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Robotic

What settings are you running TF2 on?

Max except for AA. Never tried it on anything higher than 4x though. The only graphical changes my config does is remove decals so there cant be more than one bullethole/blood stain/explosion residue effect etc. on the map at a time. I also pre-load every map. Im thinking of removing ragdolls and gibs for other reasons though.

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AGSMA

They'll have slight differences, but nothing remarkable. One of them's a stock GPU, whereas the other one's made my Gigabyte, so it'll probably have a custom cooler or overclocking or something. And yeah, the HD5770 is a pretty good card.

That's good to hear. It says that it's a bit better than Metro 2033's recommended graphic card, but my current processor is weaker than the recommended one. Damn! 4A Games takes the nVIDIA's slogan very serious. And the worst part, the game is very cheap, right now.

Edit: The good news is that I can play New Vegas, Arlham Asylum, and many other games, with the Radeon HD 5770.

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Robotic

Resolution?

1920, 1080.

I can post a fraps screenshot if you'd like. I may have some shit left over from my old config that Im missing that might be improving performance.

ALSO, I just checked and motion blur is disabled.

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AGSMA

Ok. As soon my hard drive becomes full, I'm going to buy a new one and I'll insert the old one on my father's dying laptop. But here comes a problem: how do I chose the HDDs with the right size?

The only HDDs with 1TB or more of space that I found on sale are these two. And I wonder if these can fit on my laptop. For more information, my laptop's size is 430 x 90 x 320 mm.

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None of those will work, laptops use 2,5" HDDs, the 3,5" ones are for desktops. I know there are some ways to connect larger HDDs to laptops via USB, but I'm not sure of their cost.

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Unfortunately the only 2,5" HDD I found on sale has the same size of mine (500 GB). I'm going to the local Gamestop to ask if is there any stores that sells good laptop coumpounds.

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Maq

Unfortunately, the current laptop I'm using is really quite crap. It runs on 2GB of RAM, the hard drive is 40GB (ouch), and now it constantly keeps telling me that my copy of Windows isn't genuine. I bought it at a used computer store, but now I really wish I would have just saved money for a better one instead.

I'm looking through Newegg to find something new. The minimum specs I want are 4GB RAM and a 160 GB hard drive. And anything more than that would be fantastic. I also do not want to use it to play games (except emulated ones). I'm a console person when it comes to games anyway.

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My current PC is pretty good, but the fact that it runs Win7 Starter completely ruins the experience. I'd get Win7 Professional, but the Institute servers are a piece of ass that can't download anything at more than a couple kilobytes per second, and I don't like pirating OSes.

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Actually, sorry for making another dumb post, but I think I'm just going to build a new desktop by buying parts separately and putting them in my old case. I just hope the oldness of it doesn't become a problem. I mean, it's not broken, but it's running 32-bit XP and like, 518 GB of RAM : |

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Does any one know how to resize an animated gif image?

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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228981/linaro_now_a_year_old_the_linux_effort_begins_to_deliver.html

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Ok. I solved the overheating problem on my laptop. Now there's only on problem remaining on it: FUCKING FREEZING.

Is there a way to get rid of it? Or it's just usual on Acer laptops?

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My graphics card is onboard but has 1.3GB of GFX RAM. I'm using a Dell laptop with the Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3400, 3GB of RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, and a 130GB HDD.

I was planning on saving up for a new desktop computer, but I don't know exactly what would be the absolute best for the lowest price without becoming outdated quicky.

I was looking at This model and I made a couple modifications to keep the FPS high but make it a little more affordable. Is it worth it? The site also tacks on $75 dollars shipping and handling so keep that in mind. I really don't want my mom to go out and just buy the cheapest computer at Walmart.

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Does anyone know if using a genuine license key on a pirated Windows 7 would work? I'm sick and tired of Windows 7 Starter, and Ultimate is just too expensive around these parts. And yes, I've tried Microsoft's Anytime Upgrade thing to see if I can get it at a lower price, and surprise! It's not available in my country!

Augh.

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There's a thing called "Windows 7 Loader" that supposedly lets you validate any copy of Windows 7. I'm still on a legal Vista so I haven't tried anything related to 7 yet, but you could look that up.

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Look up 'Daz Windows 7 Loader'. Version 2.0 or so. I won't say any more than that.

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I have a feeling that I can do stuff to optimize my computer without buying shit but I'm way too lazy to do it.

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