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In Topic: GW2 chat, readjusting to pc gaming

Yesterday, 02:47 PM

The Mac version of the Razer Synapse software (which is their unified driver) is here. I have no idea if the Mac version is completely feature-intact, but it does appear that compatibility is guaranteed.

I think he was joking about the trackpad comment. This, or almost any other game, would be a nightmare on a trackpad. :P

In Topic: GW2 chat, readjusting to pc gaming

20 November 2014 - 03:04 PM

View PostStrawn, on 20 November 2014 - 12:28 PM, said:

The headset should be cheap enough in comparison.

Does the Xbox headset have a single plug or two? If it's got two (meaning separate headphone and mic inputs), then you should be able to get a few cheap adapters to plug it into a PC. Something like this, I think? Double-check, of course, but I did find one source that said Xbox headsets had 2.5 mm jacks.

Rarely would you need to actually type during combat, and those that do are usually practicing some serious keyboard acrobatics. Voice chat on PC is very flexible and common, and most guilds will have Teamspeak, Ventrilo or Mumble servers that you can connect to. Those are separate programs that run in the background.

In Topic: Upgrade computer

19 November 2014 - 01:43 PM

Monitors are a bit tough for enthusiasts to keep track of, because there are so many and we really don't have a lot of opportunities to see the image quality ourselves unless we actually own them. But BenQ is a pretty consistent brand and I suspect that's a fine monitor.

That review sounds promising, and I'm particularly glad to hear that they found the stand to be of good quality. Frequently image quality isn't the problem with cheaper monitors, but they often have terrible stands.

In Topic: Guild Wars 2 restarting my computer

13 November 2014 - 01:58 PM

View Postpackotictacs, on 13 November 2014 - 03:01 AM, said:

I believe the PhysX was installed from installing a game. Would it be safe to uninstall it?

I may be mistaken but I think I've heard of some games requiring the PhysX system software to be installed even if you have an AMD card. My understanding is that those games run PhysX effects by utilizing your CPU if you've got an AMD card. I don't think it could cause your problem, and it may cause issues with certain games if you uninstall it (although reinstalling it if necessary should be simple enough).

It doesn't sound like there is a software solution to your problem, especially since it's not limited to any particular game. At this point, I'd look into a warranty claim for your video card.

In Topic: Need advice on CPU cooling

08 November 2014 - 05:25 PM

View PostBloodreaver, on 07 November 2014 - 11:55 PM, said:

So now I am wondering if I even need the Cooler Master 212 I ordered.

Glad you resolved it. This is why I didn't immediately suggest making a purchase, though. :P

There will still be some improvement with the Hyper 212, and it may be quieter than the stock cooler as well. Large fans don't have to spin as fast to move the same amount of air.