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    Use an external monitor while laptop is closed?

    Works like a charm. Thanks.
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    Use an external monitor while laptop is closed?

    I just replaced my desktop with a laptop. I have an external LCD that I am using with the new laptop. Is there a way to boot the laptop, then close it and still be able to use the external monitor?
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    Can I record audio to CD and to MP3 simultaneously?

    A friend asked me if they could burn audio to a CD and to an MP3 file at the same time. I said they couldn't do it, but decided to ask here. I assume the audio is coming in from their sound board into the computer sound card. He is currently burning the audio live to CD.
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    Help finding laptop with these specs

    I need to get a laptop with these specs: 15 inch screen i7 4720 or 5700 16GB ram 256 GB SSD Boot drive 1 TB HD CD/DVD drive Ports: usb3, hdmi, ethernet Any suggestions?
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    Temps went up after cleaning.

    Just to add closure to this thread. I sent in my H100 and got the H100i replacement today. It is all installed now and I didn't realize how noisy the pump was on the defective H100. The new unit is much quieter and the temps are about 39°C at idle, and 59°C at full load.
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    Temps went up after cleaning.

    What are the top end air systems that would be equivalent to the H100i?
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    Temps went up after cleaning.

    I pulled the power to the pump. The temps shot up and I had to shut it down. I hadn't noticed before, but the pump was making a pretty loud noise, so it's probably failing. I called Corsair and they have a new one coming to me - since it was in warranty and I did have the receipt. Since they...
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    Temps went up after cleaning.

    That might actually be a good explanation. I might have dislodged something by moving it around. How would I check this since it is a sealed system? And how would I check the pump? It's not easy as all the case fans make it impossible to hear if it's running.
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    Temps went up after cleaning.

    I have a large case, Coolermaster ATCS 840 with a Corsair H100 cooler that uses 4 fans in a push/pull configuration. Temps were at 45°C at idle, and 75°C under full load (video transcoding). Today I decided to clean the inside and change the direction the push/pull was blowing. I thought my...
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    New SSD Raid0 - typing delay

    I just installed Win7-64 on to a pair of Samsung 850 Pro SSD's in Raid0 using the motherboards Intel controller. I have noticed that when I start typing (Word, IE Search, etc) that nothing happens, then all of a sudden the letters appear. Is this a problem with Samsung parts, or is it because...
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    Are my SSD's bricked?

    The lockup occurs after I have booted into windows. I insert the SSD into the external dock, the turn the switch on (Windows is already running). That is when it locks up. I will try to SE the drive - haven't tried that yet. Also will try the toolbox.
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    Are my SSD's bricked?

    OK, I tried that and I still get the same problem.
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    Are my SSD's bricked?

    I am only inserting them one at a time into the external dock.
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    Are my SSD's bricked?

    I have 4 SSD's that seemed to have all failed at once. They are Corsair Performance Pro 128GB, and I had them all in Raid0 as the boot drive. I can take three of them and format them individually into NTFS using Parted Magic. Then when I reboot my computer and insert the drives, the system...
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    What are all these partitions on my new laptop - 6

    So, 1) and 4) are for the OS and 2) and 6) are the system backup. That means that 3) and 5) are just extras?
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