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Buying a new power supply, what should I watch out for? [closed]

I recently noticed that my current power supply cannot provide enough power to keep up with my hard drives, which causes read errors. I'll need to replace my power supply soon and I was thinking of ...
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Send realtime keystrokes to machine from external source without installing software on that machine? Perhaps a USB dongle that registers as keyboard?

I have a few bare-bones systems running legacy software on creaking hardware. I want to be able to automate a lot of tasks by using auto hotkey scripts for tasks that currently, must be performed ...
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Determine correct RJ-45 network plug for your cable

I want to crimp my own ethernet cables because its cheaper for me and I have a lot of long cables sitting around. I'm currently looking into the crimper and everything I need and I wanted to know for ...
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How much of a difference is there between video card manufacturers? [closed]

If I am looking for a video card and I have already selected a specific chipset (for example, the NVIDIA GTX 770), is there really a large degree of difference between the companies who construct the ...
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SOHO Virtualized server [closed]

I want to create a server at home that runs either VirtualBox, KVM, or Xen, that is capable of doing the following: One vm will host a (linux) webserver (right now, just to host dokuwiki). Another ...
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Is my consumer RAM RDIMM or UDIMM?

I've set out to build a server and I might have ordered the wrong RAM. The motherboard I'm using is an ASUS KGPE-D16. In the specifications, it states that I can have 256GB of RDIMM or 64GB of UDIMM. ...
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Prong covers for AC power cords

Apologies if this question is somewhat off-topic (it seems marginally-related to computer hardware based on the FAQ, but I didn't see a more appropriate Stack Exchange forum). I'm looking for plastic ...
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Can I use more than one HomePlug on the same electrical system?

I'm trying to wire up an old college office (with 3 rooms) that has thick cement walls. Running ethernet is painful, and wifi can't break through the concrete. Can I use more than one HomePlug to ...
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Upgrading memory in a laptop [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused about all the memory types and various bus frequencies of modern consumer PCs. Requesting expert help on the subject. So far I'm confident that: I have an Asus X51L laptop with ...
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OCZ Revodrive; worth it? [closed]

Traditional SSDs seem to have stabilized at up to ~200 mb/s read and ~150 mb/s write. The OCZ Revodrives (PCIe solid state hard drives) are now in the $200 for 50gb of disk space (plenty for me, and ...