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  1. I got the Lenovo. For about 4 seconds the external monitor works and the chrome book display settings show the 2 displays. After that, no external monitor signal and the display settings don't show the external monitor. I tried 2 different USB-C cables with the same result. I put the Dell docking station back and it has a stable external monitor signal along with the 2 displays (internal and external) shown in the display settings. So there must be some compatibility issue with the docking station, or it is faulty. I have the feeling something else is wrong.
  2. Laptops don't have good cooling due to space limitations. You probably hear the fan(s) spinning up. they are OK for short bursts of power, but for endured gaming, they get hot. I'm sure some manufacturers are better than others, but this an inherent problem. Check if it is dusty and clean. And check if the fan works. Make sure air flow is not blocked. Other than that, this is how it is designed. The CPU/GPU will throttle based on temperature. While that costs performance, it will protect the hardware. IIRC there was a case where a manufacturer was sued for
  3. Thanks, mod. should have posted there to begin with. I ordered the Lenovo. I researched on the USB-C extension and it looked like the added length and connection reduces power. Probably why the small cheap devices only have the short cable, which I think is totally impractical. And since i already had 2 of the "cheaper" docks with he short cord requiring extension, there is a chance this is at least part of the problem. Thanks to all who chimed in.
  4. Thanks. another thing i didn't mention is i use a USB extension cable from the docking station to the Chromebook. the hub just comes with a few inches and that is not practical to have the cable clutter right next to the docking station . I actually mounted the dock behind the monitor. Could an extension like that cause the problems? the Lenovo just has a male-male cable, so it is designed for a longer cable. but it is possible tit tiny docks are not designed for longer cables. My extension is only 3-4 ft.
  5. it is a XE950QCA galaxy chromebook. On the back it says 65W input. When one connects a lower power supply, it will tell so and charge slower or not when in use. 48W probably fine, just want to avoid the CB trying to pull 65W, and the docking station heating up since it is rated to deliver 48W. Maybe I'm better off with the Lenovo. I already envision my daughter coming to me all the time because of the " insufficient power supply warning", even if it isn't serious
  6. Thanks. the anker says it has 48W power delivery (requires 60W). Would that be a problem when the chromebook tries to draw 90W (or whatever maximum rating it has)? My powersupply can provide 100W and that may damage the docking station. Or am i over-thinking this?
  7. this only seems to have one USB port? and i didn't really see if it also powers the device? the docking station I have from work is similar to this. So a really commercial type. I was hoping for something simpler and cheaper, but still usable and reliable.
  8. I'm sorry, I should have called it "docking station" or some thing similar. this is the last one i bought (and will return) what is it supposed to do: - connect to Chromebook via USB-C - charge the CB - at least two USB ports for keyboard and mouse - one HDMI 4K port - network cable port - some sort of power supply (100W?). but i already have a 100W USB-C power supply if the docking station doesn't have one there are hundreds of device... problem is, the cheap ones don't seem too reliable. nut sure if that is a problem of them b
  9. I already had 2 of the cheaper Aukey hubs to connect my daughter's Chromebook to an external monitor, mouse, keyboard and CAT. Both of them had some issues (sometimes flickering, sometimes no network). I'm just done with cheap crap and she needs it for school. From work I have one of the fancy Dell hubs (that also has Displayport) I lent her when she had a meltdown due to no hub function. This works perfectly. Bulky, and expensive, but works. But that is obviously not mine. So do I need to buy such expensive Dell et al device, or is there a medium option that is small
  10. As much CAT6 as possible. Any potential PC or TV location should get 2-3 ports. figure out where the internet comes in and have a closets there for the switches, modem etc. Plan where you locate MESH wireless routers. Plan out if you want any cameras or other devices with decent data througput. Determine what you mean by " smart" and what the objective is. Some people think they need a refrigerator that orders food for them, others need sophisticated HVAC control. Don't install things just because they are " smart". Be smart and decide how they are supposed to m
  11. Not so long ago there was no tracking, or only for a fee. So ETA is the 19th.... why not wait till the19th and complain then if it hasn't arrived? As long as it arrives close to the promised date, who cares? Sometimes I think there are no problems in the World and we need to find new things to complain about. when you order a car, it takes 3 months. and guess, what, no one sends you updates on the status unless thee is a delay. People still survive.
  12. This maybe a surprise, but computers can get used for other things than gaming and mining. I spend 10 hours every days with two 42" 4K monitors and iGPU. I'm actually sad AMD neglects iGPU.
  13. Many delivery companies occasionally get sloppy with updates. So it shipped yesterday and you already complain? Who cares who the company is, once it arrives it arrives. Does it matter if the person handing you the package is USPS, UPD or Fedex? Depending on where you live, the last mile can get done by a different company.
  14. OK, so basically a direct economizer where they accept the coolant to be 50C. I guess that is similar to doing the same with water cooling and letting ambient air cool the water directly. Except with water cooling you are very limited to what you cool (not transistors, capacitors) whereas this fluid cools everything. Heatcapacity of this coolant (really, a refrigerant) is higher than water. So if this refrigerant has direct contact with a CPU/GPU heatspreader and is at 50C, is that still enough heat transfer to cool a high-power CPU/GPU? Or do they add some heatsink to increase tr
  15. if you have powerful GPU/CPU, you likely lose performance due to throttling in a cheap case. so then you can buy a lower grade CPU/GPU if you have a cheaper case. Save even more money. I think if someone talks about RGB strips, but saves money on case or PSU... this is a matter of priorities, not budget. IMHO get good case + PSU now, add RGB later (if that really is important). Obviously this is just my 2ct. I'm someone who buys once and uses for many years and only upgrade what really became obsolete. Never had a failure. but most my PC use is working these days. so