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Which components are on the motherboard of a Acer V3-571G laptop?

I have an Acer V3-571G, which is in warranty service right now and is about to have its motherboard changed. I am curious to know which components are integrated into the motherboard, so I would know ...
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Mixing rams with different frequencies and sizes

I have a computer with 2× 1 GB DDR3 1067 MHz RAM modules. Now I bought 2× 2 GB DDR3 1600 MHz modules. My questions: Should I remove the 1 GB modules and use the new ones only (2× 2 GB = 4 GB ...
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Win8 migration HDD to SSD [duplicate]

Can you guys instruct me how to migrate a HDD to a SSD? Also I was thinking about having ubuntu and win8 in the same SSD, 250GB each and then have the HDD for files only. I bought an MSI GT70 20C, do ...
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One speaker set for two computers

In my case, i have a setup of a linux host machine and a windows virtual machine, i have a soundblaster dedicated sound card and an intergrated intel hd soundcard. I was thinking i want to use the ...
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Will it be useful to keep my old video card in my computer?

I currently have a GeForce GTS 250 in my computer, I am replacing it with a GTX 770 (it's a big upgrade). Is there any reason to keep the GTS 250 in my computer in the second PCI Express 16x slot? I ...
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Is there a way to provide mouse/kbd input from one computer into another computer via USB cable

Okay, I have read the question and answers on this thread: How to send keystrokes from one computer to another by USB? but it is almost 3 years old and there might be a more commercially or ...
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Why to choose a “proper” workstation over good ultrabook? [closed]

I'm considering buying new laptop and the performance is very important to me (I'm a programmer and I'm processing 2D and 3D graphics, simulations, etc). I travel sometimes, so the weight, screen ...
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Windows 7 hangs at CLASSPNP.sys after installing a second Xeon processor

I have a server in a secure location and do not have installation media or procedures. I'm using this server to play video and audio over the network. The video was pretty choppy and the processor was ...
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Compatibility of RAM modules [closed]

I have an old computer with 3 RAM modules with 1GB each, as follows: Type: DDR2 Size: 1024 MBytes Manufacturer: Kingston Max bandwith: PC2-6400 (400 MHz) Reference number: KTC1G-UDIMM Now I ...
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RAM. What is interleaved memory?

I want to mix some RAM sticks: Actually I have 2 DDR3 sticks x2 GB (on slots 1,3 to work in Dual Channel - an they are working, if believe to CPU-Z tool). I want to put in other 2 slots (2nd and 4th) ...
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Can laptop parts be replaced with a different brand?

I have HP Pavilion g6. I have broadcom wireless card, and HP graphic. They both cause great problems especially on Linux, they're not supported. I want to buy another wireless card and a Nvidia ...
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What type of RAM can I use to upgrade my system?

My machine certainly isn't the newest one. It can handle most current games when I turn down the settings to medium/low. Core specs are (according to SiSoft Sandra): CPU: Intel i5-2500 RAM: 4GB of ...
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Extending video and USB 75-100'? [duplicate]

How can I extend the cables for dual monitor outputs and the USB mouse and keyboard? They need to go about 75' to 100' possibly with cat 5/6
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New hardware same hard drive with same OS

I have recently purchased a new motherboard and CPU and I was wondering if there is a way to get Windows from my old hard-drive to load without performing a fresh install. Ubuntu seems to load ...
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Performance differences with 4 memory sticks vs. 2 sticks?

Is there a performance difference between 2 memory sticks of 8 GB vs. 4 sticks of 4GB? The motherboard has max 32GB capacity. The computer configuration can be seen below.
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Making a Low cost cloud server [closed]

I need some advice as I am going to make a tower server based on a E52620. Where can I find the list of motherboards that I can use along with a Intel E52620 processor to make a Tower Server (Not a ...
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Can you have PC3L and PC3 RAM together?

I have a pair of DDR3 SODIMM RAM modules in my laptop, and I want to replace the 2GB for a 4GB that is compatible. So far I haven't been able to find an exact match but I found a very similar with a ...
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Can you use all memory sockets in a server motherboard if you only have 1 CPU?

Basically on a motherboard like H8DME-2, can you use all memory sockets if you have only 1 CPU installed? Or are each memory "section" per CPU? (not sure what they are called)
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How can I check if my Dell has a dock port?

I just bought Dell 17R and would like to connect it to a docking station (ordinary one, not by USB). How can I know if my Dell has a docking port? What does it look like?
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Will the Intel DZ87KLT-75K motherboard fit into the Corsair CC-9011017-WW Case?

Will the Intel DZ87KLT-75K Motherboard fit into the Corsair CC-9011017-WW Case? To me it seems by reading the documentation that the motherboard is too big, but I'm not sure as I have no experience ...
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Database integration with …well with sound beep or light? [closed]

Perhaps this post major editing : I work for company which sells services online. I would like to build some kind of software bridge/integration tool which would integrate our Oracle database with ...
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How do I find a graphic card that suits a specific motherboard?

I want to search for a graphic card that suits my motherboard, but I don't know how! For example, I have this motherboard, I don't know which type of graphic card should I search for. How can I ...
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Will this combination of hardware work together? [closed]

I'm assembling a system with Motherboard: Intel DH61HO Processor: Intel Core i3 2105 Ram: Corsair DDR3 4GB DDR3-1333 Hard drive: ST500DM002 (500 GB, 7200 RPM) Is this combination compatible, or am ...
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Setting up dual monitors with VGA and HDMI out

My Computers has a built-in VGA Card. On the back of my Computer, it has a HDMI out and VGA out. Is there anyway i could setup dual monitors using these two ports. I want my screen to be extended into ...
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Different USB device behaviour on two machines

I have DVR which connected to PC via mini-USB cable. When I connect it to my home PC, DVR turns on, Windows makes the "recognize device" sound and then DVR turns off. If I connect DVR to my laptop, ...
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two computers with united CPU and memory resources?

is it possible?:) it wold be interesting, when given cheap chineese netbook and cheap chineese tablet, setup for example ubuntu to both of them, then le wild magic happens and viola - we have one ...
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High number of ethernet errors. Tool for testing the ethernet card?

have an Asus Sabertooth X79. I often get corrupted files. I checked the RAM, but memtest finds no errors. To avoid the possibility of disk errors, I tried copying files to tmpfs. If I copy from the ...
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How to select memory for motherboard when building a new machine? [duplicate]

I am building a new PC. What resources do I use to ensure the ram I select is compatible with the motherboard I am selecting? Currently, this is what I know. The motherboard accepts a type of ram, ...
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If I combine a PCIe x16 graphics card and a PCIe x4 hardware RAID, does the graphics card get 16 lanes?

I'm planning to install a graphics card which can utilise 16 PCIe lanes and a RAID controller which supports PCIe x4. The Ivy Bridge CPUs are all specified as supporting either one x16 or two x8 ...
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What exactly does “(OC)” mean in products description

Note: this is not a shopping recommendation request I want to buy a nice and fast RAM and a motherboard that supports it. Lets say that I would want to take this RAM (2400MHz), and put it into this ...
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Can memory compatibility depend on the selected CPU?

Up until recently I always thought memory compatibility was completely dependent on the motherboard and the processor didn't make a difference when it came to memory compatibility. However, I was ...
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Would CL7 RAMs work with CL9 RAMs?

I have a pair of CL7 RAMs installed on my mainboard. I want to add another pair of of RAMs to my system, but since they are old, I can't find CL7 RAMs of same size and brand in the local market. The ...
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Is there a way to programmatically/universally determine the maximum RAM speed a computer supports?

Say I have a computer, standard 32 or 64-bit architecture. I can put any OS on it (*nix, Windows, etc). Is there some way for the computer to interrogate the hardware as to what the maximum RAM speed ...
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What is the difference between WD Green and WD Caviar Green when replacing a drive?

I need to replace a disk in a MyBook World Edition and it says to only use Caviar Green yet when I search for Caviar Green NewEgg comes back with just Green with Caviar in the description. I already ...
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Most efficient use of my SSD and new/old hard drives

To begin with, here are my computer's current specifications: -Windows 8 Pro, 64 bits -Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 -Processor: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop ...
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Running two GPUs one for CUDA and one for strictly monitors

Probably a dumb question, so I have a system with a Tesla C2075, however the card only has one DVI port. Is there a way I could simply do the heavy lifting with the tesla card and use another card ...
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planning to upgrade my computer (windows 8)

I recently bought windows 8 using the upgrade offer. Now I am planning to upgrade my computer ie , change the motherboard , processor and the Ram. I would like to know if i can use the same product ...
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Is there such a thing as a USB-controllable USB relay?

I am looking for a device that connects to two USB ports on a computer: a "Control" port, and a "Data" port. Both cords go to the same device, which also has one USB "out" port (3 ports total). If a ...
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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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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 ...