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comment Is HDMI hot pluggable?
For some unknown reasons my AmazonBasics HDMI cable comes with a "Warning Card" that says "Please switch off all hardware devices [...] prior to connecting or disconnecting the enclosed cable"
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comment Windows cant repair even with sfc /scannow
@Pacerier: Yes I'm sure. I tested on Windows 8.1 64-bit; what about you? It is possible that we've hit a bug in dism/sfc, or perhaps dism is only able to fix certain kinds of integrity violations itself.
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comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
Voltage control is possible on non-overclockable CPUs too. I've undervolted my Haswell-based Xeon E3 so that it won't exceed its TDP and throttle during extreme AVX/FMA workload. But you're right, laptops capable of voltage control are super rare.
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comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
I wish my laptop BIOS had provided voltage controls so that I could fix it myself.
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comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
Thanks! I find that running a memory intensive workload on Linux (7-zip benchmark with a large dictionary) can cause the system to reboot too, consistent with the idea that this is an undervolt instability.
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comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
@ChrisInEdmonton Sadly Intel's marketing team choose to name Nehalem/Westmere as first-gen, Sandy Bridge as second-gen, Ivy Bridge as third-gen, and so on. I agree it's counter intuitive. I've edited the title to reduce the confusion.
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comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
@DragonLord Thank you for your insightful reply. If you post it as an answer, I'll accept it.
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comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
@David: It is because the first time I ran memtest86+, it appeared to run fine, so I moved onto booting Windows and Linux. After reading Ramhound's reply, I wanted to double check the information I've posted, so I rerun memtest86+ and waited longer, and this time it failed. I also double checked Linux, and it still work (and I got the lshw output above).
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