Hardware

Forum discussion tagged with Hardware.
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    Question Msi gtx 1080 voltage or FET driver

    Good day. I have a MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X 8GB, A WEEK AGO A MOSFET 4C86N BURNT OUT, UPON INSPECTION AND TESTING THERE IS ALSO A FET VOLTAGE DRIVER ALSO SHORT, THE MOSFET I HAVE ALREADY ORDERED BUT THE DRIVER CAN NOT FIND ON INTERNET OR ANY WEB SHOP. I HAVE ALREADY REMOVED THE BURNT MOSFET AND THE...
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    Question Toshiba Satellite L745-SP4201A Audio Issue

    Hello Forum, I've recently had an audio problem with my toshiba laptop. Im using Windows 7 ultimate 64bit. The computer turns on normally, after few minutes using, audio playback suddenly stops. There are no driver failure notification or any kind of audio not working or missing alert. If Im...
  3. edogawa

    1080 vs 2080

    Hey guys, I have been out of the loop on new hardware and such over the last year or two, and I was looking to get a gaming laptop since I will be moving around and such, and need a mobile PC. So far I really would like to get a ASUS ROG Zephyrus(I think it looks clean and compact which I'd...
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    Speakers crackling, clipping when PC audio mixing is turned up, but perfectly normal when increasing hardware volume instead.

    Video shows the problem. PC specs here: Speakers: M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Processor: Intel I7-4790K GPU: GTX 1080 SEA HAWK X Power: Corsair RM Series 650 Watt
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    Dell Insipiron 13-7378

    Laptop switches off post dell logo. Does not load operating system. Did hardware test, all tested ok. Is there a way of loading operating system from USB. Tried BIOS update but does not allow me me to that as it switches off soon after execution. Is there anyone who faced the same issue and how...
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    Solved! I'm trying something new with hardware

    Hi, I'm always interested in learning more about how desktop and server hardware work. I want to pull POST codes from defective computers for the first time and I need a little help. Little known fact: I figure if I have to use computers I might as well be the one that fixes them. That way my...
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    My Dell Inspiron 5567 charger is plugged in but not charging

    My laptop doesnt charge even though the charger has been plugged. I checked through hardware scan (Dell Support Assist) if there was anything wrong with the hardware or motherboard but nothing was wrong according to the scan. Also updated the BIOS and stuff. Did nothing. Also did the Device...
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    Discord stuttering and lagging with relatively high cpu usage

    So im having this very annoying issue where discord uses 30-40% of my cpu (an i5 8400) and whenever i turn hardware acceleration on i get 20-30% gpu (1060 3gb) usage and games lag and stutter, and discord is almost impossible to navigate without hardware acceleration, could anyone help me with...
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    How can i remove keyboard keys?

    I recenlty bought an Asus tuf fx504 and my guess is that it got stuck a little piece of crumb and since it is a recent hardware and a little bit expensive I dont have the confidence to remove the key without any advice.
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    Trouble Shooting Youtube Live Streaming

    I'm using- Canon Camcorder Elgato Camlink (external USB 3.0) Google Chrome Windows 10 Pro I was live streaming on Youtube for 1-2 months with no trouble at all, it was working consistently and exactly how I expected it to. I can't remember if I updated Windows, or Chrome, but now it is pretty...
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    Is it force shutdown ruin hardware life time

    Hi, I am using Ubuntu as my Operating system in my laptop, sometimes it just freeze, the only solution is pressing power button to turn off. My question is This is gonna be ruin my hardware like Hard-drive failure Motherboard life time, I don't have worry about data corruption, and data lost...
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    Hardware reserved memory

    Hi, i have hp-bg001ax notebook which has amd a8-7410 and amd radeon r5 m330 graphics and dual channel 8gb ddr3 ram .it was 4gb before n i upgraded to 8gb.i upgraded thinkin that atleast 6 to 6.5gb would be usable to me...but its really annoying seeing that only 5.1 or sometimes only 4.7gb is...
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    Solved! My lg stylo 2 pro hardware got wet and phone is glitching, how can I fix it

    My phone: lg stylo 2 pro hardware got wet and the phones screen and hardware are glitching badly
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    Keyboard not working, even for bios after attempting to reinstall drivers

    I reinstalled windows on my ASUS GL502VS laptop a while ago. When i did this, I lost functionality of my keyboard e.g fn keys and backlighting. After a while i attempted to install the ATK drivers from asus but after doing so the keyboard stopped working completely. Even when attempting to...
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    Solved! What hardware updates I can do for my HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop?

    My HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop has been going slower as the time progresses I am contemplating of upgrading its hardware... RAM: 8GB ROM 1TB HDD and a measly 12GB SSD
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    HWMonitor not updating new pc parts

    I just replaced my mobo and cpu and I opened HWMonitor to check my temps and its showing my old hardware while CPU-Z is showing the right one (Picture showing my system info along side HWMonitor and CPU-Z) I tried to reinstall HWMonitor but its still showing the old hardware...
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    HP 255 G5 nightmare malware help and custum hardware suggestions

    Ok so I bought a used 255 G5 from a yard sale for $15 had a broken screen, broken web cam(sorry NSA) and broken off keys ok key board either way all internal hardware looked great and for some reason Walmart still sells this Windows 7 work/office model for over $400 so i bought it and used allot...
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    Solved! Max Hardware Upgrade

    I have a lenovo legion 2017 y520 with M.2 PCie 256gb, 2tb HDD, 4gb geforce gtx 1050ti, intel i7 770hq 2.8GHz-3.8GHz, 16gb memory. I am trying to find out what is the max capability hardware wise? I want to max it out.
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    Solved! My laptop keeps turning off everytime i move it and i thinks something wrong with the hardware please help

    My laptop fell cause my dog pushed it off the couch and now it wont turn on it will turn on buy everytime i move it it freezes or turns off
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    Laptop Gaming Hardware

    My laptop supports CS:GO,Unreal Tournament and many other games but the games just don't seem to be able to run properly.There is always a lag , making the game unplayable.I have checked on GD using their hardware scanner and it says that CS:GO and Unreal Tournament can run on medium and high...
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    i reset the phone i had from a long time ago and can't remember my email.

    i reset the phone i had from a long time ago it asks me for an email account but it's been so long i don't know my email anymore i tried hardware factory data reset but it doesn't work.
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    Solved! Google Chrome is taking forever to load

    So 3 Days ago I Factory rested my pc and I installed google chrome and it took way longer then usually to load (it took 8mins to load on to the welcome page) So uninstalled it and reinstalled it hoping it would work. Even in Incognito Mode. its still slow During the research I found and...
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    Solved! control tv away from home

    How can I shut off my son's tv from 30 miles away? Willing to buy tv and hardware or software
  24. Astralv

    Stop deleting innocent threads!

    This is ridiculous! Why was my thread deleted? I been using Toms hardware for years and deserved more than one badge- this should be worth something- at least a reputation! I asked a question about PUK being locked. This has something to do with Cellular services. I don't ask how to bypass...
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    Best video editor for my hardware

    It can be any price, as long as it works fine with my hardware. Tried after effects, but it was unusable with my current hw. Camtasia is kinda feature lacking. Intel Core I5-2430m @2.40GHz 2c 4t 8gb ddr3 750gb 5400rpm hdd GeForce GT520MX 1gb Windows 10 64 bit
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    Hp pavillion 15 blink code question

    I have an hp pavillion 15 that has died. I get a blink code from the caps lock of 3 long and 2 short. I checked the hp code chart (https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01732674) and all it says next to it is hardware?! Can anyone help point me in the direction of which bit of hardware it is...
  27. ynnoz

    How do I connect my receiver to my PC? (what cables should I use, etc.)

    Hello. I recently bought a pair of Klipsch RP-160M speakers and connected them to my Yamaha R-N602 receiver (that I also recently bought). Right now I can only use them for Spotify and stuff through my phone with Bluetooth. The plan before I got them though, was to set them up with my PC to...
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    Facing error code Error code: 0x8000FFFF running Hardware and devices troubleshooter wizard.

    Hello Toms hardware I face an error code:0x8000FFFF when i run the "hardware and devices" trouble shooting wizard.After enabling the dedicated gpu i.e the ATI HD 7970m in device manager . When i disable it the wizard detects the dedicated gpu as disabled . Any suggestions please or...
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    PC audio advice (dac/Amp vs Soundcard) and 7.1 surround sound

    First I would like to get it out there that I am in no way an audio enthusiast or claim to know all that much about audio. My experience is pretty much all from reviews and research from the last few weeks. (what I am saying is that if you give me some advice like the sound is in a V shape or...
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    What would you upgrade for oculus rift?

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 Graphics: Asus Radeon R9 390X 8GB Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x 8GB) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A I am not an endless pile of money but want to upgrade my son's computer so that he can play Lone Echo. I know that there are much...
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    Can computer fall in love?

    I am confused after listening it from my university lecturer that a computer can fall in love like human beings. Near me, It just doesn't make sense. He further emphasized that a computer can argue on a topic of debate. It seems very astonishing that how is it possible? A mere piece of hardware...
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    Laptop hardware temperatures (Lenovo Legion Y530)

    Hello! :) I was wondering can anyone tell me what are normal working temperatures and maximum working temperatures without load and with load(gaming like Overwatch World of Warcraft and similar games) for my CPU and GPU .CPU is Intel core i5 8300H and Nvidia GTX 1050. Thanks a lot in foward!
  33. henrytcasey

    Microsoft Reveals Oct. 2 Event: New Surface Imminent?

    On October 2, Microsoft is expected to reveal its next Surface devices and show more of the next major Windows 10 update. Microsoft Reveals Oct. 2 Event: New Surface Imminent? : Read more
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    Computer will only play sound out left side but not right side

    Hello, I have an issue with my computer where sound would only come out for my right side but not my left side of earphones. I use the Sony MDREX15AP as well as a mic splitter. I have tried updating sound drivers but that did not do anything. I do not think my problem is my earphones or...
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    Https Everywhere extention and Toms Hardware Forum Incompatibility?

    So ive started to use Https Everywhere extention on Google Chrome and its been fantastic. Yet i encounter a serious issue when i log in to Toms Hardware Forums. When i log into the forums the page keeps reloading and is as if i havent logged at all (top right corner stills shows “sign...
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    3D Computer Hardware Model legality.

    So i made an android simulation app where you can learn the basics of computer/build a pc/look for real shop. This project is for my thesis and i will not have any financial gain from it. I'm sure big companies will just ignore my app but im kinda worried about our panelist if they ask us if...
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    Transferring Kaspersky with new hardware in my laptop

    I have recently bought a new SSD and SSHD for my laptop and I was wondering before I have to reinstall Windows and other applications. Will I have to buy another copy of Kaspersky total security 2018 or can I just use my current license which has 290 days remaining? If so could anyone help me...
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    Elitebook 8760w GPU change (Quadro 5010m to GTX 770m)

    Recently, I've bought an HP Elitebook 8760W as a desktop replacement notebook for video and image editing. I absolutely love this beast of a rig, especially since it has HP's amazing "Dream Color" display. However, the stock Quadro 5010M GPU seems to be on the weak end of things, struggling with...
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    Hardware Acceleration Issues

    When I turn on hardware acceleration in Google Chrome, my tabs flicker when I try to resize them. However, if I turn it off, my videos are choppy with lag spikes every few seconds. Specs: Processors: Intel Core i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q Ram: 16GB
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    Upgrading Acer Aspire e5 573g 52g3 Motherboard?

    I do casual gaming (LoL, Fortnite, RB6, etc) and what sprung me to get a couple upgrades was that it randomly slowed down hardcore, Fortnite would barely run (though there wasn't ever any lag on low graphics settings), and league was buggy.. So I did a reset (keeping files) and when I did that...
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    Computer emitting a frequency in the 530 Mhz range

    I work on a sound system that uses four Sennheiser wireless microphones. Two out of three of them pick up a blaring, feedback level, static when the attached mic is off. We did some trouble shooting, and when I turned off the desktop computer, that lives under the desk they are on top of, they...
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    RHEL developer laptop with customized hardware - how to proceed?

    I am a novice when it comes to hardware world. If this is not the appropriate site, I request the moderators to redirect me to the correct one and close this question :). My objectives pertaining to the laptop: Configuration to suit development needs: 16-32 GB RAM 1+TB SSD i7/AMD equivalent...
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    Threadripper 2000 Series Unveiled: What You Need to Know

    AMD's Threadripper 2000 CPUs have just been announced, and they're rocking insane performance to match their insane price tags. Threadripper 2000 Series Unveiled: What You Need to Know : Read more
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    ROBLOX | Mouse Troubles

    Hello! I got a laptop - Dell Inspiron 7577, and I am getting mouse troubles, when i play any game, especially some First Player game, my mouse moving not that smoothly, it ran very smooth on old laptop that has very bad hardware, now I have good hardware, and I am still getting some lags, and...
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    Is this laptop suitable for school?

    I found this computer which is on sale at my local bestbuy and was wondering if its any good for school. It has a 56WH battery which I hope will be enough to last a school day. Also it comes with Windows 10S and only 64GB of eMMC. Is that enough to upgrade to windows 10 home or pro and have...
  46. Karim2001

    4 Laptops Price Comparison

    Hi I would like to know witch of these laptops is worth the price and may be even rank them from best to worst thx. HP i5-7200U 8gb ddr4 1TB AMD Radeon R7 M440 4GB DDR3 760.52 USD HP i5-8250U 4gb ddr4 500GB Intel® UHD Graphics 620 798.39 USD Asus i5-7200U 8gb 1TB NVIDIA GeForce GT920MX...
  47. Johnny5

    Cell Phone Reception Study

    Do you know of a bad reception area in northern Utah? The Tom’s Hardware team is on the hunt for places where cell phone signals are virtually non-existent! If you know of a dead-cell spot in the mid-Rockies region, tell us!
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    These Laptops Worth It?

    Are these legit...
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    Where to find more in-depth explanations of secuirty flaws

    I always find security flaws and malware very interesting, but I struggle to find in-depth explanations on how a system is being exploited by an attacker. For example, Tom's Hardware's article on the new Spectre flaw published today doesn't tell you more than there is some exploit to a...
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    Lookin for a reliable hardware wallet for my crypto?

    I'm currently using CoolwalletS to store my ether but their app keeps freezing on every transaction, i’m considering nano S but i want something that is easy to carry in my wallet, are there any coldwallets like the CoolwalletS but without all the annoying little bugs?
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    Fortnite stutters even though I have the recommended specs and a SSD

    So recently I bought a ssd thinking my stuttering will finally end. So I plugged my T5 ssd, set it to high priority, tested the speed (it was as it should be on usb 3.0), moved Fortnite to my SSD and launched Fortnite. I was mad to see alot of stuttering and sometimes low fps. It is running on...
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    My laptop perfoms less than other same laptops.

    Hey folks, Now I have a laptop that was doing alright. Nothing too bad about my laptop. I have friends that have exactly the same laptop as mine, but theirs perfoms better than mine. So let's say we play Overwatch. If I get 60 fps, they both get 80. It's on every other game too! Like they both...
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    Pointless to buy now?

    I'm incredibly interested in finally getting into VR, and have a PC that can handle it, no problem. Since the Vive Pro recently came out, though, I'm almost willing to bet other gen 2 hardware is not far behind, perhaps a Vive or Rift 2.0. I'd love to pick up a standard Vive right now, I'm not...
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    Upgrading from desktop to laptop (I don't know what I'm doing)

    I am upgrading from a desktop to laptop. I do not really know what I am doing when it comes to hardware, so I thought I would post this. I will give my current desktop specs and then that one form that's pinned on this forum. CURRENT SPECS: Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs)...
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    ThinkPad e580 HDD Upgrade Ribbon

    I am looking to buy an e580 with this config: CORE I5-8250U SSD 256GB RAM 8GB I want to add an Hdd to have slow but big storage. I checked the Hardware Maintenance and it seems that i need a ribbon to connect the hdd Anyone knows if this ribbon is included on the version without the hdd...
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    hardware power question

    I have a printer I want to use with a Keyboard Display Unit. The KDU documentation says my printer is compatible but "These models require a jumper change on the printer’s main logic board to provide 5v power for the KDU. A +5VDC power source at 750mA can be supplied on pin 9. This type of...
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    Microphone can pick up sound but windows does not take it.

    I'm using a Blue Snowball microphone but I have tried using other microphones and they have the same problem. When I try to use it normally then it doesn't record anything but I know that the hardware works because if I listen to the microphone then it records. I have it set as the standard...
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    Which laptop is better for Lightroom and Photoshop?

    Hi. I'm looking for a laptop that helps me edit photography on the go, but my budget is really tight. I've found two options for about 200€ each: Intel i3-3217-U @ 1.8GHz NVIDIA GT 740M (2GB VRAM) 8GB RAM 120GB SSD. Or: Intel i5-2520M @ 2.50GHz NVIDIA 410M (1GB VRAM) 8GB RAM 500GB HDD. Which...
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    Hang on post

    Hello, I have a laptop that hangs on post for different amounts of time, sometimes seconds sometimes minutes. I already sent it for repair. Can you tell me whether this can be caused by something other than defective hardware ? Thanks