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  • garyjpatersongaryjpaterson Member Pit Crew
    Got a question about the Nvidia 770/780/titan etc cooler. Ive searched the internet for an answer, but cant find one, and its annoying me.

    What are the three threaded holes for on the end of all these coolers? I keep seeing them in pictures, but have no idea what they're for! Heres couple pics so you know what im talking about:


  • HughesyHughesy Member Champion
    edited November 2014
    @garyjpaterson‌ I believe they are to stop them sagging if you run Sli so that they are spaced out properly, not sure what you buy to screw into them though... Just searched and a thread came up posted by you in another forum and somebody said the same as me.
  • garyjpatersongaryjpaterson Member Pit Crew
    Hughesy said:
    @garyjpaterson‌ I believe they are to stop them sagging if you run Sli so that they are spaced out properly, not sure what you buy to screw into them though... Just searched and a thread came up posted by you in another forum and somebody said the same as me.
    Cheers. Yeah i really want to find out what actually goes there, i assume it must e something to do with sagging. Just seems odd that theres 3 holes, surely one or two would work, must be something very specific that goes there.
  • HughesyHughesy Member Champion
    edited November 2014
    @RevolvingPrawn‌ Still can't make my mind up about buying FC4. In FC3 I'm getting some messed up bugs. The enemy keep going weird, the best way to explain it is like a strobe light :# I didn't get this problem when I first got it when using my 670. I also get textures slow to load, and when I use the glider objects pop in like crazy, and I don't remember that happening when I first got the game. As 4 is basically 3.5 these problems could happen in the new game. I might re instal the game as I have the disc version, so it shouldn't take too long.

    I also don't like the fact Ubisoft are charging the same as the next gen consoles when they put little work into the PC version, it's not like they have to pay M$ or $ony so really they should be cheaper. Plus you can't sell a used PC game like you can on consoles.
  • RevolvingPrawnRevolvingPrawn Member Champion
    I sometimes get the same thing with the grass, but never to the extent you're getting it bud :s Otherwise with 3 I don't have any of the problems you're having, not even with the 770, so there's gotta be something in the files messed up maybe? Re-install sounds like a good option. And yea 4 is pretty much 3.5, but the new setting, new enemy, and new mechanics for shooting from vehicles and switching to an enemy vehicle while still driving convinced me I want it regardless of performance :p Plus Elephants lol.

    It is an absolute pi$$ take though how they're trying to charge the same amount across the board. All I can say is well done Ubisoft for encouraging people who would have been customers to pirate.
  • HughesyHughesy Member Champion
    edited November 2014
    Yea it does look like an awesome game, and I'll probably change my mind and buy it tomorrow lol How come you went for the disc version? Did you get it cheaper than digital or something? Zavvi actually have it for £29.99 which is much cheaper than anywhere else, but not sure how long it would take to be delivered...
  • RevolvingPrawnRevolvingPrawn Member Champion
    It wasn't really by choice lol. I wanted to preorder through Steam but because Ubisoft are intent on taking the title of worst company away from EA that wasn't possible. So I looked for the cheapest option I could find at the time and it was the disc version from Amazon. 

    First time since I was a kid that I've had a PC game on disc :p How do they work now? Is it like once I've put it on it activates on pooplay and I can download it on both my laptop and PC? Or will it only work on 1 computer and no others after that? I really don't know lol.
  • sjsharp2010sjsharp2010 Member Champion
    It wasn't really by choice lol. I wanted to preorder through Steam but because Ubisoft are intent on taking the title of worst company away from EA that wasn't possible. So I looked for the cheapest option I could find at the time and it was the disc version from Amazon. 

    First time since I was a kid that I've had a PC game on disc :p How do they work now? Is it like once I've put it on it activates on pooplay and I can download it on both my laptop and PC? Or will it only work on 1 computer and no others after that? I really don't know lol.
    I think it works the same as a Steam game I bought Watchdogs on disc type the key in and off you go. The key you type in is then registered to your U play  account or as you call it pooplay. I don't know about whether it works on both laptop as I don't game on mine as mine isn't really powerful enough for that. But I never bought my laptop with gaming in mind tbh as I have my consoles and PC for that.

    In war victory, In peace vigilance, In death sacrifice -grey warden motto

  • HughesyHughesy Member Champion
    It wasn't really by choice lol. I wanted to preorder through Steam but because Ubisoft are intent on taking the title of worst company away from EA that wasn't possible. So I looked for the cheapest option I could find at the time and it was the disc version from Amazon. 

    First time since I was a kid that I've had a PC game on disc :p How do they work now? Is it like once I've put it on it activates on pooplay and I can download it on both my laptop and PC? Or will it only work on 1 computer and no others after that? I really don't know lol.
    Lol what's these discs you talk about, in my day we had  cassette tapes :p

    Amazon costs a lot more than Zavvi but as I've never pre ordered a game from them it could take a while. Amazon costs about the same as the digital version on Ubi store, you also get a free copy of Far Cry 2 but I already have that for PC.
  • couger1981couger1981 Member Team Principal
    Hughesy said:
    It wasn't really by choice lol. I wanted to preorder through Steam but because Ubisoft are intent on taking the title of worst company away from EA that wasn't possible. So I looked for the cheapest option I could find at the time and it was the disc version from Amazon. 

    First time since I was a kid that I've had a PC game on disc :p How do they work now? Is it like once I've put it on it activates on pooplay and I can download it on both my laptop and PC? Or will it only work on 1 computer and no others after that? I really don't know lol.
    Lol what's these discs you talk about, in my day we had  cassette tapes :p

    Amazon costs a lot more than Zavvi but as I've never pre ordered a game from them it could take a while. Amazon costs about the same as the digital version on Ubi store, you also get a free copy of Far Cry 2 but I already have that for PC.
    You mean the old commodore 64 remember those well :)
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  • sjsharp2010sjsharp2010 Member Champion
    Hughesy said:
    It wasn't really by choice lol. I wanted to preorder through Steam but because Ubisoft are intent on taking the title of worst company away from EA that wasn't possible. So I looked for the cheapest option I could find at the time and it was the disc version from Amazon. 

    First time since I was a kid that I've had a PC game on disc :p How do they work now? Is it like once I've put it on it activates on pooplay and I can download it on both my laptop and PC? Or will it only work on 1 computer and no others after that? I really don't know lol.
    Lol what's these discs you talk about, in my day we had  cassette tapes :p

    Amazon costs a lot more than Zavvi but as I've never pre ordered a game from them it could take a while. Amazon costs about the same as the digital version on Ubi store, you also get a free copy of Far Cry 2 but I already have that for PC.
    You mean the old commodore 64 remember those well :)
    or the Amstrad CPC 464 in my case

    In war victory, In peace vigilance, In death sacrifice -grey warden motto

  • HughesyHughesy Member Champion
    @RevolvingPrawn‌ Did you see that pic of Far Cry 3 I sent you in a pm on Twitter? Messed up isn't it :(
  • HughesyHughesy Member Champion
    edited November 2014
    Ok I found a thread with people who have the same animation glitch http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/731942-Far-Cry-3-NPC-Shaking-!-Forums

    I'm just reading through it to see if anyone fixed it.

    Edit: People are saying it's linked to vsync, but I've always played it with it on so I'm not sure why it's started now...

    Ok it does seem vsync is the cause of my problems with FC3.
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  • HughesyHughesy Member Champion
    edited November 2014
    Sorry for triple posting, didn't notice nobody had posted.

    @RevolvingPrawn If this comes to the next GPU's the 980 won't look so good. Should mean they have atleast 8GB of vram, I hope so as 4GB isn't enough imo. http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/sk-hynix-8ghz-3d-stackable-gddr5-memory.html
  • RevolvingPrawnRevolvingPrawn Member Champion
    Hughesy said:
    Sorry for triple posting, didn't notice nobody had posted.

    @RevolvingPrawn If this comes to the next GPU's the 980 won't look so good. Should mean they have atleast 8GB of vram, I hope so as 4GB isn't enough imo. http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/sk-hynix-8ghz-3d-stackable-gddr5-memory.html
    Well they won't look so good for 4K gaming, but for 1080p the 980 will still be a fantastic card ;)
  • HughesyHughesy Member Champion
    edited November 2014
    Hughesy said:
    Sorry for triple posting, didn't notice nobody had posted.

    @RevolvingPrawn If this comes to the next GPU's the 980 won't look so good. Should mean they have atleast 8GB of vram, I hope so as 4GB isn't enough imo. http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/sk-hynix-8ghz-3d-stackable-gddr5-memory.html
    Well they won't look so good for 4K gaming, but for 1080p the 980 will still be a fantastic card ;)
    Wouldn't be so sure, my 780 was fantastic when I bought it, now it's not already  :# Posted about FC4 in the game thread. I can just about get 60fps but only at 1080p without using soft shadows and only using smaa. Think it's to do with the Nvidia effects, as Ubisoft never optimize them very well. 
    When a new card comes out devs mainly work on performance of that, so the older gen suddenly becomes bad.

    Edit: New driver out which is meant to improve Far Cry 4 performance.
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  • sjsharp2010sjsharp2010 Member Champion
    Hughesy said:
    Hughesy said:
    Sorry for triple posting, didn't notice nobody had posted.

    @RevolvingPrawn If this comes to the next GPU's the 980 won't look so good. Should mean they have atleast 8GB of vram, I hope so as 4GB isn't enough imo. http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/sk-hynix-8ghz-3d-stackable-gddr5-memory.html
    Well they won't look so good for 4K gaming, but for 1080p the 980 will still be a fantastic card ;)
    Wouldn't be so sure, my 780 was fantastic when I bought it, now it's not already  :# Posted about FC4 in the game thread. I can just about get 60fps but only at 1080p without using soft shadows and only using smaa. Think it's to do with the Nvidia effects, as Ubisoft never optimize them very well. 
    When a new card comes out devs mainly work on performance of that, so the older gen suddenly becomes bad.

    Edit: New driver out which is meant to improve Far Cry 4 performance.
    Let's hope it does then

    In war victory, In peace vigilance, In death sacrifice -grey warden motto

  • HughesyHughesy Member Champion
    Hughesy said:
    Hughesy said:
    Sorry for triple posting, didn't notice nobody had posted.

    @RevolvingPrawn If this comes to the next GPU's the 980 won't look so good. Should mean they have atleast 8GB of vram, I hope so as 4GB isn't enough imo. http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/sk-hynix-8ghz-3d-stackable-gddr5-memory.html
    Well they won't look so good for 4K gaming, but for 1080p the 980 will still be a fantastic card ;)
    Wouldn't be so sure, my 780 was fantastic when I bought it, now it's not already  :# Posted about FC4 in the game thread. I can just about get 60fps but only at 1080p without using soft shadows and only using smaa. Think it's to do with the Nvidia effects, as Ubisoft never optimize them very well. 
    When a new card comes out devs mainly work on performance of that, so the older gen suddenly becomes bad.

    Edit: New driver out which is meant to improve Far Cry 4 performance.
    Let's hope it does then
    The driver didn't improve anything for me :(
  • sjsharp2010sjsharp2010 Member Champion
    I haven't got FC4 yet but I may get it at a later stage but I'm mostly holding off as I have plenty to do for now anyway games wise. Not played any of the Far cry games before but I'm tempted by this one as it does look pretty awesome.

    In war victory, In peace vigilance, In death sacrifice -grey warden motto

  • HughesyHughesy Member Champion
    Wow I love the PC community. Someone posted a fix for stuttering and it also lowers the Vram usage from 3GB to 2GB. After doing the fix you must set it to read only. :) Originally Posted by dhabulin View Post
    Well, after some experimenting i found one way to get rid of this stuttering. First change graphics quality in game to "custom", then go to C:\Users\Master\Documents\My Games\Far Cry 4 and edit GamerProfile.xml file, change DisableLoadingMip0="0" to DisableLoadingMip0="1" . Stutter almost completely gone. I noticed that game now uses around 1700MB VRAM, and before that was around 2600MB. Not sure what is that setting for. Quick test shows no visual difference in game. Further testing required. Please report back your findings.
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