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  1. Passing the Torch

    Your unique perspective, unbiased nature, and all that you've done / accomplished here in OD will be missed greatly, @Tris(OD). I'm sorry to see you go, but wish you the best in your future endeavors! Always remember, you will always have a home here in the OD family, if you should ever feel you want to come back. I hope to catch you on rocket league once in a while, and if you ever need something, don't hesitate to ask! ~Comp
  2. Member Winter Award Results!

    Congratz all! And a huge thank you to all that participated, and a thank you to @SupremeJester for keeping this going!
  3. Extra silicon on chip

    Scissors are not something I'd personally trust with cutting something hardened that has 7-15 layers of PCB... (not exactly plastic). Glad it worked out for you
  4. Extra silicon on chip

    Personally, I'd first score it quite a few times with a knife, then slowly work the extra pcb back and forth until it snapped off, but that's me.... I guess it's up to your comfort level with it... best of luck!
  5. December 2017 Award Nominations

    So are we going to have some polls posted so we can vote on these nominations that were due 2 weeks ago or ? (j/k, I know people are busy with the holidays and all lol....)
  6. [RESOLVED]Trouble with password

    This topic is now marked as resolved. If you feel your problem/situation was not fixed please get in contact with Administration.
  7. [RESOLVED]Trouble with password

    @Brittney(OD) Are you Still having issues? Or was @TypeReaL(OD) Able to resolve your password reset?
  8. A quick, yet Well Deserved Thank You!!!

    Welcome! And if you ever are in need of help, just ask! Many of us are always willing to help with what we can!
  9. Main Voice Communication Platform for Community

    There are a few concerns that I have before we make "the switch": 1. Donor Channels. As I mentioned in the meeting, Donor Channels would be a priority in researching the ability to continue them, as well as how we would allocate the permissions for them. 2. Recordings. As I believe Aerineth mentioned, the ability to record meetings needs to be addressed. 3. Customizability. Teamspeak has all these free downloadable add-ons that make the program easy to use, including but not limited to: voice notifications when someone joins or leaves your channel, different themes / skins, overwolf (allows you to see who's talking when gaming in fullscreen), ability to log chats and retain them for future review (no matter what channel you are in), as well as many useful administrative tools that don't come with the base program, like moving multiple members simultaneously, etc. 4. Resource use. It has come to my attention that the amount of computer resources that each chat program uses is actually quite a substantial difference. In other words, Teamspeak literally uses LESS THAN HALF the resources that Discord uses, running the desktop application (when using the web interface, it uses even more). This is not necessarily a problem for me or for people that have beast computers, but many of our members game on laptops or budget rigs that resources are a high factor. Teamspeak has been around a lot longer, and has had the opportunity to plug any resource / memory leaks they've had over the years, whereas Discord is relatively a new app, and still working out the kinks. 5. Security. All the work that R.ag and countless others have assisted with over the years, in ramping up our security protocols with our ts server would be quite literally laid to waste and kicked to the curb if we were to switch to discord. Right now, we have the ability to completely control and admin our own server, whereas if we were on discord, and our channels were "attacked", most likely discord would just issue us a new address from a different server, and it would be up to us to get the new info to all our members, creating a much longer than otherwise "down time". With teamspeak, we have the ability to fix things "on the fly" adjusting for ddos attacks, etc. 6. Permission system. The depth and complexity of our current permissions system, at least to my knowledge, is not possible to replicate at this time with discord. Permissions ranging from people below Officer rank having the ability to be "division leaders", with the permissions to kick members, delete and add channels within their division only, is just one of the examples I can think of at this time, but i'm sure it extends beyond that. With these issues not addressable by "discord" or any other chat program, I am NOT in favor of making a switch at this time.
  10. mouse?

    I use a Logitech G502 proteus mouse at work, and a Gskill 780mx at home. I prefer the feel of the Logitech, but the software for the Gskill is far superior and less buggy... As for only playing D2, I can definitely agree with @DarkHelmet, that you could spend only $5-10 for the most basic of mice, and be just fine, but if you want customizations with lighting / macros / programmable buttons / etc., then that simply won't suffice. My suggestion is that you go to a store like micro center, best buy, etc. where they have different types of mice on display, where you can hold them in your hand, feel the weight, check out the placement of extra buttons, see the different rgb options, etc.. This way you can really decide for yourself as to what features you like / dislike. Top brands in my opinion, are (in no particular order): Logitech, Razor, and Gskill (even though they really only have 1 model, I must say that the feel and programmability, along with build quality has really impressed me). My only suggestion is that you get a WIRED mouse, over wireless. Nothing can irritate more than a mouse that the battery dies during a gaming session, or the input lag possibilities (however logitech has recently come out with a prototype mouse that charges wirelessly through the special mousepad it comes with, even during use, and has lag that is not noticeable to even the highest demanding gamers, but comes at a heft price tag).
  11. It's been fun

    Sorry to hear this man, but we wish you the best of luck! p.s. I've moved this to the resignation thread.
  12. Switched to Ryzen

    yea, pretty much comparable between the ryzen 5 and an i7... not bad! but dat physics score doh.... i guess the i7 still has the leg up on single-core performance ;) !
  13. UserBenchmark Performance Discussion Thread

    Not much can be done about the hdd's, they are probably 5400rpm drives with low cache and slow access times (hdd's in today's computing world are used only for archiving / storage of large files you don't use often, and fast speeds are not necessary)... As for the SSD and Ram reading low: SSD's (specifically Samsung drives) can be configured for extreme performance, or increased reliability (at the cost of performance) using samsung's Magician software. I always recommend reliability over performance because of diminishing returns on real-world differences when it comes to ssd performance. Not to mention that the systems being compared probably have m.2 ssd's in them, or could be using samsung's "Rapid mode" that uses some of your Ram as a cache for frequent files to dramatically boost performance, as opposed to your SATA ssd (a difference of about 5x reads and 3x writes compared to an m.2 drive or even 2 sata ssd's in RAID 0). Ram reading low on the benchmark is easily explainable by the fact that it is showing that you are running at 2133mhz, not the speed advertised (you probably need to enable the XMP profile still). The Ram we selected should be running at 3000 mhz, pretty much the slightly above average speed for most high-end systems. RAM is such an esential part of the system, that having a low RAM score will affect both the "desktop" and "workstation" scores dramatically. Also an important note, these scores are not representative of the potential of your system, as you are currently at stock speeds... enabling the XMP profile will essentially "overclock" your ram, you still have yet to apply any overclock to your cpu and video card. These scores are good, all things considered, and can provide you with a baseline before you start diving into the OverClocking game! Just ran this again, all the exact same hardware, clocks, and settings as my first post here... You would think that I should get the same sores, right? Wrong. This benchmark apparently scales differently over time, and is not the best benchmark. Looking deeper into it, I realize that it bases it's percentage scores on how many people with similar hardware run the tests, and a large part of your scores solely depend on what others are getting and comparing it to your scores. It does come close, so it's not terrible, but the percentage scores will change depending on more and more people running the same hardware over time, and because it doesn't give an exact number that you can replicate now matter when you run it, I wouldn't use it as a definitive test. There are many other benchmarks out there you can use, such as RealBench, Cinebench, 3dMark's Firestrike, etc.
  14. Just an update: As our main guild is currently on "Shadowlands" server, Our new Server will be "The Star Forge" North American server !!!
  15. Intel Coffee Lake announcement

    HAHAHA ... AMD literally JUST switched to pci 3.0 when they released the Ryzen line, with a new socket / motherboard chipset (in 2017)
  16. Intel Coffee Lake announcement

    Provided it is a pci 3.0 slot, yes. However, 8x on a pci 2.0 can be fully saturated quite easily by even a GTX 1050, and a difference can be witnessed between 8x and 16x using pci 2.0 slots...
  17. Intel Coffee Lake announcement

    As far as I'm aware, each SATA device uses 1 pci-e lane, each graphics card uses 16 lanes (ideally, but can work with as low as 4 lanes [single card] and 8 lanes each for SLI), and m.2 ssd's use 4 lanes. Now, to dispute whether or not having "enough" lanes for a particular build, you can run all of the above devices listed, with only 12 lanes (possibly even as low as 8), it just means that devices competing for the available lanes will have to wait for the next clock cycle before their data can be processed, resulting in reduced performance. A similar example would be when you try to play a game but run out of vram, your fps drops significantly, but it will still run... The effect is not as substantial as that example, as a 3.5ghz cpu has 3500 cycles per second, but still can make a difference between having more than enough lanes vs. not enough, maybe a 1 or 2 second delay in access times (maybe more, as I have not experimented personally). If you are looking to build a rig that runs at peak efficiency, then yes, the number of lanes will certainly make a difference of a few points in benchmarks, but in real-world experience, it is a small difference and barely noticeable in my opinion.
  18. Intel Coffee Lake announcement

    ... So they didn't learn... lol! I guess we'll just have to wait to see what they do with their next generation... I guess they'll learn when people stop buying intel!
  19. GW2 User Names

    Post your account name here and don't forget to apply on the main OD website to the squad! In-Game Guild Name / Tag: Overdosed Gaming Community - [ODG] Current list of OD members playing Guild Wars 2, and their GW2 account names: Squad Leaders: CompFreak(OD) - FullMetalJKT.9524 BahaFresh(OD) - Bahafresh.8594 Squad members: Tata(OD) - Tata.9251 Ammunition(OD) - Ammunition.3012
  20. the actual roadmap by the devs (Here) sounds good in theory, and makes me hopeful in anticipation for these updates to drop!
  21. Good/Safe/Free Antivirus

    Assuming you meant common-sense, I fully agree with this... Avoid risky sites, use an ad-blocker, don't open emails unless you know who it's from (and what it is if there is a link), and don't click on random links (most links will display what site it links to at the bottom of your browser just by hovering over them). Follow this, and you will limit your exposure to viruses significantly.
  22. w.o.w. .... How long have I been saying that they need to do this???? lol i guess they've finally realized that the low server activity is a problem, reducing 17 different servers into only 5!!!
  23. Sncker66(OD) Returns

    Welcome Back Snickers! Look forward to working with you!