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TRIPP LITE B004-2DUA2-K 2-Port Dual Monitor DVI KVM Switch with Audio and USB 2.0 Hub, Cables included
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It worked right out of the box with no issues.
It includes all of the cables needed to connect two computers to the KVM switch (use the cables that came with the monitors to connect those to the KVM switch).

Cons: Price is a little high.

Other Thoughts: I looked at multiple 2-port DVI KVM switches. With some of the other brands people had various issues with mice, docking stations, etc. This one had good reviews, so I purchased it, even though it was more expensive.

My biggest concern was whether my Microsoft Surface docking station was going to work with the switch. The Surface docking station has mini display port outputs, and the switch has DVI inputs. I used ACTIVE mini display port to DVI adapters to connect the docking station to the cables that came with the switch. It worked perfectly on the first try with no fuss whatsoever.

My other concern was whether my wireless mouse was going to work. I plugged my mouse wireless receiver into the USB port on the FRONT of the switch and the mouse works fine.

There is a dedicated USB port for the mouse on the back of the switch, but I was concerned that plugging the receiver into the back side of the switch may result in weaker signal reception due to the metal of the switch's case being positioned between the mouse and the receiver. I had trouble with this mouse before when it was too far from the computer I was using it with (which was not that far). For the heck of it, I tried plugging the mouse receiver into the back side USB port just to see what would happen. My hunch was correct. The cursor was not as smooth due to the weaker signal. So I moved the receiver back to the front of the case and everything works fine and dandy. This is not a flaw in the switch, but is an issue with my particular mouse. I posted this information so that if anybody experiences an issue with a wireless mouse when using the backside USB port, they will know to try using the front USB port.

NETGEAR Wireless-N 150 Access Point (WN604) - Lifetime Warranty
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: I indicated below that I did not recieve the Netgear installation CD. I didn't look hard enough. It fell out of the box and I didn't see it when I wrote my previous review. I found it. Nonetheless, I found setting up the Access Point without the CD easy and straight forward; just like setting up any other access point, but with a clear, easy to follow setup menu provided when logging into the Access Point. So, I changed my rating to 5 stars. So far, it is working great both with my laptop and my smart phone.

Cons: None

SAPPHIRE Flex Radeon HD 6770 DirectX 11 100328FLEX 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Supports 4 monitors. Seemless video playback. Great price

Cons: No cons with the video card itself, but with the AMD Catalyst Control Center (CCC).

When I first received the card, the DisplayPort (DP) output would not work with a DP monitor at all. I ordered a new DP cable, and then the DP recognized the monitor, but the system kept crashing everytime I moved a window over to that monitor. After much trial and error, I ended up uninstalling the AMD CCC software, and then the problems seemed to clear up. The drivers seemed to have been left in place, and so now everything seems to be working fine; the system has not crashed since I removed the CCC software.

I am runing an Intel E8400 CPU with 8 GB of RAM on board. Perhaps the CCC software was over-tasking my processor with all of the monitors working (I also have another video card installed in the system, and I am using 5 monitors total). I don't know.

One other issue, the video card did not come with the Dirt 3 coupon indicated in the product description.

Other Thoughts: Sapphire was responsive when I setup a problem ticket on their website. It turns out the problem is software related (AMD CCC), and not with the hardware.


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Display Name: Terry F.

Date Joined: 08/02/08

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 11/02/11
  • Last Review: 07/12/16
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