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PC 4GB RAM limit by Tim Anderson
The cheaper motherboards (ie. most of them) for P4 or Athlon 64 support a maximum of 4GB RAM, even if the motherboards and processors support the AMD64 extensions that can address sqillions of GB. On the other hand, more upmarket boards support more RAM - up to 24GB or maybe more - for Xeon...
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June 3rd 05 03:25 AM
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Why Pentium? by Talal Itani
Hello, I am in the market for a good computer, with a dual-core CPU. I keep reading that Athlon is better than Pentium, Athlon is faster than Pentium, and Athlon is lower priced than Pentium. But if that is the case, why do most businesses have Pentium based PCs and not Athlon based PCs?...
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July 27th 06 11:10 PM
by Miske Go to last post
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Typical mains power for mid-range PC? by Jon D
On 22 Jul 2006, Dorothy Bradbury wrote: Stick 2x 10,000rpm HD against one another in a drive cage. Provide sufficient cooling for 2x 8-17W drives. I will provide the data recovery firm name to use... o Motor-IC overheats from lack of linear-feet-per-min airflow o Motor-IC dumps heat...
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August 5th 06 09:29 PM
by Phat Bytestard Go to last post
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Are mains surge protectors needed in the UK? by Bagpuss
On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 15:47:28 +0100, Lem wrote: snip Am I being too complacent? I've never used one. I've never had a surge blow anything either. My next door neigbour as one for her PC, but makes SFA difference. Of
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July 20th 04 08:19 PM
by Panos Papadopolous Go to last post
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XP OEM - Interesting conversation with MS employee by Michael C
Last night I upgraded a customers machine with new motherboard, cpu, memory, video card, netcard and soundcard. The only thing that was the same was the HDD, dvd drive, tape backup and scsi card. I was having trouble with the internet so I phoned MS to activate XP again. After it activated I asked...
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May 25th 05 10:52 PM
by kony Go to last post
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Utility to burn in new hard drive? by Joe S
Are there any utilities which can burn-in a new hard drive before I start to use it?
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August 9th 06 08:09 PM
by Mike T. Go to last post
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Esperienza molto negativa con Elektrovaltenesi by Gotham
Ho fatto quest'estate un acquisto di una stampante/scanner da www.elektrovaltenesi.it Vi sconsiglio assolutamente di evitare di acquistarci, il perche' lo vedete dopo guardando quello che mi e' successo (terminato il tutto dopo 86 giorni senza la stampante e con tanto tempo e soldi persi). Io ho...
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December 2nd 05 11:30 AM
by pasquale Go to last post
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Capacitors in PSU are dangerous? by Ken Reynolds
Some switched mode power supplies start by rectifying the mains voltage to 350+volts dc and storing this on a capacitor.That is enough to kill you in certain circumstances.All capacitors from main powered equipment should be treated with respect. Ken Reynolds
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April 22nd 04 01:23 AM
by larrymoencurly Go to last post
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1 Attachment(s) Q: Why don't desktops us mobile cpus? by jaster
I know the motherboards are different but is there a reason why desktop computer aren't built to use mobile cpus? I assume desktop and mobile are about the same performance for the average user, mobile cpus are capable enough to run 99% of the games available, and mobile cpus run cooler and more...
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January 2nd 06 10:30 PM
by Michael C Go to last post
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Economics of SATA hard drive by Warra
Am in the UK. Running an old system which works quite well: Via 266 mobo with Duron 1800 processor and 768MB of SD-RAM. Will upgrade the system when I need the extra power. Currently need to add to my data storage. Don't want to get Parallel IDE (PATA) because newer mobos will support only...
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July 1st 06 08:04 PM
by Ed Light Go to last post
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Observations on a UPS - follow up to a previous post by Doc[_2_]
Recently I asked about suggestions regarding a UPS. I ended up getting an 875 VA 525 Watt "Geek Squad" model from Best Buy - yeah, yeah, everyone says Geek Squad stuff is overhyped junk, but at $69 on sale, the price seemed right. It seems to handle my 2 computers fine - a PIV 2.4 gig and a PIII...
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September 3rd 07 01:43 PM
by Scott Dorsey Go to last post
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Should I go Athlon64 or Barton? by Ian Riches
Franklin ) wrote... Hi guys, after several years I have run out of power on my old 700 MHz Duron system and now want something new. I don't play games, I am not a power user, I don't do video or audio editing. I just surf and do some small office activities. So what...
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September 22nd 04 05:04 AM
by keith Go to last post
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What inkjet printer prints the best text? by B. Schneier[_2_]
Most of my printing involves documents and legal briefs. There is some color printing for brochures and stuff I find on the Internet. Can someone recommend a color ink jet that prints laser-like text and is reasonably fast. Thanks in advance, BS
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December 31st 07 03:13 AM
by kony Go to last post
145 1,859
Corrupt NTFS filesystem by Citizen Bob
For those who have been following this tortured saga of the Corrupt NTFS Filesystem, I think I finally fixed it. I am running Win2K which was built from an InPlace Upgrade of a previous installation of Win2K in another computer, which was built from a previous installation of NT4 in yet another...
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November 11th 06 08:38 PM
by Rod Speed Go to last post
144 2,427
Hum from phone wires running next to mains? by Foxtrot
I am in the UK and want to make several phone extensions. QUESTION: I would like to know I this will increase the level of hum. ISTR UK phones have a transformer and some other components to neutralise hum but would that be good enough to prevent hum from a messy setup like mine? Some...
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March 16th 08 02:31 PM
by kony Go to last post
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So what if thermal compound spreads? by Will Dormann
CrackerJack wrote: What exactly is the problem if too much cpu compound is put on the core and it gets squashed out onto the surrounding area? Apart from looking messy, is there any real problem with this? If you put on so much that the compound squashes out past the edges, that's too...
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April 20th 04 12:51 PM
by Erez Volach Go to last post
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Dell's Sorry History of Microphone/Soundcard Issue (Update) by Class_Action
Dell's Sorry History of Microphone/Soundcard Issue -------------------------------------------------- Here are the selected compilations of Dell microphone/soundcard issue posted in the Dell Dimension audio forum. Note that the problem was reported from the very beginning of the forum...
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January 20th 06 09:30 PM
by GR.Peace Go to last post
127 3,022
Correct angle for keyboard by Archie
Is there a generally-accepted best angle for the slope of a regular keyboard? One web page says this: ------------------ BEGIN QUOTE ----------------- "angle of the keyboard relative to the angle of the wrist. Most keyboards slope upwards from front to back, and this means that users bend...
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August 9th 06 09:33 PM
by John Doe Go to last post
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How detect if MP3 player is recording in your room? [OT] by Joey
Suppose someone visited your office or home and tried to make a voice recording using a hidden recorder. If they used a older-style dictation machine based on tape then you could detect the electromagnetic transmissions from the dictation machine when it was recording. But how would you detect...
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October 20th 06 03:39 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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PII vs PIII by Gregory L. Hansen
It looks like the machine I have (an HP Kayak XAS, you may have seen me mention it already) can be upgraded from a PII 400MHz to dual PIII 600MHz. But the PIII's are substantially more expensive than the PII's, around $70 each compared to $10 each. I guess I'm not that excited about a 50% increase...
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October 15th 03 05:56 PM
by Steve Wolfe Go to last post
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