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  • Is this a good Gaming PC?

    I need to buy a good reliable computer desk top. I need it for home use mainily. There’s this guy that fixes PCs and builds gaming pcs and he told me he would sell me one for $600.00 he described it as “It’s custom. Has an amd athlon, 8gb ddr4 memory, 120gb ssd, 1tb hdd, gtx video card.” I’m not to familiar with gaming pcs so can someone let me know if this is any good and worth the price?
    6 answers 1 week ago Desktops
  • Computer still freezes after malware and virus is deleted AND factory reset. Please read the details for more info?

    I have a compaq presario cq62 laptop that runs on windows 7 with dual 64 processors with intel celeron and it still continues to freeze. Years ago it gave me the same problem and just bought a new laptop (2 years ago I bought old one). Well now I wanted to get it running again and I have been through so many things and can't find the solution. I have stopped files from running in the background taking physical memory and changed to manual. Deleted 42 files of malware and 2 viruses which were trojans, deleted suspected programs I felt were slowing it down(not virus related). I even wiped out the whole system to factory settings (no back up) fresh start. I noticed it freezes mostly when there are scripts maybe overloading it, but the laptop never ever makes that high overload noise. Maybe it can't go that far and freezes. The whole keyboard also locks, can't use it at all, but if I try to close the laptop it will turn screen black like to snooze. Also before it used to freeze then crash to black screen. After deleting viruses and malware, it's just a freeze. I have seen that old antivirus programs can cause the device to do strange things. Which reminds me before wiping out the system, the old norton 360 wouldn't let me delete it, it would say access denied no matter what I tried. If it tired to uninstall, it would never show up. So that's what made me wipe it out completely, I would just like to get it going again. It's a decent laptop, pretty fast, just has the freeze problem
    4 answers 6 days ago Laptops & Notebooks
  • Laptop HP 550 has no factory OS image on hard drive, how can I reformat the hard drive and set Laptop to factory settings?

    Have tried to set to factory setting an HP 550 laptop and the F11 key does not do it is there another way I can try to set this laptop to factory settings?
    5 answers 1 week ago Laptops & Notebooks
  • Is youtube controlled by Jew?

    Do Jews own youtube?
    4 answers 6 days ago YouTube
  • Anyone know any good working computers under 200?

    4 answers 6 days ago Laptops & Notebooks
  • What software would it take to create something almost identical to Skynet (a program that has the ability to learn on its own.?

    I want to create a program that is able to think for itself that has the ability to become Self aware..a program that has the ability to grow on its own.
    4 answers 6 days ago Programming & Design
  • Facebook close my account and my manager said she can't access it because it's lock, what does managers do at Facebook if they are useless?

    4 answers 6 days ago Facebook
  • Odd question about windows 10 Pro?

    Best answer: of course you will. having a microsoft account just adds additional security features which you dont have to use and additional tracking features such as if your pc is stolen and so on. your account is otherwise the same as it would ever be.
    5 answers 1 week ago Software
  • Does UPS limit how much PSU can draw?

    Best answer: Let's override PCPartpicker and Outervision with actual design numbers. (I am qualified to do that)
    AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor 95 Watts in overclock
    MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard 50 watts max
    IronWolf 2 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive 30 watts peak
    EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card 182 Peak watts
    30 watts maximum among fans and ram
    95+50+30+182+30 = 387 peak power spikes
    ( 300 watts is typical max in gaming with overclocked ryzen 5 2600 )

    Wall power use in high level gaming typically 375 watts power. Spike to 470W is still well handled by the PSU.
    It is not the power supply maximum capable, but rather your system maximum capable from the wall with most decent power supplies.

    Let's examine the PSU in more detail to get even closer.
    Fractal Design Edison M FD-PSU-ED1B-650W is an actual 650W Continuous (Not a false advertised one), made by #2 Quality Seasonic (Only Super Flower is better in quality, and many manufacturers in China are far worse). As a Gold efficient PSU, it typically is more efficient than the 80% guidance and will use even less wall power and be cooler in operation. It was a nice choice.
    New revised- 430W peak power spikes and 333W in full gaming to the max sustained required from the wall with this power supply.

    A UPS is typically used when home gets either a power "Blink" as unreliable central power that lasts a few seconds and to allow you to shut down if power goes out without damage to your system in a longer power outage. When you know power in the home is out, you shut down your computer. It is not meant for sustained gaming.
    It is rare that CPU+GPU+ system are all running at full gaming or spikes. Games don't push the CPU and GPU to their limit.

    I looked at the detailed specifications of the UPS.
    It is a 300W maximum and can sustain full load at full charge for a little under 4 minutes.
    The 300W output to the power supply gets 270 watts to your system through the power supply efficiency.
    It's low in power to be gaming with an overclocked CPU and GPU running at maximum.
    Under normal usage it is probably sufficient, but if your home power sees outages, a stronger backup would be better. This is one where your expensive build linked to unstable home power needs a better UPS.
    If your home power is normally stable, the statistics of being at such a high load and power going out is not enough to upgrade the UPS, but if weather and utility at your home is not stable, unfortunately I would go a better UPS to compensate. If it must wait, don't overclock the Ryzen 5 2600 until you upgrade the UPS.

    It is not the 650W that is the concern, but rather the 333W at full gaming with peak spikes higher in an overclocked CPU situation when power goes out at just the wrong time. These UPS are designed for home PCs and midlevel gaming systems. Your modern system and excellent power supply allows it to be adequate until you replace and upgrade to assure no issues are possible.

    I was a 32 year Procurement Engineer at IBM and Lenovo often working with failures and worst case scenarios.
    Most people would say you are fine, but I look at the cost of the UPS and system and know some countries have unstable home power. You need to judge your home power history and whether you want to be 80% comfortable or 100% comfortable that the UPS will work as intended. The UPS is low to be 100% certain.

    But, you need 430+W output to be 100% certain and 350W to be about 95+% certain of no issue in a problem.
    I estimate you are at about 80+% of the time it will work as intended in a power issue.
    The 650W is not the measure.

    This is an Engineering estimation art form more than an exact science because many factors are guidance to when they occur. Exact science mathematics says 430W is what you want from your UPS, but it so rare that everything goes wrong at the same time.

    Summary -
    You can wait with overclock of the CPU. If home power is normally very stable, you are generally in good shape with what you have. But since you spent so much money on part, ideally, a 430W output from the UPS is really what you would want to be positive it does what it is supposed to do in all cases. Most people run without a UPS at all.
    I call your system "Very Good" with the 300W UPS, and moves up to excellent if upgraded to a 430+W.
    Even a full power outage does not damage PCs normally. It is like turning off the power or the plug falling out of the wall. The UPS is also acting as a power limiter and you should never see hardware damage, but is not guaranteed to work under every circumstance to the function it is intended (Power off blinks without making you recycle everything or a power outage when at full gaming giving you time to shut down your system in a 4 minute process of ending).

    Remember that it is lightning strike power surges that are the biggest concern and the combined UPS and Power supply should keep your system safe for that.
    5 answers 1 week ago Desktops
  • Did a Black man named Walter Pickette really invent the microprocessor and tell Steve Jobs and John Wozniak how to build the Apple Computer?

    5 answers 1 week ago Desktops
  • I sent an email to my nephew. I now want to send it to my sister. How do I "resend" the original.?

    5 answers 1 week ago Other - Computers
  • What I need is from an experienced person that can help me hack Twitter that they tell me?

    3 answers 7 days ago Security
  • The reality is that very little of hacking the Twitter account of a woman someone to guide me?

    2 answers 7 days ago Facebook
  • A mic that breaks up when adjusting it, unless you hold the base. Would it be the mic or the base? (picture below)?

    Best answer: If it's a standard type mic with an XLR to XLR cable, get another cable to start with.
    They are very cheap on ebay.

    That should be cheap and will eliminate possible problems with two of the connectors.

    If the mic end is still erratic it likely has a bad / cracked joint in it's internal XLR and needs re-soldering.
    Any small electronics shop should be able to do that.
    5 answers 1 week ago Add-ons
  • Is it okay to install a new gpu into an old computer?

    Best answer: The Core i5-4690k was released in mid 2014, and the GTX 770 was released in mid 2013, so they're not quite 8 years old as of yet. The i5 CPU from 8 years ago was the i5-2500k and I would be a little concerned with pairing that with a 6gb GTX 1060 but not too concerned to avoid it.

    Well the first thing I should do is warn you of a site called "The Bottlenecker" which tries to take a guess as to how a CPU would bottleneck a GPU. "The Bottlenecker" has a real woody for Haswell i5 processors so don't expect that site to go easy on you.

    The i5-4690k is still a good CPU and the single core performance it has is still very strong by today's standards. So it's not going to be bottlenecked by the GPU you pick, but it will have issues with some of these game engines that want to use 6 or 8 threads. For the most part it will do fine, but if you're looking to go past 60fps or eliminate some of those temporary FPS drops, then you'd want a new CPU.

    Yes, the GTX 770 can be long in the tooth because most of those card have 2gb of VRAM. I'd suggest a card with either 6gb or 8gb.

    Cards like the RTX 2070, GTX 1080, Vega 64, GTX 1070ti (listed from fastest to slowest) are all within a few percentage points of eachother. Any of these would be fine with your CPU.

    About a year ago, Gamers Nexus did a scaling test with the Pentium g4560 and various Graphics cards. As you can see here, the g4560 really couldn't handle a GTX 1070 in most games. Since the Core i5-4690k would stomp a hole in the g4560, I think you'd be fine with the GTX 1080 for the most part.

    If you can get a GTX 1070ti for significantly cheaper, then the GTX 1070ti is a better value. I'd also suggest looking at benchmarks and reviews of the RTX 2060, and see how that compares to the GTX 1080. The GTX 1080 is not significantly faster than either the GTX 1070ti or the RTX 2060.

    5 answers 1 week ago Desktops
  • What do vPN do and what do I need to protect my PC overall?

    I use my computer for business purposes now, and I want to protect my documents, internet privacy, streaming privacy, and apps like IG and FB on my phone. What is the best overall VPN? I have heard things about Nord but from what I see it only blocks your IP address.
    4 answers 7 days ago Security
  • Is over clocking my laptop dangerous?

    Best answer: there is no point in overclocking a laptop even if it was possible there are too many bottlenecks in the hard drive , graphics, motherboard etc
    4 answers 7 days ago Software
  • Cant log in?

    4 answers 7 days ago Security
  • Keyboard keys?

    Best answer: Repair shop or go on Internet and buy a new keyboard for that model laptop.
    4 answers 1 week ago Laptops & Notebooks
  • Will I lose my WIFI connections if I swap my SSD?

    I m looking to update my old Macbook soon and would like to transfer my old hard drive onto a Solid State Drive with larger capacity. The catch is- I use my laptop for work, and it s only by the good graces of an old IT employee who is no longer with my company that my personal computer is connected to the company wifi. My company provided computer option is an old Windows dinosaur that would seriously affect my work productivity... My question is, if I transfer all of the data from my existing hard drive to a new one, will I likely have to put the wifi password back in or should it still connect automatically? I realize it s a long shot either way... Thoughts?
    4 answers 1 week ago Computer Networking