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  • My Asus VE228H has a refresh rate of less than 60 hz...?

    Every time I am playing a game, I get tearing even though I am capped at 60 Hz.

    I went into the EVGA Pixel OC tool and it says that the Default is 50 Hz...

    Is this incorrect or is my monitor a turd.

    2 AnswersMonitors7 years ago
  • Does Windows 8 Upgrade contain a Full License Key?

    I need a license key for my unregistered Windows 8 PC, but I am struggling to gather enough cash. I was wondering if anybody knew if the Windows 8 Upgrade contained a regular license key or some Pseudo-key that only works if you have a copy of Vista or 7.

    2 AnswersSoftware7 years ago
  • What other actions do I need to take when upgrading CPU from 3570 to 3770?

    I'm planning to upgrade my 3570k to a 3770k, what actions will I need to take apart from the obvious replacement of CPU and thermal paste.

    2 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Low FPS yet my CPU, GPU, RAM, and HDD Usage are not 100%? (listing specs)?

    I think it may be a CPU bottleneck, yet all 4 cores are no being used at 100% (hovering around 80) in BF3.

    BF3 is known for being CPU intensive, I know that.

    My specs are as follows

    3570k at 4.6 Ghz

    2 GTX 660s

    8 GB vengeance memory

    Asus P8Z77 mobo, mid range.

    750 watt OCZ PSU.

    1 TB Caviar Black HDD.

    What could be causing this?

    4 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Low FPS yet my CPU, GPU, RAM, and HDD Usage are not 100%?

    I think it may be a CPU bottleneck, yet all 4 cores are no being used at 100% (hovering around 80) in BF3.

    BF3 is known for being CPU intensive, and I am using 2 GTX 660s and a 3570k at 4.6 ghz.

    What could be causing this?

    1 AnswerDesktops8 years ago
  • Low FPS yet my CPU, GPU, RAM, and HDD Usage are not 100%?

    I think it may be a CPU bottleneck, yet all 4 cores are no being used at 100% (hovering around 80) in BF3.

    BF3 is known for being CPU intensive, and I am using a 3570k at 4.6 ghz.

    What could be causing this?

    2 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Low FPS yet my CPU, GPU, RAM, and HDD Usage are not 100%?

    I think it may be a CPU bottleneck, yet all 4 cores are no being used at 100% (hovering around 80) in BF3.

    What could be causing this?

    3 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Low FPS yet my CPU, GPU, RAM, and HDD Usage are not 100%?

    I am using an OCd 3570k at 4.6 Ghz and 2 GTX 660s in SLI and I am not getting 60 FPS even though none of my hardware is maxed out, it teeters around 50-60.

    The CPU is around 70% to 90% depending on the core, the GPUs 70%, the memory 7 out of 8 GB, and the HDD isn't stressed at all.

    Any idea what could be causing this?

    3 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Low FPS yet my CPU, GPU, RAM, and HDD Usage are not 100%?

    I am using an OCd 3570k at 4.6 Ghz and 2 GTX 660s in SLI and I am not getting 60 FPS even though none of my hardware is maxed out, it teeters around 50-60.

    The CPU is around 90%, the GPUs 70%, the memory 7 out of 8 GB, and the HDD isn't stressed at all.

    Any idea what could be causing this?

    3 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Low FPS yet my CPU, GPU, RAM, and HDD Usage are not 100%?

    I am using an OCd 3570k at 4.6 Ghz and 2 GTX 660s in SLI and I am not getting 60 FPS even though none of my hardware is maxed out, it teeters around 50-60.

    The CPU is around 90%, the GPUs 70%, the memory 7 out of 8 GB, and the HDD isn't stressed at all.

    Any idea what could be causing this?

    3 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Dumbbell weights for unfit teen?

    Hey, I was browsing this site in interest and I thought I could ask people for some advice.

    I am looking to get into weightlifiting for both weight loss (I'm pretty big), and muscle growth.

    I can't afford much on account of my age but I have access to a pretty comprehensive set of dumbbells and a proper bench.

    Could anyone give me some tips or recommendations on how to start?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks in advance.

    2 AnswersDiet & Fitness8 years ago
  • In your opinion will my current PC beat the PS4 in raw power?

    Hi, I don't really ask questions on this site, but I thought I might ask for some opinions.

    I have a mid-range gaming PC with a 3570k at 4.6 Ghz and a MSI GTX 660 at 1.2 Ghz, do you think I will have more raw computing power than the PS4? (More power than the Xbox one is a given)

    2 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Will a 3570k bottleneck 2 GTX 660's for gaming?

    I currently have a 3570k OC'd system with a MSI GTX 660 overclocked to 1200 Mhz.

    The GPU is currently the bottleneck, but will adding a second GTX 660 in SLI make the CPU the bottleneck?

    Any help would be appreciated :)

    3 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • What does AMD count as CPU "cores"?

    I recently built an intel system, and while looking at the AMD opposition, I noticed that a lot of people had criticized the current and previous gen CPUs on having less physical cores then specified.

    Any clarification on this would be much appreciated :)

    3 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Cor 1/4 hot under idle, core 2/3 hotter under load.?

    As it says in title, I have checked with multiple temp monitors.

    I have a 3570k and an Enermax ETS T40 CPU cooler, I reapplied thermal paste, no change.

    Any suggestions? Or is this normal XD

    1 AnswerDesktops8 years ago
  • Negative or Positive case pressure?

    Hi!

    I have a gaming PC in a CM Storm Enforcer case with standard fans. I am adding a top fan for extra cooling, and was wondering if it would be better for temps to have it as exhaust or intake

    Current Fans

    Intake- 200mm 1000RPM

    Exhaust- 120mm 1500 RPM

    Exhaust- PSU fan

    Top fan- 200mm with 192 CFM air flow.

    ANy recommendations?

    2 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Top case fan or 2nd CPU fan?

    Hi!

    I have a CM Storm enforcer, and am upgrading the cooling with an Enermax ETX-T40-TB CPU cooler, but with an extra 20 dollars to spare, I have 2 options. Either add a second CPU fan for a push-pull, or add a 200m fan for the top of the case.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated :D

    2 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • Is it worth doing a PC Assembly course on obsolete hardware?

    I am doing a class for Computer Assembly and Repair, and in the 3rd week we actually got into the course, which is a course from CISCO from 2002, which talks about technology that is completely phased out, obsolete, and no longer used. I'm talking about Windows 95, Socket 1 90 Mhz Pentium, 512 KB Memory on the computers.

    CISCO made a new course but for whatever reason we cannot use it.

    Is it worth even continuing with a course on already obsolete hardware that is of no use now or in the future?

    4 AnswersDesktops8 years ago
  • My origin and steam games keep uninstalling?

    I just logged into steam and origin this morning to find all of my games had uninstalled, I got rather mad (due to data cap) and after reinstalling one of my Origin games, played it for half an hour, logged out, and logged back in, to find it had uninstalled itself again.

    I have run full AVG and Avast scans, with 0 Threats

    1 AnswerVideo & Online Games8 years ago
  • Safe clocks for GTX 660 Twin Frozr 3?

    hi!

    I just purchased the MSI Twin Frozr 3 for my new desktop setup and remember MSI afterburner, but I am worried about overclocking it too far. What are the safe clocks for the core and memory?

    1 AnswerDesktops8 years ago