...
  26. emilio2580

    Question No signal. Tried everything.

    For about three months now every time i go to plug in my computer to a monitor it displays "no signal" in those three months ive: -bought a new cpu and motherboard -tested the pc on a working monitor -dissembled and rebuilt about a dozen times -switched out the display cables multiple times...
  27. J

    [SOLVED] Moving Windows

    Hello there i just need a quick question answered for me. I am building a new computer, i currently have windows 10 installed and activated on my current computer. If i take out this ssd with windows on it and put it into my new pc (so new cpu new motherboard new gpu etc) will i have to...
  28. J

    [SOLVED] Can i use 2, 6+2 PCIe connectors on a GPU that needs 2, 8 pin PCIe connectors?

    Hello there i am buying a XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB THICC III Ultra Video Card for my new build and it says that it requires 2 8 pin PCIe and i was wondering if it is safe to use 2, 6+2 PCIe's on it instead as my PSU comes with 4 6+2 PCIe's (SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully...
  29. S

    Question Spontaneous Reboots, System Hanging

    Hello I'm hoping you will be able to help me narrow down the culprit for my issues, i've done what I can/know how to do to try and get a definitive answer as to which part of my PC is causing the problems. It's probably worth noting that I recently transferred my OS to my SSD, using Macrium...
  30. Q

    Discussion Never uninstall driver to fix problem like all those stupid websites tell you

    Somehow i can't connect to internet through my wifi so i uninstall wireless driver like a tech support website tell me, and now after restart my wireless drive is completely gone. Now it became worse, my laptop can't even detect any wifi, and i don't know which version of driver should i...
  31. Hooooot13

    Question Brand new desktop build will not output to display

    I have just built a new desktop. After about two weeks it just stopped displaying anything through the GPU. The motherboard error detection LED said it was a VGA error, which makes sense. I looked at various forums and found this wasn't uncommon for people with the motherboard I had (Parts list...
  32. L

    Question Monitor of first build shows no signal, please help!

    Hello guys, I am building my first PC and have been running into some serious trouble. I am honestly getting desperate as everything I tried is not working. I continue getting "no signal" on my monitor. Any help is greatly appreciated as I am starting to get desperate. here is my build...
  33. Meeksoul47

    Question Computer problems

    When I turn on my pc the peripherals don’t turn on including monitor it was working fine yesterday. Previously I have had ram issues so I’m stuck to. 2400mhz 32GB or it doesn’t boot or blue screens Anyways here are the specs GPU-1060 6GB CPU-Ryzen 7 2700x RAM-2400MHZ 32GB MOBO-ASUS PRIME x470-PRO
  34. TheSpicyTacoGuy

    Question SOLVED: My RTX 2070 notebook GPU drops clock to 1200 intermittently ingame, not overheating. Why?

    Hi, I have an ASUS ROG Strix Scar II laptop with an RTX 2070 and 8750h. During a game -particularly BF5 - I have great performance hitting over 100fps most of the time, then occasionally my GPU seems to hit a power limit and go to an idle state as seen in GPU-Z. When the GPU goes to its idle...
  35. L

    [SOLVED] Help Rx 5700 xt crashses in more demanding games

    Hi everyone! After migrating from a 1050ti to a Rx 5700 xt Gigabyte gaming OC, i started experiencing some issues with some more demanding titles like FFXV, the Outer Worlds and Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, after playing for a little while`, the game crashes back to windows in a second. But i...
  36. Arnoudtje

    [SOLVED] Will 500w of power be enough for my gtx 1080?

    Hi all, My pc has a 1080 and a ryzen 5 2600x. I have no intentions of overclocking. Would a Be Queit! 500w psu with a 80+ rating of bronze be goood enough? Thank you
  37. A

    [SOLVED] Upgrading my CPU, need some input.

    Hey, I'm just trying to get some input from others. I game + stream from this PC, sometimes play multiple games at once, or have multiple browsers open while I game. I've been having issues for a while with my computer, in games my game will freeze for a few seconds. Frames will drop to 0/1 then...
  38. Justhuman121

    [SOLVED] Accedently deleted network drivers

    I was cleaning my PC and my drivers were refusing to update so i did what i usally do which is delete the drivers then reinstall them, but now im unable to. Ive tried to do a factory reset, but that isn't working, what are some solutions? Would it just be easier to just install the OS over again?
  39. TastesLikeChad

    [SOLVED] Computer randomly restarts while gaming

    My computer crashes while gaming, it will completely shut down and turn back on and boot into windows 10. I do not get a BSOD and windows will not create any dump files, I've tried everything to get any log of the issue. I have ran a full system stress test using Aida64 with no crashes for 14...
  40. A

    Question Bios help

    I have a Asus TUF B360m plus motherboard and a i5 9400f. I need to update the bios so the pc can recognise the cpu but how do I do that if I can't boot. The motherboard doesn't have a bios flash button.