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  1. J

    Discussion Help making a Budget r5 5600g gaming build

    Originally, I planned on purchasing an R5 3600 with a 1660 super, but since GPU costs haven't dropped significantly, I'll have to settle with an APU. I want to use this chip mostly for gaming (Valorant, Rocket League, GTA V, etc. ), but not for anything too high-intensity, as this chip has its...
  2. C

    Question Upgrade ASUS motherboard

    I have an ASUS Z87-C motherboard with intel i7-4770 CPU and thinking to upgrade to a latest motherboard that supports M2 NVMe SSD. Is it possible to just upgrade the motherboard and use the same processor and other components? My power pack is 550W. Does this worth an upgrade just the...
  3. Maheshpm

    Question Caveats of using Ryzen 4750G with MSI B550 UNIFY / Gigabyte B550 Arous Master

    Hello, MSI B550 UNIFY Board has total four M2 slots. 1st is directly coupled with CPU, 2nd and 3rd M2 slots actually share PCI-E 4.0 x 16 bandwidth. If I put SSD in any of these M2 slots, PCI-E slot brought down to x8 mode. This is fine as long as there is 3000/5000 series CPU with graphics...
  4. cgeorgy

    Question What mobo for Ryzen 7 5800x ?

    Hello, I'm trying to decide about a mobo for Ryzen 7 5800x. I want reliability and stability more than high performance. I'm not a gamer, I just want to run a few VMs in parallel with Docker and various databases, do software development. No CPU intensive workloads running a lot of time...
  5. Bobsy

    How To Should I trust chipset-controlled RAID 1 array on Gigabyte mobo?

    I would like to stop having to make backups all the time and just add a second hard drive to my PC. I already run a RAID 1 array in a Synology NAS, but I've never done it in my PC. Will it just work and is it reliable? Motherboard is Gigabyte B550 AORUS Pro AC. Details of this PC are not in my...
  6. S

    Solved! Problem after assembling my PC parts

    Hello everyone, I have an Asus Desktop G11CD-K PC (the K is for Kabylake version) wich i disassembled to clean all its parts (including Graphic card fan, its Processor, CPU fan and replacing its thermal paste, and also its front components). After cleaning, I assembled it correctly, but to be...
  7. noeljm92

    Question Complete overhaul or selective upgrade?

    Hey there, good people! My current PC specs are: CPU: Intel i7 6700k @ 4.00 GHz (no overclock) Graphics: Zotac GTX 970 (no overclock) RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 ( 2 x 8GB, dual channel, XMP 2400 MHz) Motherboard: Asus E3 Pro Gaming V5 PSU: Corsair CS 750M Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX...
  8. E

    Question Computer momentarily turns off before turning on normally

    I have this problem with my Desktop PC since past 3 years when I replaced my faulty PSU with Corsair VS550 back in 2017. Everything was perfect before that with the previous PSU. Since then, every time I turn my PC ON, the front LED light turns ON, CPU and PSU fans etc. start rotating AND...
  9. H

    Question if nowadays gpu and nvme directly talk to CPU then how come chipset doesn't support pcie 4?

    I am trying to learn about computer hardware, I learnt that modern cpu skips chipset and directly communicates to gpu and ssd. But then again there are few motherboard which supports ryzen 3rd gen cpus but do not have pcie 4. While this is not in the case of b550. So my question is if gpu and...
  10. C

    Question I broke my motherboards expansion slot lever, Can i still remove the card?

    I'm soon going to upgrade my motherboard, ram and CPU to the newer generation but in my PC i have a RTX 2060 which i want to keep for the new build. but when i was installing a new WiFi card into the PC i had to remove the GPU to fit it in. and i put the 2 cards back i noticed that in the...
  11. N

    Question Gigabyte GA-Z77-DH3: USB ports and DPC Latency

    Hiya. I've been struggling to make any music since I upgraded to Windows 10 due to very poor performance from my USB audio I/O. I've had a Propellerheads 'Balance' audio interface since it was released and I love it but as soon as I got Windows 10, things got bad. Really bad. The stutters...
  12. T

    Question Need Help! Asus P8P67 PRO does recognise new RAM

    Hello, Please Help! I'm completely stuck on an issue I’ve been having with my RAM for a while. The issue is that even with newly purchased 1866Mhz 16GB DDR3 Ram installed, Windows plus the Bios still recognise it as 8GB 1333Mhz. My old RAM was 8GB of 1600Mhz SKhynix, I still had the issue with...
  13. M

    Solved! How to connect my pc to my amp

    Hey, I've recently bought an amplifier and I am wondering how best to connect it to my pc. My motherboard is the: "GA-Z170-Gaming K3 (rev. 1.0)" and I do not have a soundcard. Here is an imgur link to the ports on my motherboard and the ports on my amp: The amp I bought is the Onkyo A-9010...
  14. T

    Question RGB Fans not lighting up

    Hi Everyone, I've recently built a new computer and I purchased this case for my build https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8wXnTW/cooler-master-masterbox-mb520-rgb-atx-mid-tower-case-mcb-b520-kgnn-rgb. Every seems to be working well except for the front fan lights. While I have the fans functioning...
  15. S

    Question How to connect 2pin DC 12V fan to motherboard/smps as a secondary fan?

    I have a 2 pin(analog connector female) fan which is 12V DC. My motherboard doesn't have any 2 pin male point (have a 4pin sys_fan point only). Also my smps doesn't have any molex male point (only 4 pin analog connector female). now what to do? how to connect it as a secondary fan? my mb =...
  16. K

    Connecting EXP GDC adapter to a desktop computer

    I have a HP 8200 PC, to which I want to connect the GDC adapter & run a few games every now and then. The GDC I have has a PCI-E connector. And here is the screenshot of the motherboard of the HP 8200 mini PC. I cannot locate any PCI-E slots, however, I have the big PCI-16x slot empty, can I...
  17. S

    Question Can't control chassis fan speed

    I recently started my 3rd PC build and have never ran into this issue before. I have Rosewill Prism S-Black case and a ASRock AB350 PRO4 motherboard. For some reason I cannot control any of the 4 pre-installed case fans neither through software nor through the BIOS. I have tried using the BIOS...
  18. C

    Question asus P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0

    currently im using i3-3220 on this board asus P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0, and I will buy i5-3470s in a few days, is the i5-3470s compatible with asus P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0? The motherboard supports i5-3470T https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/P8H61M_LX3_PLUS_R20/HelpDesk_CPU/
  19. X

    Info Asus Motherboard RMA - Worst Customer Service Ever

    Thought I'd share my ridiculously bad customer service experience I just had with Asus. Had a motherboard (ROG B450-F Strix) stop working after 6 months. Sent it in for RMA and followed all the instructions. After a week they contacted me and said I didn’t include a plastic bracket it came with...
  20. EXCellR8

    MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Dead?

    I've a second hand MSI Z170 board that is giving me grief with a post code of 71 (late south bridge initialization?) and I can't get it to POST at all. The board is the Z170A XPOWER Titanium with dual BIOS but neither of them seem to work; code is the same. I've cleared the CMOS, tried different...
  21. T

    Question New builder advice pls

    So I’m lookin to buy a Intel i9 9900 Asus ROG STRIX Z390 Corsair vengeance ram 16 gb Seasgate barracuda 2 tb And corsair cxm 550 w 80+ bronze certified semi- modular tax power supply Was wondering if all that was gonna work good with one another. If not I NEED advice lol
  22. U

    help me bulid a budget computer

    hi i'm looking to bulid a computer that can have like 60+ FPS or something for fifa 19 and 200- ish FPS for CS:GO my budget is 300 euros my budget is 300 euros (341.09100 USD) and i live in bulgaria thanks in advance also im very new to the pc bulding stuff so i would be very glad if you guys...
  23. U

    Solved! GPU,PSU,and ram advice

    hi i'm looking to buy and uprade my pc im looking to replace the GPU,PSU, and the ram ok so currently i have motherboard : ASRock G41M-VS3,GPU : geforce 720,ram 4gb DDR3,cpu: CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400, 2666 MHz (8 x 333), windows 10 64 bit , i think my psu its like 240-300...
  24. F

    Question asus strix x99 gaming with ssd evo 970 m.2

    Hello fellas. I have asus strix x99 gaming,i7 6800k,32gb ram,asusgtx 1080gaming,corsair hx1050 powersupply i have 1 samsung ssd 970 evo nme m.2 250gb&and i also have the 960evonme m.2 500gb and also a samsung 850 evo 500gb all new and i have to start the windows format ,i know i should use the...
  25. P

    Question An Unusual Troubleshooting - Intel i5 4460

    This might be a little long, but it's technically interesting and challenging for those interested. So I had been using the intel i5 4460 with a Asrock Z87M Pro4 motherboard for a little over 3 years, when out of the blue the display output went blank. On troubleshooting I got it down to a dead...
  26. Z

    Question Dead Motherboard?

    I recently changed out my AM4 motherboard for a b350 board (Asrock B350 pro 4) as my old one (MSI AB350m gaming pro) doaed, i then put my cpu (R5 1500x) into it, didn't work, so i RMAed it and it was found to be faulty, i bought a new CPU (R5 1600x) and the fans spun up bread boarded, i turned...
  27. H

    Motherboard ports not working on new build

    Hello, So I began building a PC back in September, this was my first build. I had everything except a GPU, which I planned on picking up at a later date. I believed I had done everything correctly so it was time to plug in the monitor(VGA) and turn on the power for the first time test...
  28. DanTMWTMP

    Asrock Z390 Taichi motherboard $179.99 after rebate @ newegg.com

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157857 Looks like it's this week only, for a solid Z390 motherboard with a lot of features. Latest bios update appears to have fixed the woes from earlier reviews...
  29. D

    Custom component manufacturer

    Hi guys right now i am working on my product ( a fully upgradeable all in one ) its still in concept stages i am starting my research and want to know if any one of you guys know about any brand that can build custom motherboard and a brand that cam supply touchscreen panels ( preferably hdr )...
  30. kirkdickinson

    Thunderbolt on motherboards?

    I am starting to see more and more devices advertised as using the thunderbolt port. Even Monoprice is starting to sell thunderbolt devices. I see ads pop up all the time. I am going to do a build toward the end of this year and it sounds like a great interface port to have. I know that USB 3.1...
  31. RunForestRun

    What data is stored on the motherboard?

    I have installed Windows 10 on my desktop PC. My question is: Does Windows 10 store any data in the UEFI or motherboard itself, and if yes, what kind of data? I'm asking this because I'm looking to format my system as completely and thoroughly as possible. How should one go about this?
  32. D

    ASUS Prime X470 - Fans stay on after shutdown.

    Having trouble trying to fix this. When I shut the system down, whether from Start menu or Power button, the case and cooling fans keep running. The only way to turn them off is to shut off power at the PSU. I've reset CMOS via the jumpers per ASUS spec and reviewed Windows power options...
  33. P

    Faulty BIOS chip?

    So it all started yesterday when i was trying to fix my motherboard which had a corrupted ME area that was causing lots of overclocking issues. Since a normal bios reflash couldn't fix it I decided to follow this(http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/72834...) guide. After setting up...
  34. J

    Computer is receiving power but nothing happens when I press the power button

    Recently there was a thunderstorm in my area. The day before I was on my computer and it was working. I left it on and the power went out a little while after the storm started. I thought it would be no big deal because I've never had any issues with surges in my house and it's hooked up to a...
  35. M

    Questions about Fingerprint reader,TPM module, Windows hello

    I own a Asus Maximus Hero VI https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_HERO/ I'm about to buy PQI fingerprint reader to use it in Windows 10,with hello. http://www.pqigroup.com/prod_in.aspx?mnuid=1286&modid=138&prodid=1472 Now , I don't have a TPM module installed. There is a connector on...
  36. Shellls

    Disappearing Memory

    I have a dell xps x58 motherboard with an alienware bios flashed onto it as detailed in this thread: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/westmere-xeon-upgrade-project.2463698/ Yesterday I opened task manager to see that old 8 of my 12 GB of ram was showing up, but when I checked in cpu-z all 12...
  37. T

    Before Buying New Gpu

    Is ASUS DUAL-GTX1060-3G compatible with my pc. CPU:intel celeron g1820 2.7GHz Mobo:Asrock H81m-vg4 r2.0 Ram:6 GB 1333Mhz PSU:500W
  38. T

    troubleshooting bad MB using an identical known good MB

    I am looking for some suggestions of things to try in order to diagnose a bad motherboard that gives a beep code error during POST. In particular, if I have an identical working board, can running the two side by side or other types of comparisons help me zero in on the problem? Some details...
  39. H

    Disable Bios Startup Errors??

    Hi guys. I received a Dell Optiplex 390 about a year ago, and have added more RAM, a GPU, and a better HDD to make it a gaming PC and its been working out great until recently. This is not a HUGE problem, but I would like to fix it if it's possible. I recently purchased a new Corsair case for...
  40. A

    QVL conflict between ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming motherboard and G.skill RAM

    Hello, I am considering to build a high-end workstation using i7-8700K and ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming motherboard. The main reason to choose this MB is that support from ASUS thinks that it could be compatible with Ubuntu Linux, my main OS for work. Some users on the net also have some...