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Should I go for a Sandy Bridge- or Ivy Bridge-based Core i7 processor?

Question by Andrea from Canada | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Thu, Aug 9 2012 2:16 AM CDT

So I am building my first PC, and I was planning on going for the i7 2600k, but with the new ivy bridge, a lot of my friends who have already built their PCs had advised me to go for the i7 3770k. I understand Ivy Bridge is updated and supposed to be better, yet I am also aware of the heat problems, especially when OCing (I don't plan on OCing so far, probably no higher than 4.0). So, if I have an aftermarket HSF, the Noctua NH-D14 specifically, will I still be experiencing heat problems? Should I just go for the Sandy Bridge?

Is the memory between my two HP-branded PCs compatible?

Question by Barb Lehman from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Tue, Jul 31 2012 1:01 AM CDT

Hello-- I have two computers, HP sr1850nx and a1310. First uses PC3200 SDRAM (supports Dual channel DDR). The other uses DDR PC3200, DDR non-ECC. Are these memory sticks interchangeable? Thanks in advance.

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