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How processor type (i3/i5/i7) affects game performance on ultrabooks? [closed]

Majority of ultrabooks today are available with choice of i3, i5 or i7 processor with same video card used: Intel HD4000. For example, given Sony Duo 11, where are 3 configurations: with i3-3217U, ...
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Can I use the hard disk and the mount from a Slim PS3 in a Super Slim PS3?

I'm looking at grabbing a Super Slim PS3 soon, and since the 12 gig is cheaper than the 500 gig I have been looking at grabbing that and putting a hard drive in it. As far as I can figure replacing a ...
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How can I connect a 5 1/4" floppy drive to my modern PC? [closed]

I have a small collection of 5 1/4" floppy disks (early Sierra games) that I am trying to read. How can I connect a drive that accepts these disks to my PC. This has been moved over to Super User
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Possible Graphics Driver Problem

I considered asking this question over at Super User, since it may be a hardware problem, but since it's specific to one game I came here. I have the game Kerbal Space Program. It's fairly ...
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Is my video card “better” than the one in system requirements? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to buy a graphics card? Many Windows and Mac games mention specific graphics cards "or better" in their system requirements. How do I know if my card is better or at ...
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What are the differences between GTX 650 and the GTX 650Ti?

I can't find a comparison anywhere... what are the advantages of the Ti version? I noticed that the normal 650 has 384 cores, while the 650Ti has 768 cores... How... Does this not make a ...
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What features to look for a gaming mouse that works as a full-time mouse?

What should we look for in a gaming mouse that would also be used for other stuff? Obviously any gaming mouse will work fine for anything else, but, for instance, I wish to have 2 axis wheel for ...
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PS3 graphics Stretching Glitch

I've been having some Graphics glitches with the assassins creed series (specifically 2/BH/Rev) and until today I assumed it was an issue with the game itself. There are times where the ...
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Is there a difference in the way the old Xbox360 reads discs and the new model?

I have an original Xbox360 model and my friend has the new model(the one packaged with the Kinect). When trying to play two games, blue dragon and fallout 3, the game works fine on his xbox, but on my ...
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Is there any way to make Logitech Revolution MX scrolling sensible in OS X?

I'm playing Minecraft on a mac, and I'm using a Logitech Revolution MX. When scrolling in the game, it flicks through my items very quickly, rather than one item-per-click scrolling than I get in ...
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Why is a computer monitor less suitable for use with video game consoles, compared to a TV?

I have heard that TVs are better suited for game consoles (such as the PS3 or Xbox 360), rather than computer monitors. Is this the case? if so, Why? Is it just because of screen size or does it ...
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AMD Catalyst Control Center has stopped saving application profiles [closed]

I don't have the fanciest video card, so I usually create an application profile in the Control Center for games to increase or decrease quality depending on how taxing they are. However, as of this ...
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What should I be doing to reduce loading times?

I have been wondering if it's possible to reduce the time it takes to load game files on my PC, for example, in-between levels in Half Life 2. I have just installed an SSD, and it's already ...
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How to measure the performance of a graphics-card?

A CPU's performance is usually determined by it's architecture (16-bit, 32-bit, 64-bit, etc.), the number of cores and it's frequency. What would be the equivalent for graphics-cards? I've always ...
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is my PS3 messing up? also can i swap hardrives?

Lately I've been noticing that my ps3 has been acting weird. At times, when I turn it on from an off position, I hear the beep that it normally gives you when turning it on....but then after a brief ...
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What memory stick should I get for my XBox 360?

I recently got a new 4GB Xbox 360, and I wonder if I should get some more memory using a memory stick. Are these fast enough to store game data on or should they just be used for backup? Are there ...
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PS3 graphics problem: Strange lines around contours/shading

All video output from my PS3 has strange lines around the edges of shapes/around contours/along gradients. The lines look almost like the outlines you get in Photoshop when you use the magic wand ...
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How does an ATI Mobility HD 4250 compare with a discrete graphics card?

I'm considering getting Diablo III to play on my laptop but my system doesn't meet all the requirements: As you can see my only issue is my video card. Is it so extreme an issue that I'm screwed or ...
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Is the Game Boy Advance slot on the DS region-locked?

Would I be able to play an American Game Boy Advance game on my European DS via the GBA slot at the bottom of the device? I know the on the whole Nintendo don't region-lock their portables (at least ...
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My 3D Games crashing in these scenarios

I have a situation here which I am unable to solve. I bought a PC last year March, here are my specs: Intel Core i3 550 @ 3GHz 4 GB RAM @400 MHz XFX GeForce 9500 GT graphics card 1GB @550MHz 500 GB ...
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Is a wireless mouse less reactive than a classic mouse?

When I play a FPS with my wireless mouse I feel that the game reacts more slowly than my movements. Is a wireless mouse less reactive than a classic mouse? Is there a loss of performance with wireless ...
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Internal PS3 HDD Replacement

Is there any limit as to what size/type of hard drive you can replace in the Playstation 3?
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How do I repair a scratched game disc?

I have kids, which means I have scratched game discs that my systems can't read. Several months ago, I watched a video demonstrating how to repair scratched game discs using car polish. I tried ...
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Determining if a game is CPU- or GPU-limited

What is a reliable, but not too time-consuming way to determine if a certain game is limited by the graphics card or by the processor speed? I have some preconceptions about whether I'm mostly GPU or ...
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What is the difference between the USB ports on the front/back of the XBox 360?

I just got my Kinect this week and the instructions are adamant that the Kinect has to be plugged into the USB ports on the BACK of the device. It included a cable so I could re-route my wireless ...
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How do I stop my PS3 from making so much noise?

I believe that my PS3 is full of dust and therefore the fan goes on max as soon as I start a game. How can I get rid of the dust inside on the heat sinks and fans without destroying something?
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How can I check if my computer's powerful enough to run a certain game?

Is there a service that I can use to check if my machine will be able to run a certain game?