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What's your computer specs? (+what electronics do you have)

Started by CKH4, January 18, 2015, 03:36:37 pm

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Snektron

So today i got the cable i needed to power my GPU ( only had one 6-pin so i had to use a molex to 6-pin connector). It works, but since i still have a scrub VGA monitor i get some weird lines and other weird things occasionally (i use a dvi-i to vga converter).
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DJ Omnimaga

Do you mean artifacts like this (but smaller)?



Also what is a scrub VGA monitor?

CKH4

Any VGA monitor is a scrub monitor. They're old and bad. Scrub means bad a lot of the time. Unless he's referenceing something else entirely.


DJ Omnimaga

Oh OK. Do you mean they're even older than the standard CRT monitors we used in school? I hope that isn't Cumred's main monitor on which he plays Minecraft and everything else O.O

Snektron

Yeah i mean a bad monitor. It's a monitor i took from another PC we didn't use anymore. It's only port is VGA and is 1440*900 pixels so yeah...
I do have a TV from my grandparents as second monitor though, but its only 768p and for some reason displays red really weirdly. I should get a new one
but i just spend a lot of money on computer parts so i'll have to save up for a while :P
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Duke "Tape" Eiyeron

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on May 03, 2015, 01:41:11 am
Do you mean artifacts like this (but smaller)?



Also what is a scrub VGA monitor?


Hehehe, I saw what you did there! :p

DJ Omnimaga

Quote from: Cumred_Snektron on May 03, 2015, 08:59:18 am
Yeah i mean a bad monitor. It's a monitor i took from another PC we didn't use anymore. It's only port is VGA and is 1440*900 pixels so yeah...
I do have a TV from my grandparents as second monitor though, but its only 768p and for some reason displays red really weirdly. I should get a new one
but i just spend a lot of money on computer parts so i'll have to save up for a while :P
Aah ok I thought you meant you were using a modern high-end computer with an early 90's 640x480 15 inch CRT monitor. >.<

Snektron

lol my specs would be an absolute overkill for that
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DJ Omnimaga

So I had to downgrade to a NVIDIA Geforce GT 710 from my AMD Radeon 6700 series card. While it has 2048 MB of dedicated video memory instead of 1024 and that it's more recent by 4 years, it's a very low-end card. The reason for going for a low-end card is because my 6700 went kaput and I couldn't afford a decent GPU. I also needed it immediately, meaning I had to buy it at a local store. It doesn't matter for me, though, because I can still use Internet, Facebook, watch 1080p videos and such.

gameblabla

July 13, 2016, 02:33:46 am #159 Last Edit: July 13, 2016, 02:42:14 am by gameblabla
QuoteSo I had to downgrade to a NVIDIA Geforce GT 710 from my AMD Radeon 6700 series card.

Not sure why you had to downgrade to a GT 710 when you could have gotten a Gigabyte Geforce 730 GDDR5 for pretty cheap
with decent performance for like less than 60$.
Guess you should have not spend all that money on Star Ocean V lol.

Quotemy 6700 went kaput

Did you tried the oven trick or using a heat gun on it (covering the sensible parts of course) ?
This might repair it and you should try it since it is dead anyways.

Here are my specs for my desktop pc (in repairs for now) :

  • Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 (used to have a MSI Gaming 970 but thanks to LaPoste, its broken now <_<)

  • AMD FX 6350 Black Edition

  • Gigabyte Geforce GT 730 GDDR5

  • 4GB of Memory



and My trusty old portable PC :

  • Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.0 Ghz

  • Intel GMA 4500MHD

  • 3GB of Memory (DDR2)



If you own an AMD FX like me and want to play mono-threaded games, you can disable the virtual cores in the BIOS and have
two physical cores clocked at 3.9Ghz instead of having 6 virtual cores clocked at 1.3Ghz.

As for the Geforce GT 730, i picked it up because Nouveau fully supports it without any proprietary firmware.
On lubuntu, i have to manually enable the reclocking.
I've got to say though that performance is not bad, Yandere Simulator maxed out runs at about 15 FPS. (Normal runs double that)

DJ Omnimaga

July 13, 2016, 02:41:05 am #160 Last Edit: July 13, 2016, 02:43:07 am by DJ Omnimaga
The Gigabyte Geforce 730 GDDR5 was not available in any brick and mortar store. Star Ocean V, Mighty no 9 and one of the two Xenoblade games were planned for purchase for months. The graphic card failure was not expected until about a week ago. I needed a replacement immediately or I was pretty much left with no computer at all at this point.

As for the 6700 it's pretty much fried. ANyway I just ran Starcraft II most recent version in a 6 vs 6 game and while the frame rate is about 45 FPS instead of 50, it seems more consistent with no hiccups. So I'm good to go until Starcraft 3 comes out. Starcraft is all I play on computers that is even close to video intensive.


Oh and they say at Starcraft II it's better to disable shaders anyway. I don't, but many pro gamers do, because it's easier to see units.

Juju

I have quite a few computers here, most of them are dead...

Main computer:
iMac 27" mid-2011
Mac OS X 10.9.5
Intel Core i5 2.7GHz
8GB DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 Mo
3 screens! (2560x1440 + 1600x1200 + 1440x900)

Dell Inspiron Mini 1010 (used mostly as a server)
Arch Linux
Intel Atom CPU Z520 1.33GHz
1GB DDR2
Intel GMA 500
One small 12" screen (1366x768 iirc)

Raspberry Pi 3 B v1.2 (used for gaming, probably)
Broadcom BCM2709
1GB CPU+GPU RAM
Headless for now

3 dead laptops
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DJ Omnimaga

By the way, can an iMac power supply be replaced? I bet it's the cause of its shutdowns. Unless it was resurrected?

Juju

Eh, it no longer shutdown that much nowadays. Except I have to start it in Single-User Mode so it skips whatever making it shutdown.
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DarkestEx

Uh where should I start.

I have a Dell workstation with two dual core Intel Xeon's and 6 GB RAM. I use it for compiling firmware (mostly) and sometimes if I just need a PC.
It runs Xubuntu and Windows 7 Pro.

Then I have an HP notebook which I use basically all the time for anything. It has an AMD A8, a 17" screen, 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM. It runs Fedora and Windows 10 (the later one is basically never used except for Microsoft Office, SolidWorks and Photoshop/Premiere).

I also own an ASUS transformable tablet. It has a detachable keyboard, 1 GB RAM, a quad-core Intel Atom (I think) 32 GB flash storage and barely runs the factory installed Windows 10.

For my work desk I have a thin client with 1 GB RAM, 16 GB flash storage and a 1 GHz single-core AMD processor. It controls my USB oscilloscope and logic analyzer and runs Windows XP.

For my music I have a thin client set up as a server. It has 1 GB RAM, 500 GB disk storage, Gigabit Ethernet and has an Intel Atom 1.7 GHz CPU. It is used to stream my music to my internet radio and to sync my devices.

My best item is probably my Commodore 64C which is standing on my desk.

I also have an unused BeagleBone Black, a Raspberry Pi B, a ZipIt Z2 netbook (Intel XScale ARM CPU @ 400 MHz IIRC, 32 MB RAM IIRC) which I use relatively often for playing internet radio. There are also a lot of routers laying around in my drawer which are waiting for a project differently from what they were meant to be used.
I am also a partial owner of our new home router/firewall that runs FreeBSD, has a quad core AMD CPU, 4 GB RAM, 3 gigabit Intel Ethernet ports and a 16 GB SSD.

There might be more that I have forgotten, but this is all I know right out of my head now.

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