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BerginUK

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    Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.80 GHz
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    GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard
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    G.Skill RipjawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
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    MSI NVIDIA GTX 980
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    Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-01 Case
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    Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive, WD 1 TB 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive - Black
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    Antec True Power 750W 80 Plus Gold
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    Asus ROG Swift PG278Q
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    Corsair CH-9000040-UK Vengeance K65
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    Logitech G500s
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    Logitech G930
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    Windows 10
  1. BerginUK

    Would you get a Google everything?

    Sorry about that, all sorted.
  2. In common sense terms, this question ultimately has an obvious answer. But I'm asking it anyway as I'd be interested to see the discussion around the idea. I was thinking about something in theory. Google keep expanding into different directions, with their toes dipped in smart home technology to driving cars. They offer dozens of services; cloud storage, email, web search. When you get into Google+ territory, they start to do even more. It can show you where your family and friends are in real time on a map, via GPS. They can upload your entire photo collection to the cloud and make it instantly shareable and accessible anywhere. So that got me thinking, what about the people that invest into that ecosystem to the furthest extent possible - as in they use the Google ecosystem almost exclusively, wherever it’s an available choice? I’d say I'm pretty close to that person. I try all of the Google apps and tend to prefer them to the competition in almost every arena. The convenience of everything being connected is especially appealing. There are a fair few exceptions (I'm even trying and enjoying Apple Music on Android at the moment), but for the most part I'm a heavy Google user. So here’s where the thought experiment occurs; would you have a Google everything? What if Google very suddenly began to invest in consumer products and services? How would you take to it? Would you open a Google Bank Account? Have a nice affordable Google mortgage? What if they could supply your energy in a completely green way, and even sell it cheaper? What if Google started opening megastores, larger than the competition with even lower prices and better selection? Would you shop there? Obviously I could go on and on, but you get the point. If there was a significant benefit in doing so, would you go Google on everything? This question can very easily be reapplied to any of the other major ecosystems, i.e. Apple or Microsoft or whoever, so there's no need to fixate on them as I did in this post.
  3. BerginUK

    Auto clicking?

    This seems awesome! Is there anyway to speed it up once I have created a macro? EDIT: I found the option. Thanks!
  4. BerginUK

    Auto clicking?

    I'm currently carrying out some repetitive tasks at work. Essentially, I am having to go into around 300 locations on my companies intranet and remove information, and then click a finish button. I occasionally have to do things like this and a piece of software that could click on a location, say, by pixel, would be awesome. So I want to be able to say "click the pixel at location x on the screen, then location y, then CTRL+A, then delete, then click location z". Anyone know of anything like this? Words like "macro" come to mind, and I've played with a few but they don't function quite how I need them to.
  5. I didn't think you were being a jerk, no worries. I think this is RAM from task manager's point of view?:
  6. A guy asked for the speed and I forgot the reply button exists. :angry:
  7. Since I built my PC back in 2012, I have made a few improvements to it - most notably in the last year adding a GTX 980 GPU and an SSD for a massive boost in performance - but one of the things that I've never even thought to upgrade is the RAM. As it is, I'm currently very happy with my system, along with the 8GB of RAM that I started with. I know what RAM is for. To my understanding more RAM basically means your PC has more room to maneuver in any situation that demands memory (i.e. graphics processing, heavy tab usage in Chrome). I'm just looking for a PRACTICAL reason, if there is one, to upgrade my RAM from 8GB. I want to know what sort of tangible performance boost I will benefit from if I go up to 16GB. As a point of reference, I'm currently getting around 45fps with The Witcher 3 (1440p/Ultra everything). It's pretty much flawless when paired with G-Sync. Is more RAM really going to do anything for me right now? More is of course better, but will it really make a noticeable difference? All I really do with my PC is high end gaming and web browsing.
  8. Before I start, a quick rundown of my PC: In the last week, my PC has started to crash at various points - but only when running games. It's different for each game; some crash on the main menu before the game even starts (TW: Atilla), and some will let you start playing for a couple of minutes (FIFA 15) before "losing signal" with the screen. Then either one of two things happen: It crashes outright and the computer restarts itself. The game apparently seems to continue running, but outputs no signal to the screen. Audio can still be heard, although I can't interact anymore (if I move the character with my controller, I won't hear footsteps, or whatever noises you'd expect a game to make when you interact with it). Outside of games, the PC runs as well as ever. There's no unusual temperatures, no spiking of any sort that I can see. Here's the really weird thing - it can run smaller, less intense games perfectly. Bastion and Valiant Hearts run absolutely great. 1440p, 60fps, absolutely no problems. Here are the temperatures after playing Bastion for about 10 minutes. Games like Atilla TW, however, crash while loading the campaign map. FIFA 15, crashes as I load into the game, AC: Rogue, crashes as I load up the game world. My first thought was to do a completely clean reinstall of the graphics drivers - no luck. I have tried rolling back to the last 2-3 versions with no changes. I updated the motherboard BIOS to the very latest version - nothing. My feeling is this is definitely a GPU issue, but I don't know for sure. It could be RAM, but that seems fine in Chrome, I managed to use nearly all 8GB of it without a crash. So today I managed to play Dying Light, maxed at at 1440p getting a very good frame rate, around 60 (basically flawless with G-SYNC enabled). This went on for about two hours before it crashed in the above-mentioned way. When I restarted the game, it managed about 20 minutes before crashing again. On the third restart, it crashed immediately in the main menu. So that's quite telling; the crashes seem to become more predictable the longer anything is being played. My research online so far seems to suggest that this is most likely a PSU problem (it's a CoolerMaster, had it since July 2012). It's really hard for me to test without spare parts. If not that, it could only reasonably be a GPU problem, which I've had for 3 months. I can probably get a replacement GPU if I go back and say it's faulty, so that's going to be my first call. If it produces the same crashes, I will have to buy a new PSU and see what CoolerMaster will do about refunding the (supposedly) faulty one. Can anyone advise further? I'm happy to provide as much information as needed.
  9. BerginUK

    PC crashes when I play higher end games.

    Update: So today I managed to play Dying Light, maxed at at 1440p getting a very good frame rate, around 60 (basically flawless with G-SYNC enabled). This went on for about two hours before it crashed in the above-mentioned way. When I restarted the game, it managed about 20 minutes before crashing again. On the third restart, it crashed immediately in the main menu. So that's quite telling; the crashes seem to become more predictable the longer anything is being played. My research online so far seems to suggest that this is most likely a PSU problem (it's a CoolerMaster, had it since July 2012). It's really hard for me to test without spare parts. If not that, it could only reasonably be a GPU problem, which I've had for 3 months. I can probably get a replacement GPU if I go back and say it's faulty, so that's going to be my first call. If it produces he same crashes, I will have to buy a new PSU and see what CoolerMaster will do about refunding the (supposedly) faulty one. Can anyone advise further? I'm happy to provide as much information as needed.
  10. BerginUK

    PC crashes when I play higher end games.

    Tried it, no good. I did this each time I tried a new driver, too. I haven't touched it. It's this version out of the box. Here's the temperatures after playing Bastion for 5-10 minutes:
  11. Before I start, a quick rundown of my PC: In the last week, my PC has started to crash at various points - but only when running games. It's different for each game; some crash on the main menu before the game even starts (TW: Atilla), and some will let you start playing for a couple of minutes (FIFA 15) before "losing signal" with the screen. Then either one of two things happen: It crashes outright and the computer restarts itself. The game apparently seems to continue running, but outputs no signal to the screen. Audio can still be heard, although I can't interact anymore (if I move the character with my controller, I won't hear footsteps, or whatever noises you'd expect a game to make when you interact with it). Outside of games, the PC runs as well as ever. There's no unusual temperatures, no spiking of any sort that I can see. Here's the really weird thing - it can run smaller, less intense games perfectly. Bastion and Valiant Hearts run absolutely great. 1440p, 60fps, absolutely no problems. Games like Atilla TW, however, crash while loading the campaign map. FIFA 15, crashes as I load into the game, AC: Rogue, crashes as I load up the game world. My first thought was to do a completely clean reinstall of the graphics drivers - no luck. I have tried rolling back to the last 2-3 versions with no changes. I updated the motherboard BIOS to the very latest version - nothing. My feeling is this is definitely a GPU issue, but I don't know for sure. It could be RAM, but that seems fine in Chrome, I managed to use nearly all 8GB of it without a crash. I'm now completely out of ideas. At this point I'm thinking my only option is to try returning the GPU. Help!
  12. I was recently debating what it means when one calls someone "educated". I'm talking very generally here. So where it's obvious, you would say a professor at a university was an "educated" man/woman. You'd struggle to dispute that. But what about the other end of the scale? Does having a degree automatically qualify you as being "educated"? Could someone without a degree be described as such? Ultimately I'm sure this comes down to semantics, but I just wanted to see a few other opinions on this.
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