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Suggest a processor whose cost is under 16000.
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Due to budget restraints, we recently purchased 3 Dell R720xd servers for a small VMware cluster. I’ve always purchased Dell Direct but the budget just wasn’t there at this time for new servers. I spent a while looking for a reliable company that specialized in used hardware and found one that was in business for over 20 years and had a decent return & warranty policy.

I received all three servers Friday, visually inspected everything, and racked all equipment. Over the weekend I ran a 48 hour memtest86 running all the cores. I wanted to make sure there were no memory issues and check the heat of the processors to make sure everything was cooling correctly. While no errors were reported on memtest86 and the IDRAC showed health good, I was kind of alarmed on how high the CPU temperatures were getting and how slow the fans were running. What really struck my attention was how high the non-adjustable Warning & Critical Threshold are reporting.

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When I look up the processors on the intel website (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 0 @ 2.70GHz) it shows the T Case at 85 C, yet the IDRAC shows warning at 97 C and Critical at 102 C. Now even after a 48 hour test the max the temp a CPU got to was 82 C. During that time though I noticed the fans were only running around 18%. I’m not sure if the fans weren’t speeding up because of the thresholds showing in the IDRAC or if there was a setting I could change in the BIOS. I did see a post where Dell claimed to …
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Trying to decide between a Xeon e5-2687w v4 (12C, 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz Turbo) or a e5-1660 v4 (8C, 3.2GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo). Here's what my day to day multitasking look like:

Bloomberg terminal
64 bit Excel with 3-5 workbooks open
Visual Studio 2015
Sql management studio
Outlook
Chrome/Edge with numerous tabs open
remote desktop

What do you guys think?
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God afternoon,

I have downloaded the windows 10 installation media and out in a new hard drive.  It goes through the initial process of installing files and then restarts but gets stick  on a blank screen.  Any ideas how I can fix this?

Thank you
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I am about to buy a new laptop with SSD, i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro and configurations that should make it considerable faster than my current 5 years old laptop. Then I plan to just transfer my current Windows 7 Home system (with all program installations) from this old laptop to my new laptop to save time and effort and get going immediately.

But will I just transfer this slowness of the old system to the new system?
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We have timeclockplus 2000 timeclock which has  a password we need to reset. Since our support with clock maker Data Management has expired they are asking $550!!! to reset password (in the past they were just giving  an unlock code base on serial number over the phone) see images of timeclock attached. Manufacture use to sell clocks for $2500. on ebay you can buy one for 50 to 200 if available .
I am just wondering if anyone knows the way around it?
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So a medical office that I do work for has about "25 boxes" of records they'd like to save on their desktops and otherwise shred and get rid of.  Is there hardware that you can recommend that can take care of this?


Thanks!
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This is using APC 2200 rack-mounted UPS. Think this UPS has been used for 4 - 5 years and we are ready to make a new purchase but the delivery is not fixed yet. Suddenly, on the front panel, the "battery bad"LED is shows RED (see attached as circled). Does this mean the battery is getting bad, and is the matter of time the UPS is die off? Are we able to set the "bypass mode", so as power is directly provision to the servers from the power source? or else any other way to handle under such condition?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi all,

I am not a fan of Powerline devices, but sometimes I just have no other option then to use these device to get my signel to te area where it is needed. So therefor I would like to know which brand is best and what specifications to consider when making a certain choice.

I know it is best to use it on the same power group to get the best results. Therefor I often place an extra power outlet so that I work in the same power group. But I am wondering:

- Does brand make a difference
- Does speed make a difference in distance or stability (perhaps a 200MB goes further than a 1000MB)
- Do extension cords with adapters (i.e. a phone charger) have influence on speed and stability

And so on, so to sum up: how to get the best results with Powerline.

Thank you,
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Good afternoon,

I was cleaning my PC and disconnected some cables to do so but I forgot to take a picture of the cables. /I did not realize there were 5 separate cables in the cluster when I pulled them.  Can anyone help me with this.  I do know that there are some ports labeled "POW LED" but I know that none of the cables go there.
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I purchased  an Asus F555LA-AB31 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U Processor,4 GB RAM,500 GB Hard Drive, Windows 10), Black from Amazon in 2016. It is my first laptop, so please bear with my stupid questions.

I had it charging overnight. This morning, I turned it on, it worked ok for a few minutes, then shut down ......the screen was black, any lights indicating signs of life were out. What could cause this? Is it a defective laptop? I pretty much keep it charging whenever I am not using it. Please help ASAP. THanks!
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Hi,

Can you please suggest if we have low-cost electricity and better cooling location (on Hill area) than which Cryptocurrency Mining we can mine profitably, what kind of hardware and internet speed we will be required to start mining

Regards,
Naresh
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I'm currently using i7-3610QM with 16gb of ram, ssd plus dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT760M graphics card. Everything works just fine on my laptop, but there I'm looking at upgrading to one that's more mobile and has touch-screen (so 2-in-1) with longer battery life.

My work uses Google Chrome 20-30 tabs, Firefox 5-10 tabs, MS word few files, MS excel few files, few image file opening, music running. At times also running Photoshop or Illustrator.

Everything's running smoothly at the same time and I switch between program all the time with no 'lag' or frozen programs. Love it to bits, just need something that's more portable and also with a much longer battery life due to travel requirements.

Will the following system 'stack' work just as well, if not better?  i7-7500u, 1tb NVMe M.2 ssd, 16gb ram but no dedicated graphics card.

Thanks in advance for all your help!
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

             I have a Magnavox DVD/VHS Combo player ( Model: DV200MW8) which I strongly suspect is failing.  The problems I am having with the DVD side of this player are as follows:  For commercial and non-commercial DVD's with movies or television programs, it will freeze up at a random frame, then, exit totally out of the show.  The non-commercial DVD's are in DVD-R format which is compatible with this unit.  The used commercial DVD is a double sided one which also should be fine with this unit.  Upon visual inspection of these DVD's, they appear to be physically fine without scratches or cracks.  

            In closing, if someone could provide some technical or troubleshooting guidance in resolving the issue with my Magnavox DVD/VHS Combo player ( Model: DV200MW8), it will be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you

            George
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What is a recommended software package I can use to test if an SSD drive is failing? Also, would prefer it to have a bootable cd or USB image.

I have used SpinRite and HDD regenerator in the past.

What do you all suggest I get?
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Is it possible that I have some kind of spy camera around my shirt which also can pass me thru metal detector. And also send me the live stream video.
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I have a vintage keyboard that is built like a tank, its housing is all metal, that I wish to use with my smart TV which has only a USB input port.  Is there any way to allow this keyboard and my smart TV to communicate correctly?  The keyboard is an IBM and the TV is made by Samsung.
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What is the difference for these three latop, with 2G DDR3 Graphics Memory , 4G GDDR5 Graphics Memory and shared graphics memory latop ?

For the last one, can I use it to view a 2K or 4K video ?

Thx
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My laptop come with 4GB memory and I want to buy another 4GB memory. Can the link below match with the requirement of my laptop ?

Will it be waste if I buy 8GB in pair with my existing 4GB ? Should the memory be the same brand ? Any comment ?

http://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=237472

Slot : 2 x SODIMM slot,
Type : DDR4
Speed : 2133 MHz
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I am having problems with my Benq BL2400 monitor. Windows 7 doesn't detect it and offers me horrible resolutions to use.

Any ideas on how to make Windows 7 detect my monitor?
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I have a Sapphire 280X Toxic graphics card that is not showing any picture on a Benq BL2400 screen.

When I connect the GPU to my TV via HDMI, it shows a picture like it is supposed to when the PC boots. But Benq BL2400 doesn't have HDMI. So I connect to Benq using a cable with DVI in one end (for the Benq screen) and HDMI in the other end. That doesn't work. I then connected a cable that is DVI in both ends, and that didn't work either.

Seems like my Sapphire doesn't like my Benq screen,

Is there any trick I am missing to get it to work?
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Currently our MDM policy blocks our corporate-issued iPads
from accessing iTunes (to prevent data leakage/loss).

There's a number of senior staff who wants to use the
iPads to project out via projector for presentations.  However
our MDM (think it's MobileIron) will enable iTunes access if
we enable this projector access via the iPad's lightning port
(which we use an adaptor to connect to the projector : I
 presume it's the projector's HDMI).

How can we allow projector connection & yet block iTunes
access?  

I'm assuming the data leakage/loss will occur when these
staff bring the iPads home to connect their lightning port
to their home laptop's USB (via an adaptor).  

Any IOS apps that's smart enough to detect if it's projector
traffic or iTunes traffic?  or any way to block sync'ing or
communication with iTunes from these iPads?
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I had this question after viewing Cord to windows 10 laptop.

See previous question.
Based on pictures off front and back; do you know model number so i can contact company.
Also assume that there is an amp or base box.

Maybe this is a set.

This was purchased from another person without the cords
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Can u help me with which is the best processor for ethical hacking. Under 12000
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