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Can I remove and use laptop's wifi card and internal antenna on desktop build w/Asus Gene V mPCIe Combo Card?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but let's give it a shot. My friend recently bought a used desktop build with Asus Gene V motherboard(link below) that comes with a mPCIe Combo Card ...
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uses for old graphics cards? [closed]

I have a bunch of old graphics cards laying around. They are all 10 to 15 years old and have no purpose except taking up space. How do i harness their computing power without connecting it to a pc. ...
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Laptop Refurb Idea - Opinions Wanted

Let me know if this is the right place for this. If it is not, I apologize. I wanted to refurb/repurpose my old gaming laptop (~7 years old). I don't need it for gaming anymore but it'd be nice to ...
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Can I refill monochrome laser printer cartridge with color powder?

I print a lot of documents with only cyan color (or Magenta). If I use a color laser printer, it gets very expensive. So now I'm wondering if I can refill my black/white printer's cartridge with ...
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Getting rid of old PCs [closed]

My company is looking to get rid of a number of old desktop PCs. Im just looking at possible options in which to do so. Trash - Not the best idea, bad for the environment Recycle - Companies like ...
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Windows 7 - get location of Recycling Bin on Desktop

Is there any way to get the location (x,y coordinates or similar) of the icon for the Recycling Bin on the Desktop? Thanks
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How to destroy a hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dispose or Recycle Hard Drive I have some old hard drives that I want dispose. I don't have access to compatible hardware to erase the contents. What is a simple, safe and ...
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How much gold is in a CPU? [closed]

A couple years ago I recall reading that back in the early 2000's there was enough gold in the central processing unit (CPU) and math-coprocessors to make it worth while to recover it computer ...
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What can I do with a spare computer with no hope of salvage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do with old (example: 7+ years) PCs? I have seen the what to do with a spare computer question. I want to know what to do with a spare computer that does not work any ...
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is there any data that supports SSDs as more environmentally friendly?

I'm trying to come up with a case for replacing our laptop HDDs with SSDs in our IT dept. Besides saving a lot of developer time, is there any data out there to support my argument that they are more ...
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Getting rid of an old computer

What are the recommended steps to take before getting rid of a computer by either giving it away or throwing it away? Is using Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) enough?
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What parts of a Compaq Presario v6000 laptop are reusable?

I have a Compaq Presario v6000 that fails to work anymore, the casing and hard drive are shot. I want to know if any parts from it are "standard" enough to work in a budget system. Also, I realize I ...
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What could I do with a spare computer? [closed]

My friend gave me his spare computer and has been collecting dust in my room ever since. Though it's not better than the computer I am currently using, it is a decent computer as it is Pentium 4 ...
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Dispose or Recycle Hard Drive

I have 3 old 3.5" internal hard drives sitting gathering dust at the moment. 2 are SATA, and one IDE. I want to either start putting them to use, or dispose of them to clear up some space. What is ...