Page 3 - Forum discussion tagged with upgrade.
  1. F

    Question Disk, and CPU both at 100% usage when gaming

    Hey, I purchase a PC on kijiji and only have had problems with this machine and wondering if what is happening is normal or not for my specs. I would crash and get a dxgi device removed error when playing any game other than minecraft, and to fix this i added a line to the registry from a...
  2. M

    Question Where's The Latch To Unplug My GPU From The PCI-E Slot?

    Hi, I recently bought an RX 470 to replace my old R9 280X, however, on my motherboard i'm struggling to find the latch to unlock my current GPU from the PCI-E slot. I heard there are different types of locks, such as ones that need to be slided or held but i'm not sure which one my motherboard...
  3. K

    Question Can you upgrade motherboards in an office PC?

    I was thinking about getting a dell optiplex 790 minitower and was wondering if I could get a AM4 motherboard to put in it to increase the upgradeability. Would this work or should I get something like a second gen i7?
  4. Pythonbites

    [SOLVED] Should I upgrade my RAM or upgrade to an SSD on my Acer Aspire A315-51?

    Hello. I use my laptop for general use. No gaming except for roblox. It performs pretty sluggish even on high performance power plan when plugged in. Should i buy an SSD or an extra 4 gigs of ram for my system? I see 100% disk usage alot in Task Manager and i commonly see 80% of ram usage, but i...
  5. Jan Rick Bertumen

    Question Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 upgrade?

    Im planning to upgrade my M73 and im having trouble what kind of motherboard and size of the power supply im going to get because the size of this motherboard is unconventional and the power supply is tiny and i don’t think i can find a conventional sized motherboard and power supply that fits...
  6. I

    [SOLVED] cpu upgrade

    hi! i know this is really old but what im asking for is, is it worth upgrading from i7-4770 to an i7-4790k and overclocking it, (im going to trade the old cpu and add 40usd and get the i7-4790k) currnetly i own i7 4770 gtx 1070 inno3d msi z97 pc mate 8gb ram (planing on getting another 8gb)...
  7. Kevinoli2005k

    Question Can i fit these components into the XPS 420 case

    Can I fit a mATX or An ATX MOBO into the XPS 420 with an i3-8100 and an ARMOR RX 570 OC,Why And Why not And if I should reconsider my case what is a good Case for An ATX and mATX
  8. D

    Question I want to upgrade PC and need help with choosing the right CPU

    Hi there I currently own Core I3-6100 and I consider upgrading my PC so I was windering if the I7-8700(Non-K) still worth it ? and if so, should I upgrade my GTX960 (4GB Varient) to 1660Ti ? EDIT: Spelling.
  9. J

    Question Upgradable Starting 1080p/2k VR Build (Please Review)

    PCPartPicker Part List Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor | $129.99 @ Amazon Motherboard | ASRock - Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $154.89 @ OutletPC Memory | Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $79.99 @ Newegg...
  10. I

    Question 1080p inspiron 5423 screen replacement

    Hi, I've had my trusty dell inspiron 14z (5423) for a good amount of time now. it's screen is getting flaky whenever i move the hinge. this leads me to believe that the lcd cable has a short in it. I am planning to replace it shortly but since this laptop has a sub-par screen and the take down...
  11. M

    Question Why no upgradeable GPU chip?

    If graphics cards use relatively the same interface for the past 20 odd years (PCI express), how come they were never released with upgradeable GPU and VRAM sockets? It appears to me that the board would be largely the same, save for more cores, smaller die GPU packages, and more ram. How come...
  12. [SOLVED] Help on gpu upgrade

    So I'm planning to upgrade the gpu on my acer tc 705 prebuilt pc (I already upgraded my psu) and I'm looking to get the gigabyte rx 570 4gb. I am wondering if it will fit in my mobo PS: I cleaned it afterwards
  13. Aldrnari

    Question What to upgrade to on a budget?

    Greetings. I am attempting to help my partners in upgrading their PCs for more optimal gaming (ideally upgrading both to the same ability) but I am not terribly well versed in custom PC building still, some opinions would be greatly appreciated! They currently have an HP Pavillion (specs...
  14. M

    Question Installed a new GPU and now my system randomly freezes / shuts down

    My old GPU (titan black) died the other day so i bought a new one, a 2080ti. Now this is my issue: since i installed the new GPU my PC has been randomly freezing and forcing me to force shutdown. What can be the cause of this issue? I installed clean drivers and i didnt have any issues in the...
  15. N

    Question New GPU or new CPU

    I have a i5-8400 with a 980, im either going to upgrade to a 8700k or a 1080. Which do i go for. I play overwacth and am buying 2 144hz monitors this summer. And i understand that ill need a beefy cooler, like an NZXT x52.
  16. S

    Question Will a new GPU be bottlenecked by CPU?

    Relevant system specs I7 4790k 16gb ddr3 ram I'm looking to upgrade from my gtx 970 and move to a 144hz qhd monitor and was wondering if my 4790k would be a bottleneck if I went to a 1660ti or a 2070 or even a 2080ti Would I be able to use the 144hz to the fullest potential if I did upgrade my...
  17. M

    Question Workstation upgrade

    Hello everyone, and thank you very much for your time ! I need to upgrade my PC to something more fluent for a CAD workstation. I work mainly on architecture, so needs to be working well with 2D/3D software (modeling, rendering, animation) and CAD. My current config is quite old and I can't...
  18. T

    Question Bottleneck GPU now, upgrade CPU later?

    Hi, just checking in to see if my idea makes sense or if it's a waste of time/money. Right now my system is: i5-4590 (3.3ghz) MSI-Z87M 16Gb of DDR3 Ram (Ballistix I think) Radeon R9 285 X Boot Disk/some games is SSD and then traditional 7200rpm for everything else Obviously it's showing...
  19. radioman970

    Question Upgrading to play Elder Scrolls 6, etc in future. $800-1000 budget w/o GPU

    Updating in anticipation for Elder Scrolls 6. Plus a few others I have now that would benefit. I've been shopping for weeks and having trouble hitting the BUY button. Lot of money to spend only to find I screwed up something or even maybe I should have waited. Specific reason for upgrading...
  20. E

    [SOLVED] Need help upgrading CPU

    Hello, I'm looking for a new CPU to pair with GTX 1060 6GB. Currently I have i5-4430 and its bottlenecking this GPU. I'm thinking about i5-9400F or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, (if you think there are better choices let me know). Also to make any of these CPU's work I'd need a new motherboard too because...