• My pc started smoking and never turned on again some help? plsss?

    Best answer: Sounds like a power supply failure. Unfortunately, a power supply failure is often catastrophic and will destroy other components in the process. Of course, do not send any more power through the pc or the components. Inspect each component where the power supply connects to it for damage (usually melting/burn... show more
    Best answer: Sounds like a power supply failure. Unfortunately, a power supply failure is often catastrophic and will destroy other components in the process.

    Of course, do not send any more power through the pc or the components. Inspect each component where the power supply connects to it for damage (usually melting/burn marks) on or around the connectors. If you notice melting or burn marks, its very likely that component is dead and will likely need to replace. Also, try using your sense of smell to determine whether or not the components may have been affected. If the components smell burnt/fried, especially after taking them out and letting them air out a bit, it also may mean they are damaged and may need replacement.

    If components show no signs of external damage, you can attempt to connect them to another pc (or your replacement pc) to see if they are still functional. This also includes USB devices that were connected at the time. They may not show signs of damage but they still may be. Use another pc to test them.

    This is what happens when you don't use a decent quality power supply, and/or when you let too much dust and dirt build up inside the power supply and pc. Often times on pre-built computers, the power supply is very low quality. So its recommended you replace the stock power supply in many cases, especially if you do any hardware additions or upgrades and/or overclocking.

    When you buy decent quality power supplies, sometimes they will replace the damaged hardware if you send them proof and they find the cause was a defect in the power supply. (the really cheap brands won't do that. probably because they know their shitty psus cant wait to catch on fire)
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why is my pc so slow??

    Idk why but pretty much every aspect of my pc is slow and buggy. The typing is laggy, opening is laggy, games are unplayable, and dont even get me started on the internet speed. I have a pretty slow internet speed but it shouldnt effect the speed of pc tasks right? My specs are intel core i5 6500, my gpu is a gtx... show more
    Idk why but pretty much every aspect of my pc is slow and buggy. The typing is laggy, opening is laggy, games are unplayable, and dont even get me started on the internet speed. I have a pretty slow internet speed but it shouldnt effect the speed of pc tasks right? My specs are intel core i5 6500, my gpu is a gtx 960, I have 8 GBs of ram, I just upgraded my hard drive for a total of 3 TBs of space, and I have a 650 watt psu. I know for a fact I dont have any viruses on it either and it's only about a year old. Any suggestions to make it not slow and buggy?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is this PC good enough for Gaming?

    Best answer: There's two items that's missing to make an accurate assessment... * More in-depth details of your processor * Graphics Card Right now... Your computer is NOT SUITABLY CAPABLE of major gaming, mostly because you need a graphics card to cover the 3D requirements for games. A basic Nvidia GTX 1050 (~$100)... show more
    Best answer: There's two items that's missing to make an accurate assessment...

    * More in-depth details of your processor
    * Graphics Card

    Right now... Your computer is NOT SUITABLY CAPABLE of major gaming, mostly because you need a graphics card to cover the 3D requirements for games. A basic Nvidia GTX 1050 (~$100) would get it up to Mid-Range gaming capability, but would likely want to go with a GTX 1060 (~$220) or better (OR AMD Equivalence) for higher capability.

    The information about the processor is very minimal (only being AN Intel Core i7 processor running at 3.5 Ghz), but providing the model number (like Core i7-4765T) can provide more information for those who are willing to do some research (in the example, that's a 4th generation Core i7 low-power processor that runs at 2.0 Ghz on idle).


    You may want to consider increasing your RAM to 16 GB & get more storage space (as 500 GB's is a bit small), but that's not as critical.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why is my high spec pc running like a potato?

    My pc used to be able to run very demanding games like gta v in 4k, Battlefront etc. I reset it to factory settings and now it can t even run simple games. The specs are: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6gb 16 gb RAM Intel Core i7 -4790 3.60GHz Probably missed something.
    My pc used to be able to run very demanding games like gta v in 4k, Battlefront etc. I reset it to factory settings and now it can t even run simple games. The specs are: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6gb 16 gb RAM Intel Core i7 -4790 3.60GHz Probably missed something.
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • I bought PC video game but I don t have a spot for disks?

    Best answer: Reinterpreting what you posted: 1) You bought an optical disc (CD or DVD) "south park game for PC". 2) The computer on which the game is to run has no optical drive. 3) You know the process to install the optical disc game onto the computer means an optical drive that can read the discs needs to be... show more
    Best answer: Reinterpreting what you posted:
    1) You bought an optical disc (CD or DVD) "south park game for PC".
    2) The computer on which the game is to run has no optical drive.
    3) You know the process to install the optical disc game onto the computer means an optical drive that can read the discs needs to be connected to the computer.
    4) You know an appropriate external optical drive is ~$20.
    5) You don't want to buy the optical drive.

    Interpretations and a suggestion:
    a) llaffer and Tasm suggested that the discs are returned from where they were purchased and the game manufacturer web site be visited to see if the game can be downloaded and installed. If the game packaging was opened, it may not be returnable. Usually, the box containing the disc(s) for the game is marked that discs are inside and what version (Windows, Macintosh, etc.) are supported - along with minimum requirements... including CPU speed, RAM, available hard drive space requirements and CD or DVD drive.

    If the game packaging was opened without reading the requirements, then you're stuck as most retailers will not take back opened software. They have no way to know if the game was installed, then returned.

    Ubisoft makes the South Park games. When you go to the Ubisoft web site, "South Park: The Fractured But Whole" game has 4 ways to be acquired: PC (Download), PC DVD, PS4 and Xbox One.

    llaffer's suggestion is accurate - assuming the package was not opened.

    b) If the package was opened then the only (legal) option is to invest in an external DVD drive. Tasm is accurate.

    c) Go to the Ubisoft site and ASK THEM what your alternatives are using the "Contact us" link.

    There is no magical way for a computer to read an optical disc without a compatible, connected, optical disc drive. A couple for $12:
    https://smile.amazon.com/DLPIN-External-Protable-Notebook-Computer/dp/B01EL51X4Q
    https://smile.amazon.com/ZSTBT-External-Portable-Notebook-Computer/dp/B01LYBAPKE
    https://smile.amazon.com/ZSTBT-External-Portable-Notebook-Computer/dp/B01M1I94II

    You can try making a disc image of the DVD on another computer with a DVD drive, transfer the disc image to a USB stick, copy the disc image to the target computer and try to install it that way. Chances are low this will work.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Will buying a gaming pc be good for music production and video editing?

    I am looking to buy a pc that is pre build and I already know most websites make gaming pcs. I Wouldn't consider myself a gamer but I do play games and would play a couple of games if I do buy an gaming pc. But I mainly want a pc for music production. I just started making beats about a month ago but I looking... show more
    I am looking to buy a pc that is pre build and I already know most websites make gaming pcs. I Wouldn't consider myself a gamer but I do play games and would play a couple of games if I do buy an gaming pc. But I mainly want a pc for music production. I just started making beats about a month ago but I looking towards making a career out of it. I also want to learn how to edit videos I am gonna minor in film production and may start a YouTube page later on in the future. Will a gaming pc be able to handle all of that, and if you do recommend buying a gaming pc which website or company would u recommend my buying. My budget is nothing higher than 800$ do you think that will be ok. also would consider building a pc but that's my last resort if you recommend that as well.
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • Pc troubles?

    Im trying to get a pc for christmas, i want to build one because its cheaper, although i dont know how to do it, my mom wants me to buy a prebuilt one. However im worried about upgradability and the parts messing up and not knowing what to do What should i do, keep in mind this pc is for gaming and will be my... show more
    Im trying to get a pc for christmas, i want to build one because its cheaper, although i dont know how to do it, my mom wants me to buy a prebuilt one. However im worried about upgradability and the parts messing up and not knowing what to do What should i do, keep in mind this pc is for gaming and will be my first pc ever
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Could you get an old pc and install dos on it?

    I'm curious. I'm not talking about an emulator or anything like that. I mean buying an old pc with a floppy drive, obtaining a fresh product key for Microsoft DOS and installing it the same way my parents did when they got their first PC in the early 90s. I'm just wondering if sourcing this would be... show more
    I'm curious. I'm not talking about an emulator or anything like that. I mean buying an old pc with a floppy drive, obtaining a fresh product key for Microsoft DOS and installing it the same way my parents did when they got their first PC in the early 90s. I'm just wondering if sourcing this would be impossible or not.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should i get IPhone 7 or PS4 PRO/xbox one X or upgrade my PC?

    i have a gaming PC and i dont own console i have iPhone 5s but its OLD af now i dont know what should i get should i get a PS4 or the iPhone 7 or just update my PC
    i have a gaming PC and i dont own console i have iPhone 5s but its OLD af now i dont know what should i get should i get a PS4 or the iPhone 7 or just update my PC
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do I get GTA five PC version for cheap?

    Most stores are selling GTA five PC for $60 and I don’t think that’s worth it no more so how do I get it for cheap on one line on the Internet because I want to play but I don’t to pay 60 bucks for it and I would want to get it on PC so I can get some mods
    Most stores are selling GTA five PC for $60 and I don’t think that’s worth it no more so how do I get it for cheap on one line on the Internet because I want to play but I don’t to pay 60 bucks for it and I would want to get it on PC so I can get some mods
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Bad FPS on gaming Pc?

    Best answer: In order to help provide more in-depth troubleshooting, you will need to provide the following: * OS (Windows, Linux or Mac) & Hardware Architecture (32 or 64-bit) * CPU (Maker & Model number. If you don't have the model number, type of processor & speed can work) * Graphics card (Maker &... show more
    Best answer: In order to help provide more in-depth troubleshooting, you will need to provide the following:

    * OS (Windows, Linux or Mac) & Hardware Architecture (32 or 64-bit)
    * CPU (Maker & Model number. If you don't have the model number, type of processor & speed can work)
    * Graphics card (Maker & Model number)
    * RAM
    * Storage Drive (type & size)

    Just using my computer as an example here...

    * OS: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
    * CPU: Intel Core i7-4765T
    * Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M
    * RAM: 8 GB
    * Storage Drive: 2 TB 5400 RPM HDD

    I could also state that I have an Alienware Alpha R1, i7 configuration & those who are technically savvy (& willing to do some research) could find these details as well... but it's still better to provide the details since there's some PC users who have a DIY system, which helps limit any manufacturer bias for your system as a whole (component bias may still happen).

    Given this information, others would likely call me out on the graphics card (being the weakest component).


    Without this information, it's hard to provide accurate information & only general advice may be presented... like check for driver updates. This is VERY COMMON for graphics cards as they tend release updates on roughly a monthly basis & having a tool (like GeForce Experience) will assist on this. The main reason behind the monthly driver updates is to add optimized support for new games & better tweak existing games (which improves performance as a result).

    You should try to limit other apps running in the background. Ideally, you should keep background stuff to a minimum (like anti-virus / security software & important stuff)... but this is easier said than done, which Steam (& other digital distribution platforms), Discord (& other voice chatting services) & whatnot that we choose to utilize.

    Finally, consider turn down graphics settings. I know this is a blatantly obvious one, but getting the game to a working framerate of at least 30 FPS should be the primary goal (where you want all your games to hit) with 60+ FPS as the secondary goal.



    Hope this helps!
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Budget Computer Under $250?

    Is it possible to build a budget PC that can be used for homework, streaming videos, playing games such as watch dogs and gta 5. I only have around $200 , max $250. Thanks
    Is it possible to build a budget PC that can be used for homework, streaming videos, playing games such as watch dogs and gta 5. I only have around $200 , max $250. Thanks
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is there a way to translate the controls from a controller that has keyboard (such as xbox one) to a PC?

    Best answer: Youre english is not really understandable. I dont understand what you are asking. If you want to use a keyboard and mouse on console as input devices, look into the XIM4. It converts mouse and keyboard commands into controller commands to be read by the console, allowing you to use keyboard and mouse to play... show more
    Best answer: Youre english is not really understandable. I dont understand what you are asking.

    If you want to use a keyboard and mouse on console as input devices, look into the XIM4. It converts mouse and keyboard commands into controller commands to be read by the console, allowing you to use keyboard and mouse to play games on a console that doesnt normally allow such a thing.

    If you want to use keyboard and mouse or a controller on PC, it all works natively and you dont need to do anything.

    If you want to use a controller as a mouse and keyboard on PC, you will want to use software like Xpadder or pinnacle game profiler. joy2key is also a free alternative but it's a little more difficult to set up. Specifically for using your controller as a mouse, theres also software such as Gopher360, the software is free and open source. (id probably recommend starting with goppher360 and then if it doesn't work the way you want it to, maybe try the paid alternatives)

    I'm pretty sure the xbox one chatpad does work natively on windows 10, but i am not positive and have not tested it.

    So if your question was, can you use yout xbox controller as a complete replacement for mouse and keyboard on PC, the answer is YES! I mean its pc, you can literally do just about anything, and there is always generally some software which can facilitate whatever it is you are aiming to do. I mean you can even use nintendo wii remotes motion control as a mouse, and there's software to do it.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to upgrade such a PC having only $500.?

    Best answer: Something like this is what id recommend: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VDrJ6X

    Your pc is too old to upgrade. I'd keep the HDD and sell the rest. Maybe like $30 or something
    Best answer: Something like this is what id recommend: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VDrJ6X

    Your pc is too old to upgrade. I'd keep the HDD and sell the rest. Maybe like $30 or something
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I'm new to PC Gaming... Help?

    Okay, so I am a gamer, and I have been most of my life. However, up until this point I have been console only. I want to turn to PC gaming, but I have absolutely no idea how computers work... At all. Is there a certain way to match up monitors and desktops? Is there anything else I should think of other than that?... show more
    Okay, so I am a gamer, and I have been most of my life. However, up until this point I have been console only. I want to turn to PC gaming, but I have absolutely no idea how computers work... At all. Is there a certain way to match up monitors and desktops? Is there anything else I should think of other than that? I live in a very rural area, so not many people know how computers work, so I have nobody else to ask. So, to summarize, can someone just explain to me how to pick stuff like this and make it work as if they are explaining it to a two year old? I know it seems like a lot to ask, considering it will be like talking to a brick wall until I can wrap my head around the basics, but I really need to know this before choosing a gaming PC.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago