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Harry Rhodan

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  1. If you keep the GPU you get the most bang for the buck with an Intel i5 10400f (the f at the end means that they don't have an an integrated GPU). An i3 10100f is even cheaper but only four cores are a questionable investment for the future. A B560 board with fast RAM would be preferable, because the B560 supports higher memory speeds than the specified 2666MHz. If that's still too much you could get any of the older and lower series boards for socket 1200 (H410, H510, B460) and two sticks of RAM with 2666MHz.
  2. You would at least need to replace the CPU, board an RAM. I would go with a Ryzen 5 5600G, a B450 Board and 16GB of at least 3200MHz RAM. That would be currently about 400€ here. But the safest bet is to wait until the game is released and people know what it actually needs.
  3. It's a horrible video and you should feel bad about posting it! Because now I want one.
  4. Is it still a small form factor build if all those regular size components are sticking out left and right?
  5. Like with all prebuilts they don't tell you where most of these components come from. So you don't know their quality or if they are replaceable with standard parts. If I try to throw together the prices of good components with their current prices in Germany (which include VAT) I arrive at: CPU: 250€ Board: 150€ PSU: 100€ RAM: 100€ SSD: 50€ Cooler: 50€ Case: 100€ That's 800€ in components. If you factor in 200€ for assembly and Windows you are at about 1000€ without the GPU. Sou you're paying 400 for an old 2060 Super. With the current situation maybe not the worst deal. A 3060 costs about 600 here right now. But you would need to check the prices you would get to see if this calculation works for you.
  6. You could also try to delete the file "appmanifest_220200.acf" from two folders above the KSP main folder. This is where Steam stores the information on how much it needs to download or already downloaded.
  7. High single core performance, enough RAM and a middle or entry class GPU, which are extremely expensive these days. High single core performance also usually means no laptops as they will throttle back after a few minutes or even seconds because they overheat comparatively quickly. Especially in cheaper and/or thinner machines. No. All the relevant parts are soldered on and you only have a single RAM slot which will make the horribly slow integrated graphics even slower.
  8. I don't think you even can overclock RAM on a B360 board. It'll definitely run. The question is if you can get it up to 2666 if it's not specified for that speed. Otherwise you might end up at 2400 or 2133 as an automatic fallback. You should probably look up what options your board is actually offering.
  9. I'm torn between the MSI B550 Tomahawk and the Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro. The Aorus Pro theoretically has the better VRM setup while the Tomahawk has an internal USB-C connector for the case.
  10. Cool, have you tried a stress test with Prime 95 if the CPU is stable? Do you have a case for the GPU or is it just naked right next to case?
  11. You need a Thunderbolt 3 connector for a external GPU and your board doesn't have that. Same goes for the PSU as these prebuilt SFF machines have custom connectors for their PSUs. Honestly instead of throwing money at stand-up guyizing a mediocre office machine you could just buy a machine that is actually capable of using high end components.
  12. Physically yes, but neither the cooling system nor the PSU are meant to cope with this thing and you also can't overclock or just undervolt it because this OEM board doesn't have any options for that. Like the others already said: save for a good PC rather than trying to fit some already outdated stuff into your old one.
  13. Is KSP really using all of the RAM? Are you using that many mods? It is definitely not calculating physics on a GPU, so that is just a waste of money and energy. Try to find out what is actually limiting your performance and then upgrade that.
  14. Is that one thread or the whole CPU? Because again: this game uses one single thread per craft for physics calculations. That means if one single thread of your CPU is at 100% then it is already working at full potential. And that at just 100/16 = 6.25% of any combined load.
  15. Well there are no mods on the Steam Workshop and automatic updates can be pretty annoying when the updates break mod compatibility. So you either end up having to copy your game folder somewhere else or trying to use the beta tab to keep an older version. Both options need you to manually fiddle around and keep your eyes open.
  16. Use a small cup to collect the screws so they're not flying around everywhere. Take photos of every important steps before peeling everything off so you can always retrace your steps. There should also be an official manual with detailed disassembly instructions so you don't completely need to rely on Youtubers. You could also try to use one of those plastic contraptions with additional fans.
  17. Nice. When mine started to behave oddly a few years ago the boxed (stock) cooler fell of right before my eyes when i tried to dust it off because those cheap plastic pins were breaking. I bought a better aftermarket cooler with a metal backplate and real screws instead. Or maybe you just need to replace the thermal compound between the cooler and the CPU.
  18. I'd say this is mostly marketing babble and the real reason is simply that they were hoping to save the 50 or so Dollars on the upgrade to 32GB RAM. And that will come to haunt them in the second half of the lifecycle.
  19. Then that might be related to your current RAM setup and the CPU is actually waiting too long for the data.
  20. Even 3 and 4 are still available. In this day and age where new original IPs are getting more and more replaced by countless sequels and franchises I find it hard to believe that someone is confused by the concept of a sequel. The game is on sale about every five minutes. The Steam summer sale is just around the corner.
  21. Is that only for one thread or is the whole CPU running at 50%? KSP uses only one thread for physics calculation per craft. That usually means usually any combined usage of more than 25% on a quad core with only four threads will indicate that the one core that is calculating your rocket is running at full speed.
  22. Because the CoL indicator only give information about a few select parts that are specifically meant to provide lift like wings, winglets and the bottom part of pods while reentering. It does not indicate any body lift for any other parts. That means it's a good rough guideline for planes that usually have big wings compared to the rest of their body. But at the same time it is completely useless for rockets because it will make people believe that all aerodynamic forces are somehow concentrated around the tiny set of winglets at the bottom of their rocket.
  23. That is still not your GPU. This is just telling you, that your specific GPU is part of a family of onboard chips that has seen multiple generations of different chips since 2010. The same goes for your CPU. To find the specific models you're actually using you could try to use a tool like CPU-Z. An integrated CPU like that is using the same RAM as the rest of your system, meaning that you can actually use less RAM for games and Windows itself. We already told you that 4GB will hardly be enough for the DLC and now you want to add mods on top? I would say the easiest way to find out how it behaves is to install that version, install the mods and maybe Infernal robotics and then see if it still playable and how much memory you've left. Depending on that you might be able to guesstimate if you can still fit in the DLC. But as the others said: in the long run you'll need to upgrade your RAM.
  24. Be careful. For some reason there's also a series of DDR3 modules of the same name with the same speed. The DDR3 modules have a CAS latency of 12 or 13 while the DDR4 modules have a CAS latency of 15 or 16. And as far as I can see the heatspreader on the DDR3 modules is white while the DDR4 ones are red.
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