Hardware recommendation posts should discuss how to make hardware decisions for oneself. Direct shopping recommendations are off-topic and will be closed, so be very careful posting hardware recommendations.

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Laptop charge 126W for a 120W laptop [closed]

My laptop specs say :input 19V and 6.3A, That means (120W charger), I hve recently bought a charger because my old charger broke up. So this new charger provides 19.5V with 6.5A (126W) ; That are ...
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How to determine at what speed a router will be able to handle VPN connection?

When reading router description, how do I find at what speed a router will be able to handle VPN connection? They do not write this in description, and do not test this on reviews, so I must guess ...
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Memory compatibility check

I'm hoping to upgrade my ASUS X550LC laptop with an additional memory.As possible upgrades for my laptop I got suggestions by crucial software here. For compatible memory it shows only 8 GB memory ...
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GPU - PSU - motherboard problems

First Problem. So I wanted to buy a GPU (MSI GEFORCE GT 1030), butwhen I started researching my power supply I realized that my powersupply (180w) doesn't have enough power output for the GPU(...
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How to correctly replace RAM on my machine

It's time for an update for my laptop. I tried to google some solutions to my problem but lots of different opinions/info out there.I have the following model laptop: ASUS Q552U It currently has ...
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Computer booting problems+burning smell

So yesterday, I was playing a game and my computer suddenly turned off and starts the burning smell. I tried turning on the computer again and it did turn on the light and all but nothing was showing ...
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How do I choose a wireless card? [closed]

I'm experiencing disconnects from my wireless network which my administrator claims is due to a poor wireless card in my laptop (currently a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG if relevant). My laptop is ...
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Installing an upgraded display in Laptop

I recently have acquired an MSI GL62M 7RDX laptop. Now everything is fine, except for one thing. The screen is the biggest piece of garbage ever to walk this earth.I have a lot of experience with ...
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M.2 M key SSD in a B key socket

My laptop has two M.2 slots -- one being a “M” key M.2 2280 and one “B” key M.2.The problem is I have two SSDs that are both "M" key. Is there an adapter or something where I can connect a "M" Key ...
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What inspections and tests should I perform on a second hand laptop to minimize the risk of buying a damaged machine?

I'm out to buy a used laptop and wonder what I should look for to avoid buying a damaged machine.What I've already thought of:Visual inspection (dropped etc)Test SSD (how can I do this?)Test ...
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Is my hard drive salvageable?

I was backing up a folder from my Android phone to my storage drive and it was taking forever so I cancelled it from the copy dialog, windows explorer hung so I opened task manager and restarted it, ...
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Read/Write to AP's storage, directly from hardware (Mikrotik hAP)

I have a Mikrotik hAP device and I'm wondering how can I access to it's storage from my laptop? I searched arouned and I saw this image that describes a AP like mine has a RAM, a FLASH and a USB ...
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How to know if I can add certain RAM to my notebook (ACER)

I have an old ASUS N76VZ which is broken. I have problems with RAM in newer ACER Aspire Nitro VN7 so I've decided to use RAM from the ASUS to this ACER.RAM: 4GB 2Rx8 PC3 - 12800S - 11 - 11 F3Since ...
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A CPU with OEM part number bought as a boxed part

According to CPU World regarding the FX-6350 CPU:FD6350FRW6KHK is an OEM/tray microprocessorFD6350FRHKBOX is a boxed microprocessor with fan and heatsinkHowever, my CPU has FD6350FRW6KHK ...
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Is an hard drive still reliable if it a S.M.A.R.T attribute previously failed

I acquired an used Seagate 500Gb ST3500413AS hard drive.Its Ambiant temperature S.M.A.R.T. attribute is marked as Failed previously, every other attributes is marked as OK.I ran a S.M.A.R.T. self ...

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