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    I see... Sort of like the kid with the flashy...

    I see...

    Sort of like the kid with the flashy red bike.

    Don't know what it does, but it looks GOOD!
    Has to be good because I have all these expensive tires, bells, and whistles.
    Plus I'm...
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    To compare motherboards, you have to compare...

    To compare motherboards, you have to compare components on the motherboard, and features.

    Also what do you wish to do with the motherboard?
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    Yes. Just buy a matching external enclosure. They...

    Yes. Just buy a matching external enclosure. They also make an external enclosure that accepts HDD's that are IDE (PATA) and SATA, for a 2.5 inch laptop sized hard drive,

    One such example,
    ...
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    Hate to make it short, but, CPU Reset Lines...

    Hate to make it short, but,

    CPU Reset Lines
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    One last one then I'll go away; Iraq? You...

    One last one then I'll go away;

    Iraq?
    You will need to constantly clean out the inside of your computer, AND the inside of the Power Supply.
    How often?
    As often as it is required. Only you will...
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    Graphics card, (Video card. Same/same),...

    Graphics card, (Video card. Same/same), manufacturers rate the required Wattage needed from the Power Supply, by using a computer with the top of the line hardware components.

    Gamer type...
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    I have suggestions (!O_O!) I'm sure just about...

    I have suggestions (!O_O!)
    I'm sure just about every computer geek does! Lol!

    I agree that it doesn't matter what major G.P.U. manufacturer you select, for the graphics/video card. I do know...
  8. I agree with Curleyben's answer, and would also...

    I agree with Curleyben's answer, and would also like to address the following;

    Bad sector? Hard drive is physically breaking down.

    Suggest you peruse the following pages, to become familiar...
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    Cothte, One of the keys on the Keyboard, has...

    Cothte,

    One of the keys on the Keyboard, has three dots in a horizontal row, (... ), with three lines that look like light rays, shooting out of the corner of the left dot.

    Indication is that...
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    Questions if I may; 1) Why were you...

    Questions if I may;

    1) Why were you reinstalling Windows?

    2) What disk are you using?

    A) Restoration disk that came with the Inspiron?
    B) Restoration disk from another computer?
    C) Backup...
  11. 1) Which audio drivers did you download? ASUS...

    1) Which audio drivers did you download?

    ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M5A78L-M LX

    2) AND what do you mean,. the 'consensus'?

    Drivers are available from Asus.

    There are TWO. Both are...
  12. If Curleyben's answer doesn't do it, I would...

    If Curleyben's answer doesn't do it, I would suggest replacing the Keyboard.

    Post the laptop manufacturer and model number. It's on the bottom of the laptop in a sticker.

    (Examples;
    For HP...
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    Audio chipset - Realtek ALC655 6-channel codec ...

    Audio chipset - Realtek ALC655 6-channel codec

    I'm looking at the motherboard user manual right now.

    The front audio jacks connect to a front audio header on the motherboard.
    FP_AUDIO
    ...
  14. Not doubting your soldering expertise addia2007,...

    Not doubting your soldering expertise addia2007, but you may have a cold solder joint, or two.

    To regress;
    You checked the AC adapter (Charger), to make sure it is putting out 19 Volts? (DC)
    ...
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    Have AT&T perform a check on the line, (Ping),...

    Have AT&T perform a check on the line, (Ping), and have your modem plugged into power, and computer plugged in.

    Also ask to have a tech check the line at your outside phone box.

    Last one I...
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    Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 came out in 2008. ...

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 came out in 2008.

    Adobe Photoshop Elements - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    May I ask if you purchased it new back then, or is this a recent purchase?
    Recent...
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    Are you trying to use a USB mouse? Try using...

    Are you trying to use a USB mouse?

    Try using a PS/2 mouse, or a PS/2 to USB adapter, along with a USB mouse, (Female USB to male PS/2),

    USB-to-PS/2 Adapter, from USB Female Port - to PS/2 Male...
  18. Question: VGA Problem

    by joecoolvette
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    You're welcome! Also wondered if you get time,...

    You're welcome!

    Also wondered if you get time, if you would post back your results.
  19. Question: VGA Problem

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    Edit: "1) If the laptop is dirty inside the...

    Edit:
    "1) If the laptop is dirty inside the Processor, for one, will overheat."

    Should be, "1) If the laptop is dirty inside; the Processor, for one, will overheat.

    ( If the laptop is dirty...
  20. Question: VGA Problem

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    Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C....

    Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
    Integrated Circuit,

    Integrated circuit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The chipset for graphics is a GPU,

    Graphics processing unit - Wikipedia,...
  21. Question: VGA Problem

    by joecoolvette
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    If an external VGA monitor shows a good display...

    If an external VGA monitor shows a good display when attached to a laptop, but the laptop's internal monitor does not, the problem lies with the Video Cable, or in the Display Assembly.

    A) Video...
  22. Yes, granted Aluminum IS allowed in homes. Look...

    Yes, granted Aluminum IS allowed in homes. Look at trailers, Ha!
    However I wouldn't want it used in MY home, and wouldn't recommend it in other homes.

    Corrosion is the biggest factor. Copper...
  23. As a computer engineering graduate, were you not...

    As a computer engineering graduate, were you not offered a job, or jobs, after graduating?
    This seems to be the norm.

    What specific area do you excel in? Find out what jobs are available. That...
  24. Question: MAdc

    by joecoolvette
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    Yes. The transistors collector requires a...

    Yes.
    The transistors collector requires a constant 600 MilliAmps of DC current, or 15 Amps of DC current.

    Computers, and transistors, all use Direct Current.

    The Power Supply (SMPS for today's...
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    Drivers are small pieces of software, that allow...

    Drivers are small pieces of software, that allow an Operating System to 'Communicate' with a device.

    Windows XP and Windows 7 are two examples of an O/S.
    (Operating System)
    The graphics card is...
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    To Add: Chip and Chipset are slang terms for...

    To Add:
    Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
    Integrated Circuit,

    Integrated circuit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    WHEN installing a graphics card, ALWAYS install the graphics card's...
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    NO Why? Because a graphics card has it's...

    NO

    Why?

    Because a graphics card has it's own Processor, and RAM.

    The Processor is a G.P.U.

    Graphics processing unit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Suggest you S-T-O-P The statement, "...don't...

    Suggest you S-T-O-P

    The statement, "...don't know where it goes-two black fabric coated wires coming into the box",

    Freaks me out.

    This means to me that there is Knob and Tube wiring in the...
  29. Just to add: 1) NEVER use aluminum inside a...

    Just to add:
    1) NEVER use aluminum inside a residence.

    2) Hope you are allowed by local regulations to re-wire. If not, and the residence burns down, you can be charged with a hefty fine, and...
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    Ummmm, No. The receptacle is for the full...

    Ummmm, No.

    The receptacle is for the full utility power. Do not know what country you are in, but;

    USA = 120 Volts (At 60 Hertz)
    Europe = 220 Volts (At 50Hertz)
    Australia = 220 Volts (At 50...
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    The Black/White wire also goes to the Black wire...

    The Black/White wire also goes to the Black wire of the power source wire.

    [ Goes to the Black wire of the two wires in the Junction Box ]

    This is for a single switch setup.

    [ NOTE*
    The...
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    parli014, I suggest it is a problem with the...

    parli014,
    I suggest it is a problem with the external harddrive's enclosure.
    More specifically, a small circuit board, that the hard drive plugs into.

    Primer:

    The basic construction of the...
  33. Do moderators look at some of the answers given?...

    Do moderators look at some of the answers given?

    Seriously!

    Although the thread was started in 2008, it seems to have gone on.
    With the intent that someone may have this problem in the...
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    Suggest you download the free version of...

    Suggest you download the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    Info: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Free version download site:

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware...
  35. You can lead a horse to water; doesn't mean you...

    You can lead a horse to water; doesn't mean you can make it drink, however.

    [ Somewhere a dog howls in the distance, and crickets chirp ]

    (Unless you have a surge protector that costs around...
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    Acer Support Specifications stated for Graphics:...

    Acer Support Specifications stated for Graphics:

    "Intel® HD Graphics
    Discrete card support for high-end NVIDIA® GeForce® and ATI Radeon™ graphic cards
    Microsoft® DirectX® 11 support"

    1) Intel...
  37. I don't feel you've been helped. Would appreciate...

    I don't feel you've been helped. Would appreciate it if you would post the computer manufacturer, and model number, of the Desktop PC.

    (For HP computers it is Product Number. P/N in the white...
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    Agree with Curlyben. Sounds like a version of...

    Agree with Curlyben.

    Sounds like a version of MS AntiVirus. A 'scareware malware',

    MS Antivirus (malware) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    As you can see under the Names heading, MS...
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    AsRock Support > AsRock G31M-S motherboard > Main...

    AsRock Support > AsRock G31M-S motherboard > Main Support page,

    ASRock > Products > G31M-S

    In the link above left-click on the photo of the motherboard. The view of the motherboard that is...
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    Re-read my previous post. Posting a more in-depth...

    Re-read my previous post. Posting a more in-depth answer;

    Processor: List of Intel Core i5 microprocessors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    1024MegaBytes (1024MB) = 1GigaByte (1GB)
    Your RAM...
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    A) A wireless connection is about half the speed...

    A) A wireless connection is about half the speed of a wired connection.

    B) Smoothy, You are backwards. Gigabit is faster.

    1) Gigabit Ethernet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    2) Fast...
  42. Power Supply's are an SMPS used for personal...

    Power Supply's are an SMPS used for personal desktop computers.

    Switched-Mode Power Supply,

    Switched-mode power supply - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The expensive gamer Power Supply's...
  43. Power Supply is bad. Probably Electrolytic...

    Power Supply is bad. Probably Electrolytic Capacitors breaking down.
    (These 'Caps' are used as Filters for the incoming AC electricity, { Input Stage}, and outgoing DC electricity. {Output Stage )...
  44. Sdram is a shortened name for SDR Sdram. Single...

    Sdram is a shortened name for SDR Sdram. Single Data Rate Sdram.
    (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory)

    There are 168 gold plated contact pins on the bottom, (84 on each side), and two...
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    Replace with a cheap Power Supply, and you are...

    Replace with a cheap Power Supply, and you are asking for trouble. A decent Power Supply doesn't have to cost an arm, and a leg, but you need to research the unit, and see what the reviews are.
    ...
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    I would use CPU-Z from CPUID.com As for your...

    I would use CPU-Z from CPUID.com

    As for your specs they are BOTH correct.
    It is the Integrated Graphics that is being read, however.
    Nvidia GeForce GT440 integrated graphics chipset,

    GeForce...
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    Not an answer. Just wanted to include; When...

    Not an answer. Just wanted to include;

    When Windows is installed on a computer, it assigns hash values, to certain major hardware components.

    1) Processor

    2) Motherboard. Specifically the...
  48. It's going to be a long day, lol! Yeah, got it. ...

    It's going to be a long day, lol! Yeah, got it.
    Sony VAIO VCP-EE31FX.

    1) Screen Inverter,

    http://www.laptoprepairparts.com/html/details.asp?ref=1314&category=inverter

    2) The Backlight is a...
  49. I'd like to post this as a Clarification, as it...

    I'd like to post this as a Clarification, as it isn't an answer. Need more information from you.

    On this touchscreen Computer Numerical Control mill; is the computer WITH the touchscreen, or...
  50. Question: Hard drive

    by joecoolvette
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    Yes. There are several variations. Post the...

    Yes. There are several variations.
    Post the computer manufacturer's name, and model number. This way I can give you more than a generic answer.
    Also post what size harddrive/s you have in mind, and...
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