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In Topic: serious error while downloading gw2.exe

30 July 2016 - 02:24 PM

You didn't say what the "terrible problem is". Even if I re-read the whole thread, I wouldn't know what your specific problem is. So, it's hard to say what to do.

Check that your ISP is not throttling or dis-allowing the download because it thinks its a torrent.

In Topic: System requirements changed since 2013?

30 July 2016 - 02:18 PM

View PostChrisworld, on 24 July 2016 - 02:54 AM, said:

I would do anything/settle for anything to get over 30 frames on the lowest settings with native resolution right now if I could, just like it was before.
Well, the obvious thing to do would be to get a real gaming computer. :)

Other than that, I would agree with Typo.

In Topic: nvidia g-card crashing

12 July 2016 - 02:10 PM

The GT-630 is a very low-end card. The problems could be because it is faulty, or the driver needs to be updated, or certain games may be using certain graphics functions that are causing the card to overheat (or crash).

You should get your self a decent graphics card anyway. A new AMD RX 460 would be a start (depending upon your power supply.)

In Topic: Need Help with build X99 Plataform

04 April 2016 - 02:00 PM

Some thoughts:

You say you probably won't SLI, but the main reason to go x99 is for the extra PCIe lanes for SLI. So, you might consider going to a newer Skylake platform using an i7-6700K. The i7 only has 16 direct PCIe lanes, but given the speed of PCIe 3.0, you won't notice any change if you SLI 2 980 Ti in an x8/x8 configuration. The Z170 chipset has lots of extra PCie lanes for the SSD, etc.
Of course, if 6-cores is what you're after, than the x99 is currently the way to go, although you could consider some variant of a Xeon platform.

A 1000watt power supply is a bit overkill. Even 2x980 Ti in SLI would only need an 850watt power supply (and actually use much less than that). CPUs and GPUs are generally getting less power hungry, so future builds would probably require even less power.
I'd recommend a good 750watt power supply unless you are sure you are going to SLI 2 980 Tis in the near future. (If history repeats, there will be a single card in about 2 years that will work better than 2x980 and use less power.)

Unless you intend to seriously overclock the CPU, the 240mm cooler is also overkill. Since you intend to use this semi-professionally, I doubt you'll take the chance to drive an overclock to the glitchy edge. So, a basic 120mm AIO water cooler, or even a basic CM Hyper 212 is more than enough. If you don't intend to overclock, you can use the "stock" cooler or a CM Hyper TX3/TX4.

But, other than that, everything looks fine. I'm not sure (at this time) how the PCIe SSD affects the PCIe lanes in the x99 platform. The Z170 platform has enough PCIe lanes in the chipset to handle the SSD without affecting the lanes from the CPU.

Btw, while that Intel SSD is a great performer, etc, you might consider getting a motherboard with an M.2 slot and using one of the new Samsung NVMe M.2 drives, which are just as fast, but a bit cheaper.

In Topic: FPS problems

29 March 2016 - 03:28 PM

It doesn't really matter what you do with your graphics settings, it's your CPU that's holding you back. The i7-4510u is an ultra low power, dual-core processor. (Why a dual-core is called an i7, only Intel knows.)
It's designed to run  browsers, office apps, etc, at a low power rate for thin & light notebooks - it's not designed to run games. In particular, it's not designed to run MMOs like GW2 that need a lot of processing power.

The only way to fix it is to get a laptop or desktop with a better, preferably quad-core, CPU. Sorry. :(