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General Help & Advice / Re: Update problem
« Last Post by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on December 09, 2019, 08:03:50 pm »
it's a bit cavalier in my view. Almost like having a referendum and then blatently ignoring the result...  :o

You're not kidding...
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General Help & Advice / Re: Update problem
« Last Post by mikep on December 08, 2019, 11:22:44 pm »
Ok, I'm now running the new version and it seems to be fine.

It's a bit odd though. I deliberately unticked Virtualbox from the list of updates, as I had problems once before with upgrading it and wanted to postpone any possible problems until I have a bit more time on my hands. However, software updater blithely ignored my choice and upgraded anyway. Luckily it seems to have worked, but it's a bit cavalier in my view. Almost like having a referendum and then blatently ignoring the result...  :o

Thanks again Mark. I'll call this solved now.
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General Discussion / Re: SSD (Solved)
« Last Post by wishbone on December 05, 2019, 07:18:03 pm »
Cheers Mark, have ordered it pronto. Thank you again.
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General Discussion / Re: SSD (Solved)
« Last Post by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on December 05, 2019, 12:23:42 pm »
Yep, that'll do the trick Tony :)
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General Discussion / Re: SSD (Solved)
« Last Post by wishbone on December 04, 2019, 11:51:12 am »
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General Discussion / Re: SSD
« Last Post by wishbone on December 04, 2019, 11:47:10 am »
Mark that is brilliant, you are a genius (and I`m not the only one to think that). The videos are pretty much the same as mine so I shall go ahead and get one.

Thank you ever so much,I will mark this as solved. 8)
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General Discussion / Re: SSD
« Last Post by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on December 03, 2019, 10:07:19 pm »
Well I have no idea which idiot you talked to at Crucial but he needs to be sent back to his previous floor mopping job at McDonald's .. If your Satellite Pro L850 is the same as the one in this video (?):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1SevmqwI_A

then it most certainly CAN take an SATA3 SSD

as confirmed in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qap85AuRfWU

in fact it's an easier swap out than most newer laptops.

Just get any SATA3 (sometimes written as SATA-III or similar) SSD .. if unsure, find one you like and post a link back here and I'll tell you if it's compatible.

If you're quick and the Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals are still on, here's as good a place to start as any
https://www.ebuyer.com/blackfriday/storage/ssd
just make sure it's an SATA SSD and not M.2 or NVMe.
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General Discussion / SSD (Solved)
« Last Post by wishbone on December 03, 2019, 08:34:30 pm »
After reading about the speed and durability of SSD`s over their SATA HDD`s cousins I thought it would be a good idea to check them out. I went onto Crucial`s website and tried to input my laptop without success. After several attempts I decided to contact them and received a reply that one cannot be fitted into my Satellite Pro L850 1DP but I can get an external one. I can see the advantage of an external one but that`s not what I want, anyway it is what it is!

Regards
Tony
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General Discussion / Re: Which processor
« Last Post by wishbone on December 03, 2019, 08:25:13 pm »
Thank you for the input Mark. Choosing which processor is it seems to me, too complicated but time moves on and so does technology,a bit too fast sometimes.

I`ll mark this as solved and pass on your remarks. Thanks again.
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General Discussion / Re: Which processor
« Last Post by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on December 03, 2019, 11:27:29 am »
Impossible to answer I'm afraid, but if the system isn't going to be driven hard in any specific use case they're much of a muchness.

i5 may be better in some single threaded workloads (such as a lot of earlier games).

Ryzen 5 may be better in multithreaded workloads (multithreaded apps or doing lots of things at the same time).

So for your use case .. get whichever is the cheaper ;)

'Bang for the buck' tends to be favouring Ryzen at the moment, but that may not strictly be the case .. specially where you may already have a motherboard and memory that will work with an Intel .. it's more than just about the price of the CPU.

Personally at the moment (and price being pretty equal) I'd probably favour Ryzen, simply because they're being less hard hit by performance penalties from the Spectre/Meltdown mitigation patches (which there's likely to be more of).
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