Forum discussion tagged with HD.
  1. S

    Question An old laptop is unable to safely remove external hard drives and it's causing errors

    So I've got this old ASUS laptop that's about eight years old with Windows 8.1. All I want to do is use it to copy some files from one external HD to another. The laptop is a mess though. The screen flickers and goes to black constantly and it's extremely slow. The data I'm trying to transfer is...
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    Question Atikmpag.sys,amdkmdag.sys bsod amd graphics hardware

    Getting bsod or screen freezes/crashes. only way to recover is by powering laptop off by pressing the power button. tried installing every recommended driver for this like 20.4.2,20.8.2,19.3.1, still same. It fixes itself if I restart it by pressing the power button three times in the fourth...
  3. J

    [SOLVED] Did I break $3000 worth of HDDs?

    I was moving around to talk to my cat (had to make a moment (new kitty)) and my knee smashed into the hard wood desk that contains 13 HDDs (external, stacked). The force was kind of large, I could have hit a kick ball around 20-30 feet. Is it possible that I damaged my HDDs? (I think I know...
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    Question MSI GTX1050TI Strange HD Audio Problem

    Hi chaps, Running Windows 10 64-bit here on a Dell Optiplex 790 PC. I have just installed a second-hand MSI GTX 1050TI. I use an old TV connected to the graphics card via the Display Port connector. When I am using a media player, MAME or a web site such as YouTube there is no sound coming...
  5. K

    [SOLVED] How long does a PC, notebook and hardware parts have a lifetime?

    1 What better brands and models for this? Which give the most usable lifespan? 2 Which helps to last longer like line filter clamper, power supply, electrical ground and coaxial surge protector dps clamper, etc. 3 What is the lifetime of each part? Except the cabinet, which is metal and does not...
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    Question Question about a XBOX HD

    I have a XBOX 360 S HD (250GB) that I bought cheaply from a friend not a while ago. More specifically, it is the model X854830-001. What I want to know is: Can I use a SATA to USB adapter to use it as an external HD? What is the purpose of this 4-pinned port? (marked in the red square)...
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    Question About Video Decoders

    Hi there. I need to use my netbook (Acer Aspire One NAV50) because it's more portable than normal laptops. But i am going to watch things and going to attend online courses. But it's not powerful enough to handle it. So i searched for video decoders and found 2. One is Broadcom BCM970012 and the...
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    [SOLVED] Use my old desktop's SATA HD on my laptop

    So, I just found my old desktop on my basement, but unfortunately it turns on but shows no video at all. How do I connect the old HD to my laptop to access it via my laptop? I don't mean only access the files, but browse the PC like it was when I last used it, check how I left the desktop, see...
  9. ccoo84

    [SOLVED] WD Black 6TB HD Clicking like a clock?

    I have a WD black as my Backup/Storage drive for pictures & extra games or files in my system.. It works fine other then trhe fact is that it has a continues click every socond or so.. I don't know if its the cache from a program, I can't figure out why.. Its just annoying & I'm kinda worried...
  10. xxscienceboyxx

    [SOLVED] Should a 1 TB SSD be used as a computers sole storage?

    Hello, About 2 years ago I was planning to make a computer, and I ended up buying a 1 TB samsung Evo SSD, because it was on a very good deal. Now, 2 years later, I still haven't made that computer and that SSD's price has anyway dropped, so that the deal I got it for is only $10 less than what...
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    [SOLVED] How do I set slave and master on my drives.

    I have a 7yo Win7 computer that has performed reasonably well, but I want to upgrade it to win 10 and add some more storage by adding a new 2tb drive and an SSD drive that will be used as the boot drive. I have not done this for many years and when last I did, I had to worry about jumpers to...
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    [SOLVED] MSI Optix G24c 2160p

    Hey guys, I've had the Optix monitor since last summer and am trying to get it back to settings I used to have it at. I know it's a 1080 monitor but I HAVE been able to get it to run at 2160p before, at 60hz. But I am unable to do so now. I went under the AMD Radeon Settings because I have...
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    [SOLVED] Seagate EXOS 10TB SATA connector problems

    I'm trying to install this drive to a Drobo 810N (NAS). The SATA connector is different from usual, and has a piece of plastic between the power & data sections, so it can't plug in to any SATA cables I have, which require a gap. What gives? Is this a new interface, and what can I do to use...
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    [SOLVED] No Intel HD Graphics 3000 drivers are available for Windows 10. HELP!!! PLEASE!!!

    I am aware that Intel HD 3000 is outdated and obsolete so it's only logical to stop support. Though, on the internet people said that windows 8/7 drivers could work. SPOILER: They didn't. I am looking for an alternative to the drivers. I can't even find the I-graphics card on device manager...
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    [SOLVED] Which one is better 32" Smart TV or 40" Non smart TV

    i want to buy a new TV for my PC and for watching TV also , well i'm from Algeria and the fancy Brands are expensive here so i going to buy local made TV's , Iris E3 smart TV 32" and Stream 40" Full HD TV Non smart i won't using this TV for gaming since i haven't a powerfull GPU i will use as my...
  16. bentremblay

    Question How can secondary HD stall boot?

    In my previous PC I had dual boot, C: Win7 and D: XP. Both 500Gig. One day the XP drive refused to boot; sector not found, or whatever ... you know what I mean. In this "plain vanilla office PC" build, that C: is by itself, running Win7. I connected the secondary drive as D: and ... Win7...
  17. Jason H.

    Question New Windows 10 build cannot use mouse

    Okay to make this short and sweet... I just put together a new pc. Installed Windows 10. Everytime I boot the pc my gtx 1060 fans come on for a second then go off. Which I hear is normal, however, the heat pipes are VERY HOT. And in my mobo, I see nowhere to check GPU temp as the mobo dont...
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    Question Looking to upgrade my desktop

    I've got a gameing desktop. I'm looking to upgrade it. These are the Specs Processor: Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0 GHz (Codename Devils Canyon) (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z97X-SLI (Intel Z97 Chipset) System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series...
  19. AllanGH

    Question Personal Build PSU Selection

    Time to replace the old workhorse, and I'm in the spec-ing components stage of the game, now. I've never used Corsair branded PSUs, but saw this one which will meet my needs for this new build. Can anyone offer some direct experience with the specific unit I'm considering, as well as the...
  20. Kefi

    Question Weird "problem" with motherboard and psu

    So i'll try to be as descriptive as i can.So i have EVGA 750 g3 it's like a year old something and also gigabyte gaming 3 motherboard. And they have been acting REALLY weird . So few weeks back i noticed my PSU has an eco mode and im woa what's this so i turned it on i thought it was gonna...
  21. Sk8ter

    [SOLVED] Samsung nc108p won't post !

    Hi all ! I have this old mini-book Specs : Cpu : Intel Atom n2800 Ram : 2gigs of ram HDD : 320 gigs The HDD gave me all kind of BSOD and some S.M.A.R.T errors too (05,196,199) tried with a new ssd nothing changed , some times the HDD led would go off just like that and the whole pc would...
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    Question What can cause such throttling?

    View: https://youtu.be/wc_NtwO2ie8 at 00:07 ! MSI GE72MVR7RG apache pro laptop. Clean win 10 home installed. Tried Balanced power plan, High-performance power plan, ultimate performance power plan. Nvidia control panel is optimized for maximum performance. Intel control panel is optimized...
  23. drjackool

    [SOLVED] How download Asus Live Update program?

    Hi I search Asus website but can not find any link to download Asus Live Update Program! Where is it? Is it a separate program or installs with in a bundle? Thanks
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    Question USB ports 'refresh' on their own

    I built a PC for my wife to use at work. There seems to be a 'hiccup' of sorts every couple hours where the USB devices are disconnected and reconnect. The first set of wireless Logitech keyboard/mouse wasn't compatible with usb 3.0, but still having problem with other USB peripherals. This is...
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    Question BRAIN FREEZE!!! HELP Please recommend a graphics card for old motherboard

    I currently have: i7-2600k 16gb DDR 3 Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA1155 Using onboard graphics to run 2 monitors EVGA 550 B3 80 plus Bronze Power supply I am having a brain freeze. Please help me choose the cheapest possible desktop card that will be compatible with my old motherboard. I...
  26. R

    Question GPU display port to DVI Monitor Issue

    Hello, i have a problem while trying to connect my monitor to my new pc: The monitor i have is 10yo one with only dvi and vga inputs and my gpu is a RTX 2060 AORUS XTREME that only has display port and hdmi outputs. When i try with the cable(DP to DVI) i can see the motherboard logo in the...
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    Question Suddenly more CPU usage (streaming csgo)

    Hello, everyone! On wednesday I could stream csgo with an average of 160-170 fps and stream at 1080p60 fps with 6-8 CPU usage. But yesterday I wanted to stream again. The CPU usage was all the time around 14-16%. And in game I was getting only around 80-100 frames. When I went streaming obs gave...
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    Question Is pairing h310m with rx 570 bad?

    So i am buildings a pc. It includes rx 570, i3 8100, adata 4gb x2, 1tb hdd, h310m, 600w psu. So I was as thinking would the h310m inhibit the max performance of rx 570? Or the h310 wouldn't last with an rx 570? Is there any risk involved? I am buildings a budget pc so I can't afford b360
  29. robert123456

    Question 2 Prisma AL-14 Fans - Spin but don't light up - How to connect them?

    These fans have two cables attached. One is the 4-pin cable for power, and this was connected with a splitter. Both fans operate normally. Another connector is a 4 pin connector with a blocked 3rd pin. These are what Fractal calls "chained connectors."...
  30. K

    Question asrock b450m audio jack

    So i think my audio jack in front of my case just died. I saw that my motherboard has 3 jacks in the back. I read the manual and it says the pink one is for microphone. However when i plug in my mic it doesnt work. How can i fix my broken jack and how to use those back jacks
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    Question The clock speed of my GPU is not working properly

    just finished building my PC a couple of days ago the only problem is that ive been having very low fps on some of the least demanding games (CS:GO) ive had trouble downloading drivers and have had to use some of the older drivers (This isnt really great for me because i would like to have...
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    Question Low usage GPU, high usage CPU, CS:GO bottleneck ?

    Hello guys, i was just wondering if someone can help me out with especially that question : when i play CS:GO my CPU usage is around 60-90% but my GPU usage is around 15-30% is that normal ? or is my cpu bottleneck my gpu? It is kinda when i get into fight or see more ppl/nades drops fps...
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    Question High End PC running terribly slow

    So in April of 2017, I built a high-end gaming PC. The specs are as follows Processor: i5-7500 GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon RAM: 8GB DDR4 1 TB HDD Windows 10 For the past year and a half, it has run games flawlessly at max settings. However, in recent time (about 2 or 3...
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    Question Teammates Hear Game Sound With Headset

    When I play a game and have Discord up, I use headphones. Every time I play, anybody on my team picks up my voice as well as ALL my game sound. Is there a simple fix for this? I've tried to change/reset Discord voice settings, and nothing. I looked online, nothing. I checked Windows (10) sound...
  35. K

    [SOLVED] X99 System Locking up at post splash screen unless I unplug and replug SSD

    I have an odd issue, Computer works great, but every once in a while (about once a month) apon boot up my computer locks up at the splash screen at post. If I pull out my pci-e ssd and turn on the computer I get past the splash screen and into the bios, then if I turn the computer off reinstall...
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    Question PC Crashed During permission changes, now no text or functionality on windows

    My pc had been acting funny. nvidia control panel wouldn't open because it apparently didn't have permissions to access the files. All of the folders in my pc were set to "read-only" for some reason. I looked online and decided to give the C: drive permissions to my administrator user with full...
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    Question My Lenovo ideapad 510 had 8gb of ram but until about 2 weeks ago i now only have 4gb of ram, half the amount i had before.

    I got a replacement stick of ram, it went back up to 8gb of ram but the next day it went back down to 4gb. What can i do about this? Would clearing the cmos do anything to help it?
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    [SOLVED] Random and Unpredictable Stutter

    Hello all, I am an avid gamer and have been playing on my built PC for a couple years now. But as of last week, sometimes my games have ran extremely poorly for no reason. Restarting usually fixes it, but then the next startup sometimes makes the games run poorly again. I play CS:GO, Rocket...
  39. B

    [SOLVED] 1660ti compatibility

    Ryzen 5 1500x Asus B350F Any bottlenecks?
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    Question New CPU sticking between 45-60 degrees

    Just got myself a new AMD Ryzen 7 1700x CPU, along with a ASUS B450 Gaming motherboard, and installed it today. Now the big change apart from the extra power, is that it now makes a lot of noises, and while I follow the temperature on the Ryzen Master software, it keeps on having the CPU...