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RAM for Laptop, Configuration

i've a Dell 1545 and i need to put additional RAM. The laptop normally uses DDR2-667, PC2-5300 200pin. Can i use a RAM 2GB PC2-6400 DDR2 800 SODIMM in it?
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Adding a 2x2GB RAM kit to a different 2x2GB kit - will performance be hurt?

I currently have a 2x2GB RAM kit with the following specs (link): DDR3 1600MHz 7-8-7-20 latency I want to buy another set, but I couldn't find the exact model anymore. So, I'm thinking of getting ...
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Multi-Harddrive Tower, Do I have to Worry about Overheating

I have been thinking of getting a third hard drive. Right now I have two already in my tower. The HDDs have a small compact separate 3-space bay in the bottom front of the tower. In general, should I ...
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Switching laptop motherboards

Is it possible to switch a motherboard out from one laptop and place it in with another laptop? Reason I ask is one laptop is fully broke screen wise and the other just won't turn on. So figured if I ...
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Differences between KVR16N11H/8 and KVR16N11/8 memory except for height?

I accidentally ordered KVR16N11/8 instead of KVR16N11H/8 and I'm wondering if I'm going to have compability issues with my Intel DP67DE motherboard. When searching for compatible RAM on Kingstons ...
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Is there desktop motherboard that supports notebook hardware?

Is there desktop motherboard that supports notebook hardware? I have notebook HP Pavilion dv7-1160er without accumulator, that can not hardly use graphic card because it too hot and system can go to ...
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How can I use a desktop like a laptop [closed]

I am not looking for a remote control application. I need a new computer. Typically I buy desktop-replacement laptops and use them in the exact same location (my couch). I would like to save $ and ...
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PCIe Generation 3.0 graphic board running on old mainboard Generation 2.0 or earlier?

my problem comes out of the following: I'm owning a 'MSI P45 Neo 3' Mainboard. The 100% type I haven't checked yet, I'm about to do it as soon as possible. For sure is that it's already about four ...
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How can I identify a hardware product?

How can I identify different hardware components (hard drive, cpu, gpu, etc). Based on it's manufacturer. For example, Nvidia Geforce GTX 580, several manufacturers, all differently priced, some may ...
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Microsoft Natural keyboard breaks Xbox 360 controller with some games

I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and a standard Xbox 360 controller. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. When I plug in the keyboard, Windows automatically installs some ...
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Is it possible to compose a computer out of components separately bought from different companies? [closed]

And is there some web-sites to help me do so? I want to do this because I've heard that to buy components and make a complete computer out of them is much cheaper than to buy a brand computer.
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Can I extend my total RAM by buying more, and what kind do I need to buy

I currently have 4 GB total RAM and I would like to get some more, to bring it to a total of 8 GB. Is it possible to simply buy another 4 GB and bring it to 8? If so, what kind should I be buying? ...
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What happens when I combine different types of RAM?

My current RAM is 2GB and I upgraded it to 6 GB. I bought a 4GB upgrade, but apparently they are of different types: My original one is 2GB PC-8500 and the upgrade is 4GB PC-10600. Is there any ...
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Choosing A Power Supply [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Power Supply Capacity Formula How can I check if my system needs more PSU power? I'm not sure if it's OK or not to ask a hardware question here. If not please let me ...
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What is a Intel LPC Interface Controller.

Intel LPC Interface Controller, What does LPC stand for? for what is this interface used?
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Is my Graphics Card slowing the entire system down?

OK, so I have just put together a new machine, using all new shiney parts except my graphics card, which I thought would be man enough given that I'm not using this a gaming machine at all. The ...
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Hardware assisted virtualization on acer aspire 5935g

I would like to make hardware assisted virtualization work on my acer aspire 5935g. But my current configuration has Intel core 2 duo p7450 which doesnt support intel VT technology. I'm wondering ...
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Use 2 Hdds in one pc as 2 different computers?

I want to have 2 totally different computers in one pc. I would like this to happen maybe with dual boot? I dont want the files from the one HDD to be accessible to the other because the one HDD might ...
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Desktop computer for GIS and home networking use specifications [closed]

I'm in the market for a new pc/laptop. Portability is not an issue for me, so I'm leaning more towards a desktop, since it will be easier to upgrade specific components at a later stage. The problem ...
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Connecting PSW to motherboard ON/OFF pins

I want to know is it possible to connect this PSW 2 pin connector to my motherboard: my motherboard ( if yes please tell me where to plug it in )
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Insert a GPS module to my ThinkPad , possible?

Is it possible to insert a micro GPS module into my laptop , which is a ThinkPad X220 ? Something that like BIOS clock , that can power itself without external source. (Just some thought , but if ...
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Do the Intel X79 Chipset and 2nd Generate Core i7 Processors support VT-d?

EDIT: I have an Intel DX79TO board tested working with VT-d passthrough to VMware ESXi5. I've used multiple Core i7 38xx processors, and they have all worked so far. I know that there were rumors ...
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Intel i7-870 running on Mini-ITX-PC adviseable?

I need the Intel i7-870 for a machine, mainly used for programming Java, Flash CS5, etc. I would love to make a small form factor and silent machine but wonder if it is possible and adviseable. ...
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I have a Windows 7 desktop and an OSX laptop. My keyboard, mouse, monitor are plugged into desktop. Can I switch them for use with the laptop?

As the question states, I would like a way to quickly switch (from software) between my laptop and desktop. The laptop is a Snow Leopard macbook, and the desktop is a Windows 7 machine. How can I ...
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Will my LAN card slow down system performance?

I have ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe mobo, having 1 GeForce 9800 on PCIe 16x, 1 Xi-Fi Audio on PICe 1x. Would like to install PCIe 1x USB 3.0 card in mobo PCIe 1x slot, but unfortunately the other 1x slot is ...
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Can two users both control a third machine simultaneously using Synergy?

I've been a Synergy user for some time now, as I use a PC on the left side of my Mac. My girlfriend and I both have our desks on each side of the other, and we'd like to know if it were possible for ...
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Hardware/IO Bottlenecks

Taking the following issues in the count, what would be the descending order from greatest to least of bottlenecks in a computer system? Network I/O Disk I/O RAM I/O Graphics I/O Processing I/O ...
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Is it possible to connect a Netgear EVA8000 to a VGA monitor?

I have this Netgear EVA8000 http://kbserver.netgear.com/datasheets/enus_ds_eva8000_20070130.pdf It has a few video outputs: HDMI RCA component video output S-Video port SCART connector Is it ...
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What is the relationship between manufacturers barebones and performace?

Assuming that I could choose between two similar machines(same processor, memories, chipset and HDDs) but different barebones manufacturers, such as Acer or Asus, could I check for another ...
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Will Shuttle 500W PSU work with non Shuttle motherboard?

Is it possible to run a system with Shuttle PSU and non Shuttle motherboard?
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To place a Kill A Watt meter between the PSU and UPS or between the UPS and Wall Outlet?

Are you supposed to place a Kill A Watt meter between the PSU and UPS like so: PSU--Kill A Watt--UPS--Wall Outlet? or are you supposed to place a Kill A Watt meter after the UPS like so: ...
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Asus p7p55-m will not pick the extra 4G of memory

So here's the problem: I've got this Asus p7p55-m motherboard that was originally purchased with 4Gs of memory and it all worked well until I wanted to drop extra memory in it (KVR1333D3N9K2 model). ...
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How do you know if a certain task will be handled by the Hardware or the OS? [closed]

In a lot of the readings I've been assigned in my classes, computer systems have been described to use a combination of the underlying hardware plus the OS to process a certain request or a task. But ...
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Is there a reliable IDE to SATA converter?

I got a cheap PATA to SATA converter on eBay because my box doesn't have any SATA ports left for the SATA Blu-ray writer I recently purchased. It only half works, which of course is worse than a ...
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Is it worth to get a SATA-3 controller to max my SSD out?

I have an OCZ Agility 3 on a Gygabyte GA-P55-UD5 (it only has native SATA-2 support, not SATA-3). I have to admit performance is already interesting but should be half of total possibilities. I've ...
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How do we assemble a computer properly?

As a follow-up question for advice when buying a computer, I would like to get another thing clear: How do we assemble a computer properly? In what order do I need to put the hardware I bought into ...
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Windows 7 64 bit on Intel Core 2 Duo T5800

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 processor in my old laptop. The specs on Intel says it is 64 bit. I remember my vendor telling me it is a 32 bit laptop and I have 32 bit Windows 7 installed. How can ...
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How to know which RAM I can/should buy for my PC?

I have a relatively old PC (5 years or more) which has only 1GB of RAM. I'm running on Windows 7 and unfortunately it doesn't like being so senile... I have a Gigabyte mother board but I have no ...
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Using same Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse on Laptop and Desktop

I have the following: An HCL beanstalk desktop HP 6910 laptop HP docking station TFT monitor Keyboard Mouse How do I connect all these so that I can use the same monitor, keyboard and mouse?
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build a Linux server with “server” or “desktop” hardware?

I am Looking to build a Linux home server box from the ground up for my family and I. Id like the server to support file sharing, media streaming, print, virtualization, and remote desktop services. I ...
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Upgrading from 2GB to 8GB RAM

I have a TOSHIBA Satellite Laptop which has 2GB RAM and an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, T5750 2GHz. I am considering buying an additional 8GB RAM for the machine. I have little knowledge about hardware and ...
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What kind of hardware should I use for running a Untangle firewall/filter?

I'm looking to install an Untangle server as a component in my home network as a simple firewall and internet content filter. I will be running a separate machine on the network for HTTP and media ...
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Plugging in a GPU into a PCI slot via a PCI-e to PCI converter: is it possible?

First of all, this is for a GPGPU project so I only need a very small amount of bandwidth. The bandwidth for PCI and PCI-e 1x slots are several orders of magnitude more than I need. Some people have ...
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Does a 1 molex --> 1 6-pin pci-e connector supply enough power for a gpu?

Two questions: Can I power a Radeon HD 5830 with 2 (1 molex to 1 6pin pci-e connectors)? Can I get and use a 8pin pci-e --> 6pin pci-e connector for a HD5830? Note: I cannot just use two 6pin ...
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OCZ RevoDrive only recognized on first boot

I have an OCZ Revodrive which works fine... for the first time I boot the machine. The motherboard is an Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI (I detailed some of my findings at: ...
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What is the most suitable hardware configuration for an intranet plone portal with a huge amount of data?

I am using Plone 4, and I want to create a Plone site for the intranet. This site must be able to contain several hundred terabytes of data, including scanned PDF files, each of 50MB in average, and ...
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VM Tools that virtualize different hardware than I have

Is there free VM tools that will virtualize different hardware than what I have? Specifically the graphics card? Is this something that VM Tools can even do (even the not-free ones)? Note: I tried ...
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What hardware combination should I consider for a 20TB file server? [closed]

I want to build a file server for my home media. The server will only be used to serve files to my Media PC. Essentially all it needs to do is be able to expose around 20TB of shared folders. I don't ...
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Getting up to speed on modern PC construction

The last time I built a PC the tricky parts were knowing the difference between ISA, VLB, and PCI cards; juggling IRQs; and getting IDE master/slave right. Now I'm helping my stepson build a gaming PC ...
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How does FaceBook build servers with 12+ hard drives

From The FB Blog: ... is deployed on top of commodity storage blades. The typical hardware configuration of a 2U storage blade is – 2 x quad-core CPUs 16GB – 32GB memory hardware raid ...