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Found New Hardware Wizard keeps popping up

I'm working on a PC running Windows Embedded Standard 2009 (similar to Windows XP, I think). The machine runs fine, but every time on reboot I get the Found New Hardware as in the image below: I've ...
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is it possible to convert eSata to USB 3.0

I have an laptop with several an eSATA slot, the laptop has no USB 3.0 slots. I was wondering if its possible to use the eSATA slot as an USB 3.0 slot with an converter. I did some google-ing and ...
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How can i use my optical bay for more connecting port?

I saw online, people use for more storage their optical bay. they remove it and replace with ssd or Hdd. I searched online but noting found. Is there any way to using my SATA port to multiple usb or ...
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Do TPM modules only work for motherboards of the same vendor?

Most types of desktop computer parts are agnostic of the vendor. For example, you can use a DDR RAM from any vendor on a motherboard from any vendor, as long as they have the same standards. If I ...
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Can I use a 3.5'' hard drive on a notebook with a psu and a sata-e-sata cable?

I have a spare 3.5" HDD at home and I want to use it on my notebook. My notebook have a e-sata port and I have a sata-e-sata cable, if I use the e-sata cable with a computer psu, can I use it on my ...
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How important is to have matching speed of RAM? [duplicate]

I have a 4GB DDR3 800Mhz recently I installed another 4GB. It turns out it's DDR3 667MHz. Does it really matter I should own both rams 800MHz? Slot1 shows recent RAM installation. ALSO I don't ...
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How does Triple Channel memory differ from Single or Dual?

I'm trying to understand the PHYSICAL difference on the motherboard when it comes to single, dual, triple and quad channel memory. I have a mobo that has 4 black memory slots, each one contains 4GB ...
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Connecting two routers to create two home networks causes issues

My cable provider provided us with a gateway modem that has it's own built in router. I need to set up two local networks, one for guest and one for admins. The reason is because I have a Western ...
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Is using multiple CPUs possible in a laptop? [closed]

I am planning to buy a new laptop. I am aiming for a High-Performance Laptop (Gaming). This might sound like a silly question, but I notice that it is possible to use dual GPUs to enhance the graphic ...
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Does MSI K9AGM4-L fit with MSI K9AGM4

my old MSI K9AGM4 is dead and I'm wondering, if MSI K9AGM4-L is exactly the same or something that my components with still fit in.
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Is there any way to use a USB flash memory drive as computer RAM? [duplicate]

Someone told me that he can improve the computer speed by increasing the size of RAM using a USB flash memory drive. I just want to know how that might be possible.
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MacBook retina screen compatability between 2012 & 2013 models

Are the screens compatable on 2012 and 13 models of the 15" Retina MacBook? If I had a working laptop with broken screen 2013 and a broken laptop with working screen 2012 could I use the screen on ...
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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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What is the maximum length of a PCI-Express Flexible Extension Cable?

What is the maximum length a PCI-Express bus can be extended with a PCI-Express Flexible Extension Cable like this (36 Pin):
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Combining two graphics cards - performance

I want to buy a new notebook, and to be honest I want it to run all modern games with as high details as possible. Recently I came across a notebook that had in its graphics card section written: ...
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AMD Radeon HD 8570 Dual Monitor DVI Splitter

I have a AMD Radeon HD 8570 card. I would like to hook up a DVI to Dual VGA splitter. I purchased this item: http://amzn.com/B0045JSO32 However it has too many pins and I was unable to even connect ...
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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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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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Can't get PCI-e SSD to be recognized in Linux/Windows

I recently bought a Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCI-e 8x SSD to be used on my MSI 890FXA/GD70 mainboard. I currently have two disks on SATA (1TB and 2TB). The smaller of the two holds 3 operating systems ...
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What should I do to upgrade my laptop? [closed]

I have a Acer Aspire One D270-268kk mini laptop. It currently has 500GB hard drive, Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2600 processor (1.60 GHz), 2GB RAM and is a 32-bit OS (Windows 7). I want to upgrade my PC so ...
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Xeon E5 1600 v3 family - dual cpu [closed]

I want to build a multi cpu workstation, and I have never built multi cpu computer before. I wonder if the E5 1600 v3 family support multi cpu setups or if I should use the E5 2600 v3 family instead. ...
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Computer freezing: need help - fresh install of windows

I am having daily (or more frequent) freezes that require me to hard restart my PC each time. This is very annoying and I would love to receive some help or advice on finding and solving my issue. PC ...
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What kind of hardware should I use for running a Untangle firewall/filter? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 ...