Forum discussion tagged with Hardware.
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    Question (MSI GF63 Thin 11UC) Laptop CPU makes buzzing noise when playing games

    I've recently started to hear a buzzing sound from my laptop's CPU or around it, the reason I say around is because from looking online a lot of people say it's not possible for the CPU to make a noise, but it's definitely coming from that area. The noise only happens when playing games and...
  2. Hyperstar

    Question Scratch lines in monitor

    photos: View: https://imgur.com/a/raqXS0k Hello, I recently bought a new LCD display monitor for my laptop and installed it replacing my old one which stopped working for my Asus Gaming laptop. There are these blue/white looking scratched lines on the display and I only see them when it's...
  3. decrypto

    Question PC BSOD when hitting high CPU usage in launching Minecraft.

    My main problem is that this has been happening pretty much on and off for a while now, whenever I tend to try and launch Minecraft my computer reaches around 100% CPU usage and then freezes and BSODs. I get the error Clock_Watchdog_Timeout or something like that and I don't know why it's even...
  4. as30385

    Question Laptop turns on after multiple attempts

    Additional Information :- My laptop is Acer Predator G3-572 Some months before , it used to take 10 to 15 button pushes to start. Now , it takes sometimes 2 hours of button pressing to start. If it starts and is disconnected to power adapter , predator logo shows and laptop shuts down. This...
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    Question What is the correct color coding for an Atheros AR5BXB72 in a Dell E6430?

    I am using an Atheros AR5BXB72 Wi-Fi card that I pulled out of a MacBook Pro so I can use my Dell E6430 to get 5Ghz Wi-Fi. When hooking up the antennas, I noticed that the card itself didn't have any color coding and had numbers on it. My laptop color-coded the antenna cables. I was wondering if...
  6. Umeet

    Question Games lag after sometime

    Hello, so I use my laptop like 1 year and nowadays it has a problem, most games are lagging after I play for 5-10 minutes. Most people think my laptop is overheating but it's not there must be another reason for it.
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    Solved! Dell XPS 13 Battery Replacement

    Battery was swelling so I ordered a new one and started to replace it. Screws towards the center of the laptop came out fine but the ones towards the edge are way too tight, possibly due to the swelling or due to manufacturer error; I've now basically stripped the screws at this point, they...
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    Solved! Windows doesn't detect hardware on Lenovo Ideapad 100S-11IBY

    I'm trying to help a friend resolve a problem with his Lenovo Ideapad laptop, model 100S-11IBY The problem appears to be that Windows 10 doesn't detect some of the hardware, most noticeably the keyboard and touchpad, but also the battery and sound card. That is, these devices simply do not...
  9. heleas03

    How to limit ram usage?

    Hello I have a problem when I use a calculating program on one of my PCs the ram usage goes to 100% and it freezes but if I use the same program on my other PC it somehow remains below 40% and steady. The first PC is much more newer and powerful than the second one + it uses Win10 compared to...
  10. Visluck

    Solved! Laptop GPU Not working after i accidentally touched capacitor

    So I have predator Helios 300 laptop with i5 8th gen processor and NVidia 1060 graphic card . So yesterday I was doing thermal pasting (already done few times in past ) .So i accidentally touched these two capacitor with screw driver and their was spark and after that when I closed the...
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    Solved! Microphone broken after screen repair (fix or portable USB alternative)

    I tinkered with the screen of my Thinkpad 540E to fix a broken column of pixels. A few weeks later, I noticed that the internal microphone is no longer picking up any sound. I have tried on both the preinstalled Windows 8 and my Ubuntu 16.04 systems. It was working on both before. The internal...
  12. Meleles

    Solved! Keyboard

    Some keys on the keyboard of a laptop are not working and as the switch on button is one of them the laptop turns off or goes to sleep randomly. When the cable of the keyboard is not connected the laptop is working properly. Can I fix this issue somehow without changing the keyboard?
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    Question Dropped the laptop, now this happened... What did I break?

    I dropped my laptop. Since then, when I turn it on, as soon as Windows boots up, the screen becomes greenish and grainy. (In Linux live usb the computer (or screen) freezes after warm up). If I press down on the bottom left corner of the laptop on a soft surface like a mattress while holding...
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    Question Crash + reboot cycle for a week

    Hello ! I've been having issues with my laptop Strix GL703 of one year since last week. I updated my driver with GeForce to GeForce Game Ready driver 441.66 and it started crashing randomly + reboot/crash/reboot/crash. Did all sort of scans, scanned for virus as well (I have Avast pro and...
  15. AntmanMcLean

    Solved! Alienware m18x R2 Hard Drives Upgrade... HD's Do Not Show Up On Setup Screen... Please Help!!

    Hello Tech Support, Recently I tried to upgrade my👽 Alienware M18x R2 gaming laptop with a 1Tb HD, 750 Gb HD and a 500 Gb HD, upon doing that I noticed that the small clip that holds the flex ribbon down onto the motherboard was missing, how that ribbon stayed in place is beyond me, anyways, I...
  16. baakudai

    Question ASUS UX310UA - Screen not detected if back cover is on

    Hello! First time ever asking in a forum but I'm braindead with this issue. Notebook ASUS ZenBook UX310UA Problem: Computer screen won't turn on if back cover is on. What I did: I quadruple checked display connector to motherboard. Yanked it back and forth, checked connections. Covered every...
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    Question Msi gtx 1080 voltage or FET driver

  18. edogawa

    Solved! 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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    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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    Solved! 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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    Solved! 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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    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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    Solved! 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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    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...
  32. D

    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...
  34. N

    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
  35. 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...
  36. Z

    Solved! 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...
  38. 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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    Solved! 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...
  40. F

    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!
  44. N

    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...
  51. N

    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...
  52. K

    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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    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...
  55. 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...
  56. S

    My laptop touch screen stopped working suddenly.. I have tried all the settings from human user interface and restart. But doe

    Is it hardware or software problem. How can i fix it.
  57. R

    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...