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Old 04-14-2006, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Using a computer from US in Europe

Ok this maybe a simple question but here goes. Is it possible to use a computer from US in Europe and if so what is needed for this?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-14-2006, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to switch the power supply input voltage, and also get a new power cord for whichever country you are living in.

The power supply input voltages are usually like 115V / 230V.... somewhere in that neighborhood. Then, obviously different countries use different kind of wall sockets.

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I thought it might be a simple solution. This might also be a simple question also. Could I take a computer component such a pci sound card out of a US pc and put it into a European PC? Is the computer standards the same?
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The only difference between US and European hardware is power and language. To use a computer in Europe you need to switch the power input from 115V (US standard) to 230V (or somewhere around there), this can be done by moving the switch on the back of the powersupply from 115V to 230V. After you do that, you need a power cord that is for the native wall socket of the country. As long as the components are compatible with the said computer will work. So if it is a PCI card the other computer needs a PCI slot to use it.
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Thanks guys, for your replys.
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