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DigitalHermit

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    Buying old laptop, upgrading hardware

    I looked up the specs and found the ff: https://www.engadget.com/products/hp/compaq/6710b/specs/ To highlight, CPU: Core2Duo T7500 This would be either BGA or socket mounted, depending on the fancies of the manufacturer. An i5 6600K is physically incompatible with the unit, not to mention that we're talking about hardware that's around 10 years old. Depending on your use case a Thinkpad T470 may give you more mileage, unless you're programming for iOS. in that case a MacBook Air would be more useful. Addendum: This is the T470 that you're looking at, right?
  2. Before that, you should probably make sure that your system can run a 64-bit OS to be able to actually make use of the extra RAM beyond 4GB.
  3. There's your answer. As consumers go through the remaining stock of DDR2, expect prices to continue rising.
  4. The real question is if DDR2 is even still in production? If it's no longer being made, prices are just set to rise as scarcity takes control of prices. Also 4GB DDR2 back when it was in the mainstream were expensive as there were few applications that even needed 4GB (it was still a time when 32-bit PCs were widespread).
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    Windows 8 machine hacked :( How??

    No probs. I regularly have trouble connecting to the update servers so I'm often forced to sideload, especially for my airgapped systems.
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    Windows 8 machine hacked :( How??

    If you know the KB numbers for the necessary updates, you can sideload them using the Microsoft Update Catalog (https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx).
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    Gaming Rig for a Friend

    Then doing it on the current PSU should be good enough.
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    Gaming Rig for a Friend

    @valdyrgramr called for our opinion in some other place. It's possible, just don't expect too much... 550W is not that much to work with (at load) once you put in a GPU and your dives. Best bet is to see how much power you can draw from the 12V rail.
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    Hot Climate PC Build Help Request

    @flying_butt_pliers Dude from the Philippines here... We've got the same climate more or less... Will this PC sit in an air-conditioned room? If so, it's fine to build it as usual... If it's in an open air room, room orientation matters... You'd want to have your room with one door/window for intake and another for exhaust... Ideally, your PC will be exhausting outside the window so that the room doesn't end up turning into a sauna... What's more important is controlling the room temperature for this... (i.e. I only do my video rendering in the evening where it's 4C-10C cooler) As for cooling the CPU you can go with either an AIO with a 120mm rad (since you've got a non-K cpu and will most likely not reach dangerous temps from regular loading) or go with a standard tower cooler like the DeepCool Gammaxx 400 or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 as long as it fits in the case... Or you can just do what I did which is put up an industrial fan to blow all the hot air from my room out...
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    Experiences with non-techies

    That sounds like some next level stuff right there... How is it?
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    Experiences with non-techies

    Depends on purpose... Just need something to drive your monitors, 610 is fine... But playing modern games?? lolno But does the average end-user know about it?
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    Experiences with non-techies

    Still tho, the GT x10 stuff needs to go... or at least get rebranded... I've seen too many users buying those things only to regret that purchase later on...
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    Experiences with non-techies

    Jay updated his statement in last week's TechTalk pinning the issue on Gigabyte's BIOS which makes the fan spin as slow as it can without reaching dangerous temps... just saying...
  14. Apple's iOS 10 iMessage Is A Huge Mess: First There Was Porn, Now There Are Nazi GIFs Full Article: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/177855/20160916/apples-ios-10-imessage-is-a-huge-mess-first-there-was-porn-now-there-are-nazi-gifs.htm So, Apple's iOS10 Messenger has hit a snag when one of it's supposed features allowed users to send porn, and controversial memes. The feature lets users search and pull images and gifs from the internet for use in iMessage. This is interestingly humorous imo... The feature was initially intended to open up iMessage to app developers through an API so that they can develop apps for iMessage in addition to iOS, but since this is the internet, we all know that porn will eventually pop up... Just not this soon...
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    Experiences with non-techies

    Same-spec PC sells for 90USD at my location... You have it easier... I've done dumpster diving before... not much to find other than completely wrecked parts...
  16. Sorry about that... Mistakenly pressed 'enter' while still working on the title... Post is fixed now...
  17. Mistakenly pressed something before completing the post... Refresh the page...
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    Anime Club - Heaven Society

    I'm a huge fan of "justice"...
  19. Random question... How many times can you bondo/epoxy seal a leaky rad before you need to get it replaced?
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    Anime Club - Heaven Society

    @Oshino Shinobu @MyInnerFred sends his regards.
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    Experiences with non-techies

    For a 5:4 screen laptop, that doesn't look too bad...
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    Experiences with non-techies

    He should tell his sister to break up with that man for selling him crap like that for 100USD... and he should be ashamed of himself for buying it for 100USD...
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    Headphones Vs. Earbuds?

    Between the two, go for the Sony ones... I've tried the JVC Gumy In-Ears at one of the shops here... I cannot recommend them unless you have a good equalizer on your device...
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