Traditional computers as compared to laptops and netbooks.

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Laptop screen and Vizio monitor both as dual screens for my desktop

Note: Laptop: Dell, Windows 7 Desktop: HP, Windows 8 I have a monitor connected to my desktop using a VGA cord. The desktop has two of these VGA ports, so I simply connected my laptop with 1 VGA ...
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Is buying 3 cheap graphics cards better than a single high end card?

I am thinking of building my own desktop computer, and I was wondering whether buying 2 or 3 low end graphics cards and running them in SLI would be faster than buying 1 high end graphics card. If ...
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Are there really no consumer-available WiFi adapters supporting WOL?

I can't for the life of me find any wireless adapters, of any kind, supporting wake-on-lan. Is this technology really a "laptop" only technology?
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How to connect multiple HDDs to a computer?

What is the best and most efficient way to connect 10 - 20 SATA HDDs to a home computer? I mean an ordinary motherboard supporting 2 connections for SATA HDDs. The purpose of this assembly is to ...
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SATA3 6Gb/s HDD vs SSD [closed]

So I know a SATA3 handles a maximum speed of about 750MB. But when comparing this HDD and this SSD, what would be the difference in terms of read/write speed. Won't they both be using the SATA3 busing ...
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Zotac NVida GT640 2GB Video Card Mini HDMI output

I cannot get my 42" Samsung TV to show my computer on the HDMI cable which has a mini HDMI cable hooked to the computer. It works fine if I use the DVI connections from the tv to the computer but I ...
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Fundamental Difference Between Charging A Smartphone At The Mains & Via USB Cable Linked To A Desktop PC or iMac?

As a smartphone maybe considered to be a "mini computer in your pocket", I thought this maybe appropriate to ask here. If you are working at a desktop PC or iMac and there is also a mains socket ...
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Desktop went black after coffee spilled on keyboard, also wouldn't turn off

Spilled a large amount of coffee over HP desktop keyboard. Immediately the monitor went black, computer wouldn't turn off. Have I killed my desktop? I've turned keyboard upside down over towels, ...
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Can I change size and shape of desktop shortcut icons in Win 7 pro

I would like to build a background image and set my desktop links to various sizes and shapes that would fit into that image. Can this be done with WIN 7?
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I need to make a list for all motherboard attributes [closed]

I am trying to make a list of all attributes that pc motherboards have (I need this for database). Here what I got so far: Model FormFactor CpuSocket Chipset MemorySlots MemoryType MaxMemory ...
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Can I remove fans from my system?

I can't tolerate any noise in my room at all. I want to remove all 4 fans I have in my system: Processor Fan, Cabinet Fan, SMPS Fan, Graphics Card Fan Can removing all these fans produce any fire ...
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How do I share files between MacbookPro over WAN to my PC over LAN?

I have a wireless router set up, connected to the internet through a modem through LAN, connected to my PC through LAN, and connected to my Macbook Pro via WAN. Here's a rough image of the network map ...
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A DVD autostarts on my laptop and runs but not on my desktop

I have a DVD compatible drive on both my desktop and laptop. When I insert the DVD into my laptop, it recognizes it automatically and through clear.fi, plays the DVD. When I put the same DVD in my ...
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Weird crashing issue

I bought a new gaming computer about two weeks ago. It is randomly crashing after 5 minutes, sometimes 10 minutes or more. Is there a software or a place where I can see what cause the crash? Like a ...
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Computer does not BOOT, POST, show any image nor react to power button once turned on? [duplicate]

Well I have a Packard Bell Easy.. something, I don't know the model anymore, but it's a 6 years old Desktop and it worked pretty well until last night. The problem is that when I boot it on the ...
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Audio stream from PC without sound card to Iphone

I have pc without sound card (HP Proliant Microserver) and Iphone 4. They are connected by Wi-Fi. Can I stream audio from PC to Iphone somehow?
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Burned motherboard component

I got a desktop computer assembled with the following specs: 2x 4 GB DDR3 Intel Core i7-2600 CPU, 3.4 GHz LGA 1155 8 MB Cache Intel DH67 BL Media Series motherboard, LGA 1155, 4 slot eSATA, HDMI, ...
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Computer takes several hours to start after pressing the power on button

For a while now my PC has been very slow to start up. I turn it off at night before going to sleep and when I try to turn it on in the morning it takes hours (roughly 2 to 4 hours). The computer does ...
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Computer turns on, and screen says no input, yet works with other computers

Old computer, working for years. Now the power light goes on, the HD whirls, but there does not seem to be any video output. The screen says no input, and the screen and cable have been tested with ...
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PC doesn't turn on - no noise or lights

I just tried to start my PC but it didn't. No lights and no fans running. Then I pressed once more the start button and something blew - I guess the power supply but I'm not sure. Any ideas of what ...
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Memory expansion risers for desktops?

Pretty simple question. Is there any hardware for desktop PCs that allows you to add more DIMMs to the bus? I have seen this hardware for more expensive servers, but wondered if there was a similar ...
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HDD thumping noise [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hard drive making a weird noise My 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green is making this thumping noise. The thumps repeat about every 2 seconds and occasionally go away ...
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How to get TV image to computer? [closed]

I have a TV (LG55LM620T) with Mini-SCART (RGB) out and a All-In-One computer (Acer Aspire 7600U) with HDMI In on it. How can I transfer the TV-image to the computer? Any converter for SCART Mini to ...
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two short beeps

i put together a pc with these 4 items and a laptop 2.5" harddrive http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZDJ42O http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KZDV8E ...
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Computer Fan Placement (only 1 fan) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Optimal Fan Placement and Direction for Air-Cooling a Computer I'm currently working on a computer that only has one large fan. The case has both front and rear cut-outs ...
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Are there any drawbacks of running Caviar Red (or any other NAS-ready) HDD on your desktop PC?

What does the NAS-ready imply and how suitable are these HDD's for desktop PC's? My home desktop PC is turned on whenever I'm home and/or I'm awake (I turn it off during the night). Would a NAS-ready ...
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How to do the “paper clip test” on an old PSU with 20-pin connector?

I have a PSU (power supply unit) of the old type with a 20-pin main power connector for the motherboard. Unlike most of the newer units with the 24-pin power connector this one does not have a green ...
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Odd HDD issue, should I be worried?

Ok, so I get my build up and running on Friday and everything was working great. I have two drives, a 256GB SDD connected via SATA 3(which is the boot drive.) and a 1 TB 7200RPM connected via SATA 2. ...
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How to recover a bootloader after installing ram?

After a wonderful fiasco trying to figure out what caused the bluescreens in my PC, it turned out that it was a bad stick of ram. I figured I'll just get two brand new 4 GB kits - all together 8 GB, ...
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Issue with a computer I built

I just built a new computer and I'm having an issue and want to know if this is CPU or Motherboard. The hardware is: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Intel i7 3770k Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Heat Sink Antec 750 ...
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Computer won't start, just blinks on and off

I had a computer that was working fine for over a year, then suddenly it started to shut off, it got so bad that I press the power button and in around 30 seconds while booting Windows it would shut ...
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HDD not detected whenever first power on (detected at BIOS level)

I am using Asus P8H61-M LX Motherboard with latest version of BIOS: 4401 One SATA-3 Western Digital Black Series 1.5TB is attached to SATA port 0 A Samsung 22x DVDRW SATA drive attached to ...
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Switch between IE from desktop view to Modern UI view

How can I switch from desktop view to the Modern UI view in IE 10? I know you can switch from IE 10 Modern view to desktop view, but vice-versa…?
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timed television controls [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turn off display in Windows 7 without additional software In the office we have a wall mounted television connected to a PC that is always on. Is there a way to have ...
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Connecting multi monitors and improving productivity

I have a Dell Vostro 260s (slim Fit) CPU and running Win 7 professional edition with it. Just curious to know,whether I can connect multiple monitors with it. I googled and found that we need to buy ...
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Ultra high pitched noice coming from computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: High-pitched noise coming from computer It happened twice today, first a few minutes after turning on the computer (stopped by itself after a few minutes), then several ...
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Idling CPU at 65C, re-place or re-paste?

Replaced Graphics card because screen would go black at a certain temp while gaming, but sound would stay on (but locked up). Then with replacement card whole PC shuts off during gaming now because ...
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If I split my harddrive, will a system restore delete it?

I split my 1TB HD from C drive and called it A. I put some files there to back up. I have now come to a point where I need to run a system restore with the discs that came with my computer. If I do a ...
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Sudden slow read & write speed on all IO

I have a custom built rig that has 2 storage drives. for OS: Western Digital 1.0TB HARD DR 64MB for other stuff: Corsair Performance 3 128GB (SSD) [ expected read speed: 400 mb/s ] The system was ...
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Is this normal CPU temperature?

My power supply fan has suddenly started becoming really noisy and I am wondering if it is affecting my CPU temperature. I have a desktop with a 6-core CPU. This is what CPU Thermometer shows me: ...
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Why is my computer randomly restarting? How can I fix it?

I have a custom built desktop computer that I've been using since about a year ago. The main specs are: ASUS P8Z68-V LE Motherboard Intel Core i7 2600k Corsair Vengeance 16GB Ram ASUS ENGTX570 GPU ...
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Can I use my laptop's wifi card in my new desktop PC?

There are already variations of this question, but I haven't found the help I'm looking for. I have a Gateway NV series laptop that doesn't work anymore. I bought it only a year ago and I think the ...
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Desktop PC won't turn on for a few minutes, if left for some time without power

A few days ago, I went out of town, and I thought it'd be wise to pull the plugs for my TV, PC, consoles etc., to avoid having anything be on standby and consuming (i know, very small amounts of) ...
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Big noise from Power Supply Unity Fa? Should I replace it immediately?

Recently, I started to get a large noise from my PC when switched on. After some time, it disappears. I discovered that the issue is with the Power Supply Unit. Does this mean I have a failing PSU? ...
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Is it a good idea to place the Power Supply Unit Below the Hard disk?

Several years ago I bought a new computer casing which is very weird. Its small and compact. Normally, we have the PSU in the top. But in here, the PSU is on the bottom and right below the hard drive. ...
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Lock down a workstation

I need to lock down a workstation so a local user named "Assistant1" can not launch any applications except Notepad. Can anyone tell me where to start? The OS is Windows XP SP2 or SP3. The computers ...
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Stream YouTube from PC to Internet Enabled TV

Well I have a Samsung Smart TV (7000 series) and I would like to be able to stream a YouTube video from my computer to it. I know that I could just load it up in the Smart UI, but the Windows UI is so ...
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Computer won't start up. Stuck on Lenovo splash screen. Help Diagnose

I have some (I'm not sure exactly what model) Lenovo 21" IdeaCentre. Honestly, the computer works off and on. I have had problems with it not being able to shutdown, which I fixed. The fan seems to be ...
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How to repair Creative Inspire Speakers 2.1 Volume Control Wheel?

Due to dust or so, the Volume Control Wheel does not work properly. Volume goes to one speaker, and other gets muted. Vice versa. When I carefully turn the wheel sometimes the Volume works properly or ...
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Monitor's auto adjustment feature doesn't work

When I click the auto adjustment button on my Samsung desktop LCD monitor, my screen changes its appearance, my desktop moves downwards, half of the taskbar is hidden and a small blank bar appears on ...