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Can someone try starting this thread up a bit?
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Can someone try starting this thread up a bit?

My laptop screen died, hurrah. Ghetto setup ensues.

 

Also, Linux hates me, thank god I decided to try it in VM first.

 

End of story.


Edited by VXAce - 4/17/14 at 11:38pm
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^ Are you being fo shizzles?
Without surround sound enabled, my Logitech G35s sound sooooooo schitty.
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I think that the speaker/headphone jack controller or the speaker wire(s) on my Lenovo Y500 is going to hell.  Was playing some Arkham City when it flaked out...originally thought it was just crappy Win 8.1 freaking out so I plugged in my headphones and finished the level.  Back in Windows 8.1 no sound from speakers although headphone jack still worked.  Trying to run the speakers resulted in the sound meter moving up and down, but no sound.  Reinstalled driver...nothing.  Rolled back to Win8 proper.  Nothing.  Googled it.  Wow...there's a lot of issues with Lenovo laptops and speakers giving up the ghost.  Seems like if the laptop isn't sitting just right the speakers will stop working.  Me having it up on a couple of empty packs of smokes must have provoked it some way or another because after dropping it down flat it works just fine.  May be time to pop the bottom off and check out the reason for that.  Have seen pictures where the screws through the hsf have piecered the speaker line.

 

Wish me luck on my troubleshooting.

post #5375 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Can someone try starting this thread up a bit?

 

 

Biggest thing on my horizon is madly waiting for the release of Asus' new 120hz  2560x1440, 1ms, GSync monitor that's supposed to drop some time in June (according to Asus): 

 

 

...

 

MORE INFO (sort of) HERE: http://www.overclock.net/t/1455299/asus-update-27-1440p-gsync-120hz-rog-monitor-at-ces#post_21488849

 

...

 

I currently game on either a Samsung S27850D 1440p screen (it's great for certain games but not so good for FPS) ... or a Benq 1080p, 120hz XL2420T (which pretty much gets all my FPS game time cause it's just so freaking smooth/fast).

 

Otherwise, currently stoked on the same 5ghz 2700K build. Suits me just fine. And my dual 4GB GTX 670's in SLI own anything and everything at 1080p and most everything at 1440p. But I'm also anxiously awaiting the release of the Nvidia GTX 880's as I'll immediately be buying one (or two) of those once they are released. But since Nvidia is making such a big deal about the upcoming release of the GTX 780 Ti 6GB cards, I'm personally thinking the 880's are going to be a bit in the releasing.

 

...

 

RE: Gaming?

 

Mostly  playing Hawken, which I totally love. Such a good mech game. I generally play a high level Sharpshooter mech but on the more confined maps where sniping just doesn't work, I switch over to an Assault mech with close range weaponry. Free game. I've been playing for a long time and haven't spent a dime. Just play regularly and gain experience/credits to upgrade my mechs with. Super rad game and pretty cool marketing dynamic.

 

Also ...

 

I'm totally late to the party on this but I'm finding Deus Ex: Human Revolution to be one of the best thought out, most interesting and best voice acted single player FPS I've ever played. I've never played anything from the Deus Ex franchise but saw the download code for Human Revolution on Amazon for $4 dollars and so thought, what the hell?

 

Man do I love this game. Not since the early release Syndicate games have I enjoyed a cyberpunk/hack themed production. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is *really* feckin good. Mind blowingly so, in my opinion. There's also some really good ENB/SweetFX packages that make it look super cool (awesome lighting/shadows, etc.). The stock game has this weird sort of "golden" filter applied via post effects, which to me, takes all the contrast and interest out of the environment. The ENB totally removes this and also really enhances the shadows/lighting. Not the best optimized game, though. Even with dual 670's, I get random stutters when first loading textures for a new area. Only lasts a few seconds but it's worth noting. After that, the game averages 140fps at 1440p. 

 

But again, enough can't be said for the story line, attention to detail in the environment (little newspaper clippings, media recordings, etc. that back up the story) ... and especially the voice acting. A rare, exceptionally well thought out and produced single player, story-based FPS game. And for $4 feckin dollars. Amazing.

 

Here's some of the ENB shots:

 

 

 

 

...

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Otherwise, currently stoked on the same 5ghz 2700K build. Suits me just fine. And my dual 4GB GTX 670's in SLI own anything and everything at 1080p and most everything at 1440p. But I'm also anxiously awaiting the release of the Nvidia GTX 880's as I'll immediately be buying one (or two) of those once they are released. But since Nvidia is making such a big deal about the upcoming release of the GTX 780 Ti 6GB cards, I'm personally thinking the 880's are going to be a bit in the releasing.
Well the entire 700 series was just a rebadging of existing silicon, so I expect that the 800 series will be a legitimate product refresh, at least from the 860 upwards. It would be nice to see the 800 series launch this year, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
post #5377 of 9059
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
 

 

 

Biggest thing on my horizon is madly waiting for the release of Asus' new 120hz  2560x1440, 1ms, GSync monitor that's supposed to drop some time in June (according to Asus): 

 

 

...

 

MORE INFO (sort of) HERE: http://www.overclock.net/t/1455299/asus-update-27-1440p-gsync-120hz-rog-monitor-at-ces#post_21488849

 

...

 

I currently game on either a Samsung S27850D 1440p screen (it's great for certain games but not so good for FPS) ... or a Benq 1080p, 120hz XL2420T (which pretty much gets all my FPS game time cause it's just so freaking smooth/fast).

 

Otherwise, currently stoked on the same 5ghz 2700K build. Suits me just fine. And my dual 4GB GTX 670's in SLI own anything and everything at 1080p and most everything at 1440p. But I'm also anxiously awaiting the release of the Nvidia GTX 880's as I'll immediately be buying one (or two) of those once they are released. But since Nvidia is making such a big deal about the upcoming release of the GTX 780 Ti 6GB cards, I'm personally thinking the 880's are going to be a bit in the releasing.

 

...

 

RE: Gaming?

 

Mostly  playing Hawken, which I totally love. Such a good mech game. I generally play a high level Sharpshooter mech but on the more confined maps where sniping just doesn't work, I switch over to an Assault mech with close range weaponry. Free game. I've been playing for a long time and haven't spent a dime. Just play regularly and gain experience/credits to upgrade my mechs with. Super rad game and pretty cool marketing dynamic.

 

Also ...

 

I'm totally late to the party on this but I'm finding Deus Ex: Human Revolution to be one of the best thought out, most interesting and best voice acted single player FPS I've ever played. I've never played anything from the Deus Ex franchise but saw the download code for Human Revolution on Amazon for $4 dollars and so thought, what the hell?

 

Man do I love this game. Not since the early release Syndicate games have I enjoyed a cyberpunk/hack themed production. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is *really* feckin good. Mind blowingly so, in my opinion. There's also some really good ENB/SweetFX packages that make it look super cool (awesome lighting/shadows, etc.). The stock game has this weird sort of "golden" filter applied via post effects, which to me, takes all the contrast and interest out of the environment. The ENB totally removes this and also really enhances the shadows/lighting. Not the best optimized game, though. Even with dual 670's, I get random stutters when first loading textures for a new area. Only lasts a few seconds but it's worth noting. After that, the game averages 140fps at 1440p. 

 

But again, enough can't be said for the story line, attention to detail in the environment (little newspaper clippings, media recordings, etc. that back up the story) ... and especially the voice acting. A rare, exceptionally well thought out and produced single player, story-based FPS game. And for $4 feckin dollars. Amazing.

 

I wonder how the image quality of the ASUS will stack up.  Not sure if ASUS is known for this, but I have had nothing but bad experiences with their displays.

Deus Ex is a really good franchise, and they did an excellent job on the prequel!  

 

 

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Can someone try starting this thread up a bit?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX9P6skzZNU

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Nothing but problems for me.  Random freezing during normal tasks (watching videos on youtube) where nothing responds and I have to restart.  Several times over the past 2 weeks when I go to shutdown normally nothing goes off (keyboartd and mouse is still lit up, fans still going) and the monitor either has random blue stripes (have a picture of it) or a black screen.  

 

Any ideas?

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Nothing but problems for me.  Random freezing during normal tasks (watching videos on youtube) where nothing responds and I have to restart.  Several times over the past 2 weeks when I go to shutdown normally nothing goes off (keyboartd and mouse is still lit up, fans still going) and the monitor either has random blue stripes (have a picture of it) or a black screen.  

 

Any ideas?

Could be many things really.  Easiest thing to remove is your GPU!  

EDIT:  Stripes, artifacts could mean heat or possibly you are overclocking something on your system.  Could mean something on your system is dying, especially if you overclock and mine.

 

Here's a list of stuff I would do:

1 - Clean drivers, and reinstall latest (or safe).

2 - Ensure everything is operating at specifications, no overclocking, etc.

3 - Check for dust, static.

4 - reseat memory, (idk)

5 - Start PC.

6 - Try starting in safe mode.

7 - Begin removing/swapping components until stability is achieved.  Would start with overclocked/volted ones.  Usually GPU or memory, sometimes CPU and motherboard.  Have not experienced PSU and artifacts like that.


Edited by Yazen - 4/18/14 at 8:38am
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Could be many things really.  Easiest thing to remove is your GPU!  

Gigabyte UD3 mobo doesn't have on board video :(

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I wonder how the image quality of the ASUS will stack up.  Not sure if ASUS is known for this, but I have had nothing but bad experiences with their displays.

Deus Ex is a really good franchise, and they did an excellent job on the prequel!  

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX9P6skzZNU

 

I don't think Asus screens are bad at all ... just that they are primarily TN panels and like most gaming screens (my Benq 120hz included) look positively horrific in regards to color/contrast, right out of the box. That said, my Benq, once calibrated, truly rivals the color/contrast performance of the Samsung PLS screen it sits next too. And I don't say that lightly as I'm a visual design professional by trade and am OCD as hell about such things.

 

I expect this new 1440p screen from Asus (yes, a TN panel) to be quite good once calibrated ... my main concern is backlight bleed, which I cannot tolerate in the least. I expect the color performance/speed/gaming performance to be on par with the best TN gaming panels out there (especially since its a ROG branded bit of gear, which generally garners more doting/care/quality control). But the first thing I'll do is calibrate it, for sure. 

 

Can't wait. I'd love to replace my 1080p 120hz Benq with this, but it'll have to be pretty feckin good. Would be nice to have the two 27" 1440p screens next to each other, one PLS one TN ... one for imaging work/movies, one for games.

 

We'll see ... 

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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

Gigabyte UD3 mobo doesn't have on board video :(

Try doing the edits I made.  If you are still stuck... Might need to shop for a cheap card

Its painful when PCs get these issues and you do not have spare parts 

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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
 

 

I don't think Asus screens are bad at all ... just that they are primarily TN panels and like most gaming screens (my Benq 120hz included) look positively horrific in regards to color/contrast, right out of the box. That said, my Benq, once calibrated, truly rivals the color/contrast performance of the Samsung PLS screen it sits next too. And I don't say that lightly as I'm a visual design professional by trade and am OCD as hell about such things.

 

I expect this new 1440p screen from Asus (yes, a TN panel) to be quite good once calibrated ... my main concern is backlight bleed, which I cannot tolerate in the least. I expect the color performance/speed/gaming performance to be on par with the best TN gaming panels out there (especially since its a ROG branded bit of gear, which generally garners more doting/care/quality control). But the first thing I'll do is calibrate it, for sure. 

 

Can't wait. I'd love to replace my 1080p 120hz Benq with this, but it'll have to be pretty feckin good. Would be nice to have the two 27" 1440p screens next to each other, one PLS one TN ... one for imaging work/movies, one for games.

 

We'll see ... 

 I have had ASUS gaming laptops (ROG), ultrabook, consumer TN displays, and they all just sucked >.>

Either backlight bleeding, ghosting, or weird artifacts (scanlines, grays are not a solid color :S, etc).

 

Their RMA/Support is kind of washy, at least as far as I have experienced.  Took me forever to get an RMA on my $1200 ultrabook, took me even longer to get it back.  Backlight bleeding, does not lay flat.  After I received it, had tool marks, and the touchpad was not screwed back on right >.>

 

I still buy their products, but I do not go for top tier ASUS anymore :(

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I expect this new 1440p screen from Asus (yes, a TN panel) to be quite good once calibrated ... my main concern is backlight bleed, which I cannot tolerate in the least. I expect the color performance/speed/gaming performance to be on par with the best TN gaming panels out there (especially since its a ROG branded bit of gear, which generally garners more doting/care/quality control). But the first thing I'll do is calibrate it, for sure. 
Isn't this ASUS model already out (technically)? Nvidia made a big deal about being able to mod at least one of the ASUS monitors already on the market to include GSync capability. My understanding is that ASUS was going to release one this year that had GSync without the mod.

If I am remembering correctly, then you should be able to figure out if there are any issues by looking at the non-GSync model.

EDIT: should have looked before I posted. The modded model was VG248QE (1080p).

Also, Scott Wasson wasn't happy with the display quality. (excluding GSync and 144 Hz, that is).
Edited by superjawes - 4/18/14 at 8:57am
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Isn't this ASUS model already out (technically)? Nvidia made a big deal about being able to mod at least one of the ASUS monitors already on the market to include GSync capability. My understanding is that ASUS was going to release one this year that had GSync without the mod.

If I am remembering correctly, then you should be able to figure out if there are any issues by looking at the non-GSync model.

EDIT: should have looked before I posted. The modded model was VG248QE (1080p).

Also, Scott Wasson wasn't happy with the display quality. (excluding GSync and 144 Hz, that is).

 

Much different ... not just 1080p, either.

 

First 1440p TN panel ... which is interesting (I've always vastly preferred IPS/PLS regarding work/imaging/etc but really can't stand any of them for competitive FPS gaming, which, even with an overclocked IPS/PLS screen, I find intolerable compared to my 120hz Benq TN panel).

 

Also, first 1440p to be natively 120hz.

 

First 1440p panel to have killer response time (1ms) and and very little input lag (all the IPS/PLS 1440p's overclocked to 120hz still suck arse in regards to response time and input lag) ...

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