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About ProjectBox153

  • Title
    Mac Enthusiast


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (8C/16T)
  • Motherboard
    ASRock B450 Steel Legend
  • RAM
    16GB G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000MHz
  • GPU
    AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB (XFX)
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide 175R
  • Storage
    960GB Crucial M500 SSD, 2TB Seagate BarraCuda HDD
  • PSU
    450W Corsair CXM (2015)
  • Display(s)
    1x Samsung SyncMaster B2330 (1080p 60Hz), 1x Lenovo ThinkVision LT2252p Wide (1050p 75Hz)
  • Cooling
    AMD Wraith Spire RGB
  • Keyboard
    Apple Magic Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
  • Sound
    Sony MDR-XB950B1, Cambridge SoundWorks DTT3500 (Yamaha NX-220P paired with Insignia subwoofer)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, macOS Catalina 10.15.6
  • Laptop
    MacBook Pro 13" (2017) (macOS 10.14.6 Mojave, Intel Core i5-7360U, 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3, Intel Iris Plus 640, 128GB NVMe SSD)
  • Phone
    Samsung Galaxy S9

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  1. Yes, I am sure. They were probably using some sort of a network program to do so. Like I said, not a great experience. If you need a second monitor then just get a monitor. They are very cheap these days if you find one used. I'm going on my 4th year (I think) of owning my Samsung 1080p monitor, and I only paid $15 for it at a yard sale. Look around, there are deals you can find.
  2. You don't. You could use a capture device through USB, but that isn't really a way to use the laptop as a monitor.
  3. Are you trying to use the laptop as a monitor? If so, that won't work.
  4. What is the model of the monitor? I have found that HDMI to VGA adapters aren't great and can have some issues like this.
  5. That's been my experience with upgrading Windows, but not with a fresh installation. You'll be doing a fresh install, so it shouldn't have those issues.
  6. Windows 10 runs fine on older hardware, and your computer isn't really what I would consider "older". I have machines that shipped with Windows XP that run Windows 10 perfectly fine. Your computer is at least from 2013 (likely newer), so it will run Windows 10 just fine.
  7. That is not how you make a bootable USB drive. You can't just put the image onto the drive. You need to use something like Universal USB Installer or Rufus to make a bootable drive. Is there any reason you're trying to use Windows 8.1 instead of Windows 10?
  8. I could be wrong, but to me it looks like that 516MB partition is in the way, and that would prevent you from extending the volume to fill the unallocated space. Things like that are why I always recommend a fresh install of Windows when switching drives.
  9. Have you had any GPU issues? Those are notorious for bad GPUs. My 15" 2011 is dead because of it.
  10. I am most definitely well aware of that, and I touched on it in my post. All the other devices I have used are also using the 5GHz band and get far better range. That's already disabled, but it wouldn't be switching between networks anyways. I have only ever used one network on this phone.
  11. Hi everyone. I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from someone I know a few months back for $20, and for that price it was a complete steal. The phone is in literally perfect condition, and I cannot see a single scratch on the display or anywhere else on it. I've been using it more and more for various things lately (not as my main phone though, I already have a Galaxy S9), and something pretty annoying has been happening. The Wi-Fi reception is terrible at times, and I don't mean that it's just slow. I don't live in a large house, and all my other devices get nearly full signal strength throughout the house. The Note 4 on the other hand will completely lose the signal entirely when I'm not that far from the AP. Is this a common issue with these phones? I am using 5GHz wireless as my AP is having issues with 2.4GHz right now, but on every other device I have used I get far better reception than the Note. If it's just a common issue then that's fine, just looking to know why it's so bad.
  12. Could it have been the Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP? It's only 24" though, so it may not be.
  13. Those have been around for a long time. I think LTT has used them in some past videos.
  14. Yes, you can if you use it enough. SD cards aren't great for running operating systems as they're slow, and they aren't the highest quality so they will fail eventually.