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Questions tagged [desktop-computer]

Traditional computers as compared to laptops and netbooks.

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Is my pc compatible [closed]

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LmNRRJ Please suggest a fan I will put CORSAIR carbide series SPEC 1 case Will my pc work well? I do gaming,programming and also use it for general purpose Please suggest ...
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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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Do I need 6 core processor for home using PC? [closed]

I'm building PC for home using purpose (web-surfing, business applications, movies and youtube). Is it necessarily need to build 6 core or 8 core processor for this type of purposes?
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Which of these Desktop's Performance is Recommended to Use [closed]

Background: I'm looking for a new desktop computer and I don't know the desktops' performance is enough for my to work. Fist computer: HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Tower (4QC44EA) *Intel® Core™ i7-8700 (3,...
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New 2.5" HDD runs slow on my desktop PC with Windows 8.1

I recently purchased a 2.5" laptop HDD to replace my failing 3.5" HDD, but there seems to be an issue between my motherboard and this new drive. When I try the drive on a 1.8Ghz laptop the newly ...
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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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Can rebooting a computer (from the start menu) once or more damage or shorten anything? [duplicate]

Does anyone know if rebooting a PC from the start menu (once or more) will shorten the life of the components like fans, CPU, GPU, SSD, PSU, etc. more safer than doing a hard restart or shutdown, what'...
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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 ...
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EVE-NG/GNS3 - Does RAM memory speed matter for virtualization?

What is the impact of RAM speed & latency on apps such as GNS3, EVE-NG, Virl & VMWare? I'm specifically talking about RAM here, my friend recommended me buying [not sure if I'm allowed to ...
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window 7 desktop shared folders icon image

I am using windows 7 professional. And I have many folders saved on my desktop but every time I check them (shared folders), the small icon image would change, does anyone know why and is it a ...
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Do I need a second (non-CPU) fan in my system?

I have a mini-tower desktop PC containing (primarily) a MicroATX motherboard, 2 HDDs (2TB AND 3TB), one SSD, and one non-stock CPU fan (Arctic Cooler 11 LP). I've always felt this was sufficient, but ...
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Windows 10 loses icon text shadow after selecting “Solid colour” background and restarting system

Windows 10 loses icon text shadow after selecting "Solid colour" background and restarting system. After selecting a solid colour background, text shadow disappears from icons (see screenshot) - a ...
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How to copy Monitor Configurations From one User to another in Windows 7?

I've edited the configurations of my PC monitor from windows till it has really weird colors. I tried resetting it but it didn't go back like it was. ( I'm confused ) I created a new user and the ...
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RAM is underclocked?

I wanted to upgrade my RAM so I checked it's specifications from Piriform's Speccy and it shows an ambiguity (sort of)? I've attached an image describing the problem. What should I be looking for ...
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Windows 10 internet speed capped at half the original speed on new PC

I got a new pc, the internet speed is somehow capped at 5 MB/s on every program .. Torrent, steam, chrome downloads and everything. I tried with my laptop and other pc and it's runs all good, no ...
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Genymotion not loading, showing the following error. I was trying to use android virtual machin in ubuntu. What to do?

Image describing the error! I was trying to use the android virtual machine in Ubuntu using genymotion. The error message in the pic occurred. What to do?
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PC POST issue four beeps and no video signal

in last week i had a problem with my pc. In POST step i haven't received no beeps and no signal video. I tried to start it without HD , video card, resetting bios, no of this steps had solves my ...
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Connecting PC to chromecast

I have a PC connected to a router with wire and a chromecast device connected to the wifi of the same router. Is it possible to connect these 2 device?
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Can I switch between onboard and dedicated graphics on the fly on my PC (not Laptop)?

I know that on Laptops you get to switch between graphics cards and get to set which program uses which graphics card. I'm looking for a way to toggle one or the other on/off on my PC while Windows is ...
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Suggest slot for SDD

I have Lenovo K410. User guide (see model k410!): https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop_pub/ideacentre_k4_ug_v2.0_aug_2012_english.pdf?linkTrack=PSP:ProductInfo:UserGuide Images of MB: ...
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How does a large case size helps in better cooling

Still today everyone seem to prefer a bulky case for their desktop builds, even when modern motherboards (ITX) and power supply can be fitted in much compact place, so my question is, how does an ...
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Graphic card lights up but newly built PC won't turn on

This is my first time of and I assembled my new PC and it is not starting for some reason. Though, strange my GPU is lights up but nothing else. I've checked the compatibility of each devices and they'...
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How much voltage is produced by a headpone/audio jack? [duplicate]

I am thinking about getting a Neewer NW-700 but it needs 3 volts to work it and I am not sure if my PC puts out that much power from an audio jack. How do I check this?