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29 views

Make a programming PC: i7 4770R, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD [on hold]

My programming PC's gotten old and I am considering getting a new POWERFUL one. I want the i7 4770R processor (it's got the Iris pro graphics, the 4770K does not). I want to avoid a dedicated ...
1
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1answer
46 views

Computer shuts down after a few minutes

So I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. The specs look something like this (before replacing the board): Z77 MSI M Power Samsung 840 Evo SSD 16gb Ram (2 ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Computer doesn't get further than motherboard screen after installing new ram?

I just go new Kingston Hyper Beast DDR3 8x2GB kit in the door, but when I install them into my board, either my monitor doesn't react at all, or I get the motherboard screen which causes a restart and ...
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1answer
34 views

ssd(Solid State Drive) vs high processor? [closed]

What is preferable? SSD(Solid State Drive) with enough RAM or i7 processor for a new laptop?
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0answers
28 views

System monitoring tool to diagnose high resource usage

So basically I'm minding my own business: Surfing, developing, watching movies and then all of sudden everything goes slow to a crawl. After painstaking waiting for Task manager to open and finally ...
5
votes
2answers
81 views

Would an array of SSD drives be able to succesfully substitute the system memory?

I watched a few videos trying to answer this. This video (youtube.com/watch?v=eULFf6F5Ri8) shows a bunch of guys stacking 24 SSD's reaching a peak of around 2GBps r/w. That's under the limit of the ...
2
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0answers
56 views

Utilizing the full power of my workstation

I am not a gamer. Used to be, 10+ years ago. My workstation is strictly for business: Quickbooks Excel Access General Business QuickBooks is tied to a synchronization engine that is synchronizing, ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Upgraded Computer, Now It Turns Off Randomly/Won't Turn On

I have recently upgraded my computer and now it turns off at random times. Sometimes, I'll be on all day and there will be no problem. Sometimes it'll be a couple hours and it'll shut off. And ...
0
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1answer
46 views

SSD versus RAM (system cache)

If I have 16gb of RAM and I never shutdown pc do I still need SSD (perfomance vise)? My concern is will SSD help (significantly) with perfomance if I already have ~8GB cached RAM for OS and apps.
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1answer
27 views

How to know about the hardware especifications of a notebook/ultrabook?

I'm a .Net programmer and I want to buy a new ultrabook for me. I'm dating the Dell XPS 13 and I want to know the hardware manufacturer and version of the SSD and memory, but I don't find it on the ...
2
votes
2answers
146 views

Increase available memory in Windows 8.1 4 GB machine with SSD [duplicate]

I have a new laptop with only 4 GB of RAM. When I boot up the system, almost 2 GB are used for something. Are there some quick tricks to increase available space? Maybe disable Superfetch as I have ...
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4answers
251 views

Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Computer Build for VM's: Slow behavior normal? [closed]

I've custom built a computer for work. The main idea (for security reasons mostly) is to use one VM exclusively for work (mainly 3rd party windows applications that work with PostgresSQL) and another ...
0
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1answer
41 views

Upgrading my E2-3200 Desktop with RAM and SSD

Overnight (literally), I "lost" home use of a pair of i5 / 8GB / Win 8.1 Laptops (Lenovo and Asus) I used for home development. I use Visual Studio 2013 and Sql Server. Besides that I surf the web. ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Why cant you install operating system onto RAM [duplicate]

Why cant you install an operating system onto RAM ?? I know RAM is temporary memory and this memory will be lost when the power is switched off so cant the computer like save the state of the ...
0
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1answer
68 views

Best VPS performance 1024 mb RAM on HDD or 512mb on SSD

I'm currently running 4 small websites on different cheap shared hosting providers and I'm looking for a different solution. I might put them on one single VPS. The shared hosting only offers 60mb ...
2
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0answers
75 views

What desktop computer hardware specifications are most important for database heavy applications?

I am purchasing a new personal desktop computer with the hope of improving performance for database-heavy applications (mostly data mining). I will want versatile hardware for all sorts of future ...
0
votes
2answers
69 views

5400rpm HDD <- paired with -> Gen4 i7 and 16GB memory

From what I understand, to get a really good performance from a laptop on heavy tasks such as video rendering, fast boot time and accessibility, you would want an i7 CPU, a lot of RAM, and a fat ...
1
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1answer
79 views

Should I add 4gb RAM to my laptop? [closed]

I just bought a new laptop a month ago and while it already meets my requirements, there's always space for an upgrade! The laptop is HP ProBook 450 and these are hardware specs: Intel i5-3230M ...
0
votes
2answers
313 views

Why doesn't SSD lose their data when the computer is turned off?

If I understand correctly, both RAM and SSD's use flash memory. SSD's use NAND flash memory though. When RAM loses it's electric current , it loses all the data. Why don't SSD's lose their data the ...
1
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0answers
43 views

Is my swap space being over used in OS X in /private/var/swap?

I'm using Disk Inventory X to look at whats taking up the most disk space on my HD. I understand that private/var/vm/ is where the OS stores items when it goes into hibernate. I have 8GB of ram, but ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

What is causing computer to lag? Older machine, SSD, Win7

I just upgraded an old Dell Vostro 1400 from XP to Win 7 64-bit, and it's running much slower than I anticipated. Can anyone help me with ideas why this would be the case? Here are the details: ...
3
votes
2answers
141 views

Gradual loss of RAM, CPU fan, HDDs. Possible suspect motherboard?

I've been having quite some unsettling issues with my desktop recently In the last 6 months up until now I've had an alarmingly growing rate of malfunctions. In chronological order: RAM started ...
0
votes
3answers
138 views

what would better improve a notebook's performance, a 4GB DDR3 or a 100GB SSD [closed]

I am using thinkpad E430 with win8 as my primary workstation. The notebooks bears lots of computing and programming tasks and I need to alternate between vmware guest os(linux) and my host win8 quite ...
0
votes
1answer
131 views

Many programs do not respond for a while after memory and SSD upgrade

A few months ago I installed an SSD and memory on my notebook. I also started using Windows 8 and started having many programs going into 'Not Responding' state for a while (sometimes up to a minute) ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

fastest non volatile memory type available for High Performance Computing/ Cloud computing? [closed]

I am working on parallel computing and distributed programs and noticed that file i/o is quite a bottleneck. It seems quite clear this particular aspect is major issue in many high performance ...
2
votes
1answer
148 views

Removed and re-installed SDRAM chips, computer won't boot (Fans on full blast)

I've made a horrible mistake! My boss's computer has been having problems lately and he suspected they had to do with his solid state drive. He asked me to swap his SSD with another identical computer ...
8
votes
3answers
11k views

Why not use SSD space as RAM?

I am new to the hardware side of things. I run a few machines which have 400GB+ SSD's and 32GB RAM. I have been thinking about going up to 64GB RAM, however, I was thinking, since SSD's are ...
4
votes
3answers
592 views

How much can you upgrade your computer hardware and keep your windows 7/8 license? (Is there even a limit?)

I think I remember reading somewhere that there are limits to how much you can upgrade a windows 7/8 computer without having to buy a new windows license. After some googling I can't find any ...
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votes
1answer
59 views

If I'm not worried about boot-up time, what gets better performance: choosing SSD instead of SATA or adding 8 GB RAM? [closed]

OK, buying a new Desktop PC for software development. Assumptions Boot up time not too important. Only need to do it once or twice a day. Not a big deal. Lots about multitasking, running VMs, etc. ...
5
votes
2answers
177 views

Custom built PC slowly freezes up [closed]

So this is probably one of the weirdest PC issues I have ever experienced. I built my PC in the winter of 2011, so about 1.5 years ago. Here are the stats: ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Do I have a hybrid hard drive?

I recently purchased a Sony - VAIO T Series Ultrabook 15.5" Touch-Screen Laptop - 8GB Memory - Silver Mist laptop from Best Buy. The specs tell me it comes with SATA (5400 rpm) and SSD (Solid State ...
0
votes
2answers
310 views

Fancycache + HDD vs SSD

My girlfriend's three years old Sony Vaio laptop is getting really slow so I will perform a clean Win7 install on it in a couple of weeks. While at it, I'm considering getting her to upgrade a ...
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votes
1answer
137 views

Spilled Milk on MacBook Air, wondering what could be the issue with it and what I could do to fix it

I spilled milk on my MacBook Air about 2 months ago. I just took out the SSD and it works fine, though my macbook is still malfunctioning. (It doesn't start.). What potential issues do I have? I know ...
1
vote
3answers
430 views

RAM as SSD in OSX

Let's say I have a Mac with 128GB of RAM and no SSD. Could I somehow configure OSX to use the RAM as an SSD, i.e. as part of a Fusion Drive? Note: manually making a Fusion Drive is described here: ...
3
votes
1answer
868 views

My SSD is full, but the files don't add up to the capacity

I have a 64GB SSD (formated to 59GB) as my main drive (C:). Windows and Rainmeter both tell my it's full (55GB atm to be precise, but I already deleted stuff). The thing now is that when I open the ...
2
votes
2answers
216 views

What is the bottleneck for the my browser?

I have a laptop with Intel i7 2720QM Samsung SSD PM810 128GB SATA II (link to benchmark) 8GB DDR3 PC-10700 Memory CAS# Latency 6/7/8/9 My internet speed is 19 ms (Ping) 20 Mbps (Down) 4.5 Mbps (Up) ...
2
votes
1answer
398 views

Weird screeching sounds coming from computer

My computer makes a high pitched whine noise that initially was coming from my SSD, but now I recently installed more ram into my laptop and it makes a new sounds. I don't want my ram or SSD to die on ...
2
votes
0answers
74 views

How big is PATA throughput on original Macbook Air (Rev A)?

I still have one of the original Macbook Air's that I use sometimes. It's got 2Gb of RAM and whenever it's filling up and starts paging, the whole things becomes barely responsive. I've heard SSD's ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Using 16 GB RAM for FancyCache?

I'm currently using 4 GB of RAM as a RAM-cache using FancyCache, it's caching my SSD. It's working very well with games as load times are almost zero, it's also working well with the Adobe suite. It's ...
3
votes
3answers
368 views

Speeding up Lightroom

I'm a photographer and work a lot with lightroom. Which is obnoxious on a HDD. Given that I have an iMac, I really don't want to have to take it apart. My current HDD is a Seagate 7200 RPM drive now. ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Using SSD as Linux RAM

I have a very very fast SSD OCZ Revo. I want to use a lot of RAM but I'm limited to 4GB RAM for the moment. If I use my SSD OCZ Revo as swap (the whole of it, 160GB), does that mean I have effectively ...
0
votes
1answer
324 views

My computer is very slow when swapping between applications

Sometimes my computer is very low. Especially when I have 2 or 3 applications opened at the same time. I noticed when I switch from one application to another, the computer need to read on disk and it ...
1
vote
1answer
460 views

win7 laptop with SSD, 2 gig RAM: Should I use Pagefile or ReadyBoost?

Hi I just purchased an Asus 1215B laptop. It is dual core, and has stock 2 gigs of ram. Before the first boot ever, I imaged the drive, and restored onto a Corsair Force GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK 2.5" 60GB ...
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votes
1answer
163 views

How long is the life of a memory stick? [closed]

I want to use some memory which is integrated in the motherboard, to make a ramdisk, so that the SSD won't be written to as an internet video buffer. But I doubt that life of the memory would be too ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

Intel SRT vs Superfetch

I'm about to retire my old computer, and replace it with a new Sandy Bridge build. I pretty much settled for a Z68 motherboard, but I couldn't decide if I will get solid-state drive (for use with ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Convert SSD drive into more RAM

I remember I saw a utility on the internet that claimed to convert an SSD drive into more RAM. It even did that with a fast USB flash drive and the total RAM amount changed in the task manager since ...
2
votes
4answers
501 views

32 to 64-bit with more RAM, or SSD? [closed]

I'm considering either going 64-bit Windows (Dell i7 laptop) or getting an SSD. I can only get one. Things I run a lot: SSMS Visual Studio Office 2010 Lots of programs simultaneously. What will ...
3
votes
2answers
131 views

As SSDs get faster and Level 2 caches get bigger, could RAM become redundant?

If Solid State Drives become sufficiently fast that they aren't that much slower than RAM, and Level-2 caches get larger; is it possible to build a PC that doesn't have any RAM at all? What would the ...
0
votes
0answers
398 views

large memory: wakeup slower than boot

I've upgraded my Windows 7 machine to 24GB. As described here, I found out that 24GB of my precious C: SSD were taken for swap file. To solve this, I moved the swap file to my 2TB non SSD E: drive. ...