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In Topic: Worth upgrading to SSD instead of 7200rpmHD?

Yesterday, 03:52 PM

View PostBrokenFixer, on 29 January 2015 - 04:33 AM, said:

Hello - if the money is there, where would I see the most value in upgrading purely for GW2 performance?
Where you would see the most performance upgrade would be the CPU and the GPU.

In this case, any i5 would be a significant upgrade over the Core 2 Duo. You would see less of a difference going from one i5 to the other. That is to say, you would see a big difference by going to an i5, but you won't notice much difference between an i5-4460 and an i5-4690.

On the GPU front, an R9 270X would handle GW2 at nearly max graphics. An R9 280[X] would handle it easily. An R9 290[X] would be overkill at 1920x1200. So, you can pick a card to fit your budget.

I'd suggest starting with an i5-4460 and an R9 280/280x/285 and then adjusting things to fit your budget. Get a case you like and get a good quality 500-550 watt power supply such as a Corsair CX500 or similar. It's mostly just important that the motherboard has the slots you desire - which for most people means 4 DIMM slots and the usual bunch of USB and PCIe slots. Don't worry about upgradeability of the motherboard - by the time you want to upgrade, you'll most likely be going to a new processor that uses a new socket and new RAM, and therefore requires a new motherboard as well. So just get one that works now.

In Topic: Got hacked and need help

20 January 2015 - 06:43 PM

You'll have to contact GW2 support.

Not for future - store your account serial code in a safe place besides just you e-mail folder. (Writing it down is good.)

As I said in the previous thread - this is just a fan site. No-one here can help with account issues.

You'll have to contact GW2 support.

Note for future - store your account serial code in a safe place besides just you e-mail folder. (Writing it down is good.)

As I said in the previous thread - this is just a fan site. No-one here can help with account issues.

You'll have to contact GW2 support.

Note for future - store your account serial code in a safe place besides just you e-mail folder. (Writing it down is good.)

As I said in the previous thread - this is just a fan site. No-one here can help with account issues.The reply function is seriously boinked.

In Topic: Account suspended for an account issue?

20 January 2015 - 06:38 PM

What is G2a.com? Is it maybe some sort of fly-by-night rip-off site?

Usually, this sort of suspension is due to your account being stolen by gold farmers, or some such.

Btw, this is just a fan site. There's no official connection to GW2 or ANet, so no-one can help you here. (Unless someone happens to know a fix.)

In Topic: i7 2600k and GTX 970. 20-40 FPS.

20 January 2015 - 06:32 PM

Well, GW2 is known to be a CPU bound game, but a 2600K should give you better performance than that in normal PvE. I would expect those sorts of fps when you are in a crowded town (like LA) or during a large event or WvW, but not just out doing normal PvE stuff.
Also, I would expect a GTX-970 to be able to handle pretty much max graphics settings, but you could make sure that Sampling is set to "native" instead of "supersample" just to be sure.

I still wonder if there's a config error somewhere in the BIOS - did you actually "Load Defaults" or did you only reset the CPU settings?

Also, of course, make sure your system is not doing something else in the background, like an AV scan, or malware running.

In Topic: i7 2600k and GTX 970. 20-40 FPS.

19 January 2015 - 04:40 PM

From the DxDiag text, it looks as though your processor is running at 3.9GHz instead of the default 3.4GHz. So, either you are overclocking it, or there is a configuration error in your BIOS.
If you are overclocking it, turn it back to stock, or at least, back down to 3.8GHz or so, to see if that helps.

If you aren't purposely overclocking it, get into your BIOS/UEFI and select "Load Defaults" (or options to that effect).

Even though 3.9GHz is "faster" your system could be getting into timing problems which actually decrease performance. Also, GW2 is known to be picky about clock speeds and timings.