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  1. KevNaja

    [SOLVED] Accidentally sprayed alcohol on my CPU pins

    So I was trying to clean off the thermal compound from the CPU with a 96% alcohol when I accidentally sprayed the pins. The pins have turned darker in color (I've let it dry for about an hour) but am not seeing any noticeable difference. I was thinking of testing it out by I read an article...
  2. JustSpod

    [SOLVED] Can I safely reuse potentially damaged parts?

    My computer went through an unfortunate incident where I had a printer connected to a usb port on the motherboard, and when I went to plug the printer into a wall outlet, a spark came between the printer plug and the outlet. This killed the printer and left my computer in a state where it would...
  3. S

    [SOLVED] Brand new I7-10700K just came in the mail. Appears to have scratches/blemishes around the edges. Will this be a problem???

    Imgur Post - Imgur View: https://m.imgur.com/a/aQiAb4F Just as title says. There are some blemishes or scratches in the CPU plate. I've tried seeing they come off with a little alcohol, but they do not. What do you think? Should I request a return? Or are these going to be superficial...
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    Question Possibly damaged RTX 2080Ti with overclock. Please help!

    I OC'd my RTX 2080Ti, with a modest +150 on the core clock. It appeared stable in stress tests, benchmarks, and other games, but it crashed Borderlands 3 with a DirectX error after some playtime. It should be noted that I crashed with the same error multiple times before applying an overclock...
  5. A

    [SOLVED] Do either of these RAM sticks in the photos look bent or damaged to you?

    Built my girlfriend a computer just under a year ago and it has been working smoothly since then. However yesterday it randomly started refusing to boot. The fans turn on but there is only a blank screen. Guided my girlfriend through all lot of steps of adding and removing hardware components...
  6. Abracus

    [SOLVED] Will keeping an HDD on top of my PSU damage it?

    So, I'm getting a new HDD and there's no more slots left. I can't remove the other HDD's either. So, if I attach it on my PSU with Double Sided tape, is there a chance that my HDD will get damaged? I'm kinda dumb so yeah please don't hate :tearsofjoy:
  7. N

    Question Thermaltake PSU Borked

    A few days ago, I completed a new build with the following components: i5-9400f MSI Ventus XS 6G RTX 2060 MSI z390-A Pro LGA 1151 (300 Series) Thermaltake Smart Series 600w The computer was running well, and I was using it to play CS:GO earlier today. Nothing unusual. Suddenly, I saw smoke...
  8. GeorgeTsolo01

    [SOLVED] Did I fry my motherboard?

    Hello everyone, So I built a new PC and have had some issues with it. My biggest issue I had and this was all my fault and not the cheap PSU (That i regret buying). So the PSU had a red switch on the back of it so that i could change the voltage from 115 to 240. Now i had it all connected on...
  9. C

    Question Cause of motherboard damage?

    I built a new PC earlier this month and it was working great, however, a few days ago I tried plugging earbuds into the headphone jack (which I've done before no problem) and felt a shock. A notification said something about "a USB device wasn't recognized properly" and I saw a small orange glow...
  10. S

    Question PC power cable was pulled from the wall while it was on. Any possible hardware damage?

    I accidentally pulled the computer's power cord from the wall while the computer was on. Luckily no data was being written to the system's SSDs when this happened. But can this cause any damage to the computer's internal components? So far the machine has been running flawlessly after that...
  11. Giovalb

    Question I need HELP!!!

    Last Week when i was removing my shoes i accidentally touched my pc and got esd on the back metal panel of the case. As soon as I got the zap the radiator fans went to maximum speed and the cooler died. The pump in not working cos I can't hear the liquid moving. What should I do??? I am so...
  12. LeoLiu

    [SOLVED] can a graphics card be damaged by leaving it in the cold?

    If a Graphics card was left outside in the cold weather where it is below zero for hours, will there be a change the card might get damaged? for example, shipping box left at the front door.
  13. drwal88

    [SOLVED] Did Red Dead Redemption 2 destroy my GPU?

    Hi, I have an old (5-year-old) R9 280x. I started playing RDR2 - the perfomance wasn't too good but I still wanted to try (thinking of buying a new GPU). And suddenly the game froze and I there were some weird lines on the screen. So I restared my computer, stared playing again and the same...
  14. A

    [SOLVED] can you damage a GPU by having a loose power (8/6-pin) connector?

    So I recently installed a new GPU (2080ti, 'MSI GAMING TRI' edition), which requires two 8-pin power connectors and one 6-pin power connector. Been running it for about a week with no issues. But just earlier tonight, right after booting up computer and getting to desktop, my image went out...
  15. A

    Question 2 PSU's for one mother board

    I have a foxconn motherboard with a AMD Phenom II x6 1055t Processor,GTX 750ti,8gb ram. I have two power supplies connected to it because the motherboard requires a 8pin,and both my psu's have 4 pin connectors. So for a temporary purpose i have connected both the 4 pin connectors into the 8...
  16. N

    Question Motherboard BIOSTAR B450mh caught fire pls help.

    Hello, system specs: Motherboard: Biostar B450mh ver. 6 CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x GPU: GTX 1660 Zotac gaming RAM: DDR4: 2x8 gb, 2400 mhz PSU: 600W Falcon FLC - 600L The pc have been running for 2 months now without any problem. Suddenly yesterday in the middle of a fortnite game the screen turned...
  17. W

    Question Did I damage my gpu?

    So the thing is I just bought my first good gpu, MSI ARMOR RX 570 8GB OC edition. My old one was Nvidia GT 710 2GB DDR3. So i took out the old one and kept it ready to buy the new gpu. In the shop I realised that my psu wasn't powerful enough and it also didnt have a 8-pin connector, which the...
  18. D

    Question speakers behind mointor still bad?

    I have a Asus XG248Q 23.8 and razer nomo speakers, i don't have lots of space and both speakers are directly behind the screen is this something that can cause the screen to crash/ magnet out or do any damage to the screen?
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    Question Can a magnet kill my power supply?

    A few weeks ago, my PC was working perfectly. No problems. Until we moved the room around and moved the PC to another corner of the room. It worked fine still, used it over the weekend for assignments. It wasn't until a week later after not using it for a while, it wasn't turning on at all. I...
  20. M

    [SOLVED] Did I burned my ram ??? please help !!!!

    Today I bought Kingstone ddr3 4 GB ram and the voltage mentioned for that on it's label was 1.5 v. I installed the ram and turned on the pc and there was no display and the memok button was continuously on with red light. after about one minute I turned off pc by pushing the power supply button...
  21. J

    [SOLVED] Reduced SSD performance caused by a damaged PSU SATA cable?

    Okay, so a few days ago I bought a new SSD. In order to be sure that I've properly connected the power supply SATA power cable and the motherboard SATA cable to the SSD, I connected them before inserting the SSD into the case. While I was inserting the SSD into the case, the power supply SATA...
  22. D

    Question Is my CPU socket damaged?

    Hi. I recently bought a 2nd hand Gigabyte GA-Z170N-GAMING 5 ITX Motherboard and was worried maybe the socket was damaged (See photo). The box had things missing and it was wrongly described on ebay so i just would like to double check everything. (Intel LGA1151 Socket) View...
  23. S

    Question Milk Damaged Xbox Motherboard

    I accidentley spilled milk on my Xbox one about a week ago and I'm just now trying to clean it. I'm having trouble getting the milk residue off of the motherboard. I've already tried using isopropyl alcohol with a q tip and a napkin. Neither can get the milk residue off no matter how hard I...
  24. N

    Question Resistor film chipping

    Hi All ! I hope ye are keeping well ! I have recently received a board for my electronics hobby and some of the outer film on the PTH resistors seem to be chipped. The metal casing underneath is showing. I assume the resistors are not populated into the board in this condition. I assume it...
  25. Lawc

    Question Computer fell, now everything runs slow and then shutsdown

    So 2 days ago my PC fell over, so I checked if anything was knocked loose but everything was secured as before, so I booted up and immediately noticed things were running much slower and about 5 seconds after logging into the computer it shutdown on me. I've read an old thread saying it's could...
  26. D

    Question CPU is not looking good

    Hi there, Could anyone please advise some steps I can take to try and save my processor? I suddenly began experiencing bad performance all round a couple weeks back. I am not above replacing it if needed but would like to use that as a last resort. Here is my initial benchmark...
  27. S

    Question Spilled water.. on my PC.. first time.

    Yeah. I'm an idiot. I know. I was going to go downstairs from my room to help out my mom with moving a desk upstairs (because we were redoing my room) and I was playing on my computer on this tiny (nightstand?) and I didn't have room for my Club Soda (basically just carbonated water and it was...
  28. C

    Question Burned SSD? Will it affect my other components?

    CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.7 GHz CPU Cooler: Corsair h100i RAM: 16 GB RAM GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming PSU: Seasonic 650W PSU Mobo: MSI B350M MORTAR Storage: Samsung 860 EVO, Western Digital 1 TB, SanDisk SSD PLUS 256 GB So yesterday I attempted to install my new SanDisk SSD in my build. After...
  29. A

    [SOLVED] Local power shorts to ground does it hurt my computer?

    My area has many "pop offs" where the power goes suddenly off due to a short to ground somewhere in the local area grid, and then comes right back on (usually). Causes my computer to restart, sometimes not successfully, but I lose everything I was doing. When it's unsuccessfull I have to flip...
  30. W

    Question Should i overclock my monitor?

    So i have the Asus ROG Swift PG278QR 27 monitor. And out of the box it comes at 144 hz. But it can be overclocked to 165 hz. But when i bought the monitor, some of the employees at the computer section told me to not overclock it. As "it may damage it" Is it safe to overcloc this monitor or...
  31. D

    Question RTX 2080 GPU Overclock, did I ruin my GPU?

    Good day, Firstly I'll tell you my components: GPU: RTX 2080 MSI Trio & PSU: Corsair RMx Series RM750x 750W Yesterday, a friend came over and told me that my GPU can be overclocked easily to its maximum settings. So we opened Asus GPU Tweak II, and he pushed the core clock up to 2360MHz (...
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    Cpu (i5-7400) compatible with my motherboard?

    Is my motherboard (gigabyte GA-H110M-A) compatible with Intel i5 7400? Pc part picker said there may be an issue with its BIOS. Is that hard to update? If so, what should i do?
  33. A

    can't locate Graphics card on Acer Aspire v5 573G [SOLVED]

    I bought this Acer Aspire v5 573G, but I can't locate the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M. I don't know what info to give you, so if I am missing important information, please tell me. Thanks in advance.
  34. S

    Pricing my old PC

    Hi I'm planning on getting rid of my Desktop comouter and was wondering how much I could ask for it? It is a Cybertron PC Gaming Desktop - AMD FX 4100 3.60GHz Quad-Core Processor, 8GB DDR3 Memory, Radeon HD 6670 Graphics AM3+ Motherboard but there is no cd/dvd drive anymore and I had to replace...
  35. M

    System slowly hard crashes(mostly while playing WoW).

    Okay, so it's a really weird crash where everything slowly stops working. Here's what usually happens: 1)I'll be doing something on the computer - most of the time it happens while playing WoW, but it has happened outside of it. 2) I'll notice something small stop working - In WoW this...
  36. L

    My laptop connects to internet at slow speeds

    At first i thought it was my wifi, but the IT guy just came in and tested his phone and got 100mpbs while i can only get 5 to 10 on my laptop, we also tried to plug the laptop in the modem and that didn't even help. He gave me a card to a freind who knows how to fix it but i want to know if it's...
  37. B

    Weird lag spikes in multiplayer games

    I know many people make threads about this, but I have tried so many things and can just not get an answer. So my problem is that my Wifi speeds are perfectly fine, everything is fine, I can talk to friends over Xbox with no interruptions, then, as soon as I join a game, It becomes unplayable. I...
  38. J

    Motherboard HDMI not working Help!

    I built my own pc and used Gigabyte Gaming B8 Motherboard, and a GeForce GTX 1050TI GPU. The problem I am having is i want to use 2 displays but the HDMI port on the motherboard doesnt seem to work with the GPU installed and there is only one HDMI port on the GPU. If someone could let me know...
  39. T

    Toshiba C55 snafu

    I checked in with the pros at the local library who couldn't figure out what was going on on my Toshiba C55 laptop. Ii had turned off updates, then decided to manually let the computer update. Then I had a more advanced updates I allowed and it went into the unwanted loop of updates and then...
  40. M

    Which Laptop Should I Purchase??? Vivobook s15? MSI GL62?

    Asus Vivobook S15 S510UQ with i5-8250U and 940mx or MSI GL62M 7RDX 1825MY with i5-7300HQ and GTX1050 4gb which is better for long term use, will be using it for college in an information security course. and i only play dota 2. thank you very much !