Upgrade advice

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  1. P

    Question Processor Upgrade

    Hello all! I believe I have a simple question that probably many of you can answer easily enough. I have a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5820k CPU @ 3.30GHz. Apparently this is not strong enough to handle some of the newer video games coming out such as Deathloop. I do a lot of gaming on my system and...
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    [SOLVED] CPU upgrade?

    I'm currently running a intel pentium g2010 and i want to upgrade to a faster cpu, maybe a core i3 or i5, but i don't know what cpu maybe compatable to my bios, My MOBO is an ECS H61H2-M17, LGA 1155, and my bios version is American Megatrends 4.6.5, 6/19/2013. If possible I'd like to upgrade...
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    Question 2014 Mini ITX Build Upgrades?

    Hello everyone, I have an Mini ITX build from 2014 that I'd like to (potentially) upgrade to play some newer games. I'm interested in playing Elden Ring and Divinity: Original Sin II. I don't need the settings at the highest levels, just for it to be playable and not too laggy. I'm wondering...
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    Question I'm going for a partial upgrade and I need help here

    Current Specs: GTX 1050TI i5-7400 Gigabyte H110M-S2PT 16GB RAM I think my CPU is bottlenecking my PC, I checked with NVIDIA performance overlay (since MSI afterburner crashes games), the CPU utilization was always 100% for all cores while the GPU was 98-99% in one game (AC Odyssey) and around...
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    Question Custom PC from 7 years ago needs upgrades

    I want windows 11 but my custom PC from 7 years ago is falling short. I have wanted to upgrade it for a while but I am not knowledgeable in this. I had somehow managed to put it together after a lot of research and help from awesome folks here 7 years ago! I ran a diagnostic for windows 11 and...
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    Question What to upgrade next? - Advice needed.

    Hello everyone, as the title suggests, I'm looking to upgrade my pc which currently consists of: GPU: 1050ti 4gb CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 Motherboard: AB350 Pro4 Ram: 2x4GB ddr4 2400mhz PSU: Huntkey GS 600W Storage: 1TB HDD My upgrade budget is around $400 AUD and I primarily use my PC for gaming...
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    Question upgrading windows xp to latest version of windows

    i want to upgrade my windows xp to the latest version of windows which i'm assuming is windows 11. I've done a basic google search and it's telling me to install either vista, 7 or 8 then windows 11. can someone please clarify this and provide detailed steps
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    Question Power supply upgrade Alienware Aurora R4

    I brought an Evga Geforce Rtx 3050 (8 pin power cord) card as an upgrade since it was not overpriced recently. The issue I have is what power supply, (preferably Evga, but I will take any high wattage, reliable psu that will last for years), I need to buy to upgrade/replace the OEM PSU. The...
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    Question Upgrade recommendations ?

    Below is my current system, I bought most of these parts second hand last year as I am okay with making this sacrifice if it means I no longer have to use terrible integrated graphics on a surface pro. I've noticed high CPU usage and sometimes stuttering in games like Forza Horizon 5, Spin...
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    Question Would it be worth a GPU upgrade with an older system?

    Hello. So I have a 10 year old system with a AMD Radeon R7 200, a AMD FX-6300 and an old Gigabyte GA-78LMT motherboard. I am using the machine as a backup mainly just for basic things but I would like to be able to play diablo 2 resurrected with better performance. I cannot play it full screen...
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    Question Upgrade PC Help

    Hi, I am looking to upgrade my PC, specifically the CPU and Mobo. Ideally I want to upgrade for future proofing to see some substantial performance increase. My specs are Cpu - I7 8700k 3.7ghz, isn't OCd Gpu - nvidia Geforce rtx 3080 asus rog 32gb ram ddr4, corsair dominator and vengeance...
  12. TurkishAmerican

    Question PC Upgrade Question

    My system is incredibly outdated and I'm afraid it's that time again where I need to upgrade. I have spent a while looking around for a prebuild that I could buy to 'fire and forget' but I've a few good components in my current build that would go to waste and I feel like the main thing I need...
  13. jinqty

    Question change 16GB 3000mhz to 3600mhz or add them together?

    Hello, It's been years since I made a post. I hope you guys are doing well. I have a situation that I've never had before. I usually buy and replace my memory but in this case, I currently have 16GB 3000mhz cl15, and I just bought an additional 16GB but this time it's 3600mhz cl18. Should I use...
  14. Gaen

    Question Need help for choosing which to upgrade first!

    As the prices of several PC components already stable enough, i decided this must be the time for me to upgrade my PC. My current rig : Motherboard Msi B360 Gaming Artic CPU i5 9400f GPU Msi gtx 1660ti Ventus PSU Be quiet 500w gold I planned to either upgraded either Motherboard and CPU or...
  15. Fenius

    Question dell optiplex 755 upgrade recommendations

    hello, i want some advice on what type of GPU, RAM, and CPU (motherboard upgrade too if possible) should i use? my current specs as of now: Core 2 Duo E4400 2.00GHz 2GB DDR2 RAM Intel GMA 3100 (Integrated) 275w PSU
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    Question Upgrading to i5-12400F, is it sufficiently future proof ?

    I am using a system from 2018. Specs are: Processor: Ryzen 5 1400 4 Core 3.2Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte 320M HD Rev. 2 GPU: Gigabyte Gtx 1060 6GB OC Windforce PSU: Corsair CV 450W Bronze+ (non-modular) RAM: Corsair 2600Mhz I am planning to upgrade to: Processor: Intel i5 12400F Motherboard...
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    Question Need guidance. PC off for 9 months, new components needed, steps needed before booting

    CPU: Intel i9-9900k Motherboard: ASUS Z390 ROG Maximus XI Hero WiFi Intel LGA 1151 ATX GPU: (previous) MSI RTX 2080 8GB Gaming X Trio (current - in question) EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Memory: 4x G.Skill Trident Z Royal 16GB DDR4-3200...
  18. ArchieB1

    Question Upgrade CPU or RAM if both are at 100% usage when video editing ?

    When stabilising footage in Premiere Pro, my CPU usage and RAM both fluctuate around 90-100% according to task manager. If I only upgrade one or the other (RAM or CPU), which would you suggest? My PC specs are... MSI Z390 Gaming Plus motherboard, ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1070 Ti 8GB i5-9600K 3.7Ghz...
  19. hakii

    Question What should I upgrade to get more fps in Valorant?

    I play valorant on my LAPTOP and I want to upgrade cause my fps is so low. I usually get 90-100 during buy phase and around 40-50 in game but when a lot of stuff happens, it just drops so much to like 10-30 fps and it's just so unplayable. CPU: Intel Core i5 10th Gen 1.00 Ghz GPU: Nvdia Geforce...
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    Question What upgrade route to take?

    My pc seems to be coming to the end of its life and unable to support the latest games like Elden ring so I’m looking to upgrade it on a budget but not sure what’s the best way forward. Current system - fx-8320, r9-270x, 16gb ddr3 ram proposed idea 1 - buy something like a r9 290x used for...
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    Question will being bottlenecked affect fps?

    So I currently am running a ryzen 5 2600, 6c/12t, with an rtx 3060, and am looking to upgrade my cpu to either a ryzen 7 5800x or a ryzen 9 5900x, and am aware of the enourmos gpu bottleneck running a ryzen 9 with a 3060, so am wondering, will that bottleneck get me worse frames than my current...
  22. mraazx

    Question i5 11400 or i5 12400 Urgent

    Right now I am using i3 8100 for the past 3 years with RX 580 Recently I am feeling kind of fps drops in many games like Valorant , God of war, etc etc I have 16GB Gskill 2400 Bus ram and 550 Watt Antec Neo Eco 80+ Bronze PSU In my country i5 12400 + MSI B660 mag Bazooka (DDR4) = $500 i5...
  23. wnbrn

    Build Advice What psu/ watts for 2060 super and i7 9700F

    I am trying to upgrade a prebuilt i have and the only part i now need is the power supply. My main components are https://pcpartpicker.com/user/wnbrn./builds/#view=mpq323 I want this to be the last upgrade i do with this pc so i want the psu to be reliable and last me a couple years. The main...
  24. Heavy metal hardware

    [SOLVED] Should I buy a graphics card or upgrade my system?

    I have Intel core-i3-4160, two core @3.60GHz, running on built-in graphic card on an Asus H81M-E. I am gonna work on blender and animation and my budget is tight, either I can upgrade to Ryzen and Ryzen Mobo or I can buy a graphics card and install it on this mobo for the time being. What do...
  25. Kwyerboy

    [SOLVED] What is the most important thing to upgrade in my build?

    I'm not super knowledgeable about building computers, and my budget is a bit limited, but I need to upgrade my computer to play more modern games that are coming out. (a specific example would be Halo Infinite) I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for what would be most important to...
  26. J

    Question Upgrade advice

    My PC is in need of an update (used for gaming and photo editing), think I built it back in 2017… Hi! Having signed for for XBOX game pass for PC to play Forza I'm noticing my PC struggling a little and crashing occassionaly during the game. I want to upgrade it a notch and need advice on best...
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    [SOLVED] PCI-E Upgrade

    I currently have a Rosewill RNX-N150PCe v2, but it does not support 5Ghz. My router is Eero B010011, although I would like a card that is as broadly compatible as possible. My only requirements are that the new card be dual band (bt would just be a plus) and relatively inexpensive (<$50)...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrading my pc suggestions

    Hello everyone, I have an old pc which has the following specifications: Case: HP z400 Case Motherboard: HP z400 Motherboard CPU: Intel Xeon w3680 GPU: Nvidia 1060 6GB VRAM RAM: 8GB Storage: 250 GB SSD and 2.5 TB HDD I wanted to upgrade my pc but I'm generally happy with my GPU, however I seem...
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    [SOLVED] Looking to upgrade my PC

    Hello, It's been almost 3 years I built this. Quite a basic build, I typically use it for base gaming. Looking to achieve a better performance and decent 1080P gaming. Current Specs: AMD Fx-6300 (Not OC) Asus M5A78L-M LX3 8GB DDR3 Nvidia GT710 2GB Could anyone please suggest me what parts...
  30. mightmaster92

    [SOLVED] Should i upgrade GTX 970 or keep waiting for better times?

    Hi! So i currently use 4GB GTX 970, is it worth upgrading to RTX 3050 if there is a chance to get it at MSRP or close to that? How much would it affect performance(games ofc)? Would there be founders edition of it sold by nvidia? Just in case - my CPU is Ryzen R5 2600, and PSU is Corsair CX650
  31. songoku619

    Question Upgrade time or no?

    Seeing how bad things are in the current GPU market, do you guys think it'll get any better? I can play most current AAA titles at High/High+ settings on 1080P. Should I wait out the storm or will my trusty RX580 be useless soon enough? Current rig in my sig (its not much but its mine ;)
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    Question I just upgraded my cpu and ram, will it be outdated anytime soon?

    Cpu upgraded from the I5-8600k to the I5-12600k I stuck with ddr4 but i went from 2400mhz 2x8gb to 3600mhz 2x16gb Im hoping this ram and cpu will hold up for atleast 3 more years game-wise, and should i have waited another year for am5?
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    Question Low FPS/Stuttering in Warzone

    I'm trying to figure out what settings/upgrades I can do to make this game playable. I feel like my system should be able to run the game at least on med/low settings, but it just feels unplayable on even low settings. I've tried matching my settings to some suggestion videos from YouTube on how...
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    [SOLVED] New CPU Advice

    Hello, I built my current PC about 1.5 years ago, but I think I am running up against some CPU bottlenecks (if my AMD software is to be believed) I have a Ryzen 5 3600 and a MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard. I dont believe that I can move to the more current generations of CPU on that...
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    [SOLVED] Best gaming CPU? (300 euro budget)

    Im torn between choosing intel and amd and im not certain which to get, ive made sure to keep this part of my build as the last thing to order to make sure i can pin it down well. Il be using this pc mainly for gaming and have been finding my current i5-8600k at 4.6ghz to be lackluster in terms...
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    [SOLVED] Hey, im a bit confused about timings and ive found a ram kit that i like but im unsure if its my best bang-for-buck deal

    the ram kit ive found is the Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3600 MHz C19, ive heard lower timings are better and assuming C19 means its slower than C16 for example.. is this a good choice or should i aim for lower latency? Or do i have it all wrong.. please help.
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    [SOLVED] i want to switch from intel to amd, but im worried i need a new cooler

    My current cooler is some kind of 240mm water cooler AIO, and im unsure which exactly it is. I know its a pretty standard AIO but if needed i would'nt mind checking which exactly it is. Currently im using an i5-8600k with a 1151 socket i believe, and my pc is a pre-built so i dont have any extra...
  38. B

    [SOLVED] I need some opinion on which upgrade option is better for my next PC Build?

    Hey guys, I am currently in the process of upgrading my PC build and have few upgrade options to choose from and would like your opinion on it. My current PC build is: i7 6700 cpu Skylake GTX 1070 Asus Strix graphics card OC edition MSI Z170a M7 motherboard 16GB DDR4 RAM (8GB x2) 3000MHz...
  39. Jonatantwn

    [SOLVED] Bottlenecked setup?

    Hi there people! I was hoping someone could help me determine if i am bottlenecking myself with my current setup. Air flow is pretty consistent, with CPU watercooling and otherwise 6 fan flow. My current setup is this: Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz 4.20 GHz...
  40. Srag

    [SOLVED] IS It worth upgrading from Core i5 9400f to i9 9900k

    hi so recently i was thinking of upgrading ? my CPU from a I5 9400F to I9 9900K is it worth the upgrade or not my GPU is 1660 Super / 16 GB ram / am i gonna notice any different ? in FPS ? or any noticeable difference bcz u see am playing games like (Star citizen ) and ( Icarus ) people...