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About typographie

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  • Birthday 1984-09-18

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  • Location
    New York
  • Interests
    Graphic design, science, music
  • Occupation
    Graphic designer


  • CPU
    Core i5-6600K @ 4.4 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170-A
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8 GB DDR4-2666
  • GPU
    Asus Strix GTX 1070
  • Case
    NZXT H440
  • Storage
    Crucial M4 128 GB, 2x Seagate 2 TB HDDs
  • PSU
    Corsair TX650
  • Display(s)
    Samsung 1080p 23", old NEC 1280x1024
  • Cooling
    Corsair H80i
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB, Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Audio-technica ATH-M40X, ModMic 4.0
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. I don't care about Windows Defender and I have no particular attachment to it. I already know it's not ideal system security. Maybe I'll consider alternatives to it after I figure out why my system is behaving unusually, or maybe I won't. Your concerns have been noted, and I'll worry about it later if I ever feel as motivated about it as you are. In this thread, here in the Troubleshooting subforum, I want to discuss why Windows Defender is not behaving for me the way it does for millions of other people, or how it did for me until just a few days ago. I want to actually figure out the nature of the problem before I start switching software and possibly muddying the issue further. You know, "troubleshooting." If you don't have anything to contribute to that discussion, thanks anyway.
  2. I understand that there are probably lots of better options out there for anti-malware, but simply disabling Windows Defender and trying another is something I could've come up with all on my own. I came here in the hopes that someone might be able to take some guesses at what's actually going on with my system; or at least point out a known issue from a Windows update or something that would account for it. For all I know, what Defender's doing may be a symptom rather than a cause of some other problem. As I said, I've had Windows Defender enabled with the same settings as long as Windows 10 has been out, and it has not behaved in this way until now. Whether or not it is "seriously crap" vs. Product X or Product Y is not really the discussion here.
  3. For the past couple of days I've been getting some really nasty intermittent performance issues. I checked Task Manager and found that MsMpEng.exe (Windows Defender) is often chomping away at upwards of 30%+ CPU usage. It does not seem to care what I'm doing at the time. If anything, it seems to happen more when I'm gaming than not. This just randomly started happening a few days ago, it's never been an issue for me before in years of using Windows 10. I've tried several workarounds I found from some Google searching: Adding C:\Program Files\Windows Defender (either the entire folder or MsMpEng.exe by itself) to the Windows Defender exclusions list. Didn't change a thing, as far as I can tell. Checked Task Scheduler... Most of the Windows Defender options are grayed out and inaccessible to me. Tried to Set Affinity and Set Priority for the executable... "Access is denied." Tried to terminate Windows Defender through the Services Administrative Tool... again, grayed out, inaccessible. I've checked the process path from Task Manager to make sure it's not some sketchy lookalike malware file hiding out in the depths of AppData or something.. nope, it's C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe. I tried to start up a manual Full Scan and leave it running over night, in the hopes that that would satisfy its scan-lust for awhile. I'm still having the issue today, so I guess that did nothing. The only thing that seems to work with any consistency is to go into Windows Defender's settings and turn off Real-Time Protection. But as the description text says, it automatically turns itself back on after a bit. Plus, I shouldn't have to turn it off. It's been fine forever until now. Most of the stuff I've found online about this seems to assume it's normal scanning behavior. This has been going on for like 72 hours at this point, it's had time to complete a full scan tens of times over. Presumably my PC has been doing normal Defender scans all along without issue. Anyone have any ideas?
  4. If VRMs are failing regularly (as they did in the EVGA situation you mentioned), that's an issue worthy of a product recall that would get articles written about it on tech news sites. It's a really big deal. And EVGA handled it quite well, for what it's worth. As far as I know there isn't any reason to believe that there is any such problem with the MSI cooler. These third-party coolers are often ridiculously overbuilt for the efficient Pascal GPU, so just being "the worst third-party cooler" doesn't mean it can't handle the card's cooling demand. The reference cooler is fine as well, for that matter.
  5. If I interpret this correctly, it's probably not going to work. I don't know if all motherboards do this, but I know mine requires that the first PCIe 3.0 x16 slot is used if I'm only installing one card. I get a boot failure if it's in any other slot.
  6. Vega 56 is comparable to the GTX 1070, as far as I'm aware. The the GTX 1080 seems like a far better choice to me if you have a 4K display.
  7. Last time I played was about a year ago, and all I could find were 40-player modes: mainly Walker Assault, maybe a Supremacy game occasionally. I don't know what it's like now. But at this price, there may be a short-term spike in player activity. I don't know what conclusion I should draw from this: http://swbstats.com/, but 3,000 people will certainly fill up a couple of servers. It's not a game you should expect to get hundreds of hours out of, like Battlefield. I got about 25 hours out of it, I think.
  8. Actually, yes, you're right. An ASMedia USB 3.1 controller does indeed eat up two potential PCIe lanes, as explained here. Keep in mind these are chipset lanes, though, not CPU lanes. The USB 3.1 controller does not compete with your graphics card for its 16 lanes. It just means you're giving up two of your Z170/Z270 chipset's 20 or 24 lanes, which is inconsequential for most users. The reason you haven't seen any motherboards with integrated USB 3.1 yet is because no Intel or AMD chipsets currently offer it. It has to be included as a third-party controller. This is what always happens, I think… my old i5-750 system had a separate USB 3.0 controller because Intel P55 didn't have integrated 3.0 support yet.
  9. But was it mainstream right-wing content that Google had an issue with, or was it hate speech? I know we've forgotten this in 2017, but it's really not that hard to tell the difference. You make it sound like Google flew off the handle about someone making a post about tax reform, but my gut feeling is that it was probably took something a lot less morally grey to get the attention of Google.
  10. I don't think Google is trying to "protect the public," and I don't think it's self-preservation in the sense that you suggest. I think it's a simple case of a corporation realizing that their most visible public image is formed by the people that use their service, and making the choice to be associated/not associated with certain toxic viewpoints. They don't want to carry an alt-right public forum for the same reason Pepsi wouldn't want to advertise their product during a porn broadcast.
  11. The wording is that the entire social network is "alt-right," so to me that sounds like it wasn't just individual users that were the problem, but the app's entire focus and [lack of] moderation. There would probably be no reason for Google to get involved if it was just users posting things that would eventually be deleted (or in the case of text messaging or e-mails, permanently private). But if the app's mod team had no will or interest in policing hate speech on a publicly viewable forum, I could see why Google would need to act.
  12. There are a lot more games out there like Bayonetta. If you've enjoyed Metal Gear Rising, Nier: Automata, or (forgive me) fighting games, Bayonetta shares a lot with those. Vanquish is good, but it takes more effort on the player's behalf to see what's so unique about it, and it's harder to compare to other things. Just my feelings on the matter, anyway. I like Bayonetta more, so that's what I'd buy if it were me.
  13. It depends somewhat on the kind of games you're likely to play, but I think both cards will feel pretty lackluster by that point. Another five years from today makes those cards a pretty excessive 6 years old. For historical perspective, that would be like buying a GTX 560 or 570 at launch and keeping them for this long. It seems to me that it would be better to keep the 1060 (as long as you've been happy with its level of performance) and upgrade to another $200-ish card in about two years instead of five. You'd be in way better shape than if you tried to keep a GTX 1070 for the full five years.
  14. Wolfenstein: The New Order and The New Colossus are developed by MachineGames, and published (albeit not "made," but that's conveniently imprecise language) by Bethesda. And I did read the last thing you said, it was just irrelevant. So, way to get two and a half things wrong in one very short post.
  15. Technical proficiency is not the only way to propel gaming forward. I think you have a losing battle in front of you if you suggest minor technical issues in Wolfenstein: The New Order stopped it from being an amazing game that contributed toward the industry moving away from the modern military shooter trend.