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This only works properly if the machine is connected to a grounded mains socket [with the power off] Otherwise you may be in equilibrium with that device, yet not necessarily with anything else. And vice-versa - it's no good grounding yourself through the cooker/iMac if the new device isn't also at the same potential. Once you have satisfied that ...
One long two short beeps is often a video error on most motherboard/bioses. I would suggest removing your GPU and seeing if it POSTs then.
seems like a faulty/failed power supply. Slim possibility your front-panel power switch has gone bad. You could try the paper clip test and see what results you get.
Try unplugging the cable from the computer, waiting a long time (at least 10 minutes, preferably 30), and then turning it on again. Some PSU's have built in protections to prevent surges and, in some events, won't immediately turn back on - and each time you attempt to do it you "reset" the clock on how long it needs to be powered off for.
After much headache from isolation testing, I ended up going back to the shop and use the warranty on the part, swapped the motherboard for a brand new one. It seems like its working again, something must have went nuts with the old board after 1-2 months of usage. Hopefully this one last longer than the last.
what makes a graphics card compatible or not. If it fits in the slot it's compatible. Power supply wise, the new card has a minimum of 500W and the old card requires 450W so would my 600W psu still have enough overhead or would more be recommended? Your new card uses around 100w. A 300W PSU would be recommended, anything higher will be wasteful ...
Don't use the blue slot; it only supports 4GB and the sticks need to be identical. The white slot on the other hand supports a single stick of 8GB.
Yes the gold/copper screw rings on your mobo is ground but its all interconnected through the motherboard these ground screws are only built in to prevent mobo fires in a specific component. Sometimes grounding fails along the way through the mobo these ground screws are a failsafe but the mobo gets ground from the psu mobo plug. Ground screws are not needed ...
You dont need a "server class" machine to do this. In reality, any old laptop will support serving a simple web application and will be able to handle a dozen concurrent users with ease. You didnt go into any detail about your file sharing needs. However, even an old laptop can serve files under a light load, which is what I am assuming. As a laptop, it ...
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