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    Question GPU (msi 1080 x) PCI-E 6 pin shorts computer

    Hello all, I recently ran into a problem with my computer where every time I turn it on it almost immediately shuts off. The lights will flash on and then off again. It is not a problem with the motherboard as the PCI-EX slots are A-OK. Unfortunately, I noticed that whenever the 6 pin PCI-E...
  2. Mark-Bezos

    Question Lenovo Thinkcentre M93p Minitower restarts before POST

    I have received a Lenovo Thinkcentre M93p Minitower and after using it for a few seconds it will restart, before spiraling into a constant restarting loop. I have removed the CMOS battery, set the clear CMOS jumper to maintenance mode, unplugged the SSD, swapped RAM. Nothing so far has worked...
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    Question PC switches on for a split second and then turns off

    My PC with a Corsair VS450 PSU gives fanspin for a split second and turns off. It won't even give fanspin on trying more until I wait longer and then the same thing repeats. I put a different PSU and it's working perfectly and this PSU is giving the same problem when tested with 2 different...
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    [SOLVED] PC boots up fine, but when sata connected shorts out and sparks

    Just built a new PC, everything was running fine until I decided to set the Corsair h100 aio pump and fan speed to extreme to test. I reboot the pc and it shorts out, dead. I swapped the psu and the mobo leds lit up, pressed power and everything started sparking and sizzling, I shut off power...
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    Question How tall is the MSI Optix MAG274QRF when height adjustment is lowered all the way down

    Hello, I wanted to know the exact measurements in inches for the MSI Optix MAG274QRF when the height is adjusted all the way down. Since I have a floating shelf just above my setup (about 19 inches from the table below.) I have read the description that the MSI unit is about 21 inches tall...
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    Question Did i fry my motherboard ?

    Hi, so I was trying to pimp my pc by putting a rgb strip in it, it was giving me some problems so I exposed the connectors to try to test them 1 by 1 and accidently connected one of the connectors to the TPMS1 connector , next to the rgb header. It made an electric-like noise, I panicked and...
  7. Noxunn

    Question GPU won't let the PC boot

    Hey everyone, So I installed an Nvidia 1060 on one of my computers, a build that already had this GPU installed before. I had this GPU working on another computer so it was working fine, until I deciced to switch them again, and it's shorting the PC so it won't boot. It powers on for half a...
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    [SOLVED] Accidentally put EATX board into ATX case

    Hello all, I have been set back a week due to a stupid mistake board that I just realized. I used my old ATX full tower case for a EATX board. I thought the case was an EATX case but it turns out after looking at the old product description for the case it's ATX. What was weird was that the...
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    Question Pc won't turn on when I plug in my GPU.

    At this point I don't even care that it's broken I already replaced it but I couldn't for the life of my find my exact problem on the internet so I decided to post here. So I had an rx 460 that I used for 2 years until one fateful day it died on me. Now the problem is that it's not just that my...
  10. Pulakhell

    Question Help! Case transfer caused fuse to blow!

    PSU or motherboard electrical short? Hey everyone, so I have been having a rough couple of days due to my computer seemingly getting fried in what should have been a simple case swap. Pc build: Intel i7 8700k Asus Maximus code xi z390 Corsair h100i pro aio Seagate 2tb hdd Samsung 970evo nvme...
  11. Koesherbacon

    [SOLVED] After a motherboard short and failure, how can I tell if my RAM has been affected as well?

    I recently had a motherboard short and crash that basically destroyed my computer. It won't turn on, even using the paperclip trick. The motherboard is fried and there's not really anything I can do about that. Anyway, what I'd like to know is in regard to the RAM that was installed at the time...
  12. [SOLVED] Help! Dead power supply!

    Antec VP500PC No UPS :( Was using the computer normally. Sudden blackout! Hadn't turn off the switches. The electricity comes back and I hear some sort of spark. The PC wouldn't boot up, not response at all! I narrowed it down to the PSU, I could see some burnt inductor from the PSU's meshed...
  13. helpDiscoDrago

    [SOLVED] i think i shorted my power supply and i bought i new one.

    system: amd ryzen 7 3800x (3.9-4.5ghz) ati rx 5700xt 16 gig ram 3400 mhz dvd writer 7200 rpm western digital blue 64 mbyte cache am4 gigabyte mobo b450m power star 650w psu (i think i fried it’s fuse and i have a corsair 650w more expensive arriving tomorrow). i initially forgot to plug in...
  14. xpLoaDeD

    [SOLVED] PC beeping with no video

    Hello everyone! I will try to make it simple. Got an old platform that was working fine. Even got win 10 installed and fine. Problems started when i tried to test an old HD4850 that i knew was presumably dead but anyways... moved everything to another case to get PSU cables to reach from the...
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    Question Laptop wont boot. .

    Hi! I was trying to help a friend reset the bios password on his Lenovo L460 thinkpad. So first i tried to remove the cmos battery, it didnt work. So i figured i had to reset the bios chip by shorting it out. and so i did.. but now the computer wont turn on.. the power button and the "fn" button...
  16. J

    [SOLVED] PC continues to shut off unexpectedly

    This is, from what I can tell, a different problem, so I will post it in a different thread here. For context, this is my recent history. https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/pc-shuts-off-unexpectedly.3578909/ I took apart the PC in an attempt to try and fix the issue with the motherboard...
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    Question New power supply's imperfect cables and electrical shorts

    After I built a computer, I saw one of the power supply cables have slight problem (slight rubber was removed). I believe that was not my fault. 1. If you buy a new power supply, do you inspect its every individual cables? 2. I worry some imperfect cables exist because I can't trust the every...
  18. Question MSI 870A-G54 and the SB850

    Salute More than a year ago I moved my PC's case and then it turned off. Later I remeber it booted once again and finnaly turned off. Since that happened it haven't booted properly just gives power to fans and leds no beep code signals, no response. I deconstructed the whole system and...
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    [SOLVED] Motherboard works outside of case but not inside...

    So I am starting to literally lose my mind here... I've googled and have probably read every possible thread regarding similar issues to what I'm having an all signs point to a possible short in my computer case... but the thing is, I just can't seem to find it!! I've had this case in prior...
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    Question Usb hub with dc power in destroy my laptop

    I recently bought a usb hub with dc power in for my laptop. Everything works just fine when i connect the usb hub, but then i insert the dc adapter for it, my laptop just crash and shut down. When i turn back on, it shows black screen but the led shows laptop is on, usb is working and the fan...
  21. Lemurfoot

    Question Computer turning on and then turning off after about 30 seconds.

    There was a storm, and after a lightning strike I heard a loud pop sound, now my computer does the above. Ive tried switching cables, different outlets, etc. I managed to actually see my desktop so its not completely bricked, but I don't know if its strictly a power supply issue or a short on...
  22. Z

    [SOLVED] Why am I getting this temps? (Also, freezes with no BSOD)

    From a while back, I been having lots of troubles, starting from having some high temps coming from the mobo View: https://imgur.com/gallery/Usbt9rA which they used to be only like one high temp, which made me believe that it was just some false error, but now it shows 4 high temps and the...
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    Question New Build Won't Turn On, Was Working Fine Before

    My brand new build won't power on. Upon finishing the build, I turned the computer on and it was working fine, installed Windows, and afterwards installed some drivers from manufacturer websites (mobo drivers, audio drivers, chipset drivers, etc). Turned it off for the day and didn't touch it...
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    Question 2080 ti custom AIO cooling project

    Hi everyone I'm a owner of a 2080 ti FE. It's a good card but I want improuve : Noise Temps Performances So I was thinking about a project and I was wondering if is too mad (or stupid) or if is moreless sensed and safe I'm planning to buy a kraken g12 (should be compatible with a 2080 ti) and...
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    Question Everything stopped working except the fan.

    Few months ago my keyboard stopped working while I was working and it was just a series of keys. The next day even more keys stopped working. Then I bought a new keyboard and it worked fine. Then the next day the whole computer wouldn't boot. So I ditched my notebook and again I took it...
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    [SOLVED] Building New PC, Small Fire, Questions [SOLVED]

    Built a New Computer, Small Fire, Need Advice [Final Update] Got a new motherboard, installed everything again (new cooler since the last two melted), and every thing works perfectly. Ran memtest overnight and didn't find any issues, CPU only gets to around 55c while gaming (Metro, Monster...
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    Question PSU Short? - dead computer - GPU okay ?

    Hey all, so two days ago my PC of 6 / 7 years decided to explode on me when it was turned on; as soon as I logged into Windows and saw my desktop I heard an extremely loud bang, similar to a firework going off right next to me. Next thing I knew my PC is dead. What seems to have happened is the...
  28. K

    Question Lenovo thinkpad edge E530c keyboard shorted??

    I got a lenovo thinkpad e530c The laptop has been flooded with a small bit of beer, according to previous owner he turned it right off, anyway i cleaned mothereboard and all and it runs but it wont turn on when the keyboard is connected , even the charging light wont come on when plugged in...
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    [SOLVED] PC Turn On For 2s Then Off For 2s Then On Again

    Hello, I'm new to this forum. I bought a PC last 2 years. Everything is ok until when I tried new and stuff and experimenting with my PC. My MOBO is Rampage IV Black Edition. I have 1 SSD and 1 HDD connected. There are 3 SATA cable connected all together, SSD, HDD and hard drive. First, I tried...
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    Chassis and Radiator Fan Placement

    I have this case, Rakk Hawani, Rakk is a local company for peripherals here at our place. It looks like the Corsair 460X. the case. It has these 3 120mm fan "slots"? (idk if right term), 2 120mm at the top, and 1 at the back It says in the manual of the case that the best airflow is that all...
  31. D

    Computer freezing randomly, The cause might be geforce expirence?

    Hi. i've been having some random freezings for a while now. My pc just hangs and the audio sometimes studders on the note it was playing. When i ran a SFC it came back with "i can't do this", when i did a chkdsk on boot it went to BSOD and when i activated verifier it just went to BSOD when i...
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    Evga GTX 1080 sc not overclocking

    I have just finished my build a few days ago and it was time to overclock. I first opened precision x , added 100mhz and pressed the apply button....nothing happened. There was no change in the frequency. Next I opened msi afterburner and tried again. Again nothing changed. What is wrong? Is...
  33. decentgamer

    B150 Chipset for Kaby Lake?

    I know, underneath my profile pic is Motherboard Expert, but I'm not really clear about getting a B150 for a 7th Gen Intel Kaby Lake. I'm just helping out my friend making a really, really budget build. I know I have to do a BIOS flash, but not sure if it works or nah. This build is on a really...
  34. K

    Need help hooking my HyperX Cloud 2's up to my PC and Xbox One at the same time

    I am trying to find a way to hook up my HyperX Cloud 2's to my Xbox One and PC at the same time while being able to use the mic and headphones on both, is this even possible? If it isn't possible is their a way I can connect them both at the same time and switch between them easily without...
  35. mikegallagher

    Looking for large hi res display replacement for Quadro 4000

    My HP ZR30w monitor is gradually dying with vertical stripes and fading issues. The video card is a Quadro 4000 which seems to be working just fine. What might I consider to replace the HP monitor? Built the system in 2012 w / i7, 24G ram & 8TB storage. I am working with Autodesk 3Ds Max and...
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    Would an older Intel Core i5-3470 be better than the i3-6100?

    Now I'm looking to build a PC that can render a 1080p video MP4 with a length of 20 minutes in about 25-30 minutes. Those are my standards for a solid video editing PC. And it seems that the single core performance of the i3-6100 is amazing and hyper-threading helps a lot with video editing but...
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    Computer part compatibility

    So I know this is a cheap set up but please bear with me. CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1UH... Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128873&cm_re=motherboard-_-13-128-873-_-Product Power-...
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    Laptop that runs minecraft mods and sims4

    I need a laptop that runs minecraft mods like decocraft2 and that runs aims 4 would be great my budget is 300
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    Audio latency issues w/ Evga X58 132-BL-E758

    So I purchased a custom gaming computer awhile ago as I needed something with high performance for audio use. I do a lot of producing in ableton and decided it was time to move away from the laptop for audio mixing. The computer has a Evga X58 132-BL-E758 and is running windows 10. So, I...
  40. T

    Seagate external hard drive not starting.

    Hi so I have a seagate hard drive and I recently transferred a lot of pictures from my Mac to it. Then when it was done I unplugged it and wrapped the cords up. Now about 2 weeks after this I tried plugging it into my other computer and it won't turn on. I've tried two of the same power cords...