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    posted a message on Why does a friend's macbook get better FPS than my laptop?
    Quote from Strahan202»

    No, it would affect the integrated graphics :)


    Pedantry aside, faster ram may make a difference with integrated graphics but it's probably on the order of tenths of a FPS. (i.e negligible)


    Thank you correcting my grammar:)


    That what I would be the only logical thing left.

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    posted a message on Handbreak file compresser help! (SOLVED)

    What program are you using to capture your video? In the YouTube video the video clip I drop in there was a 2.45GB .mov file and iMovie accepted it


    I used Voila (Mac App Store) to capture my gameplay. You can also use Quicktime to capture your gameplay was well

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    posted a message on Why does a friend's macbook get better FPS than my laptop?

    Not my intention but what ever floats your boat. Just defending my statement that you called out.

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    posted a message on Why does a friend's macbook get better FPS than my laptop?

    You do realize the speed of your ram effects how fast your integrated graphics are right? You know because the intergraded graphics is shared with the ram and all. Because ram has a clock speed. Mainly it's going to be the processor that effects the integraded graphics but having faster ram can help it with fps. I'm not saying its a night a day difference but there is a difference. If you have a machine with integraded graphics over clock your ram and do a test.

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    posted a message on Why does a friend's macbook get better FPS than my laptop?

    I agree I didn't Google my answer. Personal experiences is where it's at. If you're going to call someone out you need to make sure to have your facts straight.

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    posted a message on Why does a friend's macbook get better FPS than my laptop?

    Coming from a person with few words. Do you even understand what the "U" stands for in the processor? Have you personally used one of those processors? If you answered yes to any of those questions feel free to explain your answer.

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    posted a message on Why does a friend's macbook get better FPS than my laptop?

    Whats the ram speed on the lenovo? macbook pro is running at 1600mhz for the ram. other than that there both intergraded graphics built into the processor.


    also the lenovo is using a low voltage cpu with a lower clock speed. this also has an effect on how games are ran too. That lenovo is designed for longer battery life. henceforth the low voltage cpu.


    the macbook pro has a regular voltage cpu and also an i5 with faster clock speed.

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    posted a message on Handbreak file compresser help! (SOLVED)

    If your using iMovie to edit then just use iMovie to upload it to YouTube. Here is a quick walkthrough on how to upload it to YouTube. The only reason to use Handbreak is to make it smaller.






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    posted a message on Computer Randomly Locks Up :(

    check out this program called CPUz it has realtime cpu monitoring. Have it running in the background to see when it spikes and make note what you where doing at the time.


    here is the link to the software. It will also tell you your system specs, ram clock speeds, etc. ---> CPUz

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    posted a message on Infrared Remote Discussion

    Back in the day I had a Sony PSP (original) that I homebrewed, well now they call it jailbreaking. But I had a program on there that had a ton of remote IR codes stored in it that would work on a lot of devices. It was always fun watching people freak out. Back then the first PSP had a IR sensor.

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    posted a message on Computer Randomly Locks Up :(

    Check all the drivers to make sure they're not causing any conflict. What are you doing when it crashes? On the desktop, Internet, playing games etc.. Do you get a BSOD with any info of what causes the crash? Try all the above methods to try and isolate it. Try to replicate the problem every time that way you find out what is causing it.

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    posted a message on Gaming PC w/ monitor for $600-$800

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $337.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-22 00:19 EDT-0400


    Check out these two parts for your build. unlocked i5 with a board that supports overclocking. I only priced out the cpu and the motherboard because I see above your are looking at getting used parts above.


    On overclocking your cpu, ram and video card if you choose to do so, make sure to have a good cooling system in place. More so for the cpu and video card. the harder you push your overclock the more heat it pushes out. If you're thinking about overclocking in the future invest in a good cpu cooler.



    When over clocking generally it done 1 of 2 ways straight from the BIOS on the motherboard (cpu, ram) or software based (gpu). Its pretty easy if you are familiar with going through your BIOS. There will be a menu that say something like overclock cpu, ram etc.. When overclocking bump it up in small increments to make sure there are no system crashes. Also make sure to stress test to make sure temps are not getting to hot and no BSOD


    Basics to overclocking here is a article from lifehacker on beginners guide to overclocking

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    posted a message on A little help with my server selection?

    If you do decide to run a server make sure you're hardwired and not hosting off of a wireless connection.

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    posted a message on A little help with my server selection?

    I run a minecraft server with a Mac Mini server with 6-8 players with a 10Mb upload and no one lags on my server. Also the Mac Mini uses very little wattage.


    Why a physical server is better for me because

    1. I'm not having to pay monthly for a service (just electric bill to keep the server running. should be minimal if using energy efficient computer)

    2. I can connect to my server any where to change settings and restart it/ back it up. (can be done with other hosting companies, but at a monthly cost)

    3. I can troubleshoot any issue that arise.

    4. I can run as many servers as I want without extra cost. ( as long as i don't hit the limit on upload speed and hardware limit) Running 2 servers right now without any problems.


    There are hosting companies that are doing the same thing I am doing. What I'm saying is if you're going to invest in a server make sure you have the knowledge and resources on servers and how they work and to how set them up. Its great solution as long as you have the upload speed and hardware to sustain the clients.


    There's nothing wrong paying for a hosting company. Do the math if you going to host a server for a couple of months and not 24/7 it will be cheaper to pay a company monthly then buy a server. If you are going to keep it running 24/7 I would invest in a server or look at yearly rates for companies and then decide

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    posted a message on Know any good video editing software for windows 8?

    Adobe Premiere CS6 or CC

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