Tag Archive: nVidia

Jan 04 2014

ShadowPlay Issues in Team Fortress 2

Just an observation I wanted to share with others who play TF2 and have a recent nVidia card capable of utilising the ShadowPlay feature. I had issues where the resolution of captured gameplya was being squashed from 1920 x 1080 to 1920 x 600 which would necessitate the use of video editing software to stretch …

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Dec 07 2013

Recording Gameplay Automatically on nVidia Cards

Lately, I’ve been thinking about recording some of my gameplay to upload to YouTube either for strategy hints or just to share some of the hilarious or insanely lucky stuff that can happen during online multiplayer matches. There are some solutions such as FRAPS that will do it but I have found it a little …

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Dec 03 2013

Incoming Gadget – A New Video Card!

This should be fairly self-explanatory but the time has come to replace the aging GTX 295 video cards in my desktop computer. Gaming at 2560 x 1600 resolution on those older cards is becoming more difficult given the relatively small amount of video RAM. Given that my birthday is roughly a week before Christmas I …

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Nov 16 2013

Upgrading or Building Anew?

I have been doing some thinking about what to do with my desktop computer as it has served me well since I first built it back in 2009. Aside from a minor hiccup here and there it has strode on through the years quite admirably however I have recently run into some bottlenecks. Firstly, 12GB …

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Sep 23 2013

Resolve Distorted Video in Skype

One of the main causes of a poor video experience in Skype is a low quality internet connection but there are other things that can also impact upon a reliable video conversation. I am going to cover one of the more quirky issues I have encountered personally. Upon initiating a video conversation you may find …

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Mar 29 2013

SLI Requires Full Screen Mode

Another quick tip and the title pretty much says it all. If you’ve got two nVidia video cards in your computer and have them set to run in SLI you obviously want to ensure that those cards are being used to their full potential. For whatever reason, you might like to run your games in …

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Oct 29 2012

RivaTuner – Taking Control of Graphic Card Fans

As graphics cards get a bit long in the tooth they may have to work at their peak performance for longer to let you play the latest games at an acceptable level compared to the latest cards which might use less of their overall capacity (which may also run cooler). As such, your old graphics …

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Oct 09 2012

Lucid Virtu MVP – Switchable Graphics for the Desktop

Yesterday, I was asked by a friend of mine to provide an opinion on which CPU would be best suited for his new gaming rig and of course the CPU also affected what motherboard you select and the RAM configuration (dual or triple channel). Then you get to things like the graphics solution for the …

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Jul 15 2012

Ouya – The Open Source Game Console

Okay, I have a confession. I have had an itch to pledge for another project on Kickstarter and I gave in far too easily but I reckon this is quite an exciting development for the gaming industry as a whole, if not, for gamers in general. Ouya will be a game console based upon Android …

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Jul 12 2012

Latest nVidia Unified Drivers Include Windows 8 Support

Just a quick one for today for those using numerous computers with nVidia graphics cards inside and some running Windows 8. Recently, Windows 8 specific drivers from nVidia were released but were no good if you wanted to use it on other versions of Windows. While many of us on higher speed broadband connections don’t …

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