Forum discussion tagged with Compaq.
  1. fritzone

    Question Old Compaq won't boot ?

    Dear all, My ancient Compaq LTE 5250 stopped booting. It turns on, I can enter the BIOS, all looks as expected, the memory test completes, and then the computer freezes at the screen where it shows the processor type. As usual, this has happened overnight. I have changed the hard disk...
  2. LadyLoztris

    Question Which Linux distro should i install on an HP Compaq dc5850 ?

    So, which Linux distro should I install for a school's desktop? (Prediction: I don't know if the school will let me install Linux at home).) Btw they aren't being used, I bet there are 4 models of that desktop at school. Specs: (my prediction based on the google searches) AMD Athlon X2 64...
  3. R

    Question GTX 1060 on HP 320w Prebuilt

    Hello! So I am considering upgrading an old HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT with a Core i7 2600K, GTX 1060, and either 16 or 32 GB of DDR3-1333. Problem is, this particular system has a nonstandard 320w ATX psu with wrong dimensions and screw wells in the wrong places - which could be fine if not for...
  4. X

    Question New "Administrator" Password required at more errors after Windows XP fresh setup

    I have installed Windows XP on a Presario laptop using a DVD drive. Yes it installed fine without any missing files error or any errors. But at the end when it said "Let's begin" in the windows XP logon screen. it required a Password from the user named Administrator. I pressed enter without...
  5. Craziegamer

    Question My Compaq laptop is stuck on logo ?

    When I try to start my Compaq logo it stays on the go screen. It happens when I try to install a os on to it and it gave me an error on it. it said something like disk 8 was used. Nothing should have been used the only thing running was the laptop and the USB installer. When I try to open things...
  6. X

    [SOLVED] How can I bypass win 8.1 "Checking this PC" ( ISO Direct installation )

    Hello.. If u look at my first post, I talked about "will win 8.1 work on 512 MB RAM?" After i got the ISO and I got in this trouble, "This PC is not supported" Is there anyway I can bypass the system check by modifying the ISO? Please reply! Brand : COMPAQ Model : V3000 Ram : 512 MB ( I have...
  7. X

    [SOLVED] Is windows 8.1 gonna run on 512 MB Ram?

    I have a old HP laptop and I wanted to know if it runs on 512 MB ( I have a 8 GB RAM PC )
  8. ICY11

    [SOLVED] Can I Upgrade by Core 2 Duo E8400 TO Core 2 Quad Q9650

    I Have an HP Compaq DC7800 Compatible Minitower with an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Installed, I was Planing on Upgrading it to Core 2 Quad Q9650 for better performance, here are my PC Specs: Mobo: HP 0aach (Intel q35 Chipset) Ram: 8GB DDR2 Ram @ 800Mhz Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 8400gs PSU: 365W...
  9. nicknico2

    [SOLVED] Best config for HP dc5700 with 0a60h board

    Good morning everyone, I have dusted off a corporate HP Compaq dc5700 machine which comes with a Pentium D 945 and sometimes as a hobby I like to update this type of machine. I was checking that at the time the best configuration that HP offered was with a Dual Core E6700 -...
  10. B

    Old laptop (Compaq Armada m700) dies after short period of usage

    Hi, First post here from a new user (although I have known of TH since elementary school). i recently acquired a Compaq Armada m700 with Win 98SE/DOS installed, because I wanted to have a laptop to run some of my older (Win 95 typically) game without having to deal with a virtual machine or...
  11. T

    Question Ps/2 to USB Active Adapter NOT working with Compaq Keyboard

    I'm trying to use an old Compaq keyboard that has a PS/2 plug to a USB port on my PC using an active Monoprice adapter. (It has the chip) However, only around 5 keys actually work using the adapter. Rest of the keys do not work. Keyboard traces seem to be in good condition. I tried it with...
  12. F

    Question How to update Insyde BIOS ?

    I want to update my bios since it need to be updated, the current bios version i have right now is Insyde F.03 From 4/19/2012
  13. MikeTheBuilder

    Question Upgrading: HP-6200 Intel® Core™ i5-2400

    I've been working happily for some 5 years now with an older, HP desktop system but about 2 years ago I started dabbling in 3D design and over the last 6 months, 3D-graphics and I'm outstripping the systems ability to render in reasonably acceptable time periods. Now I'm looking to upgrade and...
  14. TheMasterOfNone

    Question Should I upgrade an old Compaq PC for general use?

    Hi, I have an old Compaq Presario SR5000 (SR5790AN) series PC lying around, and I want to see if I can spend a hundred or two to make it useable again. It doesn't need to run like an absolute beast, just enough to satisfy my dad, an average PC user, for web browsing, email, media consumption...
  15. T

    [SOLVED] Can an HP Compaq Pro 6200 SFF handle a PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2gb OC card?

    if not, whats the best i can fit in my system
  16. fusionskies

    [SOLVED] 2000'S PC gaming build

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums so nice to be here. :) I've been wanting a retro build for the longest time, so I can re-play some games that I grew up on in the late 90's/early 2000's such as theme hospital and theme park world etc. I have just bought a pre-built system online, a Compaq...
  17. subhachanda88

    Question Is it possible to solder trackpad cables directly with motherboard?

    I have an old Compaq Presario V3000 laptop. The flex cable of the laptop trackpad is almost ripped by me once when I was trying to open it on my own. So, I was thinking is it possible to solder the trackpad and the motherboard directly? Because I can't find the suitable flex cable where I live...
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    Question Unable to enter encryption password on boot up, after buying new keyboard

    I bought a new gaming keyboard for my very old computer (10 years+). The model of gaming keyboard is "Scorpion K632" and when I enter my password for "TrueCrypt" encryption, it says incorrect password. (Yes i know I need to use "Bitlocker" instead, because of the security flaws in Truecrypt)...
  19. joshhh-16

    Question Need help in choosing which second hand gaming PC to buy!

    Hi All, In need of help to determine which PC to buy, I am a console player moving to PC and I have bought a 144hz screen 1080p. So preferably whichever will provide me with higher fps for gaming, currently I mainly play fortnite. I have only just recently started reading information about...
  20. V

    Question Advantage NVMe.....for all storage?

    I am in the process of specifying a system for Premiere Pro, Lightroom and some gaming. CPU will be 9900K with 32GB RAM. The issue of storage is where I am not clear on what to do. I will use an NVMe drive for W10 and applications, but for primary data is it advised to use another NVMe, or is...
  21. Prisnor

    Question Pc crahes to fuzzy line screens while playing games

    First my English is very bad so please try to understand it . It is a old pc with no graphics card .pc going to fuzzy scrren lines and crashes only when plating games, just like the image in the link...
  22. X

    Question Update Quick Question About 1080TI And 2080ti?

    I have the 1080ti really good at playing games and such but just wondering if it worth upgrading to 2080ti because when looked on website it dose 30% better then the 1080ti gives out more fps in games and such but my question is it worth upgrading> CPU- intel Core i7 7700K RAM -16.0GB...
  23. B

    [SOLVED] After Months of Flawless Use My Computer Will Not Turn On

    Here is my build and my problem will follow: Monitor - Acer XFA240 bmjdpr 24" CPU Cooler - DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX GT BK, CPU Air Cooler PSU - Corsair CX Series 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) MOBO - ASUS TUF B450-Plus Gaming Motherboard CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 2600 GPU -...
  24. T

    Question Is my laptop compatible with geforce gtx 1050?

    Processor: Intel Core i5-3210M CPU 2.50GHz RAM: 8.00 GB and i have 64 bits
  25. Lyphrus

    Question Rosewill Cullinan mx fan question

    So I have a Red LED Rosewill Cullinan MX case, I also have an Asus Crosshair motherboard. The manual for the case says to just plug in the molex into the PSU and the 3pin connectors to the fan control unit on the chassis. I did that the fans were running the other day just fine, and now they do...
  26. prince_xaine

    [SOLVED] Audio not working Windows 10

    So I bought a 2080 Ti a while back, and haven't had any issues. Just recently, I started having audio issues, where no sound will come out of either of my monitors. I have tried: Uninstalling/Reinstalling all Nvidia Drivers with DDU. Uninstalling/Reinstalling all Monitor Drivers...
  27. W

    Question Dekstop screen tearing on multiple monitors.

    I have 3 monitors, Main is 144HZ, secondary is 60HZ, and third is a TV 60HZ. Whenever i fullscreen a video on my main monitor, the other two monitors share the same tearing(appearing in the same places) randomly My system - Ryzen 5 2600X RTX 2070 16GB 3000 b450 aorus pro *Limiting main screen...
  28. Screx

    [SOLVED] Which 2 of these should I pick

    I bought a RX 580, and I can get 2 of the 3 games for free with it. Which ones should I pick? Devil May Cry 5, Resident evil 2 and The Division 2
  29. B

    Question no performance gain after upgrading gpu?

    ive recently upgraded to a GTX 1050 2gb, and i tried out overwatch only to find that no matter how low i have the settings i would only be getting 44-54fps. what could the issue be? Specs: AMD A10-7800 8.0 GB RAM 1TB Hard Drive GTX 1050
  30. T

    Question Veracrypt encryption process failed, now I need to recover my files.

    So Veracrypt has left me with an unusable drive with a lot of important files on there. It was most of the way through the process and now will not continue. I cannot figure out how to get it to continue or even why it isn't working now. I did not stop the process without deferring. Operation...
  31. E

    [SOLVED] m.2 with data consumption

    I want to have mechanical hdd with ssd with m.2 on z170a mobo . will it fit ? msi is there sata room .
  32. J

    [SOLVED] Is the ASRock Z270 Killer SLI compatible with an i5-9600k processor?

    Hi, I was wondering if the following motherboard and cpu pair are compatible with each other. I think so, but I want to be sure before buying them. Mobo: CPU...
  33. Remotelypeachy

    Question New build, Windows 10 wont install from usb

    Hi there, I really hope someone can help as I've been at this for 3 weeks! I'm not very tech savy but I've been building my first PC with my dad. When inserting the usb with windows 10 (downloaded and used windows creation media) all we get is constant screen with asrock on, black screen...
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    Question app for online watch tv error 0xc000007b

    Hi. I installed an app for watching tv with chrome or mozilla firefox and when i prn the addon it says an error window error 0xc000007b The application was unable to start correctly .0xc000007b Click OK to close the application.i cant install the addon i cant open other apps always this error i...
  35. A

    [SOLVED] Does 9th gen Intel CPU have integrated wifi?

    Hi, From what I found, the 9th gen chips from intel have Wifi integrated with them. So does it mean I can use Wifi without a Wifi Adapter? If so how can I enable it. I installed my i5 9600k but still couldn't figure out how to do it. I'm sorry if I get anything wrong. Thanks,
  36. R

    flashing blue power light - reboots

    I'm working on an Acer E5-511P-C9BM, I've tried most everything that people have listed on here. The power (blue) will come on, along with the fan, momentarily and then go off. It will continually cycle this way. I've pulled the memory, hard drive, battery, hard reset the system as indicated...
  37. Hairy_Scot

    Swapping CPU and RAM across Motherboards

    If motherboards have the same designation, for example LGA 1366, does that mean that CPU and RAM from one would be compatible with another? Reason I ask is that my ASUS Sabertooth X58 (LGA1366) has just died, so I'm looking for the most cost effective and least troublesome solution. ie: one...
  38. D

    RAM Isn't Showing At Advertised Frequency When Enabling XMP in BIOs.

    This has been a pain in my thigh ever since I decided to go into my Bios and try to overclock stuff. I tried to figure it out by myself, but I've just decided to post here to seek help. To start off, the RAM that I have is 32GBs (2 x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3200, and the Motherboard I have...
  39. Vanquisher71

    [SOLVED] Looking to do some PC upgrades. Unsure which motherboard would be best

    So, my current PC's CPU, mobo and RAM are outdated, and I'm not exactly swimming in money. So instead of building a whole new Ryzen PC, I plan on swapping the outdated parts of my PC for a slight upgrade, and then go one to use the motherboard in a later upgrade...
  40. T

    [SOLVED] Razer game booster high performance power plan

    Hey i use razer game booster and in the program there is an option that enables high performance as the power plan when i boost. But i use ultimate performance as my power plan as default which is a little bit better. And i was wondering if i tick that box if will change it to high performance...