Traditional computers as compared to laptops and netbooks.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
45 views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
345 views

Difference between WD2003FZEX and WD2003FYPS WD desktop HDDs

Whats is the difference between this models Western Digital Black 2TB HDDs models: WD2003FZEX vs WD2003FYPS ?
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
69 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
54 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
49 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
194 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
67 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
305 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
181 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

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? ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
40 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
58 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
62 views

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 ...
-4
votes
1answer
129 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
315 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

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?
-7
votes
2answers
65 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Can I find a log of my remote log ins to my work computer? [duplicate]

I am wondering if I can find out when I was logged into remotely from home to my computer at work. Windows 7 Pro and RDP for the remote software.
0
votes
2answers
94 views

how i can add more sound inputs to desktop pc how to do this?

I want to add more sound inputs to desktop computer like line in or mic but no. of input should not less than 7. Now i have two mic inputs and one line in. I want to make my own home studio for ...
0
votes
1answer
178 views

How to connect desktop to box-type tv through IPTV Set-Top box with HDMI cable

I have an old box-type tv, desktop, iptv set-top box and HDMI cable. The iptv connects to the tv with red,white,yellow cables, and it also has HDMI port. So, I tried to connect pc to the iptv with ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

How safe is it to use PC in storms? [closed]

Last night there was a thunder and lightning storm. I had some job to do on my PC and I couldn't unplug it. However Just when I saved my docs and was about to unplug it something happened and it shut ...
-3
votes
1answer
121 views

Can Comcast see me naked? [closed]

I got a new laptop within the last month or so and have started my own adult entertainment website. I have a TON of success on here, but that's besides the point. Recently I have had more Comcast ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

How to get enough watts for Power Supply

I have a Pre-built computer it's the Phantom 410 case with AMD-FX 6300 prossesor, but the power supply is only 150 watt. I want to add a fan, but I can't buy a new power supply, so how do I use power ...
1
vote
1answer
451 views

How is a Usb Y cable designed?

Ok, Recently I have purchased this USB Y cable from Amazon. Storite USB 2.0 Type A Male to Dual USB A Male Y Splitter Cable Cord Black -50cm I purchased it so I can use it with external hard disk ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Bricked my computer instead of the kindle fire?

I was rooting a kindle fire for a friend and now my pc doesn't work. Symptoms are: inputs no longer work (usb or serial or dvi; hdmi produces a flicker but displays a message "no valid input" so I ...
-2
votes
1answer
41 views

Picking the right graphic card (GTX 970) [closed]

I was thinking of buying a new graphic card and wondered if anybody could help me out picking the right one. Currently I have a computer with an i7-2600 3.40GHz processor, 12 GB RAM and an NVIDIA ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Is the Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80 GHz CPU 32-bit or 64-bit?

I have just updated my pc to Windows 10 and noticed in the settings the system type is : 32 bit operating system,x64-based processor From past 6 yrs I have this computer and while buying it was said ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Does PSU Wattage Matter

My PC uses Intel Core i7 4790K, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970, G.Skill 16 GB RipjawsX (DDR3), Intel SSD 120 GB, 1TB Hard Drive, ASUS Z97-C (Motherboard), Corsair Carbide Spec 01 and for the power Corsair ...
2
votes
0answers
79 views

Desktop PC has stopped powering up

I've gone through the two existing questions I found that seemed to the closes to my situation, tried most of the proposed fixes, and I'm still not getting any results. Those questions where: ...
-2
votes
2answers
123 views

I have DDR3 10600E ram and i don't know if it will run with my 10600 compatible motherboard

I've got four 1 gb sticks of DDR3 PC3-10600E and my question is: Will it run on my future motherboard or will i have to get some new ones? These sticks were pulled out of a mac pro that is why i'm ...
2
votes
3answers
79 views

Does the Pentium MMX 200Mhz processor need thermal paste?

Does the Pentium MMX 200Mhz processor need thermal paste? I replaced the fan on it and it has a small heatsink with no thermal paste on it, and I was wondering since the screen fizzes out if I leave ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

PC no longer finds network adapter

Yesterday I came to find my computer no longer connected to the internet. It is hard wired directly to the router with an ethernet cable. When I started to investigate the problem, I found out that ...
0
votes
1answer
738 views

How to allow outdated plugin (e.g. Adobe Flash Player) in Opera 30.0.1835.88 (and earlier)?

If you are interested in resolving the same issue in Opera 30.0.1835.125 (or later), please proceed here. There is a plenty of stone age machines, where the modern versions of Adobe Flash are ...