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    Is it possible to play audio from Android Tablet to PC speakers using Bluetooth (Win 10)?

    Woke up today to find that my kitten chewed through the audio connector I was using to connect my Samsung Galaxy tablet to the Realtek line in on my PC. Before I go out and buy a new cable, I was wondering if it possible to somehow stream the audio from my tablet to my computer speakers using...
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    Is it possible to play audio from Android Tablet to PC speakers using Bluetooth?

    Woke up today to find that my kitten chewed through the audio connector I was using to connect my Samsung Galaxy tablet to the Realtek line in on my PC. Before I go out and buy a new cable, I was wondering if it possible to somehow stream the audio from my tablet to my computer speakers using...
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    Looking for 4K display with non-dull image typical of matte displays

    I just got my new system build together, and unfortunately my RTX 2070 Super does not have DVI so I am looking at having to replace my beloved Achieva Shimian 27" 2560 x 1440 monitor. I can buy a powered DVI to display port adapter, but it is going to cost about $185 CDN so I am looking to see...
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    64 GB Memory Kit for X570

    Hi all, I see there are many different threads about memory for the new Ryzen 3000 series of chips. I am in the process of putting together the components for a 3950X build, and would like to find a 64GB kit that plays nicely with the MSI Prestige X570 Motherboard. I know that C14 3600 is...
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    Any new glossy 4K displays coming out in 2019?

    I have been using my Achieva Shimian 27" for the past five years, and after calibration the image quality has been excellent. Some newer technologies like G-Sync / Freesync, higher 120+ Hz, and 4K have left me wanting to upgrade. My problem is, I absolutely hate dull, lifeless, hazy, matte...
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    Looking for major PC Vendors with Threadripper?

    From what I have been able to find, Alienware had exclusive rights to sell Threadripper based PC's last year. I have found a couple of boutique vendors such as Titan and Origin PC who let you build a Threadripper based PC, but haven't been able to find any configurations from major vendors such...
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    Anyone gone from SLI 670's to a 1070?

    From everything I have read, two 670's in SLI is roughly the speed of a GTX 980 card. Just wondering if anyone here on the forum has done this upgrade, and if so - what their thoughts are. Still kind of torn whether to go all out for a GTX 1080, or if the 1070 will provide enough of a boost to...
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    Yet another which 10 series card thread. This time for a 3930K @ 4.6

    I am currently running two 670's in SLI, and although the performance is still acceptable in most situations, I would like to go to a single card setup as it seems that SLI support has become more an issue as time goes on. I was looking at a 1070 Zotac AMP card at my local computer shop, but...
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    In need of Dataplex v1.3.0.1 software

    Does some kind soul have this software and would be willing to share with me? I did a Win 10 install, and would like to get my Crucial Adrenaline drive working again. I called Crucial tech support, and they said they no longer support the drive and that they are unable to provide the software...
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    Is there a way to trace long boot times with Win 8.1?

    Since doing the spring update, my computer takes forever to boot up. I had actually restored my machine from backups twice thinking my install was borked, as sat on the loading screen with no hard drive activity and the windows circle just spinning. Last night I let it sit on the spinning...
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    Windows 8.1 - Why does my Windows Update keep acitng up?

    For some reason, my Windows Update feature of 8.1 is no longer functioning. It was acting up prior to the Spring Update, but after manually installing I was finally able to connect to Microsoft servers and download several needed updates. This morning I went to check to see if there were any new...
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    Need some help with high temps on H100i / 3930k

    Hi guys, I was rendering out an image yesterday and got a warning that my temperatures had exceed 85C and looking at my Asus monitoring software saw that my processor had throttled down from it's 4.4 Ghz to 3.6 Ghz. I pulled open my case and discovered my radiator was covered with a solid...
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    New 3930K - Some overclocking questions

    Hi all! I am happy to report I have put together my new 3930K build and things seem to running great. As this is my first i7, I had just wanted to bounce a few questions off the Hard collective. I have always been a manual tuner when it comes to overclocking, but after hearing the great things...
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    Crucial M500 960Gb Availability

    Just wondering if anyone knows of any retailer with the Crucial M500 in stock. I have had absolutely no luck finding one up here in Canada, and I just got word back from system builder that their supplier are saying it could take up to another month for them to come back into stock. Any...
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    3930K or Haswell for 3D rendering?

    I was planning on holding out for Ivy Bridge E for my new rendering box, but there seems to be just one delay after another and I have pretty much come to the realization that we won't be seeing this processor anytime soon, with a possible release towards the end of the year. I was ready to pull...
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    When will we see new 6 / 8 Core processors from Intel?

    I am still clinging onto my venerable QX6700 which has proven to be quite the workhorse. As I do primarily 3d rendering with my machine, as well as casual gaming, I am quite excited about the new 6 and 8 core processors from Intel. I was going to spring last fall for a 3930K setup, but then...
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    Samsung S27B970 availability in Canada

    Has anyone see these for sale from a Canadian retailer? The only place I can find selling them is Tiger Direct.ca, and they are refurbished models for $1350. After trying to decide between the Dell 2713, Apple Cinema, and Samsung B970, I have made up my mind to go for this. Also curious as to...
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    Can you use a SSD cache accelerator to boost a secondary drive?

    I am putting together a new build using a Samsung 830 for the primary system SSD, and a WD Black 2TB for my secondary data / games drive. I was wondering if it was possible to use a SSD caching drive like the Corsair Accelerator to boost the speed of my WD 2 TB drive, while still keeping the...
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    Asus PA248Q - Anyone have one?

    My aging Dell 2405 is on it's last legs and I need to find a quality replacement for it. Usage will be about 70% graphic and design work, and 30% gaming. As far as size goes, 24" seems plenty big on my desk, and I am somewhat concerned that going to a 27" would almost be overwhelming...
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    Dell 2405 - how does it hold up to newer 24" displays?

    I posted this question in the dell 2412 thread, but how does Dell 2405 hold up in terms of color accuracy and black levels compared to newer displays? all my friends only have TN based displays, and to me eyes my aging monitor still seems to have better colors. the only thing that is really...
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    Running two graphics cards for different applications

    Hi All, I bought a GTX 470 card a couple of weeks ago and the card is blazingly fast for gaming, but the card just flat out stinks for Maya, Autocad, and 3dsMax. Looking back at past benchmarks, it is far slower than my older 6800 GT, and doesn't come anywhere close to my old 8800 GTX. Nvidia...
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    Slow 2d performance with GTX 470

    I posted an earlier thread about how Pro level apps like Blender and 3DSMax run about 1/4 of the speed of my 8800GTX, and in addition to this I am also noticing that Windows itself is quite pokey as well compared to my older card. I did some benchmarking using Passmark's performance test, and my...
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    Poor 3DSMax performance with new GTX 470

    I installed my GTX 470 last week and am have been blown away with the speed gain over venerable 8800 GTX card. Ever game I throw at it chews through with little effort, and playing games such as BC2 with all the bells and whistles turned on is a joy to behold. Unfortunately, I use my machine for...
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    How much mucking around is need to use an X2 ATI card?

    I was going to pick my Dad up a 4870 card today on a boxing day clearance, and although they were all sold out, they did have a single Saphire 4870x2 card for $200 Canadian which I grabbed. I am just wondering if this is a good card for him, or if there is a significant amount of mucking around...
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    Any new info regarding Fermi release date?

    I was all set to get myself a 5850 during the holidays until I found out they are next to impossible to find in stock anywhere. Most of the local shops say it will be mid January before they get their next shipment of the cards in. Anyways, being an Nvidia owner for my last two cards, I am...
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    Got me a 5850... Some Nvidia to ATI install ?'s

    So my folks being the awesome parents they are got me a 5850 for Christmas. I am just wondering what the best way to go about installing the new card. I have read some people that say that a complete OS re-install is necessary when going from Nvidia to ATI, and other's who say they simply...
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    Time to replace my 8800GTX.... Which 5850 for overclocking?

    Which 5850 cards can you overclock and adjust voltage to right out of the box without having to flash the cards BIOS? I see some users getting near 5870 levels of performance with their overclocked 5850's and was thinking this would be a good present to myself at Christmas. Any recommendations...
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    Is the new 5870 pointless on anything less than an i7?

    Have had a couple of people tell me that there is no point upgrading my current 8800GTX to a 5870 as I wouldn't see much if any performance difference as I am severely limited by my QX6700 CPU running at 3.2 Ghz. My LCD's natives resolution is 1920x1200, so I have had to pass on a lot of the...
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    Explorer / File Dialogue interface improved in Win 7?

    I am just wondering if MS made any improvements to the file explorer interface in Windows 7. It seems like in Vista whenever I open explorer up or go to load / save a file it picks some random layout for the interface. Sometimes I get thumbnails displayed, the next I'll get text details, but...
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    Is FED monitor technology dead in the water?

    I have been looking to upgrade my Dell 2405 LCD for sometime now to something that has better blacks akin to my old Viewsonic CRT. I did purchase a refurb FW900, but it looked like it had a lot of hours behind its belt and despite all sorts of adjustments and tweaking at a monitor repair shop I...
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    Looking for someway to output full screen video to televion

    I am having some problems with my new machine getting it to output full screen video to my television. My video card is an eVGA 8800GTX, and apparently for some reason Nvidia has removed the full screen TV out capabilities wit their newer hardware. I can output my desktop to my television, but...
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    Anyways to change color of Vista Taskbar?

    From the default black setting? I found this WindowsBlind Vista theme with the taskbar in white and thought it looked real smart. Is there a way to do this in the final version of Vista? http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/1843/aprildirty31ez.jpg
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    Aarrrggh! How do I keep Windows Livesearch from hijacking my webbrowser?

    For years i have used msn.com as my homepage as I really like the localized news and other content. About a couple months ago, however, they have added the windows live search bar at the top of the page. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but the search bar is the last thing to load on the...
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    Does memtest not alway pick up errors on faulty memory?

    I have been pulling my hair out for about the past month trying to figure out the cause of my random BSOD on my new Kentsfield build. 90% of the time I was getting a NV4disp.dll error leading me to believe that the Nvidia Forceware drivers were at fault. Anyways, in the past weeks the errors...
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    Looking for recommendations on replacement 120MM fans for TT Armor - Case cooling ?'s

    I am finding I am not getting enough airflow through my Thermaltake Armor case and was looking at getting some replacement fans. Just wondering what you guys would recommend for a high CFM / reasonable volume level fan. One of the local shops here in town has the Thermaltake A2018 Thunderblades...
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    Can someone help me decipher these minidumps?

    I am trying to isolate the cause of my system instability and don't seem to be having much luck. My machine can run dual Orthos, Quad P95, and pass Memtest for hours on end, but then I'll be playing a game or working with one of my 3D programs and I get a random BSOD. Most of the error messages...
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    Want a good laugh? Read the Presler EE Reviews at NewEgg

    Another guy posted this over at Xtremesystems and I thought it was hilarious. Check out the more recent reviews of the 965 EE over at the Egg. Methinks their trying to get rid of some old stock. :P...
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    Best way to find maximum OC for Bad Axe 2 / QX6700 combo

    Hey guys, Just putting together a BX2 / QX6700 build and was wondering what would be the most painless way to find my maximum stable OC. From what I have read, the BX2 uses a CMOS jumper reset if you have a failed overclock making overclocking the board somewhat tedious. I haven't really...
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    Best modular power supply for thermaltke Armor?

    I am putting together a new Kentsfield / 8800 GTX build this weekend and am having a hard time decidig which PSU to go for. The three I have shortlisted right now are the Enermax Galaxy 1000 (seems a bit overkill, and most expensive at $349 CDN), the Silvertone Zeus 750 (not modular, but seems...
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    Best motherboard for Kentsfield

    Looking to put together a new Kentsfield build within the next week and am having a hard time deciding which motherboard to use. I plan on using the machine as a 3d workstation / gaming machine. Ideally, I would like a board that is stable, and still a acapable overclocker. I would also like a...
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