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Upgrading the memory of a Acer E15

Posted by Roguey on Sunday 26th July, 2015 | Comment 0 comments

A week or so ago, I got a Acer E15. Everything seemed good apart from one thing for me - 4Gb of ram. I know 4Gb of ram isnt exactly low but for a system that uses the main memory for GPU memory too I thought it needed more (Windows/GPU probably want around a gigabyte each, not leaving much afterwards). I also noticed that the memory was running in single-channel, so just one 4Gb module (so there was speed bonuses too).

Usually the process of increasing an laptop's memory is a fairly easy process - simply remove the underside flaps and install the extra memory. However on this laptop Acer decided not to install flaps, meaning to get to the memory you had to dissemble the whole laptop. As you can imagine I was some what hesitant, however installing the extra ram would see around a 15% increase in CPU power, 25% in GPU and double the amount of ram.

Before starting I had a good look on the net and found a video showing how to take the laptop apart (shown here). This helped a lot, so started to remove all 18 screws and take out the DVD drive.

With the screws removed, it was time open up the PC by removing the keyboard section. I wasnt liking this part because it was all snappy-plastic clips (that usually break when opening). I had to be careful because around the ... Read more





ELITED » A sneaky Tycoon

Posted by Roguey on Friday 10th July, 2015 | Comment 0 comments

For the past few days ive been working on my trade rank, seeing it was the 85%+ area. Trading isnt the most fun thing to do, but it brings in money which is always a good thing in Elite: Dangerous. Earlier, I knew I was getting close - as it said I was at 99%. However when I logged back in, I saw this;

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I was thinking that you needed 384/385 million profit, so I was expecting to do a few more runs to be honest.

Anyway, now begins the long road to Elite for two ranks - combat and trade. As you can see I made a little progress on the combat one. ... Read more





ELITED » A deadly Roguey

Posted by Roguey on Saturday 4th July, 2015 | Comment 0 comments

Its been just under a month now since my last blog, when I reached the combat rating of Dangerous. I was so sick of seeing Master, as all I could think about was I am a master-blaster (as someone kept saying it to me). So I was so glad to get the Dangerous title. I carried on doing kills (probably 75% to 25% - trading, you still make a lot of money from trading).

Today, I have just reached Deadly! So now just one more title before coming Elite. I know this one will take some time, but atleast each percent I do, I know its getting closer - rather than thinking I have to do another step afterwards (if that makes any sense). Here is my promotion;




However before I reach Elite im expecting to reach Tycoon, as im around 80% rank at the moment. Tycoon is also one rank under Elite, but I know trading takes ages. For the moment ive been taking Imperial Slaves from Zelano, to LTT 911 (trade-run here which nets me around 2,800 per unit (although no return goods)). Another reason for this run is that my power (Denton Patreus) is nearby, actually this was the reason I picked him.

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ps. I know im not the first to reach these ranks, however I ... Read more





ELITED » Dangerous title

Posted by Roguey on Friday 12th June, 2015 | Comment 1 comments

Its been a long time since my last blog post on Elite: Dangerous. A lot has changed since - just recently Elite: Dangerous was updated to include powers. However v1.3 hasnt gone with fair share of problems too (some still needing fixing).

On and off ive been working on the combat rank - trying to progress. I got so fed up seeing Master - which felt lacking. Today - finally I managed to reach Dangerous.

I know there are commanders out there who have already reached Elite, but im just sharing my progress. I would like to reach Elite one day but I feel that's a long way off. Thanks for Shadowplay I have the moment recorded;




Anyway, Good luck out there commanders, ... Read more





hello everyone

Posted by Vijay Singh on Saturday 9th May, 2015 | Comment 1 comments

hello everyone ... Read more





MSi RMA process

Posted by Roguey on Monday 27th April, 2015 | Comment 3 comments

In my last blog you may of read that my old MSi 670GTX OC (N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC) failed. After some testing I couldnt get the card to work properly again (Windows reported an error 43, and had switched to vgasafe). I also noticed some corruption in the pictures (looking like the graphic-card memory had failed).

So I started to read around, it looked like MSi did offer 3 year warranties on some cards but I wasnt sure if mine was covered. I checked all over the box and the included paper-work, but nothing about the warranty period. I contacted MSi to see if the card was covered or not, as the card was 2 years and 10 months old. They told me the card was covered and they would do the RMA of the card.

However, MSi said the card would need to be sent to the Netherlands (since there was no UK repair centre). My first thoughts is that would be expensive. I did a quick check on the postage cost, and royal-mail showed £60! Immediately was disappointed - 20% of the cost of a new 970 0GTX!?! However after further emails MSi told me that they didnt need the original box (which was quite big, most being empty space) and I removed the postage-insurance (since it was broken anyway). This brought down the posting-cost to £12.51! So on the wednesday it was packaged (with all the paper-work), and took to our local post-office the next ... Read more





ELITED » Elite killed my 670 GTX

Posted by Roguey on Monday 13th April, 2015 | Comment 5 comments

Probably the first thing you thought when reading the blog title was - is this some spam random post? I wish it was the case.. but my Nvidia 670 GTX has now gone on its last journey after just 2 and half years;

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I havnt been playing Elite for a few days as ive been working on the site, or playing on the PS3. I just recently wrote some code to save the best deals back into the database. So, today I thought ill check a run that the site worked out between Deneb Algedi to V374 Pegasi - it looked promising. So I launched the game, got into the game and set my location to V374 Pegasi. Next I asked for permission to launch, went to pull-up, then a big blue-screen of death. I knew it wasnt a good but I thought after a restart it would be back.

But, after a restarting my pc went into a kind-of safe-mode defaulting back to 800x600. Windows was basically saying there was no graphic card, or it was unknown. I tried reinstalling the drivers, still nothing. So as a last result I tried it in another pc. The same thing happened - Windows couldnt find it. Its so bad that even the screen-saver cant run, saying a need a better graphic card. In device manager Windows says;

Code 43: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems


So ive had to borrow ... Read more





ELITED » Cmd Roguey, Chapter 4

Posted by Roguey on Friday 3rd April, 2015 | Comment 0 comments

Boy... its been a long time since my last blog on Elite - almost 4 months! Since then a lot has changed for me - ive switch from an Asp (which was a great ship), to an Anaconda, got 100 million in the bank and have explored the universe a little.

A little after my last post I found mention of a luxury run called - Tenche. On face-value it didn't look like it would offer much, but after trying a test run with my Asp seem to be a fast way to make money. The run invoiced picking up performance-enhancers (from the nearby station), then selling them at a nearby point. Whilst the profit wasn't ground breaking, it meant you could sell them very quickly. So it was time to sell the Asp, for a Type 7. I knew this run would be removed by Frontier (because it was the fastest way to make money), so made the most I could from it. It even allowed me to switch from a Python to a Type 9 in the same day. I was a bit stupid with the Type 9, as for a little bit of time I had no insurance on it, and since havnt repeat. However as quickly as the run was found, Frontier put a stop to it. I can't moan because I did very well from it – gaining an Anaconda with 10 million!





So, with the run over it was time to think what to do next. The Anaconda I had brought was only barely operation (after ... Read more






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