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Q: Memory slot smoking

This is a hardware question for anyone that can help me out. I have tried to upgrade the ram in a dell dimension 5150, after seating the additional ram one of the existing slots containing ram started smoking with an obvious plastic burning smell. I have removed all ram and the burning is still occurring when powering on accompanied by a loud beeping noise. It's clear that one of the slots is melting. Need to know what my options are now. New board, or can this be rectified. Obviously the slot is now damaged and can't be used but there are three remaining. Never experienced this and unsure what has caused it to happen ? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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A: Memory slot smoking

Please place your system specs, that way we could help you easier.:
System Info - See Your System Specs

The beeping noise, is it a one long beep? Or is it accompanied by another long or short beep?

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A:Memory Slot

You are probably lucky if you didn't kill the whole board. The slot is most likely toast. If you were brave enough to try another stick in the same slot, it may not work, or it may burn-up something else. I don't think changing the slot is really an option. Motherboards are not exactly repairable items.
 

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A:Broken memory slot

How long can he go without a laptop?
That is a big project. You will need to be a master with a solder gun. Just getting the old part off without melting the motherboard will be an adventure. There are a LOT of pins.

First you will need to find the Brand and model # of the motherboard. You can use CPU-Z for that - it will list the info on the third tab.

Then, armed with that info you will search for the RAM SOCKET replacement. This is where it will get interesting, as the available sources will be in Asia. Shipping will kill you (for a $3 part). And you will probably need some translation skills too.

Your colleague really couldn't afford to mess his RAM Socket up. Now his best bet is to buy a new laptop.

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I have a dell dimension 9200 and the motherboard can handle a maximum of 4gb of ram, but is there a limit per slot?

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The reason I ask is that I've had lots of bsod and crashes recently and after performing lots of tests using memtest it seems that 2 of the ram slots on my motherboard are bad meaning I only have 2 good ones to use.

Andy

A:Maximum memory per slot?

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com will provide that answer for you.

According to crucial





Quote:
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.

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A:memory card slot

Put a card in it and:

Look in Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager

Expand the "Universal Serial Bus controllers" and see if a USB mass storage device is listed.

Also look to see no yellow ? or ! are shown, indicating missing drivers.
 

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It is likely that the two aren't compatible.

What model Dell do you have? The type of adapter that you need depends on what slots your Dell has.

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A:MEMORY Stick SLot???

Try updating the drivers from here, search for your memory device.
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A:Can't find my memory slot !!!

look at the manual or call the manufacturer.
 

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Hi: If you look at the illustration in chapter 4, page 52 of the service manual, it appears that the memory slots are stacked on top of each other. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03762978

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A:Bad Memory Slot in IBM T30 Laptop

"readyboost" is a feature only available for Vista, where it can use a USB memory stick as an alternative to paging back to the hard drive, it's not really in place of RAM.
 

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A:External Pc Memory Slot

Your actual data is not stored in the memory, its stored on the hard drive. And it's very easy to connect a hard drive to any other PC, there are many adapters for this.

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A:¿maybe my memory-slot damaged?

The memory module might be faulty or motherboard might not support 512M modules
 

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A:Memory slot placement

'If you look at a board that uses an AMD CPU however, the slots used are 1-2 and/or 3-4.'

refer to the MSI K9N - which see;

http://www.bosamar.com/K9N/review.html

Dual channel with slots 1/3 or 2/4.

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My opinion.
 

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You not only fried the memory slot, you have damaged the motherboard
 

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A:Solved: bad memory stick AND slot?

Yes, that could be possible.
 

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I your case such upgrade is not supported and RAM upgrade should be done by authorized service provider.
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Sounds like a tech support answer. What is the Brand and Model of the printer?
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A:PC Resets - weird memory slot issue

Assuming the RAM is correct for your PC go into BIOS and set DRAM or RAM or whatever your RAM is listed under to Auto, reboot and see if that helps. ALso, make sure that you have the RAM in the correct slots for DDR (probably the two blue as you stated).
 

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A:z400 - 6 slot memory configut=ration

Yes it is. It is not possible to install standard PC and server memory, I've never seen a system of any brand which supports such a configuration. Officially, the Z400 supports only ECC unbuffered memory modules.However, it will also run with standard DDR3 RAMs, unsupported only means that HP Customer Service won't help you.There are some reports that even 8 GB Modules work, but that's another story, 24 GB runs fine. Mixing different types of memory is generally a bad idea.Use either ECC unbuffered (which is recommended) or non-ECC, preferably six identical modules.DDR3 are relatively cheap, even those with error checking and correction. Good luck  

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A:Vaio locks up unless Memory Stick is in slot

Hello SunBoss

I am happy to report that I have solved the identical problem you describe involving system hang on the Windows XP splash screen and the yellow memory stick light turning on at that point. Similar to your experience I could boot in safe mode but no way to get into a normal boot. As this was a client machine on a limited budget I could not waste a lot of time and contacted the client and got authorization to do a full system restore figuring it would eliminate any software issues (conclusion based on ability to boot in safe mode it seemed reasonable?). Much to my surprise after a full factory restore from the OEM restore DVD the symptom was still there, in fact the restore could not complete because it required a full normal boot to finish the restore. So now I was really perplexed, no way it was software (given that the drive had been fully erased and reformatted), so that only leaves hardware and the memory stick module seemed the likely culprit and on a hunch I tore the bloody thing apart (keyboard, rear hinge cover, and all screws from bottom of the case) which allowed be just enough clearance to get inside and remove the ribbon cable from the memory stick module and presto the problem is resolved and unit now boots normally and I am in the process of bringing the system back up to current standards with all the updates, etc, and have already done multiple reboots with no problems. So I suspect you will find similar results once you go through the difficult task of tearing it apart as our symptoms were identical.

Trust me it has nothing to do with virus or malware activity, it is an actual hardware failure!!

Good Luck

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A:Burned memory slot on Asus P7H55-M

7ryota said:





1) could i replace my motherboard if it is still under warrentyClick to expand...

I guess so, have you ever tried to establish the communication with the motherboard maker yet? Many of them has it own support lines that can provides the RMA informations.






7ryota said:





2) could the burnt mark cause by the mismatching of the ram..Click to expand...

How? Did you actually force it to be seated in backward position? Look closely at the notch of RAM, they can only go one way, and you can feel the pressure of installing the ram if it goes in wrong way.
 

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Hi Anandani,
Dell Studio 1558 has not been tested by Dell for Windows 10 operating system you will not find drivers for it. However, please use the card reader Windows 7 driver and install it in compatibility mode.
http://dell.to/1IlNMpd
Please let me know if this works.

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A:Toshiba A135 2nd card slot, no memory recongnition

cant find your lappy on toshiba site , same thing happened with me and was the bios update i needed so re check its the correct update
have you tried 1x2gb and 1x what you took out??
 

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A:110-151BR - Memory Card Slot Not Functioning (Bran...

I FINNALLY figured it out; here is the fix:As of October 5 2016 - Problem Resolved.  The Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer is set-up and configured differently than most computers on the market by other manufactures. When you insert the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) into the Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer socket ? you must insert it ?upside-down? in order for the Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer to properly read it.  Most other computers by other manufactures ? you always insert the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) right-side up with the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) top text/main-side facing you.   But Lenovo wanted to be a little different I guess. Well anyway ? everything is working fine (no additional drivers needed) ?. again just simply flip the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) over/upside-down and insert. (END)
 
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A:Filling a 3rd memory slot of a Dell B Series desktop

Just try it, it'll either work or it won't work.
 

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A:is the system memory slot basically provided for au003tx is ...

@sree_parimi? The slot may have a Samsung memory stick in it but you could install any name brand in it. DDR4-2133 Dual Channel Support (DDR4-2400 bridge to DDR4?2133) Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05228250 REO

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A:memory stick pro duo in laptop SD card reader slot? it is even possible? i need help

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A:Intel® Turbo Memory Card on Mini PCI-Express slot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NoN


I was wondering as I've got 2 spare slot Mini PCI-Express free on my laptop, if such Intel Card (ITM) could fit inside...This technology is quite not expensive actually.

The mini PCI-E is very ease to access under my keyboard and it just have to be inserted, and at system reboot, Windows7 will recognize straight that card and the proper Intel Turbo drivers.

It does act like "Windows ReadyBoost" & "Windows ReadyDrive" under 7 and Vista...so the system will load faster....boost the disk cache, load faster Apps & perform battery improvement.

Work on "Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset familly" & "Mobile Intel 4 Express Chip Familly".

-1 gb (RD, RB, no software pinning),
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Any experience in return? or it is just like inserting a SD Card in the Card Reader to Ready Boost?

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EDIT:
Looks some of you (threads) seems telling not bothering about...gimmick stuff for geek guy!?!

That's just annoy me having spare mini Pci-e slot, as i won't install an expensive 3G card (I don't need it either!)


With 4 gigs of ram any sort of boost program isnt going to help much since it wont often be used.

ken

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A:Dell Latitude D520 memory slot doesn't work

Sure sounds like the socket is bad, or the memory controller. You may have to live with a single DIMM in the bottom slot.
 

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My opinion ...

Yes, setting up like that will have an impact. The air flow to your GPU will be restricted so it will more than likely run hotter than it did. It may still stay withing recommended specs, but it will run hotter.

The motherboard has onboard sound (Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC ), any particular reason why you don't use that? Onboard sound is perfectly good for gaming and the like now, its not like older machines where you needed a dedicated card for decent quality. In my opinion, you only need a dedicated card if you are doing a lot of detailed audio work (mixing, remastering and other specific audio work). This would totally remove the issue.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/question-about-pci-e-slot-below-dual-slot-video-card.1092148/
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A:Smoking...RAM

I would stop right there. Its likely a lot of the components got fried with teh powersupply - computer components that emit smoke are no longer good. Your mobo is likely fried, so is the RAM, possibly everything else. Take it to a professional to have the parts individually tested.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/smoking-ram.184592/
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http://i28.tinypic.com/1581abt.jpg

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A:Smoking laptop!

Sounds like an over heated condition is starting to burn components.

1) STOP USING THE LAPTOP

2) take out the HD

and maybe you can get an enclosure for it and save the data.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/smoking-laptop.176245/
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A:My laptop is smoking out of USB

I do not know what else anyone can tell you; the usb ports have been subjected to an over current condition. Most likely you have fried the usb ports on the laptop.

I seriously doubt there is any troubleshooting you can do. If the system is still under warranty, return it and see what happens.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-laptop-is-smoking-out-of-usb.911922/
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A:Smoking wires

It sounds like your power supply is faulty. Chances are really good with that much voltage/current going through the board, enough to melt a wire coming off the LED header, that your board is toast as well. You might get lucky, though. I've seen a power supply melt it's wires (well, they actually caught fire) and the motherboard survived.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/smoking-wires.120043/
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A:Smoking external

If you can disassemble it and the burning is in the interface panel or wiring of the enclosure, you might be able to get a Desktop adapter or another external case and use the drive.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/smoking-external.114832/
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A:MicroSD Memory Card stuck in the Express Card slot on my Satellite A215-S7416 laptop

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/microsd-memory-card-stuck-in-the-express-card-slot-on-my-satellite-a215-s7416-laptop.795517/
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I hope this is understanable

thanks
 

A:How to switch the comp from reading your AGP slot to PCI slot

Jimboson said:

Anyway Should I leave my moniter plug in the AGP slot video card or put it where no video card is but goes right into the computer
Click to expand...

That's known as integrated graphics, now do you have a PCI video card and an APG video card or an Integrated video card and an AGP card?

Also what are they Radeon xxxx? or Nvidia xxxx? we need to know the model numbers to tell you which is the better on to use.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-switch-the-comp-from-reading-your-agp-slot-to-pci-slot.594580/
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A:RAM slot/DIMM slot? blue screening me!

Hi,

ok so i have been looking into my problem more, when booting i press tab to show the POST?? or somthing and it says that 1 of the RAMs wouldnt/couldnt R/W (read write?? i dont know)

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ram-slot-dimm-slot-blue-screening-me.152835/
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A:USB mouse only works in first USB slot, but won't work in any other USB slot

Hi NukesGoBoom,

I have seen a similar problem, but it was all USB ports that weren't working.

First, check the BIOS to make sure all USB ports are enabled, which they probably are.

Are all drivers installed and up to date? Do any yellow question marks or exclamation points show up in Device Manager?

-Coolfreak

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/usb-mouse-only-works-in-first-usb-slot-but-wont-work-in-any-other-usb-slot-513250.html
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A:which graphic card slot do i require for my PCI slot

The type of memory doesn't matter, its the type of interface the computer supports among a few other things to watch for.

You likely have a PCI-Express slot, as long as it a x16 slot it doesn't really matter if its a version 1.1 or 2.0 slot.

Is this for your Dell or another computer? Whats you budget and what needs do you have for the video card?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/which-graphic-card-slot-do-i-require-for-my-pci-slot.921803/
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Cheers Lee
 

A:smoking hard drive

Its dead. Jumpers don't matter. Either your PSU screwed up that rail, or the drive was faulty to begin with. Once you let the magic smoke out it never works again.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/smoking-hard-drive.69437/
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A:Power supply smoking

I don't know if it's poisonous, but this is a bad sign.
If the smoke is coming from the Power Supply, you need a new one. Don't turn the PC on again until you've replaced it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/power-supply-smoking.825871/
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A:Smoking Hard Drive!

Get a good surge protector and/or a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply).
My UPS has surge protection as well.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/smoking-hard-drive.757518/
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A:Hard drive smoking....literally.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hard-drive-smoking-literally.12765/
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A:Halo 3 Smoking Disk Problem

... don't play for 6 hours?

I assume the console was still on after you finished?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/halo-3-smoking-disk-problem.874618/
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A:PSU Smoking and Graphics card not working

It is entirely possible that when the PSU died it took the video card with it. Have another computer you can test the card in?

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/265904-psu-smoking-graphics-card-not-working.html
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19588894
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A:Crashing, then smoking and now wont turn on

Yes!

Mike
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/crashing-then-smoking-and-now-wont-turn-on.121165/
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A:dynamic overclocking? what is this program smoking

How about "Sytem standby" - do you have that set to "never" ?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/dynamic-overclocking-what-is-this-program-smoking-59544.html
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o and my comp has

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A:Computer started smoking, now won`t turn on.

grey box with outlets in them a fan and some other wires started to smoke...Click to expand...

Sounds like a toasted power supply. Hopefully thats the only thing that fried and it'll be the only thing you have to replace.
 

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Yesterday my w powersupply started now Smoking card not working Graphics and PSU smoking up so I went out and bought a Thermaltake Lightpower w powersupply After I finished rewiring my computer I noticed my graphics card wasn't working on my computer so I changed my input from HDMI to VGA to use the integrated graphics card I'm not sure what caused the original w powersupply to smoke up and why my graphics card doesn't work anymore I'm unsure whether the graphics card isn't working because i've made a mistake in wiring the PSU Smoking and Graphics card not working now connection from my PSU to motherboard or if the PSU killed it Yesterday PSU Smoking and Graphics card not working now I also received a USB Wireless Receiver for Xbox PSU Smoking and Graphics card not working now which I plugged in the top USB slots I never use could this be a reason for the PSU faulting Sometimes when I plug in a USB device the metal surrounding the slots spark up a little which is why I mentioned the USB wireless receiver Below are the specifications of my system AMD Phenom X Black Edition ghz Gigabyte GA- GM-UD H Kingston x GB Ram mhz New PSU Thermaltake Lightpower w - Old PSU w Sapphire Radeon HD GB GDDR Firmware flashed to HD ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Thanks for your help in advance

A:PSU Smoking and Graphics card not working now

Anytime you see sparks it should send up a big red flag of warning: there is something seriously wrong. Shut down the computer.

In your case it sounds like there is a short circuit that is energizing the case. It could also be that your input/output shield is incorrectly attached or missing. In any case it is not recommended to keep using the PC like that. I'm surprised the sparking at the USB port has not already taken out your southbridge controller too.

Can you disassemble and reassemble a PC? (Have you done this before?)
If in doubt please take it to a shop to have it checked out.

A short circuit could be responsible for taking out the power supply, and a failing power supply can take out any and all components connected to it. So all your questions are possible.

Get this taken care of right away.

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I have a year old compaq presario CQ - DX The laptop was in sleep mode or whatever it s called when the power is on but the lid is closed and had been on for about an hour when I opened the lid The screen automatically turns on when you open the lid and it did that but when it did so there was a lot of digital interference That is the screen was all scrambled and the pattern changing rapidly Then the scrambling laptop presario compaq smoking! disappeared briefly and the logon screen compaq presario laptop smoking! appeared but then it became scrambled again I quickly closed the lid and that s when I saw some whisps of smoke coming out the back vent It returned to sleep mode but I wanted to turn it off so as fast as possible I opened the lid and held the power button several seconds until it shut off I can smell that something burned but only when I hold my nose to the vent I want to make clear that only a few months ago I used an air can to spray out the dust and there was no overheating problem What could it be that burned and that would cause interference with the monitor I really do not want to have to send the laptop somewhere to be fixed If I could just access the hard drive somehow I can transfer all I need to another disk and get a new laptop The operating system appeared to be fine If I turn the computer back on but hook up an external monitor am I risking damaging the hard drive nbsp

A:compaq presario laptop smoking!

take the hard drive out before you try to power on

first open it up and see if you can see what shorted out,you should see something showing signs of burning discoloration

providing it was not the hard drive you can get the stuff off later,by slaving it or using an external connector
 

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A:which card should I buy for the memory card slot on HP strea...

Yes, that will work. -wes

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Hi there

I can't get Broken Sword 2 The Smoking Mirror to install at all. I just keep getting this message :::

Could Not find cluster in either D:\ or E:\

I have the correct disk in the drive. Also the game is NOT a pirate. It's a Sold Out range game I have.

Thanks for any help here

Meg, Scotland, UK
 

A:Broken Sword....The Smoking Mirror.....Can't install

try putting the disc in your FIRST drive, for example if you've got two CD-drives, D and E, use drive D,
 

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Dear All,

Can anyone confirm that they can see the smoking aero effect while burning disc with Infrarecorder in Windows 7?
Though i have that smoking aero option checked in my Infrarecorder config & my machine supports Aero, some how i do not see that smoke effect while using infrarecorder. Any one witnessed it in windows 7?

Thanks in advance,
Troy.

A:Need info..Smoking aero in Infrarecorder in Windows 7

The smoking effect was working on Vista, but not on Windows 7. At least not on the current version 0.50 of infrarecorder. I hope it will be fixed soon, because I love that effect

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Sorry didn't really know where this issue belongs Ok so I may not be a computer genius or guru but I have Computer restarts, WTH???? Multiple fried?, smoking PSU... been around them for over yrs now and I pretty much know my way around them I have built quiet a few of them from scratch as well Being said that I have never seen or witnessed this before it happened to my kids computer so this is hearsay One of my kids says he was on Computer fried?, Multiple restarts, smoking PSU... WTH???? skype and playing an online game when the computer made a weird clicking noise and restarted on its own when it got to the XP login it made the noise and restarted again all of a sudden he just saw Computer fried?, Multiple restarts, smoking PSU... WTH???? smoke coming out of the PSU and he panicked of course yell at me and I immediately told him to unplug it I am going to take it to the office on Monday clean it up and check for more clues but I was wondering if someone has Computer fried?, Multiple restarts, smoking PSU... WTH???? experienced this before and has some hints as to what to do expect or check further this is definitely not how I wanted to start the New Year but it now gives me something to do I guess PC is a few years old perhaps even yrs old but it was a very good built and my kids use it for homework and online playing IIRC it has Windows XP GBs of Ram OCZ w PSU GT

A:Computer fried?, Multiple restarts, smoking PSU... WTH????

Ouch-bad luck mate

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I just finished my turn I computer when SMOKING Hard drive on!! first build Decided to go with SATA HD and DVD drive Installed Soltek MB which supports SATA and IDE Turned computer on for first time and hard drive pops and begins smoking with a strong BURNT RUBBER smell like its a short I have no idea why Especially since my DVD drive doesn t start smoking I m using one power connector split off into two to support two devices the HD and the DVD Hard drive SMOKING when I turn computer on!! drive I sent HD back and received a new one thanks newegg This time I used a DIFFERENT sata connector for power and it happens AGAIN Now I m afriad newegg wont return it but I ll try anyways BTW I connected my old IDE drives to the same power plug and no problems I am using a w PSU So It s not the hard drive s fault because I got a new one with the same result It doesn t sound like the PSU s fault because my other drives work fine It doesn t sound like I m overloading the curicut if thats possible because I m only connected a MB DVD drive and HD to the PSU Could this be a faulty MB Has anyone else had this experience I m thinking about just staying with IDE even tho I paid good for an SATA MB Any help thoughts comments or laughs would all be appreciated nbsp

A:Hard drive SMOKING when I turn computer on!!

May I suggest you remove that 2-Way adapter you said you are using?
 

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