Forum discussion tagged with upgrades.
  1. VenomousTKN

    Question What gpu can i upgrade to depending on my board MSI MEG Z490 Unify

    So my specs are currently NZXT H710 Intel I9 10900k Comet Lake Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 8GB MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY NZXT Kraken Z73 Corsair Vengeance pro DDR4 32GB ram Corsair CX750W gold Force MP510 SSD Over 10 TB hard drive space And i would like to upgrade gpu to either 30 or 40...
  2. Runel0rd

    Question Is it possible to upgrade a Dell Precision 3630 workstation?

    Thank you for your time. I recently acquired a completely fine, functional, and clean Dell Precision 3630 workstation for practically free. I have installed a fresh version of Windows 10, installed a few programs, and have noticed that this machine is extremely loud. I am wondering if it would...
  3. C

    Build Advice New GPU but it's being held back, what needs to change?

    I've had this PC since 2018 and have been making upgrades here and there when possible. At present these are my specs: GIGABYTE AB350 Gaming - DDR4 ATX Motherboard Ryzen 5 2600 CPU ROG-STRIX-850G (850W) Corsair VENGEANCE PRO DDR4 RAM 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz XFX Speedster MERC319 RX 6950XT...
  4. L

    Question I need help with upgrading my PC

    Hey all. So I have been running the same pc specs for the past 7 years, although I am relatively happy with what im getting, i'm starting to feel like my PC is running slower than usual, with the occasional overheating of my GPU. I was thinking about upgrading my current GPU (1080) to a 3070...

    [SOLVED] Is this power supply good enough?

    Hi! I built a pc sometime ago and now I am thinking of upgrading it. I am currently using a GT 1030 and thinking of upgrading it to an RTX 3060 triple fan 12 GIG. I calculated my power usage by Cooler Master's power supply wattage calculator and the required PSU wattage comes out to be 363...
  6. ElvenMage

    Question Help with Underperforming Computer; Benchmarks already done

    My computer has been massively underperforming for a while and while I was playing a stuttering game today I finally snapped and ran tons of tests to see what was wrong. My specs are as follows: i5 7400 1060 3gb 2x4gb 2400 MHz RAM (HP 580-023w) The first thing I tried was userbenchmark after...
  7. M

    [SOLVED] Why is my Ryzen 5 3600 stuttering temperatures after upgrades?

    I have recently upgraded my PC from a GTX 1660 Super to an RTX 3060 Ti and added an extra case fan; However the stock cooler wasn't enough to keep the the CPU cool with the added power from the new graphics card, so I installed a Cooler Master Hyper 212. Everything runs great, idle temps droped...
  8. LNWatson

    [SOLVED] Upgrading from Intel i3 3220

    Hi, Currently repurposing an old desktop as a vm host on my network. The desktop I’m using has an i3 3220 - id like to upgrade but I am on a budget. Asking here because I’m worried about comparability, as I know although it uses the same socket as some newer cpus yet isn’t compatible 🙃. I...
  9. OneLemur

    [SOLVED] Weird restart issue after upgrades

    I replaced my ASUS TUF motherboard with the higher end ASUS ROG and built the system into a new case with better cooling as I was getting high temperatures. The PC runs fine until I put some load on it. The difference on the CPU (Ryzen 9 5900X) is massive: Before: Clock speed: 3700-3800MHz...
  10. S

    [SOLVED] Help needed for warzone + pc optimization

    Hello everyone, so my pc specs are : cpu 10400f mobo msi z490 A-pro ram crucial ballistix 16gb 4000mhz 16-18-18-38 gpu evga 980 ti sc+ acx 2.0 (OCED +125 core /...
  11. T

    [SOLVED] Looking for PC Upgrade Advice

    Hey everyone, Long time reader, first time poster. Built a PC back in 2013 (ORPHEUS 2013 Build) with the intention of upgrading slowly, but I've fallen off following current tech and trends. Been having some processing bottlenecks recently that I'd like to address, especially when Chrome is...
  12. MikesBackForYou

    [SOLVED] GTX 1650 Upgrades?

    Hey everyone my name is Mike and I recently got an HP Pavilion gaming desktop that comes with a GTX 1650, Ryzen 5 3500, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. The computer itself isn't bad, it's pretty decent. I can run most of my games on medium to high without many issues (ROBLOX, CS:GO, Planetside...
  13. Irish Jokerr

    [SOLVED] Pc noob wanting help with upgrades

    I recently ordered this pc https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/219747588 and was hoping someone could give me ideas on what i should upgrade on it not looking to go all out just wanting enough power to run a few games like gta 5 and cod cold war maybe also can anyone tell me how easy it is to do...
  14. J

    [SOLVED] Potential Upgdrades?

    Hey there, I have been looking to upgrade my PC for a little while but i'm not sure what would be the most practical to upgrade. My specs: GTX 1080 Ryzen 5 2600 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3200mhz ASUS B450 Prime Mobo 500Gb Samsung EVO 1TB Seagate HDD Thank you!
  15. Tiress

    Question Can my MOBO support an RTX 3070?

    Hello, I've got a couple questions of concern. 1 - I was wondering if my motherboard - (Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151) - would be able to support an RTX 3070. 2 - If it can, the other concern I have is if it's even powerful enough to support the card upgrade. The motherboard is around...
  16. SwissxPiplup

    [SOLVED] Computer Fails to Boot with Too Many USB Devices

    Hi there, I never knew it was possible to have too many USB devices, but now I know. Apparently having more than 3 USB devices connected causes my computer to fail at booting, it doesn't even load the BIOS, just a black screen with the fan spinning up and down on repeat. I'm not sure if this...
  17. Malcolm Graves

    Question What upgrades are needed?

    Hello Tom's community. I am new here, and i've created my account because i have a question about my pc, and i'm not an expert on hardware and upgrades. I have a feeling that i need to upgrade my CPU, but in order to do that, i'd also have to upgrade stuff like motherboard and RAM aswell, but...
  18. demigodz24

    Question ASUS Strix B450-F Gaming RAM 4 RAM Sticks Compatibility

    CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming RAM: 2x8gb G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x8) DDR4 PC4-24000 CL16 Dual Channel Memory F4-3000C16D-16GTZR GPU: ROG-STRIX-GTX1650S-O4G-GAMING Hello, I just want to know if i can upgrade my pc upto 4 ram stick i am planning to buy again...
  19. R

    [SOLVED] Longevity out of my 2017 build, please help with upgrade path

    Part 1 of the build was late 2017 MSI x370 carbon mobo 16gb Gskill Trident Z ddr4 3200 Rhyzen 5 1600 3600ghz DeepCool Captain 120ex Asus 1060 6gb dual Samsung 960 ev0 250gb for C drive 2 x 2tb and some other drives in Raid...can't remember. 2018 lightning and power problems at the house I...
  20. melgonzz

    [SOLVED] What should I upgrade to get better fps in fortnite and for streaming?

    I purchased a prebuilt cyberpower pc from best buy a while ago and want to upgrade it pretty soon. The specs are: Gigabyte b450m ds3h Amd ryzen 5 3600 amd radeon rx580 8gb ddr4 ram I would like to upgrade my pc slowly, but which upgrade would yield more fps in fortnite and on streaming? I tried...
  21. C

    [SOLVED] Could I install a higher watt TDP chip into my laptop?

    laptop- hp elitebook Folio 9470m I just learned that the processor inside this laptop is socketable and would like to know if I can upgrade it. Currently, the chip in it is an intel core i7 3687U and is the best chip that only takes 17w tdp. Could I install something like an i7-3615QE that uses...
  22. J

    [SOLVED] Possible upgrades?

    Hello there, I’m looking to get some upgrades for my current build as not all games can perform well at 144fps for my monitor. My build is as follows: GTX 1080 Ryzen 5 2600 Asus b450 PRIME Samsung evo 860 500GB Seagate 1TB HDD 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200mhz Duel Channel
  23. S

    [SOLVED] Upgrading

    Hello, i wanna know what should i upgrade on my PC for gaming on only maximum settings. Here are the specs : CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 2600 GPU : GTX 1050 Ti HDD: 1TB 7200RPM SSD : 240GB M.2 CASE : Deepcool D-SHIELD V2 PSU : 500W Chieftec GPS-500A8 Motherboard : Asus Prime B450M-A I think that i...
  24. JonathanLaws

    [SOLVED] Upgrade help!

    Hey everyone I have a gaming PC and I am looking to do some small upgrades to make playing a little smoother. Looking for the more subtle PC mods such as a GPU change or a CPU change rather than the whole rig. Its a few years old so dont be alarmed but some older tech. Suggestions and help will...
  25. J

    Question Recommended compatible upgrade options? [Current hardware listed]

    Hi all! First time poster here, and with the recent quarantine have started to play a few games on my PC! However, a couple of the games i wish to play such as Call of Duty Warzone / Modern Warfare, sadly my PC cannot hack. Hoping some of you guys here at Tom's can maybe offer some advice. With...
  26. S

    [SOLVED] What is a good upgrade for my CPU?

    I would like to know a good CPU for my computer but I don't which one is good. These are my current specs. CPU: AMD FX(tm)-6300 RX Six-Core Processor GPU: Radeon RX 560 Series Memory: 8 GB DDR3 Please tell me if I need to tell you more information, I'm new to these stuff.
  27. M


    So basically, everytime I launch a big game like BF 5 or Rainbow 6 Siege, my CPU overheats, as well as the fans which go crazy. SPECS : CPU: INTEL i7 6700 PSU: THERMALTAKE TR2 S GPU: RX 590 8gb (rev 2.0) MOTHERBOARD : H110M-Plus CASE: AVP RAM: 2* 8gb 1200 MHz DDR4 sticks. Please tell me the...
  28. J

    Question Broke college student trying to upgrade Gaming PC

    Hey guys I’m trying to upgrade this pre built gaming pc I got it’s a skytech archangel with a 1050ti in it i have a MSI a320m pro -vd plus mother board it seems to be running really slow when I’m playing games there is lots of lag and I’m wondering what I can to to this pc to make it run faster...
  29. chancing

    [SOLVED] Which Should I Upgrade First?

    Hello. I am very new to this forum so sorry if I leave any details out. I have a 144hz monitor and most of my games aren't staying steady above 144 fps. I am looking to upgrade my PC. I am pretty sure that a GPU upgrade is what I need, but I just want to make sure. Some games I play are Rust...
  30. S

    [SOLVED] Slow Computer - Upgrades or Restart

    Hi there, Below are the specs to my computer and it is running very intermittently slow. Sometimes the whole system locks up for 10 secs and then resumes, takes about 15 minutes to do a full reboot. Sometimes the computer just freezes while watching videos or playing games. CPU - AMD FX...
  31. S

    [SOLVED] What should i upgrade?

    Hello, i have a question. I have an old PC and i really want to upgrade it for simple gaming (Like Minecraft, Roblox, etc.) There is my parts: CPU : Intel Pentium E2180 (Overclocked to 2.5Ghz, that's the maximum, because when i overclock more, happens some issues like No Internet Connection, No...
  32. amshak01

    Question Swapping CPU cooler without remove entire MB from case?

    So this may be a silly question as I'm a first time builder but... I have a Thermaltake Core v21 MATX Cube-style case. The thing about this case is that it provides no access to the bottom/rear side of the MB however the standoffs aren't extremely high or anything. My question is does anyone...
  33. L

    Question What upgrades can my motherboard handle.

    Im finding it somewhat difficult understanding exactly what upgrades my motherboard can handle. Specifically I am wanting to upgrade my GPU and CPU for gaming purposes. Putting that into $ context, I am fine with spending $300 - $400 for both GPU and CPU combined. Let me know if there are...
  34. J

    [SOLVED] potential pc upgrade.

    cpu: Intel(R) Core™ Processor i5-7400 3.00GHz 6MB memory : CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB)DDR4 motherboard: MSI Z270-A Pro ATX w/ USB 3.1 powersupply: 600 Watts gpu: EVGA GeForce(R) GTX 1060 Superclocked 6GB GDDR5 hdd: 1tb drive and 128ssd had the computer for a couple of years...
  35. AtomBombTheWonderBomb

    Question Dell Xps 8930 To New Case+

    Hello, i currently have a dell xps 8930 and would like to upgrade my case to a CORSAIR Carbide series 175R but i dont know if the components will fit into the new case I will also be making some upgrades to the graphics (1050ti to rtx2070) and installing a 1tb SSD if someone knows if this will...
  36. E

    [SOLVED] Can I upgrade from a Ryzen 3 1200 to a Ryzen 5 2600 without any motherboard changes ?

    I currently have the Gigabyte A320M-DS2 and the Ryzen 3 1200 but I want to upgrade to a Ryzen 2600. To do this do I need to upgrade my motherboard or do any sort of software updates before putting the new processor in ?
  37. M

    [SOLVED] Looking for Upgrade Advice

    I have a 7 year old computer that I want to give to a buddy so he and I can do some gaming together (I upgraded this year). I was hoping to get some second opinions of what I should upgrade on this computer before I hand it off. I swapped out the RAM and graphics card about 4 years ago, so...
  38. R

    [SOLVED] Need serious upgrades for Uni and also for Gaming

    So i recently started my uni course studying games development and will obviously need to do some of the work at home and i am looking to upgrade my computer because i know it wont be able to handle the programs that i will be using to do my course. Some of the programs I will be using are Maya...
  39. Q

    Question PC Upgrade Help!

    Howdy, Two years ago, I built my PC and find it completely suitable for every task. I'm an architecture graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin and primarily use Rhino with accompanying 3D rendering software’s. Thinking about jumping into Cinema 4D within the next few weeks as...
  40. M

    [SOLVED] i5 3470 radeon r7 240

    Hi all. My current specs are : intel i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz 7GB DDR3 RAM radeon r7 240 2GB ddr3 graphics card Lenovo is7xm motherboard (pretty old) 1TB HDD Windowed gaming exo case . 250 W PSU (which I will upgrade) I want to start upgrading my pc. I have seen a deal that includes a (Ryzen 3 1200G...