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There are multiple threads in the MemTest86+ forum about the current MemTest86+ release freezing. There has also been no updates or bugs fixes for about a year, despite this issue being reported a long time back to the project. So while your RAM might in fact be bad, you can't rule out a false positive from MemTest86+ either.


Unfortunately, this is not possible. To convert from 32-bit to 64-bit requires a full reinstall of the operating system. Thankfully, 32-bit keys are also valid for 64-bit installations (source) so you would be allowed to do this. If you have a legitimate key, you can get your hands on an ISO for installation here: ...


You should consider buying a completely new PC with the specifications you need. Such an upgrade does not make huge sense because you will then have other components that are the bottleneck (like HDD) and slowing down your i5. And you may run into other problems like the compatiblity of your case or power supply.


Take a look at this collection of upgrade steps: 15 to 16: $ sudo sed -i 's/raring/saucy/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list $ sudo sed -i 's/olivia/petra/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade $ sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo shutdown -r now 16 to 17 ...


Are these 2 RAMs compatible in a way that I get the best performance out of both of them? Yes they are compatible, no they won’t both run at their best. They lowest-performing module sets the pace. Does it violate any type of warranty by manufacturer that I am using another company's RAM in the next slot? Who knows. They don’t need to know, do ...


It depends upon what is corrupt in the user file. Most of the user file is passed forward to the new OS, so it is more than somewhat likely that the corruption will be propagated to Win8. What I would do, in your situation, is create an 'all users' folder and move all of your files into it (that you want to keep), and then create a new user on that machine, ...

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