• I want to install an SSD but I only have one SATA power cable?

    I want to install an SSD but I only have one SATA power cable?

    What kind of cable should I use so I can install an SSD and WHERE should I connect it to?
    What kind of cable should I use so I can install an SSD and WHERE should I connect it to?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • What causes a desktop PC's power supply to wear out faster?

    Leaving the desktop on for extended periods of time or shutting down/starting it up several times a day?
    Leaving the desktop on for extended periods of time or shutting down/starting it up several times a day?
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why were the computer cases mostly white until 2005, and then changed to black?

    Best answer: They were white for half a year and then turned yellow. The non-aesthetic look like white keyboards.
    Best answer: They were white for half a year and then turned yellow. The non-aesthetic look like white keyboards.
    12 answers · 5 days ago
  • Gaming PC randomly freezes?

    This issue first appeared a few months back and I'm getting tired of it as it really ruins immersion. It only happens while doing more demanding tasks like gaming, with some games causing more frequent freezes than others. The worst culprits are graphical intensive games, cutscenes, simulation games and when... show more
    This issue first appeared a few months back and I'm getting tired of it as it really ruins immersion. It only happens while doing more demanding tasks like gaming, with some games causing more frequent freezes than others. The worst culprits are graphical intensive games, cutscenes, simulation games and when I'm multitasking, like playing a game and watching a video at the same time. What happens is that everything randomly freezes and I hear a loud buzzing noise coming from the speakers. I first suspected this might be to due to overheating and the pc somehow locks up for safety reasons, but both my cpu and gpu temps are completely normal. As you can probably tell my knowledge is limited but I've tried cleaning off dust from the case and every single hardware, reinstalled ram in different slots in case a port was failing, leaved the case open and put a fan next to it to allow more airflow. I've also tried to remove and install new drivers but to no prevail. The pc was built in 2013 so I have a feeling some hardware is failing but I don't know how to locate the issue. I have read that the most likely culprits could be my psu, cpu, gpu, failing ram or even mobo, but I don't have any spare parts so I have no way of testing it. I'm getting to the point where I'm considering to take a stab in the dark and start replacing hardware, but I would prefer to spend as least money as possible. Specs below.
    4 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Are all SSDs the same?

    For example I want to buy a 120GB SSD. Is there a difference in the company you buy it from? My first instinct would be to buy it from Kingston because I know and trust them but is there an issue with buying an SSD from a different brand? Is ADATA good? Or Sandisk? What brand should I buy from if I want a good... show more
    For example I want to buy a 120GB SSD. Is there a difference in the company you buy it from? My first instinct would be to buy it from Kingston because I know and trust them but is there an issue with buying an SSD from a different brand? Is ADATA good? Or Sandisk? What brand should I buy from if I want a good affordable SSD.
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can it be made to function like one giant computer?

    Best answer: There is a thing called "clustering" that was developed by Digital Equipment Corporation for their VAX line of computers. A cluster acts like a single machine for some activities. You can assign a "proxy" address to the members of a cluster and they will serve your users as though that address... show more
    Best answer: There is a thing called "clustering" that was developed by Digital Equipment Corporation for their VAX line of computers. A cluster acts like a single machine for some activities. You can assign a "proxy" address to the members of a cluster and they will serve your users as though that address was a single computer. This works really well for time-sharing services or web-page services or database services. It isn't always so good for doing massive straight-line computation.

    To be honest, most modern computers ARE multiple computers acting as one - if they have multiple cores. My system has 4 cores. I've worked on servers with as many as 8 cores. The trick of coordinating that many cores involves sharing all operating system memory structures among the cores so that they can all see the task list (i.e. all running processes) and then just let the scheduler use some algorithm to assign the next available core to the next process needing computation. The process runs for some number of seconds OR until it has to stop while waiting for I/O. The time limit on straight computation is called a "quantum" in the task process scheduler. Because of I/O waits, many processes actually spend a LOT of time in a voluntary wait state - essentially waiting for the next thing to do - so a lot of processes are idle. Run the task manager, tell it to show you processes from all users, and see how many things are active in memory. THEN focus on the System Idle Process and see that it is usually the process with the highest CPU time of the lot.

    Here's the catch: This approach allows the multi-core unit to run like a bunch of computers, true. But NONE of them is any faster than the memory bus or internal system logic sequencer clock. So that "one giant" computer is incredibly good for parallel processing but is actually wasteful if you tried to use it for a single process that was not designed for taking advantage of parallel processes.

    If you are doing matrix math or something bizarre like world-wide weather modeling, such a machine would be like greased lightning. But for any single computational task, that machine would be no faster than a stand-alone computer with a 3.2 GHz chip set.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Whats wrong with my computer?

    Essentially i shut it down by pressing the power button (i know i shouldnt have) and when i go to restart it it'll turn on but my monitor displays no video input and my mouse and keyboard dont light up. Ive tried cleaning the ram and whatnot but i cant figure it out. Help?
    Essentially i shut it down by pressing the power button (i know i shouldnt have) and when i go to restart it it'll turn on but my monitor displays no video input and my mouse and keyboard dont light up. Ive tried cleaning the ram and whatnot but i cant figure it out. Help?
    12 answers · 6 days ago
  • Windows: trying to copy 32.5GB file folder from desktop onto 2TB hard drive but error message saying not enough space on local disk?

    Windows: trying to copy 32.5GB file folder from desktop onto 2TB hard drive but error message saying not enough space on local disk?

    Even though the folder is only 32.5GB on my computers desktop, when ‘discovering’ as it’s preparing to copy the files, it runs up to 175GB of files then indicates I ‘need an additional 20.9GB to copy these files’... there’s 1.5TB free on the hard drive, I don’t understand why I can’t copy them? (Hard Drive is... show more
    Even though the folder is only 32.5GB on my computers desktop, when ‘discovering’ as it’s preparing to copy the files, it runs up to 175GB of files then indicates I ‘need an additional 20.9GB to copy these files’... there’s 1.5TB free on the hard drive, I don’t understand why I can’t copy them? (Hard Drive is formatted NTFS)
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why does my PC shut down randomly?

    I have a custom made Desktop PC which recently started switching off suddenly for no apparent reason. I am able to turn the computer back on immediately. Sometimes it can take a few hours untill the PC turns off, sometimes it does so on startup. I have tried using a different power supply and the problem still... show more
    I have a custom made Desktop PC which recently started switching off suddenly for no apparent reason. I am able to turn the computer back on immediately. Sometimes it can take a few hours untill the PC turns off, sometimes it does so on startup. I have tried using a different power supply and the problem still persists. I also attempted moving the ram around (in all slots and: with just the one stick as well as both together). I also used another hard drive (removed all previous drives and tested different sata ports) but the problem still persists. My components are as follows: Mother board: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Power supply: Hutntkey APFC 600, 600W CPU: Intel i7 3770 RAM: 2 x Transcend 4GB DDR3 1600 DIMM CL11 SSD: Samsung 750 EVO 250GB What could I still do to troubleshoot/ fix the problem? My power supply makes a weak high-pitched sound even when switched off. Could this, over time, have damaged something on the MB? All answers would be greatly appreciated.
    17 answers · 1 week ago
  • I have intel i7 4790k with gtx1080 ti graphic card?

    My question is the processer 4790k is bottleneck with gtx 1080ti. or work perfectly with eachother
    My question is the processer 4790k is bottleneck with gtx 1080ti. or work perfectly with eachother
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Intel core i3 - 3210 + GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2 GB GDDR5?

    Best answer: The first thing I'd recommend doing is scrutinizing your 450w power supply to see what it's actually capable of. Does it have a native PCI-E 6-pin or 6+2-pin power connector. If it does then you can look at other budget cards like the RX 470 or RX 570. What Brand you pick is not going to matter because the... show more
    Best answer: The first thing I'd recommend doing is scrutinizing your 450w power supply to see what it's actually capable of. Does it have a native PCI-E 6-pin or 6+2-pin power connector. If it does then you can look at other budget cards like the RX 470 or RX 570.

    What Brand you pick is not going to matter because the card is past it's warranty period. For the most part these companies use a mass manufactured PCB, then stick a custom designed cooler on to the card. Since the GTX 750ti only consumes 65-70w, heat is not a real concern. What does matter is picking any one of the brands you selected, and avoiding the no-name brand because those are usually scam cards.

    Honestly if I was to recommend one of these brands, it would be Asus, EVGA, or MSI because they do a good job of writing the firmware. Gigabyte has been less reliable with their graphics cards. Zotac is known to be a decent brand.

    At your budget level, the CPU getting bottlenecked should be the least of your concerns. What I would recommend doing is looking for a card that's a good value within your price range. You can always upgrade to a better CPU at a later date. Also, if the i3 bottlenecks with a better card, you can always make adjustments to the settings and in the end you'd be better off.

    The GTX 750ti is below what's entry level for a gaming card, but you can run the newest games at lower screen resolutions. There are other Graphics cards on the used market that are below $100 and are much more powerful such as the RX 470, RX 570, RX 480, GTX 960. These cards are a better value compared to the GTX 750ti.

    ebay and other sites like aliexpress are littered with FAKE cards that have no brand name. These are typically older cards like the GTX 550ti or GTX 650ti that have had the BIOS flashed to a GTX 750ti, 1050, or 1050ti BIOS. These cards won't work because the Nvidia driver installer will install the wrong driver for the card.
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Computer question. 10 points?

    Best answer: cause people rnade it different
    Best answer: cause people rnade it different
    6 answers · 1 week ago