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Are there laptops with 2xquad-core i7 processors?

It is not possible to run 2 x i7 because they are consumer grade CPUs and do not support multi CPU configurations. I do not believe there is a laptop that can simultaneously use 2 CPUs at once because ...
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Purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch, trying to figure out how much RAM I will need

There is always a use for more RAM. I always suggest getting the most possible. All depends on the budget. As for the bare minimum I'd recommend: 16GB of RAM Xcode Studio: 8GB recommended Android ...
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Convert PCIe x1 slot to open ended. Is there a safe way to cut the closed edge?

I would follow this method with a couple of additional precautions. See the video, she is using a small pointed grinding bit to slowly remove the plastic. Start on the outside and work from bottom up. ...
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Are there laptops with 2xquad-core i7 processors?

Your colleagues may have a quadcore in their laptops, but one each only. I haven't seen a laptop with two CPUs yet. That's what you have MultiCore for nowadays. See more detailed info at https://...
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SD card for heavy use

An OS will be running on the card; so I need short access times, and it seems that microSDs are better than any standard SD in that respect. I will give the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSD 64GB a chance (...
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SD card for heavy use

The Surface Book actually supports UHS-II from what I have seen. I think the Lexar Professional 2000x Series UHS-II/U3 of SD cards should fit your needs. For a bit more, you can also get a 128gb from ...
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Budget processor that supports hardware virtualisation

Changing the CPU is not as easy as adding RAM or swapping a HDD. It is a FULL dissasembly. Have a look at this video here. Still want to do it, then narrow your list of possible options. We can use ...
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SSD for Linux system with Linux virtual machines

Main uses would be Linux OS Programming (C++) Virtual machines while your requirements are reliability price Assuming you want an internal SSD, I would say that you would in theory want an SSD ...
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Intel Xeon Gold 6130 or Intel Xeon Gold 6126

They both Turbo to 3.7GHz, so all else being equal, you are unlikely to see much difference per core, and indeed, Passmark shows an ~8.8% increase in single thread rating for that ~23% clock increase ...
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Convert PCIe x1 slot to open ended. Is there a safe way to cut the closed edge?

One of the ways I found safe is to just replace slot sockets with proper one. I have found the following item on AliExpress, called PCIe slot 36p socket 1x graphics card slot black one side open ...
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Need desktop LGA1151 motherboard w/ Windows Server Access Control Service, VT-d, & APICv

A. Gigabyte Tech Support asks you to contact them to obtain the Z390AORUSPROGA9.zip BIOS and apply it to your existing motherboard. See https://pastebin.com/uqYt3rmx for details of their response. I ...
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PC specs for running a VM lab with VirtualBox

Depending on what you want to do in the VMs, Intel 8th gen is way outdated. Try to get one with Intel 12/13th gen or AMD Ryzen 5000 or 7000 series. Assuming you don't want to pay a super high premium ...
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How should I add extra SATA ports on mini itx system

I've had troubles with ZFS RAID over consumer-grade SATA controllers, so this doesn't surprise me. I think I would try some things: Move your drives to the motherboard SATA ports. Maybe you could ...
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USB WIreless adapter for Kali Linux VirtualBox

Null Byte, via WonderHowTo, has a nice article on the best wireless adapters for Kali Linux. Here are the listed compatible chipsets: Atheros AR9271 Ralink RT3070 Ralink RT3572 Realtek ...
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What is more important for running an OS on a virtual machine RAM, HDD speed, or processor speed?

I would advise you to consider, independently of everything, an SSD, since it is a component that really makes the difference. I recommend 16GB of RAM, so you can ensure a remarkable longevity, both ...
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Choosing PC for Programming. Fastests C++ app build

Consider this build: Intel 8th gen i5 8600k G.Skill Ripjaws RAM. These ones can be from 4 to 16GB in each stick, but of course more costly. A motherboard that supports overclocking (z370 PRO4 for ...
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Need a laptop for VMs/office work

This is the only one I was able to find that meets all of your requirements. The memory comes with 16gb in this config, what I consider the minimum to meet your needs. Its up-gradable to 32gb. The ...
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Choosing a CPU for gaming/development PC

If you're just running one VM, then the i7-6700K will be just fine for you. While it only has four cores, those cores have hyperthreading, which means that as far as your OS and the VM are concerned, ...
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Server for running multiple virtual machines?

High end Threadripper motherboards multiple network intervaces, room for ton of storage (m.2 + sata), can have up to 64 CPU cores, have 3 network interfaces (you can add more if you need) and run up ...
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