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Why is writing speed for RAM less than reading speed? And how do caches come into the picture?

Firstly, this is true, right? I feel that reads will always be faster than writes, also this guy here does some experiments to "prove" it. He doesn't explain why, just mentions "caching issues". (and ...
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How do I tell if issues are caused by a faulty motherboard or Core i7 CPU memory controller?

My computer has an issue that results in random crashes. When I run memtest I get the same errors almost immediately (pictured). They always occur at the same addresses even if I swap the sticks ...
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Clarifications on the nehalem processor

I'm looking at some servers and I'm confused as to the Nehalem processor. The processor is made by intel, but looking at the wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nehalem_(microarchitecture) Why are ...
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Average idle temperature for i7 965 Nehalem 1366?

Just wondering what should be the average idle temperature should be for an i7 965 Extreme Edition Nehalem 1366 processor. The thing is, ever since the first day I bought and assembled this computer, ...
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Mapping of memory addresses to physical modules in Windows XP

I plan to run 32-bit Windows XP on a workstation with dual processors, based on Intel's Nehalem microarchitecture, and triple channel RAM. Even though XP is limited to 4 GB of RAM, my understanding is ...
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Nehalem based Mac Pro Memory config

I am looking at getting a dual Nehalem Mac Pro and i am wanting a bit more memory than the standard 6gb. I am just wanting to know if there are any are any issues with the following memory ...
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Linux i7 Rig for quiet stability and maybe a little Quake Live

I am considering building a PC for the first time in about 10 years. I would really appreciate a review of the components I have chosen. I hope to run mainly ArchLinux, where I'll be doing browser ...
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Does the Intel i7 offer real improvement over its predecessors? [closed]

As the questions title asks, do the new processors from Intel offer real, as in noticeable, improvement over the previous quad core ones? What does the i7 actually offer that is new or is it simply a ...
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Which factors are most important when considering performance aspects of a motherboard?

I like to build my own desktop PCs, and I happen to know that I've got a rockin' processor and graphics card both, so my system definitely has some punch to it. I also know that I didn't get the best ...