Battlefield 3 Beta Test will start on 29. September and will end on 10. October. Peoples who purchased Medal of Honor can start playing Beta already on 27. September.
You get more infos here:
If you want to know more about the System Requirments.. see my other Blogpost:
Battlefield 3 System Requirments
Electronic Arts revealed how much power you need under the hood to play Battlefield 3:
- OS: Vista Service Pack 2 32-bit
- Processor: 2GHZ Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHZ or Athlon x2 2.7GHZ)
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Hard drive: 20GB
- Graphics card AMD: DirextX 10.1 compatible with 512MB RAM (ATI Radion 3000, 4000, 5000 or 6000 series, with ATI Radion 3870 or higher performance)
- Graphics card Nvidia: DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512MB RAM (Nvidia GeForce 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 or 500 series with Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance)
- Sound card: DirectX compatible
- Keyboard and mouse
- DVD ROM drive
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- Processor: Quad Core CPU
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Hard drive: 20GB
- Graphics card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024MB RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950)
- Sound card: DirectX compatible
- Keyboard and mouse
- DVD ROM drive
So all in all it is not that hard as many peoples expected.
I should be happy that my Phantom GTX 570 is arrived but I am not.
I did read differend test articles and was aware that this card should be very quit with a good cooling.
In most test articles and benchmark´s I did read about following temperatures:
Idle = 38 Degrees
Gaming = 64 Degrees
full throttle (for example furmark) = 75 Degrees
But now here comes my temperatures:
Idle = 56 Degrees
Gaming = 75 Degrees
full throttle (for example furmark) = 97 Degrees
I did measure it now two days from time to time and come to these temperatures maybe +/- 1 or 2 celsius.
So now I am afraid that there is something wrong with my new card. I mean its running but it is loud like hell when I play games. Annoying loud.
Ok looks like my case has already 50 degrees even with suck in air on the front panel with 120mm cooler. And blow it out behind. So I am now unsettled whats wrong here.
The noise makes me mad. The grafics are ok and the performance as well. But noise and temperature seems to be unusual compared to reports of friends, users in forums and test articles and benchmark´s.
Should I fill an RMA or are the 50 degrees in my case (which I also have with the gts 250) the error? I am not sure what to do now.
Damn. An RMA would cost some days or weeks time and then I could probably not play Battlefield 3 open beta. I bought this card for Battlefield 3.
Any tech-geeks here who can give me advice if everything is ok with my card or if I should fill an RMA and get a new one?
Lately there is a new fraud going on. There are scammers who looking for victims in content creator groups. Everyone needs to be alerted and be careful!
Those peoples have stolen accounts and are looking for content creators as there target and will IM them things like “Hey someone has stolen your content” followed by a phishing link which looks like an official LL website. Once “Logged in” their user name and password have been successfully stolen and those scammers have a new stolen account!
So be very careful these days and tell your friends too so that those fraudster cant filch more accounts!
Source: Second Life Forum
I had some pretty great ideas for stuff I would like to build in Second Life. In fact I did want to start today with some of these ideas. However.. Yesterday I went to bed in real life and every 5 minutes I did hear an automatic fire alarm from a neighbors home. You cant imagine how ugly this sounds. First I did go upstairs and watch if really something is burning. But I did not nose or see anything. I did ring on the neighbors door 2 am as I couldn´t sleep because of these ugly fire alarm tunes. But there was no one at home. I went back downstairs and met a neighbor who also was bugged from these sounds. We talked about what to do now. He was the opinion to call the police so that they can open the door and shut down this damn thing. But I was the opinion that this would probably cost our neighbor a lot of money and who knows maybe he is just at work at night shift. My neighbor said that is true.. he would defenetly pay because the police comes to shut that thing down. We did decide to go back home and try to sleep. From 2 am til 4 am I did listen to these sounds… I thought I get crazy. Im not a person who has anything agains loud music or what ever but these fire alam tunes were so penetrant that I thought I get mad. But anyhow I must be fall asleep at round about 4 am or so. But in my dreams I did still listen to this sound. I was awake again at 5 am and noticed that someone goes upstairs and open a door. I did hope it is the neighbor and he is shutting down his fire alarm. And yes it was him and he did. So that was a horror night with so less sleep that I still feel sick. I dont go on my second life ideas today.. I rather catch up on some sleep laters. What about you? Did you ever had such a horror night?
By the way.. I will later collect all the mobilephone numbers of any neigbor because if this happens again I call them. The neighbor can be happy that we didnt call the police because they would say it is his fauld and then the neighbor would pay. So he can be happy that we didnt call them. However I must now have every mobilephonenumber. Im lucky that I dont have anything to do like going working today.. otherwise I would defenetly not go to work because 1 hour sleep is not enough.. and yes.. I feel like dead.
There is a latest news on the Firestorm Blog that they release Firestorm with Mesh Support now..
Due topopular demand we’ve decided we can’t hold back the Firestorm with Mesh support release,however this hasn’t been an easy decision. Unfortunately LL Mesh code comeswith a lot of new bugs and undesirable behaviors which we honestly aren’tcomfortable releasing with. Many of these issues we would consider blockersfora release. The issues which we wouldn’t consider blockers simply do not reachour expectations for a quality release. However, you asked for it! And you’regetting it in its current state!
But I suggest you read on the official Firestorm Blog:
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Some days ago a friend asked me what I always mean with Second Life and he really dont understand what that is all about.
Well I thought I will explain him but I was not suprised that he did not understand anything. Most time I talked about content creation
but I think he did not understand anything I am talking about. I thought it would not be that great to go more into details about all
the other activitys we have in SL. He anyway would not understand.
So what about your friends? Do they know about your Second Life and do they understand what you are talking about?
I saved some money and purshaded a Corsair TX 650 Watt Power Supply and a Gainward Geforce GTX 570 Phantom. So at the moment I wait for the parcel service and I hope he comes soon. I am just a bit excited and I hate waiting
I think I need this new hardware for Battlefield 3 but it is also good so that my computer is a bit more up to date now. Maybe also good for Second Life, I dont know.
So now I start to save money for a new mainboard, RAM, and CPU. But I think this will take some month so that I can again buy anything. But at this point I can be patient.
When I say “Three Seasons but autumn above all!” then I mean that I like spring, winter but autumn above all. Yes you got it. I love these three seasons but not summer.
I got the idea to write about this topic from the Second Life Forums. Someone asked “What do you love about autumn?”.
So here is my answer:
I like autumn propably so much because I am born in october. I love rainy days if I am at home. It is so cool to be in a warm place and listen to the raindrops and rain on the window. I always enjoy this times and for me this time is very mystic and pretty much “north german” where I am from.
Those days when all peoples cry “damn rain damn weather” I scream “I loveeeee it” and peoples do not understand.
I also like to take my umbrella and go outside if its rainy. Peoples cant understand but I love it. I like to nose the fresh air and the wet grass.. the wet plants and maybe streets. I just like it.
I always feel like a child on these days.. and I guess peoples just think “Look at her.. she´s singing in the rain!! Crazy?”.
No I am not. Again.. I am born in october.. and those weather always show me how wonderful life can be.
When it is summer and peoples feel great… then I feel mad if its to hot.. I feel like they would feel if its rainy for them.. just mad.
Maybe peoples think it is strange. But why should everyone love summer? I love autumn!
Autumn at home is pretty cozy. But going outside can be fun too. Have you ever been in a forest when the first leaves fall to the ground? If many leaves float down, you can listen them in the wind. It is so great. We have a little forest hear and believe me it is also very mystic to walk in the forest then. Im also just 20 minutes by train far away from the baltic sea. When autumn starts you notice there that the waves bubble more up because it gets more windy. You feel its the season when the sea wakes up. Again this is very mystic for me. I always think you notice more of the nature then. But maybe it is just me as I like autumn so much.
As I said I like spring and winter as well.. but just wanted to write about my favorite season autumn.
How about you? Do you like autumn too? And if so.. what and why do you like it?