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Printing USB to Parallel by Micky
I've been printing so many test sheets, I'm going to run out of black ink, but I have an old monocolor laser printer that only has a parallel port. (and it's not as black as it used to be which the manual says is a serious problem.) I also recently bought a USB to Parallel(CN36 Male /...
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January 19th 16 09:59 PM
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How come RAM is taken away for video cards? Because of my videocard's VRAM? by Ant[_3_]
Like I have 3 GB of RAM, but Windows show 2.5 GB. I was told because it is a shared memory? :( Thank you in advance. :) -- "He was a musical ant. He was there for the song." --Rick (Rick Moranis episode from The Muppets) Note: A fixed width font (Courier, Monospace, etc.) is required to see...
January 18th 16 10:18 AM
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What wears out in an HDD? by Micky
What wears out in an HDD? Is it only the tone arm that breaks? or can the bearings the platter rides on break??? Good watches use jewels, rubies, as bearings; and cheap watches use metal. What do hard drives use? I googled but couldn't find much about this. Does the spindle really ride on...
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January 18th 16 07:02 AM
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Graphics processing by philo
I am now getting ready to do a substantial amount of photo editing this year and have been using an AMD-dual core 2.6ghz cpu It works very well but since I also have a quad core machine I decided to give it a try. Both machines have 8 gigs of DDR2 and identical nvidia graphics ...the quad core...
January 16th 16 03:10 AM
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I want to downgrade my video card. by Peter Jason
I built my own computer in Dec2010 with all the then latest components, but I've never used all the capabilities of the Video Card GeForce GTX480 Ultra, Model: GV-N480UD-151. This card uses a lot of power, and covers & prevents access to one of the large PCE slots. I suppose this card is designed...
January 12th 16 02:23 PM
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What wears out in an HDD. Hybrid sleep by Micky
For a friend with Win7. IIRC in Vista and 7, the default for a hard drive turning off was never. Never? Even for people who leave their computer on 24/7? Doesn't it extend the life of the harddrive to turn it off when not in use? Or is it only the tone arm that breaks and the bearings...
January 4th 16 01:18 PM
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AMD - only RAM by philo
I saw some extremely low priced RAM on eBay that was listed as only working on AMD machines. Since I'm working on a few that need upgrading I ordered four ...two gig sticks from China for a /total/ price of $13 including shipping. Before they shipped it they emailed me to confirm that I knew...
December 31st 15 09:09 PM
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Poor quality copper in connectors of Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-511-P6VU) ? by Norm X
Hi, This is Xposted. After upgrading to cat6 Ethernet cable and Gigabit Ethernet switch, I am still having problems with an Ethernet connection that craps out at 1.0 Gbps. Also at the same time, the filesystem connection to a 64 GB microSD (xSDHC) also craps out. The microSD is mounted in a an...
December 29th 15 03:02 AM
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Ethernet switch problem by Norm X
Hi Correspondents, I've got an Acer desktop that I recently upgraded with a quad core Q6600. Great. I recently purchased an Acer E15, also quad core. OK. For a long time I have connected my PC farm using a five port Ethernet switch, D-Link model DES-1005E. Both machines sport Giga Ethernet I...
December 26th 15 05:47 PM
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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
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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
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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
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