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August 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm #1519
I hope you are all having a really good weekend! So, I feel that my system is getting a little slow. I am thinking that my graphic card is starting to give me problems. But I don’t know how to actually check it. Also my RAM. How can I check my system?
August 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm #1520
What exactly is happening? Is it only really slow when a certain program or 2 is opened? Or is it really slow during startup, but is okay after a few minutes after startup? Or is the system starting to crash?
August 31, 2015 at 3:07 pm #1521
Well I went from windows 7 to windows 10 and the process for it to get to where I log in to my account is a bit longer. But I think that’s how windows 10 is build lol. The problem is with TERA. In the past couple of days it has been extremely lagged, the FPS says 0. It is the only program that goes lagged. But then again it is the only one that needs so much from the PC hehehe.
Ok, I used the “Repair” option and it is working now. It must have got something messed up on a update lol. But I would still like to know how to check my graphics card. Just so I am looking out for any early signs that can give or something.
And do you know where I can upload images? the one I used to use is trying to charge me now lol and I want to ask you about some programs that are set to start up when I get on the computer.
August 31, 2015 at 4:52 pm #1522
When I go from a major Windows upgrade on my home computers, I always do a backup of my important files, then format my hard drive(s) and install the latest Windows from scratch. This has always prevented those type of problems from happening to me. I know Microsoft clams that there should be no problems when performing a simple upgrade, but I don’t believe them. Clean installs is the only way I go on my home PCs.
I am not sure on how exactly one would check a graphics card’s health status but there is something that all the geeky gamers do which can help save you from a disaster. You can monitor your graphic card’s temperature and fan speed using free apps like CPU-Z. After a while you will get used to your graphic card’s average working temperature while playing Tera or other games and also know the average fan speed while playing games. If one day you notice that one day your graphics card’s GPU temperature is absurdly high, exit whatever game or program you are using ASAP. Also, if you notice one day that one of the graphics card fans is not being detected or displayed on your monitoring app, then close everything fast, your GPU is about to overheat due to a dead fan.
For image hosting sites, I have been using http://minus.com/ for about 5 years now to upload images, it works good and is free.
Come to think of it, I can’t believe I have been using Minus.com that long. But I checked my page at: http://cleartechinfo.minus.com/ and it says the first image I uploaded is 5 yrs old. Time just flies by.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention something Rojo…
When playing Tera and doing things like SCNM/HM where all those mobs start attacking or in Gridiron where all those people are fighting in the middle at once, expect your FPS to drop to single digits. To combat this I change my in-game graphic settings from High to Preset 0 or Preset 1. At the same time I set my MaxView distance to near max. This helped me a lot.
September 2, 2015 at 12:56 pm #1523
Is this minus.com a phone image hosting site? I can’t get to create an account from my laptop
September 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm #1524
When I joined there was no such thing as a phone app for this site. Now I see that is they main way you sign up. But I found a workaround. You can sign in with a Twitter account. I created a separate Twitter account for these kinds of purposes that I only use to sign up for sights. You can do the same. Click on Sign In, then go to the Twitter option.
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