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Turbine is moving the LOTRO servers to a new location, with new upgraded hardware and software. Lots of people claim it will boost FPS and reduce latency. For the latency part, I agree. However, can moving to a much better server boost frames per second,as it is mainly hardware inducing. There could be some truth, though, as the new maps/areas that were added as the MMORPG progressed, had way worse performance, ex. being in one location you can get 60FPS no problems, but as soon as you move to one of the new, you barely struggle with 30…on r9 280x.

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My current 560ti is getting dusty and im thinking of
buying a new high end GPU (thinking about 970).
But is it worth it buying a new Maxwell GPU?
Shouldn't Pascall be on the doorstep?

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there's still that 3.5GB vram thingy which discourages me personally from even thinking about buying such card, since I need it also for non-gaming purposes :|

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it depends on how long you want to wait, if you arent happy with your gpu now and don't feel like waiting then buy a 970 I went from a 2gb 770 to my 970 and it was a night and day difference in games and I couldn't be more happy with my purchase.

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I'm planning entirely new build, give my current one to my brother, so I'd aim for something like GTX980 or GTX980Ti - depending on price ofc :)

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what's your budget? PCCG is a Australian PC hardware reseller and why do you need it for because your current system is fine for the next 3 years max.

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What's your budget?

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Hey sorry im probably in the wrong place but i was wondering if someone could help me get a system, mouce, keyboard and monitor

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I'm not sure what you mean. Like a suggestion where to buy parts?

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If you are looking for a place to buy computer parts or accessories, newegg or amazon are your best choices.

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hey buddies how about the new lenovo y50 gaming laptop

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"Gaming" and "laptop" are two words that should not be used in the same sentence. You could get it, but any real stress will cause it to overheat and you won't be able to overclock at all. If you want a real gaming rig, you need to go for a desktop.
But of course, it is a good option of you're on the road a lot. If it has a good battery, it could potentially spare you a lot of boredom.

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yeah all the laptops just overheated during gaming (ac to my experience)

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Any game that puts stress on them, to be honest. Mine heats up while playing CS:GO, I don't want to imagine what would happen if I pushed it to its limits.

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My friend is just pushed it and finally its laptop is useless…

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Wow. That sucks. I feel sorry for the poor fella :/

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no problem

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The Y50 model powered by the GTX 860 Maxwell is a pretty good laptop and you should be able to run most games on Full HD on medium to high settings etc. For more hardcore gaming, your best choice is PC as said by auntarie ;)

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it's fairly decent multimedia laptop for modest gaming, if you need laptop then this or MSI GE series are best choice :)

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So Keller was talking about k12 on their conference so its real
But together he said almost nothing about new cpus, just bla-bla in past, bla bla in future, bla bla new team

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Zen, the word flies around my mind many times :3
might be my future desktop cpu's architecture!

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What is even more interesting is that broadwell K will sell in Q1-Q2 2015 together with skylake S
2016 looks like interesting year for tech, skylake, K12, volta (or how the hell it is called now, pascal?), stacked memory, finFETs for everyone :-D

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I think I'll get MacBook Air with next Intel generation cpus :)

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You're buying APPLE?


Tazz is officially doomed

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I have enough valid reasons to say goodbye to Windows, and past few weeks I've tested about 30 various Linux distros incl. MAC OS X 10.8 and 10.9, I think I'll write blog about it within few weeks as well :)

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Meh you can Install OSX on a Normal Laptop. No need to pay APPLE loads of money for a MacBook…

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true, that's what I'm trying to do these days, I have Mavericks dmg but cannot manage to boot it -_-

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I heard you need a Gigabyte Mobo for that, this article might be a interesting read

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Zil plzz, you're forgetting I have 1440p screen which does a lot ×Đ

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1.DDR4 will start on JEDEC 2133Mt/s …pfff
2.AMD want to release Tonga gpu and it looks that also something that will fight gtx780ti
3.AMD working on new cpu architecture K12 which will be realeased in 2016 x86 and custom arm
4.Intel will sell their desktop high end 14nm in Q1 2015
5. Nvidia release new card! Well not new but they will call it gt 740
6. Titan z is set on 3000 usd on newegg what means 3000 euro in europe as I know local stores :-D

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not baad :Đ

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Heard about #2, it's supposed to be epic on the power draw. Supposed.
Also, please make #3 happen god, and make it good. Please begging face

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Jim Keller working on it from 2012 and he is like god in world of cpus :-D
So if anybody can outsmart whole intel team its him, he did it with athlon and later with apple custom cpus

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I know, but I also know AMD… Remember Bulldozer? >.&#60

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Well, bulldozer was limited by incompetent staff, engineers without experience and lastly globalfoundries limited production
Instead of 2b transistors bulldozer 8 core ended with only 1.2b which was same number as intels 4 cores

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Thanks for spreading the word(and I quote: "like melted butter")

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i have fx 8350 cpu and m5a99fxpro 2.0 motherboard and 7850 gpu now in my bios setting there are two modes one on apm and other is hpc so now i enable these features or disable it………i do this because i buy these all 3 components for my rig and when i play games the temp. goes upto 80 degree celcious..help me pleas

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Its on amd site
Application Power Management is a technology inside your AMD FX CPU that works in conjunction with AMD Turbo Core technology that will allow your CPU to reach Turbo Core speeds (running above base clock speed) as long as there is thermal and voltage headroom available.

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HPC Mode (High Performance Computing) - HPC Mode is a setting in the BIOS that prevents the CPU from lowering and locking its clock rate under load in certain conditions. In some benchmarks, HPC Mode can increase performance by about 6%, but these performance improvements are only realized in benchmarks like HPL. Dell tested this setting for the AMD Interlagos Server based CPU's and saw very little performance increase outside of HPL benchmarks.

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hey guys my pc have a power problem so please help i have a ups for my pc so now when i use pc normaly like playing movies,songs etc if the power cut than my ups handle it and start giveing backup to my pc and if i doing heavy things on my pc like playing gaming or converting etc its shutdown i already change my ups…

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Your problem can be overheating of some part -cpu or vrm on motherboard
In my experience when psu is bad, it just never start pc

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Check your temperatures first. Like zili said, that's probably the problem.
This will give you the option to look into all temps and control the speed of your fans. A crappy PSU could also cause this, but your PSU is easily good enough for your rig…

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my cpu temp. goes maximum 55-60 degree and gpu 50-65 degree and i use core temp and gpu z

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Try using speedfan to check the voltages on your PSU (I think its speedfan that can tell you)

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my cpu fan speed is 3000-350 rpm

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Sorry, I didn't really describe that well. What you need is the voltage values of your power supply, here is a screenshot for an example: http://i0.simplest-image-hosting.net/168bf183b2abe8bc9188aacc163dd507/speedfan.png

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it show me only GPU Vddc: 0.82v

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That's really unrealible @Philrock. If the 12V on that screen really is 10.56 the PC would have a shutdown already

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what i do

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Thanks for the comment @Mark1996, that screenshot was actually from a guy worried about his PSU voltage and experiencing shutdowns from a steam forum. But I appreciate they aren't the most accurate of readings, PSUs are really hard to know without physicalmy plugging a device in to it

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what i do now……..

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@Phil
Yeah i know i opened quite a bit of PSU already :D. Speedfan shows 11.16V for me but if i measure the voltage on one of the +12V cables from the CPU power connector i measure 12.05V. Quite a difference.


@DevilBoy
The easiest way is borrowing a decent 600+ PSU from a friend and check if the same thing happens.


You can also take one 670 out, Corsair CX aren't that good PSU and it might be degrading(so the actual maxiumum output wattage will be lower)

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@DevilBoy, I'm sorry but I'm not really sure, hardware shutdowns can be caused by so many things and are really hard to identify the culprit. One thing is for sure though, your quoted temperatures are perfectly fine.

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Sorry guys I'm messaging while on a really long train journey so my internet access is rather sporadic, it's delaying my posts haha, and @Mark, I'm the one with 2 670's, DevilBoy is using a 7850 :-P but trying a doffernt PSU if you have one available isn't a bad idea

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3 or 4 months ago this shoutdown problem is held to me than people say me that this is an psu (Corsair 650v) problem than i change my psu to (Corsair 800w) now people say me that this is an mother board board problem than i change the motherboard and i buy a processor also……..and again you say hardware problem…

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Sorry that you are being plagued by this issue, but thre true is hard shutdowns are notoriously difficult to identify the culprit, as there is no error reports given or indication of where th he problem is originating from, it could just as easily be your hard drive or RAM as much as anything else (cont)

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You could wind up replacing a whole rig trying to narrow it down, which is completely unfair and absolutely inconvenient, not to mention expensive. If you have a spare hard drive or coyld lend one, try doing a Windows install to it and running you rig with that as your primary and see if problem persists

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one more thing i disable HPC and apm in bios setting 5 months ago so i enable it or not

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HPC allows your cpu to slow down it's clock speed when it's not under heavy load - if you aren't overclocking I would say have it enabled, if nothing else it will save some power.

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what abut apm

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APM enables your CPUs "Turbo Mode", so for example, you have an FX 8350 (with no OC) so it will be running at 4Ghz as standard, if you enable APM it will allow your CPU to go into "Turbo mode" when in High Load scenarios, which basically lets the CPU overclock itself - standard Turbo boost with the 8350 is 4.2Ghz :-)

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