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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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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    WTB: Bluetooth portable Speakers

    Light emphasis on "portable", but needs to have rechargeable battery. Looking for some bluetooth speakers, something that retails for <$125. Plan on buying something like the JBL Charge, or TDK A360. Needs 3.5mm aux (what speakers don't have this?) Wanted to see if any of you [H] have an...
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    windows 7 can't boot in normal mode

    I'm using an HP laptop that has a finger scanner, and I always use it to log into my account. I recently needed to go into safe mode, but forgot what f key to press (it's f8) . So, I went into msconfig and chose safe mode boot. The problem here is that when I go into safe mode, the finger...
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    new HDD: copy partition or reinstall OS?

    Hey all, I recently got a new 1tb hard drive because my 4 yr old HDD is dying. I only use 1 HDD so this new one is meant to replace the old one. I was wondering if its best to just do a clean reinstall of Windows 7, install all the programs, drivers, ect. OR use a program like Partition Wizard...
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    bottom-of-the-line 5.1 receiver

    I hope this is the right subforum. Not really about HTPC but falls under Home Theater Equipment. I have this old Sony SS TS20 5.1 speaker system laying around and I'd like to put it to good use. Im basically looking for a cheap receiver that will let me hook this up to my HDTV. I would like it...
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    fan speeds for artic cooling twin turbo pro

    I just installed Arctic Cooling's Twin Turbo Pro on my HD4870 and im fairly impressed with the fan noise and such. I was wonder if there was any way to tweak the fan speeds, as I was able to using CCC on the stock cooling. Im not even sure if the fan is running at full speed or not. As a note, I...
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    heatsink+fan for my dying 4870

    My sapphire 4870 is in need of upgrading from the stock heatsink. I dont plan on upgrading my GPU for awhile and i want this one to last, as it has been treating me well. Its pretty much a second heater for my room, too. Well summers hitting it soon and my load temps in the hot noon are hitting...
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    looking for a new phone on ATT plan

    so im about to sign a 2 year family contract plan at AT&T. Theres going to be 4 lines, 2 with iPhone 4's w/ the 200mb data plan. The other line doesn't need a new phone. So that leaves my line, and im looking for a phone but havent been really following on them lately. Basically, im looking for...
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    Help getting game consoles connected to a speakerless monitor

    So im going to move into a dorm soon and I have been talking to my roommates about what to bring and such. As for games, someone is bringing their Xbox 360, and another is getting an N64 ;) . Im bringing my 2.1 speakers and monitor for the games. For the 360, im trying to get it to connect with...
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    How is this $1000 build?

    So im looking to build a copmuter with a limit of 1000 USD. This includes mobo,ram,gpu,cpu,case,psu,dvd drive, monitor, and such. This build is also a gaming centric PC so i would like to get the best gpu affordable, too. Here are the parts im thinking about, but i would DEFINITELY like some...
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    Adding an SSD to a laptop?

    I have a Fujitsu AH550, and it has a DVD drive, which i really dont use that often. I read some guides where it is possible to swap the DVD drive for an SSD. I think that would really boost my overall Windows experience. The problem is, SSDs are really expensive, so i would probably only get a...
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    Printer Issue : Canon MX340

    So i have a canon mx340, nothing really wrong, it prints fine, scans, faxes, and all. But its slow in some ways because each time i print and after i print, the printer does this cleaning or something where it sounds like its rolling something for 10-15 seconds. Im not sure what its doing, but...
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    <2 mb/sec transfer rate on external usb HDD

    I tried transfering a ~5gb folder from my pc to external Hitachi HDD through a usb, but the transfer rates are rediculously slow i think it just hangs half way. In the beginning it goes at around 25mb/sec, but then gradually gets slower and slower. Am i missing something here? Usually usb...
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    can i change fan speeds on laptops?

    I have a Fujitsu AH550, and the cooling system seems very inefficient. There are basically 2 modes the laptop goes through. The first being a silent mode where the fan is at minimum speed and doesnt really do much, i believe its baswically relying on passive cooling. Then after about 3 minutes...
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    Whats a good printer/scanner/fax?

    Like the thread title says, im looking for a printer/scanner/fax machine. One of those all-in-ones and i am on a budget. Cheaper, obviously would be better, but i think my cap would be around $100. I have no knowledge in this field, so if there are better recommendations for printers a little...
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    Mapping Mouse 4,5 to specific games

    I have a Logitech MX518, and i want to bind my side buttons to Just Cause 2, because it cannot read them in game. I read that people bind them to unused keys like [ and ], then use those keys in the game settings. The problem is that i cannot set Mouse 4 and 5 to [ and ] to only those games...
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    t6600 vs. i3 330m (C2D v. i3)

    So im planning on getting a laptop for my parents. Nothing too simple, they just watch movies, surf the web, do tax stuff, word, speadsheet, ect. Im trying to keep the laptop to <~$700 and i've been looking at the Dell Studio 14s. Anyways, i ran into a configuration, one with the t6600 and...
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    Which of these laptops are the best?

    So my mother has purchased a fujitsu laptop for me when i go to college. But i saw some better laptops from Acer, and i want some input of what laptop i should get. So right now, i current have this laptop. The i5 version...
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    Issues with Logitech MX518

    I tried posting on the logitech troubleshooting forum, but it didnt get a response. And seeing as how popular this mouse is, or use to be, i hope someone here can help me. i have installed Setpoint and the CD that comes with the MX518. The side buttons work, somewhat. They do their job fine...
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    does overclocking/underclocking continuously damage the GPU?

    Im new at overclocking the gpu and it seems that my HD4870 512mb version is alittle picky. On some games, OC at 790/1100 will work fine, nothing wrong using CCC. But on others, ill get artifacts, blinking squares, and such all over the place. So i have to reclock my clock speeds back to stock...
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    (Windows 7) cannot access 2nd HDD

    Opps, the thread title is suppose to say 2nd partition, not HDD. I have a single 500gb harddrive in which i split to 2 partitions, one ~70gb and the other ~400gb. Anyways, i cant seem to access my second partition/driver. It is in NTSF btw "E:/ is not accessible. Access denied" Its odd...
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    overclocking a HD4870 with CCC 9.12

    I have recently decided to overclock my Sapphire HD 4870 512mb card using CCC. I updated to 9.12 and tried using the ATI Overdrive to overclock it. i dont plan on adding any volts to it or anything like how you would when you overlock a cpu. I prompted to do a simple overclock using CCC, but i...
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    cannot get my mic on headset to work

    first off, i have an NZXT Tempest computer case, Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE Card, and a GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L motherboard. here are the products for more info. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102003&cm_re=creative_suond_audigy-_-29-102-003-_-Product...
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    having some trouble will dual monitors

    ive never tried dual monitors and i recently found an old crt laying around so decided to give it a try. i got things working but i ran into a problem. i set monitor #1 as my main, and monitor #2 as my extended monitor. when i try to run a game, itll automatically open up in monitor #1, in full...
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    street fightere IV controller set up

    im trying to get SFIV set up, and right now i have a ps2 controller connected to the usb via a usb to ps2 controller adapter i got at frys awhile back. i set all my controllers, and so far they all work, but there are 3 buttons that have problems. first off, the low punch (which i put as...
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    wires from fan are cut

    i realized that my top fan on the case was not spinning,i have two on the top. i realized that the red and yellow wires from the fan were ripped and only the black one is fine. do i have to buy a new fan or is there a way to fix this? i do not know how to solder anything so i dont think it is...
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    can i switch a fan to make it intake instead of exhaust?

    i have an NZXT Tempest, and the top 2 140mm fans are exhaust fans. my case doesnt really seem to have lots of air flow. is it possible to just unscrew the top fans and flip it over so it will blow the opposite direction? also, whats better; having high pressure airflow, or low pressure? because...
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    help: issues with keyboard

    i need help with this problem. first off, my keyboard is the microsoft digital media 3000 keyboard with Vista Ultimate. there are several buttons (ie. shortcuts, play, pause, zoom, My Pictures, My Documents, ect) in addition to the standard buttons and the number pad. recently i discovered that...
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    trying to get programs to work from previous OS

    im not exactly sure how to say it but ill make it as clear as possible. Before i had XP sp2 on one partition. decided to try out vista so i made another partition and installed vista. The thing is that i dont want to reinstall all those programs and games, so i was wondering if there was a way...
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    Accelero TWIN TURBO for my HD4870?

    im looking for a heatsink cooler that can replace my stock cooler, i dont wont to spend too much money, but i also want to get a "good enough" cooler. right now the stock is fine, but its just really loud. for around $40, would the Accelero TWIN TURBO be good for the Sapphire HD4870? anybody...
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    icons look weird in dvd drive

    im sure if it affect it, but im using stylesXP to add/edit themes for windows XP. this has been there for a while now, but i decided to try and fix it but cant find a solution. for some reason, when i open the dvd drive, in this case the D: drive, the icons are covered by the IE icon. heres a...
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