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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3195 on: September 08, 2016, 08:36:17 PM »
I am trying to connect a projector that has an HDMI cable to a laptop that has VGA port - is this possible? I think I need a female HDMI to male VGA adapter but having a hard time finding that
TIA
Do you have a vga cable?  If so you can get this.

VicTsing Gold-Plated HDMI to VGA Converter Adapter for PC, Laptop, DVD, Desktop and other HDMI Input Devices - Black (VS1-VC38BVT-VD)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016HL4CAY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4mG0xb4PH6R8M

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3196 on: September 08, 2016, 08:52:46 PM »
I am trying to connect a projector that has an HDMI cable to a laptop that has VGA port - is this possible? I think I need a female HDMI to male VGA adapter but having a hard time finding that
TIA
What make & model is the projector

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3197 on: September 08, 2016, 09:23:13 PM »
They make adapters, but they're not so reliable. Does either end have a DVI port? They make HDMI-DVI cables that work well.
Do you have a vga cable?  If so you can get this.

VicTsing Gold-Plated HDMI to VGA Converter Adapter for PC, Laptop, DVD, Desktop and other HDMI Input Devices - Black (VS1-VC38BVT-VD)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016HL4CAY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4mG0xb4PH6R8M
What make & model is the projector
Thanks!
the laptop doesnt have dvi. I don't have the projector here, but will find out make/model and if it has dvi port

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3198 on: September 09, 2016, 04:14:27 AM »
Do you have a vga cable?  If so you can get this.

VicTsing Gold-Plated HDMI to VGA Converter Adapter for PC, Laptop, DVD, Desktop and other HDMI Input Devices - Black (VS1-VC38BVT-VD)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016HL4CAY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4mG0xb4PH6R8M

Will only work to VGA not from VGA.

VGA is an analog signal wherein HDMI is digital - by default a setup using a single cable can't work. The only exception to this is if your graphics/video card supports to send a digital signal via the VGA output. Otherwise you have to use something like this.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3199 on: September 13, 2016, 09:33:08 AM »
Is there a way to tweak settings that a laptop should run cooler (or the fan should run more often/faster)? Thanks.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3200 on: September 14, 2016, 10:15:00 AM »
Im looking to increase the speed on my Laptop and Desktop by upgrading to SSDs.

The primary reason I need the increased speed is for using Adobe Premiere Pro ad After Effects - often at the same time, both ciomputers are impossibly slow at the moment.

I store all the video files -- the source content, the PP and AE files, and the exported files in my dropbox folder to allow me to work seamlessly from both work (DT) and home (LT) on the ssame files, and also as a backup.
To fit the OS, Adobe software, and my Dropbox folder on the SSD will require a 1TB SSD which is double the price of a 500GB SSD. For the Laptop I have no chice but top do that because it can only fit one internal storage device. Bot for the desktop, I could potentially store the OS and software on the SSD and dropbox on the HDD that is already in there, the question is whether having the files that will be worked on on the HDD will slow down performance considerably. I canno not separate the video files between the HDD (files Im not currently working with) and the SSD (files Im currently working with) because it is all organized within my DropBox fle, and to separate them would mean:
1. Fragmenting everything and leaving it far less organized, and needing to shift folders/files back and forth which could get really messy.
2. Losing the ability to work on something that is not currently in my primary "being worked on" folder unexpectedly -- which does happen.
3.Losing the backup that exists in DropBox.

If I store the OS and software on the SSD in the desktop and the dropbox folder with all the actual files on the HDD, will it significantly reduce the speed when working on those files in Adobe software vs having everything together on a SSD?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3201 on: September 14, 2016, 10:48:46 AM »
Im looking to increase the speed on my Laptop and Desktop by upgrading to SSDs.

The primary reason I need the increased speed is for using Adobe Premiere Pro ad After Effects - often at the same time, both ciomputers are impossibly slow at the moment.

I store all the video files -- the source content, the PP and AE files, and the exported files in my dropbox folder to allow me to work seamlessly from both work (DT) and home (LT) on the ssame files, and also as a backup.
To fit the OS, Adobe software, and my Dropbox folder on the SSD will require a 1TB SSD which is double the price of a 500GB SSD. For the Laptop I have no chice but top do that because it can only fit one internal storage device. Bot for the desktop, I could potentially store the OS and software on the SSD and dropbox on the HDD that is already in there, the question is whether having the files that will be worked on on the HDD will slow down performance considerably. I canno not separate the video files between the HDD (files Im not currently working with) and the SSD (files Im currently working with) because it is all organized within my DropBox fle, and to separate them would mean:
1. Fragmenting everything and leaving it far less organized, and needing to shift folders/files back and forth which could get really messy.
2. Losing the ability to work on something that is not currently in my primary "being worked on" folder unexpectedly -- which does happen.
3.Losing the backup that exists in DropBox.

If I store the OS and software on the SSD in the desktop and the dropbox folder with all the actual files on the HDD, will it significantly reduce the speed when working on those files in Adobe software vs having everything together on a SSD?
If there are specific folders that you're not using, you can move them to the HDD, and use a folder junction to link it to the Dropbox folder on the SSD.

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« Reply #3202 on: September 14, 2016, 11:27:14 AM »
If there are specific folders that you're not using, you can move them to the HDD, and use a folder junction to link it to the Dropbox folder on the SSD.
Thank you!!
If I'm understanding correctly this would really be a great solution.

Essentially the files would live in the HDD in an independent folder but would show up virtually in the Dropbox folder in that computer.
The files exist physically in the Dropbox folder on other computers that are synced... (As well as the Dropbox cloud), and
updates on other computers translate back into the original files outside of Dropbox that are linked to Dropbox...
Correct?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3203 on: September 14, 2016, 12:24:54 PM »
Thank you!!
If I'm understanding correctly this would really be a great solution.

Essentially the files would live in the HDD in an independent folder but would show up virtually in the Dropbox folder in that computer.
The files exist physically in the Dropbox folder on other computers that are synced... (As well as the Dropbox cloud), and
updates on other computers translate back into the original files outside of Dropbox that are linked to Dropbox...
Correct?
Correct.
I haven't read up on it in a while, but i think the way it works is that since everything is virtual anyway, the same files are seen as being in both places at once, and you can edit them from either place.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3204 on: September 14, 2016, 02:34:51 PM »
Correct.
I haven't read up on it in a while, but i think the way it works is that since everything is virtual anyway, the same files are seen as being in both places at once, and you can edit them from either place.
Thank so much!!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3205 on: September 16, 2016, 11:15:28 AM »
My HP Pavilion is getting 2-3 Mbps on my wifi network, while my phone and dell laptop are getting 25 Mbps. I just updated the driver and it didn't help. Any ideas? TIA.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3206 on: September 18, 2016, 01:40:41 PM »
My HP Pavilion is getting 2-3 Mbps on my wifi network, while my phone and dell laptop are getting 25 Mbps. I just updated the driver and it didn't help. Any ideas? TIA.
Windows 10?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3207 on: September 18, 2016, 01:56:58 PM »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3208 on: September 18, 2016, 02:05:04 PM »
Yes.
Try a $10 external wireless adapter.

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