Smart Home

Forum discussion tagged with Smart Home.
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    Question Network Device cant be controlled on same Wi-Fi

    Hi Everyone. Hopefully this is the correct place for this. Any help is appreciated because I posted this on another forum and didn't get any good help. I purchased a new smart home device that is basically an RF blaster. I have some storm shutters that are remote controlled with a 433hz RF...
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    [SOLVED] Modem and Router seperate, or two-in-one?

    I'm having trouble finding out the proper answers between this question. Looking specifically at these two together: https://www.netgear.com/home/wifi/routers/rax70/ https://www.netgear.com/home/wifi/modems/cm2000/ Or just this alone: https://www.netgear.com/home/wifi/modem-routers/cax80/ Is...
  3. Benjamin22044

    [SOLVED] Is Amazon Echo Dot safe for Kids?

    Amazon is launching way too many kid-friendly products these days and my nephew suddenly learned about the tiger-print Amazon Echo Dot Kids and is pleading his parents to buy it. This is actually the similar Mediatek-powered 4th Gen Dot device that was launched as a smart home product, but for...
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    Use the same speaker with multiple inputs?

    Hi, I have a google home mini which I'm casting music to a set of legacy bookshelf speakers. These speakers have a standard 3.5mm male connector. The speakers do not have bluetooth. Instead, I plug them into a chrome cast audio device. I'm now adding a amazon echo dot to my environment...
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    Question Multi-Monitor: Curved screen with Flat screens

    I currently have two 27" flat screen monitors. I am planning on buying a third so I can play games across three monitors using Nvidia surround. I thought it would be really cool to have a curved monitor in the center of my two flat screen monitors. Would this look strange in any way? or are...
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    [SOLVED] Boot from previous corrupted hard drive

    Basically my original hard drive just crashed one day and I am not able to boot from it anymore, I only had 1 SATA cable so I booted windows 10 from a USB and it recognized my original hard drive as a external hard drive, the windows folder in that hard drive is completely corrupted its just...
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    Question Want to upgrade my graphics card. GTX1070 VS RTX2060?

    Hey! Looking to upgrade my GPU as I'm getting back into gaming and definitely starting to struggle in the newer games😊 I have narrowed it down to either a GTX1070 or an RTX2060 as the price seems to be fairly similar as well as the performance on benchmarks. Which would be the better choice...
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    [SOLVED] Mobo for i3 8100

    I was thinking to upgrade to an i3 8100, I was thinking to get a msi tomahawk, but I'm not sure yet, any suggestions.
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    Question System failure

    I have a new rig. Ryzen 5 2600, 16GB DDR4 @3200, B350 MSI Tomahawk with Corsair H100X for cooling. Actually the system is @ 3.8GHz, but it keep crashing. I think it has something to do with the "Wattman" software, nor sure. Does anyone have an idea of what this means? I'm in a lost. BTW it was...
  10. News AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs: Rumors, Release Date, All We Know About Ryzen 3 (Update)

    We separate the rumors from the facts about AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3000 chips. Read more here. PAUL ALCORN @PaulAlcorn Paul Alcorn is a Senior Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He writes news and reviews on CPUs, storage and enterprise hardware.
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    [SOLVED] pc for gaming for 500 Euros (569.6245 USD)

    i live in bulgaria and want to bulid a pc for 500 euros basically all im looking to play is CS:GO at consitant 200 if possible + fps and fifa 19 at like 60+ FPS thanks in advance also i don't need a harddrive i'm gonna be using the one from my old pc but a SSD would be nice
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    Question has windows 8 stops "windows update"?

    I am trying to do a "windows update" with my laptop, but it takes hours and hours without any response, it stuck on the screen "checking for windows update“ and no next action. Does windows 8.1 already No more updates?
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    Question Help Regarding i9 Overclock

    Hi, I have been using i9 9900k since past 3 months. Earlier, I OCed it to 5 Ghz on all cores at 1.32 V and it was stable. Checked via Aida64 stress for around 6 hrs and it didn't cause any trouble. But since the past 2-3 days, games kept crashing so I checked AIDA64 once again and now, it...
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    Question rx 580 gpu

    Okay so I made a post about cables missing or not working for my gpu/psu is there another psu I can just buy that will have the cables for my video card? If so which psu? Rx 580 and I have corsair cs850m at the moment
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    Question Dying CPU or Bad Cooling?

    CPU: i7 7700k Cooler: Corsair H100V2 MOBO: Asus Maximus Hero VIII RAM: Corsair 16GB GPU: Asus 2080 PSU Corsair: 760w Right, so I am getting very weird temperatures from my CPU and I don't know which of the following it might be: i) The CPU is dying. ii) The cooler is dying. iii) I can't...
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    Question 2 different BSOD errors after building new pc

    Hello, recently , like 1week ago , i built a new pc with these hardware's : 9900k : CPU 1080TI : GPU 850 coolermaster : PSU z390 asus tuf plus gamer : MB 16GB of RAM 3200 DDR4 : RAM 1SSD samsung 250GB 2HDD ( 1Blue WD 2TB - 1Black WD 1TB) windows : 10 today i got BSOD 3 times , first time it was...
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    Question Which m2 key to use for GPU connection

    Hi, I would like to ask which type of m.2 key is on the board of my dell latitude 5590? View: https://imgur.com/a/MurWBLq I'd like to connect an external graphics card to it using one of these devices...
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    Question help on Ryzen 2700x Motherboard

    Hi there I am thinking about getting a Ryzen 2700x but need some help with the mobo, this is my 1st time choosing a cpu and mobo. I have looked at few and i would like your thoughts. i want to be able to play games and stream 1.X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WiFi 2.AORUS X470 Ultra Gaming 3.ASUS PRIME...
  19. MightyH

    [SOLVED] 1080p 144hz upgrade

    Hello, I get high CPU usage in games like fortnite and bf5. I know that this isn’t technically a bad thing, but as it almost reaches 100% in a single core, i get game stutter and the gameplay isn’t very smooth. I would like to get rid of the stutter and smooth my gaming out. What should i...
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    Question Acer Aspire 5536 doesnt open

    a friend of mine have acer asprie 5536 laptop . he left it for 3 days open to upload a video on yt. After that he boot down his laptop and the next day couldnt open it. When he press the power button shows black screen,no beep. tried to reinstall the ram, cmos battery,check hhd. triedto...
  21. NightHawkRMX

    [SOLVED] Booting from old hard drive fails. Recovery loop

    Hello, i used to have a pc with the following specs: Celeron 450 single core cpu 2gb (unsure of speed) dual channel samsung ddr2 Foxconn socket 775 mobo Onboard graphics (gma 950?) 7200rpm 320gb WD Caviar blue sata hdd Windows vista likely 32 bit (never updated since 2009 when the computer was...
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    [SOLVED] Can My Motherboard Handle the RTX 2060 gpu

    I have the asus H110M-K Motherboard along with 8gb ddr4 ram,Intel Core I3 6th gen but normal 350 watt psu. I am looking to upgrade my gpu possibly to rtx 2060 and want to know my motherboard or pc can handle it? and if not what things should i upgrade?thank you
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    [SOLVED] Help to upgrade

    PC SPECS: Intel® Core™ i5-6600 3.90 GHz Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON Kingston HyperX FURY (2x4GB) 2400MHz DDR4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Looking to upgrade my system but i don't have much knowledge to decide what to buy. I've bought a 240hz monitor a year ago and now i'm looking to get full use...
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    [SOLVED] "No signal detected" and fans 100% speed.

    Hi, I have a problem with my graphics card. When playing games I get a "No signal detected" on my screen and my fans go up to 100% speed. I built this computer myself 3 months ago and this happend the first time 1 month ago, after that I't didn't happen until 2 weeks ago, then this week its...
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    [SOLVED] Pls help us to fix it

    Press F1 to contenue not working ...I you clik F1 not supported wil be desplay...
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    [SOLVED] How To Disable Auto Updates In Windows 10

    I already overcome from this <Self promoting link removed by Moderator> but can't find any suggestion about windows 10 updates. Can anybody solve this problem? Please help me.
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    [SOLVED] Memory compatibility with mobo

    Hey guys, so I am building my very first pc and I a Asrock B450 pro4 mobo and a ryzen 3 2200G but I am having a hard time finding a compatible ram for this combo. I've got good deals on the Patriot Viper Led RED 2x4gb 3000 Mhz DDR4 and this HyperX ram...
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    Is it worth it?

    Should i water cool this build and if so what cooler should i use? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/R42F9J
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    PC Does nothing when powered on

    Pc won't start when I have the cpu seated (nothing happens when I press the power button, no fans or lights), but it will turn on when I don't have the cpu in the socket or when I flip the lever up. My build goes as following: Ryzen 3 1300x MSI b350 Tomahawk Gtx 1050ti G Skill Aegus 8gb EVGA...
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    [SOLVED] NZXT H500 Fans

    Im getting an intel i5-9600k with a rtx 2070 gpu. Ill be getting a Hyper 212 evo for the processor and the case im getting is the NZXT H500 with one rear fan and one top fan... Will this be enough cooling for stock settings? And also would it be enough for overclocking the cpu slightly.
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    [SOLVED] Upgrading PC Help Motherboard/Ram/CPU

    My current PC specs CPU:I7-4790 GPU:GIGABYTE GTX1080 8GB RAM:24GB DDR3 2×8, 2×4 PSU:650 W GOLD PLUS, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00822BTLC/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apap_zRSkmbmfU8enD Motherboard: ASUS Q87M-E 1 TB HD Case:Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Challenger S Currently the games I play are Fortnite, CS:GO...
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    Will this case work?

    I want to know if this case will work for this system. yes or no Case https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CHASGT0600/Segotep-SG-K6-ATX-Mid-Tower-Case-with-2-x-Front-12 System Ryzen 3 2200G ASRock MicroATX Motherboard (B450M PRO4) GTX 970 EVGA 650 GQ, 80+ Gold 650W Patriot Memory VIPER 4...
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    AOC Launches 27-Inch eSports-Ready VA Screen with 1ms Response Time

    AOC pulls out two new screens, one featuring HDR, 144 Hz refresh, a VA panel and 1ms response time. AOC Launches 27-Inch eSports-Ready VA Screen with 1ms Response Time : Read more
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    [SOLVED] Questions related to proposed build

    Hello! I'm after some advice regarding this build. It is my first build and the goal was to stay within a budget of £800. I am currently about £150 over budget. I was unable to find the case I want to use on this site - it is the Cougar QBX Mini ITX Case. This is what I have specked out so...
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    upgrading Video card help

    hey guys I was running an the below config and upgraded only CPU/Mobo and need some help on whether i should upgrade my graphics card or not. The primary use for the pc would be gaming. Old config CPU - Intel Core I5 6600K Mobo- Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark1 RAM - Corsair 16GB 3000Mhz Video Card...
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    Help me figure out a build or Video Card

    My Specs: Windows 10 i7-7700k 32gb 2400 120 rad cooling (Corsair) EVGA Gforce 1060 SSC EVGA 850 bronze Should I just build another system (Threadripper?) or would my current system be better...
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    Asus Strix B350-f Motherboard Won’t Boot

    I tried Oc’ing my RAM, me being my dumb self I tried to OC the ram over the motherboards frequency limit. My cpu light is now orange and whatever I do to reset my bios it just won’t seem to boot.
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    MSI H110m gaming best CPU

    What the best CPU I can get for the h110m gaming motherboard ? I'm planning on getting an RTX 2060 too for ray tracing will play at 1080 res I have 32 gb ram G-skill Aegis ddr4 2133mhz Psu : SeaSonic 850W 80+ Bronze M12II-850
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    [SOLVED] Z77MX-D3H rev 1.0: CPU and MB upgrade questions

    Hi, is the maximum CPU upgrade on this MB really an I7-3770K? If yes, what is the difference between 3770 and 3770K? My next major upgrade might be in 2 years so wandering what is the smoothest MB upgrade I can go to without any issues ? My budget is limitted because I want to upgrde the CPU...
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    What is the best cooling solution for this PC

    Case: CoolerMaster H500P PSU: Corsair RM750x 2018 CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x MOBO: Asus Rog Crosshair VII Hero(WI-FI) RAM: 2x8GB G.Skill TridentZ 3200Mhz CL14 KIT F4-3200C14D-16GTZ GPU: Asus Strix 1070 This build is going to run every day at some point, maybe 12-15h / 7. 3D modelling, rendering...etc...