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Starting computer without CPU or with unsupported CPU can damage anything?

I'm building a vintage PC and It's not working. I'm using a Pentium 100 (A80502100) with a EPoX EP-MVP3G5. All is powered by a new Corsair cx400w. I've setted the VCore switches on the motherboard ...
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determining amount of CPU cache memory for a machine

How can we find the amount of CPU cache memory a given machine has. Assume Windows XP and a Intel Core Duo processor..
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diagnostic software for wifi adapter

I'm having trouble with my wifi connection. Is there any software out there that can help me determine if the problem is in the drivers or in the hardware? Regretfully, I'm working on Vista Edit: ...
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Good HD Health Checkers/Programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: When to stop using a HDD? What rules/software apply? How to check the health of a hard drive Hello guys, Can anyone recomend me good HD diagnostic tools? Light ...
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Workstation Bluescreen issues

I attempted to log into my workstation this morning only to discover, when the monitors woke up, that I had bluescreened. My Workstation is Windows 7 x64. The error message was: ...
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Essential Macintosh Tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some “must have” Mac OS X programs? What are some tools you use a lot to diagnose and fix Macs? I'll start the ball rolling Temperature Monitor ...
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How to prevent Chrome from refreshing page when viewing source?

When viewing page source in Google Chrome, the browser opens a new tab and basically pastes the URL in with the view-source: prefix. This is undesirable. As a developer, I may include some diagnostic ...
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Capturing Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PC Blue Screens and then instantly reboots. How do I stop this or find the error later? Sometimes I get a BSOD screen for a split second and I have no chance to see the ...
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Isolating external hard drive failure?

I have a fairly new (~1.5 years old) external WD My Book with a bunch of audio projects that I'd like to recover. I'm wondering if there are any clever tricks I can try before pulling the disk out of ...
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How to diagnose WiFi connection failures

I'm having trouble connecting to the WiFi in my new house. I'm sure I'm getting everything right - right network ID, right password type, right password (copied directly from the router's config page ...
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How to get results from Memory Diagnostics Tool?

I ran the Memory Diagnostics Tool in Windows 7 64 bit. I have 16G RAM. It reported hardware problems. This is a new system with new memory. When the system rebooted I was expecting an icon in the task ...
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When to stop using a hard drive? What rules/software apply?

When having a old hard disk - when should you stop using it ? I recently got a new 1 TB hard disk, and am left with 3 old hard drives (320 GB, 250GB, 160 GB). I am now wondering which of them to ...
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software for laptop heat diagnostics

I had my laptop for about 6 months. Yesterday i hit shutdown and left the room and apparently it shut down due to temperature. Right now my laptop suddenly got hot fast. What can i do about this and ...
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Util to check external USB Drive health? [closed]

I tried a few utils and none of them worked. Either USB wasnt supported or the drive was 'recognized'. I am trying to figure out if i should dump the drive or not. Its only a year old but the warranty ...
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Testing Firewire 800 port on MacBook Pro

I am having trouble getting my MacBook pro to mount an external Firewire hard drive. I am able to mount the disk no problem on other Macs, just not my machine. I haven't received any errors from my ...
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Network / Internet diagnostic tool to locate an error?

I’m facing some difficulties with the Internet / network at my work and I have trouble locating the precise error and when and how it occurs. The problem is that the client machines in the house ...
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Read/WRITE/Verify disk diagnostic tool for Mac OS X?

It seems that there are many tools out there for Mac OS X that test a hard drive for bad blocks by doing a Read/Verify pass. That is, they read a block, then read it a second time, and verify that ...
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How would you diagnose an integrated network card that doesn't show up on the device list?

I've been setting up a server based around a Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R motherboard (G33, PCH9R with integrated Realtek 811B network device. I've enabled it in the BIOS, but it doesn't show up in the ...
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USB Hard drive diagnostic tool

I have a Freecom 500GB Toughdrive and I have a suspicion that something is wrong with it, because my PC sometimes does not find it and it sometimes makes clicking sounds. The drive itself is not that ...
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Looking for Driver Diagnostic and Repair Software

Greetings, I am currently plagued with BSODS on startup (both normal and safe mode) for my XP Pro. After much troubleshooting I have determined it is a driver problem. However, because I cannot ...
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Debugging Wine, Windows Emulator for Linux

I frequently want to run a windows app (usually a game) on my linux machines, the best way to do this is via wine, the windows emulator. The problem is that this is quite difficult to do. The apps ...
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What's that web browser diagnostic site?

A while ago I ran across a web site that prints basic diagnostic information, such as what browser you're using and whether cookies / Javascript are enabled. What was that site? (Or do you know of a ...
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Slow network at home, how can I diagnose?

My home network has become incredibly slow over the past few days (access to the internet that is) Takes around 5 minutes to load a web page, if at all. Online games are constantly disconnecting. I ...
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My computer is lagging diagnosis program?

My computer keeps lagging with my CPU in the 3 or 4% area I am running Windows 7 and have been for a while I suspect my harddrive of failing and thus being the cos. Maybe it is also the motherboard or ...
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How can I determine a computer's specs? [closed]

I have a client who has a computer they want to upgrade. They are unable to tell me the specs of this computer and they're not the type of person I could walk it through with. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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Diagnostic and Optimization Tool for Network Attached Storage

I'm looking for chkdsk/scandisk/norton disk doctor and defrag/speed disk alternatives for NAS (Network Attached Storage), which can be run from a computer connectted to the same network as the NAS. ...
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How to enable Windows diagnostic / descriptive / detailed startup mode that shows what it's doing?

During the boot process, Windows normally displays that monolithic "Logging on.." screen. There's a way to switch it to show what's going on behind the scenes, (e.g., connecting to network, running ...
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Intel Driver update utility

I am trying to run the Intel Driver Update Utility but in Opera, Firefox and Chrome I get nothing, while in IE8 the pllugin is installed and when it runs it gives an error "" The NTVDM CPU has ...
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Recommendations for hardware diagnostic software (bootable)? [closed]

Can anyone recommend hardware diagnostic tools that can be run from a bootable CD? My situation is I have a machine that I built a couple of weeks ago. I loaded windows 7 RC (64 bit) on it, and it ...
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Apple Service Diagnostic application on USB key?

I found the following in a text file, and I would like to use the Apple Service Diagnostic Application from a bootable USB key but I cannot find where to download it or set it up? Also is this free ...
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How do I know if DirectX is using hardware acceleration or software rendering?

Is there any DirectX diagnostcs tool which will allow me to understand if Graphics acceleration from my GPU is actually working or software rendering is kicking-in instead? I ask this because If I go ...
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What's making my disk thrash in Windows XP?

I have a sick Windows XP laptop; something's making the disk thrash and the entire system is sluggish to unresponsive a few minutes after boot. How do I figure out what is making the disk thrash? Task ...
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iPhone log reader

I went to the apple store today to discuss a problem with my iPhone battery, and they plugged it into one of their macs and used an application that interpreted the logs stored on my phone. So, my ...
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HD failure questions

I recently had one of my home PC hard drives fail. It was in a striped raid, so I had to rebuild the raid (no data lost, only the OS partition was there). Is there any way to diagnose exactly what ...