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Don't Ignore Your UPS by John McGaw
It seems that I manage to get bitten at least once a year when there is a power failure -- one UPS out of the five I have (I live at the 'end of the line' in an area with many huge trees and elderly infrastructure so power can be problematic) will surprise me by running out of power far sooner...
December 22nd 15 11:01 PM
by Paul Go to last post
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Lost Hard Drive by [email protected]
I have a SATA hard drive I use for storing backup data. I am in W7 Home Premium. Suddenly the drive is not recognized, either by my MSI BIOS or by Windows Explorer. Is it lost forever? Or is there another way I can try to make it recognizable (and readable)? Probaby not. Thanks JW
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December 18th 15 08:30 PM
by John McGaw Go to last post
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Computer related Hardware by >>>Ashton Crusher
A social organization I'm a member of wants to get some good computer projectors they can use for meetings and conferences and asked me to come up with some suggestions Here's what my quick search has suggested to me... Looking for any feedback.. On the LCD v DLP debate I see the LCD side saying...
December 17th 15 01:28 AM
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They come in threes... by John McGaw
Bad things, that is. After a long spell of being ignored my old home-built Windows Home Server started to show a variety of odd problems. I used WD's diagnostics program to check each of the 6 disks sequentially and finally came to drive #5 which showed stalling and slow progress in the...
December 11th 15 09:35 PM
by John McGaw Go to last post
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Mobile Intel chip height by Rodney Pont[_5_]
Does anyone know of somewhere that shows the physical dimensions of intel cpus? I've done a lot of searching and Intels ark site does show a lot of information about the chips but not the dimensions (that I can find anyway). My Samsung NP550P5C laptop has an i5-3210M in it and I recently bought an...
December 8th 15 05:36 PM
by Rodney Pont[_5_] Go to last post
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scanner ? by philo
After many years of good service my Epson 4490 PHOTO scanner died. Flatbed portion still works but the film/slide capability is gone. Either during preview or the scan itself...partway through...it just stops and locks up. My main machine for scanning is running Win7_64 bit but also tried an XP...
December 7th 15 08:28 PM
by philo Go to last post
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FM2-A85XA-G43 Motherboard Help Please by [email protected]
I have a MSI FM2-A85XA-G43 Motherboard. I have three bootable hard drives SATA-connected. I want to change the boot order in the BIOS, but I can't find a way to do it that takes and retains the order permanently. Anyone have experience with this board and can help me do it? Thanks JW
November 27th 15 10:26 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Sleeping Computer vs. Shutdown ? by [email protected]
Powering up after shutdown, poses some problems restablishing an Internet connection. These are not encountered when activating a computer that's been "put to sleep". This last seems to involve, no activity of the hard drive, but response to a key press, so something's still active. I want to...
November 25th 15 08:37 AM
by DevilsPGD[_5_] Go to last post
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Flashing the BIOS by Norm X
Hi, I'd like to thank the activists here for all the help. Last year, I tried to upgrade the my BIOS. Unbeknownst to me at the time, the 3V CMOS battery was dead. I ran into all sorts of problems, like BIOS checksum errors. I was happy to downgrade, so I could continue using my 3 drive RAID 0...
November 11th 15 09:33 PM
by John McGaw Go to last post
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Obsolete computer...trivia by philo
I recently scrapped out a 386 that had been setup as a voice mail system. I decided to open it up and have a look before it went to the recycler and was surprised to find a 1GB IDE hard drive in that thing. So...the machine must have been a lot newer than I thought. When looking at the file...
November 6th 15 11:43 AM
by Paul Go to last post
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Sata computer cable. by Peter Jason
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ao-pEVeYL.jpg This one is the USB3 version, but there seems no power connection. Does the power come with the USB3? The USB2 type comes as "eSata" with a power connection: http://www.sednacomputer.com/photo/se-c-poesata-1m.jpg and I'm using this...
November 5th 15 11:27 AM
by philo Go to last post
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Memory question by Norm X
Hi, I have a new quadcore Acer Aspire E 15 that has upgraded itself to Win10. I purchased it with 4 GB RAM installed. MS Task Manager says of the Memory, Speed: 1333 MHz, Slots used: 1 of 2, Form factor: SODIMM, Hardware reserved: 117 MB. I presume 117 MB is reserved for video. Unfortunately,...
November 5th 15 08:17 AM
by Paul Go to last post
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Two computers one keyboard/mouse two VDU by Graham Harrison[_2_]
I currently have an old Dell with a Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse set for which the receiver plugs into a USB port. It has 2 VDUs connected using DVI (it could use VGA). Runs Vista(!) I'm shortly to acquire a much newer machine which will also have dual VDU capability using DVI or VGA. On...
October 23rd 15 01:05 PM
by Live Go to last post
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Old server by philo
Someone gave me a nice server. Dual CPU 3ghz and 4 gigs of RAM several ultra-wide drives Doggone it...it's got Win2000 server on it.
October 16th 15 09:04 PM
by philo Go to last post
2 290
(Repaired) Toshiba Laptop Satellite L670 performing poorly (No HD Speed Information ?!? Weird IBM stuff) by Skybuck Flying[_4_]
Hallo, A few days ago I was at my mother's place. I noticed her laptop was infuriatingly slow. It was a Toshiba Satellite L670. It used to be fast, I was also under the impression that it was a kinda fast and expensive laptop.
October 13th 15 06:42 AM
by Skybuck Flying[_4_] Go to last post
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co-processor by philo
I repaired a mini-pc running Win7 (32bit) and it's running well but in the control panel it shows no driver for co-processor. The CPU is an Intel quad core Atom 330 Intel has no such driver on their website (as far as I could determine) and their driver update tool found nothing missing.
October 11th 15 09:05 PM
by philo Go to last post
4 226
PSU or video card? by [email protected]
Apologies for posting via Google but I'm desperate. I replaced my mobo yesterday with an Asus M5A97 LE, no onboard graphics. PSU is 585W, video is Radeon HD 6770. Fans spin up fine without the video card, but when I plug it in, the fans start cycling up/down and I have no display. I've been beating...
October 2nd 15 10:04 PM
by Thip Go to last post
5 420
GTX 950, GTX 960 segmented ram systems as well ? by Skybuck Flying[_4_]
Hello, Here is a truely computer architectural question for you: Do NVIDIA's Graphics Cards/Chips models GTX 950 and GTX 960 have segmented memory models as well ? Just like the GTX 970 ? I post on thread on this on geforce forum but it mysteriously disappeared... other delete or again a...
October 1st 15 10:53 PM
by Skybuck Flying[_4_] Go to last post
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Old XP pc died? by BugHunter
My old XP pc stopped workin, the cpu fan worked and the power on light was on. I opened the case and saw there was a heatsink after the CPU blok, loose. It is an alu heatsink with a small contact who pressed on a chip on the board, with 2 metal suspensed fasting, and one was loose. I'm affraid the...
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September 22nd 15 03:25 PM
by BugHunter Go to last post
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Motherboard Advice Needed by Bob Simon[_2_]
A friend who runs a small business asked me to help her make her Compaq 100B PCs run faster. It turns out they have plenty of RAM but a very slow processor that appears to be soldered directly to the motherboard. Since this system does not have an internal power supply, I presume she will need a...
September 21st 15 08:27 PM
by Paul Go to last post
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