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In Topic: Forget to unlink authenticator after change phone

Today, 03:27 PM

Personally, I don't know anything about the mobile authenticator. I can only assume from what you've said, that it doesn't work on your new phone. But, GW2 support should be able to help - but it probably won't be all that quick, they're going to want to verify your account, for one thing.

(This site is fan based. It has no actual connection to anything official.)

In Topic: Connection error(s) detected. Retrying...

Yesterday, 02:52 PM

Nobody said it wouldn't work. It was just Boogie's explanation of why it worked which was a bit off. :)

In Topic: Bought new graphics card and dissapointed

15 December 2014 - 02:45 PM

You don't need a heatsink on an ordinary PCIe SSD. The ones you see with the heatsinks are very early models that use 3 or 4 controllers (with their accompanying NAND chips) in a RAID0 arrangement and PCIe to SATA interface chips, (because the controllers are standard SATA, not PCIe) and all those chips crammed together produce more heat..
An ordinary M.2 SSD, like the Plextor model, or the Samsung, doesn't need a heatsink, whether it's plugged into a PCIe adapter, or on a motherboard socket.
Common 2.5" SATA SSDs don't usually have heatsinks either - most are in a plastic case; some have a metal case for looks or ruggedness. For example, here's a picture of the insides of new Samsung 850 EVOs:
As you can see, it's just a small circuit board in a plastic case.

I found a review of the Plextor model that says it comes with a "x4 adapter" even though the SSD is only x2. That can lead to future x4 upgrades by simply swapping the M.2 SSD.

At this point, you might want to wait a bit as Samsung should be coming out with M.2 versions of the 850 EVO including some with PCIe adapters.

In Topic: New laptop

12 December 2014 - 03:52 PM

It's a nice looking unit, but I wouldn't want to game on it. In that review, they do some game testing, but they don't exactly make it clear what the settings were. Apparently they were 1366x768 (what they refer to as 13x7) low and high detail and 1920x1080 (19x10) low detail.
Given that the laptop has a 3200x1800 screen, that means all those game graphics were being heavily interpolated, meaning they may look relatively crappy (even crappier than "low") and have lots of input lag.
Also note the part where they say that some apps refused to scale properly so they had very tiny, unreadable text.

You'd have to run GW2 at some lower rez like 13x7 or 19x10 - at the native rez of 32x18 the performance would be really bad (a slide show) and text would be unreadable. At the lower rez, the graphics might look awful - they'd have to be set to low.

If you want good performance in GW2, I'd suggest you look for a laptop that has the same sort of hardware specs, but has a 'normal' 13x7 or 19x10 display.

Note - in any case, the i7-4510U processor will have a hard time handling WvW, events, and crowded areas, but it should be playable (30+ fps) at 19x10 or so, and fine in regular PvE.
It looks as though that ASUS model is available in a couple of configurations. If you can find one with the 1920x1080 screen, it should work fairly well.
I would expect that GW2 running natively at 1920x1080 would run much better than the interpolated 1920x1080 on a 32x18 screen.

In Topic: Exception: c0000005 Help!

09 December 2014 - 04:00 PM

I can't say what specifically is the problem, but here's a few things to try:

1. Try running the "repair" shortcut with the -image command instead of -repair.

2. Make sure all your drivers - video, audio, chipset, etc - are up to date. Also run Windows Update.

3. Open the RAM hatch on the laptop, remove the RAM, blow out any dust, and re-insert the RAM. (Taking the RAM out and back in will help make sure it's making good contact.) You could also run a RAM test utility.

4. Blow/vacuum any dust out of the laptop's cooling vents and make sure the fan runs properly.