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 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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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 to look for when buying a gaming laptop that lasts [on hold]

I know that I must look for high ram, high cpu frequency good graphics card etc. What I would like to know is specifics that are needed. For example one laptop has a better graphics card the other ...
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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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NTSC console connected to PAL CRT TV “supporting” NTSC vs “native” NTSC TV [on hold]

I would like to buy an NTSC/US NES with NTSC games and maybe later on an NTSC PlayStation 1, but I wonder whether I can connect these consoles to a CRT PAL TV set without quality loss. I've read that ...
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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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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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GPUs and memory bus in-game performance [closed]

Would an ATi R9 290x with these specs: 4GB GDDR5 RAM 512bit memory bus 1,000MHz (5,000MHz effective memory clock speed) Make any difference compared with the GTX 970 with these specs: 4GB GDDR5 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Internal PS3 HDD Replacement

Is there any limit as to what size/type of hard drive you can replace in the Playstation 3?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...