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Communal Assistance / It's OK...but...
« on: July 29, 2015, 08:19:33 pm »
Windows 10 and NVidia driver don't get along well.

There are other issues too. Some are related to drivers. Some are related to overall polish of the OS.

For example, Windows Search doesn't work properly on my installation anymore.
See it cannot even find Window Update anymore.

I will continue to add feedback. Hopefully Microsoft will fix the issues someday.

Input lag and stuttering are two of the most irritating phenomenon that can be observed by PC gamers. Both of these are critical when playing online multiplayer games because glitches like these can easy get someone killed even if the FPS measured by FRAPS or any other such tool is more than 60FPS.

In this thread, let's list up all the thing that you know that can help lower the input lag.

If you don't know, Input Lag is where the inputs to the PC (from mouse, keyboard etc) are actually registered in the rendered frame. There is also input lag TO the monitor, where the input from the PC to the monitor gets painted on the screen. All this is lag, but the input lag I am talking about in here is the lag that the input from the user gets reflected in the rendered frame.

Hardware / Peripherals / Unlock BIOS of Maxwell cards
« on: November 12, 2014, 07:25:02 am »
There was a nice little article posted at OCN forums on how to unlock power limits and bake in the overclock without the GPU boost nonsense.

Here is the link: LINK

I tried it out and here are my results. This is on a MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G card. Now I do not want software for overclocking my card, do not have to worry about clock speed fluctuations due to heat and TDP and also it feels like custom made for me.  ;D

Clock speeds:

Graphs: (note that the clocks do drop when you are idle. But when you are gaming, they run at full speed. This is also beneficial if you prefer less stutter as clock variations can introduce stutter and drive some people -like myself - insane.)

(Sorry for the small sizes. Imageshack isn't giving me the direct links to the images without buying the premium service. b*****ds!!!)

Hardware / Peripherals / What is the most reliable HDD brand?
« on: November 11, 2014, 09:34:06 am »
According to this article, Hitachi seems to be the best and Seagate the worst. Not only best, it is way ahead of the competition.


I haven't had any drive fail on my ever.
I've used almost all of them. Seagate, Quantum, Maxtor, Samsung and now I have Western Digital and Toshiba (made by Hitachi) in my rig.

What is your experience?

Hardware / Peripherals / Post your Haswell Overclocks
« on: July 21, 2013, 04:08:09 am »
We all know Haswell doesn't overlook as well as the previous two generations mostly because the temps rise too quickly when you increase the voltage to the CPU. There are 3 causes overall.
1. 3D Transistors don't like high voltage
2. VRM is integrated to the CPU
3. Unsoldered heatspreader

I'm sure there are many people who have bought Haswell CPUs here. A lot of people must be having trouble hitting their target clocks. Some must have been able to tweak the settings to hit their target. Let's share some info and help each other. It might help people who are going to upgrade in the future as well. (it might help sellers sell their products as well :P) or it might help people to steer clear from Haswell. Hehe

Please post the following info.

1. CPU (4670k or 4770k)
2. Max stable OC   
3. Voltage set in bios
4. Cache ratio
5. How you stress tested
6. CPU cooler
7. Max temps while stress testing
8. Motherboard (bios version as well)
9. Any other important details (specific bios settings etc.)


No Game Zone / Anyone tried Windows 8 UEFI boot?
« on: March 22, 2013, 05:53:00 am »
This is what happens when you enable UEFI boot.
You get super speed boot times if your motherboard supports that feature.

You can either check the description of the video on how to get it to work.
For detailed description, check out this article. LINK

Hardware / Peripherals / Which SSD would you choose?
« on: December 22, 2012, 07:22:40 pm »
I'm planning to upgrade my current SSD to a 240GB/256GB model in the near future and I was wondering what would you choose if you were in my position.

I would be having the OS, all my applications and all my games on it. I would keep a 1GB pagefile for defragmenting RAM, not as virtual memory. I would also disable hibernation because there is no need for that. (SSD is plenty fast and there aren't any power failures in Japan.)

My current choice is the Samsung 840 (non-Pro) because I would not need exceptional sequential write performance. Other choice is Samsung 840Pro. I would not look at any Sandforce drives because there are better controllers.

Should I look at another brand/model?

Currently, the Samsung 840 non-pro is amongst the cheapest drives ($165) here as well. The Samsung 840Pro is going for around USD235, much cheaper than US price. Unfortunately the Samsung 830 is out of stock and new stock might not arrive again.

Quick question. Thinking about upgrading a few components if I can manage to sell the following.

1. Corsair TX850 PSU : Rs. 10,000
2. ASRock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard (with latest UEFI): Rs13,000
3. Intel Core i7 2600K CPU (overclocks to 4.5GHz with 1.320V): Rs.35,000.
4. Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (two kits = 16GB) RAM: Rs.12,000.

All are working perfectly in my current rig, but I cannot offer any warranty because they were bought from abroad. (Perhaps Redline can replace the PSU if it breaks, but I'm not 100% sure because it's not the international model. This it the Japanese model, but don't worry it supports 230V.) Probably Redline can support RAM.

If anyone wanna know why I wanna sell them, it's simple: there is no real reason to sell these. Just like to play with some new toys. That's all.

Remember, I want a win-win (or win-lose ;)) situation, not a lose-win situation. So I won't sell them for unreasonably high prices. I believe the prices I have stated are reasonable, but you are always free to suggest a deal.

Note: I can only sell them after Christmas.

Note2: Can give everything with full packaging almost as brand new except for the PSU (its packaging was torn a bit from couple of places).

Communal Assistance / Anyone know a place that repairs iPhone 3GS's?
« on: January 29, 2012, 10:24:26 am »
My old iPhone 3GS' home button was not responding well (i.e. had to literally stand on it to register a click) and while trying to disassemble it, i ruined (i.e. cracked) the LCD unit. (stupid me!!! should have been more careful.)

But what's done is done. There is no going back.

So, does anyone know a place to repair it? By repairing i believe, we need to replace the LCD unit.

Or do you think buying one off ebay and asking a "pro" to install it is the best bet?

please help.

Hi guys,

Since a lot of people seem to be bringing mobile phones from abroad, there should be someone who knows the rules.

How many phones can a person carry into the country?

I have my personal phone, then there is my old phone which I am bringing for someone else. Both are iPhones. There won't be a problem with just those two, right? What about another, unopened, brand new phone? (a friend is asking if I can bring one down.)

I don't think I will be able to sneak in through the customs officials this time, because I have to buy some stuff from the duty free as well.

Any help is appreciated.

Check this out. Enlightening video.

Edit: ignore his shades :P

Classifieds / [SOLD] HD5770 1GB
« on: March 18, 2011, 08:31:20 pm »
I'm coming to SL for a short vacation and bringing my old video card and one of you can have it for Rs. 12000.

This is the card.

It's a local brand. The link is not the exact model though. They stopped making them for some reason.

No warranty of course, because it is bought from Japan, unless you can send me the card and wait till I get back for the replacement (that's within the 1year warranty period, which expires in another couple of months)

9 months used. It's in good condition, I didn't do anything bad. Just a little bit of overclocking to see how it does. It didn't overclock well though.

Just send me a PM or post in this forum. I won't be able to reply till Sunday though.

Hardware / Peripherals / Recommend me a new mouse
« on: January 27, 2011, 04:05:39 am »
The middle mouse button of my G5 broke and now I'm looking for a new mouse. Not a very highend one, something better than the G5 and around 5k mark.

I'm currently looking at the G500. Reviews speak well about it. Just wanna know if there are better ones in the same range. Thanks.

Communal Assistance / Where to buy genuine Nokia batteries in SL?
« on: April 27, 2010, 08:17:19 am »
Topic says it all.

The battery model I'm looking for is BP-5M.

Softlogic, which is the only place I know that I can buy a genuine Nokia battery from, doesn't have it in stock.

What other places are there? Can somebody help me out?

If anyone can bring me down a genuine battery from abroad, that's fine too.

Classifieds / Selling some stuff
« on: April 05, 2010, 08:34:41 pm »
I have some hardware items for sale. If interested, lemme know. None of them has warranty or manual or CDs. Just the hardware.

1. Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer PCI [used]- Rs. 6500

2. Asus Silent Square Pro cooler (full package without thermal compound) [used and LAPPED] - Rs. 3500
PM me if interested

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