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    Have I Calibrated Correctly? + Questions (MSI MAG274QRF-QD)

    My MSI MAG274QRF-QD 27" IPS monitor has just arrived and I have an X‑Rite i1Display Pro calibration device which I bought a few years back. Usually I use the X-Rite software but I keep reading about people using DisplayCAL so I've installed this instead. I'm not exactly sure if I have calibrated...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    So I use to play GTA V with my old pc (which is now sold) 2600k / 980 TI / 16GB RAM and got around 50-60 fps with pretty much max settings (lowered AA to 2x, reduced distance slider in the advanced tab but everything else was pretty much maxed including grass on ultra). Now I have a new PC which...
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    Premium 1440p Gaming & Photo Editing Monitor Recommendations

    Looking to buy a premium 27" 1440p monitor for both high-end gaming and Photo editing. 144hz minimum with freesync/g-sync, good colours, black levels and HDR (600 nits or above). If its not possible to get all these features in one monitor then I'm prepared to drop the HDR providing the SDR is...
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    Finally Going To Replace My Aging Gaming PC (Need Advice) UK

    My main specs currently are: Intel Core i7 2600k 16GB DDR3 GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB EVGA G2 750W (PSU) Windows 10 I game on my monitor @ 1440p. I sometimes game on my 55" TV @1440p or sometimes 4K. I want to buy a decent gaming PC without breaking the bank. I don't want the absolute best hardware...
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    Xbox Apps (and Some Other Windows Store Apps) Won't Open!

    Hi, When I open the Xbox (beta) app from Windows Store or the xbox companion app from Windows Store it flashes up then closes itself. I just bought Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate and when I try to run it, it says I must be signed in. The thing is, because the xbox app isn't loading, I can't actually...
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    Soundbar Cuts Out Randomly (Everytime With Cooker Turned On)

    I have a Samsung KS8000 4K TV with Samsung K650 Soundbar connected together with an HDMI cable in ARC mode. Everytime I press the gas ignite button on my cooker, my TV's sound would cut out. Here is a video to show you. It will do this also randomly, a few times an hour. It doesn't do this with...
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    Using Samsung 4k TV as Gaming Monitor @60hz...

    I game on my 2k monitor but sometimes I want to sit on my bed and game on my 4K TV. Unfortunately when I connect my PC to my TV via HDMI cable, it defaults to 30P meaning the refresh rate is 30hz and I get screen tearing. I want to be able to game at 60hz. I have looked at my settings in NVIDIA...
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    Duplicating PC Screen to TV - HDMI Alternatives?

    Sometimes I game on my monitor, sometimes I like to sit back on my bed and play games on my 55" smart TV. I currently have a 2M HDMI cable going from my video card into the back of the TV and I use the duplicate option to mirror what's shown on my monitor to my TV. I am in the process of buying...
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    Upgrading i7 2600K (CPU, Motherboard, RAM)

    My PC is used mainly for gaming at 2k (with high/ultra graphics settings). I also do lots of Photoshop/Lightroom work with occasional Office and even less occasional video editing. My current PC is: Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2GHz 16GB Corsair DDR3 XMS3 Asrock Z68 Extreme4 MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti...
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    Decent Chair Recommendations? (preferably in white)

    Hi guys, I would really appreciate some help on finding a new chair. My current 10 year old one I just sold which I originally purchased from SeatingVFM for £130 (Black Leather Oxford Chair). I sold it because the chair doesn't raise high enough to reach new desk. A few relevant things about...
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    USB Tethering Disabled - What Cable To Buy?

    Hi, On my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the USB tethering feature is disabled and won't turn on. I think it's because I lost my genuine USB cable and I am using a 3rd party one. I want the tethering feature back (so I can set up a tether connection with TrinusVR via USB and not wi-fi) but I am not...
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    My Only Experience of VR is With Samsung GearVR

    My only experience with VR is using my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with 1st and 2nd generation GearVR (Consumer editions) headsets.I find the GearVR low cost, highly portable and pretty powerful with a lot of potential. I've never actualy used a Vive or Rift before and was wondering how much better...
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    Portable Amp (& DAC ?) for Audio Technica ATH-R70X Headphoines & Smartphone

    Hi, I recently purchased the Audio Technica ATH-R70X headphones with a Magni 2 Uber AMP (DAC is my Titanium HD sound card) for desktop use. I would like to buy a portable amp and possible built in DAC for use with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone. I don't know if it would be worth it to buy...
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    Headphone Upgrade? (Audio Technica ATH-A700)

    I own a pair of Audio Technica ATH-A700 headphones which I've had for around 5 years. I use them mainly on my PC for gaming and listening to music/movies. Overall I find them comfortable and the sound quality is very satisifying. They are plugged into a set of Razer Mako 2.1 speakers which are...
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    Intel 2600K (Sandybridge) Gaming BottleNeck?

    So I've had my Intel 2600K (Sandybridge) for a good number of years now and have overclocked it from the default 3.40GHz to 4.4GHz for a nice speed boost. I have 16GB of DDR3 RAM and my GPU is an MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB. I can't help but think what impact this older CPU is having on gaming at...
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    Logitech G400 vs ???

    Having owned the Logitech MX518 for several years, I wanted a similar mouse and opted for the Logitech G400 which I still use today. It's 2016 now, visually the mouse looks tired and I am thinking about replacing it sometime this year. So what's out there that could be a step up from the G400...
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    NVIDIA Control Panel Stops Responding (I've done a Clean reinstall)

    I have a 980 TI and running the latest drivers on Windows 10 (64 bit). Everytime I try to open the NVIDIA Control Panel, it says: NVIDIA Control Panel Application, 8.1.820.0 has stopped working I have uninstalled the drivers and performed a clean install from the driver exe. I have also ran...
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    Help Me Select a Pair of Powerline Adapters

    My PC is far from my router and I have been using a 5GHz USB adapter to get Wi-Fi. However, a recent Windows 10 update has caused the USB adapter to no longer function. The driver's aren't working so I am looking into powerline adapters. Can someone help me select a pair? I am in the UK and...
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    Should "igpu multi monitor" Be Disabled?

    I run an NVIDIA 980 Ti graphics card in my PCI-Express port. I have PCI-Express set as my main display in the UEFI but I also have "igpu multi monitor" set as enabled (this is the default). When I go into the Device Manager of Windows 10, it shows my 980 Ti and also the Intel HD Graphics 3000...
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    PC Turns On Then Off, Then On Endlessly

    My dads PC (not the one in the signature) had a problem where almost every time he rebooted, the PC fans would speed to 100% and just sit there on a blank screen forever. He would have to power off the PC, wait a minute or two, then power it back on for it to boot fine. This has been happening...
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    Looking for Budget PSU for Gaming

    I'm looking for a PSU for my dads PC (not mine in the signature) as we suspect either his motherboard or PSU has a fault (so we're going to get a new PSU and a second-hand motherboard). It will be used for gaming on an AMD 7950 (and future cards). We never have plans to use more than one GPU so...
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    Is My PSU Dying?

    For the last month, sometimes when I turn on my PC from cold, it powers up for 5-10 seconds, the monitor remains black (as if there is no signal), then the PC shuts itself down. It then turns itself back on again and either repeat the cycle 2-3 more times if not, will display the motherboard...
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    USB 3 Problem Driving Me Insane! (External WD My Book HD)

    I have an Asrock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard that has 2 USB 3.0 ports at the rear. My external WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 Hard drive will not operate at USB 3.0 speeds no matter what I do. Using USB Device Tree Viewer (which actually shows I have 8 USB 3.0 ports....hmmm), it always shows my external HD...
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    Upgrading my Dads Aging 5850

    I'm looking for a replacement card for my dads old 5850. The card needs to support Direct X 12 and handle moderate gaming at 1080p. His budget is £150 (please no American prices, here in the UK, we get a lot less for our money). Any ideas? I have no problem buying if the card is used on eBay...
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    Do I Need A New PSU? New AMD Card Purchase

    Please view my specs in my signature. I wish to replace my aging MSI 7970 OC with a new AMD Direct X 12 card (probably a Fury) which I believe requires 2x8 pin power connectors. Does my Corsair HX Series 620W PSU have enough juice and the right power connectors to run a card like this? Or would...
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    Windows Sometimes Doesn't Detect HDD

    I run Windows 7x64 on my 120GB Corsair SSD and have my personal files and games on my 3TB Seagate HDD. Occassionally (and this doesn't happen too often) when I boot Windows from a cold boot, the Seagate HDD is not detected by Windows. It doesn't appear in My Computer and shortcuts referring to...
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    Downscaling a Higher Resolution

    Hi, I game at 2560x1440 but I heard it's possible to set a resolution higher than my monitor allows and have it downscale to improve graphics. How would I do this? What tool do you guys use to do this? I understand a loss of performance is expected. My spec is in my sig.
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    Cloning Monitor (16:10) and TV (16:9) Issue

    My TV is larger than my monitor but has a lower resolution. The 37" TV's native resolution is 1920x1080 (16:9) and my 24" monitor's native is 1920x1200 (16:10). I want to clone my desktop to my TV so I see the same screen on both, however, when I do this, my monitor goes to 1920x1080 resulting...
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    Help Me Find a New Monitor

    Hello, I have a 24" Hyundai W240D (PVA Panel) @ 1920x1200 which I am pleased with but it's getting old and I want something larger. I'm looking for a new monitor with a higher resolution and larger size. I would love to get a 4K monitor but they seem to be in their infancy at the moment and...
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    Looking for 4k monitor

    I'm looking for a monitor that has the following: - 24" or larger - Non-TN - 4k Resolution - 60hz or greater - Suitable for gaming and photography/graphics Does one exist at present?
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    Best Graphics Tablet for Under £200?

    Hello, I am looking for a high quality graphics tablet for use with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS6. I don't want it to be too large due to limited desk space, A5 or A4 would be fine. It appears Wacom are considered among one of the best brands but I find their pricing to be expensive. The...
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    USB 3.0 Card Reader Very Slow

    I have a Transcend All in One USB 3.0 card reader connected to my USB 3.0 port at the back of my PC. I'm trying to send video files (around 1GB each) to my class 10 microSD card via the card reader and I'm getting a maximum speed of 7mb/second which often continues to fall down to under...
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    PC Rebooting Problem

    I'm spending a week at my dads and noticed that everytime I reboot his PC, the following happens: - Fans go on 100% power indefiniately - Monitor goes on standby indefiniately - Hard drive like flashes on and off (like normal) My dads PC is cutom built by me last year, his OS is Windows 8 x64...
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    ASUS RT-N66U - No WAN For First 5 - 7 Minutes

    I live in the UK. I use an OpenReach modem with an ASUS RT-N66U router for my fibre optic 80/20 broadband. My ISP (Plusnet) provides internet through PPPoE in which I have to enter in a username and password to access the internet. I use a static IP address which I paid for. A number of...
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    Radeon HD 6950 OC Upgrade

    I own a MSI ATI Radeon HD 6950 OC Twin FrozR III Power Edition 2048MB graphics card which I purchased in June 2011. I am thinking about upgrading and would like to hear single card suggestions. I am in the UK and would prefer NVIDIA (but would happily go with ATI if there is a good deal going...
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    Samsung Galaxy S3 (Folder Opened, Folder Closed)

    Hi, I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. I've created several folders on my desktop but when I open and close the folders, the phones text to speech voice speaks out "folder opened" and "folder closed". Why is it doing this? I have checked over the settings many times, but do not know why it...
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    Router to Router to PC

    Currently, I have a Netgear router broadcasting a wireless signal to my home. I have a desktop computer in my conservatory that is using this wireless signal for an Internet connection via a USB wireless dongle. The problem is, the Internet sometimes hangs or responds slowly, while other times...
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    Zalman Card Reader Sometimes There, Sometimes Not

    I own a Zalman Card Reader which enables me to plug in various memory cards such as SD, M2, Micro SD, SIM etc. It connects to the USB header on my motherboard and I use the "Realtek 090901 All in One Card Reader" drivers that I got from the Zalman website. In device manager, the device is shown...
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    UEFI & USB Problems (Legacy USB Support)

    I seem to have a problem with my USB’s and the UEFI. I have a Zalman card reader that plugs into the USB header on my Asrock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard. I’d like my card reader plugged in AND for USB devices to work throughout the booting process. Currently, this isn’t happening so I will explain...
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    USB 3.0 - Is This Normal?

    How come when I reboot my PC and it's attempting to POST, the keyboard and mouse (plugged into USB 3 ports) doesn't power up until Windows 7 loads? This means I cannot access the UEFI with the keyboard, or control the pointer. If the keyboard and mouse are plugged into USB 2 ports, they work fine.
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