Traditional computers as compared to laptops and netbooks.

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Computer will boot but no video output is displayed

I just bought parts to upgrade my old pc. The problem I'm having is that every thing boots up and works (all the USB ports at least) but no video is displayed on my monitor I know for a fact the GPU, ...
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EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card optimal for heavy rendering and video editing [on hold]

I was wondering if the graphics card listed above is good enough to render and edit photos, what I will mainly be doing on the PC is making blender models and editing and rendering videos. I will also ...
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Should I upgrade to Win10? [on hold]

everybody - Should I upgrade my system to win10? WIN7 ULTIMATE SERVICE PACK 1 64 Bit Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30Ghz RAM 4GB Intel(R) HD Graphics Family I haven't get any notfication to ...
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What RAM should I add to this PC [closed]

I want to upgrade my RAM. I have 1 slot open. I want to buy RAM from aliexpress. I have attached a screenshot of my PC System info.
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Which Internal Hard drive shall I purchase? [closed]

Which Hard-drive would be the best to Invest in for a Desktop Computer? I know of Seagate that has been in the market for ages, but until recently I heard that its failure rates has been on the rise. ...
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ASUS motherboard doesn't recognize second video card

New system, briefly: ASUS Z97-A/USB3.1 motherboard 2x AMD RX480 video cards Windows 10 (64-bit) Latest BIOS, drivers, yada yada This thing refuses to acknowledge any video card that is not in the ...
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Network on home computer gets lost, adapter should be disabled/enabled to restore network access

I am using Windows 10 desktop and some 2 weeks ago started to appear the following problem: network connection to the cable network gets lost randomly. It usually happens (or is detected) when I am ...
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Lenovo A740 BIOS Administrator Password

Quite in a pickle here after a person who left the workplace set the Administrator password on all six of our lab machines. As funny as that might sound it is not. I have tried some common solution ...
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How to format old PC?

I have to format an old IBM PC to give it away, before I leave tomorrow. There is no installation CD. I tried to plug a bootable USB drive, but since this is an old system the BIOS won't let me boot ...
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Internal desktop ODD as external to laptop

I have been looking for a decent blu-ray burner mainly for backup purposes. It seems as though desktop BD burners have much higher write speed compared to the slim-line ones. I was wondering if I can ...
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Static Electricity back then? [closed]

I heard that static electricity was a big deal, a couple decades ago. Is it still a big deal now? I feel that it's rare for you to fry a computer component.
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Why does my PC shutdown and restart when house power goes down?

Why do some computers (particularly, my computer) shut down and restart every time the house power become low? Other PCs continue to work properly with no problem. What can the cause be? These are ...
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My pc (or monitor) freeze for no reason

Hello there i recently had problem with my pc, this never happened before. When i run it for some time or play games etc. Usually after few hours , my monitor just became black and i got message "...
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Can I use my laptop WiFi adapter in my desktop?

OK so I got a new desktop but it doesn't have a built in adapter or anything and I can't connect through Ethernet cable so I have a old gateway laptop and I was wondering if I could take the adapter ...
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GTX 1080 causes PC to freeze on motherboard splash

I recently upgraded from GTX 690 to GTX 1080. My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5. Bios id and version are 8A10AG01 F1. System boots fine with GTX 690, but with GTX 1080, the bios splash screen ...
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How to troubleshoot power-supply issues?

I have a PC running Windows 7 that sometimes reboots randomly. The Event View-er shows the following Date: 6/26/2016 5:13:51 PM Event ID: 41 Task Category: (63) Level: ...
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Computer starts to lag during games every other boot

After buying some used parts off a friend I started noticing something really odd. The computer starts to lag, not "regular" graphics lag but audio and mouse as well. Everything gets really choppy. ...
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Hum/buzz from PC speakers, but stops when the mouse moves?

I have some old PC speakers plugged into my laptop and I get a fairly constant buzz from them. This is perhaps not that surprising considering they are old and cheap. But I've noticed whenever I move ...
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Which ethernet port should I use [closed]

My Windows 10 PC has an onboard Ethernet port as it should, but also an Ethernet card attached. A friend more knowledgeable about computers built it, not I. I have been using the card instead of the ...
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Computer randomly turning off

I just got a Msi 4gb Gtx 960 and now my computer randomly reboots My computer has EVGA 100-W1-500-KR 500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply Msi h110m gaming ...
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Are My Temps To High?

Speedfan throws up the fire symbol and red exclamation beside my GPU temp and I want to check that this is not a huge concern for me. System details Tower: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 MoBo: ...
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I would like to know how many cores there are in my cluster

I would like to know how many cores there are in my cluster. processor : 7 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 30 model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3470 @ 2.93GHz ...
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Is it possible to run a motherboard in distilled water?

I have read that distilled water doesn't conduct electricity. This, in other words, means that we can submerge electronic devices like PCs/laptops in it and run them without any problem. I haven't ...
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Will Thermalright HR-22 passive heatsink fit into an Antec P183 V3 case?

I'm planning a new build of an audio workstation for a recording studio. I'd like to know if it would be possible to use the Antec P183 V3 case with a Thermalright HR-22 passive heatsink. How can I ...
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VXMBA bm-700 microphone low sound

My english is not the greatest, but I hope you can still catch what I'm trying to say. I recently bought a new desktop microphone for my pc, but When I was talking to my friends in skype they could ...
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Minimum PC/Laptop requirement for install Vagrant

Can you tell me references about the minimum requirements to install Vagrant. Cause I can't find at official site Vagrant
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Computer sluggish while running speed test

Recently my computer has become very sluggish when running internet speed tests (the PC itself, not the internet speed). I've also noticed this when downloading stuff sometimes, I thought it may be ...
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Is it in way bad for a PC to leave its case off? [duplicate]

For a desktop PC is it bad to leave the side panel to it's case off? Initially I thought it would help cooling (and allow me easy access) but wondered if it lets more dust in. Any other pros and cons?...
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Laptop can get internet from other wifi, but not our home

So my sister got a new laptop, and it has been having trouble getting onto the internet. So, it is getting an IP via the router's DHCP, and says it has internet connection. But, when i try and ping ...
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My pc is very slow

my pc performance became very slow lately just doing basic tasks like browsing on the internet, watching 720p youtube videos, working with MS word or excel, for example it hangs for few secs when I'm ...
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How to tell if CPU is actually overheating or is a false positive?

How does the CPU know it's temperature? I've been having trouble turning on my computer as I keep getting "CPU fan error". I reapplied thermal paste and got a new heatsink/fan and still the same ...
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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? [closed]

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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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 CS:...
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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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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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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 ...