Electrical

Forum discussion tagged with Electrical.
  1. L

    Question Only Surge Protector Powers on PC

    Problem: Every few weeks, the machine goes for several days consecutively no longer responding to the power button press in the morning, irregardless if it was shut down or asleep. The only way to turn on the PC is to flip the switch on the surge protector to OFF, then ON. When it is flipped to...
  2. J

    Question Changing the head of a PSU power cable (US - GB)

    Recently was sent parts by a friend in the US to built my own computer, only problem is, the power supply included uses a standard american style plug. This obviously can't be used with British mains, so i'm wondering how much risk is there if any of changing the head of the cable and using...
  3. Planeptune

    Question New comer with a problem , lol hi.

    So after 5 years of use i started hearing some arcing noises from the back of my pc , the psu had a bad fan that i lubed twice and after the second time from time to time no (its not consistent) i hear noises similar to electrical short circuits or arcing. There is no coil whine or buzzing tho...
  4. Edu Sanabria

    Question I am going to RMA it, but I would like to know your opinion

    Hello!!!!! I had this EVGA T2 1000W PSU for 3 years. It works fine, but two months ago started to make this fantastic noise: I am in a RMA process, but the PSU, for this 2/3 months worked perfect. I had to use it for my job. It is not the fan. I specifically bought the 1000 watt to be below...
  5. R

    [SOLVED] Spilled water on floor by cords...

    Hello, I spilled some water on my floor and most of it got in my carpet and floor, and some of it touched my electrical cord/extension cord that connects to my surge protector. It was only a little bit of water, but a little bit of water got on a electrical cord but I think I cleaned it up...
  6. Arbiter17

    [SOLVED] Powerline adapter slows down after a few minutes of working perfectly

    Recently I bought a D-link DHP-W611AV powerline adapter that seemed to work perfectly (reaching 50Mbps, which is the speed of my connection, with ~5ms ping to the modem) when I first set it up. However, after around 10 minutes it slowed down dramatically, with ping of around 50-200 ms and...
  7. Ludo_Down

    [SOLVED] Help me troubleshoot a unique problem, possibly related to bad electrical wiring in the house(?)

    I have had a recurring issue with my custom build PC for the past couple of years, ever since moving into a new house. The computer shuts off spontaneously and usually (but not always) turns itself back on, taking me the the Windows 10 login screen. Once I log back in, whatever I was doing is...
  8. G

    Question I guess this thread doesnt belong here completely but..

    I am really sorry if the thread doesnt belong here 100% but I dont know where else to ask and I am kinda concerned. You see not always its like 1-2 out of 10 times when a lightswitch is turned on or off in the house or some other kind of electrical device while I am using the computer the screen...
  9. R

    [SOLVED] Moving computer to new area...

    Hello! So I recently got a new desk, and I was wondering how to move it over to the new desk. I know what to plug in, however, do I just unplug the computer from the outlet, or should I do something else? I have a surge protector and it has a button on it it that turns it off, so should I turn...
  10. Z

    [SOLVED] Electrical smell after upgrading GPU?

    Hey guys, I have a question. I just upgraded from a 750Ti (power from board only) to a 1660 SUPER (8 Pin). On the first boot of the PC something inside the case smelled kinda electrical. Maybe a tiny bit burned? (no plastic smell though), but much rather electrical (don't know how to describe...
  11. B

    [SOLVED] Something's wrong with my grounding

    Screeching sound on my speaker when I plug the power to PC, but works fine on my Phone Charger. Clearly something wrong with my PC grounding. My External HDD doesn't even work on the USB 3.0 port (Case and Mobo), only in USB 2.0
  12. StormBrew

    Question Computer Has Been Working Fine for Years, Now Only Turns on When I Flip the Light Switch

    My desktop had been working fine up for the last few years up until a few days ago when it started acting super strangely. The front IO power button had stopped turning the computer on. This was a problem that I experienced a few years back after I had first built the PC, and had no actual...
  13. Netherzapdos12

    USB Mic grounding

    So i've made a lot of research and found out that i most likely have a grounding problem. Just bought a new mic (Tonic G33) and tested it on my Dell Laptop. For about 10 mins of quality testing, it suddenly started having buzzing. I noticed that when i touch any metal part of the microphone, the...
  14. A

    Motherboard Suggestion Help

    Hello Everyone, I think I have a problem with my motherboard and probably I need to replace. Any suggestions for the best motherboard I can buy? What Happened? So my pc start to have blue screen or sometimes just frozen and restarting. When restart give me 1 long beep and 2 shorts beeps and no...
  15. A

    Lenovo G570 not starting up

    Hello, I got an old Lenovo G570 that does not perform any action when the power button is presssed. When connected to the charger, the battery charges, and the light binks and changes color correctly as compaired to its hardware reference manual...
  16. White4_20

    Athlon x4 740 confusing temps (overheating?)

    Hey everyone, Just bought a FM2 processor (Athlon X4 740) with FM2-A55M-P33 mobo because my old CPU and Mobo somehow burnt (FX-6300)... I just downloaded a HWmonitor because i tought that with the cooler i have it will have a really nice (low) temps... But i was wrong... I tried switching off...
  17. C

    PC Doesn't Boot Anymore

    So recently my ram went bad and it started causing problems. So I decided to open up my PC to try to figure out is it one stick that is bad or both. Now I when I hit the power button the fans run for like 10 seconds than turns off, it repeats this a few times than powers off. Now I think I...
  18. Z

    i7 6700k Performance (Gaming while recording via Bandicam or fraps)

    Hello everyone, (GPU- GTX 780 TI OC Windforce Edtion - 32 GB 3000mhz ram - SSD: Samsung 850 Evo Pro) I want to know how I7 6700k performs when gaming on max settings while recording the game using Bandicam or fraps or similar app. Will it lag while recording the game? I heard from someone that...
  19. B

    Which GTX 970 to buy, CPU fan upgrade

    TL;DR: Which GTX 970 to buy, CPU fan upgrade My specs: CPU: AMD FX 8320 GPU: Sapphire 7850 2gb RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP (2x4) 8 gb DDR3 @ 668MHz MOBO: M5A97 EVO R2.0 Case: Aerocool PGS vs-3 Power Supply: Corsair CX750 I want to buy a GTX 970 and it must be a cheap one. Is it still worth it to...
  20. S

    Can't get front audio jack working

    The thing is the front audio jack is not working on the case. Well if I plug in headphones into the audio jack, I can hear the audio from the right ear but the left ear just has static. Im not 100% sure if it is the mobo or the case since I dont have spare motherboards and cases laying around...
  21. T

    BSOD mostly when gaming

    Here is the links for my dump files: http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/I1aOK6oM/file.html I have crashed before the first one but using the Disk Clean-up tool I must have accidentally deleted the dump files. I get it mostly when gaming, more specifically CS:GO. Some games like Assault Cube seem...
  22. S

    1440p gaming gtx750

    so i have a question for you lovely people, I've been wanting to upgrade my monitor to something with a higher resolution than 1920x1080. currently on my wish list is the acer g257hu. i heard that it was a very good 1440P monitor. However, i am a little concerned that my rig might not be able to...
  23. R

    Computer Not Booting

    My motherboard is Intel DH61BF. My computer was running properly when one fine day, I noticed that when I boot my computer, the part when "Intel" logo comes on the screen with bios options stopped coming and the monitor directly shows the part where i chose the OS. (Win 10/ Linux) I did not...
  24. R

    Kingston Fury 16Gb (2x 8 GB) 1866 not working on GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3

    Hi Guys, I have GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 and currently have 8 GB(2X 4 GB) corsair vengence 1600 on my system. I got Kingston Fury 16Gb (2x 8 GB) 1866 for cheap and was looking to upgrade the ram. But when I insert them I just get beeps like no RAM is present. If I Put back my old ones it boots fine. I...
  25. L

    Should I go for two GTX 970s, one GTX 980 or one GTX 970?

    I am not sure which card set up to go with, I'd like to play 2015 titles on good graphics while retaining a respectable (60+) FPS and I'd also like to be able to make the card set up last
  26. H

    My GPU fan not spinning again?

    Last week my Nvidia gt630 fan stop spinning even I already Cleaned it and reattached the fan power chord. So i Decided to replace my PSU knowing it was a failing PSU but again the fan still not spinning. So I bought cheap video card which is gt9500 knowing that it is a failing video card. So...
  27. G

    toshiba a660 10/100 LAN not working

    Hell to all My Toshiba a660 10/100 LAN port is not working and has both the green and amber light permanently lit up, until recently I have never bothered to use the hard wired connection as I have been using wireless...any ideas...GB