Folterknecht got a reaction from hall0 in HOW TO post in case of: hardware issues + new-PC-upgrade + usefull links
As one of the main PC-support guys in this forum, I m getting a little bit annoyed by the back and forth that's eating up everyones time, causes misunderstandings and can be easily avoided by providing basic system information right in the starting post.
In case you
want to buy a new PC or upgrade the existing one not sure if problems are hardware or software related or a mix of both try to solve hardware, temperature or performance problems If your system doesnt work at all either provide the name/model in case its prebuild/of the shelve or post a copy of the invoice, if its build from parts/custom, detailing the components please provide the following information in your starting post by either uploading a screenshot like this (use HWInfo32 if your not sure if you have a 32 or 64 bit operating System) or linking to the DxDiag.txt file you uploaded somewhere on the web. In case you are using the screenshot, pleases also post your monitors native resolution OR the monitors name/model.
Also tell us what power supply (PSU) you are using - if not sure open your case and take a photo of the sticker with all the numbers (readable pls) and upload it somewhere.
And of cause the budget and your location play an important role, if you plan to spend money.
If you have temperature issues please also add the temperatures. Screenshots of the GPUz sensor screen set to "MAX" (left click between sensor name and histogramm) for your graphic card and the tempsensors/values provided by HWInfo for your CPU after you put some load on the system.
The name and model of your computer case ( or at least big tower or small cube), CPU cooler and the exact GPU brand/model (for example "Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme") will also help a great deal.
In case of performance issues pls first make sure
you dont have a temperature problem (modern hardware will often throttle back in that case) and your drivers are up to date. If your temps are ok pleases provide the following infos regarding your ingame settings:
- resolution, old or new render, Antialiasing settings ...
or just post/link a screenshot like this if not sure.
List of topics already covered here:
Boot Failure Troubleshooting Flowchart by Morris Rosenthal How to apply thermal paste Samsung Releases Second 840 EVO Performance Fix How to clean a Laptop Deliding and lapping a CPU Does RAM speed influence FPS in WoT? You want to buy/bought a new monitor? Things to check before/after purchase!
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i7 2600K Sandybitch vs. i7 7700K Kabylake IPC comparison @4.5 GHz
How to fix Gigabyte motherboards bootloops
Johnny Gurus Tops & Flops (comprehensive lists of PSUs by the most trusted PSU reviewer on the net - ofc they can't test them all)
DDR3 (4) RAM Guide and FAQ by Tomshardware Part1 (good starting point for newbies) Deep dive into DDR3 RAM by Anandtech (if you re bored with tweaking secondary timings) Which memory speed u really "need" by Anandtech (at least read the conclusion)
how to flash your ATI/AMD graphic card BIOS How to fix piss poor cooling performance on GPUs without switching to watercooling or a different aircooler!
the difference between Custom and Reference GPUs
ASIC Quality and what it means
How to: change WoT replay folder using symbolic links How to: disable Youtube Intro videos PSU repair - A case study (Don't do this at home!) and a 2nd similar story FAQ - NICs (Network Interface Cards) the basics by TH A look into Freesync (adaptiv sync) by TH
Folterknecht got a reaction from Wanderjar in HOW TO post in case of: hardware issues + new-PC-upgrade + usefull links
Folterknecht reacted to Never in [13/12/2018] Player profile revamped
As some may have already noticed, the player profile page on WoTLabs has been revamped and modernized! Along with it, now you can see the category for your WN8 score in each of the stat periods.
Hope you guys like it, cheers!
Folterknecht got a reaction from Sylvansight in Suddenly getting FPS drops for every game
Install MSI afterburner and let it display the CPU and GPU temps while ingame and report back.
With tanks I also know that heavy network traffic can impact performance leading to dips in FPS. Make sure to connect via cable to your network (if not already the case), play tanks in windowed mode and reduce the size of that window, so that you can run and see something like "Glasswire" in a second window. If you see spikes in network traffic while FPS dips you found your culprit. Glasswire displays applications and their network usage.
Folterknecht reacted to OOPMan in Laptop shuts off when trying to game on battery or under load
Sounds like a hardware fault, maybe with the hardware that detects charge level or maybe battery temperature mis-reporting and triggering a shut-down. If your battery is holding a charge then I'm not sure a new battery will help. You might need to return the laptop to MSI for repairs.
Folterknecht reacted to Fulcrous in Laptop shuts off when trying to game on battery or under load
The battery should be able to run the laptop under load. It may be an issue with settings that when the charger is unplugged, it switches to power-saving mode and therefore causes shutdowns.
This would be my initial suspicion due to the fact that you are able to run 3-4h with the battery. Right click the windows taskbar --> search --> Control Panel --> system + security --> power options and show us your settings on the main menu and advanced power settings.
Folterknecht reacted to Marty in CALLING ALL NERDS, I NEED PC SUGGESTIONS
The CPU-Z screenshot however says your memory runs in single channel. Either it reads wrong or it does run in single channel - sorry for the dumb question but do you have the sticks right next to each other (1 in grey slot 1 in black) or do you have them in slots "1" and "3" (so both in grey or both in black)? If the former, you're running in single channel despite having 2 sticks, and need to switch to latter.
Folterknecht reacted to Never in Bunch o' Fixes (Error 78 and Site)
Fixed a bug that prevented tanks from being recorded to an account if there was no tank WN data available (normal in the case of new tanks where the XVM guys haven't added it yet). Fixed a bug in the forum where a database issue caused some threads to show a "78", "77" or "80" error. Edit: More fixes
Fixed issue where Patrons would see ads on the website. Fixed issue related to adding new accounts on the Russian server. Added GPDR cookie notice to website. Bunch of random, mostly cosmetic fixes.
Folterknecht reacted to Never in Major Server Migration Completed
As many of you probably saw, we had a big server migration recently. Here's the low down of what happened:
As I have disclosed in a couple of posts, the database server ran into an issue where it ran completely out of space. The biggest problem was that the database engine we were using kept all the data in a single file, and that file could never be shrunk even if you deleted older records. This caused that file to grow bigger and bigger and bigger over time, until it took up all of the considerable space on that server (1.5TB). When there was no more space left, the database server would crash and the website would go down.
Fortunately, I managed to work with DigitalOcean to secure a great virtual server which meets all the needs of the database and the website in a single server. This is a 12-core, 48GB RAM server with 1TB of SSD space. The next step was transferring all the data over. This took the longest time. All in all, the database totalled around 5 billion records, and after removing the inflated space from the database engine, clocked in at around 500GB.
It took 3 days to transfer and import all the records into the new server, which now runs the latest versions of PHP and MySQL for better performance, plus it lets me clean up old records that aren't used anymore in order to reduce disk space, meaning there will always be space available.
Not only that, but as the website and the database are now on the same server, there is no more issue with the firewall tables getting reset, a problem which, despite a LOT of research, I couldn't actually fix. This was one of the biggest causes of the downtime in the past, as the database server started refusing connections from the website server at random.
All in all, you can expect WoTLabs to be MUCH more stable from now on.
Thanks everyone for all the support!
Folterknecht reacted to kariverson in Help needed to buy a basic (but good) budget laptop
I still think your best bet is a refurbished Thinkpad W530. Yes a bit older but CPU performance hasn't progressed that much. a top of the line Ivy Bridge i7 (4 cores 8 threads). I mean an i7 3820QM still blows an i3 7100U out of the water. (and i3 7100U laptops start at 500euro) Then you got 8GB of RAM stock, easily upgradable, FHD 15.6" screen and stuff like fingerprint sensor etc. You'd probably need to upgrade the HDD to an SSD also.
I've had a couple of friends buy refurbished thinkpads before. They're basically indistinguishable from brand new ones. Not even a blemish but they weren't bought online though. I'd ask if it's A grade or if it "looks and feels like new" before purchasing.
Folterknecht reacted to kariverson in Help needed to buy a basic (but good) budget laptop
Thinkpads all the way. There are refurbished ones online for dirt cheap prices. With great specs and fully upgradable. Thinkpad W530 at around the price you're looking. Or a T420, T520 and upgade the screen if you want something even cheaper.
I usually hate laptops because they are designed to fail so you get the newer one. You always see overheating issues. But after I started using a thinkpad T420 that I was given for free by a business that was upgrading, I've almost fell in love with it. Rigid, excellent built quality, fully upgradable down to the CPU. (And since it's designed for business purposes, it's going to last quite a while too) When I was given it, it had 4gb ram and a 500gb HDD. I made it 8gb and with an 120gb SSD. (You can even have a second drive wheere the DVD drive is, and you can carry your DVD drive in your bag if you need it. It's hotswapable without needing to screw or unscrew anything.) I'm thinking of getting the screen upgrade and a CPU upgrade later. But it's seriously not even needed. Although I don't do heavy stuff on it.
Folterknecht reacted to GehakteMolen in I give up... (after 8 years)
After 8 years of wot, i give up.
I started playing wot during the closed beta in augustus 2010 (so almost 8 years ago) and while i was often mad, the core of the game was so good, that all the small things WG did for the good or bad didnt change that much. The overall direction the game was goiing was also good so slowly the game grew more and more on me. This was the game i always wanted: tanks fighting tanks, without all the other lame ass crap** (except arty, arty was, is and will always be c****r)
All i wanted (and did) was bashing random bobs in randoms while platooning with stronk pleyers. Hence i have been in 322 / 247/ FAME / 322 for 6 years, not for worthless cw trash, but for stronk plutons.
Over the years WG showed the amazing abibility to:
Make the worst maps in gaming history and despite rewoking some 4 times (cough *komarin* cough) still failing in making them playable Too retarded to fix the elephant in the room that killed the game as a whole (arty) Total lack of foresight when adding things you cant undo (tier 10 TDs and later on arty and light tanks) Toss in the fact the only person in the whole company with both common sense and real power was siderailed (our lord and saviour ) And the game never mananged to live up to its full potential.
OP tanks were originaly always nerfhammered, to keep the average the average, and most ridiculous forum suggestion where ignored, and when they didnt ignore it, like gold ammo for credits, it lead to a shit show, which ofc took a year to fix (m4 sherman with 150 pen and 350 dmg anyone? etc etc etc.
However despite all of it, the game roughly stayed the same:
The real problems, gold ammo and arty got ignored OP tanks dont get fixed fast small all round improvements Yet, the past 2 years, it started to change. the core strengths of the game got slowly ditched:
The menus / garage where updated, making it a cluster fuck of chaos, instead of a clear easy to read menu for missions (which the game always had!), the menu became worthless, i simply stopped following missions, too much work / clutter Historical accuracy got ditched, leading to fantasy tanks and bs armour models new OP tanks dont get nerfed, insead old models got buffed, leading to powercreep Due to the above, all tanks slowly become the same, they all got dpm and gun depression buffs, all tanks started losing weakspots The real changes, which would have totally revived the game, sandbox, never happened, while heavy tanks got better, they did it by buffing them, not by nerfing what makes them crap in the first place (gold ammo!! and arty) Toss in the awefull map reworks, and a physics patch which makes driving TDs a pain and the game went for me downhill fast and as cherry on the top, still tons of arty to ruin your game. The game is now back to square 1: camp 2 win, and you try? you die!
It was fun the all the time i lasted, i think i never played a game longer as i played this one, but the game simply turned to shit because WG was unwilling to remove arty in 2012 and reduce dmg of gold ammo 20% in 2013. And now the player numbers slowly start to fall, ``forcing`` WG to milk the playerbase for as long as they can, ruining the game entirely (see all the new russian super tanks)
I always said the only company capable of killing wot is WG, and for me they succeeded, after playing daily/ weekly from august 2010 till jan 2018, having 6 years of non stop prem account and playing more as 50.0000 games during those years, WG managed to make me basically quit. (i do have enough credits to keep playing for ever, but i probably wont even bother)
Imo its a shame WG fucked the game up so hard, but so be it, i still got 6 months of prem left, so gonna play a bit.
ps: perhaps the gold ammo changes + inevitable rebalance that will follow 3 months later will magically improve everything, but i somehow doubt that, ever since Serb left, WG never had the balls to really change something, they always backpeddled like coward weaklings...
Wotlabs is also almost dead, so thats why i made a topic
GehakteMolen, the biggest arty hater to ever play
ps: something that always bothered me: unlike all the wannabe arty haters, my arty hate knows no limits** there are only 2 players who hate it as much as i do, everybody else i just pretending to hate arty.
I never defend(ed) arty from scouts rushing in nor protect them in anyway way or shape, and the only reason i dont mass tk them is due to the ban system, anyone who helps arty win a game is a traitor for the good cause: trying to ruin the game for arty. All arty deserves is curses and friendly fire, they are the scrouge of this game and the reason everything is the way it is (open maps not working , heavy tanks badly balanced, TDs they way they are and so on and on). I also never platooned with arty (for 2 players i made and exception) and never told them gg or anything other positive (i thinkg, perhaps i made a mistake) what i always did do was report them for unfair play, untill WG disabled that feature, due to unicums getting falsly reported aswell.
Folterknecht got a reaction from Vindi in Help needed to buy a basic (but good) budget laptop
With only 400€ you won't get far be it specs or (build)quality. I selected dome very basic specs (8GB, 4 cores Intel, 1080p) and you already look at ~500€
Folterknecht reacted to Fulcrous in I decided to repaste my MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
Previously, I had upgraded my original Devil's Canyon (4690k) gaming rig (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/jCgvGf) to a Kaby-Lake water-cooled setup (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/XQqWgL).
Whilst I enjoyed the sheer prowess of my new setup, there was one major flaw with the build: the GPU. Now, you might say "But Fulcrous! You have a GTX 1070! How could it be the major flaw of your build?"
The answer is simple: the thermal performance of the GPU was poor. It would frequently hit 83 degrees Celsius despite the fans being manually set to 100% speeds. Whilst this wasn't a problem for titles such
as World of Tanks, more graphically intense games like FO4/PUBG/BF1 all took major hits due to the thermals whenever I attempted to stream. Even a mere Heaven Benchmark would result in the GPU reaching
80 degrees Celsisus +. So... after months of deliberation and procrastination, I finally decided to re-paste MSI's GTX 1070 Gaming X model.
Opening up the 1070 quickly revealed the problem: dried thermal compound.
Note: I had already removed the thermal compound off of the heatsink before I took the picture.
To make matters worse, the paste-job was far from sufficient, hardly covering any of the GPU. Roughly a 1/3 of the GPU was in contact with the thermal compound.
Fortunately, the re-paste process was simple. I used Noctua NT H1 as my thermal compound of choice and used the pea method for application.
The results? Well worth my time.
Running Heaven resulted in a peak of 63 degrees Celsius. A 20 degree Celsius drop from before.
I am very satisfied with the re-paste results; however I will have to see if the thermal performance is as great during longer sessions of testing/gaming.
Edit: Long-term gaming peaks at 67 C.