• Is 32 gigs of RAM overkill?

    Long story short, I was able to upgrade my XPS 8930 from 16 gigs of ram to 32 for nothing (exact same type or ram the pc came with, I just added two extra 8 gigs sticks in the two slots that were empty. Seeing I didn't pay for it (crazy gamer friend upgraded his 8930 to 64 gigs so he had a couple sticks left... show more
    Long story short, I was able to upgrade my XPS 8930 from 16 gigs of ram to 32 for nothing (exact same type or ram the pc came with, I just added two extra 8 gigs sticks in the two slots that were empty. Seeing I didn't pay for it (crazy gamer friend upgraded his 8930 to 64 gigs so he had a couple sticks left over.) I thought what the heck. Anyway, the most intensive programs I run are Lightroom, Photoshop, and Portrait Professional (I'm a photographer, not a gamer) So, even with programs becoming more and more resource hungry, it to mention Windows 10 as a resource glutton, how likely is it that 32 gigs will not eventually be enough?
    10 answers · 15 hours ago
  • I have a question about a Dell Computer?

    My dad got a Dell Optiplex 780 from a friend, and on the tag it says it is supposed to be Windows 7 Operated, but for some reason it has Windows XP on it, and it refuses to work with the Windows XP. He cant factory reset it to get it to work and has been trying to get Windows 7 back on it but no luck since we... show more
    My dad got a Dell Optiplex 780 from a friend, and on the tag it says it is supposed to be Windows 7 Operated, but for some reason it has Windows XP on it, and it refuses to work with the Windows XP. He cant factory reset it to get it to work and has been trying to get Windows 7 back on it but no luck since we don't have a disk or a USB that has a bootable version of it on it. So what can he do to fix this Dell Computer?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Did I kill my cpu?

    Placed a new 8th gen cpu into a 7th gen motherboard and the computer would turn off immediately after I would try to turn it on. Ultimately figured out I goofed and did what I said above. Anyways, I am wondering if that would have hurt or damaged my new cpu as I have a new motherboard otw I plan to identify it for?
    Placed a new 8th gen cpu into a 7th gen motherboard and the computer would turn off immediately after I would try to turn it on. Ultimately figured out I goofed and did what I said above. Anyways, I am wondering if that would have hurt or damaged my new cpu as I have a new motherboard otw I plan to identify it for?
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can a hard drive be read if one of the pins of the built-in SATA power section is broken off?

    I asked a similar question earlier, but I wanted to refine it.
    I asked a similar question earlier, but I wanted to refine it.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • I cracked my computer screen what should I do?

    Today I was cleaning my room and had moved all my things off my desk and shelves, because I was rearranging them, and I had put my 1,000 dollar apple IMac on the floor and I was carrying other things and I couldn’t see and I knocked it over and now there are cracks on it. I don’t know what to do my dads going to... show more
    Today I was cleaning my room and had moved all my things off my desk and shelves, because I was rearranging them, and I had put my 1,000 dollar apple IMac on the floor and I was carrying other things and I couldn’t see and I knocked it over and now there are cracks on it. I don’t know what to do my dads going to kill me. I was grounded for two weeks for knocking over a mirror and was called stupid and things like that by my dad(it was quite stupid). I just don’t know what to do please help
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • What computer?

    4 answers · 10 hours ago
  • Is this a good starting gaming pc?

    I bought this pc pre-built mainly because I don’t know how to build my own.. I payed about $1175 Was this a good deal or could I have done better with that price? Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz [4.35GHz Turbo] Eight-Core 20MB Cache 105W Processor HDD: 3TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD MEMORY:... show more
    I bought this pc pre-built mainly because I don’t know how to build my own.. I payed about $1175 Was this a good deal or could I have done better with that price? Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz [4.35GHz Turbo] Eight-Core 20MB Cache 105W Processor HDD: 3TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG Z1) VIDEO: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready MOTHERBOARD: MSI X470 GAMING PLUS AM4 ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, Gbt LAN, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do i keep getting FPS drops?

    21 answers · 1 week ago
  • Higher end PC still running simple games slow?

    so here is my build Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, 3500 Mhz GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 950 motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming DDR3 2133 ATX AMD 8GB ram I can run games like fallout 4 just fine (apart from the standard bathesda lag. But smaller games like frostpunk constantly skip, drop frames and cut... show more
    so here is my build Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, 3500 Mhz GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 950 motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming DDR3 2133 ATX AMD 8GB ram I can run games like fallout 4 just fine (apart from the standard bathesda lag. But smaller games like frostpunk constantly skip, drop frames and cut audio. my pc will also randomly freeze at times where i have to hold the power button down as the only way to restart it. What do i need to upgrade or fix about my PC?
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • What Power Supply do i need?

    My pc specs-intel core 2 quad q6600 2.40ghz processor. 8gb ram ddr4(4gb+4gb) 2 sata hard drives(1tb and 80gb) Gigabyte ga g41 mt s2pt rev 2.1 motherboard Amd radeon rx550 4gb graphics card 1 optical drive 21inch led monitor.
    My pc specs-intel core 2 quad q6600 2.40ghz processor. 8gb ram ddr4(4gb+4gb) 2 sata hard drives(1tb and 80gb) Gigabyte ga g41 mt s2pt rev 2.1 motherboard Amd radeon rx550 4gb graphics card 1 optical drive 21inch led monitor.
    10 answers · 6 days ago
  • Alright so I’m trying to find the best MOBO can’t find much for what I’m wanting...?

    I have an extra i7 6700 (non k) 16gb (4x4gb) g.skillz series 4 at 2900 and a EVGA GTX 1070 SC, from my understanding I don’t need a Z series and should go with H (because I’m not over clocking) but I’m trying to find one that’s not stupid expensive and would like something that has built in WiFi let me know what... show more
    I have an extra i7 6700 (non k) 16gb (4x4gb) g.skillz series 4 at 2900 and a EVGA GTX 1070 SC, from my understanding I don’t need a Z series and should go with H (because I’m not over clocking) but I’m trying to find one that’s not stupid expensive and would like something that has built in WiFi let me know what you guys would recommend thanks
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I fix computer constantly rebooting?

    Two days ago i decided to restart my computer so it could install an update. In the middle of it shutting down it froze, so i manually restarted it. Nothing came up. Now everytime i start my computer, it turns on for a minute, shuts down, and reboots. It will do this constantly unless i unplug it or shut off the... show more
    Two days ago i decided to restart my computer so it could install an update. In the middle of it shutting down it froze, so i manually restarted it. Nothing came up. Now everytime i start my computer, it turns on for a minute, shuts down, and reboots. It will do this constantly unless i unplug it or shut off the switch on the back. The problem is, when it reboots nothing shows up on the screen. Any ideas?
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • How many GB my computer has?

    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • Would you use Pentium Gold 5600 or AMD A8 9600 for a server?

    Best answer: More cores.
    Best answer: More cores.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why is my computer fan increasing?

    Best answer: From what I've read about that Model Dell, it's pretty well known for it's noisy fans. That is not unusual when a desktop is being cooled by a minimal amount of fans. Take a look at the attached article about it. It doesn't appear that there are any spots in the case to add extra fans, and... show more
    Best answer: From what I've read about that Model Dell, it's pretty well known for it's noisy fans. That is not unusual when a desktop is being cooled by a minimal amount of fans. Take a look at the attached article about it. It doesn't appear that there are any spots in the case to add extra fans, and I'd doubt that the Motherboard even has additional fan headers to accommodate extra fans. This is kind of a crazy situation since an i7 can produce quite a bit of heat when it's working. One thing you could try is to see if you can find a water cooled fan that will work with the Dell CPU setup and case size. If the internal hardware is standard equipment you might consider buying a different case and move the hardware into it if the fan noise bugs you that badly. Those are the only two options that come to mind. Hope this helps some. Here's the article I looked at: https://www.pcmag.com/review/356700/dell...
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can a bad floppy drive ruin a floppy disk?

    I found some old floppy disks I want the files off of, so I picked up an old computer with a floppy drive. If that drive in the old computer is bad, can it ruin the disks? I really don't want to lose those files.
    I found some old floppy disks I want the files off of, so I picked up an old computer with a floppy drive. If that drive in the old computer is bad, can it ruin the disks? I really don't want to lose those files.
    5 answers · 6 days ago