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  1. Bobby shsw

    Question Help upgrading memory hp pavilion 15

    I have an HP laptop with 8 gb ram. It's a ryzen 5 4500u with 2 slots ,with 4gb ram each. I want to upgrade my ram. Laptop specs says 8gb DDR 4 3200 mhz. They gave me the following specs to install. DDR4-3200 dual-channel support DDR4-2400 dual-channel (DDR4-3200 bridge to DDR4-2666, DDR4-2666...
  2. S

    Question Upgrading Asus G11CD-K (desktop) RAM & SSD

    Hello, I want to upgrade my RAM from 16 GO to 32 GO, and setup an SSD with my existing HDD. I used crucial scan software to get the list of all supported RAM & SSD for my Asus G11CD-K (desktop) and here is the link: https://www.crucial.com/scanview/E23445F331D926C3 My questions are : for RAM...
  3. EXCellR8

    Issue Restoring PS4 from Backup - USB 3.0

    I switched out my pleb 2TB 5400rpm drive in my launch PS4 with a 2TB SSHD but I'm having an issue restoring the data from the external drive I used, formatted as exFAT. AFAIK FAT32 or exFAT should work fine... The backup data is about 600GB (full backup of all installed games, along with...
  4. P

    Question Upgrade this computer?

    I have just purchased a used gaming computer. It is a budget build about a year old. I was considering building my own and this came up locally with a similar set of components I was looking at using myself but this came at great savings with some cool additions. My wife and I are going to...
  5. B

    Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LST to 19.04 upgrade failed

    Hi, I need help with a problem with a linux laptop machine. The laptop was installed with a Linux Ubuntu 15.10 and I took the time to upgrade the distro. So I upgraded from 15.10 -> 16.04 LST -> 18.04 LTS and it all seemed so far, so good. Then I put the machine to upgrade to 19.04 and went...
  6. Avarath

    Question 1080 to 1080TI?

    I currently own a GTX 1080. I have a deal from a friend to buy a 1080TI for $200. Is it worth $200 to upgrade? I run 2K on a 165hz monitor.
  7. C

    Question Building my brothers first PC and getting myself an upgrade. Looking for others opinions on my situation.

    Hey all, Just wanted to compare what I have researched to others opinions and make the best decision. So to start off my current PC specs: CPU: Intel core i7 2700k OC 4.4 MOBO: Asus Sabertooth z77 GPU: XFX R9 295x2 RAM: Corsair vengeance 2x8GB 1600mhz SSD: Mushkin Chronos 120GB HD: 3TB Western...
  8. H

    Question choosing the right RAM upgrade

    Currently the CPU I have is G4560 and the 8+8 RAM kit I am using is GSkill F4-3200C16D-16GTZSK Unless I buy another kit like that, considering several options depending on what is on sale I don't know how to decide, based on which parameter. As a side question I would be interested to know also...
  9. EXCellR8

    Ryzen 5 Upgrade Options?

    I'm tossing around the idea of upgrading the quad core Ryzen 5 1500X processor in my B350 gaming computer, since the 2nd gen 6-core plus processors are so cheap; the performance in some games does lack a bit as configured. This computer also uses the other Vega 64 card so upping the processing...
  10. J

    What to upgrade for 1440p at 144hz?

    Hi. My current setup is this: i5 6500 GTX MSI 1070 8gb MSI B150M Ram 16gb Corsair RM550x SSD 850 evo I would like find out what would give me the best performance upgrade for 1440p at 144hz. I assume it would be 1080ti? Do I have to go for i5 8600k as with 1080ti my current cpu would...
  11. C

    What upgrades should I start making on my PC?

    So before I start, I just want to make it clear that I don't have a lot of advanced knowledge when it comes to PC hardware. I just generally haven't been doing a lot of researching regarding it and I'm very new to this forum. That being said, this is my current build: Intel G3258 CPU ASUS...
  12. M

    Upgrade boot/windows SSD without reinstalling everything?

    Im currently using a Samsung 840 series SSD as my boot/windows drive (Win10 x64). I would like to upgrade it to a more recent SATA ssd, but i cant face reinstalling everything - my DAW setup has a lot of plugins and takes about 8 hours of installs to get everything working correctly, and i...
  13. Kolath

    Only upgrade every 4-6 years, worth it to go Ryzen 2700 + X470?

    So my current gaming PC has been going for years (mostly for lower spec games like Rimworld, Civ6, The Witness) with the only update being a GeForce GTX 970 a year ago: Core2Quad 6600 @ 2.9 GHz Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4 GB DDR2 Corsair 700W PSU But it is time to finally get a...
  14. T

    Advise on hardware upgrade

    I have an old windows computer with this hardware: Mother: ASRock H97 Killer CPU i5-4690 Memory 16 GB DDR3 1600 GPU AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Hard Drive Samsung 850 Evo 480 GB My main use of this computer is basic gaming: Civ 6 and GTA V. But I'm thinking about using this computer for some...
  15. W

    Upgrading my old system

    Hi guys. This is for my secondary pc at the office. It is the pc I had made for gaming back in 2008. I have a Intel Q6600, 4gb (2*2gb) ddr2-800 ram, Nvidia 8800gtx, PC power and cooling 610W PSU, Adata 60Gb SSD Antec 900 LG 21 inch LCD - 1680x1050 Asrock G41C-gs r2.0 Windows 7 64 bit...
  16. B

    Socket 1155 upgrade or new build?

    Hey guys! Count this as my first post!! Alright so my whole reason of joining was to ask some simple advice. I'll start by listing my specs: i5 2500k OC @4.5Ghz AsRock Z77 Extreme3 Corsair Vengeance 16Gb 1200W Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold Sapphire Radeon 270X 1TB Seagate Hybrid drive (main)...
  17. V

    Upgrade to Ryzen now or wait a few months?

    Hello! I'm currently using: AMD FX-6350 @ 4.0 Ghz. Radeon HD 7850 2Gb. 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM. 2 x 1TB HDD. 1080p Monitor. I was thinking to upgrade CPU, Mobo and RAM only and wait for the next gen GPUs since they are not that far away, my 7850 can still live through those months (and I can use...
  18. S

    How can I upgrade my computer to maximize gaming performance?

    Currently using a GTX 1080TI, but want to make sure the rest of my computer is up to date! Processor is a Intel core I7 4790k and my motherboard is MSI Z97 GAMING 5. About to get myself a HTC Vive so want to make sure nothing will be bottle necked. Any suggestions? Thanks guys!
  19. R

    Upgrading older computer for gaming

    Hello Ladies and Gents, I'm looking to upgrade my older system to something more current so that I can play "PUBG". I currently get on CSGO right now but some friends are pulling me into this game. I can run PUBG but its on very low settings and its terrible. Since I already spent the $30 on...
  20. A

    Upgraded PC, but what about Operating System?

    So I had an older computer running windows 7. I recently decided to buy a bunch of new parts (motherboard, cpu, gpu, power supply) so I could game better. However, understandably, after I upgraded, my OS didn't come with my computer. I had to load a version of Windows 7 on USB just to run my...
  21. N

    Input on best GPU-match needed!

    Need a new GPU (Singlecard) due to the fans on my 660SLI setup drives me crazy. Gaming is done @ 1920x1080@60Hz, mostly World of Tanks but occationally some FPS games. Current Specs: - Mobo: Sabertooth x58 s 1366 - CPU: Xeon X5680 @ 3.33MHz (6c-12t) - RAM: 12GB DDR3 - Cooler: Dark Rock Pro 3 -...
  22. pjmssn

    Need advice/recommendation - dual X5690 -> Ryzen 1700x?

    Hello all, I just joined the forum as a member and look forward to contributing. I currently have a Dell T5500 workstation with dual X5690 (3.46GHz) and 72GB of RAM (DDR3) (~1575 cb) that I use for the following tasks: - scientific computing (parallel c++, python with MPI) - finite element...
  23. davidthemaster3

    Time to Ryzen from 2012

    Looking to upgrade my current 2012 PC hardware. My OC on the computer burnt out pins on the CPU (still works though!), but I cannot OC anymore. Basically, my 3570K is a 3570; multiplier tops out to 38 in BIOS, but never goes above 3.6 GHz anyways. Looking for general recommendations for the...
  24. SoupyFlow

    XMP Not Working After Upgrading From 16GB to 32GB

    Hi All! So I recently upgraded my rig from 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) to 32GB DDR4 (4x8GB). I am using Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 ram which OC's to 3000 Mhz. My motherboard is the ASUS Prime Z720-A. When I had the original setup of 16GB, just two sticks of 8GB each, I could use XMP on my...
  25. C

    CPU upgrade for streaming 720p/60 FPS

    I use my PC for some AAA gaming + streaming and gaming Overwatch on the same PC. About 50/50 for purely gaming vs streaming. Current Specs: CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Memory Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB)...
  26. Muscles

    Worth Upgrading an I5-4690?

    The last machine I built was back in June of 2014 and I'm trying to justify an upgrade. Specs are as follows: MB BIOSTAR|B85MG B85 MATX R VGA SAPPHIRE|100364L R9 270X R PSU EVGA 100-W1-0500-KR R CPU INTEL|CORE I5 4690 3.5G 6M R SSD 256G|CRUCIAL CT256MX100SSD1 R MEM 8Gx2|GSKILL F3-1600C9D-16GAR...
  27. A

    Graphics Card Upgrade recommendation

    Hi all: First time posting. I have a fairly old computer (setup is described below). I have a socket LGA1155 motherboard, so can't really move up on the CPU side, but I figured that I might be able to upgrade my graphics card from the GTX 650 Ti to a newer generation one for cheap (or free)...
  28. C

    What monitor should I upgrade to??

    Currently i have a dual display set up which is just 2 19" HD Ready TV's. I want to replace them with two of the same gaming monitors. I am currently considering this monitor: https://www.asus.com/ie/Monitors/VX228H/ I will be using one for my xbox one s and the other for my PC which has an r9...
  29. Ketchup

    Finding More and More Software that Doesn't Work with the 10 Upgrade

    So I have been pretty happy with a fresh install of Windows 10. Now the upgrade, that's a whole other story. With my desktop, it came when I tried to install Sling. It wouldn't install no matter what compatibility mode I chose, yet on a VM running Windows 10, no problems at all. Fast forward 6...
  30. clocand

    5 yo PC Build/Upgrade Help

    Hello. I've been a member here for 5 years and, in short, have been waiting several months for BF to upgrade my MOBO/GPU/CPU and would like some advice for the best deals/compatibility. Also, if you would recommend replacement of other parts (i.e. RAM) I'm all ears, as I'm not sure how long...
  31. O

    Upgrading System: Stay with Haswell or go Skylake?

    Current system: CPU: i3-4150 MOBO: GA-H97-D3H RAM: 8gb (4x2) Kingston DDR3 1600mhz GPU: r9 270x PSU: CM v650 I built this just for playing CS:GO and Dota 2 couple of years ago not thinking about upgrading since I don't play AAA games. Then came Battlefield 1 and the enjoyment of streaming while...
  32. EXCellR8

    PowerEdge 2900 Motherboard

    After months of getting our admin staff to abandon their office server, a tired Dell PE 2900, I was finally able to pull the plug on the old dinosaur machine that it was. The server is still in decent condition so I got the idea of reconditioning the tower as a workstation with a couple Xeons...