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Scarlet 15/07/07(Tue)07:45 No. 21837 ID: 9319c8 [Reply]

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So I've got a mac here, bear with me.
I use an audio interface for both input and output audio for everything (both my pc and mac). Skype refuses to listen to anything other than input 1 for my audio interface when I use it. I'm trying to use both of my inputs at the same time. Skype is the only one being a little shit about it.

On my windows machine, I can use my headset as the same time as the interface, which fixes the problem. Or pushes it to the side. However, the mac has that single jack. My headset is the kind that has a single line in for both mic and headphones. The mac is a bitch and won't recognize the mic, while google tells me it's only for apple headphones.

TL;DR: Skype won't recognize both inputs for my audio interface

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Anonymous 15/07/08(Wed)08:05 No. 21845 ID: 10d6c2

How about getting something like an iMic, that has separate line-in/line-out jacks? On the plus side the audio quality is usually tons better than everything built-in.

You should be able to set the iMic to be the default audio input and output device in the Sound system preference. That should be the device(s) that Skype latches onto like a mewling kitten.

There may be a breakout cable someplace for the audio input/output jack on your MacBook, but you're probably better off sidestepping the built-in audio completely.

Scarlet 15/07/09(Thu)00:24 No. 21846 ID: 357cea


That actually sounds like a good idea. I guess I'll have to get a physical adapter that just lets me bypass the mac's line completely.


Anonymous 15/07/09(Thu)08:12 No. 21849 ID: 5e1030

I don't know how common Mac compatibility is, but my crappy little Plantronics headset came with a USB audio adapter that works PC & Mac w/o additional drivers.

Anonymous 15/06/28(Sun)17:52 No. 21820 ID: d67c1a [Reply]

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Hello, I have a problem with my internet connection.
Basically, it can cap at around 1800-2000kb/s, but when i let it go that high my internet frequently disconnects and then reconnects after about 8 or 9 seconds.
To combat this, I went into my PC's network settings and set the cap to 10mbits(so it caps around 1000/1050kb/s) Now i experience no problem with disconnection at all, but I missing out on 800-1000kb/s. What could be wrong and how can i fix it? I've already had COX replace my router, and that did nothing.

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Anonymous 15/07/01(Wed)09:18 No. 21822 ID: d67c1a

Well they basically told me it had something to do with my houses wiring and they would need to re-wire the house and get permission from my landlord, and they said that might not even fix the problem. Thank you i will try my own router.

Anonymous 15/07/02(Thu)23:33 No. 21823 ID: 245f5b

qwest/centurylink kept having routers go out, send another same model, like 5, more, routers fail. They sent routers without refreshing or removing old account setting, so an SSID would have like blablaevil whatever as an SSID.

I talked with a woman and said, we cannot keep getting these routers
that fail in a short time, that the routers had not even been reset to
defaults on most. That most had stuff
on them and were faulty from the start. So after a bit she said OK, I will have them send a new model. You will not have issues with it. And got it shortly after, brand new stable model.

Some goofball I had talked to after adding a service, tv, had a few issues with set top boxes, multiple times. He said resetting the router will break the
set top boxes, I asked or stated so what then, they were bad before I restet the router, while you yourself said to reset the router? Blabla bla he had an attitude
of the most pathetic way. They charged
like $200.00 bucks saying they came out
on a service call and found nothing wrong. Yet found two set top boxes
and the modem/router to be faulty.

The replacements did work well and work well to this day and had them refund the fake service fee with an apology and little hassle.
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Anonymous 15/07/02(Thu)23:45 No. 21824 ID: 245f5b

Definitely your own router is a good idea. If it goes out though you would have to make sure you look at warranty
info through the manufacturer. Keep receipts and all. My guess the router is faulty.

If not the line running to the house could be the issue, inside, watch out so they would not charge you or even your landlord for the repair. Or at least
know that they would test the line
before it reaches the house. ISPS can be ripoffs.
You can usually find suitable routers modems at thrift stores for like 12 bucks, 3 bucks.

Anonymous 15/06/25(Thu)04:54 No. 21807 ID: a38aee [Reply]

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I got one of those shitbox ZOTAC Z-boxes from a friend and have just had it sitting around as I didn't really need it. Now my actual comp is in the shop and I started playing around with it.

Problem is I can't get it to connect to the net via the router - just directly plugged into the modem. The wireless can "see" the router but it needs to have the computers MAC address before I can even enter the password.
If I plug the cable into the router I can see (but not access ) my roommates computer (wired connection) but can't see the router or the net. In the Network Connections folder I can see a WAN Miniport (PPPOE) -disconnected the Local area connection Realtech controller which if enabled tries to identify a connection and the wireless one.


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Anonymous 15/06/25(Thu)23:04 No. 21814 ID: efd857

I can only see (and not connect) to the router via wireless. When it's plugged in to the router it can't see the router (but can see but also not connect to my roommates computer) otherwise I would have entered the MAC.

Anonymous 15/06/26(Fri)02:03 No. 21815 ID: 10d6c2

>it needs to have the computers MAC address
Disable MAC filtering on the router. It is an absolutely worthless security feature, since your MAC address is broadcast in the clear, for everyone within range to see. Anyone wanting to gain access to your network will just sniff MACs from data passing to/from the existing systems, clone one of their addresses onto their card, then use it to get onto your network. It will only stop 10 year olds and grandmothers, and maybe not even.

Disable this feature and you'll likely get a little further.

In case you're confused as to how to do that: use your roomate's computer for 30 seconds to configure the router.

When you plug in the Zotac over Ethernet, do you get an IP address? How about a default gateway? Subnet? If you disable IPv6 on the Zotac do you get any further?

Anonymous 15/06/26(Fri)19:21 No. 21817 ID: 10d6c2

Upon further reflection I'm going to take a wild guess and say that your router assigns good DHCP leases, with the correct default gateway, etc. to MACs it knows about and everyone else gets incorrect or partial information that doesn't let them get out to the internet.

You could have also enabled 802.1x authentication, but if you did I would hope that you would remember it, since that requires substantially more effort than simply checking a box.

New graphics cards Anonymous 15/06/09(Tue)23:45 No. 21797 ID: 11fdd1 [Reply]

I'm coming across some decent money soon, and I want to update my current graphics card so I can play games better. That, and the recent Fallout 4 update had given me a slight panic attack with me thinking my computer can't handle it.

I currently have an old Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT. What would you guess recommend would be a good upgrade, and let's just say I'm on a fixed budget with this, so where can I get one at a good deal?

Anonymous 15/06/20(Sat)03:21 No. 21803 ID: 10d6c2

Unfortunately under $100 Nvidia cards are complete shit. From what I've read the GT740 is basically a GTX 550 that's been defanged a bit. I bought one and am still absolutely shocked at just how slow the damned thing is at doing just about everything.

Anonymous 15/06/21(Sun)07:20 No. 21804 ID: 583674

EVGA makes the GT740 superclocked. On benchmarks(for Linux btw) it scores like a slightly less power-hungry GTX650. Can't say I'm disappointed with it.
Although depending on your mobo, processor(I'm assuming you won't be doing a new build from scratch) and budget I'd recommend something a little more powerful. A GTX750 at the least would be nice if the price climb from the 740 superclocked isn't too big where you live.

Anonymous 15/06/25(Thu)05:24 No. 21809 ID: 10d6c2

I have one, and it's the GDDR5 version (which is supposed to be slightly faster than the DDR3 version), and compared to the 7750 I had in there before it this thing is absolute shit. It represents a good 75% drop across the board. I bought the GT740 for $100, I bought the 7750 for $100 2 years ago. Why the GT740 isn't even that decent is a mystery.

Unfortunately my new system @ work doesn't provide as much power over the PCIe slot as the old one, so I opted for one that used PCIe power. Rather than discover the new system is equally annoyed at any non-Nvidia card I opted for the 740.

For two years I had the 7750 in the old system and used it without incident so it's not a hurrdurr ATI driver issue. It's just Lenovo devolving into shittier shit. And to head off the inevitable argument on that front: nobody bigger than a mom & pop is going to build a whitebox for their employees. I build them for home, my systems there are wonderful, work with everything, but this is what I'm stuck with at work.

The 740 has two things going for it: The system no longer hard freezes in the middle of the night/weekend while I'm connected to it remotely (or even if I don't - it's an equal opportunity freezer). And I get PhysX support. Woo. I have multimonitor support, which I had under the 7750, but didn't have under the Nvidia card the system came with (I don't know why - see: Lenovo).

Not freezing and multimonitor is about all I care about, but I had to see how good the card was too. You are bearing witness to my surprise. My expectation was equivalency. The posted benchmarks were equivalency. In reality it's worse.

Audio Editing FocaJeanGabriel 15/06/21(Sun)20:37 No. 21805 ID: 1efec7 [Reply]

Some guy who is good with audio editing software can help me with this Bill Cooper radio broadcast? http://hourofthetime.com/bcmp3B/1920.mp3 If u can improve quality a bit so i can hear what Bill is saying i will love you so muck, TY !

Anonymous 15/06/18(Thu)10:23 No. 21799 ID: 993cf2 [Reply]

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Laptop doesn't recognize WiFi.

So a couple screws came off from the back of my asus s400c and its the 2 closest ones to the right hinge (looking from normal front view). Laptop still recognized wifi at this point.

When I tried to close the laptop without the screws, the right part of the screen along with the hinge completely unattached itself from the bottom part of the laptop.

I found the screws later and screwed them back on, laptop opened fine, turn laptop on but it said "No networks found" which isnt true because my phone is picking up the wifi.

In short, laptop doesnt recognize any wifi after the right hinge became unattached.
What's the problem and how do I go about fixing it?

Anonymous 15/06/18(Thu)11:36 No. 21800 ID: 974c0c

Often the Wi-Fi antenna runs through the hinge and up around the display. It may have become severed, the only way to check is to open them up and look.

Anonymous 15/06/18(Thu)14:48 No. 21802 ID: 0b64ee

Yup, the antennas are normally in the display since it's usually held at or near vertical and won't be lying flat, which makes it easier to receive & send signals (partly why routers that lie flat and use integrated antennas are complete shit).

However the card is typically socketed onto the motherboard, which is under the keyboard. Some very thin cables run from the antennas in the display to the card. Simply opening & closing the lid enough will break the wires but it sounds like you either snipped them or unplugged them.

Only way to know what's going on at this point is to open it up and figure out where they are and what they look like.

Using third-party mouse with Mac Anonymous 15/06/04(Thu)12:15 No. 21791 ID: 51e5ad [Reply]

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I'm not sure if there are any Apple users here but long story short, I don't have an Apple mouse. I figured I could just buy one since a wired Logitech mouse worked before. However, I don't have that one anymore either. I decided to buy a wireless (NOT bluetooth) USB mouse. The specific brand name is blackweb. Never heard of it before but went with it, get home and find out my Mac Mini doesn't even recognize it. It shows the "unrecognized keyboard" settings when I plug it in.

If anyone here does happen to know anything about OS X and non-Apple mouses, I'm running Yosemite.

Basically. I just want my mouse to work but see no way to support non-Apple wireless mouses.

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Anonymous 15/06/07(Sun)04:42 No. 21795 ID: 1542bf

Yeah. I'm assuming it would work with a PC though, because it has a PC driver with it and not a driver for other platforms. I've had this issue before and didn't think about it when I was buying it at the time so that's what I get I guess. I just switched it out with a wired USB mouse that works.

Anonymous 15/06/09(Tue)07:44 No. 21796 ID: 58ab24

It won't work with a PC unless you install the driver, because it implements HID wrong. If it implemented HID correctly, you wouldn't need to install the driver for it to work. On either platform.

Anonymous 15/06/10(Wed)00:56 No. 21798 ID: 10d6c2

If you were really unlucky instead of a wireless dongle you could have been given one of these:

Anonymous 15/06/02(Tue)19:26 No. 21790 ID: 172961 [Reply]

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ReShade 0.18 and 0.12 (d3d9) don't seem to be working with Mass Effect 3. Specifically the HUD and menu are gone. Pic example of when I see when I open the menu. I used the toggle to turn reshade off, and the issue persists. It only stops when I delete the reshade d3d9.dll file but at that point reshade doesn't even initialize.

Anonymous 15/05/18(Mon)08:52 No. 21785 ID: 04dfea [Reply]

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Hey /halp/, big issue. I have no access to my other windows 7 PC, fuck me. My windows 8 had to be transferred to a new computer with a windows 7 OS, but I noticed a account that I originally deleted is back! (Fuck must be the backup image that kept it in the memory when windows 7 was rolled back, but 8 was total shit).

I happened to notice that I need accessibility to the administrator account in event of emergency, but I have a big issue...

I can't login or reset my password! I tried bootable USB, but I get a "Kernel Panic, not syncing" error. Attempting to kill init. Message if I use it, and I need software to get my account back in.

One other issue before this happened, this tech guy gave me this computer, and did a net user check on the administrator account, hence I'm new to command prompt and never use it as much unless it is necessary for some reason, but without admin access, I can't get to the recovery console because of this:

Account active No

In the recovery console, I see my main admin account (not the built in one), and the account I originally deleted but it returned (It says "User", not the original username it had)

With no access to either one of these three accounts, I can't get in my windows 7 laptop now.

Any guys here good enough to help someone new to this?
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Build advice Anonymous 15/05/08(Fri)06:59 No. 21772 ID: 137efe [Reply]

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First Build. Heavy 3D modeling, rendering, photo/video editing. Occasional gaming.

So far, am I a retard? And what video card should I get? Looking at them all and trying to understand the differences is overwhelming.

Here's what I have planned so far:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150
Memory: Samsung (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5 SSD
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (x2)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W ATX
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
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Anonymous 15/05/12(Tue)04:39 No. 21777 ID: 137efe


Finally, a response! Much appreciated.

Thank you for the QVL. I didn't know such a thing existed. And thanks for everything else too. I'm sure I'll be back in this thread to update and get confirmation that I'm not an idiot before I finally pull the trigger.

Anonymous 15/05/12(Tue)05:10 No. 21778 ID: 137efe


As for your towers, I'd definitely go with the NZXT. It's a more clean, cohesive design without decorative junk added to make it look edgy, plus it's got more reviews and a better average score from them.

Anonymous 15/05/14(Thu)02:58 No. 21780 ID: 10d6c2

To be fair, there are only 9 reviews of the Thermaltake case, and most of the bad reviews are written by people who are complete morons.

For example, one guy freaked out because he screwed standoffs into the preinstalled standoffs and, for some strange reason, his motherboard no longer lined up with the backplate.

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