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post #51 of 83
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I think underclocking the CPU should be enough. But will it damage the chip?

Nah, underclocking shouldnt damage anything. Should even increase the CPU life tongue.gif
Theoretically.
Edited by Andr3az - 4/23/12 at 10:12am
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It would be so much easier and cheaper to just block the ports like a few people have said.
    
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remove your gpu, take his pc, and make him his your pc? simple enough
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post #54 of 83
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remove your gpu, take his pc, and make him his your pc? simple enough

My sig rig (running on the integrated GPU) could max TF2 at 1080p and get 30fps.
    
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post #55 of 83
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So...... My brother's exams are coming up, and he is addicted to Team Fortress 2, and I have no power or way to stop him from playing. And my mum is complaining to me, the builder of his PC 24/7 and it is starting to piss me off.
He needs to use the net for his school, so taking away his network card is out of the question. And uninstalling the game won't do much good, when he can just install it back.
So, yea, out with the 560ti and into my drawer it goes. Unless I can underclock it so much that it won't play TF2? But, he set his password for Windows, and obviously he won't let me access his account anyway.
Hence, in this forum of insane graphical desire and the aim for faster and faster framerates, I am asking you to recommend me a card, that is sooooo slow that it will NOT play Team Fortress 2, but good enough to watch Youtube.
He uses an x58 i7 960, so yea, no integrated graphics :/

If I were you, I would encourage your mom to do her own parenting and find non-technology based ways to manage the situation.
    
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post #56 of 83
Quick google on how to password protect a file. You could essentially make steam only be opened if he has the password. Youtube vids show how.
   
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post #57 of 83
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My sig rig (running on the integrated GPU) could max TF2 at 1080p and get 30fps.

shut down 3 of the 4 cores in the bios, even downclock to 1ghz?

edit: does he use a mouse? if so, hide all the mice. even if he wants to play, he wont want horrible performance on his part, lol
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post #58 of 83
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Just a tip:
If he's addicted to tf2, playing it all day and not studying he probably has no intention of studying or doing well and so if you take the game away from him he will go into withdrawal and go crazy. He wont learn and he wont listen.
This is from my personal experience.
P.S. i know off topic.
Been here before.

On another note..I got a ATI 9250 and a Ball mouse. Case closed, that thing could barely play source, and who would even want to with a ball mouse...
     
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post #59 of 83
You can also make the tf2.exe execute a power down script for the laughs, i'm sure he would get rather tired trying to open the tf2 in the frustration of the pc shutting down
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post #60 of 83
what about a 4350. they suck so bad.
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