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Do we need to close too specialized questions?

We have a bunch of questions that are very specialized for example we have 2 questions asking for academic references:

Both basically ask us to go and find a resource for them to figure out the answer. Obviously that then means the answer would be of very poor quality.

Then we have a bunch of driver bug questions:

Obviously its very hard to answer these questions without owning a system with exact specs and version of driver.

There are other types, even one posted by me. Do we need to consider closing some of these question types?

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    $\begingroup$ "Obviously that then means the answer would be of very poor quality." Really? In principle pretty much everything that goes into an SE answer can be found somewhere on the internet or in a library. The main point of SE is to collect that knowledge. I think an answer that really pulls together the relevant information and presents it in a comprehensive way could actually be great content. $\endgroup$ – Martin Ender Mar 30 '16 at 7:32
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    $\begingroup$ As for question relating to very specific hardware setups... you might have a point, but it can be hard to tell up front whether a problem is tied to the specific hardware or not. Also it would be great if we could provide content that helps people with hardware issues, but maybe we should try generating more content to help people solve hardware-specific problems on their own? Teaching a man to fish, and stuff... $\endgroup$ – Martin Ender Mar 30 '16 at 7:33
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinBüttner Yes but the point is things need to be answerable. If somebody says this works in X and not in Y then there isnt much we can do about it. Same applies to alot of unanswered questions $\endgroup$ – joojaa Mar 30 '16 at 8:10
  • $\begingroup$ Very specialized questions can still become very interesting content: stackoverflow.com/questions/6841333/… $\endgroup$ – Julien Guertault Apr 13 '16 at 8:49

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