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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

    14.3%
  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

    19.0%
  3. Would be better with a half decent government

    47.6%
  4. No it's crap!

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  1. Fourstaff

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    It was, but looking back from here it deal doesn't look as good. whereas at that time if you bought a i3 its still quite powerful now.
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    what games can your PC not play fourstaff?
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    The CoD games lag (not that I play them lol), it cannot support BF2, and a lot of new games. I haven't tried most though, because my gaming pursuits have largely been centred on indie games like Magicka and Torchlight and Starcraft 2 (which plays brilliantly with everything on lowest, but can only support about 1000 worth of food (or 5 full armies) without lag).

    I haven't tried other games though, partly because I don't want to buy a game which ends up unplayable on this laptop.
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Moar ram and a faster HDD might make gaming a little more bearable. shove in 4Gb ram. and slap in a 7200RPM WD Scorpio Black.

    I could only run with a max of 2Gb with my last laptop. but having a faster HDD really did make a big difference.
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    Probably sometime later when I am bored. As of now it does everything I need it to do.
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    Dont forget to buy a cheap £10 2.5" caddy, so you can turn your old HDD into an external.

    you can get them for £10 or less from places like Ebuyer or Play.com. I did the exact same thing with my one. pitty my 5year old laptop only had a 80Gb HDD, but thats still more then fine for portable storage when a 16Gb usb stick isnt enough
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    theres a chinese girl here.....who i think is a girl....but could really be a really camp girlyboy...???

    [​IMG]

    he (or she) could be another Gok Wan for all i know.....

    Man, i need to get my eyes checked.

    Pretty sure its a chick though, but i dont see any curves and he/she is dressed like a tomboy....
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    Its alright....its a chick lol
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    What are you going to do now? :p
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    Wish it was a guy is my guess.
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    Nothing, I'm not attracted to chinese girls (i find them boring)

    Im sure you wish i did but unfortunately for you I dont bat for the other team
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    I wasn't wishing anything, I was guessing.
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    so in other words you were hoping? well. Im sorry to dissapoint you. Unfortunately i wont be able to help you with your lusty thoughts that you have about me at night.
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    I was guessing your intentions not mine.
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    thats easy for you to say :p Im flattered by your interest. but no thanks
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    I'm not interested, I was guessing. All of your flirting is making me tired.
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    then get your pansy ass to bed!!
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    Since you guys know a lot about laptop

    Need to upgrade a Core i3 2.16Ghz laptop

    currently has 2GB of ram

    if i buy this and put it in the second slot to upgrade it to 6GB

    Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Laptop Memory Module CL9...

    will it matter that it's 1 speed up from the current ram?
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    It shouldnt matter, but the faster ram will default to the slower speed of the other ram.

    Would be better if they were matched sets or at least the same speeds
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    do you think it's worth going all out and buying these

    Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz Laptop Memory Kit...

    it's a dual core laptop so it's probably overkill, but it's not incredibly expensive and it could still make a difference with all of windows 7's caching and stuff

    since the processors has this advertised then i though it might just be easier, just to get a 4gb value ram and have done with it, it doesn't do any work that too serious, spends most of the day internet browsing, it just needs a bit of a speed boost as 2GB is just too low
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    I don't have a bed at work but if I did I'd sure be in it.
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    If you dont do much with the laptop then getting 8Gb is pretty much a waste of money.

    I kind of regret getting 8Gb for this laptop. Ive benched it using PCmark and theres hardly any difference between 4gb vs 8Gb. I dont think my usage ever went over 6Gb unless i was doing a shit load of windows updates all at once.

    just aim for the cheaper 4Gb value ram mate.
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    to summarise

    currently, the laptop has 2GB 1066MHZ Samsung ram

    It idles at 80% usage and has a tendency to lag if any loads put on it (ever waited 20 mins for a turn of civ 5 to load?)

    So my options are
    1)buy a 2x2GB kit and have 4GB of dual channel memory (throwing away what's currently in there
    2)buy a 4GB stick and have 6GB of 'INTEL FLEX' dual channel memory (we'll call it 1 1/2 channel for now)

    i think option 2 is probably better as it has a massive capacity increase and will probably still give a decent memory performance increase, although in all honesty how much memory bandwidth do you need on a 2ghz dual core, especially with the memory controller on these core i's

    EDIT:I've just been informed the difference between intel flex and dual channel memory is about 1/2 a second on superpi 1m
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    well.. if your call. I dont see much difference having 8Gb
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    no 8GB's out of the question now, it's now between dual channel 4GB or 6GB of Intel flex, i think seeing as it's an intel Core i dual core running at 2ghz, and dual channel-single channel is normally 5% performance at best, i think i might just take the capacity

    After all it's a laptop, all it does is internet, pictures, music and video, as well as some very minor gaming (whatever can be put onto an intel HD). i'm not exactly pushing the limits of performance, and 6GB for futureproofing and superfetch sounds like a nice idea

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