• Looking to buy/put together an IT/Computer repair kit?

    My husband is an IT and computer guy and he occasionally has to repair computers and tech from both our families. This is both hardware and software repair. I was hoping for some advice on what to get to put together a kit for him that he can grab easily and treat like one of those old fashioned doctor's bags... show more
    My husband is an IT and computer guy and he occasionally has to repair computers and tech from both our families. This is both hardware and software repair. I was hoping for some advice on what to get to put together a kit for him that he can grab easily and treat like one of those old fashioned doctor's bags when he goes to fix something. I've found a few pre-made kits on Amazon for computer repair, but none of them include the various cables for connecting his tablet to other devices. I hope this makes sense.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • HDD is DYING, Can LLF help increase life time by any chance ?

    Best answer: First, do a backup of all your data, or the entire system if you still can. Then, try another testing software, like SpeedFan. It too has a SMART checker. Usually by the time you get SMART errors, it is too late to backup everything. Heed the warnings anyway, do that backup. If it turns out other tests show no... show more
    Best answer: First, do a backup of all your data, or the entire system if you still can. Then, try another testing software, like SpeedFan. It too has a SMART checker.
    Usually by the time you get SMART errors, it is too late to backup everything. Heed the warnings anyway, do that backup. If it turns out other tests show no problem with SMART, then you may be ok, but I strongly suspect the drive is starting to fail. A tell tale sign is clicking sounds from the HDD when the system locks up or freezes. That is the drive doing a re-calibration and re-seek to try and find a sector it cannot read. No need for SMART at that point, you know the drive is finished when that happens.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it possible my temperture gauge for my computer went out while cleaning my CPU?

    My computer has been saying it is running VERY HOT as in 100c , before I clean my computer it would only get up to 65c at max. It would also blow out prettt hot air that would make my space warm. But now that I’ve cleaned it, it doesn’t even get loud or heat up the space around me. This is what is leading me to... show more
    My computer has been saying it is running VERY HOT as in 100c , before I clean my computer it would only get up to 65c at max. It would also blow out prettt hot air that would make my space warm. But now that I’ve cleaned it, it doesn’t even get loud or heat up the space around me. This is what is leading me to think that the temp gauge has malfunctioned on my computer. I also touch my and felt around my CPU to see if I could physically feel heat and didn’t feel anything.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Need help with computer compatibility?

    I want to upgrade my cpu to a Intel Core i5-7400. but i'm pretty new to this and don't know what i need to change in my computer first. here's a list of my parts: Hard drive: microsoft WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device Sound(all three were listed under sound on my pc): PCI ATSC hybrid audio device, PCI... show more
    I want to upgrade my cpu to a Intel Core i5-7400. but i'm pretty new to this and don't know what i need to change in my computer first. here's a list of my parts: Hard drive: microsoft WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device Sound(all three were listed under sound on my pc): PCI ATSC hybrid audio device, PCI ATSC hybrid DTV device and PCI ATSC hybrid video device power supply: OCZ StealthXStream 2 500W ATX12V Motherboard: gigabyte ep45t-ud3lr Graphics card: DUAL-GTX1050TI-4G cpu: intel core 2 quad cpu q8300 RAM: ddr3 dual channel 8gb (i think its 2 4gb sticks) (i don't know what this is but this was listed also)Network adapters: realtek rtl8168c(p)/8111c(p) family pci-e gigabit ethernet nic (ndis 6.20)
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • What's wrong with my mouse?

    Best answer: If it is wireless I would first try changing the battery. If that doesn't help then I would get a new one. By shaking it that would tend to indicate that be something isn't making good contact inside the mouse. It could be the battery terminals but anything else isn't worth messing with.

    Ron
    Best answer: If it is wireless I would first try changing the battery. If that doesn't help then I would get a new one. By shaking it that would tend to indicate that be something isn't making good contact inside the mouse. It could be the battery terminals but anything else isn't worth messing with.

    Ron
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can you settle a bet? My sister says everything on a hard drive can be deleted but I told her hard drive is permanent?

    Best answer: Everything on the hard drive can be deleted - but the standard "delete" command on most operating systems will just mark the file as "unused space", which leaves the data intact but the system itself will not know there's data (the information that links to said data have been deleted by the... show more
    Best answer: Everything on the hard drive can be deleted - but the standard "delete" command on most operating systems will just mark the file as "unused space", which leaves the data intact but the system itself will not know there's data (the information that links to said data have been deleted by the "delete" command). You can still overwrite that area if you continue to use the computer and add more data onto the disk, to which eventually it's going to hit that specific location. However, if you want to permanently erase the data, there are wiping utilities that can just fill that file with random data, then "delete" it, or wipe the entire drive completely.

    Note that the wiping process won't be completely effective against SSDs as they have builtin wear-leveling to prevent any one part of the SSD from prematurely failing from concentrated overuse.

    TL;DR? Yes - everything can be deleted - just throw the drive into a microwave, smash it with a hammer, and throw into a fire, and your data is gone. ;P
    18 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is my cpu broke?

    I was looking into getting a new cpu and graphics card for my computer. I needed to know how big my power supply is and if i could add a new graphics card and cpu so I opened up my computer to look. I took out my graphics card and set it to the side. And then i unscrewed my cpu and tried to take it out but i had to... show more
    I was looking into getting a new cpu and graphics card for my computer. I needed to know how big my power supply is and if i could add a new graphics card and cpu so I opened up my computer to look. I took out my graphics card and set it to the side. And then i unscrewed my cpu and tried to take it out but i had to pull pretty hard to get it out. When i tried putting it back in i pent some pins but i straightened them and got it back in. The pins only went about halfway in though. I put everything back together and plugged my computer in. When i turned it on all the fan's and led's turned on but nothing showed up on my monitor. Did i break my CPU? If not than what happened?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Are cloud storage also disk storage?

    Best answer: Technically, yes. However, it won't be local disk storage. The datacenter(s) wherever your cloud data will be stored have servers that use disks for storage; either SSDs or HDDs.
    Best answer: Technically, yes. However, it won't be local disk storage. The datacenter(s) wherever your cloud data will be stored have servers that use disks for storage; either SSDs or HDDs.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Does Gigabyte GTX 1050s work on legacy BIOS PCs?

    Best answer: Contact Gigabyte sales or tech support and say you have money in hand to buy their product, and you need their help.
    Best answer: Contact Gigabyte sales or tech support and say you have money in hand to buy their product, and you need their help.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is everything ever seen on a computer screen forever burned onto the hard drive?

    Best answer: It's burned onto your hard drive in the wild until such time that you use a secure file eraser and CC Cleaner does have one . To erase permanently whats sitting in the wild of the hard drive . You should run the free space eraser once every year to make sure that credit card numbers deleted viruses deleted... show more
    Best answer: It's burned onto your hard drive in the wild until such time that you use a secure file eraser and CC Cleaner does have one . To erase permanently whats sitting in the wild of the hard drive . You should run the free space eraser once every year to make sure that credit card numbers deleted viruses deleted malware and etcetera are permanently destroyed
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What's the difference between cloud storage and disk storage?

    Best answer: With cloud storage you can access it from anywhere on any device, it pull the data over the internet which can sometimes take an extra couple of second but i think its a great place to save backups of your files. With Disk storage its all there and its very easy and quick to access, but if you don't back it up... show more
    Best answer: With cloud storage you can access it from anywhere on any device, it pull the data over the internet which can sometimes take an extra couple of second but i think its a great place to save backups of your files. With Disk storage its all there and its very easy and quick to access, but if you don't back it up and your hard drive fails then you lose the data forever.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is a computer?

    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Will my psu be enough to overclock my rig?

    so i got a 600w 80+ but the white version cuz im a dumbass. Will it be enough to overclock a gtx 1060 with a i5 7600k also have 16gb ram 3000mhz.https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as...
    so i got a 600w 80+ but the white version cuz im a dumbass. Will it be enough to overclock a gtx 1060 with a i5 7600k also have 16gb ram 3000mhz.https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as...
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I overclock my brain?

    Best answer: Eight to ten double espressos generally does the trick.

    Cooling - that's what your AC system is for...

    Storage is pre-defined and not upgradable but you have around 100 terabytes available.
    It's a semi-dynamic system though and stored data needs using regularly to keep the index links up to date.
    Best answer: Eight to ten double espressos generally does the trick.

    Cooling - that's what your AC system is for...

    Storage is pre-defined and not upgradable but you have around 100 terabytes available.
    It's a semi-dynamic system though and stored data needs using regularly to keep the index links up to date.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago