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About DigitalHermit

  • Title
    LTT's Resident Hermit

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  • Location
    Republic of the Philippines
  • Gender
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  • CPU
    AMD A8 5600K @ 4.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2 (rev. 1.0)
  • RAM
    2 x 4GB Kingston 1333MHz Low Profile Memory
  • GPU
    Sapphire R7 260X OC 2xDVI @ 1250MHz
  • Case
    Aerocool PGS VS3 Advance (ghetto-modded)
  • Storage
    1TB WD Elements, 500GB Seagate Barracuda, 1TB Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    FSP Hexa 600W
  • Display(s)
    Samsung S19C150 19" TN Monitor (VGA input), HP LE1902x 19" CCD Monitor
  • Cooling
    DeepCool Gammax S40 (push-pull)
  • Keyboard
    DragonWar Dark Sector
  • Mouse
    DragonWar Dragunov
  • Sound
    Superlux HD330/Philips SHL3100/TDK EB300/Panasonic RP-HJE120S/3.3kW 4ch Kenwood Component System (Driven by onboard audio)
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Professional

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  1. 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).
  5. No probs. I regularly have trouble connecting to the update servers so I'm often forced to sideload, especially for my airgapped systems.
  6. 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).
  7. Then doing it on the current PSU should be good enough.
  8. @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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    2. DigitalHermit


      @lkarej I wasn't dead in the first place.

    3. ONOTech


      welcome back

    4. lkarej


      yes you were be quiet

  9. @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 4
  10. That sounds like some next level stuff right there... How is it?
  11. 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?
  12. 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...