I'm sure my game development journey is what you are here for. Cool gifs and exciting pictures. Well today are getting a dull paragraph or two of me telling you about my computer issues!
When my computer crashed, it would render my entire system frozen. You can't move the mouse, the screens display whatever it is that was on it when it froze, and the computer just stays fully powered as if it is still running normally. This freezing has occurred constantly over the past few months.
Installing A New OS
After about three months of this absurd computer nonsense I got rid of my Windows 7 OS. I usually re-install Windows at least once a year as I collect viruses and other crap over time. So I grabbed myself a fresh copy of Windows 10, wiped my SSD, and started anew.
Now We Are Here
At first the crashing had stopped. After about a week on my new OS I installed a GTX 650 as a secondary GPU so I could support four monitors instead of a measly three. I know that sounds absolutely ridiculous but I like nice things ok! :P
Today I wiped my OS again and upon crashing I actually got an error message. It appears that there was an issue with the GTX 650 that I had installed. Since I removed it my computer hasn't crashed but it also has only been about an hour since I removed it. Assuming everything stops crashing, Rock God Tycoon will move forward even faster!
My computer has been crashing randomly for the past few months and I thought I fixed it a while ago when I changed the DRAM voltage from 1.5v to 1.65v. My memory runs at 1600mhz so I read that 1.6v is what is recommended but just incase, I turned it to 1.65v just to ensure stability. As long as the computer doesn't get excessively hot everything is stable and smooth.
I Hate Summer
It was about 35 (Celsius) yesterday which was uncomfortable obviously. But aside from that it also made it a lot harder for me to get work done because my computer crashed every two hours or so. I have liquid cooling so there really isn't anything else I can do except lower the frequency of my CPU I suppose but I get weird instability when I do that. Lots of performance spikes and what not.
I have started to go outside regularly. I'm a few days deep and already feeling better. I took care of my foot problem at last. What has driven me to go outside more often you ask? Pokémon Go! I have what may be classified as a low level addiction to grinding through this damn game.
I feel Like I Should Post More
My lack of posting makes me feel bad. Not only does it show a lack of interest in this blog but it means that in the future when I read back on these posts, I won't be able to read back on this in the future and understand the struggles I went through.