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

Question by Alan from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Video Cards | Fri, 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 | Tue, 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!

How can I increase the graphics performance of my Dell G5 15 laptop?

Question by Matt from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Laptops | Tue, May 5 2020 9:13 PM CDT

I have a Dell G5 15 5590 w/ GTX 1660. (i7 9750, 32gb RAM) I like to tinker. I don't love the graphics performance. I don't use VR, but want a little more juice in my game performance. I know we can't UC/OC anymore. Is it possible/reasonable to DIY upgrade to a better graphics card? Like RTX 2070? Other suggestions?

Drop in FPS when playing Call of Duty: Warzone, what is wrong?

Question by Aiden from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Video Cards | Sun, Apr 19 2020 8:42 PM CDT

I just started playing COD Warzone and this is the first game that I feel a real drop in frames. I have been using task manager performance to try to see what's going on with my system, but it doesn't really explain anything.

Is there any software that might do a better job telling me what's going on when I'm gaming? Do I need to upgrade my 1080 Ti?

Best CPU cooler replacement for HP Omen Obelisk?

Question by Ashley from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Wed, Apr 15 2020 7:42 PM CDT


I purchased a HP Omen Obelisk, this is my first PC. My issue is the stock CPU cooler seems to be lacking when gaming so I wanted to purchase an upgrade. I don't want water cooling, can you suggest a new cooler?

My specs are i7 9700F, RTX 2070 GPU, 16GB HyperX memory.

Issues with new Xiaomi Mi AirDots stuttering, what's wrong?

Question by Manaav from New Zealand | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Sat, Apr 11 2020 8:20 PM CDT

I recently bought Xiaomi Mi AirDots online and received it yesterday.

I started watching videos with it and the audio started stuttering. It would stutter for around 3 seconds or more and stop and do it again after a few seconds. It's really annoying me and I was wondering if it has something to do with my Bluetooth connectivity or something else. I did accidentally drop both the airdots once but it was only on carpet so I don't understand what's wrong.

I would appreciate if any expert on Bluetooth earphones can help me out.

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