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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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    What are all these partitions on my new laptop - 6

    I just bought an Asus T300LA Transformer and it has six partitions. Any idea what they are all for? Only the OS (C:) shows up in Windows 8.1. As far as I know, it only has one physical drive - a 128GB SSD 1) System Fat32 100 MB 2) Recovery NTFS 900 MB 3) Unformatted primary 128 MB 4)...
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    External drive for laptop?

    I bought a Lenovo laptop and it did not appear to have enough power to drive an external drive. It had some other problems, so I returned it and the drive. I just wanted to be sure the drive works on the next laptop I buy. Maybe it was a problem with a defective laptop.
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    External drive for laptop?

    Is there such a thing as an external optical drive (CD/DVD) that gets data via USB and is powered with a wall plug (ie,not via USB)?
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    Will USB power my CD player?

    The laptop/USB drive can list the files on the CD. When I go to run the EXE, it just times out. Also, I am able to copy files from the CD to the laptop. I just can't run any programs or run a DVD.
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    Will USB power my CD player?

    It has been a while since I bought a laptop, but just picked up a Lenovo Yoga2. It has an 11.6" screen and looks like it will just do what I need. Since it does not come with an optical drive, I bought a USB-powered drive. The drive will read a CD, but will not run any programs. I put a DVD...
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    How to throttle upload to one address

    I upload large video files to a video provider. The files are sometimes 2 to 2.5 GB and will take up to 2 to 3 hours to upload on my 2Mbps upload speed cable modem. When that happens I cannot use my internet at all. Is there a way to throttle this upload to use, say, 80% of my bandwidth...
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    Thunderbolt (TB) vs Mini Display Port (MDP)

    I have a Mac Mini that I would like to sell and upgrade to a new PC laptop. The Mac Mini uses the TB output to a projector. It connects with an Apple adapter that is TB to VGA. I have heard that TB and MDP are similar but not 100% the same. Will my adapter work if I plug it into the PC...
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    Help me find this laptop

    I just bought my wife an inexpensive laptop and it has Win 8.1. This is my first time with W8.1. Not a big fan of it at all, so would probably need one with Win 7-64. Although I have an unused product key for Win 7, so is not really a game changer.
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    Help me find this laptop

    Is it possible to find a 15 inch laptop for less than $1000 with the following specs: REQUIRED i7 quad core processor at least 8 GB of memory 1920x1080 resolution or more HDMI output CD/DVD drive at least 5 hours of battery Max price of $1000
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    Which tablet for me?

    I need a tablet with max screen size - can be 11" up to about 14". I need it to run full version of Windows 7 or 8 and have a keyboard, attached or detachable, and have the ability for HDMI output (either direct or via dongle). The MS Surface Pro 3 looks like a good choice, but are there other...
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    M/B with 4 SATA 3 Intel ports?

    I currently have an LGA 2011
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    M/B with 4 SATA 3 Intel ports?

    Is there a motherboard that has 4 Intel SATA 3 ports (not Marvell or other and not SATA 2). I know most have at least 2 ports, but I am looking for 4 to use in a raid array. I also know that there are PCIe cards, but I would like to use the Intel on-board ports.
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    Looking for a DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless cable modem

    Anybody have a recommendation for a cable modem Docsis 3.0 router with wireless and with at least 4 ethernet connections? I am so angry with my internet provider, Suddenlink. I discovered this today when I looked at my last 12 months of receipts. Apparently I was not paying the rental fee for...
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    Safe temps for my O/C?

    I think I will settle on 45x100=4500. It runs at 70C when stressed using IBT and uses 1.35v. That seems to be a bit safer on the chip and I really can't see much performance difference.
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    Safe temps for my O/C?

    I have had this computer for a while and just now started to get serious about overclocking. I would like someone to check to see if I am safe using my final settings. My sig shows my current hardware. To check my overclock, I run Intel Burn Test and watch CoreTemp to check temps and Vcore...
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    I am going to answer my own question. I tried a few things, but what works is to create 2 each raid 3 raid sets. Then create a raid 30 raid set, then create a volume. Then format using disck management.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    I've had my Areca for a year and have used raid 0 and raid 5. This morning I wanted to try raid 30, but was not able to do that. Is there something else I need to do for raid 30? PC with i7 3930k with 32GB memory and Win7-64 Areca 1882ix-12-4GB with 8 each 1TB HHD
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    ASUS Official X79 Motherboards Support Thread

    Where is the multiplier?
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    ASUS Official X79 Motherboards Support Thread

    I have rebooted a few times and now there is an option to go into manual mode for the CPU. I do have ME version, but the overclocking section is different. Which settings do I need to work with? Is there a guide for this bios version?
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    ASUS Official X79 Motherboards Support Thread

    I downloaded the CAP file from the ASUS site onto a USB stick. The file name is P9X79-PRO-ASUS-4608.CAP. I rebooted into the bios and then under Tools there was an option to update.
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    ASUS Official X79 Motherboards Support Thread

    I just updated my bios from 3501 to 4608. I know it's been a while since I've updated, but the overclock function is either gone or is not obvious. Anybody have any ideas? My hardware is listed in my sig.
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    Need help with DVI connectors

    One other question about the two monitors. They compare fairly close in most details and in price. The one difference listed is panel. The Qnix has PLS and the Crossover has AH-IPS. Is there any advantage to one or the other?
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    Need help with DVI connectors

    I am in the market for a new monitor. I do some light video work with Premiere Pro CS6. I am not a pro, but would like a fairly good 27" monitor for about $500 or less. I have an Nvidia GTX 470 vid card and that has an HDMI and 2 each DVI-I connectors. Most of the monitors I've found have...
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    Get a monitor or flat screen TV?

    My monitor is slowly failing (it's a Hanns-G 28") and I am in the market for a new one. I have found several that will make good replacements, but they are more expensive than a similar flat screen LED TV. Most have an HDMI input, so should be OK, as my vid card has HDMI output. Am I missing...
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    How to get more out of a wifi signal

    I got one of THESE and it works like a charm. Not a single dropped frame, and I just installed the software, which took all of 2 minutes, and I was up an running.
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