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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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CPU upgrade on motherboard Pegatron Benicia 1.01?

The Benicia motherboard supports many processors. Per HP documentation it should support this list of CPU: The absolute best CPU available on this platform is the Q9650. As for speed gains, it gives ...
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Upgrading the motherboard, CPU and memory on a 10 year old ITX system

Upgrade Effectiveness Without more context usually I would assume that a GPU, then CPU upgrade would be the most effective at handling ML proccessing than anything else. While being a slightly older ...
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RAM upgrade on a laptop that has modules of different size

The decrease in performance is not very big for the CPU (usually around 5-10%). It is bigger for the IGP, that is for 3D graphics. So you are mostly affected when running games without a discrete GPU. ...
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Asus k52f memory upgrade

In the end, I bought the Samsung memory, tried the configuration and it works. Maybe others might find the following answers useful, but I can NOT guarantee it's going to work on you specific ...
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RAM effects for upgrade

So the first effect is the RAM would run at double the speed. This will give you a performance boost of 0 to 50% (depending on the workload). Also your RAM capacity doubles so if you are now running ...
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Help upgrading old PC from 2012

If you want to keep your mobo, PCPartPicker is totally right. Your mobo is limited (in cpu terms) to the i7 gen 3 and DDR3 RAM. Since PCIe is backwards compatible with all versions, you can indeed get ...
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Will a 3000/3200 Mhz Sodimm RAM work on my 2933 Mhz Laptop?

That is correct in theory, but I have not tested it myself. But Linus Tech Tips does have a video about mixing memory and his conclusion was that in dual channel mode (2 sticks) it does not matter ...
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What graphics card for ASUS P5Q Deluxe Intel P45 Motherboard?

The GTX 970 looks like a good card. It gets 50% on UserBenchmark. My Radeon HD 6950 gets 18% and can play AAA titles at decent framerates, so 50% should be more than enough. On eBay, you can get a ...
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Can I change hardware in devices with a TPM?

Can I change hardware in devices with a TPM? You do not need to worry about upgrading your hardware that has a TPM in most cases. While Windows 11 requires a TPM, Windows 10 already lets you opt-in ...
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CPU upgrade on motherboard Pegatron Benicia 1.01?

I went the Q9650 route and maxed out the ram and bought an MSI Geforce GT1030 GPU and less than $200 my 15 year old HP pavilion has received a new lease on life, it handles Valorant and other online ...
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Old motherboard with new graphics card

My friend did a very similar thing, but with PCIe 2 put into PCIe 1 slot. The only thing you will see is that the card won't perform as it should - PCIe 2 is almost 40% slower than PCIe 3. As @Mark ...
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