Traditional computers as compared to laptops and netbooks.

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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 [on hold]

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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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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Display not showing windows for any applications

I just built a PC (hardware listed below) and when it starts up, it is fine. The standard Windows 10 desktop task bar at the bottom will show up, and the start menu can be used. However, the icons ...
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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 ...
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Desktop suddenly shut down and can't start

I was normally using my desktop, and then it suddenly shut down. All other things in the room (e.g. routers, monitors) are fine. I immediately cut off the power, and reconnected it after several ...
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Difference between WD2003FZEX and WD2003FYPS WD desktop HDDs

Whats is the difference between this models Western Digital Black 2TB HDDs models: WD2003FZEX vs WD2003FYPS ?
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Connect Mac computer to PC local IP

I have two computers, a PC and a Mac which are both on the same local network. On the PC I'm running a local Apache server. The PC's local IP is something like 192.168.1.2. I can not load the local ...
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Electricity causing PC to go slower?

Me and my friend build a PC recently with an 850W EVGA Supernova power supply, Intel core i7 5820k overclocked to 4.5 Ghz, Asus X99 motherboard... . At my place everything was working fine untill he ...
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Custom PC won't boot

Recently replaced PSU and now pressing the power button gives less than a second of light, as well as psu and cpu fans spinning ~ one revolution before stopping again. Have tried clearing CMOS, all ...
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PC Boot status text has the first character missing on each output line to monitor

t kinda looks ike this as each ine is output o the monitor. BC could be ABC or 1BC or? ho knows? ot me. Thanks, Bob
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Can I take ram away and add other once [duplicate]

I have a PC that is a few years old it has 4gb ram and I want to upgrade it to 8 however that official ram costs lots of money and um only a teen so if I take that ram out and add different 8gb ddr3 ...
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What is the maximum memory size of a motherboard? [closed]

What is the maximum memory size that the motherboard in personal computer in current market can support?
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Have 2 playback devices running(more in description)

I need to have Elgato and my turtle beach px22 headset playing the same sounds both at the same time. I really just need a way to get the computer's sounds while keep px22 as default allowing the ...
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I need assistance with “power on” sound effects idea

I'm not really sure how to ask this question, so I'm going to give some background. Do you know on the Xbox consoles whenever you press the power button, it makes a noise? For example, from an ...
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How to share Wi-Fi connection over Ethernet?

The problem is: 1 have win 7 and other win 10 and i need to share win 7 wireless to windows 10 :(. i already tried Bridge and ICS but windows 10 still with disconected cable status on Ethernet.
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Desktop Game from Laptop

I have a great desktop computer that I play my games on. However I sometimes like using my laptop. Is there a way I can use my Laptop as a wireless mouse, keyboard, and Screen? I want to play my PC ...
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How to install Windows on PC using laptop's monitor and keyboard?

I want to build a Windows PC which I will access remotely through Remote Desktop. I wonder if there is any method to use my laptop's monitor and keyboard as the terminal instead of buying separate ...
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What Bluetooth version can stream music?

I want to buy a new bluetooth dongle for my pc to use my bluetooth earphones for listening to music (and watching videos) the same way I do with my Galaxy S5 the only available adapter is Ver.2.0 and ...
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Why can't i ping my iPad from the PC?

I have an iPad 2 with iOs 8.3 and i have a PC with Win 7. And i have a trouble: the PC can't ping the iPad. 'ping 192.168.0.41' says 'destination host unreachable' But my gate device, ZTE F660 can ...
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Could my CPU Temperature Sensor be broken?

One of my older computers started shutting down suddenly and when I tried running it again, it would give me the beep code for overheating. However, I tried to get some info using Speccy, but couldn't ...
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New build PC with display issue, sometimes load but most times it doesn't when powering up

I have an issue with a system I've built recently. It was going fine for a month or so. Recently the display has been on and off. I haven't added any new components. My PC powers up with every fans ...
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Opening an external HDD

I have an external hard drive (WD MyBook Studio 2TB). Preety nice, but right now I am planning to build myself a pc. Can I possibly open it, take the 2x1TB drives and put them in the case of the ...
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can't recover my files in my thumbdrive

I got a thumbdrive brand Kingston model DT101 G2 with capacity 32 GB. The problem is when I copy files from my computer to this thumbdrive, it seems I can't reopen it (files) at another computer when ...
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Does having multiple hard drives slow down the computer?

I have a WD Green 1TB hard drive. A week ago, I noticed that drive C: and D: are full. If I add a new hard drive to my pc, does this slow down my computer? General PC Info OS : Windows ...
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How to solve the hazy display in Win8?

Whenever I am using Win XP it occurs rarely but in case of Win7 or Win8 it occurs frequently in web browser like Chrome, Firefox etc and in video players also
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Are there any safeguards for the case that the ac power is disconnected from a Desktop PC such as an Asus Rog or a small Alienware

Some small form factor PC's such as Alienware (http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-steam-machine/pd?ref=PD_OC) or Asus Rog (http://www.asus.com/us/Tower-PCs/ROG-series-Products/) have ac adapters ...
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Just built a new computer. Power will not turn on – clicks once, then nothing

I bought a bunch of new parts and put it all together to test it all out, before putting it all into my case. I then assembled everything into my case, attempted to turn it on, and nothing happened ...
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Strange noise (whistle) from PC

I often hear a strange noise from my computer. It sounds like a whistle or a tick-tack from a cricket bug. You can hear it on this video: https://vimeo.com/143945875 What can be the possible reason? ...
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PC wont boot up after high voltage fluctuation

Two days ago, I was working on my PC and I saved my files and shut down the system properly and went out for an hour or more. When I came back and tried to turn on my PC, the blue power light of my PC ...
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Does your PC feels refreshed after hibernating as if it restarted?

You know when your PC is on for all long time things start to slow down then after a restart everything feels fast again. Does the same thing happen on hibernate?
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How to tell if my Openframeworks(C++) is using hardware acceleration on a Wintel card

I have an OpenFrameworks program that relies on OpenGl for it's video processing effects. it currently runs fairly slow (30fps) on an Asus laptop with a mid level GPU. On a 3 year old imac it runs at ...
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Customer Computer and WDS Driver Error

When attempting to run Windows Deployment Services on a client machine, I get an error stating that it doesn't have the driver for the NIC card that the client is using. The machine I have was a ...
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How to catch hdd io killer process?

Sometimes my hdd on desktop PC starts work like crazy, then, in a short time all system starts to freeze, cursor barely moving, and then completely freezes, but hdd keep working non-stop. I have no ...
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Windows only recognizes half of installed RAM [duplicate]

I upgraded my RAM capacity from 8 GB to 16 GB of DDR3, but Windows still shows 8 GB. I tested several ways to fix it, but nothing happened. All the videos on YouTube says you must go to msconfig and ...
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Why do OS's have to be placed on HD's and not separated on updateable chips of their own?

Imagine we lived in a world where we'd never have to worry about modifying or deleting an important system file, where we'd be virtually immune to RAT's or viruses interfering with the operation of ...
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How do I physically prevent someone from unplugging the power cable from a desktop computer?

Similar to this question: How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable? I have a security camera system that runs on a desktop PC in the backroom of my office. How could I ...
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What is use of power options (High Performance, Balanced, etc) on desktop?

Does power options on desktop actually work? i.e. high performance etc.? Which one should I select? & Since its a desktop PC shouldn't it be by default set to work on high performance?
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Can you swap 2 harddrives in one computer back and forth? [closed]

I wanted to develop for mac, but the thing is that i dont have a mac. I was wondering if i could just buy another hdd, and then download the mac os so i dont have to dual boot, which i heard slowed ...