How much RAM do you need, should you upgrade it, and will it speed up your PC? | ExtremeTech

How much RAM do you need, should you upgrade it, and will it speed up your PC? | ExtremeTech
How much RAM do you need? How much RAM you need in a system depends on what you intend to do with it, how long you intend to keep it, and whether or not you can upgrade your memory post-purchase. This last point is important, as many high-end laptops have eliminated user-upgradeable RAM in order to reduce system thickness by roughly six nanometers. Adding additional RAM to any laptop generally increases power consumption by a measurable (if small) amou

Code Purple — The Compaq/HP Booby Trap

I did a full restore, reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows Vista on a HP system. Everything went like clockwork… Until I rebooted the machine. Then I got an error that there was a “Configuration error” and that I should call “Customer Care” with “Error Code Purple.” T that point, I could only power off the machine. What in the world was “Error Code Purple,” I wondered. A quick search on the net revealed that this was a booby trap placed i

Missing Drivers for a dc7800p and Windows 7 | DIYTechTools.com

For reasons none of us will ever understand, though HP offers drivers for the dc7800 and Windows 7, there are a few drivers missing from the HP download page. Specifically, the HECI and LMS_SOL devices appear, after installation, with yellow check marks (no drivers installed). If the names of these rascals don’t ring a bell, they are identified in the Device Manager – as I recall – as  ”Unknown Serial Port“, and, “Unkown Device“.   It’s something like that