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    FS: PNY GTX 970

    Bought this card brand new two months ago; PNY says their cards don't support active DisplayPort adapters which I need for my Qnix monitors. Card is pristine. Asking $250.
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    970 with active DisplayPort adapters

    I posted a while back about how my new PNY 970 was causing all sorts of issues with my Qnix 1440p monitors because of the active DP adapters I have to use. The much older AMD card I was replacing never had such issues, so I know it's not the monitors or the adapters. My question is: Are...
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    One of three screens goes black momentarily

    My setup until recently: 2x 6950s 3x Qnix displays. One DVDI, two with active DP adapters to mini DP ports. I just swapped out the 6950s for a PNY GTX 970 and everything works fine... most of the time. Every hour or so one of the two DP screens will black out for a few seconds. It...
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    Best mini displayport to dual link DVI adapter

    So I finally picked up two more Qnix monitors and of course now it's time to find some active mini DP to dual link DVI adapters in order to use them. The trouble is, all of the ones on Amazon have horrible reviews. Every single one has many, many people mentioning the same issues: flickering...
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    Bluetooth A2DP adapters

    I'm looking for recommendations on A2DP adapters, and figured since it's for use with my phone this sub isn't too far off the mark. I just picked up an Air Dock Qi charger, which looks to require 2.1A from the 12V adapter. My trusty old Kensington LiquidAux doesn't output that much, so I...
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    No signal to second monitor

    For the last few weeks I've been running a Qnix 1440 panel primary (dual link DVI) alongside an old Acer TN panel secondary (DVI to mini DP adapter) and all has been well. When I came back from lunch today both screens were in standby but only the Qnix would come back up. This happened the...
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    Dual monitors, dual link DVI, et al.

    I've been running two 1080p monitors for a while now, both with separate DVI-D cables connected to one of two Crossfired Radeon 6970s. I recently picked up one of the Qnix 1440p displays which comes with a dual link cable and I can't seem to make it work with another monitor. The Qnix only...
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    Crucial SSD won't mount

    Today while working Windows 7 started hanging at random. I did a system restore from safe mode, and after that I was no longer able to boot from the device. It shows up in the BIOS, but I get a disk failure when I try to boot from it. I loaded up an Ubuntu image, downloaded Disk Digger, and...
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    Eyefininty questions

    I just found an intriguing deal on some 23" Dell IPS panels and was thinking now might be the time to take the plunge on Eyefinity, but I have a few questions after doing some preliminary research. I've been seeing some conflicting information posted to various forums over the past couple...
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    Sipdroid/PBXes.org problems

    I've been using Sipdroid through PBXes.org for the past month or so without issue until yesterday. Starting yesterday, calls were going through but I was getting no audio. The person on the other end couldn't hear me, I couldn't hear it dialing much less someone picking up. This was on both my...
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    Someone please explain MHL HDMI

    So I'm seeing a lot of new phones that come with this "MHL" connection rather than micro USB and a separate micro HDMI port like my trusty Evo 4G has. Am I to understand that with this port I can no longer charge my phone while outputting signal to a display? So the only way to mirror the...
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    Software RAID5 under Linux

    I'm planning to build a new tiny media server around a Zacate E-350 board with six SATA ports. I had hoped to run a RAID5 setup under Ubuntu using mdadm, but someone on an HTPC forum mentioned that I could only expect 10-15MBps write speeds to this array. Is this true? I knew performance...
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    Best place to unload phone

    I found out today that my ETF on Sprint is lower than I had expected, so with the intention of picking up a Nexus Prime later this month (or whenever it comes out) I need to know the best place to sell my Evo 4G. I've heard of various websites that offer "cash for smartphones" and the like but...
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    New build issue, ASRock E350M1

    This is more a basic build issue than anything related to HTPCs, but this is going to be my new HTPC so I figured what the hell, I'd ask here. I just threw an ASRock E350M1 into a new chassis, plugged everything in and turned it on to... no video signal. The CPU fan comes on, chassis power...
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    Anyone running an E350-based HTPC?

    I've been enjoying the I3-based HTPC that I built a few months ago in the living room so much that I'm considering building a second one. I'd like to keep the cost of this second box down as much as possible so I've been looking into the AMD E-350 (Zacate) kits. Is anyone currently running...
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    Delayed audio response from receiver after inactivity

    I recently set up a new HTPC and I'm experiencing some weirdness with audio and I'm not certain which component to attribute it to. The HTPC is connected to an Onkyo receiver via HDMI for both audio and video. The Onkyo is then connected to the television via HDMI for video only. This is...
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    Critique new HTPC build?

    Hi folks, I'm just about to (finally) pull the trigger on an HTPC build and wanted to make sure these components look alright. The motherboard has been my biggest headache deciding on. I was all set to pick up an ASRock off Newegg until I found it was out of stock. Now I'm leaning toward a...
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    Sandy Bridge HTPC builds

    What's the current concensus on the Sandy Bridge platform for HTPC purposes? Last I checked they were having some chipset issues which a recall has supposedly fixed. I've also seen mention that a new chipset is due out sometime this year. So what's everyone doing right now? Is the new...
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    Trouble unlocking the MSI 6950 2GB

    So I jumped on the Amazon deal a few days ago to add a second card (I bit on the HIS one from a couple of weeks ago) and my card just came in. Trouble is I can't seem to unlock this one like I did the HIS, although the hardware appears to be identical. First step I took was creating a bios...
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    New 6950/70 or second 5850?

    So my situation is thus: I'm currently running an OEM ATI-branded 5850 (the one that was on mega-sale last year that everyone here jumped on) but I'm upgrading to 1920x1080 monitor and want some additional power. Am I correct in thinking that my most cost efficient options are going to be a...
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    Why does Netflix suck so badly on HTPCs?

    I've been planning for some time to build a Mini ITX Core i3-based HTPC. To get an idea of how to set one up, functionality, etc, I took an old Core 2 Duo with 4GB of RAM and an Nvidia 8800GTS 640 and installed everything on it. One thing I noticed was that compared to my Roku and even my LG...
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    Identifying slow LAN transfer speeds

    So I recently built a little Atom-based media server to serve up movies and music to my TVs and phone. I went with this board which was the lowest power solution I could find. In it I have two Samsung "Ecogreen" 5400rpm HDs and a 2GB SO-DIMM. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and everything is going...
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    External 12v DC power brick

    I'm putting together a low power home server (emphasis on the low power) and I've reached a bit of a dilemma. I chose the Intel D945GSEJT Atom board specifically because of its mobile chipset. The trouble is, the only internal power connector on the board is a 4pin 12v connector. That's...
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    Internet-enabled thermostats

    So I've been considering replacing my thermostat for a while and recently decided I'd start seriously looking around and researching my options. "It's 2010," I said to myself. "Surely wifi thermostats are the standard by now." Apparently I couldn't have been more wrong. There's precisely ONE...
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    Help me track a process that keeps kicking off

    I'm running a DLink DNS-321 with the fun_plug addition for those of you that are familiar with it. Lately I've noticed some really sluggish performance, oftentimes requiring a hard reboot. Running top I see a large number of processes that keep kicking off, "/ffp/bin/sh" Killing them all...
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    DIY Home Server/NAS suggestions

    Currently I'm running a DNS-321 at home (which I've dubbed "The little NAS that could") and I've been incredibly happy with it for the past year or so. I originally purchased it with the sole intention of having it serve media to my televisions, but I soon discovered Fun_plug and now it does my...
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