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The CY 50cm 10Pin Motherboard Female Header to Dual USB 2.0 Adapter Cable

The CY 50cm 10Pin Motherboard Female Header to Dual USB 2.0 Adapter Cable

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the CY 50cm 10Pin Motherboard Female Header to Dual USB 2.0 Adapter Cable. This cable is used to convert our USB 2.0 header pins inside our motherboard into fully useable USB 2.0 ports. Normally, computer motherboards have internal USB 2.0 headers that once upon a time were used for the front USB ports in a computer case. Nowadays, computer cases come primarily with USB 3.0 ports, which uses the internal USB 3.0 motherboard…

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Changing one of my CPUs to the Intel VT-d-enabled Intel i7-3720QM

Changing one of my CPUs to the Intel VT-d-enabled Intel i7-3720QM

Hi everyone, As I’ve been using Linux as my main operating system for a while, I’ve been doing some virtualization experiments to also use Windows with it. I discovered QEMU/KVM and virtio/VFIO PCI-Express passthrough, but unfortunately, one of my CPUs doesn’t support the Intel’s VT-d extension. This extension is used to enable direct hardware access, which enables us specifically to pass PCI-Express devices to the VM and act like if it was connected natively. My old CPU was an Intel…

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The FARSENSE USB 5V to 12V DC Step Up Cable

The FARSENSE USB 5V to 12V DC Step Up Cable

Hi everyone, Today, I will talk about the FARSENSE USB 5V to 12V DC Step Up Cable. This is a USB cable that Steps Up the voltage from 5V to 12V. The purpose of these cables is to allow you to power small 12V devices like portable modems or routers that use a low amperage. It is not meant to be used on high power devices like hard drives, as those require more power in order to spin up. This…

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The TP-Link Archer A7 V5 Wireless AC Router

The TP-Link Archer A7 V5 Wireless AC Router

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the TP-Link Archer A7 V5 Wireless AC Router. This router we got is a refurbished version that is in perfect conditions, backed with a 90-day warranty. The TP-Link Archer A7 V5 router is a Wireless AC router, providing a theoretical wireless speed of up to 1,750mbit/s. The 2.4Ghz can provide a theoretical speed of up to 450mbit/s while the 5Ghz band can provide a theoretical speed of up to 1,300mbit/s. This router also…

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The ALITOVE 12V 2A DC Power Supply

The ALITOVE 12V 2A DC Power Supply

Hi everyone, Today, we’ll see the ALITOVE 12V 2A DC Power Supply. 12V Power Supply are probably the most common power voltage used to power several PC devices. They are used mostly on external Hard Disk Drives, Optical Drives, and some multi-port USB Hubs use it to adequately power its ports. They are also used on Wireless Routers. Most of these devices comes with a 12V 1.5A, but this adapter from ALITOVE can supply up to 2A. Unboxing the Power…

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The PNY Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2GB PCI-Express Video Graphics Card

The PNY Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2GB PCI-Express Video Graphics Card

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the PNY Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2GB PCI Express Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). This weekend, I didn’t write a post since I spent it diagnosing an issue with my Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 D4 2G, where it seems it “died”, at least partially, on Windows. After diagnosing the issue and trying it on another PC, I realized that the card may have an internal malfunction preventing the Nvidia Windows drivers from working with…

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The ALITOVE 5V 3A DC Power Supply

The ALITOVE 5V 3A DC Power Supply

Hi everyone, Today, we’ll see the ALITOVE 5V 3A DC Power Supply. 5V Power Supply are normally used in small USB hubs to provide additional power to the ports and be able to support power hungry devices like portable hard disk drives and optical disk drives. They are also used directly on some portable optical disk drives in case the hub or USB port can’t provide enough power. Other small devices may use it. Other than the mentioned USB devices,…

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The Thermaltake TOUGHAIR 310 CPU Cooler

The Thermaltake TOUGHAIR 310 CPU Cooler

Hi everyone, In case you may be wondering why I didn’t post something yesterday, it was due to a heatsink fan malfunction that caused my AMD Ryzen 3950x CPU to shutdown my PC. The fan started making some weird noises and wasn’t spinning correctly. This made the CPU temperature rise to the point of system throttling and eventually, shutting it down. I took this chance to see some CPU coolers and settled with the Thermaltake TOUGHAIR 310, which Amazon had…

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The TP-Link AC750 Wi-Fi Extender RE215

The TP-Link AC750 Wi-Fi Extender RE215

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the TP-Link AC750 Wi-Fi Extender, model RE215. This is a basic Wi-Fi Extender supporting up to Wireless AC with speeds of 750mbit/s (up to 300mbit on the 2.4Ghz band and up to 450 on the 5Ghz band). This extender also has an Ethernet port, and you can use this extender as an Access Point too. You can use it either as a receiver or as a transmitter. In the former, you can use…

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Is your Lenovo Y720 laptop CPU stuck at 0.78Ghz? Here’s how to fix it

Is your Lenovo Y720 laptop CPU stuck at 0.78Ghz? Here’s how to fix it

Hi everyone, Recently, I came into this issue where my Lenovo Y720 laptop, with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU seems to be stuck at running at 0.78Ghz even when the power options are set to High Performance. This issue would persist even when the machine is shut down and powered on again, for some reason. The task manager looks like this in this case: Laptops, especially those with dedicated graphics, would throttle down the CPU sometimes if the temperature gets…

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