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
-1
votes
1answer
67 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?
1
vote
1answer
63 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
78 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
1answer
94 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
205 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 ...
4
votes
1answer
317 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
77 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
48 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
971 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
1answer
42 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
166 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
85 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
2k 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
682 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
116 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
97 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
100 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
133 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k 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
128 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
588 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
205 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)....
1
vote
1answer
2k 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
225 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
353 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
2k 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
372 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
674 views

Is it possible to swap HDD from PS4 to PS4 Slim?

I have upgraded my PS4 to a PS4 slim and I have the drive with all of the games and saved in it. When I tried to just switch the HDD of the slim to the HDD from my old console, it wouldn't work and ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

Does the Nintendo Switch USA charger work with 220V power?

I will be traveling to Israel this summer, which uses 220V power instead of the U.S.A. 110V. I am aware that my DSs need a voltage converter, but my Apple products don't. Do I need a converter for my ...
4
votes
2answers
320 views

How to get an Atari game console to work on a flat screen TV? [closed]

My TV does not have a cable in for my Atari. Is there a device that converts from RF coax or UHF to HDMI or other common ports found on flat screens? Is there a aftermarket console that can play the ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

CiV crashes on a newer, high-end system

When running CiV on a newer high-end computer, it will sometimes crash. The usual message is a segmentation fault or similar problem. Crashes happen seemingly randomly, though usually between ...
0
votes
1answer
706 views

Bluetooth headphone does not work in Fallout 4?

I have a bluetooth headphone - "JBL Wireless On-Ear Headphones T450BT" it works when I play music or watch movies. But if I start Fallout 4 , the Audio starts playing from the Laptop speaker and ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Are the cables for a PS Vita Charger proprietary to Sony?

Just recently I learned that the black casing around the PC End of the USB Part of the PS Vita Charger had started to come off and expose some wires. this has gotten me concerned as my only other way ...
1
vote
0answers
169 views

Does The Saboteur run without any problems on current AMD graphics cards?

When it came out, The Saboteur either didn't run at all on AMD cards, or produced crashes and artifacts. Pandemic published a quick and dirty fix before being closed down forever, but this fix didn't ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I play PS vita games without PS Vita?

Is it possible to play ps vita games (assume for the sake of the discussion that the games in question are in the compatibility list) without a PS Vita (I do own ps3 controllers and physical copy of ...
-6
votes
1answer
211 views

Around what year did games go widescreen? [closed]

I am building a WinXP box to play games I have trouble with on Win10, and I am thinking of placing a 4:3 screen on it, as I didn't think games really supported widescreen until probably well after ...
2
votes
1answer
546 views

Save battery on SNES Super Mario World cartridge?

I've managed to get a SNES with Super Mario World from a friend of mine, but the game won't save my progress. I Googled around a bit and figured out that SNES games use a battery to save their files, ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

Is PS4 Manual Eject Screw supposed to tighten

My PS4 works fine 9/10 of the time, but at some point, usually ingame or at night, it will eject the disc in it (if any) and then the ejection engine will start spinning like crazy and the console ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Dualshock 4 V2 and USB: what?

I have both a Sixaxis DS4, first revision (one that came with the original PS4) and a DS4 V2 (the new one, with a light bar in the Trackpad), which I recently bought due to it being less expensive on ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Were the Switch's left Joy-Con connection issues ever fixed?

When the Nintendo Switch launched in February, there were multiple articles and reviews claiming that the Switch's left Joy-Con was prone to frequent connection issues during normal use. (See Nintendo ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How to remove the strap from the Joy-Con strap?

Is there a way to remove the strap from the Joy-Con strap attachment for the Nintendo Switch? Note that I'm not asking how to remove the attachment from a Joy-Con (which can be tricky if put on ...
1
vote
1answer
736 views

N64 Zelda Rumble on Wii?

For Zelda Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, I'm considering getting a Wii instead of N64, so that the graphics will be better. I'm not currently interested in Wii U or 3DS. Leary of GameCube. ...
12
votes
2answers
2k views

How prevalent is the dock scratching the Nintendo Switch's screen?

I don't own a Switch yet, but I'm planning for one. One common complaint I hear is that the dock is built in such a way that the screen (rather, it's bezel) is easily scratched when taking the Switch ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

Nintendo Switch left Joy-Con disconnects frequently. Fix?

When playing Zelda: Breath of the Wilds on the Nintendo Switch, when I play with the Switch docked and the Joy-Cons physically disconnected, the left Joy-Con frequently "lags" or becomes disconnected ...
1
vote
1answer
704 views

Overwatch consistenly sets DPI scaling to 150% when using multiple displays

Specs: GTX960 graphics card on Windows 10 64-bit. I have two 1920x1080 duplicated screens set up (one is a TV, but it is a native 1920x1080 resolution, not scaled) with scaling set to 100% on both ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

3DS top screen going dark?

My 3DS top screen has been broken as far as I can remember. My brother and I both got 3DS's when they first came out. I'm pretty sure when he realized his top screen was broken he switched them (we ...
4
votes
2answers
807 views

How can I tell which rom version of a game is loaded on an NES cartridge?

On occasion game studios need to make changes to existing games that are still on the market. This means that for any single game, there could be different versions in the wild with only minor ...
-2
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I use my earphones only as a microphone in CS:GO? [closed]

I recently got a new computer and I have CS:GO installed. Thing is, in order to play competitive you're basically required to have a microphone and I don't want to ask my parents because they just ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Wii U disc drive spitting out disk after making noises

My Wii U is behaving like the one in this video: I have no idea why it's behaving that way, I have kept my Wii U in great condition since I bought it 2 years ago, ...
4
votes
0answers
120 views

Why is the video color messed up in our California Speed arcade cabinet?

A friend of mine recently acquired a California Speed arcade machine. The controls work, but the monitor is not the original. It uses a CGA to VGA converter to get the video to display on the new ...