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Laptop buying guide

I want to buy a 4th or 5th generation laptop for casual tasks like typing office and coding, but the laptop I want should be very durable and work for a long time in harsh places like mountains, gyms ...
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Buying PC for Autonomous Driving Software and Simulator

I am currently going to buy PCs for my university for the purpose of using Autonomous Programming Software and the simulator. The simulator we currently use is CARLA and we had an issue where the ...
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Should I focus on CPU or GPU for my upgrade?

I want to upgrade my PC mainly focusing on heavily modded Minecraft. My current specs are: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Ram: 32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR4 MOTHERBOARD: B450 GAMING PRO ...
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Is there a motherboard that supports ARM processors?

Because ARM processors are much less expensive and power-consuming, I want to use them in a PC with PC-type RAM and hard-drive. Is there a motherboard the allows to use ARM processors with PC-based ...
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How noticeable is a higher core-count CPU for a software developer's quality of life?

Here are some pretty general questions from a new developer / moderate gamer about CPU core counts and how they affect the developer experience in terms of convenience and QoL. Feel free to answer any/...
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Optimal motherboard for 256GB RAM and dual Nvidia RTX 3090

I am in the process of building a workstation for photogrammetry and 3D Modeling. My day to day work, involves going out to field and scanning environments using drone enabled 3D scanners or 360 video ...
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Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS, no TSX) AVX2 support? [closed]

I tried this command to find the model of my intel processor $ lscpu | grep "Model name" Model name: Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS, no TSX) But this seems like a very vague ...
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Which RAM should I add to my laptop with processor 2133 MHz speed...?

Actually, I want to upgrade my laptop RAM. So, when I was searching for compatible RAM for my laptop I got to know that it was already pre-installed(inbuilt) with 4GB 2666 MHz? Do I need to add 8GB of ...
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Comparison Between Servers

The core process of the company is running on a 4 year old server, and at this point the I.T. Staff got the budget to buy a new server. The core process is a web app with intensive writing/reading ...
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Laptop CPU overheats regulary, how to stop it?

Specs: Intel core i5-7200U @2.5GHz, 2 Cores Turbo ON: -Current clock speed:3.1 GHz -min clock speed: 0.4GHz -max clock speed: 2.7GHz Turbo ON temperature: -low 70 C -current 95 C -high 95 C ...
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Can I use more + faster SODIMM with old laptop now I've switched from Celeron to Pentium 4?

I have an ancient laptop that officially maxes out at 384MiB; that's 128MiB soldered on the mobo, and a 256MiB SO-DIMM. I've swapped the CPU from a 1.5GHz Intel Celeron, with a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 (it ...
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CPU upgrade on motherboard Pegatron Benicia 1.01?

I've never planned to upgrade my CPU. However, most of the components in my PC have been upgraded, and the CPU is now the performance bottleneck. It doesn't flinch except for gaming where it is maxed ...
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What laptop hardware makes the most logical sense for compiling rust? (Linux)

I am looking for a new laptop which will mostly be used for programming, specifically rust and want to get something that has best performance for the $. I'd rather replace my laptop every 2 years ...
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Advice on server CPU to buy

My team and I are considering the purchase of a new compute server. Specifically we are dealing with CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) in the area of Space Engineering. According to past experiences, ...
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Modern equivalent of the Motorola 68000?(In power and price)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_68000 I've been designing a modern 16-bit console in my head for fun. Most 16-bit consoles of the time used the 68k, but I want one which is still being ...
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Laptop recommendations for these specs

I'm looking to upgrade to a slightly more powerful gaming laptop. I have the specs I want in mind but just want recommendations of brand and model that match, some pros and cons of each, and maybe a ...
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Can I use more RAM than the published limit for a CPU?

I'm planning to buy a new low-end mini PC. I'm looking for the absolute cheapest model that meets my main requirement of being able to install a minimum of 16 GB of DDR4 SODIMM RAM. Here's the problem....
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Should I upgrade the CPU for lightweight home server?

I recently built a new gaming PC, which leaves me with my previous parts that currently are going unused. What I wanted to do was setup a small home server that can host a light survival Minecraft ...
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What is a better buy? The AMD RYZEN 7 4700U or 5700U?

i want to buy a laptop. Both have 16GB RAM and the READON as graphics card. What is a better buy? 4700U VS 5700U?
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Would love some laptop buying advice

I will start studying AI next week and I am having a really hard time figuring out which laptop to buy. There is so much choice and laptops with the same CPU, RAM and SSD storage very wildly in price. ...
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What school computer should I buy?

I'm a recent graduate from high school. I want to make sure I'm prepared to enter college as a computer science major. However, I don't have a computer. I don't know which computer to get for college. ...
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Confused about AMD/Intel DDR2 type memory

I am looking for RAM DDR2 non-ECC, unbuffered, PC2-6400 4GB per one bank to upgrade my old PC. Currently have 4GB on it in four banks. The maximum capacity is 16GB. I am using an HP desktop that has ...
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Choosing a case for 5090x for heavy duty usage

I am trying to choose a case from the following. I will be using a 5090x with a noctua 15 cooler, need to have space for a future 3080 graphic card and most importantly it needs to able to dissipate ...
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Suggestions for a new laptop

I am planning to buy new laptop. Need some suggestions from you guys. Here is some details: I'm a web developer I'll use it for productivity and multi - tasking (running php server + mysql, open 2 or ...
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Which motherboard should I choose?

I want to build a custom pc that can support i9-13900K and RTX 4090 in future as I'm a 3D artist, and a stock trader. But for now I want a pc for stock trading, which can support i5, and 32GB/64GB RAM....
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A personal computer CPU which does not require any fan to cool it

I desire to custom-build a totally noiseless personal computer (no fans at all). The PSU is fanless, 500W. The GPU is fanless. The hard drive is SSD/NVMe. Is there a modern PC CPU which does not ...
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Replacing Ryzen Processor in Gaming PC

Currently have: Processor: AMD A8-9600 Radwon R7 Motherboard: A320M PRO-VH PLUS (MS-7B07) Graphics card: Asus GeForce GT 1030 2GB I am looking into upgrading processor to Ryzen 7 5800X 3D My question ...
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Question about the CPU "Ryzen 9 7950X3D" [closed]

I bought a new PC: my mainboard is the "ProArt X670E-CREATOR WIFI", and the CPU is the "Ryzen 9 7950X3D". According to the homepage of ASUS, the mainboard supports my CPU only ...
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Optimized clockspeed CPU vs RAM

please refer to noted comments below also Is it better to have a faster speed processor/CPU or memory/RAM clockspeeds? For instance, I have a HP Z2 G5 i7-10700 2.9ghz that runs at about 2904mhz (per ...
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Intel Turbo Boost parameter in bios crashes the system [closed]

I recently built a computer with these components: Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 GAMING X AX Processor: i7-13700KF Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, 10 GB RAM: HyperX DDR5 2x16GB 5200 PSU: ...
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Why is my CPU performance bad? [closed]

Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 - CPU AMD Ryzen 7 4800 U - 16GB RAM - GPU 512MB ATI AMD Radeon Graphics I have included the benchmarks in the picture below the render showing both my single core and multi core ...
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Linux Notebook with AMD Ryzen CPU, dedicated AMD GPU, USB4

I am using a Lenovo L14 AMD since quite a while, and while Linux support was wonky in the beginning it finally works well. Using it for media creation work is not ideal though, as the CPU and GPU ...
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Will upgrading my 15 year old computer make it powerful enough for video editing?

I want to run something by people here to see if I'm on the right track or if I'm wasting my time. I found my old desktop computer from almost 15 years ago. After some initial research, I get the ...
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What is TBD meaning in the specs of GPU?

I know that the core speed of a VGA is a number, for example: 1365 MHz, 1500 MHz, 1530 MHz ; Some GPUs have core speed is TBD. So what does it mean? I have googled around but find nothing.
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Should I toss my MSI z590 motherboard and start over?

Will my MSI MPG Z590 10th/11th gen Gaming Carbon wifi motherboard be outdated soon? Using for UE5 and game programming
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A recent CPU of 80 TDP or less suitable for Nofan CR-80EH

The fanless CPU cooling company Nofan has produced the model CR-80EH which according to the linked webpage can be used for CPUs of up to 80 TDP. Is there a recent CPU of 80 TDP or less suitable for ...
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Would Adobe Animate get huge benefits from a high end graphics card?

I couldn't find any definitive answer so I'm asking here if putting more of the budget towards a high end GPU is more beneficial vs a better CPU when it comes to Adobe Aninmate? The computer would not ...
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How much of a bottleneck will I get with a 3060 Ti and Core i5

I am going to get a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and an eGPU chassis for my computer. I have a MacBook Air (I Know NVIDIA isn't supported for macOS) and use the eGPU on bootcamp. I have heard that your ...
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Modded PC CPU upgrade - will the power supply manage?

I have a motherboard FOXCONN H61 with a Celeron CPU. I'd like to upgrade the CPU to possibly a i7-2600 or a i7-3770 (looking for used/renewed ones). Now here's the thing: I power the motherboard with ...
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Small MCU with two RS-232 ports mounted in a box

I need two serial ports (RS-232) and an MCU already mounted in a box. This is not something that requires an OS, so Arduino level is fine. It is going to read in serial data on one port (9,600 bps) ...
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Need recomendations for a three monitor system, possibly without a GPU

I am on the market for a new computer. I want to be able to run three monitors, perferably daisy chained. I work in software development and run IDEs and compile a lot of code. I need the realestate ...
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Is my older desktop capable of upgrading?

Good morning all, I've got a HP Pavilion I bought from my brother some years ago ;it was a work desktop prior. He had a shop replace the factory graphics card (NVIDIA GEFORCE 9500 GS) with a 1gb ...
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Suggestions for good hardware for object detection using Yolov7

I need some suggestions on what is the best hardware to do object detection using YoloV7. I have been using Nvidia's Jetson hardware like Nano and Xavier. I have tried running and optimizing Yolov7 ...
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why video cards/GPU are not like CPUs in terms of installation into a computer?

why GPUs, generally are in another electrical board (video card) and are not like CPUs to be installed in the motherboard?
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What is the cheapest computer (mobo/CPU) that can run windows 11

The purpose is to run some bitcoin wallet and will rarely be opened or anything. I want to run electrum, exodus, that's it. Maybe anti malewarebytes. I got some cheap computer but my partner want ...
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About the hardware recommendation for Unreal Engine 5

I want to delve into game development next month and I know I need a very good PC, but I'm a student and can have very little money to spare. I'm eyeing an Acer Swift 3 Ryzen with the following specs: ...
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Between Intel or AMD, whose latest motherboards will support more numbers of future generations of CPU sockets and specifications?

All my life I have bought all my gaming PCs with Intel CPUs. I always face a major issue, though: 2 to 3 years after buying a new PC, when I try to replace my 2 to 3 years old GPU with a brand new ...
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Can't decide between a better CPU vs better GPU for graphic design and some video editing

I have to build a PC and I have limited money. I may upgrade CPU or GPU in future though. But I can't decide which one would be more important for tasks like graphic design apps (Adobe, Affinity etc.),...
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Thinkpad W530 replacement

I am looking for a laptop to replace my W530 thinkpad (from 2012). Here is what I like in the W530: matte IPS screen good (backlighted) keyboard with key travel of 2.5mm keyboard without numpad (I ...
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What processor should I choose?

I am planning to buy a laptop. I have selected two . One has a 8th generation 1.80GHz core i7 processor and other has 7th generation 2.70 Ghz core i7 processor. Shall I emphasize on clock speed or ...

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