• Will a LGA775 CPU fit in a 478 CPU socket?

    I'm looking for a new CPU to go in my retro gaming machine because the current celeron CPU inside just isn't good enough. The country bottle necks just sitting on the desktop on Windows 2000. Every time I search for 478 socket CPU I see results for LGA775 CPU so are they the same?
    I'm looking for a new CPU to go in my retro gaming machine because the current celeron CPU inside just isn't good enough. The country bottle necks just sitting on the desktop on Windows 2000. Every time I search for 478 socket CPU I see results for LGA775 CPU so are they the same?
    16 answers · Desktops · 5 days ago
  • PC...Is this upgrade worth it? pls suggest...?

    Best answer: You didn't mention what your budget is, round about. We could've given you suggestions based on that. Not knowing what your budget is, here's a somewhat reasonable list of upgrades for you: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JwFLgL Your current motherboard is a micro-ATX, so the replacement is also one,... show more
    Best answer: You didn't mention what your budget is, round about. We could've given you suggestions based on that. Not knowing what your budget is, here's a somewhat reasonable list of upgrades for you:

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JwFLgL

    Your current motherboard is a micro-ATX, so the replacement is also one, assuming that's what your current case needs. I'm assuming that you're going to want to keep reusing existing pieces on your current system, such as its existing hard drives, the case, and power supply. So the list only includes a new motherboard, new CPU, new RAM, and low-mid-tier GPU. For the CPU, I chose the G4560 Pentium, which is currently the sweet spot for value gaming, at least until Ryzen 3 processors come out. 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, 2 x 4GB. I also chose an RX 460 as the value GPU, it should easily play most games at medium or high settings at 1080p. Unfortunately at the moment most AMD video cards are almost all sold out, due to the rising popularity of cryptocurrency mining, such as Ethereum. So a good substituted might a GT 1030 (slightly cheaper) or GTX 1050 (slightly more expensive). Altogether this list would cost about $250.
    10 answers · Desktops · 4 days ago
  • Problem with Intel Windows 7?

    For a few years now, I've had Windows 7 32-bit installed on laptop. The problem was that it is 6 GB RAM, and at the time, I didn't know that a 32-bit Windows can't read more than 4 GB RAM with some dedicated to graphics, etc... Anyway, I've learnt a lot of about it and through research, I've... show more
    For a few years now, I've had Windows 7 32-bit installed on laptop. The problem was that it is 6 GB RAM, and at the time, I didn't know that a 32-bit Windows can't read more than 4 GB RAM with some dedicated to graphics, etc... Anyway, I've learnt a lot of about it and through research, I've made a custom Kernel that unlocks the additional RAM found on PC. (No I didn't use PatchPAE or any other ready to use RAM patch. I only used the bcdedit commands using cmd). So, on one hand, it worked. I got 5.86 GB usable instead of only 2.87 GB. On the other hand, Intel HD Graphics 4000 is a huge pain in the rear. If I disable it, I can't use NVIDIA GT 620M graphics to further boost performance. If I enable it, I just get a black screen when reaching Welcome screen. So, I customized the Intel HD graphics. I "updated" the driver using Windows XP Intel software, and modified a .ini to make it work for Windows 7 32-bit. Good news, it did. Bad news, instabilities were created in the system, and NVIDIA (with either old or new) drivers STILL can't be used, unless I update Intel back to the official and current patch, the one that results in a black screen. Other integrated graphic card brands don't cause me this much trouble. Why does Intel suck so much?! Also, where can I find an unofficial patch that can alter the software characteristics of Intel that allows 6 GB usage as well as NVIDIA graphics access?!
    9 answers · Desktops · 4 days ago
  • Is upgrading from 8gb to 16gb RAM worth it for law school students?

    Best answer: 8GB is plenty..... I've just upgraded from a PC maxed out at 4GB of RAM with a 2.6GHz Dual Core Intel thing, to an 8GB PC with an AMD A8-7600 quad core processor, and 8GB is more than enough.... even when I've got: - Google Chrome opened with 3 tabs - Mozilla Thunderbird opened + the "Second... show more
    Best answer: 8GB is plenty..... I've just upgraded from a PC maxed out at 4GB of RAM with a 2.6GHz Dual Core Intel thing, to an 8GB PC with an AMD A8-7600 quad core processor, and 8GB is more than enough.... even when I've got:

    - Google Chrome opened with 3 tabs
    - Mozilla Thunderbird opened
    + the "Second Life" virtual online world running with settings cranked all the way up to "Ultra"

    It still has about 3 or 4GB left in reserve.

    I saw a test thing on Youtube the other day that may be relevant... you only really need more if you're into hardcore gaming, or editing large 4k resolution video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajyzZ-za...
    11 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 5 days ago
  • Does this PC come with WIndows 10?

    Best answer: Yes, it has Windows 10, as shown on the page.
    The price of this system is vey good. In addition to this set is the RGB lighting, keyboard and mouse and wireless dongle:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3dF6bj
    Best answer: Yes, it has Windows 10, as shown on the page.
    The price of this system is vey good. In addition to this set is the RGB lighting, keyboard and mouse and wireless dongle:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3dF6bj
    8 answers · Desktops · 4 days ago
  • I TURNED ON CAPS HHELP?

    I ACCIDENTALLY TURNED ON CAPS AND I DONT KNO HOW TO TURN IT OFF
    I ACCIDENTALLY TURNED ON CAPS AND I DONT KNO HOW TO TURN IT OFF
    14 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 4 days ago
  • Would it be a stupid idea to buy a computer from another country?

    i was thinking of buying a computer on amazon. problem is it's in US and i'm in australia. i'm just worried somewhere along that incredibly long journey it will get damaged. how safe would it be?
    i was thinking of buying a computer on amazon. problem is it's in US and i'm in australia. i'm just worried somewhere along that incredibly long journey it will get damaged. how safe would it be?
    8 answers · Desktops · 5 days ago
  • How can I fix my laptop???

    My cat knocked water on my laptop, I noticed a day ago. It wouldn t turn on so I charged it, yet it still won t turn on. Is there anything I can do to fix it?
    My cat knocked water on my laptop, I noticed a day ago. It wouldn t turn on so I charged it, yet it still won t turn on. Is there anything I can do to fix it?
    14 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 4 days ago
  • My Computer wont accept new ram?

    I was trying to add new ram to my computer and when i added the new sticks in it would load for about 20 seconds then automatically turn off then turn back on and repeat, i managed to get into the bios and saw that the computer was recognizing the ram but the computer was just turning off i tried almost every... show more
    I was trying to add new ram to my computer and when i added the new sticks in it would load for about 20 seconds then automatically turn off then turn back on and repeat, i managed to get into the bios and saw that the computer was recognizing the ram but the computer was just turning off i tried almost every configuration of the new sticks with the old, only new , and then staying with the old which is the only way the computer will turn on and stay on. my motherboard is a Intel H57 Express, i have a Gtx 960, Intel core i5 650, and the factory installed ram is 6 GB. my guess is the motherboard just wont accept new ram because the same ram sticks works on all of my friends computers just not mine. i just need to know why my computer wont accept the new ram and how i can fix it.
    6 answers · Desktops · 4 days ago
  • If I build my own windows computer, how do I manage all of the device drivers?

    I'm strongly considering building my own computer, and definitely want to run windows on it, but my dad (who is very good with computers) told me that I should just buy one because if I build one it would be a nightmare to keep track of all the device drivers. He has told me that if I just buy a normal dell... show more
    I'm strongly considering building my own computer, and definitely want to run windows on it, but my dad (who is very good with computers) told me that I should just buy one because if I build one it would be a nightmare to keep track of all the device drivers. He has told me that if I just buy a normal dell computer, it would list all of the device drivers on dell.com and tell me when one of them needed to be updated. I'm hoping that someone who has built their own PC can tell me how they keep all of the device drivers updated, and what you would recommend I do.
    9 answers · Desktops · 6 days ago
  • I want a laptop but i dont know how to protect it from virus Protection?

    I know AVG VIRUS PROTECTION is Free is that Enough for the laptop I know some company's comes with Norton See at first i want a chromebook i just want to get a computer for just facebook thats all But they say never get a chrome book Thinking on getting a hp chromebook 11.6
    I know AVG VIRUS PROTECTION is Free is that Enough for the laptop I know some company's comes with Norton See at first i want a chromebook i just want to get a computer for just facebook thats all But they say never get a chrome book Thinking on getting a hp chromebook 11.6
    31 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 5 days ago
  • How much can a broken MacBook Pro go for?

    I have a 2013 MacBook Pro 15" retina display. The battery is completely drained: sometimes can't even unplug it because it will just shut off and the laptop overheats during the simplest of tasks. There's some physical damage as well -- the rubber feet are missing, screen has some grease or something... show more
    I have a 2013 MacBook Pro 15" retina display. The battery is completely drained: sometimes can't even unplug it because it will just shut off and the laptop overheats during the simplest of tasks. There's some physical damage as well -- the rubber feet are missing, screen has some grease or something (from the spacebar). The worse part - only got this laptop less than a year ago ... How much could I sell this for?
    9 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 week ago
  • How to make my old laptop run like new?

    I recently picked up my old Compaq Presario CQ62, which I have used for a few years now as I had gotten a desktop to replace it. It was incredibly slow and the battery won t hold a charge for more than 5 minutes, which really I don t mind too much. I know I can just purchase a new battery. I have restored it and it... show more
    I recently picked up my old Compaq Presario CQ62, which I have used for a few years now as I had gotten a desktop to replace it. It was incredibly slow and the battery won t hold a charge for more than 5 minutes, which really I don t mind too much. I know I can just purchase a new battery. I have restored it and it is still running incredibly slow. Is there anyway to fix this? I don t have anything downloaded, just dropbox and microsoft word for work and school.
    10 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 week ago