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Best Windows XP Budget Gaming Machine?

I need a good, reliable Windows XP gaming desktop to play games like Need For Speed. My old Pentium D broke, so I am thinking AMD for the processor. 4GB RAM, and a fast SSD. I need discrete graphics. ...
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Fake USB flash drives? [closed]

Sometime ago I purchased a USB flash drive from eBay that was advertised as 512GB. But when it arrived it only had like 20GB. I asked for an explanation, but the seller didn't know what happened and ...
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Host Windows computer for a home automation system

I have a home automation software solution targeting .NET (Windows). It currently works with Insteon devices, utilizing their 2413U USB PLM, which interfaces to a host computer as an emulated serial (...
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Socket 1700 Mainboard for Windows Server [closed]

We have a small server with Windows Server 2016. It previously run on AMD Ryzen. We have upgraded the hardware to: i5-13600 on ASUS Prime B760-PLUS Problem: Modern Mainboards (any Socket 1700 for ...
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Which game controller is usable on Windows and Nintendo Switch without extra acessories?

I have a Nintendo switch to play Mario Kart, but I also use the controllers to play Dirt Rally on my laptop/desktop. Since my brother also plays Mario Kart, I want to have a second controller so he ...
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Control calls on physical phone from PC software [closed]

Looking for a solution to place calls programmatically from a Windows PC to a connected physical phone. Final result should be that pressing something in the PC should place a call on a connected ...
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Should I get a Macbook Pro M1 16" and Lenovo Thinkpad P series as a software developer, assuming I've always been a Windows user?

Which of the two laptops should I get for my work as a software engineer if cost is not an issue for either of them? I'm a bit reluctant to go with MacBook since I've used windows my entire life and a ...
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Can low or dead CMOS battery cause booting issues? [closed]

Let me get straight to my problem. Today morning when I opened my laptop, I got a window saying "Time-of-day not set - please run SETUP program" with 3 options -> Continue -> BIOS-...
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HP printer gets progressively less responsive through the day [closed]

we have a HP LaserJet 400 MFP M425dn which is experiencing some issues. The printer works fine for a while, but eventually starts to be very laggy and slow, the touch screen becomes less responsive, ...
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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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Need Advice For PSU For Windows 98 Gaming Build

I have an old Gateway E-3400 that I am upgrading to be my Windows 98 gaming setup, but I'm afraid the stock PSU won't support all the peripherals I want. It has an NLX motherboard Link to motherboard ...
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Does GeForce RTX 4080 would solve these issues against Radeon RX 6800XT?

I've just bought a new PC with the following specs: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core GIGABYTE X670E AORUS MASTER DDR5 Corsair VENGEANCE 5200 MHz 32 GB AMD Radeon RX 6800XT I have a dual boot with Ubuntu 23....
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What's good GPU upgrade based on my current hardware?

Hoping to get some opinions/recommendations based on my current hardware setup. I've done some research, but I would like to get some feedback on my specific hardware components, and whether anything ...
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I have 2 different laptops, which one should I choose to use for programming?

I have an m1 macbook air base model (8gb ram & 256gb ssd) and another windows system with i5-8250u & 16gb ram & 512gb ssd. The windows system display is 15.6” 16:9 full hd resolution, the ...
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Cannot determine from description if selected internal PCI sound card would fit inside a Small Form Factor PC

The internal default speaker works but no signal for sound jacks for external amplified speakers. I wish to try two possible solutions. Solutions 1a. check if this already ordered internal PCI sound ...
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Gigabyte x570 motherboard BIOS/Windows not only showing 2 out of 4 ram sticks being used

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I'm in urgent need of help. So, about 10 days ago, I bought a Gigabyte x570 Aorus Elite motherboard. I recently switched from my old MSI B450 ...
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Server Recommendation for windows server 2022

I'm new to maintaining users. As we currently don't have an active directory server on-prem, everything is in the cloud currently with Azure. I'm looking to buy a Dell Server for Windows 2022 Domain ...
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Laptop buying guide

I want to buy a 4th or 5th generation laptop for casual tasks like typing office and coding, but the laptop I want should be very durable and work for a long time in harsh places like mountains, gyms ...
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I'm having a research. A comparison of two laptops. Which is better?

I am wondering price wise which is better? An **AMD Ryzen 7 5600h (HP VICTUS) with 8gb ddr5 48mhz NVIDIA RTX 3050 4GB ** or an intel core i5 11400H with a 16gb ddr4 32 mhz NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti 4GB? (...
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Are recent AMD CPUs or Intels with efficiency cores better for a MSVC (C++) focused developer PC setup (are those E-Cores any good?)

I'm struggling to decide whether to create a new developer PC setup based on recent AMD or Intel CPUs because i cannot find any specific performance measurements focused on compilers and linkers; i'm ...
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Hardware Recommendations

As a hobbyist I've dabbled with video editing for a while and recently decided to get more serious by learning to use Davinci Resolve (free version). My i7 Windows machine with integrated graphics is ...
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Want to use Solidworks through RDP - Any graphics card recommendations

Maybe this is more of a networking issue, but other than a card with Solidworks-recommended specs, is there a graphics card for a machine that will be running Solidworks that will best allow me to RDP ...
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Which desktop should I buy for dual booting Ubuntu and Windows?

Which desktop should I buy for dual booting Ubuntu and Windows? Or running Ubuntu in a virtual machine with windows? I understand that the Mac Pro is a very fast machine but I don't know about what ...
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USB LAN/RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter which also serves as a USB 3.0 Hub

My laptop only has no Ethernet connection, but I've been successfully using AX88179 (USB3.0 to 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Controller) for a few years now. Yet as soon as my Internet connection ...
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I am searching for Maker Board/Mini PC to run Apps made with .NET/.NET Core

I am loooking for a Mini-PC or a Maker Board which is capable of running Apps made with .NET/.Net Core. So it can be Windows and Linux Machines. But they need to support the .NET Runtime. My ...
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Laptop Recommendation for Data scientist, with good RAM

Looking to buy a new laptop, and needed some options to choose from because I'm totally unaware of laptop characteristics and how they help. Ideally I would like to purchase a laptop 1)Latest Windows ...
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Laptop buying suggestions

I recently secured a job as a technical writer (proposal development) in an IT firm. The company will be providing a laptop when I am in the office, but for remote work, I will need my own Laptop. I ...
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Is it better to have fast RAM or more RAM?

I've recently bought more RAM to expand my PC configuration. Till now I had 8 GB, I bought additional 16 GB. The new ones are faster than old ones and now I have a dillema, whether to combine old and ...
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NVIDIA RTX GPU via BOOTCAMP or AMD GPU via macOS Metal rendering

Should I use a NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti for Blender Cycles X via BOOTCAMP, or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT via Metal macOS Rendering (when it is officially released) Computer specs: Intel Core i5-8210Y 8GB LPDDR3 ...
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Which PC to choose for my studies?

I'm going to study informatics at the University. For this I want to choose a computer that is able to deal with the necessities there and is fast. I scanned the internet and stepped into the zbook ...
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Which dual monitor hub that can switch between MacOS and Windows should I use

I'd like to be able to switch between a Windows and a MacOS laptop using the same 2 external monitors (for the sake of this conversation, we'll say they are fairly new Dell 27 inch monitors, let me ...
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Macbook PRO vs Windows for .Net Core and .Net Framework Projects

I searched on Google, Reddit but there is no good answers. If you are not .Net developer, you can pass the topic. Let me know to you introduce the limits. You are .Net developer You have two ...
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Display broken - what kind of USB-VGA/HDMI DisplayAdapter works with WIN 10 on Asus ZenBOOK UX390UAK

I want to save my SSD of my Asus Zenbook UX390UAK but my Display does not work anymore. Is there a DisplayUSB-Adapter without need of 3rd-party Driver and works Plug&Play with WIN 10. If this ...
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USB TV tuner that works with Windows 10

I have Diamond multimedia TV tuner that works with Windows 7, and is supposed to work with Windows 10 but does not. It uses Total media software, when I try to scan for channels it says "not ...
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Great Motherboard with Maybe Integrated Audio Chip?

I won some money so I can replace my current motherboard, Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) in which the sound stinks. I need suggestions on a replacement with the requirements below. I'll be ...
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Solution to share Magic Trackpad between Macbook Pro and Windows laptop?

I use a Macbook Pro and a Windows Laptop each with its own dedicated monitor. I also have an Apple Magic Trackpad 2 that works great on both Mac and Windows 10. Does anyone know of a solution where ...
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What things to be considered before doing fresh windows install in Dell gaming laptop (G5 5590)?

I've my Dell G5 5590 for about 11 months now, it came with RTX 2060, i7 9750h, 16 gigs ram, 1TB HDD, and 128 GB M2 SSD. My SSD has run outta space now and I didn't even install anything in the OS ...
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recently harvested an old hard drive from ASUS laptop

I recently harvested an old hard drive from an old ASUS laptop running with windows XP (see photo). Two questions now: What 'reader'/adapter (with a USB on the other end) should I buy so that I can ...
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Why is there a 6880*2880 resolution on my Xiaomi 34" curved monitor

I just bought my shinny new screen and the last one I bought was 8 years ago. It's Xiaomi 34" Curved 144Hz Gamining Monitor On Windows 10, I was surprised to see there is a resolution: 6880 * ...
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Wireless HDMI transmitter / receiver for less than 100€

I have an Intel® Widi compatible smart tv. Unfortunately, Intel withdrew support for that technology in their latest drivers. So their will never be a display driver that support both Intel WiDi and ...
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Watch HD 1080p HDMI/VGA on Computer

I would like to essentially watch my television network on my computer. Basically the television network box outputs HDMI/VGA. I would prefer this to be cheap as possible but don't mind spending ...
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Webcam with built-in background removal

I am looking for a webcam that has a built-in background removal feature. Built-in = done in the webcam firmware+hardware, and not on the operating system of the device to which the webcam is ...
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Large monitor for two notebooks (WinPC and Macbook Pro)

I have two notebooks, one is Win10 PC (HDMI), second is Macbook Pro 15 Retina 2015 (HDMI, and two Thunderbolt 2's port). Please recommend: one big monitor (30", 32" or biggest) with the ...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I am searching for a USB (A or C male) to TOSLINK Adapter (female) in order to keep my audio signal digital as long as possible. What is important that I do not need to install specific drivers (this ...
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Keyboard with extra thumb keys (below or near the spacebar)

I need a keyboard which has an extra key in the area of the left thumb. I need this extra key to bind it to the mouse left button, because I use graphic tablet a lot and it's next to impossible to ...
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Windows laptop for programming, make music and editing videos

This is my first question on this StackExchange site, so please let me know how I can improve it. I am interested in a Windows laptop (I need to program with it - including Android Studio), but ...
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Deep-learning device that supports Windows 7

I'm experimenting with neural networks, and I'd like to buy one of these devices like the Intel's Neural Compute Stick 2 or Google's Coral Edge Accelerator. However, I'm using Windows 7, and it seems ...
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Thumb-driven wireless trackball with a tilting scrollwheel

One of the most popular trackballs is the Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball. The big feature missing from their product is a tilting scrollwheel so the user can scroll horizontally. Is there a thumb-...
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Searching a sound card with 5.1 optical for windows 10

I have the following problem. I have a 5.1 surround sound system using a Sony AV receiver. This is connected to multiple devices for audio, including my PC. Since the PC is a little bit far away from ...
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I am looking for recomendation for tablet-like device for personalized software

I need personalized software for myself and I am looking for a dedicated tablet-like device to run this software. Software would be mostly CRUD applications for objects made mostly from text and ...