Does AMD’s AM1 platform support triple monitors natively? No.

Kabini only supports two simultaneous displays If you plan on using AMD new’s AM1 platform with a Kabini Athlon or Sempron, be aware that triple display output is not supported. I tried it on my MSI AM1I motherboard just to make sure and sadly only two outputs were usable at a time┬á­čÖü So even if your motherboard has DVI + HDMI + VGA, like mine does, you can only utilize TWO of those outputs at once. Not three. Kind of

Upgrade X220/X230 wifi, WWAN blue/red cables usable?

If you are upgrading the wifi card on your Lenovo X220 or X230 ThinkPad, you may only have two antennas (black and white) pre-wired for wifi. If you have a wifi card with three antenna connectors, you may think you are out of luck ­čÖü Actually, if your X220 or X220 has an unused red & blue antenna connector (originally for WWAN cellular card) you can use one of those for your upgraded wifi card! ­čÖé Please note that the

Misc Links: Triple LCDs, No-PWM displays, Multi-monitors, LGA 711 to 775 adapters

Monitors and video cards: Gigabyte GT 640 DDR3 2GB 2xDVI/D-SUB/HDMI OC Graphics Card GV-N640OC-2GI Rev2.0: Computers & Accessories[…] – ASUS VS24AH-P Black 24″ 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 300 cd/m2 80,000,000:1[…] AOC IPS i2367Fh 23-Inch Screen LED Monitor review excerpt: excellent quality IPS for such a low price,but one detail i wasn’t too content with……the arm that the actual panel sits on,shifts side to side too much so its great that it… –

OSD Lockout message on HP LCD [SOLVED]

If you have a newer HP LCD monitor like the HP Pavilion 23xi you may encounter the on screen display “OSD Lockout” message when trying to access the OSD (on-screen display). This message locks you out of any adjustments to brightness, contrast, color, etc. and only displays OSD Lockout: Thankfully, to disable the lockout, you only have to press the OSD button for approximately 10-12 seconds and then the normal OSD will appear! ­čÖé If you are struggling with the

How to flash BIOS upgrade on MSI motherboard via USB

If you are trying to update your BIOS on a MSI motherboard, like the new MSI AM1I, be aware that there are some requirements. Specifically, if you are using a USB thumbdrive to contain the BIOS update file, make sure you format it as FAT32 and not exfat or NTFS! You can download the latest version here: (dl link) Once you have a FAT32 formatted USB drive containing the BIOS update, you can boot into the BIOS /UEFI (press DEL

Enable PHP error reporting on Turnkey LAMP Stack

Recently while using Turnkey Linux I had some PHP scripts that were totally blank. This was just a local test server and I had a pretty good idea there were some PHP errors so I enabled PHP error reporting. If you are on a production server you would probably NOT want to do this. However, if you are like me and just doing some testing, here are the steps to enable error reporting: PHP error reporting is disabled – won’t

AMD Kabini Athlon 5350 review and overclocking

I finished my new AMD Kabini Athlon 5350 build yesterday. Here are the specs: AMD Kabini Athlon 5350 at 2.1GHz (overclocked from 2.05GHz) Stock cooler 4GB Kingston Blu DDR3 memory 64GB Lenovo SSD MSI AM1I mini-itx motherboard Mini-itx case Windows 7 So far I am impressed with the system. It boots in < 10 seconds and is very responsive. CPU OC screenshots:,3801-9.html

Turnkey SSH tunnel for MySQL PHP access

Very useful examples at the Linux Journal: and I finally found a connection specification that would work: root@lamp ~# mysql -h localhost -P 3308 -u root -psomepassword vlmdatabase ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysq ld.sock’ (2) root@lamp ~# mysql -h localhost -P 3308 -u root -psomepassword┬ávlmdatabase ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysq ld.sock’ (2) root@lamp ~# mysql -h -P 3308 -u root -psomepassword┬ávlmdatabase The last one