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Which would make a greater difference? Extra CPU or RAM?

I am building a PC specifically for programming. I mainly use Android Studio and Eclipse which are both quite heavy programs. This is why I would like to get a better CPU / more RAM. Which of the ...
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Deep learning machine with largest number of gpu and xeon cpu sockets

I am planning to build a very high end deep learning machine with as many Xeon or i7 CPU cores and as many Titan X GPU cards as possible on a single motherboard. So what is the maximum limit for this? ...
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DDR4 memory - which one to choose

For the build MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (Z170 3xPCI-E DDR4) Intel i5-6500 3.20GHz 6MB BOX A-DATA 240GB 2,5'' SATA SSD Premier SP550 Monitor: Eizo FlexScan S1901 (1280 x 1024) GeForce GTX960 4096MB 128bit ...
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Notebook that supports 32 GB RAM

I'm searching for a notebook that supports 32 GB RAM. You can recommend one or multiple (all notebooks with 32 GB RAM support you know) devices. I have already tried to find something by myself, but ...
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SODIMM: 1.3Vdc vs 1.3V [closed]

I am in need of some memory for my incoming Brix Pro. The spec sheet says it only accepts 1.3Vdc DDR3L. A quick shop around and I've found 1.3V DDR3L SOMDIMMs which have better timings versus 1.3Vdc. ...
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What kind of 8GB RAM Stick works with the Lenovo S210 Touch?

I would like to upgrade my Lenovo S210 Touch from 4 to 8GB of RAM. I never did this before and I'm not sure what kind of RAM I need to buy. I think it needs to be a 8GB stick of DDR3L-SDRAM. Overview:...
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I have DDR2 ECC RAM but want to find a compatible server

I have the following type of spare 64GB RAM DDR2 ECC 4GB 2Rx4 PC2-5300P RAM PC2-5300P-555-13-ZZ This came with IBM System X3850 M2 which had issues so didn't work as expected What I am looking ...
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RAM recommendation for Android Development [closed]

I am developing an Android app and have a couple physical devices, however to maximize compatibility with user's potential devices I want to run virtual machines. Currently I have 8 GB's of RAM and ...
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Current DDR3/DDR4 RAM Motherboards

I know of motherboards which will allow both DDR3 & DDR4 formats to be used, this would allow me to use DDR3 for a time, then in the future upgrade to DDR4. My real question is, what ...
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What should I buy? (RAM Chips)

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium PC. It needs 2 new RAM chips, but I do not know what I should get. Does anyone know what is under $100 and is really good? More PC info Windows Vista Home Premium,...
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I need a different CPU cooler

I am sitting here with the following specs: Case: Sharkoon REX8 Value Edition Black Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970-UD3 CPU: AMD FX-8320 CPU cooler: Thermalright Macho 120 When I first ordered my ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 for iOS Development?

I'm looking to buy a new Macbook to do Web, Android, and iOS development. I now from experience that web development is not an issue as I'm currently developing on my 2011 Macbook Air with 4GB RAM. I ...
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RAM compatibility and recommendation

A few weeks ago, I asked a question for a graphics card recommendation, here What I'm planning to buy is: Processor: Intel i7 6700k, GPU: 2x (SLI) 980TI, Motherboard: ASUS Z170-A ATX Now I need to ...
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What benefit would I see with more than 4GB RAM in a Chromebook?

I am in the market for a Chromebook. This will be a second machine, like a Kindle Fire with a keyboard. I'm not imagining any kind of power use at all, just streaming, reading, word processing, ...
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Deciding on PC upgrade path

I will understand if this is off-topic, I couldn't really understand the rules, but I saw some similar questions. I'll delete this if you consider it to be off-topic. This is my current PC: ...
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1066MHz vs. 1333MHz memory speed: how much will it impact a POV-Ray workload?

I'm planning to get a new (2nd-hand/refurbished) system for rendering large POV-Ray scenes. I'm using very large bitmaps as bump map and colormap. I'll usually be running multiple POV-Ray processes at ...
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X99 2011-v3 Motherboard and 128 GB DDR4 RAM Compatibility

I have a question about a motherboard and RAM compatibility. MSI X99A XPOWER AC LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard and CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 128GB ...
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Potential upgrade suggestions

Currently I have a desktop running Windows 10 with the following parts seen here: CPU Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor; Motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard;...
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Additional SSD for MSI GE62 APACHE PRO?

I am planning to get the MSI GE62 Apache Pro 15.6 FHD i7-6700HQ 8GB 1TB GTX970M 3GB laptop. I also want to get an extra 128GB of SSD (so I'll have a hybrid of 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD). The problem is ...
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Low Budget with AM1 vs FM2 vs LGA1151

I'm building an extra PC, and for now I need purchase only a combo of motherboard + processor + memory. (I know 4Gb RAM is low memory, I want later add more 4Gb RAM) So, I did a research and I got ...
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What's the Most Amount and Fastest RAM into an Apple MacbookPro 13" non-retina

I'd like to know two things: - Max amount of RAM and - quickest RAM that goes into a MacbookPro current (2015 second half) version which I believe is called 2012 version. I went to www.crucial.com ...
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Portable laptop for academic research

I want a new PC, mainly for work, plus other minor stuff like browsing, Netflix, and Skype. I work in economics research, therefore I need to easily work with reasonably big datasets (say, ~25Gb of ...
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Need help picking out a specific motherboard

I need to build a PC for my work, doesn't need an OS and can be a PC or server motherboard... The motherboard has to be able to work with all of the DDR4 options listed below (Not mixed at the same ...
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Recommended Computer for Statistician or M.S./PhD Statistics Student

I'm looking for a high performance and durable computer to work with. It's primary use is for Statistical Modeling and Analysis. Likely, I will need to use R, some SQL based programs (SQuirreL, for ...
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Optimal RAM for Threadripper 1950x 64GB or 128GB build

I'm planning the build to (finally) upgrade my Phenom II 1090T system and have chosen a 1950x Threadripper CPU and an ASRock Taichi X399 motherboard (the dual Intel gigabit NICs in the Taichi were the ...
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Extreme Streaming Setup

I am trying to build a new streaming PC (from scratch) for a long-time streamer with a really old configuration. Basic needs are: Fluid encoding at 1080p 60fps (8+ hours per day!) Gaming at 1080p ...
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SOC with more than 4Gb ram?

Are there any arm SOCs with large mounts of ram such as 16Gb ? Several phones have come out with 8Gb ram, so I expected the same developments to happen in the SOC sector. I believe there are ARM based ...
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Avoiding rowhammer when buying DDR3 RAM

Is it possible to get DDR3 memory that's not affected by rowhammer? ECC is reportedly not a full fix and not viable since the boards I'm looking at don't support ECC anyway. I've seen claims that, ...
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Why is the production year of a mac relevant? [closed]

Is the production year really a requirement for running the newest os with the newest xcode? Shouldn't it be enough fulfilling the hardware requirements such as cpu, ram, hdd, etc? If I in theory buy ...
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need a workstation for a memory-bound application as cheap as possible

I am working on a project that needs a huge amount of memory about 512GB. The processor is not very important and can be an Intel Xeon v3 3.4GHZ. Is it possible to build a computer with this amount ...
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Is this memory compatible with this motherboard?

I would like to buy new memory for my PC desktop. My ASUS motherboard model is P8H61-M LE/BR. I've got the following information in the ASUS site: 2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-...
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Xeon 2011-3 motherboards that support *unbuffered* (non-registered) ECC RAM?

I'm looking at raw memory speed in a setup where RAM bandwidth is important. Right now the servers are using Xeon E5 16xx v3's and v4's with about 96 - 160 GB of ECC RDIMM 2133/2400. A lot of people ...
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Determining memory compatibility

I am to purchase RAM for my newly purchased ASUS P10S-M WS/IPMI-O that supports 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture and Intel® ...
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Cheap PC with 8GB of RAM

I'm looking to purchase a PC to run my Minecraft server on. It needs 8GB of RAM and a decent processor. I'm not going to do much else with it, so I don't need a large HDD or an SSD. Ideally, the ...
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Motherboard for DDR4 2400+ MHz

I am preparing to buy a new desktop PC as the old one is 8 years already and not really upgradable. I see there are DDR4 modules running at 2133MHz and others running at 3200 MHz. However, I have ...
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Recommended hardware upgrade for Editing/Gaming PC [closed]

Looking to upgrade my Computer which is used for Gaming, Image editing, Audio capture, Video editing & Recording. Current hardware: Processor: Intel Core i7-4771 Quad Core Socket LGA 1150 ...
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Is there a compatibility problem with these RAM modules at different speeds?

I'm planning to update some components on my PC and I want to know if I can buy two more modules of RAM without compatibility issues. This is the new motherboard I will be buying, a Gigabyte B365M-...
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Can I use two brands of RAM? [closed]

I have a corsair vengeance 8gig DDR3 RAM in one slot. I want to upgrade it with same speed and capacity but with other brand. Does they work fine? Or I have to use the same brand? TIA
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DDR4 memory for HP ZBook Studio [closed]

I am currently looking at buying a HP Zbook Studio with an Intel Core i7-6820HQ, and I am looking at buying RAM separately. The best option on the HP website is 32 GB 2133 DDR4 SDRAM (2 DIMM) (...
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Will an SSD and more RAM increase VM performance?

I have a macbook since December 2011. This is my configuration: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB I ...
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LGA1366 Motherboard compatiable with Xeon E5640 Quad Core CPU?

I'm looking for a motherboard that is compatible with the CPU in question, but it must be with in my $130 Budget. I'm looking for a board suitable for budget gaming. The board must have: 2+ DDR3/...
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Multi monitor frustration

what is the best GPU/Card to use for my work-only rig. I do mainly dev work, Webdesign, massive multitasking with sometimes over 50 browser tabs open on each monitor. I don't game on this PC at all. ...
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Which GPU Should I buy for Deep Learning Project [closed]

I have less than $1K as budget for my project.My project is predicting drug target interaction. I am going to use GPU on vector multiplication of visible layer and neurons of hidden layer. I have ...
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CPU (or IC) recommendation for independent use (without PC components) for Speech recognition and computer vision over Wifi

I have been doing some hands on in AI and Computer Vision lately (using OpenNLP, OpenCV, etc). All these experiments were done on my PC (Intel dual core 8GB DDR2). But, now I want to use some ...
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Lenovo ideapad 320 or Asus ROG for graphic/web design?

I need some advice on the laptop for design. I'm in between two options, more or less equal in price. What i use it for UX/UI design, hence Photoshop with tens of artboards (here is the adoby info ...
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Which of the mentioned laptops should be better for my needs?

My desktop has an i3-4130 along with 4 GB RAM and no dedicated graphics card. I am about to get a laptop, and want to evaluate these three: Acer Predator Helios 300 - Core i7-9750, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB ...
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Should I switch from intel core i3 2100 to i5 2500k or i7 2770k for easy working in android studio in 2019

I currently own an old pc with 2gb ram, i3 2100 and with no gpu. So i am thinking to upgrade it to i5 2500k or i7 2700k with 16 gb ram, nvidia 710 2 gb vram and 320 gb ssd Will it be enough to carry ...
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Will a non-ECC memory work with motherboard and CPU that supports ECC?

I have this two components that support ECC memory: AMD RYZEN 3 1200 AMD RYZEN MSI B450M PRO-M2 On the other hand I have this memory 4 GB DDR4 2400 KINGSTON VALUE CL17 Questions Are they going to ...
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Hardware upgrade after a long time: which MB, RAM, CPU, and GPU? [closed]

Time to upgrade my desktop PC, which - unlike most people - I do very rarely, which also means that I'm currently quite out of practice with buying new HW. My computing and graphics needs are not ...
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Can I use DDR4 3000 rather than DDR4 2400 with ASRock Z270 Killer and I7-7700K kaby Lake

I am looking at a combo on NewEgg, https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3579279, that has the following pieces: Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz ...