Questions tagged [hardware]

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. Hardware recommendation questions are off-topic but might be welcomed at Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Xbox Series S NVME M2 drive doesnt work. How to replace the SSD NVME M2 Drive?

I bought another NVME m2 drive from ebay that is 512GB and did a clone from the Series S nvme drive using Macrium Reflect. And the system would just turn off when I press the power button. Anyone have ...
3
votes
1answer
37 views

Override the PlayStation 4 DualShock Controllers in Windows 10

I'm using a PlayStation 4 DualShock controller on Windows 10. I want to change the controller behaviours for the operating system as a whole. I want the "O" button to be "pressed" ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

PS2 disc barely spinning read error

I recently bought 3 old used ps2 discs, and all of them get the same error. "The disc could not be read." I am using a ps2 slim. Some games work on my ps2, but all of these dont. The ...
3
votes
1answer
92 views

How do I check if my GPU supports Raytracing?

while browsing a particular website I came across this notice on a page for Metro Exodus ATTENTION! ENHANCED EDITION WORKS ONLY ON GPUs WITH RAY TRACING TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT! IT WILL NOT LAUNCH ON ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

How to put a PS3 super slim hard drive into a new console? [duplicate]

My PS3 Super Slim bricked beyond repair, and i really wanted to find a way to salvage all the data inside its hard drive so i could possibly use it in a new PS3 if i ever buy another one. My console ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Can run 4k60fps but not 1080p 60fps [closed]

I started one of my games and noticed it was a bit choppy.. the game looked a bit too good to be true so I checked the settings and it was running in 4k. I run all my games in 1080p because 4k on max ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

What is the reference of this PlayStation 2 disk motor?

I have to change the motor of a PS2 but the only ones I find that looks the same have the wrong ribbon, and they don't fit properly. I can't find any seller on eBay or elsewhere that have this motor ...
1
vote
2answers
71 views

Minecraft Server - Performance issues due to CPU?

Im running a Minecraft Server and somehow it is struggling with timing. - So its laggy, sometimes more, sometimes less. So I probably figured out that this is a problem caused by my CPU, since its ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

What kind of resources does the render distance in Minecraft mainly use?

I'd like to set the Render Distance to 64 chunks (using Optifine) on Minecraft: Java Edtion without getting any lags or low FPS. I have an Intel Core i7-10700K and 16Gb of RAM, and I allocate 14Gb of ...
2
votes
0answers
35 views

How do I fix my Xbox 360 controller?

I have a wired 360 controller. It doesn't have any breakaway parts in the cord. Here are the problems: The lights won't turn on, It's unresponsive, The little motor in it that does the vibration ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to set up a virtual joystick in the Thrustmaster T.A.R.G.E.T. software?

I recently bought two Thrustmaster T16000M flight sticks to play space games. However, there seem to be some games which are unable to differentiate between two devices of the same kind. The T.A.R.G.E....
3
votes
0answers
43 views

My Xbox One controller suddenly stopped working on PC

Sorry, English isn't my first language. Please let me know if you didn't understand something and I will try to explain it in another way. So, until Saturday (2 days ago) my Xbox One controller was ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

Xbox 360 Elite Randomly Freezes

My Xbox 360 Elite recently started freezing randomly. At first, it would only happen after 1-2 hours of gameplay, but recently, it has worsened to happening roughly every 15 minutes of usage. When it ...
3
votes
1answer
77 views

How do I get better performance with Watch Dogs in Windows 10, compared to Windows 7?

I am attempting to play Watch Dogs on Windows 10. The game ran fine at low settings on a Windows 7 PC (at least 30-35 fps) but Windows 10 does not give me even 20 fps. I have dual booted Windows 7 and ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Gaming console (XBox) through wall in another room

I'm looking to wall mount the TV in my lounge, which would give it a nice, clean look. However, I've got an XBox one and want to get an XBox Series X in the future. My partner wants to avoid having an ...
1
vote
2answers
784 views

Installing Steam games on external HDD… bad idea?

So I installed Steam + a few games onto a USB hard drive easily enough, and so far everything seems to work fine. But I've read mixed opinions online, many say that it is a bad idea to do such a thing....
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Lag in Games with Charging

So I recently started playing Star Wars Fallen Order with a laptop under the minimum specs. I boot it up and I see a lot of lagging even in Low settings. I turn up my settings to Medium and I ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Are there hardware limitations that prevents the Switch from streaming with just an app?

It baffles me that no version of the Nintendo Switch has built-in streaming capabilities, yet. You still need a capture card and computer. If our iPhones can do live vlogs, why can't the larger Switch ...
-3
votes
2answers
6k views

How can I AFK all night on a Minecraft server with my laptop on sleep [closed]

I have recently joined a Minecraft server (it allows AFKing and has no timeout) and set up a bunch of AFK farms, and I want to AFK while I sleep. But my laptops fan (it’s clean, I checked) keeps me up ...
1
vote
1answer
523 views

Better game performance in Fortnite on Windows 8.1 vs Windows 10?

I have noticed a strange issue when playing Fortnite on different Operating Systems with the same hardware. With Windows 10 installed, my CPU load is 100%, the gameplay is sluggish and suffers from ...
-2
votes
2answers
210 views

How to effectively keep a laptop cool while running a server? [closed]

I just hosted a home Minecraft server on a spare laptop, and I'd like the server to be up 24/7. (I join and play from a different computer). I had my friend join the server, then I went for lunch, ...
0
votes
0answers
152 views

problem with 2 usb gamepad connection and settings

I'm newbie in gaming and and I have faced with some problems with shockers in gamepads. I have recently bought 2 cheap USB gamepads (microkingdom) for my children to play games on PC (windows 8.1), ...
0
votes
0answers
333 views

Many 3D games experience large amounts of mouse lag on my laptop. How can I fix these?

I have a laptop that exhibits large amounts of input latency in every 3D game I have tried, with one notable exception: Team Fortress 2 can run perfectly at the maximum (high) video quality settings, ...
-1
votes
1answer
72 views

Is it fine to play PS4 pro games on a full hd monitor? [closed]

Will there be a lot of loss in video quality if one uses a Full HD (1920x1080) monitor to play PS4 Pro?
0
votes
1answer
7k views

Is there a way to set out many CPU Cores a game uses without needed to reboot the PC?

I recently got The Technomancer from GOG but when i went to play it, it just sat at the loading screen for ever. looking up the issue it seems to be one shared with the Steam version and some users ...
1
vote
2answers
14k views

Best way to connect multiple controllers to a PC

I was considering building a LAN PC (e.g. a Mini ITX portable build) to bring around to my friends houses. I remember last time I tried to play two player Castle Crashers on Steam, we had a problem ...
5
votes
2answers
122 views

How can I repair a Nintendo handheld device if there isn't a service center in my country?

Disclaimer: I'm not sure if this is on topic but I'll try anyway. If not, tell me and I'll delete this question. I have a Nintendo handheld console (New 2DS XL in my case) and the upper screen is ...
4
votes
1answer
222 views

Is it safe to run a heavy game in a non-gaming laptop?

I have an Acer laptop with a dedicated graphics card GeForce 940MX, Core i5, but one single cooler (it's not a gaming laptop by any stretch of the imagination). It's thin, which causes little ...
6
votes
1answer
394 views

What games did NVIDIA come through on regarding RTX and DLSS?

In 2018 NVIDIA released its RTX 2000-series cards. A huge part of this release was an emphasis on some fundamental new features that games would support in the future. A list can be seen here of these ...
-3
votes
1answer
316 views

TABS making my laptop too hot even with lowest settings

I'm running Totally Accurate Battle Simulator game on a laptop with an i5 CPU (8th generation, 8 GB RAM, and GTX 1050 Ti, running Windows 10). Every time I run this game, the laptop gets too hot and ...
0
votes
0answers
178 views

Keyboard stopped detecting multiple keypresses [duplicate]

I have been playing CSGO on my Lenovo Ideapad 300-15isk for more than two years. Few days back when I was playing CSGO multiple keypresses stopped working. It still detects two keys pressed at once. ...
0
votes
3answers
5k views

What is the weight and dimensions of all items in the full Valve Index kit, unboxed?

Shipping packages of tech with varying dimensions and weight can mean a lot of money in shipping costs, so for various purposes like shipping, packing and transportation to/from repair, I'd like to ...
0
votes
2answers
697 views

Why do I get a popup saying hardware configuration has changed?

Sometimes when I start Modern Warfare 2 on my Windows 10 laptop, i get a popup asking me if I want to set optimal settings because my hardware configuration changed since the last time I played. If I ...
9
votes
1answer
378 views

What's inside a DS Lite slot cover?

The DS Lite, as most people probably know, comes with a placeholder gba cartridge that nintendo officially calls the "cartridge slot cover". This has electrical contacts on it, though it does nothing ...
-1
votes
1answer
101 views

Will setting up RAID 1 on secondary HDD(s) where games are installed affect performance? [closed]

I'm recently setting up a new computer and was trying to decide if I should set up RAID 1 on my computer for data redundancy purposes. (so I don't lose data if a drive fails) My setup has a small (...
-1
votes
1answer
6k views

CPU requirements for Minecraft Server?

Most questions ask about how much RAM or how much bandwidth a Minecraft server needs, but I haven't found much information on CPU requirements. Let's say I have the following specs for a dedicated ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

PC controller issue: D-pad affects X-rotation

Recently, I discovered an issue with my PC controller(namely, Redgear Pro Wireless gamepad). Whenever I move forward in a game(left thumb stick up), the direction changes to the left and whenever I ...
1
vote
0answers
437 views

How to fix PS 2 power won't turn green?

When I power on my PS 2, it shows a red light on the reset button. When I push the button, it turns green just for a few seconds and switch back to the red light. I google about this and many suggest ...
-4
votes
1answer
156 views

Can you use gorilla glue to fix an Xbox 360 game disc?

I have a copy of GTA V for the Xbox 360 and the game keeps restarting due to some problem with the disc and it is very minorly scratched. Can you use gorilla glue to fix an Xbox 360 game disc?
1
vote
0answers
184 views

Difference between PS1 optic drive models?

Old optic drive needs to be replaced, but I am unsure about the differences between the KSM-440ADM, KSM-440AEM, and KSM-440BAM models? I have a SCPH-9001 unit that came with a KSM-440AEM, but is the ...
1
vote
1answer
266 views

X52 axes for pitch and roll either 0 or 100%

I've recently upgraded to the X52. Got it from a friend who it was working perfectly for, he just wanted the pro model. After installing drivers and setting up, I found it significantly more ...
2
votes
1answer
11k views

Can't click on two buttons at the same time on gaming mouse

When I play Fortnite i want to build quick. I noticed that my gaming mouse "Star Raider CND-SGM1" doesn't recognize when I FIRST hold my left click and than I click on "back key" on the side of my ...
-1
votes
1answer
618 views

How does using PS/2 with a keyboard influence gaming? [closed]

I have a keyboard that has N-key-rollover. I can connect it to my computer using USB, but in the package there also was an USB to PS/2 connector I can use to plug in the keyboard via PS/2. Of course ...
5
votes
1answer
593 views

Is there a benefit from using a dock to charge wireless controllers

I now have a PS4 with a wireless controller. Is there a compelling reason to use a charging station, other than aesthetics?
-2
votes
2answers
280 views

How to identify which component to upgrade [closed]

I am thinking about upgrading my old desktop pc. The basic specification is: Core 2 duo 3GB RAM 1GB dedicated graphics (not sure of the model) HDD My monitor is an old LCD (that doesnt support HDMI)....
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Move PS4 HDD to PS4 Pro? Keep data intact?

I upgraded my PS4 to a 2 TB HDD, can I just install it into a new PS4 Pro? Im asking because Im worried there might be problems with the software and/or firmware differences between the playstations. ...
4
votes
0answers
430 views

Why Are SNES and Genesis “16-bit”? [closed]

As a hardware and software engineer, I'm mystified by the claims that both the SNES and Genesis are 16-bit consoles. As best I remember the stats: SNES 16-bit registers and arithmetic 8-bit data bus ...
1
vote
0answers
492 views

PS4 Controller needs to be synced every boot

So I've had a PS4 Pro for about a year now and pretty much since day 1 it's had an issue with controller connection. The Dualshock 4 can almost never be used to turn on the console. The controller ...
1
vote
2answers
8k views

Ps4 strange behavior, failure to identify control - error code CE-30993-4

Hello my ps4 is having trouble identifying a wifi control, before anything else, this control has been tested on another console, and the problem also occurs with the other control I have, so the ...
2
votes
3answers
537 views

Why is screen refresh rate considered important in gaming?

I'm shopping for a gaming laptop. I play RPG/shooters like Fallout 4 and MMOs such as Guild Wars 2 and Black Desert Online. I prefer high pixel density displays. In a 15.6-inch laptop screen, 1080p ...