• Can I put a Intel core i7 in my Dell?

    I currently have a Dell Optiplex 755 (full size) with a Intel Core 2 Duo processor. I want to put a core i7 or at least a i5 in it. Is it possible?
    I currently have a Dell Optiplex 755 (full size) with a Intel Core 2 Duo processor. I want to put a core i7 or at least a i5 in it. Is it possible?
    14 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are you going to buy into the AMD Ryzen platform if it's good?

    If so, which CPU and motherboard will you pick? What kind of performance would compel you to buy a Ryzen setup? IPC and overall If you're upgrading, what setup are you currently using?
    If so, which CPU and motherboard will you pick? What kind of performance would compel you to buy a Ryzen setup? IPC and overall If you're upgrading, what setup are you currently using?
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Which cpu is stronger i3 - 4130 or i7 6600u?

    Best answer: While I don't think Passmark is right, it says these 2 processors score evenly. I would assume the Turbo mode on the Skylake laptop i7 helps it manage against the Haswell i3. In fact, I would expect the Desktop Core i3 to have a better score than the low-powered Core i7 dual... show more
    Best answer: While I don't think Passmark is right, it says these 2 processors score evenly. I would assume the Turbo mode on the Skylake laptop i7 helps it manage against the Haswell i3. In fact, I would expect the Desktop Core i3 to have a better score than the low-powered Core i7 dual core.

    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=2608&cmp%5B%5D=2015

    Gotta remember, your i7-6600u is a low powered Dual-Core laptop processor.

    The desktop would be the best choice because you could easily cool the part. On top of that, with the desktop you can upgrade other parts in order to make it a high end system.

    With the laptop, you're stuck with the 6600u but in the desktop you could upgrade to a Core i7-4790 if you are willing to spend $300 on the processor.

    The 4gb or 8gb AMD RX 480 is a better choice than a 3gb GTX 1060. The RX 480 is priced better and delivers better performance in DX12 games. The only upside to the 3gb GTX 1060 is it's lower power requirements.
    66 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is wrong with my computer?

    24 answers · 5 days ago
  • I m building a gaming PC, do these parts work? Is there something that would work better for a similar price?

    - Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz QuadCore 8MB Cache Processor. £331 - ASUS STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-Gaming Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 Graphics Card - Black. £414 - EVGA 650 W G2 GOLD 80+ Modular PC Power Supply Unit. £87 - Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz CL15 XMP 2.0 High Performance... show more
    - Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz QuadCore 8MB Cache Processor. £331 - ASUS STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-Gaming Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 Graphics Card - Black. £414 - EVGA 650 W G2 GOLD 80+ Modular PC Power Supply Unit. £87 - Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz CL15 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit - Black. £118 - AORUS GA-Z270X Gaming K5 1151 7th Gen DDR4 2 Way SLI RGB Fusion Motherboard - Black £166 - Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive - Black. £89 - Corsair C W-9060028WW Hydro Series H45 Liquid CPU Coole. £44 I already have a 1.5TB HDD and a case. The games I tend to play are more world builders, turn based and RTS games. Should that make any difference. Thank you in advance for any advice.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I purchase a high-end iMac or build a PC with a budget of around $2,000?

    I use the full Adobe CC suit, Unity, and play some low-intensity Steam games and Overwatch.
    I use the full Adobe CC suit, Unity, and play some low-intensity Steam games and Overwatch.
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • My computer is making a grinding noise at start up only?

    Best answer: Your fans are likely at fault. I know they seem fine, but they may be having thermal issues. Try running the PC for 15 minutes or so, then REBOOT the PC using the START menu, RESTART sequence. IF the 'ginding noise' happens again, then your system disk is possibly faling and likely needs to be... show more
    Best answer: Your fans are likely at fault. I know they seem fine, but they may be having thermal issues. Try running the PC for 15 minutes or so, then REBOOT the PC using the START menu, RESTART sequence.

    IF the 'ginding noise' happens again, then your system disk is possibly faling and likely needs to be replaced SOON. A BUSY disk doesn't sound like "GRINDING"

    If the 'grinding noise' does not come back, I would venture that one of your fans is failing. It is noisy when COLD, but runs smoothly after warming. Remember, you have most likely 3 fans: CASE, CPU and Video Card GPU fans. Could be any one of those, but check the Video Card fan first since it tends to be the smallest and usually of poorer quality. (Yes, They TOO can be replaced)
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Motherboard wont recognize my windows 10?

    I am building a PC, my motherboard is P5G41c-m and i bought a 500gb HDD with windows 10 on it. Basically when i start the PC, the motherboard isnt recognizing the windows 10 on the hdd (although it does know the hdd is plugged in). I am not sure what to do. I was told i can get what i need off Microsoft for free... show more
    I am building a PC, my motherboard is P5G41c-m and i bought a 500gb HDD with windows 10 on it. Basically when i start the PC, the motherboard isnt recognizing the windows 10 on the hdd (although it does know the hdd is plugged in). I am not sure what to do. I was told i can get what i need off Microsoft for free (maybe a disc), but im not sure what im looking for. Can someone please suggest some ways to help? Thanks
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is the Ryzen 7 1700 just as good as the Ryzen 7 1800x for gaming?

    Best answer: It depends on which benchmark you're looking at and for which game. 90% of the time the user isn't going to see the difference between the 7700k and 6900k in games. It depends on the graphical settings as well. In reviews they tend to cherrypick benchmarks and use popular game titles to sway results one... show more
    Best answer: It depends on which benchmark you're looking at and for which game. 90% of the time the user isn't going to see the difference between the 7700k and 6900k in games. It depends on the graphical settings as well.

    In reviews they tend to cherrypick benchmarks and use popular game titles to sway results one way or another. More often than not the 7700k is a better performer in games than the 6900k because it's IPC is slightly higher, the clock speed is higher, and 95% of games rarely use more than 4 threads.

    The difference between the 1700 is not the same as the 1800x because the IPC and corecount will be the same. The only thing that separates them is the clock speed. So in an instance where the game favors a faster clock speed the 1800x will be slightly better. However, since you have the luxury of overclocking the 1700, you can erase that difference.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is it bad that i have 876 gb free out of 930 gb on my hard drive?

    Best answer: No that's not bad. That's normal. Your OS takes up some space and all the bloatware that comes on most pre-built systems also take up quite a bit of space.. The recovery partition also takes up some space as well.

    Don't worry about it.
    Best answer: No that's not bad. That's normal. Your OS takes up some space and all the bloatware that comes on most pre-built systems also take up quite a bit of space.. The recovery partition also takes up some space as well.

    Don't worry about it.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • What should I upgrade in my PC first?

    Best answer: You have to consider the market in this case. The price of the 1800x and the motherboards aren't going anywhere for a while. Once AMD releases Vega in May the price of the GTX 1070 is going to sink like a brick. You will get a small boost in gaming performance in some cases with the 1800x as that will be a huge... show more
    Best answer: You have to consider the market in this case. The price of the 1800x and the motherboards aren't going anywhere for a while. Once AMD releases Vega in May the price of the GTX 1070 is going to sink like a brick. You will get a small boost in gaming performance in some cases with the 1800x as that will be a huge leap in processing power. Just because of the market I would recommend the 1800x first. By the time you have to funds to upgrade the graphics cards, you will have more options to get more with your money.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • How can i test a motherboard without a CPU?

    Best answer: The reason you need a CPU is because the BIOS won't work without a CPU. In order to test a board, You need to be able to get the board to POST and the only way you can do that is through the BIOS. Your Asus board is covered under a warranty. So, if you miss the return window with the retailer, then you'd... show more
    Best answer: The reason you need a CPU is because the BIOS won't work without a CPU.

    In order to test a board, You need to be able to get the board to POST and the only way you can do that is through the BIOS.

    Your Asus board is covered under a warranty. So, if you miss the return window with the retailer, then you'd have to deal with Asus's customer service if your board is faulty.

    Some 1155 are worth quite a bit of money. A Core i7-3770k is worth around $200 used. An i5-3570k is worth $100. A 2500k could easily fetch $70, which is enough to use the proceeds to buy a Pentium g4560 for testing the board. If you live in a bigger city, then check your craigslist listings for comparable 1155 processors.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should i get the amd ryzen processors when they come out?

    so i wanted a new computer for like the past 6 months now. but i heard amd would be releasing new processors and so i waited. and know i heard they come out march 2nd. the problem is i never build a computer myself. but i want to buy the processor when they come out. i have about $1400 to spend. what do you think?
    so i wanted a new computer for like the past 6 months now. but i heard amd would be releasing new processors and so i waited. and know i heard they come out march 2nd. the problem is i never build a computer myself. but i want to buy the processor when they come out. i have about $1400 to spend. what do you think?
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Hi, I need some help with my computer RAM.?

    My PC hasn t been on for a long time. When I finally turned it on, there was no display on the screen. I tried many and many things, but nothing seems to work, so I went out and bought a new motherboard. Problem solved. However that s not the problem I m having, I think one of my RAM sticks is dead or maybe it isn... show more
    My PC hasn t been on for a long time. When I finally turned it on, there was no display on the screen. I tried many and many things, but nothing seems to work, so I went out and bought a new motherboard. Problem solved. However that s not the problem I m having, I think one of my RAM sticks is dead or maybe it isn t I m not sure. I have 2x4GB of RAM. What I had observed is my BIOS detects that I only have 4 GBs of RAM. However windows detects that I have 8 GBs of RAM but only 3.95 is usable. I tried switching around the RAM sticks. That didn t work. I tried each RAM stick one at a time. My PC refuses to boot with one of them. So I removed the "dead" stick, thinking it is a windows 10 issue but system information now says 4 GB of RAM. Is there anyway I can revive this RAM or do I need to go out and buy another stick of RAM?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Whats the difference? Dual core vs Celeron, or Core 2 Duo?

    Best answer: Order of best to worst: Core 2 Duo, Dual Core, Celeron. The difference is the efficiency at which they work and how much cache they have (All this basically means that a 2.6Ghz C2D is better than a 2.6Ghz DC). Regardless of what other people say, a 2.2Ghz Dual Core computer does not run at 4.4Ghz. ... show more
    Best answer: Order of best to worst: Core 2 Duo, Dual Core, Celeron.
    The difference is the efficiency at which they work and how much cache they have (All this basically means that a 2.6Ghz C2D is better than a 2.6Ghz DC).

    Regardless of what other people say, a 2.2Ghz Dual Core computer does not run at 4.4Ghz.

    Think of it like this:
    A single core computer is like a one way road with one lane with the speed limit of 2200km/h (pretty bloody fast, I know).
    A dual core computer is like a one way road with two lanes with the speed limit of 2200km/h.

    As you can see, the dual core is more efficient than the single core (it can take double the cars), but they can only travel at a maximum of 2200km/h. Or in other words, the single core sorts out one bit of data in the same time then dual core sorts out two bits of data.

    Really, it depends on what you're doing. If you will play games or watch HD movies or encoding, get the Core 2 Duo. If you are just browsing the internet, and other office work, go for the cheapest (But at least a 1.8Ghz - that way it will still be ... usable after a few years).
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Upgrading only the motherboard will give some performance improvements to a computer system. Why would the improvement be limited?

    Best answer: All the parts must be compatible. I recently increased my RAM to 16 gb. from 4. This will improve performance, but the CPU is a weak old man. I could add a new and stronger CPU, but then the computer will run hotter and the fan might not be able to handle it. You can replace every single component, and it's a... show more
    Best answer: All the parts must be compatible. I recently increased my RAM to 16 gb. from 4. This will improve performance, but the CPU is a weak old man. I could add a new and stronger CPU, but then the computer will run hotter and the fan might not be able to handle it. You can replace every single component, and it's a good practical exercise to do that, but it's cheaper to buy a new computer.
    4 answers · 3 days ago