• Are you guys going to buy the iMac Pro?

    Best answer: Nope. I’m quite happy with my iMac, iPad and iPhone.
    Best answer: Nope. I’m quite happy with my iMac, iPad and iPhone.
    7 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Are there any reputable outfits that can fix a motherboard?

    Best answer: I was a 30+ year Engineer at IBM and then Lenovo and know the hardware and all processes to make it very well. The problem is that only the manufacturer, has the tester that can determine what the problem is. No technician has the sophisticated equipment and test fixture and software required to know what the issue... show more
    Best answer: I was a 30+ year Engineer at IBM and then Lenovo and know the hardware and all processes to make it very well. The problem is that only the manufacturer, has the tester that can determine what the problem is. No technician has the sophisticated equipment and test fixture and software required to know what the issue is. For someone to try to test each part individually is a difficult task. If it's a broken connector, it can be swapped out, but anything electrical is too labor intensive to deal with without the proper equipment. If it's beyond its warranty, the value is too low. Replacing the motherboard also affects you Windows license and dealing with Microsoft about a transfer of license.
    If you state all your computer parts, a best option can be discussed, but repair of the motherboard is no longer worthwhile.
    7 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Buying a gaming computer on Craigslist?

    can i get a good deal on a gaming computer from Craigslist?
    can i get a good deal on a gaming computer from Craigslist?
    6 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Are desktop computers still popular?

    or are laptops and tablets more popular these days? are gaming desktops still common?
    or are laptops and tablets more popular these days? are gaming desktops still common?
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Using clay to make a computer case?

    I'm abit more 'artsy' than most and want to make a pumpkin shaped media pc, think clay would be a good option for the case? I looked for any sort of plastic pumpkin to use as a prefab but nothing tickled my fancy.
    I'm abit more 'artsy' than most and want to make a pumpkin shaped media pc, think clay would be a good option for the case? I looked for any sort of plastic pumpkin to use as a prefab but nothing tickled my fancy.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do I need to update Bios?

    Recently built a new pc, installed drivers and windows updates, when I try to boot, the pc will be on but won’t connect to the monitor or any usb devices. Other times it’ll boot fine. I have no idea what the problem is but the only thing I can think of is he bios.
    Recently built a new pc, installed drivers and windows updates, when I try to boot, the pc will be on but won’t connect to the monitor or any usb devices. Other times it’ll boot fine. I have no idea what the problem is but the only thing I can think of is he bios.
    5 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Is the 6700k and 7700k still the best for gaming?

    Best answer: The 7700K is still the best (or at least tied for it). There is Coffee Lake (8th generation) but it's the same architecture as Kaby Lake (7th generation) with more cores (6c/12t for i7, 6c/6t for i5, and 4c/4t for i3). There is also Skylake-X (7-series with 8-18 cores), but it's the same architecture as the... show more
    Best answer: The 7700K is still the best (or at least tied for it). There is Coffee Lake (8th generation) but it's the same architecture as Kaby Lake (7th generation) with more cores (6c/12t for i7, 6c/6t for i5, and 4c/4t for i3). There is also Skylake-X (7-series with 8-18 cores), but it's the same architecture as the 6th generation with more cores and a lower clock speed.

    Once you pass 4 physical cores, core count doesn't make a difference for gaming. Comparing at the same clock speed, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake will be nearly identical and Skylake-X will be around 3-5% behind.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do i find problem that are causing my internet to be slow?

    About an hour ago i noticed a huge issue well trying to load pages, Some sites wont load at all well others take forever like 5+ minutes. I tried the same sites from my cell and the pages load super fast just fine, So there is a issue with my PC i dont know how to look for these issues tho. First thing everyone is... show more
    About an hour ago i noticed a huge issue well trying to load pages, Some sites wont load at all well others take forever like 5+ minutes. I tried the same sites from my cell and the pages load super fast just fine, So there is a issue with my PC i dont know how to look for these issues tho. First thing everyone is going to say will be VIRUS, I dont have one, I ran a scan and my PC is clean. Thanks.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Building a crypto miner?

    I m a online developer and have never dove into the hardware side of things but mining has sparked my interest. Just looking to have some fun with it and not really make a daily income. Could I realistically mine ether or/and lite coin, With my own miner for under $1000 how could I go about doing this
    I m a online developer and have never dove into the hardware side of things but mining has sparked my interest. Just looking to have some fun with it and not really make a daily income. Could I realistically mine ether or/and lite coin, With my own miner for under $1000 how could I go about doing this
    4 answers · 4 hours ago
  • How to shut down computer?

    4 answers · 7 hours ago
  • I need to replace my computer whuch one should i pick?

    In a previous question i asked why is my computer shutting down randomly during a game Eventually i finally got a BIOS message saying that my cpu had overheated and it hit 100c so how the thing still runs i beyond me I bought my computer through best buy so I have a warranty and they will replace the orogonal... show more
    In a previous question i asked why is my computer shutting down randomly during a game Eventually i finally got a BIOS message saying that my cpu had overheated and it hit 100c so how the thing still runs i beyond me I bought my computer through best buy so I have a warranty and they will replace the orogonal cost of it. My choices are in this link https://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.... Off of memory my pc was about 740 (but I dont mind paying a bit more) I refuse to buy another cyberpower pc again they make their stuff with cheep parts (this is not the first computer I bought form them and I have had numerous hardware failures beyond what I am willing to describe) I was also told that the AMD FX series can tend to be a bit **** so I want to avoid that altogether
    4 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Certan games cause my computer to just shut down?

    I can run GOW4 on Max (as a benchmark) but whenever i try to run homefront revolution it causes my computer to **** down Spec GPU Amd RX480 CPU AMD FX 8358 4ghz RAM 8 gb computer restarted Fans running fine malware and drivers checked Computer defragmented No BSOD
    I can run GOW4 on Max (as a benchmark) but whenever i try to run homefront revolution it causes my computer to **** down Spec GPU Amd RX480 CPU AMD FX 8358 4ghz RAM 8 gb computer restarted Fans running fine malware and drivers checked Computer defragmented No BSOD
    4 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Graphics card issue.. I want to upgrade but not sure if I need to over spend?

    So basically right now I'm running a desktop with an amd fx8350, with a gtx 660 gpu. I'm told this creates a bottleneck issue. I was considering upgrading the gtx 1050 ti.. this still creates bottleneck.. in order to fix completely I would need the 1060 but it's a whole 100$ more. Would the 1050 ti... show more
    So basically right now I'm running a desktop with an amd fx8350, with a gtx 660 gpu. I'm told this creates a bottleneck issue. I was considering upgrading the gtx 1050 ti.. this still creates bottleneck.. in order to fix completely I would need the 1060 but it's a whole 100$ more. Would the 1050 ti create a large enough issue to stop me from playing, let's say PUBG? Or would it be a waste of money? I also wouldn't mind playing mainstream games, such as COD or BF or rainbow.. please help!!
    4 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Will 8700K work with gigabyte z370 gaming 3?

    is 8700K work with Gigabyte z370 gaming 3 i going to do little bi of over clocking gaming and workstation is that a good motherboard
    is 8700K work with Gigabyte z370 gaming 3 i going to do little bi of over clocking gaming and workstation is that a good motherboard
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • What laptop or pc brand are you using?

    phone?
    phone?
    53 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do I have a dead motherboard?

    I recently built a new pc, but it runs for about 10-15seconds and shuts off and cycles through that endlessly. All the fans (cpu,cpu, chasis) turn on when I power it on. I get no beep sequence from my motherboard. I think I have a bad motherboard. I tried powering it with just a cpu and ram and it turns on but I... show more
    I recently built a new pc, but it runs for about 10-15seconds and shuts off and cycles through that endlessly. All the fans (cpu,cpu, chasis) turn on when I power it on. I get no beep sequence from my motherboard. I think I have a bad motherboard. I tried powering it with just a cpu and ram and it turns on but I get no post. Just wondering if I should issue a return or not. Thanks SPECS Asrock b350m pro4 Ryzen 5 1600 P.w. Rx 580 8gb 2x4gb Corsair lpx ram Corsair 550w power
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Hi is it better to shut down my new hp desktop at night or just put it to sleep?

    Best answer: In the "sleep" mode, some parts will still be drawing power. The computer will return to where you left off quite quickly. Also, if the computer has ability to wake from a network signal, you could run it from a remote access (by installing the appropriate software and giving permissions). If... show more
    Best answer: In the "sleep" mode, some parts will still be drawing power. The computer will return to where you left off quite quickly. Also, if the computer has ability to wake from a network signal, you could run it from a remote access (by installing the appropriate software and giving permissions). If repowering the computer from "off", you might have a longer period and more work to get back to where you left off.
    While it is true that a small amount of electricity will be used overnight in "sleep" compared to none when off, it is much less than other items in your house or office. And modern electronics are designed to be efficient and long lasting. There might be some degrading of components on motherboard and in power supply over a long time. But you will be interested in replacing that new one with yet another new and better one long before that happens.
    There is one critical difference. If you live in an area of large voltage spikes over the AC power wires, then in bad storms you should disconnect the computer from the wall, whether it be night or day.
    4 answers · 1 day ago