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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Clashing Information"

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

You can post in the Request Part Additions / Corrections Here forum.

Note: PCPartPicker may have two different specifications if Corsair originally listed EATX form factor under compatibility. Wouldn't be the first time a manufacturer changed specs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 stuck when playing games"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

... CPU (46℃) ...

Check your temps while under load.

If your RAM settings are correct,
You can run a standalone diagnostic software. e.g. Memtest86+

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you actually remove a virus"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

What Im asking is what do I need to do this myself.

Use a decent antivirus and anti-malware software.
Plenty of reviews/charts available on the internet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 stuck when playing games"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

If applicable,
Cease any overclocking.
Double check your RAM settings.
Check your processor temperature.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Clashing Information"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

... Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE ...

It's ATX. You can refer to Corsair's website.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Post Beep / No Video - Modest Intel Build"

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

I see a 4.20 ...

If that is the BIOS version, then it is not the issue.

b.) Are posts / PC Speakers a thing anymore ?

Majority of the mobos do not include a mobo piezo speaker for BIOS beep error codes. Users are expected to purchase their own.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Post Beep / No Video - Modest Intel Build"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

... Core i5-9400F ... ASRock B365M ...

State BIOS version of the mobo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first build, looking to go for it"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

If you intend to have multiple HDDs, disregard the Corsair Carbide 275Q; it only has 2 drive bays for 3.5" drives.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first build, looking to go for it"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to be using it for 3D modeling and rendering, and stage lighting simulations in my studio ...

Check the recommended workstation graphics card list posted by your 3D software company.
Focus of workstation graphics card is different from a typical video card.

I'm clueless about the case and the cooling system

Any decent quality (ATX form factor) case will suffice.
With that said,
If you intend to have the system rendering for long periods of time, consider cases that focus on noise reduction. e.g. Antec Silent series, Corsair Carbide 275Q, Fractal Design Define R5, and R6 series...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is the best and safest way move an OS (win 10 64bit) to a different drive on the same computer?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

There are plenty of free and paid cloning software.
Examples mentioned at TechRadar

I generally use Acronis True Image

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Zero knowledge in networking, please help choosing new router"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Among the three listed, ASUS RT-AC68 series is quite popular.
Next level up would be the ASUS RT-AC86U.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Deciding on a TLC 1TB M.2 Drive, ADATA, WD, Samsung"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

... potential drives that are $150 (ADATA), $160 (WD), and $170 (Samsung).

Samsung > WD

ADATA eliminated due to quality and R&D not in the same league.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a drive recommendation (either 2.5" or M.2 form factor)"

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

... modestly-priced 1 or 2 TB drives in the M.2 form factor ...

If you're not a power/pro user, the Intel 660p 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME may be of interest.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advices"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I wanna know if the 2.5" HDD are really quiet ?

Yes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New SSD, issues cloning OS."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just want the HDD wiped and everything running off the SSD.

Power down your system,
Disconnect the HDD,
Power up your system,
Clean install your OS and software into your SSD,
Power down your system,
Connect your HDD,
Power up your system,
Format the HDD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Won't Boot With Additional Ram"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If applicable,
Update the mobo BIOS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Moving from HD to SSD"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

... Samsung 2.5 860 QVO 1TB SATA3

Considering only $10.00 difference (US price),
Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB instead.
EVO: TLC NAND
QVO: QLC NAND

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I have too many fans?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Check your temps of the processor, video card, hard drive(s) etc; if they are within specs, no need for additional fan(s).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "100-DEGREE CPU and limited monitor resolution??"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

... 100 DEGREES F ...

Don't confuse Fahrenheit with Celsius.
100°F is nothing more than 37.77778°C

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 specifications lists maximum temperature as 95°C

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Internal SSD not recognized in new build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Read page 34 of your mobo manual.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help for best connectivity"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. No.
  2. No.
  3. Correct, unless you connect MoCA as intended by connecting to home's main router and your outlet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Internal USB 3.0 connection"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

... 4 USB 3.0 ports on front of case ... motherboard only has one connection ... use all 4 ports?

You can connect one front USB 3.0 connector to the mobo itself
and
The second front USB 3.0 connector to a PCI-E USB 3.0 card with an internal header.
e.g. StarTech PEXUSB3S2EI

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Minimum needed to test motherboard"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Another tutorial,

Comment reply on Forum Topic "trying to wipe computer"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

If the hard drive is mechanically fine,
You can reinstall

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Realtek vs Intel Ethernet Controller"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Realtek vs Intel Ethernet Controller ... Given how much I have already spent on this build, a few more $$ is less important than the right configuration.

Intel.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Chipset Drivers"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Since both of them (AMD and MSI) fails to provide a detailed changelog as a separate download, I would just select according to the release date.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wanting to ditch my ATT router and have questions any help appreciated"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

We currently have around 27 devices running thru our router ... highest speed available is 75 mbps ...

Short answer: You're S.O.L.

Calculate 75 Mb/s (9.375 MB/s) divided by number of simultaneous active devices.
e.g. Even if there are only 10 devices connected and you have a decent load balancing SOHO router, that just leaves 7.5 Mb/s (0.9375 MB/s) for each device. And in the real world, users rarely get the full bandwidth mentioned in the ads by their ISP.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC keeps trying to boot from M2 SSD instead of HDD"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Double check/read you mobo manual regarding the BIOS menu options.
Mobos can contain fixed boot order priority and boot option priority (installed boot devices).
e.g. User can select a specific drive.
Actual name will vary depending on your mobo brand and model.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Using an PCIe to override an integrated wifi on my MOBO?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Download/read the mobo manual that you are considering.
Check to see if option to disable onboard WiFi is available in the BIOS.
If option is available, you know you're safe to use a discrete WiFi card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I put my motherboard inside my case before installing the CPU/GPU?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I...

Yes.

Should you... No.

It is safer and easier to install the processor and processor's heatsink fan while the mobo (motherboard) is outside of the case.
It also permits user to check the underside of the mobo, to verify that the installation is correct.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sata help"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If your parts list is complete,
That compatibility note does not apply in your situation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Inaccessible boot drive?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

... about 3 drivers in (was on motherboard drivers, Gigabyte) the computer restarts ... “Something went wrong and your computer needs to restart. Inaccessible boot drive.”

That error message is typically associated with Microsoft update screw up.

Check your mobo website for any BIOS update dealing with any mobo issues.
Starting over and clean installing Windows is likely your quickest option, after updating the BIOS.
You may also consider creating your own bootable Win10 USB, if your Win10 purchase is old.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone know why my M.2 isn't working?!?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Disconnect the "random 1tb hard drive" and then check if M.2 is identified.

Similar topic: tomsHARDWARE

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Internet slow on all browsers Except MS Edge"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

... Chrome and Firefox are running a very slow ...

System may be infected.
Run anti-malware software, examples: TechSupportAll

Comment reply on Forum Topic "M.2 SSD"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Double check the M.2 installation.
Read your mobo manual and verify designated SATA port(s) are not in use.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 Pro flash drive from Microsoft."

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

... do they give you a license key

Yes: Windows 10 Pro USB Unboxing

NB: The most recent version (Creators update) has slightly different cover art on the box, compared to the video.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD for old Z68 Platform"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Between the ADATA and Kingston brands,
I would pick Kingston since they have decent history, honouring warranties.

The least expensive SSD that I would personally purchase, would be WD Blue SSD. Price dropped to $74.99 mid May 2019 to mid June 2019.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD for old Z68 Platform"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Age of the children or more specifically, how the system will be actually used by the children?
e.g. teenagers video editing or just surf the web...

Also, you stated budget for the SSD but not the country.

EDIT: You can also ask your techie friends and see if any of them have a decent old SSD that they are willing to sell. I mention that since the current value per GB drives are the 480GB - 1TB models; which are outside your stated budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD for old Z68 Platform"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Would any old SATA SSD work?

Yes.

... Kingston A400 ...

Function: Yes.
Recommend: No.
Spotty reliability feedbacks.

I have two of them but only for use in non-important data in external enclosures.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best SSD for my scenario?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Your decision as to whether the savings are worth the risk.

Additional note, keep in mind the time and shipping costs if RMA is required.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best SSD for my scenario?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Update: is the ADATA XPS X8200 Pro good? It's only CAD$180 and it's as fast as the Samsung 970 Pro.

Reliability history is not anywhere near Samsung.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need to update the BIOS?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think a BIOS update to the latest version will help?

It may. You can read the MSI description for each BIOS release.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Network Switches - Which Switch?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Personal opinion: Netgear

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