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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to allow outdated plugin (e.g. Adobe Flash Player) in Opera 30.0.1835.125 (or later)?

In Opera 30.0.1835.88 (and earlier) there was a way to allow usage of outdated plugins (e.g. old version of Adobe Flash Player) by adding --allow-outdated-plugins argument to an Opera launch shortcut. ...
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Is it possible to use two pairs of headphones on the same PC (cable and bluetooth)

does any body know if it is possible to use two pairs of headphones on the same PC? One connected via cable and the second via bluetooth.
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I'm in the US and computer only works when power supply is in 230V position. How do I diagnose this?

So, I replaced a computer PSU about six months ago. And, the computer power down intermittently. I've found: it's not over heating. Monitor shows it running cool. it's not graphics related. ...
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Does Chrome-desktop have built-in “disable all flash” feature?

For various reasons[1], I wish to use Chrome-desktop but without the Flash plugin. Does Chrome-desktop have built-in (i.e. without a plugin/add-on/etc) "disable all flash" feature? or a "only play if ...
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ASUS PC Fan issue

I have an ASUS Desktop PC with intel CORE i7. I tried turning it on and here's what happens. After 5 seconds of turning it on (approximate) it raises the fan on the middle to the max level. It keeps ...
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Old processor setup on new motherboard

My desktop computer has Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9550 on DP35DP motherboard which supports only up to 8 GB RAM. Computer is working fine but I am hitting limit of 8 GB RAM and want to increase ...
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Can my computer support a graphics card alongside the APU? [closed]

So, until I can afford a better PC, by brother is letting me borrow his older PC to play games on. The PC specs are here. The PC has an APU so you can imagine the graphics are lacking a bit for games ...
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32 BIT PC for Development/Programming?

I am .NET(ASP.NET) and Java developer since 2005. I mainly used 64 bit machines(Windows). But in my new company they gave me 32 bit machine(x86 CPU). I need to run visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio ...
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HDMI passthrough overlay from Wii U to PC

I recently purchased a Wii U, and I really enjoy it, but I seem to have run into a usability problem. I only have one monitor, and it is not possible for me to purchase a second one. Therefore, I must ...
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HP computer stuck at bootup screen for no apparent reason

I don't recall having done anything to my computer, but I rebooted out of an Ubuntu Live CD in the hope of getting to Windows. Instead, the computer hangs at the HP Invent bootup screen. Hitting Esc ...
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DDR3 204-pin laptop RAM chip in a DDR3 240-pin desktop slot?

I assume it can't be done, but I'm not a hardware guy. So, can you use a 204-pin DDR3 ram chip meant for a laptop in a desktop motherboard that has 240-pin DDR3 slots?
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Windows 7 AVG and Left 4 Dead

I have a father who won't allow video games at all. I managed to get a CD version of left 4 dead working perfectly on one laptop, but when I have another with avg, I run into an issue. It immediately ...
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PC turns off in 30 sec -1 min

I have a gigabyte motherboard 2 GB ram memory an iBall power supply unit dual core CPU and a Seagate hard disk. The entire assembly has been working well for the past 9 years on an iBall cabinet. ...
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Overheating issues, even after suggested remedies

So my computer/Server is overheating on a regular basis, I thought that the issue might be the thermal compound on the heatsink, so I have replaced that (just 20 minutes ago), that seems to have done ...
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Can i build a very powerful central system and connect to multiple monitors to play different games at once

Basically I want to setup a gaming hub and instead of having separate systems I wanted to do something different and setup a central computer connected to multiple monitors and multiple in/out ...
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Turn on computer from motherboard

I have a computer with asus p8z77-v lx motherboard and zalman z9 plus miditower. The power on and reset buttons doesn't work (control panel cables are broken). Also on pc there are no installed ...
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Why is my computer so slow s:

I've had this problem for so long and it's annoying me. Everyone says my computer is bad but I dont get it. on Runescape I get 4 FPS. On LoL my computer just crashes and Skyrim is insanely laggy and ...
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What is the risk of reusing my PSU? [closed]

Four years ago I built a desktop. A few days ago this desktop died (for non-PSU related reasons) and I've decided to build a new one. I would like to save $100 and reuse my old PSU, but I'm not sure ...
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Gateway computer doesn't provide enough room to add a new harddrive

I opened my Gateway PC (Gateway DX4860-EF22P) to add a hard drive, but I was surprised to discover that the manufacturer did not provide enough room to put the new hard drive. As you can see in the ...
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Hijack laptop's display, connect to PC [duplicate]

My son has a PC with no monitor, and an OLD laptop (circa 2002). They both support VGA. Is there an easy way to connect the PC to the laptop such that the PC displays on the laptop's screen? So ...
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Why does my desktop PC crash after upgrading or installing new memory card?

Before I start detailing my issue with my computer system, I would like to let you know that my system is Compaq Presario SR1817CL Desktop PC. I bought this computer back in 2004 or 2005. Since then, ...
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How to determine if there is enough power supply wattage for a video card?

I'm a complete newbie to computers. I recently found a graphics card that takes a 300 watt power source and I don't wish to spend $150 dollars on something that won't work or will break my computer. ...
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How to determine air intake holes in pc case

My PC has a huge dust intake (I have two parrots and a cat occupying the room). So I don't want to unplug the pc and clean it from dust every week. I want to install exterior dust filters which I ...
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my power supply died dramatically; is it safe to simply replace it? [duplicate]

my power supply died last night rather spectacularly: blue sparks, popping sounds, a smell of burning plastic. the computer shut down, then tried to start itself up again, and sparked and popped some ...
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Do PC components (CPU, PSU, RAM…) wear over time?

I have a 6 year old pc, which is still running fine, even the newest games (well not on ultra, but still), and I wonder if I should save money for a whole new computer, or just upgrade my own... ...
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Can internal Blu Ray drives rip region-locked Blu Ray discs from other regions?

I would like to purchase a Blu Ray disc from the United States and then use an European Blu Ray reader (internal PC drive) to rip it. Is this possible?
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PC gets powered up only sometimes [closed]

This is one of the most bizarre hardware problems I have ever had, since the 80486 days. Perfectly working PC with a Gigabyte UD2-P55M and an i7, Kamariki IV power supply. I go away for 10 days ...
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MOBO turns on when power connected, and black screen

So whenever I connect my motherboard to power, the fans and LEDs turn on without me pressing the power switch. In fact, I can't turn it off even by holding down the power switch. It even powers on ...
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I'm looking for a PC/Android app that emulates Android keyboard, taking input from PC keyboard [closed]

I'm sure I can't be the only one who sometimes want to use a physical keyboard to type a short (or long) paragraph of text to my Android phone, all without taking out a mobile hardware keyboard, turn ...
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Computer fans turn on, but nothing else

I've done some google searches, but nothing seems to fix my problem. I just got a computer from a friend, saying that it wasn't turning on anymore. I took it home, powered it up, and viola! beep ...
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Computer time and bios resets everytime I unplug from wall

I am using an Asus P5GC-MX motherboard with a 700 watt power supply and I cannot figure out why this is happening. First I tried a new good brand battery with no luck. Next I flashed my BIOS and ...
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Graphics card crashing

My computer has a vent on the back side that sometimes gets very loud and the only way to stop it from making so much noise is to touch it for a second so it slows down. Every time I touch the vent to ...
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2nd Wifi connected PC loses connectivity seemingly when other PC falls asleep?

I have a PC connected via ethernet to an ubee modem/router for internet access. A 2nd PC in another room is connected via a usb wifi connector. Often I am told the other PC loses connectivity and if ...
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Stop case side-panel from buzzing

My desktop's case is a Cooler-Master Storm Scout 2. The removable top panel (the one that exposes fans mounted to the top of the case) often buzzes while my computer is running. I've verified that ...
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Distorted audio, lagging mouse, slow speed, no internet

So when I turn on my computer now the windows booting sound is all distorted almost like it's stretched or crackling, when I log in the mouse lags, and everything seems to load a bit longer. It can ...
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Why does my USB port make a beep when connected to my cell phone?

I have various Android devices when I connect my devices to my PC, why USB port makes beep even I am listing songs beep keeps coming from headphones. Specially when I transfer some data beep makes ...
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Excel Formula show with result as well as [closed]

I have a sheet with: A B C 7 5 =A1+B1 So, C1=12. Is it possible that D1 shows the numbers 5,7 used in the sum in C1?
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Replaced burned out PSU still burning smell

So I recently replaced my burned out PSU, and have just started my PC. But I still smell something burned out, although my PC is running fine, what could it be, and what should I do? I just checked ...
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How to setup a new Windows 8 PC? [closed]

I just bought a new Windows 8 PC (this one) and I'm about to set it up. Where should I start and is there a easy way to install or get all essential tools like WinZip, VLC etc?
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PC Stuck on verifying DMI pool - taken many steps

I have an old computer I am attempting to restore. It's a msi 945g series chipset board. I began with no POST beeps and no monitor signal being detected. I have.... Removed, Cleaned and Reseated ...
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Desktop not powering ON

I have a weird issue of our desktops supplied to customers. At customers site they are not turning on but when I bring it my office it is working fine. It tries to start at customer site, fan starts ...
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Computer instantly shuts down if network cable connected

We have a Pentium 4 PC in the office that has recently started shutting down a couple of seconds after a network cable is connected. It isn't software related, as the PC also shuts down before it ...
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Can KVMs for 3 monitors & USB keyboard/mouse be used in a mixed Mac/PC environment?

Is it possible to use three Thunderbolt displays on multiple computers (mixed environment of PCs and Macs)? I've used KVMs in other PC-only environments, but I am trying to find out if both PCs and ...
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Thermal sensor location and adhesive

I bought a DIY computer over Christmas (I bought all the parts and hooked it together myself). The mid-tower case I got (this one, in blue) has three thermal sensors that need to be attached at ...
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Get Access to all of the partitions of USB in Windows

I partitioned my USB into 3 partitions each of FAT32 , using software "gparted" in LINUX. So after succesfully partitioned , i tried in Windows PC, but only one of them is accessible. Is it ...