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I believe neither are good options. Running Fallout 4 will most likely keep the drive active for the entire duration of your playtime. Neither external flash nor HDD have sufficient heat dissipation to handle that. You will most likely destroy your drive very quickly. Unfortunately you probably won't know this is happening because the external drive are ...


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These are your options in order from best to worst: Solid State Drive (SSD) A solid state drive will provide much faster access than a mechanical hard drive. Amazon shows that in August 2015 you can get 250GB external SSD for around $150. According to Game Debate Fallout 4 requires 28GB of hard drive space so you could target an even smaller drive to ...


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AMD Mantle is a new API by AMD that's supposed to make games run faster by giving them even lower level access to hardware than directx or opengl. However its in its early stages, and you may experience some buggyness. Anandtech seems to like it, and its benchmarks indicate its faster - though early tests seemed to be buggy Its worth a try - there's ...


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Temperatures in the 70's aren't really high for a GPU under heavy use. Anything under 80 is very unlikely to damage the chip, and most can go into the 90s.


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Realistically, the speed of the drive won't affect gameplay much. The main benefit to a HDD would be capacity and price, as an external SSD will not run nearly at the speed the price would imply when connected via USB 3.0. I gamed for quite a while on a USB 2 external HDD, and I never experienced any major issues, save for slightly extended load times.


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The original PS3 used a cable that looks similar to a PC power cord, like this one: The newer "slim" PS3's use a a different plug-in that looks like this: The two are not interchangeable. If you look at the back of your PS3, it will be obvious which one you need. And yes, the correct power cable is the only piece of hardware you need to power a PS3.


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While "officially" Sony says North American PlayStation 4 consoles only accept 120 V, the power supplies the console actually ships with do support 100-240V at 50 or 60 Hz. This is confirmed by an iFixit thread asking this same question: jrjessjuliet: Ok guys this is the final answer and please take note!! All ps4 models irrespective of region or model ...


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If you ruled out an SSD due to price, it's very unlikely that you will get a flash drive with adequate performance. There are fast flash drives, yes. But I never saw a really fast flash drive significantly cheaper than a SSD (per GiB). Also: Flash Drives don't support the TRIM command, so they will get slower over time and there is not much one can do ...


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As per Wikipedia: Mantle is a low-level rendering API targeted at 3D video games. Mantle was originally developed by AMD in cooperation with DICE starting in 2013. Mantle was designed as an alternative to Direct3D and OpenGL, primarily for use on personal computers, although suitable hardware is fully available in the Wii U, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox ...


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The 3DS does have internal storage. The system includes 1 GB of internal flash memory manufactured by Toshiba, but it is mostly used by the operating system and its pre-installed applications. It is also used for storing downloadable games originally made for the DSi: [The Home Menu] is used to launch software stored on Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS ...


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Connection speed isn't directly connected to FPS usually. Most likely, connection speed would cause for lag in player movement, events, and other things that happen online to everyone. An example would be if TNT goes off on a minecraft server, if you have a bad connection, you might not see it for a few seconds or you might get kicked all together. Hardware ...


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Why don't you use BOTH. Introducing the Hybrid Drive! * You don't really see much in the press about HHDDs these days, and the only company that does them is Seagate, this is because in the majority of cases, users find SSDs to be cheap enough. However there continues to be a small niche in users who want to have fast random access in their humungous ...


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An SSD or flash drive is not significantly faster for gaming than a traditional hard drive because game assets are packed into big files in the right order for sequential access, negating the SSD's major advantage. The answer then is "it doesn't matter", whichever is convenient to you.


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To further add to BlueRaja's answer. The cable type required to power PS3's is of the IEC 60320 family, Specifically: C7 and C13 types, with earlier models utilising C13. All of which are IEC standard female couplers. The only difference as Powerlord has stated, would be your region, which would require you to find the correct plug/adapter for your mains ...


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Searching around, they should be fine if you get some specific things. Mainly, it means getting aptx codec, preferably a headset with the latest bluetooth version (4.2 right now if I'm not mistaken) or that provide low latency and a adapter/dongle that has low latency (< 32 ms). From to this reddit thread: you need APT-X to get rid of latency over ...


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PS3 racing wheels aren't supported by the PS4, it seems developers can write support drivers directly into their games, but it doesn't seem any game has that funtionality right now. DriveClub currently supports two racing wheels. These are new wheels designed specifically with support the PS4 but they support the PS3 as well. These seem to be the only PS4 ...


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What devices are susceptible for hardware damage by a sudden loss of power? Computer systems and other electronic devices containing logic circuitry are susceptible to data loss or hardware damage that can be caused by the sudden loss of power. These can include data networking equipment, video projectors, alarm systems as well as computers. The ...


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Removing the CD Before you start, be sure that no CD's are still inside. To remove them, there are instructions here. For consistency, here are instructions for removing it on the PS3 FAT Model. Turn off the PS3 system via the MAIN POWER switch while pressing and holding the eject button. Turn the PS3 system on again via the MAIN POWER switch ...


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It's not as complicated as it might seem, all you need to do is to tell your computer to treat it as a traditional Xbox 360 Wired controller. If you're on Windows 7, all you need to do is to go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers in the Windows Explorer (WinE then AltD and CtrlV, if you're the lazy type), right click on the Guitar Hero ...


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Mine did the same thing. It was a cooling issue. I ended up buying one of those fans they use for laptops. Works great. :)


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Get a small piece of marble or granite about an inch thick, set the console on the stone,the marble or granite will always stay cool, no overheating. this has worked for me for ten years. Give it a shot, what harm can it do.



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