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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What Is My Bottleneck? (Gaming Rig, i5-2500k @ 3.3ghz, 8gb ram, GTX770, Xonar DG, SSD for 64bit OS and Games) [on hold]

I'm always wondering what I should upgrade next. My current mobo is an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, and I am not overclocking my CPU. I am air / fan cooled in a Cooler Master mid sized tower w/ a side and ...
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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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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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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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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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What happens when I configure my USB hard drive for Xbox 360?

What happens when I configure my USB drive for the Xbox 360? Once it is configured, will I be able to use it like normally on my laptop/other computers? Will I be able to see files from the Xbox ...
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What features to look for a gaming mouse that works as a full-time mouse?

What should we look for in a gaming mouse that would also be used for other stuff? Obviously any gaming mouse will work fine for anything else, but, for instance, I wish to have 2 axis wheel for ...
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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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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 is the difference between the USB ports on the front/back of the XBox 360?

I just got my Kinect this week and the instructions are adamant that the Kinect has to be plugged into the USB ports on the BACK of the device. It included a cable so I could re-route my wireless ...
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What memory stick should I get for my XBox 360?

I recently got a new 4GB Xbox 360, and I wonder if I should get some more memory using a memory stick. Are these fast enough to store game data on or should they just be used for backup? Are there ...
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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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Is it possible to fix my PS3 by locating and resoldering broken joints?

My old "Phat" PS3 is dead - In some forums i read that the solder joints are broken. The fan is making some noise and some cryptic signs run over the screen... Is there a possibility to locate ...
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How do I stop my PS3 from making so much noise?

I believe that my PS3 is full of dust and therefore the fan goes on max as soon as I start a game. How can I get rid of the dust inside on the heat sinks and fans without destroying something?
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Determining if a game is CPU- or GPU-limited

What is a reliable, but not too time-consuming way to determine if a certain game is limited by the graphics card or by the processor speed? I have some preconceptions about whether I'm mostly GPU or ...
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How can I check if my computer's powerful enough to run a certain game?

Is there a service that I can use to check if my machine will be able to run a certain game?
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How does an ATI Mobility HD 4250 compare with a discrete graphics card?

I'm considering getting Diablo III to play on my laptop but my system doesn't meet all the requirements: As you can see my only issue is my video card. Is it so extreme an issue that I'm screwed or ...
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How do I repair a scratched game disc?

I have kids, which means I have scratched game discs that my systems can't read. Several months ago, I watched a video demonstrating how to repair scratched game discs using car polish. I tried ...
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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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Will xbox data be erased if I convert my USB drive back to PC format?

Earlier this semester, I transferred my xbox profile along with some game data to a USB drive so I could bring it with me when I went to my friend's dorm to play Borderlands. I now need to use the ...
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Do the usb ports on the back of the XBox 360 always supply power?

I'm curious if the USB ports on the back of the Xbox 360 constantly supply power, even if the Xbox itself is turned off (but still plugged in obviously). Also, is the power supplied by the USB ports ...
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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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PS3 graphics Stretching Glitch

I've been having some Graphics glitches with the assassins creed series (specifically 2/BH/Rev) and until today I assumed it was an issue with the game itself. There are times where the ...
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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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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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Why is a computer monitor less suitable for use with video game consoles, compared to a TV?

I have heard that TVs are better suited for game consoles (such as the PS3 or Xbox 360), rather than computer monitors. Is this the case? if so, Why? Is it just because of screen size or does it ...
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My 3D Games crashing in these scenarios

I have a situation here which I am unable to solve. I bought a PC last year March, here are my specs: Intel Core i3 550 @ 3GHz 4 GB RAM @400 MHz XFX GeForce 9500 GT graphics card 1GB @550MHz 500 GB ...
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What should I be doing to reduce loading times?

I have been wondering if it's possible to reduce the time it takes to load game files on my PC, for example, in-between levels in Half Life 2. I have just installed an SSD, and it's already ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there any way to make Logitech Revolution MX scrolling sensible in OS X?

I'm playing Minecraft on a mac, and I'm using a Logitech Revolution MX. When scrolling in the game, it flicks through my items very quickly, rather than one item-per-click scrolling than I get in ...
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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 I use the hard disk and the mount from a Slim PS3 in a Super Slim PS3?

I'm looking at grabbing a Super Slim PS3 soon, and since the 12 gig is cheaper than the 500 gig I have been looking at grabbing that and putting a hard drive in it. As far as I can figure replacing a ...
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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 ...
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Can the Ratchet and Clank “Burn Ring” Appear in today's games

there's a cheat/glitch in the first Ratchet and Clank game where you can glitch up one of the races so your onfoot and positioning yourself under a bunch of creates so they're off screen and using a ...
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Does a first gen PSP battery cause damage to a PSP 2000

I have 2 PSP's, one is a first gen PSP which I use for playing games on the go, the other is a PSP 2000 which I use for when I want to play PSP games on my TV Recently I found out that the battery ...
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Upconverting older consoles' output for HDTVs

Is it possible? I still like retro gaming on my PSX/PS2 when I have time, but all TVs are HD now and the AVI looks like a mess, and even output from the 480p component cables look really grainy and ...
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How to force my Samsung monitor and nVidia card to display in 3D?

I have a Samsung 27LSA950 monitor and apparently there is licencing issues between Samsung and nVidia with regards to 3D games. I have Geforce 570 2.5Gb GPU. There was previously a solution on how ...
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Is the blue-ray drive in the PS3 user replacable?

My PS3 Blue-Ray Drive cannot read any disks anymore Is there a possibility to replace the drive with a normal standard spare parts?
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Possible Graphics Driver Problem

I considered asking this question over at Super User, since it may be a hardware problem, but since it's specific to one game I came here. I have the game Kerbal Space Program. It's fairly ...
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Is there any electronic board map to convert PlayStation or XBox joy-stick to PC? [closed]

My fiend says: search and google and find electronic map board to make an electronic board to convert PS or XBox Joystick and connect to PC. electronic board map drivers
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Where is the WiFi antenna located?

Where in the body of the Nintendo 3DS is the WiFi antenna located? To try to get more StreetPasses, I place the 3DS in an indent on my car's dashboard when I'm driving. Which part of the 3DS do I ...