Victor D :

I built my own computer using parts from It was working fine, but I now believe that I have some sort of hardware problem. When I’m editing movies, I constantly get blue screens and its hard to work. And when I’m playing this multiplayer game online with my friends, my computer just shuts off randomly. And when I’m tryin to install this other game, I cant finish the installation because I always get a bluescreen before it has the time to finish. So I believe those are pretty clear indicators of some sort of hardware problem. Please tell me what to do. I tried reinstalling vista and updating my video driver already.

HK3738 (linketh):

I have a Dell Inspiron 8600, recently formatted the hard drive because of repeated errors. How I got those is another long story. Nonetheless after re-installing windows, I have a feeling that they may have given me the wrong drivers. The original CD that came with the system was not working right, so one technician help me download some drivers from the dell website.

Question is how can I determine what hardware do I have, e.g. NVIDIA card type? is there an online tool that helps evaluate the hardware characteristics? Can I do this somehow with my system offline?

I will appreciate help in this regards,
Thanks guys, this did help. I got my answer. Please vote since you were almost all helpful, I can only pick one!

Dane S :

Anyone good with computer hardware (graphics card) and ubuntu video issues?
I have an older computer (amd duron 950MHz, 640MB RAM, 16MB video card, etc.) and when I installed win xp it wouldn’t let me use any of the 3 legit xp keys that I have on other machine’s stickers. I called windows support and they wouldn’t give me a key because I’m not using the same processor that came with the computer I originally bought for one of the keys (the other processor burned up.) Sooooooo rather than spend all day trying to find a legit key or keygen w/o viruses, I decided to give ubuntu a try. It’s alright, I guess. But the video is very, very choppy/laggy. The only video that seems to play smoothly is old mpegs that I’ve put on cds a long time ago. Youtube runs super slow. So I bought a used ATI Radeon 9200se AGP 128MB. When I installed it, all I see is tons of pink and green lines and eventually the screen goes to blank.

1. do you think my “new” video card is burned up or has bad ram?
2. is the slow video on ubuntu (youtube – flash -, dvd’s, etc) a result of a 16mb card or something else?
3. will my power supply (300W) support my system specs with a new video card? (currently have 3 pci cards, cd drive, dvd burner, floppy, 20 mb hd…)

Thanks to anyone who can help me with any or all of these questions. I have been reading online for hours to no avail.
I will def check out linux mint. Thanks!
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I’m not sure how I could install the new drivers for that card b/c 1. i can’t find them anywhere and 2. i can’t see the screen to install them, even if i had them.

Jahmyl E :

I am looking for either an online degree or local certification program in the minneapolis area. I would like to basically be a computer mechanic. Be able to fix computers both hardware and software. Like a computer Technician. I cant find any good information on computer repair. Any advise helps. Thank you.
You dont understand. I just need help finding a school. It isnt a career option for me. I would like to learn for the personal knowledge of how to fix a computer.

thushni p :

Supose you do not have any computer related hardware or software at home and you have $2000 to buy them. Please write what would you buy and why? tc2000 brokers

You either can travel to a computer store to get the prices or you can shop online.


i have an IBM computer and i put a bigger hard drive in it and put the old hard drive online for sale can you help me.

blackbane :

If you wish to learn online about pcs in depth, what would you use as some free resource locations (videos or printable text)

some guy :

When you go to the GeekSquad at Best Buy they charge atleast 69 or up to 200 dollars in some places for a diagnostic and all they do is run some software that finds out where the problem is. I don’t have that kind of money and I need a way to find out what is wrong with my computer whether it be a software or a hardware issue.

So I need to know what is the name of this software or anything similar to this that can check both hardware and software issues.

joseph m :

need a web site to sell computer,ps2,games and software/hardware. for cash ro trade value to the store

moments :

Any body please tell me an online resource for getting latesr price list of hard ware components in india.
I am from cochin, planning to assemble my own system.
I want to know the market price in india

how do i pick a desktop computer online?

saint : I have no clue how to do this. I am a new user and have no clue reagarding the hardware. I don’t know if i need a port for internet, what GB size, what company, etc. PLs help.
All i know is i need to buy a moniter( LCD ), CPU and akeyboard. Pls [...]

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