Sunday, 29 November 2009

Fail gfx-card anyone?

Anyone else done an impulse-buy gone wrong?

Story is this, my old gfx card really had no problems, its just that it was very loud in a strange way, it kind of "buzzed" at each instance it had to work, and the harder the louder :)

So when in town one day, a local store had a good price at an ATI card, a real killer for a good price, or so I thought.

Sure, it has potential, but this crap is even louder then the old, but constantly to keep cool..
Also, bugs bugs bugs in each game!

I mean, I´ve had little time for EvE lately due to moving my lass´s floristshop, so when I got a weekend to play, what does it do?
It decides to make the screen go dark at random intervals..
-Not so bad if its just in warp a little, but this weekend alone it cost me:
A thorax, a thrasher, an incursus and 2 pods :(

Thorax was after jumping through a gate, screen dark.....come on..... sounds of destruction, and lo and behold, a Domi kills me, but I get screen back in time to warp away.

The Thrasher was in Old man star, Skye was in a belt in a fight and me and Spec was on our way to help as our target had friends.. as I warped the screen went dark, while Skye shouted on vent that a huge blob had landed... oh great! Poof goes my ship and pod, my screen comes back to the view of a stations insides.. *mutters*

So I upgraded my clone, grabbed an Incursus and thought I´d fly through Hisec to catch up with them... undock, warp to gate....DARKNESS!
Once again while "blind" all I can do is wait for it to come back, hoping nothing bad is waiting..
But this was a gate to highsec that is rarely camped...right?
Wrong, I hear the discharge of huge hybrid guns and hey presto! -Once again my screen comes back to the view of this damn station.

That Megathron must have thought me dumb to land on the gate with him, and staying long enough for him to lock, kill, and then lock pod and kill that...

Cheap GFX card anyone?
Not sure if it is Asus or ATI to blame, but I´ll try different older driver versions tonight..

Monday, 23 November 2009


Just want to do a bit of advertising..

Got my Iphone now, after struggling if I should get it for sooo long. :)
(I like the phones that fold so the display is protected.. also, I dislike Apple) ;)

Pretty handy phone/mini-computer, but the main reason to get it is:
Wich I heard of a while back on Roc´s blog.. but did not see much use for it (it said you could keep track of your training queue etc)
But I am pretty good at remembering to train, so that did not feel like a necessary feature.

It also has the latest CCP news/devblogs PLUS all the blogpack blogs!

So if yer headin for the john/a train or busride/eating breakfast etc etc.. forget newspapers!
Start Capsuleer, open the blogspage and click update.. then ye have all the reading you can ever want!

P.S Mad props to Mynxee for her Aurora voice.