troubleshooting

Forum discussion tagged with troubleshooting.
  1. L

    Question PC is underperforming... no idea why, desperate need for assistance. HELP!

    So for the past month or more, my newly scrapped together pc has been an interesting challenge. I made a horrible mistake by cheeping out and buying an old motherboard and cpu from an ancient already used computer. After months and months of fixing problems and finding new ones, im done with...
  2. D

    Question Taskbar icons flash, then ethernet connection hard drops

    I've experienced this for about a month now, and is especially noticeable when playing online games. If I look at my network icon in the taskbar, it claims that there is no connection. I do have a vpn, but it isn't relevant whether or not it is open, running, off, or completely closed - the...
  3. K

    Question Is my cpu giving out?

    Basically title. My situation is this. I have an old Alienware aurora. It’s about 11 years old. It has the original cpu(2.3) and hdd. The computer runs pretty poorly. It can surf the web and stuff maybe play a game or two. But sometimes it will fail to load games like Minecraft for some reason...
  4. R

    Question PC not booting up after swapping CPU cooler

    Hi! So I bought a noctua NH-D15 to replace my stock ryzen wraight cooler, when I was taking the wraight cooler off the cpu came out with it, and i noticed that maybe 2-3 pins were bent, i straightened them with a tiny screwdriver and the cpu was able to fit back into the socket, secured it into...
  5. K

    Question My laptop keyboard isnt working

    (If this isn't the right place for this please tell me I'll change it) So basically no matter what my keyboard laptop laptop's keyboard won't work. The red lights in they keys work fine but none of the keys work. I have tried looking for my keyboard drivers in my devices and hardware but it is...
  6. eagors93

    Question Checksum CPU error in Hot CPU Tester

    Hey every one, I have a rather complicated question: has anyone here used Hot CPU Tester Pro? Because for me, the program is showing following errors on a customer's PC: 000108| 9999 00001dcc Jun, 09 - 21:59:32 | Error:CPU 2: MFC QuickSort: Checksums do not match; a[19523] = 1608, a[19523] =...
  7. twgamerbuilder

    Question USB Constantly Disconnecting

    So at random my pc will disconnect all usb ports abruptly and after 5 seconds or so it turns back on. This is extremely annoying especially for myself as I often transfer files through usb and having abrupt ejections is unacceptable. I have no clue what the reason is for this whether it be...
  8. J

    Question [PLEASE HELP] Google chrome search results fonts big and blurry?

    Today, suddenly when I used google to search for something, the search result fonts are big and blurry? this only happens when I am logged in to my google account. Not logged in and normal text (replace "dot" with "." because I couldn't post links)...
  9. Zenko44

    Question No output to monitors with Graphics cards plugged in.

    I have bought the new Gigabyte Z390 gaming SLI motherboard, when i plug in any graphics card into either of the PCIe slots the PC doesn't post at all it just sits there with the fans spinning. Anyone had experience with this. The PC posts without the cards installed, and is usable with out the...
  10. T

    Question PC flickering and not starting

    I was away on vacation, come home and go to turn my PC on after it was off (with the surge protector off as well) for about 12 days. It all boots up fine. Works for less than an hour, I go to to enlarge something on youtube (dunno how relevant that is) and then the whole thing crashes. I have...
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    Question New 2nd hand GPU facing issues

    Good day to everyone on this sub! I appreciate your time trying to help in advance! There is a performance issue that i cannot seem to mitigate with my new GPU, whenever i play games, MOST games will stay at 50% or less usage and perform awfully such as Dishonored, Dishonored 2, Fortnite, ALL...
  12. R

    [SOLVED] Troubleshooting motherboard from 2000

    Hello all, I happened to find an old motherboard which was used in a computer that used a box monitor. I remember playing hot wheels world race cd game on it when I was a kid. Anyways to the point: Mobo specs: MSI K7N2 https://www.cnet.com/products/msi-k7n2-motherboard-atx-socket-a-nforce2-spp/...
  13. Z

    Question Is my motherboard dying?

    So I made this post yesterday on Reddit: View: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/bsdcfa/case_fans_keep_turning_off_during_gaming/ "Ok guys, help a brother out. My PC I built in January is having issues all of a sudden. It's an RX 580, Ryzen 5 2600 build. Everything has been going...
  14. noidis

    Question Windows 10 Internet Issues

    My new build has been giving me some weird network problems I'd not had on my last WIn 10 system. For some odd reason only certain applications and programs can connect to the internet, while others have sporadic connectivity (or sometimes are completely unable). Originally I'd only checked...
  15. shakertouzett1

    (HELP) My Pc doesnt boot, despite the motherboard lights are on. (More description on the post)

    Its quite a long story, but i really tried all i could and if someone knows how to fix it, i will appriciate it a lot. I put a Tldr at the end. This is my pc config: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $149.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard...
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    Question Desktop PC Suddenly Shut Down Now Refuses To Power On At All

    Went for a quick toilet break, and when I came back my computer was off and now wont start. I have done most of the troubleshooting that I can, but no matter what i do it just wont start. No fans start spinning, no nothing, but the GPU light turns on and USB connected devices seem to get powerd...
  17. J

    Question Computer not displaying image after a cooler change?

    I recently swapped my cooler from a cooler master air cooler to a deepcool aio. The build went smoothly, and no issues were to be found until trying to start up the pc. Everything in my pc turns on when I press the button, but for some reason, the usb devices (keyboard, mouse, etc) don’t light...
  18. throwawayaccnt

    [SOLVED] Asus ROG Strix B450-F // Orange DRAM light error - No Display Recognition

    Hey y'all I just bought some upgrade components for a Frankenstein-PC I was building for a friend, I bought a Ryzen 5 2600/Asus ROG Strix B450-F/Trident Z RBG 2x8GB DDR4-3000 combo bundle off of NewEgg, I'd noticed upon unboxing that the Motherboard was already unpackaged, the board was...
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    Question My system wont boot to Windows and has a slow and choppy circle before freezing.

    My PC has this issue all of a sudden where it's freezing and not booting to Windows 10. I'm wondering which component could be causing the issue. I'll try and send media to show the issue visually. Edit: Here's video of the issue: https://streamable.com/irwkb After letting it try and load it...
  20. T

    MSI laptop running oddly slow

    So I bought an MSI GT62VR Dominator pro a couple months back and I've been using it for a little bit of gaming here and there; thing is, it's oddly slow in some places. In certain instances, I'll just be playing a moba like league or something that doesn't require a lot of juice like oxygen not...