Forum discussion tagged with IBM.
  1. Andy333

    Question IBM Eduquest 45 - AIO internal CRT monitor to new motherboard?

    Hi there! Any help or assistance with soldering or finding a correct plug to fit an IBM Lenovo motherboard would be great. I do have photos. I don't know how to find out what type of connector the All-in-One CRT monitor power cable is called, it was manufactured in 1994. My plan is to reuse...
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    [SOLVED] Burst pipe, PC underwater, any hope?

    So, long story short, my PC was in a flood and I’m looking for tips to save it, and if it’s even possible I could still get it running. Recently a pipe burst in my house and I lost everything in that room, but so far nothing that can’t be replaced. Except the PC. Under normal circumstances, I...
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    [SOLVED] 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...
  4. 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...
  8. 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...
  10. 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...
  20. 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...
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    PC going into black screen when resuming from sleep mode. Win 7 64

    So, after getting hit with a huge electricity bill I figured running my pc 24/7 wasn't the wisest. So I figured sleep mode would be the best when not using it. Problem is that sometimes (maybe 50%) the computer will not fully wake from sleep mode. The PC switches on and either goes straight to a...
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    PNY SSD issues anyone got an answer for this?

    So pretty much this has been racking my brain for the past couple of weeks. I have an issue where my PNY CS1311 240gb SSD will just randomly crash my entire PC, then on the reboot it gives me the error of no boot device available. Well to fix this I've found to take off the case panel, go to the...
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    My computer keeps disconnecting from my WiFi and when I try to reconnect it will not accept the correct password

    I tried to manually connect to the network but it still keeps saying my password is incorrect and it is not. After creating the wireless network connection the wireless connections says “the settings on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network “. If I remove my...
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    Wi-Fi speeds and uses

    Does anybody cares about wifi speed when choosing a mobo? Can anybody use wifi to connect when downloading drivers for a pc or anything like that? What's the benefit of wifi in case if I am using just an Ethernet cable during gaming or benchmarking?
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    Which is the Best Suited CPU for the Asus Expedition GTX 1050 Ti OC 4GB Graphics Card?

    So I've currently selected the GTX 1050 Ti graphics card as the rest are quite expensive. Could someone the best graphics card for this GPU? I do not intend on Overclocking my CPU. Thank you!
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    Windows10 for DG41RQ

    Hi I am trying to software upgrade to my PC with Windows 10 Should it support for the following Hardware Configuration. If it does how to update, should i upgrade the BIOS. any suggestion plz HDD: 500 GB Motherboard: DG41RQ RAM: 4GB(Usable 3.12) Regards, Sujin Vincent
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    How to create multiple network addresses from an existing LAN?*Urgent*

    Hi all, I am trying to create two network/subnets divised from an existing main network address. For instance, the network address is The mask is: How would I go about doing this? I want the two subnets to be on the Network Address, but in their own separate...
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    Specific PC case

    Hi, im looking for a PC case that has a tempered glass side panel, but also has good airflow for cooling I was looking at the nzxt elite, but the panel at the front looks like it cuts airflow by quite a bit (could I just take it off and leave the fans with the dust filter exposed) I dont...
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    Buying on Newegg from Dominican Republic

    hi , i want to buy something from newegg but i heard that newegg only accepts USA Credit Cards if the item is being shipped to USA, i want to ship the item to a courrier in miami so that he can send it to me , but unlike amazon , ebay etc. i can't do that with newegg since they only accept USA...
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    Performance, GPU and MOBO GPU slot

    Hello When I plug GPU [GTX 1080TI] into mobo, will the MOBO GPU slot will act as GPU slots? Like xtra slots or Mobo GPU slot will perform like Mobo GPU even when GPU is slotted into Mobo.
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    Dual monitor setting

    Hello, I got two monitors and I have only 1 type of cable. So I am planning to plug it into GPU area and Motherboard area. But the Motherboard slot doesn't work , only GPU slot is working. Is there any ways to make it possible? I heard you can set it in BIOS but I don't know much about it...
  34. Jonathanese

    Any free upscalers like PowerDVD?

    Of all the media players I've used thus far, my favorite feature in a media player has been the upscaler in PowerDVD. It has a very-high-performance SD->HD interpolater and motion interpolater that seems to do a great job with DVDs, SD videos, and HD videos that are only 24FPS. Since this...
  35. jankerson

    Seasonic Prime Titanium 650w PCIe cabling question

    Ordered a Prime Titanium 650W and since this will be my 1st PSU with those daisy chained PCIe power connectors as in 2x per cable I have a question. All my other PSU's had 1x connection per cable so this is new to me. I have a GTX 1080 FTW2 that has 2x 8 Pin power connections and the PSU has 4...
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    How to overclock Cpu

    I wanted to know how to overclock my cpu without damaging it? and how will i know whats to much, i have a i5-4690k 3.50GHz
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    What can I do about my seemingly unresponsive Radeon SAPPHIRE HD 7950 GPU

    When its all plugged in, i get no display on my monitor and an illuminating "VGA_LED" light on my motherboard. So, i stole my brothers graphics card to see if it was an issue with my card, or any of the cables that plug into it. using the same cables, the other graphics card worked. Thus, its...
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    Need some help with fan header setup

    OK, so here is my dilemma. I have a Z370 TUF Gaming Plus mobo: I have 4 fans. One comes with the case (Phanteks P300), three of them has these connectors: The CPU fan has two headers, one 4...
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    USB not booting properly

    Hey guys.So i just built myself a new pc with an asrock ab350m-hdv and made a bootable usb with windows 10.The problem is that when i boot from the usb, it starts installing windows as if i would've manually started it from the drive(meaning that i can't delete partitions from the drive or do a...
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    Will Msi Gforce GTX1050 ti 4GB work on my computer

    My Computer has, 8GB DDR3 ram PCI-E 2.0 ASRock H61M-HVGS motherboard Intel Core i3 2nd Gen 3.30Ghz Processor. Will Msi Gforce GTX1050 ti 4GB Run on my computer ...