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In almost any case, with a proper, modern compiler, compilation speed will increase near linearly with the number of hardware threads on your system. In the case of Microsoft compilers, even running with 8GB will be plenty fine, as they are fairly stingy with memory allocation. However, on *nix, I have capped out even 16GB with parallel make and GCC. Modern ...


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There are very few memory bound tasks for modern CPUs. The key factors to look for are capacity, cost, latency, voltages and speed, usually in that order. It doesn't really matter if a CPU doesn't support a RAM speed. You just need motherboard support and go into BIOS to activate the XMP setting, so that it'll run at the rated speed rather than the SPD speed....


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Your computer's RAM cannot be significantly upgraded. Crucial's memory finder reports, and HP's support page agrees that your computer is limited to 4 GB of RAM. Further, you appear to be running a 32-bit version of Windows, which for technical reasons is limited to about 3.25 GB of RAM. If you really want to do this, I recommend figuring out which of the ...


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You will not be able to use that set of RAM since the CPU doesn't support. Even though the motherboard supports 128GB of RAM, the CPU unfortunately only supports up to 64GB of RAM. The only way to max out your RAM right now is to get 8 x 8GB sticks. To support the full 128GB of RAM, you would need a Xeon CPU that works in the LGA 2011 socket.


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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 needed to drive signals) memory, while the CPU and mainboard you've selected only support regular (non-ECC, non-registered) memory.


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It doesn't actually make a difference. "dc", properly capitalized as "DC", refers to direct current. So 1.3 V DC simply means that the required RAM runs using 1.3 volts of direct current. (If you don't know about direct vs. alternating current, you can read about the differences here). Now, if you look at the power cable that's probably attached to your ...


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Adding more RAM might possibly help with your VM's. You should check task manager when running them to see if you are using most of it. When gaming, more RAM won't help. You'd need to be running two games, skype and a couple browser tabs to get close to using all that RAM while you're gaming. Your GPU, on the other hand, is a different story. Upgrading to ...


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There's no difference between "1.3V" and "1.3Vdc": they both refer to RAM that works off of 1.3-volt electricity. The "dc" bit specifies "direct current", but since everything in a computer is direct current, saying so is a bit redundant.


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Sure it would. Since you're running multiple processes and your main goal is to multitask better, it would really improve performance and smoothness. For what you're currently using, 12 GB should suffice but it seems you're limiting yourself because of your 8 GB of ram so go ahead and get 16 GB. Also if you're using Linux it would be better to set your ...


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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 site) it says that maximum supported frequency of memory for your CPU is 1333 MHz: Therfore, I would recommend replacing your 4GB RAM module with a G.SKILL ...


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It's safe to say that upgrading to 12 GB's would be enough, but if you really want to be sure, take the 16 GB's step. Personally I use 6-7, sometimes 8. I have 16 GB's and can say it was money well spent.


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The clock speed of RAM doesn't affect the performance of the computer much (if at all). Running a RAM at a faster speed would increase the CAS latency, which is the amount of clock cycle lag the RAM has (lower is better). But the advantage would be a faster transfer speed. Decreasing the speed means a lower CAS latency but a slower transfer speed. For normal ...


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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 models support 2:1 Bank Interleaving. 4:1 Bank Interleaving (Data saved across 2 pairs of DIMMs) and Node interleaving support (data saved across 2 processors ...


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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 can suggest one that will not disappoint in making your total system cost a lot less than $13,000 (disgusting, innit?). Really this is going to come down to how ...


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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 × 8 = 19200). The 4 indicates that it's a DDR4 module. 17000 and 19200 are peak transfer rates. DDR4 data bus is 8 bytes wide, so 8 bytes are transmitted each ...


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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 the new M.2 SSD's which are even faster than the regular SSD's. If a normal user really needs this is questionable but having the option is nice. It is more ...


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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 do anything more than keep your CPU cool it is much smaller and pack almost the same punch as the Macho. In addition, the Macho is double the weight of the EVO....


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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 4350 is only a two module CPU, it should handle most tasks well, and applications requiring more than 4 threads are rare. Only when you feel that your CPU is ...


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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 necessarily matter, but I've tended to have better luck (and customer service) with well known brands. You may want to keep an eye out for latency and clock ...


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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 machine, like a Kindle Fire with a keyboard. I'm not imagining any kind of power use at all, just streaming, reading, word processing, surfing, and monitoring of ...


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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 also see newer instruction which are only available on newer CPU, more modern firmwares (UEFI) ect. etc. All of which are not available on older hardware. ...


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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, although 16GB is more than enough for the typical user. Then just sell your existing RAM kit (2x4GB) locally, online, or save them for another system. The 2x8GB kit ...


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The CL (CAS, or Column Access Strobe Latency) will be upclocked if it is too low. This means that even if you bought ultra fast RAM, your Macbook will slow it down so it can use the RAM. Speed According to Apple's Macbook Pro 13 configuration page for your model (MD101LL), your Macbook Pro can officially take a maximum of 1600MHz RAM. Sure, you can put in ...


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A general rule of thumb is that a 100% increase in memory speed corresponds to a 5% increase in overall performance. This is because memory access is slow relative to the CPU, so CPUs and programs are designed to minimize memory access. My experience with POV-Ray bears this out: overclocking the RAM/FSB of my computer from 266 MHz to 333 MHz resulted in ...


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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 slower than the 8350, which is the go-to chip for gaming AMD builds. Also, because of a different architecture, AMD CPU's with a given frequency are far slower ...


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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 far enough. Also I wouldn't mix a AMD-CPU with a nVidia-GPU but nearly everybody says, that this doesn't do anything. The rest is fine. I don't know anythin ...


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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 vms and all that stuff. You can customize your computer so if you do not want a graphics card you do not have to have a graphics card. Most of there laptops ...


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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 would say that CPU upgrade will give bigger performance boost but HDD->SSD upgrade will reduce times of everyday operations like booting system, copying files, ...


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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 add another 8 GB. I would go with the same DIMMs, but if you need new ones I recommend the Crucial Ballistics series. The DIMMs are cheap and have good ...


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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 specify SODIMM (laptops) or DIMM (Desktops) If you would like a recommendation: I would suggest G.SKILL F3-12800CL11S-4GBSQ Reasons being: This is a standard SO-...


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