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    Personal, semi/portable, surround-sound option?

    Dont get me wrong, that X3 looks cool, but... I'm looking at hooking up to an "android" projector (its running android but it has a launcher that doesn't give me direct access to the system and I'm too lazy to try and hack it when I can just plug in my phone to HDMI and run DEX with a handheld...
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    Volume limiter AND amplifier software?

    Yes and no, some are generic some are not. The main sound card is OEM's drivers, and for lulz I tried it on my graphics card's drivers (sound over HDMI) which still didn't work, though strangely, it showed up in 1 place (see below) Will take a look at them, thanks! Given all the other...
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    Volume limiter AND amplifier software?

    ...I just checked this and I don't have an "enhancements" tab... have the other 4 but no "enhancements"... is there a place it has to be enabled first?
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    Personal, semi/portable, surround-sound option?

    I've tried some of the "real surround sound" headphones in stores (and read reviews) and have been very... unimpressed... likewise I've seen wacky "gimmick" products like the Sennheiser Surrounder that seem to work well (though with rather glaring caveats) Has anyone found a portable...
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    Volume limiter AND amplifier software?

    Perhaps I've just been using the wrong terms but for years I've been looking for a non-OEM (driverless) version of the old Creative Labs "Crystalizer" software. It came with the Audigy (and presumably later cards) and, like many volume controls it would automatically decrease the volume when it...
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    Best USB Bluetooth host? (range especially)

    Yeah, thinking about it seriously, I mostly only use it on my phone for headphones/headset (and smartwatch) and to connect mouse/keyboard/gamepad because usually, that's easier on the go than trying to use normal USB peripherals... and on rare occasion, I use it on my laptop to connect my...
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    Best USB Bluetooth host? (range especially)

    Psychonic: I'll take a look at it, thanks IdiotInCharge: I was going to say "but generic Bluetooth can be used for so many other things!" but then I started actually thinking about it... Bluetooth tethering is slower than my internet and shorter than WiFi, Bluetooth file transfer is slower than...
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    Best USB Bluetooth host? (range especially)

    I know I'm late to the game, but I'm just now starting to get into the voice-chat thing... and my headset's cable is only like 3-feet long, so if I need to so much as turn on/off the lights I need to take it off. However, I have some nice Bluetooth headphones (with mic) that work well... but my...
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    Can anyone help me access my home pc (for testing mainly right now) when I am out and about on my iPhone ?

    For media, nothing beats Plex (though if your on mac, there used to a very nice app called AirVideo) http://plex.tv If your also looking for remote-access, I suggest RealVNC (basic account is free and upto 5PCs iirc) plus DropBox for copying files (faster and easier than emailing them to...
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    ASUS M5A97 -> 64gb RAM?

    My desktop died on me, but I noticed that the RAM from it matched the specs for my server (ASUS M5A97 w AMD FX8320) but when I installed them it just started beeping continually and would not post. A quick google search revealed that there was supposed to be a bios update to support 4x16gb RAM...
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    Simple app to share files over the network?

    UPDATE: After several days of playing with the router, I finally found the answer! Thought I'd share in case others run into a similar problem... When I first was setting up the 5ghz band, I chose "no security" since I didn't know if it would work ( and because typing in a 15-digit password on...
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    Simple app to share files over the network?

    I had no idea what model the modem was (the actual box has no identifying info on it except the ISP's sticker, not even a serial number) but after a lot of digging apparently its a Calix 844g-1 (though my model does not have an RF connector like the manual shows). I suspect it's a bug because...
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    Simple app to share files over the network?

    Just tried this, didn't work. (tried it on both PCs just to be sure) Will look into the google drive option, but if I'm dropping it back to 100mbps speed of my internet connection, I'm better off going back to the 2.4ghz network and using native, arent I? (iirc 802.11n has ~400mbps transfer)...
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    Simple app to share files over the network?

    Easius The PCs, in particular, are both running windows 10 with all current updates and windows firewall on default settings for external connections, exceptions for all internal connections. (if it matters, the whole network consists of 7 PCs, 3 iPhones, 1 SGN9 phone, a chromecast and an Xbox...
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    Simple app to share files over the network?

    This is something I've been fighting ever since I got my first 802.11b router back in the late 90s... I have a desktop. Its plugged into the wired ethernet. I have a laptop. It's connected to Wifi. the skies will rain fire before these two pcs will share files with each other... Years ago I...
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    windows 10 PIN problem...?

    upon revisiting the site, it looks like its just a hook back into my PC, the exact wording is "Setup Windows Hello on this device" --- I don't see anything that seems to be actually related to the server-side of the account... I did finally figure out how to turn off the 'set up a pin now!'...
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    windows 10 PIN problem...?

    Microsoft account. I use it across all 3 PCs I use and my XBL account. I did look through the website and found a pin area setting on the MS account website but it also gave me an error... but the wierd thing is on one of my Desktops the pin function is working fine, it's only on my laptop...
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    windows 10 PIN problem...?

    I'm not sure what happened, but I can't seem to find a solution... I have a laptop (Lenovo yogapad 900) that I used to have a sign-in pin setup on... after a while though (starting around a month or so ago), its suddenly prompting me every time I sign in (boot up, inactivity, closing the lid...
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    Bluetooth 5 headsets?

    I have terrible cell reception at my home, so I usually just leave my phone on my desk (where I get amazing 1-2 bars...) and hope I hear it ring. then I use my old Motorola Bluetooth 3 headset for calls --- but if I walk even to the other side of the room (forget walking into the kitchen or...
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    Looking for small android tablet with NO BATTERY...

    While I can think of so many ways that could go wrong in the long run, that is a BRILLIANT idea for a quick-fix! :D since the note 2 has a decent battery life, I could easily do that. I'm still wanting to get a different device to permanently fix this, but for now, that's a great idea! Also...
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    The Endgame is Near for Phones

    When I upgraded from my Note 2 to my Note 4, the difference was like night and day. When I upgraded from my Note 4 to my Note 9 The difference was like night and day. When my mother had me upgrade her iPhone 6 to an iPhone 7 we didn't see much difference... Early on in the game, each upgrade...
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    Looking for small android tablet with NO BATTERY...

    I don't know why... maybe its the climate where I live, maybe its some irregularity in the power grid, or maybe the house is built on an ancient native-American burial mound... but... every time I leave a smart device plugged in permanently, within ~6 months its battery swells and then...
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    Odd Problem... "Internet Access" but "You are offline" every ~24 hours

    I've got a weird problem that starts and stops randomly... My desktop and my mother's desktop (but not my server, either of our laptops, Echo, Xbox 360, phones, etc...) will randomly start every 24ish hours (always at night but at different times each day) stops being able to access the...
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    OK GOOGLE not working in YT Music... help?

    I've just spent several hours searching the net and kept finding instructions telling me to change settings that don't exist.... (my guess is the pages are outdated) Out of all the fixes, all I could do was disable S-Voice (which wasn't even setup) and retrain my voice. When I did this, I...
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    660 SLI vs 1060?

    Yeah, I can still play MC, even heavily modded on my 660 (though it can get tight at times and I can't have render distance to max) and it actually plays Fallout 4 very OK at lower settings (which is the main game I play, though I have seen a few more that interest me and are a little more...
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    660 SLI vs 1060?

    I just checked and they're atually even cheaper, I'm seeing tons of them brand new for only $60! I had no idea the market crashed that hard on the 1060 x_x...
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    Upgrade RAM? (Or too much already...?)

    I stopped even trying to run my own server years ago, but most of the packs I play with are big (like 100+ mods - Revelations, Horizons, DW20, etc) yes, but I've also been reading some stuff saying a ramdisk can improve performance from 5x to 20x, which is making me wonder if the ram would be a...
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    660 SLI vs 1060?

    It was the generation before Ryzen, like second from the top-tier CPU, I don't remember exactly and sadly the MoBo died from severe stupid-user-syndrome (a metallic tag from a nearby cable got caught in a ram slot and it never powered up again) and possibly other things too... don't remember all...
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    660 SLI vs 1060?

    Eh... I'm a little scared of AMD after my last desktop (which was an AMD physical 8-core that severely underperformed compared to my i7 quad core and my current Xeon 6-core) but given the price... I'm gonna have to do a lot of research on it since it does seem a LOT better (which is sadly...
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    Upgrade RAM? (Or too much already...?)

    I should have known skyrim would have had that same "feature" ... heh $120... I have SIX sticks, so it would be $240. I'm actually trying to decide wheather to spend money on RAM or a new Graphics Card (currently running a 660) Its not an odd number, its 3 sets of 2 for a total of six sticks...
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    Upgrade RAM? (Or too much already...?)

    I was looking at prices on ram and saw I could get 16gb sticks for my rig @ ~$40 each, so I was thinking about upgrading... However, I am already running 6x4gb sticks, totaling 24gb of ram. At this point, is there really any need to go higher except for making RAMDisks for quick-access to...
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    660 SLI vs 1060?

    Despite it being 2018, I am still running a GTX 660 and while it is still able to run more modern titles like Fallout 4, it is starting to stumble with FPS drops and lowered or disabled effects. I'm trying to decide whether dropping another ~$30-$50 for a second 660 and running them in SLI...
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    Best MicroSD for SurfacePro?

    Yeah, if not for the difficulty in replacing it, I'm almost tempted to buy a surface with a broken screen, remove it, upgrade the SSD myself, then replace the screen... but I already tried to replace the screen on an iPod and know it's almsot impossible to get it to seat proeprly if there arent...
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    Best MicroSD for SurfacePro?

    What really pisses me off now is I watched a teardown of the SP3 on yourtube last night --- and it looks like the SSD is a standard "mini-PCI Card" type, which could be upgraded at any time very easily and relatively inexpensively --- except it's sheer hell to get to the Mobo because everything...
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    Best MicroSD for SurfacePro?

    Ouch... sounds like I need to plan to just bite the bullet and get the i7/512gb SP3/SP4 when I get... while I can live with slow access to documents, I can only imagine how bad performance would be if I tried to run actual programs from the MicroSD card... Thank you very much for the warning...
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    Best MicroSD for SurfacePro?

    Well, first this is just a "want" not a "need" --- my Lenovo is a powerhouse that rivals my desktop --- but weighs a ton and gets around 2 hours battery life *IF* i throttle it and dim the screen, etc... And likewise my Note 10.1 gives me excellent battery life in a small package... but the note...
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    Best MicroSD for SurfacePro?

    Stumbled on this... yes it's pricey but it shoudl come down over the next few months...
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    Best MicroSD for SurfacePro?

    Looking to upgrade my tablet to a SurfacePro 3/4 sometime in the next few months, so I'm watching for deals on a large MicroSD card. I know some cards have... issues... with certain devices, so... What cards should I keep an eye out for?
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    PSU Dieing?

    Yeah, looking at the guts just shocked me. I read a similar artcle a while back about Cell Phone Chargers (the tiny "fake apple chargers") and it seems whatever idiot engineer designed those has scaled up! :rolleyes: I ended up getting the EVGA linked above @ amazon... still waiting for them...
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    PSU Dieing?

    eww... that's... yeah... in retrospect it's a blessing this thing died on me. I had bought it "free" on ebay (bought a laptop, and got a lot of eBay cash so I got this thing for my Antminer (which mysteriously died --- turned out the power was going all into one blade so one got overpwoered...
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