Forum discussion tagged with IBM.
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    Question x3550 server not booting up past post

    I have an IBM rack mount server x3550 M2. It has not been ran in a long time. There is a drive in bays 0 and 1, CMOS battery has been changed, and memory reseated. The messages that it continues to sit at is "UEFI Platform Initialization error." Has anyone come across this error or dilemma and...
  2. eddie986

    [SOLVED] Code 12 in device manager after instaling a new component in my old pc.

    Hey, A few days ago I found my old PC which was an office one (IBM) and I decided to use it for music and stuff.It had it's stock hdd which had Windows XP on,I switched the HDD with a new one which had more storage and had Windows 7 on it(also because I couldnt use internet on xp,even after...
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    Question IBM System x3200 M2 won't come out of sleep

    Hi, I've been using the server in the title as an everyday use PC. I installed Linux on it, and the power settings were that after 30 minutes, the machine would suspend. The problem is that now I can't seem to turn it on again. I've removed the BIOS battery, removed the jumper that's right...
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    Question IBM System x3500 M3 Server Battery Recalibration

    I keep getting alerts on one of our customers systems that the battery for the PERC controller needs to be re-calibrated. I have looked all through-out the web and couldn't find anything on this, and IBM/Lenovo was no help, as they can't do anything unless it's under warranty or billed for...
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    Question IBM System x3850 x5 How can i solve this problem?

    Hello guys I have a System x3850 x5 from IBM Now its running with 4 2.5'' SAS RAID 5(300GB per HDD SAS), and there are still 4 empty intetnal storage drives that i didn't use to upgrade my storage Last week, it became nearly full. So my boss request to upgrade the storage. So now, this is my...
  6. vikas027

    Question IBM System x3950 M2 - Cannot find hard disk

    Hello Everyone, I am trying to install Proxmox VE on an IBM x3950 M2 server. I have cleared all partitions and created a RAID 0 using all the available disks. But when I try to install Proxmox using the CD ROM, it cannot detect any hard disks. I am kind of new to physical servers, what else...
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    Question Installing Windows 95 on "IBM Aptiva 2176-C55" FDISK "error reading fixed disk" / HDD doesn't show up in BIOS

    I have an IBM Aptiva model 2176-C55, And I am unable to format the HDD using the "FDISK command" in DOS 6.22. I get a message saying "error reading fixed disk". I am certain that the HDD is working as I've hooked it to another PC, and I've checked all cable connections from the Drive to the...
  8. News IBM Quantum Computers Reach a New Performance High

    IBM announced that its quantum computers have doubled their "quantum volume" every year since 2017. Read more here. LUCIAN ARMASU @Lucian Armasu Lucian Armasu is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers software news and the issues surrounding privacy and security.
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    GPU Temp Confusion after water loop

    I had a question about the current temps I'm seeing in my water loop in regards to my CPU and GPU. Before I had this custom loop I had a corsair h115i Premium (280mm)  going to CPU and the combination of the Kraken G12 bracket and a Kraken x52 (240mm) going to my GPU (1080ti). Temps at idle was...
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    [SOLVED] Solid State Drive

    My budget for a new ssd is 100, I'm new to SSDS and hoping I can get a new good one with my budget and can someone explain how the ssds speed up boot up and loading time thanks
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    sapphire rx 580, need psu

    hi, im new and a pc noob. I wanna upgrade my pc. I wanna buy a Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ but it has 2 power connectors and my current psu corsair cx430 is too weak anyway. So what psu do i need? i thought about buying a corsair tx550m but i dont know if it has the power cables to support...
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    How many fans does my Gigabyte-AB350M-HD3 support?

    Hi, I wanted to ask how many fans can my MoBo - Gigabyte-AB350M-HD3 support? It doesnt matter if its 4-pin or 3-pin i dont want to control RPM. Thanks a lot for all answers :3
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    New Build Keeps Restarting Before Anything Comes On Screen

    I've just built my first pc but when I am trying to boot it up the fans spin up and there is usb power but after 10-15s it will restart and do the same thing. Ive tried taking the cmos out for a couple of mins then putting it back in, Ive tried each ram stick in each slot. I'm unsure of what to...
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    Just a quick answer

    I have 85 dollars to buy a used graphics card in Ebay, so i found a Asus Strix gtx 950 2GB and a EVGA gtx 760 SC 4GB, i really want the 760 bcs is 11+ better than 950 and cheaper, so the problem is that my PSU just have a 6 pin connector, and 760 needs 6+8 pin, can i buy an adapter for the PSU...
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    Probems with some keys in Lenovo Ideapad 700

    For some time some of the keys in my laptop keyboard refuse to work at random times and those are always the same keys in the row that starts with 'A'; 'G' and 'H' always work but the rest of the letters and ';' randomly stop working. When they do refuse to work I just hit them randomly and...
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    Should i buy my Gpu From newegg or amazon? 60$ Difference Newegg cheaper

    So guys i've realised that newegg Sells cheaper Gpu's than the ones from amazon, is newegg safe??? or do they sell defected parts, should i buy from amazon or newegg? i really dont mind paying an extra 60$ for knowing that it will be alright
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    New Gaming Build! (For reasonable amount)

    Hello, Please assist me in putting together a reasonable priced PC gaming rig. I was looking around 1k if a little less that be nice but 1k would be the most I would want to invest (unless there is something greater in this gaming world I might miss for not going with a 5k build). I would...
  18. sammiokas

    Is this the best setup I could get?

    Hello, I was wondering about my setup, and is it the best one I could get for around $1300? I have no idea what cpu should I get, should I get the i3-8350K or a i5-7600K? Also, should I overclock the cpus? I don't really have much knowledge about computer parts, their prices and the best things...
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    GTX 1060 6gb or 3gb AN i5 3570k?

    Hi, so I want to upgrade my system for gaming. These are my current specs: GPU: Gt 610 Cpu: i3 3240 3.4x2(2 cores, 4 threads 3.4Ghz) Ram: 12gb ddr3 1400mhz Storage: 1TB MotherBoard: Asus H61 M-K PSU: 550 watts Rated Silver Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64 bit I would like to upgrade to a...
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    Alienware 17 HDMI IN Monitor Brightness

    I have an alienware 17 that i want to use as a monitor to play ps4 games on. However, when i do, the screen is really dim. Even when i use keyboard shortcuts to up the screen brightness to maximum, it is only like 30-40% of the max brightness as when i use my computer normally. Is there a way to...