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    Loud CPU fan on HTPC

    I finally got a minute to pull out my old HTPC and look at it. See the pics below. The Noctua fan is a direct replacement. The screws (I'm pretty sure I used the old ones) screw right into the heat sink. And the power cable for the fan plugged right in. Zero issues during the swap. Let me know...
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    Loud CPU fan on HTPC

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    IT Resume Thread

    I've been at my current place 2 years, but they've recently made some changes and things are moving towards being more micro-managed. I'm not liking the direction things are headed. It's turning into a toxic work environment. Someone in our department was fired 2 weeks ago and another quit...
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    16GB installed only 8GB usable

    Well damn ... after googling a bit more I guess the max memory in WHS 2011 is 8GB. Kinda sucks, but answers my question.
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    16GB installed only 8GB usable

    I've been running my WHS 2011 server with 8GB of memory for a while, and everything has worked pretty good. My server is set up on a Lenovo Thinkcentre m93p with an Intel Core i5 3.30 GHz processor. I mainly use it to stream movies / TV shows to my FireTV's. But I just got my security camera...
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    Running network cable in 2 story home: Can I do it? Can you help?

    I did this same thing to run coax & network cables from my basement to our 2nd floor and then continue a few runs up to the attic. Then the runs in the attic we were able to drop down the exterior walls into a few rooms. Worked like a charm!!!
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    best free AntiVirus? currently have avast but it bothers me to buy it every 5 minutes

    Another vote for Avast. No issues since I started using it.
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    Help with SyncToy errors

    I installed FreeFileSync this weekend. Took a little configuring, but I set it up to backup all of my network drives. I ran a mirror backup, saved the configuration and it finished without issues. I'm breathing a bit easier this morning with a backup of my server data on an external drive in...
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    Help with SyncToy errors

    I'll check FreeFileSync out this weekend. Do you know if it will work with network shares??
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    Help with SyncToy errors

    I could manually copy them over, but I just wasnt sure what the "issue" was with the file originally.
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    Help with SyncToy errors

    A few weeks ago I picked up a WD 6TB drive to backup all of the media on my WHS 2011 server. My plan was to temporarily connect the drive to my desktop PC (after I do the backup I'll store the drive in my safe for a few months) until the next backup. I finally got around to running the backup...
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    Opinions on an APC Smart-UPS 1500VA UPS

    Sounds good. I'll let them know that I'm gonna take it home!!! I will look at aftermarket batteries instead of getting them directly from APC. Any recommendations on decent brands / sellers, etc for aftermarket batteries like this??
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    Opinions on an APC Smart-UPS 1500VA UPS

    We're getting rid of one of these at work and I have the opportunity to get it for free. I'm 95% sure it just needs a new battery. Just looking for some opinions on the UPS to see if it's worth it for pretty much the cost of a replacement battery. I would use it for backup power for my WHS...
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    Play Fire TV audio thru receiver

    So ... a couple of weeks ago I was FINALLY able to pick up a 2nd FireTV for my living room. I cant believe that it took almost a year!!! And I'm happy to say, it was a nice easy swap. Like we talked about above, I plugged the FireTV into the TV's HDMI port and used an Amazon Basics optical...
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    General Mayhem Subscription Access

    Yep, I'm in the same boat. Was nice to have access to GenMay to see what it was like. But now, I'm not sure I can do without it!!! Just making sure that the subscription upgrade for "Off Topic" forums includes GenMay?? The link above lists "Soapbox, Web Linkage Worth Clicking, Cars, and...
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