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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by Ciudad Burro » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:39 pm

Not a workshop issue so much as just needing some advice.

My Sony Vaio is starting to play up - had to do a repair recovery on it today and it is still as sluggish as hell. So i'm looking to replace.

The Sony has a Core i3 processor and struggles with some of the games I like to play, i.e. Hearts of Iron IV and Stellaris and won't load Tropico 5 or Galactic Civilizations III. So I want something that will cope with those sort of games but won't cost a fortune. I don't need a full on gaming laptop because if I want to play shooters etc I have a PS4. I just want something that can handle the newer strategy games.

I have concluded that most of the gaming laptops have Core i7 or AMD10 and mostly 16GB of RAM (some of the cheaper seem to have only 8GB). But I want to avoid paying more than I need to as I have a gut feeling I don't really need that sort of spec.

So the question is - Will Core i5 or AMD8 and 8GB of RAM be enough for my purposes?

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by FogOnTheRhine » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:59 pm

Cal wrote:
Leben Das Ernste Leben wrote:
Not that I can see, only offers to send a verification code to a back up email or you can fill out a questionnaire but the stuff on there is 'who have you last sent an email to' and 'what was the topic of that email' and the last time I sent an email on that account was in January. I know the person I sent it to but not the exact name of the email. They've essentially said I can't try that any more too because I couldn't give enough information on the times I did it so I'm abandoning this email account really but was wondering if there's a way of forwarding the emails or changing the email associated with accounts on Facebook, Twitter, here etc.
You've just got to dig through the settings/account pages, although I'd imagine a lot of them will send a verification email to the address you're switching from. Could you maybe get in touch with your uni to see if they can temporarily revive your email account?

If you need to switch on here, try this page http://www.toonforum.co.uk/ucp.php?i=uc ... eg_details, if it needs a verification email PM me and I'll switch it from my end.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=a ... email&view
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Cheers! <ok> Will get onto my uni and see if they can reactivate it for a week or something so I can try and get it verified and if not then I'll give the other stuff a go.
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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by Van Beatski » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:20 pm

suggestions for a new laptop? Could really do with one (sub £500)

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by Van Beatski » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:25 pm

also, windows 10 or windows 7?

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by OverseersmademesupportenglandTOON » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:26 pm

I like windows 10 now.

It took a while but its finally stable.

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by Mifune » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:02 pm



want

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by el héroe » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:12 pm

Donkey Toon wrote:Not a workshop issue so much as just needing some advice.

My Sony Vaio is starting to play up - had to do a repair recovery on it today and it is still as sluggish as hell. So i'm looking to replace.

The Sony has a Core i3 processor and struggles with some of the games I like to play, i.e. Hearts of Iron IV and Stellaris and won't load Tropico 5 or Galactic Civilizations III. So I want something that will cope with those sort of games but won't cost a fortune. I don't need a full on gaming laptop because if I want to play shooters etc I have a PS4. I just want something that can handle the newer strategy games.

I have concluded that most of the gaming laptops have Core i7 or AMD10 and mostly 16GB of RAM (some of the cheaper seem to have only 8GB). But I want to avoid paying more than I need to as I have a gut feeling I don't really need that sort of spec.

So the question is - Will Core i5 or AMD8 and 8GB of RAM be enough for my purposes?
An i5 processor and 8gb of memory will happily play the majority of games with ease <applause>
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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by el héroe » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:20 pm

overseasTOON wrote:I like windows 10 now.

It took a while but its finally stable.
Will always be garbage for a desktop. Majority of large businesses wont buy it. So when 2020 gets closer look out for an OS named Windows Reborn <fist>
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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:20 am

el héroe wrote:
overseasTOON wrote:I like windows 10 now.

It took a while but its finally stable.
Will always be garbage for a desktop. Majority of large businesses wont buy it. So when 2020 gets closer look out for an OS named Windows Reborn <fist>
I only use it on a Desktop and I like it. I can find things the old Windows way but some of the new tools make it easier. and it's faster than previous version...
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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by Ciudad Burro » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:44 pm

el héroe wrote:
Donkey Toon wrote:Not a workshop issue so much as just needing some advice.

My Sony Vaio is starting to play up - had to do a repair recovery on it today and it is still as sluggish as hell. So i'm looking to replace.

The Sony has a Core i3 processor and struggles with some of the games I like to play, i.e. Hearts of Iron IV and Stellaris and won't load Tropico 5 or Galactic Civilizations III. So I want something that will cope with those sort of games but won't cost a fortune. I don't need a full on gaming laptop because if I want to play shooters etc I have a PS4. I just want something that can handle the newer strategy games.

I have concluded that most of the gaming laptops have Core i7 or AMD10 and mostly 16GB of RAM (some of the cheaper seem to have only 8GB). But I want to avoid paying more than I need to as I have a gut feeling I don't really need that sort of spec.

So the question is - Will Core i5 or AMD8 and 8GB of RAM be enough for my purposes?
An i5 processor and 8gb of memory will happily play the majority of games with ease <applause>
Thanks for the advice. <cheers>

As it happens I searched and searched online and eventually found an ASUS with AMD10 and 8GB for just £288 with the VAT knocked off, so I went with that. Easily handles all the games I want to play. Seems to be a pretty decent bit of kit for the price.

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by Seagull » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:55 am

Uh.. is it just me or is putting the fan vent on the underside of the laptop a bit of a stupid idea?
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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by OverseersmademesupportenglandTOON » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:48 pm

I want Zurcher geschnetzeltes too wrote:Uh.. is it just me or is putting the fan vent on the underside of the laptop a bit of a stupid idea?
Don't use it naked.

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by El Magdia » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:54 pm

Donkey Toon wrote:
el héroe wrote:
An i5 processor and 8gb of memory will happily play the majority of games with ease <applause>
Thanks for the advice. <cheers>

As it happens I searched and searched online and eventually found an ASUS with AMD10 and 8GB for just £288 with the VAT knocked off, so I went with that. Easily handles all the games I want to play. Seems to be a pretty decent bit of kit for the price.
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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by OverseersmademesupportenglandTOON » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:10 pm

The wife finally got me get rid of a lot of old tech stuff that's been sitting in my man cave.

Two desktop PCs, 5 laptops, 4 tablets and an old NAS drive as well as an old PS3 and one of the first wireless hi-fi systems.

Also getting rid of one special monitor with a touch screen I built myself and the server I had them set up with. I built a touchscreen jukebox back in 2000 and built the interface in Flash and had to create an xml socket plugin as Macromedia didn't support the technology to call the database and return packet data and then worked with a mate to build a 3D engine to scroll the music library.

We gave the technology to Macromedia in return for free upgrades.

Just scrapped a bit of IT history :(

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by Duke » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:45 pm

<rose>
I dunno

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by golasambi » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:35 pm

Mifune wrote:

want
gt this n it runs like a dream m8. absolute heaven. needit 4 work like bt its worth the price u pay deffo

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by bigbelgiandave » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:23 pm

golasambi wrote:
Mifune wrote:

want
gt this n it runs like a dream m8. absolute heaven. needit 4 work like bt its worth the price u pay deffo
Did you manage to get a prototype?
Kindly deeds done for free!

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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by OverseersmademesupportenglandTOON » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:38 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
golasambi wrote:
gt this n it runs like a dream m8. absolute heaven. needit 4 work like bt its worth the price u pay deffo
Did you manage to get a prototype?
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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by Duke » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:42 pm

Fair play <notbad>















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Re: Computer Workshop

Post by golasambi » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:54 pm

yeh work in computers n its ace my bf was so jeal wen i got it lol

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