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  1. Just use a pliers to grip the outside of the screw, they shouldn't be that tight. Just be super careful you don't touch the pcb board with the pliers as you'll really fuck the card up. Hold the card side on so you can see a gap between the pliers and the pcb board. Change out your paste, then use 2 of you good screws to refit the cooler. Screw in the damaged one with your hand and the other good screw. A small nip with the pliers on the damaged screw is all you need to hold it.
  2. "My idle temps without MSi Afterburner's custom fan speeds are terrible being around 70-75 degrees Celsius" Fucking he'll that is insanely high for an ideal temperature. I'd agree with others above, the thermal paste is fucked or your fan/fans are faulty. It's simple to change the paste on the GPU. Just make sure you use a non conductive paste. Also you can put more paste on a GPU chip than a CPU so the "grain of rice size bit of paste" doesn't apply. Put a nice blob on and don't over tighten the cooler when you put it back on. That's a common mistake people make. It warps the cooler and it doesn't sit properly. I had really high idle temps on an R9 290x, changed the paste and say a 30c drop.
  3. I'm as good as gone when you consider how many games I play these days. I was actually on last night for a couple of hours. Trying to grind through the Black Prince. I just have no motivation for grinding anymore, it feels like work. :-(
  4. I just checked European prices for the 2080Ti. You're looking at around 1500 US dollars for a decent one.. fml....
  5. So I decided to import my midlife crisis directly from Japan... Before anyone asks, no I don't know what an Initial D is :panting:. When I started doing a bit of research on getting one imported, the name kept coming up. I actually thought they were a tuning company or something at first like TRD.

    I then figured out it's a Japanese comic. This explains why all the kids have gone crazy for these and the prices have gone crazy. Lucky for me that it's the Trueno hatchback version they all want. I like the Trueno's but have always preferred the Levin Booter version...  I struck gold with this car. It has had a complete rust proofing carried out on it. The engine came out and the bay was treated and primed as was the boot(trunk). It also had a complete engine rebuild. Toda Racing cams, Toda Racing pistons, piston rings, Toda Racing valve springs, Toda Racing head gasket, Toda Racing oil cooler. It also has a 2 way Cusco diff and a set of fully adjustable suspension. Attached is a few pictures of it sitting in the port in Japan waiting for export.





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    2. zbran


      Yeah I see what you mean,nice car but...... I think we have very similar criteria when it comes to what we want in an AE86. Discrete mods, as original looking as possible. I want to drive mine every day and occasionally take it to a track day. The one I got ticked all the boxes for me. It's actually the top spec GT Apex model, and the best part is it still has it's entire original interior! Ok so the interior is D grade, but so what, a good clean and some minor repairs almost always bring it up to a C grade. Having the original drivers seat is unbelievably rare as it's almost always removed for a bucket seat. If you're lucky it would be replaced with a Bride seat, but not everyone has good taste :-).

    3. orzel286


      That's a nice piece of midlife crisis.

      Oh, @Assassin7 hope you like these "remixes" - imo perfect for drifting to sleep:

    4. Assassin7


      Yeah. If I had an AE86, id be unoriginal and have the white/black panda trueno, and probably similar rims to the watenabes that are on the Initial D AE86, but mainly because I think they look really good. Though if I was actually doing it I would probably choose something different. But Id have to be able to daily it, cant afford to own a daily and a weekend car. 

      But hey, this is my car lol:


      Fully original Integra Type R. Factory recaros and everything.

  6. zbran

    WG has gone soccer code crazy

    While I agree that in Europe we all find it strange that it is called "Saccer" in America..(Except in Ireland where a lot of people call it Soccer too, because we have a sport here called Gaelic Football (Hurling is better btw) ). Anywho, Soccer is actually an English word and is believed to be a slang version of "Association" (Association Football). So as it stands Soccer is very much a very old English slang word.
  7. zbran

    Halo SPV3

    The problem is, of the 10 topics contained in the recent topics section, 7 of them belong to you. Of that 7 new threads you've posted, none contain anything of interest regarding the game. It's just your mindless drivel. I think it's already being pointed out to you but I'll say it again. USE THE FUCKING STATUS UPDATES FUNCTION. that way I can just completely ignore you and your useless information. Is that too difficult for you to get your head around?
  8. zbran

    Halo SPV3

    Hey OP, I would like to congratulate you, for your work in fucking up the recent topics thread with your completely useless content. I now have to go rooting around in all the various sub forums to try find the threads I was reading that contain, you know information on the game!!! You fucking plonker! That's a bit of a dodgy avatar you have there isn't it....
  9. Stupid question time.. Do personal reserves work in this mode?
  10. This mode has gotten soooo many things right. But it's greatest achievement is it has Made Tier 8's Great Again!!
  11. zbran

    Newbie again

    No bother mate, hope you enjoy the game after your hiatus :-), I'm sure I'll see you around here... Ohh one more thing about the meta, HE spam is a thing now. The Jap tier 9 and 10 heavies especially! They were balanced for what would appear to be ex arty players and ex arty trolls.. they don't need to aim properly at you or pen you to do 5-600 dmg, kill your commander,gunner and driver, break your gun,engine and tracks, per shot.........................
  12. zbran

    Newbie again

    Mate, me giving you advice on playing this game would be the equivalent of Stevie Wonder giving you golf lessons. All I can say on that is the meta is now super heavies and corridor maps. Wait until you meet the glorious Type 4 and 5.. Perfectly balanced tanks.... There is still some fantastic players still knocking around here who would be far better to give you advice on tank flavours takteks etc.. There is a new MM system which is "3-5-7" 3 top tier 5 from next tier down and 7 from the next, this has completely screwed most tier 8's as they are completely useless against most heavy tanks higher than them now. There are tier 10 lights now too, the general consensus is they are completely useless as meds can pretty much do the same thing as them, but come with more HP and pen. The alternate French heavy at Tier 9 is a really nice tank, but the tier 8 before you get to the good tank is dog shit apparently. ( I free xp'd passed it after reading some of the horror stories).
  13. zbran

    Newbie again

    Yeah it's pretty handy and so far I have found most of the mods I use supported from day 1 of a patch drop. I would still be careful with the mods on there as WG have said the only do basic checks on the mods to make sure they're not in some way dodgy. Stuff like Aslians should be fine I would think as they're so popular. Like you I struggle with the vanilla client and find the game really hard to play. Any good mods? I'm probably not the right person to ask as I only use a small few. I use Solo's mod pack and everything I want is in there. It's a good pack, it has a simple scroll down menu and if you hover over a particular mod it shows a small picture of what it looks like in game, a handy feature I think. What I use is. I have to turn on XVM in the modpack, so I select standard or something like that, I don't activate it modxvm.com as I don't use it, so can't see the play colours ingame. Solo's minimal gun sights. (I'm pretty sure it's just a client config that you could do yourself in game). Jimbo's tank icons. I simply cant live (I can really) without this mod, it tells me at a super quick glance, especially in the heat of battle the make up of what's left of the teams, and it's not Eyebola either, very clean and simple unlike other ones. Dead white tanks. Does exactly what it says on the tin... zoom x2 default . I use shift to go from tank view to turret view for firing and this one's a must for me. I set aim zoom to x16 max. The tank zoom out mod ( I think it might be called Pmod of something). It zooms out about 50 bloody miles, all I want is about 2-3 clicks of the scroll wheel more than the client version, but whatever it works for me. I use a session stat mod, no idea which one it is tbh.. That's it, everything else I want is in the game, ohh just in case you weren't aware, WG have integrated most of the really popular mods into the game over the last few years. Things like the render circle and view range circle are now in the client, along with a shot direction indicator and a "which tank hit me and with what" indicator. There's loads of new stuff if you search the various menus.
  14. zbran

    Newbie again

    Hey, welcome back. Google wot mod hub. It's an official portal for mods, all of which should be approved by WG. Aslains modpack is on there.
  15. So Far Cry 5 is pretty awesome. I've not played anything in the series since Far Cry 3.

    It's a really fun game, the map looks amazing. the combat is nice too, loads of options for taking down enemies. It's a little buggy atm..

    For instance the game "auto detected"  the best settings for my system and came back with high settings @ 1080p.. I'm running a 7700k and a 1080Ti:MingLee:. I can run the game @4k ultra no sweat.

    Another bug was when I tried to liberate an outpost. I was sneaking around it, there was maybe 8-10 men, I killed 2 then I got spotted so I legged it, as I was running for my life up pops "outpost liberated".. I have no idea who liberated it but it wasn't me anyway...



    1. Tarski


      10 men there. 2 were oppressing the other 8. You liberated 8 men!

    2. DHP


      i watched Sirfoch a bit, playing that game he was basically playing with shovels for an hour just throwing them like Javelot. Pretty funny i reckon.

    3. Tman450


      I always enjoyed Far Cry games, Even Far Cry 4 was fun.

  16. Not sure if this is the correct place for this, sorry in advance if it's not. I've not played a huge amount since 1.0 dropped, but I've noticed that the maps feel much bigger now, it's almost like the scale has changed or something. I'm playing at 4k so just wondering have people noticed this at lower resolutions? Could this effect be down to the new game engine being able to generate "real 4k" compared to the old engine, so it's only now I'm seeing the game in proper 4K? I'd have to assume that 4k on the old engine was just a lower resolution scaled up for 4k if this is the case. What is it like at lower res's? I have to say I really like the new look, as I said the maps feel much much bigger now even though they're not. The field of view appears to be way better too, I can see a lot more in front of me, and it's running butter smooth on my rig.
  17. Anyone else excited about the new Total War game Thrones of Britannia?  I can't wait, it looks like a proper old skool TW game, It reminds me of Medieval II. It's delayed again until May, which kinda suck, but if it means the game is better for it, then happy days.

    I'm looking forward to hearing people completely fuck up the pronunciations of the area names on YouTube, that will be fun...:megadoge:

    1. BlitzReaper


      There is a new tw game???? <333

    2. DHP


      Reading you comment made me think they made a TW game of throne

    3. zbran


      I'm sure someone will mod it with a GOT skin.

  18. For temp monitoring I just use Cortemp for the CPU and GPUz for the graphics card. If I'm overclocking I use CPUz to keep an eye on the actual voltage draw as Cortemp doesn't display the actual voltage correctly. With regards to benchmarks, I'm not sure as I don't really use them much.
  19. I updated my Nvidia drivers for my 1080Ti yesterday. I then spent the rest of the day trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with my mouse! Its a RAT.9 wireless. I had serious "lag" issues.


    I rolled back the graphics drivers, uninstalled the mouse drivers and software, tried generic mouse drivers, I did all this multiple times in various computations to try fix the god dam mouse..


    I spent hours trawling the web for answers and I was just about to go DEFCOM 5 and do a fresh Windows install, when I saw a suggestion made by someone on a forum.


    "Have you checked is there anything stuck in the laser socket of the mouse" Naa to easy surely....I turned the mouse over to find a tiny hair like strand on the laser. I removed it and it worked perfectly again.



    What threw me off the scent at the start was the fact to mouse going wonky coincided perfectly with the instillation of the new drivers.  I suppose the lesson here is always start with simple things first and you wont end up looking like a prize plum like me:MingLee:

    1. Deus__Ex__Machina


      thats the first thing i check when my mouse starts acting up lmao

    2. zbran


      Twaz an epic fail for sure :MingLee: Lol.


      It was the fact that it happened at the exact same time as the new driver install that made me go for the jugular.

    3. TheMarine0341


      One of my favorite 'tricks' to do around the office is put a REALLY small piece of tape on the sensor of the mouse

  20. The last evening of "old World Of Tanks" before 1.0 drops., sad and excited in equal measure.  I will most likely miss you oWOT, even your many many......many many many flaws! It was an interesting 6 years and I thank you for them.. 



    Now jog on and make way for a non-potato graphics engine :trump:

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    2. Daerlon


      Pubbies driving in circles across the new, perfectly flat maps? Fine, we'll just farm them.

    3. kreigermann


      Its funny and a barrel of laughs when its red team doing that... but considering my luck it will be a month of pain. I will do what I normally do for any update... not gonna hit the red button for a week or so.

    4. Jesse_the_Scout


      Took a whole 3 games to see the only top tier heavy on my team simply wandering the map looking at things instead of playing.

  21. zbran

    Dead XFX R9 280X

    I got 50 euros for a broken R9 290X reference and 260 euro for a working one.
  22. Ahh yes, another WG weekend special. This time St Patrick's day! So I was just browsing through the "prizes" for the special and noticed one of the prizes for the  "Luck of the Irish" mission. It says you get "3 shamrock emblems"..


    Now I hate to piss on your parade WG, as I'm sure you've put hundreds of dev hours into this special, but.... that is not a shamrock, that is a clover. It's easy to tell them apart as the clover has 4 leaves and the shamrock has just 3. But at least you got the plant family right:MingLee:

    1. orzel286


      0/10 ign score, totally unplayable.

  23. zbran

    R9 270x dead??

    Have you tried to boot into safe mode? That may rule out an epic driver crash. If you can get it to boot into safe mode with no issues, download AMDcleanup utility. That will wipe everything AMD related on your PC. TBH, the fact you heard a "weird electronic noise" sounds like one of your components has been ammo racked :-(. I had screen tearing like that a while back on a 7970 and was told the Vram on the card was the problem.