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A workstation is a computer which is designed for intense work for a single user. It is typically equipped with more memory and or more CPU's than your regular desktop.

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Workstation restarts automatically

I have workstation with Asus Rog strix B450 F motherboard and got it replaced recently. I had 2 rams DDR4 where I found that one of the DIMM might be faulty as the workstation when powered on did not ...
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Installed PC RAM of higher frequency but doesn't post

I bought used HyperX 1600 mhz 2*4gb sticks. Neither a buzzer from motherboard nor does it post. No option to change to 1600mhz in BIOS. CPU- i3 2120 ASUS Motherboard Any help plzz thanx in advance.
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VMware console image quality

Is there a way to increase image quality in VMware console - both in the ESXi and Workstation? I'm using it daily and really don't like the fact that image given from the VM is compressed - just like ...
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VMware Workstation - Use a Dedicated NIC on a desktop with two NICs

I have installed a used Intel Pro/1000PT Quad in my workstation so VM's can have a dedicated NIC. Is there any HOWTO's on how to make sure the host does NOT use the port and to correctly configure ...
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Internet connection on redhat 8 in vmware

When I select DHCP then I can browse Internet but when I manually set IP address I can not browse on my vmware workstation. How can I configure my laptop & VMware workstation to browse internet ...
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The option to select whether to connect a USB drive to Host Machine or Virtual Machine upon plugging in gone

I used to be able to select whether to connect a USB storage device (HDD or USB drive) to my host machine or virtual machine but the popup doesn't come up now. And now I am unable to connect my HDD or ...
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VMware Workstation - Use a Dedicated NIC on a desktop with two NICs and two separate Routers

thanks for any help in advance. Problem: I have a desktop with VMware Workstation Pro installed. I have two NICs installed. I also have two routers/networks in my home office since my ISP provides me ...
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Intel Xeon CPU is running low but clock frequency is up 100%+

I've got a strange problem with my new Windows 10 computer. I recently bought a laptop workstation with Intel Xeon Chip E series. When I did the first boot the fan started spinning loud and then ...
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How to use full 256GB RAM of my work station? MATLAB only seems to be using 75GB of RAM and not the 256GB that is available

I have a workstation that has 256GB RAM and 32 cores. However, when I am running some high-end simulations, the maximum used memory by the MATLAB is 33% (75 GB) and it never increases. The simulations ...
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Problems installing an LSI MegaRAID 9341-8i in Dell t5810 workstation

I have been working on building a home server for learning purposes and also to keep my family media stuff. I decided to go with a Dell Precision T5810 workstation as I got it cheap, for only $200; ...
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My Xeon e5 1620 0 @3.6 is overheating

I recently bought an RTX 2060, and I installed an MSI afterburner. I noticed that my CPU heat which is XEON E5-1620 0 3.60, is overheating reaching 97 max. I noticed also that the fan is only on ...
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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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How to assess damage to workstations caused by flooding?

Several of my workstations were recently involved in a flood of fresh water from the ceiling, but it's unclear how much water each was exposed to. They were all powered up at the time, and positioned ...
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HP Workstation z640 SSD not detected

I have a z640 workstation, I ran out of space in the source SSD, for this reason I resorted to changing the original SSD for one that had 1Tb. When installing Windows 10 from USB everything works ...
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HP Z600 Workstation max memory figures

I have this workstation with the C2 revision motherboard. HP sources say that this will support 48GB memory (6x 8GB) but I keep seeing people touting 96GB (6x 16GB) all over the place. Does anyone ...
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Identify a hardware feature on the rear side of the case of a Dell Precision workstation

I recently bought a Dell Precision 3630 Tower. On the rear side of the case, I see 2 black slidable tabs, with lock and unlock iconography. They appear to do nothing (to me) when I slide them. Can ...
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DDR3 memory for HP

I have a HP Z600 Workstation and looking at the memory options on the HP website (https://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/hp-z600-workstation/3718663/model/3718664/document/c01709707) I'm wondering what ...
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Are there differences between graphics cards for a workstation and desktop?

I bought a 2013 HP Z600 workstation from my workplace in an auction. It does not come with a graphics card. I am thinking of buying one, but I don't want to spend over $80 on it. My question is, can I ...
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Is It Possible To Run Two Graphics Cards For Different Applications Simultaneously (NOT SLI)

I am building a workstation PC for Autodesk and Adobe CC work. Maybe a little bit of gaming on the side but it is by no means a priority. Is it possible to run separate drivers for each card, at the ...
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Can PCIe Solid State Drives store items like hard drive?

I am customizing a workstation in a computer brand website and it offers PCIe Solid State Drives category and hard drive category. I want to add a solid state drive in the workstation, but I could ...
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Dell T5500 Graphics card to use have a card on hand

Question that I have that I cant seem to find out. I Have a Dell T5500 on the way for a project of mine. I bought it without a Graphics card. According to the Online Sources it needs one to boot. ...
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Host Name (Server Name?) is Different from the Computer Name

I have done a network scan on my network. In the results some of the computers have Host Names that are the same as the "Computer Name" and some have names that are not their respected ...
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Using quad cpu server as workstation?

I have a quad socket server from my company we dont need anymore. I dont want to sell it so i wondered could i use it as a workstation. It has 4 amd opteron cpus 6274 (in 1 motherboard) a ssd disk ...
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3.3V and 5V rail in modern PC

These days in ATX PSU these voltages come from a single rail and have fixed amount of current. Seems like they do not affect the PC functionality these days. I know that USB port use the 5V rail ...
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Deep Freeze Workstation not responding on install

I'm trying to install Deep Freeze Enterprise on a series of computers. My understanding is that I should be able to install the administrator and console tool on a primary machine, and then the ...
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Maximum recommended cpu wattage in a 1u chassis?

I'm building a workstation for home use. I really want to use a 1u chassis. I'm worried about heat though. Is there a recommended maximum cpu wattage for 1u chassis, when not being liquid cooled, or ...
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How can an optical drive function when mounted vertically?

I was looking at the Lenovo ThinkStation P series workstations. Here's an image of the four systems in that line: The last three appear to have their DVD drives mounted vertically. A quick web ...
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Workstation for Software Developer with Visual Studio, SQL-Server [closed]

I must do a decision between the following two systems with different CPU's. I asking me, is there a difference/advantage when I use the dual cpu machine for working Visual Studio 2013 (or higher) and ...
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How can a user login to a workstation if the DC is down?

Is it possible to do such thing? Because the hash of that users' password is normally stored on the DC.. And if it is, where are the users credentials stored on that workstation?
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Does Optimus work with Quadro cards?

I am soon to be purchasing my next mobile computer, which will be a powerful desktop replacement that can do anything I throw at it; which will be quite a lot. Mobility, power, extensibility, and ...
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Why do workstation graphics cards cost far more than equivalent consumer graphics cards?

An Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti costs $700, while a Quadro K6000 costs $4000—yet they use the same underlying GK110 core! The same can be said for other workstation GPUs from both Nvidia and AMD. ...
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Workstation setup for a developer and gaming enthusiast

I found my optimal programming environment and productivity toolset on OS X. My workstation used to be a Macbook Pro that's attached to an external keyboard, mouse, and an external monitor. Now I ...
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Simultaneous Users ( 2 - 4 Users ) on a MAC PRO [duplicate]

With the up-coming high end Mac Pro, how would I share it with different people? Assume I have a keyboard, mouse and monitor for everyone. I am involved in a setup in which there are 4 Users (3D Game ...
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Any advantage of using Windows Server 2012 R2 instead of Windows 8.1 for a workstation [closed]

I'm building a new machine which will be used primarily for development and a little bit for photo editing. I am wondering if there will be any benefits in using Windows Server 2012 R2 as my ...
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Why do I get such horrible WEI scores for graphics in my workstation?

My workstation is made up of the following: Apevia Case Asus p6t6 WS evolution Xeon w3540 quad core 8 threads 8m cache 4.80 gt/s 2.93GHZ 8GB Kingston 1333 OC 2 Visiontek Radeon GPU's HD7850 4gb ...
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Can I use server hardware as a workstation?

I have an HP Proliant ML115 G5 server. I used to use it as a development server (it ran Windows 2008 server, IIS, SQL Server and so on) but its now spare as my stuff is now cloud-hosted. This HP box ...
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How to lock Windows 7 session with just key strokes?

I could lock my Windows XP workstation using CTRL+ALT+DEL, K. That keystroke combination does not work on Windows 7. Is there a method of locking Windows 7 using just keystrokes?
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Can Windows 7 run on a 4 processor workstation?

I am looking to buy a new workstation to run a custom app that is heavily cpu intensive. Right now it runs on a Windows 7 (64bit) dual processor (intel 5690) workstation with 192 gb of ram. So, the ...
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See Exactly Which Files Windows Access On Boot Up

I am looking for a method to monitor exactly which files are being accessed on boot up by Windows. This is in attempts to find a bottle neck on physical workstations, but I would also like this ...
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How to configure pc desktop + mac laptop workstation?

This is probably simpler than I'm imagining, but I've got a Windows desktop with 2 monitors connected with 2 DVI cables. I've worked with this setup for years. I want to add a Macbook Pro to the mix, ...
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Can one add a Nvidia GPU to a Dell Precision T3500 to use?

Can one install a Nvidia GPU such as Tesla™ C2075 to a Dell Precision T3500 to use? Thanks for any helpful answers!
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My New Dell Workstation T-7500 gives electric shock

Just bought Dell T-7500 Workstation. When installation technician came to Install the workstation, he got an electric shock when he touched the Start Button. He also got shock when he touched Front ...
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Mutli-processor workstation as a workstation/server

I work in a research institute and a number of programs we use are computationally intensive (I actually wrote one of them). Right now we have one computer that is dedicated for one of these programs (...
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Does any current workstation class graphics card support four monitors with RHEL 5?

I currently use a RHEL 5 workstation with a pair of Nvidia Quadro graphics cards, feeding four WUXGA (1920x1200) monitors. Unfortunately, using Xinerama to get a single X desktop means loosing much of ...
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What concerns are there with putting two high-end graphics cards in one PC?

I want to put two AMD/ATI V3700 into a HP 8200 Desktop to get 4x DVI outputs for 4 separate screens. Can anyone see any flaws in my plan?
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OSX remote X app

Right now at work I have an Ubuntu workstation and I'm considering switching over to OSX but I have one major concern. I run Eclipse on our Ubuntu development server using a remote X session: ...
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Can I use Windows Server 2008 R2 as a workstation?

I would like to know if I can temporarily use Windows Server 2008 R2 as a workstation on my laptop? My laptop is an ASUS M51Va The reason for this is that I am attending on a Microsoft MCSA courses ...
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How to lock a RHEL 5.3 workstation

I get option to SUSPEND/HIBERNATE or reboot/shutdown. Isn't there something similar to locking as in windows. I don't want to log out each time I want a break(think bathroom, drink). I would expect ...
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How should I virtualise my workstation?

Soon my fancy new 120GB SSD will arrive for my laptop workstation I use for PHP development and other misc tasks. I really don't want to bog it down with heaps of software, so my current plan is to ...
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Is it possible to have an 'enter password' prompt in Windows 7 only while locked workstation, not while system start up?

So I would like to be able to click 'lock workstation' (I've even assigned a key on my keyboard for that so it takes a fraction of a second) and leave the computer and if anybody wants to use it he ...
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