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Quick ram upgrade question

Q: Quick ram upgrade question

I recently decided I'm going to start using my old laptop again. I swapped the hard drive for an SSD and I'm quite pleased with the performance boost that got me. I am now looking for a ram upgrade from 2gb to 8gb.
I have a Dell inspiron n4010.
I went to crucial's website and did the system scan. The scan said that this would fit my needs.

Unfortunately, crucial doesn't ship to me. I'm forced to look elsewhere. I looked for something similar on another store's website. My question to all the experts out there is: will 2 of these work with my laptop and get me the 8gb of ram I need?
thanks for the help!

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A: Quick ram upgrade question

Yes. The specs are exactly the same. Over the years I have used both Kingston and Crucial many times for memory upgrades and both are excellent.

You can also do a memory scan at Dell's own website. Just don't buy what they offer because they'll tell you to only buy genuine Dell memory blah, blah, blah. The Kingston will do you quite fine.
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A:Quick question on a possible CPU upgrade..

Well, as you can see from this comparison:

AMD A4-4000 vs A8-6500

They have a lot of similar characterstics. The A8 is faster, but more expensive. The A4 gives you more bang for the buck though.

They both suck power and generate a lot of heat. The GPU is better in the A8. Overall performance is about 1.5x faster, although you could maybe tweak that by using a little faster memory as the A8 supports DDR-1866.

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Thanks for the replies. All knowledge is welcome!

A:Quick RAM Upgrade Question

I know very small amount on this but from my previous experience you want to maximize the similarity to avoid getting instability issue. The main factor is DDR3, the second biggest factor is memory clock speeds in your case being 1333.

Buying from other manufactures or with different CAS timings, has very little impact. Especially if you do not overclock.

I do not know if you will still continue to gain the DUAL Channel Memory advantage though.
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Hi Jay,
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Originally Posted by subzero20001

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Originally Posted by jcgriff2

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A:One quick question.

Quote: Originally Posted by Freeman07

Hello, I was wondering how to update my directx11, I just ran DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer, and it updated. Was that right? Do you update it like you would with xp? Thanks.

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A:Quick Question

Originally Posted by ljmtwitch

I was wondering if I play my ps4 on a separate input on my tv with my computer running on a different input, can I record my ps4 screen from my tv while my ps4 is working?

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A:i think a quick question

After you removed the Worm and updated for security did you remove all the old restore points that may contain the virus?
If not go to "My Computer"\Properties then disable system restore, restart computer and re-enable system restore.

After the above rerun virus scanner and see if all traces are gone.

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A:Quick question

Hello Cal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That was the old default New Library icon in the pre-beta builds of Windows 7. MS has since changed it to the one you see now. There is no way that we know of to change that icon.

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Let me see if I have this right. You want to boot from an external USB drive?

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A:Quick question

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Without even a look at the dump file you provided you are likely experiencing two main causes.
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Those voltages don't look right. The +5V lines are well out of spec. What figures do you get on the appropriate page in the BIOS?

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Tight Tolerance -5%/+5%

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Please have the family member follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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A:Just one quick question

You're wanting to purchase:
Intel Pentium 4 641 Cedar Mill 3.2GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Single-Core Processor

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Dimension E310

Your CPU Specifications:
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Quote: Originally Posted by Diabolical

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A:a quick question

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CPU Speed
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There is a little reg patch here called unlock.reg that usually does the job:

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A:Quick HJT question.

Aha! Nevermind about this one; I took my own suggestion of editing the registry. Just performed a search for "028314" and deleted two Services entries related to McAfee with that number. That did the trick. Sorry if I've wasted anyone's time.
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A:Quick Question

You will get higher resolution and better quality with HDMI.
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A:Quick Question

Hello Freeman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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Hello everyone I'm new to this site and I'm hoping you could help me out I was running the build when it was originally released and it ran perfectly on my system I got a new computer and tried Everyone! quick question Hey installing it but sadly the drivers didn't like me that day and I had to go back to Vista I thought I Hey Everyone! quick question would try again with the RC but I don't want to make the same mistake I made last time this time I am going to install Hey Everyone! quick question on a different partition Sadly my computer is nothing special and I only have GB of space left on the HD so here comes my question Is there some idiot-proof program out there with a graphical interface that would allow me to make a gb partition install windows on it make sure it runs perfectly then delete the partition and remerge it with the main partition I have some computer skill and I can navigate in the BIOS menu but I would rather not Graphical interfaces just seem less scary Anyway thanks for reading and I hope you can help Edit O yeah free is always good too Haha

A:Hey Everyone! quick question

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Quote: Originally Posted by Efrdman2008

Hello everyone! I'm new to this site and I'm hoping you could help me out.

I was running the 7000 build when it was originally released and it ran perfectly on my system. I got a new computer and tried installing it but sadly the drivers didn't like me that day and I had to go back to Vista. I thought I would try again with the RC but I don't want to make the same mistake I made last time, this time I am going to install on a different partition.

Sadly, my computer is nothing special and I only have 40 GB of space left on the HD. so here comes my question. Is there some idiot-proof program out there with a graphical interface that would allow me to make a 20gb partition, install windows on it, make sure it runs perfectly, then delete the partition and remerge it with the main partition? I have some computer skill and I can navigate in the BIOS menu, but I would rather not... Graphical interfaces just seem less scary .

Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you can help!

**Edit** O yeah, free is always good too! Haha

Try Partition Wizard from this site:

FREE Great Programs for Window 7

Download some of the help and how to info from the home page. It will explain everything.
It's quite easy to run.

Good luck,
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