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  1. To update this.. I went from 2GB original to 4GB buying the same brand and spec (Samsung DDR3 1.5V). That worked ok and the best thing was that it was so cheap, because that second stick was second hand and found locally. Since then, I've upgraded the BIOS to version F.37 and then successfully upgraded the CPU to Core 2 Duo T9300. It brought extra performance and lower temps (a better binned chip and higher cache). Temps are 60C at 100% load and 70C after prolonged 100% use like multiple Cinebench runs. Today I tried upgrading the RAM to 8GB with DDR3L an
  2. Yeah, that means that it'll work at 1.5V. The question is.. will it work at 1.35V. Or will it will work in regular DDR3 mode.. defeating the whole point of buying DDR3L in the first place.
  3. Yeah, I'd probably either get a copy of the first stick, I can get one locally for $10 free shipping. Or buy two new ones. But I've been reading today that apparently OEM laptops like HP can be picky and it needs to be a brand/spec that is approved. I believe Hynix and Samsung are approved (I've seen some used listings that have "HP Spare" stickers on them). So maybe two new Hynix DDR3L sticks would work, if I could find a good price for them.. but it does still seem like a small risk. And there's no guarentee that it'll go down to 1.35V. That's my main question.. if this is e
  4. The manual is so limited, it doesn't even list the specs. It's very generic. It doesn't even list the max capacity of the RAM. It's a HP, with Intel GL40 Chipset, and the RAM stick is Samsung DDR3 PC3-10600 2GB. But it only runs at 400mhz (800mhz DDR). The CPU is Celeron 900 dual core @2.3Ghz. It's so outdated, there is very little info, drivers or anything. I was able to get everything working. The HDD failed, so I had to go find the drivers from scratch. I was able to install Windows, but updating was tough. I'll have to integrate updates into the install if I want to tr
  5. I have an older notebook that I repaired recently and was thinking about giving it a new RAM stick (to run dual channel). It's a really cheap one, but just playing around with it to learn and have fun. I know a lot about PC's but when it comes to notebooks I know next to nothing. It uses DDR3 at 1.5V. It's BIOS is extremely limited and basically just lets you change boot order. If I buy a DDR3L stick (or 2 of them) for cheap, will they be able to run at 1.35V due to the SPD profile on the RAM sticks themselves? Can it auto sense that? Or will the BIOS be locked at 1.5V since
  6. This was very helpful. One question though about the 4x slot.. If you want to run a PCIE4.0 GPU in the top 16x slot, and leave the other (second slot) blank. The third bottom slot, will be 4x and won't affect the other two? In other words, it's possible to run.. ------------------ 16x GPU ----------------- empty -----1x Sound card ----------------- 4x Capture card or network card (through chipset) I assume this is possible, apologies if this has been answered. Just wanted to clarify, I'm half asleep typing this. Also, does the mot
  7. I saw videos like that months ago, by memory they talk about performance benefits and drawbacks of each method, from the point of view of gaming and reaction times/latency. Apparently, there's some out there that work with both.. I'll be able to test it out at some point, as I've now purchased one. A 2006 model but in brand new condition. But I haven't received all the adapters yet and won't be getting some real world experience for a few weeks/months depending on when everything arrives. I even have a PS/2 to PCIe adapter coming to ensure future compatibility. Sometimes these
  8. I'm looking around for a used PS/2 keyboard for use with BIOS or older systems.. just to have around in the case that I wish I had one in the future. The old school mechanical keyboards are really expensive.. and for hobbyists I guess. But there's still the odd PS/2 floating around.. for example Dell, HP, Lenovo. What I wanted to ask is if these are true PS/2 keyboards, or are they simply USB keyboards with a PS/2 plug attached (sort of like an adapter that's already built in). Some models that I am talking about.. IBM Preferred Pro 89P8300 or HP QY774AA etc.
  9. I think the router/modem we have could be a bottleneck. It's a pretty average looking one, we didn't choose it specifically, it was designated to us as a part of a combo that came from the ISP, combined with a government mandated "NBN". Here in Australia the max as far as I know is 100MBPS. At 50MBPS, this modem is probably fine. In the future, if the connection speeds improve, I might get a modem/router independently.. and it'd be curious to check out of it has the kind of features that lets you monitor certain things. Or add extra antenna etc. Having just checked the modem s
  10. Interesting.. I will consider this. I do have an antenna I can try.. the mount on the desk kind, but it's in a box (unopened) at the moment. At some point I'll test all of these out. I'd love to be able to see things like the error rate you speak of. Maybe one day I'll figure out how to measure it, or have a modem/router that lets you monitor that kind of thing.
  11. I'm not an expert on this stuff by any means, have never run a RAID setup in my life. But I found the news about this a few weeks ago to be very frustrating. I bought my first WD Red drive around 6 months ago, haven't used it much yet but will be using it soon. To have to dig around and find out about whether it's CMR or PMR, SMR etc.. very frustrating. It would have been nice if this stuff was stated upfront. Fortunately I got the 10TB version. In my use case, it might not make much difference.. but when spending that much money.. why risk it? I now have a second
  12. There's always been very little information of this (that I could find.. without doing a deep dive).. so I decided to do some tests. I tested the original 3 antenna that came with my TP-LINK PCIe card.. and then remove all of them.. and then test with 1 antenna. I also tested some other antenna that I have. The 5G was pretty much unchanged. It seems in this case that 5G doesn't even need an antenna. This is with a 50MBPS connection, it's possible this changes when the connection speed is higher. The 2.4G was hugely affected. With no antenna, it couldn't maintain a
  13. I'm not a fan of this dude, have never watched his content, his humor really doesn't appeal to me, but it's blatantly obvious that he's been a victim over the years of the "dirty dirty smear merchants". The activist "by any means necessary" types. And in his case specifically.. also corporate figures using disingenuous arguments to further their commercial motives. You could argue that he brings some of it on himself.. But what sucks is that he survives and continues to go on, while some other smaller channels suffer a harsher fate. In other words, younger or newer figures are
  14. Sorry.. I feel like a baby asking this. I've been using PC's for over 20 years but never learned much about wifi, I've just been using it for the last few years without thought. I'm looking to expand with some different options for other PC's.. and need to purchase some antenna and I'm clueless. I'm looking for small ones (6-12cm).. and I'm only seeing 2.4G band and not dual band. However, the PCIe card I've been using smaller ones and has been fine over the years. I get 4/5 bands for 5G and 3/5 bands for 2.4G (which I don't use but it still shows up in the sys tray thing). Th
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