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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)

    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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    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?

    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...?

    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...

    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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    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?

    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?

    Ok, I know under normal conditions PSUs don't "slowly die" or "half die" like this (and often outliast the system they're installed in) but this is the most logical solution to me... The system is the desktop in my sig (i7 quad/16gb ram/7tb HDD/NVidea Card, etc) Note that the system is set...
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    Good server for INTERNET STREAMING of video

    My desktop has all my tv series and movies on it, and when I'm on the road I like to be able to watch them when I have nothing to do... What is the best option for Streaming from a w7 destop to either a Windows-7 laptop or an Android device? (specifically Galaxy Note2 and Galaxy note 10.1)...
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    Upgrading to a backlit keyboard?

    I bought a new laptop and found out after the fact that the keyboard does not have back-lights. I know it will depend specifically on the laptop, but in general is it possible to upgrade a laptop that did NOT come standard with a backlit keyboard to one that IS backlit? (for those wondering...
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    Fixing (Severely botched) Partitioning?

    I tried about 20 different methods to install Windows 7 on my 2010 MBP and all failed (superdrive is broken and USB-stick boot doesnt really work on 2010 MBP, decided to just wait untill the new crop of MBPs comes out in Oct and upgrade to a Retina) so I'm left now with a 500gb HDD that is split...
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    Lightweight Debian x64 Linux?

    Looking for a good Debian-based Linux for a desktop environment (desc in my sig - sick of windows problems) I've primarily used Ubuntu (but memory issues have me looking for something else), Also tried Mint and happy with it, but want to know if there's a better option (would prefer to stick to...
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    Running W7 as both VM _and_ dual-boot?

    After yet another crapout on my desktop I'm planning to give up and make Linux my primary OS, however, so much software is still windows-only that I need some flexibility... I've been running windows as a VM on my mac for a while now and it's working acceptably, however I know there is...
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    W7 has to crash to reboot....!!??!

    This is annoying the hell out of me because of the lack of logic. I cant find anything explicitly wrong with my system, but every time I reboot, windows hangs on the "loading windows" screen (animation keeps playing but the system becomes unresponsive, Control-alt-delete fails, optical mouse...
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    Installing W7x64 on 2010MBP... help?

    Ok, first off, let me say that I've spent hours hacking together a solution... I have a 2010 mbp (core i5, 4gb ram, 500gb HDD, dedicated graphics) with a busted superdrive. I installed rEFIt, and I hacked my bootcamp assistant to allow full functionality despite the presence of a CD drive...
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    FS: VZW $100 card, asking $90

    I have a $100 VZW card I'm looking to sell for $80. Upon receiving payment I will scratch off the back and send PM you the code (as well as an image of the card) Or, for $81 I will leave the card unscratched, put it in an envelope and physically mail it to you (USPS standard mail 3-7 day...
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    Phone... doesn't get calls... (SGN2/sprint)

    I love my SGN2, really I do, it's the best MID I've ever had, I love the active style, the USBOTG... ...But as of late, it's been the worst *phone* I've ever owned... I'm sitting here with FULL reception (including 4G LTE) and I just got a buzz notifying me of an email --- a voicemail...
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    Antminer S1 help?

    I'm about to go crazy here... I didn't know it was possible for 1 "set it and forget it" piece of hardware to have so many fucking problems! I get the ant miner and power it up, setup my pool info, then notice it's only mining at ~80-90gh/s. I search and search and finally find info in the...
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    Antminer S1 help? PLEASE!!!

    Wrong forum, sorry. Didnt know [H] added a forum for Crytocurrency/hardware >.< Thread in correct forum for anyone browsing: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1040870514#post1040870514
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    I dont understand this (system/video card)

    Ok, I just got two new games, one of them very new (comparatively - bioshock infinity) and my desktop (listed in my sig) can't play them worth crap. I'm talking single-digit FPS on lowest quality, impossible to control, not audio sync, etc. But my "new" laptop (specs here, mid edition not...
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    Need Advice... got sold a lemon...

    So, A guy on here was selling a laptop. It wasn't much of a deal, about average price based on eBay listings, but he was willing to trade. He had impressive heat with no negatives and had been a member for some time, so we worked out a cash+trade. I got the laptop and everything seemed fine...
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    Graphics Card for Skyrim, Crysis (etc)

    Yeah, I know, Skyrim and Crysis aren't exactly "cutting edge" games, but... Currently running a 1gb Nvidia GeForce 200 (according to the official driver), and it works decently until I enter combat, then my FPS drops to single-digits... So looking at spending some Xmas cash to upgrade...
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    No internet/Host not found errors... in SOME applications...

    I've got a very frustrating bug... I have had 3 programs tell me I have problems with my internet connection. 2 of them telling me I am not connected to the internet (Note that I'm currently browsing the forum on the PC in question) BitTorrent keeps giving me errors saying "Hostname not...
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    Windows 8 Licensing...?

    I was talking to a friend of mine who's been researching Win8 and he told me something I thought I'd better ask about... Supposedly, with windows 8 MS has started a "Pay for installation" system where you dont actually get the windows license key (so you'll have to pay or at the least call...
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    Failure rate of SAMSUNG 840 250GB SSD?

    I've had this drive for just under a month and today I turned on my laptop and it failed to boot. I tried several times but it never worked, fortunately I'd not formatted my old mechanical HDD yet, so I popped it in and the laptop started up fine. Funny part is it started up fine, but upon...
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    Verizon Replacement Policy...

    I've got a bricked Verizon Droid (still powers on, can get into bootloader, flashed the latest (official) ROM, flashes fine, but upon normal boot always freezes on the "DROID" logo --- phone has never been root'd, water indicator is white) and would like to replace it. I know with Sprint...
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    Move most used programs off SSD?

    I just recently upgraded my Dell E6410 to a Samsung 840 SSD, and was wondering if it would noticeably prolong the life of the SSD if I moved my most-used programs (Chrome, Flash CS5, and Zoom Player) onto the secondary internal HDD (I'm swapping the DVD-RW for a SATA HDD since I rarely use...
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    Samsung Note 10.1 - Charge + Host?

    I just recently got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and so far I'm quite happy with it --- except one thing, I cant find a cable that lets me charge the tablet *and* use the USB Host (OTG) port... (i.e. read files off a USB drve or play a game with a USB game pad while keeping the tablet plugged in)...
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    Super-cheap Android MediaCenter?

    I was sitting here thinking how to set up my projector/TV for streaming and I had a brainstorm! If you want an inexpensive device purely to attach to your TV/Projector/etc for running Plex/XBMC/etc, Why not use a cell phone? All you need is an Android phone with a working mobo, HDMI-out, and...
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    Should I stay with iPad... or SGN 10.1?

    My father just got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (32gb) tablet as a gift and doesn't need it so he's passing it on to me. Right now I have an iPad 3, 16gb, AT&T running iOS 5.1.1. I love the iPad but I've been running into some issues that are making me think I should keep the SGN 10.1 and sell the...
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    Cheap "SSD" option? (mPCIe->USB + Thumb drive)

    When I'm going to attempt something risky on my laptop (such as accessing files on a HDD infected with a virus or opening email that's from someone important but looks suspiciously like it could be a virus) I like to boot into Linux to ensure that windows code cant execute, I usually use a live...
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    Streaming issue...

    I've been troubleshooting this for weeks and cant figure out the problem... I have 2 different media servers for streaming (Plex and Air Video) and I've always been able to stream SD content from home with minimal buffering... (Specs are the desktop in my sig) But lately, It's been "play...
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    Micro-SDXC Support?

    Looking at the current ecosystem of devices, how good is support for Micro-SDXC cards? I'm looking at an inevitable shift back to devices that use Micro-SD for storage, and right now I have several smaller cards (8s 16s and 32s) and would prefer not to have to fumble with multiple cards and...
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    Need: WiFi + GPS mPCI-e card...

    I have a device that has a single mPCIe slot and I need to have both WiFi and GPS capabilities. eBay does NOT understand that "WiFi" is the 802.11 standard and not another word for "cellular" (I literally just spent several hours going through listings for cards like "3G HSPA EDGE WWAN WLAN...
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