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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? ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 just ...
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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 devices....
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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 ...