Spend the extra on the CPU, then pick a cheaper CPU cooler to save $30 or so. Also, be on the lookout for motherboard-CPU combo deals, and if you have a MicroCenter store nearby to you, consider buying the CPU there instead of online.
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May 22, 2015Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
One last test, then. Run the fully modded version, but set all your video settings to minimum. If your framerate still drops to 0 whenever you move around into new chunks, then that's pretty definitive evidence that the video card isn't the cause of it.
May 22, 2015Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
I'm not sure whether your graphics card is the main cause of the framerate drop. It could very well be that your graphics card is fine with rendering low-res Minecraft textures and shaders on low-poly models, but your CPU can't keep up with loading and simulating all the chunks, entities, and whatever else is in all those mods you installed. Minecraft has poor multi-core performance, so it's likely that the task of running Minecraft is dumped on only one or at most two of the cores in your quad-core processor. I think if you ran a quick test, we could get a better idea of whether or not your CPU is bottlenecking your performance. Open up Task Manager while you're running the game, and keep an eye on the CPU usage. In theory, if your CPU is the cause of the the bottleneck, then Task Manager will list Minecraft as using exactly 25% of the CPU (i.e., 1 out of 4 processor cores) almost constantly. If that's the case, then upgrading your graphics card won't do very much to help unless you also upgrade your CPU.
On an unrelated note, 16 GB of memory for Minecraft, even with 150 mods, is overkill. That said, I have nothing against being overkill, and having 10 extra gigabytes of memory isn't going to negatively impact anything.
Oct 4, 2012PistonPowered posted a message on REGIA ANGLORUM - THE HEPTARCHY ------>UPDATE 10.28.14<------holy mother of- FIVE STACKS of diamond?!?!Posted in: Screenshots
Jul 10, 2012Take a look at your statistics page, and see how much cobble you've placed.Posted in: Screenshots
Feb 9, 2012ok so a monster spawner block will spawn at most 4 mobs at a time, and will do so once every 10 to 40 seconds (I'm assuming that the average is every 25 seconds). Skeletons give you 5 experience each.Posted in: Discussion
thus the formula would be:
T=time (in seconds)
Feb 9, 2012Lately it seems that a lot of people are getting bored with minecraft, there seem to be a lot of topics titled "what else can I build in minecraft" or "give me a good reason to keep playing minecraft". I honestly think that a good 1/50th of the topics in discussion are from people who are bored and want inspiration or something new, so I just want to make a central list of things you can do instead of there being topics continuously posted asking what else there is to do in minecraft.Posted in: Discussion
I'll kickstart the list:
1. Try a mod.
2. Build some giant pixel art.
3. If you play survival more often, try creative.
4. If you play creative more often, try survival.
5. If you play singleplayer more often, try multiplayer.
6. If you play multiplayer more often, try singleplayer.
7. Build a mob tower and point at laugh at all the creepers falling into lava.
8. Read the wiki.
9. Read the forums.
10. Amuse yourself by watching animals breed.
11. Build a house out of an unusual material. (i.e. pumpkins)
12. Download the latest snapshot.
13. Download an HD texture pack and push your computer to its limit.
14. Go to the nether and punch a zombie pigman.
15. Go to The End and kill the enderdragon.
16. Read the end credits and WAKE UP.
17. Start a new world.
18. Try one of the various challenges on minecraft forums.
19. Go on multiplayer, make a dispenser, and kill yourself with an arrow. (really, try it, its funny.)
20. Build your real house in minecraft.
1001. Go on minecraft forums and make a post titled "1001 ways to cure boredom in minecraft". :tongue.gif:
If you want, post one of the remaining 980. And please don't post "go outside" or something similar as one, as I know some of you are about to.
Feb 8, 2012Nice, you've got the hidden 'full stack' member title. And I actually remember back when you started this project you were 'newly spawned'.Posted in: Screenshots
Feb 1, 2012the way sugar cane grows is every game tick the computer chooses 20 random blocks to update in each chunk. When the sugar cane is updated it adds 1 to a counter and when the counter reaches 15 the sugar cane grows. I believe a piston will at the fastest occupy the block above the sugar cane for 2 ticks, one while it's extending and one while it's retracting. Thus if it's extended once every 3 seconds it will be preventing the sugar cane from growing about 1/30th of the time. If you want the optimal period the pistons should be powered, find the amount of time where the chance of the piston preventing growth is equal to the chance of the sugar cane growing 3 times.Posted in: Redstone Discussion and Mechanisms
Feb 1, 2012The thing is, if you charge a monthly fee most players will probably leave because there's a billion other servers out there that don't charge money. It's something that would be nice, since running a server costs a lot of money, but in practice it probably wouldn't work.Posted in: Discussion
Jan 29, 2012I went to your profile, saw this:Posted in: Screenshots
and I've been refreshing the page since then :tongue.gif:
Awesome job on the knights quarters its really taking shape now. And I can finally see why you need so much wool.
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