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rs232 serial connection to desktop motherboard

I have a desktop PC running in remote location to which I need to remotely connect to in case it crashes from power outage ( to unlock encrypted hard drives ). The most reliable way to do that, I ...
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Which type of NVME SSD

My friend has a 2015 or so laptop for which he wants the hard disk replaced by SSD. It seems its supports NVME type SSD but I can't seem to figure out which one of these it supports - they look the ...
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Have internal storage drives gone down in quality?

Call me cynical, but it seems that for every drive I read reviews on, there are loads of people expressing the same issues -- either drops in quality of components, poor longevity, or abnormally high ...
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AZERTY keyboard designed to be washable in the dishwasher

I’m the kind of person where things I touch tends to require extensive cleaning which require extensive cleaning not reachable by hand, which is why I’m owning a dishwasher with a high pressure (aka ...
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Send phone call command from PC to landline phone without Internet

I have a client who has NO INTERNET, and wants to connect his landline business phone to the computer, just to dial numbers direct from computer. For example: He has in the computer a list of phone ...
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Will a 4k monitor work with an old graphics card that does not support 4k?

I'm thinking of getting a new 4k monitor to replace my current 1080p FHD monitor. I usually use my monitor with my personal and work laptops, both of which support 4k. However, I have an old desktop ...
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USB-C computer to DVI-d monitor connection options

I have Surface Go 2, that contains only one usb-c port. Currently I am using usb-c to usb 2.0 adapter connected with usb 2.0 hub with keyboard and mouse which are usb 2.0. Now I want to connect a ...
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Connect one chat headset to 4 PCs for meetings

I need to connect one chat headset (speakers and mic) to 4 different PCs simultaneously so I can hear audio signal coming from either one of those PCs (with volume control) and use my mic to send ...
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How to increase range of mobile internet?

Looking to increase range as much as possible. Looking To get 20mbs in remote outdoors where there is a weak (but existing) signal. Amplifiers Long portable antennas
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Where is bios stored in MSI GF63 THIN 9SC laptop? [closed]

I have wanted to know in which component the bios of my laptop is stored, but I cannot identify where it is stored. I have read that in newer laptops the configuration is stored in eeprom memories and ...
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Mac file storage recommendations

In my office we have been running a 2012 Mac mini for years as our file server for all our studio files, to which 4 Macs connect via SMB. It's been running Mac OS Sierra for the last few years since ...
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Best TV brands for privacy

Which are the best and worst smart TV brands with regards to advertising and data collection? I know of course to avoid Samsung and understand LG isn't much better, but how about Philips, Sony, JVC, ...
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Any Cheap Type C to USB Converter?

I've recently purchased the Macbook M1, There are only two types c ports available. I am thinking to purchase the Apple USB hub, but it is very expensive. Can you suggest to me some cheaper options?
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Can these products protect a pc from emp jamming during work?

My sister's boyfriend lives in a bad neighborhood. He creates graphics on canva. Unfortunately, he is going through hell due to emp jamming. He is looking for a cost efficient and easy to use solution....
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Requirements for 3d environment art

Hello are these specs good if I want to create complex environment 3d art using blender or other 3d packages? Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.60 GHz Graphic card 4Gb Ram 16 GB ...
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Recommendation for KVM Switch with 2 monitors and USB-C ports

I am looking for a KVM switch that uses USB-C and supports 2 monitors. I prefer the USB-C to avoid extra cables. Also if dual monitor is not available, a single monitor KVM switch would be OK.
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Upgrade or replace hardware

My father is a 75yo retiree and an active photographer using photoshop,lightroom and some office tasks. Around 10 years ago we built a desktop with following specs which is now severely impacting ...
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Low consumption build - x64 - Linux

I would like to build a low consumption PC that will be on 24/7. It will not be used for intensive calculations of course. I've already tried some prefabricated solutions like this one but I found it ...
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Is thete a KVM switch that can support a wireless mouse-keyboard combo that uses a single USB receiver?

Is there a KVM switch that can support a wireless mouse-keyboard combo that uses a single USB receiver? 2 laptops using same mouse/kb combo & hdmi monitor. Currently, I am having to manually ...
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M.2 SSD nvme PCIe 4.0 backward compatibility with PCIe 3.0 / 2.0?

How to know that M.2 SSD PCIe 4.0 disk is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0 / 2.0 PCI expansion bus? I want to connect PCIe 4.0 disk through adapter. Thank you!
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HP prebuild PC for home NAS

I want to make a home NAS PC and have an option to buy cheap (like in lines of 10-15€) HP PC: HP 280 G1MT (4GB, i3-4160, 180W, 3 SATA slots) from 2016 HP Pro 3500MT (4GB, i3-3240, 300W, 4 SATA slots) ...
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Single gadget, preferably USB, for switching on and off a mains socket from a Windows laptop

My memory tells me that that Sinclair ZX81 could easily control a mains socket and therefore allow a user to do things like control the watering of pot plants without needing to get a soldering iron ...
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Is it possible to boot form M.2 NMVE on old motherboards?

I have ASUS M5A97_R20 AM3+ https://www.asus.com/SupportOnly/M5A97_R20/HelpDesk_Manual/ motherboard. With two PCI-E x16 slots and want to use M.2 NMVE -> PCI-E x16 adapter to attach the disk, is it ...
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How to increase DISK'S performance effectivly, using M.2 NMVE RAID? [closed]

I have this motherboard http://www.huananzhi.com/html/1/184/185/index.html HUANANZHI X99 F8D and I want the outstanding speed of disks operations. People told me about "M.2 NVME -> PCIe 3.0 x4 ...
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Genasun MPPT Solar charge controller alternative

I'm using a 3s LiFePo4, and I'm not too fussed on the charging rate for the batteries, it's simply for a proof of concept test. I was originally planning on getting the Genasun GV-5 Lithium 10.7 Volt ...
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13.75ns CL in Dual Rank vs 12.5ns CL in Single Rank (2Rx8 vs 1Rx8)

Which would be a better choice for gaming/video editing in a 32GB SODIMM kit (2x16GB) on HP Victus running Ryzen 5600H: A higher CAS latency on a dual rank (& dual channel) memory or a lower CAS ...
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Smart Sprinkler controller | Smart ground soil moister sensor compatible with Aeotec Hub for United States

Scenario: Smart soil moisture sensor and Smart sprinkler controller will be connected to the Aeotec Hub. When the soil moisture sensor detects less moisture it will automatically start sprinklers ...
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24" - 27" monitor recommendation

I'd like to purchase some 24" or 27" monitor. The must features: built-in speakers and adjustable height. I'm not a gamer, I'm a programmer, sitting in front of the monitor 10+ hours daily. ...
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Will my laptop work properly with high performance monitor?

I have HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 Notebook 13" laptop. It's built-in monitor has Full HD resolution and 60Hz refreshing rate. I'd like to buy some kind of external monitor 24" or 27" to ...
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What GPU offers best performance/price ratio for FP64-intensive computational tasks

I am looking for GPUs suitable for high-performance computing tasks that are FP64 (double precision floating point) intensive. FP64 tensor core supports will be quite helpful too, but not absolutely ...
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Connecting CCTV coax-based surveillance cameras to a Synology IP solution

I have a 4-camera analog CCTV system using coax cable. I'd like to replace my analog DVR (digital video recorder) with a digital solution leveraging my Synology NAS. From my research, I believe I need ...
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A all-in-one package that acts like a garage door safety switch, but can report the state of the switch via network

I'm working on a project where I have the need to monitor a switch not unlike a garage door safety switch (the laser near the bottom that stops the door from closing if the laser is broken), but I ...
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Laptop recommendation for creating GANs and 3D

I'm looking for recommendations for a laptop suitable for creating GANs and working in 3D (so a 'gaming' laptop). It needs to have an NVIDIA graphics card and I'll be installing Linux (probably Ubuntu)...
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best wireless earbuds for listening to music

my pair of taotronics soundliberty 94s broke a couple days ago and I am wanting advice on what new earbuds to get (preferably but not limited to taotronics) I mainly use them to listen to music while ...
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School bells replaced with speakers. Is there a standalone dumb device that would generate a bell sound with a click of a button/switch?

Our school went through a renovation and all of our old electric bells were replaced with speakers. We have a computer connected to the sound amplifier that plays the bell automatically as per the ...
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2GB (64 bit) GPU vs 4GB (128 bit) GPU

I was looking at this specific GPU named RX 550 / Radeon 550. Later I found out that is two variants. 2GB DDR5 and 4GB DDR5. Then I realized one more difference: 2GB variant has 64 bit memory ...
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Best PC rig for Google Sheets / 20+ tabs in 2022?

I have a budget of about $1500 - $2000 for a new PC. Want to go desktop this time (I've been on laptops only for years). Run a home-based business that requires 10-15 Chrome tabs open at once (...
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Good cheap mouse for double clicking and can be purchased in India

I was thinking of purchasing a new mouse, since my current mouse is not working properly. I was thinking of getting a mouse that is lightweight and can double click. I would prefer that it can drag ...
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Multiple USB A power ports to single USB C port?

I have a solar panel with multiple USB A outputs, and a battery bank with a USB C input, is there any device that I can connect all the USB A ports of the solar panel to so that I can utilize the full ...
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What manufacturers produce displays with no air holes?

Most of budget computer displays on the market have ventilation holes on the back. Its hard to find a budget display (Under $200) with minimalistic design, ie with no air holes like smartphones are. I ...
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Cost-effective solution to connecting many SATA hard disks to a Linux laptop

What I have: Linux laptop with the usual connectors (most importantly, probably: USB) multiple (about 4-6) SATA hard disks My goal is to connect them simultanously, i.e. I want to manipulate all the ...
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HDMI Capture Card with pass through resolution higher than 4K

I have a Mac with an external monitor, I have it running at: Resolution: 6016 x 3384 UI Looks like: 3008 x 1692 @ 60.00Hz I have an HDMI capture card (it's actually a little external USB box) but it ...
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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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Small single-key keyboard or ingenious alternative

My Windows key, of all keys, is dead. It will take three weeks for a replacement keyboard to be fitted. I don't want to be without my laptop for three weeks. I am looking for an alternative to the ...
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What RAM and SSD can I buy for this motherboard P8Z77-V?

I have my PC and unfortunately, it’s not a new one. I have motherboard P8Z77-V LX. So, I’d like to extend or replace old RAM which’s 8GB to increase it up to 32GB at least cos I want to develop games ...
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How to build two GPU servers in one?

Is the NVIDIA catalog incorrect?: NVLink is a connector that is more widely available than the catalog suggests. Either way, NVlink only connects 2 PCIe4 cards and I am looking to build a server with ...
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Does a programming computer made for IntelliJ require a GPU?

My quest to build the most optimized IntelliJ computer continues. One part at a time. If you haven't seen my other questions then here's the run down: I'm looking to build a computer best optimized ...
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Modem compatibility question for Actiontec T3280, T3200, vs. ARRIS Surfboard SB8200

I am moving soon and want to know if my current modem will work at the new place, or if I do need to buy a new one, which models are suitable out of 2 choices. I currently own an ARRIS Surfboard ...
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How to select office notebooks in a data-driven way?

We are going to buy 20 new laptops for new employees (typical office tasks: Windows 10, web browser, MS Teams, MS Office, paint.net, with a 14 inch screen, for normal office or home-office working ...
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Programmatically Controlled gimbal

I am looking for a pretty specific product. A programmatically controlled gimbal for a camera. I want to be able to change the pan/tilt/roll of the camera by sending instructions through a cable, not ...
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