Having problems with your Computer System Cooling ?

Why hardware system may require the installation of new hardware components?


Answers :

Well there's two reasons. One is that software keeps getting more and more complicated. The other is that with the new technologies come new standards that the old pieces don't conform to and therefore won't work with. I'll use graphics cards as an example.

In the beginning, the IBM PC/XT and its clones had 8-bit bus slots. This is where the video card (such as it was) would be plugged in. As time went by, 16-bit computing came to the consumer market with the advent of the IBM AT (Advanced Technology) and the Intel 80286 CPU. The 8-bit slots now were 16-bit slots called ISA. Fortunately, 8-bit cards continued to function in ISA slots but the 16-bit ISA cards outperformed them and so nobody wanted the 8-bit cards anymore. The same thing happened when the industry advanced again with the 32-bit Intel 80386DX and SX. The bus architecture changed to the 32-bit EISA which again was backwards-compatible with ISA. Things changed during the time of the 486 when the VESA standard appeared. It didn't dominate the market because it didn't have time to. EISA was already entrenched and just as VESA started to catch on, a familiar face appeared. The familiar face was PCI, it was introduced just before the original Pentium and was the fastest bus slot ever seen. The PCI slot dominated for awhile but computing got progressively more graphic intensive and the PCI slot couldn't cope because it is a shared bus (All the PCI slots on the motherboard share bandwidth with each other). AGP was introduced in 1997 (AGP 1x) and got progressively faster with 2x, 4x and finally 8x. PCI-Express v1.0 appeared and immediately offered double the bandwidth of AGP. AGP's days were now numbered. PCI-Express v1.0 was upgraded to PCI-Express v1.1 but even that was soon superceded by PCI-Express v2.0 which again doubled the bandwidth over PCI-Express v1.0/1.1. Although PCI-Express v2.0 is completely backwards compatible with previous versions of PCI-Express, it is not compatible with AGP at all which is why new cards were needed for motherboards with PCI-Express. This was true for EISA/VESA - PCI, PCI - AGP and now AGP - PCI-Express. The slot changed to accomodate new techology and so the cards had to change with it. Similar events occurred with every standard in the computer industry and new products had to be used to match the new and more advanced hardware standards. There's your one-time answer. :-)
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Computer System Cooling

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

No power, front panel light is always on


Run with the 4-pin ATX power cable unplugged? No, the power supply is just supplying power to the hardware components, that do not require much power. (Wattage) [Or the power supply doesn't have enough power now, due to a bad power rail, or mor ... PC Desktops

Wont boot up


Dear bebjirmav\015\012\015\012usually a machine that refuses/ gets gobby on boot up has either a config error or hardware fault. Now the first thing i tend to do is whip out that hard drive (carefully though as the thing is fairly fragile ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

Stop Error: c0000221


This issue may occur if any of the following conditions exist: \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012•\015\012A damaged file exists in the folder in which Windows is installed, and this file is not overwritten during Setup. For example, if you receive ... Compaq Evo N1000C Notebook

I have a dell 4600 that I got from my daughter . which I had to re-install and It has a password in the bios for the set up and my daughter dont know


\015\012 \015\012Hi katmbutts;\015\012 \015\012 \015\012Before attempting to bypass the BIOS password on a computer, please take a minute to contact the hardware ... Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

WIndows XP won't install/ recognise new hardware


1. Start the computer.2. During preboot Press F8 repeatedly to display the startup menu. (alternative below)3. Select Safemode from the startup menu and continue.4. Right-Click "Mycomputer".5. Select Properties.6. Select ... Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

Can't be able to start my web cam direct. - HP Pavilion DV6295us Notebook


Hi,\015\012\015\012Here are the various possibilites for your issue and its can be solved by the following solution:\015\012\015\012Please check, how the issue must have created and take the necessery steps to solve the proble ... HP Pavilion DV6295us Notebook

Blue screen of death. unable to download drivers. can not get to safe mode. cannot reload orperating system disks.


First off, note down all relevant information when you see a BSOD flash across the screen. This includes the error number and friendly name fr ... Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

Sony Vaio Wireless Problem


BASIC Wireless Troubleshooting Steps:\015\012Verify that the network adapter is being seen by the operating system: Check Microsoft Windows Device Manager and look for an icon that appears as Network Adapters and see i ... PC Laptops

My wireless does not work!How I can turn on again?


BASIC Wireless Troubleshooting Steps:\015\012Verify that the network adapter is being seen by the operating system: Check Microsoft Windows Device Manager and look for an icon that appears as Network Adapters and see i ... Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

Hi i have a optiplex gx150 that has been reformatted. Im doing a course on windows xp proffeisonal, in order to learn the upgrade from windows 2000 to windows xp prof, what will i need. Should i get a buy a windows 2000 OS then buy a disk for the Drivers for the optiplex gx150, Then once installed go through the stages of upgrading to windows xp prof, as i have a windows xp prof os disk with licence?


Generally to upgrade from a former O.S. to a Newer O.S. you would simply do it in Windows. Place XP O.S. in CD Rom Reader than follow the instructions to upgrade. Simply enter the Product key for your XP O.S. when prompted. Good idea to save your Dat ... Dell OptiPlex GX150 SF PC Desktop

My brother just gave me his hp pavilion dv4-1313dx laptop and i want to reinstall windows vista. how do i remove windows xp? i just want to clean all of his garbage out of my laptop then reinstall vista, you know make really my new laptop.


First check the System requirements\015\012The following list describes the recommended minimum hardware requirements for basic functionality of the different editions of Windows Vista. Actual hardware requirements vary, depending on system configura ... HP Pavilion Notebook

Why hardware system may require the installation of new hardware components?


Well there's two reasons. One is that software keeps getting more and more complicated. The other is that with the new technologies come new standards that the old pieces don't conform to and therefore won't work with. I'll use graphics cards as an e ... Computer System Cooling

Probable Software Incompatibility


SOLUTIONS :\015\012\015\012PROBLEM 1. \015\012\015\012You can try installing these driver which might make your PC compatible with the modem. As your system is 7 years Old, I suspect a probability o ... Compaq PC Desktops

I have misplaced the recovery CD for Sharp Actius RD3D PC Notebook and I need to re-install the Operating System, so I requires Drivers for its hardware components, Also if possible an another official recovery CD from sharp..?


You do not need the CD to recover this laptop.From the User Manual:1. Turn on your computer. When the message <F2> to enter System ConfigurationUtility appears on the bottom left of the screen, press F2. Then, the ... Sharp Actius RD3D Notebook

My computer freezes for no apparent reason :(


Thanks for the details\015\012\015\012something you need to know is that freeze ups (intermittent ones) are hard to diagnose.. and it may require to swap some with known good ones to determine what the problem is\015\012\015\0 ... Dell XPS™ 600 PC Desktop

Computer Keeps Shutting Down on its own - PC Desktops


This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities. \015\012Heat related issue. Hardware issue or error. Computer virus. Issue with operating system. Other failing hardware \015\012\015\012Heat r ... PC Desktops

No sounds in my lap top acer 5315 - Acer Aspire 5315 15.4-inch Notebook PC


Friends, the following method you can try, hope can help to youSystem did not sound solutionCheck the sound card, cables, speakers and other equipment connected to the normal; running antivirus software, anti-virus; ... Acer Aspire 5315 15.4-inch Notebook PC

Unable to install , maybe my computer is too old.its etower 566 i2. any suggestions


There are a few reasons why a program will not install. I will try to help you resolve each.\015\0121. Lack of privileges. Do you have local Administrator rights to install software? If not, can you login as the local Administrator to instal ... Computer Utilities & Maintenance

UNABLE TO REACH DESKTOP


LoadTOCNode(1, 'symptoms');-------------------------------------SYMPTOMS:------------------------------------When you restart your computer after you install Windows XP Service\015\012Pack 1 (SP1), your computer may generate the followin ... Compaq Armada 1700 Notebook

New HP Pavilion DV5-1003nr Notebook: Bad CPU & Excessive Heat


To fix this problem take out the harddrive when you bring it to bestbuy. I always do this and say the harddrive has confidential information and must not leave my site. that way they put in a test hd and install windows and run their test program. ... PC Laptops

Toshiba 5205-s503 won't start up


In my 15 year career in electronics, among other companies, I have most notably worked for United Technologies as Test Engineering Technician and as an Electronic Failure Analysis Technician for Jabil (Circuit.) I am unemployed due to US electronics ... Toshiba Satellite 5205-S503 Notebook

HP PAVILION LAPTOP SHUTS OFF AND REBOOTS AFTER A FEW MINUTES


This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities\015\012 \015\012Software issue or error. Hardware issue or error. Heat related issue. Computer virus. Issue with operating system. ... PC Desktops

Computer crash and restart - PC Desktops


Windows restarts without warning \015\012Cause:This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities. \015\012Software issue or error. Hardware issue or error. Heat related issue. Comput ... PC Desktops

I brought a Maxtor basics external desktop hard drive, 500gb for my laptop. my laptop is windows vista and i can't get the portable hard drive to work or install onto my laptop. what can i do?


A few basics.. are you sure you've hooked it up right? meaning usb cable plugged into both the laptop and the hard drive? Does that particular model hardrive require a power pack to operate? If so, is that plugged in and operational? Assuming that i ... PC Desktops

S0000 Presario MB was diagnosed as bad by Staples techs..


HP Support, and the main menu support page for the Compaq Presario S6900NX Desktop PC, ... PC Desktops
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 1.0228 seconds