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  1. I recently bought a used Galaxy S7 and it works great, I checked all the software and outside look things to make sure it's not a replica or something, it works lightingly fast in comparison to my previous Galaxy S4, but...the camera seems to always add blur everywhere and all the time unless I touch on the furthest object in the screen, for example if I want to take a picture of my dog, I point the focus on him and sometimes it is good and sometimes it adds blur on for example his legs or parts further from the head, so basically I need to spend a few seconds every time to make sure the focus is alright. My previous galaxy S4 also had depth/blur, not as much, but it had it, however the camera didn't require me to move the focus around so much, I often didn't even need to touch anything on the screen and I'd get a crystal clear image. What should I do? Also, I know about the pro mode, there's an option there to make the depth focus on the furthest point, but it doesn't seem to put it on the furthest point, since if I take a picture of the wall on the other end of the yard, if I take a picture normally by touching to focus on the wall, the image will be clearer than the one with the pro mode, so I don't know what to do
  2. Yes, but if I do it with a editing program, aren't there weird spots where for example a wall behind me is blured on my sides, but not blured in smaller spots around my head, neck,etc? Sort of like a green screen that isn't done correctly or something
  3. I'm wondering, how do you exactly make those great looking photos where the background is blurred, so that you are really highlighted? Do you do that in Photoshop or do you need an expensive camera for that...or can you do it with a smartphone camera as well (Galaxy S7 in my case) ? I live in a poorer area of the world and a flat one, so I don't really have any good backdrops, so those blurred photos could be great to use as an alternative, but I'm not sure how to make them and I can't buy a expensive camera just to make a few pics and then not use it anymore.
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    What camera is better, S6 or Xiaomi A2?

    I wasn't planning on buying new either way, but I'm not sure which one to get of these two
  5. Since I'm from east Europe and can't (and don't want to) spend a lot of money on anything newer than a Galaxy S6 or Xiaomi A2, which one of these would you say has the better camera? Particularly for low light and for filming (both pictures and videos) in bright daylight, sun,etc? As far as other things go, I think their GPU's are comparable? The CPU's are both octacore with decent clocks, the S6 has 3gb RAM and the Xiaomi has 4 (for 32/64gb version) and the Xiaomi has a bigger battery, but it also costs slightly more where I live. I've heard great stories about S6's camera, but I don't really understand the aperture size difference effects, so perhaps someone can tell which one is better.
  6. I myself have a PC and I use malwarebytes, regcleaner and avast (free one) to run a full scan every 2, 3 months, but I keep it turned off almost all of the time, by doing these 3 things I never had any issues since at least 2016 when I upgraded to Windows 7, which I still use, I had a few smaller malwares, but that's about it. However now I chatted with a girl I like and she said that her laptop "is full of viruses", I of course offered to help without thinking and she asked if I can make it so that "photoshop doesn't crash every 2 minutes". I suppose that she has internet on it, so I can download malwarebytes and run a full scan, maybe regcleaner as well, but is there something else I can try? Maybe some free and light antivirus? I guess I could download Avast as well, though I'm not sure if that would be needed, especially since it is very large. I never really used a laptop, so is there anything important that differentiates it to a PC as far as programs go or is it all the same, but with lower specs?
  7. I know, I know, I should get a win 10 (which does vpage optimizing better), but for now I still don't feel any need to get it, I can run any program out there (except perhaps Forza), so I'm going to keep the 7 for now. Anyway, I have 8 gigs of RAM (I can't afford 16 gigs for now) and I occasionally get a bunch of microstutters in some games like Gta V, CoD WW2, AC Odyssey,etc. , the FPS is above 60 and it isn't falling and I also tried the memtest program for testing RAM, so it isn't a hardware problem, but it's probably related to the vpage, since the stutter issues started when I changed vpage files to add more MB for some large Arma 3 map mods I downloaded. I have 2 HDD's and 3 drives: HDD 1: C - Windows,etc. D - Programs, older games,etc. HDD 2: E - Large new games My vpage is set to System managed on C and D and None on E (hdd 2), is this a good idea or should I set it to none...or maybe something else? I am only looking for a temporary solution until I can afford 16 gigs, I might change to windows 10 then as well, but for now I only want to know what's the best setting for the vpage on my current system.
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    Explorer exe starts a "virus" website

    Found the solution, there's no need to kick yourself in the groin by reinstalling windows, simply do a Malwarebytes (or I suppose any other similar program) scan and that's it, I didn't even need to do any special scans, it took just a few minutes and there's no more websites automatically starting up with windows.
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    Explorer exe starts a "virus" website

    Can't I simply just go into regedit, find the line of code responsible for explorer.exe and modify it?
  10. I recently downloaded directx and some utility programs from random websites and during the entire thing I downloaded something that makes the computer automatically start up some random popup ad website. If I go to Regcleaner program and startup list, I have this: program: (my username) filename: "explorer.exe (name of whatever website)" I have selected that and selected Remove selected, however it just appeared again next time I booted up. I then tried finding the hkey_cu run thing, but I didn't find it anywhere, I guess I have to delete something in the registry, but I'm not sure what.
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    GPU problem I (still) can't figure out

    Update, I have no idea what I did, but I solved the problem. I found the newest (from 2017) vbios for the GPU and flashed it, I tried the far cry 3 level again and it actually froze before that part of the mission and I had to restart the computer. Then I decided to install the directx included with the game and...it worked! I don't know whether I missed something older directx related (since I installed newer versions of directx with modern triple A games) or maybe the newer vbios fixed the issue, but worked from the second attempt.
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    GPU problem I (still) can't figure out

    Here's also a shot of the Asus tweaking program, it shows another name of the vbios on the right, I googled it and I didn't find any results.
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    GPU problem I (still) can't figure out

    Of course, I used DDU. Perhaps (the PSU), but how would that explain the PSU being the problem if I can run Metro Exodus (I tried even high settings that were bellow 30,40 fps just to stress it out), I tried at least 2 different benchmarks at full 1270mhz, I even set the power to +10% I think (in afterburner), Just Cause 4, AC Odyssey and so on and no problems in those games whatsoever, even with the former chinese crap PSU, but two games that are problematic are both old games that I could ran with my previous 2gb ddr3 gpu (when I had the former PSU), I even put the settings bellow the ones I used when I ran them with that low end gpu. The games haven't been modified and have all directx, framework and all that stuff, so I have no idea... As for the vbios, perhaps that could be it, but I don't know, it says that I have this vbios from Nitro https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/185234/sapphire-rx470-4096-160715 the however the same site shows that the Asus Strix o4g gaming (which I have) has a number 1 which isn't present in mine, https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/192786/asus-rx470-4096-170524 gpu-z So if that's the issue, how do I...and can I even change it?
  14. I have a Strix RX 470 and it works without any issues with most triple A games (Gta V at very high, Just cause 4, Witcher 3, even Metro Exodus, I've been playing AC Odyssey for days and for several hours each day and had zero issues), however in some very, very specific levels of games I had the computer restart for no obvious reason, even if the games are nowhere near as demanding as JC4 and Metro Exodus, namely: 1. Far cry 3 - first level where you run through the forest, there's a tree you run across and then a cliff you're supposed to climb, the entire level lasts 10+ minutes I think,but it always restarts on that exact damn place, which is almost at the end of the mission. Actually here's a video of it, the place at 11:10 , what is so special about that exact place that affects hardware more than any other place in the mission? 2. Sniper 3 ghost warrior, same thing, first mission 3. Battlefield V tank campaign, first mission. I've passed all other campaigns from start to finish and no issues whatsoever, but that tank campaign mission restarted the PC each time I tried. I have: 1. Downgraded all settings in all games, I even put a crazy resolution like 800x600 and it didn't help. 2. Underclocked the GPU from 1230 (it can pre-OC'd to 1270 by default) all the way to 1200 and I think even bellow that. Didn't work. 3. Tried MSI Afterburner's bench and it showed no artifacts (I even OC'd it just to be sure, but nothing on 1270 either) 4. Tried another bench, I think Unigine valley, it didn't have any issues. 5. Tried with several drivers 6. Tried taking of the side of the computer case to prevent heat build up, the heat didn't build up, but the missions still restarted even before the GPU had any time to heat up The thing I thought was the problem was the PSU, a chinese crappy psu that I switched a few days ago for a Raidmax 80+ PSU and this actually made my other games run seemingly nicer, less microstutters and so on, however the problematic levels didn't go away, instead now instead of restarting the computer went into a "black screen eternal standby" that I couldn't get it out of, no matter what button I pressed. So the PSU change did affect something positive, but those particular levels still cause a crash. Several months ago I had a low end Radeon 7730 2gb ddr3 card and I could easily pass those levels (apart from BF which wasn't out then) without crashes, so whatever it is, it's related to my GPU, not the PSU or the games. I also have an i5 3450 cpu and 8gb of RAM, but I had them when I could pass those levels with the old Radeon, so they aren't the issue.
  15. What's the fun in that? Also, it's not a single game, but several as I wrote, it happened a few times in Just Cause 4, a few times in Euro Truck Simulator 2 and Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, which is not a demanding game and I could run it without issues back when I had the 2gb ddr3 card.