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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by crjdriver, Feb 11, 2009.

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  1. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator Thread Starter

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    When posting a hardware problem, also do the following;

    1 Post your exact system specs. This would be make, model, and version number of motherboard, brand and speed of ram, brand and wattage of power supply, very important make and model of video card, number and type of hard drives, etc. When possible, provide links to your parts.

    2 If you have a store bought system such as a dell, hp, etc, then please post the make and model from the tag on the system. Post a link to your system on the mfg’s page.

    3 If posting regarding a shutdown, lockup, or freezing issue, post your temperatures and voltages. You can access this information from the bios or you can use something like speedfan or HWMonitor. In addition most motherboard makers have some type of monitoring software. Asus probe, gigabyte’s easytune, foxconn’s foxone etc. All of these provide temps and voltages. In addition many will save a log for you as well.

    4 Please include as much information regarding the problem as possible. Posting my system crashes does little good for someone attempting to help you. It is the same thing as taking your car to the shop and telling them “My car does not start” This makes the mechanic go through asking you does it crank over and not run, does it not crank at all, does it crank and begin to start then die on you, etc, etc.
     
  2. griffinspc

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    It would help to know when the problem started too. After you installed some software or inserted new hardware? Does it do it all the time or sporadically?
     
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