• How does Hard Disk Drive(HDD) works?

    Best answer: A small hard drive typically has only one platter, but each side of it has a magnetic coating. Bigger drives have a series of platters stacked on a central spindle, with a small gap in between them. The platters rotate at up to 10,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) so the read-write heads can access any part of them.
    Best answer: A small hard drive typically has only one platter, but each side of it has a magnetic coating. Bigger drives have a series of platters stacked on a central spindle, with a small gap in between them. The platters rotate at up to 10,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) so the read-write heads can access any part of them.
    6 answers · Other - Hardware · 2 days ago
  • Would it be safe to purchase a refurbished computer?

    Best answer: All that means is the previous owner returned it. If it's an older PC, especially a Dell or HP smaller form factor, it's likely just an office PC that got upgraded, had the hard drive wiped, and is being sold again.
    Best answer: All that means is the previous owner returned it. If it's an older PC, especially a Dell or HP smaller form factor, it's likely just an office PC that got upgraded, had the hard drive wiped, and is being sold again.
    9 answers · Desktops · 15 hours ago
  • How old is your oldest still working flash drive?

    Best answer: They don t claim they last 10 years. Age has nothing to do with it. thumb drives has a finite amount of read/writes. Once used up, it s dead. Could be a year, could be 20 years.
    Best answer: They don t claim they last 10 years. Age has nothing to do with it. thumb drives has a finite amount of read/writes. Once used up, it s dead. Could be a year, could be 20 years.
    13 answers · Add-ons · 2 days ago
  • What happens to a desktop computer (no battery) when there is a power cut?

    Best answer: When the power is cut windows doesn't have chance to close any open files, most of the time nothing untoward happens and windows can repair the damage, occasionally a critical file can get damaged and you can get a startup error, or sometimes you can get hard drive errors.
    Best answer: When the power is cut windows doesn't have chance to close any open files, most of the time nothing untoward happens and windows can repair the damage, occasionally a critical file can get damaged and you can get a startup error, or sometimes you can get hard drive errors.
    12 answers · Desktops · 2 days ago
  • Are custom made computers any good and do they last as long as one out of the box?

    Best answer: There's a gray area to it. I've had those out of the box computers die within a year from a bad power supply, one had the motherboard fail after 5 years and the other one is still running. PC building gives you a choice to use whatever quality parts you want. If you were a proficient custom PC builder,... show more
    Best answer: There's a gray area to it.

    I've had those out of the box computers die within a year from a bad power supply, one had the motherboard fail after 5 years and the other one is still running.

    PC building gives you a choice to use whatever quality parts you want.

    If you were a proficient custom PC builder, you would know the parts used in the boxed builds are at the low end. That gives you a choice to use lower end parts and save money on the build, go with midrange parts that would be more reliable, or go with high end parts that are built for abuse.

    The Processors and Hard drives that are in the boxed builds and custom builds are mostly the same, except a boxed PC isn't going to come with a high end M.2 SSD. Custom builders have the option to buy higher quality motherboards, better CPU coolers, RAM that's clocked higher with a heat spreader, unlimited case options with better cooling, graphics cards with better coolers, and a much higher quality power supply
    7 answers · Desktops · 15 hours ago
  • How do you know what RAM is compatible with a motherboard?

    I apologise since I am no expert on computer interiors, I am trying to upgrade a computer and get all the parts together and it is giving me a headache. Basically all I would like to know is how do you know/what do you look at to find if RAM is compatible with a motherboard. I've had a look at these and I was... show more
    I apologise since I am no expert on computer interiors, I am trying to upgrade a computer and get all the parts together and it is giving me a headache. Basically all I would like to know is how do you know/what do you look at to find if RAM is compatible with a motherboard. I've had a look at these and I was just wondering if these were compatible, can you please tell me if they are https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B013... https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asrock-x3...
    6 answers · Desktops · 5 hours ago
  • I accidentally spilt water on my desktop computers keyboard. Can I still use it?

    Do I need to put something on it?
    Do I need to put something on it?
    7 answers · Desktops · 22 hours ago
  • Im getting a new Hard Drive for my computer, do i need to reinstall windows?

    My computers hard drive is corrupted so i keep getting the BSOD on my computer. So we're getting a new HDD. But do i need to reinstall windows on the new hard drive. My computer came with windows 8 but is running windows 10.
    My computers hard drive is corrupted so i keep getting the BSOD on my computer. So we're getting a new HDD. But do i need to reinstall windows on the new hard drive. My computer came with windows 8 but is running windows 10.
    7 answers · Desktops · 1 day ago
  • What should I place my CPU on when I am taking it out?

    Best answer: If it is Intel then it doesn't matter, but if you are just wanting to be careful then put it inside of an antistatic bag or on top of a piece of wood. If it is AMD then make sure to place it upside down as not to crush the pins, otherwise its the same practice as the intel. You don't need a special mat,... show more
    Best answer: If it is Intel then it doesn't matter, but if you are just wanting to be careful then put it inside of an antistatic bag or on top of a piece of wood.

    If it is AMD then make sure to place it upside down as not to crush the pins, otherwise its the same practice as the intel. You don't need a special mat, just the inside of a good old anti-static bag will do the trick. Its the silver looking bags that mobos, graphics cards, and LAN cards come in.

    Use rubbing alcohol and a q-tip to clean off the tim before applying new tim to the CPU.

    I haven't ever had problems with static electricity in my own builds but it doesn't hurt to be careful.
    11 answers · Desktops · 3 days ago
  • I want to upgrade my PC particularly processor which is better for me AMd vs Intel?

    right now i have Core i7 920 em think of upgrading it i have two choices 1)AMD 1700 or 1700X 2)core i7 7700k i want to use mainly for gaming after that for some multimedia use and em also a android app developer so which way should i go
    right now i have Core i7 920 em think of upgrading it i have two choices 1)AMD 1700 or 1700X 2)core i7 7700k i want to use mainly for gaming after that for some multimedia use and em also a android app developer so which way should i go
    8 answers · Desktops · 2 days ago
  • Why RAM is Volatile memory?

    Best answer: The reason is,if computer is shutdown or turn off,RAM lost everything on it.
    Best answer: The reason is,if computer is shutdown or turn off,RAM lost everything on it.
    7 answers · Add-ons · 1 day ago
  • What can i do instead of gaming?

    ive been gaming for about 3 years now and ive relised that there is a lot more to life, can anyone think of things to do?
    ive been gaming for about 3 years now and ive relised that there is a lot more to life, can anyone think of things to do?
    13 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 3 days ago
  • Is a 2012 MacBook pro still good in 2017?

    I have always wanted a Mabook, but they are so expensive. I found on Amazone a $300 MacBook pro 2012 model, and was wondering if it is still good in 2017. Things I do on my computer are: Youtube, Netflix, Roblox and Browsing. Is this laptop good for what I use it for? Thanks-Joey
    I have always wanted a Mabook, but they are so expensive. I found on Amazone a $300 MacBook pro 2012 model, and was wondering if it is still good in 2017. Things I do on my computer are: Youtube, Netflix, Roblox and Browsing. Is this laptop good for what I use it for? Thanks-Joey
    6 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 20 hours ago
  • Will the Microsoft Surface Book be good enough for an architecture student doing 3D modeling and rendering?

    I am thinking ob buying the microsoft surface book with the following configuration: Intel Core i7 512 GB SSD 16 GB RAM NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M 2GB GPU My only concern is that it is dual core instead or quad core. Will that be an issue? Im also considering to buy the DELL SPX 15 with the following... show more
    I am thinking ob buying the microsoft surface book with the following configuration: Intel Core i7 512 GB SSD 16 GB RAM NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M 2GB GPU My only concern is that it is dual core instead or quad core. Will that be an issue? Im also considering to buy the DELL SPX 15 with the following configurations: -7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor -16GB DDR4-2400MHz; up to 32GB -512GB PCIe Solid State Drive Which will be better?
    5 answers · Desktops · 12 hours ago
  • No sound on computer?

    5 answers · Desktops · 18 hours ago