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Old 12-19-2012, 08:29 AM   #3826
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Yeah, thanks. I'd platoon more if we used the in game chat. Teamspeak does bad things to my PC.
All ya have to do is say something.....I'll drop off TS and platoon with you any time.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #3827
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First time we got Brothers in Arms - 4 kills each

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Old 12-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #3828
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so I hit lvl 4 (Matilda) and, as per advice here I'm gonna train my crew now and gear my tank...

any flaws in that?
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:21 PM   #3829
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speaking of computers. Mine is a Dell Inspiron somethingerother I5. onboard graphics. running hot, I think, at 170f cpu and 120 HD.

I'm running the prog that is sposed to minimize resources used by other programs, but this seems really hot. It's on a laptop cooler. But the fans dont' work as one of the cats snagged the cord and ripped it out in a driveby one day.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:45 PM   #3830
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Laptop coolers don't do shit. A piece of 1/4" plywood is just as effective.

If you can do a valve adjustment on a KLR, you can de-gunk a heatsink. Get canned air and a set of precision screwdrivers. Clean hands. Disassemble. Blow dirt out of the heatsink. Reassemble. Play tanks.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=clean+dell+inspiron
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:51 PM   #3831
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so I hit lvl 4 (Matilda) and, as per advice here I'm gonna train my crew now and gear my tank...

any flaws in that?
None at all that I can see if we're talking about the Premium tank here..

It's a medium, and the Russians have great mediums (well, starting with the T-34-85), so the time you spend training your crew up will be well worth it if you pick good perks and use them in standard Soviet line tanks (non-premium).

Run it hard, but carefully, and afford the periscope and camo-net while training up Brothers in Arms for all crew, first, to 100%. You can train the crew to run whatever Russian medium you are working on, and still use them in the Matilda (without retraining backward) when you feel like it, to aid in their crew training.

But since the Brothers in Arms has to get to 100% for all crew members to work, training camo perks for crew is a choice you may want to go with instead to have benefits right now.

Edit: As always, using the highest-tier appropriate-sized premium tank for the crews you want to train up is probably advised, if only to make more money. The first premium I went with was a tier 3, and while it made SIlver, it was slow. In fact, I made the same amounts of SIlver, as profit, with the old Pzk IV, so that sort of negated the need for a premium tier 3. Hopefully a tier 4 makes even more credits.

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Old 12-19-2012, 12:51 PM   #3832
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We got Jarrod's Matilda going pretty fast up the hill just now

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Old 12-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #3833
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None at all.

It's a medium, and the Russians have great mediums, so the time you spend training your crew up will be well worth it if you pick good perks.

Run it hard, but carefully, and afford the periscope and camo-net while training up Brothers in Arms for all crew, first, to 100%. You can train the crew to run whatever Russian medium you are working on, and still use them in the Matilda (without retraining backward) when you feel like it, to aid in their crew training.

But since the Brothers in Arms has to get to 100% for all crew members to work, training camo perks for crew is a choice you may want to go with instead to have benefits right now.
Tier 4 Matilda is British isn't it?
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:56 PM   #3834
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Yep, the Russian premium Matilda is tier 5. The brit is teir 4.

Just grind the tier 4 as best you can. Sorry bud, it's the shittiest tier in WoT. It's all downhill from there.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #3835
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I have to clean my computer's filter every few weeks or tanks will make it run a little warm. I take compressed air to it about every two months.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:00 PM   #3836
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Laptop coolers don't do shit. A piece of 1/4" plywood is just as effective.

If you can do a valve adjustment on a KLR, you can de-gunk a heatsink. Get canned air and a set of precision screwdrivers. Clean hands. Disassemble. Blow dirt out of the heatsink. Reassemble. Play tanks.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=clean+dell+inspiron
I have a feeling that I dried the thermal paste out on my laptop by it running super-hot to keep up with Eve Online back in the day. Besides cleaning heat sinks out, if I had a laptop open I'd think about replacing thermal paste.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:01 PM   #3837
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Oh, then we aren't talking about the Premium - ooh boy...

Good luck pal, lol.

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I have to clean my computer's filter every few weeks or tanks will make it run a little warm. I take compressed air to it about every two months.
My computer's filter seem to be cat hair. I clean it out once in a while, but it auto-replaces itself.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #3838
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speaking of computers. Mine is a Dell Inspiron somethingerother I5. onboard graphics. running hot, I think, at 170f cpu and 120 HD.

I'm running the prog that is sposed to minimize resources used by other programs, but this seems really hot. It's on a laptop cooler. But the fans dont' work as one of the cats snagged the cord and ripped it out in a driveby one day.
Feck, Boomers got a KTM 950. You need a physics major to work on it.

If'n you need some thermal paste, gimme a shout. My old Dell ran hot once.....once
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:20 PM   #3839
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Feck, Boomers got a KTM 950. You need a physics major to work on it.

If'n you need some thermal paste, gimme a shout. My old Dell ran hot once.....once
I own a 950 too... that's not funny (because it is true)
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:22 PM   #3840
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Oh, then we aren't talking about the Premium - ooh boy...

Good luck pal, lol.



My computer's filter seem to be cat hair. I clean it out once in a while, but it auto-replaces itself.

:( yeah, British....lol :) thanks for the advice though, I guess it still applies
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