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How much is my computer worth?

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Published 6 days agoTue, 19 Mar 2019 03:31:13 -0700

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Last Reply Since you say your computer is from 2005, it will most likely not be worth much. Wait a few decades before deciding to make a profit from selling it. Zhaybib,

Since you say your comput...

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:30:33 -0700 4 days ago
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How long does it take to build a PC?

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Published 1 month agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 15:43:59 -0800

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Last Reply It's doable within a few hours as long as the build that you're doing is something that you're familiar with in advance. If it's your first build, rea... August R. Garcia,

It's doable within a few...

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:47:58 -0800 3 weeks ago
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What is a good way to monitor my CPU usage?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 04:59:17 -0800

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Last Reply 1. Go to the Search Menu. 2. Search Resource Monitors in the box and open the application. 3. You will directed to the Overview Tab. Here you ca... roxblade,

1. Go to the Search Menu....

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:47:14 -0800 3 weeks ago
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How hot is too hot for a GPU?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 04:59:07 -0800

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Last Reply First of all, this answer will be near perfect because all GPU units respond differently than others, so heating depends on a big factor in what you a... roxblade,

First of all, this answer...

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:46:40 -0800 3 weeks ago
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What is the difference between an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 05:01:07 -0800

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Last Reply Raspberry Pi is a mini Computer capable of running multiple programs at one time whereas Arduino is a micro-controller which repeatedly runs one... roxblade,

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:45:48 -0800 3 weeks ago
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Raspberry Pi uses? What can you actually do with these?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 05:01:17 -0800

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Last Reply Raspberry PI is a pocket-sized cheap computer which can be plugged into a screen, it uses keyboard and mouse. It was launched for people to experiment... roxblade,

Raspberry PI is a pocket-...

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:45:10 -0800 3 weeks ago
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How to turn a laptop into a desktop? Doable? Thoughts?

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Published 1 month agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 15:44:59 -0800

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Last Reply What kind of issues? Speed issues? Well in that case, even if you turn it into a desktop, the issues will persist. If you want to create a desktop... roxblade,

What kind of issues? Spee...

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:38:28 -0800 1 month ago
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How long does a MacBook Pro last on average? Thinking of switching

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Published 1 month agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 14:58:54 -0800

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Last Reply A MacBook Pro is one of the most durable laptop products out there. From the software point of view, I'd say most laptops (non-Apple) have a life span... roxblade,

A MacBook Pro is one of t...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:11:22 -0800 1 month ago
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Last Reply The answer to this question from some D-tier textbook is "level 1 cache."Related: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-cpu-cache/ https://www.q... August R. Garcia,

The answer to this questi...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:18:04 -0800 1 month ago
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Why is RAM so expensive? And where can I mortgage my first-born son to pay for some DDR4?

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Published 2 months agoTue, 22 Jan 2019 10:12:05 -0800 | Last update 1 month agoMon, 18 Feb 2019 23:49:31 -0800

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Last Reply curse these ---memory merchants--- CarrotKun,

curse these ---memory mer...

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 13:37:01 -0800 1 month ago
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Is OutletPC legit?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 04:57:37 -0800

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Last Reply PCPartPicker has listed them, so they're pretty legit. There are surely the usual concerns that August highlights but additionally, there have been re... roxblade,

PCPartPicker has listed t...

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:29:02 -0800 1 month ago
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How to update SSD Firmware?

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Published 1 month agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 16:02:51 -0800

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MoreI'm pretty sure that my SSD Firmware is a little out of date. How do I check to see if it i
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How to get free computer parts? Could I get them if I wrote reviews?

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Published 1 month agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 15:23:37 -0800

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MoreI need to get some free computer parts but I don't know where to seek them. Do you know of
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How cna I check my RAM frequency?

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Published 1 month agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 14:55:04 -0800

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MoreI am looking to improve the performance of my computer, is there a place that I can go to check m
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How to increase Internet speed on Windows 10?

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Published 1 month agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 14:54:54 -0800

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MoreI have a computer with Windows 10 installed. I was wondering if there was anything at the softwar
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What does virtual memory actually do?

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Published 1 month agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 14:46:53 -0800

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MoreI am trying to build my own computer from scratch. I have had a lot of help from other people.
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How much video memory do I need?

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Published 1 month agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 14:36:52 -0800

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MoreI am in the process of building my own computer. I could use some advice on how much memory I sh
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How to remotely restart a computer with IP-address?

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Published 1 month agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 14:09:50 -0800

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MoreI have a question regarding remote controlling a computer. If I have an IP address, is it possibl
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When will GPU prices drop?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 04:57:27 -0800

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Last Reply The last I heard, people stopped mining those cock-sucking cryptocurrencies with graphics cards, because it is now no longer profitable, and you must... August R. Garcia,

The last I heard, people...

Sat, 02 Feb 2019 03:20:40 -0800 1 month ago
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Solid State Drives vs. Hard Drives: Should you spend your precious coins on a drive upgrade?

Articles in Computer Builds | By David Silvester

Published 2 months agoMon, 21 Jan 2019 08:34:19 -0800 | Last update 2 months agoMon, 21 Jan 2019 14:58:24 -0800

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Last Reply Another note: Hard drives and solid state drives generally have a lifespan of 3-10 years. More information: https://www.compuram.de/... August R. Garcia,

Another note:

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:22:02 -0800 1 month ago
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Fix Xbox one stuck on green screen?

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Published 3 months agoSun, 16 Dec 2018 09:26:49 -0800

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Last Reply This is not something I'd call very common, but I've known people stuggle with this green screen problem with their Xbox One every now and the... roxblade,

This is not something I&#...

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 09:33:50 -0800 2 months ago
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How do I fix "dell error code 2000-0142"?

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Published 3 months agoSun, 16 Dec 2018 09:42:50 -0800

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Last Reply Looks like the error indicates that there is a problem with related to  reading from the computer's (hard/solid state) drive. This could be:... August R. Garcia,

Looks like the error indi...

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:10:54 -0800 2 months ago
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Can you build a computer without a case?

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Published 2 months agoWed, 16 Jan 2019 23:08:58 -0800 | Last update 1 month agoTue, 19 Feb 2019 16:01:09 -0800

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Last Reply As they say, "yes, it's very possible, not even that hard if you know what you're doing." Picture related: A crime against go... August R. Garcia,

As they say, "yes, i...

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:12:17 -0800 2 months ago
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MoreIn the old days I could enhance of the functionality of my computer with expansion cards, for exa
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[Raspberry Pi] How to Run a Python script on startup?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 05:00:57 -0800

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MoreI got a Raspberry Pi recently and it's running perfectly fine, but I was wanting to run a Py
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What can you do with a Raspberry Pi cluster?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 05:00:47 -0800

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MoreSo as someone pretty new to alternative computer builds, I was wondering what someone could expec
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How to install Raspbian on Raspberry Pi 3?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 05:00:37 -0800

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MoreHello, I have a Raspberry Pi 3, and I've been trying to install Raspbian, but so far it has
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What language does a Raspberry Pi use?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 05:00:27 -0800

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MoreI'm trying to build a fork of the retropie software for my Raspberry pie, can anyone tell me
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How to install and update Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 05:00:17 -0800

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MoreI'm having trouble attempting to install Kodi on my Raspberry Pi 3, as well as updating it a
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How to turn on/shutdown/reset a Raspberry Pi?

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Published 2 months agoSun, 13 Jan 2019 05:00:07 -0800

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MoreI recently got a Raspberry Pi! However I'm trying to figure out how to do the usual things l
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