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How to expand the RAM of the Synology DS1515?

Many NAS from Synology, and especially in certain ranges, they have the possibility to expand their RAM, even if it’s not particularly supported. One of the differences between two models such as the DS1515 and the DS1515+ is that the second one supports up to 6 GB of RAM through an accessible SODIMM slot on one of its sides.

The DS1515 comes with 2 GB of RAM, an interesting amount for a NAS. The best part is that the 2 GB of 1600 DDR3 RAM are mounted on a SODIMM slot. We can mount up to 4 GB of 1600 DDR3 in this slot as long as they are low voltage, therefore 1.35 modules. The only difficulty is that we need to gain space between the NAS’s motherboard and the storage slots so that we can extract the old module and install the new one. Unmounting it will oblige us to almost unmounts the whole NAS, because of the connection “riser’s”, so it’s best to just make some space to be able to unblock the installed DIMM and replace it for a new one.

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Acer E5-573G-57HR & E5-573G-59C3 Gaming Laptop

Budget laptops is what Acer is famous for, but this company can build luxury models as well. These 2 notebooks – E5-573G-57HR and 573G-59C3 have an appearing design and great features that will surprise many Acer fans. Good performance, several connectivity options and attractive looking laptop surface is what Aspire E5-573G series is known for.

Acer E5-573G-57HR

 

Specs:

With the mid-range price of $560, the hardware this Acer model will satisfy most of your needs. The usual i5-4200U is replaced with a more powerful i5-5200U processor while graphics are ran by Geforce 940M. You’ll be able to store a lot of movies, programs and games since this laptop has a huge 1TB hard drive. There’s one difference E5-573G models have – storage and display. E5-573G-59C3 has a 8GB SSD as a cache can boot windows 8 super fast and a 1366×768 screen. On the other hand, E5-573G-57HR has a Full HD display.

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Toshiba high-end laptops are not far behind with the new Satellite S

4K screens, Broadwell dedicated graphics and Intel quad-core processors are some of the specifications that we see in these machines.

The high-end line also deserved a place in all the presentations that Toshiba has made today, and that gap has been covered by the Satellite S series, a line of laptops with screens that can reach 3840 x 2160 pixels (UltraHD) in the most exclusive models, or 1080p and 1600 x 900 on the most basic ones. There will be the option to enjoy a touch panel.

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ASUS N550JX-DS71T & N550JX-DS74T Gaming Laptop

IPS technology (Supporting up to 178-degree wide viewing angles) and Full HD resolution are found on both models – N550JX-DS71T and N550JX-DS74T. And the display they have actually has a touch screen, something not many laptops can brag about. Even if you don’t really need this feature, there are many people who would love to have a Windows 8.1 laptop with a touch screen.

ASUS N550JX-DS71T

The heart of this laptop is made out of a quad processor, Intel Corei7-4720HQ, which has awesome performance. It’s speed will handle most of the demanding tasks and Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M graphics card is capable of handling even the contemporary games. It has 2GB or dedicated vram, which is quite enough for most operations.

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ASUS C201PA-DS01/DS02 11.6 Inch Chromebook Specs, Reviews

In a short amount of time, Chromebook has grown from a new player on the market to a serious contender in an entry-level laptop market. It’s simple to use and offers only the most basic features, which is why it’s price is set quite low – at $199.

This part of market has been Intel’s playground, where only Nvidia Tegra dares to venture. But now, if you decide to go for Asus C201, you will be getting an ARM-powered device with Chrome OS in its core. We all know how reliable Asus is, which tells you a lot about how good Chromebook 2 actually is.

ASUS C201PA Chromebook

Good price amd formidable features is something many most buyers want, but not all of them will recognize what makes this laptop going. Its processor is not Intel or AMD made. New Rockchip RK3288 is an interesting newcomer to the market as it doesn’t use a lot of power but delivers high performance. Base clock speed is 1.8GHz, which makes this processor one of the best choices when it comes to value for money.

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Inno3D GeForce GTX 980 Ti iChill X4 Ultra

Inno3D announced its high-end graphics card based on the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, we are talking about the Inno3D GeForce GTX 980 Ti iChill X4 Ultra, in which we see that the VRM area is cooled by a black aluminum heat sink positioned in the upper part, as the aluminum radiator is crossed by several cooled copper heat pipes through three 100 mm fans on the top frame (though the picture doesn’t show it), and we found also another 60 mm fan that will help reduce the temperature of the backplate, which in turn influences the temperature of the memory chips and the VRM.

Inno3D GeForce GTX 980 Ti

The Inno3D GeForce GTX 980 Ti iChill Ultra X4 is based on the GM200-310-A1 GPU formed by 2816 CUDA Cores, 176 TMUs and 96 ROPS at a base/turbo frequency of 1152/1241 MHz (vs 1000/1076 MHz mod Ref) with 6 GB of memory at 7200 MHz (vs 7000 MHz) along with a memory interface of 384 bits. The GPU comes alive through an 8-phase VRM powered by two PCI-Express connectors of 8 + 6 pins.

How to create a restoration point in Windows 10

The restoration tool in Windows 10 has become a great ally for those who like adventure and want to be the first to try everything, and therefore they don’t hesitate to install unofficial builds and participate in the fast ring channel.

Many of these users are usually advanced and generally know what they do, but since Windows 10 has reached enormous popularity and the huge number of testers is also characterized by variety, we thought it would be interesting to post this short tutorial, in which you will see how to create restoration points in Windows 10.

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GIGABYTE presents their new line of base FM2+ motherboards

AMD keeps betting hard to improve the presence of its APUs in the general consumer market, offering increasingly powerful solutions at attractive prices and with the support of major manufacturers like GIGABYTE, which has introduced a new range FM2 + base plates.

Within this new range the G1.Sniper A88X and F2A88X-UP4 models are especially highlighted, equipped with the UltraDurable design of the latest generation, which are a guarantee of solidity and a reliability beyond doubt.

You must also bear in mind that both use the A88X chipset, a top range model within the AMD FM2+ platform, which ensures latest generation support of the company’s APUs and the possibility of mounting even dual GPU configurations.

To this you must add AMD FreeSync support, which prevents the annoying “tearing” effect to occur, and Dual Graphics, which allows you to leverage the GPU which integrates the APU and use it in tandem with your dedicated graphics.

We remind you that the new APUs of high range and upper-middle range of AMD come with an integrated GPU that sums 512 shaders, so they can run a lot of current games in medium-high quality without problems, obviously depending on the requirements of each one and the required resolution, so they are an excellent choice to assemble a computer to play with for little money.

AMD renews its APUs with the A10-7870K processor

AMD is showing signs of life after a long season in which they didn’t present anything new of significance. Since they still haven’t released the new R9 390 Series graphics cards (and not the refurbished ones presented as the 200 Series), the new APU A10-7870K is a breeze of fresh air. This is actually an update of A10-7850K, with some slight improvements, but it’s still the Kaveri architecture with Steamroller cores.

When it comes to the processor, the cores work from 3.9 GHz to 4.1 GHz turbo speeds. The GPU now has a speed of 866 MHz (an improvement over 720 MHz), it supports DirectX 12 and keeps the rest of the features (512 processing units, 32 texture units and 8 rendering units). It may be a noticeable speed improvement over the A10-7850K, since its costs is now from $137.

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Zotac shows the GTX Titan X, with liquid cooling and three fans

Except for some EVGA specific models, until now we had not seen any GTX TITAN X with dissipation design different from the NVIDIA reference model, that’s why we are surprised by the announcement of the new and impressive ZOTAC GTX TITAN X Artic Storm.

This is a triple fan ventilation system version of the TITAN X which should already keep the GPU cool, but if that’s not enough and we want even more cooling, it includes its own integrated water block in order to connect to a liquid cooling circui.t By uniting all in one same board, it is understood that it’s thickness will be triple slot. In return, we will get 1026 MHz base speeds. 1114 MHz with Boost and 7 GHz for the memory.

It is still a render and we haven’t seen the final model yet, but we’ll see if th company brings this model to the Computex so we can see it in all its glory.

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