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What can cause a montor to go blank at times

18/08/2017, 10:06

Hi there,


I have a 27" Samsung monitor.
Recently I installed a new video card which only has a digital output (GTX 1050) - I had my monitor connected to the old video card via the analogue output.
I have installed the latest video card and monitor drivers.
I am starting to notice that at times the monitor goes blank 
(black screen) for about 1 - 2 seconds and there doesn't seem to be any pattern to this.
I feel that it is the monitor which is going blank and not the video card as when the monitor doesn't get a signal from the PC (eg when the PC is powered off and then back on) I get an small image image displayed briefly in the top left corner indication that it is connected via digital.
Any ideas what could be causing this?
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

Is it okay to change a motherboard with a parity error?

18/08/2017, 10:04

Hi there,


So my motherboard has a PCI parity error and I can't seem to fix it. I've tried reseting the CMOS and reseating the GPU. I've also tried cleaning out the PCI slots and nothing worked. I'm thinking about changing my motherboard but I don't want to install new windows and I'm afraid that the drivers that are already in my PC are going to have some complications with the new motherboard drivers. How can I change my motherboard without an complications?
CPU: AMD fX 6300
RAM: 4 GB generic ram
Harddrive: 1 TB 7200rpm
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 500w
Please help.
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

If Samsung was serious about overcoming Apple, it would team up with G

18/08/2017, 10:01

User experience, software supremacy and ecosystem integration is what moves units and moreso what keeps people coming back to a particular phone make and platform. The iPhone is the glaring example in my opinion. It's the package. It's updates. It's the promise of things just working. It's the promise of your digital life, physically existent in your phone, lying in the hands of one vendor, whose first and foremost product is software and services and not just hardware. The disconnect between hardware and software is what holds the premium Android segment back and what keeps Apple's iPhone ahead of the competition.

The reason I bought a Pixel is because it's an iPhone running Android. Samsung can introduce what they want, they don't own the platform fully and they're bad at software. Just look at the face recognition they introduced with the S8, which already turned out to be nothing more than a windy gimmick. Samsung, I can't take you seriously. With just providing the best hardware but the underlying software platform being a second thought, Samsung will never be able to overcome Apple. That's on Google who provides the platform. But Google isn't a hardware maker.

So with Samsung being the best hardware maker, to me it appears as a natural fit for them to just let the software differentiation BS go and team up with Google to make not only the most coherent Android handset there ever was, but also pair it with the best hardware and design (I don't think the S8 is all that perfectly designed, but what I rather mean is Samsungs ability and engineering-prowess to make the most sophisticated designs at a large scale at moderate costs).

They could even go on with their Galaxy line at full steam and see what works. And if their Pixel device happens to cannibalize their own offering, then so be it. On either side of the coin they earn from it. But with a coherent Pixel phone they might even seriously cut into Apple's premium stronghold in the long run.

With iPhones, people don't just buy hardware, they buy the newest hardware plug-in to their software ecosystem of choice. Google has the power to provide an alternative software ecosystem of choice and it should be Samsungs goal to be the delivering hardware vendor in tight collaboration.







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Are rounded corners here to stay?

18/08/2017, 10:00

Hello all,


I'm sitting here looking at my squared-off iPhone 6s display, and in the wake of both LG and Samsung's latest announcements, something about it just feels so ancient.
Will we continue to see manufacturers round off their screens? Please.
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I have read suggest the setting should be on 5?

17/08/2017, 09:32

Hi all, 
Based on your post, it sounds like your shots are overextracted, mostly from being under-dosed, and possibly from incorrect grind setting. Your basket needs to be filled more without too much or too little head space...read about the "nickel test".
The Encore is a poor espresso grinder, despite the advertisements by Baratza. They offer fantastic customer service and support, but in my opinion severely overrate the Encore by claiming it's good for espresso. You need much finer control over the particle size adjustment than that grinder affords. Anyhow....
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

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