397.31 WHQL

GeForce Driver 397.31  was released April 25, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Battletech FrostPunk Lots of problems installing this driver can be fixed by removing the old driver in safe mode then installing the new one after rebooting. …

Continue reading

AMD COMBAT CRATE

AMD combat crate

AMD is hooking up with MSI to bundle a CPU, GPU and motherboard. The result is the AMD Combat Crate. The bundles come with  a Ryzen 7 1700 CPU paired with an MSI B350 Tomahawk motherboard and an MSI RX 580 Armor 8GB graphics card. Other combinations are likely to surface if this package is …

Continue reading

X470 MOTHERBOARDS ARE AVAILABLE

AMD Ryzen

AMD X470 motherboards are available but some of the low cost models are already sold out so they may be backordered. As usual the top model motherboards are in stock as they tend to be slower sellers. MSI, Gigabyte and Asus etc are all flooding the market with new X470 motherboards so new stocks should …

Continue reading

PUPPET FEVER

Puppet Fever

Puppet Fever was released on April 19, 2018 by  Coffee Stain Publishing. The game was developed by Coastalbyte Games. Puppet Fever is a virtual reality puppeteering party game. This game has a Swedish connection as the publisher is located there. We suspect the developer may also hail from Sweden. This game requires the Oculus Rift …

Continue reading

AMD GOES AFTER NVIDIA FOR MORE MARKET SHARE

AMD logo

In a blog post recently AMD Gaming has indicated they are going to compete with NVIDIA for exclusive add-in boards. EVGA does not sell AMD hardware at all. AMD wants to have the same type of marketing clout to better compete with Intel and NVIDIA. Gigabyte has recently registered the AREZ brand which will be …

Continue reading

WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17134.1

Windows-10-logo

After the problems with releasing Windows 10 version 1803 to test and the higher than expected number of BSOD problems, microsoft has rolled KB4100375 into  build 17133.1 along with many other fixes. This brings Redstone 4 to version 17134.1 which is now being tested. This build is not watermarked suggesting it is a release candidate. …

Continue reading

AMD RYZEN 2 REVEALED

AMD logo

AMD has revealed their Ryzen 2 processors and the new X470 chipset for socket AM4 motherboards. Recall the splash that AMD made with the Ryzen 7 1800X processor. All X470 gaming motherboards are shipped with Store MI, the new AMD SSD technology to improve storage performance. It works by making a virtual SSD by blending storage …

Continue reading

SOULWORKER DIMENSION TRIP

SoulWorker

The popular F2P Soulworker has released a large 3GB update which is playable for those who  have reached level 55 in the game. While PvP it is really a mixed free for all with monsters to add to the action. Your character has to have reached level 55 and be in one of the following …

Continue reading

DEALING WITH GAME LOAD TIMES

samsung-960pro-m2

Some games take an eternity to load the next map. This is due to the shader compiler which has to generate code for the GPU in use. Video cards differ enough that this is the only solution possible. Even old games like Max Payne are very slow on modern machines is due entirely to the …

Continue reading

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 DELAYED

Windows-10-logo

Microsoft has stopped widespread distribution of Windows 10 version 1803 after it was discovered that some problems had to be fix first. Microsoft was going to rollout 1803 on April 9 before the rollout was stopped. The text on the blog post was still present but with strikethrough showing it was rescinded. Immediately (few days) …

Continue reading