• HDD beeping?

    Best answer: uh, HDDs don't beep. BIOS beeps are the only BIOS on startup.
    probably a fan overvoltage warning. one of your fans may need replaced. find out which one is running fast and replace.
    Best answer: uh, HDDs don't beep. BIOS beeps are the only BIOS on startup.
    probably a fan overvoltage warning. one of your fans may need replaced. find out which one is running fast and replace.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is this gaming PC worth the price?

    I m in the market to buy a gaming PC. I m not too educated with hardware of a PC and I wanted to know if this was a good deal for what I m getting. $390 Intel Core I5-4590 Haswell CPU Processor. Asus Stryx NVidia GeForce GTX 970 4gb GDDR5 Graphics card. Gigabyte B85M-D3H Motherboard. 12gb DDR3 1600MHz RAM.... show more
    I m in the market to buy a gaming PC. I m not too educated with hardware of a PC and I wanted to know if this was a good deal for what I m getting. $390 Intel Core I5-4590 Haswell CPU Processor. Asus Stryx NVidia GeForce GTX 970 4gb GDDR5 Graphics card. Gigabyte B85M-D3H Motherboard. 12gb DDR3 1600MHz RAM. 128gb Samsung SSD for OS and apps. 1tb Hitachi 7200rpm HDD for storage. Cooler Master 550watt 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply Unit. Corsair Carbide Series 88R windowed Gaming Case with Blue LED fan and red LED strip added. Windows 10 Pro Installed and Optimized with all the latest Drivers downloaded According to the seller, the parts are all in perfect working condition. The cable management and organization of the desktop was very good. Also, I m fully aware I won t be getting the highest gaming performance with this budget; I m simply hoping for one better than what my HP laptop can run. Is this worth buying?
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is itnworth buying a used GPU from a miner?

    Best answer: They are probably selling them to upgrade hardware or get out of crypto currency from the recent crash. The issue I've had with well used video cards is their fans will die out. While this may seem like an easy fix, these fans are often custom fans integrated into the heat-sink which are not that easy to fix.... show more
    Best answer: They are probably selling them to upgrade hardware or get out of crypto currency from the recent crash. The issue I've had with well used video cards is their fans will die out. While this may seem like an easy fix, these fans are often custom fans integrated into the heat-sink which are not that easy to fix. It does help if these cards come from a relative dust free environment that was always temperature controlled to around 70 degrees.

    Regardless unless you are saving at least $100 vs a new one it's not worth it.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Help me upgrade my GPU?

    Best answer: Part of the problem here is the price of a used graphics card seems to level out once it falls below $100. For right around $100 you can find cards like the GTX 970, 3gb GTX 1060, RX 480, RX 580. Sometimes you can find a good deal on craigslist, but those are few and far between. ebay is a more reliable place to... show more
    Best answer: Part of the problem here is the price of a used graphics card seems to level out once it falls below $100. For right around $100 you can find cards like the GTX 970, 3gb GTX 1060, RX 480, RX 580. Sometimes you can find a good deal on craigslist, but those are few and far between. ebay is a more reliable place to find a used Graphics card.

    If you're running a GT 440 then you most likely don't have a good power supply. Does your 450w power supply have an additional 6-pin PCI-E connector? Typically a 450w power supply that does not have this connector is false advertising, and this will have trouble with a GPU, even if you use the molex to 6-pin adapter.

    #2 which is the GTX 750ti would be a decent pick. Although, the GTX 750ti is over the hill and it will have trouble with some of these new games. The GTX 750ti is a funny card because it's based on the Maxwell architecture that is behind the 900 series. The GTX 750ti is as powerful as a GTX 560ti or the GTX 650ti version with +1000mhz core clock.

    The GTX 650 should be scratched off the list.

    The caveat with the GTX 960 is it's as powerful as a GTX 1050ti, but it consumes the same amount of power as the GTX 1060. At least a GTX 1050ti and the GTX 1050 will work with a decent 300w power supply. The GTX 760 falls between the GTX 960 and the 950.

    In all honesty I would recommend taking a look at an RX 560 or RX 570 before I would recommend any of those cards you listed. The only caveat here is some of those RX 580 and RX 570 cards were used in mining rigs for a short while. The problem with buying one is you'd have to make sure it has the original BIOS and not a modded BIOS. The RX 560 was not a popular card for mining.

    You can also get a 3gb GTX 1060 on ebay for around $120, and that's probably one of the best deals you're going to find. To sum this up, I recommend spending an extra $20 on a 3gb GTX 1060.

    -The 3gb GTX 1060 is 60% faster than a GTX 960

    -The GTX 1060, either 3gb or 6gb, only consume 110-130w while gaming. In which case this should work fine with your 450w power supply.

    -The 3gb GTX 1060 should be fine with your old Sandy Bridge i5 CPU. The bottlenecks would be slight but nothing extreme or bad. If there is a bottleneck with the CPU, it's the game engine, not so much the card, and this would vary based off the game's engine and settings.

    -Driver support for 600-series and 700-series Kepler cards is awful. 900 series card will suffer the same fate soon. The 10 series should have the most longevity for driver support.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How much is 14810 mb on computer?

    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • How to get desktop ontp start?

    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is 500 watts PC power supply enough?

    I want to buy RX 580 vga for my PC. My current build is: i3 8100 8 gigs of ram 1 tb HDD will 500 watt be enough? I m not overclocking anything
    I want to buy RX 580 vga for my PC. My current build is: i3 8100 8 gigs of ram 1 tb HDD will 500 watt be enough? I m not overclocking anything
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it a bad idea to leave your computer on over night?

    Best answer: One day I learned that there are some people who rarely or never actually turn off their computers, they just use sleep. So, no, it won't hurt it at all. Somebody gave me a "Sim" game one time. I spent all my money building a hotel and then let it run overnight. Did it again for a few days and... show more
    Best answer: One day I learned that there are some people who rarely or never actually turn off their computers, they just use sleep. So, no, it won't hurt it at all.

    Somebody gave me a "Sim" game one time. I spent all my money building a hotel and then let it run overnight. Did it again for a few days and after awhile I had the maximum money the game allowed without much work. Sometimes letting the computer run overnight gets things done. The server farms that render animation like Toy Story run 24-7.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Capacitors on desktop computer motherboard, old or new, tested as shorted?

    Capacitors on desktop computer motherboard, old or new, tested as shorted?

    Best answer: the circuit that the caps are located on is interfering with the measurement. just power it up and see if it works. [caps need to be tested BEFORE they are installed]
    Best answer: the circuit that the caps are located on is interfering with the measurement. just power it up and see if it works. [caps need to be tested BEFORE they are installed]
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • What is the difference between storage and hard drive for a computer?

    Best answer: Storage can refer the type media that can store data such as SD cards, hard drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD), or thumb drives. Storage is often times are used interchangeably when talking about the amount of space on a computer. Not to be confused with memory which is normally used when talking about... show more
    Best answer: Storage can refer the type media that can store data such as SD cards, hard drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD), or thumb drives. Storage is often times are used interchangeably when talking about the amount of space on a computer. Not to be confused with memory which is normally used when talking about RAM.

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    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Just upgraded my PC with a Ryzen 5 2600 a 1050 Ti and a 550w PSU. The mobo powers on (as indicated by the lights) but nothing else does?

    I know it s a huge bottleneck and I m planning on upgrading next month. The fans don t turn on, nothing displays to the monitor, nothing seems to work.
    I know it s a huge bottleneck and I m planning on upgrading next month. The fans don t turn on, nothing displays to the monitor, nothing seems to work.
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • For gaming amd or intel core?

    Best answer: If your target Framerate is 60fps then either. At 60fps you should be able to turn the settings up as high as they can go which puts most of the workload on the Graphics card. Processors like the Core i5 with 6 cores and the Ryzen 5 with 6 cores/ 12-threads do pretty well with keeping the minimum FPS and drops at a... show more
    Best answer: If your target Framerate is 60fps then either. At 60fps you should be able to turn the settings up as high as they can go which puts most of the workload on the Graphics card. Processors like the Core i5 with 6 cores and the Ryzen 5 with 6 cores/ 12-threads do pretty well with keeping the minimum FPS and drops at a minimum.

    If your target Framerate is 120fps or/and higher then look for a Core i5 at the minimum, with the Core i7-8700k or 9700k being preferred. Intel processors outperform the AMD processors here mainly because they have a higher clock speeds and AMD Ryzen processors have a L3 cache latency issue that hurts it in gaming. However, the cache latency issue and be resolved for the most part by using expensive DDR4-3200 cl14 memory that uses the Samsung-B dies, and then processors like the Ryzen 5 2600x and Ryzen 7 2700x do better in high FPS situations.

    If you plan to play games and stream the gameplay then AMD is the obvious choice because you need a lot of cores and threads to run a program like OBS while gaming at the same time. The Skylake-X processors like the Core i9-9800x, Core i7-7820x, 7900x, and 9900x (not to be confused with the 9900k) are only slightly better than the Ryzen 7 2700xand Threadripper 2 2920x processors which makes Ryzen a much better value. The Core i9-9900k is good for gaming and streaming but the price difference between that and the 2700x is difficult to justify.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Hey everyone, pc won't boot up and is stuck on that 1st DOS screen.?

    Hey everyone, pc won't boot up and is stuck on that 1st DOS screen.?

    It stays at this screen. Thinking it's a hard drive issue. Any ideas? Pretty stumped and have been trying for roughly 2 weeks. Hoping and praying it's not the motherboard (evga x58 3-Way Sli).
    It stays at this screen. Thinking it's a hard drive issue. Any ideas? Pretty stumped and have been trying for roughly 2 weeks. Hoping and praying it's not the motherboard (evga x58 3-Way Sli).
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to know if a computer is good for gaming?

    I know the obvious answer is 'buy a gaming computer'. More specifically I want to walk into a store and buy a good gaming computer without spending a small fortune, but I don't know much about the parts that go into the PCs. There's such an insane variety of video cards, memory, hard drives,... show more
    I know the obvious answer is 'buy a gaming computer'. More specifically I want to walk into a store and buy a good gaming computer without spending a small fortune, but I don't know much about the parts that go into the PCs. There's such an insane variety of video cards, memory, hard drives, mother boards, etc. How can I look at the specs and know a computer meets my needs?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How is the gt 1030 ddr5 version compared to a 750 ti?

    Best answer: the 1030 is slower overall
    Best answer: the 1030 is slower overall
    5 answers · 1 week ago