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    Laptop Freezing / Locking Up

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    Laptop Freezing / Locking Up

    Having an issue with a Dell precision m laptop. It's just had its hard drive upgraded to an SSD (Samsung 840 EVO 1tb) and has been working fine for the last 3 months. (Just as an FYI: I have performed the performance restoration fix) Recently it's started randomly locking up. No BSOD or...
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    Building a Computer for a Visually Impaired person

    Okay that's great, Dragon is definitely on the list. Has anyone had any experience with JAWS? It's supposed to be one of the best out there and the price defiantly reflects that. Also, Using a TV as a monitor, will an HD 4600 intel graphics chip manage a 50" display? Nothing strenuous...
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    Building a Computer for a Visually Impaired person

    thanks for your reply. Most helpful. How have you setup dragon to control your pc?
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    sendmail / postfix

    I have multiple websites setup on a VPS using wordpress. I need some way for each wordpress install to be able to send email to the relevant admin account. From my research I need to install and setup either sendmail / postfix etc. Is this correct? How would it need to be setup to send email...
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    Building a Computer for a Visually Impaired person

    Hi All, Just looking around for some advice on building a computer for a Visually Impaired person. Recommendations on software, Operating system, Screen size etc. Would a TV be better than a large screen? ie 52" + There is a large budget for this so price is not much of an issue.
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    firewall internal devices from rest of network

    How can I firewall certain devices from the rest of my internal network? For example I have two switches connected to the router. I want any devices connected to switch 1 to be able to talk to my entire network. I want any devices connected to switch 2 to only have internet access and no...
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    Ipcop vs Pfsense

    I'm starting to build my own router / firewall device for a network. I originally decided on ipcop after researching both that and smoothwall for hours and hours. Somehow I missed pfsense and after deciding on ipcop, now quite like some of the added features in pfsense. My question is...
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    building own router

    Can you recommend any good mini ITX cases with a PCI slot? Struggling to find any sub £50 ones
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    A new home server build

    anyone? :)
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    A new home server build

    I am in the market to rebuild my home server. It is used for media streaming (transcoding on the fly) and hosting a few gaming servers on the odd occasion. Mostly old games like Call of Duty 1 and Unreal Tournament and from time to time, Minecraft. Just seeing what kind of hardware you lot would...
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    building own router

    Ah good to know. Yes I realised that haha ;) Am I correct in thinking a pci e card such as this will not fit in that slot?
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    building own router

    thanks for your reply! not looking to run more than 20 users at most. Have bought an intel pcie gigabit card as i know it would need to NICs
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    building own router

    Would this be suitable for building my own firewall / router? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-D945GCLF2D-Motherboard-Intel-Atom-330-1-6GHz-1GB-DDR2-Mini-ITX-With-BP-/131114020802 Would run either ipcop or smoothwall
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    Laptop sometimes Will not turn on

    When the laptop is not turned on but is plugged in to the mains there is a strange electrical tingle on the edge of the case, stronger around the power adapter. Could this be causing a built up charge? How can I fix this?
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