Computer Accessories

I was wondering what kind accessories i needed for this computer i bought, i was thinking more ram, indestructible keyboard, an external hard drive later in time, maybe a different graphics card but not for AWHILE, please comment on what else you think i should get.

Posted by Caveman477 10 years ago

think we could make this computer on the cheap

Heres a pc i saw advertised but if its this small and simple im sure it could be made have a look guys

Posted by minus273degrees 10 years ago

Computer Help

I am thinking about upgrading my amd processor from a dual-core 2.0GHz to a quad core processor and i was wondering if the AM2 socket that i already have will work with a AM2+ that the processor has.P.S. also, if there are any better deals that you know please comment

Posted by Caveman477 10 years ago

What the heck!

Ok so i was going on meta cafe to look at the laser pointer video, and then something popped up saying meta cafe was an adult site and it was going to block it. But there was a choice and i said no but does anyone know why that happend?

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago


Whats your computer like?

Posted by pestan 10 years ago

Computer Reuse in Minneapolis

Anyone in the Minneapolis area doing cool things with computer reuse or know of anyone who does? Any leads would be appreciate.

Posted by randofo 8 years ago

How to connect multiple computers

I am trying to learn how to connect multiple computers so that they work together as one. How do I do this?

Posted by PlainsPrepper 10 years ago

New computer... what now?

Hey, i just got myself a new computer, but i can't figure out how to mod it to make it super awesome. Any suggestions?

Posted by hedgiehog 10 years ago


Hello who would use this service if i would post my information on here? If so computers would have to have no info on them (if the computer is dead its better). So post a reply if you would use this service. THANKS ANDY!

Posted by 12amedle 6 years ago

mabe i just might.....

Make a computer group that has to deal with any computer componets!

Posted by get to da parakeet 10 years ago

How can i turn my gameboy advanced into a controller fo a computer?

I have an old gameboy and thought it would be cool to turn it into a computer controller or computer hacking device?

Posted by sonicsizer 7 years ago

why is my computer telling me its time to die?

Hmmm i received several windows appearing that say simply "time to die" i wonder why? i figured it was someone outside of my computer accessing it. anyway to prevent this? more importantly, anyway to preserve my computer?

Posted by ledzep567 10 years ago

how does i12 yeard old computer lover make some money?

Well i love computers , started using and getting a hold for them when i was about 9 or 10 and know I'm really good with then i can build computers program computers, make games for computers, and get around them very nicely, so i would like to start my own company or just help people out with them, how could i get started and ware?

Posted by lapogo 10 years ago

Building a PC

I am trying to build a computer with more knowledge than last time i was trying to do it, here are my parts listProcessorMotherboardHard DriveCD/DVD DriveMemoryCaseI have a Gateway computer company Vista OS from my old gateway computer, will this work with a non Gateway interface computer? If not, then i will probably download linux to my usb and upload it to the computer. P.S. i already have a monitor

Posted by Caveman477 9 years ago

Connect two computers through USB to use ports on other computer?

Can I connect my main computer, (Dell E310) to my work computer, (Dell GX1) to use the ports on teh GX1? My e310 doesnt have a serial or parallel port, and the GX1 has both. The GX1 is very slow, but has usb. My current setup prohibits me from simply transering my monitor and peripherals to the GX1. I have qemu, and VMware, if those are of any help... Help?... Tyeo

Posted by tyeo098 10 years ago

BIG Computer Problem

I have a used computer I bought yesterday and I have a problem. I was adding parts for a computer that "died" and I ran into a problem. I added some RAM and it worked fine. The problem came when I tried to add the hard drive. I pluged it in and while it was starting it said it couldn't find the boot file. I shut it down, removed the hard drive and now in says " NTLDR is missing". WHAT HAPPENED???

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago


Every time I try to download an instructable, or try to save the pdf file, my computer freezes up , starts rattling, and will not respond at all.  The only way to stop it is to turn the computer off. Any suggestions? Jeff

Posted by lewmanjm 8 years ago

Wanted old & broken computers for recycle

Hi All, I am into recycling all parts of computers and peripherals and making them into fashion jewelry. I need donations for old CPU's etc, Please contact me at 07807556184 I live in Aberdeen, Scotland. Can pick-up if nearby. Thank you, Antonio

Posted by toniski 8 years ago

Media Center from an old junk computer

I have 2 old computers now my idea is to make a media center Only music no videos. I'm searching buddies who have knowledge in DOS & windows. The idea the computer will be solely used for music. When turning on the computer It will automatically load that program like Windows media center or XBMC. where you select the music to be played all day long 24x7. Hey Genius's please help me with the ideas. I'll be thankful to you If possible can u email me at

Posted by Gimicpot 8 years ago

steering wheel for computer racing games

My son wants a wheel for his race game and naturally I inquired as to the cost (Gasp!!) ; he then told me that it was way to tech for a person to build on their own. Is he right?

Posted by katesisco 11 years ago

A computer problem

Ok. We were troubleshooting our vonage internet phone service when mom disconnected the phone and then I plugged it back. then, the keyboard and mouse failed and I had to reboot several times (wireless keyboard and mouse) any idea?

Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago

Bathroom computer

A had this idea of hiding a pc behind the toilet and then having an arm that can swing out with a an lcd on it. I took some measurements and I think I would have to make a custom case out of wood so it be 2 inches thick. The image upload wasn't working.Bathroom measurements

Posted by CowGuy 10 years ago

Help build a non-microsoft computer like atari or commodore or Texas Instruments

Enter comment on the part of the computers and dial up telephone network you would like to help build. This computer should not have microsoft or icons that slow down computers and make them annoying. The rom should enable the computer to turn on instantly. There should be about 5 rom chips including , video rom, a sound rom , a disk drive rom , a basic rom . The keyboard should include graphics keys of some choice. The right side of the keyboard has to be different. Since this might be a high volume computer the memory might be less than annoying microsoft. Mandatory commercial viewing might be a possibility. The dial up network might have less complex programs. Everyone should be able to write a program and type save. The problem here might be an excessive demand for 3.5 inch disks and cd disks.

Posted by halamka 9 years ago

share your computer programs, Batch, command, notepad, ect.

share some programs you made up, and give or get tips on them

Posted by dangerUXO 7 years ago

Computer Freeze-up

I keep getting freeze-ups on my computer and i don't know why, I'm usually only opening only one application at a time. i have a 2.0 ghz processor ( maybe it cant handle that many processes), 2GB of ram(maybe its not fast enough), or it might be something i downloaded. PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT WHATS WRONG!

Posted by Caveman477 10 years ago

Why Isn't Computer Programming Taught In All Schools?

Seriously, why isn't computer programming taught in all schools all over the world. I mean, people that want to learn it have to do it the hard way, at home. But in America, they are taught it if they want to. So why can't it be taught all over the world. Is it because not many people know how to do it. Or is it just that schools don't want to.

Posted by Electrical Circut 9 years ago

Lots of Computers , any idea ?

Hi I have 2 PCs with low specifications, and have a laptop which has a damaged motherboard . I want to do something cool with them , any ideas ? These 3 are not used . i have others as well but they r used too much . Any ideas ?

Posted by FOOOFEI 9 years ago

Noobie Computer Building Resources/Info?

I was shoppin around for a computer when it hit me (following is a transcript of my brain activity pertaining to thought that hit me ) "Hly crp dees comps pricy me broke : ,( ... WTF wats i need buy4? il just build me an awesome comp,butw8, how u build 1? me no remebr!! me knows! Ibles!!!! yes ask ibles, ibles knows ask ibles mm growlie hungry need food yum food oh look girl no no look girl they slapy ouchie food must hav food computr mm good ..." (yes thats really how my brain works) Assuming you probably didn't understand that, I decided I'll just build a computer instead of buying one. Anyone know of good books/resources for a noobie computer builder?

Posted by KentsOkay 11 years ago

Computer Not Working

I unplugged my SATA HD to take to my friends to reformat. When we plugged it in it gave him the blue screen. He told me to take it home and see if it still works on my PC. I plugged the HD and my moniter responded by going into power saver. I checked both sides of my VGA cable so it isn't that. PLEASE HELP!!!!

Posted by sharkbait34 5 years ago

Multimedia Destop

I'm looking for a desktop computer i can put all of my music, pictures, videos on to use as a multimedia PC and to run basic programs, photoshop, and internet smoothly while being on the cheap side. I've been doing some research and I've found this computer and monitor, please comment and tell me if there's anything better around that price without being a refurbished one.

Posted by Caveman477 10 years ago

Please Help!

I hear random clicking noises, breathing, and walking through my computer speakers and I don't know how to fix this! Please help! I am using windows vista.

Posted by Air_Assassin 6 years ago


If i get a computer (desktop or laptop), i would only use it for web surfing, music, and maybe photoshop elements. So i am wondering if i even need one, and if so, which one-laptop or desktop?

Posted by Caveman477 10 years ago

My Friend's Computer Is Possesed

Can anyone provide a logical answer to the following, my friend is getting really weirded out. His speakers will make strange static noises, sometimes quiet, sometimes loud. You can actually hear voices coming from the speakers, but can barely understand them. Sometimes there seems to be conversations going back and fourth. He tried unplugging the speakers and muting them, but they are still doing it.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago

Windows XP computer problem

Hey everyone. The other day, I had to shut down my primary computer by holding down the power button for several seconds. When I restarted, however, instead of Windows loading, this screen popped up that said DHCP and a little spinning thing next to it. Either waiting a few seconds or pressing the escape key took me to a screen that said "NTLDR is missing, Press any key to restart." A friend had fixed this problem before by simply pressing a few keys, but he lives in a different state now and I can't contact him. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thanks in advance.

Posted by SnuffyDaPenguin 10 years ago

Exercise bike racing.

Iv recently purchased a mirafit pro exercise bike,it has a cadencse sensor (2 wire connecter)linked to a ok ish computer kph distance calories,i was wondering if theres a way of making it more enjoyable linking the bike to a computer video game or something along those lines,iv had a look on the net for ideas but cannot manage to string components to a game/software without spending a lot of money can you help please. Simon.

Posted by simon mason 1 year ago

I use TigerDirect for computer parts

. I've had good luck ordering computer parts from Wide selection and reasonable prices. I've been using them for 5-6 years now.. Sales support can be spotty; sometimes you get a salesperson that will lean over backwards to make sure you get what you need and other times they seem to be apathetic. Luckily, the former prevails.. I've only had to make one return and it went without a hitch.. The web site has an excellent search. When you search for, say, "monitor" the results page will have links to different size ranges and price ranges, allowing one to easily drill down to the right product.. . Disclaimer: My only connection to TigerDirect is as a satisfied customer.

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago

It's that time of year again...

...and my computer is sounding like a friggin' jet engine. This happens every year, whenever it gets hot out. It starts up normal, then it eventually gets up to RRRRRRRRRRRR and then goes down for a bit and then gets really loud again. I just put my headphones on and I'm actually getting noise in them, coming from the noise in my computer. Holy crap. I just tried recording the sound using a microphone, but it doesn't really work. How can I get it to be quieter (NO HARDWARE MODS PLZKTHX)?

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago

Does anyone want to see me make a new version of this lego computer?

I have attached images of my second lego computer build. I am now planning a third that will be very similar to this, but with much better components including a fan controller and hot swap hd bay. Does anyone want me to record the process? I have come up with a few great ideas for this type of mod. Also I have just begun design in digital legos and would love any suggestions.

Posted by alec-karfonta 6 years ago Cool new site to showcase your computer!

I found this cool new site. It is sorta social networking site where people share their computers and share and discuss ideas. I normally don't like social networking sites but this one seems pretty good. They just got up on their feet so I thought I would help them out by spreading the word on them. So give a try. Here is my profile page;=YT95HtuskvE%3d

Posted by CowGuy 10 years ago


This is just a test. I plan on coming back when I have more time to test out this site.

Posted by chris clementi 10 years ago

make a text <marquee> on a LED screen?

I have to do a project regarding LED screens.. i have thought of this .. i am going to feed text from computer and it should be displayed on a LED screen . the text should be scrolling(just like we see it on the big stock exchange buildings) the twist:- i have 3 computers from which i will be giving different char and numero inputs , all these must be displayed on the same LED screen.. ex:- on i dont know where do i start from.. what should be the font size? its just a project so a small led screen should do(enough to display 8chars at once)

Posted by 123anup 9 years ago

Windows help. (Comp)

My computer is slowing down by the minuete. we shut it off after a storm completely unplugged when we started it back up it was slower than usual. but we didnt think of it.time passed and sooner it slowed down hosting on warcraft. my moms games wont open on internet explorer and usually when she does get them...they freeze right before the end. then it takes 5 mins to shut it down. help? edit: thanks people, its goin 500% faster now i got windows defender avast!,spy shredder and somthing called storage protecter appeared now to restart my computer and install all the updates. i also got rid of alot of the crap i had in my programs.

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago


Play roblox its better than minecraft.Reason why is because minecraft has to many rob lox theres groups,lots of games to and FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by jonnygamer26 5 years ago

Buy or Build a PC?

I'm having some trouble deciding whether to buy a bare bone kit computer for less and build it, or buy a more expensive pre-built one.Here's one of TigerDirect's bare bone kits- like this one but the main problem is that I'm worried i will get all the connections messed up (serial cables, pin connectors, etc.) But it is about $100 less than this pre-built one below;=product&id;=1212192194316So here's the whole thing in short- the bare bone kit computer i might screw up, but it is a lot less than a pre-built one (I'll probably trust the pre-built one more).Please help me decide which one.

Posted by Caveman477 10 years ago


Ok so I am trying to delete my Windows Movie Maker and so I deleted the stuff in the folder but IT KEEPS COMING BACK!!! What in the world!?!?!? What do I do?

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago

hyper cam for mac?

Well so i like making linerider videos and putting them on youtube. So is their a program for mac that i can take videos like a hyper cam?

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago


OK....i have checked out how to embed a vid in instructbles... and dont get it...can someone help me and teach me? plz?

Posted by dkfa 10 years ago

getting a location from urls

Does anyone know how to find where an url is from.I dont need details but a country is fine. I have been looking at viewable cameras but the never say where they are from, just the url.

Posted by maninamousesuit 10 years ago