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    Question Cursor Icon Stuck Loading on Desktop

    My mouse seems to go into a constant state of loading (cursor icon is spinning blue circle) whenever my mouse is on the desktop. It disappears when I open any type window/browser, but goes back if I'm on my desktop again. Note that everything still works normally, but the icon itself get stuck...
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    [SOLVED] Can i custom build in a alienware r5 case?

    looking to get Alienware r5 case to build my pc but not sure if a full atx motherboard would fit also if the airflow is good
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    Question M.2 not detected on M2P but works on M2A

    Gigabyte z390 Aorus Ultra Crucial M.2 sata 1TB (CT1000MX500SSD4) Bios will not detect this SSD on M2P. After multiple reseating and checking what I think are the correct settings in the bios, I moved it from the M2P slot where I wanted it and tested it in M2A. It showed up right away. My...
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    [SOLVED] Large Amount of Wires, Need a hanging solution

    Hey guys, sorry I didn't really know what to name this post, but thanks for clicking!! So basically I am running a bulk amount (5+) of CAT6 wires underneath my house. I am looking for a solution to hang these wires together, instead of using separate cable clamps. I just wanted to get your ideas...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrading from a Asus P6X58D-E MOBO with Intel Core i7 970 to something more current

    As I mention in the title, I have a now over 8 years old workstation with the following (relevant) specs: Win 10 Pro Asus P6X58D-E MOBO Intel Core i7 970 3200MHz 12.279 GB (DDR3-1333 SDRAM) The whole thing has been upgraded over the years and currently I have a 500GB SSD for the OS plus 4 X...
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    Question Best budget Nvidia Quadro for a CAD workstation (Solidworks)

    Hi. Do any of you guys know what the difference is between a Quadro k600, k620 and a k2000?
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    Question PC Crashes it is my ram?

    My pc will crash pretty often and sometimes crashes and can not shut down or power on using the power button but the rgb and fans spin. Also all my usbs will restart and not work for a while. My build is a B450 f-gaming Ryzen 5 2600 Corsair vengeance RGB 16GB DDR4 3000MHz CMR16GX4M2D3000C16 GTX...
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    Question Screen goes black and computer stops responding?

    Howdy! Just got a second monitor. Hooked it up and got it all setup Works like a charm! However, when I boot into tf2, portal 2, from the depths, or even Worms revolution my screens work fine. It's whenever I actually start getting into things like loading into a server or a map that my screens...
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    Question Buying a new Videocard. Is my pc good enough?

    I lately bought an Oculus rift, but my pc isnt good enough. Now i ran across the new Nvidea Geforce RTX 2060, and it really appealed to me. Now i wonder, will my pc be good enough for this card, or do i need to upgrade further? This are my specs (that i'm currently aware of): Nvidea Geforce GTX...
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    [SOLVED] Modem to Router no internet

    Hi Everyone! I'll get right to it. My internet stopped working suddenly. Here are the symptoms, it seems like whenever I connect my Modem to my router then to my computer, it can't get any internet but when I connect my modem directly to my computer. I am able to access the internet, and that's...
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    Question can USB port destroy my hardware

    so im on my PC, and i just use my keyboard as usual but then there's an unplugged USB notification and my keyboard just stopped working for no reason, it was a logitech G512 which has an USB passthrough and the passthrough works fine, yet the keyboard is just not working anymore.... i've tried...
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    [SOLVED] AMD Athlon II X4 640

    I put together this system just for kicks. I had several components already, added the missing pieces and ended up with this: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Asrock 970M Pro 3 Motherboard 8GB Crucial RAM (4x2) EVGA GTX 950 SSC GPU (Hand me down from my main system) Is this able to overclock at all? It's...
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    Question is my ssd about to die

    woke up today to both of these saying it was bad.crystaldisk says 1 percent left and bad and then intel rapid storage tech says its at risk.should i start looking at buying a replacement? heres the model of the drive it that helps any ts128gssd320 View:
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    BSOD(0x124)_Could you help to analyze if it cause by CPU(MCE) or HW or SW?

    Hi All, Sorry to bother you, I got below mini dump(Bug Check 0x124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR) If you can debug more detail to check the root cause? BTW, this BSOD happened on uninstall Intel wifi driver, ,actually I don't think this wifi driver cause BSOD, maybe just it is PCIE device...
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    [SOLVED] SSD not detected after up replacing HDD

    I have a Lenovo y50-70 and I bought a new WD blue SSD to replace the internal HDD. However after replacing the HDD with SSD my system isn’t detecting it. So if I try to install windows from a bootable or drive it can’t detrct any drives. I tried to put back my HDD but now even that isn’t...
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    [SOLVED] Does my PSU support Vega 56?

    Hi, there, I have a Corsair 450W 80+ Gold PSU. Will I be able to support the card? If not, would it be possible if I were to undervolt the card? Thanks!
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    PC Boot fans on No signal DRAM light doesn't come on

    This is my first build and I'm now a little worried as I have been unable to get the PC to give signal.on my monitor. I have a Ryzen 2600x An MSI b450 pro-m2 A sapphire rx570 pulse 8gb ram Corsair 450 w PSU The CPU light goes on then off the DRAM light doesn't come on the VGA light goes on...
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    Built new PC. Nothing shows up on monitor when I boot it up.

    I have tried plugging into the motherboard and the gpu with different monitors and dvi/displayport. When I boot it up all fans work and the ez dbug msi led's DON'T light up indicating that the ram, cpu, video card, and boot are all detected and working. Please help me figure out what is wrong...
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    Does my computers power supply have enough wattage?

    I built my gaming pc 3 weeks ago. Here are the specs 1. Asrock AB350M Micro motherboard 2. AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPU 3.1 stick of G.SKILL ripjaw 8GB ddr4 RAM with one more stick on the way to make 16GB 4.EVGA GTX 780 SC Video card 5. 4x case fans 6. Team Group 240GB SSD 7.Kingston 240GB SSD 8...
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    Help Me Choose A Motherboard

    Hello everyone, My current pc specs: RTX 2070 8GB I7-6700 16 (2x8) GB RAM DDR4 3000 MHz ASRock b150m-hdv I want to upgrade my pc to; RTX 2070 8GB i7-8700 (non k) 16 (2x8) GB RAM DDR4 3000 MHz A NEW MOTHERBOARD THAT I DONT KNOW YET So I'm looking for a new mobo, which one do u guys suggest...
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    Screen is black

    My Lenovo IdeaPad 100 has a black screen but worked fine before
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    Corsair 275r fan setup help

    Hi! I bought a corsair 275r and a corsair H100i PRO. I have one intake 120mm in front and one exhaust 120mm at back. I need to fit my 280mm rad and 2 more 120mm fans somewhere, whats the best setup? The back one is Going to be exhaust, and then i have place for 2x120 at the top (maybe I...
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    PC does not see hardrive

    I connected my old 250 gb WD caviar to my pc via coolmax and all my files including windows XP were still on there, i didnt care for it so i decided to use this drive as extra space. I cut all files from it and pasted them into my trashcan, it took like 30 minutes because i had to skip or allow...
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    About to boot up new system. Final checklist help!

    This is my first build and want do a final check list on connections etc before I power it on. I don't want to fry anything! lol Here's the set up I'm running first Cooler Master HAF XB Intel 8700k Kraken X52 (didn't use thermal paste as I saw it already has it on there) Gigabyte Z390 Aorus...
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    [SOLVED] Monitors Mice and Keyboard

    OK guys..I want to spend so denero..Im looking to upgrade..I play BF5 and am looking to improve my order, how do u view importance ..and if u have recommendations for all 3...
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    [SOLVED] Opinions on my PC Parts

    Hi, so I am planning my gaming pc build. I have done researches to find the better value parts. This is my first time building, so I would like to get your opinions on build such as which part to change. Also, is the Msi Optix G24C Monitor good? Thank you. Part List ...
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    AM4 Motherboard for black and white PC build.

    2600X. Any size.
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    [SOLVED] Rog strix b350 f gaming power and reset and led switches

    Hello there. I've recently changed thermal paste to my cpu and now I can't manage to plug all the cables back in order for my pc to work again. When I turn the power on I can see the pc lights on, but it won't boot. I guess I didn't plug the power switch and the other cables mentioned in the...
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    What case can I get with my Motherboard

    Hi guys, Thanks for taking the time for looking at my post.My question is what case can fit with my motherboard? Specs ISX6M rev 1.0 Gtx 1050 I5-2400 8GB 217GB HHD (Gonna get a 250gb SSD and 500GB HHD) Im looking for not to expensive case's so if you guys could let some links would me awesome...
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    Solid answer/explanation about AMD FX-4300 core count

    When I purchased this CPU, I was informed that it was a 4 core, 4 thread CPU. Some software that I have supports this, some that I have says its a 2 core, 4 thread. Yes, I have it overclocked to 4.2, but I don't think that should affect how physical/logical processors show up. If there is a...
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    My new custom PC doesnt detect the microphone on my headset.

    Recently I got a new custom PC, and everything was working fine, and then when I try to call my friend off it, he can't hear me, but I can hear him. I know that the microphone works as it worked on my old laptop. When I unplug the microphone and plug it into the microphone jack, all the noise it...
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    Monitor, keyboard and headset upgrade for my PC

    Hello everyone, I wanna change my monitor, my keyboard and my headset since the ones that I have right now are pretty outdated,but I really have 0 clue on what to get since I don't really know the brands very well.. The budget for the monitor is around 250€ . I would like a FreeSync monitor...
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    Full tower RGB Case recommendations

    I want to get a new full tower case with both full side and full front windows to show RGB. The absolute max I can spend is $100, but id like to stay around the $80 range. I don't really care if fans are included or not because I will probably be replacing them anyway. Any recommendations are...
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    tRC present in XMP, missing in BIOS, grayed out in HWinfo64

    Hello, Can anyone explain why is this the case? RAM model can be seen in the screenshot, motherboard MSI Gaming Plus Z370. Is it normal for tRC to miss on DDR4? Or on some motherboards? You can see tRC is present in both JEDEC and XMP, yet not possible to be set anywhere. Sounds suspect for...
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    Enter key in the num pad is not working in video games.

    Why is that? My original enter key is not working anymore. So, I'm using the num pad enter key for all of my work. But that enter key doesn't work in video games. Is there a way to fix it? Btw, it's a laptop.
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    PC keeps restarting

    October 3, 2018 12:46:13 AM Hi, I am new to this fourm, I am having a random restart issue with my pc. My build is mentioned below: 1. Mother board: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 2. CPU. AMD FX-9590 liquid cooled processor 3. Corsair vengance 4x8gb ddr3 1600 mhz. 4. Graphics card: 4GB nVidia Quadro Fx...
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    Moving os from old HDD

    Hey, I was recently build my new pc (I'm beginner) I bought SSD And I also install Windows on it to run pc. (no licensed yet). Now I have 1T HDD from old broken laptop with win10 (motherboard died) but I can use it only for storage. When I tried to connect only hdd, I get message that only...
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    Laptop's HDD not working and not showing

    Hi im using Lenovo legion y720 Recently ,the laptop was making a weird noise ,it was just getting louder and louder,I didn't mind it though.(I thought it was the fans hitting something) But today it finally stopped! But when i fired up my laptop it doesnt show the HDD although the ssd was...
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    starts to open but then just shuts down sudenly after about 20 seconds

    Starts to open but then just shuts down sudenly after about 20 seconds, battery has been dead for years, but dies the same with battery out and power cord in.
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    AORUS Graphics Engine doesen't open

    So, I have an RX 580 8GB AORUS, and I wanted to use the aorus Graphics Engine to change the colors of the leds on the card and change It to overclock mode, to get to 1380 MHz. So, I installed the 1.4 version of the software, but when I click to open the app after It was installed, nothing...