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Saturday, July 31, 2010

How to delete a power plan (scheme) in windows 7


If you created power plans that you no longer use or need, delete them. You can't delete any of the three default power plans (Balanced, Power saver, and High performance).


After you delete a plan, you can't restore it.

  1. Open Power Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Power Options.

  2. If the active plan is the one that you want to delete, make a different plan the active plan.

  3. Under the plan that you want to delete, click Change plan settings.

  4. On the Change settings for the plan page, click Delete this plan.

  5. When prompted, click OK.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Solution: I bought a new VGA card but it has a small 2 pin cable. What do I do with that?

THis small cable allows your motherboard to send digital sound to your graphic card, so when you connect an HDMI monitor or screen, both video AND sound are transferred from the same 1 cable.

How to connect an HDMI-S/PDIF cable from your VGA card to your Mainboard.

The HDMI-S/PDIF cable allows you to route audio from your mainboard to your VGA card.  
This allwos audio to be output from the HDMI connector on your VGA card  as per HDMI specifications. 
Note that audio can also be output to the VGA DVI connector that has a DVI-to-HDMI converter attached to it.


Mainboard : Albatron PXP35 v2.0
VGA Card: Albatron 8600GT

1) Locate your HDMI-S/PDIF cable (as shown above).
Note: Shutdown your system before attaching the cable.

2) Locate the HDMI-S/PDIF  connector on your VGA card 
    (in this example, the J8 connector is the correct  HDMI-S/PDIF connector for an Albatron 8600GT).
Note: The location of the HDMI-S/PDIF connector on your VGA card may differ depending on your specific model.

3) Attach one end of the cable to the HDMI-S/PDIF connector of the VGA Card.
    Note: Left side - HDMI signal, Right-side ¡V Ground
    Also , the pin definitions may vary depending on your specific VGA model.

4) Locate the S/PDIF out header on the mainboard.
Note: Refer to your mainboard manual for the exact S/PDIF header pin outs 
(e.g. Albatron PX35 v2.0: Pin #1 - S/PDIF out, Pin #2 - Ground)

5) Connect the other end of the cable to the S/PDIF out header on the mainboard.

6) You have completed the HDMI-S/PDIF cable installation. 
    You can now connect HDMI devices to your VGA card using the card¡¦s HDMI connector 
    or DVI connector (DVI connector needs an DVI-to-HDMI adapter).