Forum discussion tagged with Optical.
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    Question USB 3.0 to Sata vs. Optical Drive to Sata

    I have an old HP Probook in which the connector for the main hard drive ripped off the board. It is beyond my skill to repair and solder and as the laptop was free I can not complain. The laptop has 4 USB 3.0 ports but sadly none are esata. I am looking to turn this into a little server type pc...
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    Question Asus X570 SPDIF Audio static and screeching.

    Hello. Today I noticed that there was a screeching and static popping sound coming from my Optical Audio DAC/Amp. This issue occurs when I preview video files in Windows 10, and when I open the files it takes quite a while for the audio to actually come through. The other audio ports on the PC...
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    Question Should I buy a SSD without DRAM?

    Hello everyone, I am currently using my Dell Inspiron 1464 (2011) laptop and I wish to upgrade my storage. I am planning to remove the optical drive and replace it with a SSD inside a SATA caddy. I have few confusions though. 1. I am planning to buy Crucial BX500 480GB ssd, which is DRAM-less...
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    Question Random Mouse Freezing Issue - Perhaps caused by motherboard/PSU? Advice needed!

    Problem: Very intermittent mouse freezing/stuttering. By intermittent I mean completely random. Can pause once in an hour, or perhaps 10 times in a minute. Freezing usually lasts about 1-2 seconds, in very rare cases the mouse disconnects and I get the disconnect sound. When the mouse kicks back...
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    Question How do I fix Reboot and select proper Boot Device

    My pc doesn’t detect my optical drive or both of my hdds I have unplugged both the sata and power cables moved them around also removed cmos battery and wiped ram of any potential dust not to mention my os is installed on a readable m.2 ssd but still windows doesn’t boot how do I fix this I have...
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    1080 ti max memory overclock

    So a bit of a 'first world problem'. But without modifying the bios/firmware is there a way to overclock the ram on a 1080ti beyond the 6505 that afterburner allows? I can literally take the ram slider in afterburner take it all the way to the end for a max of 1000mhz gain. If I enter in a...
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    Reinstall Windows 7 on Different Motherboard/CPU

    M2N78-LA (Violet 6) motherboard 64 bit 16 GB DDR3 memory AMD Phenom II X4 logo quadcore 2.8 GHz 1 TB SSD 4TB Hybrid SSD/HDD Windows 7 Home Premium Corsair 300R case Corsair 750M power supply I have a SSD that boots Windows 7 but the motherboard may be bad. If I get a new motherboard and CPU...
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    Which gaming PC?

    I am looking to get into PC gaming but on a low budget of around $400. I found a prebuilt PC http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gaming-PC-Intel-i7-2600-3-8GHz-Sapphire-R9-290-X-16GB-DDR3-240GB-SSD-Z77-/162449662234?rmvSB=true and I just recently found a budget build youtube video...
  9. Redford123

    Can i put a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 into a dell optiplex 760 DT?

    Hi, i have an optiplex 760 DT which ive wanted to upgrade the cpu in for a while (it currently has a core 2 duo e8400 clocked at 3.0gHZ) and the processor i want to install into it is an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 clocked at 2.66gHZ, i have a 755 socket and the Q43/Q45 chipset. so can i use this...
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    How much power does my graphics card require?

    So my graphics card is an MSI NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560TI TWIN FROZR II/OC 2GD5 and I have no idea where to find out how much power it uses. I have a 500 watt psu and my other components in my system are 2 x 4GB DDR3 dual channel RAM, AMD Phenom II x6 1090T CPU, coolermaster hyper 212 evo heat sink...
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    Does this bad for my hard drive

    There is no place for my 4th hdd in my case so I just put it as you see in the picture can the vibration cause bad sectors or overheat it is the 4th hdd on top western digital green free photo upload
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    Help me choose my motherboard

    Hello, Building a new gaming rig soon and I need advice on the motherboard. Here is what I'm gonna need: Z170 1151 socket for i5 6600K ATX form factor At least one M.2 32 Gb/s socket. A second one for future upgrade is a plus, not essential though. USB 3.1, with one type C. If it could be...
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    Gpu upgrade on temperature

    I currently have a gtx 760 installed on a z97-a mobo. i recently installed a noctua nh-d15 on my intel i5-4690k and i am pretty happy with my cpu temperature so far (no more than 50°c on heavy load). My problem is that while running a gpu stressing game, my gpu temp rises to 80°c and 100%...
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    Computer wont boot right

    I start my computer and it shows the logo but its flashing and it asks me if I want to boot in safe mode but I can barely read it. What do I do? The computer is a Compaq Presario with a amd semperon 3100+ and some kind of asus motherboard.
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    Cables and wiring

    Hello, So i just finished installing all the parts in my gaming pc but now i have no idea how to setup all those cables. The power supply doc is not much help, Is there a good tutorial you guys can point me too, could not find any.... Thank You.
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    GPU Probably burned

    After hours of messing around with my pc and reading threads I think my GPU might be fried for good. So this is how it started: I recently placed my case between my desk and a wall. When before it was on top of my desk. And now on this particulary hot day and doing some heavy GPU tasks on my pc...
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    Am I properly grounded?

    I've just bought some anti-static gear and wanted to know if clipping the alligator clip to a piece of bare metal in back of my heating unit would result in a proper ground. Images:
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    Is it possible to connect a D-sub monitor with a gtx950?

    ASUS Monitor 18,5'' Input signal: D-sub GTX 950 (MSI mini-itx) has: HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-link DVI-I, Dual-link DVI-D.
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    How can i do Raid 1 HDD Recovery

    Hello guys, I wanted to ask you about Raid 1 fail. One of my Hard Disks failed, so I went to the store and got a new one, as I read before, the raid array will reconfigure and restore the data automatically, but when I connected them and set them in the BIOS settings it appears a message "Not...
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    Constant blue screen errors, help please!

    This has been happening for quite some time now, everytime, even if I'm just playing games or browsing the internet etc. then suddenly I will get a blue screen error, I didn't get much info on what the error was but sometimes the error contains: "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" or something like...