• Can a motherboard be the bottleneck for cpu or gpu ?

    can motherboards limit the cpu and gpu ability ?
    can motherboards limit the cpu and gpu ability ?
    8 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Does changing RAM can fry the motherboard?

    How?
    How?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Could I put my old computer 's hard drive into my computer I'm going to get?

    I'm getting a computer with no hard drive. But I have my old computer's hard drive. Could I put it in the one on going to get? My old computer motherboard died I think. So I don't know if all the other parts died too.
    I'm getting a computer with no hard drive. But I have my old computer's hard drive. Could I put it in the one on going to get? My old computer motherboard died I think. So I don't know if all the other parts died too.
    6 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Computer not showing full RAM amount?

    It's supposed to have a 2GB maximum but I put in 4GB anyway. The BIOS shows the full 4GB, but Windows says 3319MB. I ran Memtest and it showed that same 3319MB. Is 3319MB the real maximum and they just rounded down to an even 2GB? Also why does Windows show it in MB and not GB? It's a Compaq SR5254X,... show more
    It's supposed to have a 2GB maximum but I put in 4GB anyway. The BIOS shows the full 4GB, but Windows says 3319MB. I ran Memtest and it showed that same 3319MB. Is 3319MB the real maximum and they just rounded down to an even 2GB? Also why does Windows show it in MB and not GB? It's a Compaq SR5254X, running Windows Vista.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Computer "Hibernation" problem?

    Best answer: Possible cause 1: Overheating. Check in the task manager if the CPU is too hot (above 80 C°) Possible cause 2: Sometimes, when you put a electronic device on the keyboard (around where your wrists rest), it will trigger the magnets that detects if you close the lid or not. The PC will think that you closed the lid... show more
    Best answer: Possible cause 1: Overheating. Check in the task manager if the CPU is too hot (above 80 C°)
    Possible cause 2: Sometimes, when you put a electronic device on the keyboard (around where your wrists rest), it will trigger the magnets that detects if you close the lid or not. The PC will think that you closed the lid and go in hibernation
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I test a CPU?

    Is there something like Memtest but for testing a CPU?
    Is there something like Memtest but for testing a CPU?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Could not get access to bios setup.?

    recently i turned on ultra fast mode and alarm on temperature over 60. my pc is windows 8.1 motherboard is gygabyte h81. now i wanna stop this boring noise because it makes noise every time i start pc. but unfortunately i couldn't get access to my bios setup. now what could i do? i tried starting ... show more
    recently i turned on ultra fast mode and alarm on temperature over 60. my pc is windows 8.1 motherboard is gygabyte h81. now i wanna stop this boring noise because it makes noise every time i start pc. but unfortunately i couldn't get access to my bios setup. now what could i do? i tried starting with safe mode. but then my keyboard is disconnected and i couldn't press f4 or f5 key. now please give me a suggestion what to do now?
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Need a good CPU for under 200.?

    I want a CPU that preferably has 4 cores and is no lower than 3 Ghz. What's the best CPU for gaming and general use that is also under 200, cheaper is better.
    I want a CPU that preferably has 4 cores and is no lower than 3 Ghz. What's the best CPU for gaming and general use that is also under 200, cheaper is better.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is this pc with it?

    Best answer: That PC is a a bad value choice at $350 in the USA as a $150 overpriced PC with a $200 graphics card added. You can do better upgrading a PC yourself that starts with a proper 3rd gen quad core i5 and 8GB RAM for less money. Details follow: Q8300 or Q9300 CPU scores 2990-3164 as moderately weak CPU with no... show more
    Best answer: That PC is a a bad value choice at $350 in the USA as a $150 overpriced PC with a $200 graphics card added.
    You can do better upgrading a PC yourself that starts with a proper 3rd gen quad core i5 and 8GB RAM for less money.
    Details follow:
    Q8300 or Q9300 CPU scores 2990-3164 as moderately weak CPU with no upgrading
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.ph...
    As a new CPU, equivalent is a Celeron G3930.

    PC is no newer than 2009, with a graphics card upgrade added
    Ram is the old DDR2 and only 4GB instead of 8
    250 watt power supply is low power available and loading an old psu

    A GTX 1050 TI is now up at $200, but an RX 560 4GB 1024 version can be bought for $140 after rebate and is on average equivalent, even if it needs a better power supply by a bit
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...

    i3-2120 score 3919, 8GB DDR3 250GB HDD Win 10 Pro at $126
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...
    even adding or cloning to 1 TB HDD is $60 and the GTX 1050 TI at $200 still gets a stronger CPU and 8GB newer faster ram at under $400.

    You show a US$150 PC with a $200 graphics card added.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5965580816
    $229 Dell Optiplex 7010 Tower I5-3470 Quad Core 3200 8Gb DDR3 1Tb Dvd Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    $24 power supply after rebate
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139201
    Though others are better
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/power-supply/#sort=price&e=6,5,4,2&W=420,2000
    $140 on the RX 560
    Under $400 gets a CPU more than double the performance, double the ram faster speed, newer system, equal gaming or better, better power supply, and you could just take the $229 and add a $200 GTX 1050 TI version that does not require a PCIe power connector for a total of $430 and be much better than what you show.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Hard drive (HDD) problem on my computer?

    Hi, I have 2 hard drives in my pc and one is defective and needs to be replaced. Is there any way I can remove it without formatting? It causes some problems to my computer
    Hi, I have 2 hard drives in my pc and one is defective and needs to be replaced. Is there any way I can remove it without formatting? It causes some problems to my computer
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why does my PC have trouble waking up from sleep mode?

    I have a win 10 PC and I keep having to reboot it to get it to wake up from sleep mode. I used to be able to just click any button on my keyboard or click my mouse to get it to wake up, then put my password into log in, but not anymore. Do you think its a problem with the BIOS or something?
    I have a win 10 PC and I keep having to reboot it to get it to wake up from sleep mode. I used to be able to just click any button on my keyboard or click my mouse to get it to wake up, then put my password into log in, but not anymore. Do you think its a problem with the BIOS or something?
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Ddr3 to ddr4 RAM.?

    So I’m upgrading my pc and I’m getting a new motherboard that takes ddr4 RAM. But memory prices are outrageous right now. So I was wondering is there was and DDR3 to DDR4 adapters so I don’t have to pay a pretty penny for new RAM sticks.
    So I’m upgrading my pc and I’m getting a new motherboard that takes ddr4 RAM. But memory prices are outrageous right now. So I was wondering is there was and DDR3 to DDR4 adapters so I don’t have to pay a pretty penny for new RAM sticks.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • My PC upgrade?

    Best answer: The Maximus VII Hero is a z97 board and it should be able to support a Core i7-4790k out of the box. If it's doesn't then it's not a big issue either since the Maximus VII Hero has a BIOS flashback feature on the I/O port area. You can read your motherboard's manual to find out more about flashing... show more
    Best answer: The Maximus VII Hero is a z97 board and it should be able to support a Core i7-4790k out of the box. If it's doesn't then it's not a big issue either since the Maximus VII Hero has a BIOS flashback feature on the I/O port area. You can read your motherboard's manual to find out more about flashing the BIOS. If you make a mistake and flash the wrong BIOS then you will have to go to ebay and order a new BIOS chip, so make sure you have the correct BIOS for your board before flashing it.

    I just bought a Core i7-4790k on ebay for $240 and they sometimes go for cheaper than that. You might pick up some FPS improvements in high FPS situations with the higher clocked Core i7-4790k, if you have a lower clocked Core i5 CPU like the Core i5-4460. Upgrading the GPU beyond the lowly GTX 650ti will do far more to improve your gaming performance.

    If you're only gaming with that PC then going beyond 16gb will enter the realm of diminished returns. Right now even DDR3 RAM is much more expensive than it was 2 years ago, so it would be cheaper to only upgrade to 16gb at this time. The only reason to go beyond 16gb is because you are multitasking while playing games. A GTX 1080ti does need more than 8gb of system RAM, but that's because more system RAM is used when you're gaming at a screen resolution that's higher than 1080p at High settings. Yes, the z87 Maximus VI and z97 Maximus VII support up to 32gb of RAM. Most Socket 1150 chipsets and boards support up to 32gb of DDR3.

    Typically a quality 650w power supply is enough to cover a system with a quad-core CPU, and AIO cooler, and a high end graphics card that consumes a lot of power. Even if you upgrade to a card like the GTX 1080ti, you should still have plenty of headroom for other small parts. A Hard Drive is lucky to consume 9w when it's running and a stick of RAM consumes maybe 3w. If you have a apevia, coolmax, diablotek, logisys, raidmax, xigmatek, cougar, or xion brand power supply then I suggest getting a new one before upgrading the system. The EVGA B3, G2, G1+ or Corsair RMx series are good.

    About the GTX 1080ti, I have one but the only reason I bought it was to push a 2160p monitor. If you're still gaming on a standard 1080p monitor that runs at 60hz then you will max out all the games with a GTX 1070. Even a 6gb GTX 1060 will max out most games while giving you almost 60fps at 1080p, but the GTX 1070 and GTX 1070ti push that over the top. Even a GTX 1080 is considered overkill for standard 1080p gaming. If you just bought a 1080p monitor that runs at 144hz then get the Core i7-4790k and at least a GTX 1080. The GTX 1080ti is 35% faster than the GTX 1080 at 2160p but at 1080p the GTX 1080ti is only 25% faster.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Best computer brand?

    Best answer: When it comes to the computer itself, they are basically all the same at each price point. This leaves customer service as the deciding factor should you be computer illiterate. Many companies offer good customer service. The best computers are the ones you build yourself since you can pay for the features you want.
    Best answer: When it comes to the computer itself, they are basically all the same at each price point. This leaves customer service as the deciding factor should you be computer illiterate. Many companies offer good customer service. The best computers are the ones you build yourself since you can pay for the features you want.
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is buying an imac a bad idea?

    My fear is a newer 2018 model will release and be designed much nicer or have much higher specs. And does anyone have any idea when the next imac will release?
    My fear is a newer 2018 model will release and be designed much nicer or have much higher specs. And does anyone have any idea when the next imac will release?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is buying an iMac worth it?

    I am considering buying a Mac computer primarily for apps like GarageBand. Budget-wise, I've narrowed it down to either the MacBook Air or an iMac. I'm still keeping my Windows computer for gaming and entertainment purposes, so if I'm mostly buying a Mac for music production, should I save money and buy... show more
    I am considering buying a Mac computer primarily for apps like GarageBand. Budget-wise, I've narrowed it down to either the MacBook Air or an iMac. I'm still keeping my Windows computer for gaming and entertainment purposes, so if I'm mostly buying a Mac for music production, should I save money and buy the Macbook Air or buy the iMac? What specific benefits does an iMac have over a Macbook Air?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • My computer has been acting really strange. Why? Please help!?

    Best answer: Could have been a few things. 1: The computer started up as a different user (maybe Administrtor instead of your user account.) If you create a new user on Windows, it will have the default background, like you saw, and none of "your" files (different account.) 2: For some reason the computer reverted... show more
    Best answer: Could have been a few things.

    1: The computer started up as a different user (maybe Administrtor instead of your user account.) If you create a new user on Windows, it will have the default background, like you saw, and none of "your" files (different account.)

    2: For some reason the computer reverted to an older backup. Windows 10 has a limited backup system, mainly for system configuration. This way if an update or a new configuration causes problems you can go back to an earlier good state.

    Although WHY the computer did this is a separate question. Fortunately it seems to have been a glitch, and hopefully won't happen again.
    6 answers · 1 week ago