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    posted a message on FPS vs Recording
    Posting the DxDiag is totally useless...rather list your Hardware short instead of forcing people to help you Download that file...

    A general problem of WoW is that performance in 25mans (or 40mans) are generally worse than in normal instances, especially when alot fancy effects come in. AddOns such as Recount and alike even make it worse.
    Its mostly the CPU maxxed out(1 core especially), and WoW has the problem that its multicore capabilites are quite limited when it comes to the graphics.
    Fraps itself uses, depending on the resolution and fps used, quite alot of system resources itself.
    Things I discovered helping the fps drop at Recording:
    Moving to a Quad Core (FPS drop went under 20% compared to ~40-60% before on my Single Core)
    Storing the Movie on a different HDD(not partition)
    Running in Fullscreen rather than Windowed/Maximized(this affects the performance on Vista [and prolly 7] aswell quite a bit)

    And using lower Graphic Settings with less effects that eat up CPU cycles will surely not hurt your Recording FPS :P
    Same goes for AddOns that require lots of CPU Cycles in a raids...

    The WeGame client (if they didnt change it since I have tried it) records in crap³ quality compared to Fraps.
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    posted a message on Windows 7
    HunterZ the "XPMode" is not meant for any normal user anyway(thats why its only in Business and up included), its basically just hacked together so no company can say: "But but our 15year old program does not run on Windows 7, so we get new PCs with XP instead!"
    VMWare is better anyway as it looks like :D
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    posted a message on Curse client - free version vs premium version
    This is a issue from Paypal, Iam not sure why it happens(maybe a option for the shopowners?) but in quite some US shops that accept PayPal you cannot pay unless you added a CC, even when you have enough money on your Account already or a verified Bank Account added.
    Its especially weird because after adding a CC you can just get the money from your Bank Account instead of the CC that you added only for the reason that you couldnt pay with your verified Bank Account :P
    (I had the same a few years ago)
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    posted a message on The eye in all its basking glory
    I think with my glasses I would have problems reading some stuff, good thing I have contact lenses for some years now:P

    You will always remember how bigass your PC Display is after going from glasses to contact lenses ;) (that only goes for more severe cases with really bad sight)
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    posted a message on Addon spam
    Well maybe popping is the wrong description crackling sounds more like it atleast :D
    And the problem exists basically since the X-Fi Titanium's exist you can read dozens of people complaining on creative Forums in their cracke/pop threads ;)


    And dont get me wrong Auzentech builds great Soundcards, but mixing in Creative Software failure inside their cards doesnt really help the quality :P
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    posted a message on Addon spam
    Quote from Zidomo
    The "popping issue" only occurs with the first generation EMU20K1 chip (on cards which use the PCI connection). And it was not a driver issue, it was a hardware issue. Which is why I recommended the two Auzen cards with the second generation EMU20K2 chip (on cards which use the PCI-Express connection).

    The Auzen Windows drivers--in addition to being less bloated--suffer from potentially none of the same issues that Creative drivers do. They are heavily modified and rewritten.

    Something I forgot...the advantages of Creative's full hardware processing of 3-D (and other) audio is normally only significant on Windows XP. Vista removes the hardware abstraction layer for DirectSound. In Vista, only games that support third-party APIs--such as "OpenAL"--will support hardware processing. Which WoW does not.

    Then again, Creative (and Auzen) have released software called "Alchemy" which converts EAX sound (used by those cards and used by WoW) into OpenAL. Which means that Creative chips & WoW can again take advantage of hardware processing in Windows Vista. And that processing--which the Xonar cards cannot do as they handle EAX/OpenAL/etc. in software--can potentially lead to FPS advantages. But it becomes less and less significant with the increasing power of today's CPUs.

    I'm not the world's biggest fan of Creative--starting back in the days of the AWE32 sound cards which used a proprietary wavetable solution instead of the industry standard General MIDI (GM). Consequently, you couldn't get most games of the day to play GM sound on it (as you could with cards that gave you true GM, such as the Yamaha Waveforce XG). Icky...especially with one of my all time favorite games Wing Commander: Privateer :) (which supported GM).

    If you have specialized high fidelity music requirements (contrary to what you say, a lot of onboard sound is just fine for both gaming & music for most people), the Asus Xonar series is great. Usually acknowledged in tests I've seen to be superior to Creative-brand cards (and onboard sound) for music fidelity. And with better drivers than Creative (but not necessarily better than Auzen's). Many Xonar models are very reasonably priced too.

    But as I previously implied, if your sound needs are not top-end and want to best utilize limited money, there are more effective options for the money than a discrete sound card (i.e. a faster CPU, etc.).


    Thats why me and hundreds of other people have the popping issues with PCI Express cards ;)
    And the Auzentech drivers are as far as I know in their vital parts not different to the creative ones. You can even modify the creative Windows drivers to work on the Auzentechs

    Basically the only thing that makes me keep the Creative Card is their totally superior Upmixing of Stereo Sources for 5.1 Systems and because iam a cheapass and dont want to buy another Soundcard because my onboard sound sucks ass. (and because I hope the problems vanish with Windows 7)
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    posted a message on Addon spam
    Auzentech drivers are less bloated than Creatives are but the fact remains that they are from Creative in their vital parts, so you buy the awesome Creative fail with your expensive Auzentech Card with higher quality components but still get the popping issues because of junk drivers :P (it doesnt apply to everybody, many the cards work without problems but the % they dont is alot higher than for other products)
    If you are using Vista you sometimes will get the memory bug, which causes Windows own audiodg.exe to eat up memory till your PC crashes or till you net stop and restart it...
    The creative Support cant help you because they just deny that such a problem exists for anybody else, even though you can read it in their forums or google it :P
    I would never ever buy a Creative Soundcard (or anything that uses their drivers/software) again, the quality of the cards are fine the problem is purely on the Software side, which they obviously dont want to get under control.

    If you dont mind the inferior quality of Onboard Soundcards stay with it or buy Asus Xonar Card, or if you dont mind having a fat chance of driver failure go with Creative...(or Auzentechs X-FI Cards for that matter)
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    posted a message on Captcha/wowmatrix
    How can flash be "laggy" displaying a Button when you are running anything more powerful than a Calculator to browse Curse?
    (Even on a Netbook its totally fine with FF and NoScript)
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    posted a message on Cannot download files from CurseForge due to CAPTCHA [resolved]
    No captcha is bulletproof, its only a question of money involved, see Google their captchas get "cracked" by a army of low wage asians :P

    And maybe the above "person" should read up about reCaptcha :P

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recaptcha
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    posted a message on Impossible Addons
    People could finally get their "Ding when Minimap Blip shows up" Addon :D
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    posted a message on Windows 7
    Quote from Melikae
    And what about Phanx clubbing little innocent seals? *sniff*

    About W7, wasn't one of the first things said about it, that it would not be build on Vista?
    Think I read quotes from an interview saying so... Or was that for the Windows after this already?


    There were some misleading informations about that.
    Windows 7 was meant to be the "new" OS with a complete new Kernel etc., but that was never a intention from Microsoft iirc, it was just said like that by the media.
    I think Vista needed to get on the market earlier than the developers wanted to they couldn't wait another 2-3 years till its "complete" now they finish what Vista should've been with Windows 7.
    But after Windows 7 its rumoured that we get a complete new OS with a 40MB Kernel (instead of 300MBish now) but who knows :D
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    posted a message on Windows 7
    That doesnt change the fact that Linux fails in every area where it interacts with the User :P (Its improving though!)

    And its not like Linux is immune to Viruses...its just a fact that the average Linux user is far more advanced with Computers than the average Windows Users and updates his stuff more regularly and is more aware.
    I dont think Linux people are running 5 year old Linux distros without any Security updates, yet there are insanely many that run a not updated Windows XP SP2 or even worse...or are Linux people installing a program from a popup that says: YOUR PC IS INFECTED PLEASE INSTALL SUPER ANTIVIRUS NOW!!!!! ? I dont think so (assuming it would run on Linux)

    Not to mention that the Linux home User group is far far far far smaller than the Windows group and its not like every Linux User is running the same distro etc. etc. if there is a Security Vulnerability in that distros specific lets say Window Manager then it just targets a small percentile of the Linux users, while with Windows it would target everyone.
    Its the same with Browser exploits. using a Browser that is used by less than 2% (Opera/Chrome/Safari(on Windows)) of the Internet Users is normally less susceptable to any exploits than IE or FF is, just because the targeting group is so small.

    If you are updating your Windows, using a Virus Scanner, a Firewall/Router, occasionally scan for Spyware and dont install suspicious stuff you normally will never encounter a Virus in your life.

    Iam not defending Windows here but its just ridiculous how some people argument :P
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    posted a message on External Video Cards
    Laptops + Gaming just doesnt fit :P

    I rather have a powerful Desk PC at home and a small portable (~10-max. 13.3") Laptop which weighs around 1-1.5kg instead of some wannabe Laptop-PC that costs as much as a Desk PC and a small Laptop.
    Still looses vs. Desk PC in performance is insanely big and weighs around 5kg and sucks the battery dry while writing this post ;)
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    posted a message on Windows 7
    pft SSDs, LAZER HARDDISKS ARE TEH FUTURE

    http://thefutureofthings.com/news/6186/laser-hard-drives-in-the-making.html
    Posted in: General Chat
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