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CPU Upgrade Recommendations Thinkpad T480

The Ball Grid Array used in the Core i5-8350U CPU of the Thinkpad T480 is factory-soldered, and I would not even try to remove it to upgrade the CPU for any one of three choices: 1) Unsoldering and ...
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Cheap Intel based SBC

Cheap Intel SBCs There is not much choice: UP board Atomic Pi ╭───────╥────────────┬─────────────╮ │ Name ║ UP board │ ATOMIC Pi │ ╞═══════╬════════════╪═════════════╡ │ Price ║ > $ 109 │ ...
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Intel Core i7-9700K vs 9750H

The 9750H is a mobile processor, meant to be soldered to a laptop motherboard. It will not fit in a a desktop motherboard, nor will you be able to buy one. So for a desktop you don't have a choice. ...
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Which laptop should I buy for video editing & web browsing & some video games?

Gaming machines do not necessarily make the best option for other work. They tend to have 3D capabilities that can mean 2D rendering suffers ... and, if you're doing pure video (as opposed to ...
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Which of the mentioned laptops should be better for my needs?

Since the Acer Zenbook Duo only has DDR3 RAM, and the inferior MX250 GPU, I'd rule that out. Your PH315-52-76WX model of the Acer Predator Helios 300 looks like a good buy, but the Model B07S8D3C8J ...
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Understanding benchmark scores - i7-11390H vs i7-1195G7

For laptop cpu's, don't compare the cpu speed on some random benchmark site. Laptop CPU's are always limited by cooling and vrm, two values Intel/AMD have no control over. Try asking your local ...
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Motherboard recommendation for CPU and ECC-registered buffered memory combination

Your CPU requires a socket FCLGA1200. All of these chipsets have this socket: Intel Z490 / Z590 Intel B460 / B560 Intel H410 / H510 Intel H470 Intel W480 The memory you have is requires a DDR4 slot. ...
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Laptop recommendation for creating GANs and 3D

The Slimbook Titain and System76 Gazelle come with whichever Linux distro you choose, pre-installed, have discrete Nvidia GPUs, and can be customized to your order. Lenovo also has a good track record ...
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Xeon E5 2683 V4 vs Xeon Bronze 4206 for DB server

If you are buying new machines, why not going for AMD CPUs. More cores per dollar ratio. If you insist on going with Intel's platform, I'll highly advice using Xeon W 1x70 series (out in 2021) ...
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Processor Choice for Deep Learning PC

I have a zen 2 based CPU and did'nt have issues running any programs (except a mac vm, but that's a different story). the 3700x has more cores (i think thats better for machine learning) and zen 2 can ...
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Which of the mentioned laptops should be better for my needs?

Most 4GB laptops can be easily upgraded to 8GB, which might be enough for you if you prefer cheap solutions. "Gaming Laptop", "office laptop" and the others are mostly bullshit-words to help laymans ...
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Will old Intel copper heat sink fit on new 8th generation CPU?

It isn't going to fit. The LGA 775 socket CPUs are a different form factor, 37.5mm square, than the i5-8400 which uses an LGA 1151 socket. The distance between the screw-holes for the heatsink of ...
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HDMI cable randomly stops producing picture

Check that the monitor power cable and HDMI cable are securely plugged in. If the issue still occurs the cable is probably bad, replace it and see if that works. If that doesn't fix it, either the ...
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Video board for 2k at 144Hz

I currently have a Ryzen 5 1600 + GTX 1080 setup. I'm getting about 100fps in most games at 1440p165hz. So if you really want to push 144fps, I would recommend getting a 1080ti or better. GTX 1080ti ...
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Video board for 2k at 144Hz

You should look to buy a NVIDIA GTX 1080ti or RTX 2080ti This Reddit post will help you. IMPORTANT: You should check if your MotherBoard accepts that Video Cards and if there's space inside the case....
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Which Laptop for Software Development?

It is perfectly possible to do development on a laptop with 8 GiB of RAM - I've done that for years on end now. However, you must assume that you will be working within an IDE such as Visual Studio. ...
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