Forum discussion tagged with diagnose.
  1. smoochiepook

    Question Need help reading traceroute and pathping results

    I'll go ahead and describe the issue I've been having first. Suddenly started experiencing high ping spikes (300-400ms) in-game a couple weeks ago. As far as I know (since I don't have any other games I can test), this problem only occurs in Overwatch. I can browse websites and watch videos...
  2. D

    Question Need help diagnosing my pc

    PC Specs: CPU: Intel I5 4460 (3.20 ghz) Motherboard: Biostar TB85 GPU:MSI RX Radeon 570 Armor OC 4GB Ram: (2x)4gb Team Group Elite 1600mhz DDR3 OS: Windows 10 Storage: Samsung Evo 500 gb SSD PSU: EVGA 600W Power Supply...
  3. Railgun_SSBM

    Question Memtest86 tells me I have 32GB RAM but my BIOS thinks there's only 4GB. Where do I go from here?

    Hello, everyone I'm new to this forum, and for probably the same reason as many users, they've tried everything they could think of and haven't gotten results. CPU: Ryzen 7950x CPU cooler: Cooler Master Master Liquid ML120L Motherboard: Asus ROG Strict X670E-I Ram: Corsair Vengeance DDR5...
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    Question Best apps for diagnosing Windows computer and laptop hardware problems?

    I work for a large charity and they’ve asked me to help with fixing their computers (mostly Windows laptops). I’ve done some computer repair in the past, and I'm getting up to date with current hardware and software. I recently played around a bit with the Windows built-in diagnostic apps and...
  5. ap1na0

    [SOLVED] Is it possible to test if a cpu is dead without a working computer ?

    i have lots of cpus which im trying to sell but im not sure if they work, i dont have any available computers that are compitable with the cpus is there any way to test these cpus?
  6. N

    Question Can I fry any components?

    I haven’t diagnosed the problem yet I just bought a bunch of new parts. Although, my new motherboard, cpu, and psu won’t boot up with my old gpu, but my new gpu boots up. my questions If I want to test my old gpu in the new motherboard, are there any risks to damage to the new motherboard, if...
  7. A

    [SOLVED] Computer not detecting IO devices

    I randomly turned my pc on and none of the IO devices work. I have no idea where to start diagnosing this problem and was wondering if anyone could give some advice on things I should try. The keyboard, mouse, and monitor all don't work. Build ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4 AM4 AMD B550 SATA...
  8. Blazedsrr

    [SOLVED] What is wrong with my system?

    Hello, I am asking for help with diagnosing a system that a friend gave me. It has a I5 7400 in it and using the integrated graphics, or a spare hd 7470 I have does not get a display. Another thing is when the gpu is not installed it makes a loud screech or hum noise, that comes directly from...
  9. Newcreationsurf

    Question Consistent BSOD and PC Reset caused by Ntoskrnl.exe

    I've been having this issue for a long time now, where PC will randomly reset or bluescreen. happens more often when I play to escape from tarkov or turn XMP on; though will still happen just browsing the internet, After resetting windows twice, running memory check, nothing seemed to work for...
  10. H

    Question Pc powering on issues

    I have this old hp pavilion desktop that i use for different projects, and actually a while ago while I had it running as a webserver one day i tried to ssh into the server, saw that it couldn't connect then realized the server was down so i opened the side of the case while it was on, and the...
  11. mister_flowers

    Question Lost in a sea of BSOD

    I will do my best to be clear and prompt - but this has been a bit of a journey: I don't remember when it started, so I can't point to any specific source but a while back my pc started blue screening once or twice a week. It was always at the start of boot up, as soon as my desktop would load...
  12. PiztoLice

    [SOLVED] [Troubleshooting] No post but working monitor

    Hi, my PC won't post but the PC and monitor works, my RX570 has a little white light indicating it's working and powered. My case is a south east asia brand called Rakk and it has pre-installed RGB light on top of the front pannel that changes from Green (booting/just pressed power button) to...
  13. E

    Question No POST without "b2" code ?

    I am having a lot of trouble with this PC I have. I built it a while ago, and ever since a few weeks after I bought it, I have been having a pretty major and annoying problem getting the thing to even POST. The PC will not boot unless I see the "b2" code appear on the Q-Code readout. This means...
  14. P

    [SOLVED] Is This A Sign Of A Dead Motherboard?

    First of all my friend upgraded his pc by adding more hard drive into it. The first hard drive was from his old laptop and the other one is brand new which is there is no way it will cause any problems, but I forgot to re arrange the boot order. So instead booting from the main ssd that already...
  15. B

    [SOLVED] Gaming PC Freezes Randomly

    So making this as a separate thread because freezes can happen for so many reasons. Here's what happens with mine: Random freeze, the screen sometimes turns black Sound on loop, keyboard lights stuck in the position they were in before the freeze Needs hard restart Happens with no clear logic...
  16. N

    [SOLVED] MSI Motherboard new build won't go to BIOS, "No Signal detected" on monitor

    Hi all, The main issue is that when I try to start my pc with the new build, nothing will display and my monitor will just read "no signal detected" using HDMI, I've read someone who has this issue fixed it by using the VGA port on the first fresh boot, my GPU only has DVI, HDMI and DP, would...
  17. J

    [SOLVED] Help with PC crash diagnosis

    I rebuilt my Pc fairly (30 days)recently with a new case, CPU, RAM, and motherboard. The Pc 99% of the time runs completely fine even under heavy load gaming on several games eg CSGO, Tarkov, and AC odyssey. The only time the PC crashes is when watching Netflix on chrome and when loading into...
  18. M

    [SOLVED] Diagnosing frequent BSOD/Freezing/Client Crashes.

    Hello all, I built this PC in April. Any feedback is appreciated. Here's my symptoms: For one, my Chrome (and then computer) would crash when I tried to insert bullet points here using the UI. So, forgive my lack of formatting. About a month after building my PC, I started to gradually get...
  19. B

    Question Sony Vaio no POST with keyboard lights on?

    Hello, I have an ancient Sony Vaio laptop (PCG-7Y2L) that refuses to post. It doesn’t have a battery and nor do I intend to spend 115$ on eBay for a new battery. No, 115$ is not a typo. However, I’m afraid the lack of battery might be why it’s not posting. All that happens when I hit the power...
  20. Dextrementor

    [SOLVED] Need help with Ram.

    I recently upgraded my computer. I have a i7-10700, a MSI 490 Gaming edge WiFi MoBo and Dominator 16x2 DDR4 @3200 Ram. My computer will boot if one Ram stick is in placed at any ram slot. But will not boot if I place a second Ram stick in. Although I can place both Ram sticks in A1 and A2 OR B1...
  21. Lewbie

    [SOLVED] How to check GPU is dead vs MOBO/PSU issue?

    Hey guys, it's my first time posting here. Kind of a despiration post really. So my computer has been having a few issues recently, stuttering on WoW and videos starting to stutter a little bit + windows goes black a few times and the graphics of windows go super basic, I figured ok the game...
  22. A

    [SOLVED] RAM speed not matching?

    Hi all, I recently swapped my Corsair LPX 2x8GB 2666mhz to TridentZ RGB 3200mhz (F4-3200C16D-16GTZR). However, after I swapped the ram, the computer went into an infinite repair loop; so I reformatted my computer. Now my TridentZ runs at 2133mhz and not 3200. Before I reformatted my...
  23. T

    Question Diagnostic question

    First my setup: 3900x (stock cooler – aio on the way) Aorus Master X570 Straight Power 11 G.Skill Trident Neo (2x8) Dark Base pro 900 rev 2 Problem: After building it, it initially seemed to work fine. Got my drivers and everything installed. Two weeks or so later, power would drop randomly and...
  24. DanielTheManiel

    Question Random Reboots (No BSOD) on new system using PSU from previous build. Advice?

    Hello friends. I recently built a new PC with the following components: Intel Core i7-9700K CPU ASRock B365 Phantom Gaming 4 Motherboard Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8B) (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15) RAM EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Super GPU The PSU I am using with these new parts is from my previous...
  25. Archimedez

    [SOLVED] Random crashes and weird performance issues after installing new GPU

    Hello, I am trying to diagnose whats wrong with my GPU. I've wanted to upgrade my PC so it can run VR games on the valve index. However I noticed that many games (Both VR and non-VR) would crash with my old GPU which was a Gtx 970. I upgraded to a RTX 2060 expecting large performance increases...
  26. DaxyPad

    [SOLVED] Diagnose/solve help

    Hello, I need help diagnosing/solving why my PC doesn't start. B4 some one throws out the obvious yes its plugged in and turned on. I'll start the story from the top. Specs: GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 04G-P4-3966-KR 4GB MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 2.0) AM3+ AMD 970 CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black...
  27. Subham2

    [SOLVED] UPS making noise PC shuts down

    Recently, While I was playing a game called Ark: Survival Evolved, my APC UPS made the noise that it makes while there is no electricity for 2-3 seconds, and it returned to normal but my PC shut down and restarted. Once more after that, I started Discord and the game. And after a few minutes...
  28. K

    Question Help with Confirming a Suspected (Imminent) SSD Failure?

    I have a SSD that I have owned for about a year that I suspect may be beginning to fail. The SSD in question is a KingSpec 360GB SSD 2.5 Inch SATA3 drive. The symptoms are that sometimes when I am trying to save to the drive e.g. saving a video or image from the web there will be a long pause (5...
  29. Raerayu

    Question PC Lag and Input Lag

    For around 2 months now i've had very bad input lag in my PC, it started on Windows 10 and I moved down to 8.1 and it made it slightly better, however 8.1 gave me input lag mainly when I see people in games instead of 24/7. So I moved to 7 and the same problem occurs. I've tried dozens of GPU...
  30. A

    Question WD damage diagnose - partially seen by Disc Manager - Fail Smart test

    This is what I get from Disck Chekup : https://textuploader.com/151w4 WD Disc Manager is able to identify the serial number aswell and the total capacity but Fail SMART test. Directory is not visible atall in Windows Explorer. The case: a WD Mybook 8Tb accidentally dropped on hard floor from...
  31. J

    Dual Channel Memory won't work

    Hi, I have two RAM Sticks bought as a kit. Both of them work separately in both of the Slots, but when I put them together, the system won't get past the POST screen and just keeps reooting. The only way I could get it to boot is by disabling the Memory Remap feature in the BIOS, but then only...
  32. legendarysnake

    Weird clicking noise on my headset on windows 8.1(tested on 7 and its ok there)

    hello, i have a turtle beach p11 headset, which a anoying clicking noise on left ear on w8.1 that happened after i downloaded a portuguese translation for undertale from the portuguese site, tribo gamer. it may be a virus. i tested the game headset on my other notebook wih windows 7 ultimate...
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    PWM Fan Splitter Hub

    Hi Guys so I want to buy a pwm fan splitter hub for my new build (Commander FP PWM 10 Port Fan Splitter Hub). This hub is powered by the PSU and then the hub connects to the m/b, am I right in thinking the best slot to plug this into is the PWR connector on my m/b?. I don't want the fans to...
  34. Darkbreeze

    How To Troubleshooting and diagnosing graphics card issues

    Troubleshooting and diagnosing graphics card issues It's an extremely common problem seen throughout tech forums. You've installed a new graphics card and immediately experience either severe gaming performance issues, crashes when booting into windows or other display related problems that...

    Looking for a gaming laptop

    I'm looking for a gaming laptop which is suitable for my needs. I travel alot so battery life is a big factor. I personally think that a gaming laptop with a gaming/graphics dock or amplifier would be ideal for me. So to sum it up, the perfect thing for me would be: 1) graphics dock 2) 17.3"...
  36. N

    i5-4440 + gtx 970 vs. i5-4690k + gtx 760

    i5-4440 + gtx 970 vs. i5-4690k + gtx 760 I don't have money for i5-4690k with gtx 970. So, which combo is better for gaming? I will play only in 1080p. Mobo: MSI z97-g43 ("Z" for future). PSU: Chieftec B-550BC Case: Zalman z9 u3 or Zalman z11 plus (Didn't decide yet.) Sorry for bad english.
  37. K

    is it good with my pc ?

    intel core i7 4970K 3.0ghz 16gb ram (2700mhz) onboard graphics 2gb 4tb hdd and 512sdd 1500w power supply
  38. grimlockPH

    Is i5-4200u good enough?

    It has a 6.8 score in CPUboss. But is it slow compared to other cpus? it is 1.6GHz and up to 2.6GHz. Is it too slow for daily use of sketchup, autocad (2D only, very light use only), video editing, adobe photoshop, and web browsing? I will not use these all at once. So would this CPU satisfy...
  39. AnEwG

    How would these GFX Cards fare

    How would these graphic cards fare for gaming at 1280x1024 resolution? R7 260x (XFX) R9 270 (Sapphire) R9 270x (Sapphire) GTX 760 (3x Windforce Gigabyte Edition)