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  1. Get yourself a Ryzen 5 (1600AF) or 7 (1700) on a B450 mainboard (from an A-brand) with 2x 8GB RAM. The performance uplift will be exceptional compared to what you now have.
  2. Nothing in particular, just 30-odd years in Electronics 'n stuff Yeah, I was around when a 486 with ISA bus was actually a thing (and bl**dy expensive!) (OK, ok, showing my age here )
  3. Their predictions are based on current and projected demand. My prediction is that demand will rise beyond that, so the "oversupply" won't actually exist
  4. Replace it at the apples store. It's still under warranty, so it's free.
  5. Strictly speaking the 5700G is the better APU. It has 2 more cores, thus 4 more threads, as well as better graphics (2048 Gflops vs 1702.4 Gflops for the 5600G). But it's indeed more expensive and if building to a limited budget, you have to make (some though) choices. That consideration is yours only.
  6. No, it's not a separate lightbulb. It's a screwdriver with a lightbulb inside. It also has a metal cap on top and if you put the screwdriver in the mains socket (don't ever do that with a normal screwdriver, EVER!) and touch the metal cap, the bulb lights up. But, frankly, as it seems you're a minor, stop messing around and tell your parent(s) about the problem.
  7. What else did change in your house today? To exclude the PSU as a source, run a known good extension power cord from a known, grounded outlet to your PC (kitchen!). You may need to move your PC, at least temporarily. If that solves the problem, you don't need an IT guy, but an electrician to investigate the power circuits in your house. One more thing: don't get shocked, it's potentially lethal. Get yourself a screwdriver with included lightbulb. If there's power on the metal case parts the bulb reduces lethal currents to safe values.
  8. Did you clean the PSU too? If not, give it a try. In order to establish the root cause of the problem, swap one thing at a time and if it makes no difference, swap it back.
  9. A thorough cleaning of your coolers would be a good start. See if you can get a cheap (new!) fanless GTX710. It's clearly not up to the tasks the 3090 can, but it also means you can exclude that card as the culprit, as well as the PSU not delivering sufficient power. Re-paste the CPU and while at it, check your case for any stray metal parts. Take out the mainboard, is it banana-shaped? If so, time to swap it. Make sure all screws are in the motherboard stand-offs before tightening them to fix the mainboard.
  10. The negative voltages are remnants of ancient PC's, which used TTL logic, amongst other things. Today, they're still used for RS232 ports (if your mainboard has a COM header on it, that's the one). As for the 5VSB: try booting a PC without it. Good luck The 3V3 line is a common voltage for modern logic circuits, so very much in demand. Likewise the 5V line. PS: PATA does not exist, that interface is named IDE, the PATA name is a marketing trick invented during the IDE/SATA transition period. PPS: you could have found pretty much all answers with
  11. By the look of it there's more damage then just a few components. I'm afraid the PCB is damaged and that means game-over (sorry ) for that GPU.
  12. Perhaps save your money and wait for next gen Ryzen. By the time you've swapped out the CPU, mainboard and PSU you've basically build a new PC with old parts
  13. Bigger fans move more air for a given speed/audible level, or are quieter moving the same amount of air. Furthermore, you want a slight overpressure in your case (more intake then exhaust fans) to force the warm air out. In principle, you could do without one or the other, as natural convection and airflow of the remaining fans will suffice to cool your PC. Practically, intake fans are mounted low while exhaust fans are mounted in the top half of the case.