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Mornin '13
Filed under: PC GAMING

My home PC's in the shop. The damn thing is still not working. Waiting for the verdict. It could be the GPU. My money's on the GPU. As soon as the system boots, it works for about 10-15 minutes and then the computer shuts down on its own. So, it could be one or two things - either it's the GPU or the CPU or RAM or the bloody power supply (those things aren't made to last). Whatever the case, I'll find out today... I hope.

As far as games go, I'm struggling to finish my review of Company of Heroes 2 as quickly as possible, which isn't easy because (as I've already pointed out) my home rig needs to be revived, so I couldn't play it over the weekend. But I'm hoping I'll get the review up by tomorrow.

Now, it's time to dig up some Monday news. Let's see what's going on, shall we.

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Reader Comments
KraGeRzR Jul 01 2013, 05:01 am EDT
Most likely overheating:
Thermal paste on your CPU could be the problem.
Other than that, fans on your CPU, GPU, or PSU might not be working.

Generally nothing else could cause this kind of issue.
Vader [STAFF] Jul 01 2013, 05:06 am EDT
Yeah, that's what people keep telling me. I just hope it's nothing too expensive...
  Sam707: I was facing the same problem. It was the RAM messing…
Vader: Hm, so that is a possibility as well then. I'm st…
im_stardust Jul 01 2013, 05:19 am EDT are the worst.
  Vader: Okay, I have to ask this. What have you done to Termi…
im_stardust: I haven't done anything that nature hasn't already do…
Vader: Ok, my theory is that he went on vacation.
im_stardust: Maybe. But sometimes people just ...have had enough.
Morkrul: it seems that he actually stopped visiting AT... good…
im_stardust: Not necessarily. He will probably be back. In most si…
Vader: I have a feeling he'll be back to.
Vodoo: stardust's first reply made me smile more than a hope…
Vader: Funny isn't it, putting stardust and nature in the sa…
BmmB: We are yet to see Termi fulfill some of his great pro…
Vader: Such as?
BmmB: Well, for a start, he was quitting gaming many times …
Bubu Jul 01 2013, 05:27 am EDT
Vader will you (or the sie) be buying a ps4 or xbox one?
  Vader: I'm hoping that by the time those consoles come out, …
BmmB: Then go for it first. I would like to see some PS gam…
Vader: I'm trying dude, I'm trying to get some PS3 reviewers…
BmmB: You know, I always imagined your company pays for gam…
TrevorOreius Jul 01 2013, 06:11 am EDT
Ever tried hugging your PC? That might fix it. Kidding aside, If I am fuckin' loaded with money, I'd send you thousands of dollars right now. But hey, I am broke as shit too, my current budget only stands on food.
Vader [STAFF] Jul 01 2013, 06:21 am EDT
Ever tried hugging my PC? Are you kidding?

Of course, I've tried. Several times.
  Morkrul: ever tried fucking it?
Vader: Of course. Two words: HDMI socket.
BmmB: Well, that's the reason it stopped working... your di…
CJ_Parker: I hope you have mastered the dry-cumming skill then :D
Vader: The dry-cumming skill, eh?
asmail Jul 01 2013, 06:49 am EDT
Yep, some component is overheating.
Morkrul Jul 01 2013, 07:48 am EDT
last time something broke on my rig, it was the power source, checked if it was it by inserting a clip in some of the cables (making a connection that would turn on the fan of the power source).
and to think i built it entirely of newegg's refurbished/discount parts
anyways!! 28 hours till finishing this semesteeeeer!!!!!
Vader [STAFF] Jul 01 2013, 08:38 am EDT
Yep, they just called me. The GPU was overheating (it's an old Radeon card). They cleaned it out and It seems that the card works fine now. It will only overheat if I subject it to some serious testing.
Doomsday. Jul 01 2013, 09:58 am EDT

Use the air blower to clean up ur PC every 2 to 3 weeks man WTF!! Your PC is your secondary penis, take care of it!
  Vader: Don't you mean an air sucker... or rather a vacuum cl…
im_stardust: In your case, Dommsday, your PC is your first and onl…
BmmB: You don't use vacuum cleaner to clean a PC for variou…
im_stardust: Unless you're somewhere outside, you're just blowing …
BmmB: Yeah, I agree, outside only with those blowing things.
Doomsday.: I mean this u morons!…
Vader: Now you're just turning me on Doomsday.
Vader [STAFF] Jul 01 2013, 10:12 am EDT
Also, I only take care of one penis. Taking care of two penises is too much obligation for me.
Vader [STAFF] Jul 01 2013, 10:14 am EDT
But I'm sort of with you on what you were trying to say there, even though I can't possibly see my PC as a secondary penis. Maybe an extension of my penis (in some weird parallel dimension perhaps). That's it.
Un Om Bun [STAFF] Jul 01 2013, 10:57 am EDT
Anyone here played Broken Sword 1 on Windows 7 ? I'm getting graphical artifacts and Google is proving useless once again. I have the original, voiced version, not the shitty director's cut.
  im_stardust: Useless as it is, google is still your fastest and be…
BmmB: Obviously you didn't search hard enough or you're the…
im_stardust: Oh, google is useless sometimes. I think you could ap…
BmmB: I guess you may be right. It's possible my search pra…
Un Om Bun: You know, I've been trying to play this game since Wi…
Morkrul: send window's guys an email
im_stardust: I just got Broken Sword : The Shadow of the Templars[…
Vader: Broken Sword.... I miss such games. I really do.
Marku5K Jul 01 2013, 11:25 am EDT
I just finished watching the entire game of The Last of Us on TheRadBrad channel on YouTube and DAMN that game is awesome, the story....ohhh man!
im_stardust Jul 01 2013, 11:50 am EDT
Are you shitting me? You actually spend time, watching other people play a single player game, on youtube?

Jesus Fucking CHrist...and I thought I'm a time waster.
  Breedy_Mcfluff: It's almost the same as playing the game, but it's mo…
Marku5K Jul 01 2013, 12:31 pm EDT
Nope, it has been more of a background noise while I was fixing up couple of old laptops.
  Morkrul: still, i'd rather hear music
Vodoo Jul 01 2013, 04:50 pm EDT
@ Un Om Bun

much like stardust, i bought BS1 from GoG and it works just fine for me. so does BS2 and 3, also GoG. i concur on the assumption your problem might be caused by faulty drivers or some such.
Vader [STAFF] Jul 02 2013, 01:02 am EDT
I'm afraid I'm going to have to side with stardust on this. I can see why you'd want to watch a cinematic or a gameplay trailer for a game. But watching an entire playthrough? You're ruining what could potentially be one of your best game sessions - if you ever decide to pick up the damn thing and actually play it.

Fucking YT. It sure as hell has its uses, but sometimes it can ruin things.
  Marku5K: I don't have a PS3 or ever gonna have one, soo nothin…
Morkrul Jul 02 2013, 08:00 am EDT
it's up to people to watch those videos that can ruin things, it's people who actually ruin shit


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