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Questions tagged [desktop-computer]

Traditional computers as compared to laptops and netbooks.

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Broken monitor screen, wants to split display in half of the screen [duplicate]

My monitor screen has been broken from the bottom left part, therefore I want to split the display to the top part of the screen so that I can avoid the broken part of the screen. Is any way ?
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Knocked Over PC, Stopped Working [closed]

so my PC is always on the floor. I accidentally knocked it down and it hit the floor=, which is carpeted by the way. It stopped working. It gets to the Windows 10 loading screen, then freezes. Did ...
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How can I tell if my mini computer is dying or it is just the fan?

I have a small Zotac mini computers, one of those computers that is in a small box like a book. Everything is crammed in there in a tight space. The computer is making some scary noises. How can tell ...
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What are displayed in 10-bit when using a professional GPU and a 10-bit monitor?

As far as I have researched, if you use a consumer GPU like GeForce on Windows, 10-bit colour is only available when using a full-screen DirectX application such as a game. If you use a professional ...
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Rear Case Fan makes weird noise

1-2 months ago, I opened my PC case to dust off the components. I wanted to dust off the rear case fan, so I unscrewed the 4 screws holding it to the case. However, I realized that I didn't know what ...
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Backup/access SMS on Nokia 3310 3g/2017 from Linux PC?

I'm trying to back up SMS messages on a Nokia 3310 3G onto a Ubuntu 18.04 PC; note that hardware system-on-chiand OS differs by version for a Nokia 3310 (2017): System on chip / Operating system: ...
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Connect one monitor(mouse and keyboard connected to it) to 2 pc

Can I use one monitor (keyboard and mouse connected to it) with MacBook Pro (connected by USB-C) and PC (connected by HDMI/DP + USB A-B) just switching source on monitor? Will keyboard and mouse work ...
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Black screen when powering on PC. Fixed by removing power plug, plugging back

I have a weird problem with my desktop PC. Sometimes (not all the time), after I power up the PC, the display shows a black screen. Nothing shows up. The PC was powered on successfully as I can see ...
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Stationary powerfull PC stream

I'm wondering would it be possible to set up powerful PC somewhere at home and access and use it via laptop? Would a Teamviewer or some analog be able to handle it so there is almost no noticeable ...
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After Installing SSD, PC wrecked

Recently I installed a new SSD to my PC to install some MIDI libraries for music composing. At first the SSD was not recognized so I switched the cables to prove that the problem was not in the ...
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Game crashed every time when i first start it up and causing the screen of other program to go totally black

I have this computer issue recently and i'm sure it's nothing to do with malware or virus. I highly believe it is due to driver issues from Nvidia. So this is what happens, usually when i first start ...
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Desktop PC casing without side panel

My desktop PC casing uses a tempered glass side panel. It has been accidentally broken. Now, my PC runs without a side panel. So far, it is running smoothly. What are the risks and side effects of ...
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Can a water damaged motherboard or power supply ruin a functional CPU?

I found half of a desktop on the side of the road the other day. It included a 430 watt power supply, DVD r/writer, ASRock B250M-HDV motherboard, Pentium g4560 CPU, as well as a case with both side ...
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PC works with TV but not with monitor

I've built a PC and got it to display screen while hooked up to my TV, however it won't work with the monitor. I used HDMI for both connections, tried different cables. The monitor is fine because if ...
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Could it be an issue if I remove/replace the heatsink and don't clean the thermal paste?

I removed my heatsink and didn't clean off the existing thermal paste. I reattached it then left it for 4 days - will cause any problems?
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USB-C monitor working with laptop and desktop?

At work I got a laptop, its nice. I simply plug in a USB-C cable and i got monitor, power, keyboard and mouse. At home. I got a desktop computer. Is it possible to create a setup where my keyboard, ...
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2800mhz RAM on a Asus Strix B350-F Gaming motherboard

Hello i've been looking at its QVL. However i can't find anything about Pinnacle ridge. The last entry was Raven Ridge. Anyways, i don't know if the memory i bought is compatible with my motherboard ...
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How to calculate the power consumption of 40 PCs of same exact model and build for UPS spec purposes

We have a school computer lab with 40 identical PCs with the following specs: Lenovo H530 Intel® Pentium™ G3220 (3.00 GHz Dual-Core) processor 2 GB RAM 500 GB HDD (7200 rpm) 15.6 inch TFT Standard ...
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PC doesn't detect external USB hard drive

My PC doesn't detect an external USB hard drive. The weird thing is that the power LED is on which should mean that everything is okay. I tried it on different ports and it still can't be detected. I ...
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My HP computer desktop turns black with only mouse cursor shown

I have an HP desktop which was working properly until the following happens: It loaded normally as shown in the image showing the Windows logo with the loading dots. The the screen turns black and ...
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Laptop Interface for Desktop Computer [closed]

I usually buy gaming laptops. The main reasons are as follows: I like that I can use them in my lap on a couch without any furniture or mounting. The monitor is easily adjusted, either with the ...
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can i connect wired keyboard to a usb hub?

I'm trying to make a desktop setup powered by my laptop (yoga 730) but I don't have an available USB port to plug in a Corsair K55. should I get a USB hub (even though I only need one USB), or is ...
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Did my computer get infected with a Virus from browsing Youtube? What should I do? [closed]

I was watching a Youtube video, and I then clicked on a "View all replies" link under a comment. I tried this again 2 times, and none of the clicks had worked. Immediately afterwards, three console ...
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Outlook (2016 / 365) Integration with Windows 10

I am running Windows 10 laptop and want to connect to my professional e-Mail. My organization recently joined Office 365 program but with the security restrictions (including specific login workflow ...
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PC speaker pinouts

Have an old PC desktop box motherboard speaker with no cable attached, and a loose cable that I suspect was once connected to aforementioned speaker. However, the cable has black wire on pin 1 (or 4) ...
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Is it possible to connect an Apple Thunderbolt Display to a Windows Desktop? [duplicate]

We have an Apple Thunderbolt Display and a HP Pavilion Desktop 590. I was wondering whether there is anyway to connect the Thunderbolt Display with a Desktop using some adapters? Any help on this ...
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Remove HD from laptop to transfer data from it with usb cable

I have a laptop and a desktop computer, both run on Windows 7 Ultimate, they are in good case, not dead. I would to copy data from laptop to desktop, if I remove the hard drive from the laptop and ...
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Virtual Technology

I want turn on my Virtual Technology because some apps are asking me to do. And when I search for "How to enable VT?", I can find various solutions. But when I do the same, my screen shows some other ...
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GTX1080 no video after installing GPUTweakII [closed]

So as the title says I installed GPUTweakII and restarted after installing, now I have no graphics output and I keep getting post code d6 on my MSI x370 motherboard even with my GTX1080 installed. No ...
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MDAC 2.5 Sp3 error in windows 10

We just tried installing our product under Windows 10 Technical Preview and are getting an error: MDAC 2.5 Sp3 cannot be installed on this machine. MDAC 2.5 Sp3 requires any one of the following ...
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My keyboard ocassionaly start behave silly

Maybe the problem is not in the keyboard itself but in some malicious program (virus?) Occasionally, with some months period, when I begin to type, the output is appended with "infinite" string of ...
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2nd Monitor Freezes every 10 seconds

I have two monitor (both plasma) set up right now, one through HDMI and the other VGA. Every time I would play games on the hdmi one, the vga TV will freeze every 30 seconds. Any solutions? I have ...
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My computer won't use all usable RAM [duplicate]

I bought a gaming PC during last winter (https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883102333) and it was working very well the first couple months. I'm not sure if it's when I wanted to ...
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Installing hard disk drive that has windows 8.1 to laptop previously had windows 7

I had a laptop installed with windows 8.1 and its motherboard went dead. Now i want to use that hard disk to another laptop that was previously installed windows 7. Is it possible or what will be ...
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Computer start when powering off my monitor

Monitor : dell U2414h Motherboard : ASRock Z97 Extreme4 My monitor is connected with a hdmi cable to the motherboard (integrated graphic unit of my processor) However when I power off my dell ...
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No audio output from PC

I am using a PC with Intel DG31PR motherboard in onboard Realtek audio. I was not using the PC for around 5 years. Yesterday I switched on the PC after cleaning the dust and everything. All components ...
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Roughly every week, computer blackscreens and won't turn off

I've encountered probably the most annoying issue possible for someone trying to diagnose it. Roughly every week, my computer suddenly blackscreens (no signal to monitors) while staying powered and ...
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Gigabyte B360N BIOS flash failed, can't boot from backup

I built a Gigabyte B360N WiFi-based computer the other day. It came up fine into BIOS, and then I went to install Debian on it. I had to enable CSM to get it to boot from the USB stick on which I had ...
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I always need to press F1 to go to bios whenever I turning on my computer, how to fix it?

I always got this whenever I turn my computer on: I know this happen when there's an error or something wrong with the hardware, but I don't know which problem it is referring. Symptoms This ...
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How would you send HTTP request during computer startup?

I need to send HTTP request (to REST API without any additional data) during startup of my computer. The sooner the better. But it can't be sent later than the appearance of Windows login screen. For ...
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Unable to create partition during windows 10 installation

I am trying to install windows 10 on my machine which has a 256 GB SSD but when I came across the installation windows and tries to create new partition of the SSD by using new option in below menu. ...
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Can I leave my computer turned off for several years?

I'm planning to work abroad for several years and I can't bring my trusty PC along. I'm gonna buy a laptop and I'll possibly only come back home after 5 years. So my question is: Is it OK to leave my ...
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Using desktop parts that are unmatched by the default configuration

I have a lenovo thinkcentre m73 desktop. Recently power supply unit(PSU) has been out of order so I needed to change that PSU.Shops near me does not have that PSU instead they told this model is out ...
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Diskpart clean/ reboot and select proper boot device

I was doing a reset on my pc and half-way through I got a black screen. So I went into bios and tried to find a way to wipe the drives thinking it would start back to factory setting and I had my usb ...
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How do I successfully network my desktop and laptop to run Prepar3d on my desktop and other programs on the laptop?

So I am a flight simmer(using Lockheed Martin's Prepar3d v4.3) and I would like to take some of the load off of my main flight simulator PC and run only the sim on there, while running other necessary ...
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Windows crashes after new RAM added, possibly incompatible RAM

I had 8GB of DDR4 2133 RAM, I added a new 8GB RAM unit of the same type just different manufacturer. When both RAMs are installed my computer crashes randomly every 10-30 mins. I looked for ...
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Malfunctioning fan controller

My PC case has a fan controller on the front with two slide switches that you can use to control fans with 3 pin connectors. You can set each one to high, low or off. I was trying to install another ...
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How do computers, and computer-like devices such as phones, keep track of time? [closed]

I always wonder how timekeeping works on any electronic device; the basis on which it increments time units, such as every second or micro second. Somewhere I read it works with a battery; but how?
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Same computer, mouse axis rotated 90 degrees no matter what OS is booted

My PC turned off suddenly due to blackout. When I turned it back on, the USB mouse axes were rotated 90 degrees to the right. It's a dual boot (Windows/Linux) system, but no matter which one is ...
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Should I care about Ghz vs number of core when looking for a CPU upgrade? [closed]

I want to upgrade the CPU of an old computer I have(CPU in it being an Intel Core2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz). I’ve looked in the motherboard manual to see wich CPU are compatible with it. Since there’s is a ...