I hate my computer!!

8/20/2013 12:24:58 AM
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Nerd Royal!

I hate my computer!!

You try to record some cultris round. Then your computer does not crash. Its even worse. It shuts down automatically. I sucked out (a hoover did) any dust from my internal cooling system. I thought I did. I have an external cooling system also. Now imagine the case a spoke about does happen WHILE playing some Cultris II...not only about some disconnect that ranks me even worse than I am currently. Any recording file (in case of something got really already written to the hard disk,in some case NOT) will be incomplete and/or broken(tried to open with VLC Player,it crashed without notice). Now the question...remove more dust or use my new computer??

8/20/2013 12:37:20 AM
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Re: I hate my computer!!

what did you record with?

8/20/2013 12:44:55 AM
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Nerd Royal!

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I recorded  my screen(Cultris II gameplay) with a desktop recorder called SimpleScreenRecorder. Thread related to the 1000th try I did(and like the 10th that was successfull,more or less):

http://gewaltig.net/Forums/Thread.aspx?pageid=1&t=623~1

 

However,the real problem is that I cannot use the entire power of my computer since it gets to hot.

 

8/20/2013 7:52:27 AM
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Re: I hate my computer!!

Your computer is a laptop?

If you have your computer for a long time, the thermal grease (dt. Wärmeleitpaste) might have dried out. Perhaps you know a technician who can replace it.

8/20/2013 11:40:46 AM
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Nerd Royal!

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4,5 years seems to be a long time for a laptop. Anyway,thanks for the information. And no,I will do it on myself in 3-4 years :-P

8/22/2013 9:59:13 PM
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The only way to get smarter is by playing a smarter opponent

Re: I hate my computer!!

Use a new Computer... (No laptop if possible, especially this cheap trash <900€) It's nothing special that old laptops getting hot as fuck. Beside the termal grease, the wearout of the fan is the main cause for overheating. It's important to clean the fan, the heat pipes and heat sink regularely to keep the cooling system functional. It's also important that the vent slot is not covered for longer time. (Using the device in the bed and stuff) Otherwise the heat can not be dissipated and the hardware get damaged over time.

Btw:

The recording performance depends manly on these factors:

-CPU speed/usage(keyword: background processes)

-GPU speed/usage(keyword: window manager)

-features of the CPU/GPU(some screen recorders using hardware acceleration)

-amount and speed of RAM

-speed of the hard disk/hard disk bus

-usage of the hard disk(do you record to the system drive?)

-dimensions of the recording area

-compression/codec of the video file

-quality of the recording tool

-the weather

-mood of chuck norris

 Apart from that recording speed critical games in linux is a pain in the ass.

8/22/2013 10:29:33 PM
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Nerd Royal!

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OK. Thanks for all your information. And I have nearly none overheating in the cold season.. the cheap trash problem cannot be solved but how to get more information about the performance??

8/22/2013 11:37:55 PM
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The only way to get smarter is by playing a smarter opponent

Re: I hate my computer!!

Just buy a desktop PC instead of a laptop, you got much more performance for a lower price. It's also upgradable if you did it right so you just have to buy some new components, instead of a damn whole new system.

Overall you should get familiar with the basics of the PC hardware stuff. There are tons of information about that on the web.(I could write a huge post about that but other ppl elsewhere already did) If you know some basics, you can compare the components and make your choise depending on your requirements. It's easier than it seems.

BTW: Pay attention to the linux compatibility of the hardware. Just google "<hardware> linux issue/compatibility"

8/24/2013 9:07:21 AM
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Nerd Royal!

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Have more disconnects under linux(MUCH MORE!) than under windows. First of all,I will validate my ethernet and WLAN network card. The overheating problem will be gone with the next autumn/winter,but we will see.
BTW: I have installed a tool to watch at my temperature.