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Power Problem with my First Build 
I just finished my first PC build. I installed a Asus P8Z77-V-LK with an Intel Pentium G2020. When power is supplied the system goes in to standby mode …

Just Looking for tips on how to choose Parts 
Hey, I'm in the market for a gaming computer but I'm not trying to build a $1500 system to play ultra graphics on MW3 (random number I threw out there). …

No Signal on Monitor 
"No signal on monitor" after power up for New components... Monitor says "no signal" components in place.... ready to "enter drivers for motherboard. …

New Build Help 
Sorry if this is a long one. I built my own computer (for the first time). It has the following issues: I have windows 7 64 bit. I cant get hard drives, …

Building a Gaming Machine? 
Im looking to build my first computer and I don't really have a budget since im going to be buying the parts over time but if had to make one it would …

Magnetic Ring Use? 
I got a CoolerMaster Elite 335 tower case and noticed it comes with a magnetic ring. The manual lists it as a part for use with the cables, but it does …

What is the bar at the top of the screen that has all my icons on it? 
I used to have a bar centered at the top of my screen. It had icons such as a shortcut to my internet, my recycle bin, my calenders,etc. However it disappeared. …

Printer Problems 
My computer crashed a while back and I decide to take the plunge and upgrade and then bought Windows 7 as well. I find windows 7 a bit of a let down since …

Need 3 Desktop PCs For Kids 
I need your help too. My husband and I will purchase 3 desktop PCs for our 3 teen aged kids (19, 17 and 14). We're so confused what type will be budget-friendly, …

Where Can I Find Information To Compare Mac's With IBM's? 
I use my laptop almost exclusively for both business and personal needs. I've been informed I'll have to replace it within a year. My computer frequently …

Can You Build A Laptop Computer? 
I use my laptop almost exclusively for both business and personal needs. We have a desktop, but it's so old it's useless. I've been informed I'll have …

Laptop Battery Life 
I know this is probably a much too basic question but ... The battery on my laptop (which is about eighteen months old) now has a very short life - maybe …

Reduce Fan Humming And Other Computer Sounds 
I like my work environment to be as silent as possible. So I bought a PC components with "silence" in my mind. I got a Chieftec "silence reducing box". …

How Do I Install RAM As An Upgrade? 
When I do this, is it simple? Do I need to do a whole confusing process or is it as simple as turning off and unplugging machine, installing ram in ram …

PCI or PCI express? 
How can I tell which slots I have? Answer A PCI express slot is much smaller about an inch or so long. The PCI connector is about 5 inches in length …

What Are Torrents? 
On your page about gaming computers, you mentioned you can upgrade the router and set it up so you can give priority to games over things like torrents. …

My Computer Freezes! What Can I do? 
My computer hates me some days! My computer freezes just to torture me right when I'm in the middle of a project. What is the best way to prevent this …

Computer Keeps Crashing 
My computer crashes all the time. It frequently blue screens or just restarts at random. Is it fixable or should I just buy a new computer? The computer …

Where Do You Recomend Buying Parts From Online? 
The one thing that has always put me off building my own PC is the idea of paying X hundreds of dollars for a component which gets mailed from anonymous …

Windows 7 Build 7601 This version of Windows is not Genuine? Not rated yet
Why am I getting this message in lower right corner? it came preinstalled on my hp,pavilion a1240n tower. I have the product key#,but error message pops …

I want to build a computer with my son and was looking at the kits. Some of these say 2011, do you have any recent more recent suggestions are will these still be fine? Not rated yet
I want to build a computer with my son and was looking at the kits. Some of these say 2011, do you have more recent suggestions are will these still be …

Questioning my build Not rated yet
I'm building my first gaming PC and know next to nothing about computers. I've learned a lot over the past few days and came up with a build, but I don't …

Heatsink Retrofit to Liquid Cooling Not rated yet
Its a Thermalright HR-02 Silent 120mm Heatpipe Tower Heatsink and I was wondering if I could mount the The Hydro Series H100 to the side? Is it possible? …

Laptop For AutoCad Not rated yet
Here's What I Have On A List To Build A Laptop For Autocad 2012, Not Sure If It Goes Together Or If It Will Slow It Down, Feel Free To Change Parts to …

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Built new PC,,,,,, No P.O.S.T. Not rated yet
PC powers up, fans spin on powersupply, cpu fan and case fans. There no beeps or post. Stuck!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tried taking out RAM still nothing. Your help …

Pc turns on and goes off again Not rated yet
I have a packard bell utow - d10, model o: B2316 A10. When I power up the pc it comes on and goes back off with 3/4 seconds, in that short time I can …

Test HP a500n Power Supply for Current? Not rated yet
Computer will not power on, green light on back of psu flashes and psu fan is off. If I disconnect all connectors from MB and bridge power on the psu …

Is it worth it to rebuild it or not? Not rated yet
I have a 2005 HP windows xp professional model A1240n media center edition genuine 3 intel 2997 MHZ processor 2.50 GHZ memory 2048 MB is this worth rebuilding? …

Computer Won't Reboot Not rated yet
I have Dell Inspiron B120 which crashed. Scan showed memory problem. Replaced both memory sticks and problem still exists. Replaced CMOS battery and …

Existing Motherboard Not rated yet
I have an HP G60 laptop that I want to replace the hard drive with a 1tb capacity. Will the existing motherboard support the 1 tb hard drive? Reply …

Irrating Message - Constantly Activating Not rated yet
I need your assistance please. I am constantly getting a "pop-up" message - as follows. An error has occurred in the script on this page Line 18 Char 1 …

Need to buy a battery backup system to handle 650 watt power source- recommendation? Not rated yet
Want to buy a APC battery backup for a 650 watt Corsair power source. Any recommendations? Reply Personally, I love my APC and the service they …

What is the best buy for a sixteen year old? Not rated yet
My sixteen year old son wants to build a computer. What type of kit do you recommend that isn't exhorbitant in price and is not too difficult. Reply …

SSDs in RAID Not rated yet
I was reading your excellent review of placing SSDs in a RAID0 arrangement. I take it that the way to do this is to just install Windows first on one of …

Hard Disk Not Found Not rated yet
Once I switched on my pc after going to where windows load it again restated. When I tried to format my pc it has an error 'Hard disk not found' What …

External Hard Disk Connection Not rated yet
My desktop PC configuration is RAM-504 MB 40 GB Hard Disk Pentium 4, 1.60 MHZ When ever I connect my 500 GB Seagate external hard disk it connects …

4 Beeps on Startup Not rated yet
Turn on the computer and get 4 short beeps, then constant. Turned on computer, hit F8 to restore the computer, nothing. Tried to reboot with the Dell …

Why would my UPS (battery backup) cause my computer to not boot. Not rated yet
I had replaced a motherboard (ASUS), something I've done several times in my life. This time though, the computer would not boot with a previously booting …

About Hidden Files Not rated yet
In my pen drive, data is there, but when I open the drive, it shows nothing. Reply This is most likely caused by a hidden files attribute. To be …

Keyboard Failure Not rated yet
Thought keyboard was bad because can`t type system password, but got new one and still the same also when I do f8 it comes up "keyboard failure", what …

Not able to ping pc on LAN Not rated yet
My pc and my friends pc are on same network but on different switches...my pc not able to ping my friends pc. Reply Typically this is because the …

Motherboard Doesn't Have SATA Connection Not rated yet
I bought new hard drive with sata connection, but I do not have connection on motherbord for sata. Reply If you need a SATA connection, you can simply …

Asus Laptop when turned on makes a Consistant Beeping sound  Not rated yet
Then it asks for me to put in recovery disc and I do but then it says cannot down load because I have no motherboard..... Reply Usually a constant …

Computer Monitor or Flat Screen Not rated yet
To run 2 monitors off 1 computer, does it require additional software or hardware? And is it beneficial to run flat screen TVs instead of plain computer …

I Have a Dell Computer That Will Not Boot Up  Not rated yet
I installed internet explorer 9 while on YAHOO and didn't like the results so I uninstalled it. I turned off my computer but it started to reboot but …

What Should I do if Programs of my Laptop Automattically Closes Not rated yet
When I start a program it runs very few minutes at least 15 or 20 minutes. Reply Without more information, it's tough to diagnose. Start with the …

Creating a Bootable Disc of the Whole Hard Drive Not rated yet
I have a seven year old Dell PC (Specs: Intel Celeron (R ) CPU 2.40Ghz, 149Gb hard drive, 512 Mb RAM.). I'm hoping to get another year or two out of …

Horizontal Lines Not rated yet
I have artifacting and horizontal lines on my screen but only while gaming. Any suggestions, it's not my parts they are top of the line, could this be …

I am Going to Purchase i5 Processor, Need Help. Not rated yet
I am purchasing i5 processor and looking for server motherboard which will support up to 16 GB DDR3 RAM, a graphic card, 1TB HDD and also if I want to …

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Why Does my Computer Tell me I Need Flashplayer Not rated yet
When I try to watch a video on Facebook or play farmville it tells me I need Flashplayer and I've tried to reload my Adobe Flash and it won't. Answer …

Shopping For a Motherboard Not rated yet
My LGA-775 socket Asus motherboard is broken along with CPU (Pentium Dual Core). I'm shopping for a new motherboard bundle but I don't know what platform …

Can't get into Hard Drive of Older Desktop Computers Not rated yet
I am trying to redo some older desktops, all models, names, etc (10) has been up and running 2003 or so was new. Computers were donated to the COMMUNITY …

My PC Cannot Boot Not rated yet
I start my pc there is a power but the monitor is blinking only. Answer This is a very vague description. Start here if your computer will not …

Connect USB Connector to Motherboard Not rated yet
Trying to connect the USB connectors to the motherboard, the USB are mounted on the front of the case and the connectors go into the motherboard along …

System Restore Not rated yet
I know how to do a system by going to 1. Start 2. All Programs 3. Accessories 4. System Tools 5. System Restore. The problem is before when I …

CMOS Battery is not Working  Not rated yet
My CMOS battery is not working when I change the battery, it automatically gets discharged. Answer On some motherboards, there is a clear CMOS jumper …

No display Issue and 6 Beep Sound Occurred for Laptop Not rated yet
Failure description:No display issue 6 beep sound occurred for laptop. Answer The beeps are trying to tell you something, but you'll need to provide …

Simply change the driver to enable reading of DVD+R Not rated yet
Is it possible for a CD/DVD-R drive read a DVD+R disc simply by changing the driver? Answer Unfortunately, the answer I must give you is a no. The …

Various Blue Screen Messages At Start Up With No Beep Not rated yet
Every morning when I boot up, I get one of the following messages,RAM R/W failed, REGISTRY ERROR, SYSTEM-SERVICE EXCEPTION, SETWINDOWLONGS, STOP:0X0000007E, …

No Bluetooth Not rated yet
How can I hook my bluetooth headset to my HP G60? Answer Most often this type of issue is a simple fix. Usually a driver that needs to be updated. …

CPU Usage Percentage Not rated yet
When you see your CPU usage percentage in the Task Manager, does the percentage represent the amount of CPU your system is using, or the amount you still …

Connecting The Computer Case With Pin Connectors Not rated yet
In the picture shown with the instructions about how to connect the computer case to the motherboard I see there is an adapter connected to the power, …

I Cannot Play Youtube Movies On My Computer Not rated yet
It keeps saying, you either have java turn off or you have old version of adobe flash player. I have downloaded the latest version of adobe flash player …

Dual Or Quad Core? Not rated yet
I'm in the market for a new computer but not sure what to go for in terms of processor(s). I don't play games but I do use software like Photoshop. …

Why Does My Microsoft Outlook Take So Long To Start Everyday? Not rated yet
Ever since I installed Microsoft Office 2007, I have a terrible time every morning when I come in to open the e-mail program up. It seems to chug away …

ASUS P5QL PRO Motherboard RAM Not rated yet
I currently have 2 slots filled with 1 gb in each slot, the other 2 are open, and i want a total of 6 gb of ram, please suggest me a link to a ram kit …

Check Disk Runs At Start Up With Hard Disk Failure In Event Logger Not rated yet
When I start my personal computer, I lately get checkdisk, and it repairs the hard-disk failure. In the event logger a lot hard-disk failures are mentioned. …

I Changed My Graphic Card Now The Computer Only Runs For 5 Seconds Not rated yet
I recently changed graphic-card because I had some problems with games, the graphics were flashing and I though it may be the graphic card. When I was …

Using A Laptop For My Main Business Computer Not rated yet
I have a laptop that I have found is much faster and convenient to use than my desktop. Most of my business files and work is now being done on this unit, …

What Hard Drive To Buy? Not rated yet
I'm looking to build an I7 machine, it has 8GB of RAM, an ATI HD5870 Video card and an Asus P6T motherboard. I need a pretty fast drive to go with this …

Spyware And Windows 2000 Not rated yet
A close friend of mine called with a computer problem that we have been struggling with for a few days now. I have been having to work with her over the …

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