View Full Version : Good forum for computer hardware questions?

03-23-2005, 11:18 AM
Anyone know of a great computer hardware forum to post technical problems? The random ones I keep pulling up on google are always so full of gamers/overclockers that it seems like I can never get a good answer to anything. I keep getting responses from posers like:

Them:"Umm... run virus scan, spysweeper, defrag, and checkdisk and let me know if it fixed the problem"
Me:"No, didn't fix my overheating problem"
Them:"Oh, then I don't know."Or worse I get responses from the diehard overclockers:

Them:"I see that your *cough*outdated*cough* motherboard has its capacitors 1/32 of a inch closer than my <insert kickass motherboard here> that runs at <insert kickass speed here> due to my <insert kickass uber-overclocking abilities here>. I'd suggest you do a search online and buy <insert overly priced kickass motherboard here>, install it and let me know."
Me:"Ummm... how is that going to solve my internet connection problems?"
The people here in the tech forum are good, but I'm looking for something a little more high traffic.

03-23-2005, 11:19 AM
http://www.overclockers.com be carfull you could get lost!

03-23-2005, 12:11 PM
You'll find most of the hardware sites are filled with the uber o/c louts, fact of life. They can't make it in real life so they get to strut their stuff virtually.

The forums at motherboards (http://www.motherboards.org/) have given me some help. The same is true at THG (http://www.tomshardware.com/index.html) but I expect you've been there already, I think I recognise the style!

Overheating, depends on so many things. New machine? New hardware? New applications? Blocked airholes? Tired/dead fans?

03-23-2005, 01:26 PM
Thanks for the links, I'll give them a try. The overheating was just an example, not really suffering from it. When I have problems its something I usually want resolved ASAP so this was more precautionary for future problems I know I'll have as opposed to a specific something now.

03-23-2005, 01:53 PM
I use OC's and here, people like myself, ober, waldo, etc try to keep a close eye on the tech forum to help out.

03-23-2005, 05:09 PM
Im a member over at www.guru3d.com they have some good people there and very knowlegable. I go there to find out the latest about gpu's, drivers, sound etc. But when i really have a tough problem to crack i go over at hardware central http://discussions.hardwarecentral.com/

03-23-2005, 09:25 PM
yea i have an acct at guru3d i use once ina while

03-23-2005, 09:29 PM
Cool, thx guys.

03-27-2005, 08:17 AM
One more for you.