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My computer is freezing while playing Warzone, what's wrong with it?

Question by Jason from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Mon, Aug 16 2021 12:56 PM CDT

My computer will freeze for a minute or two while I'm playing games. My computer: graphics card = 2070 super CPU = Intel i7 9700f RAM = 8GB ddr4 2666MHz x 4

I was having issues where my computer would randomly freeze, and my games would crash, and I noticed my RAM was running at like 80-100%. So I bought two more of the same RAM stick. This did not fix my issue. I did a factory reset one day when my computer froze and wouldn't reboot. After that, my computer still freezes when I play games, usually while I'm in a fight or redeploying in Warzone. Please help.

Having trouble getting display output from new Ryzen 5 gaming PC build

Question by Rayne from Australia | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Sun, May 2 2021 4:34 PM CDT

So, I've just built my PC, and here are the parts:

  • Case: Deepcool Matrexx 30
  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE A520 AORUS Elite
  • CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 6 Core Processor
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 StormX D6
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB (8GBx2) 3200MHz
  • SSD: Crucial P2 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair CX650M
  • Monitor: AOC G2490VX/BK 23.8inch 144hz FHD VA LED Monitor

So I'm pretty sure I've set up everything correctly. The RAM sticks are glowing, the case fan is glowing, all the fans from GPU to CPU are all running. However, whenever I turn on my monitor, it keeps coming up with no signal. I've double-checked by replugging HDMI cables and its monitoring my laptop screen perfectly fine. I've also taken out the RAM sticks, plugged them in one by one, and tried placing them in separate slots. None of the parts are damaged at all, and everything is new.

Questions about airflow and dust plus advice on parts for new PC build

Question by David from United Kingdom (Great Britain) | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Tue, Apr 27 2021 7:07 PM CDT

Hey, I am a massive fan of your work, and I'm looking forward to my first build.

  • Motherboard - £350 ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI
  • CPU - £300 10700k
  • GPU - £530 EVGA 3070
  • Memory - £240 2x 16GB DDR4 3733Hz Kingston DUAL
  • Storage - £370 ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 2TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe
  • Power Supply - £200 BE QUIET! STRAIGHT POWER 11 1000W 80 PLUS PLATINUM
  • CPU Cooler - £90 Noctua NH-D15

I'm worried about overheating and dust accumulation which could damage the build. Here I believe the ease of cleaning dust is my paramount concern while buying a case while still wanting excellent airflow. Having looked at the cases so far, I'm unsure which you would recommend for 1. Ease of cleaning and 2. Thermal performance.

I'm thinking of using a positive pressure high intake through filters and 6 Noctua fans 4 in 2 out (in on the front (3) and bottom (1) and out at the rear and top) to get rid of heat. This means I'll be needing to clean those intake filters regularly to stop any potential dust build-up. Can you recommend a case for me?

I also am a bit unsure about power supplies; I'd be looking at 1000W to overcompensate and keep the system as quiet as possible so the PSU fan doesn't ramp up too much. With the fan configuration described, would the PSU be pushing hot air back over the GPU and motherboard? Should I reconsider this part of the build?

I finally thought of duct taping the empty rear PCI extension covers at the back inside and out to stop dust from getting in. Is this wise? Hope to hear from you.

Which SSD to buy for use with ASUS Maximus IX Hero (PCI-E 3.0) mobo?

Question by Krisztian from United Kingdom (Great Britain) | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Storage | Mon, Apr 26 2021 5:45 PM CDT

I need some help, please. I have an old ASUS Maximus IX Hero motherboard with PCI-E 3.0. Looking for an NVMe SSD upgrade as my current Hynix 256GB just doesn't cut it anymore.

I wanted to buy the Samsung 970 Pro 1TB (MZ-V7P1T0), one of the fastest PCI-E 3.0 SSDs, but the price is £219. I then looked at the Samsung 980 Pro 1TB (MZ-V8P1T0BW) for £189, but that is PCI-E 4.0. Is it worth getting the 980 Pro, or is it not backward compatible? Will it run as fast as a 970 Pro would, or would it be slower? Many thanks for your help!

Having trouble hitting 4266MHz DDR4 RAM speeds with AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Question by Jason from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | RAM | Thu, Apr 15 2021 4:20 PM CDT

I recently switched from console gaming to PC gaming. I am trying to get the best performance possible, so I'm experimenting with overclocking.

I recently bought some Corsair 4266MHz RAM and can't seem to get the XMP settings past 3800MHz without reverting to 2133MHz after booting Windows. I tried 1.45 volts at 4000MHz, and it still did not work. What do I get to do to get my money's worth and crank it to 4266?

  • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
  • ASRock X570 PGX
  • 4x8G Corsair Vengeance 4266MHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • 800W PSU

Which CPU and GPU should I buy for triple-screen iRacing gaming rig?

Question by Marty from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Mon, Apr 12 2021 8:10 PM CDT

I'm new to PC. I will be running triple 55in monitors at 1080p and 120Hz, and I want to have all the settings on high for iRacing.

What do I need to get? I don't want to over-buy but sure don't want to under-do it as well. I was looking at a Ryzen 9 5900 with an RTX 3090, but that's a lot of power lol; I'm disabled now, so this is my new hobby. I have been iRacing for about a year now. Thx for your time.

Which new Lenovo PC should I go with for office-type applications?

Question by Connie from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Wed, Apr 7 2021 4:25 PM CDT

I would like to upgrade my home computer. It is a Lenovo IdeaCentre with an i7-3770 and 12GB of memory. Would a 10th Gen i7 be a noticeable improvement?

I use my computer to surf the internet, store pics, music, and keep financial documents and business forms. Would this be a beneficial upgrade for me?

Reusing old i5 3570K + ASUS P8Z77-V to build a PC for next few years?

Question by Jose from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Sun, Mar 28 2021 12:53 PM CDT

What are your opinions on reusing my old PC parts to build a PC for my mom? She would like a desktop build for streaming meetings and presentations along with apps like MS Office.

I currently have an Intel Core i5 3570K, ASUS P8Z77-V motherboard, and 8GB of DDR3 memory. I am just wondering if it would be enough for some years to get by. Thanks!

Improving performance of the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 for productivity

Question by Shraddha from India | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Laptops | Sun, Mar 21 2021 2:58 PM CDT

I wanted to know how to optimize my current laptop: ASUS TUF Gaming FX505, for video editing and photo editing software.

The main problem I face while using multiple editing software is that the laptop hangs, and then the application crashes. I could not find the option to switch to a studio driver in the GeForce experience application.

Laptop specs are ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 Intel Core i7 8750H processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.

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