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    Official Dell u2413 Thread

    I found another problem. When I connect the HDMI, the text looks really bad as if it has been over sharpened. I already adjusted the sharpness down to 0 but the text still look bad. Edit: found the issue. When connected via HDMI, the Mac think it is some sort of TV and output in the Ypbpr...
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    USB voltage 5.20V. Is that normal?

    I have a PC using the following components: Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5019768 http://www.msi.com/support/mb/G41TME43.html#down-manual Case w/ Power Supply...
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    Official Dell u2413 Thread

    I recently acquired a new U2413 but I am having trouble with its color. I'm using it with a MacBook Pro, connected via displayport. Out the the box, I notice the monitor is very bright and there is significant difference in Red between my MBP LCD and the monitor's Standard Mode. I changed it to...
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview - is it too late to register?

    You are right about preview builds will no longer activate. http://news.softpedia.com/news/why-windows-10-build-10525-can-t-be-activated-on-some-pcs-489817.shtml But I don't think existing preview builds are converted to retail. They still remain in the insider preview program and will have...
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview - is it too late to register?

    I have Windows 10 Insider Preview installed and activated on a (Vista) laptop. But the laptop is becoming unstable and I found an identical replacement. I tried installing the Insider Preview from scratch again but this time it does not activate. I am not too surprised. But I see that the...
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    Question about caseless SSD

    I don't know what is the right term for them. They have no case but appears to use mSATA interface with power. Here is an example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Lenovo-X230-T530-32GB-MSATA-SSD-Samsung-MZ-MPC0320-0L1-FRU-45N8171-/181516710449?pt=US_Solid_State_Drives&hash=item2a433d3231 Can...
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    The highly rated HP Pavilion Slimline PC thread

    The 3 and 5 series slimline case has a useless drive bay for HP Pocket Media Drive. Removing it will give room for SSD. You should make sure you have spare SATA port and power though. I second that SSD isn't very useful for an HTPC. I had one. But for gaming, I think it would be useful.
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    OCZ SSDs - Why are they so bad?

    Just want to share my experience with RMA. I shipped my dead OCZ Vertex 2 120GB ($3 shipping) and got back a refurbished Vertex 3 128GB. (Can't really take advantage of the added speed as my board is SATA II). They ship about 1 day after receiving my drive via UPS Ground. Pretty good experience...
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    The highly rated HP Pavilion Slimline PC thread

    Not sure which slimline you referred to. I installed an E-350 to my s3000 slimline. http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1038556915&postcount=4943 It is still going strong.
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    Motherboard w/o AHCI + SSD

    My SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) failed on me. I used it for just 1.5 years and it is my OS drive. My motherboard does not support AHCI, I wonder if it would cause SSD to fail early? If I find a replacement, is there a way to make it last longer? (Motherboard is MSI G41TM-E43...
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    OCZ SSDs - Why are they so bad?

    My OCZ Vertex 2 died on me last week. The drive disappeared from BIOS and I tried another PC, another SATA cable with no difference. Pretty sure it is the drive. I am about to start the RMA process and then I see your post. On what ground do they refuse your warranty claim?
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    The highly rated HP Pavilion Slimline PC thread

    FWIW, I think this $69.99 board will fit in the s3000 cases: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157228 and turn it into an HTPC case. All you need is a cheap HP power adapter. It is not the same as the ASRock E350M1 that I used. But I guess it is similar. The stock PSU is...
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    BFG GeForce 210 loud fan noise

    I already tried Precision X and there is no option to change fan speed. So I think the resistor is the way to go. But I can't seem to find the power of the fan. Any ideas what is the typical amperage of a small GPU fan? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143208
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    BFG GeForce 210 loud fan noise

    This is a very interesting idea. I tried running the card w/o fan and the temp range is 70c to 100c, vs 60c to 70c with fan. I stopped testing after it reached 100c, which is just playing an H.264 video. So I think the temp can definitely go higher. So running without fan is out of the...
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    BFG GeForce 210 loud fan noise

    I have a BFG GeForce 210 video card that has very loud fan noise. I bought it new a few years ago and I hardly use it because it has a loud fan noise. Today, I took it out for an older PC. I found online that someone mention there is a BIOS update that will fix the fan noise (I think it always...
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