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!!COMPUTER!! !!COOL!!

Hey Guys have you ever been on your computer and after a while, you get bored, and want to stay on your computer but don't know what to do! Well that's why i'm writing this. this happend to me a couple minutes ago so i came here to ask this: IF YOU HAVE ANY WEB SITES THAT WE CAN VISIT OR KNOW SOMETHING WE CAN DO ON OUR COMPUTERS WHEN WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO POST SOMETHING HERE AND TELL EVERYONE. So if its a game , software, a site etc.etc. tell us RICK,

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computer fan mod ???? will reversing fan direction cause overheating etc?

I have an older computer, and i was thinking instead of buying a new fan and installing as an out-take, what if i just reverse the one fan i have to pull air out, instead of running two fans.. would this cause overheating or any other problems, or would it provide better airflow in a "vacuum" effect for the computer. i only have the one fan in it right now.

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Computer PSU's and Peltier elements?

Hey, I have 2 158W Peltier elements, that I would like to mount to some CPU-heatsinks, and power with an old 400W PSU. Can I "just do that"? There seams to be some caveats with how these units draw power AFAIK. Also, does anyone have any experience with how much heat displacement is needed to not just ending up frying the unit? Any suggestions on what heatsink to pair them with, and how strong a resistor to put on them? I want to use them at the maximum power I can get them to run with continuously for up to 2 hours. I have way too limited experience with electronics, and only a week to build my project, so I kind of have to go with the simplest approach here :(

Question by ELF    |  last reply


Computer Problem! Answered

I was using my computer and then all of a sudden it turned off! Now won't switch on again. I have hoovered it out and I let it cool down. When I switch it on The cooling fan for the processor jumps but doesn't move, and a red light under the power symbol flashes and there is no signal being sent to the monitor. Also the fan for the psu does not move.  Nothing on the mother board looks like it has burned out. I was only running the internet. I am now using an old laptop All comments welcome Oscar

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Building a computer.

Hi :DMy old computer has died and I'm planning on just ripping it apart and salvaging bits and bobs for a new build, Here's my plan:CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Processor E8600Graphics card: GeForce 9800 GX2RAM: 4GBWiFi card: some brand, i haven't researched yetCase: Jeantech JNR-105 Luna ATXMy main problem is i cant decide on which Motherboard... do motherboards come with their own power supply? I think a 500 watt power supply would be more suited than the current 300 watt. which leads me to another question, can people recommend cooling options? (not water cooling though, i dont trust it enough to have hundreds of pounds of hardware surrounded by water)

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CPU Cooling System?

Hi all, i am looking to get a better cooler for my cpu as i will be doing some gaming with it. I have a stock dell dimension 2400 with the micro-atx motherboard. I want to buy from bestbuy if possible. and im looking to spend about 50.00 on it. Any ideas? I dont know how to figure out what cooler will fit my board so i need some halp. PLEASE REPLY! THANKZ!

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is there a better way to cool my computer? Answered

I was given, a few years back, a compaq armada 7400. my brother took it apart (because he accidentally hit it with a sledgehammer and damaged the scroll knob mouse thing - don't ask) and decided that this "wire" was unnecessary. he proceeded to cut this wire. turns out, it was the heatsink. so, now I need to know- what is the quickest, dirtiest way to cool my crappy laptop? I want to make it a digital picture frame.

Question by codongolev    |  last reply


USB power cooling fan?

Can my laptops usb port power a 12v .20A cooling fan if i hard wired it? I know it would be under powered, but it shouldnt harm my computer right?

Question by clayton993    |  last reply


Is it possible to cool a computer with Mountain Dew?

  I'm going to a con this summer and am building a computer for the LAN party.  Would it be possible to use Mountain Dew as the coolant for it?

Question by mad magoo    |  last reply


Computer Reuse in Minneapolis

Anyone in the Minneapolis area doing cool things with computer reuse or know of anyone who does? Any leads would be appreciate.

Topic by randofo    |  last reply


Building a Computer

So, in continuing my series of stupid newbie computer questions, I present: Building Your Own Computer!-The Computer-As you've heard, I first had a computer that messed up, then I took it to the computer dudes, and they said it was completely FUBAR, then I asked how I should salvage it. Now, after laying my eyes on the beautiful Linux-running $72 Computer, I said to myself that I should make one...-What I Have-I stripped my computer tonight, and I came up with a CD drive (doesn't burn, just reads), Floppy drive, hard drive, power supply (how the heck do I understand all those wires?), nice looking heatsink with matching fan, and various other parts from the Windows 98 computer. -The Problems--I checked the links provided at the link above, and the prices had either raised, the item is out of stock, or the item had vanished completely...-I would like to buy a minimum of parts because I am in debt with my parents, and being 13, I don't have a job to pay them off.-I would like to run Linux, as it is one of the coolest things I've found recently. -I do know that the link above is thumb-drive booted, and I would like to avoid that, but no biggie if I can't.-I also don't know that much about computers, so I want to keep the computer sweet and simple. -The components that I salvaged might not work with the new components (I.E. Motherboard)-Maybe more.-Pluses--It will be cheap.-Case mods should be easy.-Mistakes dont cost much.-Linux is free.-Linux looks very nice.-It shouldn't need much RAM to run (Am I correct here?), so I can run more complex programs without it costing me.-I have extra parts from the old Win98 computer that died.-Probably more, but this is all I got right now...First postSecond postI am saying this right now- I suck at understanding computers, and if possible, comment to me like you would your 93 year old grandpa.

Topic by John Smith    |  last reply


Insanely Cool Multitouch

So now all I need is $100k and I'm ready to rock. watch the videoJefferson Y. Han likes big computer monitors. If a screen is large enough, four or five people can work at it together, rearranging blueprints, say, or editing photos. But they can't do that if they're taking turns at a keyboard and mouse. The answer, which Han demonstrates on a 3 x 8-ft. monitor in his lab at New York University, is multitouch input. It allows any number of users to lay hands on the screen as if they were manipulating real objects. On the monitor, recently dubbed the Media Wall, Han uses his hands to spin a virtual globe and then zoom into the canyons of Manhattan. "A mouse is an indirect pointing device," Han says. "You're working with an object that's not on the screen. Multitouch computing is direct manipulation."Han, the son of Korean immigrants, drew inspiration from the way light diffuses when you touch a glass of water. It's a phenomenon known as "œfrustrated total internal reflection." Han attached LEDs to the side of a piece of clear acrylic ”his screen" and mounted an infrared camera on the back. Light traveled through the acrylic. When Han touched the screen, some light diffused out and was captured by the camera. He then designed software that allows the screen to be used for operating mapping programs, handling photos and drawing animated figures. Perceptive Pixel, the business Han started with an NYU colleague, builds custom multitouch computers for private industry and military clients (and, now, to anyone with $100,000).Multitouch computing isn't new: the concept has been kicking around since the 1980s, and two Breakthrough Award-winning products, Apple's iPhone and Microsoft's Surface, use versions of it. Han's special contribution: Beyond his varied applications for multitouch computing lies a broad vision of how it can empower people to work together in new ways.

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My sweet computer

Ok, so i basically just set up my first pc. I actually built it from a dell dimension 4700. It now has a new motherboard which is much better. Heres the specs: Operating System: MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3 CPU: Intel Pentium 4 530 Prescott 90nm Technology Ram: 2.5GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15) Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5KPL-AM EPU (Socket 775) 25 °C Graphics: DELL E173FP @ 1024x768 Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family Hard Drvie: 78GB Seagate ST380013AS (SATA) 28 °C Optical Driver: CD_ROM Drive Audio: VIA High Definition Audio Power Supply: The crappy 400W dell one from the dimension 4700. I really need to upgrade the power supply, cooling, hard drive, and maybe ram. Cooling especially, because i can overclock and i really want to. If i do a 5% OC, i stay at about 60 °C when playing games or stress testing. A bit more is pretty normal. Thats kinda hot though... So, thats why i want to upgrade the cooling. And it would help to upgrade the power supply a ton. And im going to need to with all the stuff i want to add. Anyway, heres some pics:

Topic by sci4me  


Wanted computer parts

Hi if you have any computer parts lying around such as a motherboard, CPU, cooling fans ect... I can take it off your hands for you free of charge. If so please send me a reply telling me what you have and is it working or not working  and I will be happy to come pick it up thanks.

Topic by theitnerd_withnomoney  


What to do with a brushless PC cooling fan?

I am making a mini solder extractor fume thing like the legendary kipkay www.youtube.com/watch and i bought all the parts yesterday. however when i opened up the fan box it was a brushless one. I needed a brushed one though... How do i hook the brushless one up and what else do i need?

Question by ossiegoldhill    |  last reply


http://www.specbox.net/ Cool new site to showcase your computer!

I found this cool new site. It is sorta social networking site where people share their computers and share and discuss ideas. I normally don't like social networking sites but this one seems pretty good. They just got up on their feet so I thought I would help them out by spreading the word on them. So give http://www.specbox.net/ a try. Here is my profile page https://www.specbox.net/usersonly/profile.aspx?id=d4Az0MwUy7c%3d&sid;=YT95HtuskvE%3d

Topic by CowGuy  


Possible to make firewire powered cooling fan vs. usb cooling fan?

Is it? I think I read that firewire 800 can provide MUCH more power, and if I could utilize that to power more powerful fans (as I only have 12v computer fans available at the moment, which usb can't provide enough energy to power at 5v).

Question by flio191    |  last reply


Cooling of Laptops - It it possible to use copper pipe and heat convection to achieve this?? Answered

I have a compaq laptop that runs the cpu at 55 °C which is equal to 130 - +°F. I have constructed a fan extraction system using my computer desk that has two fans underneath extracting the hot air from the bottom of the laptop unit and 2 fans directing cool air into the laptop  from behind. I am only getting a 5C temperature drop. That is when the computer is idle. If the computer is actively processing this temperature goes up. The core temperature is constant 4 degrees high the cpu. I have read that using a hot water bottle is an effective way of reducing the temperature. I actually tried this method and it gave me much the same result as the fans. see this site http://digitalcomposting.wordpress.com/2008/04/30/water-cooled-laptop-stand-6/ Has anyone tinkered with the notion of using  a sealed copper coiled tubing with water or coolant. That the laptop can sit on via a thin aluminum plate as its base and acting as a heat transference agent then using the  natural heat convection en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_transfer to cool the laptop. This is achieved by having one of the sealed ends of the copper tube immersed into cold liquid. The convection would presumably happen due to the heat and cold differences. Your opinions and further Ideas are welcome.

Question by spiderfurby    |  last reply


Computer Drive Bay?

Hi all. I am looking to fill at least 2 of my 4 availible 5.26 inch drive bays in my "new" computer. I was thinking like maybe a fan comtroller... but thats a little boring for me. I want somthing really cool. I did consider a lcd... but its kind of expensive and well... just not... idk. I just dont really like that idea. I was thinking somthing lik a toaster. :D But really... i want something kool. i mean even somthing totally useless... I just wanna fill them. I did consider using 1/2/3 of them for resivours for a liquid cooling system... but thats a little hard 4 me rit now. I am on a budget. I already gotta pay lik 130-230 for a new mobo. But i still hav som monsy 2 spend on it. So, wat is the coolest 5.25 inch drive bay device u ever saw. I also have 2 3.5 inch ones for smaller things. Like floppy. :D In case ur wonderin, i hav a xion vantage case. I am usin lik 4 fans. 2 or 3 lite up. I will soon be adding cold cathodes. But anyway, u can see it in my forum topic that i will make once my pc is bak from shop. THANKS!

Question by sci4me    |  last reply


Can you use motor oil for a liquid cooled computer? Answered

I would love to tell my friends that my computer uses car oil to keep it cool. I would probably use SAE 5-10 oil with a SA or SB rating.

Question by bowmaster    |  last reply


Small fan hooked up to a thermosta to cool a computer in vented furniture

I have a tower compute that I have put in a enclosed desk that I cut several vent holes but want to instal a fan as backup with a thermostat to insure proper ventilation. I was thinking buying a small desk fan that fit the space connected to a thermostat inside the enclosed space where the computer sits. 

Question by Richard Breffeilh    |  last reply


cooling laptop processor? Answered

I am using a dell inspiron 640m (i call it lappy dino) few years old now the processor is an intel core duo T5200 i use my laptop as a desktop because its screen is fried, meaning it never moves and uses an external monitor i have 3 questions here 1) i have been forcing my fan to run at maximum + a cooling pad blowing air towards the intake vent,   so far my cpu temp dropped from 60-70 Celsius to a nice 45 degrees the question is, would         running my fan at max damage anything or itself? 2)is there any risk of making your cpu "TOO COOL" and how will it hurt the computer 3) would it be better to remove the   heat sink plastic cover like in the picture  ,just the heat sink cover(the picture shows all cover removed) and not the heat sink itself then blow air directly at it with my cooling pad  

Question by michaelgohjs    |  last reply


Need to decorate middle-school computer lab - cool ideas?

Brand new computer lab & I would like to "geek it out" with some cool stuff (like the CD wreath & little component "bugs").

Question by mrsdi    |  last reply


i want to do somthing really cool with a computer that my bf doesn't know about, can someone teach me somehting cool?

I want  to schow him up. he's going to college to be a network manager and i can't stand it when he tells me things he thinks everybody knows. i just want one little program or button i can push that will impress even him. any ideas? like maybe shut down his screen or make his computer beep or somehting. lol i know this sounds sunb but i have nothing else to do with my time.

Question by amandalud10    |  last reply


Temporary computer feezes? Answered

We have an old computer that we used forever and it has everything on it.  We are now experiancing a serious issue.  It has a small Nvidia graphics card, 2 hard drives, one SATA, one that other big cord.  I just dusted it and checked for improper cooling, but it is fine.  I let it idle for a while and here is what happens. I have Task Manager running with the performance tab up.  It freezes for exactly five secconds, and the hard drive stops.  Then it runs for exactly five seconds again.  Each time it has a CPU spike which every time shows as 84%, no RAM change is seen.  Any idea's, we can't get the wifi to work for some reason so I can't get any programs for it I don't think, unless maybe I can flash-drive it.  Anyway, it seems very odd that it is exactly 5 second's every time.   One other thing, we had this uniblue registry booster thing come on and it kept asking us to buys stuff, and we never had a problem before that.

Question by jj.inc    |  last reply


Extreme water cooling idea for computer chilling plus dust protection

I started to play around with some compressor cooling devices, otherwise known as fridges, freezers or airconditioners ;) As with everything it started with a lot of reading, some doing, more reading, well you get the point... Anyways, I am now running an old and portable split airconditioner on hydrocarbons instead of the already escaped R22 refrigerant. With all this experimenting I got reminded that my computer does not really like to do hard gaming work on these hot days. There are already a lot of infos out there on how to use water and/or heatpipes to cool your system. One thing that they all have in common is that you need a chiller to cool the water. Now, there are really tons of options here - from using an old bar fridge to hold the water up to big direct chillers that can be used 24/7 and cost a small fortune. Here in Victoria the weather might be more forgiving but up north the humidity will be your main enemy if you want to use any decent cooling system. Imagine 90% humitiy and the water condensing on pipes and coolers inside your computer... Some systems compensate here by using a temp of around 12°C at the lowest to minimise the risk of condensation. But I think we can do better for cheaper if we are willing to get dirty and salvage some scrap. If it also a great way to protect your computer in a dusty and hot workshop enviroment! Let me explain the thought: Considering the costs for a decent air cooled system over the expense for just a basic water cooling kit it might be worth spending the extra money otherwise. What makes a normal and not overclocked computer go too hot assuming it is clean and free from dust? Right - the outside temperature and how hard we actually use it. Normal systems are designed to work at a room temp between 18 and 24°C, we are often lucky to have it under 30 in the summer. Getting a CPU to just under 70° if the outside air is already over 30° is hard if not impossible. But what if the computer would be in one of these fancy server rooms that are kept at 16° throughout the year? Problem solved, just win the lottery to get your server room build. Step back a bit and think again ;) If we make an additional and well insulated enclosure to put the computer in we would only need to worry about making it pretty much air tight and keeping the inside always under 20°C. Now follow me to my imaginary shopping trip... First step is getting a decent sized cooler box - you can build your own of course I would go for these oversizes Esky chests. Next step is a visit to the local hard rubbish collection or scrap yard. We look for a bar fridge or water cooling tower that has a condenser that will fit on the side or back of our cooling box. Prefer something old running on R22 instead of R134a if you can. If the system already has one or two service ports for filling even better, otherwise see you get one from a different fridge or freezer. The fun starts back home where we now make a big mess. The cooling system needs to come apart and if not a tower the fridge around it has to go without damaging pipes or condensers. Perfect would be to have a working system and to keep it in this condition to avoid the illegal escape or refrigerant. It also make it easier than having to refill it again. On the other hand getting a system that is already professionally evacuated as most scrap yards now do anyway can make the modding easier - up to your skill set and options to have the system checked and filled. Once we have a naked cooling system we get the cold side into the cooler box. Either by creating a slot to slide it in or by feeding the hoses through holes if you plan to do your own thing in terms of testing and filling. The compressor part and "hot side" are mounted securely to the outside of the box. If you still have the thermostat working and connected you can now check your homebuild fridge. To get the computer inside you have several option, IMHO the easiest is use one big enough hole to get all cables to the outside. You want this hole to end up as airtight as possible, I found candle wax to be a good sealer if you place some painters tape on the box first. So far this was the easy part, the hard part is now to make sure the humidity inside the box stays as low as possible. When the compressor starts cooling the evaporator will go to very low temperatures, even if you set the thermostat to 10° the cold side will condese or even freeze the moisture in the air. Unlike with direct cooling option inside your computer we now have a "cold trap" outside the coputer that we use to our advantage! Easiest option here is to have a catchment under the cold side to collect the condensing water and to let it discharge through a small tube to the outside. Once the system was operating for a few days there should be no moisture left inside our box unless it is not properly sealed. At this point you could be tempted to just set the thermostat to the coldest possible - I advise against it! Imagine the inside of the box is below freezing - the capacitors won't like it to start with and since we now have all surface subcooled the moisture can condense everywhere not warm enough, including your mainboard. A temp of around 10°C should be more than enough for normal gaming and gives the compressor a chance to turn off every now and then so any ice can drop off and exit. If you like the idea use it and make a featured Instructable out of it, my time is too limited at the moment to get serious with this.

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Is there any free software to tell me the temperature of my laptop?

So my brother sold me his old broken laptop for $7 in quarters! (What a steal right?) So I scrapped the speakers, 2 sticks of RAM, USB ports, a cooling fan, LCD screen, a hard drive, and a diode. So I took the fan and wired it to a USB cable to have a cooling fan under my laptop since it usually runs pretty hot, and now it's nice and cool. Is there a widget or free software to tell me the temperature? Thanks. PS: What else should I do with all these parts? I already installed a RAM chip in my computer.

Topic by Zachintosh    |  last reply


Lots of Computers , any idea ?

Hi I have 2 PCs with low specifications, and have a laptop which has a damaged motherboard . I want to do something cool with them , any ideas ? These 3 are not used . i have others as well but they r used too much . Any ideas ?

Topic by FOOOFEI    |  last reply


How can i turn my gameboy advanced into a controller fo a computer?

I have an old gameboy and thought it would be cool to turn it into a computer controller or computer hacking device?

Topic by sonicsizer    |  last reply


Exhaust Fan that turns On at an adjustable temperature and Off again at a lower temperature? Answered

OK, I've looked all through the postings, and I just can't find what I'm looking for. I've built an enclosure for my pet snake, and I would like to add an exhaust fan that comes on at a certain temperature, and then shuts off again when a lower temperature is set. I don't wish to use Arduino because I'm guessing that there is a fairly simple (cheap) method to do this using a temperature sensor, a 12V DC computer fan, and maybe a potentiometer (so I can adjust what the temperature is held at). Although I have the ability to solder, and I can read circuit diagrams....I lack the basic knowledge to create them for myself. I already did an internet search, and didn't come up with what I was looking for either. I'd rather not spend $60-80 for a store bought unit. Any help would be appreciated.?

Question by mvingtargt    |  last reply


How to set up a heatsink...not inside a computer? Answered

Im thinking of buying a heatsink with a fan on it. If I dont put it in a computer will it work as long as it has electricity? Will it blow cool air on me if I set it up on a stand?

Question by Adum24    |  last reply


how can I make this H shifter?

I seen this instructable and I found it cool so I decided to make one. I decided, based in other instructables using a cheap pc USB game controller. I have seen how to make the steering wheel, and I decided to make the pedals with linear potenciometers, such as the parking brake, but I don't know how to make the H shifter. Can somebody help me?

Question by tgferreira184    |  last reply


Cool Batch applet

Hey whats up the names Jason. I am 13 and like to play with computers but not like Halo (although i am guilty of occasionally playing Halo) what interest me is computer logic and programming. So right now i am half-way decentish with Qbasic and consequently Visual Basic, but the language i am most fluent in is just plain old DOS scripting (batch files). My math teacher at the begging of the year my math teacher announced that once o twice a month we would have a pop quiz on square roots and squares of numbers 1-20. Now to say the least I am poor with memorization. So i tried flash cards and starin at a sheet with the squares and square roots on it. but I was pretty consistently getting 60s and 70s. Now being a pretty good student this upset me and my parents weren't exactly happy. So then i decided i would make a batch file to quiz me on this, my first one was on sqrts. writing this took forever so even still i made another for squares. These programs help me study immensely and i now get a perfect 100 every quiz.. i then started thinking that there must be a way to speed up the writing of a simaler quiz program. thats why i wrote this, and i know it is probably mediocre but i like it so be nice. (You can do whatever you want with this source code, and while not required i would prefer credit if you distribute a mod of this batch file.)Here it is:rem The purpose of this batch is to automate the process of making another batch that is used to quiz a person@echo off:startclsEcho Make a Quizecho.echo.rem this part creates a variabl that wil be used in creating the final batch fileecho enter the name of the fileecho .bat wil automaticaly be tacked ont to the endSet /p filename=echo.echo.rem This just creates a ariable that is the title of the the game to be createdecho now enter the title of the quizset/p title=echo.echo.rem this is where the user inputs question part one and it becomes a variableecho enter question part 1Set /p quespt1=echo.echo.rem this ask for the second part of the question echo enter qeustion part 2set /p quespt2=echo.echo.Rem this declares some variables just for shorthandset line=echo.set ec=echoRem this creates a file that user named a while back and then fills it with some preliminary textecho @echo off>%filename%.batecho :start>>%filename%.batecho cls>>%filename%.batecho echo %title%>>%filename%.batecho %line%>>%filename%.batecho %line%>>%filename%.batrem this part is called midstart because ideally later you can repeat this multiple times depending on how long your quiz isset next=0:midstartset /a next=%next%+1rem now we ask for the question of the questionecho now enter the question for the current questionSet /p questmp=echo.echo.rem now we ask for the answer for that questionecho now the answer to that same questionSet /p anstmp=rem More txt inserting (the %%answer%% is used so that in the batch file being created it shows up as %answer%)echo echo %quespt1% %questmp% %quespt2%>>%filename%.batecho set /p answer=>>%filename%.batecho if %%answer%% == %anstmp% goto next%next%>>%filename%.batecho echo you lost>>%filename%.batecho pause>>%filename%.batecho goto start>>%filename%.batecho :next%next%>>%filename%.batecho echo You got it right>>%filename%.batecho %line%>>%filename%.batecho %line%>>%filename%.batecho you have asked %next% question(s)echo.echo.echo If you would like to make a new question simply type "n" and press enterecho However to input your last question type "l" and press enterset /p endchoice=if %endchoice% == l goto endif %endchoice% == n goto restart:restartgoto midstart:endset /a next=%next%+1rem now we ask for the question of the questionecho now enter the question for the current questionSet /p questmp=echo.echo.rem now we ask for the answer for that questionecho now the answer to that same questionSet /p anstmp=rem More txt inserting (the %%answer%% is used so that in the batch file being created it shows up as %answer%)echo echo %quespt1% %questmp% %quespt2%>>%filename%.batecho set /p answer=>>%filename%.batecho if %%answer%% == %anstmp% goto next%next%>>%filename%.batecho echo you lost>>%filename%.batecho pause>>%filename%.batecho goto start>>%filename%.batecho :next%next%>>%filename%.batecho echo you won>>%filename%.batecho echo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>>%filename%.batecho %line%>>%filename%.batecho echo click to exit>>%filename%.batecho pause>>%filename%.batEcho And thats it your doneecho.echo click to exitset /p end=And thats it so have fun and feel free to comment

Topic by lemonshark10    |  last reply


Covering up computer vents?

My computer has these vents on the case that are blowing out cold air while my expansion slot vent is blowing out VERY hot air. I was thinking I could cover up the vents that are blowing out the cold air which is very cold so I could make the inside of my comp cold so my video card doesn't get as hot. Is this a good idea?

Topic by emuman4evr    |  last reply


3d computer generated sculpture

Hey guys im reading this sci-fi novel. "Spook Country" there is a cool idea in it. the technology sounds just possible. A computer games artist has made a three d picture of the dead river phoenix which can be viewed via a helmet and uses gps to have the image only appear when you stand near where he died.So you can walk around the non-existen dead actors body..What a notion. Is it possible.

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Does anyone have any idea on how hot an average desktop computer gets?

Or do you know how much electricity a normal computer fan uses in a hour? Thanks.

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Where can I get one of these? Answered

I saw this picture online and wanted to know if it existed. If it does exist and someone finds a place were I can buy one will you please post the link?

Question by steve-lane    |  last reply


Which Panasonic Toughbook Should i get?

I am fifteen and I wanted to get one of these laptops because they are tough and i thought that they would be pretty cool.  I don't want one that is meant to be used for a specific job, i just want one that would be pretty cool. maybe a touch screen?  and not too pricey

Question by yankeee7    |  last reply


Computers Used to Heat Conservatory

Waste Heat to Be Used by Conservatory ------------------------- Heat generated by the Univ. of Notre Dame’s high-performance computing department is being used to heat a local greenhouse. The department has placed a containerized data center next to the Ella Morris and Muessel-Ellison Botanical Conservatories and Potawatomi Greenhouse in South Bend, Ind. The waste heat generated by working servers is piped into the greenhouse where it is used to keep succulents and other desert plants warm. CleanTechnica.com reports the university is expected to lower its equipment cooling costs by $100,000. The city will save $70,000 it spends to heat the conservatory. The use of the waste heat is part of the Botanical Society of South Bend’s plan to help make the greenhouses self-sufficient due to budget cuts. ------------------------------ Pretty smart. Picture is of my "brain cactus".  

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Draw high quality image on computer Answered

Thank you for reading/answering my question i have a cartoon charecter that i need to draw in a high quality i have gimp and paint but neither are working if you could recomend a free software i would be so grateful

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How do you make a computer game.

That would be sooooo cool!!!!!!!k inda like worlds hardest game or somehting?

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DIY Tinkerers Making Cool Stuff

This article in the Orlando Sentinel does a nice job of giving an overview of a few people in the DIY community. They even give Instructables a nice mention and then go on to talk about this guy:He has posted more than 50 projects on Instructables, including a sound-activated camera made from a disposable camera and an old computer speaker, and a method for taking ultraviolet photography using a broken black-light bulb.Hmm... who could that be? Link

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Is there a way to make an old pc power supply power over 16 fans?

I have 4 radiators on my water cooling circuit and each one has 4 fans...16 fans total but i have no feasible way to power all of them... any ideas on how to make an old 230 W pc power supply power the fans?

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Is it possible to hook a webcam to a hard drive or other storage device without a computer to record? Answered

I was thinking it would be cool to have a webcam set up for timelapse or something similar but only hooked up to a hard drive no computer so you could leave/hide it places to get cool shots.

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Computer Power Supple to Power 2 Computer Fans

I have a wine fridge with two fans (computer fans)  that cool a massive heat sink, but the temperature gauge is faulty so they constantly power on and power off. I was hoping to remove the existing controller and power the existing computer fans (that are already mounted) with an old Computer Power Supply to have them constantly on. Any ideas?

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Is there a way to aircondition a closed in closet for a home server? Answered

 So ive built a simple server, with enough already in it to keep air levels down and keep overheating a slight risk. But its just a little to loud to put in the bedroom, and a little to ugly to put anywhere really. So I decided on the Closet. But I'm not sure on how to keep it cool in the closet... I was thinking, another DIY Airconditioner unit, but im not sure if that would exactly work. It doesnt get that hot in the Closet, I just need something to generally keep the server cool. It wont have a monitor or anything, and will be running 24/7. All air ports will be kept open.  PS. It isnt a big server, just a little home networking server to share movies and junk on.

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Pentium 4 CPU hitting 75+ Degrees C (167 Degrees F)

Hi It's the good old Aussie summer and my computer doesn't like it one bit. Does anyone think a Pentium 4 CPU getting up to 75+ Degrees C (167 Degrees F) is a bit hot? The case only has only one case fan (in the power supply) Any suggestions to get it to run cooler? More fans? Water cooling?

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Record old electric organ into computer

Hello everyone, There is this old Farfisa electric organ lying around in my grandma's house, its probably from the late 1980s early 1990s. I've always liked playing around with it and especially with the cool drum machine is has. I want to find a way to record it not with a microphone but by plugging it somehow directly into a sound card. There is no midi or aux out on the organ as it has its own incorporated amplifier inside the body. Is this even possible, if so how? Thank you !

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Welcome to GEEK-TO-YOU

Welcome to GEEK-TO-YOU. We hope that you will find these Instructables informative, and easy to understand! Instructables will be moderated. We will try to review them as soon as we can. If you feel really cool, you can title your Instructable "GEEK-TO-YOU: Title here"; that way our group will become more publisized (butchered that spelling)! You will not see many Instructables yet because this group has just started, two more are on the way and soon to be here (as of 9/5/12).  Thank you very much for visiting us! Cheers! Darman12

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