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  1. It would be best to go with a dedicated graphics card. Currently you can get a Nvidia GTX 1050 anywhere from $99.99 to $129.99 It'd work with a stock 300 watt power supply too. The integrated HD 520 graphics would work fairly poorly if at all. "I Relish Simplicity"
  2. If it were me I'd perform a clean install of the SL viewer, which means not only removing it from the "uninstall programs" list, but going to your Drive C (hard drive) and type "secondlife" in the upper right text search box removing/deleting ALL secondlife files & then re-boot your pc. In addition, I'd re-download the viewer off SL's site for your re-install just in case you got what is called a "corrupted" initial download from SL. "I Relish Simplicity"
  3. Old thread, BUT still a commonly asked question. I wish AMD GPUs performed better in SL. FYI currently AMD GPUs for first time in years are outselling Intel-Nvidia offerings. If I were on a very tight budget and was looking for a graphics card solely for SL on a Windows based pc I'd be looking for a deal on a Nvidia GTX 750, GTX 750ti,GTX 950 or a GTX 1050 card. "I Relish Simplicity"
  4. Still a valid question about a current Ubuntu distro, so if you having issues using the SL-Linux viewer, Firestorm, Singularity Linux viewers, etc. just see my posted answer to the Forum thread, "community support" where is it? There I answer this question, plus many more. "I Relish Simplicity"
  5. An older thread, BUT about a current Ubuntu distro. Anyone needing this answer should check out the Forum thread: "Community Support" where is it? There I have gone in-depth on my posted answer to this very question. "I Relish Simplicity"
  6. I have just taken up Forum "Gurus" patterns. Luckily there was a man born by the name of Steve Jobs who made it possible for many of you to own a Winduxe PC. The only one I feel "indebted" to is the late Mr. Jobs whose organization Apple brought enough competition to Microsux, so as to keep boxed pcs, etc within affordable price ranges. ALL of us in this Forum combined would NOT of made a freckle on Mr. Jobs' left buttock. Phil if you read the link I gave you Microsux played no part in the initial development of "Unix" AKA Linux. Now please excuse it has been entertaining, but I am going to see if there are any questions I can accurately answer here. ALL of you have a great day! I ammm "I Relish Simplicity"
  7. I have my own opinion on this topic. It is like being aboard the Titanic & as it is sinking you are being told "all is well." Recently I have seen sims closing including some that had be on SL for years. Sure "they come & go" but I've seen many more as of late going than coming. In addition, look at all the sims that are the equivalent of ghost towns with no one in them. Your hardcore SL fanclub will say I do not know what I am talking about, but closing-empty sims tell the story. I have encountered "griefers" although I do not condone their conduct I do understand their actions. "I Relish Simplicity"
  8. Hi Amy, you have options. I assume this is solely for SL use. If you build your own desktop you can save money. There are videos on YouTube walk you through the process. On the other hand you can buy a Dell, HP, etc & here is what you need to look for: minimum quadcore processor at least 10 GB RAM minimum Nvidia GTX 750 graphics card 64 bit operating system quality power supply like EVGA, Antec, or Thermaltake You can use a great online power supply calculator called: outer vision tells you how manys watts your pc will use & amps needed on the power supply's +12v rail too. I just days ago built myself an all new desktop so, I have this one for sale: AMD FX-4100 quadcore processor MSI AM3+ entry level motherboard Hi-perf CPU cooling fan & heatsink 8GB Crucial RAM (upgrade to 16GB max) Western Digital 250 GB SATA III hard drive MSI Nvidia GTX 1GB DDR5 GTX 750 factory overclocked graphics card EVGA 430 watt power supply Windows 10 Home x64 with disk included along with a valid product key APEX midtower case black & silver 92mm rear case fan SATA Sony DVD-CD ROM USB mouse & USB keyboard What I am asking might shock you! Anyone interested message me via this Forum. "I Relish SImplicity"
  9. Since you did not state you are using Windoze I am going to assume you are. Let's begin with performing a clean install of your current viewer. This means after removing it from the "uninstall programs" list you need to go to your Drive C: (hardrive) & remove the viewer file, ex. firestorm, singularity,etc & the additional secondlife file too. Re-boot your pc & re-install your viewer of choice again. You may wish to try another viewer to see if the issue still exists. If this does not solve your problem run a full virus scan to see whether you have a malicious program issue. When I used Windoze for SL I used ZoneAlarm for pc protection. It works better than Windoze Defender & it is free. http://www.zonealarm.com/ Also make sure ALL drivers on your pc are up to date. IF none of what I suggest fix your issue you may wish to explore the possibility that a hacker may be at work; however I hope I am wrong! I hope this helps some of you. "I Relish Simplicity"
  10. Now on top of it all you are re-writing history to match your opinions too. I had a Forum "resident" tell me I had offended Forum Gurus. I have yet to see any really. What does infuriate many of you is the fact you have not a clue how to use, nor even setup Linux, so instead name call it & ridicule me for using it. "If it was not for Windozze M$ there be no Linux." Have you got a crystal ball that allows you gaze into the past, present & even the future?? I have been called a multitude of names in this Forum. Here is a shocker. I could really care less. Some post opinions here (guesses) or just copy n paste other online answers often: instead of really providing a *solution (s) to Forum tech question(s) The only lesson you are giving me is one in vanity, which abounds in this Forum. If it was not for the late great Steve Jobs providing competition via Apple to Micro$$oft you'd be paying double, or more for your copies of Windozzzzzze 10 & your boxed pcs.. I'll give you a quick Microsux lesson: Windozzze ME= failure Windozzze Vista= failure Windozzze 8 = failure Windozzze 8.1 = failure Windozzze 10 = approx. 50% unhappy with it Here is another "lesson" Phil: Forum keyboard wannabe bullies = huge fail with me I was going to leave this Forum, but my real life (what some of you do not have) significant other said this: "_____ are you going to let some sorry *censored* censored* *censored* idiots run you off when all you are doing is giving tech advice THAT REALLY WORKS!?" Thank you Phil for you opinionated lessons lol. Yes, I am old and old enough to know better, get it Phil? "I Relish Simplicity"
  11. I am just an "old geezer", but I have recently been performing mass amounts of "research" True Ebbe Linden is stepping down as CEO?? "I Relish Simplicity"
  12. You can teach a chimp to type posts; however nothing special about that. LOL I keep seeing posts on how special I am not, but the only ones using that adjective are some of you "special" Forum ppl. I am just an "old geezer" who has recently been doing some extensive "research" Actually we have the late great Steve Jobs to thank for the cheapo M$ pcs on the current market & not Bill Gates & company. Apparently you need a factual history lesson on Linux too https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Linux Indeed it was some of the "special" answers I sifted through in the very Forum that led me to post answers to residents' questions that really work. Many feel "indebted" to M$; especially after Windoze 8 & 8.1.... Maybe Phil you need to surf on over to Spewgg,com & amazon tell all those giving W/10 poor ratings how ungrateful they are. I can not forsee into past & predict what coulda, shoulda, woulda been w/o M$..my you are special "I Relish Simplicity"
  13. Hopefully you are using W/7 x64 with at least bare min of 8GB RAM. There is a reason why Firestorm & Singularity are the two most popular viewers. I'd try even the latest SL viewer too see which one gives your pc the best overall performance.
  14. Hello Phil wow many ppl here build their own pc? LOL & FYI Micro$$oft has nothing to do with my ability to use Linux. Got Canonical? :matte-motes-big-grin: "I Love Simplicity"
  15. Now that is something I too agree with; since I used to use an AMD HD 7850 256 bit 2GB DDR5 CPU until TWO things happened. One: Ubuntu 16.04-Linux by default stopped providing a "tested" AMD GPU driver, which loaded mesh well along with superb system stability...Two: After trying the first available AMD-Linux driver off AMD's site I had nothing but issues rezzing mesh & even Ubuntu 16.04 x64 boot up problems. Nothing like the BSOD (black screen of death. If you look at the Forum pic of my current build I am using an EVGA Nvidia GTX 950 SSC GPU, BUT IF AMD had a decent Linux driver out that performed well on SL I'd be using a RX series card. I can tell you on W/10 (I do have one pc on my home network using it) after letting W/10 installing the AMD driver via auto udates I used the latest Singularity Build 6915 & it worked okay, BUT I am all about speed when using SL & the Nvidia cards do give better perfomance for SL use. Currently I use an AMD FX CPU, but after Ryzen is released & after I see some 3rd party benchmark tests, IF Ryzen is true to AMD's tests-hype I am going to buy one, new motherboard & DDR4 RAM. I got a great deal on my GTX 950 SSC, smooth as glass using Linux-SL, uses less power, & faster than my old HD 7850 too. I do wish AMD could provide a stable GPU driver for Ubuntu 16.04 x64 that loads mesh well. Of course I gave up on AMD-Linux drivers a little over a year ago. I believe the AMD GPU-SL issues lie within the architecture of the AMD GPU driver itself. "I Love SImplicity"
  16. Older thread, but current question many AMD owners ask: IF it were me ( and it is) The new AMD Ryzen processors are due out by approx. 3/3/2017 (according to AMD) & if the AMD hype is accurate that is what I'd buy (I am); instead of the current AMD FX series CPUs. The new Ryzen CPUs will use DDR4 RAM & support PCI-E 3.0 finally! In order to use a Ryzen CPU you'll need a new motherboard (AM3/AM3+ will NOT work), & DRR4 RAM. According to AMD you can re-use your current after market, or OEM AMD CPU fan/heatsink or current CPU liquid cooling system. I would wait to see some 3rd party benchmark tests before purchasing one ( I am.) "I Love Simplicity"
  17. Thanks for trying to help Derek, but now you are speaking for a Linden too? I am really confused IF I have done soo much wrong then I should be banned??? I'd rather read it posted straight from Linden Support Team than a biased resident. It would appear ALL the personal attacks have gotten the Support Team's attention. Name calling, personal attacks on deceased parent, off topic nonstop replies etc. are not really the source I desire to get my answer from. I am sure the Support Team has seen who started attacking who first. I like the report option. We ALL should drop this & act in a civilized manner. FYI you & share some commonalities: we both like fast pcs & use Nvidia GPUs. Have a great day! !~~~
  18. I could not agree more. If I am wrong please correct me. I thought the purpose of this Forum is to help those SL residents in need of accurate-factual answers/advice to resolve their issues & not post in-Forum personal grievances/vandettas against other residents? I am far from perfect; however I think my posts speak for themselves. Have a great day Kristin Linden! "I Love SImplicity"
  19. Greetings Phil how goes it? I mean no offense to you, nor any other W/10 Home x64 user, but I build my own desktops starting with an empty case. When you get the chance Phil you might consider checking out my reply on the Forum post : Linux vs Windows Have a great day Phil !! "I Love Simplicity"
  20. Updated 2/4/17- Here we goooo: W/10 Home x64 vs. current Debian Linux x64 distros (Linux Mint 18, Ubuntu 14.04 & 16.04.) With the releases of the latest Firestorm & Singularity Windows & Linux viewers I chose to remove my old post, so as to re-test. I will compare RAM usages, hard drive space used, processor advantages, etc. : Hard drive usage: W/10 Home x64 OEM (not an upgrade) Build 1607= Approx. 23GB includes decent 3rd party antivirus/firewall software, 2012, 2013, 2015 Micro$oft C++ packs. SL viewer software, current Nvidia GPU driver, Windows data mining of your personal info software, etc I shall use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x64 since I often use it for SL= 8GB includes ALL those 32 bit libraries I add, current Nvidia Linux GPU driver, SL viewer software, e-mail, etc (NO Cortana here LOL) RAM usage @ idle Both with 8GB RAM installed) W/10 Home x64 Build 1607= Approx. 1.5GB Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x64= Approx. 1GB SL RAM usage (prolonged logins) This is where it got interesting. On W/10 using the latest Firestorm Windows x64 viewer 8GB system RAM went quick on a prolonged SL login. On the other hand using the latest Singularity Build 6916 W/10 x64 viewer 8GB RAM was borderline for a long login session in SL. After W/10 x64 system RAM is used up this is where Windows "virtual memory" takes over, which results in a big SL performance hit. What of Linux? Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x64 using the latest Firestorm-Linux viewer it ate up 8GB system extremely fast. On this Linux Debian distro it uses a "memory swap" process where it removes RAM from the RAM hogging program & puts in back into the system RAM when the distro needs it to remain stable. Again a SL performance hit. What of the latest Singularity-Linux viewer Build 6915? The same as on W/10 8GB system RAM was borderline adequate for a long SL login session. Virus/Spyware/Malware/Trojan horses W/10 home x64 Build 1607- It is like all Windows operating systems you better have decent antivirus protection even while in SL Linux distros- 99% of them have no effect What if you own an AMD FX processor? You'll be very unhappy on any Windows OS (operating system; due to the facts you'll suffer from Windows inability to correctly use Bulldozer/Vishera architectures. AMD FX CPUs suffer from core parking, core scheduling & core throttling problems on WIndows. It is sad even an Intel i3 can lay waste to an 8 core FX CPU even if you overclock it even on W/10 Home x64. There is a good reason why many who use a Linux distro (several) post they use an AMD FX processor. There are no AMD FX CPU perfromance hinderances using a Linux distro. The AMD FX CPUs perform far better on Linux than they do on Windows (7,8,8.1 or 10) On Ubuntu 16.06 LTS x64 & Linux Mint 18 Sarah x64 both offer updated AMD processor microcode firmware update under Software & Updates> Additional Driver. Which is faster for SL???? I do have a home network of pcs I built some with dual core Intels, one with an AMD triple core, & one with FX-4100 I been busy testing them ALL W/10 & focusing on Ubuntu 16.04 x64 operating systems. ALL of them ran approx. 30 FPS faster on Linux using the Singularity Linux 6915 viewer with a few minor viewer tweaks. Linux is harder to setup & use than W/10 isn't it? Approx. 5 years ago that may have been true, but not now. the user interface (UI) of Ubuntu 16.04 x64 or Linux Mint 18 x64 distros is far more user friendly than W/10. Initial setup of Ubuntu 16.04 x64 is tedious for SL use, but I have posted all you'll need to know for SL use on the Forum post: "Community Support" where is it? & after initial setup it is more stable than W/10 along with being just as easy to use too. Activation W/10 yup you are going to have "activate" it in order to get those security updates & you better do it within time limit Micro$oft dictates,or it will become inoperable. It is one install per computer & now W/10 Home x64 will cost you up to approx. 100 USD. Linux does not work that way. You do not have to activate a copy of Linux you downloaded & burned to a DVD. You can install it in as many computers as you desire too. Ubuntu is "open source" and relies only on users' donations. Summary: As others have posted Linux isn't harder to use than Windows it is just different that is it. After you get a Debian Linux x64 distro setup it does run SL faster than W/10...It is personal preference. As for me I like SL to run as quickly as possible, so the choice is simple I use Linux. I had a Forum friend "Phil" post I enjoy W/10; however that is not the case. I have it currently only on one of my pcs for few reasons. Every once in a while I login SL using it, so as to stay up with Windows/SL technology & accurately answer W/10 SL Forum questions/provide tips. Furthermore, it reminds me of why I use Linux for SL. I do not reap the benefit of buying cheap desktops with W/10. I start with an empty pc case & build my own, no offense to those who buy HP, DELL, etc. Also, no offense intended to you Phil. Quick FYI all testing was done using a HDMI cable connected from the Nvidia GPUs' HDMI out port to a 32" 720p LED HDTV used as a monitor. Resolutions were set @ 720p on W/10 & Ubuntu 16.04 x64.....I am ouuta wind LOL "I Love Simplicity"
  21. W/10 working on something!?...LOL yes it will yet I wonder too: "Why Micro$oft..whyyyy!?" "I Love Simplicity"
  22. Older post, BUT many own an Intel i3...I do not advise a lower end card like the Nvidia GT 730...solely for SL use I'd try this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-xlr8-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-2gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-black/5711723.p?skuId=5711723 For SL & pc games: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-xlr8-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-4gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-black/5711724.p?skuId=5711724 Either one would work well with an Intel i3, decent 400+ watt power supply and approx. 8-12GB RAM (more is better now) "I Love Simplicity"
  23. Yes the old AMD vs Intel fanboys/girls on both sides abound. I know older post, BUT still some are using are AMD FX-4100 processor in SL too (am I the only one lol) You got options: A- You do know you can overclock an AMD FX-4100 to an easy 4.0GHz/core 24/7 stable on air? In your motherboard BIOS assuming your board had oc options change FSB to 206...CPU multiplier to x19.5...diasble C1E...Cool n Quiet...& AMD CPU Turbo....& Speed Spectrum ....Enable Core Calibration to "auto"...Save your Configuration...pc will auto shutdown & auto reboot. I had mine up to 5.0GHz on liquid cooling recently, but she got a little unstable, so I have it @ stable 24/7 4.7GHz/core Take that money you were going to spend on Intel i5, etc increase your RAM to 12-16GB (2x8GB or 1x8GB + 1x4GB)...upgrade to a GTX 1060 *B- The new AMD Ryzen CPUs are to be released during 1st week of 3/17 they will support DDR4 RAM, PCI-E 3.0...I am going to wait for some 3rd party benchmark tests before I pull the trigger on a new motherboard...new RAM, but at least any AM3-AM3+ CPU cooler will fit on the upcoming Ryzen processor/motherboards according to AMD. IF the AMD hype is for real I am going to be broke LOL. C- Spend your money on the Intel i5, but I agree with another poster..most likely you'll not see a big performance increase **solely ** for SL use. I do tend to play some pc games; since STEAM supports my Linux distro. RED team vs Green team war is *censored* "I Love Simplicity"
  24. I agree both helpers are correct. Great job ladies! Yes an older post but still current issue (besides the Intel HD graphics = weak perfromance) "I Love Simplicity"
  25. I will try to help you, but without your pc specs what I am going to share may, or may not work. I have read where many when *upgrading* to W/10 either do not know their previous graphics card driver may not work, OR they forget to remove the old driver along with any graphics files off their Drive C (ex. file named Nvidia or AMD) & or forget to re-boot Windows afterwards & before installing the W/10 graphics driver, or forgetting to re-boot pc after installing W/10 driver. Also, some forget to turn off their antivirus protection right before *installing the W/10 driver too, which in some cases causes issues. Nvidia drivers you select "custom" install & select "clean install" assuming you had an older Nvidia driver before your W/10 upgrade. There is a lot to remember even I screw up @ times. Older post, BUT common mistakes. "I Love Simplicity"
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