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Date registered: August 7, 2016

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  1. PYRE — July 25, 2017
  2. 384.94 WHQL — July 24, 2017
  3. WINDOWS 10 FALL CREATORS UPDATE CHANGES — July 20, 2017
  4. THIS STRANGE REALM OF MINE — July 19, 2017
  5. AMD B350 & X370 MEMORY SPEEDS — July 15, 2017

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378.49 WHQL

GeForce Driver 378.49 was released January 24, 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 Windows 10 Wake from standby renders …

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DEUS EX: BREACH

deus-ex-breach

Deus Ex: Breach was released on January 24, 2017 by Square Enix. The game was developed by Eidos Montreal. Deus Ex: Breach is an action shooter. Originally released as a Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game mode, Deus Ex: Breach is an innovative game that offers an arcade approach on the gameplay of the Deus Ex series, …

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RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD 7

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 7 was released on January 24, 2017 by Capcom who also developed the game. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 7 is a first person horror shooter. This release has sold in excess of 2.5 million and the series now tops 75 million game disks sold. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 7 is a thrillingly …

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MSI 970A-G43 BIOS FAULT

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

Might & Magic ShowDown

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

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

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

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

High Profits

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

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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DDR5 BY 2020

While AMD’s Ryzen is sill a few months away, the JEDEC is now close to finishing the DDR5 standard which is expected to be done by year’s end. DDR5 will increase the maximum capacity. At present consumer DDR4 is being mass produced at 4GB and 8GB capacities with 16GB at the high end. DDR5 will …

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RAZOR PROJECT VALERIE LAPTOPS STOLEN

We have just learned that at the close of the CES 2017, it has been reported that 2 of the Razor Project Valerie prototype laptops stolen. The machines were taken from the Razer press room at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Considering these are prototype machines, they would be very difficult to …

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AMD VEGA DETAILS

AMD has released some slides for the new Vega GPU. AMD has continued to refine their GCN architecture which was first seen in cards like our HD 7870. SInce then, AMD has refined the GCN cores. Mostly the changes are to support a growing number of GCN cores in a specific GPU. WIndows Vista and …

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MASS EFFECT 2: ON THE HOUSE

Origin has released Mass  Effect 2 on the house. The game includes all of the DLC for the game. Firewalker Pack Digital Art Books Documentary Soundtrack Cerebus Art Projector Cerberus Weapon and Armour Normandy Crash Site Zaeed The price of Revenge https://www.origin.com/can/en-us/store/free-games/on-the-house

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DELL ULTRASHARP UP3218K

Gamers can now play their favorites on the new UltraSharp UP3218K panel from Dell. The UP3218K offers s stupendous 7680×4320 pixel resolution. All for just $4999. The UP3218K is a standard 32″ panel with a 32.5″ viewing area making it easy to install with most work spaces. 31.5″ viewing area 60Hz frame rate 220 ppi 178°viewing angle …

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LAWBREAKERS

LawBreakers

Lawbreakers was expected this fall in 2016 and published by Nexon. The game is developed by Boss Key Productions. Lawbreakers is a first person shooter. This game is now expected in later Q1, 2017. The game designed and developed by Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski’s new studio, Boss Key Productions, says Lawbreakers will no longer …

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16.12.2 CRIMSON WHQL

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.12.12 was released on January 3, 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. Fixes some Wattman issues Fixed some DX12 issues for users of older CPUs with no POPCNT capability Avoid DX12 and use DX11, …

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