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Difference between office 365 office installation and office 2016 pro plus

Q: Difference between office 365 office installation and office 2016 pro plus

Are there any differences between office 365 home and office 2016 pro when you compared their installations of word, excel, power point and publisher?
For example, is Word from O365 the same as Word in Office 2016? Or does one have more options/features than the other?
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A:What's the difference between DDR3 memory and GDDR5 memory?

As far as I know, memories used on video cards have different characteristics than memories used on PC.. since this is beyond my knowledge, I'm sorry I can't explain much more in details.. Just wait for other members with deeper knowledge that can give some information regarding of this matter
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A:Difference between quadro cards and gaming cards

boagz said:

I was wondering what makes NVidia's quadro cards so much more expensive than even the high end gaming GPUs? I know there more for the "workstation" PC and are used more for 3d modeling and such with programs like 3ds max and maya but what exactly do these quadro cards have that the high end gaming GPUs don't? More cuda processors? Higher Memory bus width? The reason I am asking is because I recently purchased a GTX 780 SC and was thinking of getting into either 3ds max/maya in the near future. Would purchasing another GTX 780 and putting into sli configuration help with programs like max and maya? Thanks for the any help!Click to expand...

To answer your question, the Quaddro series of cards or FirePro for AMD are different from the gaming cards because they re-purpose the cards for straight up compute. The software included with them and drivers along with some additional features make them poor at gaming but better in the fields of compute/cuda dev/opencl/etc. Also those cards in most cases also cram more RAM than the standard card models for higher rendering among other things.

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Are all Bluetooth adapters the same and if my cheap adapters won't pair with anything, neither will an expensive one? Or might there be something else going on?


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Do you see any yellow (!) in the device manager when either of the Bluetooth devices are installed?
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A:New hardware + Win7 installation = headaches

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A:Motherboard Installation manual

Check this is the right motherboard.

The manual is available in the support and downloads section.

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You've got it right. Just make sure to enable AHCI mode in the BIOS.

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jobeard can expand.
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as I m a normal gamer.will I notice it in my gaming time?will % increase if ram size gets big such as 32GB or 16GB?

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as I m a normal gamer.will I notice it in my gaming time?will % increase if ram size gets big such as 32GB or 16GB?Click to expand...

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You are into the area of planning called "Business Continuation"; how do you continue
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drive or system fails
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andoyan said:

Hello All,
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They're 10x faster it seems.
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hmm; your wording is imprecise so need to make sure what you mean,

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edanfalls said:


I am moving my small business into a new office in a few days and could do with some advice on configuring the network.

There are RJ45 connections in every room which is cool, these all feed into a 48-port patch panel which the last guys left behind.

Every PC on the network needs to be able to access the internet, our storage server and other network attached devices such as printers and faxes.

Q1). If our modem goes into a router, and the router goes into a switch box, and all PCs and other devices including the storage server are patched into the switch box, will this work? We will be using one dedicated IP, and I believe that if the modem goes straight into the switch box, each PC will unsuccessfully compete for that same IP. So does going through a router alleviate this?Click to expand...

you are correct on both points. the issue is where does the DHCP service originate {the router or a Domain Controller[*]}?

Q2). Do patch panels have speed limitations? Despite being entirely passive, is it possible that the patch panel might only be 100Mbit? I haven't bought the switch box yet, so would like to know if there's any point going for 1Gbit over 100Mbit. Couldn't see a model number on it unfortunately.Click to expand...

No, the panel is entirely passive and therefore invisible to the network. Active components, eg routers & switches could be factors.
You are at that point of an investment and cudos to you for asking before diving in :wave:

This is the time to create a Gigabyte backbone and use 100mb client access to it (not GBit). This will ensure the whole network gets good service an not single client can dominate it. The sole exception I would make is to use a GB nic in every server system attached.

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A:Need help please with video card installation

Sometimes very difficult change-over, depending on the Dell model.
Please tell us more about the Dell Service Tag, or the hard ware configuration... particularly the weak spots such as the power supply, memory installed, hard drive, and age.
Some Dell Dimensions and Optiplex desktops are very limited in what you can to to update your video graphics... but there are some configurations that will work...
Whether they will boost your video graphics to what you hoped, depends on too many things.
Please tell us more.
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Ok well after installing both my new video card and new PSU my computer would at times lose picture and I would have to restart I discovered a big problem I have now is that my GPU is overheating like crazy It idles around - C and climbs to - C seconds after I run a game before settling around - C this is all with fan speed supposedly set to My CPU also seems hot as it idles around C and goes up to C after being at full load for a few mins The Psu + PSU CPU+GPU videocard installation after overheating I bought had a fan on the bottom instead of at the back like my old one I don t know if that messes things up but it is facing my video card fan I CPU+GPU overheating after videocard + PSU installation don t know much about computers so does anyone know if there is anything that I can do to potentially fix this heating problem I tried testing it without a cover but the temps were pretty much the same I uploaded some pics to help http www megafileupload com en file pics-rar html Thanks for the help I used EVGA Precision and SpeedFan to check temps My Comp Stats Windows Vista bit AMD Athlon X Dual-Core GHz GB RAM DDR Sparkle Geforce GTX GB new HP Nettle Motherboard http h www hp com ewfrf wc document lc en amp dlc en amp cc us amp docname c CORSAIR CMPSU- CX W new EDIT My CPU seems to be idling at around C now with both cores going to about - C after playing a game for minutes nbsp

A:CPU+GPU overheating after videocard + PSU installation

Is the new video card crammed in its space with little or on airflow around it? You will need to get some additional cooling into that OEM case
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First off i'm really no good at anything like this so don't expect me to know all the computer jargon etc.

I just recently bought a GeForce 8600 GT PCI-E when I inserted it into my computer
(which is an Intel Dimension 4700 with no upgrades done to it since bought new) and turned the computer on the light on the monitor went orange as thought the computer was off but the screen was on.

I've been reading around other threads and the specs for this computer should be able to comfortably run the GeForce 8600 and i'm completely stumped after spending a few hours fiddling. The computer runs fine on the old graphics card.

If you need any information about the computer etc. please ask and i'll try to help all though don't count on me


A:GeForce 8600 installation problems

of course we need specs, we cant read your mind