can i play battlefield 3 on my laptop? i have a toshiba ultrabook u840/00q 14". i have the game running on my computer but it runs very slow and glitchy. i have the graphics settings turned to low
In general, I think it’s difficult to get true gaming performance out of an entry-level laptop unless you’re looking at Alienware or other gaming-specific rigs.
For Battlefield 3, I found these recommended requirements (posted below).
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
- RAM: 4GB
- Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950.
- Graphics card memory: 1 GB
- Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
- Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
So, in looking at the specs posted for the Ultrabook U840, I’m guessing that your biggest problem is the lack of a quality graphics card. Notebookcheck.net states:
Our performance tests with the high clocked mainstream version of the HD Graphics 3000 in quad-core processors showed a performance level on par with the current entry level generations from NVIDIA (e.g. GeForce 310M) and AMD (HD 5450).
Does the docking station power supply damage the laptop battery if used directly on the laptop?
Typically they use the same power supply adapter (or at least the same configuration), so it shouldn’t be an issue.
hey what are the four rules of a series circuit?
Thanks for the question. Five*Nerds looked into your Four rules, but found only three. Since we don’t want to disappoint you, we’ve also included a link to this super-fly chapter on series circuits here
. Perhaps start with Section 4-1: Definition and Characteristics of a Series Circuit.
- Components in a series circuit share the same current. Itotal = I1 = I2 = … In
- Total resistance in a series circuit is equal to the sum of the individual resistances, making it greater than any of the individual resistances. Rtotal = R1 + R2 + … Rn
- Total voltage in a series circuit is equal to the sum of the individual voltage drops. Etotal = E1 + E2 + … En
hi there,i am busy migrating my SQL 2008 licence from one server to another accordingly. will it screw up my licence
Microsoft’s licensing guide for SQL Server 2008 states:
For load balancing and dynamic allocation of resources within a server farm, you may want to move instances of SQL Server across servers. Effective September 1, 2008, Microsoft introduced changes to the license rules for moving instances of server software products across server in a server farm. For SQL Server, these rule changes apply to SQL Server 2008 Enterprise only.
When properly licensed, running instances of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise may be moved freely across servers within a server farm. (There is no 90 day minimum period before reassignment.)
For more information, refer to page 31 of the guide linked here.
Thanks for the question!
$3.19 & 20-Years Worth of iPhone Charges
I don’t know if I’m more impressed with concept that one gallon of gas could provide 7,300 charges or that our automobiles can’t seem to get consistently better than 25miles using the same quantity of fuel. Yeah, yeah,… I understand that moving a 3,000 hunk of steel is different that filling up a 1420mAh lithium-polymer battery.
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It’s true. According to Bill Colton, a VP at ExxonMobil, a single gallon of gas has enough energy to charge an iPhone once a day for 20 years. Of course, that’s never going to happen but it’s a point ExxonMobil uses to stress the fact that there is a lot of energy in gasoline.
That number is striking though. 20 years? And then you think about what gasoline is used for, fuel for our cars, and it all makes sense (kind of). Our cars which are three thousand some pounds and can hit upwards of 100 mph for miles upon miles rely on gas to work. If gas has enough energy to power that, it definitely has leftover resources to pump up our phones.
ExxonMobil goes on to say that gas is one of the lightest and most energy dense fuels there is, which I could not care less about because all I want now is somebody to figure out how to transform a gallon of gas into a chargeable resource for my iPhone.