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    Why can't my 6950 view 1080P video without unwatchable stuttering?

    When I watch YouTube or Twitch in 720P it's smooth but when I crank it up to 1080P I get stuttering so bad it's unwatchable. (Q6660, 8Gb RAM). Hell, even my old laptop (Intel HD Graphics 4000) can view 1080P YouTube and twitch videos (just tested and it viewed 1080P @ 60fps YouTube vid...
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    How do I extend my in-house WiFi?

    Okay, so for clarity, we have a Arris (Comcast) modem in our living room underneath the living room PC. That then connects through Ethernet into the Asus WiFi router which is ontop of the living room PC desk. Now we do have Ethernet from throughout the house plugged into the Asus WiFi router...
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    How do I extend my in-house WiFi?

    Okay so I got this switch: https://smile.amazon.com/TP-Link-TL-SG1008D-Unmanaged-Gigabit-Network/dp/B001EVGIYG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=TL-SG1008D&qid=1558053467&s=electronics&sr=1-1 and I got the Unifi AP AC Lite. My question now is; A) I should change my Asus WiFi router into an AP in...
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    How do I extend my in-house WiFi?

    That's odd that the Lite has better range than the Long Range version. I'll give the Lite a try. I'll definitely want it to have the same SSID and password, in order to have that seamless hand-off. So my WiFi router becomes an AP, and the Unifi AC Lite would be an AP in the back end of the...
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    How do I extend my in-house WiFi?

    I was with you up until the last line. So if I was to buy and use an AP (like the Ubiquiti) I would have to turn off my WiFi routers wifi signal? So essentially to get full home coverage I'd need to buy two, one for the front of the house (to replace the wifi routers coverage) and the second for...
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    How do I extend my in-house WiFi?

    That thing is cool. There are three downsides that I can see however; 1) I'd have to replace my ASUS wifi router with it. 2) It costs significantly more than say the AP recommended earlier (Ubiquiti) 3) Maybe I'm wrong but from looking at the picture, where are all the Ehernet ports on the...
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    How do I extend my in-house WiFi?

    Interesting! Is this one the same but just more powerful? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PRCBBI/ref=psdc_1194486_t3_B015PR20GY I notice it is only $15 more.
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    How do I extend my in-house WiFi?

    As I said, there's a room upstairs and in the back that are wired with Ethernet. I believe Cat5. And to clarify, I don't NEED to increase the signal strength/distance of the WiFi router I own, but instead I mean I want the WiFi signal on our property overall to be increased. So whether that...
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    How do I extend my in-house WiFi?

    So in my family living room with our living room PC we have our (comcast) router and WiFI router (ASUS RT-AC66W). But once you get to the backroom, upstairs and outside in the garage, the signal strength is weak at best. I'd really love it if I could buy something that improves the WiFi signal...
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    Can you provide me some quick help with picking a PC monitor?

    I think it is an AMD 6950. The thing is, while my gaming rig (in my sig) is hooked up to my 55" TCL TV, one day it could very well be hooked up to the monitor I am going to buy this week. So that is why I mention wanting the monitor to at least be acceptable when it comes to gaming. Currently...
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    Can you provide me some quick help with picking a PC monitor?

    So, I have a crappy 20 inch hooked up to my second PC. I am looking for a new monitor (general usage, potentially gaming but I'm not a hardcore gamer with a picky eye) and I figure the deals now (Black Friday + Cyber Monday) mean now is the time to buy. What I'm looking for: 24" or bigger...
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    I think my external HDD just died, help! What are my options?

    Thanks but guys, I bought a Synology NAS with two HDD's in it (the second a mirror). I was taking data off the backup drive that failed to put on that. So I was literally doing what you guys are recommending (getting my important data into a truly safe backup medium), it just so happened that...
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    I think my external HDD just died, help! What are my options?

    Very interesting. I would be inclined to think mine is having this issue or something similar considering the drive spins up (with no clicks or noises) and my BIOS sees it and when I put in my "eject a drive" sees it, it just never shows up in "My Computer" or in any other spot hard drives...
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    I think my external HDD just died, help! What are my options?

    No it doesn't show up in Drive Management in windows.
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    I think my external HDD just died, help! What are my options?

    Seeing the drive in BIOS is a thing I need to check, however yes, as I said in my OP; "I tried putting it in my PC" which means I plugged in a SATA cable from my Mobo to the HDD. Update: Yes the HDD shows up in my BIOS.
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    I think my external HDD just died, help! What are my options?

    Okay so in my families living room we have had a Seagate Expansion 2TB 3.5in USB3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive at the computer desk for the past few years. It hasn't gotten much use at all but it has data on it we want. Recently in a time of needing to use it, it has operated extremely slowly...
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    Do you recommend burning-in NAS HDD's?

    Okay so I have the NAS HDD in my gaming PC, I'm in Disk Management and being prompted with the option to initialize the HDD to access it, with the options of MBR or GPT. Do I initialize it with GPT then run S.M.A.R.T. on it and then run BadBlocks? And how do I run BadBlocks on my Win10 PC? From...
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    Do you recommend burning-in NAS HDD's?

    To be clear, to do that, I need to put the NAS HDD into my PC? Do all that, then take it out and put it into my Synology NAS?
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    Do you recommend burning-in NAS HDD's?

    Thanks. Just to be clear, what am I looking for when I burn-in my HDD's? Why do people do it? Has it's benefits or reasons been proven to be real by respected individuals/companies?
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    Do you recommend burning-in NAS HDD's?

    So I bought a Synology NAS recently and I'll be getting my HDD soon (WD Red 4TB). I haven't owned a NAS before and I have also never burned in a HDD. However in looking around it seems like something that is recommended. Do you recommend that I do it? If so, how do I do it? What program(s) do...
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    Wanting to buy & build my first DIY NAS, can you help out? (Parts advice)

    This is what I was thinking. But overall this is all irrelevant, I am trying to get advice about building a NAS and asking about the components I have listed and what ya'll think. Not about going on a side tangent about 10GbE networking.
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    Wanting to buy & build my first DIY NAS, can you help out? (Parts advice)

    Hmmm, I take this advice with much thought, thank you YummyGizzards. I'd say the only one that really applies to me but it isn't a dead-set requirement is #1 in regards to being able to run a desktop OS on the same hardware. If i was to build my own NAS with the parts listed above (AsRock A88M +...
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    Wanting to buy & build my first DIY NAS, can you help out? (Parts advice)

    Yeah, I am looking to build my first NAS, not setup 10GbE...
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    Wanting to buy & build my first DIY NAS, can you help out? (Parts advice)

    To be fair though to your point, the specs in my OP (Mobo + CPU + Case + RAM) totals out to $220...which is a far cry from the $460 of the Synology DS416-Play. Even with the more powerful components I replied to your comment with (AsRock A88M + AMD 8760K + Node 304) the price would really only...
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    Wanting to buy & build my first DIY NAS, can you help out? (Parts advice)

    In the foreseeable future I'll probably have just two drives in the NAS but I'd like to have the ability to expand to four. Initial drive size is probably 4TB x2. I get the buying a prebuild and I really do like the Synology I mentioned in the OP, and their OS looks awesome, but I've been told...
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    Wanting to buy & build my first DIY NAS, can you help out? (Parts advice)

    I have had my eye on a couple of NAS boxes for a while, specifically the Synology DS416-Play and the WD MyCloud PR4100 (both around $500). Recently I was asked "why not just make your own for cheaper?" so here I am attempting to do that. I have built PC's before but never a NAS. I have basically...
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    Do adapters exist so I can plug in a phone to my modem?

    To be clear the home is used as a business but both phone lines (Comcast and Frontier) aren't set up as business lines or anything, they are regular home consumer lines. The business aspect has to do with needing a home line that doesn't go out when the power goes out.
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    Do adapters exist so I can plug in a phone to my modem?

    Here's the issue: My family runs a business in their house and while it might not be required it is extremely useful to have a regular phone line that doesn't become unusable when the power goes out. That is why we haven't just cancelled the service from Frontier (land line) and gone with the...
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    Do adapters exist so I can plug in a phone to my modem?

    Okay so this was hard to title so I'm sorry if it wasn't very accurate. So I am looking into replacing my families home modem (Arris TM722 leased by Comcast) with the Arris SURFboard SB6190. At first when looking into this I believed we didn't have a Comcast phone line (because we use Frontier...
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    My PC is booting really slowly, please help

    --SOLVED-- I unplugged my DVD drive and it went back to booting normally (very fast). So I changed which SATA port my DVD drive is plugged into and now the problem is solved. This was on the top of my list because as I said above in an earlier comment; I have had an issue before where the SATA...
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    My PC is booting really slowly, please help

    Can you be more specific? What is that? Have a link to it?
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    My PC is booting really slowly, please help

    I'll try all of these out. I'll Google how to find out how to check my CMOS battery voltage and such. I do know at least one SATA port on the mobo isn't right (DVD drive wouldn't show up in My Computer, switched SATA ports and it appeared). Thanks for the help.
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    My PC is booting really slowly, please help

    Okay so I built a PC years ago (Q9550, P5Q PRO Turbo, etc) for myself that I eventually sold to my brother. Recently I bought it back to use as a HTPC. I threw in a brand new Samsung Evo 850 and installed Windows 7 64bit on it. Everything has been great up until the past week or two. And in this...
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    How smoothly should a Modem swap go?

    Thanks for the help! Actually we don't have phone service with Comcast but with Verizon. It is like $8 with Verizon and my parents don't like having the full bundle be with Comcast (or some other odd reason like that).
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    How smoothly should a Modem swap go?

    Awesome! Thank you!
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    How smoothly should a Modem swap go?

    So I am looking into replacing my families home modem (Arris TM722 leased by Comcast) with the Arris SURFboard SB6190. I have never replaced a modem before. Should it go smoothly? Just unplug it, take out the battery, disconnect all the cables, put in the new one, connect all the cables, put in...
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    Windows Update frozen on fresh 7 install

    I'm curious to see how long (if at all) it takes for the Windows Update Client to be done "checking for updates" and show me what is left to update. I just installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (SP1) on a new SSD on a computer I got. My internet was disabled the whole time (ethernet unplugged). I...
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    Going to be installing Windows 7 fresh on a SSD, please advise

    Awesome! I will most definitely download the Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (SP1). Exactly what I am looking for. I have never slipstreamed, but I imagine that is what people are doing now with the rollup right? Taking Win7 ISO on a USB, slipstreaming in the rollup and its prerequisite and then maybe a...
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    Going to be installing Windows 7 fresh on a SSD, please advise

    I had not read that article yet, thank you! Yeah I have found those direct links, but it is always great to get them again. As for the update you wrote that I didn't list, I actually have this one instead: Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: March 2016 -- KB3138612...
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    Going to be installing Windows 7 fresh on a SSD, please advise

    I'd LOVE for that to work but when I input any of my Keys the only language options I get are non-english. And before you ask, my keys were bought from Newegg in America, OEM versions of Windows. No clue why I can only select Korean for the key I am currently dealing with.
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