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My Computer Specs Meme

Pink Pirate (click here for a raw shot)

This weekend I got a new computer. I have gone ahead and updated my System Specifications page so you guys can see everything listed there but I thought, since I have some time, it would be fun and also informative if I turned this sharing experience into a meme.

Meme Instructions: Share your computer specs and answer the following questions. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments.

  1. Share any of your computer specs (video card, memory, etc..) Click here if you don’t know any of those things or just share the year you bought it. I just got this computer in August of 2014 and I’ve shared all of the specs on my System Specs page.
  2. Which viewer do you use most often? – I only use the Official Second Life viewer on a regular basis. The only time I use Firestorm or any other third party viewer is when I need to login to another avatar at the same time.
  3. What is your FPS (Frames Per Second) when you have your graphics on ultra? My FPS is around 80 to 90 when my graphics are on ultra and I have shadows, advanced lighting and all that enabled.
  4. How often does Second Life crash for you? Is it usually just a viewer crash or your whole system crashes? What are you usually doing at the moment of the crash? Before this new computer, I would pretty much crash all the time, if not with a blue screen of death then a driver error or sometimes my computer would just shut down completely because I guess it got overheated. I would never be able to run Second Life, Photoshop or a browser together. If I was running SL, that’s all I could run. But with this new computer, I was able to run SL, Photoshop and Chrome with a few tabs open. I did crash a couple of times during all of this, but I really do think it’s because of my inventory and also because I’m not a very technical person and don’t know what the optimal settings are for good performance.
  5. Do you know of any tips or tricks in the settings that would improve performance? Like I said, I’m not a very technical person but one thing that I normally do which helps me with lag is keep my draw distance all the way down and only put it higher when I’m doing a shot that requires it. I would love to hear any tips you guys may have to improve my performance, graphics quality or FPS.

I have been playing around with my new computer for a day now and I am very satisfied with the results so far. With my previous computer I constantly had blue screens or my display driver would crash. I would also crash like crazy from Second Life all the time. I still crash from Second Life with my new computer though, lol. My guess is that it’s probably due to my inventory. However, I did crash a lot less and I haven’t had any blue screens or driver crashes as of yet. I even went to several laggy sims and I didn’t feel much lag. The graphics quality is very similar to my previous computer but the performance is much better. I’m hoping this one should last me a while now. I may upgrade the video card in a year or two if need be.

I don’t do the Monday Memes on a weekly basis anymore but I will do them every once in a while when I get the chance. Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years.

Hope you guys had a great weekend, Happy Monday! <3

Credits:
*Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey/Midtone by Lara Hurley (@ Uber)
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Blythe by Truth Hawks
*Outfit: Alchemy – The Pirate Wench – Pink RARE (flickr) (@ FGC)
*Pose: Label Motion by anne Dakun
Location: Black Spot Shipyard