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    Upgrade current laptop or buy new for older parents?

    My parents laptop sucks. It's an older Dell Inspiron 15 3543 with an i3-5005u, 6gb, 1tb rust drive. ETA: I have come to learn that this trash-panda laptop only has one SODIMM slot, and can only accommodate 8gb max ram. Which makes things double awkward, because now I'm not sure as to how it gets...
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    Wraith Prism questions?

    I am running the Wraith Prism cooler on my Ryzen 7 3700X at stock clocks. The fan is constantly fluctuating, between 523 and 1165 RPM's. On the desktop it isn't noticeable. I have been watching it in HW monitor since about 15 mins ago when, during a gaming session of PUBG, the fans were...
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    A question about broken GPU's

    Why do people list them for so much on eBay? I have looked for the answer all over the place(google, search function), but I can't find one. And I am not talking about people scamming, but people who are listing them as broken, for a high price. Any info is appreciated.
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    AMD Phenom II X4 840t and Biostar TA870U3+ combo
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    PNY GTX 1060 6GB

    24hrs to go.
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    CM Hyper D92 enough for 6600k?

    This isn't really a Overclocking and cooling question, so much as just a general cooling question. I recently picked up a 6600k build for a decent price, and it came with a CM Hyper D92 cooler. My question here is this: according to CM the max TDP for the HD92 is 95W; intel rates the 6600k at...
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    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R help

    A friend hit me up because he was getting rid of his media-server, and asked if I wanted it. So I picked it up, and now I can't get it to boot. The setup: intel C2Q Q9550 Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R 2 kits of Mushkin DDR2 XP2-8500 2x2GB(8GB total) 120GB SSD 500GB HDD GTX 950/HD4870(Not both at the...
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    Ram or PSU?

    I will go ahead and list the system specs right off the bat. System specs: i5-4670 Asus B85M-G 8GB(4x2GB) Visiontek DDR3 2133 Sapphire R9 280X WD 1TB Blue EVGA 750 G2 My nephew approached me recently about wanting to build a computer. I formulated a plan where I would sell him my...
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    Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H sound problem

    I didnt know where else to put this, so I am sorry if this is the wrong area. This is probably going to be a long one. My friend is running the Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H mobo, i5-4670K, and R9 280X video card. Im not for sure what ram he is using, but we ran windows memory diagnostic already, and it...
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    Sapphire R9 280x 1920x1200 Resolution Problem

    I am running a Sapphire R9 280X on a Viewsonic VX2835WM. Im using an HDMI cable to connect to the monitor. The monitor does not have a DVI connector. When I put the resolution up to 1920x1200, which is what it recommends, the icons and start bar are off the screen. If I put it into 1920x1080...
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    New build problem with SSD/Windows7

    Specs: i5-4670 Z87MX-D3H 16 GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 120GB Sandisk Ultra SSD SDSSDH-120G-G25 2TB Western Digital Mainstream Classic Wdbh2d0020hnc Corsair CX750M After putting everything together, I installed Windows 7 and everything went smooth. Restarted computer and put in install CD for...
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    Gateway/HD 7750/Windows 8 upgrade problem

    Long story short: Co-worker bought a new Gateway DX4870. It is a Core i5-3330 3.0GHz 8GB DDR3 Windows 8 300W PSU MSI Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 card I think those are the things that are important. Thing is brand new out of the box. He bought it to do homework, surf and play...
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    Mac Pro boot problem

    I had started a thread in the FS/T section looking for a new video card, as I believed that to be the problem at first. But after a couple PMs and a reply in said thread, Im starting to think that maybe thats not the issue. So here goes: From the label, Mac...
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    Red stripe down the screen

    Specs: Intel iMac 17" 2.0GHz Radeon X1600 graphics What happened: I was surfing and got bored so I decided I would play a little WoW. While playing I noticed that a red stripe had developed on the screen that is one pixel wide and runs the entire height of the screen. I figured that it...
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    iMac wont work with iPod?

    I went to attach my iPod to my iMac and when iTunes opened up, it would recognise the iPod, but it will not work with it because it says its formatted for windows. What do I do? I saw Senuti and another program on, but are third party programs my only options? Edit: Eh, I...
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    I just made the jump...

    I went ahead and dove into an iMac. It all started last summer when I went to visit a friend in Chicago, and used his mac book(I think the smaller one, the 13", of which theres nothing wrong...). Some of the things that it did made me start rethinking owning a mac. From there I have another...
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    So I bought a mac the other day...

    for $2 at a garage sale. I was surprised that it actually worked. Its an iMac G3, you know, the coloured ones. I couldnt do much with it as it didnt come with the keyboard or mouse, and I only have a USB mouse sitting about and not a keyboard. But one is on the way. Im not sure what processor...
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    HDD problem

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    HDD problem

    I am having a problem with an extra HDD I have. Its a Seagate 60GB. Its got WindowsXP loaded onto it. Now, when I hook the HDD to my current computer, I am able to see everything on the drive with the exception of the files and folders that I made only viewable by the administrator profile in...
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    Who's right???

    I cant give all the specs, so dont ask. But what I can give you are the symptoms. My friend says his computer is borked. It powers up, but the video doesnt come on and the hard drives dont spin. His conclusion is that the motherboard is dead, and so is the video card. Wow, you really worked...
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    Wi-Fi troubles.

    I dont know where to start. I have a D-Link Dl-614+ router, and I have my main computer wired to it, and I have my laptop that has a D-Link PCMCIA card, and another computer with a D-Link wireless PCI card. Now, on my main computer, and on the laptop everything works right. Internet, file...
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    Program to check ram?

    A while back I was having a memory problem and posted about it. Someone posted a link to a program that you put on a floopy, boot the computer with the disk in the drive and it runs this test on your memory to tell you if it has errors or not. Well it helped me to find out that my problem was my...
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    How do YOU clean your screen?

    What ways do you use to clean your laptops screen? I dont know what to use for mine, so I figured Id ask to see what the best method is.
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    What in the world is this?

    I didnt know where to put this, but since it obviously refers to data storage in a way....(mods, move it if necessary) What the hell is a "gibibyte"?