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Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« Last post by vladgd on March 26, 2019, 03:28:19 AM »
6. Persona Q

Bout goddamn time, good game, but dungeon 4 was so tedious and annoying it literally dragged down THE ENTIRE GAME.

still, with as little free time I have, here's another game for the pile.
Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« Last post by Spectere on March 06, 2019, 10:49:12 AM »
"No upgradable RAM" as in they solder the RAM onto the board, or because they don't have any easily accessible slots available? My mom's laptop doesn't have any "user-replaceable" parts, but I was able to just unscrew the bottom of it and replace the slow HDD in favor of an SSD, and it also has exposed RAM slots.

If they solder the RAM on a standard size laptop like that, they're mad. I understand soldering to a certain extent with ultrathins and tablets in order to reduce the weight and footprint, but sheesh.

Re: desktops. I'm currently using a desktop PC hooked up to my TV and it's been pretty nice. If you go with a wireless keyboard/mouse (Logitech has some nice gaming grade ones) you won't have to worry about running wires. If you end up going wired, bundling your keyboard and mouse cords together with velcro or zip ties every six inches or so should keep everything together nicely. If you get a Bluetooth transceiver (some motherboards include a laptop-style wi-fi/Bluetooth module onboard nowadays, or at least have a mini PCI-e slot for one) you can even pair up wireless controllers with little to no additional setup.
Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« Last post by vladgd on March 03, 2019, 12:07:15 AM »
Looking more at that machine, no upgradable ram...

Thinking more about what I want to do...I am a wee bit worried that if something breaks on a laptop, it'll be harder to just replace something than if I had a desktop.

May mock up a desktop machine (and figure how the hell I'll get a living room setup) before I spend any cash.

I love the idea of a laptop, it's a simpler solution, but probably more risky/costly. Will update when I draft parts.
Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« Last post by Spectere on February 28, 2019, 08:47:32 AM »
Looks like a decent little machine to me. Not sure how the GPU performance is on the mobile Ryzen chips, but considering the dinky Skylake Intel HD GPU in my Dell can handle WoW at 1080p/medium with no problem I think you'll be fine.

I generally recommend at least 16GB of RAM, but 8 should be alright. It looks like you can bump that laptop up to 16 if you need to down the road (some assembly required, I'd wager) so I wouldn't consider that a deal breaker.
Computing / Getting something to compute with
« Last post by vladgd on February 26, 2019, 10:55:49 PM »
Kinda been off the desktop due to back pain reasons, would like to get back into things. Looking into both a laptop, and later ( probably after I get the money for a new hdtv In the later future) a living room desktop set up.

Been procrastinating learning how to code too long, when I get a machine, I'll get to work.

Doing some basic looking this might be promising. Really don't want to spend $800+ so any feedback would be nice.

Obviously I'd like to play games, but I ain't really a AAA gamer, most of my gaming is console. PC side would be for those PC only things like wow classic, and...? Probably the Warcraft 3 remaster.

Having a portable machine I can just open in my recliner would drastically get me to learn coding, and I think it's a solid reason to look at that over a desktop for right now.
I'm aware it's not optimal, but my new place is the living room in a nice back friendly recliner, not a computer room desk.

Random Chat / Re: I sometimes stream osu!mania.
« Last post by Spectere on February 17, 2019, 12:16:42 AM »
Yeah, odds are you're not going to get any useful information if the heap gets corrupted, especially when you only have a minidump available and zero source code.

If it does it again I'd try either swapping drivers or changing to software encoding (you might even get better encoding quality with software encoding).
Random Chat / Re: I sometimes stream osu!mania.
« Last post by Bobbias on February 16, 2019, 04:24:57 PM »
Yeah, I knew right away that if the kernel heap was being hit, it basically had to be a driver because windows itself and drivers are essentially the only things that run in kernel space. I don't use antivirus other than the stuff that I'm stuck with (such as chrome's built in shit, and windows defender). I'm using nvenc for encoding. windbg is useless here.
Random Chat / Re: I sometimes stream osu!mania.
« Last post by Spectere on February 16, 2019, 02:23:06 PM »
My guess would be a driver issue (or buggy anti-virus software). Those are pretty much the only things that would be able to corrupt the kernel's heap. Even normal tasks run as Administrator can't directly affect kernel space.

I'd start with your video drivers, especially if you're using GPU-assisted encoding. Make sure they're either at the latest version or, if they are at the latest, downgrade to the next version down.
Random Chat / Re: I sometimes stream osu!mania.
« Last post by Bobbias on February 16, 2019, 02:33:30 AM »
Hmm, no idea what happened, but I just got BSOD'd while streaming with a heap corruption error. :/ Tried looking at the dump but can't get anything remotely useful out of it.
Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« Last post by Spectere on February 14, 2019, 10:59:42 AM »
The music was one of the huge draws for me. The first time I entered a battle and the music kicked in I just yelled "oh HELL YEAH." It's pretty much Space Swashbuckler Simulator.
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