Games, Gaming and Hardware

Mar 12, 2013 SimCity is freaking addicting. Yea....servers a bit unstable atm. But, I, Can't, Stop, Playing. This is the worst game I could choose for the last part of the school year. Anyone else like this?Iaylienne35 Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013 do you like this franchise,movie and concept? hi, how are you, first of all, this is not a comparative post of games or anything like that, i wanna know if you like the movies, games and overall art and style of final fantasy franchise, because you are the same target market, is for an school project. im talking about this movie, is square-enix's Final Fantasy 7 advent children http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvkhALO49X0 i know that their morpg is very very bad, and wow is by far the king of morpg's, but im talking about the overall style, design, and art of final fantasy. so... thats the question, do you like the overall style, design, and art of final fantasy.Arturovaalle1 Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013 Oldschool RPG's I have always been in love with games like: Final Fantasy 4&6 Breath of Fire 1-4 Super Mario RPG Chrono Trigger I have not been able to ever find another RPG game that was quite as magical as these games. Does anyone have any suggestions for awesome games like these that I might be able to play on my laptop? (Other than Final Fantasies, I've played most of them and do not like the new ones) Thanks!Teepeez18 Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013 SimCity or Tomb Raider? Just going to take responses and see which one people favor more. Eventually going to get both, but trying to decide which one to get first. Edit: If the answer is "neither" then get out of my thread.Imhereurnot14 Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013 Sandbox or Themepark? What is your flavor of MMO?Crappytank2 Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013 "Warnings occurred during installation" I have no idea what this stuff means. <?xml version="1.0"?> <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="Report.xml.xsl"?> <monetreport xmlns:dt="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:datatypes"> <general> <cmdline>-UI </cmdline> <time>03/11/13 20:55:24</time> <action>install</action> <download></download> </general> <dcm> <primary> <name>AMD Radeon Graphics Processor</name> <manufacture>Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.</manufacture> <chiptype></chiptype> <chipid>0x6798</chipid> <vendorid>0x1002</vendorid> <ssid>0x0b00</ssid> <ssvid>0x1002</ssvid> <classcode>0x030000</classcode> <revisionid>0x00</revisionid> </primary> <device> <name></name> <manufacture>Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.</manufacture> <chiptype></chiptype> <chipid>0xaaa0</chipid> <vendorid>0x1002</vendorid> <ssid>0xaaa0</ssid> <ssvid>0x1002</ssvid> <classcode>0x040300</classcode> <revisionid>0x00</revisionid> </device> </dcm> <exist> <package> <description>AMD Catalyst Install Manager</description> <result></result> <version>8.0.911.0</version> <size>20 </size> </package> </exist> <install> <package> <description>AMD APP SDK Runtime</description> <result>Succeed</result> <version>10.0.1084.4</version> <size>90 </size> </package> <package> <description>AMD Display Driver</description> <result>Succeed</result> <version>9.012.0.0000</version> <size>90 </size> </package> <package> <description>HDMI Audio Driver</description> <result>Succeed</result> <version>8.0.0.8809</version> <size>1 </size> </package> <package> <description>AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding</description> <result>Succeed</result> <version>12.5.100.21219</version> <size>3 </size> </package> <package> <description>Catalyst Control Center</description> <result>Succeed</result> <version>2012.1219.1521.27485</version> <size>150 </size> </package> </install> <uninstall> </uninstall> <downloaded> </downloaded> <resource> <hwinfo>Hardware information</hwinfo> <existpkg>Existing packages</existpkg> <pkg2inst>Packages for install</pkg2inst> <pkg2uninst>Packages for uninstall</pkg2uninst> <otherdev>Other detected devices</otherdev> <errmsg>Error messages</errmsg> <name>Name</name> <manufacture>Manufacturer</manufacture> <chiptype>Chip type</chiptype> <chipid>Device ID</chipid> <otherhw>Other hardware</otherhw> <download>Download packages</download> <succeed>Success</succeed> <fail>Fail</fail> <vendorid>Vendor ID</vendorid> <classcode>Class Code</classcode> <revisionid>Revision ID</revisionid> <ssid>Subsystem ID</ssid> <ssvid>Subsystem vendor ID</ssvid> <header1>Catalyst™ Install Manager</header1> <header2>Installation Report</header2> <finalstatus>Final Status:</finalstatus> <versionofitem>Version of Item:</versionofitem> <size>Size:</size> <bytes>Mbytes</bytes> </resource> </monetreport>Galluccio2 Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013 New computer for 1000 I want to get a new computer and I was thinking of this one http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower_Z77_Configurator/ I can configure it how ever I like but I am so out of date on computers. I would love it if people who are, upto date on computers would go to the site above and configure the computer above so it would play Wow on ultra and also play Planetside 2. If you would please post the list of the parts you choose in here. (there is a save function on the left side of the screen) This is what I was thinking with the price being the deciding factor, I would like to keep it under 1000 If you could look at what I picked and help me get the price down and still play wow ultra and maybe Planetside 2 not a must but would like too. I don't want to build it I don't want to learn everything I forgot driving OTR for the last 10 years. Just focus on the parts listed below the sites has so many customization I don't need accessories. *BASE_PRICE: [+705] Check out the base price components and tell me if this setup would work well or not. CAS: In-Win Mana 136 Mid-Tower Gaming Case (White Color) I like this case but not a must have. CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR) COOLANT: Standard Coolant CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770 3.40 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 [+74] CS_FAN: Default case fans FAN: Intel Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink [-20] HDD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD [-12] (Single Drive) IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand) MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Ultra Durable 4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified) NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition) [+104] OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+0] SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+144] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) I would like to stay with Nividia I was told wow prefered Nividia. True? _PRICE: (+995) would like it lower but not sure what to change. And Thank you to all who help me out.Chemwapuwa5 Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013 I want a laptop that wont get hot . My adapter for my laptop gets so hot that i can barely touch it long enough to unlpug it. it gets hot when i play wow with the settings on the lowest values. as soon as i start playing fallout new vegas it starts to get hot immediately even with the graphic settings on their lowest settings. at least when i play wow it would take 30mins to an hour or so to get hot. What i need or rather what i would like is a laptop that doesn't get hot when i play wow or fallout or skyrim, but also has a very fast processing speed. i really cant stand slow computers -_-!. The laptop that i currently have stopped working [(or rather the battery did)it no longer carries a charge] and i don't think spending money to fix it would be a good investment. reasons why: 1.) Its 3-5 years old i don't know how long a laptop cant last and be in good condition but it think its past its prime. 2.) I can only see 1/4 of my screen because of cracks that are blurred with ink. 3.) I don't really like its model its way too flimsy i hope i can get a sturdier model. I will probably get a new laptop in a few months. Any suggestions? Edit Cost is also a non factor.Soulshots10 Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013 Advice on upgrades in order to record/stream Since 5.2 launched this week and new raid content is out, I am looking to start upload kill videos on youtube and possibly stream progression. I know my desktop isn't the best in the world as it was bought premade. I have a CyberpowerPC Black Gamer Ultra GUA160 Here are some of the specs: AMD Athlon II X2-270 processor - 3.40GHz, 2MB Cache 8GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory ATI Radeon HD 6450 Graphics Is there anything I can upgrade for a reasonable ($100-$200) so its capable of recording without me going down to >10 fps. Also are there any free or cheap recording software that doesn't stop after 10 seconds?Obito21 Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013 WoWcation I still like Rift when I'm not playing WoW. It's a good game and the expansion is solid. I'm not trying to talk anyone out of WoW, but if you're looking for something fun to play I suggest Rift. See yaJawl2 Mar 12, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 Gears of War Judgment? Seems like every video I watch, all I see is "Gears of Duty!" comments. So, is anyone else actually looking forward to the game?Sheydrina1 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 Interesting benchmark - IB G2020 vs. Core2 http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179478 Impressive that if you have an old E8400/8500, it still doesn't look terrible vs. a new Pentium. It's also interesting that some of the newer games are beginning to really use four threads, and if they do, even an older quad core will stomp a new Pentium, even with the Ivy Bridge IPC as strong as it is. The video card used in the game benchmarks is a Geforce 570, which edges out a Radeon 7850.Selvaganesh0 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 New computer HELP! Hello, I am looking to build a low budget $600 maximum PC for WoW only I don't really have any interest in other games, but I digress. I have been looking at this computer here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229362 But from what I have read the graphics card( Nvidia Geforce GT 610 1GB )will not allow me to run WoW on Ultra. What I am really after is being able to run smoothly around 45 fps on Ultra settings in a 10m raiding environment as well as being able to runs Fraps when I want. If someone could please post and give some advice as to whether I should just upgrade the VC or go with a different build all together. (If so help with what builds would be greatly appreciated.) I have everything I need but a decent tower. (monitor, naga mouse, anasi keyboard)Dèägon16 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 Advice on upgrade Hell all i am trying to think of what needs upgraded to play wow a little smoother with higher detail. If anyone can tell me what holding it back please feel free to help =) 8GB ram Processor: AMD Phenom II x3 720 black edition Graphics : AMD Radeon HD 5750 I'm thinking it may be the graphics but i want to make sure and get some help!Tweekinater1 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 Looking for a good laptop play WOW Hey guys, I am looking for a good laptop with a good video card that can handle WOW without any problem and no LAG. I have no idea how much a laptop like that will cost me. If anyone could please help me out with this I'll be thankful.Pookaboo3 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 WoW MMO Legendary gaming mouse-key bindings Okay, I just bought this new mouse and I have set up my keybindings and everything. but when I'm hovering over any slot on the actionbars and try to use one of my buttons for one of my keybindings, it uses the spell my mouse is over instead of the binding I have on it. but when I'm not over any spell and just have my mouse away from the action bars and use a keybinding, then it works. Let's say you have frost nova set as a key binding, and your clicking or hovering your mouse over ice lance, but then you want to use your frost nova binding, so you click that key binding, but it's going to use ice lance instead cause your hovering over top of it. anyone have any ideas why it's doing that?Urekö1 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 Gaming Laptop? I'm looking for a good laptop for gaming, nothing like a razer or Alienworkshop and i know laptops arent ideal for gaming and a desktop would be a better investment but i just moved and no place for a Desktop. I have a old laptop that runs WoW fine, but its just not cutting it anymore. I'm looking to spend around $600 bucks give or take a little wiggle room. Im not looking for bashing i know thats low balling for a laptop but what is the best bang for my buck for the price i have set.Pcjc6 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 HD 7870 XT 2 GB Hi! Can this video card do this: I have two 22" Acer LCD monitors that are set to 1440x900 resolution. I want to be able to play wow on one, and use the other for browsing the internet, but I need to be able to clone monitor 2 with my bedroom 32" LG TV via an HDMI cable. The Acer monitors have VGA and DVI inputs. Will this card be able to work with what I want to do or if not, what option do I have? Thx.Phux1 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 WoW and hot video cards. You wouldnt think WoW would be so demanding on a video card compared to other games. But in my case, with my ATI 5870 it gives my card a good work out. I know these cards can reach up to the mid 90's before being concerned, but with me im at a steady 85-87. And that is even with me replacing everything the other day in my computer. Case and all. While other games, like Crysis 3 or other mmos dont make my card to run that high. (WoW being on high settings) I was curious if anyone else has this issue, with this card, or even with other video cards.Bowjobbers13 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 Switching from Mac to PC ... software? Correct me if I'm wrong but since I'm going from an iMac back to a PC I need to buy all new copies of WoW again? I know Mists and Cata were both bought as digital downloads. I *might* still have my original copies of Vanilla, BC, and Wraith? If I don't still have them that means I need to buy new copies right?Obmi6 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013 Are "Grinds" in a game a necessary evil? I've been giving this a lot of thought, and it has made me curious. What keeps players playing a game? I would guess the most basic answer to be new content. But obviously a company can not keep pumping at content as fast as gamers can play through it, thus the reason for the "grind", to slow those players down. But is there another method, or is grinding the only way?Vaelrîc6 Mar 11, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 building pc for grandma need help From newegg G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Item #:N82E16820231421 $26.99 GIGABYTE GA-H61M-HD2 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS Item #:N82E16813128584 $54.99 Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #:N82E1682213676 $49.99 Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz LGA 1155 Dual-Core Desktop Processor Item #:N82E16819116889 $49.99 Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case Item #: N82E16811147123 Rosewill RV350 350W Power Supply Item #: N82E16817182006 $51.98 Grand Total: $233.94 how can i make this cheaper buying os makes it over 300, might as well buy one from a store at that priceMoonpower5 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 What do I need to upgrade my fps? My computer is very bad at this game, at the lowest settings with it zoomed in more than it is supposed to be, I average about 20 fps. I was wondering what I need to upgrade on my computer or if I can buy a new graphics card to plug into my motherboard. I am not very tech savy so any help would be very much appreciated! System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 3/8/2013, 16:30:13 Machine name: BOB-PC Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.130104-1437) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group System Model: N68SA-M2S BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 7850 Dual-Core Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz Memory: 2942MB RAM Page File: 2269MB used, 3850MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03D6&SUBSYS_14051565&REV_A2 Display Memory: 1336 MB Dedicated Memory: 121 MB Shared Memory: 1215 MB Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (75Hz) Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll Driver Version: 9.18.0013.0697 (English) DDI Version: 9Ex BGRA Supported: Yes Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 10/10/2012 21:14:16, 15309160 bytes WHQL Logo'd: Yes WHQL Date Stamp: Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4096-11CF-6C74-08341FC2C435} Vendor ID: 0x10DE Device ID: 0x03D6 SubSys ID: 0x14051565 Revision ID: 0x00A2 Revision ID: 0x00A2 Video Accel:Denerex28 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 Petition to remove SimCity DRM Today a petition was created on Change.org to remove SimCity's always-online feature. It already has 20,000/25,000 signatures. I would just like to spread to word so that anyone who wants to attempt to salvage to reputation of this game can do so. https://www.change.org/petitions/electronic-arts-inc-remove-always-online-drm-from-simcity-and-future-gamesChichogh16 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 FPS Help Sorry for another one of these threads but I feel I should be getting way more fps with my hardware then I am. Here is my rig: Sager NP9170 Laptop -17.3” Full HD (1920x1080) Matte LED-Backlit Display -AMD Radeon HD 7970M 256bit w/2GB GDDR5 -Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.4~3.4GHz) w/6M L3 Cache - 4 Cores - 8 Threads -8GB (2x4GB) DDR3/1600 Dual Channel Memory -750GB SATA II 3GB/s 7,200 RPM Hard Drive -Win 8 64 bit Settings on ultra, shadows high, 1x multisampling, vsync off, switchable graphics set to max performance. In Org I'm usuall hovering around 25 fps, out in the wild it floats between 29-49fps, 5-man dungeons 55-70fps, solo dungeons I average around 100fps. I have updated all my drivers and Windows, any help or tips in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.Bagsnstuff12 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 Sim City or Tropico 4 Hey guys! Been thinking about getting 1 of these 2 games. Price really isn't a concern but Tropico 4 and the DLCs are on sale for $9.99 over on Steam. I know Maxis has been having a horrible problem with their servers. My question is to anyone who has played both of these games. Which do you prefer? Any specific reason why you would choose one over the other?Krymson0 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 Character Creation Theme TOO Epic? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oqkLfJRaRv8#! How can it get any better? Eargasms. I'm so excited for Wildstar to come out.Pìggie8 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 SimCity 2013? It's coming out this March 5. Who's going to get it? What are your thoughts?Amelica39 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 New monitor help The monitor i'm using right now is a 1600 x 900 and the new one i'm getting is 1920 x 1080 2MS, my video card right now doesn't support HDMI input for the new monitor, what i'm wanting to know is if i keep using the DVI input will i be able to still see the change in the new monitor? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059 is the new monitor i'm getting.Burnbabyburn3 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 Simcity gameplay post launch...its not pretty I was attempting to start my Lets Play series today for Simcity, and not all went according to plan...Which is normal considering how well this game has been performing *or not* since launch. So for your viewing pleasure I leave you with this. Enjoy! http://youtu.be/NS1jSDTebzwMiliano4 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 Build On Hold - Increase Current CPU? Greetings, Lately, I've been posting asking about what build and what to build for my next computer. However, financial wise I am in a really tight bind and I won't be able to build one for quite awhile. Everything is just hitting me at once so I have to look at a different route.. Right now this is my current setup: Time of this report: 1/31/2013, 19:06:27 Machine name: Owner-PC Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC. System Model: CM5671 BIOS: BIOS Date: 06/10/10 15:55:26 Ver: 08.00.14 Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5500 @ 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz Memory: 4096MB RAM Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM Page File: 2149MB used, 6039MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode DxDiag Previously: Crashed in DirectSound (stage 1). Re-running DxDiag with "dontskip" command line parameter or choosing Display Devices --------------- Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5570 Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x68D9) Is there anyway I could increase maybe my RAM or get a new video card that will allow me to play games at High/Max settings at 1080p? I'm not looking to play intensive computer games such as Skyrim, BF3, Crysis 3 or anything like that. So right now just looking for another alternative to increase a better gameplay performance to get me going. Thank you for your time!Lupen7 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 Tomb Raider. So for anyone who played the classic tomb raiders(not next gen remakes) tr1-3, LR and Chronicles is this new Tomb Raider fitting the original style. I mean that in a sense of do you still have that puzzling challenging theme? Nervous to put the key in the door cause not sure what will pop out? From what I seen from trailers and game play it looks like a brand new game with discards to the original franchise which is fine as long as they kept key elements along the way and not try to make it something it isn't. So for those who played the original tomb raiders how does the new ones compare?Karthíus10 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 help with comp specs for streaming Hey all. I'm going to post my specs. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right directions for updating drivers, etc. Things that would ease livestreaming on twitch. Thanks all, and if you need anything else besides this let me know! ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 3/9/2013, 23:15:27 Machine name: RICH-PC Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.130104-1435) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: Studio Slim 540s BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/25/09 12:43:46 Ver: 0.0.1 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz Memory: 6144MB RAM Available OS Memory: 6144MB RAM Page File: 5481MB used, 6803MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x954F) DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz) Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_954F&SUBSYS_904E1028&REV_00 Display Memory: 3318 MB Dedicated Memory: 503 MB Shared Memory: 2815 MB Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor Monitor Model: DELL ST2010 Monitor Id: DELF018 Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (59.978Hz) Output Type: HD15 Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1129 (English) Driver Version: 8.970.100.3000 DDI Version: 10.1 Driver Model: WDDM 1.1 Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 7/4/2012 01:25:14, 1081856 bytes WHQL Logo'd: n/a WHQL Date Stamp: n/a Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-D60F-11CF-F177-44B0BEC2C535} Vendor ID: 0x1002 Device ID: 0x954F SubSys ID: 0x904E1028 Revision ID: 0x0000 Driver Strong Name: oem12.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_R7X:8.970.100.3000:pci\ven_1002&dev_954f Rank Of Driver: 00E62001 Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported DXVA-HD: Not Supported DDraw Status: Enabled D3D Status: Enabled AGP Status: Enabled Prødîgy5 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 How well will my PC perform on ultra? I7- quad 3820 3.6 ghz 16gb rip jaws Gtx 650 ti 2 gb If you need more info, let me know!Pathale6 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 Help programming the G13 Keyboard I've tryed for a while to program with multi keystrokes but have had no success. I would like to know how to program a G key to hit my regular 1,2,3, and 4 buttons with delays any help is appriciated thank youHolderer0 Mar 10, 2013
Mar 9, 2013 Alternatives to SimCity Until EA finally pulls its head out of its rear, relents, and disables the game's "Always-Online DRM" (Doubtful), here's a list of games that you can play to get your city-building fix. SimCity 4 -- Get the previous game. (We won't even talk about Societies) It's not overloaded with a bunch of junk features, it's easily moddable, and it does the Region system a lot better than the 2013 edition to the game. Cities can be massive depending on how you want to play the game. My vote to play this game? Definitely. You can probably still buy the Deluxe Edition, which includes SimCity 4 and Rush Hour for $19.99. Anno 2070 -- A more futuristic city-builder and island settlement game, most recent in its series. It does have Online DRM, but I think Ubisoft actually patched it out recently. (I think, therefore I have no idea). Anyways, it's a bit more involved than SimCity ever was - you have to focus more on maintaining your settlement's resource and population infrastructure. For sale on Steam for $49.99. Worth the money. Tropico 4 -- Ever wanted to rule your own dictatorship? With the Tropico series, you can fulfil your dreams! Basically, this is almost the same as the Anno series in that instead of focusing more on building your cities, your focus is shifted towards ensuring your workers have the resources they need to build your city. The entire game, including all of its DLC, is currently on sale for $9.99. Zeus + Poseidon: Acropolis Edition -- All right, it's almost not fair because this is a very classic game, but it's still one of the best city-building games I've played in recent years. Basically, you build a Greek city following some major catastrophe and you can choose to either build it into a military state like Sparta or focus more on economy and trade. Zeus + Poseidon is for sale on GOG.com for $9.99. Feel free to add your own recommendations to the list.Huatar7 Mar 9, 2013
Mar 9, 2013 Need help with a new computer. I'm looking for a new computer and my current budget is $1700. I haven't used a desktop in over a decade, so I have no idea what a good build would be. Any help or tips would be appreciated. Thanks!Gestorben1 Mar 9, 2013
Mar 9, 2013 Realistic advice for a power supply. Motherboard ASUS, SABERTOOTH-Z77. Processer Intel i7 3770k Ivy bridge 3.9ghz. CPU Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i. Video Card EVAG Nvidia Geforce GTX 670 2g. Video Card EVAG Nvidia Geforce GTX 670 2g. Memory G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32g. (4x8) Harddrive Intel 335 Series Jay Crest 180g. Data Drives Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSD 120g. Data Drives Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB (x8) I have everything but the power supply, I have in mind a 800w Rosewill lightning series PSU, but I am not sure 800 will be enough. Any help is greatly appreciated.Hawtflash13 Mar 9, 2013
Mar 9, 2013 Phenom II X4 965 BE - Worth It? AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX I keep seeing Newegg trying to push this whenever I browse around the processors.. Is it any good for current gaming? I was considering on buying the 6300 since I'm on a tight budget but trying to compare the two to see if I could save a few more dollars and still run current to newer games on ultra if I paired it with a 7850? I'm not computer smarts so I won't be overclocking either chip. So just looking to see if I should look into purchasing one or sticking with the 6300? Thanks!Lupen56 Mar 9, 2013
Mar 9, 2013 Gaming Mouse Suggestion. Alright I'm trying to find a good gaming mouse with at least 4-6 Extra Buttons outside of LB,RB and Scroll Button. Few things to to take into mind. When I use my mouse, I slouch my wrist back so my fingers normally are around the middle of the RB and LB for my fingers. I don't know about others but because its hot where am at, my hands tend to get sweaty as well. Namely around the upper palm. So when I've tired using a mouse like the Razer Naga Molten when I tried to press the side buttons my mouse would slide around cause of the sweat and how I hold it. Also I have no intention of changing how I hold it and I want a mouse, Not a Nostromo or something like it.Stormpanda5 Mar 9, 2013
Mar 9, 2013 AFFORDABLE upgrade suggestions for my PC? I currently have a HP Pavillion p6218f desktop PC with: AMD Athlon II X3 425 Processor 2.70 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 1 TB HDD Upgraded 700 W PSU and I just upgraded to 16gb 1600 MHz DDR3 240-Pin RAM I run Windows 7 x64 and pretty much just play WoW. I like to dualbox WoW, watch videos, have many open internet pages up at once... and its kinda struggling now that I've added the second application of WoW to the mix. My RAM upgrade I'm still waiting to be shipped to me so now I'm using 4 x 2gb DDR3 sticks. Since my computer isn't too old I'm not ready to spend $600+ on a new tower, can anyone suggest an easy upgrade that I can do for under $100? Thanks.Eric10 Mar 9, 2013
Mar 9, 2013 new computer Hey people, I know very little about computers, my current one is an all-in-one that I can't open to switch parts. I am currently on minimal setting and often see black below me instead of floors. The background in WOW has alot of fog as well. I'm looking to upgrade with a budget around $1200. I don't like FPS games at all, I'm currently only playing WOW. I could increase my budget, but would have to wait longer (months) to do so. Does anyone have any good suggestions for a brand to use, or is there a "safe" way to build my own?Halzert12 Mar 9, 2013
Mar 9, 2013 Steelseries siberia V2 These headphones good? compared to some others what is the sound quality like?Tigergrunt1 Mar 9, 2013
Mar 9, 2013 Getting into D&D I never really got into D&D when I was younger. So I don't know much about it. I want to start playing it, I bought the 3.5 players handbook. I'm reading it now, but are there any tips for a D&D noob? I really would want to play a monk but I don't think I could stand to be lawful. any suggestions?Irönfist9 Mar 9, 2013
Mar 8, 2013 questions I just got a new computer and re-installed wow and d3. While playing d3, I noticed that the game was skipping past the movies and they weren't in the list of cinematics anymore. It's been a while since I played it and didn't know if there were some changes I missed, or what the problem might be. I originally installed the game with the disks, but used the game client this time. My second question is if anyone knows why my use of the d3 forums is locked. I've been playing for a few days and just defeated a difficulty (so the game and chat runs fine) and I haven't recieved an email from blizzard, so I have no clue what is wrong. Thanks for your time and any given help.Shankn0 Mar 8, 2013
Mar 8, 2013 Gaming Desktop Ok, I have been having my eye on this particular desktop for some time now and I have been looking in on it to buy it. I am confident that this desktop can play WoW on Ultra setting. What I need YOU to do is help me out and tell me if I should or not, and if there is a better Desktop, please give a link to it. (To all computer techies out there. Please spare me the computer mumbojumbo crap, I don't understand any of it half the time, what I would like is some short and simple answers, thank you.) [LINK TO DESKTOP IS BELOW] http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6979896&type=product&id=1218818471131Agryl1 Mar 8, 2013
Mar 8, 2013 Does this Graphics card and Powersupply work? Will these work together? Graphics: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826 Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012Karnosh3 Mar 8, 2013
Mar 8, 2013 How good would a new processor be? Hello there! Around Christmas time I picked up a pretty decent graphics card (Radeon 6670 HD) and in all of my games it has increased my framerate exceptionally! (Getting 60 minimum with max graphics for most games I play.) However, WoW just can't seem to work as well. I get an average of 50, and not even on ultra! Namely, lighting and water kills my fps, so I keep those on the lowest setting while everything else is on good-high. My question is, would a new processor (or anything else) would help improve WoW (and even other games) preformances? Computer Specs: ...Manaclaw6 Mar 8, 2013
Mar 8, 2013 layperson seeking computer advice I used to play WotLK and I had a computer built back in 2009 from a local store. I quit playing for a couple years, but I just started playing MoP recently. I don't know hardly anything about computers, but I do know that lately my frame rate has been below 20 sometimes and I have a lot of latency issues. I'm not sure if its my computer or not...anyway, this is what I have from the invoice: -Intel 945 motherboard -Core 2 Duo 2.8 Intel processor -(2) 1 Gig chips -500 GB western digital HD Sata II -(2) Nvidia 8400GS Video Cards with 256 (one for each monitor) Can someone that knows about computers please tell me if this completely sucks, or if its ok, or if I need to start from scratch(and what with) or if I can possibly upgrade certain things and be ok. I'm having problems with just doing dailies and 5 man's, this is not even talking about any raiding or PVP. Thanks in advance!Phux4 Mar 8, 2013
Mar 8, 2013 Not entirely sure what my problem is. Hi everyone, I've been just curious as to what my problem is during Raids and PVP and stuff, but when ever there's like a bunch of people casting and what not, I think its lots of particles, my computer starts getting pretty laggy, and I'm not entirely sure what the problem is. Im running generally everything at high except for the ground clutter which is at the lowest. I'm assuming its my CPU, but I also read that my crappy 1280x1024 plug and play monitor kind of bottleknecks my GPU since the card can't run at like, maximum power or something, I don't particularly remember what it said. But anywho here's what I have I guess Processor: AMD A4-3400 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Monitor: 1280x1024 32 bit 75HzDroôdlol8 Mar 8, 2013