Traditional computers as compared to laptops and netbooks.

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Can't get Intel heatsink back on

I took off the CPU heat sink to blow out the dust. Now I can't get it back on. I've tried everything I red from Google: I pull up the black pins so they're inside the white part before putting the ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 on old Windows 7 desktop? [on hold]

I own an extremely old desktop PC, currently running Windows 7 32-bit, and I've noticed that it's been running significantly slower recently. I would like to know if upgrading to Windows 10 could ...
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All of a suden CPU over heat error on boot

I recently moved houses and took my desktop computer with me. Before moving, I dusted it out using compressed air and took the heat sink off the CPU and dusted it out too. When I reassembled the ...
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What are Program Group, Document Group and Search Group?

I have a practical exam tomorrow. The syllabus has these terms which I do not understand. I tried to search online but I didn't find anything promising. So my question is: "What are Program Group, ...
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Something new to ask after Black Screen Fix [closed]

My computer screen came back - thank you so much for the help 2nd question - it came back with very large icons not in order but all over the place - what caused that and how do I fix it or should I ...
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Connecting multiple “additional” monitors to duplicate displays from multiple computers

I have two desktop computers in Room 1, each of which have 2 monitors connected to them (1x VGA, 1x HDMI, each). These 2 monitors are dedicated to the individual computer they are attached to, and are ...
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Upgrade Dell Optiplex 745 mini tower. [closed]

I have Dell optiplex 745 mini tower with Intel core 2 duo(2.40 GHz 2.39 GHz), 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD SATA 7200RPM. Could any one tell me which graphics card will be suitable for it so that I can play ...
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When I hold any key down, sound goes to 0 and wont go back up

I've had this problem for a while and I have done everything that I can find but this still happens. I am on Windows 10 and have the problem since I was on windows 8. Whenever I hold and any key ...
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PC power cuts out ranomly

My PC power keeps cutting out. Sometimes after hours of being switched on and sometimes during booting. I've changed the PSU and the hard drive and after a while it starts happening again. I've ...
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weird issue with graphics or browser?

I have an annoying issue I get this visual problem: My browser is Opera. I have tried changing refresh rate from 60 to 75 Hz but sometimes it doesn't improve. System props: system + NVIDIA ...
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Monitor goes black after playing games

Lately, after I quit a game, it happens that the monitor goes black and goes basically in some kind of standby. It doesn't happen always (today it's just the second time that it happens), but I really ...
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Budget PC or overkill? Which is better to build in the long run? [closed]

This will be my first time building my own PC and immediately I want to buy the latest and greatest parts to put into it. Picking things that way will cost me about $2000 when I also know I can put ...
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How can I set an absolute minimum and maximum rendered font size in firefox?

I really really hate how web pages use douche font-sizes either too small to read or so big a headline takes 1/4 of the viewport. I would like to know if there are any way (addons / user.js / etc) to ...
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Desktop LEDs working but not booting to BIOS or anything else

I have an older desktop computer with an amd "m2n4 sli" asus motherboard that i occasionally turn on once in a week/month or something like that. Recently, i have turned it on and it booted up ...
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Why does booting take a longer time after cutting all power?

I'm just wondering why exactly it takes a long timer to regain speed after power loss/upgrades/cutting power. I left my computer off for 4 days coming back to notice the disk response time was around ...
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How do I stop someone from cyber bullying me through spam? [closed]

Basically someone keeps on signing me up to all of these porn websites. I open my email and I have 10,000 emails telling me how I can grow my size, or all of these local ladies in my area who want to ...
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Using a windows thunderbolt motherboard PC to connect to Pegasus Raid formatted for Mac

I currently store my Lightroom Catalog on a MacBook Pro, and use a thunderbolt connector to a Pegasus2 R2+ Raid storage disk for the full image files. I'm thinking of getting another PC which has a ...
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CPU running at 99-100% while idle

I am currently fixing a computer for my neighbor and it is running at 100% cpu power while idle. Is this normal? If not, how can I combat this issue? I never have this issue. I have a CPU ...
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What HDMI cable supports PC display stand-by?

I had my LG display connected to the PC via HDMI for about a year and the display always went to sleep when I shut down my PC and automatically went back on when I turned on the PC. Now I have a new ...
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My computer shutdowns itself, how can I diagnose it?

I have a 5 years old Dell XPS 8100. A couple of days ago, it suddenly shutdown itself and then restarted again. Just like if there had been a power supply outage at home... except there wasn't one: ...
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My PC has started turning on from a totally powered down state, how?

Recently, I keep finding my PC is turned on when I come downstairs in the morning. I thought it was failing to power down when I press the power button and walk off for some reason, but I've proved it ...
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Motherboard light on and ethernet blinking but computer won't turn on

I was changing plugging in a monitor in the back of my pc and at some point between me crawling under the computer and when I went to turn the new monitor on the computer shut down. Now it wont turn ...
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Is it possible to prove that a hard drive was within a certain PC?

I have a situation in which a person has been accessing confidential information from another PC which they shouldn't have accessed and stored the acquired information on their own PC. Since all of ...
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Trying to enable hardware virtualization in BIOS, but POWER SURGE DETECTED and BIOS reset. ASUS Z97-E

I just bought this computer with ASUS Z97-E motherboard and Intel i7 4790k. I really would like to enable hardware virtualization so I can use install 64-bit OS as my guest machine. The problem is, ...
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How do you access WhatsApp “Databases” folder from the PC?

Bought new LG 4 and even though I am downloading apps I cannot find their respective folders when I hook my LG to the PC (including WhatsApp). Even when I search for default stuff like "google" i ...
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Dual monitors on a single computer having its own process

So as of right now, I have both of my monitors as a dual monitor for my computer. This one whole process is displayed from both monitors (extended or duplicate, not worry about that). I want a ...
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PC based wireless audio receiver (…bluetooth?)

The idea: Having one stationary PC+speakers able to receive and play audio from any mobile devices that come and go (android / laptops). One at a time, just have the PC work as remote speakers. My ...
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Why laptop is hot even after changing of thermal grease?

I have 2 laptops, both with AMD, I've changed thermal grease (it was baked), temperature fallen not for much after I did it, it still pretty hot. (Don't ask me about numbers of degrees, don't ...
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What's causing this error?

A pc I am working on ran great till 20 minutes ago, when the following happened: I insterted a usb flash drive with a file and tried to search something on the internet when I noticed the mouse ...
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HP Pavillion m9775fr - short beep - long beep - pause - repeating at power on

I own this computer for some years now, it was working great. But today, I cannot start it anymore. It's a HP Pavillion, Model m9775frProduct# VD052AA-ABF On the motherboard I see: IPIEL-LA3 rev 1.01 ...
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Should I remove the front side of the case?

Hey I hope I am in the right community. I have this PC case(CASE CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES 750D FULL TOWER ATX BLACK): And I am wondering if I should have the front side of the case open so the 2 fans ...
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How to fix blank screen in a VGA switcher?

I just now bought a Köning VGA switch (Model name:CMP-SWITCH51), for I can SWITCH between my monitor and my ps4. The first problem was, a out of range message, which came from my video card, but ...
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Reinstalling Windows and removing viruses from other partitions

Does reinstalling a fresh Windows 10 on partition C remove viruses from other partitions, e.g. D & E, of my hard drive?
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delete data from pc before selling it [duplicate]

My father wants to sell his pc. Before he does this he wants to delete personal data. What is the best way to do this without a windows cd? He has a windows cd but it is scratched and does not work. ...
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Can software differentiate between a laptop and a desktop?

A license for CPU-intensive software like Pix4D says it can be installed on two devices - but with a condition. Reading the finer print, it seems that one device can be a full-processing ...
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Confused about PCI slots [closed]

In a few months time, I am looking to buy a gaming PC, a proper one, for the first time (I have previously had a laptop). I have seen a pc with an MSI 970A-G43 motherboard. I was a bit stuck when it ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkCentre

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that has a Win7 Pro install that's been upgraded to Win 10 Pro. During/shortly afterwards the HDD started failing, so I thought it might be a good idea to do a fresh ...
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Broken VGA “SYNC GND” pin but not sure the effects

I'm not sure whether this would go to SuperUser as it's PC hardware related, or to Electrical Engineering as it's about a VGA cable/electrical signal... We've got a ceiling mount projector (VGA ...
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creating Wiki family on Ubuntu desktop

I'm a new user of Ubuntu. Here you can see: This will allow you to install more than one wiki on a single server, using the same source code checkout. Also in Manual:FAQ you can see: It ...
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To Customize 3.5" Power Panel Elsewhere?

I have a small ASUS PC tower where are only two 3.5 slots. I need them both for cloning HDDs with two 3.5 slots. Therefore, I am thinking how extract the power button from the the 3.5 top panel to ...
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aerocool v3x no front fan case screw holes

Hey guys I have an Aerocool V3X case with preinstalled rear fan and I can install 2 side fans and one front fan. I went to install the front fan but there are no screw holes! There is a "mesh" but no ...
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What is the difference between DDR3 and GDDR5? [duplicate]

As I said, Before I begin, this is not a duplicate of What is the different between DDR3 and GDDR3, so idk why it has been marked as a duplicate this is an entirely different question. What im talking ...
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PC's Microphone connector --> Audio out

Is it possible to convert micrphone input jact of a PC(windows)into Audio ouput jack ?
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Dropped some of the “sand” from my magnetic hour glass in my desktop case

Earlier today my magnetic hourglass broke and some of the sand fell into my case. Nothing has happened yet and most of it seems to be sitting on top of the gpu. I am going to clean it soon but just ...
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2 x 2GB ram or 4 x 1GB ram

I have an old dual core intel cpu desktop with 2GB RAM made of 4 x 512MB sticks. I want to upgrade to 4GB RAM and have been looking for 4 x 1GB sticks. But I was wondering if I could also achieve the ...
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Why does my PC awake from sleep when random, unrelated objects get static shocked?

Okay this is really bizarre. Just recently I noticed that when I touch objects sitting on my desk and receive a static shock, my computer (desktop tower on the floor under desk) awakens from sleep. ...
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USB Unrecognized. Different

I have this very weird issue with my PC. I have an electric outlet with two slots. 1 for my PC AVR 1 for my Extension wire. for my routers, etc. Whenever I plug a device in my Extension wire. My ...
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Difference between UC and non-UC Bluetooth headsets when using them with PC and phone at the same time

I'm looking for a headset I could use to easily switch between calls on the phone and Skype calls on my PC. Jabra Stealth or Plantronics Voyager Edge seem to be the good candidates. They come with ...
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Motherboard not providing output or giving beeps

This is an email I sent to the ASRock motherboard company's support email address. My motherboard will power my heatsink fan, my led's, the powerbutton, and even my SSD. I am getting no output from ...
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How far from PC should i Put my HDMI splitter? [closed]

I have a PC and want to connect with two monitors and 1 projector. 1 monitor is near the PC, the projector is 15 m far from pc, and the other monitor is 30 m far from pc. i have 2 HDMI cables 15 m ...