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Why is my system so slow after cloning from HDD to SSD?

Question by Dan from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Storage | Jun 9, 2020 5:05 PM CDT


Inland Professional SATA III SSD: For 480GB was installed 3wks ago by a PC repair shop here in San Diego on an old Toshiba that copied my hard drive a WD BLUE 500GB from another laptop and that Microsoft driver from 2006? This SSD is sooooo slow.....called them said it should be really fast.

Before I bring it back, any feedback as to why so slow?

Would a $500 iBUYPOWER gaming PC provide a good gaming experience?

Question by Monty from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | May 20, 2020 8:26 PM CDT


I'm buying my first prebuilt gaming PC and it's an iBUYPOWER gaming desktop with the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 240GB SSD, AMD Vega 8 Graphics, and Windows 10 Home.

I don't know if that's a good gaming PC. I don't have a lot of money, my budget is $500. If this PC is not good for gaming, can you find me a good one? Thanks for helping.

How can I run dual monitors with the Lenovo IdeaCentre K300?

Question by Alan from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Video Cards & GPUs | May 8, 2020 6:36 PM CDT

I have an older Lenovo IdeaCentre K300 series and want to run dual monitors, not for gaming, for extended desktop.

What video card would be best to do so with? I don't need anything extreme like I said, I just want to run a few programs and do so on multiple screens and right now I cannot because my motherboard only has one output for the screen. I'd like to have VGA and HDMI.

Should I upgrade my PC now or wait for next-generation Ryzen CPUs?

Question by Miquel from Spain | Answered by Tyler Bernath | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | May 5, 2020 9:13 PM CDT


I am looking to upgrade my system to a Ryzen 9 3900X, X570 mobo and 32GB 3600 C16 RAM. I'm coming from an i7 3770 with 12GB 1333 RAM. I intend to keep my 1070 and use it on my new build, and upgrade it when NVIDIA releases the 3000 series.

My aim is to play at 144Hz 1440p. I mostly game on my PC, but i need it to be work-ready for engineering applications, like Revit and Solidworks. Now my question: since upgrading it is not a time sensitive issue, should i wait for the next CPU generation coming this summer? I want the CPU upgrade to last me 7-8 years. Thank you very much!

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