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Forum discussion tagged with computer hardware.
  1. System32_76

    Question Creating A Script For Adjusting Laptop Screen Brightness? Linux Mint 19.3

    I'm running Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon on a 2009 Macbook Pro. The only thing the Power Manager is recognizing concerning brightness is the laptop keyboard (Macbook feature), not the actual display. Currently, I have this "xrandr" argument/command assigned to the F1 and F2 keys, the keys for...
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    Question Computer issues

    I got a new I5 had to change the motherboard out and also changed power supply. I put the new motherboard in and everything seems to be put it right but when I turn it on it stays on for a few seconds and then turns off. After that it turns back on and it’s like it’s on a loop trying to start...
  3. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Air Compressor Safe To Use For Cleaning PCs?

    Hello everyone, I'm wondering if it's ok to use an air compressor for cleaning out PCs? I know using vacuums have ESD risks and since I'll be constantly cleaning out PCs, I don't want to keep buying canned air all the time.
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    Question Computer won't post and Monitor No Signal Issue

    When I went to turn on my computer today, my monitor gave me a "no signal" issue and then the screen turned black, but the monitor light stayed yellow. I feel like my computer not POSTing is also an issue because I can't even get into the BIOS. I also recently installed a CPU cooler, but i...
  5. Joshkatz1

    Question Laptop that handle moisture(humidity)

    I we need to found a laptop that can handle moisture , we will use that laptop near swimming pool ,maybe someone have a recommended laptop and also advice how to reduce the damage of the humidity. Thanks very nuch
  6. J

    r9 290 gpu on 3 monitors?

    I'm building my first PC soon, mostly for gaming at 1080p. I've got an asus directcu ii oc r9 290 gpu which should be able to do that comfortably. But I'm thinking of buying two more monitors for racing games. I was wondering if I ran the games at 720p would the r9 290 be able to keep up?
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    Future 720p gaming?

    Think a gtx 760 or 770 will allow user to game at 720p low to ultra for 2 to 3 years before upgrading? Either by using SLI or getting new card. I can get (2) 760 sc for 250. Cpu is Fx 8350 with corresponding hardware.
  8. icmacdon

    PCI-EXPRESS bandwidth vs GPU bus width

    Hello all, I have been doing some research on trying to find out if graphics cards with a greater bus width require more PCI-Express bandwidth than those with a narrower bus, example R9 290 (x) 512 bit vs GTX 980 256 bit. Technical explanations would be welcomed. Also would VRAM on board...
  9. D

    Graphics Card Upgrade

    Hi, What would be a good graphics card upgrade to my on board Intel HD 4600 ? I don't want to spend money to getting only a small step up from what I have now. I want something that's fast at processing, plenty of on-board RAM and that supports at least DirectX 10 and WDDM 1.1. I'm using...
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    Edimax Wireless Network Adapter Driver Won't Install Correctly

    I plugged in the adapter to a USB port and used the disc to install the driver using the instructions it came with but when I go to networks I get a message saying no networks available and that my network adapter doesn't have a correctly installed driver.
  11. P

    Psu and graphic card problem

    I am planning to buy intel i5 4590, gigabyte h81m s1 motherboard, nvidia 650 graphic card, corsair vs550 Watt psu. I just found out that vs550 has Four Pin Peripheral Connector quantity - 4 PCI Connector- 2. And as much I aware I think nvidia 650 graphic card require 6 pin connector. Are...
  12. M

    Is this a good game?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJGSkX_L9SA I'm thinking about buying it.