• Is my CMOS battery bad or is it something worse?

    Hi, I have an old PC I assembled in 2011. I haven't used it in a over year, because it started rebooting constantly. I have checked my tempatures - all good. Voltages seems to be fine. I cannot see any temperature on my MB's VRM in HWinfo. I suspect it doesn't have that sensor. (P8P67 pro rev.... show more
    Hi, I have an old PC I assembled in 2011. I haven't used it in a over year, because it started rebooting constantly. I have checked my tempatures - all good. Voltages seems to be fine. I cannot see any temperature on my MB's VRM in HWinfo. I suspect it doesn't have that sensor. (P8P67 pro rev. 3.1) Something confusing is my BIOS showing my RAM running at 1333 MHz but they are capable of 1600 MHz I've had a nagging feeling about the MB being at fault. I fear it's a bad VRM or PSU, based on online forums. I did a calculation on my setup; wattage wise. It draws up to about 750W and I have a Corsair HX850 pro. Pretty confident my PSU was not at fault I started reading about types of MB failures. Where I learned about VRM overheating. But I saw someone suggesting someone to check their CMOS. So I read up on that, and all sources I found, listed shutting down constantly as a symptom. But having no issues with dates etc. I kept fearing the VRM is overheating. Then I found a source listing poor external hardware detection, as a sign of a bad CMOS battery. I have had issues with that for a few years, having to change the USB port of my mouse constantly and occasionally having to reboot my computer because my keyboard wasn't detected. Furthermore it never registered the microphone through my audio-amp. Is my MB dying/bad? Is it most likely my PSU? Or is it something as simple as a bad CMOS battery? Thanks beforehand 🙂
    8 answers · 17 hours ago
  • How many ram can you install on a computer?

    So far? I installed 3 new DDR3 what is the max of installing RAM sticks. Sorry? New to this computer upgrades thing.
    So far? I installed 3 new DDR3 what is the max of installing RAM sticks. Sorry? New to this computer upgrades thing.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • I am looking to build a pc will these parts work?

    I am looking to build a pc and have a large budget. I am looking to make it future proof for gaming and work. Here are my specs I want to make sure they are compatible. My sound car is the creative sound blaster z I an using a 8 tb seagate barricuda pro hdd a samsung 970 evo 500 g nzxt h500i case 850 whatt... show more
    I am looking to build a pc and have a large budget. I am looking to make it future proof for gaming and work. Here are my specs I want to make sure they are compatible. My sound car is the creative sound blaster z I an using a 8 tb seagate barricuda pro hdd a samsung 970 evo 500 g nzxt h500i case 850 whatt platium psu 2 evga gtx 1080tis intel core i9-9900k msi z370 gming pro carbon ac g skill strient z 32 gb 4 x8 an evga sli bridge the included wifi/ bluetooth card window 10 pro a cyryorig h7 cooler for cpu and 3 120 mm fans adn 3 more 140mm fans both from corsair
    4 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Computer help? My computer has these dark lines and they keep growing?

    Computer help? My computer has these dark lines and they keep growing?

    Best answer: The horizontal lines are due to physical damage to the screen. The only fix is to have the screen panel replaced, they cannot be repaired. If it is a monitor it is just as cheap to buy a new monitor, if it is a laptop take it to a local workshop for the screen to be replaced
    Best answer: The horizontal lines are due to physical damage to the screen. The only fix is to have the screen panel replaced, they cannot be repaired. If it is a monitor it is just as cheap to buy a new monitor, if it is a laptop take it to a local workshop for the screen to be replaced
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Cpu upgrade?

    I m trying to figure out what would be the best possible processor upgrade for my Dell optiplex 9010, it currently has a i5 3570. If anyone can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!
    I m trying to figure out what would be the best possible processor upgrade for my Dell optiplex 9010, it currently has a i5 3570. If anyone can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why can t my Dell OptiPlex 7010 boot from a CD?

    Best answer: If you did this properly you would have downloaded the Media Creation Tool and run that. that will have written the Windows ISO file and made it bootable. Windows states that 8GB is reqiuired (but usually not required) so a CD is not good enough but at least a DVD might suffice but get a DL DVD . I always... show more
    Best answer: If you did this properly you would have downloaded the Media Creation Tool and run that. that will have written the Windows ISO file and made it bootable.
    Windows states that 8GB is reqiuired (but usually not required) so a CD is not good enough but at least a DVD might suffice but get a DL DVD .
    I always change to Legacy when wanting to boot from CD/DVD or USB
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why wont my pc boot?

    I just recently built a pc from all brand new parts. When i press the power button the power led and the motherboard light comes on. The system fan and psu fan also starts. The gpu fan starts for a couple seconds then stops. There is no display. Could not having a cpu cooler be the cause of this?
    I just recently built a pc from all brand new parts. When i press the power button the power led and the motherboard light comes on. The system fan and psu fan also starts. The gpu fan starts for a couple seconds then stops. There is no display. Could not having a cpu cooler be the cause of this?
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it possible to browse the modern web on an old PC with a single core CPU?

    i mean a cpu like pentium 4 or athlon 64
    i mean a cpu like pentium 4 or athlon 64
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • Hard drive not showing?

    Best answer: Check the HDD in OS Windows Disk Management or install specialized HDD partitioning software.
    Best answer: Check the HDD in OS Windows Disk Management or install specialized HDD partitioning software.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • What Graphics Card should i buy?

    Best answer: You have not described the brand and model of power supply to support graphics cards.You havenot stated your computer case is full width for ATX height cards and double slot for card thickness. There are worthwhile used cards from ebay sellers. However, in new... show more
    Best answer: You have not described the brand and model of power supply to support graphics cards.You havenot stated your computer case is full width for ATX height cards and double slot for card thickness.

    There are worthwhile used cards from ebay sellers. However, in new cards
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-...
    Your i7-4790K is Intel HD 4600 graphics.
    EVGA 02G-P4-6150-KR GTX 1050 2GB is available at $110 after mail-in rebate from either B+H Photo or Newegg.
    The GTX 1050 is under 75 watts and does not require a PCIe 6 pin power connector from the power supply.
    GTX 1050 ranks at #79 or 80 where lower rank is better
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-G...
    Your current is at about #422
    Your performance should be 5 to 8 times better. That is not 50 to 80%, that is 400% to 700% improvement in gaming performance.

    You can certainly go more expensive cards, but you need to assure that the card fits and power supply is adequate.
    $180 gets a low profile, if needed, GTX 1050 TI
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...
    There are lower cost 4GB of graphics memory GTX 1050 TI cards of standard height.
    It's a 20 to 40% improvement over the GTX 1050 depending upon the game.
    RX 460 and RX 470 are last year's cards and require a better power supply.
    GTX 1050 vs RX 470
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEAOv72eRFg
    You can see an RX 470 is much stronger, but often bought used now. It even beats a GTX 1050 TI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EkM8EelpJs
    An RX 570 is available for under $200
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125966
    GTX 1060 6GB is about $250
    You need at least a good 500 watt power supply with 6 or 8 pin pcie power connect.
    Does your system accept a standard ATX power supply?
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/power-supply/#sort=price&e=6,5,4,2&W=500,2000
    That should be $40 to $50 more plus the labor to change it.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • If i under clock my GPU , will ti stop crashing?

    Best answer: The card is broken if you have to downclock it. The card will crash less frequently when downclocked, but that's assuming the card is actually the issue.

    You should look up symptoms of a dead card before assuming your card is dead. Your Operating System is probably corrupt or you have corrupt DX drivers.
    Best answer: The card is broken if you have to downclock it. The card will crash less frequently when downclocked, but that's assuming the card is actually the issue.

    You should look up symptoms of a dead card before assuming your card is dead. Your Operating System is probably corrupt or you have corrupt DX drivers.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Worth buying?

    Best answer: $150 for that? A used 3gb GTX 1060 is worth about $150. If that system came with a weak and worthless GPU like a GTX 650ti, it would be worth $200-350 It's either a scam, the seller really wants to get rid of it, something is wrong with it, or something is wrong with the seller. The price of that PC is... show more
    Best answer: $150 for that? A used 3gb GTX 1060 is worth about $150. If that system came with a weak and worthless GPU like a GTX 650ti, it would be worth $200-350

    It's either a scam, the seller really wants to get rid of it, something is wrong with it, or something is wrong with the seller. The price of that PC is massively undervalued and something like that should go for $400 if it's working.

    It's worth it but it's also worth it to cover yourself and make sure you don't get scammed or shortchanged. Verify that the system works and verify that the hardware is what the seller says it is. Ask questions. In my local area there have been a couple people selling low speced PC's, but they say the specs are much better, while charging a higher price for the PC.

    The i7-3820 is equivalent to the Core i7-2600k, but you can at least upgrade to a 6-core Core i7-3930k, 3960x, and/or possibly the 3970x. It may be compatible with Ivy Bridge-E processors like the i7-4930k or 4960x. x79/LGA2011 motherboards aren't cheap either. Personally, If I saw one going for $150 and I knew it was legitimate and working then I'd buy it because that's too good of a deal to pass up.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Computer no boot after being left on overnight?

    I left my computer on all night last night to update Fortnite with my monitor turned off. This morning I went to check up on it, the computer front pannel LED had power but it seemed to not have a signal to the monitor. Usually the inside of my computer is lit up from my led fan too but it was not when I checked... show more
    I left my computer on all night last night to update Fortnite with my monitor turned off. This morning I went to check up on it, the computer front pannel LED had power but it seemed to not have a signal to the monitor. Usually the inside of my computer is lit up from my led fan too but it was not when I checked today. I then switch off using the switch on the PSU and tried booting up the pc. No boot. Nothing happens. I tested the PSU and is working fine. I am wondering if the CPU or mobo is fried
    5 answers · 1 week ago