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  1. Amd ryzen broke my pc?

    Overclocking
    I was trying to benchmark my pc with the amd ryzen master software, I turned on the memory control setting to try and set that up and it asked my to restart my pc so I said yes and it proceeded to restart. Seemed ok at first but then I realised my pc hadn’t actually turned off and remained on...
  2. CPU temperature get very high

    Cases and Cooling
    I recently bought a second hand desktop (my first one). Specs: I7 2600 Gtx 750 8gb ram 350w power supply After getting everything I need installed, I decided to to run msi afterburner to check my cpu and gpu temperatures. At first the temperatures were very high. At idle it would average at...
  3. [SOLVED] Unusual CPU temperature?

    Motherboards, Bios|UEFI & CPU
    I was noticing for few weeks, that on startup my cpu was reaching 40 or 41 degree and then cools down to say 37-38 and stays around that in warm days. I run Windows 10 and Ubuntu on seperate SSDs. So to check the problem and for routine maintainance, I opened the cooler, and cleaned the cpu...
  4. [SOLVED] Review/Advise my first build

    Building
    My old computer is dying soon and so I'm thinking to get a budget pc. I don't game or render 3D stuff (only occasionally). Here are the parts I thought to get. Review/Recommend/or advise please. Thank you. Intel G4560 Asus B250M-K motherboard 8Gb Corsair single Channel DDR4 (1x8Gb) (Didn't...
  5. Basic question about ryzen3

    Motherboards, Bios|UEFI & CPU
    My old computer is dying soon, and I was thinking to make a low budget one with ryzen 3 (ryzen 3, a320m, 8Gb ddr4, ubuntu 64bit). That will be my first build. Hence, the basic question: I read somewhere in amazon users review, I don't know it's true or not, one guy was saying, ryzen 3 has no...
  6. New and Revamped - A Noctua NH-D15S and NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

    Hard Drive Support
    During June and October of 2014, Noctua released their two largest air CPU coolers to the PC market. With massive heatsinks, large copper piping, and two 120mm fans to push air, it seemed at the time that these two new coolers were the big daddy of CPU cooling. Designated NH-D15 and NH-C14 ...
  7. [SOLVED] Upgrade my RAM or CPU? (Also compatibility with my mobo)

    Building
    First off, here are my current specs: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.5GHz RAM: 4GB GDDR2 (2x2gb and I can't even remember the brand, something **** like Xtreme Gamer) GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2gb HDD: Seagate 1TB (7200RPM) PSU: Corsair 850W non-modular mobo: Gigabyte MA770-UD3 So, I'm...
  8. New and Improved – A Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Review

    Hard Drive Support
    When building a new computer, there’s always the question of what CPU cooler to choose. Do you go for the best looking cooler, one that meets your needs, or perhaps one that performs the best? The market for CPU coolers is filled with different sizes, brands, prices, styles and performances, so...
  9. CPU Coolers Go Small Part 1 – A Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review

    Hard Drive Support
    Like many things in the technology world, components are getting smaller and smaller and so are computers. A perfect example of this is shown by the recent releases of Original Equipment Machine desktop systems from companies like Dell or HP. Ten years ago, OEM desktops were massive beasts that...
  10. CPU Coolers Go Small Part 2 – A Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review

    Hard Drive Support
    Like many things in the technology world, components are getting smaller and smaller and so are computers. A perfect example of this is shown by the recent releases of Original Equipment Machine desktop systems from companies like Dell or HP. Ten years ago, OEM desktops were massive beasts that...
  11. The Champion of CPU Cooling – A Noctua NH-D15 Review

    Hard Drive Support
    Being a member of the Tech Support Forum Hardware team, as well as maintaining the TSF Build Guide , I make sure to only recommend the highest spec computer components that I have found. My recommendations are based on what I personally would use in my system along with known quality brands...
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