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It would actually have probably NO effect. Anti-static bags are not anti like anti-gravity is anti to gravity. Anti Static prevents the transfer of static or ESD, it does not destroy energy. Rubbing your body with anti-static bags would mean the static on you would be reflected back on you. In short, its about the least effective method I can think of to ...


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Here's a wiki on memory interleaving, but to directly answer your question; yes, mixing memory types/speeds/etc will result in slower memory timing speeds (lowest common denominator) and certain functions being disabled if memory sizes are mixed. The reason for this is that memory interleaving is a sort of 'computer math trick' that allows the RAM to have ...


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"Fast enough" is a vary vague term. In terms of System requirements there isn't a game on the market that I have seen that will require a SSD as part of minimum system requirements This being said you will see a performance gain from a faster storage system. In my personal list of achievable storage options: Ram Disk (Insane speeds, low load time, high ...


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To my experience, gaming don't really require HDD speed as game mainly only need HDD space for storing the in-game textures. But when you play your game, textures that the game needed will be loaded into RAM, and it will work from there. Some games will not care what the HDD are, some faster HDD/SSD will affect loading time. Some games like oblivion where ...


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I would buy a 19" inch rack case and mount a PC with a motherboard with a good number of pci-e slots, then you can buy PCI-e cards with serial ports up to a number of [available slots] * [number of serial ports per card]. If you buy hardware with well known chipsets for the serial ports any modern Linux distro will detect them and add them to the /dev dir


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The old system probably has a very small hard drive, so why not make a copy of the entire drive as virtual drive image, and then run that system on another modern machine as a virtual PC? You can do it this way: Attach the old drive to some modern machine that has the same drive connection (EIDE? maybe not so easy to find). Use Microsoft SystemInternals ...


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Many complex Windows software suites will not only rely on files copied to designated locations in the filesystem, but also registry entries. Typically the registry entries are not only just simple keys in HKCU/SOFTWARE but may also include numerous registered COM components, type libraries, and classes. Such suites may also depend on other redistributable ...


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SSD wins in gaming, the speed increase is just to great to ignore. If you can't afford an SSD go with a normal hard disk unless the game you play uses the same data repeatedly, e.g. Heroes of Newerth, Dota, and League of Legends all use the same map data over and over so a hybrid is fantastic. If you were playing a FPS you would sit on one map for 20+ ...


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Technology to do that does not yet exist. There are some things that people are working on to make it work, but nothing today can do what you saw in the movie. I am afraid what you saw was just movie special effects and there was no image where the actor was in real life, it was added after the fact with special effects.


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I would highly recommend the Lenovo Thinkpad T series. We have dozens of them at work and we have standardized on them because of their easy to swap parts. You can take out the keyboard with about 2 screws and it just pops off. The keys also easily pop off (but only when you want), and are easy to clean, change, etc. It was built to be taken apart, and ...


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PC2-6400 is the spec, just get RAM at that speed, and you'll be fine, If you're really paranoid replace them all at the same time, that way you know the timings and everything match, you shouldn't have to, but I've seen modules both rated for the same speed not play well because the timings were off.


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1. Integrated graphics is enough Most integrated graphic cards do support dual monitor output, I set up a lot of such boxes is my office. All major graphics chips manufacturers do this: nVidia and ATI without any issues, Intel – only newer (relatively. I guess, all after 900 series chipsets, and for sure all CPUs with integrated graphics, that is, starting ...


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The Wikipedia article linked in Indrek's comment should be a good place to start for your questions. The integrated graphics processor is located inside the CPU. Here is a picture showing the layout of a CPU die, and the location of the graphics hardware. The regular system RAM is shared with the GPU. It will use as much as it needs up to a maximum ...


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Short answer: Newegg has a series of videos explaining some basic details about different components, but it's more about walking through a build than explaining what the components do and how they interact. Here: http://www.newegg.com/Computer-Hardware/Store the videos are in the middle of the page. More time-consuming method: Get your hands on a comptia ...


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From the red book it looks as if SATA 2 is supported only with the ServeRAID-MR10M card http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp4362.pdf Pages 29-31


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Both games will run well on new mid-level computers, as they both have rather lax system requirements. Minecraft is the more demanding of the two, so I will focus on its requirements. Minecraft is however an oddball as far as graphics options, it can be tuned down to run on almost any newer computer, or turned up high enough to require a PC designed for ...


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At a high level, there is no difference really between an internal BluRay drive in an external enclosure, and an external BluRay drive. The latter might be a bit more compact (because they can mass-produce form-fitted enclosures with slimline drives), but electronically they should be about the same.


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For RAM, check if your machine supports DDR3 or DDR2. I don't think there would be much problem with wifi and bluetooth unless you are running Windows 98 or lower! :P


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This is a very broad question and depends entirely on the hardware in question. Some common pitfalls include: The PSU: make sure the PSU has i) enough power to run your components and ii) the right connector cables. The format of computer power cables has changed these last few years from this (source): to this (source):: Hard drive cables. Depending ...


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The speed of the hard drive, or how fast you can move information off the drive into RAM, will not affect gameplay, unless the game is actively loading textures, etc, during gameplay. The speed of the hard drive comes into play.... well, let's look at Team Fortress 2. The players with the fastest hard drives will load the map first and be in the game ...


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When looking for SSD drives and how many etc. ... ask yourself how many MB/sec will you be writing? If Photoshop will be writing say 200MB to its scratch file, and the OS is writing the same amount then you have 400MB and are about to hit the SATA III limit. In that instance two drives would be better. P.S. A new PC that can support 32GB of RAM are pretty ...



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