Hardware is a collection of physical elements that comprise a computer system. Computer hardware refers to the physical parts or components of computer such as monitor, keyboard, hard disk, mouse, etc.

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Installing disc's to Xbox One slow?

When installing games via disc to the Xbox One, I find it takes an extremely long time to install. It would make more sense if I was downloading and installing the game via the marketplace but no, ...
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Will US PS4 work on 220V?

I bought a new PS4 Batman bundle from Amazon.com and I was wondering if it will work on 220V. I asked the support in Amazon and did some research and people say that it would work, however when I ...
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Problem with mouse that occurs only when playing counter strike global offensive

My mouse is pretty trash, it's a Logitech M175. The battery is fairly new, but sometimes when I'm like watching a video it gets stuck (mouse presses still work though), and it stays that way until I ...
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Would it be detrimental to run games at the highest settings my laptop can handle?

I have only recently gotten a gaming laptop that can actually play modern games. With my old laptop, I was only capable of playing 2d games...so I'm not exactly sure about the graphics setting that I ...
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Is it normal that my bluetooth gamepad only reach 5m/15ft?

I do a lot of gaming from my couch which is placed ~5m/15ft from my computer. I use a Logitech F710 game pad and/or keyboard/mouse with bluetooth connection to the computer. What's super annoying is ...
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What power cord does the original playstation 3 use?

I have an original Playsation 3. My question is what hardware do i need to buy to power this Playstation 3? I have the actual ps3, and the hdmi cable, but nothing to power it. As a sub-question, does ...
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Is Bluetooth (headphones) efficient for gaming?

I read that Bluetooth on several headphones send the sound with a small delay. This is not a problem when you listen to music or talking with a friend but it is a problem when watching a movie or ...
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Standard Stereo headphones on Xbox 360 E

I'm not sure if this goes here, but I think this place is the best place for this question... Anyway, I've got some cheap dollar store headphones, and I was wondering if the pin out of the Xbox 360 E ...
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Is my GPU temperatures high? How can I lower it?

I've recently bought a Gigabyte R9 280x 3GB GDDR5 graphics card, and honestly, I'm pretty happy with it. But one thing I'm concerned is with it's temperature. After one hour or so playing, its ...
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Warning when installing relatively old game

This might be better suited for SuperUser.SE, but it also might be too game-specific. I recently installed Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X., a game from 2009, on my new laptop. My laptop carries an i7 2.5 GHz ...
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Is the Logitech Momo Force wheel compatible with the PS4?

I have found an old Logitech MOMO Force wheel. Will this one work with a PS4? Or is there any game, I could try it with. I don´t want to buy a game and then figure out that it is not working.
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What damage would be done by losing power whilst ps4 is still shutting down (white power indiciator still flashing)

I was wondering what damage can be done to the ps4 system by losing power whilst the system is still in the process of shutting down (the white power indicator still flashing). There seems to be no ...
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My PS3 console beeps one time and doesn't turn on

It has been one month since this problem happened, I don't know how to fix it. The problem When I connect my power cord, the red Colour comes up as normal. But when I press it , it beeps one time ...
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What is AMD Mantle, and can I take advantage of it?

I've bought Civilization Beyond Earth in Steam, and when I start it I get the option to just start the game, or to start it using AMD Mantle. There's no explanation of what AMD Mantle is. I have an ...
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Can I use an Xbox Guitar Hero 2 controller for Retro/Grade on PC?

I just bought Retro/Grade and my computer doesn't automatically detect my Xbox 360 GH2 X-plorer, instead fails to automatically find a driver for it, leaving me unable to choose the Guitar control ...
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PS3 power problem

My PS3 cut out while playing black ops 2. The system clicked and turned off, instantly, no red standby light, no response to the power button. I flipped off the power switch in the back, unplugged ...
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Is anything saved to the 3DS console?

I've noticed that seemingly everything is saved to the SD card in the 3DS. Does the system itself have any memory itself? Or does it use the SD in it as a sort of storage for everything? And if the ...
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What can I do if I damage my 10NES chip to restore my NES system?

I recently bought an NES (which I was told was fully functional) hoping to have some fun playing some games. However after getting a cartridge (Mario bros & Duck hunt combo cartridge) the system ...
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Is my Xbox One temperature normal?

I have a new Xbox One, and I'm very worried about the temperature it's reaching. After only 30 minutes of playing Forza 5 or Titanfall, the top ventilation grid is at 50ºC (122ºF). I'm measuring it ...
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Nintendo DS Lite glitchy screen

I have loved my DS and taken good care of it for 5 years. Nintendo consoles are build to last, that's for sure. But a few minutes ago I was playing Animal Crossing: Wild World on a flashcard [trying ...
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How to transfer minecraft root folder to an SSD drive?

So I know that generally hardware questions are not accepted here but I feel this is a slight exception due to the fact that it has to do with minecraft specifically. So, recently I have gotten my ...
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Rebinding Razer Sabertooth Multifunction buttons

I have a razer sabertooth controller and it has 6 additional buttons (2 triggers and 2 buttons) however it only seem to be able to rebind to onboard buttons ie. the dpad, abxy, stick presses. Is ...
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What is this long black Nintendo DS thing?

I can't seem to figure out what this is. I know at one point I bought it at one point because I needed it for something but I can't really remember but I know it was important. It looks like a ...
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Cleaning the Xbox Lens

What is the fast, most efficient way to clean your Xbox 360 lens? I have all the knowledge of computers, but the gaming systems are foreign to me. I believe it is the lens that is broken, dirty or ...
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How many hours does it take to backup the PS3 internal drive if it is 1.0 TB

How long or how much time does it take for a PS3 to backup a 1 TB internal drive to a USB external drive using the official Backup Utility?
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Are there drivers for my Saitek X45 that will work with windows 8.1 64bit?

I have an old Saitek X45 HOTAS Are there drivers that will let it work with my Windows 8 computer? Google is not helping!
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the capability to use external hard drive on xbox 360 is unlimited? [duplicate]

Hello I read in these questions: Could I use a 1/2TB USB 2/3 external HDD with an XBox 360? Installing a hard-disk on Xbox 360 4 GB These question explain than can only be used 16 GB (or 32 GB ...
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Am I endagering my XBOX360 by using a chipped disc?

Yesterday, while I was taking a game disc out of its jewel case, the inner ring on the disc cracked (which I found troubling as I have never had this happen). Trying to assess the damage, I peeled ...
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Elder Scrolls Online doesn't allow textures above “Medium”

I haven't been able to find any information on google about this, but I recently nabbed the beta for ESO, and decided to fiddle with the settings. For some reason the overall Graphics setting only ...
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How to fix a loose HDMI cable

I've read up on the HDMI questions for xbox-360 - like this one and this one - and haven't found anyone with the exact problem I'm experiencing. Apologies if I missed an obvious dupe. I purchased ...
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Minimum PSU numbers for GPUs don't make sense? [closed]

I have a 380 watt PSU, and most video cards say they need a 450 watt PSU at minimum. Is this a case of manufacturers being too safe? ...
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What are the recommended specs for Minecraft?

I tried starting up a new world of Minecraft today, and found much to my displeasure that something as simple as breaking a tree, on a single-player world, would run into glitchy, laggy, unplayable ...
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Total war series with a dual monitor setup

In the total war series, specifically Rome and Shogun Total war 2, you can scroll/rotate the map by moving the mouse cursor to the edge of the screen. This works fine on a single monitor, but I have ...
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What should I consider while looking for a hard drive for PS3 12GB? [closed]

What should I take into account while searching for a hard drive to extend storage of PS3 Super Slim 12GB? The three things that seem natural are: speed - 5400 or 7200 RPM? Is the there any ...
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Is there a way to remove the region lock on a 3DS and still connect to the nintendo store

I have an old DS Lite, and I want to get the Etrian Odyssey series, but the 4th one only came out on 3DS, so I'm going to get a 3DS. But since the 3DS is region locked I was thinking of getting all ...
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What's this gameboy-like handheld from my childhood? [closed]

I recently had a dream that reminded me of a handheld video game I used to have when I was in my early teens (1995-2000, though it could be produced before). My scheme of it looks like this: The ...
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XPS (Extreme Memory Profile) causing Skyrim bug to speed-stutter

I just upgraded from an socket AM3 790FX X4 at 3.1GHz (max OC) to an FX8350 AM3+ / 990FX with a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard. I've kept the 2x4GB of G.Skill F3-17000CL11-4GBSR RAM from the AM3 ...
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How does the NES Zapper work? [duplicate]

You may have played NES Console games when you were younger -- I know I did. I remember playing Duck Hunt, for one: Duck Hunt came with a peripheral called the NES Zapper: How does it work? How ...
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Is there a visible difference between 60 FPS vs 120 FPS in gaming?

Is there a visible difference between 60 FPS vs 120 FPS? I am going under the assumption that the monitor is your standard 60 Hz monitor. I've heard arguments that you would want a higher FPS for ...
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Playstation 3 fan noise due to broken sensor?

I've had a 60GB Playstation 3 model since 2007. It got replaced by Sony because of YLOD a few years back. For as long as I can remember the fans goes up to full-speed whatever the console is doing. ...
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How to reconfigure my Xbox 360 hard drive back into a hard drive?

I first had a 20G hard drive on my Xbox and I was running low on space. I got a 60G hard drive and a cheap transfer cable off Amazon. I accidentally plugged it in the wrong way and configured it so ...
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Aspect ratio when playing older 4:3 games on a wide screen

My problem is that when I play an older game like Stronghold Crusader or other games that use a 4:3 aspect ratio, it gets pulled apart to 16:9 on my widescreen monitor. Is there a way to prevent ...
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Can I bleach or otherwise whiten discolored Wii Classic Controller analog sticks?

Apparently due to finger oils or sunlight or just the flow of time, the joysticks of my Wii Classic Controller have yellowed and look a bit icky, while the rest of the controller (plastic, not rubber) ...
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Does my PS3 not enjoy the summer?

I am currently playing The Last of Us on my PS3 Slim and have been running into various technical troubles. The first being the infamous auto-save bug, the second being the game loading forever (I ...
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What are the hardware differences between the Xbox 360 slim and the Xbox 360 E?

What are the hardware differences between the Xbox 360 slim and the Xbox 360 E? Are there any significant improvements or benefits of the Xbox 360 E that one should consider?
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Incorrect Aspect Ratio for Games using nVidia Surround

I am trying to configure any game within Steam, either Call of Duty Black Ops, Modern Warfare 3, or Fallout New Vegas, to correctly use my surround setup of three monitors. Problem is, the ...
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Does JOYSTICK-IT work with MAME on PC?

I'm thinking of getting a JOYSTICK-IT by ThinkGeek, the guys who developed the iCade. However, I would like to know if the Joystick works for a MAME Emulator on PC. It should be able to connect fine, ...
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How long does the PSP remember's it's state when the battery is removed

i have 2 Batteries for my PSP 2000, i only recently learned that the problem with the first battery may have actually been the PSP not charging up via the power cable when i was fiddling with ...
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Can PSP Batteries be recharged via USB?

I've obtained a recharging cable for my PSP that has a USB plug at the end rather than an AC adapter. I have a Lithium Ion Battery Pack which i use to charge up my iPhone when it's low on power and ...
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What is wrong with my PSP's thumbstick to make a character walk the opposite direction

Recently i've been noticing that when i push up in the thumb stick my character actually moves down, i've mainly been noticing this in Disgaea in the overloads castle where using the thumbstick is ...