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.

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How to determine if Xbox 360's DVD drive has mismatching DVD key?

My Xbox 360's DVD drive has broken, so few days ago I ordered a new one. When it arrived I started checking if it can read game DVDs properly. As it turned out, it cannot. I assumed drive which I ...
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Problem with holding down the mouse buttons (SVEN RX-G740)

I recently bought a new SVEN RX-G740 mouse and during the game I noticed a small problem. If I hold down a click on the right and left mouse buttons at the same time and release one of them, then all ...
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How does the Nintendo 3DS play DS games?

Games for the original Nintendo DS run, and have always run, on Nintendo 3DS hardware. I've been trying to read about how this works but am not really finding anything definitive. How does the ...
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Does PlayStation 2 slimline have USB 2.0 ports?

I know the classic (fat) PlayStation 2 has two USB 1.1 ports. Has Sony upgraded slimlines' USB ports (in particular SCPH-90004) to 2.0?
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Do Nintendo 64 motherboards fit in any revision N64 case?

I have an original launch Nintendo 64 that I took good care of over the past 25 years, but alas it now exhibits the random reset issue. I narrowed the issue down to the motherboard. Newer revision ...
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Why is reading/writing memory cards slow in PS1 emulators?

Speed of flash memory and other storage has improved quite a bit since the PS1 days—and now some emulators can provide higher-than-native reading speeds when loading a ‘CD’ in a game (e.g. PS Vita's ...
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Battlefield 2042 is limiting threads and process priority

On a 2600x 6-core 12-thread CPU the game is using only 8 threads at 100% usage with other 4 on idle. You cannot change/unlock or do anything with e.g. Process Lasso, it is hard-locked at 8 threads ...
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Why Microsoft is selling physical media games for Series S, but there is no disc drive on Xbox Series S?

See screenshots from shops: I am confused, why those products exists. Why Microsoft is selling physical media games for Series S, but there is no disc drive on Xbox Series S?
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Intense lagging while playing games (Space Engine)

I have played SpaceEngine (NOT Space-Engineers) on my laptop for almost a year now without any problems. However the game has started experiencing a lot of lag for the last one month. I opened up task ...
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Gigabyte Gpu GTX 960 suddenly too slow for dx9 games

All of a sudden, games using direct X 9 are too slow and stutters with around 10-20 fps, while the gpu is working at 99%. The exact games used to function a week ago reaching 100+fps and without that ...
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Cannot use Rapid fire button with RMB

Hi there I wanna know why I can't use my rapid fire button after I hold RMB on my gaming mouse. Ther Rapid fire button works perfectly fine but when I hold RMB to use ads and fire a semi auto weapon ...
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Are low profile GPUs better than laptop GPUs or are they same thing?

I'm overwhelmed by the different types of GPUs. Recently I came to know that laptops have different GPUs that have lower power consumption and are smaller in size. But no matter how much I tried to ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there a term for controllers with the game built in?

There exist games which don’t play on a console, and don’t have their own display — rather, the controller has a video out cord which you can plug into your TV. Is there a term for this type of game/...
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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, ...
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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), ...
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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, ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 (...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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