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What is the origin of K = 1024? [closed]

Why does the discrepancy in the number of bytes in a kilobyte exist? In some places I've seen the number 1024 (210) while in others it's 1000 (and the difference gets increasingly large with M, G, T, ...
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Why are RAM size usually in powers of 2 (512 MB, 1, 2, 4, 8 GB)?

The newer computers usually have 2, 4, 8, etc GB of memory. The older ones usually have like 128, 256, 512 MB or less but usually also in powers of two. What is the reason behid this? Why don't hard ...
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How to know which RAM I can/should buy for my PC?

I have a relatively old PC (5 years or more) which has only 1GB of RAM. I'm running on Windows 7 and unfortunately it doesn't like being so senile... I have a Gigabyte mother board but I have no ...
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What precautions when using multi-rail SMPS?

This is a follow-up to my question How to identify an SMPS can power both SATA, and IDE devices? Since the question was posted, I've purchased Gigabyte R450 SMPS. The SMPS is dual-rail; something ...
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Gigabyte motherboard (890gpa-ud3h) won't shutdown USB power

what the thing the Gigabyte engineers were thinking about their BIOS? How to disable USB being powered while standby/off by button? If I do hard shutdown by button (not related to my another question ...
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SATA HDD stuttering on reads (LED on)

I hope I can get some new ideas to solve the issue. What I have: AMD Phenom II X4 905e Box, Sockel AM3 Gigabyte GA-MA790XTA-UD4, AMD 790X, AM3 ATX WD Caviar GreenPower 1,5TB SATA II 4GB Kit OCZ DDR3 ...