Forum discussion tagged with Fault.
  1. 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...
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    Question Short Game Audio Drop Outs (Motherboard and GPU Audio)

    I have an ongoing problem with my PC where the game audio will drop out every so often for around a second or two then come back as if nothing happened. Sometimes the pause or loss of audio is very brief sometimes it is longer but usually always in the range of 1-2 seconds. It can happen in any...
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    Question Powered HDD dock causing screen to go black

    Hi, just wanted some advise on a problem I am having with a powered usb hard drive dock. I bought this https://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet-Docking-Including-External-Tool-Free/dp/B00IS7Y96I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1552260820&sr=8-3&keywords=hdd+docking+station a few years agao and it's worked fine...
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    Question Faulty built in keyboard HP Elitebook 2560p Typing different letters

    Good morning all, I seem to be having a problem with my old HP Elitebook 2560P. Some of the keyboard letters are typing double and wrong , for example when I press the 'c' key I get 'ce' or if I press the 'e' key I get 'ce' . If I press 'P' I get #P and a few others. I've tried removing...
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    Custom loop coolant question: Colored VS Clear in 2018

    I know colored coolant used to have a major problem of clogging both tubes and blocks, but is that still a thing in 2018 or can I comfortably put EKWB's red coolant in my $3250 PC's custom loop? First time making a custom loop so I don't really know anything other than the basics and that...
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    Booting problem of my oc

    I tried to load the windows xp in my pc but the problem is after the configuration copied, the process will repeat, what should i do?
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    The GeForce 710

    Ok so I picked up a GeForce gt 710 pretty cheap and I plan to use it as just a graphics adapter. But is there anything this card can do? For example can it run at least light games like csgo at 900/1080p? I got the evga 2gb edition
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    question about making a card a dedicated physx !

    i have 2 evga gtx 570s sli/crossfire which ever it is now a days . my friend just gave me his gaming computer so im throwing some stuff that i can use into my pc. my question is i have another slot for a graphic card , could i use his evga geforce gtx 650 as the dedicated physx?
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    Power supply turns on pc and fans when plugged

    I have this thermaltake se 730w gold and everytime i plug it it it automatically turns on and i tried doing this power supply test http://m.wikihow.com/Check-a-Power-Supply but without using a pin it still turns thenfans on? So i assume i have a bad supply right now?
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    PC doesn't boot after OC - only if i unplugg PSU

    Hello guys, before i ask, here are my specs: Intel 6700k MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Kraken x52 AIO CPU Cooler MSI R9 390x (which was not installed once) RAM: Corsair Vengeance Led 3000 Mhz (2x8Gb) PSU: EVGA 650 GQ I just recently build my first pc and after installing windows and some basic programs...
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    Windows 8 Reset

    I recently had to reset my computer back to factory settings, and when windows reinstalled, it didn't install the usb drivers, as I only can use usb keyboards and mice with my tower, not having either doesn't let me setup windows 8 to install the drivers, I've gone through every solution that I...
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    Can I fit my gpu?

    So I have an Hp elite 8000 small form factor (SFF) and im wondering if I can fit a gtx 960 in one of my pci slots. I appreciate the help
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    Looking for a gpu for this motherboard

    So basically my boss has this PC at work and when he plays HD videos on Youtube it starts to stutter. I think there is something wrong with his GPU or his GPU is really low end and it cannot play HD. One more thing, when he tries to switch to 1080p resolution the screen starts to go messed up...
  14. Gallarian

    Skylake 6600k; worth it?

    Hey guys, Is Skylake and the new Z170 platform worth it? My current CPU is the classic workhorse, the i5-2500k. Here are my relevant specs: - Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3 ATX - CPU: Intel i5-2500k @ 4.4Ghz - RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 - GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX2.0 (OC) - PSU...
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    MSI Radeon R9 270 Crossfire worth it?

    I'm about to upgrade my PC in a few months and I am curious if two Radeon R9 270's in crossfire is better, OR equal in performance than a single R9 380 4GB? I already have a 270 so I reckon it would be more economical to buy another 270 then to spend about 250 on the 380. In terms of price to...
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    Upgrading a system

    I built my computer back in '13 with the advice of the tom's hardware community. The past 2 years the build served me well. I'm looking to do some upgrades to my system and I'm looking to see what advice the community can give me. Here is the link to the build i created...
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    Best CPU Cooler under 140mm height

    Which among these will provide the best cooling for an Intel i7 3770K? Please rank them according to their performance. Noctua NH-L12 Noctua NH-C14 Noctua NH-D9L Noctua NH-U9S Will a little bit of overclocking be possible on any of these, around 4.2Ghz stable? Any other recommendations apart...
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    black Friday 212 evo vs arctic cooling freeze 13

    These 2 air cooler are 26 and 28 pounds , which is better or 212 still the best . due black Friday if there is a better cooler for slightly high price plz tell me I might find in sale here or there in some shop. the cooler is for i7 4790k I might do little bit OC plzz answer if u know
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    good $1250 gaming rig?

    Right now my build consists of....... CPU I7 4790k GPU: Gtx 970 gigabyte g1 gaming windforce MOBO: Asus maximums VII hero CASE: enthoo pro with window need some help with the ram preferably 16 gbs and also preferably over 2400mh clock speed. I am also pity lost when it comes to the psu I...
  20. Valkyrieneos

    1x 200mm fan or 2x 140mm

    what is better