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Games revealed for XCOM 2 Humble Monthly - Total War: Warhammer heads up the nextGames revealed for XCOM 2 Humble Monthly - Total War: Warhammer heads up the next
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its 7 mystery games. A+ on the research guys...Reply
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You can't expect me to be able to write and count at the same time! (Thanks for letting me know, have changed it)

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2 Months ago
Microsoft promise higher frame rates for Windows 10 in improved Game Mode videoMicrosoft promise higher frame rates for Windows 10 in improved Game Mode video
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No, it's not. This is a far too common misunderstanding of memory allocation works in a modern OS like win 10.


it'll use whats available is the short response.


unused RAM is wasted RAM.


Same goes for video memory. just cause a game uses 4-6 gig does not mean it needs it. it'll intelligently re-assign RAM and VRAM as needed.


nowadays you cannot take the amount of RAM or VRAM that has been used as being a good indicator of what is needed, but that is a good thing.

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I'm not even sure what you thought I meant from a very simple statement, but your replies don't cover what I was referring to at all.


"it'll intelligently re-assign RAM and VRAM as needed."


That is specifically what I am referring to. Windows stores "freed" memory as "standby" memory, in case a program calls it back again. In some cases this speeds up poorly coded memory management. In other cases it makes better use of large ram pools than the program was designed for. Much more important for older software than it is for modern 64 bit programs.


In certain instances, programs and games that use and release memory too frequently, confuses windows. It will dump released memory into standby, even though the program is never going to call it back. Then it refuses to release that standby memory. This leads to a quasi-memory leak issue in certain cases which will fill your free memory completely with standby memory. This is an issue with windows, not the programs, since only windows controls standby memory.


When that happens, and standby memory has filled your ram completely, any further memory access has to go through windows first to release the standby, which slows the computer virtually the same way as full memory, even if you technically have a dozen gig of free ram. It only becomes an issue when completely full.


It's a problem that has existed since win introduced it, and a problem they continue to deny even exists. It was a major problem with superfetch in win 7, the reason most power users disabled it. It's less of an issue in 10, as far as superfetch and prefetch are concerned.


I've used ramap to clear standby cash in these instances across a dozen computers and laptops over the last decade, and shown countless others how to fix an issue that had them convinced they needed more ram. It's all because of windows "smart memory allocation."

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2 Months ago
Microsoft promise higher frame rates for Windows 10 in improved Game Mode videoMicrosoft promise higher frame rates for Windows 10 in improved Game Mode video
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It'll be restricted to the Windows store because Microsoft REALLY wants that to take off, to the point where they would sacrifice anything to get it to take off. Seriously at this point I think they're desperate enough that they would torpedo the Halo franchise just to get people to use it.
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I assume you posted this before the update. I'd have thought the same, but seems not.


"The new Game Mode will work for Win32 and UWP apps"


I get the insider builds, I'm gonna test this and if it's bullshit you better believe I'll be back saying that lol


For the record, I'll NEVER pay for a game from the windows store without many significant improvements to the entire thing.

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2 Months ago
Russian intelligence services allegedly used PC games as delivery method for spying malwareRussian intelligence services allegedly used PC games as delivery method for spying malware
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says you.

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I would take everything BuzzFeed says with more than just a grain of salt, so I'm inclined to agree with Tovias.

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2 Months ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda will support controllers on PC Mass Effect: Andromeda will support controllers on PC
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I just hope the game is longer then a day, I hate short 12-20 hours of story, I want 60-80 hours in story alone, with some fun gameplay that makes me stay attached, and dlc's that has story up to 20 hours or more.
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you don't want much, do you?

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2 Months ago
Diablo anniversary events invade WoW, Overwatch, Diablo 3 and other Blizzard gamesDiablo anniversary events invade WoW, Overwatch, Diablo 3 and other Blizzard games
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Diablo 3 never had a run button, just like Diablo.
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2 Months ago
Free Radical’s cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 3 campaign footage shows twin clones destroy spaceshipsFree Radical’s cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 3 campaign footage shows twin clones destroy spaceships
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you cant really cal them twins, they are clones!
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3 Months ago
Are Intel cutting corners with Kaby Lake's thermal goo?Are Intel cutting corners with Kaby Lake's thermal goo?
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Any chance we can get info on what those chips were using for cooling? the numbers on their own are only part of the picture.Reply
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Sure thing, the guy who did the delidding on his 7700K was using an NZXT Kraken X62 cooler for his part - the PCGamesN test rig uses a Corsair H100i v2 for our CPU benchmarks.

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Total War: Warhammer 2 may be revealed next week, and everything else Creative Assembly are doingTotal War: Warhammer 2 may be revealed next week, and everything else Creative Assembly are doing
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When companies announce massive amounts of DLC for their game it, for me anyway, just acts as a giant "WAIT FOR GOTY" flag.
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indeed. this one is particularly cash grabby.

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5 Months ago
Civilization 6 mod adds an Earth map - its largest version uses 6GB of VRAMCivilization 6 mod adds an Earth map - its largest version uses 6GB of VRAM
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are there even 32 civs in Civ 6?Reply
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He used multiple of the same civ


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