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Virtual01

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    Virtual01 got a reaction from O_Bedstew in Glitter in water cooling?   
    it kinda sounds like you're going to do it no matter what we say
     
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from jhannigan851 in Does 24GB RAM Make any sense?   
    Just go with another 8 to make 16. 24 is ridiculous overkill, and 16 likely is as well but if you're almost reaching the 8GB limit then go ahead and upgrade.
     
    Honestly I wouldn't upgrade until after you know that you need it. Get your streaming setup up and running, then see if you encounter RAM issues. No reason to waste your money.
  3. Informative
    Virtual01 reacted to Mira Yurizaki in Fastest possible boot time   
    This one may be hard to find because POST time is not a commonly benched metric, but otherwise that's the idea.
     
    The process of "loading" a program isn't just "transfer data from storage to RAM." The program has to be initialized and the data has to be processed before it's considered usable. Think of it this way, what people think of as "loading" is just me handing you an IKEA furniture set. That furniture isn't usable, so you have to "initialize" it by building it. Only when the furniture is built is it considered usable.
     
    Or if you want a computer example, let's take how Linux is booted:
    The bootloader points to where to get the kernel, which is normally compressed The kernel is loaded into RAM, decompressed, then it starts initializing itself. Once the kernel is done initializing, it reads the system configuration and figures out what hardware environment it has to begin initializing When the kernel figures that out, it starts loading device drivers and starts telling the hardware to initialize. The kernel probably waits for essential hardware (like network and graphics, if any) to initialize The kernel then starts initializing the desktop environment Basically it's a lot of processing less so transferring data. If you want some measure of proof, this is what the CPU usage and storage usage looks like for booting Windows 7 from a VM:

     
  4. Agree
    Virtual01 got a reaction from SlipperyPete in Best controller for PC gaming?   
    Dualshock 4 master race. The Xbox controllers are trash.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from SherifsDog22 in Best controller for PC gaming?   
    Dualshock 4 master race. The Xbox controllers are trash.
  6. Agree
    Virtual01 reacted to Kobathor in Lenovo - Team Cyan?   
    but lenovo doesn't manufacture cpu's or gpu's
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from glitchmaster0001 in High end gaming PC?   
    Spending more on your mobo than on your CPU? Get a cheaper mobo, bump it up to a 6700k, and get an aftermarket 1080, preferably with a custom PCB and better cooling solution.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from Catz420 in Steam summer sale 2016   
    My wallet be like:


  9. Funny
    Virtual01 got a reaction from goodtofufriday in Steam summer sale 2016   
    My wallet be like:


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    Virtual01 got a reaction from dima_ in GTA 5 Losing 3 fps, causing tearing   
    Yeah dude 80FPS! Yeah right http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-pascal,4572-6.html
     
    OP, I would suggest turning down shadows, turning off AA if you have it enabled, or slightly lowering the draw distance.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from i_build_nanosuits in 950 sli vs 960 vs 970   
    He's saying that you need a 4 gig card because if OP got a 2 gig card he would hit the VRAM limit all the time.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from Qub3d in Getting Cards that are out of stock quickly   
    Depends on your mental fortitude. Stalking the web page can get you a card if you're persistent and quick, but you could always just wait a little and get it with no struggle.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from handymanshandle in GTA 5 Losing 3 fps, causing tearing   
    Yeah dude 80FPS! Yeah right http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-pascal,4572-6.html
     
    OP, I would suggest turning down shadows, turning off AA if you have it enabled, or slightly lowering the draw distance.
  14. Agree
    Virtual01 got a reaction from 19_blackie_73 in GTA 5 Losing 3 fps, causing tearing   
    Yeah dude 80FPS! Yeah right http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-pascal,4572-6.html
     
    OP, I would suggest turning down shadows, turning off AA if you have it enabled, or slightly lowering the draw distance.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from Dabombinable in Interview With AMD's Desktop Processor Marketing Manager, Don Woligroski   
    Honestly dude, as a retail worker in an electronics store, he's 100% on the money. People ask me every day what something costs when every price tag is right next to or right below every item. People ask me what brand a computer is when it's in very obvious contrasting font right on the front. People walk into the store and ask me where the TVs are despite the fact that the entire back wall is plastered with huge, bright TVs at all times. I'm betting that a majority of normal consumers would be fooled by that graph.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from matrix07012 in Interview With AMD's Desktop Processor Marketing Manager, Don Woligroski   
    Honestly dude, as a retail worker in an electronics store, he's 100% on the money. People ask me every day what something costs when every price tag is right next to or right below every item. People ask me what brand a computer is when it's in very obvious contrasting font right on the front. People walk into the store and ask me where the TVs are despite the fact that the entire back wall is plastered with huge, bright TVs at all times. I'm betting that a majority of normal consumers would be fooled by that graph.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from ShadowCaptain in Noticeable difference between 1080p and 2k?   
    The "K" nomenclature is pure ass. If you want to talk about a resolution, use the p nomenclature, followed by a descriptor like ultrawide or curved or something so that people know immediately what you are talking about. Whoever decided (erroneously) that 1440p should be called "2K" needs a baseball bat to the knees.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from mikat in Why is B&H selling the 1070 FE for $618?   
    It's called supply and demand fam
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from mikat in Why is B&H selling the 1070 FE for $618?   
    Its happened before. There is no rule that says they can't jack up the price as much as they want when a new product with extremely high demand and little supply launches. Buying a card at release isn't a great idea for a number of reasons, but if you need the upgrade you need the upgrade.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from Alexcalibur in Faster BOOT for SSD (what Settings)   
    You can't skip the POST, it's the part of startup that tests to make sure everything is working. You might be able to shorten it by choosing fast POST in your BIOS but you can't get rid of it completely.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from MatsNorway in Noticeable difference between 1080p and 2k?   
    The "K" nomenclature is pure ass. If you want to talk about a resolution, use the p nomenclature, followed by a descriptor like ultrawide or curved or something so that people know immediately what you are talking about. Whoever decided (erroneously) that 1440p should be called "2K" needs a baseball bat to the knees.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from Gurrut in Is overclocking RAM with no thermal sensors a bad idea?   
    It's basically trial and error anyway. OC your RAM, fiddle with the timings a bit, if it crashes change the timings and try again.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from Mihle in Elon Musk: "We Are Most Likely Living In Someone Else's Video Game"   
    For anyone interested in the topic, go watch a movie called The 13th Floor. Pretty cool sci-fi flick that deals with this exact idea.
     
    This is one of the most interesting ideas ever IMO. Assume for a second that what Elon Musk said is true, that we are living in a highly advanced simulation. This introduces a lot of questions. Who are the higher beings? Probability dictates that they too are in a simulation. Do they know? Is this simulation a perfect recreation of their universe, or did they introduce limitations for the sake of simplicity? I think it's fair to say that any such simulation can only be as good as the world it exists in, IE we can't create a simulation and add extra shit physics-wise. If we did it wouldn't be a true simulation.
     
    Was the simulation rigged such that intelligent life would be 100% likely to develop? If not, how many tries did it take? Do we exist in the "first run?" Are we even the target of the simulation? What if it's being run by aliens who don't give a shit about Earth or it's people. What happens when we reach the level where making our own, equally good simulation is possible? Does this imply that we are 100% sure that we exist in such a simulation? Does this imply that we have the technology to "escape"? Will the higher beings reveal themselves when we get to this point? Will we be able to contact them? What if they deem their simulation a failure? Do we all cease to exist? Do we start over from a restore point?
     
    I love this stuff, you can think about it all day.
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    Virtual01 got a reaction from DocSwag in Elon Musk: "We Are Most Likely Living In Someone Else's Video Game"   
    For anyone interested in the topic, go watch a movie called The 13th Floor. Pretty cool sci-fi flick that deals with this exact idea.
     
    This is one of the most interesting ideas ever IMO. Assume for a second that what Elon Musk said is true, that we are living in a highly advanced simulation. This introduces a lot of questions. Who are the higher beings? Probability dictates that they too are in a simulation. Do they know? Is this simulation a perfect recreation of their universe, or did they introduce limitations for the sake of simplicity? I think it's fair to say that any such simulation can only be as good as the world it exists in, IE we can't create a simulation and add extra shit physics-wise. If we did it wouldn't be a true simulation.
     
    Was the simulation rigged such that intelligent life would be 100% likely to develop? If not, how many tries did it take? Do we exist in the "first run?" Are we even the target of the simulation? What if it's being run by aliens who don't give a shit about Earth or it's people. What happens when we reach the level where making our own, equally good simulation is possible? Does this imply that we are 100% sure that we exist in such a simulation? Does this imply that we have the technology to "escape"? Will the higher beings reveal themselves when we get to this point? Will we be able to contact them? What if they deem their simulation a failure? Do we all cease to exist? Do we start over from a restore point?
     
    I love this stuff, you can think about it all day.
  25. Informative
    Virtual01 got a reaction from Taylor Dettling in Do you think hardware manufacturers are pushing the standard price llimit up to another level as performance in technology progress?   
    Adjusting for inflation, that figure becomes $430 USD. Remember that GPUs in those days were dinky little shits that consisted of a small PCB, a chip, and a single cheapo fan attached to said chip. Now throw in all the extra manufacturing costs that modern GPUs have, plus marketing and R&D, while also considering the much larger market and the gap begins to narrow.
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