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Opinions about upgrading my pc [closed]

I just want to know the opinion of others about upgrading the parts of a rig. My rig is about to turn 4 yrs. This year and so far the only thing that I have to replace is the hdd. I use it for for ...
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How do I set up this case cooling configuration ? (pictures)

I ordered my PC parts but the Case was the first to arrive, so I'm trying to figure things out before I get started. I'm a bit confuse regarding my case cooling configuration. My case comes with a ...
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Connecting the case fan to power

Today was my first time building the PC from the scratch. There is only one thing left and it’s getting my case fans to spin. There are two case cables currently unplugged. 1st - it is two sided 2nd ...
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single 4 pin cpu power cord in a 4+4 pin psu connector input

I have a corsair hx 1200 power supply ... my crosshair vIII hero motherboard has 2 cpu inputs on it... one 8 pin and one 4 pin... i ordered custom cables from cablemod as well... one 8 pin and one 4 ...
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Need help building my first PC

I need help deciding what goes well with what! I already have the components I wanna get but I'm not sure if it fit well or if it will perform well on games like RDR2, Assassin creed origins, GTA V, ...
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What happens on the system backend when multiple hardware utilities are installed and running?

I'm trying to research which ones I should keep and which I should clear (bloat), but examples of utilities I'm referring to would be... AI Suite 3 (ASUSTeK) AURA (ASUSTeK) AURA Service (ASUSTeK) ...
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How to physically label hard-disks?

I installed several (six) hard drives over the years in my PC. Is it possible to physically label them with contents,drive label and the model label? What I have tried: A heat proof sharpie. But the ...
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New PC build , boot issue

i'm new on superuser so correct me if i'm breaking some rules here, I have built a new pc system. when trying to boot both cpu and psu fan spin for a couple secods then go off, and i can re-do this ...
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Resources Available But System Slowing Down

I have a Windows Server 2019 installed. The system is completely slowed even though CPU usage is sitting less than 15% and Memory averages out at 50-60%. No malware or virus advice required. System is ...
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Somehow broke CPU when reapplying thermal paste but cannot understand how?

I built a new PC using a i7 9700k, hypermaster evo 212, z390-A motherboard. The cooler is tricky to mount for me, it requires more pressure than I expected and so the first time I removed it mid-...
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RAM for Ryan S5372G3NR-H-B

I bought a motherboard with some cpus a few years back and I recently found them again. I was thinking of actually completing the build, but the only thing I'm missing is the ram. I searched the ...
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Why does my computer get stuck in infinite boot up?

I recently installed both a new motherboard (gigabyte x570 gaming x) and a new cpu (ryzen 5 3600) into my computer. Before the upgrade my pc was running perfectly fine with no errors however now ...
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Is using a 8-pin connector for 12-pin ATX 12V power connector ok?

My motherboard supports a 8+4-pin CPU power but my power supply only has the 8pin connector wire. Is this ok or do I need to buy another power supply to support the additional 4-pin?
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Cant boot HP PC completely after change of video card

I recently bought a new video card but after installing it in my HP PC, boot failed; it stays on the boot screen and the motherboard makes 1 short sound and then a long one. pc specifications Intel ...
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Laptop Motherboard to ALL IN ONE PC

I have a completely new motherboard from a Dell Laptop Inspiron 15 5000 Series (photo included). This motherboard have already connected all the USB,LAN,HDMI ports, and I think but I'm not sure also ...
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Why does my newly built PC not POST?

I'm currently building a PC for a family member. I've assembled the parts like usual, but when I turn on the PSU, the LEDs of my motherboard blink red and I can't boot the PC. I've tried to connect ...
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How do you read DIMM Socket Support in Memory QVL?

There is a similar question here, but still I am not sure that DIMM Socket Support means the number of sockets NEEDED or SUPPORTED? For example, take a look at the supported Corsair RAM for Taichi ...
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WIFI 6 Card not working even though the computer detects it and up to date drivers are installed

I have run into a dead end here. I am trying to install an Intel AX200 WIFI + Bluetooth network card onto my desktop PC. I connected it to a PCIe port that had more slots than needed but I read that ...
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Cannot figure out how to lower my motherboard onto the case

I'm completely new to building PCs, and I've gotten to the stage where I'm lowering the motherboard. In all of the videos I've watched, they lower it in so easily, but mine meets serious resistance ...
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Turn on PC but no Signal to monitor

I am familiar with building PC's doing that already 20 years for me and friends and everyone. But now i am totally stuck with mine. One day I wanted to turn on my PC and I realized, that the fans were ...
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USB3 host controller type for PC purchase (Azure Kinect DK)

Question How can I check that a Windows computer that I want to order will have a USB3 host controller from Intel, Texas Instruments (TI), or Renesas? What spec determines the USB3 host controller? ...
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What does a blinking CPU light mean?

I built a headless server with a Ryzen 5 2600 and a B450 Tomahawk Max (and some other components). It worked normally until recently. Now, when I try to turn it on, the "CPU" EZ Debug light is ...
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Is it possible to use a liquid cooler in reverse inside a sealed computer case to cool and circulate air for cooling the motherboard?

I am interested in building a sealed computer which will be running inside a very dusty environment. I intend on sealing the case to prevent dust from getting in and cool the CPU, VRM and GPU using ...
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Do Ryzen CPUs need graphics cards?

For fun, I'm building my first computer. I thought it would be easy enough but as I finished I had trouble getting it to boot. The computer turns on when I press the power button but it won't show ...
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Double BSODs in a week (new pc)

PC Specs: GPU: Gigabyte 2060 6GB CPU: Ryzen 3600x RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB x2 MB: Gigabyte B450M S2H Adata 240 GB SSD Seagate 1 TB HDD So, I have just built this PC a week ago and it's pretty ...
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Can I launch pc without connecting all internal USB?

today for the first time I upgraded my pc, but I have my first problem, I have 2 f_usb1 cables, but only 1 port, can I launch it with having one of them disconnected? One is 600v vw-1 khf, and second ...
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Building a New PC, Motherboard Not Responding to Power Supply

I have recently purchased a new PC. I have verified that the power supply works (using the on-board button). The motherboard is not powering on. I have verified connections (unplugging and plugging ...
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Custom PC build suspended on wall: how to properly ground the PSU and the Motherboard?

When building a custom case for a computer that will be mounted on the wall, hanging, suspended are there any special considerations for the PSU or grounding? Assumption 1 – I assume the MB will need ...
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New build, weird scan lines or black screen. Need assistance

Here is the build list: Motherboard: Asus ROG X570 VIII Hero CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800 GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Secondary GPU: an older GTX 1080(from a prev build) Monitor: Acer Predator x34 and 2 1080p ...
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Will my system crash randomly if I use RAM DIMMs of different capacities?

I currently have Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H mother-board and 1x 8GB DDR4 RAM with 2133MHz speed and CAS latency of 16. Now if I install 1x 16GB DDR4 RAM with 2400MHz speed and CAS latency of 16. Is my ...
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Desktop Internal Drive Disconnecting

After installing a secondary hard drive, it randomly disconnects under heavy read/write stress. By this i mean, the drive would disappear (no longer visible on Windows Explorer or Disk Management). ...
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Is restarting a computer damages it?

My roommate belives that by restarting or turning off his computer somehow damages it and he always puts it in sleep mode. In my opinion its a hole lot of bs but i would like ask all of you about the ...
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GPU's fan starts spinning then restart every few second or so

I own a Nvidia GTX 960 mini. The GPU is working as expected but the fan is doing a strange thing. Every few seconds or so, the fan runs then restart. Start. Stop. Start. Stop. Looping constantly. Here ...
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Constant reboots. Did I break second PSU in two weeks?

I have had some bad luck with my newly built PC which I have only had for two weeks. It worked fine for the first week. Then, at some random moment (it was not under any heavy load) it rebooted, and ...
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Can you have 20-50 GPU's in your computer?

I want to invest more in equipment and no longer use Cloud services, I want local access to really good hardware. I'm looking to work on: machine learning Blender / 3D animation video editing I'm ...
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RAM upgrade - confused with physical dimension - HP 15-af008AX Laptop

I have HP 15-af008AX laptop, it comes with in-built 4 GB RAM. It's very slow, I want to upgrade the RAM to 8GB. But I am getting confused with the physical dimension of the RAM. Some RAM lists ...
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Can this motherboard fit into this case?

I'm interested if Asus ROG Maximus XI Extreme can fit into Corsair Obsidian 500D SE RGB case? I've found that some guys had hard time fitting Maximus XI Hero edition, so I'm not sure if Extreme would ...
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Can I use a 3-pin to 4-pin extension and be able to control the speed?

I have a case fans thats 3-pin if i add a PWM 4-pin extension cable to the 3-pin fans so that I can plug the 4-pin into my motherboard. Would I be able to control the RPM/Speed of the fans if I do it ...
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what is correct architecture of my pc AMD or INTEL?

i was trying to get the info about my system processor architecture and saw two different answers from windows explorer from cmd prompt using "SET Processor" command and i got intel i7 and amd64 ...
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PC not powering on anymore on new build? [closed]

I built a new pc with specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU FAN: STOCK FAN RAM: 16GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE GPU: RX 580 MOBO: MSI B450M Micro ATX CASE: COOLERMASTER Q300 PSU: CX 550M At start it was working ...
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Is repeatably restarting the computer particularly strenuous to the hardware?

Due to incorrectly connected cables I restarted my PC 50-100 times in total (the figure varies depending on if my motherboard's initial "self-restart" when booting is counted). I've just purchased a ...
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Is using the PCI-E slot's lock essential to securely install a GPU?

I suspect that the lock in my primary slot broke when I removed my former GPU. As the graphics card has a "slip" which is pushed into the PCI-E rail and the card is connected using two screws, does ...
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Unable to use keyboard and mouse outside BIOS

My built PC was working pretty gucci until i started getting issues where a message would display somethimg about my motherboard failing to overclock. I purchased a new motherboard, processor, and CPU ...
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Computer Turning on and Off fault or not

When i press power button Computer turns on and then off and then on again after that it works fine is it a fault or not. Because after that it just work fine even when i shut down my computer and ...
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Building new Pc: First boot displays:“Reboot and Select proper Boot drive”

Edit I removed the m.2 incase it wasn't installed correctly and replaced with a sata drive, no change.. Most of the solutions I find are assuming the OS and other functions are already installed. I'...
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New built PC won't show any image at start [duplicate]

I just bought a PC and built it yesterday, unfortunately, it seems to start but I have nothing on my screen (screen doesn't show any "no input" message, just a black screen and going in power save ...
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Newly assembled PC turns off immediately after power up

I am certain the front panel connectors have been plugged correctly. Other the other connectors currently attached are the USB cables, the 24-pin power cable for the boar, the 4+4 cable for the CPU, ...
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Second Xeon CPU fails in Intel S5520UR server motherboard

I'm building my first PC and chose cheap old server bits, an Intel S5520UR server motherboard TPS manual here and a pair of (matched) Xeon X5570s. One CPU works fine, with no errors on boot. However, ...
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What is Chassis ID LED on motherboard?

I'm a little confused about the purpose of the ID LED (Chassis ID LED, page 99 in the manual for the S5520UR motherboard). The manual states this about the ID LED: The chassis ID LED provides a ...
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How can I fix the error “boot! And select proper boot device”?

I tried to fix that. Pressed ctrl+alt+Del and it shows the motherboard settings. I don't know what should I do?

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