Hardware & Software

Forum discussion tagged with Hardware & Software.
  1. G

    Question My computer turns off! They help me?

    My computer is malfunctioning. It turns off by itself at any time. Without depending on what task you are doing on the PC. Examples of when the PC turned off. 1. It turns off by itself after 5 minutes without having been doing anything. 2. While playing, sometimes it turns off playing for 10...
  2. Bloodshot_pico

    Question PC Had Power Issues Now Acts Funky

    PC Specs: Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit - 10.0.19045 Build 19045 Motherboard - MEG Z390 GODLIKE (MS-7B10) BIOS – American Megatrends Inc. 1.D0, 01/11/2022 CPU - Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3600 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processor(s) Main Drive - Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2...
  3. Clarkender

    Question PC loops rebooting and won't properly boot ?

    hi so my pc will not boot up properly. when powered on, the rgb (gpu, mouse etc) light up and my cpu fan starts spinning, but after 2 seconds it fully shuts down. then after 4-ish seconds it loops that process for as long as i keep the pc on (or trying to turn "on"). I tried turning off the psu...
  4. S

    Question PC stuttering and lagging when play games

    Hey everyone, I have been really struggling to get my PC to perform the way I want it to and the way it should. I have decently good specs, but when I want to play certain games they stutter like crazy with FPS being fine and then suddenly dropping to 10 then going back up. It becomes...
  5. sereinspirit

    Question Why isn't my PC running smoothly? What can I do to upgrade? [Complete Beginner]

    Hi guys, this is more of a general help post but i wasn't sure where to put it. I have a PC that someone built for me last year. I know hardly anything about tech. I was excited but i was soon to find out that it does not smoothly run ANY games or software. It isn't strong enough to run Windows...
  6. Z

    Question Memory_Management BSOD issues ?

    Over the past year or so, I've been having massive issues with frequent freezing and the occasional BSOD (memory_management), mostly in more demanding video games. Some weeks it's fine and barely happens, other times I can barely play any video games like CS2 et al. These are the error messages...
  7. Poltergeist404

    [SOLVED] All PCI devices unknown as well as unknown manufacture ?

    I am having a strange situation. I deleted all of my partitions and formatted my hard drives for a fresh install. Some of these saying I had important device manufacture installs. I wasn’t 100% sure what that actually meant when I did this but.. I hope I didn’t brick my video card because I went...
  8. P

    Question Monitors switch off while gaming but the computer stays running ?

    hello, I've been having an issue where when I try to play any game my monitors will turn off and display no signal but the pc is still running. I have tried every thing I could think of, like updating drivers and after that didn't work completely uninstalling them. I pretty much tried every fix...
  9. H

    Question Question on different Distros and hardware compatability ?

    so for starters, my specs GPU: RTX 2080ti CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X RAM: 32 GB DDR4 2600 Mhz i have worked with PCs almost my whole life, but am a Linux noob, i have tried out a few different distros including, Mint, Ubuntu, POP OS and Manjaro, and with all of these distros, everything seems to run a...
  10. CaloNord

    Question Reboot from Bugcheck 0x0000000a (0xfffff30a9545e6f2, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000, 0xfffff804152677fc).

    Hey all, Just wondering if anyone can give me a hand getting to the bottom of this, we're not having much luck and I need help from people with big brains. 'The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000000a (0xfffff30a9545e6f2, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000...
  11. T

    Question Frequent, persistent crashes, cause unknown ?

    Hi all, my friend whom I built a PC for used it smoothly for about a year. A few months ago he began experiencing very frequent crashes and BSODs. These would occur during both light tasks and gaming with and without streaming. We clean reinstalled Windows and that fixed it for a time but he...
  12. N

    Question PC reboots but not on stick

    PC was working fine until the other day, when i had to force restart it. Now it keeps on restarting whenever I try to turn it on the normal way (I'll get to that in a second). Before the force restart I had windows 10 installed in it; after the tragic day whenever it had the windows logo...
  13. K

    Question Static In Audio with New Motherboard

    I have a build of MSI Z170A Gaming M7, GTX 1650, and an Intel I5-7400. I recently upgraded my motherboard from a Lubin 82F2 To the MSI and went form Onboard graphics to the 1650. But now I have static in my headphones whenever audio plays, I didn't have an issue beforehand. I tried reinstalling...
  14. N

    Question Random crashes when gaming ?

    Hi. My self built pc has been having issues the past 6 months. Games crash on it with no error and nothing i could see in event viewer either. Games support tells me its not game issue so now im stuck. I can play some games without issues, but in ex. Grounded/Astroneer/Days Gone etc the game...
  15. YaSsEr16

    Question Bad Pool Caller Problem

    Can someone help me I'm tired of this problem reinstalled Windows (tried both 10 & 11). updated all the drivers and did all Windows updates even the optionally. tried this "chkdsk /f." and this "sfc /scannow". did a Memory test using Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. checked both drives SSD and...
  16. Antonyxz

    Question I lose m'y connections to my monitors randmly

    Hello, I have an issue since last week with my pc. I randomly lose m'y signal to both of my monitors. I still all the sounds and besides that the pc seems to be still functional. Hère are thé specs of my pc : CPU : I5 10400f GPU : Rtx 3060 12 go PSU : MWe bronze 500 16go ram SSD 1 to windows...
  17. ALee01234

    Question Constant Issue of "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)"

    Yesterday night, I started hearing the notification sound of a device connecting and disconnecting every other second. When checking 'Bluetooth & devices > Devices', I saw an unknown USB device that was showing up and disappearing/disconnecting pretty much every other second. It's cooled down...
  18. S

    Question Desktop keeps randomly restarting

    Hello everyone, Since 3 months ago my desktop PC keeps randomly restarting at any given moment. --------------------------------- Observed Behavior: Unfortunately there is no pattern to the rebooting, it can happen in any state (idle, gaming, browsing the internet, ...) and at any time...
  19. R

    Question 2666 mhz rams on 2400 mhz mobo? what should i do?

    I have a dell inspiron 15 7577 laptop, wanna upgrade the rams, according to the data on dell's site, my mobo supports only 2400 mhz i guess, can purchase 2x8 crucial 2666 mhz or 2x8 gskill 2400 mhz, unfortunately crucial dont have 2400mhz kits and im not familiar with the gskill brand so im not...
  20. D

    Question Not sure exactly if this is a GPU issue causing completely unresponsive freezing or something else.

    Hello everyone, sorry this is going to be a long post but I am kinda scared right now since this is a very new PC and I want to offer as much context and information as possible. I have AMD gpu and cpu and I build this with a friend who has build a few computers before. Backstory, last night I...
  21. PrimeTechMan

    Question Installed new CPU and pc restarts when playing certain games

    Hello all, this is my first time posting on something like this but I’m really confused on what to do now. I recently upgraded my CPU from a Ryzen 5 3600x to Ryzen 9 5900x and bought a Deepcool Assassin 3 to go with it. Install wasn’t a problem and computer ran fine till I tried to play Call of...
  22. shadidd

    Question Fan randomly turns on and off

    Bought a new laptop(Asus zenbook pro duo OLED 12th gen i7 1200H , irisxe graphics) Whenever I scroll through the internet like quara and reddit the fan quickly goes from idle to normal speed and in a couple of seconds abruptly stops.. It does it everytime I scroll for more than 5 seconds and...
  23. AnimaFox

    Question My GPU only works with AMD processor, not with Intel processor ?

    Last week I bought an OLD PC and inside it had an AORUS MASTER RTX 3070, when I turned it on it works perfectly, and it is detected as it should be, this OLD PC has an AMD FX 2011, a MS-7641 motherboard VER 4.0, 4gb DDR3 RAM and a 650 PSU. Ok now the problem is as follows, I want to test the GPU...
  24. I

    Question Incoming packets FiveM

    Peoblem already 3 months ONLY when player count is above 75. It is weirth that under 75 players i have no problem. I have friends that play this aswell ( same country) and only have MAX 100K packege incoming and i come to a 1.7 mil. First i thouth it was the server but it is on olmost all...
  25. S

    Question PC suddenly crashes and instantly reboots.

    Hey guys, I am having this problem for a week now... My PC just crashes and restarts instantly without me doing anything.. sometimes it's when I am in the middle of a game, sometimes when I just log in to my windows after entering the password. I have tried every possible thing available on...
  26. L

    Question Hardware error crash (LiveKernelEvent code 141)

    crash report does anyone know what this is caused by? my computer almost always freezes completely when im playing games with decent graphics (not a blue screen crash, just freezes until i shut it down by holding down the power button) but i also just got a blue screen crash while playing, with...
  27. J

    Question Laptop MX150 not working/not recognized

    So a couple days ago, my laptop suddenly blue screened when I was going into a game. Immediately after this I noticed that the MX150 in my laptop didnt work. I have tried resetting Windows, and installing a multitude of Nvidia drivers, but nothing has worked so far. After installing any of the...
  28. C

    Question Assembled PC keeps crashing randomly (lossing graphics output)

    So as the title says, I'll go directly to the root of what happens as I'm tired of posting this all over the internet without any solution (yet since 6 months). I've this computer 2-3 years since first assembled (ofc swapping the GPU + PSU, I had the first Titan X with it until the RTX 3090 got...
  29. D

    [SOLVED] How to clone OS drive to bootable external hard drive for install on new SSD?

    Basically, I want to copy my C drive (128g M.2 SSD) which has my Windows OS, other files, etc. to my external USB hard drive and then restore that onto a new larger 1tb M.2 SSD I recently purchased. My motherboard only has one M.2 slot, I assume I could just copy my C drive (OS) to external...
  30. D

    [SOLVED] PC won't boot first time but it does after a couple of hard boots ?

    Every time I boot my PC for the first time in the day it doesn't fully boot and all the hardware doesn't turn on ass well as the CPU fan (The case fans are working). In order to properly boot I have to restart it a few times (Hard Boot from the power button), and sometimes after turning the PC...
  31. G

    Question Non-stop Restarting

    Hello, So my pc started restarting without me asking it to, there was no clear pattern as to why. I ran the following commands: sfc/scannow and chkdsk C: /r these showed that my drive where windows was installed on was damaged or corrupted. I ordered a new drive and tried to install windows on...
  32. D

    Question PC doesn't boot first try, it does after a couple of Hard Boots

    Every time I boot my PC for the first time in the day it doesn't fully boot and all the hardware doesn't turn on ass well as the CPU fan (The case fans are working). In order to properly boot I have to restart it a few times (Hard Boot from the power button), and sometimes after turning the PC...
  33. K1LLstone

    Question HDMI or DisplayPort

    Hello guys, I have a quick question about the display I can't and will appreciate your help. I just bought a monitor Asus VG278QR and I have Hp Victus 16 Laptop. I have a HDMI 2.1(I know monitor only has 1.4) and USB-C to Displayport Cable, with displayport I get 165 HZ but the monitor is...
  34. B

    Question G920 steering wheel restarts when pressing any pedal ?

    The title says it pretty much even if i wasnt playing anything if i press the pedals the wheel starts calibrating, i tried playing with it (City Car Driving, Assetto Corsa), and its so annoying i cant even drive for a while without the G920 restarting i tried almost every Software solution...
  35. G

    Question Constant Restarting, Impossible to install windows

    Constant Restart, impossible to install windows Hello, So my pc started restarting without me asking it to, there was no clear pattern as to why. I ran the following commands: sfc/scannow and chkdsk C: /r these showed that my drive where windows was installed on was damaged or corrupted. I...
  36. Bread 👄

    Question Vga led on and no boot screen

    So I have had my pc since 2019 I have a asus rog strix b450 f motherboard with a ryzen 5 3600 and msi 2070 super and I updated to windows 11 like 2 days ago. I decided it might be a good time to update my bios again so I did ez update from asus and then restarted my pc and worked fine for a few...
  37. B

    [SOLVED] Having an Issue With My Gaming PC

    Hello, all. I’m new to the forum and signed up since I’m encountering an issue with my gaming PC. I have a 2 year old machine (RTX 2060, 16 GB Ram, and all other standard components for a 2019 gaming pc), and I’m finding that across games old or new (old as final fantasy 14 and new as Cyberpunk...
  38. M

    Question Macbook 2017 versus a Lenovo Legion Y520 - - - - which is best to keep as main computer and why ?

    I have a MacBook Air 2017 model and a Windows 11 Lenovo Legion Y520, but my problem is, which is better to keep as my main computer in case i have to/want to sell one of them ? This problem has been bothering me for a while because I'm really indecisive, I noted down all the advantages and...
  39. AmanX

    Question Glitchy screen and then no signal on screen

    Hey guys, i faced a problem with my pc ( monitor to be precise). Yesterday am normally using my pc and then suddenly my screen got stuck and after that my screen got glitchy and showing no signal after that. When i restart after some time it works for 1 or 2 min but after that same glitchy...
  40. R

    [SOLVED] This is my computer specs - Pls help me to maximize for gaming.

    ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 1/17/2022, 19:32:49 Machine name: USER-PC Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System...