Helping with tech questions - TweakTown's Ask the Experts - Page 1
I have had a BPX NVMe SSD for some time, but only recently noticed the temperatures. I'm averaging around 66c and reaching 77c maximum, should I worry about keeping it cool? Should I install a heat sink?
The SSD is currently placed between the CPU cooler and the GPU, could temperatures drop down if I place it directly under the GPU?
I bought my AMD Ryzen 7 3900x and GIGABYTE x570 Aorus Elite yesterday. Searching for the best memory, I was told that the sweet spot is 3600 CL16. I found a decent deal on a G Skill Trident Z Neo RGB, but found the people saying that the sub timings suck.
So, I'm wondering, how much of a difference do the sub timings make? Does using an XMP harm the memory or CPU?
I need to buy an SSD and where i live prices are a bit high. I will use it mainly for gaming. Which one would you choose of the below options?
- ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 1TB: $152
- WD Black SN750 with Heatsink 500GB: $145
- Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB: $143
I gain double the storage with the ADATA, but the other two seems way better in quality and speeds.
I was gifted a 10TB external hard drive a little while ago and I was curious to know if it is possible to mount the external drive on to the top of my tower.
I have a lot of screw holes on the top so it should not be an issue making a bracket of some sort to the top of the case.
I am looking for a cheap headset with microphone built-in. Comfort and price are my two biggest concerns and would preferably like to purchase one for below $200.
Can you recommend a 4K HDMI splitter which will carry full 4K/UHD signal from my satellite TV to my projector through a Yamaha RXV581 A/V receiver?
All splitters I have tried locally from Jaycar Electronics will not hold the signal through to my projector although I do get a perfect signal to the Yamaha receiver or directly to the projector. Both audio and video. Signals are being passed through my ceiling and walls via a 20-meter Fibre optic HDMI cable. As soon as I try to pass through a splitter 4K/UHD (alleged) 2 in/1 out, the signal drops out?
Thank you for any help.
I built a machine a few months back and it has been running flawless. When I built it, I was tight on cash and purchased a single stick of Vengeance LPX 8GB 3600MHz to get me by. Now that I have a little extra cash, I have decided to add another stick to my build, so I purchased the exact same stick and added it to my PC.
Upon boot, the system ran great, but when gaming, I keep getting a blue screen.
What should I do?
I have 4x 4TB HDDs and I want to build a DIY NAS. I was curious if the H370M from ASRock, i5-8400 and 16GB of DDR4 would be a good start?
I just want this for streaming my media and basic backup storage.
I have a ROG STRIX B450 build running like a champ, my GPU takes up the top slot, but I have a x8 slot under it that I feel I should be using for something to speed up or add functionality to my PC.
What do most people use these for or do they leave them empty?
My first build I got myself an Aorus motherboard, RX580 and Ryzen 3600. In my Corsair Carbide case when I install my GPU, the HDMI ports sit in a position that does not allow my cable to be inserted properly.
Is there anything I can do to fix this or should I take a file to my chassis?