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Is it normal for a computer to get slow because of processor overheating

I've red this: Does overheating cause a computer to slow down? and found out that processors normally reduce their clock speed to cool themselves. I have just converted a movie from .avi to .mp4(for ...
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How to determine if a hard disk is really failing or not

Linux said that my hard disk is failing. Then I tried to use chkdsk/r on windows. Then wipe it out using boot and nuke(dban). My laptop was running slowly back then. After 2 weeks of not using my ...
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laptop suddenly became very slow

I have a compaq laptop. And I've been using it 2 years now. Then this day, it suddenly became very slow. It almost took 5 minutes from turning on to the log on screen. I click my username and it took ...
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Can I change quick launch buttons apps for Compaq Cq62-259TU running Win7

I just got Compaq CQ62-259TU, I downloaded the "HP quick launch button software", but when I install it the installation wizard runs, but after the progress bar reaches 100%, it disappears, and no ...
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Replacing a laptop hard drive (Compaq Presario V5305WM)?

My Compaq Presario laptop hard drive has failed (luckily I was prepared). Now I want to refurbish this machine for another use. I'm going to need a new hard drive and was wondering where I could get ...
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How do I create recovery discs on a Compaq 615

I am trying to create recovery discs on a Compaq 615 running Windows 7, but I can not find the Recovery Manager that is supposed to be used for this purpose. See this official page for reference. It ...
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Install new hard drive on old Compaq DeskPro from around 2000 with a Pentium 3

I recently scrounged an old abandoned Compaq DeskPro with a Pentium 3 and 256 MB of RAM. The only thing missing was the hard drive. Anyway I got a hard drive for it, but I can't figure out how its ...
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cannot install windows xp on compaq presario b1200

I'm trying to install windows xp on my external hard drive using a compaq laptop. I booted the setup. And when I press on enter it said that there are no drives that is currently on the laptop. Is it ...
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application that determines battery specification

Is there any application that can be used to detect the exact battery that is in a laptop. Here is the screenshot I got. I don't know the battery specification because the label has already been ...
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ubuntu 10.04 notebook edition running slow

I installed ubuntu 10.04 notebook edition inside windows 7 through wubi installation. I've installed it in a Compaq Presario b1200 laptop. But the graphics is very slow. When I choose the items in ...
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Problem with Ctrl key on a hp 2510p

I have a tricky problem with my corporate Compaq hp 2510p, the ctrl key is not working properly at all times. I belive that it is hooked in some filter chain that processes certain ctrl+[key] ...
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COMPAQ Tower No Signal to monitor

I received a Compaq tower: Compaq Presario SR1224NX Onboard VGA Windows XP SP2 from a friend. My plan was to turn this into an Ubuntu Server. It booted up with no problems even with the ...
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Standard F* keys need holding Fn key on Compaq CQ62

I got a Compaq CQ62 laptop recently. I find that I have to hold down the Fn keys to use the standard F* keys while accessing the special functionalities like media keys does not. This is frustrating ...
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Compaq 610 fan is constantly on and noisy, base is fairly hot too

The fans on both of my HP Compaq 610s are constantly on and the base is fairly hot and I don't know if this is standard issue. HP assures me that this is unusual and that I should return them as DOA. ...
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vista issue with shift key

for some reason when i press the shift key on my laptop keyboard is mapped to 'ctrl+v' which does a paste. i thought it was the keyboard but then i replaced it with a wireless one,it still gives me ...
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Compaq 610 BIOS settings

I've just bought an HP Compaq 610 and I'm generally very happy with it, except the BIOS setup utility really sucks - most of the "advanced" options, generally found in any other BIOS setups, aren't ...
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Laptop Battery Diagnostics Software? [closed]

My Compaq CQ50-215CA laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate RC 32-bit recently told me to replace my battery for fear of sudden shutdowns. Is there any good diagnostics software that anyone has used to test ...
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Maximum temperature laptop internals can handle? Cooling options?

So I have a Compaq CQ50-215CA and my sister was using her laptop on her bed and I was just using it quickly to check my email. The surface of the laptop was really hot and I opened Speccy to see that ...
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Troubleshoot broken network adapter on laptop

I own a new HP Compaq 615 laptop which has a network adapter (RJ-45 standard connector) built-in. Today it is not recognizing the network cable at all. Tried the cable in the desktop PC and it works ...
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Why can't I see my Hardrive for my compaq mini 110c from A windows Xp installation on usb stick?

I have windows xp installation files on a USB drive using wintoflash. I've downloaded mass storage driverpack and slipstreamed them into the install. when the bootup begins I press f6 at the ...
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Compaq Q2009 monitor display Issues

I have this compaq q2009 monitor 20' inches and I am having display issues. When I turn on the computer the image is displayed fine for a fraction of a second and then the display goes black. If I ...
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Visual Studio crashes my laptop

I bought a Compaq cq40 330tu laptop a month ago. Its configuration is: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz 2GB DDR2 RAM 160GB hard disk I installed Microsoft Visual Studio a week ago. When I try to open an ...
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Bash Script to fix not resuming from Stand By on Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 on a Compaq Presario V5000 (piece of crap) and when I try to resume from standby, it's forgetting to turn my screen back on. I found a bash script somewhere a long time ago ...
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XP SP2 installer locks up on Compaq C500

I have a Compaq Presario C500 laptop I am trying to put XP SP2 on. I believe it originally came with Vista, and I ran Linux on it for a long time without any problems. Right after the "Press any key ...