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What is the best way to constantly switch between Mac and PC?

I have a need to be using my iMac but also a PC during separate times of the day. This switch needs to happen every day, for the next year. I currently have a 5k iMac. I use windows by using bootcamp ...
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NAS connected to Router doesn't show up on Network list unless searched using \\(NAS IP)\

I have a client that installed our router and thinks it's defective but I know it's not. I'm thinking this may have something to do more with his NAS' partition or config but I'm not positive. Hope ...
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Sodimm in Desktop [closed]

Is there such a thing as a 1 piece desktop using Sodimm RAM instead of regular RAM? I'm looking at a desktop now that has a Sodimm form factor
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My pc works 10% of the time, the other 90% is when it starts up for a second and stops or doesn’t start at all. What do I do?

One night I had left my pc on and when I woke up it wasn’t on but the power light was on. I unplugged and replugged still nothing but sometimes it still works. It’ll start for a second then decides to ...
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Can I put a rtx titan and a rtxa6000 together or rtx 6000 with a rtx 8000

I have a ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-Sage SE mother board and it has 7 gpu slots, I don't have that much money two buy two 48gb gpus, so I decided to get a 24gb and a 48gb gpu, can it work?
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How do I add an internal speaker to my desktop PC? [closed]

I am using a desktop PC, and how do I install an internal speaker on it? (Note: it's NOT the POST beeper, Windows 10 should be able to control and play sounds on it)
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Can I connect my desktop tower to my laptop's screen? [duplicate]

I have a laptop and a desktop tower unit. I don't have monitor for the desktop. But I want to access the desktop OS and work on it. I tried to find a solution but couldn't find one. Can I use my ...
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Speakers making whistling noises

When I have high CPU usage on my computer, the speaker plugged into the analog port makes whistling noises. When I turn sound down from the speaker, the noise goes away, but I can't hear anything else,...
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Adding a Second GPU to my motherboard and Getting black screen on Startup

So, I tried connecting a second GPU, a GTX 1060 6GB to the second PCIEx16 slot via Riser cable USB in my MSI b550 Tomahawk mobo, and when I turn on my computer I just get a black screen and the VGA ez-...
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I have thousands of errors on memtest86

It seems like each time I run memtest I get more and more errors. I got 10000 the last time I ran it and it aborted due to too many errors. I have tried using one of each stick of ram, I have tried ...
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Mysterious “ka-ching” sound coming from motherboard

I have noticed this sound coming from a desktop PC I have at home. I am 100% sure this is not coming from speakers, because I have disconnected them and tested. Also, this sound is coming out ...
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My computer keeps shutting down then starting back up at random intervals

Randomly throughout the day while using my pc, it turns off then turns back on again. Sometimes it goes into a loop where it turns off, then on, then it turns off while turning back on. I seemed to ...
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How to access smartphone data from PC without manually granting permission?

My smartphone (Android 9.0 Pie) screen was broken so I wanted to get data from it. I connected it to my PC, but the problem is that I cannot give permission from smartphone to PC to access data ...
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Is it normal that Quick S.M.A.R.T test fails after successful repair?

I have two HDD WD7500BPKT and testing them using WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows . Both of them had bad sectors. Both were successfully "repaired" (with WD Data Lifeguard proposed ...
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Windows 10, Skype for business

Have tried reinstalling skype for business, have done a clean install of windows. Still coming with same error, user can sign in other PC. Tried a working account, same error. Skype account has no ...
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PC display is blinking - Turning off and on again in intervals

Let me start by saying this is something that has been happening since I first built my PC a couple of years ago and it's been a real mystery to me since then... Let me explain why. The issue My PC ...
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Can I run my desktop without a PSU fan?

What if I pulled the PSU fan out of the PSU, but all the other fans and heatsinks are still in the PC and running?
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How do I disable the PgUp, PgDwn and all these function keys on numpad?

How do I disable the PgUp, PgDn, and all these function keys on Numpad ?? I've set up macros on those keys so I need to disable them since the Numpad reads 9 as PgUp, 3 as PgDn, 7 as Home, 1 as End ...
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Is it possible to have 2 mouses connected to each PC ( + 2monitors) while each works on 1 monitor

I have 2 monitors and 2 mouses connected to my pc. Is it somehow possible to use each mouse on each monitor?
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Red stain in the form of “crescent” on a display

I revealed a small problem with the monitor 27 "Lenovo ThinkVision S27Q-10 [61E8GAT1EU]. The problem is that on a dark background in the upper right half of the monitor (a little right of the ...
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First boot for just assembled PC nothing on monitor

Just assembled PC, all fans are spinning, RAM is shining, but still don't have anything on my monitor. I connect 24 pins to motherboard. My power supply have 8 pins for CPU, and mother board just 4. I ...
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Does an extra old internal hard disk drive affect my new PC system’s performance?

I've just recently bought a new PC with a high-speed SSD and a hard disk drive. I do care much about its performance and don't intend to slow it down by any means. I have an old 2 TB Green Western ...
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How many P/E cycles does 2d planar MLC can hold up?

to be more specific, I am planning to buy SSD drives of Toshiba 2d mlc nand flash with 15nm process technology. I am aware there're numerous factors that affect the lifespan of flash drive but I want ...
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Laptop drive in desktop

(Im hungarian sorry for my bad english) I have a laptop from 2012 and I want a new desktop. But I dont want to f*k with windows. So if I pick the SSD out from my laptop and put it in my desktop ...
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Windows 10 slow boot time, WPA trace shows less time?

Clean install on an older machine (worked fine until now) Windows 10 used to boot in 20-ish seconds, after fresh install now takes 3 minutes. Boot trace shows a boot time of around 44 seconds. WPA ...
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Why isn't 255.255.249.0 a valid subnet mask?

I was just wondering about this question above and I would greatly appreciate it if someone can explain why 255.255.249.0 isn't a valid subnet mask.
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Is it possible to get history of my computer details like RAM?

I gave my PC to an agency which repairs computers. I remember that my computer had 8GB of RAM and when get back my computer has 4GB of RAM Is it possible to retrieve a history on the size of the RAM ...
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After being unplugged when I turn on computer it quickly turns off and back on again

I have a desktop that I leave on and plugged in 95% of the time. But lately I have noticed that if I turn it off and unplug it/flip the switch on the power supply, when I turn it back on it powers on ...
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Can I use my laptop as a second monitor if the desktop is using a ethernet [duplicate]

I recently fixed my old laptop and I was wondering if I can use it as a second monitor for my PC, even though my PC is using an ethernet cable, as my motherboard doesn't support wifi.
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There is a weird white line on my monitor glass (not on my screen)

Just bought a new monitor and when I was checking for stuck pixels I noticed a thick white line on the glass of the monitor. It is only visible when light shines directly on the monitor and only when ...
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Overclock settings aren't being applied after some time

I have a Gigabyte GT 730 and I recently overclocked it so that I can play heavier games. I set the Core Clock at 870MHz and the memory clock at 980MHz. So even though these settings get the job done ...
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Can you control/stream your PC to a laptop without lag?

hey I wish I could just sit in bed and use my high end pc without having to go to my desk . I already have a laptop so I was wondering if there is a way to control my pc using my laptop either through ...
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Why is my ram usage so high with nothing running? (30% used from 16Gb ram)

Task Manager Performance Task Manager Process I used Avast antivirus for some time and the ram used was like this, but a week ago I uninstalled it and it is still 30% usage (4.8Gb from 16Gb 3200mHz ...
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What is the cheapest option to connect a VGA monitor to a PC whose VGA port is broken?

I have got an Asus A7V266-MX motherboard, AMD PC desktop. It was in running condition but recently the display stopped coming up. Some investigation (including from local repair shop) confirmed that &...
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Can I run multiple gpu without sli/crossfire

I have a intel i7 9700F. I also have a RTX 3070 and a 250 GT from my old pc. I am obsessed with chasing frames so I was wondering if I could use both graphic cards (non crossfire/ anything like that). ...
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My PC internet speed is slower than it used to be while all of my devices work normally

I have around 150Mb/s download speed and around half a year ago I was downloading around 20MB/s and suddenly it went down to 1.2MB/s. Now I thought it might've been because of corona but sadly it ...
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How to power up and boot custom industrial PC

Someone gave me an industrial PC that was going to be thrown out at work. Unfortunately, they couldn't provide any additional information about the model and specs. I have googled all of the part ...
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Windows 10 Fresh Install - Driver Missing (Coming from Mac)

Coming from using a Mac and I'm trying to install Windows 10 64 bit on my new build but getting error: "A media driver your computer needs is missing" or "A required CD/DVD drive device ...
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I have trouble about pinging pc1 to pc3 and pc2 to pc3 but the pc3 can successfully ping pc1 and pc3

I have trouble about pinging pc1 to pc3 and pc2 to pc3 but the pc3 can successfully ping pc1 and pc3. This is EIGRP packet tracer that allows routers to connect pcs to pcs:
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Why do I need to boot my pc every time I turn it on

Hi I installed a new motherboard in my pc and sinds then I need to boot my pc into windows every time I start it up and can’t find why it’s doing that can any one help?
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Placing memory modules in Gigabyte Z490M (1.0) motherboard

I've got a recently bought PC with Gigabyte Z490M (1.0) motherboard. I've got single memory module (Adata 32GB AD4U3200732G22-SGN) so far and when my computer came from the seller the memory was ...
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Is my motherboard overheating

I don't really know much about computers as I just bought a pre built and im wondering if my motherboard averaging around 73 - 75 degrees is normal as i just dont want it to overheat and the computer ...
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Pc slow after removing GPU

I removed my GPU because i want to focus more on school. The problem is that my pc is slow now, simple actions like opening youtube or opening a new tab take longer or just glitch sometimes. CPU ...
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Connecting Monitor to TV via HDMI from computer

I have a mac with usb C and its connected to a monitor via a single usb C cable. The monitor acts as a dock for a bunch of usb, hdmi, ethernet connections to the mac. Is there a way to daisy chain ...
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Computer stuck in a bootloop

recently I forced restart my pc, and all of a sudden, it won't start properly. The boot shows and I can enter cmos settings. But when booting it will restart itself after the logo. I can use my ...
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Changing graphics card: what is this wire for, and how do I unplug it?

I am not familiar with computer hardware, and I am trying to change my graphics card. I currently have a GT 610, but I am trading it out for a GTX 1050 Ti GT on the left, GTX on the right: My ...
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Share dual monitor setup across 2 machines

I am only now realising what I wanted to do is not the norm. Through accidents of fate, I have a pc, a mac laptop and 2 monitors. Is it technically possible, to have a switcher that allows me to ...
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Can UPS be dangerous for my pc?

Can UPS be dangerous for my pc? I am using this power supply in my pc: SilentiumPC Supremo FM2 750W 80 Plus Gold I am using this UPS to power my pc and monitor: Green Cell UPS (2000VA/1400W, 3x IEC, ...
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Is Using USB Female to PS/2 Male passive convertor Hot-Pluggable/swapable?

I have a USB keyboard plugged into the computer PS/2 port using a USB female to PS/2 male passive converter. I'd like to know if it's safe to unplug and plug into the USB section of the converter ...
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Connecting earphones to desktop for audio does not work

I need to use my earphones as a mic on my pc (which has separate input and output jacks), but if I connect my earphones to the audio input only, it uses the earphone's output as input. If I use a y-...

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