Traditional computers as compared to laptops and netbooks.

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Test performance of a computer for maximum concurrent user allowance?

How can I test a pc to see how many concurrent users it can handle without performance issues? The users will be limited to 6 webpages or Tabs open and no audio/video streaming or downloading. Any ...
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Custom built machine has much higher power consumption than expected

I built a machine according to the specs of a computer magazine (c't, Germany). According to the magazine, the power consumption should be at around 10W. I don't want to go into the specifics of the ...
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blocking a user accessing my computer in the same network

My colleague starting playing around with my computer today using that shutdown -i command and then copied a few files on my desktop. I would like to know how can I block this user from accessing my ...
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PC won't hibernate

Typically if I sleep my computer, it will keep the computer on, but turn the monitor off. I was under the impression that if I enter hibernate mode, it will sleep the computer, but also shut down the ...
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My computer will not turn on

I recently built a gaming PC. It was working fine before the following events: I installed a graphics card driver update then: in Windows it said that the User Experience Index needed to be refreshed, ...
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Do Ram specs besides DDRx matter?

I'm looking to install some extra DDR1 RAM into a computer, but while looking online for some, I see all these extra specs, like "Assorted Models PC3200 400 MHz DDR1 Desktop RAM". Do any of those ...
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how to set up a KVM switch to share monitor with Power Mac G5 & Dell PC?

I've connected a Power Mac G5 and Dell PC to a KVM switch box to share a monitor/mouse. I get a "Power Saver mode" message on the monitor and neither computer opens. Please offer suggestions on ...
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Making a Low cost cloud server [closed]

I need some advice as I am going to make a tower server based on a E52620. Where can I find the list of motherboards that I can use along with a Intel E52620 processor to make a Tower Server (Not a ...
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Switch new hard drive with old hard drive (containing files)

So my old pc is dead. I took off the HDD cause my files are in there. I have this new pc but the hdd is only 80gb. There are no important files in there so i can just throw it away. I want to switch ...
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Replacing DVD drive with a hard drive in PC?

I have a HP Compaq dc7800 Small Form Factor PC, and I have an old WD HDD that has my old files in it. I want to add it to my new PC, but it has barely any room left for an extra HDD. But it does ...
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What computer spec would be good video editing [closed]

I wanna buy a computer to use it as website/graphic design also a little video editing (After Effects). I still not sure about choosing between laptop or desktop. So what spec would do the job for ...
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Is my power supply dead?

I recently bought a new NZXT Phantom case and went ahead and moved all my components from the old case. It took a while to get some things in, and then to do a little bit of cable management (as much ...
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Promiscuous Network Card and PCI [closed]

What PCI NIC supports Promiscuous?? I' having a hard time looking for one , I'm planning to set it up in a Lenovo Think Centre hardware
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Android OS can be used on desktop computers or laptops? [duplicate]

Android OS can be used on desktop computers or laptops ? I mean like a windows or IOS or linux something.
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Is it smart cost/performance-wise to use a dual-cpu motherboard over a single-cpu?

I heard that dual-cpu motherboards are quite expensive and not all cpus can work in dual-cpu mode, but I don't know much else. Does it make sense to spend money on a desktop computer with 2 ...
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Connect “monitor-less” computer to a laptop with a cable [duplicate]

The idea is to connect both computers using a VGA cable and make my laptop's VGA port receive the image from my desktop computer. Is there a way to do it? Specs: OS: Windows 7 (desktop) / 8 ...
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My PC start although it is turned off

My Problem: I shut my PC down Then I disconnect the plug Few hours later I reconnect the plug and the PC starts to boot for a short period and then turns off After that I can start the PC as usual ...
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Is it possible to have a 1 GB and 2 GB Ram installed in a One Desktop Computer? [closed]

Is it possible to have a 1 GB and 2 GB Ram installed in a One Desktop Computer? I badly needed your opinion guys.
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My PC won't display anything on monitor?

Anyone can help me? My computer is didn't display anything,it has power but no display I tried all this. Put to Built In/ On board VGA = No display CMOS CLR = No display Remove Memory = No display ...
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Tether wired internet from Desktop to laptop via wireless

What I have : Desktop, wired internet access to a wired-only router Laptop, wireless capable Windows 8.1 Preview on both computers - it's practically Windows 8 with some UI touches and performance ...
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Cause of desktop computer AC plug melting?

We discovered the family desktop computer's 110V AC cord to be swollen and hard to unplug from the PC. Both the plug and the receptacle are partially melted on what I think is the "hot" side (rather ...
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Stream video from VLC on desktop to “VLC for iOS”?

I want to stream a video file that is located on my Desktop to an iOS device that has installed the recently published official VLC application. Both computers are in the same adress space in my LAN, ...
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Computer won't power on at all

So, this morning I woke up and my computer won't power on at all. There's no beeps, no lights (though I don't think my motherboard has lights on it anyways?). I plugged in my brother's PSU and it ...
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Master/slave PATA setup not recognized

I have two Seagate barracuda 7200.10 500 GB drives pulled from an old Lacie Big Disk Extreme. I have been using them both in a Dell Dimension 4600 in a master slave configuration, (one by default has ...
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PC just rebooted itself, failed to restart automatically now refuses to boot [closed]

I tried to restart automatically but it failed after about 2 secs. It won't switch on at all now. What part just failed? It's a desktop.
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Removed and re-installed SDRAM chips, computer won't boot (Fans on full blast)

I've made a horrible mistake! My boss's computer has been having problems lately and he suspected they had to do with his solid state drive. He asked me to swap his SSD with another identical computer ...
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Connect desktop to router for network access without cable

Is there a way to connect a pc (desktop) to a router for internet access without a cable? I think that some kind of usb adapter to connect over wifi is possible but I don't know what is the term I am ...
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What is this circuit board for? (HAF cooler master case)

Second hand case with no manual. There are no cables coming out of it at all, just an 4 pin power connector, and two esata ports (I think). Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Watch Live TV from Windows Media Center on a remote Computer? Not in the same house (I do have VPN)

I have a computer running a USB Tuner in one house. I want to watch it in another location. I have tried Mediaportal (didn't work) and Remote Potato. I currently use Splashtop to stream it to another ...
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Desktop won't power on

I have a desktop, which suddenly couldn't be powered on. It just starts for a second and then turns off. If I keep pushing the power button the computer starts normally. At first I thought that the ...
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windows 7 professional desktop goes to sleep even after setting sleep to “never”

Dell desktop goes to sleep and prevents my being able to log me in even after I set the power settings to never sleep mode. I have checked whether its hibernating and it is not. Wonder what other ...
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Going from Windows XP to WIndows 8

We have an in house custom app that was built in VB 6. The in house app is a SQL database app and was built for Windows XP. We have to replace a computer here an there, and since we are buying Windows ...
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Best OS for a Pentium IV with 256MB RAM Desktop [closed]

Please advice a suitable OS for an old desktop having Pentium IV processor with 256MB RAM. Thanks & Regard, Hari
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Should I see PC boot to BIOS if I only attach 24-pin to the motherboard?

I am attching only the 24-pin and the vga. I am not seeing any thing display on the monitor. When I have every other cables plugin, I see nothing either, that's why I only have 24 and vga plugged in. ...
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Strange behaviour of my computer. Maybe some defect hardware? [closed]

I really need your assistance and I hope that you can help me. I bought a new computer about 1 month ago (assembled it on my own, just bought all parts). For about 2 weeks there were no errors/bsods ...
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Why is my CPU cooler fan delayed at startup?

I've just finished building a new computer with one of those new-fangled Haswell CPUs; in particular, the Intel Core i5-4570. I plug in the power, turn it on, and watch as everything starts spinning ...
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When I opened my desktop computer, it makes very loud fan noise [closed]

It's been like these for months. I still don't know what starter it.
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How do I tell if my computer supports hibernation?

In Windows Vista, there is regular Hibernation as well as a Hybrid Sleep mode. These features can be found and enabled in the Power Options dialog (advanced settings). For some reason, I don't have ...
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How does a computer crash while powered off?

When I put my desktop computer in sleep mode I can simply wake it up by pressing a button on the keyboard. Easy! But whenever there's a power outage the computer needs to do a complete boot up to ...
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Randomly bluescreens on my computer

Currently I am experiencing randomly computer crashes. I just installed Windows 7 and I got a new SSD. The event log says: The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This ...
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What is needed to use a laptop hard drive in a desktop PC? [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio laptop with a FUJITSU MHY2250BH SATA hard drive and a desktop with an ASRock twins 775 HDTV motherboard. I'd like to use the laptop hard drive on my desktop. What would I need to ...
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Is it possible to format my computer without using up a windows installation disk

I want to completely format my computer, I've already backed up my files and I'm ready to push "the red button". However, my father would prefer if there was a way to format the computer without using ...
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Power-on button takes a long time to work after PSU is turned on

I have a four-year-old Dell Inspiron 530 desktop with onboard video and recently it started to show this weird behavior (sorry, it’s a long post…). The computer is connected to a voltage regulator, ...
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Is vim better installed in C:\Program files\

I've installed gVim and the install has gone into here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim Would there have been advantages to installing it in the following location?: C:\Users\myName\Vim
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Windows 8 working with hard disk at idle time

I have Windows 8 installed on PC, and another Windows 8 installed inside virtual computer. On virtual computer - without antivirus. In both cases, I see that OS intensively works with the hard disk at ...
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Setting up a junk PC for classic PC gaming

I recently bought a computer from a local computer store that sells referbished/cheap PCs. I'm trying to set it up to play old DOS games I have on 5.25 and 3.5 inch floppies (DOS versions). The PC ...
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Can I use a laptop microphone and webcam for an application on a desktop?

I game on a desktop computer and I have a few spare laptops. I use one next to my gaming desktop to manage Skype, etc., but I want to use the microphone and perhaps the webcam in game. Is there any ...
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Using Apple earbud in-line remote functions on Windows 8

Is it possible to use the in-line remote of Apple-compatible headphones on a PC running Windows 8? If this is possible, what hardware/drivers are necessary? It would seem that this is significantly ...
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How to fix this network issue for my desktop?

Recently I've been having some network trouble with the desktop in my living room. Right now I have Comcast internet service, which is the 50 Mbps plan. Now on my desktop computer, I've only been ...
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Why would a computer stop POSTing only temporarily after a crash?

The other night, I was playing a game on my desktop PC when the graphics started stuttering and, eventually without warning, the entire display froze and the speakers emitted a constant buzzing sound. ...