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Where to install my HDD (harddisk) in my pc case?

I have a FSP CMT340 aRGB pc case, when it's opened it looks like: I would like to install an HDD in my PC, but I don't know how and where to install it. I was thinking to unscrew one of the ...
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How often does banks reset or clean their computers? [closed]

So if somehow i put a file or an image in a computer that is located in a bank and its completely invisible how long will it take before a bank clean the computer or reset it to delete any files ...
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I got really good help, but cannot comment yet, so how do I tell the contributer and others that the solution was right? [migrated]

Basically I just joined, but cannot give my kudos to the author because I haven't got enough points. So I am just asking? Now what?
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Computer randomly turning off?

My computer randomly turns off with no warning, not even shutting down. I run a minecraft server on it, and it has been corrupted several times. It shut off for the 3rd time in a row today, about 10 ...
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Computer hissing while switched off

Apologies if this forum is not the right one but I am used to excellent advice here so here goes my question. I have a second hand PC that is making a high pitched hissing sound even when it is ...
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CPU faulty or Motherboard?

My PC in my work Suddenly shut down and didn't boot. We figured that either it's the motherboard or the PSU. After checking the PSU is fine and changing the motherboard, the pc managed to boot (the ...
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When adding Bluetooth to a PC, what is difference between TX and RX?

I'm looking to connect a Bluetooth headset (with mic and headphones) to a PC. Problem is the PC doesn't have Bluetooth so I need an adapter. I'm confused by the TX/RX switch on most adapters: wouldn't ...
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How come LibreOffice is lacking a desktop publishing program?

I've looked through all the applications now and none of them seem suitable for creating an e-zine or newspaper or magazine or something. Maybe Writer comes the closest, but it would be a very limited ...
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Can anyone identify this port?

There is a port on the front of my computer behind a little trap door. It is separated into two parts, one with 7 pins and one with 15 pins. Does anyone know what this port is for? ![Port on front of ...
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Can I use any GPU with a given set of hardware (CPU, RAM, etc.)?

I'm thinking of upgrading my GPU (an AMD Radeon R7 200 Series) with something more modern to be able to play videogames and render videos faster. The thing is that I'm not planning on changing my ...
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Something wrong with my computer

Im having problems with my PC for weeks ago. Since the problem starts im getting like lag or low frame rating (20FPS even playing low requirements games like LoL or Borderlands) but Windows Task ...
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Does unplugged computer drain power from connected mobile phone?

When I unplugged my computer from mains it continuously drain power from connected mobile phones. I've also tried different usb ports but nothing change all ports are draining power from mobile ...
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Can the optiplex 790 be either vertical or horizontal? [duplicate]

Not sure which of these I have: ...the Mini Tower, Desktop, Small Form Factor, or the Ultra Small Form Factor but it's probably either the mini tower or desktop. I can say that the DVD drive ...
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Wacom intuos pro pen draw while hovering

My pen is not working properly.If I pic up the pen after drawing something the lines are still forming and things are getting selected automatically.
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PC Fan working too fast even though nothing is hot

I have a windows 10 pc with this specs. It has started to make some noise. I do not have any errors or notifications related to that. I used some third party programs to check fan speeds and ...
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Facing “ this is not applicable to your computer” error when installing KB2919442

I manually tried installing (KB2919442) on my window 8.1 PC which is a prerequisite for (KB2919355), but I get "This update is not applicable to your computer" error each time I tried to install it. ...
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Easiest way to a 2-screen set up for PC and laptop?

I bought a new PC and I’m looking for a way to have two monitors connect into my PC so I can game on one and google things on the other one. I also want to be able to quickly switch from having them ...
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On task manager, it shows almost 100% RAM uasge. How to reduce high RAM usage?

The capacity of my RAM is 8GB. I run two or three programs and it shows almost 100% RAM usage. Even I dont run any program, it shows 65% RAM usage. How to fix it? Thanks for advice
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How to choose the right GPU topology (PCIe lanes) for multiple GPUs

I have found some sources on how to choose PCIe lane for multi-GPU setup (like this one on this site) but still could not find a good reference that answers this question: "How should one choose PCIe ...
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White files appear on my desktop

My problem: White files first come to my desktop then icons come later during reboot and boot My PC: OS: windows 8.1 single language packard bell easynote entg71bm Intel pentium quard core ...
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Can't get to BIOS after first boot

Not long ago I decided to make my first build for a desktop and ordered the components: -Asus Prime X570-P ATX motherboard; -GraphicsCard MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8G; -SSD M.2 2280 Western ...
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How long should an LED Backlit LCD monitor last?, and why should I choose it as an instance of a CRT monitor? [closed]

How long should my new LED Backlit LCD monitor last?, and what will happen once it reaches it's lifespan? And how long should I change my monitor? (1 year? , 6 years? ,etc...)? And thank you guys!
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Is using a 8-pin connector for 12-pin ATX 12V power connector ok?

My motherboard supports a 8+4-pin CPU power but my power supply only has the 8pin connector wire. Is this ok or do I need to buy another power supply to support the additional 4-pin?
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Should a solid state hard drive make crunching work noises?

I use heavy software. 3d, mostly. I'm used to the comforting sound of a hard drive that sounds like a popcorn popper. But, just got my first Lenovo, with a solid state hard drive. Model KXG6AZNV512G ...
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windows photo viewer can't open picture

i encountered below issue on windows 7 . the default App - windows photo viewer can't open some JPG format file from my Android phone and got below error message. "windows photo viewer can't display ...
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Would it work to use 2 wireless mouse receivers on 2 diffrent PCs and have them simultaneously working on both computers

Im not trying to have a dual monitor setup and i dont want to darg it between them. I need them both to work at the same time and duplicate the cursor. A program like synergy only makes it work on one ...
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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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Desktop connection error while connecting wifi

I have wifi enabled desktop. I'm able to connect wifi when I'm using a mobile hotspot but I'm not able to connect home wifi. Please suggest what settings should be changed to connect with with my home ...
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How to videochat with WhatsApp on PC

23MAR2020: I want to use my PC Win10 for WhatsApp and use it to video chat. The current WhatsApp for Windows 10 does not allow video, only text. At https://geekspie.com/download-whatsapp-video-...
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Will PC3-12800R RAM work with an Intel DH61CR motherboard?

I've found two sticks of 8GB PC3-12800R RAM I'd like to buy for my custom PC (not my main PC, my main PC is an Acer Extensa 2511) for my birthday this year to max out my custom PC's RAM to 16GB for ...
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Desktop motherboard clicking, power cycling - no POST beeps. CPU and memory make no difference

I recently bought a Gigabyte motheroard and a CPU off eBay, but I tried turning them on with two different PSUs and every time I clicked the power on button the following happens: two quiet clicks ...
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Computer shuts down instead of going to sleep

I have a windows 10 computer, and whenever I press the power button, even though it is set to sleep, shuts down the computer anyway. It does this when I select sleep from the start menu as well. In ...
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“To use WhatsApp on your computer, open WhatsApp on your phone”? [duplicate]

So, I want to use WhatsApp on my computer. The first step to do that is to... "open WhatsApp on my phone"? Huh? The whole point is to use a computer. Not "phone". I have no "phone". That's why I want ...
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Is an 800Va/400w AVR+surge protector enough for my PC with a 550 W Power supply? [closed]

Is an 800Va/400w AVR+surge protector enough for my PC with a 550 W Power supply? Computer specs: CPU: Ryzen 5 2600. MBD: B450 Tomahawk MAX. GPU: Radeon RX 5500xt. RAM: 2x8 3200mhz. SSD: 250 GB. Fans: ...
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Can the two branches SATA disk power line connect to two SATA disk?

There is SATA power line: In my computer: the line have two interface which can connect to SATA disk: In there I have a question: the line have two branches, one is short and the other is long, I ...
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Desktop Computer not starting up after installation of Wireless Card

I'm walking my friend through installing a Wireless Card in his computer that I just built him, but for some reason it isn't booting. I've tried unplugging, holding power button for 30 seconds, ...
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Turn on PC but no Signal to monitor

I am familiar with building PC's doing that already 20 years for me and friends and everyone. But now i am totally stuck with mine. One day I wanted to turn on my PC and I realized, that the fans were ...
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Plugging laptop into power outlet makes the desktop make noise

We have a desktop computer. It has recently had some issues. Speakers randomly make noise even if nothing is working. Now a new symptom has arisen. When desktop is working and i plug in my laptop ...
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My computer shuts down exactly after 2 hrs

My desktop pc with windows 10 shuts down after 2 hours. I have reinstall the windows, clean the cpu and gpu fans. But still problem is same. Please help me to resolve my pc issue.
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Is it safe to use a computer during a storm? [duplicate]

Is it safe to use a computer during a storm that might involve lightning discharges? I'm talking about normal every day usage like browsing the web and gaming, not stuff like installing OS or BIOS ...
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942-Memory Training Error.- Memory slot issue

Whenever a working RAM stick is inserted into Slot 6, I get the below error upon startup. I've tested using a working stick, such as one used in any of the other slots. It's definetly not an issue ...
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Screen flicker when ups switches to battery

I've bought new monitor. I'm facing flickering issue when lights are gone and my ups switches on battery. I even replaced my cpu with a laptop, the issue is still there. The monitor I was using before ...
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Can a PSU start failing a week after installation with the same components to supply [duplicate]

I recently bought a desktop computer in parts. It worked nice for about a week and then it started rebooting weirdly. I tried reinstalling the system but the problem persists. Is it possible that the ...
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Computer stops working after 5 minutes of use in windows

I recently bought a PC in parts. I installed Windows 10 on it and it worked flawlessly for about a week and a half. However, now it turns off whenever I'm doing something, even if it's not a heavy ...
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Unusual white screen fading with lines on Monitor

Suddenly after updating my linux distro, my monitor is broken now. It is behaving strange. It's showing white screen on boot, with a slow graphics and fading effect. White line are also visible on ...
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Am I using the actual Internet? [duplicate]

Every day, as I search for things and never find any remotely relevant search results, constantly encounter fake error messages and buffering and lock-out screens, a nagging feeling makes itself ever ...
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How to disable computer (laptop, desktop, thin client) without damaging it? [closed]

I need to seriously train my people on computer hardware diagnosis. To that end i need to have several computers - laptops, desktops, thin clients, AIOs - that appear to be damaged and/or faulty. So, ...
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Dock station switching between desktop and laptop

I'm setting my new desktop, I'll soon buy a new desktop machine, and i want to be able to switch easily from my (work) laptop to my (personal) desktop machine without having to unplug/plug all cables (...
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Dell PC's display goes off randomly

My PC's display turns off randomly and doesn't come back until I turn off my PC and then start it again. I have done the following things to resolve the issue, but they didn't work: I initially ...
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PowerSpec G419 Missing Bluetooth?

I bought a PowerSpec G419 in May 2017, which I would have thought would be new enough to have standard Bluetooth support, but maybe my expectations about Bluetooth are wrong. Maybe all modern desktops ...

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