• How do I fix the time on my pc?

    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can you play a game on a PC that doesn t meet the minimum RAM requirement?

    Best answer: As you discovered, you can try running the game with less hardware than what is recommended (or the minimum), but your game play will be less than ideal. You can try lowering the graphics settings of the game to see how much of an improvement it makes, but even then, it may not help much. If it doesn't, then... show more
    Best answer: As you discovered, you can try running the game with less hardware than what is recommended (or the minimum), but your game play will be less than ideal.

    You can try lowering the graphics settings of the game to see how much of an improvement it makes, but even then, it may not help much. If it doesn't, then the only solution is to upgrade your PC's hardware or to build/buy a newer one.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How can I check memory on my pc?

    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What kind of PC games can a rig with a GTX 980, i7 5130 and 8GB RAM play?

    Best answer: The only SANITY CHECK that fails here is the processor... as there's no such thing as an Intel Core i7-5130 (the numbers don't follow their SKU standard). It's more likely you have a Intel Xeon 5130 processor... which is a dual core processor with 2.0 Ghz clock speed. With that clarified, here's... show more
    Best answer: The only SANITY CHECK that fails here is the processor... as there's no such thing as an Intel Core i7-5130 (the numbers don't follow their SKU standard). It's more likely you have a Intel Xeon 5130 processor... which is a dual core processor with 2.0 Ghz clock speed.

    With that clarified, here's the quick rundown...

    * Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 980 -- Aged, but still excellent -- This has an effective performance equivalence of the the GTX 1070... so gaming at 1080p with default settings will pose no problems here. You may even bump up the quality setting if you like & still maintain at least a 60 fps here.

    * RAM: 8 GB's -- OK, but may want more -- Your system has the MINIMUM RECOMMENDATION for gaming as many games will want 8 GB's under recommended requirements. If your system can handle it, consider increasing to 12 or 16 GB's. Beyond that would be considered a waste unless you doing major graphics or video editing.

    * Processor: Intel Xeon 5130 (dual core, 2.0 Ghz baseline, No turbo) -- POTENTIAL ISSUES, UPGRADE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED -- This is sadly where the performance bottleneck is for your system. Many mid-range games are requiring at least a dual-core processor with the high-end requiring a quad-core.

    GTA V (& GTA Online) wants a quad core processor running at 2.4 Ghz for minimum specs.

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (aka PuBg) wants at least an Intel Core i5-4430 (Quad core, base speed of 3.0 Ghz), but it's noted that this game is a bit unoptimized (even for a release title) & is one of the most system-demanding games out there.

    If you wish to stay in the Xeon line of processor, you'll have to start looking at the Xeon E3 12xx series, where the versions numbers are one behind the Core iX generations (So a Xeon E3 12xx v6 processor would be comparable to a 7th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 processor)



    CONCLUSION: It's the processor alone that will prevent you from playing the major AAA current-release titles.. Even games like Saints Row IV (from 2013) wouldn't be supported as that requires a 2.4 GHz Dual-Core processor (20% more than what your processor can provide). Even No Man's Sky, which only requires a 1st generation Intel Core i3 processor (i3-530; Dual-Core, base speed of 2.93 GHz) would likely grind your processor to a halt.

    HOWEVER, Astroneer would be playable on your system as it would meet the minimum requirements (as it only requires a dual core processor running at 2.0 GHz or faster). You would likely be able to handle Minecraft at reduced settings (at the very least, changing graphics from "Fancy" to "Fast" would all that you would have to do to hit acceptable framerates). Terraria & Starbound (which are considered 2D versions of Minecraft) should run acceptably as well.



    Please be aware that this is based on the assumption that you noted the processor incorrectly & I'm running on a best-effort match-up (as there's a Xeon 5130 processor & no i7-5730 processor). You will want to double-check the processor (Make & Model ID) & reference it with Intel's website & even Wikipedia to see that you have the correct info. Even having one digit off on the processor model can greatly change things

    If it happens to be a Core i7-5930K (which is a 4th generation high-end processor; being a 6-core HyperThreading processor with a base speed of 3.5 GHz & turbo of 3.7 GHz), then all the processor assessments can easily get thrown out the window as you would cover at least the minimum requirements for most modern games. (See what a difference a character or two can make?)


    While I hope you double check that processor, I hope this sheds light on the subject.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do i make my low-end pc faster?

    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How do I play PUBG on PC any idea?

    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • You’re in a deserted island with no communication to the outside world, only power, what 3 video games would you have?

    Best answer: Grand Theft Auto V.

    Far Cry 3.

    Resident Evil 4.
    Best answer: Grand Theft Auto V.

    Far Cry 3.

    Resident Evil 4.
    18 answers · 2 months ago
  • Best cheap gaming pc build?

    Best answer: Most of gaming is about the graphics card but you don't want to go too bad in anything else. Assuming this is USA, you have a few directions to go. Best Buy retail $519, $530 gets an RX 560 2GB and either A10-9700 or... show more
    Best answer: Most of gaming is about the graphics card but you don't want to go too bad in anything else. Assuming this is USA, you have a few directions to go.
    Best Buy retail $519, $530 gets an RX 560 2GB and either A10-9700 or FX-6300
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-desktop-amd-a10-series-8gb-memory-amd-radeon-rx-560-1tb-hard-drive-recon-blue-with-solid-panel/6181800.p?skuId=6181800
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-ultra-desktop-amd-fx-series-8gb-memory-amd-radeon-rx-560-1tb-hard-drive-black/6225212.p?skuId=6225212

    They are OK, but CPU is weak for gaming in both cases, and doesn't have good CPU upgrading.
    Both are over your $500.

    Or, can build your own. On sale today is an i3-8100, sale ending at $110 after rebate. May cost more later.
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117822
    Other items also sale ending and may need changing:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2mv6KB
    Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
    MSI - B360-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard - Decent features of audio, ethernet, slots
    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B360-A-PRO
    Team - Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
    ADATA - Ultimate SU650 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    MSI - Radeon RX 560 - 1024 4GB AERO ITX Video Card
    Rosewill - Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case
    Thermaltake - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
    Base Total: $552.82 Promo Discounts: -$10.00 Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00 Shipping: $4.98 Total: $497.80

    Alternate is going for a used PC, third gen core i5 or better in minitower with 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 already installed, new enough and confirmed to accept a standard power supply and double slot graphics card and upgrade power supply, add graphics card, maybe replace the system fan.
    Maybe this:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA60G7VX2727&ignorebbr=1
    add the graphics card. Upgrade power supply if needed

    OEM Windows 10 may or may not transfer. The Used PC already has it and an i5-4590 is respectable enough.
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
    Core i3-8100 @ 3.60GHz score 8096
    Core i5-4590 @ 3.30GHz score 7293
    Rx-560-1024 4GB, GTX 1050, GTX 1050 TI
    https://www.techspot.com/review/1430-radeon-rx-560-vs-geforce-gtx-1050/
    3 answers · 2 months ago
  • Computer Question: I found an old hard drive from a PC I owned years ago (2014-ish). How do I view its contents?

    It’s a Seagate Barracuda 500Gb. I no longer have the actual PC, I use a Mac now, but I do have an old laptop PC if that helps.
    It’s a Seagate Barracuda 500Gb. I no longer have the actual PC, I use a Mac now, but I do have an old laptop PC if that helps.
    9 answers · 3 months ago
  • Should i get a switch, pc or xbox?

    Best answer: a lot of Xbox one games are on PC via windows 10. but, a Xbox One S and or X can be as much as $500 new. an S is 250 new. a good gaming PC can cost around 700-800+. depending on what specs you want with it. a lot of games on PC can play with a Xbox One controller, should you not want to use mouse and keyboard.... show more
    Best answer: a lot of Xbox one games are on PC via windows 10. but, a Xbox One S and or X can be as much as $500 new. an S is 250 new. a good gaming PC can cost around 700-800+. depending on what specs you want with it. a lot of games on PC can play with a Xbox One controller, should you not want to use mouse and keyboard. Xbox One you have to pay for Xbox Live Gold to play games online, which is $60 / year retail. though, via bing, Microsoft's search engine, you can earn points to redeem for 12 months of Gold if done correctly. just searching alone will take up to around three months to earn 12 months of Gold.

    If you already have a PC or laptop, I would just get an Xbox. especially if there are some games you want to play that you can't play on Windows 10 yet. then get the switched used or wait for the holiday this winter for a discount.
    4 answers · 3 months ago
  • Can A Console lover explain how their console is better than my pc?

    specs: ryzen 3 2200g *OC*, gtx 760 8 gb ddr4 128 gb ssd and 1 tb hdd. Got This on a bargain for 350 dollars there was a red dragon mechanical keyboard and a gaming mouse (idk brand) included.
    specs: ryzen 3 2200g *OC*, gtx 760 8 gb ddr4 128 gb ssd and 1 tb hdd. Got This on a bargain for 350 dollars there was a red dragon mechanical keyboard and a gaming mouse (idk brand) included.
    7 answers · 3 months ago
  • Best laptop for this?

    My laptop is currently falling apart and my mother would like to replace it for Christmas. She has a work program. Now, the limit will be 1500 for the laptop. I run a few pages and websites for dog training, digital art is made with a digital pen on the computer (must be able to handle gimp), and I play sims and... show more
    My laptop is currently falling apart and my mother would like to replace it for Christmas. She has a work program. Now, the limit will be 1500 for the laptop. I run a few pages and websites for dog training, digital art is made with a digital pen on the computer (must be able to handle gimp), and I play sims and edit how to videos to do with dog training. What kind of laptop would be best for this situation? The stronger the better. My current laptop is maybe 3 years old. I appreciate the help!
    9 answers · 3 months ago
  • My brand new cyberpower gaming pc won't run wwe 2k18?

    I purchased a CyberPower Gaming PC from Amazon and it arrived on Friday. After following the instructions on installing the PC and buying the external hardware I was finally ready to download steam and play my first game. Unfortunately, I quickly realized a huge problem and it's that the pc can barely run any... show more
    I purchased a CyberPower Gaming PC from Amazon and it arrived on Friday. After following the instructions on installing the PC and buying the external hardware I was finally ready to download steam and play my first game. Unfortunately, I quickly realized a huge problem and it's that the pc can barely run any game I play. First game I tried was WWE 2K18 and it could barely load the main menu and was operating so slow I couldn't even navigate. When I try to lower settings it completely freezes my game. This was not the performance I expected at the price of $1,200. I read several reviews on the pc and most people seem to be able to play most games on max settings with no problem. I even tested my pc on the "Can I run it" website and it seems to make all the hardware requirements. I'm flabbergasted after spending all this money on a gaming pc and not being able to game! I'm not sure it maybe its something I've done wrong? Am I missing something? Here are my PC specs as a reference: -Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @3.20GHz -RAM: 16.0 GB DDR4 (15.8 GB usable) -System: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor -Hardrive: 1000 GB Flash Memory Solid State -Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Video Card
    6 answers · 3 months ago