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RAM compatibility and recommendation

The RAM you've selected is incompatible with the rest of your parts. It is ECC (stores extra data in order to detect memory errors) registered (uses a special circuit to reduce the amount of power ...
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What kind of 8GB RAM Stick works with the Lenovo S210 Touch?

Referring to a manual of your notebook there is one RAM slot (DDR3L 1333/1600) in your device, which can support up to 8GB of memory: But after checking memory modules compatible with your CPU (ARK ...
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need a workstation for a memory-bound application as cheap as possible

This fundamentally boils down to a motherboard question - what is the cheapest motherboard that can inexpensively support at least 512Gb RAM. Finding the absolute cheapest would be difficult, but I ...
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I have DDR2 ECC RAM but want to find a compatible server

You can use HP Dl585 G5 or DL385 G5. These servers use AMD based processors both of them take PC2_5300 RAM DL385 G5 Specs Memory : Up to 128 GB (with PC2-5300 8GB DIMMs). PC2-6400 800MHz DDR2 Select ...
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Which RAM should I prefer (CL vs PC)?

The "PC" number is a DDR module name, it indicates module's data rate. PC4-17000 modules have 2133 MHz data rate (2133 × 8 ≈ 17000) PC4-19200 modules have 2400 MHz data rate (2400 × ...
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What benefit would I see with more than 4GB RAM in a Chromebook?

I want to mention that there are also models with 8GB of RAM and more options to choose from in the price range between $350 to $1500. I am in the market for a Chromebook. This will be a second ...
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Make laptop faster

A RAM upgrade will help a little bit (minimum 8GB if you do), but the first thing I would do is put in an SSD, because if it has a spinning hard drive, an SSD will make your PC WAY faster (seriously, ...
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Will upgrading my 15 year old computer make it powerful enough for video editing?

For just a zoom meeting and attending classes it might be enough(16gb would be overkill for that though). but honestly a 15+ year old pc simply isn't fast enough anymore to do things like programming ...
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Is this memory compatible with this motherboard?

As long as you have DDR3 Memory at the right speed you'll be fine, as this is what your motherboard specifies. All three of the RAM modules you listed would work perfectly fine. Brand names don't ...
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I need a different CPU cooler

I suggest the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. For one the cooler you have is huge for a cooler and actually has a bunch of people worrying about the same problem you have. Because the EVO is not meant to ...
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Which notebook is better for Android Studio?

A development laptop definitely needs to have an SSD and a decent CPU, which is why I would suggest you to discard your list and take a look at 3 families of laptops: Asus VivoBook, Lenovo ThinkPad ...
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Why is the production year of a mac relevant?

While the production year might not be relevant, new features introduced after a certain period might be required. Nordis already mentioned CPU efficiency, but if you dive down to components you will ...
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New motherboard and 2 8gb sticks or current motherboard and 1 16gb stick?

I would recommend purchasing a kit of 2x8GB DDR4 RAM (2133mhz or 2400mhz), replacing your existing RAM entirely. If you wanted to go to 32GB, you could purchase a kit of 2x16GB DDR4 RAM as well, ...
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Which USB programmer can be used for a Winbond PLCC32 BIOS chip?

K150 you mentioned is wrong, since it's PIC only (PIC's are 8 bit micro-controllers from Microchip). I believe SP200SE will not work either, since I was able to find a document that mentions support ...
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My gaming build - any suggestions?

This build needs work. You should wait out on buying AMD CPU's atleast till Zen comes out. They've just been re-releasing the same chip by overclocking it, and the 8320 is a slow chip. It's even ...
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My gaming build - any suggestions?

There is an energy-saving version of the FX8320, it just has an E at the End of it's name: FX8320E. A 1200W-PSU is far enough for a 150W-GPU and a 105W-CPU, a smaller one like 650W-730W would also be ...
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Notebook that supports 32 GB RAM

I would reccomend buying a laptop from digital storm. You can customize your laptop to your likings and price range. Most of the laptops they have are themed towards gaming but they can be used to run ...
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Recommended hardware upgrade for Editing/Gaming PC

I don't think you need a better motherboard. It doesn't affect performance when not overclocked. Even if the best PCIe slot is only 8x it's good enough for the GTX 970. As of RAM I would personally ...
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Deciding on PC upgrade path

For your computer, besides the extra RAM you need, I recommend an upgrade to your CPU cooler (something like the CoolerMaster V6 would be very nice) so you can overclock your current CPU. While the FX ...
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Which is more likely to give the bigger performance boost, i5 to i7 or HDD to SSD?

CPU upgrade should raise your PC performance in CPU dependent apllications and games. HDD to SSD upgrade will significantly raise speed of opening/closing OS, running applications or copying files. I ...
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Additional SSD for MSI GE62 APACHE PRO?

GE62 6QF Apache Pro You have multiple options in my opinion. See if your shop offers this Laptop with a SSD. This would be the easiest option for you probably Get a M.2 SSD - your laptop supports ...
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Low Budget with AM1 vs FM2 vs LGA1151

AM1 is not the best for gaming due to being an older technology with less capable CPUs, FM2 is newer. Personally, I'd go with the FM2 system, it is a more powerful CPU, and has built in graphics ...
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Memories compatible with Samsung 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz

You already had the exact way to find which DIMMs to use, you just didn't know it. Go to whichever site you prefer to use to buy PC components, and search for DDR3 PC3-12800 1600Mhz, make sure to ...
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What does the latter in the ram description mean?

It's points out the type of the RAM : The "R" is for Registered which is usually used in servers. The "U" stands for unbuffered non ECC. The "E" stands for unbuffered ECC ...
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16 gb ram upgrade beneficial for photoshop?

The 16GB will help a bit, but you'd be better off with 16GB and a SSD. Seriously, a SSD is probably the best upgrade investment you can make. Executive summary: Give it a SSD and 16GB RAM - this will ...
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Buying a new laptop: 32 GB RAM at 2133 MHz or 2400 MHz for $45 more?

You probably won't see a big difference with +267 MHz, but it wouldn't hurt to splurge the 45 dollars for the 2400 MHz variant. If you choose to overclock your RAM at any point, you'll see a bigger ...
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PC for Animation and Film software - Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Cubase

Self-built option ~= $1600 (Prices fluctuate daily) If you're comfortable with building your own systems (It's actually quite easy) I can easily fit it top of the line components for $1594.69. Here's ...
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Cheap PC with 8GB of RAM

If you are looking just for a PC without a monitor,speakers, keyboard...(considering you have those). Budget might go bit over the 270$ limit. This would be a perfect PC. You can also buy these parts ...
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Determining memory compatibility

The question What exactly is the cause of RAM incompatibility? on superuser provides a good overview of possible causes for incompatibility. The answers to the question provide some interesting ...
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Best RAM for Blender Cycles Rendering for PC I'm Getting Built?

It turns out that finding 4x8GB of DDR4 RAM with 2666 transfer speed for 300USD or less is impossible. However, I barely found this RAM, the G.Skill Ripjaws 4 2400 32GB for 300USD. It is compatible ...
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