• 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 · 2 days ago
  • My graphics card stops working, then after a while works again?

    hey so i've been having this problem with my graphics card. so i start up a game then after maybe 30 minutes my computer just turns off. Then i start up my computer and my computer says it can't detect any graphics card whatsoever, so whatever game i play is slow as sh*t. And sometimes if i get lucky the... show more
    hey so i've been having this problem with my graphics card. so i start up a game then after maybe 30 minutes my computer just turns off. Then i start up my computer and my computer says it can't detect any graphics card whatsoever, so whatever game i play is slow as sh*t. And sometimes if i get lucky the graphics card will magically show up again. Does anyone know what this is and how to fix it? Thanks.
    4 answers · 21 hours ago
  • What is non volatile memory?

    Best answer: A device which can hold data in it even if it is not connected to any power source is called Non Volatile Memory. The typical examples for Non Volatile Memory are your Hard drives and flash drives. Even if you turn off your PC the data in your hard drive or flash drive stays intact. So this is a primary storage of... show more
    Best answer: A device which can hold data in it even if it is not connected to any power source is called Non Volatile Memory. The typical examples for Non Volatile Memory are your Hard drives and flash drives. Even if you turn off your PC the data in your hard drive or flash drive stays intact.
    So this is a primary storage of computer which retains its data even power is off.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • My 5 year old pc keeps on restarting because of my gpu, Im planning to buy a new gpu so should I replace all the parts or just the gpu?

    My pc is 5 years old and keeps on restarting because of the gpu because it tells me to check video cable then restarts so im planning to replace it with a gtx 1060 3gb. Should I replace all the parts or keep it? I have: GIGABYTE-GA-G85M-HD3 Motherboard Cougar sl 600 power supply (600 watts) i7 4790 cpu Gt 630... show more
    My pc is 5 years old and keeps on restarting because of the gpu because it tells me to check video cable then restarts so im planning to replace it with a gtx 1060 3gb. Should I replace all the parts or keep it? I have: GIGABYTE-GA-G85M-HD3 Motherboard Cougar sl 600 power supply (600 watts) i7 4790 cpu Gt 630 video card 8 gb ddr3
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • CPU STRUCTURE?

    Just a little confused by the structure of the CPU. As far as i know one of the components of the CPU is the memory unit i would like more elaboration on this. Isn t the RAM considered to be the memory but then RAM is not part of the CPU but rather works with the CPU. What does the memory unit contain?
    Just a little confused by the structure of the CPU. As far as i know one of the components of the CPU is the memory unit i would like more elaboration on this. Isn t the RAM considered to be the memory but then RAM is not part of the CPU but rather works with the CPU. What does the memory unit contain?
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why dont they make cpu's with larger (more powerful) cores instead of more cores?

    Best answer: at the very bottom level, a core consists of an instruction processing unit and an arithmetic processing unit. the size of the data they handle has limits ... for example, almost no program needs to use numbers beyond one billion. you can't just double or quadruple the number of IPUs or APUs ... that creating... show more
    Best answer: at the very bottom level, a core consists of an instruction processing unit and an arithmetic processing unit. the size of the data they handle has limits ... for example, almost no program needs to use numbers beyond one billion.

    you can't just double or quadruple the number of IPUs or APUs ... that creating sequencing problems because unit a has to complete its job before unit B and use the results ... and thus, you'd make little or no progress.

    so, effectively, the base size of a core, for normal programming, is fixed.

    Graphics cards, however, live in the luxury land of knowing that the results of processor a are unrelated to the results of processor b, or c, or d, or e ,,, etc. and thus the trend there is to more processors [as well has smaller size and higher speeds] as a way to increase power.

    effectively, then, increasing the number of IPU and APUs on a single cpu is creating multiple cores. ...
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why can t I access my second hard disk?

    I have a SATA 80GB hard drive, which I installed winows 7 And I have another SATA 250GB hard drive with windows 10 installed So... the 80GB hard disk is my secondary hard drive. So when I tried to access it by booting windows 10 on my other hard drive. The OS crashes and have a blue screen Otherwise if i trying... show more
    I have a SATA 80GB hard drive, which I installed winows 7 And I have another SATA 250GB hard drive with windows 10 installed So... the 80GB hard disk is my secondary hard drive. So when I tried to access it by booting windows 10 on my other hard drive. The OS crashes and have a blue screen Otherwise if i trying to access my 25GB hard drive by booting windows 7 on 80GB hard drive, that OS stucks So briefly, I can t access the first hard drive when using second hard drive and I can t access my second hard drive when I m running on my first hard drive. Why this happens
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Question about my PC (newbie here)?

    Best answer: There's some poor quality answers here. Firstly, you need to figure out of it really is the fan, or something else. If it is only the fan, but the fan is still spinning, then there's nothing really to worry about, it's still generating airflow - but you might still want to consider replacing it, you can... show more
    Best answer: There's some poor quality answers here.
    Firstly, you need to figure out of it really is the fan, or something else. If it is only the fan, but the fan is still spinning, then there's nothing really to worry about, it's still generating airflow - but you might still want to consider replacing it, you can get new fans very cheap. If the fan has stopped spinning completely, then do replace it, otherwise you may have overheating issues.
    Sometimes a gentle tap on the fan can start it spinning again and/or stop the noise.

    If it is *not* the fan, it may be a more serious problem. EG, if a hard drive is making that noise, it may indicate the hard drive is on the way out. If so, firstly backup your data immediately! (which you should be doing anyway) and then look to replace the HD.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is there a device that allows you to use your PC's hard drive externally?

    Best answer: If you're getting a new PC that will hold multiple hard drives, it is as simple as moving it over. Once the new PC is up and running and you're ready, turn off the pc, take the hard drive out of the old, put it in the new and fire it up. It will appear as a new drive (D or E or whatever the next available... show more
    Best answer: If you're getting a new PC that will hold multiple hard drives, it is as simple as moving it over. Once the new PC is up and running and you're ready, turn off the pc, take the hard drive out of the old, put it in the new and fire it up. It will appear as a new drive (D or E or whatever the next available is). You can then copy and paste your documents etc to the new computer, and then format the old hard drive and use it for extra storage.

    OR you can buy a SATA to USB adapter that will turn it into a USB, but then you'll have to deal with USB speeds for transferring data.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does aux cable quality matter?

    I bought Bose speakers but the aux cable it shipped with is only 1 meter long. I bought a 2 meter cable for $10. Will this affect audio quality?
    I bought Bose speakers but the aux cable it shipped with is only 1 meter long. I bought a 2 meter cable for $10. Will this affect audio quality?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I clean my sticky keys on my keyboard? I took the keys off and cleaned underneath but didn't work?! ;-;! Can't type?

    And don't troll saying "If you can't type, how did you type this question?" I'm using my phone. But please help! It's the Tron Razer Keyboard and its badass but can't use it with sticky keys!! ;-;
    And don't troll saying "If you can't type, how did you type this question?" I'm using my phone. But please help! It's the Tron Razer Keyboard and its badass but can't use it with sticky keys!! ;-;
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I want to upgrade my PC memory.?

    how does memory work i currently have a 2x4GB kit i want to install another 16gb or a 2x8gb kit would they be compatible.
    how does memory work i currently have a 2x4GB kit i want to install another 16gb or a 2x8gb kit would they be compatible.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can it harm you or your laptop computer if you plug in the charger before turning the computer on?

    Best answer: No harm at all. You can plug in the charger, and turn it on, or leave it off to just charge it. Or you can start it up, then plug in the charger later. The battery and charging circuit is built to cope with any sensible thing you might do. "Tingling hand"? Probably a pinched nerve, and nothing to do... show more
    Best answer: No harm at all. You can plug in the charger, and turn it on, or leave it off to just charge it.
    Or you can start it up, then plug in the charger later.

    The battery and charging circuit is built to cope with any sensible thing you might do.

    "Tingling hand"? Probably a pinched nerve, and nothing to do with the laptop.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • PSU Power consumption.?

    Hi. I have a question regarding power consumption of psu s. If im having a 1000w psu and if my pc needs or consume less than 500W. Does the power consumption takes the consumption of 1000w or 500w.
    Hi. I have a question regarding power consumption of psu s. If im having a 1000w psu and if my pc needs or consume less than 500W. Does the power consumption takes the consumption of 1000w or 500w.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Water cooled PC is dumb? The GPU eventually heats up all the coolant in the loop and even the reservoir. What s the point of coolant heatsup?

    The GPU gets hella hot and why would the eventual hot coolant help it any? Fans are better? Just steady shooing the heat away. In stead of hot coolant running across the GPU. I think it s dumb. GPU burnz the tubes burn.
    The GPU gets hella hot and why would the eventual hot coolant help it any? Fans are better? Just steady shooing the heat away. In stead of hot coolant running across the GPU. I think it s dumb. GPU burnz the tubes burn.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • HOW DO I TURN OFF CAPS LOCK?

    Best answer: Use any text editor that saves plain text files, type in Only what is between the quote marks. "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00" Save the file as... show more
    Best answer: Use any text editor that saves plain text files, type in Only what is between the quote marks.

    "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentCont... Layout]
    Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,0...

    Save the file as disable-caps-lock.reg.
    Double click on this file, it will add this file into the registry, disabling the caps-lock-key.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • HDD disconnects randomly and sometimes doesn't show up at all?

    I recently got a new HDD because my old one died, it's the 2TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive. It's been formatted and partitioned but it only shows up in the bios and on the actual computer sometimes and when it does show up, it disconnects after about an hour.... show more
    I recently got a new HDD because my old one died, it's the 2TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive. It's been formatted and partitioned but it only shows up in the bios and on the actual computer sometimes and when it does show up, it disconnects after about an hour. I've tried swapping the SATA cables over with the SSD but the problem only happens with the HDD. Can someone please help, it's driving me insane.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What if I accidentally touched the motherboard?

    Best answer: The bag is designed to absorb static when you touch the outside while still protecting the board. Unless the bag was ripped or you touched the board before touching the bag, you could not have done any damage.
    Best answer: The bag is designed to absorb static when you touch the outside while still protecting the board. Unless the bag was ripped or you touched the board before touching the bag, you could not have done any damage.
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How can a computer tell the difference between binary digits?

    more specifically, how could a computer tell the difference between two 0's or two 1's? It makes sense that a computer could tell the difference between a 1 and a 0, I just don't get how it could know that in 00 there are two zeros, as when data is sent from a CPU to a GPU, data is transferred over a... show more
    more specifically, how could a computer tell the difference between two 0's or two 1's? It makes sense that a computer could tell the difference between a 1 and a 0, I just don't get how it could know that in 00 there are two zeros, as when data is sent from a CPU to a GPU, data is transferred over a wire. In order to send two 0's in a row the wire must be off (low or 0) for what i'm guessing would be two cycles of the code its reading from. The problem with this is the CPU and the GPU need to have exactly the same clock speed or one will be cycling faster and data will be lost. My other guess was that all data is transferred at the same speed, 1 bit per microsecond for example. This can't cant be the case otherwise all data would be at a fixed rate and data transfer speed would never go up or down. So how does the GPU know when to check what state the wire is at? Also this apply to other thing such as USB and the Internet.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago