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Wireless Router Signal Strength Stats

When shopping around for wireless routers, they all seem to have the claim of "great" or "excellent" signal strength. Of course, such marketing words do absolutely nothing to let me compare the signal ...
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Does specification mean interface?

I was wondering Generally, does specification mean interface, regardless the implementation beneath the interface? Specifically Only systems fully compliant with and certified according to ...
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Broadcom BCM970015 Datasheet

I'm having trouble finding the datasheet for the BCM970015::image PCI Express Mini card. Can anyone help locate it? I'm interested in the physical dimensions, specifically the profile (height), ...
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Laptop Battery Technology

My laptop battery has finally taken the plunge and I'm looking online for a new one. However I'm getting lost in all of the specs of the batteries that are out there. I'm looking to gain a better ...
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What is the “real” memory of my display graphics card?

I purchased a desktop two years back asking the vendor to install a "1 GB" graphics card. The card which is installed in my system is Nvidia 9400 GT, and the NVIDIA website provides the following ...
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Running Unity3D on a low specification computer

I am currently developing an application using Unity3D on my desktop computer for a contract. However, I will be without my desktop computer for an unknown period of time shortly as I am going to be ...
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Operating altitude for a MacBook Pro?

I saw on the Apple website that the MacBook pro has a maximum operating altitude. Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet Does this mean that I should not use it on a plane? Or is this just a ...
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Why is tracert showing a private IP address right after my router, even though it has a public IP?

Here is a log of tracert superuser.com from my computer: Tracing route to superuser.com [198.252.206.16] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms 192.168.1.1 2 11 ms 17 ...
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Will Dolphin emulator run (smoothly) on this machine?

Product Specs: Intel NM10 Express chipset with an Intel Atom D525 (dual-core, 1.8 GHz) I think the most I can put in there for RAM is 4 GB. (They don't make 8 GB SoDIMM do they?) The Dolphin ...
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Spare laptop power adapter input amps differ from OEM. Does it matter?

I purchased a spare power adapter for my ASUS Q500A laptop. When I received it, I checked the specs and found that they differ than the OEM adapter. The OEM input is 100-240V 50-60Hz 2.0A. The ...
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What is the easiest way to get a detailed list of the hardware in my Windows box?

I'm running a Windows 7 release candidate, but I'm pretty sure there's a way to do it that works on XP and above.
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What is the motherboard of HP pavilion dv7-2185DX?

I found everything but the motherboard it uses. Which one is it?
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Alocating Higher CPU and RAM to Virtual box

I am using Virtual Box. I have a real computer that has 4 cores and 4Gb RAM. Within it, I am trying to create a virtual computer with a specification, which is as similar as possible with the real ...
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How to shop for a laptop by specifications? [closed]

This is not a shopping-recommendation question. I'm looking for a developer laptop, and my main criteria are hard-disk speed, RAM, weight screen size. How could one search for a laptop based on ...
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Is the display of the Asus Zenbook UX301 covered with Gorilla Glass?

I hope it's ok to ask this question here, I could not find a better site in the StackExchange universe. I cannot find information about whether the display of the Asus Zenbook UX301 is covered with ...
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How can I determine a computer's specs? [closed]

I have a client who has a computer they want to upgrade. They are unable to tell me the specs of this computer and they're not the type of person I could walk it through with. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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how can I check whether Intel's AVX is enabled on my computer?

I have a new Computer with Sandy Bridge CPU, which supports the new AVX instruction set, and Win 7 Ultimate x64 - which is supposedly capable of supporting AVX (i.e., 256-bit SIMD ...
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Why can I ping 127.1?

I know IPv6 allows consecutive zeros to be omitted. But how about IPv4? I haven't found any reference to this on the Internet, including Wikipedia and RFC 791 – Internet Protocol. This document ...
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How much ram can this new computer hold? [closed]

There's a barebone laptop that I found on the internet, but I never build a barebone computer before, and the website says that it can hold a max of 32 GB of ram, but when you scroll down to the specs ...
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Where can I find specifications of my ethernet card?

As the title says, I've got an ethernet card but not enough specs information. I have tried looking in Device Manager -> Properties but no dice. Google searches haven't revealed much. The card is ...
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Can't use more than 3GB of RAM [duplicate]

I'm having a problem with my system. I recently just built a computer with the following specs: Intel Core i7 2.66 ghz 8mb Cache Gigabite GA-EX58-UD3R X58 6GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX-285 1GB I'm ...
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What's the maximum safe temperature for a HD Radeon 6870? [closed]

I'm running a passively cooled HD Radeon 6870 in my PC. While using 3D Acceleration, the temperature climbs up to 95 degrees Celsius according to SpeedFan. It seems a bit hot, but on the other hand ...
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Old Hardware Specifications

Anyone know where I can get specs for old monitors and soho computers? I'm setting up some old computers as linux boxes and especially need monitor specs for setting X Window System parameters. ...
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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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Program or utility to identify which version of SATA is present on my motherboard (SATA I, II, or III)?

Is there a program or utility available (preferably free) that can identify which versions of SATA are supported by my motherboard? The application needs to either be compatible with Windows 7 (x32 ...
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why USB3 motherbard headers have so many unused pins? [closed]

While researching how to use my new motherboard with a 20pin USB3 header with my USB2 cables (so i wouldn't have to wait for yet another delivery), the farther i could go was this image if i ...
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How to find HDD cache size?

I Googled my HDD model number, and could only find the physical dimensions and the data transfer rate. Where can I find the HDD cache/buffer size?
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What's the difference between these Asus socket 1155 motherboards? [closed]

I've looked on Asus's website, but they don't make it easy to understand what the differences are, and there's so many models to choose from! It's all spiel, and endless specs. How is anybody supposed ...
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What monitor specifications should be taken into consideration to avoid eye problems? [closed]

I spent 8 to 10 hours a day programming on my 13.3" laptop and developed symptoms like red eyes, blurred vision, dry eyes, pain and irritation. To understand the cause of problem I visited a eye ...
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what could I do with a power mac g5 2005? [closed]

I've been offered a apple power mac g5 2005. I was just wondering if I could upgrade the machine to a decent standard. I..e upgrade the operating system, maybe up the processing power. The ...
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How can I create a single RAID volume with a single HDD?

I have an i7 3770k, Asus P8Z77-Pro and two drives. An SSD 120Gb and a regular HDD 500Gb. I'm interesting in using the SSD with the Intel's Smart Response technology. As stated in the requirements: ...
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Difference between two kingston RAM chips

I'm trying to figure out the difference between two ram chips. The KHX1600C9D3X2K2 and the KHX1600C9D3K2. Official Specs: KHX1600C9D3X2K2 and KHX1600C9D3K2 There seems to be no difference at all ...
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How determine keyboard variation when manufacturer changes it [closed]

When I decided to purchase Toshiba Z830, I specially noticed at photos that the keyboard was good for me (wide Enter, Left Shift, Backspace), you can query it at images.google.com, on most photos ...
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Is my laptop good enough to support my development needs? [closed]

I have an ASUS Pentium-R Dual Core CPU running at 2.20Ghz. It has 4 gb of built in ram, currently running a 64 bit Windows 7 . I just started graduate school and Im wondering whether I should go in ...
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Choosing a desktop: which of these two should I buy? [closed]

I just want the more powerful of the two: Choice 1: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+Desktop+with+AMD+Phenom%26%23153%3B+II+Quad-Core+Processor/9698936.p?id=1218153428687&skuId=9698936 ...
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RAM Specifications for Power Mac G4

I recently got a pair of old Power Mac G4’s, but they did not come with RAM. I am trying to find out their memory specifications so that I can add some, but unfortunately I cannot find them. Having ...
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Determining if a SIMM is EDO

I’ve used some simple methods to determine the parity and speed, and calculate the size of several SIMM sticks, but now I need to figure out if they are EDO. Does anyone know of a way to determine ...
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Speed of integrated graphics cards

I was watching the wwdc keynote and they where talking about integrated graphics "Intel HD Graphics 4000". I understand the integrated part of it, so that its soldered to the motherboard but as the ...
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Motherboard Specifications Clarification

So, my father (being not so computer-savvy) accidentally bought the wrong CPU for my brothers computer. He was going to send it back, but then I thought maybe it would work in my computer, and my ...
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Disc Format Settings for Video DVDs

Does anyone know what disc settings are required for video DVDs? There are plenty of programs that can simplify writing a video DVD (ie Book B, a disc playable on a traditional standalone DVD player) ...
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What specs to consider when buying SSD?

When I bought "traditional" hard drives, I have been told to consider specs like RPM (5400, 7200, etc.), buffer size (16MB, 32MB etc.), and interface (IDE, SATA, etc.). (did I miss something?) What ...
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What are the minimum specs required for a PC to stream HD movie files?

I want to stream hi-def (non flash-based) movies from my future minimum spec PC to my network-ready HDTV. What I want to know is: When streaming from a computer (local wifi network), is the ...
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How to understand the specification of a Wireless AP Router

There is one specification of Wireless AP Router, i am not clear with some parts of it. so anyone can tell me how to learn the specification? Software Specification Standards IEEE 802.11g, IEEE ...
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Are Cat5e fully compatible with GBabit specification?

Are Cat5e fully compatible with GBabit specification? What the main difference between Cat6? Would like a proof if possible.
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Find specs on a Macbook

I want to sell my Macbook which has had its memory and hard drive upgraded. Is there a program that I can install on a Mac running OSX and have it display a compilation of the Macbook's hardware ...
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What makes a laptop battery specific to a model?

I have an old Toshiba laptop (pentium 4) whose battery just crapped out. Looking at the battery, it says it's a PA3251U. Looking online, this thing is going for about $100! I don't want to spend ...
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Memory Latency Specs Utility?

Is there a utility that can tell me the latency of the RAM I'm using? I'm using Windows Vista.
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Maximum length of a USB Cable?

I want to use a very long USB cable to place a webcam in a different room. The maximum length that I found was five meters. What is the maximum length of a USB cable? What is the maximum length ...
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What version is my MacBook hardware?

I've seen links on the web about going into Apple > About This Mac but it doesn't tell me information specific enough to help me purchase new RAM. Namely, the specific version of my Mac. Here is what ...
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How do I interpret the specification of memory (RAM)?

When looking at memory there are a few specifications that I don't understand and was hoping to have clarification on. What do these terms mean, and how do they affect the systems performance? Feel ...