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    16GB installed only 8GB usable

    I've been running my WHS 2011 server with 8GB of memory for a while, and everything has worked pretty good. My server is set up on a Lenovo Thinkcentre m93p with an Intel Core i5 3.30 GHz processor. I mainly use it to stream movies / TV shows to my FireTV's. But I just got my security camera...
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    Help with SyncToy errors

    A few weeks ago I picked up a WD 6TB drive to backup all of the media on my WHS 2011 server. My plan was to temporarily connect the drive to my desktop PC (after I do the backup I'll store the drive in my safe for a few months) until the next backup. I finally got around to running the backup...
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    Opinions on an APC Smart-UPS 1500VA UPS

    We're getting rid of one of these at work and I have the opportunity to get it for free. I'm 95% sure it just needs a new battery. Just looking for some opinions on the UPS to see if it's worth it for pretty much the cost of a replacement battery. I would use it for backup power for my WHS...
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    Help with CrystalDiskInfo for my HD

    My brother is having some PC problems. His PC takes forever (2-4 minutes) to fully boot up and recently it's been randomly shutting down. So he dropped it off yesterday for me to look at. First I cleaned a bunch of dust out of the case. Then I scanned for virus's (with Malwarebytes and...
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p SATA ports

    I recently swapped a Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p motherboard into a CoolerMaster case to use as my WHS 2011 server. I added a Dell H200 6Gb/s Raid Controller card for the 4 server HD's. And I also used 2 of the SATA ports (SATA 1 and SATA 2) on the motherboard for the SSD OS drive and for the DVD...
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    Play Fire TV audio thru receiver

    I have done a bit of googling on this, and I don't think that it's really that complicated, but I'd like to get some [H] opinions. I currently have a HTPC in our living room and a WDTV Live in our bedroom. I'd like to replace each of these units with an Amazon Fire TV box. The HTPC and WDTV...
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    Lenovo Thinkcentre m700 SFF pinout

    Hello, I'm looking for some assistance with getting a Lenovo Thinkcentre m700 motherboard wired up in a Cooler Master case. Hopefully I can get some info as I start this swap!!! I currently have a HP dc7600 motherboard as my server running WHS 2011 in a generic case. But I want to upgrade...
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    Opinions on reusing this SSD

    I've got an older small Asus netbook type laptop that I'm going to start using again as a mobile device. I picked up a 2GB stick of RAM (the max for this machine) and was looking to buy a small SSD for it. But I came across a SSD that I had previously removed from an old desktop PC that I had...
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    Want to upgrade my WHS 2011 PC

    I've been using a HP dc7600 motherboard in a generic case as my "server" for a while now. It's an older motherboard, but has been good since I've been using it. I've upgraded most of my other PC's over the past couple of years and am thinking that it's probably time to look at upgrading my...
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    Help me with CrystalDiskInfo for my HD's

    I'm finally getting around to setting up my IP camera to record to my WHS 2011 server (instead of just being able to watch a "live view"). I had to mess around to fit another HD into the server case. And of course that fairly simple task turns into months with me troubleshooting a bad PSU and...
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    Info / help with a Raspberry Pi build

    I've been slowly working towards completely cutting the cord. It's been a multi-step process and taken a lot longer than I planned, but I'm trying to make sure that I work thru things and do everything correctly. So little by little I'm getting there!! Thru this process I've set up a HTPC in...
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    Lenovo Thinkcentre m93p PSU upgrade

    I'm upgrading the PSU in a Lenovo Thinkcentre m93p desktop tower that I'm building. I got a 24-Pin to 14-Pin Adapter Cable for the main board power. But the CPU plug on the Corsair CX500 has 8 "pins" and the connection on the motherboard is only 4 pins. I'm 95% sure that I can just plug it in...
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    Volume does not contain a recognized file system

    So I've been having some problems with my desktop PC (in my signature). I had a problem with it randomly shutting down about a month ago. I ended up getting a new PSU and that seemed to correct that issue. But the CPU's would run around 60-70% at idle, also had some lag when doing multiple...
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    HP xw6200 WorkStation "randomly" shuts down

    Hopefully someone here can help me out or get me headed in the right direction with my PC. Let me know if this should be posted in another section. I just figured that it's a Multi Processor system, so here seemed to make sense?? I have a HP xw6200 WorkStation with dual Intel Xeon 3.60 GHz...
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    Looking for info about proXPN VPH

    I recently saw a promotion for a lifetime subscription to proXPN VPN for $39. I was considering it, but after doing a bit of googling, it seems there are mixed reviews about the service. So I figured that I'd check here to see if I could get some additional [H] opinions about this particular...
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    Question about Windows 10 upgrade

    I helped out a co-workers parents a little over a year ago with their PC. Their HD craped out, so I got them a new HD and reinstalled Windows 7 on the PC. Everything was good until a couple of days ago when the co-worker said his parents were having problems now after trying to do the "Free...
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    ASRock AMD E350 Dual Core 1.6GHz Mini ITX questions

    I've got a HTPC with a ASRock AMD E350 Dual Core 1.6GHz Mini ITX with 4Gb of Ram and a 64GB Crucial OS Drive running Windows 7 Pro (in my signature). Up until recently I've only used it to stream local content from my WHS 2011 server and the HTPC hasn't given my any issues. But I've been...
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    Using a SSD for my WHS 2011 OS drive?

    I've been wanting to upgrade my WHS 2011 OS drive to a SSD. This past weekend I had an issue with the OS drive that is currently installed. I use the Lights Out add in to turn the server off over night for a few hours. On Friday evening the server went to sleep but wouldn't wake up the next...
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    Questions about Dell H200 Raid Controller after flashing

    I'm looking to add another HD to my WHS 2011 server (in signature). The server has a HP dc7600 mother board in it and I've already used the 4 SATA ports on the motherboard. I'm thinking that I can get a few more SATA ports by adding a simple internal SATA card to the board. After googling the...
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    Amazon Prime HD Videos Stuttering

    So, last week I signed up for Amazon Prime when they had their $73 deal. I figured I'd be able to save $73 in shipping charges over the next year to at least break even and make it worth it. Another nice benefit to Prime is their Prime Video. I've slowly been working towards cutting the cord...
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    External HD w/ network connection

    I have been looking for an external HD eclosure that has a network connection. I'd like to connect it to my switch so the HD will have an IP address. I'd prefer to just get the enclosure because I already have a HD to use. But I'm having some problems finding exactly what I'm looking for...
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    Setting up HIKvision DS-2CD2032-I to record to WHS2011 server

    I posted a similar thread in the Networking section, but havnt received many responses, hopefully someone here can give me some assistance. Thanks in advance. I recently bought a HIKvision DS-2CD2032-I, got it set up on the corner of my house and have been working thru the iVMS-4200...
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    Question about mydlink Home app

    I have a D-Link DSP-W215 Smart Plug and use the mydlink Home app to control it. I have the Smart Plug set up to control our living room lamp. I normally just go into the app and turn the light on if were out somewhere and it gets dark. That way the light will be on when we get home and it'll...
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    Problem posting images from Google Photos

    So I've always uploaded my photos to Google and then used the pictures URL to be able to post pics online (here on this forum and on other forums). This has always worked without issues, but recently I've had problems. I think Google recently made some changes?? Now I go thru the same...
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    NVIDIA 8800 GTS vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800

    So a few months back I posted here when I was trying to decide between using a ATI 1950 XTX and NVIDIA 8800 GTS video card for my desktop PC. From the advice that was posted I ended up using the NVIDIA 8800 GTS and have been happy with the results. But I recently had someone give me a NVIDIA...
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    Issue with WD TV Live after upgrading to TP-LINK TL-WDR3600

    I've had my WD TV Live for a couple of years, and after a bit of initial configuring things have worked good with it. But, I recently upgraded my router to a TP-Link TL-WDR3600 and also upgraded to a TP-LINK TL-SG108 8 port switch and now I cant access the media on my WHS server thru the WD...
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    Question about a ESP Digital QC D5143NT Surge Suppressor

    So I came across a "ESP Digital QC D5143NT Surge Suppressor" and was thinking about using it with my home server. I currently have a regular power strip / surge protector in use with my home server, but was wondering if this would be better to use?? I would think that the fact that it's a...
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    Looking for a 35ft Cat5e cable

    This is a bit of an odd question, but figured that someone here could help me with it. I'm going to be setting up a POE network camera to watch my back / side yard, etc and I have to run a network cable to the camera. I did a rough measurement today (down the siding, along part of the...
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    Looking to replace my WRT54G Wireless-G Router

    I've had my WRT54G Wireless-G Router for a while and was thinking about replacing it with some sort of Wireless-N Router. I'm sure I'm going to get a wide range of suggestions, but I'd still appreceiate some input on what kind of router to get. Or some reasons to just stay with my current...
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    IE pages slow to load

    I've got a bit of a strange issue. Hopefully someone here can shed some light on it for me. As I’ve typed and typed this here, it got a bit long, but hopefully it all makes sense. I've got 4 computers in my house, all listed in my signature. There is a WHS 2011 machine down in my basement...
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    Questions about POE network camera

    A few months ago I posted here with some questions about setting up a network camera so I could "watch" the side of my house and part of my back yard. To keep things simple to install, configure and use (they've got an app that would make it easy especially for the wife to use via her phone)...
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    Possible permission issue between PC and WHS 2011

    I had also considered posting this in the Home Theatre area, but I'm thinking here in the Networking forum is more appropriate. Quick summary: I recently put together a new desktop PC (in my signature). I use this PC (amongst other things) for downloading media and moving it to my WHS...
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    HP Pavilion a1600n onboard video or low level video card

    I'm putting together a HP Pavilion a1600n PC for my mother in law. I've had the PC in my pile of PC's that were given to me and finally got some time to work on this to upgrade her old Dell PC. This PC is running W7 Pro with 3GB of memory and will be used for internet surfing, some word /...
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    Issue accessing WHS 2011 files after new PC build

    So I've just finished setting up a new desktop PC to replace my aging Gateway desktop. Everything seemed to go well with the setup / install, but I'm having some issues when trying to copy files (movies, video clips, word documents, etc) from the PC down to folders on my WHS server. I get an...
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    Issue accessing WHS 2011 files after new PC build

    So I've just finished setting up a HP xw6200 dual processor PC to replace my aging Gateway desktop PC. Everything seemed to go well, I had some minor issues getting my iTunes library set up. But after getting all the duplicate files sorted out, things seemed good. Since then I've come across...
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    Video card advice

    I'm in the process of putting together a HP xw6200 WorkStation to be used as my desktop PC. This PC will mainly be used for internet browsing, torrent downloading, moving files between the PC and my WHS server in the basement and word processing tasks. I will also occasionally watch / stream...
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    New WD HD no longer recognized

    I've been looking at a friend’s PC that was getting "eminent HD failure" warnings. Right after I started looking at the PC I was able to image their old 1TB Seagate HD with Macrium Reflect. So I ordered a new 1TB WD black drive, that arrived yesterday, and figured that I'd just put the image...
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    Xeon processor upgrade questions

    Hello, I just picked up a HP xw6200 mother board to build a new desktop PC. The board came with dual Intel Xeon 2.80 GHz processors. I'd like to upgrade the processors to one of the faster options available for the board. I found this in the mother board manual. These are the...
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    Replacing / upgrading a case fan & 2 CPU fans

    I recently picked up a HP xw6200 motherboard to start building myself a new PC. I've been told that the dual Xeon CPU's run hot, so as I'm putting this together I'm going to switch out both CPU fans and the case fan to make sure that it will have good airflow. In the past I had someone...
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    HP xw6200 WorkStation

    Hello, I've been noticing more and more that it's time to upgrade my desktop PC. It's been a while since I've done anything with it, so I've been trying to read up on motherboards / processors and trying to figure out which way to go. I'd be using this PC mainly for downloading (movies, music...
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