Hardware & Software

Forum discussion tagged with Hardware & Software.
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    Question Microsoft Store Games Freezing/Crashing

    Recently I have been getting a constant issue where all of my Microsoft store games are freezing and crashing. I don't get an error code with the crash or anything. I have previously done many things to fix this problem such as running MEMTEST overnight, replacing my power supply, replacing my...
  2. Blase369

    Question Freezes no matter what I am doing on my PC

    My current issue is that I have a PC that I built, and am extremely proud of, that just is not performing how I want it to. Whether I am playing games or typing out this post, it freezes up for 10-30 seconds at random. I really wish I could provide more information as to what causes the freezes...
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    Question Many issues, mainly with DirectX?

    Hi everybody, I'd like some help with my gaming PC. I've been upgrading it progressively for quite some time now, and for the past few months I had a lot of issues with it. The thing is, when I install new games, they almost instantly crash: no problem whatsoever in the menus, maybe a few...
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    Question Help with XFX 5500xt 8gb unstable frequency and gpu usage

    Very long post ahead, I am sorry for that, Im just confused about it all, and I would appreciate all the help I can get, Ive searched the internet for 2 days, every guide, every advice is mostly for AMD 5700XT and i tried a few of them but none helped. I bought a new 5500xt 8gb 2 days ago, and...
  5. tagxboxliveuniversal

    Question Going from Windows 10 - to Windows XP for software purposes

    Hello, would it be possible to uninstall windows 10 and go to windows XP? The reason why I ask this question is because for a business we are required to run XP OS for a $4,500 software called Cepheid Software. This software requires only windows XP to operate, or that is what I was told. My...
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    [SOLVED] HDD no format option

    I got a new hard drive and plugged it in ive already checked the cables everything's fine the hard drive even pops up on my disk manager already but for some reason I don't get the option to format it and I just said screw it and tried making a spanned volume and it didn't do anything. Is there...
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    Question Monitor and all usb devices loose power/signal for a second

    At random moments, my monitor and usb devices lose power for a small amount of time. My whole pc does not turn off, as my case fans and gpu never turn off. When the problem occurs though, my motherboard turns on its 3 red lights after as if it is just turning on. It restarts my pc and brings me...
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    Question 2080ti core clock speed locked at 300MHz

    Hey guys, So some context: I have a colorful iGame 2080ti Vulcan OC (24 pin), about a year old and suddenly its started having errors. It's locked to 300MHz seemingly overnight (possibly due to an Nvidia driver update) but i'm not entirely sure. I've tried DDU'ing and rolling back to the...
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    Question M.2 SSD makes my laptop microstutter even when replaced..

    I bought the Silicon Power 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD for my gaming laptop to have a quick boot time and I did a clean install of Windows 10 as well. When installed all my drivers and everything, I started encounter the stutter when watching a video. The audio would do a quick distort and occurs while...
  10. StoneyOD

    Question CPU utilization dropping in game

    This is a new problem. I was playing arma fine for hundreds of hours and now I get random CPU drops causing giant stutters. It's not thermal throttling as I've checked all my temps and they run at 40c while gaming. I have also went into my bios to make sure nothing is being throttled there. I'm...
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    Question I cannot find an answer anywhere. Please help with driver issues possibly.

    Hello. I bought a prebuilt PC a while ago. I have always had issues with microphones that stop working seemingly out of nowhere. They still show up in control panel and sound but they seem to give off a constant light noise. I also have to uninstall and reinstall my realtek audio drivers for my...
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    Question Pc freezes randomly

    Hello, For the last two weeks I've encountered a problem (its increased in frequency today) with my pc freezing randomly while doing anything. The cursor stops moving and I notice that the caps lock key doesn't light up/turn off when i press it. The screen also becomes unresponsive, but the pc...
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    Question Windows 10. Frequent hangs/crashes. No BSOD or .dmp files associated. Please help

    Hi there, hoping for some help on this issue. I’m pulling my hair out! My PC keeps freezing (hanging?) then crashing to blank screen (no BSOD or other error messages shown), and then restarting. I have repeatedly checked BlueScreenViewer and there are no .dmp files - I opened up the folder...
  14. Empathy1996

    Question Horrible FPS In all games and blue death screens

    Hello Recently my pc started stutter in games and causing a blue death screen sometimes when I would power my pc on. I've tried so many things but the only thing I can come up with is a hardware issue. I did run a user benchmark test and it showed my CPU (i5 84000, GPU (GTX 1060), and Ram (16 GB...
  15. Seiznosus

    Question Games keep crashing to grey screen.

    My issue has been plauging my PC for a long while now. During games my PC graphics drivers stop responding and the game crashes to a grey screen while audio still plays in the background. During fullscreen the game crashes and I need to restart the PC, on windowed games it takes me back to the...
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    Question Black Screen on monitor with brand new PC

    Black Screen on monitor when connected to my brand new pc, but works fine when plugged into my Macbook Pro 2014 13"? Hey everyone, So today I built my first PC, super hyped up and started building it with these brand-new components (not sure if it makes a diff but I used a low strength...
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    Question What is going on with my GPU and Sapphire TRIXX?

    I just built my first PC and I am having a few issues with my graphics card and the software that is supposed to pair with it. I am new to this so please forgive me if I am missing information. The PC Specs are: Gigabyte Aorus x570 Elite Wifi AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700...
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    Question Graphical issues and "device removed" crashes

    Specs: ryzen 5 2600 msi b450 tomahawk max motherboard sapphire nitro+ rx580 16gb 3000mhz corsair vengeance lpx ram (kit of 2x8) corsair tx750m psu (750w) 500gb m.2 form factor sata ssd with windows 10 and fedora 32, and 1tb mechanical drive with an ext4 partition and a shared btrfs game library...
  19. Jastaxx54

    Question Graphical demanding games keeps crashing without any errors.

    Hello guys, my name is George (Jorge) and first at all sorry if you find any leaks in my english (Just learning it). Also I'm a new user in this community so hi! So, as the title says, this is an issue I've been having one month after I mounted this PC (It's just 3 months old). Anytime I try...
  20. TrYhard-001

    Question Bluescreen crashes

    Hey I just built my first gaming PC , specs listed bellow. Unfortunately It crashed three times already, each time with a bluescreen and another message. -Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area -IRQL_less_or_equal -system_thread_exception_not_handled PC Specs: -i9-9900k -Asus strix rtx 2080 ti...