Forum discussion tagged with desktop.
  1. WhatLuck150

    Question 2 network cards, 1 pc, 1 network service

    I have a desktop, along with a spare network adapter from another system I'm not using, would it be possible to have both network cards on 1 pc, connected to the same network? If so what advantages and disadvantages would I be looking at, and would it have a faster connection speed?
  2. lilgenski16

    Question Next Suggested Upgrade

    Hello Everyone! I have a fairly modern and acceptable system. I was just curious as to peoples suggestion of the most viable/appropriate upgrade that I should look to aim for in my system. Current Specs: Intel I5 9600k (Stock) Hyper 212 Evo MSI Z390a Pro Motherboard 16GB Gddr4 Corsair...
  3. Zenith112

    Question Windows 11 unable to detect my ethernet cable ?

    Hi there, I recently built a new computer and it seems with my new build my ethernet cable isn’t being detected at all. The onboard wifi works. For some details. OS:Windows 11 Cpu: 12900ks Mobo: MSI mpg z690 carbon wifi GPU: 3090 I’ve tried uninstalling and re installing drivers. Updating bios...
  4. Asbaat

    Question Having trouble deciding between MacBook Pro (M1 Pro Chip) or a i9 12900k + rtx 3060ti PC

    Hello! I am a freelance video editor who is also studying in a university that is located in another city. I am facing a dilemma So I currently have a $2000 budget in which I can either go for an M1 Pro MacBook Pro or an i9-12900k with an RTX 3060ti. I travel between my hostel and home...
  5. koooobs

    Question No signal to monitor; the problem seemed to begin while the desktop was in sleep mode. Did something happen? Did a component fail?

    I usually try troubleshooting issues it's, this is infinitely out of my depth as I'm used to fixing laptops. So, I have a hand me down desktop that's pretty much a dream PC for my standards and, yeah...just last night I put it to sleep, then this morning when I tried waking it up...
  6. A

    Question Custom PC from 7 years ago needs upgrades

    I want windows 11 but my custom PC from 7 years ago is falling short. I have wanted to upgrade it for a while but I am not knowledgeable in this. I had somehow managed to put it together after a lot of research and help from awesome folks here 7 years ago! I ran a diagnostic for windows 11 and...
  7. T

    [SOLVED] One Drive

    I just brought a laptop for convenience when I travel away from home. File synchronization is handy however what isn't and is rather frustrating is the fact that One Drive spits out everything I have on my Desktop PC onto the laptop. Its one thing when the Monitor is 32" and the laptop is 15.6"...
  8. Subtomic

    Question PC Randomly goes black and freezes after

    So ive been having an is with my pc that ive had for a couple of months now and I have a prebuild but decide to change the case and fans because the prebuilt model case has cooling issues here is the Pc It seems to have some issue i first started encountering them a couple of months ago where...
  9. T

    Question PC boots to desktop then screen goes black then goes to bios

    I enter the password with no issue, get to the desktop screen. Then after mere seconds the screen goes blank. When the screen comes back on, it shows the Boot menu. Anyone have any ideas as to what it could be? TY
  10. InfurnoHD

    Question Lag when hovering desktop icons

    Hi guys. My desktop icons are very laggy. This also applies to whenever I drag the selection box over a bunch. Check the video to see what I mean. I've heard that it might be due to the virtual memory being set too low, so i manually increased it, all the way from min. 16GB to max 32GB for all...
  11. EzekielJK

    Question Black screen after installing UX Theme Patcher. Safe Mode isn't even working on Windows 10

    This is probably the most ridiculously stupid thing I've done to my PC. I was trying to change up my PC's appearance some more after getting settled with Rainmeter and Wallpaper Engine so I decided to give UXTheme Patcher a shot (note, its not UltraUXThemePatcher). After rebooting my rig, the...
  12. BohemYord

    Question How do I fix when my monitor blackscreens and GPU fans max out but computer programs continue on normally in background?

    So I recently had an issue with my computer where when I load up a game, specifically New World, my game will black screen on startup of said game. The game continues on, programs continue, Discord calls continue, etc., but my GPU fans go full blast, and the black screen happens. When I hard...
  13. F

    Question [Solved] New Ethernet Cable not working on Desktop PC, but works on Laptop ?

    Hello Everyone I got a real tricky issue with my Desktop PC. Recently I got a new Ethernet cable(15m) for my Desktop PC which my PC didn't recognize, here is the details of the connection: 15m cable to the Wall --> connects to a wall Ethernet inline adapter --> then another 15m cable runs to...
  14. V

    [SOLVED] Laptop Outperforming Desktop (Help Please!)

    Hey guys, I would really appreciate a bit of help here, as I just can’t understand what’s happening. I own an Omen 30L GT13-0027nq (1 year old) with the following specs: Intel® Core™ i9-10900 GeForce RTX 2080TI 11GB GDDR6 32GB RAM (HyperX Fury 3200) 1TB SSD NVMe (WD BLACK SDBPNTY-1T00_ I also...
  15. djgioxofficial

    Question My PC is emitting static noise through my KRK ROKIT 8 speakers

    Hello everyone, I have recently put together a PC, everything works perfectly fine. When I plug in my KRK Rokit 8 speakers I can hear a static noise coming out of them and it seems to be dependent on my CPU load which makes me think that it's causing this but i am not sure... I have my work...
  16. M

    Question Upgrading my pc

    Hi, my current specs are CPU: intel g4400 Mobo: gigabyte b250m ds3h RAM: adata 8gb ddr4 SMPS & GPU: Nil I've been planning on learning something on my pc and I'm particularly fond of Unreal Engine. I need to meet atleast the minimum requirements to run it. I'm on a tight budget so I'm not...
  17. Ev3puo

    [SOLVED] Wi-Fi signal cuts off for 1 second exactly every 30 seconds

    So, as the title says, my desktop disconnects from Wi-Fi exactly every 30 seconds, like if there's a software doing that on purpose. It started about 7 hours ago, I had already been using my pc for 3 hours and all I did was starting another match on the same game I've been playing the whole...
  18. W

    Question desktop icons not showing in windows explorer

    I have new Win10 64bit computer. My problem is when I go to file explorer and click desktop on the left, none of my desktop programs, files, etc... appear and on the right side "folder is empty" If I type "shell:desktop" in address bar they do show. What I am wanting is in file explorer when I...
  19. M

    Question Pc freezes right after boot

    Hi, i have posted this issue before, but no response. My machine boots up nice, but after signing in, things slow down. It slows down to a point where nothing is responsive except for the mouse, but im not able to click on anything. Really frustrating as im not able to use my pc. This happens on...
  20. L

    [SOLVED] Help with prebuilds, based on builds?

    Hi I am going with pcspecialist. I like to buy a new gaming desktop, which will be strictly for gaming and web surfing. I will be playing some AAA games, such as resident evil (village, 7 and 2) Metro Exodus, Doom and some VR gaming such as Half-Life: Alyx. I will be mostly playing indie games...
  21. rakinar2

    [SOLVED] Need buy a new RAM: Please guide me, I'm new to these

    I've an old core i7 9th gen gaming desktop pc with 8 GB RAM, but now I want to upgrade its RAM to 16 GB. Can anyone please tell me which brand is best for desktop RAM?
  22. BongersDK

    Question Clean Windows 10 reset stuck on 44% ?

    My PC started having issues after a not-so-recent Win10 update, so I started a clean reset. It has now been stuck on 44% for over an hour. I was wondering if there is any possible damage that could be done if I turned it off and on now?
  23. rakinar2

    [SOLVED] Some basic info needed about my PC

    My brand new DELL Optiplex 7080 tower has a little flashing led light, located at the bottom of the power button. Can anyone please tell me what is the job of this led?
  24. KKun

    [SOLVED] Desktop shortcut icons have become black squares ?

    I suddenly got all my shortcut icons turned to black boxes and I can't change it. What can I do? View:
  25. N

    Question Usb webcam is not being detected in desktop pc

    I have a plug and play usb webcam for my desktop pc. It is not being detected. Nothing is showing up in device manager and camera app also can't find any camera device. The webcam perfectly works with my laptop. My desktop motherboard is Msi mpg x570 gaming pro carbon wifi with AMD ryzen 5 3600...
  26. [SOLVED] Display shut down on Dell Optiplex 3010 ?

    i have this problem where the pc boot up but with no display ,load of noise from cooler but after i set BIOS to defaults and purge power from the unit, it does turn on and works well for 4-2 minute then it shut down and it came back to the same problem(orange color button no display) again ? I...
  27. [SOLVED] I may have broken my cpu

    So I was working on replacing my old i-5 with a newer I-7. After I was finished I noticed that my computer now would not turn on and there is a wire that seems to be out of place. I am in dire need of some assistance!! The Orange cable goes to the P2 Power port on the motherboard. I also am not...
  28. mrmike16

    [SOLVED] New PC Build- Am I over-doing it?

    Hi everyone, I am building my 3rd custom-built PC: mrmike16 - Saved Part Lists - PCPartPicker According to PCPartPicker, everything is compatible. I'm hoping that is actually the case- If there are flaws, please let me know. I'm still only considering doing this or getting a laptop- that...
  29. Fearfulshi

    Question I spilled tea on my pc will it still work?

    i spilled tea on my pc but as soon as i did i turned off and plugged out my pc, then took out the parts and tried to clean it to the best of my ability. I realized the next day that my powersupply was fried so i got a new one, when i put it in and connected everything my motherboard still wasnt...
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    Question PC doesn't boot, GPU/CPU/PSU and exhaust fans are all spinning but no signal ?

    So I just got a PC delivered after a few weeks of waiting (its an international shipment) and when I held the box, I heard some rattling. When I look inside (without opening the case) I saw the ram sticks are both disconnected and just laying around. I opened the case, plugged them in (its an...
  31. rakhif1

    [SOLVED] Cpu (I7-10700F) stuck at base clock 2.9Ghz

    Hello, Like i've said in the title, the clock speed is stuck at 2.9 and the ratio is stuck at 29. That's only since today, yesterday and before it worked perfectly at 4.5Ghz and at 48 ratio. Thanks in advance.
  32. S

    Question PC dead, doesn't post but memory and power button leds on...

    Hoping someone can get me pointed in the right direction with my PC issue. This morning I started my PC as usual and launched all my apps as usual. No problems. It was on for a few hours. After coming back to it after doing stuff around the house I saw that it was "asleep" meaning the...
  33. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] GLITCH: Windows 10 Flashes for half a second then tabs become black and the desktop icons and the desktop itself becomes black

    I'm having issues with my Windows 10 recently, whenever I'm casually using my pc and while I'm editing, the display flickers for half a second then everything becomes black, the taskbar disappears, the tabs that are open are partially black and the only way to revert this issue is to hover the...
  34. kwakwagreentea

    Question [Urgent] Why my new pc have 2 diff sound?

    Need HELP, Why does my pc have zzzzzz (electric sound after I using few hours ) ?? My desktop and surge protector are new... and i change two wall socket. This youtube video is using "B" wall socket. "A" wall socket is louder than "B", so I change it to "B" wall socket. sometimes have sometimes...
  35. navnetsen

    Question Server or server alternative ?

    Hi everyone, I have been lucky enough to start a tiny company. It is very tiny and does not generate a huge amount of profit. Nevertheless, I do feel that I need a platform to store my data and run my applications. So far, I have been running everything from my desktop, but it isn't...
  36. X

    Question My PC has restarted on its own randomly twice

    As per the title of the thread my pc has restarted twice and I don't know what caused it. The first time it occured was almost a week ago and the second time was yesterday. Description of the first restart: ~Was playing Escape From Tarkov ~Happend loading into a match ~Game froze, my 2nd...
  37. blackernel

    Question PC requires Long press to boot

    From past couple of days, my 5 years old PC is requiring Long press of Power Button to boot. Sometimes, it takes 1 second, sometimes 7-8 second of press to before booting. I have removed PWR cable and shorted directly, it was the same. So, it's not about a faulty power button. I have checked...
  38. G

    [SOLVED] Motherboards in Prebuilt desktops

    Hi everybody, I am interested in buying a prebuilt desktop. I do not have any brand preference (ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc...). However, in their official sites I could not find any information about the motherboards in their desktops. This one for instance...
  39. S

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Visual Elements are lagging occasionally But dosen't seem a performance issue

    Hey people , I just upgraded from win 7 to win 10 ( Clean install on new Disk ) some bothering problems I'm facing which one of them is lagging of windows explorer that occurs randomly most of the time on system idle ( Looks like being under load make it less likely to happen ) Doesn't matter...
  40. Mxhawthy

    [SOLVED] Please help me troubleshoot my Blue Screen of Death ?

    Hi All, Tl;DR; I hoovered out my PC case without any anti-static protection or anything, HOWEVER, my PC was acting very slow and strange BEFORE I even did anything, and possibly would have bluescreened if I'd just waited a bit longer. Instead, I shutdown fairly quickly and decided to clean it...