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First of all, don't worry; 50 degrees is perfectly normal. For future reference, the temperature of the air surrounding your console's main outlet vent is not necessarily reflective of the temperature of the CPU or graphics card(the primary generators of heat in a game console). As far as I know, there are no diagnostic tools to show you more precise ...


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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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From your description, it sounds like the problem is with your HDMI cable, and not with the Xbox. I've owned several Xbox 360's and never had a problem with loose HDMI connectors. You can try to overcome the looseness via velcro, tape, or glue of some sort, but it's far easier to just get a better quality cable. I've had excellent luck with Monoprice HDMI ...


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Looks to be an Action Replay. You insert it into your system, and then a game into the Action Replay. Typically allows for cheating in games and copying save files. Gamestop often sells them, whereas I've not seen them sell flash carts.


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There are 3 easy steps you need to take to move Minecraft to your SSD. 1. Find your .minecraft folder. Your .minecraft folder should be located in %appdata%\.minecraft on your computer. 2. Move your .minecraft folder. Copy the entire .minecraft folder to your SSD. Lets assume your SSD is D: and you copy the folder to the directory D:\Games\.minecraft ...


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Mainly, you'll want to go for CPU power over GPU power. Minecraft is very CPU heavy, so a good CPU is crucial. That said, skimping too much on the GPU is something you want to avoid as well. I would agree with what Chippies commented - it's going to be rather opinionated as to what the minimum is. I have a i5-4690k (3.50GHz x 4 cores), with 8GB RAM & ...


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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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You can use mklink to create a directory junction, which will enable you to access Minecraft in the usual way while it is physically stored elsewhere (in your case, on another drive). Move the Minecraft folder where you want it to physically reside, then hit Win-R, enter cmd, hit Enter and input the following command: mklink /j targetfolder originalfolder, ...


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Discs in any optical disk player (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray) spin at a very high RPM. Thus, they have to be carefully balanced to avoid doing damage to the disc or the player. Even putting a label on the disc can sometimes cause some minor balance issues. These balance issues can wear out the disc or the drive prematurely. Your loss of mass is relatively small ...


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Based on your specs, you may not have enough VRAM to support going above medium textures.


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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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The official Saitek FTP site has a download at: ftp://ftp.saitek.com/pub/software/x45/x45_151205_64.exe I suggest trying that, though I'm afraid I don't have this device so can't verify if it works. However, other Saitek devices I've used on 64 bit OS's with drivers from here have worked well.


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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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That isn't exactly abnormal. I've seen temperatures exceed 60 ºC at the exhaust ports on my gaming laptop, so I highly doubt the temperatures you're measuring indicate a genuine issue. The Xbox One is designed to be well-ventilated internally and should not overheat that easily. Just make sure none of the airflow ports are blocked.


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Looks like an adapter for microSD used for playing pirated or ROM dumped games.


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A simple way to clean the lense is to go out and buy a cleaning disc. These are made specifically to clean gaming systems/DVD players, so it wouldn't damage the Xbox. ( I used one of these on a DVD player and it worked well.) If it is the actual lense, you would have to service it.


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Other than the above, the Xbox 360 E is meant to be cooler (temperature) and quieter, though no-one can notice the difference.


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I recently had a similar problem with my PS3 and replaced, not the whole drive, but just the laser and the "deck", which is the little track that moves the laser back and forth. Search ebay for "PS3 laser" - mine cost about £23 (UK pounds, equivalent to about $40 USD). The decks are specific to different hardware revisions of the PS3, so be sure to check ...



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