Hardware failure

Forum discussion tagged with Hardware failure.
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    Question BSOD's, severe latency and mouse lag with audio issues!

    Hi guys, I'm in desperate need of help with my newly built PC as I have spent over a week trying to solve the issue but I'm getting nowhere which is why I need your expertise. Firstly, I built my computer and I know how to build one as I had one previously that worked great. After building it I...
  2. ScarfWizard

    Question Leaving PC on overnight ?

    Hey, so, I live in a rural place and have VERY slow internet. Because of this, in order to download large games and files I will leave my pc on overnight to download, sometimes for a few days in a row. Since I have to do this quite often, I worry about wear and tear on my system. I was wonder...
  3. SpacedIsland

    Question PC crashing and restarting but only once per initial boot

    As the title suggests, my PC has been having this issue where it will find its self crashing and restarting instantly usually 20-30 minutes after I boot it up, sometimes sooner if I launch a game or even just random happenstance. Then after the initial crash and restart, the PC seems to work...
  4. HoosierTransfer

    Question possible amd cpu failure

    my pc keeps freezing ive tested gpu, ssd, and ram and i want to know if there is a way to test every function of the cpu. i want to test the memory controller, northbridge, alu, fpu, cores, infinty fabric, apic, and so on. is there a program like intel cpu diagnosic i can use amd ryzen 5...
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    [SOLVED] Gtx 1660 GPU acting up.

    I've had this PC for just under a year now, It's one of Dell's G5 series. It's worked great up until last week. The display would suddenly switch to a lower resolution and 30mhz instead of 60. After rebooting, it loads with the dell symbol but shows pixels. I'm fairly certain it's not my...
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    Question Signs of laptop will broke soon

    My 6 yrs toshiba satellite(turning 7 this january) is too old now? What signs and symptoms will happen since my laptop still fast(but im in power saver plan so the cpu is slow to dave battery but balanced is running well) also i still received windows update(until i turned off).
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    Question Kernel power failure after upgrade

    Hi all, first time poster. After some issues with a build I had for 6 years from PC Specialist whereby I couldn’t get it to post anymore (turns out the mobo had had it), I decided to upgrade. Current specs are: Mobo - ROG Strix B550-e CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 3900x RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x...
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    [SOLVED] Why does my PC randomly restart?

    Hi there, I have had the PC in question for four years. The PC boots into ANY operating system fine. Sometimes will even work for a good while before it reboots, or even worse, just goes black with no output via the display and hangs. Other times it will restart five minutes after being turned...
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    Question Blue screen on startup or OS installation

    Hello all and thanks for reading my thread! Sorry, it's a long one! Recently, while I was using photoshop on my windows 10 pc I was suddenly faced with a blue screen causing my computer to restart. Everything had been running very smoothly up until this point, no odd behaviour. After...
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    Question How can i check the health of my laptop?

    My toshiba satellite is now 6 yrs after january. Since this lockdown force me to use laptop and play games. But i'm scared that is now 6 yrs and near to hard drive failure. But my laptop is still running smootly without suddenly bsod also haven't detected any symptoms such as click of death...
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    [SOLVED] PC randomly freezes when I use it after some time with ''LiveKernelEvent'' error

    I've been experiencing this problem for quite some time after buying my new PC, it happens randomly, sometimes I can use it for hours but other times I can barely pass the 30 minute mark. I happens mainly when I'm playing a game and I have no idea what to do. The system stutters so bad even the...
  12. Dino_Saur

    [SOLVED] Capacitor leakage on motherboard?

    Hello! Recently, I was working on my pc and it suddenly shut down. I noticed that the motherboard's RGB lights were still on though. I looked closely at the motherboard and notices a brown/white-ish stain that appeared to come from the heatsink located at the top of the motherboard. This stain...
  13. Dino_Saur

    Question PSU fan spins for only a second then stops.

    Hello! One day, I was using my pc like normal and then it just suddenly shut down. Only the motherboard's RGB lighting was on. I unplugged the PC and then replugged it and tried to boot it but only the CPU fan spun for a second and then stopped. The motherboard's RGB light was on though. I...
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    Question My pen drive suddenly stops working

    I was working on word and powerpoint when my pen drive suddenly fails to save. My pen drive has a label to it (work) , normally i would see the label when i plug it in, but after restarting my laptop, even the label wouldn't show up, now it only shows a drive letter. I've tried it on a...
  15. doodledile

    Question PC freezes / solid green video playback / black screen flashes / CPU fan overworking

    Background: Relatively new Gaming PC (Jan 2019), ran like a dream until recently - experiencing unusual/disruptive behaviour as outlined below (screenshots included from Dropbox). PC is usually running all the time but not intensively - I don't play games (but do make games) so I don't exhaust...
  16. Athera

    [SOLVED] Computer crashes with certain games

    Completely baffled, my computer crashes with only certain games and I really need some advice/help. No crash dumps are generated either and there's BSOD or anything. It just immediately shuts down with no warning, signs, and sounds. I've tried multiple things, fixed hard drive error, no...
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    will this work?

    have been needing a new motherboard. mine has a few broken ports and the audio input dosnt work. will this motherboard work for what im running? will post speccy below...
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    Using a 2 way splitter on a System Fan Header

    I have a Thermaltake Water 3.0 RGB AIO CPU cooler and it's a bit different to set up vs others I've had. I'm building my first mini-itx build in a Corsair 250D with a Gigabyte H170N WIFI motherboard. You're supposed to plug both of the rad fans into a controller that allows you to change the...
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    Can my Motherboard run this RAM ?

    Hi , I have GA-B75M-D3V motherboard and I want to buy Corsair Vengeance Pro Series DDR3 2x8GB, 2133MHz, CL11 ( CMY16GX3M2B2133C11 ) RAM . Does my motherboard supports this ram and speed ? My processor is Intel Core i5-3570 Currently I'm using (CMX4GX3M1A1600C11) 2x4Gb
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    Best Gpu for Low Price

    I am working on building a gaming computer that is about the same price as the high end next-gen video game consoles. I am looking for the best GPU I can buy fro about $175-$200. I prefer GeForce, but honestly don't care what I get as long as I get the best bang for my buck. Thanks! I am using...
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    Will a WD My Cloud do this?

    I just began networking my home PC's because I was getting tired of hooking up external HDD's to transfer large video files. It's nice to be able to see the other PC and playback a file over the LAN. I need to upgrade my old WRT54 whatever Linksys router though, something 1Gb would be nice...
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    Shader Support Help

    I played csgo last night on this same computer, and now when i tried to start it up i get an error saying that my graphics hardware dosent support shader model 3.0. Yet i check my shader and it says "Unified'. i would like to get some help please. my GPU: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
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    Very confused about Intel core I3 4130 temperature

    HI, Please help. There seems to be alot of confusion about temps, and I have read much conflicting information. It started after I accidently disturbed the heat sink on my new computer and was forced into learning how to re-apply the paste. The first attempt gave me higher temps, so I...
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    Radeon HD 7800 keeps crashing in Windows 7

    I've diagnosed this problem to concluding that my video card only crashes in Windows 7 64 bit edition. In 32 bit, it ran smoothly without any problems, but in 64 bit, any game I play, there's occasional crashes, including blue screen of death now and again. My specs: Intel Core i3 2120 3.30...