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    (Original post by john2054)
    The amount of ram a computer can take is determined by the motherboard and not the processor.
    Motherboard, BIOS and OS. If any one of those cannot support all the memory you wish to add, then the system simply will not be able to see it all or use it.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    I finally got a new i7 laptop on my credit cards for just under £750, complete with 8 gig ram a 1 tb hdd, a cool sounding sound card, a monitor with such good resolution i have to squint, and a keyboard that lights up. I already have a gaming mouse. But I am thinking about saving up and buying 2* 16 gig ram memory sticks, to max out the memory. Then i really will have a cutting edge laptop won't i? The only things it will be lacking being the dynamic hdd and the graphics card, but seeing as i don't even play games on my laptop, i still think it will be pretty neat when i get this extra memory. Not that it isn't now!
    A....dynamic HDD? Wut? You don't BUY a Dynamic HDD. It's something logical, not physical
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    I've never owned a laptop where there wasn't a flap to access the storage, and RAM. It's usually not required to remove the entire backplate.



    I did not say they couldn't be upgraded, I said they're not designed to be upgraded; there's a very big distinction there.
    I've owned such a laptop
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    Do you, or have you ever had a girlfriend? If so, any advice?
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    clearly you have not read his numerous threads about his Kenyan wife
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    (Original post by Another)
    SSD or bust.

    I'm kidding. Nice buy! What's the size and weight?
    Or...have two. One SSD and one HDD That's what I have
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    (Original post by Ishax)
    How can you afford such a expensive laptop?
    £750 is expensive? I wouldn't pay that much, but still it seems fairly reasonable tbh
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    But, why do you need that much power??? What do you even do that actually requires such a large amount of processing power???
    I have one, but really there isn't a great deal of learning I could get out of it tbh. Those new Cisco virtual switches/routers - they require quite a bit of CPU and RAM. I doubt OP is doing that tho
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    Brand loyalty is just a flaw in consumerism and probably contributing to your debt issues.
    I feel that in the future my "brand loyalty" will either go to PC Specialist because they'll still build laptops that allow two disk drives (SSD, and HDD) OR get a business class machine, alongside a NAS drive, both one at my place and one at my parents. That would solve my "issue"
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    I have one, but really there isn't a great deal of learning I could get out of it tbh. Those new Cisco virtual switches/routers - they require quite a bit of CPU and RAM. I doubt OP is doing that tho
    That's great, but you're not OP, and OP isn't you. OP really does not need this amount of power for any reason at all - read his other threads.
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    That's great, but you're not OP, and OP isn't you. OP really does not need this amount of power for any reason at all - read his other threads.
    True. That's why I said "I doubt OP is doing that tho"
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    True. That's why I said "I doubt OP is doing that tho"
    Touché

    I'm still so very convinced he's a troll but his online presence is so developed I don't know whether to be impressed or disappointed
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    £750 is expensive? I wouldn't pay that much, but still it seems fairly reasonable tbh
    I wouldn't pay that much for a laptop. I meant it like how can he afford a expensive laptop without a job and he keeps maxing out his credit cards.
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    (Original post by Ishax)
    I wouldn't pay that much for a laptop. I meant it like how can he afford a expensive laptop without a job and he keeps maxing out his credit cards.
    By the power of trolling?

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    (Original post by Ishax)
    I wouldn't pay that much for a laptop. I meant it like how can he afford a expensive laptop without a job and he keeps maxing out his credit cards.
    The answer is in the latter of your question; credit cards. He can't afford it by everyone else's standards - but this is John.
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    The answer is in the latter of your question; credit cards. He can't afford it by everyone else's standards - but this is John.
    A very silly way to live
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    (Original post by Ishax)
    I wouldn't pay that much for a laptop. I meant it like how can he afford a expensive laptop without a job and he keeps maxing out his credit cards.
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    By the power of trolling?

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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    The answer is in the latter of your question; credit cards. He can't afford it by everyone else's standards - but this is John.
    (Original post by The_Internet)
    A very silly way to live
    I just installed an extra 8 gig to my machine, and almost killed myself (and the machine) in the process. Luckily however, after some delicate tinkering, and less then delicate screwing, i was finally able to take it apart, install the ram, and get it all back together again. And it still looks good as new (almost?)

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    By the power of trolling?

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    Are you saying I'm trolling? :s
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    The answer is in the latter of your question; credit cards. He can't afford it by everyone else's standards - but this is John.
    I just don't think it's wise to use credit cards because you have to pay it and they charge interest. If you don't pay it by a certain date, more interest is added onto it. Ah well, not my problem.
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    (Original post by Ishax)
    I just don't think it's wise to use credit cards because you have to pay it and they charge interest. If you don't pay it by a certain date, more interest is added onto it. Ah well, not my problem.
    I think we all agree with you on that one, but John's stated in his previous threads that he treats credit card limits as free money - why anyone lends to him I have no idea.
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    Or...have two. One SSD and one HDD That's what I have
    Brilliant, but
    Wouldn't that make your laptop super heavy?

    Also, if I get an ancient i3 laptop and install new RAM and SSD - do I get a modern machine again? (Sorry know nothing about computer parts lol)
 
 
 
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