Forum discussion tagged with Broke.
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    Question All windows float on top of task bar only on main display

    Hi, I have a problem with my task bar. I have two displays, on my main display all my windows are on top of taskbar, except when I press on the task bar, then it jumps to the top. On the secondary display it does not happen, the task bar is always on top. In task bar settings, there seems to...
  2. maksiks

    Question Upgrade advice for an ancient PC ?

    So I've decided to upgrade my computer recently, my first time doing something like this and I've picked some parts, want to see what other people would reccomend and if everything would be compatible without any additional quirks like cooling or whatever else. Approximate Purchase Date...
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    Question Asus x570-E gaming orange light after bumping flck speed kinda bricked my machine.

    So I was downloading drivers and I used the asus armory and saw this AI suite and wanted to bump up my cpu speed from 3.9 to 4.0 knowing if it didn't like it, I could revert it. So it black screens a few times and then freezes so I turn it off and turn it on and go to bios. I see its back at 3.9...
  4. S11M

    Question I did a really bad thing

    Well I think I broke my system and it’s entirely my fault. I just cleaned out my pc of dust and got my idle temps to go from 45C to 30C and everything was running fine. Well my fam started to make a whirring sound so I figured there was a little dust stuck to it. So I kinda smacked/tapped the...
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    Question Brand new monitor has possible defect, wonder if it is fixable or not so I can return it?

    Ok, so I just bought a new Acer monitor, View: and it had tape all around the front sides of the monitor, when the screen color changes to black or darkish color when powered on there is some reddish color left behind, is the monitor done for or is there some sort of...
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    [SOLVED] Newly Built System Failure After 1 Month

    Alrighty everyone here’s the story. My old media server died so naturally I convinced the wife to let me buy new components to rebuild the system. The power supply (650 watt) case, and SSD (Samsung EVP 250gb) were not changed, and I have 8 or 9 graphics cards that I have tried (but obviously...
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    [SOLVED] ripped the wires off the pcie gpu cable

    So I was taking the Pcie GPU cable from my PSU since its modular and the cables ripped off of the pcie(white) connector. Heres a picture: Direct links to images: So any idea how to repair this until I can get some new proper cables. PS: The...
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    Question No signal to my monitors after changing GPU ?

    Hi everyone, So I upgraded my GPU today from Nvidia to Radeon. Before doing so I uninstalled the drivers with DDU (I think that's its name) in safe mode. Once doing so I powered everything off and unplugged power, changed the GPU, plug everything in and now I'm getting No Signal to either of...
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    Question DPC Watchdog Violation Occasionally while gaming. Thanks!

    Minidump This has happened quite a bit while gaming the last few days, I cannot remember the events leading up to it. I recently installed RTX voice, one time it froze and came back and RTX voice was closed. Thanks for your time!
  10. TechFailsz23

    [SOLVED] Is My PC dead? (RESOLVED)

    Okay, so my gaming PC just endured a water spill through the top of the system. It was around half the bottle, but I only found drops of it when looked at closely. No visible water damage. A few seconds after the spill, the screen went blue. No messages, just dark-ish blue. I continue to unplug...
  11. twgamerbuilder

    [SOLVED] Samsung 970 EVO not showing in BIOS

    I just rebuilt my computer to clean it, same parts, nothing has changed. It was working fine beforehand. I have it all set up and turn it on and my 970 evo isn't being recognized by the bios. It's my boot drive and has a lot of valuable data on it. No info anywhere in the bios on it. I tried...
  12. RatBeard

    Question Brand new pc wont do anything

    I just built a system and it literally does nothing, no sound, no lights, no nothing. The psu is confirmed working from another system and is definitely enough watts. spec list: ram: Ripjaws 16 gb 3600 Cpu: ryzen 5 2600 gpu: Gtx 1660 Mobo: asrock b450 hdv rev 4 also tested on a msi b450...
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    [SOLVED] Broken Hard Drive?

    Some time ago I tried to install windows 7 on a HDD. Somehow I think i broke it. Now if I try to install windows 10 on it , it takes very long to load the instalation( preparation phase ) and now I see that the it doesn't even see the HDD when creating partitions, it says "We couldn’t find any...

    Question Blew up power supply forced 2 6 and 4 4 into wrong ports

    I do not know where to start. I seen GPU Cord and thought it said CPU. It look 8 pin. I forced it in the. Forced the 8 pin that was actually 4+4 cpu into my GPU. Turned on my computer and the power supply pops and the fan stopped spinning. Was going to pick up a power supply. But what could be...
  15. MurdyPlay

    Question My ssd has 0kb unallocated space

    Guys I tried everything. My Kingston 240gb just became 0kb unallocated. In diskpart 0kb size, 0kb free. That happened after OS migration. I can't format this drive because it doesn't have volume, I cant create volume because again, it has 0kb free space. I am trying to Clean it with diskpart...
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    Question Discord and the green light of death

    So ominous title aside I've kind of tried everything to no avail with this and have yet to find a solution so let me explain the issue here and see if anyone has any clue whats going on. So recently i decided to get a Xfinity service upgrade to the new Xfi wifi router gateway combo thing...
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    [SOLVED] this build decent for casual gaming/web surfing?

    adding either a 570 or 580 later when I get enough money, but was wondering if this was decent as is, and any recommendations, also wondering if this mobo would work with a 3200g out of box. PCPartPicker Part List Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core...
  18. Deion Smith

    [SOLVED] No display and GPU stops spinning after couple seconds

    I installed a i7-4770k in my msi h81m-p33 motherboard and know nothing displays on monitor and GPU stops spinning after couple second I have a 1050ti Please help I need to fix it quick
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    [SOLVED] Need a cheap motherboard that will support a 3400g out of the box

    I want a cheap motherboard that will support a 3400g without needing the bios to be updated, I'd prefer it to be under 100 dollars, but a little over would be fine.
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    [SOLVED] Web surfing and casual gaming build, any motherboard that doesn't need a bios update with a 3400g?

    CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $134.99 Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.98 Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $79.99 Storage Corsair MP510 240 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $43.99 Case Corsair...
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    [SOLVED] would this system be ready for vr?

    CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $114.99 Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $83.98 Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.98 Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 Video...
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    [SOLVED] Msi Gv62 8RE laptop black screen

    Just happened today whenever I go to turn on my laptop the screen stays black. I know laptops working because keyboard lights up and fans keep spinning. I haven't tried plugging into another screen yet as I don't have access to one. If anyone has any fixes I can do in the mean time thatd be useful
  23. Jgargo2L

    Question Upgrade a laptops graphics card or CPU?

    I've got a Dell Precision 5520 Laptop that keeps on shutting down when I'm rendering 3D objects in sketchup with VRay. I'm an architecture student in his senior year so I'd like this computer to last a little while longer before having to completely replace it. I'm a very mechanical guy, I've...
  24. FoxNull12

    Question Problem with the memory controller in the CPU?

    Hello, one day I understand more than 8 GB of RAM to upgrade and when it is placed on my 16 GB aware PC or POST, an 8 GB aware BIOS, or 16 but 8 GB hardware reserved window recognition and a 16 GB dual channel CPU-Z, something is related to the case where you turn on some of the memories in the...
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    Question Lenovo laptop goes to sleep I think whenever the screen is tilted backwards

    My Lenovo laptop randomly goes to sleep whenever the screen is tilted backwards howcome.
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    Question Unknown part fell off GPU

    So I was installing an NZXT G12 onto my Titan X Maxwell and this unknown piece popped of the card, card still works but I would like to know when this piece is for. Any info helps. I will add a link to the IMGUR with the picture of the piece. Thanks. Picture of part
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    Question Desktop refuses to turn on

    Hi I'm currently helping a mate fix his desktop however no matter what we have tried it doesn't work, The problem first started when the computer overheated, my mate gave me a call and I went to have a look, after it was completely cooled down I pressed the power button and it lit up, however...
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    1 mic 2 destinations

    I have 1 microphone 3.5mm 2 bands on the jack and i need to split this to go to 2 different destinations. Is there a product for this? Could someone send me an amazon link or something? I have been searching for hours!
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    password reset doesn't send to yahoo email

    as title says, works with gmail and etc but i cant get a password reset on my yahoo account. how 2 fix?
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    Looking for replacement for AMD Radeon R7 200 Series

    I'm looking for replacement for my graphic card that has died, AMD Radeon R7 200 Series, I believe it's an 240 or 250 with 2 GB memory. It's exactly looks like this: I'm planning to buy the same model for replacement, but before...
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    Planning on a new Rig [ Editing and Gaming ]

    I only need smps, processor, GPU, motherboard and RAM. This is what one of my friend suggested: Corsair vs550 smps AMD FX series 8370 4.0 ghz Asus Dual fan RX 480 4GB OC edition MSI 970 gaming motherboard kingston fury 8gb x 2 My budget is 50000 INR [ Indian Currency ] should i opt for an...
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    Airport Extreme | OpenReach Model Query

    Hi All, I currently have Sky fiber in the UK using the following setup - whereby my Sky Fiber credentials are stored in my airport extreme. Current Setup My question is - could I potentially remove the openreach modem and have my airport extreme wired directly into the wall? Would this...
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    Different RAM kit compatibility

    So currently I have 8gb (2x4gb) of Kingston HyperX white 1600Mhz RAM. I plan to upgrade to 16gb in the near future. So I was browsing on amazon for the same type of ram, which I found. I could buy one 4gb stick for 28$, or a 2x4gb for 73$. If I buy two 4gb sticks individually, or buy the...
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    Would a GTX 1060 bottleneck my system? What should I upgrade then?

    Hey guys, Here's my system: AMD A10-7800 factory clocked ASUS A58M-A 8GB DDR3 RAM 120GB SSD GTX 750 Ti OC I was thinking of getting a GTX 1060 6GB, would that bottleneck my system? Or would you recomend some other upgrade to get better frame rates and be able to handle the new gen games...
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    Dell Optiplex 3020

    Can you install xp on to a dell optiplex 3020 using a new or clean hard drive we have a installation disk and a product key
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    Monitor Selection Idea's

    Whilst building a mega gtx 1070 core i7 computer is fun. It's no use if you can't have a good monitor to enjoy it. I'm building a system with similar spec (above), and would like suggestions for a monitor. Requirements 24"+ (+ meaning a 24" minimum) 4k +100hz refresh rate 10ms or less...
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    D-Link USB Hub Working but Makes Disconnect/ Connect Sounds

    My USB hub seems to be working fine but makes the 'device disconnected' sound followed directly by 'device connected' sound. This happens ad nauseam. What's up? Currently I have just disabled these sounds :P Link to my device...
  38. gumbob3

    For a Micro ATX Build - Mid-Tower Case or Mini Case?

    Here is the build I am thinking about doing. Mid-Tower Case or a Mini Case? PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD A10-7870K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($130.74 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($70.94 @ Mac Mall) Memory: Crucial...
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    Is 144hz at 1920x 1080 possible?

    Sorry for the potentially very nooby question, but I keep seeing online that a dvi dual link cable supports 144hz at 1080p. does this mean that i'll have to lower my in game resolution to 1080 instead of 1920 to benefit from having a 144hz monitor? i'm planning on buying the BenQ XL2411Z if it...
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    r9 290 vs r9 280x!

    Hey guys I want to get a new graphics card, and I can't decide between the r9 290 vs r9 280x. I have these 3 cards to choose from : r9 280x : r9 290...