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avatar Admer456 7th February 2017, 18:59 PM

I made a video. It's about me compiling a map on my laptop:

https://youtu.be/ewaI2SssatE

As you can see, this is what I deal with every day :)
Made with Sony Vegas 11 10.

Basically, this has been my entire life since 2015. This is why I really want to build my PC.

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avatar vodka95-ICR says: 8th February 2017, 06:14 AM
The video looks like a Howtobasic video :p
Great banana you have hoy;)
avatar vodka95-ICR says: 8th February 2017, 06:14 AM
And I forgot say it, great desktop wallpaper;)
avatar Admer456 says: 8th February 2017, 13:27 PM
Well, thank you :)
At least someone here thinks positively. (You)
avatar Shepard62700FR says: 8th February 2017, 18:11 PM
One of the things you could is disable Aero (aka use the Windows Classic theme), you will gain some performance.

Seeing the bottom right of your task bar is kinda weird, you have a lot of things in there. Aren't you running useless applications ?
avatar Admer456 says: 8th February 2017, 21:55 PM
The bottom-right part of my taskbar contains all my shortcuts (folders: 'ALATI', 'IGRICE' etc.). I only keep the background programs which I need, and I shut them down when needed (when compiling a map, for example).
And, I disabled Aero once. But, no (or minimal) performance gains whatsoever =(
avatar Penguinboy says: 8th February 2017, 23:15 PM
Instead of building a whole new PC why not replace the HDD inside your laptop with an SSD? There are lots of advantages:

1. One SSD is cheaper than a whole new PC so you can get it sooner
2. You can use the same SSD when you build your new PC so there's no extra cost
3. A clean install of Windows will speed everything up. You have too much crap on there.
4. SSDs are faster. It wont help with anything CPU-heavy like compiling but it will speed up your boot times.
avatar Admer456 says: 9th February 2017, 06:12 AM
I don't want to buy an SSD yet :(
I'll buy one in year 2020.

Besides, my new PC will be so much bettee than my current laptop.
avatar Striker says: 9th February 2017, 10:03 AM
-I recommend using Foobar instead of Windows's media player. It's much friendlier with older hardware.
-Use Windows 8.1 or 10, or disable aero if you really like Windows 7.
-defragment your C:\ partition once a month
-be sure to have as little services as possible in the background, this is an old machine and if you want performance when working on tasks you must focus the machine's power only on those tasks.
-check your startup, be sure to eliminate stuff that's not really necessary( for example stuff like dropbox, if you use)

Save 10% of whatever you earn(pocket money or whatever you have right now). You'll thank yourself later. But abide by that rule( you can set an arbitrary percent but be reasonable, don't set it 50% because that's not realistic). This works, trust me. It's how I bought my Nikon when I was still in school( it took a year but hey...).
Once you finish high-school and then go to college your financial situation will improve, but educate yourself financially a little bit. I've also seen colleagues that earned more money and their financial situation didn't get better.
avatar Admer456 says: 9th February 2017, 14:26 PM
> Use Windows 8/8.1 or disable Aero
NEVER!!! This community has such a big lack of empathy towards me, man...

> Defragment your C:/ partition
I defrag every 3 months. Well, I've never defragged except in December. Really, it was my first time defragging. I'll defrag in February soon.

> Save 10% of whatever you earn
Customs and habits are quite different in my country. I don't earn money. Although, that doesn't mean that I don't have 140BAM (70) in my wallet >:D

> Be sure to have as little services [...]
I only keep my needed programs in the background, they include:
- Steam
- Discord
- Skype
- Viber (though I often terminate it in Task Manager)

Now, there are also services from svchost.exe
I actually saw that it was once using 50% of my system resources, and it turns out that it was Windows Update. I disabled it immediately (pirated copy of Windows 7).
avatar Crollo says: 9th February 2017, 18:58 PM
Windows 10 was designed to run smoothly on low-end hardware, including tablets. It has it's quirks, but given how easy they are to fix, I would upgrade to 10 (even if only to see if there's a noticable difference).
avatar Admer456 says: 9th February 2017, 20:40 PM
Windows 10 sounds good to me, but mostly in a VM :)

What a lot of you didn't understand is, I'm not complaining how slow my laptop is, and I won't do anything about it (e.g. upgrading).

I'm totally fine with 5-25fps in every game on low, because I don't even play those games for playing. I play them only to test my maps :P
In fact, my eyes are used to seeing low framerates every day. When I rarely see a 60fps video, my brain gets a pleasant, tickling feeling, though :3

And, what's the point of upgrading my laptop now, when I can save money for my dream PC?

Edit:
Why I'm not getting an SSD --> according to next.ba a 120GB SSD is around 140BAM (70). For 150BAM (75) I can buy a 1TB HDD. That's why I'm not going to get an SSD until year 2020.
avatar Shepard62700FR says: 9th February 2017, 23:16 PM
Admer, please read the following, I made a mistake and I don't want that it happens to you with your future PC.

In multiple TWHL journals, I spoke about replacing my dead desktop computer. And I did it in July/August 2016 (I never had the time to write part 3 of the journal). Here are the specs of it:

Intel Core i7 6700k 4,0 Ghz
4 x 4 (16) Gb of DDR4
Gigabyte Gaming G1 GeForce GTX 1080
Western Digital Red 1 Tb HDD
Windows 10 Pro x64

It's an amazing build you could say that, I can play a lot of games and I'll last a lot of years before I'll be forced to change. However, there is one problem: "disk I/O usage".

Every time I start my computer and I open the task bar right away, Windows 10 always report a 100% disk usage. In other words, when it comes to install Steam (software/games) updates, start multiple applications at the same time or start a single light application (like Opera) or huge application (Unreal Engine 4), my HDD can't keep up just because it's a mechanical HDD. I have considered buying a SSD but I'm patient man (I can still endure the 4/5 minutes loading time in Unreal Engine 4), maybe I'll buy one once a get a salary and during sales.

Morale of the story: SSDs can make a huge difference, even in fast PCs.

WARNING ABOUT YOUR BUILD : Your RAM's speed DDR4-2400 doesn't match the one of the motherboard (DDR4-2133), you should use RAM that matches the speed of your motherboard (the RAM won't work or you will get serious speed loss).
avatar Striker says: 9th February 2017, 23:59 PM
If it makes you feel any better, I've used a Pentium 2 until 2007 :P.
avatar Penguinboy says: 10th February 2017, 00:37 AM
Yeah, if you're looking for a speed boost for any computer, replacing a boot spindle drive with an SSD is probably the best value for money.
avatar Bruce says: 10th February 2017, 05:06 AM
install windows xp and stop watching porn, then it will be fast as hell
avatar Admer456 says: 10th February 2017, 14:21 PM
> Your RAM's speed DDR4-2400 doesn't match the one of the motherboard (DDR4-2133), you should use RAM that matches the speed of your motherboard (the RAM won't work or you will get serious speed loss).

Hmm, looks like I'll have to find even more shops just to find a DDR4-2400 mobo, or DDR4-2133 RAM. Damn, I live with such harsh limitations. Maybe I'll find that eventually, or maybe I'll even order parts from other countries (if my father allows that). Interesting...

> install windows xp and stop watching porn, then it will be fast as hell

I'm 14, I don't watch porn, eww. Besides, I have a girlfriend, why is there a need for porn? XD
I'd love to install XP on it, but then I'd lose some of my needed compatibility.

> I made a mistake and I don't want that it happens to you with your future PC. Every time I start my computer and I open the task bar right away, Windows 10 always report a 100% disk usage.

Mistakes are made, what else can I tell you?
I'll still buy a HDD. Wait a minute. I don't even "play" games. I only test my maps on them and that's all I really do :P

> [...] replacing a boot spindle drive with an SSD is probably the best value for money.

When a 500GB SSD costs $40 or less I will buy it. Period.
avatar Ghost129er says: 10th February 2017, 15:30 PM
But what about 150 or 120 gb ssds?
avatar Admer456 says: 10th February 2017, 16:22 PM
A 120 GB SSD performs better than a 1 TB HDD, sure.
But I'm not looking for speed, because the 1TB HDD is already fast enough for my needs, and it has lots of space. The SSD is more than fast enough for my needs, but contradictory, it has much less space.

When Half-Life 3 comes out, I'll buy myself the following hardware:
- An SSD
- A GTX 1070
- An Intel Core i7 processor
- And a 2TB HDD.
So, when will it happen? Either in the far future, or never.

Urgent edit:
My laptop's HDD is a 120GB HDD.
Right now I have 6GB of free space on it.

And THAT is why I don't want a stupid 120 GB SSD. I would run out of space!
avatar Archie says: 10th February 2017, 16:33 PM
I was consuming sooooo much porn at 14.
avatar Admer456 says: 10th February 2017, 17:25 PM
I won't lie to you, but I watched some stuff when I was 9, until I got caught by my grandma XD

Edit: Maybe I shouldn't have written this.
avatar Ghost129er says: 10th February 2017, 19:11 PM
[quote]~snip~ ... stupid 120 GB SSD...[/quote]
I totally wouldn't mind one. But then again, what all do you have on your drive?

[quote] I was consuming sooooo much porn at 14[/quote]
Sloshed one night, and still in my senses, I found that Old No.7 is a good Viagra alternative in doses where both you and her finish 3/4's of the bottle. I lasted longer than 45 seconds for onc.. Twice.. WOO!

Edit: ...
avatar Admer456 says: 10th February 2017, 19:47 PM
> what all do you have on your drive?

I have many things. Files from my phone's SD card an internal memory, raw footage (sources for my maps etc.), some virtual machines, games, a lot of pictures etc.

In fact, let me show you my work folders:

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DooM:
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Far Cry and CryEngine 1:
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Half-Life 2 and Source:
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Half-Life, CS and GoldSrc:
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