Forum discussion tagged with upgrading.
  1. Aleksxx03

    Question Is 4 sticks ddr5 a bad idea?

    I recently upgraded my pc and with this had to upgrade to ddr5. Currently I am running in dual channel mode with two 8gb sticks (16gb total), I am planning to upgrade to 32 by buying 2 more 8gb sticks so I will by using all 4 slots. I have read about some issues regarding stability so I wanted...
  2. civl23s

    Question Could updating my ASUS BIOS potentially brick my PC?

    Hello, I'm new here! I'm trying to fix an issue with my storage units by upgrading my BIOS version for my ASUS Z690-A Motherboard. However I've heard people say that upgrading from a version that's got a big leap between updates could potentially brick my PC For example I am on ver 0403...
  3. S

    Question Is 20% bottleneck alot? 5600X with RTX2080 Super

    Hi, I'am currently in the process of upgrading my PC that i built in 2019. I was planning on getting a Ryzen 5 5600X and a RTX 2080 super. I checked the compatibility on pc-builds.com/bottleneck-calculator, just to see would everything work ok together. The results where, ''This configuration...
  4. biruz117

    Question Upgrading cpu and motherboard, need suggestions.

    My current build is a 1650 super with a i7-6700 which I've been told was a bottleneck but it was okay for the games I played, I'm now planning on upgrading the CPU but for that, I'd also need a new motherboard and I'm looking for suggestions up to 200€ . So far I thought about getting the...
  5. A

    Question Amd to Intel- Help with moving

    I need to upgrade my 3700x/B450 combo to 13900K/B760. The PROBLEM is that I've got +300 games installed and +200 programs, 50% of which are essential for my work and have config files/templates/presets which would take months to track, something that I don't have. Reinstalling all the games and...
  6. BrightonUK

    Question Just too much info

    Hi guys First post and it's another "Please Help Me Upgrade My PC" question that I know has been asked and answered many times and that is my problem I have tried to figure out what to get but the multitude of information is just too much for this idiot. I am using Premiere Studio for my...
  7. Spellbreak

    Build Advice Upgrading my gaming PC after 6 years

    Hello guys! Here I'm back after 6 years, again in need of your expertise. Here is link to my current build PC partpicker, only case is missing, couldn't find it there: Corsair Obsidian 550d. Approximate Purchase Date: In the next couple of months. Budget Range: ~1800 EUR/1900 USD System Usage...
  8. T

    [SOLVED] Should I delete older driver before switching to another brand of the same GPU?

    I am switching from Gainward 3050 to ASUS 3050. Should I delete the old drivers before doing this?
  9. Z

    Question upgrading ram 16gb to 32

    hi i have a team delta ddr 4 3600mhz dual channel 16gb ( 2x8). im thinking to upgrade to 32gb. my question is : do i have to change it completly to 16x2 or can i just buy another 2x8 exactly same ddr the one that im using? if it can be done, will it be affected to performance? please enlight me...
  10. gmlibres48

    Question Upgrading my pc.

    My PC is not working properly sometime it will turning off for unexpectedly I think there's a problem in my computer but I don't know the exactly wrong in this computer because I only very little knowledge in computer. I'm asking if I Should upgrade or buy a new one. (Im not good at English...
  11. GenericNamePls

    [SOLVED] Would a 550W PSU be enough to upgrade to a 3070Ti?

    Howdy first time posting here, So I've just bought a 3070Ti as an upgrade to my current 1080 which has served me well, however I've also bought a Ryzen 7 3800x to replace my Ryzen 5 1600 after confirming my mobo supports it via a BIOS update, both of these new parts have higher tdp's than the...
  12. A

    Question Wanting an upgrade that's worth the money

    I currently am rocking an i9-9900k 3.60GHz, I have a GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, 16GB of RAM, and for a motherboard I have the MSI Z390 Gaming Plus. I am wanting an upgrade that is worth the money that I would end up spending. I do not have the best rig but I would consider that I have a pretty decent...
  13. TwinDenis

    [SOLVED] is Windows 11 worth installing for gaming performance right now rather than Windows 10?

    Hey, I was wondering if it is worth doing a windows 11 install rather than windows 10 install when it comes to gaming performance (games such as elden ring or other relatively new titles). Specs are attached below: View: https://i.imgur.com/6Qyh7pF_d.webp?maxwidth=760&fidelity=grand
  14. redenn_unend

    Question i would like to ask for your guys opinions on my PC upgrades.

    hello, I'm planning on upgrading some parts of my pc and I would like some perspectives on it. These are the components that I'm currently running on my system which are also the parts I want to upgrade. CPU: i5-4460 Motherboard: B85M-G RAM: 16GB (DDR3 Dual Channel 1600MHz) There are the...
  15. M

    [SOLVED] 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...
  16. R

    [SOLVED] 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...
  17. N

    [SOLVED] 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...