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eDave 06:48 PM 06-15-2021
Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more




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eDave 09:39 PM 06-16-2021
Probably best to see what the specs are for the stick you have to make sure throughput is not compromised and bottlenecking between the two. But I'm fuzzy on that so I'll defer.
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lewdog 09:50 PM 06-16-2021
Originally Posted by eDave:
Probably best to see what the specs are for the stick you have to make sure throughput is not compromised and bottlenecking between the two. But I'm fuzzy on that so I'll defer.
So I should remove the stick currently in the computer to look at all the specs?

I'll wait for tomorrow and anyone else's input here.
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Fish 10:31 PM 06-16-2021
Originally Posted by eDave:
Received. Here it is:

https://www.newegg.com/asus-m11ad-us...82E16883220448 I like that case a lot.

16GB max, 2 slots. You don't need 16 so hopefully you just have one stick of 4 installed so we can just add one more for around $20.
Most likely it will have 2 identical sticks of RAM installed. So, you'll likely have to remove both if you want to add anything else. I would not recommend mixing different types of RAM. i3 motherboards typically use paired RAM(2 identical sticks), to take advantage of dual-channel capabilities(better performance). I'm guessing it has 2 sticks of 2GB installed. Normally you can use a single stick, but performance is actually better with a pair, since it can take advantage of dual-channel.

In this case, considering the price and the performance benefit of going from 8GB to 16GB, I would recommend going with 16GB.

Either 8GB pair: https://www.amazon.com/PC3-12800-DES...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Or 16GB pair: https://www.amazon.com/1600MHz-PC3L-...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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eDave 06-17-2021, 12:33 AM
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GloryDayz 04:20 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by lewdog:
I have an older desktop I use a lot and when I updated it to Windows 10, it functions like it's in super slow mode a lot of the time, while other times it's fine in short periods.

I assume it doesn't have enough memory to run Windows 10?
Quit being cheap, buy a Cray!
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lewdog 06:34 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by Fish:
Most likely it will have 2 identical sticks of RAM installed. So, you'll likely have to remove both if you want to add anything else. I would not recommend mixing different types of RAM. i3 motherboards typically use paired RAM(2 identical sticks), to take advantage of dual-channel capabilities(better performance). I'm guessing it has 2 sticks of 2GB installed. Normally you can use a single stick, but performance is actually better with a pair, since it can take advantage of dual-channel.

In this case, considering the price and the performance benefit of going from 8GB to 16GB, I would recommend going with 16GB.

Either 8GB pair: https://www.amazon.com/PC3-12800-DES...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Or 16GB pair: https://www.amazon.com/1600MHz-PC3L-...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
There’s only 1 stick of RAM in it currently but has 2 slots available. So I should buy a pair and put 2 new ones in, instead of mixing the one old one and one new one? What size would you recommend?
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lewdog 07:04 AM 06-17-2021
My wife just said to not be a dumbass and get a 16GB upgrade since it's so cheap.

So I guess that's the decision too.

Also, I'll order an anti-static wrist band just to be safe.
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htismaqe 07:25 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by Fish:
Most likely it will have 2 identical sticks of RAM installed. So, you'll likely have to remove both if you want to add anything else. I would not recommend mixing different types of RAM. i3 motherboards typically use paired RAM(2 identical sticks), to take advantage of dual-channel capabilities(better performance). I'm guessing it has 2 sticks of 2GB installed. Normally you can use a single stick, but performance is actually better with a pair, since it can take advantage of dual-channel.

In this case, considering the price and the performance benefit of going from 8GB to 16GB, I would recommend going with 16GB.

Either 8GB pair: https://www.amazon.com/PC3-12800-DES...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Or 16GB pair: https://www.amazon.com/1600MHz-PC3L-...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
This.

Get a 16GB pair, there's no reason to do anything else.
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htismaqe 07:25 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by lewdog:
My wife just said to not be a dumbass and get a 16GB upgrade since it's so cheap.

So I guess that's the decision too.

Also, I'll order an anti-static wrist band just to be safe.
Your wife is smart.
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GloryDayz 07:35 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by lewdog:
My wife just said to not be a dumbass and get a 16GB upgrade since it's so cheap.

So I guess that's the decision too.

Also, I'll order an anti-static wrist band just to be safe.
Have an SSD drive installed and, along with the 16GB of RAM, you'll think you bought a new computer.
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lewdog 07:37 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
This.

Get a 16GB pair, there's no reason to do anything else.
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
Your wife is smart.
Iíll order the 16GB that fish linked. Is that the consensus?
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htismaqe 07:40 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by lewdog:
Iíll order the 16GB that fish linked. Is that the consensus?
I can't speak to consensus but the A-Tech 8GBx2 pair Fish linked for $62.25 is exactly what I would buy and install.
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lewdog 07:53 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
I can't speak to consensus but the A-Tech 8GBx2 pair Fish linked for $62.25 is exactly what I would buy and install.
Thatís good enough for me.

Ordering!

Thank you all for the help.
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htismaqe 07:55 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by lewdog:
Thatís good enough for me.

Ordering!

Thank you all for the help.
16GB is a significant performance upgrade over what you have. Add an SSD like Gloy suggested and you might think it's a whole new computer. The i3 still has a few years left in it for basic computing.
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eDave 08:03 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
16GB is a significant performance upgrade over what you have. Add an SSD like Gloy suggested and you might think it's a whole new computer. The i3 still has a few years left in it for basic computing.
That's one souped up Pinto!
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lawrenceRaider 08:12 AM 06-17-2021
Originally Posted by lewdog:
My wife just said to not be a dumbass and get a 16GB upgrade since it's so cheap.

So I guess that's the decision too.

Also, I'll order an anti-static wrist band just to be safe.
I've been monkeying around inside computers for over 20 years and never worn and anti-static wrist band.

Has anyone else ever done that, or been bit because they didn't?
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