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I have a home-built system with a Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev 1 that I use for business tasks.

I currently have a basic, inexpensive dual monitor video card.  I am interested in trying Battlefield 4, so I'm thinking I'll need a better video card.  

I'd like something that is quiet, and I don't need super high end--just something that won't get bogged down by a game.

My monitors are NEC MultiSync EA243WM 1920 x 1200.

The Gigabyte specs say the board has one PCI Express x16 port "running at X16" and another at X8.  

I browsed NewEgg, but I don't know the difference between PCI Express 2.0, 2.1, and 3.0, and whether that affects compatibility with the Gigabyte board.

Any suggestions on a gaming video card?
Just finished OS install on this mobo:

Supermicro X9SRL-F-O LGA2011/ Intel C602/ DDR3/ SATA3/ V&2GbE/ ATX Server Motherboard

was goofing around with  the other fans and now the CPU fan is running at a very high speed.  What should I do to make it go back to normal speed?  This happened after I plugged in and then unplugged one of the other fans, the CPU fan then started running very fast.  It is blowing cold air, so I don't think there is a problem with CPU temp, I think I just fwenked up the BIOS or maybe it thinks there is a fan problem now and is set to run at this stupidly high speed?
Has anybody found a good battery solution for the Pi that will let it run without regular wall power for a decent length of time - 2 or more hours?
Other numbers seen are:
MS-7309 VER 1: 3.
N 1996
manufacturer = MSI
model = MS7309
We assume the lower left arrows point to the video card.
We assume the other arrows point to two memory sticks. We have 2 gig and need to add 2 more.

If the two slots are occupied can double the ram be added?
What other numbers needed to get the right ram?

It looks like we only have two slots and both are occupied.

Hi there,

I have a Magellan MG50XX series model board witch used to be linked with an alarm central in the past. Now, I don't pay anymore for that service and the IP expansion is pretty expensive (Around 200$).

What I would like to do, is that the alarm system talks directly to a PC and then with a program that listens to it, could call external scripts such as powershell to send emails or do whatever I want.

Is there a way to make such things? I am an experienced IT and programmation guy but have very limited knowledge of electronic. Lets say I could pass from the phone cable to RS232 (DB9) and listen to the port for events or alarm trigger.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you!

I have a server here that I want to use a tandberg tape drive with.  The SCSI card used on the server it was previously attached to won't work.

I need to find a compatible card with the new server (have attached a pic of the buses)... looks to be one pcie x16 and 3 x4?

Does anyone know of a card I can use? the new server is a dell tower server. I think this one might work... but shows 1x host connectivity but supports other pcie buses?
Inspiron 3542
Dell Wireless-N 1705 + Bluetooth 4.0

This laptop can't reach my wireless speed of 60mbs.  My other systems will.  Is it because of the wireless card?  If so does anyone know of an upgradable card.  My Dell Rep says no.  But find that hard to believe.

Please advise.
Hello, I have a business that wants to add 8 TVs.  We use a cable service which we have TV, Phone and Internet.  The provider is Comcast.

These TVs are for children to watch while at the Dentist.  We mount them to the ceiling so they look up.

I am looking for alternatives to hooking up TVs rather than using the cable TV tuner from the cable company. Their cost is $10 to $15 per month per TV.  

NOTE: I am NOT looking for something that is illegal or would void the contract with my cable provider!  I talked to the provider and they said we can purchase a third party "box" that would allow us to change channels per TV.

Any product recommendations for HD and basic TV "boxes"?
Any vendor recommendations?

How can I make sure the signal strengths for this distribution work correctly?
I am looking for a small form factor PC like the Raspberry Pi that has two Ethernet ports and can run a version of Linux from an SD card.
Hi Guys,

We have a Gigabyte GA-Z68P DS3 motherboard on a VMWare server.
The server's been running for a couple of months, but today we had a power surge.

The computer gives one beep, about 5 seconds later switches off, then restarts.

Unplugging all the cards, including the screen adapter does not produce any more beeps, same result.
I've tried a different PSU and still the same.
I swopped the RAM modules (test one by one) still the same.
Unplugged the HDD still the same.

Is this most likely CPU or motherboard damage?
I have this MOBO and CPU and finding the CPU doesn't fit the socket.  Am I dense, or did Superbiiz mismatch the parts?

Supermicro X9SRL-F-O LGA2011/ Intel C602/ DDR3/ SATA3/ V&2GbE/ ATX Server Motherboard, Retail

Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 Six-Core Processor 3.5GHz 0GT/s 15MB LGA 2011-v3 CPU, Retail
I just bought a ASUS GT630-LS-2gd3-l card for my new motherboard.  The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3.  The video card is a PCI Express 2.0 and the motherboard has PCI Express 2.0 x16.  The board connections are smaller than the mother board.  Will this card work in the 2.0 x16 slot?
I have a PowerEdge 830 that needs a more modern video capability.  Not high performance, just aspect ratio to HD.
The less cost the better.

The motherboard has full-height card slots:
two PCI Express™ slots (1x8 lane and 1x1 lane); both are available.
two PCI-X® slots (64-bit/133MHz, 3.3v); one is available
one PCI slot (32-bit/33MHz); already used up.

Can someone please suggest a video card?

Hello, I have a HP Probook 4540s and the audio is not working.  The speaker icon in the system tray has an X over it.

I have tried the following:
1. reinstall the drivers - I get an error that says no device found
2. disabled and re-enabled the audio device in the bios
3. upgraded the bios (did this before step 2)
4. restored to a restore point to about a month old

I am not sure when the user started having the problem.

I called HP and they sent a hardware guy out and HP is claiming that it is a Windows issues and I have to reinstall Win7.  

1. Does the restore point essentially bring me back in time?  Perhaps I don't have an old enough restore point so that does not fix the problem.
2. Can I reload the portion of Windows that would help me avoid resetting up the system?

I would prefer not to reinstall but I may have to..  trying to make this a quicker fix if that is a valid and good option.

Thanks for any options.
I need to purchase a FAX modem for this computer. The standard one does not fit. Which one do I need?
Hello, I have a dell optiplex 9020 and I added a new video card to work with three monitors.

The video card states it requires 400w power supply.  The video card does NOT have a power connection, it gets all of its power from the pci-e16 connection.

The dell power supply in the unit is 290w and it has a P1 and P2 connector.   The sata drives are powered through the mother board rather than directly from the power supply.  The power supply only has two connectors, one for the mother board and the other for the cpu.

I called Dell and the tech did not appear to know what to tell me when I asked which power supply I should purchase in order to support the video card.  He essentially said the mother board does NOT recommend a power supply larger than the power supply in the unit and that if I wanted to add more monitors I should purchase dell parts.

Can anyone provide advise.
We have a DELL PowerVault NAS 745N (running Windows Server 2003 edition) which was recently shutdown for a planned power outage.  Upon turning on the server and logging back into windows, the Disk1 had a flashing amber light on it.  It is configured with RAID 5 and has 4 HD's, 0, 1, 2 & 3 (the other HD's are all set to "Ready" status).  The Array Disk 1 initially had a status of "offline" and has since gone to "degraded" for its status.  My question is if I can safely take out the Disk1 HD which is "degraded" and then replace with a new HD while the server is on.  I have done this before with a "failed" HD (server was on, did a hot swap with the HD) and the RAID5 array was always rebuilt successfully.  I'm just not sure if I should follow the same procedure since the HD status is showing "degraded" on the HD which will be replaced.  Thanks.
IBM 3850 M2/x3950 M2 (x64)
Four of E7450 @ 2.4GHz, 6 Core, 6 Logical.

Is this considered
"symmetric multiprocessing computer"
"non-uniform memory access (NUMA) computer"
"hyperthreading-enabled processors"

1)If NUMA configured, what is the number of CPUs assigned for each NUMA node. How can be find this in the system?
2)What is the number of physical processors in the above setup?  
3)What is the number of physical processors per NUMA node in the above setup?
is it documented that 64 bit os uses more GB RAM than 32 bit OS for the same kind of operation? if yes, what will be the technical reason for that?
Can you connect multiple sata drives to a single cable?

Can someone please clearly and simply explain to me why having 12G RAM on a server is not good? And why RAM always has to be in that sequence 2,4,8,16,32 ?

Many Thanks
Which is better when adding a third monitor to a system - DVI Video Cable Splitter or USB Video Adapter?

Does one provide better performance or use less resources?
I have an IBM x3650 unit with redundant power supplies. The two units are plugged in. If the left unit is unplugged, the server shuts down meaning power does not fail over to the 2nd unit. On a closer look, I noticed that the DC light on the 2nd unit is off. Does this mean that the unit is faulty.

I looked up the Light Path Diagnostics but did not find any pertinent info.

I have a modem "pcle soft voice softring modem with smartcp" when it answers the phone the voice output is garbled, but the in put voice is fine. I have tried it with several software and it does the same with all the software.
I checked the wav and it it is good. and I have tried it with windows xp windows 7 and windows 8 all the same.
I don't know if it might be a modem voice command that I need to change or not.
So the user got this laptop for almost a year.  So the warranty is almost over.
The drive start creaking.  Very annoying.  

I called Dell tech.  When tech came the squeaking stopped.  So she replaced fan.  User refused to replace the drive since noise stopped and didn't want to reinstall everything. Dell tech replacing with blank drive.
And of course when the tech left the creaking started again :)

Questions.  Would it possible for Dell to replace with SSD drive and retain all the programs and configs?  Dell tech said they have special dept that can replace to SSD.  But didn't mention if they can image it.
Also, even if they replace to the same HDD.  Do they install just a blank drive with no windows?   User paid for Windows license when purchased laptop initially.







Components are those devices that are internal to a computer -- the PC boards, the central processor (CPU), the memory (RAM), disk and video controllers and so on.