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MSI 970A-G43 BIOS FAULT

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We have a MSI 970A-G43 motherboard which generally works fine. We have 4 hard disks attached and a BD drive. We have not had problems with the machine. We own a front panel card reader box with USB 3.0 ports. It also has fan control which was intended to augment the motherboard. When we connected …

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WARHAMMER 40,000: SANCTUS REACH

Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach

Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach was released on January 19, 2017 by Slitherine. The game was developed by Straylight Entertainment. Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach is an isometric strategy game. There is no peace among the stars: the Imperium of Man is beset on all sides by all kinds of threats. Among them is the Orks, a barbaric and warlike …

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MIGHT & MAGIC SHOWDOWN

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Might & Magic Showdown was released on January 19, 2017 by Ubisoft. The game was developed  by Ubisoft Montreal. Might & Magic Showdown is a role playing strategy game. The game is on Steam Early Access. The game was shut down on July 31, 2017. Refunds were granted on request. The game is a tactical PvP arena …

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OUTBREAK

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Outbreak was released on January 17, 2017 by Drop Dead Studios who also developed the game. Outbreak is a platformer 2D co-op action game. Outbreak is a 2D style game with isomorphic type view instead of the old style sprites. The game is basically a top down resident evil outbreak with tank controls, Playing with a controller …

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17.1.1 CRIMSON

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The AMD Radeon Crimson 17.1.1 was released on January 16, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Adds support for Resident Evil 7 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not …

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MSI SOFTWARE UPDATES

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Today MSI delivered several new programs that actually do seem to make the machine run much better. The MSI X Boost seems to be a good disk caching program that seems to be able to speed up the system rather nicely. Modern systems have much more memory but Windows does not use it to deliver …

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MIGRATING TO DDR4

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Lots of DIY enthusiasts are still using DDR3 based rigs. These are plenty powerful to handle contemporary games. Intel changes the CPU socket every 2 years while AMD only changes it every 5 years with the memory cycle. CPU motherboard memory DDR4 speeds are faster than DDR3 and recent tests show it can reach 68 …

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ALIEN SHOOTER TD

Alien Shooter TD

Alien Shooter TD was released on January 13, 2017 by Sigma who also developed the game. Alien Shooter TD is an isomorphic tower defence game. This released from the developer expands on earlier ones with an old style tower defence idea. Unusual is the need to reload ammo, units do not have unlimited resources. Money can …

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HIGH PROFITS

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High Profits was released on January 12, 2017 by Double Coconut who also developed the game. High Profits  is a business simulation game. This game strongly resembles Adventure Capitalist with different graphics and slightly different gameplay. . Click away, become a virtual Millionaire, Billionaire, Trillionaire, Decillionaire or even a Duodecillionaire! Gameplay is very tablet friendly. The …

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376.60 HOTFIX

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GeForce Driver 376.60 was released January 10, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Fixes some Battlefield 1 problems with Kepler Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet feature complete. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE Hard Reset Game runs very slowly at …

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