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Laptops (also called notebooks) are portable personal computers with an integrated screen and keyboard. They come in a variety of sizes.

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“Plugged in, not charging” after upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1

I have an ASUS X551MA laptop that I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. It charged just fine with Windows 8.1, but ever since it upgraded to Windows 10, whenever I plug it in, it shows ...
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Cannot see CPU temperature on Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

I recently bought a laptop for gaming with Windows. After have seen some video tutorial I started dealing with Intel Extreme Tuning Utility to decrease CPU performance while not playing in order to ...
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Which RAM should I prefer (CL vs PC)? [on hold]

I'm thinking to buy new RAM (for Lenovo 320 15AST, motherboard is LNVNB161216). I had 4GB, I need 8GB. My current RAM is m471a5143sb1 2133Mhz, CAS (CL) 17, PC19200. I was looking at two with such ...
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Is overheating a sign that I need a new CPU?

I have an HP Envy laptop. A while ago my CPU fan started dying, and the whole side of the laptop would heat up. I didn't use an application to check the CPU temperature, but I never experienced ...
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Can you use USB-C in parallel to provide more power?

I am currently looking at eGPUs for my laptop (HP Spectre x360 15"). Because the standard power brick is rated for 150W, the USB-C standard would only provide 2/3 of the required power, so even an ...
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Can you use laptop as “insert” effects unit? [closed]

Is there a way to use your laptops headphones/mic plug as a audio input/output (input L-channel and output R-channel) so that the laptop functions like an effects unit? Is there software for that? ...
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Can my power cord w/ transformer or the 3.5 inch enclosure harm my 2,5 inch hard disk drive (HDD)?

I got two enclosures suitable for both 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch HDDs. It says on the outside they need 12 Volts and 2 ampere (2000 mA) which, imho, is the same thing. Their power cords+transformator ...
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Is a Laptop able to boot from a dual M.2 SATA SSD Adapter or does the BIOS have to support it?

I would like to buy a Dual M.2 SATA SSD Adapter for my laptop. The Laptop is a Panasonic CF-53 MK1. Would the Laptop be able to boot from both M.2 SSDs then or does the BIOS have to support this dual ...
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Dell Laptop Fan constantly running when ACPI extensions are off - Linux

I have a strange ongoing problem with my laptop. It's a single-core CPU with a top speed of 1.6Ghz and I use it for everything including programming old custom hardware through serial and parallel ...
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Adding a GPU to an HP laptop

I am considering to buy a new HP laptop. I intend to install Ubuntu and use it mostly for office works, but, I also want to practice high-end parallel computations on a GPU (e.g. cryptocoin mining. My ...
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Will CPU lifetime be affected if temperature stays below the manufacturer's specified maximum temperature? [closed]

I recently played some games on a Macbook Pro, where the CPU temperature hovered around 75 - 94 degrees celsius. I know that temperature degrades the lifespan of the CPU, but is it the case that ...
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MSI GE63VR 7RE Raider display flickering [closed]

so my laptop's display suddenly started flickering out of blue, it was on my desk and I was playing a game. this is a new laptop (~ 4 month old :) it doesn't always happen, it just comes and goes ...
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Laptop battery stuck at 48% but won't charge or operate after 1 year of use

I have a Dell Latitude E6440 my laptop battery (battery type: 71R31) stays at 48%. However, I can't charge it or even operate my laptop without the power adapter! Windows says that the battery is not ...
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Frequent BSODs immediately after waking laptop up from sleep

After upgrading to Windows 10 1709, I started noticing that my computer was having more bluescreens and it always happened immediately after waking it up from sleep. I have a laptop connected to a ...
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What physical/logical interface does my laptop's SSD have?

I have a Dell XPS 12 laptop (sometimes referenced as model 9Q33, bought in the UK), and information about the SSD's logical/physical interface and compatibility is very conflicted. According to ...

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