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In Topic: Question about the graphics

27 August 2015 - 01:47 PM

Also, could you tell us what resolution you run the game at, and what the native resolution of your monitor is? (They should be the same, but...)

A GTX-560 Ti should have no problem running the game at mid-high graphics up to 1920x1080. But it's not one of the most powerful cards, so Render Sampling should be set to "Native". ;)

In Topic: graphics for low spec multimedia PC ?

14 August 2015 - 02:24 PM

Um, either I'm reading you wrong, or you never looked up the price of the cards I suggested (other than the 780 Ti?)

A typical R7 250X is around £65 - I'm not sure how that converts to euros, but it's less than 200-300. :)


And a GTX-730 64-bit is around £45

They're not exactly cheap, but not "pricey" either.

In Topic: Guild Wars 2 & The Logitech G13 (XML Import File || Short Guide || Help)

12 August 2015 - 02:27 PM


I tried creating a quick macro which presses the enter key, then types something like "Thanks!", then ends by pressing the enter key, but for some reason, GW2 never sees the first enter key, and the game just does all the commands for "T", "H" (opens hero menu), A (moves left), etc.
Usually you first need a keystroke that puts you into chat mode. I did a similar thing to say "Thanks everyone" in SWTOR (using a G19 keyboard), and had the same sort of problem - although I simply used text output instead of recording a macro.

It turned out that I needed to first put in "/p" + enter, to open the group chat window and put the cursor there. Then I sent the "thanks" (+enter) to display the message. I also had to put in a delay between characters, to give the chat window time to open before I sent the text.

The "/p" is for group (party) chat in SWTOR - here's a link to GW2 commands: http://wiki.guildwar...ki/Chat_command

I don't know what specific functions are available to the G13. In my case, I needed a brief delay between sending the /p to open the chat and then sending the text, but I could only put a delay between each keystroke.

I also sent a /thanks command which made my character actually say "Much appreciated" audibly. (For a Smuggler - different classes say slightly different things) I don't know if that sort of function is available in GW2 though.

In Topic: Want to upgrade my PC, should I invest in better cooling + OC or new hardware?

10 August 2015 - 02:57 PM

Well, here's a thought. Your 3570K is running at 4.0 GHz and you are thinking of trying to increase that to 4.5 GHz (which may or not be even possible for your particular i5). That's a 12.5% increase in clock speed, so logically, the best you could hope for would be a 12.5% increase in fps. That means 45 fps in PvE, 22.5 fps in cities, and 8-9 fps in WvW.
I don't think that's really going to make you happier.

And, as Typo pointed out, going to i7-3770K would be of no benefit.

Your video card - the GTX-670 - is more than adequate to handle the graphics under normal circumstances, but you might try reducing some of the fancier graphics settings. I don't recall which settings that would be, but it usually involves things like shadows, AA, etc. That might boost your fps in normal PvE, but you'd still probably be CPU bound in WvW and events. (If there is a "Sampling" setting, set it to "native" not "supersample")

I'm currently running an i5-3570K (stock clock) which I'm considering upgrading to a new Skylake i5-6600K, but that, of course, involves the CPU, plus motherboard, plus RAM (DDR4), which would be well over $300.

I seem to recall way back in the early days of GW2 that some people were getting better results when they didn't OC their CPU, so you could try going back to stock clocks and see if it helps (or makes any difference).

Btw, I haven't played GW2 for well over a year, so I don't know how well my system would run it now. If my account hasn't been hacked (again) I might give it a go, just to see.

TL;DR - I doubt that further OC'ing your i5 or getting an i7 or getting a second GTX-670 will do much for you.
Check your BIOS settings to make sure that something like RAM timings, etc, is not running way out of spec. Write down your current CPU OC settings (so you can re-do them later, if desired) and reset your BIOS, either through the hardware jumper or by entering the BIOS and selecting "Load Defaults".
Set Sampling to "native". (if GW2 has that setting - it may be SWTOR that has that)

In Topic: I am from Myanmar, which server I should Join?

08 August 2015 - 02:45 PM

Just so you don't feel like you're being ignored - I don't know. I haven't played GW2 in so long, I don't know what servers there are. :)