Forum discussion tagged with Upgraades.
  1. K

    Question Laptop's CPU Upgrade

    I have a really old laptop, it's a HP pavillion dv6 and has core 2 duo T6600 as CPU. I searched it up and it has PGA478 socket which is as far as I know supports CPU upgrades, I want to upgrade my CPU. Can anyone tell me what CPU would be a good upgrade and how can i do it?
  2. K

    Question Best way to proceed between a new rtx 4060ti and used rtx 3080

    Ok so I'm at a dilemma here, next week I have a chance to get a new gpu, upgrading from a gtx1070. Here are my options, I can buy an rtx 4060ti at roughly $480 here with some money to spare which also allows me to get 32gb ram and a 2tb ssd. 2nd option, I can get a used rtx 3080 10gb from a...
  3. T

    Question Upgrading a personal computer - What hard drive should I install ?

    I would like to upgrade my desktop computer, which currently has a conventional mechanical Hard Drive of 1TB. I am considering installing an SSD hard drive. Would a 500GB SSD be sufficient, or should I opt for a 1TB SSD? What type of SSD hard drive should I choose? I have come across two...
  4. kyler1268

    Question What are safe upgrade options that fit this motherboard

    I currently have this motherboard Manufacture: Dell Inc. Model: 07KY25 Bus-specs: PCI-Express 3.0 (8.0 GT/S) Chipset: Intel BIOS: 1.10 Date: 11/24/2016 and its currently using a Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz Frequency: 3.912 GHz Number of cores: 2 Threads: 4 L1 cache: 128 KB...
  5. B

    Question Is it OK to get a budget motherboard for an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X?

    I'm looking to upgrade my desktop system with a new CPU and cooling system. The CPU I was looking at is the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X but that wouldn't fit on my current motherboard as I need an AM5 socket. The motherboard I'm thinking about is the ASUS Prime B650-plus. This one is a bit cheaper and I'm...
  6. B

    Question Gaming PC advice - Upgraded

    Hello I built myself a gaming PC back in 2020 on a modest budget This year I am wanting to upgrade the build and was after some thoughts on if I am making the right choices with my upgrades Upgrades included CUP, GPU, SSD's and PSU Do you think my new upgraded build will work well together...
  7. Pigypop

    Question RTX3090 or RTX4080

    Hello. I need some opinions here to help me decide. I was about to get an RTX 3090 but i waited to see the new cards. I think my budget can reach RTX 4080 12gb. They give an MSRP 899 but in my country it is always way higher than msrp. But 12gb seems a little disappointing. 192 bus and less than...
  8. G

    Question Advice on old but still going strong gaming desktop I put together (should I upgrade & if so, what)

    Hello world. This is my first ever post on Tom's hardware So, if I'm doing anything wrong, forgive me. I'm not a frequent forum poster, I mostly just lurk around forums but never actually post anything. My current custom desktop build still gives me joy and no issues whatsoever, but I know...
  9. F

    [SOLVED] is it worth it to upgrade my monitor and my GPU

    Good Afternoon (from where i am) i'm coming up to a quandary, i currently have 2 perfectly nice monitors, 1: AOC AGON AG241QX (24 2k 144hz) 2: ASUS PREDATOR xb271HK (27 4k 60hz) a ryzen 5 5600X I am currently waiting for the 4000 series of GPU s and am very interested in the new Samsung...
  10. BL4CK0UT

    Build Advice HELP ON UPGRADING G4560 GTX 1050 TI

    Hello! First time posting, but long time lurking around here. :) English is not my first language,so please forgive any mistakes. So, i have this computer: -intel g4560 -gtx 1050ti -h110m -12 gb of ram Im thinking about a little upgrade for a while, but even tho im a computer...
  11. TheEmperor30

    [SOLVED] need help upgrading my graphics card

    my motherboard is a 970 GAMING link https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/970-GAMING/Specification and was wondering if a GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G link https://www.msi.com/Graphics-Card/GTX-970-Gaming-4G/Specification would work together if not what newer graphics would work thanks for any help given
  12. M

    Question Motherboard upgrade

    I had a question of curiosity. I wanted to upgrade my motherboard to a new model to support my current 3060. I was wondering if it would be worth it or not to do so. I’m not over clocking either. I also want to upgrade to a 3080ti but we’ll see. current set up CPU: Ryzen 5 5600x GPU:3060 MOBO...
  13. S

    Question Upgrade default M.2 SSD to a new M.2 NVMe SSD on MSI GV62 8RE laptop ?

    Greetings, I have MSI GV62 8RE gaming laptop which has m.2 combo slot that support both SATA and NVME so I bought a new NVME SSD to replace the default SATA M.2 SSD. I have removed the old one and installed the new one but it's not being detected by the bios or even by the windows installer. Do...
  14. S

    [SOLVED] Need Help & Recommendations on Upgrading PC CPU & MOBO

    Hello, I would like to upgrade my CPU & MOBO. RAM as well if necessary. Any advice appreciated. Budget: $1,000 AUD (lower the better) Pc Use: General Use & Gaming Main Games Played are : Call of Duty Warzone, Apex Legends, Final Fantasy XIV, League of Legends, Civilization VI note* I do not...
  15. Assassins_Afjol

    [SOLVED] Upgrading Hardware Build Help

    Hello, I have a Lenovo ThinkStation P310. I would like to now upgrade it. I would like to keep the Graphic card (Nvidia M4000, RAM (DDR4 16GB) and also possibly the CPU (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3408 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)). I would like to upgrade the...
  16. H

    [SOLVED] Upgrading current build

    https://es.pcpartpicker.com/list/FzxtVc Is this a worth upgrade for the time being or should i wait some more time and go for the 12th Gen or maybe wait for the next Zen currently have around 700 eur I found the i5-12600K for 299 but there is no motherboard cheaper than 240 what should i do
  17. Tiago bischoff

    [SOLVED] Should i replace my hard drive or add a new one?

    Hello guys, so lately my pc has been choking a little, giving a lot of memory management and store exception blue screens. I figured out it was a hardware problem which the hard drive seems to be starting to fail, it would be nice to buy something to solve it but i still don't feel too confident...
  18. J

    [SOLVED] Is my system ready for RTX 3060ti?

    I am thinking of getting an RTX 3060ti for my PC (upgrading from GTX 1060). I was wondering if my pc is good enough to support the GPU without having a significant bottleneck, if I should upgrade any other components for it, and if there is a good alternative to the 3060ti that is cheaper and...
  19. G

    Question What can I do to make my pc faster?

    Hi there I have found myself playing more pc games recently and finding that they have been getting harder to run. Also recently I got a 1440p monitor so I doubt that helps haha. I upgraded my core parts in December. The parts I got were a 3700x, 32gb ram, motherboard, and a new psu. I currently...
  20. T

    [SOLVED] wondering what m.2 i should get

    need to upgrade storage and thinking of going m.2 but not sure which to get. System specs: Ryzen 5 3600 MSI mpg b550 gaming plus XFX RX 5500xt 8gb 4*8gb PNY xlr8 3200mhz ram 1 TB SanDisk ultra 3D
  21. R

    [SOLVED] Upgrade from a I7 7700k?

    I was looking into an upgrade from my i7-7700k since I'm seeing some slower performance on most of my newer games. I've had it for a few years. I honestly don't know where to start and I'm looking for some sort of substantial upgrade. I'm willing to spend around 350 on the processor and up to...
  22. joao_ab

    [SOLVED] Upgrading my old pc - need help on what to upgrade first

    I left my pc at my parents house for almost 2 years now, but i've decided to pick it up and move it to my home. The build is kinda old overall: -i5 3570k -Asus P8H77-V -Gigabyte GTX 1060 6gb -6gb ram ddr3 -1tb HDD Western Digital -250fb SSD toshiba -psu sasonic 620W I mostly use it for gaming...
  23. Loom009


    I have a tight budget and my pc specs as of now is: CPU: Intel Pentium g4560 GPU: Palit GTX 1060 6gb RAM: DDR4 8gb single stick 2400Mhz MOBO: MSI B250M HDD: 500gb PSU: 600watts I mostly do gaming and I have noticed FPS drops in all of my games like LoL, Dota2, Witcher 3, and many more. My PC...
  24. T

    [SOLVED] Looking to upgrade

    Hello people, I am looking to upgrade my system and was wondering what would make the biggest impact. My build is a few years old, but it still decent I believe. Motherboard Asus P8P67 Intel Core i7-2600 @3.4 Ghz (O.C to 4.0 Ghz) CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO 4x4GB Kingston DDR3 RAM @1333 Mhz...
  25. H

    Question PC upgrade Opinions please!

    AMD Ryzen 5 2400G ASRock AMD AB350 Pro4 AM4 ATX G.SKILL F4-3200C14D-16GFX 16 GB (8 GB x 2) Flare X Series DDR4 3200 MHz PC4-25600 CL14 238GB SAMSUNG MZNLN256HCHP-00000 (SATA m.2 SSD) 238GB SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000H1 (NVMe m.2 SSD) Monitor Acer S220HQL bbd (in 2020/2021? Only Vga and Dvi-d...
  26. M

    [SOLVED] Help choosing components to upgrade my old 2015 build

    Hello, I could use some help picking out what components to upgrade for my next build! Current Build: Corsair Air 540 with stock fans Intel Skylake 6700k with the stock CPU cooler Asus z170 pro gaming Gskill F4-3000C15-GVRB 32gb DDR4 Two 1TB WD Blue HDD Samsung Evo 850 Pro 512GB Boot Drive...
  27. P

    [SOLVED] Upgrading from i7-4790k

    I'm planning on upgrading my setup by going to the current Gen of CPUs. My current specs are below: CPU: Intel Core i7-4790k (Oc to 5.1GHz) CPU Cooling: NZXT Kraken x62 Mobo: ASUS z97 PRO GAMER RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengance GPU: GTX 1080 Ti FE PSU: EVGA 650W Gold So, I need to upgrade my Mobo...
  28. meluisguevara

    [SOLVED] Cpu (and motherboard) or Gpu upgrade?

    Hi everyone. I would like to upgrade my pc but don't know which decision is better. For the moment i have: CPU: i7 3770 (not k version) Motherboard is an Asus H61MK GPU is a GTX 970 zotac, this one Since i had being seeing a lot videos about how the Ryzen 5 3600 is really good i have being...
  29. Fluorine_Fire

    [SOLVED] How is this setup? Will any bottlenecking occur?

    For my birthday a while back, I got a "gaming" PC with a A960D+ Motherboard, 16gb DDR3 Ram, a GT 960 graphics card, a AMD FX 6100 Six-Core cpu, and a 460w power supply. This thing can't run anything more intense than Minecraft, so I want to give it some upgrades. I found an AMD RX 580-8GB GPU...
  30. S

    [SOLVED] Upgrading my Desktop components

    Ok , so here is the thing I have i7-7700, 4gb RAM, 1 TB HDD. I was planning to do an upgrade for my home lab especially running a virtual lab and make it 16 GB ram, with 250 ssd and NVIDIA GeForce® GT 710, 2GB. What I am thinking is will things work like I am expecting it to work by just adding...
  31. M

    [SOLVED] What can i upgrade on my Pc to make it run better with higher FPS and possibly other future game ?

    I have a pc build with the specs below -Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz -NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB -16 GB DDR4 Ram -Windows 10 - 82F1 Hp mother board I can already play most preferred games at their highest settings but there is some games out there I want to play that might need more...
  32. NoaHnao

    [SOLVED] What should i do?

    I have a pc with these specs: intel core i7 6700k asus z170-M Plus 16 GB RAM MSI GTX 980 Armor I want to upgrade my motherboard, I was thinking of getting a z370 motherboard for future proofing, but the new z370 platform dosent support my CPU. should I get a new CPU or get a new z170 motherboard?
  33. Aliency

    [SOLVED] Upgrade CPU and Motherboard Question

    Hello guys, I want to upgrade my CPU and motherboard (only). This is the first time I will do this, thus I have the following question: -Will Windows still work? (As the key is embedded in the current BIOS) - I have upgraded from 8.1 to 10 several years ago. If not do I need to reinstall...
  34. JaAntonio

    [SOLVED] Is it worth to upgrade the CPU and the motherboard?

    Hello, my friend have a Ryzen 7 2700 with and asus B450-F motherboard and he thinks to upgrade to an Asus X570-E with a new Ryzen 7 3800x. For the GPU he uses a RX 5700XT, the Asus strix model. The motherboard is cause he wants to swap it because he need 3.1 usb front panel and more USB 2.0...
  35. J

    [SOLVED] what should i do (help !!)

    I am a colorist for films and have recently noticed my workflow to slow down. I have a water cooled 6700k, 32gb of ddr4 3200 ram, a 2070 and a 970. my scratch dis kis a 3 tb 6gb/s HDD and my OS is a adata 250gb ssd. I am beginning to encode/decode slower. I cant play back footage (4.6k raw) or...
  36. _BlueCrown

    Question Extending RAM on Asus z170 Sabertooth Mark1

    Hi all, amazing community here. I have search around but haven't found anything that solved my problem so I decided to participate and ask here for a solution. So, I have an ASUS z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 motherboard, I had 2x8GB of ram installed from GSkill Raw (G.Skill Ripjaws V Red DDR4 2400...
  37. P

    [SOLVED] Advice on my planned purchase?

    View: https://i.imgur.com/wYCTfUk.png I'm upgrading my PC that has a Radeon R9 280 GPU and an i5 4440 CPU (also only 8GB of ram and 1TB HDD) with the components from the picture My budget is 530$ and these components are 525$ where I'm from so this is as high as I can go price wise (I could...
  38. mhb1406077

    [SOLVED] How will be the purchase of ASUS VivoBook X202E at $50

    there is used ASUS VivoBook X202E for sale at $ 50.If I want to buy that. Is it a wise decision to buy that? If I want to upgrade that machine to a better machine. with 8gb ram and a PCIe SSD. Is it possible for the up-gradation?
  39. N

    [SOLVED] Upgrades from GTX 1070?

    I bought a GTX 1070 AORUS Rev 1.0. From a Parts Hunt on Kijiji as a replacement for my RX 580. Currently I play Battlefront 2 and it struggles at Medium Settings gaming, since I’m used to 75 hz and 240 hz (Dang friend made me use it at his house and now my eyes are like auto adjusting to it)...
  40. V

    [SOLVED] Help with Upgrading a Graphics Card for a Laptop (ASUS K55VD)

    Hello, I was searching for graphics cards online and I realized there was no way for me to tell which ones are for a laptop. I was using Amazon India. Also I was not sure what would be compatible with my laptop which is an ASUS K55VD. I also was not certain what GPUs would be compatible with...