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Wi-Fi-enabled tower?

Q: Wi-Fi-enabled tower?

On my W7 tower, I've been seeing a WI FI icon
but assumed it just meant I could use a usb wi fi device on it which I have done. Well, today curiosity got the best of me & I pulled the DSL out of the back & it totally amazed me to know I was still online, no usb.
How long have towers been like laptops, come wi fi enabled?

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A: Wi-Fi-enabled tower?

A tower can have wifi "enabled" if it has a wifi card.

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Hello I am new to building the pcs so I am afraid I may have fried mine I really am pry I did not but this is what happened I finish tower Power will not work button My the pc and My tower Power button will not work when I turned on the power supply the power button on the motherboard glowed so then I pressed my tower button and nothing worked so then I re setup he F PANEL cords u know the pwr switch and all that jazz turns out it was set up wrong so I put them in right and tried to turn on the computer again the power button on the motherboard turns on but not my towers power button and so my pc will not officially turn on I am guessing and I am worried that I may have fryed my pc because when I took out the f panlle cords I realized my pc was still on and turned it off immanently and I am afraid that may have fryed the motherboard if anyone can help me it would be wonderful I am freaking out and have no Idea what the problem thank you for reading P S My tower button does not making a clicking sound when you push it I am not sure if that normal or it is broken or somthing it just doesnt make any click sounds nbsp

A:My tower Power button will not work

You could have a defective power switch on the PC case. Test this by using the reset switch as a temporary power switch. The power switch and the reset switch are the same for practical purposes except, of course, the size of the button (on most cases). If the reset switch works and is able to start the PC, then you know the power switch is defective.
 

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A:Asus ROG, In Win show off practical transforming PC tower at Computex

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A:Monitor hooked up to tower, but doesn't turn on

If no standby LED on monitor, is there a separate on/off switch on the side of the monitor?
With LG there are usually manual buttons for CH+- & vol +- plus On/Off (although I have seen monitors with no on/off at all.)
Also check for 'hidden' buttons on the front lower edge of frame or under the front (right) edge.
I would try a different mains lead/cord that is known to to work, also check for a fuse in the plug, could be missing, or isolated with plastic foil.
Even with no inputs the monitor would show a 'No Signal' sign if it was working.
If no 'standby' LED and you have a separate AC to DC adapter block then that could be the problem. All monitors I've seen have a direct AC connection though.
If it then does work, the on-screen menu will need to be selected, and 'input' changed to HDMI.
 

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I have the Corsair 230T Windowed-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case> I have just the stock fans in it and I was looking to add more. I was just wondering if people have preference over tower fans ? if so what are some good ones and why ?
 

A:GPU Temps and Tower Fans

Even 85C for extended periods is fine.
 

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A:Keeping dust out of a tower

Might keep 80% of the dust out, but not all would be stopped. Could also get in the way of case cooling, by entrapping heat insde.
 

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A:Stereo mix enabled; yet produces no sound

I don't know if this might apply or you've checked (i've seen posts about it) but if you're running Vista or Win 7 check the tabs under Control Panel->Sound as i believe you find a check box to Allow an application to grab exclusive use of the mic. So i think the first app that grabs it works and others might not
 

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This is confusing to me. Anytime I've been on a laptop in my apt. I have no problem getting a good or very good signal on it, yet using the same Belkin USB device on my tower in the same exact place, low or less than good connection.
The router is on the first floor, I'm on the 2nd floor & a few walls are in between . Why?
I'm thinking of having the router moved, a booster used or relocationg the router.
I'm currently on DSL . Wi-fi is just an option.TIA
 

A:Laptop Wi-Fi good connection but not tower?

The router should be on the second floor above most of the equipment that it is actually connected to it for the best possible signal strength. I'd guess you're having a driver issue between the different computers, but you're probably gonna tell me that both computers are Windows 7 and have the same driver or something like that.
 

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A:Wondering if this will work in my Dell Optiplex GX 280 tower-style PC

As long as you have a PCI express socket on the motherboard, that card will work. You may need a power cable adapter to be able to connect the card to the power supply
 

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A:Help on building new tower

hmmm anyone please
 

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A:To scavenge my old tower or not?

Somewhere there is a young and budding computer tech who would love to have that, and improve upon it, if the price is right.

Otherwise, it is always helpful to have a computer in reserve for when things do not go right. on the new one.
 

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A:Building a computer witth a mini-ATX tower

Typo: you listed the monitor twice, once under PSU, Otherwise those parts look fine however even though it is a minitower due to the front mounted power supply that case will support a full ATX motherboard. I would personally recommend a Full ATX motherboard since they offer much more expansion. This is a good option and only costs slightly more, Although If you go with something like this you will get SATA 6gbps, USB 3.0, more memory slots, and a faster chipset.

Also Biostar motherboards are ok but far from the best try to look for boards from Gigabyte, ASUS, or MSI.
 

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A:Realtek microphone automatically enabled when unwanted

Do you have Windows Live Messenger installed?
 

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Asus-ATi..._Components&hash=item19c5f77a3f#ht_1134wt_936

I'm wondering, will this fit in the tower? Do I need to specifically look for a low-profile graphics card? Thanks in advance.
 

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A:Storm surge on my HP mn1160 media center tower

I cannot find a mention of one nor placement of one on the mother board. Is there a fuse?Click to expand...

internal to the PSU and nothing you would recognize if you saw it.
A good friend had this very same experience and we had to replace the PSU and all was just fine. Having suffered once, the user quickly added a UPS to the setup.
 

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A:Installing an external hard drive in my tower

Are you saying you're trying to install external drives internally? So you removed them from their enclosures? Are these SATA or ATA/IDE drive? Does the BIOS see the drives? Which motherboard do you have?
 

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A:Black screen with video card enabled

1. Click start
2. In the text box type screen resolution and press enter
3. In the box that opens up,
4. Click detect display, and it should then tell you another one isnt present.
5. Click identify to identify your display number, and then check
6. Display lists the display number for your monitor that you just saw (e.g. 1 or 2).
7. Select apply, and it should sort itself out.
 

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So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.
 

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
 

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A:PC tower fan is noisy

To find a fan or a similar size, just measure the old one in mm and get the same size locally or online. Case fans are generally 80MM, 92mm or 120mm.

Adding fans where they are no holders or screw holes would require something as simple as twist or zip ties or actually modifying the case to accept more fans.
 

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Hi TechSpot Forums!

I own a Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower PC, and am seriously considering buying a graphics card for it.

My question to you is, which would best be compatible with my specs?

System Specs:

Dell Inc. OptiPlex GX280
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
500.10 GB HDD

Current Video Card:

Name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 128.00 MB
Current Display Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60GHz)

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor? That is partly the reason I will be purchasing one.

Thanks for any info or suggestions,

~ TomHax
 

A:Graphics card for Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower?

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor?Click to expand...

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

What's your main reason to purchase the card? What's your budget?
 

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A:Enabled LAN - Connection Failed

I've read the other sites replies back to you. Now let's do it this way..

1. Go here and follow this: method http://www.techspot.com/vb/post832889-2.html
2. On the laptop remove the drivers for wired and wireless then reboot the system
3. After windows restores the drivers
4. After doing step 1 attach the router back to the laptop using wired connection
5. Now setup the router with your cable modem
6. Test the connection and see if you connect?

Note if you don't connect there is a problem with the router and try updating the firmware for it. If you still have the same issue replace the router. Since wired connection is doing the same.
 

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Is this right?

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A:Where to buy a true tower 120?

Here you go:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5...k_-_Socket_LGA_1366_775_AM2_AM2_AM3_Xeon.html

though I believe the Prolimatech Megahelms often outperforms it, and it is the same price:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8...A_775_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3_SPECIAL_PRICE_HOT.html
 

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A:Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating?

Hi Jeri, welcome to TS. I'm not sure specifically about the 4550, but I know most Dells will post a warning on boot if the fan isn't working properly. If you haven't seen the message, it's probably not the fan.

If you're up to it (which it sounds like you are if you upgraded the ram yourself), open it up and look if the fan is spinning while the computer's running and also while you're in there dust out the computer, especially the cpu cooler and video card heatsink. While cleaning it out, look at the capacitors on the motherboard and/or video card to make sure they aren't leaking or bulging. A cap should be flat on top, it should not be "pointy" or rounded on top or leaking from the top or bottom. I've seen bad caps on a 4550 before, close to the cpu socket (between the rear ports and cpu), so make sure to look to be sure. You may have to remove the green "air duct" to be able to see the caps on the board.

Also, are you sure the problem is with the computer and not the monitor? It almost sounds like you might be having a problem with the backlighting on the monitor (assuming it's an lcd). Any chance of testing the monitor on another computer to be sure?

I suppose there's always the possibility of a a failing power supply as well. Sometimes when a power supply is flaky (power fluctuations, noise, etc) it can cause weird issues like BSODs among other things. It's possible that your power supply fan could have failed, and if the power supply is overheating it could be acting up.

Best wishes.
 

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Hello,

I have a Speedstream 5100 modem and I think the problem i am having is that the Dhcp is not enabled. I recently move my modem, if that makes a difference and it suddenly would not connect. If anyone could help me with this problem or help me figure out what my problem is that would be great.
 

A:DHCP Enabled Speedstream 5100 modem

neilson22 said:





Hello,

I have a Speedstream 5100 modem and I think the problem i am having is that the Dhcp is not enabled. I recently move my modem, if that makes a difference and it suddenly would not connect. If anyone could help me with this problem or help me figure out what my problem is that would be great.Click to expand...

What do you mean "recently moved my modem"?

Two questions
1) Did you change ISPs?
2) Has the hardware connected to your modem changed (e.g. did you add a router between your computer and the modem?) as the modem "sees" the MAC address of the first device connected to it. And sometimes won't connect to any other device with a different MAC address
 

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I just built my new computer a couple of days ago. Everything is working well, except when I enable SLI and open any games. It will play for a few seconds then freeze. I have to restart the computer to get it to respond again.

The drivers are up to date. The connections are correct.

My system specs:

Windows Vista 64 Bit
ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
OCZ Gold 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM
EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) x 2
Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply

Please tell me if you need anymore information.
 

A:System freezes when SLI is enabled

Make sure you have the resolution set in your games at the resolution of your monitor,

not to mention make sure your drivers are up to date.
 

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I have an eMachines T which I use as up boot Tower Need help. won't a file server I normally leave it running continuously but I inadvertently shut off the breaker to that room while replacing an electrical switch When I tried to restart the computer it won t go It s getting power The fan in the power supply runs but the hard drive doesn t seem to kick in The monitor displays the eMachine logo and says quot Bios information Need help. Tower won't boot up lt F gt quot Need help. Tower won't boot up which doesn t work When I restart the fans kick on but after a couple of seconds - just about long enough for the logo to display on the monitor - but then already the pitch or whine of the fans begins slowing down as it returns to it s resting mode I also tried putting a setup disk in the optical drive but although the drive spins it won t go into the boot mode so it s not looking at those drives I ve tried it more than a dozen times - completely cutting power powering it down and back on using the power button unplugging and plugging back in Nada Someone told me to replace the power supply but I thought I d check here to see if anyone has any experience with this problem Would appreciate any advice or tips Note I do routinely blow the dust out of the fans and from the case It stays very clean since it s in an unused room and it doesn t even get very dusty The company server at work gets a dust buildup like dryer lint about every two weeks but mine wouldn t get THAT dirty in a whole year if I didn t blow it out from time to time so I don t think dirt is an issue unless it s really deep inside the power supply nbsp

A:Need help. Tower won't boot up

Your eMachines is one of those with the infamous failing motherboard. The motherboard failure eventually causes the power supply to fail, and your symptoms are simlar to what we have seen a great number of times... well over 125 times, and we have a lot of failed eMachines in our barn awaiting resolution. Your hard drive, memory, cpu and heatsink are likely still good, and you can rescue the data. But it is possible your motherboard will not work properly again. You might borrow a power supply to test, but I would not waste money on one.
eMachines wants $179 plus shipping for the board, plus $75 for the power supply.

It could also be something as simple as a bad hard drive, and a replacement for $50 or $60 from Newegg, Directron, TigerDirect, Outpost, or ZipZoomfly will take care of it. You can probably still recover the data off the old drive by placing it in an external USB enclosure. Borrow or buy, you can always use another hard drive.
 

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A:2 PSUs in one tower?

I've never heard of that being done. I don't know where you would get the room. I would recommend that you get a new Psu with greater wattage.
 

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A:XFX 8200 Mobo & Ultra E Torque ATX Mid Tower Case

I have the same case; the cables are actually pretty simple and can't really cause any kind of massive damage. Basically, your mobo's manual should have a diagram of where each front panel cable is attached to the pins on the motherboard. This includes the power switch, reset button, main LED, and Hard Disk LED. The cable heads and pins are usually labeled and it's just a matter of finding positive [+] and negative [-] connections. Again, your motherboard manual should have a diagram. You can really just screw around with the wires until everything works, the worst that could happen is that it doesn't...
 

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A:Odd tower issue

Sounds like some stuff got fried. It could be your Mobo. Isolating your hardware might be a good idea in figuring out what got fried. Do you have another graphics that you could swap for the one presently installed?
 

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A:IDE devices do not show up with ATA enabled

5 bucks via paypal to whoever gives a working solution? =/
 

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A:Need help and advice in regard to updating my PSU on my old tower

I'm not familiar with that brand power supply but the amps look good on the 2 +12V lines. It should run that system just fine. Just remember that the power supply is the only component on your system that has the capacity of destroying ever other component. I always am willing to spend a few bucks more for an Antec, Thermaltake, or other well known brand. My last one was a CoolerMaster. They have some good rebate deals right now. This 750W one for $80US after rebate is a good deal. The other thing you need to look at is output. The Aspire is listing the maximum output at 600W. That's not a continuous rate. The Cooler Master on the other hand is advertising theirs as a 750W unit. When you check the specs you see it is rated at 750W continuous and 900W max output. So on that type of rating you may be actually only getting 450 to 500W continuous on the Aspire. Sorry for going on and on, but power supplies are one of the most important components, and it's difficult sometimes to know what to look for.
 

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Hi,
Yeah, you may think this seems like just a normal message from oc'ing too much, but a problem-I haven't overclocked anything! It booted to that point, then my hard drive went mad clicking and crashed. This was after it being turned on and off to see if my graphics card was booting because I had no video, but it turned out I had just been downright stupid and plugged it into the onboard graphics. Anyone know what could have happened? Thanks

P.S. would the power drawing thing (molex on my case fan) need to have a seperate connector or just draw power from another device? Thanks.
 

A:'Previous overclock settings failed, default settings enabled'

If this happens just once then I wouldn't worry about it too much but the PSU or HDD could have something to do with it.

You can connect a molex connector fan to its own power connector or you can put it on an optical drive's connector for example, but it's ok to do either as they don't use much power.
 

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somethin is not right here....my tower is turned on but there is no signal goin to the monitor....and the lights on the tower lights is now red....one of my dvd drivers open half way and the other just wont open...it has to be the damn voltage settings on my power supply

the story is there was a shutdown in my area for almost 12 hours becuz the city needed to rewire and fix some **** on the ground.

and when the power was up again...this happened.

i thought at first it was a bios issue so i took out that little round thing out of the motherboard and put it back but no luck......

my powersuppy is a 500w antec.....and i have a gigabyte motherboard.

the bad thing about my powersupply is theres no voltage switcher....so i dont know how to adjust it...... ANY HELP well be appreciated
 

A:TOWER lights up but monitor no signal

You have a few misperceptions on how things work... such as voltage switcher on the power supply. You don't want to mess with the power supply.
Your problem could be power supply, hard drive, video graphics, or memory failure... or some other problem.
You can help us help you by posting your computuer brand and model as well as operating system, age of the unit, memory installed, and type of video graphics.
Further, we would like to know what antivirus software, Antispyware, and rootkit snoopers you have installed.
What was going on with your computer when the power failure hit? As that seems critical.
What was that little round thing? A CMOS battery with the number 2032?
 

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A:Screen turns off and tower still on

Hi fireOfear and welcome to TechSpot.:wave:

Your problem could be heat related. Open your pc up and give it a good dust out and see if that helps.

Also, Google and get Everest home edition and use that to monitor temperatures and voltages for a while.
 

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A:I Enabled S.m.a.r.t. Monitoring In The Bios...but Its Not Working

Turining SMART checks on in the BIOS does not "enable" smart. It only tells BIOS to check the SMART status of a hard drive at bootup and complain if it is (supposedly) broken.
SMART is completely done by the hard drive itself and it is up to the drive how many SMART functions to implement or whether to have the functionaility turned on or not.

Maybe you HD just doesn't have SMART or the temperature monitoring capability? Or, maybe the monitor program doesn't know how to interpret the temperature values of your specific drive?

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A:cooling, PSU, tower needed for new computer

Look at Antec cases. Not cheap but top quality and usually come with a generous PSU and decent chassis fans all in.
 

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I have recently bought the following items for my new computer.

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Video Card: eVGA GeForce 7800 GTX KO 256MB

Hard Disk :Western Digital 74 GB SATA 10K Raptor (WD740GD)

Now I need a good place to put this bad boy into. What is a good computer case/tower for cooling? What should I buy to keep this bad boy cool? CPU fan? other fans?

thanks!
 

A:Computer Case/Tower

ZIP!! WHOOSH!!!

That is a nice system. Damn!

How about this for a case?
http://www.coolermaster.com/index.p...ial=RC-730&other_title=+RC-730+Praetorian 730
 

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A:Mobo and Tower capability

Check the Form Factor. ATX is the most common 'standard' sized tower, so find an ATX mobo.
If you're building a small form factor pc, then look for Micro-ATX case and mobo.
Micro-ATX will still fit into an ATX case though.
 

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I know my first mistake was getting an emachines, but is there any possible way to fix this? Might it be the Motherboard?
 

A:Tower problem (Turning on)

Hi Vermiere and welcome to the TS Forum :wave:







Vermiere said:



There are lights, for example, the smart card light is on, the CD light flickers, (no cd), and below the power button, a orange light flickers once in a while. The main power button, that usually turns green, stays off.Click to expand...


Sounds very much like your Board, the other lights show that the board is receiving power Ok.

Unless you have access to a similar machine then your only choice is to take it to a PC Repair shop for them to diagnose further.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, if you do decide to scrap it then DONT ever buy an Emachine again, all that I have read about them is bad.

Regards
 

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A:Driver is enabled but not started

MSI use the same souncard on many of their mobo's so it could be worth u checking their website out perhaps.
 

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When I get this PC going, i would like to plug headphones or mic at the front and not reach the back to plug them.

on MB, not sure what connectors are those:
10-1 pin AAFP (which has: port1 L, ground, port1 R, Presence#, Port2 R, Sense1_return, sense_send, port2 L, and sense2_return)
 

A:where to plug the wires ( for mic and headphones front side of tower)

Nevermind i think i figured it out, hopefully, thanks to ASUS forum
 

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if not , what does it mean?

tahnks dudes
 

A:Computer hangs with display hardware acceleration enabled

Try updating the drivers first.
Make sure the card has enough cooling - see that the fan (if any) is running and that the heatsink isn't clogged by dust and suchlike. Remove the PCI slot cover right below the video card to get some better airflow there.
 

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hi it is my first time hear and oi hope some one can help me

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A:ne mobo and tower, would like to use old hdd.

davet said:



i have a new motherboard and tower and i would like to keep my old hard drive and put it in the new one as the primery as ther is a lot of important info can some tell me how to do this THANKSClick to expand...

Hi and welcome :wave:
Plugging in the HDD is easy, only has one connector for the data and a molex for the power. Jumper settings are on the info sticker ontop your HDD. The most you'll run into is windows xp not booting properly, in which a windows Repair *Not a Reinstall/Format* will fix.

If you have any more questions, please start a new thread in the HDD and Network section of the forum with an appropriate title.

N3051M
 

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A:no power to tower , power switch hookup

Not all motherboards are the same. To find the correct header pins you have to refer to the motherboard manual although sometimes the motherboard labels the pins clearly enough so you can figure it out. However, with the motherboard installed in the case, it could be difficult.

If you can't find your manual, try going to the motherboard's manufacturer site to download a copy of the manual (usually a pdf format). If you have a major manufacturer made PC (Dell, HP, Gateway, Emachines, etc.), you might have to try their websites. Good info from those sites might be hit or miss.
 

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Hello,
I am having trouble with the prongs where the power cable is plugged in on the back of the tower. The computer does not come on unless I jiggle the prongs. The computer stays on just fine, then, so long as I don't turn it off. If I have to turn it off, then to get it on the next time, I have to jiggle the prongs again. I have already replaced the power cord, so I know it's not that. Have you ever heard of this happening? Is it possible to replace this part?
Thank you for your help! Maggie
 

A:plug for power cable on back of tower

That power cable goes into the power supply. If the cable is good, there is something wrong with the prongs of the power supply. Do you have a spare to swap to confirm?
 

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A:Should UPnP be enabled in router?

enable to setup your P2P program then disable it
hacker gain control of machine through this function
 

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Im looking to buy a tower to replace my old one. Can anyone give me a link for the best tower with os already on it for around 200-300$.I know that not much but im a broke dude I would like to find at least a 2ghz .
 

A:What tower should i buy?

Dell outlet would be a good place to start. Personally, I would save up a little more and wait for a good deal at Dell.

This is an example of what they have:

System Price : $269.00

Operating System Genuine Windows XP Home
Memory 512 MB DDR NON-ECC SDRAM 400MHz (2 DIMMs)
Hard Disk Drive 40 GB EIDE Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
Modem 56Kbps Data/Fax Modem
Base Dimension 3000 Desktop: Intel Pentium 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB)
Media Bay 48X Max Variable CD ROM Drive
 

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Hi, I really need help finding a case for my computer. I dont really like the current one, its just borring. If you could help me choose one that would be great!

i dont want to spend over 100$, and it has to be a full tower.... thats all i know.

here are some specs for my comp, if you need more i can get them easily:

cpu:
intel pentium 4
package: pga-423
1.90ghz.

motherboard:
Manufacturer:supermicro
Model4sta, pcb version
chipset: i850, rev. a2

graphic interface:
version: agp version 2.0
transfer rate: 4x
Max. supported: 4x
sideband: enabled

Memory:
Type: rdram
Size: 512mb
Channel #: dual

Hope this helps, thanks
 

A:need help choosing a full tower case..... dont know where to start.

it is about 20.00 more than your stated budget, but the Antec P160 aluminum case is hard to beat.
 

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A:burning smell from tower now nothing works

Sounds like a bad power supply, also, check all the wires to see if there is any damage.
 

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Edit: im using the soundcard on my motherboard wich is a Asus A7v880.. duno if that helps and its SoundMax audio drivers

Any suggestions/tips ?
 

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A:Stuck on hooking up tower cables to mobo.

Alot of people do the connecting through trial and error loosly based on the diagram shown for the mother board, i honestly cannot think of an easy solution to this, unless someone would like to help out?

I have always done this through trail and error, this doesnt always work for me but try noting down the wires that are labelled and lining them up the same in the diagram rotating the digram or pc in the same direction, its annoying but it does work eventually, ideally i need to look at the diagram + mother board together to try and link them...
 

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I know absolutely nothing about computers.
I hooked up a used tower it worked great for 15 mins then comp. froze. tried to reboot and orange light came on moniter stayed black..tower is not making any beeps at all..Can some one help???
 

A:Tower Not Working

Do you happen to have any of the computer's specs you can post?
Problems like this could be a number of things, but my guess is either dead PSU or motherboard.

Let's start here: open up the case, and see if there are any led lights on the motherboard that are lit up, even when the power is off, as long as it is plugged in you should get something.
 

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A:Repeated Hard Drive Access w/ Wireless Connection Enabled

The hard drive will not wear out.

Since it is an old computer it might have too little RAM and it needs to access the swapfile to do background tasks. Try disabling some resident programs and see what happens. It may also be your firewall software writing logs or something similar.
 

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Heya,
Im thinking about buying a new computer tower/case/chasis whichever you prefer (or is preferred). OK, so should I be aware of anything like whether my power supply from my old case will fit, or if everything else will fit (im considering getting a bigger tower so im sure it will... umm just anything in general about this kinda thing. To clarify, all Im doing is moving all my old stuff from my tower now into a new one and am curious if I should be aware of anything. Sorry for the repetition Thanks for any help!
 

A:Buying a new tower.. any things i should be aware of?

You could transfer everything into a new case without hesitation.
It would be advisable however, to buy a larger (min. 400 Watt) powersupply like Enermax, in case you want to upgrade anything else in the near future

Alternatively, look at the Antec Sonata case (available from www.overclock.co.uk) for about 90.- which includes a quiet powersupply and rubber suspension for your HD's making it an extremely quiet case.

When transferring your old gear, watch out for static and be extra careful when mounting the MoBo.
 

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A:Dell Dimension 8100 will not boot "Memory failed to be sized or enabled." PLZ HELP!!!

I hope this isnt the dreaded ESD (electro-static discharge).
Are you sure that your RAM is paired according to type? try just putting one stick in, and see what happens
 

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Hello everybody. I have a P4 prescott 3,2ghz and a P4P800-X. The processor has always worked fine, but not long ago my HTT got disabled. According to the BIOS, Sisoft Sandra, and Everest it IS enabled. In aquamark HTT is on "off" though, and i can't change it to "on" which clearly shows that HTT isn't enabled, so i get an 8,7k cpu score instead of a 10,5k score. At first I thought it was only aquamark that had this problem, but i tried another benchmark and got a lower result than i used to get. I've tried an ASUS update, but that didn't work.
 

A:My P4's HTT not enabled

Press ctrl alt and delete, and look at the task manager under the performance tab. Check and see if there is two differnet CPU read outs. OBviously one of the programs is conflicting, as you cant have it on and off at the same time .
 

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A:cubby for my tower under my desk

I once did something similar to that, I actually cut a hole in the inside of the cubby and mounted a fan there, inline with the side fan in my case, I backed the desk 6" away from the wall, and punched out the entire cutout area in the back of the cubby.

I also once created a similar setup for a client but instead of punching out the back, I put a duct running from the back case fan to the floor, where it blew out, like a dryer duct. It was a bit extreme but it was a small room and it helped lower the room temp by quite a bit, the comp temps also came down to below 50c after that.
 

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A:Laptop, SFF or Mid-Tower Design ? Need some advice here

If you're gonna be lugging this system around with you, I dont see how much benefit you'll get from extra PCI slots. I'm not sure how smooth your ride is, but I'm fairly certain I wouldnt want to run my PC around in a truck all day. To be honest if anything I'd be considering an Alienware laptop (alienware.com) as you can also get a PCMCIA cellular card for fraggin over the net, and have a lot less cable mess cluttering up your cab.
 

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A:is my HT actually enabled?

We do NOT appreciate people posting twice about the same subject in different forums!
 

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Using CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
 

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Well no matter what I ve tried my computer seems intent in eing a insert bad word here Specs and such ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report Machine name JAVIERXP Operating System Windows XP Professional Build Service Pack xpsp - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer VIA Technologies Inc System Model KT - BIOS Phoenix - AwardBIOS v PG Processor AMD Athlon tm GHz Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C WINDOWS DirectX Version DirectX c DX Setup Parameters Not found DxDiag Version bit Unicode The tower either starts to beep after every seconds a semi long continous beep and then it just repeats itself And it goes indefinetly Then I figured how to apprently reset it by removing a small pin like cover and putting it back again and it works BUT only temporarily as it Tower Problems still New giving presents itself to be rather unstable Sometimes it beeps like it passed but doesn t do anything else Sometimes it statys stuck at the Console selection menu Sometimes New Tower still giving Problems it stays New Tower still giving Problems stuck at the Configuration New Tower still giving Problems menu Last Known working configuration menu thingy Sometimes after multiple resets it gets into win xp but then suddenly just turns off and auto resets itself Sometimes it just falls back to that long continious beep every three seconds again which at time it happens I can t go into the system and have to remove the little pin cover and replace it again I REALLY dont want to take it to a techie but Im beginning to think I would have Any one knows whats going on Ah yes when it does go back in soemtimes an error window appears I jotted down the errors Here s a list of errors the machine has given me BCCode d BCP D BCP BCP BCP B OSVer SP Product BCCode BCP FFFDB D BCP BCP BF B BCP OSVer SP Product BCCode BCP FFFDB D BCP BCP BF B BCP OSVer SP Product BCCode BCP FFFDE D BCP BCP BF B BCP OSVer SP Product So I dont know whether this is software or hardware related anymore nbsp

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i toook off the side case on my tower and i was wondering if it would be better if it left it on.. since i have a fan and it would make it better for cold air to stay in..
 

A:Is it better to have the case on the side of the tower on or off?

Im not exactly sure, i guess it depends on the computer setup. You can check with a temp monitoring software like speedfan and check temps with it off and with it on. Personally ive noticed lower temps with the case off when i had no case fans. But recently i got a power supply with 2 fans, and have added 4 case fans. Since ive created a strong airflow through my computer, taking the case off would disrupt that flow and make the case fans pretty much useless, i see lower temps with the case on and all 4 case fans going.
 

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was using nero to copy a dvd screen went blank moved mouse ctrl,alt delete nothing
so shut down
now cannt get out on screen cleared cmos tried another graphics card 1stick of ram in module b1 stripped mobo out with a stick of ram graphics cardstill nothing fans on led light on and posting says cpu failed due to overclocking how do i get into bios cant get screen to come on plz been doing allsorts going out of my head
 

A:Enabled cool n quite now pc wont post says cpu failed overclocking wtf?

Did you install the AMD Athlon 64 Processor driver?
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_9706,00.html
 

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I have a Linksys WRT54G router. 2 my laptops are running Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Router configured as follows
-SSID BROADCAST DISABLED
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- Permit only PCs listed to access the wireless network (2 MACs entered)
- PASSWORD CHANGED

Despite all these configuration steps network considered as "UNSECURED WIRELESS NETWORK".
What to do to make it secure?
Thank you.
Eugene.
 

A:UNSECURED WIRELESS NETWORK description despite WIRELESS MAC FILTER ENABLED

The reason it says that is because you are not using WEP, WPA, etc to secure the network. If there was a network key required then it would say "secured" if not, it says "unsecured". It does not detect that you have mac filtering, only that you have no network key.

Your network is just as secure with mac filtering(probably more) than using WEP.
If you'd like to test this, just remove one of your mac addresses then try to access the network.

If you still want to secure it using a network key, just look in the section for wireless security, you should find encryption settings. Just enter a WEP key using 64 or 128 bit HEX, I'd not suggest using ascii and you might want to stick to 64 bit if you are using cross branded hardware.
 

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A:Tower beeping?

If it beeped, then it is almost certainly a hardware thing. This could be due to loose memory (this happened to me before), a loose PCI/AGP card, or a more serious hardware (motherboard) failure. I'd make sure your connections are nice and tight. Also watch if the fans are working.
 

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I m posting this in here because this forum has the most people viewing it right now and no one replied to it in the general hardware forum I originally posted it on I am currently on my boyfriend s computer which is right beside mine About an hour ago my tower started beeping continuously I had no idea why and just figured I should shut it down to be safe as I was on my way to the store at the time When I returned from the store my computer would not boot back up It gets to the windows screen but never goes past there Also the tower no longer beeps and hasn t since I tried rebooting it earlier I googled for some answers and discovered that there is such a thing as beep codes Which would be great and probably help me solve the problem or at least know what the hell the problem is if I had known about them sooner and was bright enough to count the beeps So now I am totally at a loss does anyone know what I could do to try and figure out what is wrong with it If all else fails I ll have to take it to a tech I guess which I really don t want to do Any feedback would be nice thanks nbsp

A:Tower beeping?

Design ,It would be helpful to fill in your profile on your Hardware .In this case the Motherboard ,brand and model #.
You will get a lot more help that way.
Beep codes differ and are specific to the company that wrote the bios. Also they will have a different pattern for each type of error.this is a repeating pattern of long and/or short beeps.
However these occur at initial boot time .
Since your computer has re-booted up to Windows almost ,you should look in your event viewer for errors.
Try to boot windows into Safe mode.
 

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A:Would u like to enabled 4x on a v5?

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Looked up Verizon towers in my town, found one on AntennaSearch. Later did the
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That other website was steelintheair I think -

Anybody know of a reliable cell phone tower search site?

Thanks!
 

A:Is there a reliable cell phone tower search site?

Every single cell tower cite is in the FCC database on the FCC web-site (www.fcc.gov), but it's not easy to find. I would try active license search for specific type of cellular communications.
 

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hi,
i'm using a bit defender internet security 2009 anti virus software.
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i'm using an ADSL connection and a modem.
so when ever i access internet i disable the firewall and access.
is this ok?
why does this happen?
and what can i do to fix it?

i would be very kind if anyone out there can help me in solving the problem.
best regards
 

A:Can't access internet when firewall is enabled

Uninstall it fully
Restart
Re-install it

That's the easiest way to default all settings

Also, disabling the 3rd party firewall may not be bad if Windows firewall is on
 

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A:HP tower just turned off, no power light

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A:SB Live drivers enabled but not started... Windows XP

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A:Adding RAM to Gateway 500GR tower

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Also if you can, go to crucial.com, and see which type and amount of RAM the computer uses. Although you may not be able to use their system scanner in safe mode, you will need to search manually.

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A:Windows 7 "No Audio Output Device enabled". Tried everything. Halp!

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A:New SSD for old tower?

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cheers,
GaryS>
 

A:vstarcam + airport extreme (tower)

UPDATE:

I mentioned in my post (above) that;

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Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
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A:System icons are disabled and cannot be enabled NETWORK and ACTION CENTER

 
 
Now I know that it is not a hardware issue because I have done two tests.
 
The first test was to restore the laptop to it's original status by restoring from the 
recovery partition. Then all is well, the icons are there and I can see the available 
networks.
 
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