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    Zmax reacted to bmx6454 in Having two PC's in one   
    you can set up dual boot, you would want to reinstall windows on your ssd though since it's a hardware change. as far as the storage, that would be plug and play, but would be accessible from both os's, if that is an issue. if you do set it up that way, make sure to disconnect all the drives except your ssd when you install windows, and reconnect them after.
  2. Agree
    Zmax reacted to minibois in Can I get a second 60hz monitor?   
    Nope, won't have a negative impact.
    It will of course have a positive impact on having another screen to see more details on.
  3. Agree
    Zmax reacted to Kilrah in What is this thing on my capacitors?   
    Dust. It's not on the caps either but on the coils and mosfets.
  4. Agree
    Zmax reacted to Bombastinator in PC freeze and buzzy noise.   
    The mouse is buzzing?  Does it have a rumble effect in it like a game controller?  If not a different mouse might be in order. If so a different mouse might still be in order.  Mice aren’t supposed to make noise.
  5. Agree
    Zmax reacted to bmx6454 in Reinstalling Windows 10 which usb?   
    either one should work, i usually go with the regular one. worst case scenario, you have to go back to this menu and select the other, so no big deal if it's the wrong one.
  6. Agree
    Zmax reacted to zeusthemoose in Dual monitor setup help   
    Both get connected to the pc. If you have a dedicated graphics card, plug both in there and not the motherboard.
  7. Agree
    Zmax reacted to DailyProcrastinator in Dual monitor setup help   
    As @zeusthemoose said.
    Once both monitors are connected Windows should detect them automatically, then you can change options within the Windows display settings.

  8. Agree
    Zmax reacted to dizmo in Cloning from HDD to SSD questions   
    Why not just start with a proper, fresh install of Windows?
  9. Agree
    Zmax reacted to Dravinian in NEED HELP Computer will no boot after crash.   
    You are saying you had a fault move from one motherboard to another.
    What travelled to the new motherboard?
    I would suggest that moving from MB to MB and carrying a fault with you, will likely not be fixed by a CMOS reset (do it anyway).
    The only think you do not appear to have changed is the RAM.

    I would suggest trying 1 stick of RAM at a time, in a single slot (refer to manual to see which slot you should use).
    You may have a dead RAM stick.
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    Zmax got a reaction from Electronics Wizardy in Cloning from HDD to SSD questions   
    Make sure to do backup of important files 
  11. Agree
    Zmax got a reaction from Eighjan in Cloning from HDD to SSD questions   
    Make sure to do backup of important files 
  12. Agree
    Zmax reacted to Light-Yagami in Microphone gets detected by the PC but does not work (does not detect sound).   
    Possible solutions: reinstall sound driver, set mic as default mic device, update mic driver.
    If it doesn't work - and mic work with other devices
    Possible solutions: reseat sound cables that connect to the MB, invest into a sound card and plug it into a PCI port, change MB. In that order.
    PS: reinstalling windows doesn't fix anything in most cases, and it never did for me. Refrain from doing it in the future. It takes up a lot of time and achieves nothing. Reinstalling windows is done for other purposes, but fixing a possible sound issue? No.
  13. Agree
    Zmax reacted to DailyProcrastinator in Can I pair the B450 Tomahawk Max with a Ryzen 7 3700x?   
    Yes, all MSI B450 'Max' motherboards support 3rd gen Ryzen out of the box. That said consider X570, while AMD had announced future CPU support on B450 this will be through what is likely a beta bios and stability will vary. If you are not 100% banking on a 4th gen Ryzen CPU upgrade then do not worry about this. Otherwise I'd recommend a 2x16GB kit over 4x8GB but all other parts look good. 
  14. Agree
    Zmax reacted to zeusthemoose in I wan't to upgrade my system. I could really use some advice.   
    So you dont need to upgrade either of those. What is your storage situation?
    This is the list:
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $274.49 @ Amazon Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $189.99 @ Best Buy Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $409.99 @ B&H Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Best Buy   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total $974.46   Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-01 23:15 EDT-0400    
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    Zmax got a reaction from Ben17 in 120mm case and a 140mm fan PSU   
    The PSU fan as nothing to do with case fan .
    The case fans will push or pull air to the outside of the case. The PSU fan will pull or push air the power supply case itself.
    There are 2 thing you should consider , in my opinion . PSU physical size, will it fit inside the case, and is it power full enough. 
    I just check the physical --
    PSU -- 150 mm x 86 mm x 160 mm
    Case -- will accept PSU 195 mm to 205 mm  ( Not the full description )
    You should look yourself to confirm 
  16. Informative
    Zmax reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Tried to reinstall windows from my windows 7 disk and now my pc won't post   
    put windows 10 on a bootable usb and install from there.
    Windows 7 won't work on that system.
    My guess of why its not working off the old drives is the old drive is setup in legacy boot mode, and the new one is set to uefi only.
  17. Informative
    Zmax reacted to xentropa in PCIe 4.0 GPU on a PCIe 3.0 motherboard?   
    PCIe has had backwards compatibility since its inception.  No reason to stop it now I would imagine.
    Only drawback of putting a pcie 4 device in a 3 slot is that it will run 3 speeds which should be more than enough anyways.
  18. Informative
    Zmax got a reaction from Venno in Linux not booting.   
    Just a suggestion.
    I would do a clean install of windows 10. If you have no problem with the hardware I would reinstall Linux. 
  19. Informative
    Zmax reacted to Tr1ggerfish1 in USB malfunctioning   
    This is what worked for me when I was having a similar issue with a ps4 controller 
    1.) Right click on the Windows button and select Device Manager
    2.) Expand Network Adapters and right-click on Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows and select Properties
    3.) Under Power Management tab, untick the tick box that says "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
  20. Funny
    Zmax reacted to Aree Soothsayer in Packet Loss, uncertain what to do now.   
    Too bad you can't beam a wireless connection to your mother. 
    Like Linus did on one of his videos.
  21. Agree
    Zmax reacted to lexusgamer05 in help installing windows 10   
    You can't. I'm sure if you take extreme care, you won't accidentally wipe the wrong drive. I know you don't want to do this but if you're super worried, the advice is usually to just unplug all of the sata cables from the drives
  22. Informative
    Zmax reacted to AntonChigurh in CPU Fan Error   
    Yeah i was thinking of copping an new cooler anyways, wanted to OC. Just dropped $100 on a CM MA620M and 2 more case fans... my wallet hurts but my processor won't
    thanks for the help
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    Zmax reacted to ChunkyPanda03 in Getting very high under load temperatures (90-95 c°)on ryzen 5 3600 stock cooler   
    it's the cooler's fault it just doesn't cut it and won't be able to transfer the heat quick enough while under load unfortunately. The only way to solve this would be to get a new cooler unfortunately. But now thinking of it for the meanwhile you could just crank for fans to the max in your bios settings by adjusting your fan curve, just remember that this will just get you by until you get a new cooler and is not meant as a permanent solution.
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    Zmax reacted to minibois in Two Monitors one HDMI   
    Use a Displayport or DVI to HDMI adapter.
    Those can also display something on a screen and you have plenty of them:

    What monitor will you be using?
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    Zmax reacted to nick name in Bought Brand New Pc And Same Problem Goes On..   
    When you tested it in another PC did you also use another monitor?