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This is awesome,

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How is this awesome? Ok information but not awesome. I agree with his 8 core recommendation though. It could have been awesome if he would have taken the time to explain WHY he recommends that. Such as, why 16GB of RAM is overkill right now. Also a discussion on how very little software really takes advantage of 8 cores right now but would be a better decision than more memory.
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How is this awesome? Ok information but not awesome. I agree with his 8 core recommendation though. It could have been awesome if he would have taken the time to explain WHY he recommends that. Such as, why 16GB of RAM is overkill right now. Also a discussion on how very little software really takes advantage of 8 cores right now but would be a better decision than more memory.
I forgot to mention this is from 2007.

I was just taking the piss, the guys off his rocker. Even more so when upgrading your ram makes it harder for you to upgrade your HDD, unless i'm missing something...
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How does upgrading your RAM make it harder to upgrade you HDD? You are missing something but I dunno what yet. With hardware upgrades Windows uses some method to figure out if the hardware changes are too much and requires you to activate again but it's very, very rare to see that with a simple RAM upgrade.
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How does upgrading your RAM make it harder to upgrade you HDD? You are missing something but I dunno what yet. With hardware upgrades Windows uses some method to figure out if the hardware changes are too much and requires you to activate again but it's very, very rare to see that with a simple RAM upgrade.
I upgraded my graphics cards from 2 4850's to a 6870 and windows wanted me to reactivate... i said crap on that... and I instead reinstalled... after I backed up of course... sometimes windows re activations make no logical sense...
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Why would you go through a long process of reinstalling rather than a 3min reactivation? When you do a new install you have to activate that so what is the difference? Oh well, it doesn't matter. It's been a few years since I originally read about how Windows determines when there are enough hardware changes and it wants to request a reactivation so I don't have all the dirty details, just the "jist" of it. Either you had done a few other minor upgrades on that install over the years and the video card replacement triggered Windows to reactivate or the video card change was big enough for Windows to ask to reactivate. Do a few quick Google searches if you really want all the details.
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