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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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Dual-core CPU actual GHz speed

I took out my old laptop from the store just to play around with it and see if it is usable anymore. Overclocked the CPU to 2GHz and it seems to be running fine for a decade old piece of machinery. ...
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Keyboard working only when other keys are pressed

My laptop is being weird. I have a computer kit, so I could undo everything, but I want to be sure it isn't some default software downloaded on my PC. But my keys X and Z work only when another button ...
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SSD thinks it's going bad

So I purchased this ADATA SP580 a few months ago for my laptop. Had no issues until recently, the laptop started freezing out of nowhere. I went ahead and did a clean install of Windows to see if the ...
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Is there a difference between 2x8 and 1x16?

I am considering two laptops that look pretty much the same except one difference: laptop A has two memory chips of 8GB each, while laptop B has one memory chip of 16G. Laptop B is considerably more ...
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Laptop display misaligned / incorrect scaling / display bounds

I have quite a strange issue with my laptop where the resolution/alignment/scaling is incorrect when using windows (Win 10) and even during the boot splash screen / UEFI menu. Specs below: OcUK Gamer ...
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Fans of a new laptop relatively loud (when only browsing the Internet)

I bought a new laptop three days ago - Dell Inspirion 7577. I installed Windows 10 and drivers. I am only surfing the Internet for now and my fans are relatively loud which I find awkward for such a ...
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FN key “stuck” and non-responsive on my Lenovo ThinkPad T450

My problem The FN key on my Lenovo ThinkPad has been non-responsive since some time last year and is just showing this constant green light which never turn off except when the laptop is turned off. ...
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DC Power Jack for ASUS K501UX

I've been searching for a replacement power jack for my ASUS K501UX laptop. This take-apart video is quite helpful, but I've not been able to find the replacement part that I need. This part was ...
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WiFi USB adapter works in just one slot of my laptop

I have a TP-Link WiFi USB adapter (model: TP-WN725N) which I use with a low end HP laptop (model HP 650, four years old). The OS of the laptop is Debian 9.4. I used to plug the WiFi adapter to the ...
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Deciding on a Upgrade path for a Laptop Hybrid HDD

How do I find out what drives I can replace my laptop Hybrid HDD with, currently i'm using a 'Seagate ST1000LM014' (8GB MLC SSD 64mb cache 2.5" 5400rpm Hybrid HDD). Would something like a 'Seagate ...
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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)? [closed]

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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