Traditional computers as compared to laptops and netbooks.

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Central hub for Computer/TV/Video Game systems/etc?

I have the following devices: TV (Inputs: HDMI + DVI) Xbox 360 (Outputs: HDMI Audio/Video) Desktop PC (Outputs: HDMI + DVI Video; 1/8" mini cable out Audio) Two LCD PC monitors (Outputs: DVI Video) ...
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Computer causes problems in wireless home network

I have a network of three Windows 7 computers, all with internet access, and all running wirelessly using a Netgear router and USB adapters. If the "bad" computer (and only the bad computer) is ...
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Laptop Performance vs. Desktop Performance [closed]

Assuming I choose the "same" processor (let's say an i7) and the same SSD, can the performance of a laptop machine equal that of a desktop machine? I say "same" (quotes) processor because I guess ...
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Fans continuously turning on and off

I have a custom built computer that has suddenly started to act strange. The fans will continuously start and stop randomly. When they turn on, they stay on about 1 to 3 seconds, then turn off for ...
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HP Touchsmart 3000-1020 hardware issues

I have an HP Touchsmart 3000-1020. The problem with it is that the fans speed up immediately after being turned on. I used to be able to get on for a few minutes before it would shut the whole thing ...
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identifying the device that an email has been sent from

If a person sends an email from nigeria. And the time stamp says pst (Pacific standard time) does this mean it has been sent by a phone that is registered in America. Would an email sent from a ...
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Making a 'Supercomputer', cheap? [closed]

Why supercomputers are 'supercomputers'? Well, they are nothing more than many 'common' cpus, gpus and ram connected together. Thanks my idea here. I take many cheap computers @ about 350-400$, with ...
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Windows XP keeps on restarting

My desktop computer keeps restarting and I don't know why. Can somebody please help me? I have tried removing the plug, cleaning the fan and holding the power button for ten seconds, but nothing ...
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Desktop folders disappeared after switching from Wi-Fi to Ethernet

My Windows 7 computer has always been connected to the internet by Wi-Fi. Since moving it, however, the signal quality has dropped, so I plugged in an Ethernet cable. Signal is now very strong, but ...
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PSU issue and compatibility

I have an HP Pavilion 6604y desktop. It is a dual core 2.8GHz, 6GB, 1TB HDD. I updated to Windows 8.1. My problem came before I upgraded though. A few months ago I was on my computer when it ...
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Does an operating system itself take up resources (aside from the space it is installed on)?

I just finished a course on operating systems and the definition of an operating system is still unclear to me. Does any operating system itself take up resources such as CPU and memory? For example ...
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How to disable hardware buttons in Samsung All-in-One DP700A3D-K01US?

I am using Samsung All-in-One DP700A3D-K01US as advertisement kiosk. It has various hardware buttons. The PC runs an app in assigned access using Windows 8.1, so user can't navigate to other app or ...
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Incorrect display color when connecting computer to TV

I have a desktop running Windows 7. When I try to connect it to a Sony TV using VGA, the color on the TV's display changes. If I connect it back to a monitor, it looks proper. What is happening?
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Motherboard/Intel G43 Chip Overheating

So I have a desktop PC and it is impossible for me to boot it up anymore. It boots up just fine but after between 5 to 30 seconds the central chip on the motherboard (Intel G43 Chip I believe) heats ...
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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 ...