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What kind of hardware should I use for running a Untangle firewall/filter? [on hold]

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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Control two fans with a simple fan controller

I want to control the two upper fans in my N300 case with a Zalman Fan Mate 2 and I'm wondering if it is reliable to connect two fans (in my case two Sickleflow fans) in parallel. If it is, connect ...
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Is there any benefit to pairing components by developer, etc? [closed]

I just ordered the parts for my first home built PC and thought up an interesting question that I wish I had though of sooner. Are there any benchmarks that show a measurable benefit, or any that ...
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Converting a 9 pin connector to a “normal” usb?

I bought a little drive from a flea market which is able to read various memory cards. I was interested because in my job I need from time to time to read such devices for various reasons (data ...
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PCIe port backwards compatibility

Are PCIe generations backwards compatible? And will a port with N channels support a device with less than N channels? For instance, supposing I had a motherboard with a PCIe 3.0 x16 port. Would ...
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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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Diagnosing RAM being damaged by other hardware

About a year ago I had trouble with some bad memory as discussed in my previous question. After that I replaced all 4 of my RAM sticks which solved the issue. About a week ago the issue ...
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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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What is the relationship between manufacturers barebones and performace? [closed]

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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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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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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How do I find compatible motherboard for my computer?

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 that recently stopped working, and I suspect a motherboard (I can go into why if needed). I want to get a replacement from eBay or the like, but I'm not sure what to get. ...
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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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Western Digital disk WD5000AAKS-75v0a0 vs ones without a dash

In one of my computers I have 500GB x 2 WD5000AAKS-75v0a0 in RAID-1 configuration. I was hoping to keep an identical drive on hand as a spare and started looking at prices. First I found this exact ...
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ATX Gateway Tower Case - Replacement Power Supply

I have been considering replacing the CPU Power Supply on my 2002 Gateway machine. The original OEM power supply maximum rating was 240 watts. My Graphics card has been upgraded to one that ...
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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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DDR2 ram incompatibility

I have these two memory modules, which work separately in the same motherboard without any problem, however as soon as I put them together into the same motherboard, the system does not even boot up ...
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Is building a computer chassis out of pure LEGO dangerous?

I have been looking and reading about creating a computer chassi out of pure LEGO parts (Ive seen a bunch of cool projects on the web that has done that), but then I stumbled upon this Reddit thread: ...
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Multiple Sources for a wifi devices

I think the question am asking is not possible since i haven't seen any practical usage like this.But it is long pending doubt inside me.Here's the question. 1.Can we able to connect multiple wifi ...
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Extending wifi range with an external antenna

I've got an old antenna that I'd like to try and use to get a bit more wifi range/signal strength out of my laptop. The antenna is terminated with a male TS9 connector, such as the one pictured here: ...
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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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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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Show PDF presentation with Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000

I have a Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 which I want to use as a presentation tool with my slides in a PDF file, but Acrobat Reader XI doesn't seem to recognize the presenter mode on the ...
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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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Upgrading PS1 Light Gun [closed]

Is There any possible way to upgrade the retro G-con Light Gun for PS1 to allow it to interact with HD TV's? I am aware that they were Designed purely for Tube TV's but I would be happy to know of ...
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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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How to troubleshoot under-performing hardware combination?

I recently bought a secondhand PC to use as a Home Theatre PC. It is mostly used for streaming online video like Netflix and Youtube but also runs Plex Media Server. On paper the hardware specs ...
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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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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 ...
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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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how big is SAN and is it feasible to use it in home

I have seen this add for SAN and its looks cheap for 50TB storage. But i am not sure How big will that be. i mean can it be fit on my computer desk Can i sue with my normal desktop Is it will be ...
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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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Couldn't find the specific details for a IBM x3850 server

This ad mentions the model of the server as " IBM x3850-[88633SM]- ". However, in my searches I was unable to find any meaningful reference to the specific server. The closest I could find is this ...
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Can i remotely power on IBM server with Remote Supervisor Adapter II

I have seen that on server IBM x3850 there is Remote Supervisor Adapter II I just want to know that can i turn on and off the server remotely with card or not
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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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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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Can there be a true dual-CPU & dual-memory laptop?

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio TX201LA is a dual-processor, dual-memory, dual-storage laptop which also runs 2 different operating systems. But can one,somehow, run just one instance of Windows 8.1 on ...
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How many fans does a PC need?

A friend of mine is looking to buy a new PC. Someone told him that the CPU fan plus the 3 fans on the GPU plus the PSU fan would not be enough and that he needs another 2 or 3 fans so his system could ...
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Listen to Bluetooth mic-in via Speaker (Mobile and PC)

Situation: We are trying to combine a Bluetooth headset mic and a USB Speaker so that we don't need external power supply, and the mic-speaker system works fine with just a laptop with battery. These ...
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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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Will 2*2GB and 2*4GB sets of dual channel RAMS work?

I intend the following setup : Slot 1 (Black ): UDIMM 2GB ADATA DDR3-1333 1.5V 9CAS AD3U1333C2G9-R Slot 2 (Yellow): DIMM 4GB ADATA DDR3-1333 1.5V 9-9-9 AD3U1600W4G11 Slot 3 (Black ): UDIMM 2GB ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...