• Which new motherboard will run xp?

    6 answers · 23 hours ago
  • What are the benefits of using a 32bit OS on a computer with 8GB of DDR3 RAM?

    I'm also considering using Windows XP on a computer with such RAM. What are the benefits?
    I'm also considering using Windows XP on a computer with such RAM. What are the benefits?
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • What part of the computer causes lag to happen?

    By this i mean parts like ram, cpu, ssd and other parts
    By this i mean parts like ram, cpu, ssd and other parts
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • What happens to a computer if you get it completely wiped? Does it make it brand new, even though its been used for X amount of years?

    Best answer: Depends on what you mean by wiped. To me, a complete wipe would be a complete format of the hard drive. Nothing is left. No OS. No restore partition. And definitely none of your data or applications. If I wanted to be extra paranoid I'd also run one of those data wipers on it which forcibly overwrites every... show more
    Best answer: Depends on what you mean by wiped.

    To me, a complete wipe would be a complete format of the hard drive. Nothing is left. No OS. No restore partition. And definitely none of your data or applications. If I wanted to be extra paranoid I'd also run one of those data wipers on it which forcibly overwrites every part of the drive with 0s - effectively making it impossible to retrieve old information from the disk.

    Most computers come with a "Factory Reset" or "Factory Restore" option which puts the computer back in the state it was when you first unpacked it. The OS has been installed but not activated. Whatever default applications it came with will be there but nothing else. None of your data or anything you installed yourself. However in order to use this, you usually have to create a set of DVDs or something. (I don't know how modern computers do this since they no longer come with DVD drives ...)
    12 answers · 7 days ago
  • Motherboard / CPU compatibility?

    Motherboard - GA-Z97M-DS3H CPU - Intel Core i5-8400 Are these two compatible? I have the motherboard and need a cpu upgrade so I can play fortnite. Will these work together?
    Motherboard - GA-Z97M-DS3H CPU - Intel Core i5-8400 Are these two compatible? I have the motherboard and need a cpu upgrade so I can play fortnite. Will these work together?
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why is my son begging for those new flashy pc fans?

    Best answer: A GTX 1080 is a high-end graphics card. A graphics card is the part that draws the image on the screen, and a computer with a good one can also be used to play video games. Dell Optiplex PCs are designed for general home/office use (browsing the internet, MS Office, etc) and because of this use the CPU's... show more
    Best answer: A GTX 1080 is a high-end graphics card. A graphics card is the part that draws the image on the screen, and a computer with a good one can also be used to play video games. Dell Optiplex PCs are designed for general home/office use (browsing the internet, MS Office, etc) and because of this use the CPU's integrated graphics instead of a graphics card. It's good enough for what it's designed for, but it won't be able to handle any games at all. The same can be said for the entry-level MacBook Pros.

    I personally wouldn't want to put a GTX 1080 in an Optiplex. You would definitely have to replace the power supply to do that, and Dell is known for using proprietary power connectors. If the power supply gets replaced, everything else would also have to get replaced. This would be a much better option: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vVp323/zotac-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-4gb-low-profile-video-card-zt-p10510e-10l
    It's nowhere near as fast as a GTX 1080, but it should work with the power supply that's already in there, it's cheaper, and it can still run all the latest games at 1080p 60 FPS using a combination of medium and low settings. I specifically chose the "low profile" variant to make sure it would fit in there.
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Which pc of those is better? Which one of those would you buy?

    1- I5 3470 +10gb RAM+1T hard+ AMD hd 7730 2- I3 8100 + 4gb RAM+1T hard
    1- I5 3470 +10gb RAM+1T hard+ AMD hd 7730 2- I3 8100 + 4gb RAM+1T hard
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can use a m.2 as my boot drive and primary memory storage. No hhd or ssd at all. I m new at pc building.?

    I just want a m.2 to run the whole computer. Is it simple to accomplish. Specifics where necessary please.
    I just want a m.2 to run the whole computer. Is it simple to accomplish. Specifics where necessary please.
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • Does the cooler master master liquid 240 come with pre applied thermal paste or do I have to buy my own?

    Best answer: Neither - It comes with a tube of thermal paste that has to be applied
    Best answer: Neither - It comes with a tube of thermal paste that has to be applied
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • PC powering on but not booting after CPU installation?

    Yesterday I replaced my CPU from an AMD Fx-4100 to an AMD Fx-6300 and since then, my computer will power on but will not boot up. My motherboard doesn't make it's characteristic beep either when starting. Motherboard: biostar a960g+ GPU: Geforce gtx 970 CPU: AMD Fx-6300 (previously AMD Fx-4100) I had a... show more
    Yesterday I replaced my CPU from an AMD Fx-4100 to an AMD Fx-6300 and since then, my computer will power on but will not boot up. My motherboard doesn't make it's characteristic beep either when starting. Motherboard: biostar a960g+ GPU: Geforce gtx 970 CPU: AMD Fx-6300 (previously AMD Fx-4100) I had a little bit of a problem (understatement) installing my new CPU. When I was taking the old heatsink out of the motherboard, the CPU came out with it, attached to the heatsink with hardened thermal paste. When installing the new CPU, I struggled to fit it properly and ended up bending a few of the outer pins on the new CPU. I spent a long time straightening them out with a credit card. needle etc. so that it now fits comfortably into the motherboard. However, when I power on the computer, all the fans and LED's turn on but nothing boots up and there is no signal to my monitor. My motherboard doesn't beep on startup like it did normally. Two of my case fans were spinning at odd speeds, one was much faster than normal and making a disconcerting whirring noise whilst the other was spinning much slower than normal. Since then, I (think) have reset the BIOS on my motherboard by moving the jumper pins and removing the battery. The case fans now spin normally. Please can anyone advise what I can do to sort the problem out of not booting. Thanks in advance.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should I buy a GTX 970 or a GTX 1070?

    Best answer: The GTX 970 is on par with the 3gb GTX 1060 while the 6gb GTX 1060 matches the GTX 980. AMD cards that are within the performance levels of the GTX 970 and 3gb GTX 1060 are the R9 390 and RX 480. The R9 390x is between the GTX 970 and GTX 980. The performance difference between the GTX 970/3gb GTX 1060 is 10%-12%... show more
    Best answer: The GTX 970 is on par with the 3gb GTX 1060 while the 6gb GTX 1060 matches the GTX 980. AMD cards that are within the performance levels of the GTX 970 and 3gb GTX 1060 are the R9 390 and RX 480. The R9 390x is between the GTX 970 and GTX 980. The performance difference between the GTX 970/3gb GTX 1060 is 10%-12% slower than the GTX 980/6gb GTX 1060. The 3gb GTX 1060 has had 11% of it's shaders cut in comparison to the 6gb version, and performance figures generally follow this number.

    I didn't bother to put the GTX 780ti in that list because of poor driver support. Typically the GTX 780ti is on par or slightly exceeds the GTX 970. This might be true with older games that have alredy been refined but this isn't the case with newer games.

    The other thing you might find as a detour about the GTX 970 is it only has 3.5gb of useful memory.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/224530/nvidi...

    I buy and sell used hardware on both ebay and craigslist. $245 for a GTX 1070 is a great deal but $175 for a GTX 970 isn't. Just the other day I saw a GTX 970 going for $120 and I honestly wouldn't pay a penny more for that card. Newer EVGA cards will be worth a little bit more than their Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI counterparts because EVGA cards have a 3-year Transferable warranty. However, since the GTX 970 was released in 2014, many of these EVGA GTX 970 cards have an expired warranty. A GTX 1070 on the other hand will be 2 years old at the most.

    The GTX 1070 is roughly 55% faster according to techpowerup. Both cards have roughly the same power draw and they should be paired with at least a decent 550w power supply. I don't generally recommend a 500w unit because there isn't a 500w unit that's not a ticking timebomb.

    When you crunch those numbers under a performance per dollar figure. You're actually getting more bang for your buck by spending more on the GTX 1070.

    As far as performance goes. The GTX 970 won't max out new games at 1080p but you can at least play them at high settings. The GTX 970 can't always do Ultra. The 1070 on the other hand will max out pretty much everything at 1080p while giving you around 75-90fps depending on the game. The GTX 1070 was considered to be overkill for 1080p, but more suitable for 1080p 144hz setups and 1440p. Nowdays newer games are pushing those limits.

    Time is on your side. There is a possibility that Graphics cards prices could drop an additional 10% to 20% this month alone. Suppliers are backstocked with cards and it's tough to move the supply when prices of cards still remains high. There are rumors that Nvidia has put off the release of the 11 series because of backstock issues with the 10 series. You don't need to be in a hurry or anything. One last detail. Avoid any card with a single fan or blower cooler. These cards always have poor thermal results at stock speeds.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Cpu temperature?

    Hi! I have an intel i5 6600k processor in an ASROCK z170 motherboard being cooled by a corsair h100i v2 liquid cooler. I built the system from scratch 18 months ago and it has never been overclocked. the cooler seems to be working the fans on the radiator are running and the lights on the pump unit are on. ... show more
    Hi! I have an intel i5 6600k processor in an ASROCK z170 motherboard being cooled by a corsair h100i v2 liquid cooler. I built the system from scratch 18 months ago and it has never been overclocked. the cooler seems to be working the fans on the radiator are running and the lights on the pump unit are on. However when i turn the pc on and log into the bios (a few seconds as it boots from a ssd) the cpu temperature is 40 ish degrees and continues to rise 0.5 degrees every couple of seconds until i panic and shut the system down before it gets ridiculously hot. Is it possible that the cpu heats up this quickly without any load on (only the bios)? or do i simply have a faulty pump unit that is not running? The motherboard temperature sits at about 26 degrees the whole time
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • I just installed a new CPU. When I power my computer on, everything powers but my motherboard doesn t beep and nothing appears on screen...?

    My Pc fans all turn on but one slows incredibly whilst another fan speeds up immensely to the point it is making a disconcerting whir Please help me, thanks in advance
    My Pc fans all turn on but one slows incredibly whilst another fan speeds up immensely to the point it is making a disconcerting whir Please help me, thanks in advance
    6 answers · 1 week ago