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Is it possible to build own customized laptop? [duplicate]

I was thinking to build my own customized laptop, but as I am from Software Engineering background, I need guidance here. Firstly, I want to ask that is building own laptop even possible? If yes, are ...
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How I should select my RAM frequency?

The first thing is to say that I have searched for a question like this, but I have found only questions about custom or specific components, not a general answer. So the question is How to choose the ...
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Raw SSD memory and bytes used

Could you please tell me whether I understand this matter correctly? Are my calculations correct? Raw SSD memory is usually manufactured using powers of two (due to adressng). So If I take 128 GB SSD ...
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Will this protect from ESD?

I'm going to build my first PC soon. I've read about the ESD-dilemma but there seem to be so many different answers to this, what to do and where to connect yourself. What I'm planning is to achieve ...
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How To Determine Bottlenecks in a Computer

This question is not for users trying to optimize a toaster, but instead for enthusiasts who build computers, and are looking for some idea of how much an upgrade to specific components may help. ...
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How do you read DIMM Socket Support in Memory QVL?

There is a similar question here, but still I am not sure that DIMM Socket Support means the number of sockets NEEDED or SUPPORTED? For example, take a look at the supported Corsair RAM for Taichi ...
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PC in reboot loop, even after replacing most components (processor failed?) [closed]

Out of the blue my PC started going into a reboot loop whenever turned on. I checked every component, replaced the RAM, took the GPU out, took the HDD out, reset the mobo CMOS, and replaced the new ...
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Can a manufacturer track stolen PC components?

I had a brand new MSI motherboard delivered to my house, along with a Ryzen 3600 CPU, and a Gigabyte 1660 TI GPU. They were snatched from my front porch while I was at work. Is there any way for the ...
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Does thunderbird contain gecko in it?

As new Thunderbird user I was exploring its UI and noticed (besides rather basic HTML typically used in rich-formatted emails) that add-on manager opens a tab with https://addons.thunderbird.net/ and ...
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acer laptop, no clue what the module is

currently I am wondering, what this slot is. Seen in an acer Aspire 1080TZ. (On the top left and top middle there are two RAM Slots. On the bottom left there is the WIFI module and on the bottom right ...
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invalid location passed in, must give absolute path?

I am trying to run a python sandbox example for Redhawk (https://redhawksdr.github.io/Documentation/mainch3.html#x5-270003.3). I could start REDHAWK IDE from /usr/local/redhawk/ide/2.1.2 folder (./...
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How to add a checklistbox to an Excel workbook

I'm working as a support engineer on a complex solution, based on several distinct applications, and regularly I get questions on a certain feature, covered by (multiple) applications, mentioning ...
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Computer crashes when bumped slightly

I have a desktop PC built in the last year that started showing signs of instability. It would randomly crash sometimes, but not at the OS level -- it would be a hard crash that would corrupt video ...
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are the under sides of mobos, gpus, hard drives.etc allowed to touch a surface while running?

Hey so im not exactly a "newb" when it comes to PC building, However i recently started building a flat table top PC/"case" , so the current plan is to cover the the areas that the components are on ...
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Would appreciate help on how to identify a burnt component on Asus X555UJ

I would appreciate help on how to identify a burnt component on Asus X555UJ On ACTUAL Motherboard : X555UJ Rev 2.0 . but Casing says :X555UA DM059T. Burnt component on Asus X555UJ : ( Wider Area ) : ...
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How can I be sure the CPU is the failing component when all attempts at OS boot fail

Basically i have tried a wide range of ways to identify exactly which component has failed, but seem to have eliminated all components but the CPU, from here I am unsure how to verify this is the ...
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how do I remove Microsoft Edge from Windows 10? [duplicate]

I know with XP it was possible to remove Internet Explorer as a component, and it looks like Windows 8 made that even easier. How is IE removed from Windows 10 and what are the ramifications? see ...
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What does the "TE" suffix in the Intel Core i3-6100TE's name stand for? [duplicate]

This page on Intel's website says that the "T" suffix represents a "Power-optimized lifestyle", which, as far as I understand, means better power efficiency, but doesn't say anything about the "E" ...
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HP Elitebook 8470W internal component with buttons - what does it do?

I spilled a glass of juice on my laptop, which is a problem in and of itself but I'm up to that task. However when I took the bottom off the laptop with a view to simplifying the cleaning process, I ...
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Black screen in game

I'm getting black screen while gaming. Sometime it can take 5 hours before it comes or less To fix that i need to shutdown my computer from my power button. I have windows 10 In eventviewer - <...
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Missing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/COMPONENTS

A line from CBS.log CBS Failed to load the COMPONENTS hive from 'C:\windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS' into registry key 'HKLM\COMPONENTS'. [HRESULT = 0x800703f1 - ERROR_BADDB]
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Does anyone know the name of this component?

I think what this does is give power to the Ethernet cable that is attached to the satellite above the house.
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I plugged an 8-pin EPS (CPU) cable into the GPU's PCI-E port. Is it damaged?

The r9 290x I wanted to use needs 16 pins, my PSU which I thought had 1 PCI-E 6 + 2, 1 PCI-E 6 and 1 PCI-E 8-pin setups, actually had a second 8-pin EPS cable. I don't currently have something to ...
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Force Windows Components to 'D' drive

When using the Add/Remove components wizard in XP it often fails to look in D:/i386/ properly which means I have to manually browse for each file and this can take ages. Sometimes I have to browse ...
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USB devices lose connection when switching on/off my desk light

I got a very rare incident when I switch my desk light on or off: This is not happening every time, but like 1/10 times. For example, I have my phone connected and switch off my light… Windows ...
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Laptop won't work if it is cold or uses too much power

I have a problem that my computer won't even boot if it's not hot enough or if my graphics card is not underclocked. I decided to check inside for visible broken components, clean dust, replace ...
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Viable options to repair a laptop keyboard

The keyboard on my Asus ROG G73JH-A1 was recently damaged with several key have been ripped of. I would like to what repair option is more viable Purchase the missing keys online and replacing them. ...
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What is this part I found in an old PC? It looks like metallic alternating spikes

I was taking apart an old Dell mini tower PC. I found a strange part that looks like it could be some kind of heat sink but I have no clue as to what it really does. I have two photographs of it: and ...
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Do graphics cards, HDs, and other components use different amounts of power even if they use the same slot?

I’ve had this question in my head for a while, and was finally prompted to ask after reading this question which partially hinges on the answer. My question is: does the amount of power used—and ...
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What is the purpose of the lower lens on some laptops?

I have tried reading the HP EliteBook 2540p manual but it does not seem to label it anywhere. I've noticed that this model in particular isn't the only one, there are quite a few models that have it ...
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Choosing the right hardware for an interactive kiosk [closed]

My goal is to develop an interactive kiosk with only touchscreen available to visitors for a local museum. I must admit that I'm a freshman in this part of hardware world, but I really like the sound ...
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When I'm buying a videocard, which components are from ATI\nVidia? [closed]

It's very common to buy a video card from a manufacturer that is not the manufacturer of the GPU. So I always ask myself: Am I buying a product completely built by the manufacturer, with the GPU as ...
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Is there a Foobar2000 component that would display only the playing playlist in the Default UI?

I use 'Tabs' component to display the components that I want in the Default UI. Under one of the Tabs I have 'Playlist view' and under another I have 'Playlist tabs' I use the later to keep ...
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Entry level hardware that will last a few years?

So I believe that my girlfriend's mothers' computer is dying a slow and horrible death. It is more than ten years old and she doesn't want to get a new one, because this one still works (sometimes). ...
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What are the risks associated with buying a used GPU? [closed]

My friend recently upgraded his GPU, and I am considering buying his old one. It is an ASUS GTX 650 Ti. He has used it for about one year, placing moderate loads on it. When running, it stays within a ...
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Computer froze when I punched the desk

I don't really have a habit of punching things and I've only really had this issue one time about a week ago, but I'd just like to see if there's a clear reason why this could have happened. A few ...
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Register Visual-Basic 6 Component Manually?

I made VB6 Applications and used some components like Winsock, Webbrowser and etc in my program. Now when i run my application on any other computers, it says : Component 'MSWINSCK.OCX' or one of ...
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How do I find out the make/model of Dell Computer components (before I buy it)?

Dell.com lets you configure your own computer (nice) but doesn't tell you the specific make/model of the components so you can't look at benchmarks/reviews, etc. for them. (Maybe that economical SSD ...
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What is non-executable flash memory?

The other day at work someone was asking how much ‘executable’ flash memory we need. Isn't it possible to execute out of all flash memory? If I'm wrong, then how does executable flash memory differ ...
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How to figure out whether GPU, CPU or motherboard is broken?

So I was "hacking" my internal laptop monitor (basically I was trying to understand the pinout and try to use it externally). During that I used continuity checker to trace circuitry. It is my old ...
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How can I identify a hardware product?

How can I identify different hardware components (hard drive, cpu, gpu, etc). Based on it's manufacturer. For example, Nvidia Geforce GTX 580, several manufacturers, all differently priced, some may ...
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How can I connect a blu-ray player to a VGA screen?

Basically, I have a blu-ray player that I wanted to be connected to a projector and a monitor screen at the same time, so I got a component splitter and a component to VGA cable. The splitter works ...
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Can computer components go bad when not in use?

I have a few cabinets that I keep old computer harware (monitors, power supplies, etc). I checked one of the cabinets and smelled strongly of electrical components. Sure enough, one of the power ...
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No video output from motherboard. How to debug this?

I have assembled the following system: Intel g530 ASUS p8h61 m lx Corsair 2 GB WD 250 GB Raidmax 500w The system turns on but I don't receive any video output on the screen. I tried the following: ...
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Can I use a plain VGA to Component converter to connect to a TV?

I bought a VGA to Component cable converter. Would this work to connect my Windows 7 PC to my TV (it has the standard input I use for the Wii), or do I need some kind of "smart" converter?
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Using an old graphics card on a new mother board

I will be getting my ASUS P8Z77-V Z77 MB ATX 2400 (O.C) SLI Crossfire motherboard today that will be running the Intel Core i7-2600K. I have an old EVGA GeForce 8800GT and was curious if I could use ...
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Which components are essential for a computer? [closed]

I am writing a web application prototype for computer assembly and was wondering which components are essential. I do not have the time to include every component, as I would need to get database data ...
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Where does the term "motherboard" come from?

How did the "motherboard" get its name? I know that the name fits because it's the main circuit board in the computer, but how did that name come to be?
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Is there a difference between 2x2GB and 1x4GB RAM?

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to have 4x2GB or 2x4GB of RAM? Given the choice between either 2x2GB or a single 4GB RAM module with all other advertised aspects being equal (same price, same ...
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Is there any Mac Pro hardware parts that can ONLY be purchased thru Apple? [closed]

I'd like to know if I need to be concerned about any hardware parts that I should include in a brand new Mac Pro purchase, instead of trying to hunt it down on 3rd party vendors (or whitelist vendors /...