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Lost an (unlocked) core and mouse while playing games, need help please

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Well, my friend was downloading a game, stronghold 3, lets say less than legally in the United States (It's legal in Canada) in the middle of a game the mouse freaked out and stopped working. He restarted his pc to fix it and now one core is gone.. He unlocked an AMD x2 550 to quad core a few weeks back. I told him it was kind of stupid to do so, but I am puzzled what the heck went wrong here. lol
post #2 of 9
its legal in Canada to pirate games? thats a new one.
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Put some maple syrup on it.
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"In general, the unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted material for profit is illegal under Canada's Copyright Act., however the act also states under the section "Copying for Private Use ... for the private use of the person who makes the copy does not constitute an infringement of the copyright"

I told him he was being stupid, but I would like some real answers, I don't pirate games myself so don't get angry at me xD
post #5 of 9
i knew mp3's were legal in canada .. but not games as far as i knew ...
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post #6 of 9
private use means that if you own the game and make a copy you can use it. if you get the copy from the original owner its no longer private use. just fyi
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Quote:
Originally Posted by willistech View Post
private use means that if you own the game and make a copy you can use it. if you get the copy from the original owner its no longer private use. just fyi



private use means no re-distribution
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post #8 of 9
i doubt that his problem has anything to do with the downloading.
it probably has something to do with his unlocked cores, try "locking" those cores again and see if that helps.(or try upping the vcore, see if that brings some stability)
maybe one of the unlocked cores is unstable
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post #9 of 9
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Um ok well I'm not sure what the problem is, core came back but the mouse was fried. lol
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