Forum discussion tagged with upgrading.
  1. M

    Question Can a ram work with another ram that have different latency and frequency ?

    HI! I was looking for an upgrade but ram I've right now is not available anymore here, and the highest frequency that my pc supports is 2666mhz So I've HyperX Fury 8GB (2*4) 2666mhz DDR4 CL15 DIMM HX426C15FBK2/8 can it work with HyperX Fury 8GB 3200MHz DDR4 CL16 DIMM HX432C16FB3/8? both are...
  2. R

    Build Advice Upgrading a gaming PC I was gave.

    Hi. I was recently gave a gaming PC and I was wanting to see about upgrading it for my nephew since he's a big video game player. I honestly have 0 knowledge of the stuff and was hoping I could find help here. I found this information using Speccy CPU AMD FX-4300 Vishera 32nm...
  3. N

    Question Thinking of upgrading, what of these options is the most sensible?

    Alright, let me start off by pointing out a couple of things: I need to upgrade as soon as possible because in my country prices go up constantly, wages go down, and there's just a lot of economic problems and too much inflation, so I can't wait for too long in order to upgrade. Buying used...
  4. maxishere

    [SOLVED] ASUS K53 SM RAM Upgrading Help

    I know my Asus K53 SM Machine dont support more than 8 GB but i want to upgrade it 12 GB as many user on internet says that its working fine so i want to take a chance.. Now the problem is crucial scan tell me to purchase - Crucial 4GB 1600MHz DDR3L 204-Pin Laptop Memory (CT51264BF160B) and i...
  5. J

    [SOLVED] Upgrading my desktop

    Hey guys. So first of all, this is my current setup: • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.7GHz • GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus XS 6GB OC • RAM: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB (2x8) 3000MHz • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B350 F-Gaming • PSU: Nox Urano VX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Edition With the new Battlefield...
  6. T

    Possible Upgrades?

    So, I have a laptop (Lenovo T530) with (Dual slot) 8 GB of 1600 MHz RAM and an i5 3320M. I play a couple of games there till computer parts get cheaper. What upgrades should I do? I play CS:GO and Fortnite, in the future I will be playing some other low-end games to! I am running Windows 10 Pro.
  7. K

    [SOLVED] Upgrade GPU increase CPU?

    Hello, Just a quick question... I am wondering if when I upgrade my GPU in doing so it increase my CPU temperature? I don't know if that is how things work or not but my CPU temps while running a game like COD BOCW or Rust my temps are medium 50's. Which I believe is okay... I want to upgrade...
  8. J

    [SOLVED] 1050TI Or GTX 1650? Novice upgrading PC

    So just a bit of a backstory : I'm somewhat of a computer novice when it comes to what's better and what's recommended and what not when it comes to GPU's. I can install and replace parts physically with no issue I'm just always very hesitant when it comes to better quality and what not and...
  9. Z

    [SOLVED] Upgrading my 2018 PC. Need advice

    Here's my Specs 8700K Gigabyte Z370 HD3P 16GB G-Skill 2666 1060 6GB Samsung 970 Evo 250Gb(boot drive) 1TB HDD Cooler master hyper 212 Turbo Dell 1080p 24inch 60 hz 750W CM 80+ Bronze I'm a freelancer, my work is collecting and auditing survey data. The games I mostly play are COD Warzone and...
  10. D

    [SOLVED] Upgrading Motherboard Intel to AMD

    Hey Everyone so I've decided that its about time I want to do an upgrade but I'm not sure the way I should go so here's the problem Currently, I have an Intel CPU and MOBO CPU:https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xwhj4D/intel-cpu-bx80662i56500...
  11. K

    [SOLVED] Upgrading from RTX 2070 to the RTX 3070

    Do you guys think it's worth it upgrading from the RTX 2070 (Not Super) Windforce 3x to the RTX 3070 Eagle ? I want a solid card for 1440p 144hz gaming By the information I saw it should give me ~50% better performance
  12. UrFrikinBoi

    [SOLVED] 2 kits of 2666 mhz ram can only get to 2133

    I recently got a kit of 3200 mhz 2/8 gb ram to add on to my 2/8 gb 2666 ram hoping to be able to run them together at 32 gb 2666 mhz but whenever I run them together they can only get to 2133 but separately they can both get to 2666
  13. R

    [SOLVED] Could I use a second power supply without adding something?

    Hi! So I am gonna upgrade my PC and I have come to the conclusion that I am short by 5 watts (500 Watt PSU and the total is 505, now, since I bought a prebuilt I have an extra PSU. I tested these findings from here. I don't know if these findings are accurate buttt idk. oh and the hardware I am...
  14. B

    [SOLVED] Considering an upgrade

    Considering an upgrade from a Geforce GTX 970/i5-4690K to Sapphire AMD RX 5600 XT/Ryzen 5 3600 for 1080p/144 hz? Hello people of the internet, getting straight to the point my current PC build was made in May of 2015. These are the specs that I am currently rocking. Geforce GTX 970 i5-4690K...
  15. W

    [SOLVED] Help:CPU i7-7700k Upgrade

    I am looking to upgrade my i7-7700k Cpu to a i9-9900k. My question because I still am very new to PC upgrading is can I keep my motherboard and just upgrade the CPU. My motherboard is a LENOVO 36C9. I can not find any information of this when i try searching the product on google. Making this...
  16. M

    Question help and info required for upgrade of I5 650

    hello , I have intel i5 650 cpu in my pc ,and was looking for upgrade so is I7 880 compatible with is?? and will there be any problems??. and is it a good proccessor for gamming purposes and a little editing?? . and is this processor ATLEAST SOME WHAT the level of I5 2400 procesor??. i donot...
  17. tthetutorial

    [SOLVED] Is it possible for upgrading prebuilt pc

    Hi, I currently have a hp pavilion 590-p0044 desktop, it is running a: Ryzen 5 2400G 12gb of ddr4 2666 ram Onboard graphics card 180W (china power supply) 2 hard drives of 500gb HDD On a motherboard (sunflower??) I am wondering could I move my prebuilt to a different case, change the PSU, and...
  18. R

    Question What should i upgrade?

    I have a PC i got recently and I would like to make a few upgrades for gaming and looking into video editing. ASRock B450M/ac Mother board AMD Ryzen 2700x CPU Team Group 2400 8x2dual band Ram - 16gig 2 slots open out of 4 Zotac RTX 2070 Super mini GPU 650w PSU Kratos 80 gold rated cooling is...
  19. A

    [SOLVED] Upgrading PC - CPU + MBD + RAM + SSD

    Hi everyone, I am planning to upgrade my PC, in particular m CPU and MBD and RAM which were bought in 2015. My current specs are: Userbenchmark PC Build Comparison Baseline Bench: Game 73%, Desk 78%, Work 56% CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB HDD...
  20. Pijmzhchus

    [SOLVED] Will my B350 board support Zen 3?

    I´ve read that B450 and X470 boards will get Zen 3 support. I just wanna know if my board will support it. It´s MSI Gaming Pro Carbon B350. Right now I have R5 1600 (not AF) and it´s fine, but in the future I will upgrade it for sure. Since it seems I can´t upgrade to Zen 3 (please tell me of...
  21. D

    Question My new motherboard isn't detecting my GPU

    So, I wanted to upgrade my cpu from an i3 4360 to a Ryzen 5 2600. My old motherboard and ram was not compatible so i had to buy a new motherboard and ram too. I set everything up correctly and i get no video output. The motherboard i have(msi b450m pro-vdh max) has a light indicator that turns...
  22. T

    [SOLVED] What parts of my PC are unbalanced (overkill, or lacking) for eachother?

    I feel some parts are holding others back, as it is functioning ingame quite poorly. I think it used to be better. I used to play RUST at max graphics at 60 FPS, and after logging into the game after like a year or something, i was met with a frame rate of about 13, so i put it on lowest...
  23. AtlasCorp

    [SOLVED] I need help in troubleshooting regarding my PSU and CPU

    I bought a new GPU 2 days ago, i went after it and asked a few people as well to avoid any problems. My old pc build: -asus h110m-a motherboard -8gb ddr4 2133hz ram -core i5 6500 3.2 ghz -gtx 950 2gb -deepcool de430 (300w) (peak power 430) psu -120gb ssd -1tb hdd I upgraded my gpu to a gtx 1660...
  24. D

    [SOLVED] Upgrading from i5 7400 to i7 9700

    Hello I have some questions : I have a computer with 16gb ddr4 ram , gtx 1060 3gb and an i5 7400. I am playing a lot of rust atm and when I play it I get 60-100 FPS , but after an hour it drops to 40-60 FPS . I think the problem is my cpu , so I want to change it. I want to change it to an i7...
  25. Arenok

    [SOLVED] 2 Noob-ish Questions Regarding Upgrading MoBo and CPU

    Hey hey, people. So I got a bit of 2 noob-ish questions (as the title of this post suggests) regarding an upgrade I plan to do this weekend with my brother. For a few years now I've been stuck with an AMD FX-8350 CPU with Corsair Vengeance RAM and using a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 R5 MoBo for my...
  26. ScreperisLT

    [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...
  27. Vulovic

    [SOLVED] Should i get a Intel i7-8700K or a i7-9700K?

    Hello, I'm going to upgrade my pc and I can get a bit cheaper the 8700K, but the store told me later this year they'll have the 9700K version. My Current Processor is an Intel i5-4440, my machine is mostly used for gaming. Should I get the 8700K or wait and save a bit more for the 9700K?
  28. Joris_vl

    [SOLVED] Should i upgrade my GTX960 2GB and maybe CPU? or is a new whole new pc a better idea?

    Hi, I'm new to tom's hardware (i hope this is the right forum for this question) and also new to upgrade pc parts and things, that's why im aksing for you help. I bought my pc 3,5 years ago. I didn't build it myself. A store build it for me. I can play games on low/medium at 1080p and get...
  29. M

    [SOLVED] Possibly low performance for specs

    When I play some games I am not able to turn the graphics up as high as I think I should be able to. In Fortnite, I'll get around 115 fps on low settings but it will drop down to 30 pretty consistently. I understand that this could just be from the poor optimization on Epic's side, but I'm...
  30. H

    [SOLVED] Upgrading a Dell OPTIPLEX 3060 MT

    I just purchased a Dell OPTIPLEX 3060 MT that has an I5 CPU, 4 GB Ram, 500GB HD, and W10P. Still waiting on delivery. I plan and have ordered 2, 8 GB DDR4-SDRAM modules, a 256 GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus MZ-V7S250B Internal SSD PCIe, a EVGA 500 W1 PSU, and an MSI VGA NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB DDR5...
  31. C

    Question What RAM does my motherboard use? Help Please!

    Hi all, I am kind of new to upgrading RAM and would love some help as to what RAM I should upgrade to. My motherboard specs say that my motherboard has "2 * 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots - Dual Channel DDR3 1600/1333 MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory (max 16GB)". I currently have 8GB (2 4GB sticks)...
  32. C

    [SOLVED] Computer runs, no USB or display

    So I just upgraded my PC and after completely installing all my parts I turned on the computer and it booted fine, rgb was working, all the fans were spinning l, hard drive was working. I go to plug in my monitors and restart and I get nothing, there is no display and on top of that I don’t have...
  33. A

    [SOLVED] Bought a new Mobo, SSD, GPU, and Ram

    Hello I recently just went and bought some new parts (RAM, GPU, MOBO, SSD) and am planning on rebuilding and or upgrading my PC tomorrow. I do have several concerns though since this is my first time upgrading my pc (Not building just upgrading). Anyways, I had a couple questions I wanted to...
  34. C

    Question Upgrading CPU increase in game FPS

    Hi all! Currently I have an i3-2120 @3.3GHz and a 1050ti GPU and I am experiencing in game studdering and lag on certain games. I was just wondering if I was to upgrade to the i7-3770 if that would help me out. I am not looking for maxed out settings or the best setup, but just want to be able...
  35. L

    Question Upgrading Motherboard and CPU

    I'm swapping from a ASRock Z270 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard and a Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor , To a ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard and a AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor I wanted to know what I need to do and what steps ill need to take to switch them over...
  36. D

    [SOLVED] CPU for a 2080 ti?

    I AM CANADIAN BY THE WAY SO MY DOLLAR VALUE IS POO Boxing day is coming up AND Thread-Ripper JUST came out and I currently have an i7 6700k cooled with a Coolermaster 212 EVO and a z270-k board with 16gb of lpx vengence ram, anyways. I believe the time to upgrade is NOW and i would love to...
  37. N

    Question Looking for a good PSU to run an i3-9100f + GTX 1050 + 8GB RAM

    Hello everybody. I'm going to buy an i3-9100F soon to upgrade from my Pentium G4400; together with this Pentium I'm currently running a GTX 1050 and 8 gigs of DDR4 RAM. My current PSU is crap though, it's a generic Sentey BCP-500XS which was included with the case I bought. So far it has worked...
  38. N

    Question I'm thinking of upgrading to an i3-9100f, what should I take in mind?

    Hello everybody. I've been waiting to upgrade to a actually DECENT CPU since late 2017; I'm currently running a Pentium G4400 (pls kill me), and like, at this point I'd rather eat pizza without cheese than keep running on this thing. So, I've got little to no money and the economical and...
  39. R

    [SOLVED] Should I reset before upgrading?

    Hi guys, I’m about to upgrade my mobo, cpu, ram and graphics card so basically the whole system 😂😂 but I’m wondering do I need to uninstall windows on my current system or will I have to option to reinstall Windows when I plug everything in after I build my pc. I’m using the same drives so I...
  40. J

    [SOLVED] Very specific clearance issue with Case/GPU/Mobo

    Case: NZXT S340 (Standard not Elite) Mobo: Asus Prime Z390-A GPU: MSI Armor 1070TI Hi guys and gals, So ever since the inception of my personal rig that i built almost a year ago now ive had this very evident clearance issue. So back when i just was putting together this PC for the first...