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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #1740 on: 31 Aug 2020, 12:57 »
Why not just go with Harpo Marx?
Harpo Marx wasn't a silent-era actor (he only did one silent film, I think) -- he was just a silent actor. ;)

Or Marcel Marceau?
He did speak in of the greatest gags from Mel Brooks' Silent Movie!
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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #1741 on: 31 Aug 2020, 14:05 »
Google’s not helping.

Any silent era actors who never spoken on film? Most of the famous ones eventually acted in ‘talkies’ but I want to know if there is a well-known example of a silent era actor who’s voice was never recorded for film.

Rodolfo Valentino.

Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #1742 on: 31 Aug 2020, 14:21 »
Or Marcel Marceau?
He did speak in of the greatest gags from Mel Brooks' Silent Movie!

Agreed, that's the funniest part of that movie!  (laugh) And he talks in Barbarella. But he's most famous for pantomime and silence. (Otherwise the gag wouldn't work.)

Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #1743 on: 16 Oct 2020, 08:30 »
Got a dumb question for you guys (about graphics adapters and chance):

I bought a GTX 970 in 2015 and it has been a great investment ever since. However since mid-August or so I experienced intermittent BSODs, sometimes a minute after turning on the PC, sometimes during playing a recent AAA 3D game. Windows always came back with BCCode 116, which definitely points to the graphics card.
I also got extreme jerkiness occasionally in 3D heavy games, or one could see big black bars during the desktop refreshing.

Anyways, it was probably dying, so I ordered a 1660 Super on Monday. It came yesterday. And since Monday, my 970 has been working perfectly fine. No crashes, no jerkiness, no black bars, just doing a perfectly fine job. I did move my PC right before that, so maybe it wasn't 100% inside the PCI slot...? I dunno.

Do I

a) just replace my current one, because it didn't get magically fixed and will still die soon
b) keep the new one but don't replace the old one yet, forgoing my chance to return the 1660?
c) return the 1660 so I get back my €225 and hope for the best?
d) all of the above?

Has somebody experienced something similar?
« Last Edit: 16 Oct 2020, 08:42 by Khris »
Fail at Floaty Rog' now!  still having to deal with what games are going through

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #1744 on: 16 Oct 2020, 16:12 »
I would probably return it, if you can get all your money back.

If the 970 then dies again, then order a new one again. Since price for computer stuff keeps dropping and new better ones come out all the time, chances are that you either get the 1660 cheaper at a later occasion or buy a better card for the same price.  ;)
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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #1745 on: 17 Oct 2020, 09:49 »
Thanks Cassie, I guess you're right; I was just hoping to somehow avoid the hassle of returning it. Oh well :)
Fail at Floaty Rog' now!  still having to deal with what games are going through

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  • Fleeing the Cylon tyrrany...
    • Cassiebsg worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Cassiebsg worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #1746 on: 17 Oct 2020, 10:12 »
Well, you can always avoid it... but maybe it can get annoying having it sitting there and missing value while you have no use for it.
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