• Install a newCD drive?

    7 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Do I record to HDD or SSD?

    Best answer: The main thing that wears out an SSD is writing data. Using a screen recorder constantly writes data (usually about 2.1 MB/s for the one I'm using) to the drive that the videos are stored on. It might not sound like much, but it adds up over time. A mechanical hard drive, on the other hand, is mainly worn out... show more
    Best answer: The main thing that wears out an SSD is writing data. Using a screen recorder constantly writes data (usually about 2.1 MB/s for the one I'm using) to the drive that the videos are stored on. It might not sound like much, but it adds up over time. A mechanical hard drive, on the other hand, is mainly worn out by turning on and off and writing data doesn't affect it as much as it would with an SSD. And since the amount of data being written at once isn't that much, any modern SSD or HDD would easily be able to handle it without a noticeable impact on performance.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Tried upgrading PC and now wont power on?

    I was having issues with some parts on my setup so I got some new parts, a new CPU (same specs as I got before) some new RAM and a new graphics card. I also got a new power connection for it to handle the few upgrades I got. I hooked everything up, the motherboard, the CPU, the graphic card as well as the hard... show more
    I was having issues with some parts on my setup so I got some new parts, a new CPU (same specs as I got before) some new RAM and a new graphics card. I also got a new power connection for it to handle the few upgrades I got. I hooked everything up, the motherboard, the CPU, the graphic card as well as the hard drives. It is recieving power (the motherboard is lighting up as it does when it gets power) but when I try to hit the power button it wont turn on. I was also told it may be the motherboard battery itself and replaced that as well.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Reboot or select proper boot device?

    I have recently bought an SSD with the intent to store my OS on there for faster use. When migrating the OS everything was fine and I left it to do its thing. upon trying to start up it kept starting up from my hard drive. I unplugged my hard drive and switched the cables around. Whilst setting my SSD as the main... show more
    I have recently bought an SSD with the intent to store my OS on there for faster use. When migrating the OS everything was fine and I left it to do its thing. upon trying to start up it kept starting up from my hard drive. I unplugged my hard drive and switched the cables around. Whilst setting my SSD as the main priority boot and then booting my computer up I am met with a message "Reboot or slect proper boot device. When I plug my hard drive back in, boot boot up from my ssd, it loads my OS and it seems like everything is fine....Apart from the fact that it just automatically loads into my hard drive anyway and my SSD is nowhere to be found in my drives. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and knows a fix?
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • How does one upgrade a PC's motherboard?

    I have a AM3+ socket motherboard with a FX 6300 cpu; I want to switch it out for a motherboard using core i7 8700k; is there a process for this that involves me just swapping it out?
    I have a AM3+ socket motherboard with a FX 6300 cpu; I want to switch it out for a motherboard using core i7 8700k; is there a process for this that involves me just swapping it out?
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • Built a new computer, should i update drivers? will it mess anything up?

    Computer runs fine but should i install the newest motherboard/ graphics card/ processor drivers anyways? I dont want to mess my computer up by installing new drivers and it not work anymore. is that possible?
    Computer runs fine but should i install the newest motherboard/ graphics card/ processor drivers anyways? I dont want to mess my computer up by installing new drivers and it not work anymore. is that possible?
    13 answers · 1 week ago
  • Pc crashes and wont shut fown?

    My pc crashes and the screens all go black but i cant turn the pc off or reboot with the power button i need to physically flip the switch in the back. My specs are B350 f gaming Amd ryzen 5 2600 Gtx 1070 650w power supply 16gb corsair vengeance 3000mhz
    My pc crashes and the screens all go black but i cant turn the pc off or reboot with the power button i need to physically flip the switch in the back. My specs are B350 f gaming Amd ryzen 5 2600 Gtx 1070 650w power supply 16gb corsair vengeance 3000mhz
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Should I get a new Mac?

    I got a 2012 Mac Mini 6 years ago and I use it mostly for writing, Internet, email, basic games, photos, entertainment and other basic tasks. This computer still runs great. The screen is a bit older than the Mac, though--but it works for me. I'd like to upgrade eventually to an iMac, but this one works so... show more
    I got a 2012 Mac Mini 6 years ago and I use it mostly for writing, Internet, email, basic games, photos, entertainment and other basic tasks. This computer still runs great. The screen is a bit older than the Mac, though--but it works for me. I'd like to upgrade eventually to an iMac, but this one works so well. If nothing else, it would be a very nice upgrade for my screen. Before this Mac, I was going through Windows computers every three years (2 good years and a "putting up with it" year!), so I feel like I've already saved money going to Mac.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why is modern RAM DDR4 instead of DDR5?

    I thought DDR5 was developed at this point, so why don't I see any DDR5 desktop memory sticks?
    I thought DDR5 was developed at this point, so why don't I see any DDR5 desktop memory sticks?
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Processor compatibility query.?

    I m thinking about purchasing a used core i5-3470S to put in a standard Dell Optiplex 960 motherboard. Would the processor be compatible or would I be better off getting an earlier gen i5 or even an i3.
    I m thinking about purchasing a used core i5-3470S to put in a standard Dell Optiplex 960 motherboard. Would the processor be compatible or would I be better off getting an earlier gen i5 or even an i3.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Best way to beef up my computer?

    Best answer: Not much you can do to upgrade. Any of those upgrades you suggest may make only a small improvement. The video card will probably make the most difference, the rest will hardly be noticeable...
    Best answer: Not much you can do to upgrade. Any of those upgrades you suggest may make only a small improvement. The video card will probably make the most difference, the rest will hardly be noticeable...
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why is my FPS so low even though I have a good computer?

    My FPS on Fortnite is really low compared to my friends I've started to notice. They're getting about 190, while I'm getting about 90! I have a good computer about 2 years old and it's starting to get annoying. Here are my specs: Processor: AMD A8-7670K Radeon R7, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G -... show more
    My FPS on Fortnite is really low compared to my friends I've started to notice. They're getting about 190, while I'm getting about 90! I have a good computer about 2 years old and it's starting to get annoying. Here are my specs: Processor: AMD A8-7670K Radeon R7, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G - 3.60GHz Graphics card: ASUS ROG RX-470 4GB Ram: 16GB Windows Experience Index: Processor: 7.4 Ram: 7.4 Graphics: 7.9 Gaming Graphics: 7.9 Primary hard disk: 5.9 Please help!
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Already have Windows on a SSD. New computer came with it installed on a HDD. How to change?

    I bought a new prebuilt computer today and salvaged my 2 SSD's from my old computer. The prebuilt came with Windows installed on its HDD. With my 2 SSD's in, I have 2 installations of windows but only one being recognized and booted from. How do I change it to where I can tell the computer "Don't... show more
    I bought a new prebuilt computer today and salvaged my 2 SSD's from my old computer. The prebuilt came with Windows installed on its HDD. With my 2 SSD's in, I have 2 installations of windows but only one being recognized and booted from. How do I change it to where I can tell the computer "Don't boot the OS installed on the HDD, boot the OS that's installed on the SSD"? Please and thanks.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • What does a 14nm processor mean?

    Best answer: distance between
    Best answer: distance between
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • How does one upgrade a PC's CPU?

    I want to upgrade my AMD FX 6300 to the 8350, but do I just physically swap it out or is there a more complicated process?
    I want to upgrade my AMD FX 6300 to the 8350, but do I just physically swap it out or is there a more complicated process?
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • What’s wrong with my computer?

    I started using an old desktop computer. It’s an HP ENVY h8-1534. It’s relatively old, but works fine—if I can get it to boot up. Since I started reusing it, it would often show the HP logo during startup, but never show the spinning dots. A hard shutdown and reboot or two would fix it. And because this was... show more
    I started using an old desktop computer. It’s an HP ENVY h8-1534. It’s relatively old, but works fine—if I can get it to boot up. Since I started reusing it, it would often show the HP logo during startup, but never show the spinning dots. A hard shutdown and reboot or two would fix it. And because this was happening, I decided to keep it in sleep mode rather than shutting it off completely. And it was fine. Yesterday, I went to use my computer, so I tapped on the keyboard. However, instead of simply turning on again, the computer did the complete opposite and shut itself off. I didn’t think much of it, but when I pressed the power button, the words “Preparing Automatic Repair” appeared below the HP logo. Then, “Diagnosing Your PC.” It finds nothing when it diagnoses my PC. All it does is give me options to try and fix it myself. I’ve tried mostly all of them, with the exception of resetting the computer entirely (as I have very important files on the system), but I’ve had no luck. Should I have to, I’m willing to buy new hardware for my computer. I just don’t know what to do at this point.
    3 answers · 6 days ago