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    Building Battery Pack with AA batteries

    Dang, wish I had my old pack to scavenge... Thanks everyone at [H].
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    Building Battery Pack with AA batteries

    Eneloops are now on my shopping list. Any idea how these are put together? what other parts/connections would I need? I would imagine the set up would be similar to something like this: If so, what kind of connector would I need? Are you guys able to tell from the pictures from the original...
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    Building Battery Pack with AA batteries

    Skillz, thanks for suggesting the batteries. Unfortunately I don't have the current pack anymore, can you explain what kind of internals I would need? What materials and if there is a DIY guide somewhere I may follow?? Thanks.
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    Building Battery Pack with AA batteries

    Hi [H], I current own a rebranded TDK A360 wireless speaker. The battery died out awhile back and I have been searching for a replacement. I found one off ebay, exactly pictured in the description (green), not the main photo (in blue). But if possible, I'd prefer to avoid buying refurbished...
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    [help] Best way to "cast" device to TV

    hmm, sounds like I'll go with chromecast/fire stick. I'll do research and pick between those 2. I'm a bit confused about Miracast. Do I need a 'miracast compatible' device like the Surface Pro 4 (win 10) along with a 'miracast compatible' TV ( HDMI dongle )?
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    [help] Best way to "cast" device to TV

    ..as long as your hardware supports it. do you mean as in a Fire TV Stick? and I have Win 7.
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    [help] Best way to "cast" device to TV

    Ideally, I'd have an SP4 to control and play videos/movies. And this "solution" would work for both my desktop in another room, and the SP4. Walking to another room to start a movie or stream wouldn't be an issue for me though..
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    [help] Best way to "cast" device to TV

    interesting, did not know the chromecast can do that. Would you recommend I wait for the chromecast 2? Any other suggestions?
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    [help] Best way to "cast" device to TV

    This thread is about mirroring, extending, and casting your screen to a TV. I think this falls under Computers & Gadgets, but if not, mods please move to the correct sub forum.. Hardware-wise, I have a old custom PC, hooked up with ethernet. Old laptop, planning on upgrading to Microsoft's SP4...
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    dual monitor puts stress on CPU

    oh, I wasn't sad because of your response. I'm sad because chrome sucks now :D
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    dual monitor puts stress on CPU

    @d50man, LOL you'd be surprised how quiet it actually is. At 100% on full load it never passes 60C @mikeblas ...:(
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    dual monitor puts stress on CPU

    @Araxie, interesting suggestion! Turns out chrome already had the 'enable hardware acceleration' already on. I turned it off, reset, and got it back on. (a little IT trick :D), but no improvements. I played 1080p and 1440p videos on both my monitors, tested it out on chrome and FF. Turns out...
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    dual monitor puts stress on CPU

    Sorry guys, I haven't been able to respond as quickly. But, I've been viewing these videos on youtube. One will be youtube, and the other may be from another embedded streaming player, or a quick gif, and such. This is running on the latest chrome browser, I'm on a different computer right now...
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    dual monitor puts stress on CPU

    I have a fairly relevant GPU, nVidia 750ti My CPU is pretty old, a Q6600@2.4GHz. But I was still surprised when I was running 2 monitors with 2 videos and it was lagging. For example I was watching a 2k video on one, and some gifs on another, and it would lag immensely, CPU is definitely...
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    Windows equalizer resets after switching sound devices

    @primetime, No I am not using a recon. In my first post, I've said that I do not use both at the same time, but switch between the 2 sound sources using an app by independent devs, called SoundSwitch. So the problem isn't the ability to switch between the sources, but the loss of the set...
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    Windows equalizer resets after switching sound devices

    I forget exactly which model. Its an old SoundBlaster though. And I'm using 2 diff sound devices because I keep both my headset and speakers plugged in at the same time. They both have to be plugged in the back of the desktop/tower so its a pain to reach back and switch them everytime.
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    Windows equalizer resets after switching sound devices

    So I have 2.1 speakers and a headset plugged into 2 different sound devices. One goes to the motherboard (speakers) and one goes to my Creative Soundblaster Sound Card (headset). I use an application called SoundSwitch to allow me to use hotkeys to switch between the two sound sources since its...
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    PS4 Mic recommendations?

    Right now I have the free/default mic given when you buy a ps4. I'm not really looking for good sound quality headphones, but a good mic. Quality sound input you can say. My main problem is that the current free mic has trouble picking up my voice. All my friends say my voice is soft and...
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    installing gpu driver on another HDD OS

    I'm running Windows 7. I just tried yesterday to use a USB recovery stick. Then I tried doing a system repair and system recovery. The repair didn't detect an error, System Recovery ran into an error when I tried to restore and did not work. I might just have to try and grab all the files on the...
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    installing gpu driver on another HDD OS

    hm, i forget exactly which Catalyst I have. After I updated Catalyst drivers and the gpu driver, things went alittle downhill. I cannot boot in safemode, same issue. I can tell that the resolution has changed because I can see the cursor, and it is alot larger. but I still cannot access anything...
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    installing gpu driver on another HDD OS

    I tried using the new gpu on the old OS but since it still has the faulty drivers installed, it will not let windows boot up. =[ How would I replace the driver files? And wouldn't I have to add/delete some stuff from the registry?
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    installing gpu driver on another HDD OS

    Nope, q6600 does not have integrated gpu like the i3,i5,i7 series do.
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    GPU is dead. Upgrading this old system

    I do have an aftermarket cooler, but i'm just running the q6600 @3.0ghz. I figured that the gtx750ti would be much better and make the cpu bottleneck anyways, so an even better gpu wouldn't help that much.
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    installing gpu driver on another HDD OS

    I'm almost certain it is the driver, too. I just can't figure out how to install a driver on another OS, rather than the current running OS.
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    installing gpu driver on another HDD OS

    Nope. Black screen. I read ctrl+alt+del and ending the process of some stuff would fix it, but I can't bring up the task manager.
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    installing gpu driver on another HDD OS

    So I have a bad GPU driver (HD4870) on one of my HDD. I updated the drivers for the video card and it crapped out on me. I get the black screen and mouse cursor issue. I also have a year-old HDD that still works, but all the files are a year old.. I was wondering if I could update/downgrade...
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    GPU is dead. Upgrading this old system

    Thanks yall. Looks like i'll be in the market for a gtx 750 ti
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    GPU is dead. Upgrading this old system

    Do all SSD work on "2nd gen" motherboards? And I read that the 750ti needs a 6-pin PCIe connector. Would this still be compatible with my mobo?
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    GPU is dead. Upgrading this old system

    Hey all. To start off, I have my first baby (computer) that just recently died because the GPU gave out. This has lasted me 7 years, and as much as I love it. I'm going to build a new PC from scratch, but I don't want to toss this one out. Just restore it. Here are my parts. GIGABYTE...
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    BT Speakers - AC adapter to save battery?

    hmm, alright! Looks like ill be plugging it in from now on, unless im outdoors. Thanks HeavensCloud!
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    BT Speakers - AC adapter to save battery?

    No, actually when it is plugged in the AC adapter and the switch is off, the speakers are still on. Thats why I'm guessing when the switch is off, the AC adapter is directly powering the speaker (sparing the batterys life), but its all just speculation for me.
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    BT Speakers - AC adapter to save battery?

    Hey [H] buddies, I have an TDK A360 bluetooth speaker. It has an AC adapter that I can plug into the wall, and a build in battery. The manual says there is a DC switch in the back that I need to turn on when I want to use the battery. My question is, am I saving my battery's life...
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    help: switching from discrete to integrated gpu

    Everything sounded nice and dandy til the last part. LOL. I thought switching gpu's would be as simple and changing an option in the BIOS or something.. Guys, thanks for the replies and for trying to help, but I am honestly trying to avoid disassembling my laptop as this is my only laptop...
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    help: switching from discrete to integrated gpu

    i was originally going to do that, but I've had bad experiences disassembling laptops, and to get to the motherboard i'd have to disassemble the entire thing.. Another reason why i'd be fine with integrated is that this laptop is already on its last legs, i'm not going to run anything serious...
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    help: switching from discrete to integrated gpu

    So i have a fairly old laptop, Fujitsu AH550, and an NVIDIA 310M graphics card. Either because of a bad heatsink or the gpu chip itself is damaged, the gpu overheats very easily on the smallest graphics intestive tasks (I used GPU-Z to monitor the temps) I want to try and just use my...
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