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Old 08-31-2013, 02:38 PM   #81
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By the way, is there any way to give myself more internal USB 2.0 motherboard sockets? It seems like everything wants to use one but I only have two. For the current setup I think I need at least two more, is there such thing as a splitter? I have seen a USB 3.0 expansion PCI card with one on but that would be a bit of an awkward way to do it.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:26 PM   #82
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Something like this?

Amazon.com : NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion (Black) : Electronics
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:39 PM   #83
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That seems good, but am I right in thinking that that would only give me one extra USB header since it requires a header itself? If there was one of those that did four that would be ideal but I can't find one by searching.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:49 PM   #84
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That takes one header and turns it into three + 2 type A ports. You could probably plug one of these into the ports.

USB 9-Pin Internal Motherboard Male Header to USB Type-A Adaptor - modDIY.com
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:20 PM   #85
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0k, cool, that could work then. The second option seems a bit messy and I could unplug it by mistake.

By the way, does anyone know how I can make an internal USB 3.0 plug stay in the header (without gluing it, obviously). The damn thing falls out whenever I move the computer. It's not a major problem but the slightest movement seems to knock it out of place.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:19 AM   #86
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Guys, I've got a really big problem. I'm typing this on a friend's laptop because a few days ago the new computer started freezing up. For a week or so it has been freezing up for a few seconds on the user login page but then it would be 0k, but now it has started doing this thing where a few seconds after I log in the mouse pointer turns into the 'busy in background' version and the computer locks up solid. There are no popups or anything.

The only thing I have done out of the ordinary was installing a friend's two or three year old Nividia graphics card to play games, and that worked fine for days. Can anyone tell me what this might be? :/ The graphics card is a MSI NX8600GT.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:32 AM   #87
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Uninstall and reinstall the drivers.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:45 AM   #88
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Ok, I'm also worried about this laptop as it posted that last thing in the middle of me typing it and restarted, but thanks, I'll give it a go.
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why are you installing that card? Your cpu has a built in Gpu that is better than that thing. lol

It has an integrated Intel HD graphics 4660.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:30 AM   #90
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The inbult graphics are pretty good without the card but it won't run anything 3D at all - it just gives me an error saying no 3D capability detected. Everything seems to be working 0k at the moment with this card, though, now that I've reinstalled.
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