hardware

Forum discussion tagged with hardware.
  1. Zerenei

    Question Every game I play freezes, hardware issue?

    This started awhile ago, my PC was accidentally dropped about nine months back, I've since replaced the case, the hard drive, and added additional cooling to the PC, it functions fine except when gaming, any game I play while playing freezes for up to 30 seconds and keeps doing this again every...
  2. C

    Question Weird PC Restart Loop... Help please

    Hello, yesterday I started having a weird issue. Suddenly in the middle of the night my PC booted up (it was shutdown not on sleep mode) and started a weird restart loop where it would power up for 4-5 seconds, power off for 1-2 seconds and so on... I had to switch off the PSU or it wouldn't...
  3. DestinyEA

    Question Boot loop after installing new ram

    After I upgraded my Ram from 16GB to 32GB, my MB indicated a DRAM issue shown as an orange light. I searched the internet and found I needed to reseat my CPU after trying out a couple other options. I know my RAM is working fine, as I tried them in my brothers system and it worked (I also tried...
  4. IAmRooby

    Question POSSIBLE UPGRADE - ADVICE WELCOME

    So, I've decided to splash some cash and do a major upgrade of my current system, could anyone have a glance at the parts I'm looking at and give some advice on whether it's ok or suggest better parts etc - it will all be running with a Gigabyte 3080 ti and a 1000w Asus PSU on a 1440p monitor...
  5. A

    Question Why do I sometimes get shocked when I touch my PC case?

    I'm a newbie when it comes to pc parts and electricityt stuffs, and would like to ask (1) why do I sometimes get shocked when I touch my PC case, and sometimes not? I noticed that I often GET SHOCKED when I touch my PC case and/or other metal parts when IT IS NOT ON, BUT PLUGGED IN, and I DON'T...
  6. Core_Aurora

    Question Windows 10 Not Showing Wi-Fi Network Also After These Fixes

    Hi, I am having an issue with the Wi-Fi connection of my windows 10 PC. My PC is not showing(at first sometimes it showed and sometimes did not) the Wi-Fi network of the router but other Wi-Fi networks such as mobile hotspots are showing up. Also, other devices can detect the Wi-Fi network of...
  7. C

    Question Game freezes and RGB lights flicker, then game unfreezes ?

    Hi all, I've been playing some Minecraft and noticed an issue with my PC that I wasn't having before I left for college. While playing whatever is selected freezes (other applications don't, they continue working as normal), my lights in my PC turn off then back on, then whatever was frozen...
  8. TheFlash1300

    Question How do i add Legacy mode to my BIOS, so i can install Windows XP and 7?

    Hello. The BIOS Mode Menu of my BIOS has only one option - UEFI. My question is, how do i add a second option, Legacy mode, so i can run the BIOS in Legacy mode, too? I heard that BIOS Legacy is the only way to make Windows 7 and XP to work on my laptop. I would like to install Windows 7 and XP...
  9. E

    Question Laptop with pre-installed malicious software, firmware or hardware?

    Dear all I have turned off Network adapters in Device Manager The laptop is not connected to a network 1. Can a laptop manufacturer install hardware, software or firmware, that could connect to the wifi, cellular without showing that the laptop has internet? And then use this “hidden”...
  10. E

    Question Kingston USB drive with pre-installed malicious software, firmware or hardware?

    Hello everyone I have bought several brand new in-package Kingston USB drives I have turned off Network adapters in Device Manager The computer is not connected to a network 1. Has there been any instances, stories etc., where a Kingston USB drive turned on /activated and used the network...
  11. Azmain Iqtidar

    Question PSU reecommendation for new graphics card

    I am going to buy an rtx 3060ti gpu. I currently running my system with a 550-watt power supply. Will it be enough to handle the rtx 3060ti card or should I also buy a new PSU?
  12. P

    Question What to upgrade next? - Advice needed.

    Hello everyone, as the title suggests, I'm looking to upgrade my pc which currently consists of: GPU: 1050ti 4gb CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 Motherboard: AB350 Pro4 Ram: 2x4GB ddr4 2400mhz PSU: Huntkey GS 600W Storage: 1TB HDD My upgrade budget is around $400 AUD and I primarily use my PC for gaming...
  13. M

    Question PC restarts instead of waking up once a month

    TL;DR: Sometimes my PC restarts 2 times instead of waking up, at first there's no display output, then there is, then it restarts one more time. The time in Windows is wrong and there's nothing in event viewer. My PC also sometimes restarts by itself (Machine Check Exception; Cache Hierarchy...
  14. TechVeera

    Question software threads vs hardware threads

    What is the difference between software threads, hardware threads and java threads? Are software threads, java threads and hardware threads independent or interdependent? I am asking this because, I know Java threads are created inside a process with in jvm (java.exe). Also is it true that...
  15. C

    Question System not showing signs of life, PSU and motherboard appear to be working

    Yesterday my PC failed to boot, with only the main CPU fan and front light turning on. After a lot of troubleshooting I switched out all parts to a spare (and unused) motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM and power supply. I was able to boot into WIndows once. However, after shutting down, the PC is...
  16. K

    Question Motherboard won't post

    I'm mining crypto. the board is ga 970a ds3. has a fx 8350. I used 2 of those pcie x1 to 4 USB cards to connect 6 GPUs to this motherboard (working fine). When I added a 7th gpu, the board refuses to boot. no post beep, no video, nothing. The board does not post after I unplugged the...
  17. J

    Question Dram light is on and steady but screen wont turn on

    Here's my specs Motherboard: asus Amd rog crosshair VIII hero Cpu: ryzen 9 5900x Gpu: asus gtx 1080ti Ram: ddr4, g.skill f4-3000c15q-32gtzr, cl15-16-16-35, 1.35v, 8Gx4 total 32gb Psu: EVGA Supernova 750W G2 80plus Gold Rated Power Supply PSU Fans: DEEP COOL,3 x Fan RF120 120mm,multi-coloured RF...
  18. vikaskumar2299

    Question Does it mean my external hard disk is internally damaged/corrupted?

    I bought a new Seagate Expansion 2 TB hard disk yesterday. I used it and copied 200 GB data on it. Which copied successfully. Then I copied some more data but during that I lifted my laptop to place it somewhere else but I forgot that my hard disk is attached to it with USB. So the hard drive...
  19. TheFlash1300

    Question Why can't i install Windows 11, if my device is supported?

    According to Microsoft's PC Health Check app, my low-end laptop supports every requirement, except the CPU. What will happen, if i install Windows 11 on my laptop? Also, i have one more question. The PC Health Check app says this: "The processor clock speed is 1Ghz or faster." At the same...
  20. C

    Question is swapping an iPod Classic Hard Drive a good idea?

    Hello everybody! I really don't know if this is the correct forum for this particular question, Please allow me to explain: My dad found his beloved iPod Classic, its a 6th Generation 80GB of great music, I haven't seen him so happy in YEARS... We were looking for an USB Charging cable so we...
  21. R

    [SOLVED] GPU fans ramp up then quickly slow down ?

    When I play games, my gpu fans ramp up loudly and slows down quickly every couple seconds or so. It doesn't do this until I start running any games (Elden Ring, God of War, Valorant, League, etc.). After I quit my games, it starts doing the same thing even when idle. The problem seems to go away...
  22. TheFlash1300

    Question Will Windows 11 ever be available for weak CPUs?

    I have an old laptop i would like to install Windows 11 on. I ran Microsoft's PC Health Check program, and it showed that absolutely every single requirement is met, except the CPU. The CPU is: AMD a4-9120e RADEON R3, 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G So, what do you think? Will this CPU be included in...
  23. O

    Question Is my system still relevant?

    Hello All, I built my own PC years ago and have fell out of the scene. I know at the time it was pretty damn good but I'm wondering if it is still relevant for the newest games coming out. Here is what I have: (I don't recall specific brands - sorry). Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.5 GHZ 16 GB RAM...
  24. S

    Question Dual channel RAM not working with motherboard ?

    Hello all, On my most recent build I'm struggling to get my dual channel RAM working and have no idea on what next steps to take. My motherboard is an ASUS PRIME H410I-PLUS/CSM which supports up to 2 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory (From their website)...
  25. Discussion Thermaltake PSU defects? My rant and your thoughts?

    Alright, So this is gonna be kind of a rant, But I wanted to share a very concerning experience that I had with a Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750 Watt PSU, This supply I got from my current workplace at my local high school where the system it was in was used for visual ASL teachings and...
  26. Scientific Jasper

    Question New Build - HDMI Not Connecting to Monitor - I tried everything I Read Here

    Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler Asus PRIME Z690M-PLUS D4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive PSU - EVGA 650 BQ 110-BQ-0650-V1...
  27. Bonnington

    Question Boot and M.2 Drive recognition issues after attempting windows re-install

    After attempting to reinstall windows on my M.2 drive, it would no longer show up in the bios boot menu. After playing around with settings in the bios (changing sata mode, CSM, secure boot etc) my bios has consistant freezing issues, and I have to clear the cache every time to get into the...
  28. P

    Question Random black screen ?

    Help! Before, I always had an issue with random freezing scenario while playing games. I expected that it's because of my case or temperatures between GPU and CPU so i upgraded some of them. Earlier my monitor randomly blacked screen while playing Apex legends, this was my main issue before I...
  29. Ensign Scrulu

    Question USB ports stopped functioning upon upgrade from Windows 7 → 10

    Hi all, when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 suddenly the two lower of the four USB ports on the back of my Dell Optiplex 3040 stopped functioning. They worked fine for several years until the upgrade (there were external HDD's connected to them so I knew right away). Sure, there is the...
  30. SomewhatSimple

    Question PSU works by holding down reset button

    Hello all I got my hands on a Inspiron 5676 with a Ryzen 2700x and a Radeon 580 in it. The motherboard seems to be a propriety cut one with a AM4 socket of course. The problem I am facing is that the power button won't turn on the device, but when I hold down the 'Reset' button on the PSU the...
  31. C

    Question Only 14GB out of 16GB available with IGPU turned off in BIOS?

    Hello everybody, i have the following annoying problem and i hope somebody here can help me out: In Task-Manager it says that only 14.2GB of RAM are available because 1.8GB of RAM are HW reserved. Now i do have an i7 6700K but i disabled the IGPU in BIOS. My 2 Monitors are connected directly...
  32. Question About 6/12GB GPU memory Used when 100% used

    I recently bought a new graphics card. When it's 100% busy, it's only using about 6/12GB of memory. What can be the reason and how can I fix it? my Specs: OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042 System Type x64-based PC System SKU ASUS_MB_CNL Processor...
  33. D

    Question Need help troubleshooting CPU_LED after weird crash.

    Today I encountered a problem with my PC, and I don't know if this will help but I will write down exactly what happened just incase it makes it easier to solve for someone. So first I've had this same computer since 2015; Asus z97-a Intel i7 4790k Msi gtx 970 gaming 4G , Corsair 16gb 2x8GBcl9...
  34. Dafoolz

    Question Got an issue where i can only play high end game if i set my power limit to 60%

    Got an issue when i am playing a gpu heavy game the games crash after 5-10 min i found a fix. The fix is to set my power limit to 60-65% useing msiafterburner. I got a 750w and a rtx 3060 ti (lhr) . Is this an issue with my psu or gpu?
  35. TylerAustin

    Question Bios will not open

    So, I got a hp pavilion 590-p0066 I've put the following things into it. 2 16gb ram sticks Amd hd 6750 gpu 1tb ssd western digital. Before the ram and ssd I had the exact same issue so I don't think it's related. Whenever trying to access bios or really anything outside of the OS I get a...
  36. CanopyMax

    Question NVMe SSD does not show in BIOS or Windows Installer ?

    I have a Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 1TB SSD that I am trying to do a fresh install of Windows 10 on. This SSD shows up perfectly fine on my intel system and lets me install Windows. But when I try to do the same thing on my Ryzen build, it fails to show in BIOS or the Windows installer. It shows...
  37. W

    Question Wifi PCe Upgrade

    I currently have Rosewill RNX-N150PCe v2 installed, but it is throttling my internet speeds. I want to upgrade, and have selected Intel 7260HMW AC. It is dual band so I should get plenty of speed. Is this a good upgrade? If not, which part would serve better? If so, how do I install the Intel...
  38. T

    [SOLVED] Only 1 out of 2 monitors goes black for roughly 3 seconds randomly while gaming, and consistently when using the steam app

    For awhile now my monitor (AOC Q27G2G4) has suddenly been going black for about 3 seconds while I'm playing games, and happens consistently whenever I open up a games store page on the steam app. The frequency of the black-out varies from game to game, but it seems to be the worst in Tabletop...
  39. N

    [SOLVED] Internet cuts off on 1 PC while streaming but on the 2nd same network.

    First of all I want to apologize if this is the wrong category to post this in, it seemed the most accurate based on the issue I am experiencing. Specs: Router: TP-Link Archer C64. MotherBoard: Fatal1ty B450 Gaming K4 Power supply: Sseasonic s12ii 520 bronze Processor: Ryzen 5 2600 GPU...
  40. K

    Question PC freezing and cutting frames ?

    So for a while now, my PC has been having these weird... frame freezes and cuts - It affects everything. Every 1-3 seconds, my mouse freezes for a split second, or an animation in a game with freeze on the last frame of the animation then kick back into the animation, or a video will constantly...