Forum discussion tagged with adapter.
  1. S

    Question Is there such a thing as a 3-prong male to 2-prong female extension cord?

    Hello all, I am looking for a 10-feet long cable 3-prong-male to a 2-prong female extension cord adapter Does such a thing exist? Links please.
  2. FishbedMyBeloved

    Question How should I go about powering my 4 pin CPU port?

    Hello. Today I finally got a half-decent PSU (Thermaltake Smart 700) and a working adapter for the 24-pin port so it would work in the motherboard (which was HP 6-pin). It powered on for a moment before beeping, the power button flashing red. I went to check on a wire I had pulled out in the...
  3. Sir_thank_alot

    Question m.2 ssd or sata ssd

    My motherboard doesnt support m,2 ssd. I want to buy an m.2 ssd instead of sata ssd for future proof when I buy a new motherboard with m.2 ssd support. the only PCIE slot currently available is the x1 slot PCIE 3.0. So should I go for USB 3.0 ? or buy a new normal SSD.
  4. greggo98

    Question 3 monitor setup, right display off-center

    I have 3 monitors, the newest of which I picked up for cheap from a thrift store. It works, is connected to my NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER through a VGA cable and a VGA-to-Displayport adapter. It's the rightmost monitor. Currently, when the monitor's built-in settings are at default, the display is...
  5. P

    Question Monitors only have HDMI, GPU has 1 x HDMI and 3 x DP, but adapters hang my PC, any alternatives ?

    I have two old monitors that serve me well. They both have a VGA and HDMI and pretty much nothing else. My GPU is no longer cutting it, but the new GPU (XFX RX 6800 XT) I'm planning to buy only supports 1 x HDMI and 3 x DisplayPorts. So far I tried using DP-to-HDMI adapters (HDMI comes from...
  6. J

    Question Can I use an M.2 Key A+E 2-port SATA adapter in a CNVio M.2 Key E slot

    One of the boards on my list for an Unraid build is the ASRock N100M as a low-power option. Now, it doesn't have a lot of SATA ports, but you can expand it with various controller cards and M.2 adapters. One of the M.2 slots is a Key E at...
  7. Q

    Question Odd issue with new, cheap adapters ?

    [Background] So i'm looking for a remedy to an odd issue I'm having with a USB port car charger and was hoping someone could shed some light. I have a brand name cigar lighter adapter I use to activate a small melody box when the car is turned on which works fine. I ordered a few cheap adapters...
  8. H

    Question Buzzing and coil whine when I move, scroll the mouse or use keyboard.

    So 6 months ago I upgraded to a 5600 b550m ds3h setup from an i5 8400 b360m ds3h. For the past year I've been exclusively using headphones, until a couple of days ago I decided to go back to my Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 THX (for health reasons). Problem is that it doesn't matter what output I...
  9. E

    Question X79-ud3 PCI slot how to connect PCI card with 3cuts in pci connector?

    Hi I have the x79-ud3 gigabyte motherboard. It has a pci slot on it, and there I wanted to connect a Konig PCI card which has 4 USB 2.0 ports on its back , and 1 extra USB 2.0 port on its side. However, the Konig card 's PCI output connector has 2 cuts, and the PCI slot has one cut. The Konig...
  10. neffexh

    Question dvi to vga adapter only shows 60hz

    hello guys i have samsung syncmaster 923nw monitor which its support 75hz but when i use DVI to Vga adapter to connect my new gpu to monitor its only shows 60hz refresh rate in display settings! is there anyway to get 75hz?is this because of adapter?
  11. durableCraft

    Question Monitor doesn't work when plugged into KVM Switch using DisplayPort to DVI adapter

    I have to Apple Cinema Displays, with each one DVI-D input. Because I need to use two Computers with these Monitors, I bought a KVM Switch. It has one HDMI in and output and one DisplayPort in and output. The Problem is, that only one of the two Screens are working. Here is how it is set up...
  12. K

    Question Converting USB to SATA

    While there are tons of Sata to USB adapters available, I can’t find any info on going the other way. I need to adapt a WD external USB drive to a data input for data recovery. Unlike previous drives from both WD and Seagate, this is a native USB drive it does not simply go through a data to...
  13. Mirkito

    Question USB to IDE adapter

    There is a adaptar for use a usb as internal IDE hard disk? Or i can use the existant IDE to USB in reverse? I need it for install SO to a PC without USB boot support.
  14. B

    Question Weird laptop battery behavior, went from 90 to 0 to 50

    Hello everyone, My issue is a bit weird and spooky behaviour of my laptop's battery (Dell latitude 5500 running on Windows 10). First of all, the battery life so good that it lasts for roughly 8-10 hours of work and has battery health of 71.5% and shows "Excellent" in the bios. But, two events...
  15. J

    Question Apple Lightning Adapter to… What?

    Hi, guys. I have a cord that has an Apple lightning plug on one end and the other end is a larger (but still flat) plug with four exposed electrical contacts on just one side. Its that end which I cannot find a use for or anything similar on the internet. Maybe it is an out of date technology...
  16. D

    Question Wired Network Connection Lost After PC Randomly Restarted

    I was watching a youtube video when my desktop PC decided to restart. When it booted back up (Windows 10) I no longer had a wired connection. I'm not sure what all information I should include so I will add what I think is relevant. Steps I've taken to repair the issue (some tried multiple...
  17. LightningsalesUK

    Question NVMe M.2 SSD showing as "unknown device" after removing it from PCIe/M.2 adapter card ?

    I am having trouble where my NVMe M.2 SSD's which I was using in a Dell OEM M.2 PCIe x16 adapter. The adapter holds 4 NVMe M.2 Drives and were setup with bifurcation however were only pooled and not raided in a Dell system. Was working perfect however I wanted to put all of the drives in another...
  18. X

    Question Bluetooth receiver disappears every time the computer goes to sleep or remains idle for more than a few minutes ?

    I recently bought a new laptop which comes with Windows 11 (Intel i7-12700, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA 3070 Ti GPU, Win 11 22H2, up to date with Windows upgrades). However, the bluetooth receiver disappears every time the computer goes to sleep or remains idle for more than a few minutes. The...
  19. randompunk

    Question Power connector for HP ML370 ML350 G6 SFF Backplane Board 511785-001

    Hello All, I am wondering if this board could be added to a PC and be powered by the current PSU? If so are there any adapter cables that can utilise spare Molex cables and turn them in to a 10 pin EPS ( I think its an EPS ). Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers See pics below, If...
  20. M

    Question What adapter can I use to access an SSD drive?

    I have a solid state drive that came out of a desktop computer that doesn't boot any more. Is there an adapter that I can use to connect to it with the other end of the adapter being a USB male plug that isn't so expensive? The link below is what it looks like...
  21. H

    Question HDMI to VGA converted display shows static after booting and has to be re-plugged to return the display to its normal state ?

    Hi. I need help figuring out which hardware is faulty. I have here an MSI mobo with a Ryzen 5 procie and no dedicated GPU, just the integrated. The issue is that every time the pc boots to the desktop, it suddenly shows static and the desktop can be barely seen behind the static noise that is...
  22. cromsoi

    Question The motherboard does not have enough Type E USB connectors for all the ports on the case"

    Building my first PC and I'm a little confused regarding the USB connectors. Got this message on a compatibility checker: The motherboard does not have enough Type E USB connectors for all the ports on the case". Also, on PCPartPicker I got these two notes about my build, but I don't understand...
  23. Webexplr

    [SOLVED] Question about RTX 4000 series PCIE power pin and PSU

    I am looking forward to buy a RTX 4070 Ti when it's released, but I found out that the graphics card will be using a 12 pin PCIE power connector. My PSU is a Corsair RM 750; it has two 6+2 pin PCIE power connectors. So, how can I connect the card to my PSU? Or does the card like this usually...
  24. G

    Question Cheap or expensive bluetooth adapter for gaming?

    Should i waste $15 on bluetooth adapter, strictly for gaming, or $5 ones will do the job? I kinda feel like $15 is too much for it no?
  25. I

    Question HDMI to DP 1.2 converter cable (adapter) not working on one monitor, working on another

    Hello, so I have this problem, I bought this HDMI to DP adapter cable (image and link below) to use with my Asus ROG PG278Q monitor (it has just a single DP input) and an older Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series laptop and it is not working, it is not recognized on the laptop when connected. The...
  26. K

    Question RTX 4090 dying already? (adapter is fine)

    Hey! So I use the bundled adapter with my 4090 and I'm scared <Mod Edit> because of the melting issue, I only use my PC for browsing the web. It worked fine for 2 days but today I turned it on and my screen was all messed up, sadly I forgot to take a pic in the panic of the moment but it looked...
  27. K

    Question What's the safest way to use a Corsair HX1200 with an RTX 4090?

    Hi! I have a Corsair HX1200 which I'm planning to use in my new build that has an Asus RTX 4090 TUF OC. The adapter bundled with the card has 4 8 pin PCIe power connectors, they recommend using 4 dedicated cables and not use pigtails. I watched this video and from what I'm getting here he's...
  28. Fazh

    Question Does It Worth It Replacing My C-Hard drive

    I have an idea and i'm consulting you & looking forward to your opinions. *** machine components *OS = windows 7 64bit * MB = msi Z77A-G43 (ms-7758) * cpu = intel i7-3770...
  29. MachoFantastico

    Question iCue H150i Elite - LGA 1700 adapter included?

    Hello folks, Just a quick question, but does anyone know if the iCue H150i Elite Capellix CPU cooler comes with the LGA 1700 adapter included, or do you still have to purchase the adapter separately? I read that Corsair intended to include the 1700 adapter in future packages of the product but...
  30. RTX30XX2021

    Question VirtualBox WiFi Kali Linux

    Hello everyone, So I have a ALFA AWUS 1900 usb wireless adapter. I have installed a Kali Linux virtual machine in virtual box and when I run it, it has no internet connection. I believe there is no internet because I need to install necessary drivers for the adapter to work, however I can not...
  31. P

    Question Covert M.2 NVMe SSD to SATA ?

    I got a Ramsta M.2 NVMe SSD sata from someone, and the problem is, my computer doesn't have any nvme slot in the motherboard cause its an old desktop. I wonder if there is a way to convert this nvme to sata? I know that I will lose lots of bandwidth but its better than having an old HDD. If...
  32. jops

    Question HDMI to Display

    So, recently I bought myself a brand new ASUS VG248QG gaming monitor (165hz), and there's two things I am not happy about. First I noticed that I could only make it go up to 120hz, so, I did my research and found out that it was because I needed to connect it with a DPport and not HDMI, but...
  33. A

    Question PCIe Adapter to M.2 will detect and boot SATA SSDs ?

    My motherboard has 2 M.2 slots , One is x4 and x2 , the x4 can support NVME and SATA SSDs both but the x2 supports only NVME. And now im having 2 SSDs, one is WD Green 240 gb SATA SSD but M.2 Form factor and another one is Samsung 980. Now the problem is that i cannot use the WD Green on the x2...
  34. A

    Question Ethernet adapter suddenly dead. GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H REV 1 (windows 10 pro)

    I was working on my desktop pc last night while listening to a youtube video and my system froze all of the sudden. I had to hard reset the system and upon restart my ethernet adaptor had no internet connection; when i ran the network troubleshooter the problems found were "Ethernet" doesn't...
  35. ez4tec

    [SOLVED] Powerline ping spikes when brother watches videos & streams

    This isn't an issue with powerline reliability. I don't need to know that powerlines are less than ideal - I know, I wouldn't use them if I had another choice. So, my powerline adapters work perfectly, I have 0 complaints with them generally. My network consists of 4 nodes. One for the router...
  36. M

    [SOLVED] Is it safe to use a Dual 6 Pin (female) to 8 Pin (male) power connector adapter?

    I have an old Dell T7500 workstation that is still chugging along nicely! I recently got an AMD 6700 XT graphics card to put in it - but ran into an issue: there is only one 8 pin power cable from the PSU, the other cables are 6 pin. The graphics card takes two 8 pin cables. So I ordered this...
  37. MANDRILL08

    [SOLVED] Making my computer internet wireless?

    I built my PC back in 2019 and I didn't need to worry about making it wireless as I knew I'd have access to an ethernet spot. Although I'm moving to a uni rented room in September and I won't have access to ethernet and need to make my computer wireless. I have no idea what to get or how and I...
  38. AspectSaber

    Question Can I use a NVMe SSD slot to PCIe adapter to delete everything on my ssd and clone windows?

    So I had an old pc that unfortunately just died, already posted a forum regarding it but nothing worked. So I decided since my new pc has only 256 gb NVME ssd storage, if I could use my old pc samsung 1 TB ssd as the boot drive? My current HP Pavilion only has 1 nvme slot. My old ssd has windows...
  39. M

    [SOLVED] Cooler Master 212 LGA 1700 Adapter

    Hi kind people of tomshardware :D I have recently bought a (Cooler Master 212); meanwhile other components of my PC started to die which obliged me to buy new components, But the MB (MSI B660M-A Pro ) that I ordered online has (LGA 1700) socket, I had found that an adapter exists to mount the...
  40. M

    [SOLVED] 6pin to 8pin adapter safety

    Hey guys, my question would be the following: I bought a gigabyite g1 1070 gpu,but it needs 8pin to power up. my current psu only has 6. The psu is a kolink chs 600,600w which in my opinion is a good psu,and i only heard good things about it,long term. Im curious if it would be safe enough to...