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Sleep mode of Dell Precision 3581 and power consumption

I have the habit of using "suspend" mode with my laptop in order to keep my session open in its current state. I find myself now with a Dell Precision 3581 which doesn't seem to allow either ...
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Can I use more + faster SODIMM with old laptop now I've switched from Celeron to Pentium 4?

I have an ancient laptop that is officially was maxed out at 384MiB; that's 128MiB soldered on the mobo, and a 256MiB SO-DIMM. I've swapped the CPU from a 1.5GHz Intel Celeron, with a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 ...
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Adaptors to this setup: (M.2 B+M SSD, M.2 NMVe, + Old Laptop)

I'm in the middle of a technical crisis here and need your help finding adaptors to this setup, as I'm out of my depth when it comes to hardware compatibility. I have a spare hardware that I would ...
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Difference, in graphic cards memory, between NIVIDA official page and laptop specifications

I'm inspecting NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050. According to the NVIDIA official web, this card has 8GB memory. However, some laptops that state have this card, also say it has 4 GB. For instance, HP Victus ...
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Upgrade HDD to SSD for ROG Strix G531GU

I have had some problems with my laptop recently, and I wanted to change the current hard disk drive. On task manager, the hard disk drive is labelled as ST1000LX015-1U7172. From Googling, I ...
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Dual Laptop Docking Station

I have 2 laptops on my desk most of the time and would like them to share a dock providing video, usb devices and network. The laptops are both windows machines. I only use one at a time. I have 2 X ...
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HP 15s-dy3501TU backlit keyboard upgrade

I am using HP 15sdy-3501TU which originally comes with a non backlit keyboard. I opened its motherboard and found a connector just below the keyboard designated as "JKBL" , which can be seen ...
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Alternative charger for laptop

I have a DELL chromebook 3100 2 in 1 and its 65W charger does not work anymore. I have purchased on-line a new one but, as it arrives, I have tried to charge it using a quick charger for Smartphones, ...
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Laptop for programming and university

I recently got a laptop which I am going to use for university. It would be for CS (data science), lectures, and other miscellaneous activities. I have a 14 inch with 18 GB ram and 1 TB (SSD) of ...
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What modern laptop is "good" for Ubuntu? [closed]

I have used Ubuntu for the last 10 years. For the past 7 years, I have been using an ASUS laptop and I want to buy a new laptop. Everyone, especially in academia, seems to have MacBooks. I like it ...
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Upgrading Lenovo Legion 5 to have 2 4TB SSDs

I'm interested in purchasing a Lenovo Legion 5 laptop (Legion Pro 5 16IRX8). In the manufacturer's technical specifications sheet, it is mentioned that the laptop has slots for 2 SSDs (Up to two ...
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15" - 16" Laptop or Mobile Workstation with Display that is guaranteed not to use PWM

I had to let go of my Macbook Pro M2max because my eyes do not support the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) used by the screen. So I'm back looking for an Intel Laptop (which is what I've been using for ...
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Laptop with DVD drive and removable battery

After more than 10 years, my laptop is finally broken. Actually, it's been announced for about 2 years now, but all new laptops seem to have serious defects for me personally. There is no DVD drive ...
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confusion between A-SI TFT vs IPS TFT

Recently I have decided to upgrade my laptop screen and after doing some research I have found BOE NV156FHM-N61 as a candidate. One of the major reason i am upgrading is because my current display is ...
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Suggestions for a new laptop

I am planning to buy new laptop. Need some suggestions from you guys. Here is some details: I'm a web developer I'll use it for productivity and multi - tasking (running php server + mysql, open 2 or ...
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How can I connect two monitors to my laptop?

I have a lapton ThinkPad E14 with one HDMI and one type-c thunderbold port. This type-c port is used as power plugged. How can I plug two monitors Benq GW2780-T with ports HDMI (v1.4) - 1, DisplayPort ...
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Laptop screen upgrade

I have a HP 15s-dy 3501TU laptop, whose screen is only HD and resolution is 1366 by 768 resolution. Is it possible to upgrade it to a full HD IPS display panel with 1920 by 1080 resolution? It is ...
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Asus k52f memory upgrade

Consider the following configuration: Asus K52f notebook with Mobile Dual Core Intel Pentium P6100, 2000 MHz (15 x 133) chipset: Intel Ibex Peak-M HM55, Intel Ironlake-M "2GB DDR3-1333 SDRAM (10-...
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I want to use my home laptop as an extended monitor for my office laptop

I have 2 laptops using Windows 10. Office Laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) Home Laptop (Dell) I want to learn how to use one of these laptops as an extended display. I'm confused how many adapters I need. ...
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What is this part of laptop is this? [closed]

So I'm picking apart a HP laptop but trying to figure out what part this is?
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Need a 2in1 for coding, running scripts (to test my code), and note-taking/organizing my notes

I'm trying to find a solution to my current predicament with too many notebooks, stuck at my computer because I don't have any portability, and losing my notes because I have no organization regarding ...
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PC specs for running a VM lab with VirtualBox

I am about to get a laptop where I am going to use VirtualBox to run my VM lab (more VMs at the same time). I was thinking about to get an i7 8th gen.(4 Cores) with 64GB RAM. Do you think that would ...
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How was my phone cloned or mirrored by my roommate and how do i get evidence to prove it and shut her down. I believe she used a usb-c port hook up [closed]

It's like everything I go through in life is instantly on facebook or a social media platform. Being made fun of in some way plus passwords change within seconds of logging in when I try to logout ...
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Dead laptop, no indicator, no power, no charging [closed]

recently my laptop just completely died. the model is asus m409da-ek502t. for the past 4 years no problem had occured before and my usage was completely normal. i noticed that i cannot turn it on nor ...
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I Need advice about what docking station should I get for my laptop

I have my laptop: idea pad c340-14IWL (Product Number: 81N400AXIV), connected to a monitor HDMI connection, keyboard, mouse USB connected, a speaker connected via headphone jack, and a type c-ethernet ...
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Accelerated computing: GeForce RTX vs. Quardo RTX

I want to do atomic simulation of proteins using CUDA. I am preparing to purchase a Lenovo laptop. The available GPU options are: the GeForce RTX 4070 and Quadro RTX 5000. Which one would be better ...
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Laptop with Windows 10 and normal keyboard

I am looking for a laptop Windows 10 Pro, I don't want Windows 11 At least 15" screen Normal keyboard, F1-F12 should work without pressing another key home, end, pageup, pagedn, ins and del ...
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Why is my CPU performance bad? [closed]

Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 - CPU AMD Ryzen 7 4800 U - 16GB RAM - GPU 512MB ATI AMD Radeon Graphics I have included the benchmarks in the picture below the render showing both my single core and multi core ...
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Linux Notebook with AMD Ryzen CPU, dedicated AMD GPU, USB4

I am using a Lenovo L14 AMD since quite a while, and while Linux support was wonky in the beginning it finally works well. Using it for media creation work is not ideal though, as the CPU and GPU ...
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Meta: Limitation makes no sense here? "You need at least 10 reputation to post more than 8 links". Need to link pictures for concrete comparisons [closed]

[ Edit: I was very sleep-deprived and also new to the site and confused when I posted this question. (Although I decided against deleting it, as I think it's in general best to err on the side of not ...
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Laptop durability criterias

I am looking for a laptop for almost 24/7 operation in a hot environment (Greece). What are the criteria describing durable laptop? Metal body seems obvious, but anything else? Of course there are ...
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Best laptop for coding under 1400? [closed]

Best laptops around 1400? Something with at least 16 gb of ram And preferably a dedicated graphics card for simulations and such Also good build quality is nice
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Gigabyte AERO 17 XE5 i7-12700H/ RTX3070Ti is really hot and noisy?

at the moment I am using a MacBook Pro M1 Max Pro. For one project I must migrate to Windows 11, and I am thinking about switching to an Aero 17 with MiniLED +1000 nits (I work often in Lightroom, etc)...
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Fast laptop that can run Linux, 8-16 cores, 16-23 GiB RAM, => 2TB storage, Swedish keyboard, available in EU?

I want a fast, portable Linux system for development purposes; I need to be able to compile in parallel, preferably 16 cores, a Swedish keyboard, and 2-3 TB storage; I liked the following. https://...
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Bypassing Laptop RAM Limitation

I have looked on the Internet for so long looking for a replacement for my HP Elitebook Workstation. At first, I looked for the HP Z fury Workstation, however, they are crazy expensive. It is true I ...
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Universal Docking Station

I am a software developer that is once in a while working from home and of course I dont want to have double the peripherals on my desk so I use a kvm switch. Now my company doesn't want to buy a ...
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RAM manufacturer different from brand name

Is it a common thing to have the RAM manufacturer name different from the brand name? I recently installed a TeamGroup Elite RAM and when I checked its infos I get this: Manufacturer: 04EF Does this ...
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Which Windows laptop is the best equivalent to a MacBook Pro for data science?

I am looking to buy Macbook Pro 13 inch with M2 chip, 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8Gb unified memory, 512Gb SSD but I also wanted to consider other windows laptop since Mac is very expensive. But I ...
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Based on relevant experience, what are some good laptop recommendations for someone studying data engineering and is intending to get AWS certified?

My friend has recently started studying a university program in data engineering and is intending to get AWS certified. They are planning on taking various related courses and boot camps to further ...
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Realistic expectations of a burner computer with 8 GB of memory

I'm about to buy a second hand Thinkpad x201i in order to learn how to use Linux and programming as a burner computer. While I did watch this and plan to order new batteries and RAM, I would like to ...
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What is the purpose of this pins?

I have an asus fx505dy and on my motherboard there are these copper conectors(see photo) and i was wondering if it is posible to connect something like a usb 3.0 , or if somebody knows what purpose ...
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Alienware X15 R2 Power adaptor

I have an Alienware X15 R2. The power adaptor is lost and I'm looking to buy a new one. The Dell corporation does not have the same exact one that came with the laptop. So, I have found the exact ...
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A "pad" for note-taking, primarily

To prepare for college, I'm looking for a 2-in-1/tablet that will mainly serve as a notebook to write on. The device must: Have a (secured) pen/stylus. A full-sized pen is preferred to a thin, tiny ...
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Installing RAMs with different brand, CL and other differences

I have a Samsung 4gb 2666Mhz ddr4 SODIMM memory installed (but working on 2400Mhz due to motherboard limitation). More info about this RAM here https://semiconductor.samsung.com/emea/dram/module/...
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i5 12450H vs Ryzen 7 5800H

So I'm a computer science major and i've been looking for a new laptop. The HP victus which comes in 2 variants i5 12450H and ryzen 7 5800H caught my eye. Which one would you recommend Adding in the ...
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Laptop Recommendation for Gaming Price-Affordablity Comparation

I'm looking for a laptop, I kept the price band a little wider. I would like to share with you that I found 2-3 while researching. I would be glad if you are among these candidates or if you have ...
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~10 inch laptop that supports at least 32 GiB of RAM (or cheap and 16 GiB of RAM)?

I am thinking of a new laptop, and I recognised that in the range of ~10 inch displays not so much is available anymore than about 10 years ago. I am looking for a laptop with ~10 inch display (ca. 20....
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What laptop hardware makes the most logical sense for compiling rust? (Linux)

I am looking for a new laptop which will mostly be used for programming, specifically rust and want to get something that has best performance for the $. I'd rather replace my laptop every 2 years ...
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Battery replacement specifications

My battery is dead and I would like to replace but cant find the same exactly battery on the market. Laptop: HP omen 15-dc1001nv Battery: SR04XL 15.4V --- 70.07Wh (Nom: 4550mAh) I have ...
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Which laptop should I buy once my macbook died

recently my macbook pro 2013 died And I would like to ask what should I do, buy a new macbook pro, or move on to another laptop? I am not going to use windows probably just a linux or osx depending in ...
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