I've never fried one of the cheap HF meters.
They are great for basic stuff.
Then again, I grew up knowing how to use a multimeter. Probably started using one around age 8 or so.
Only time I have seen on fried is when a family member was trying to test voltage and had the dial 180 off...
Maybe I've just had the misfortune of having to fix / reprogram from scratch way too many projects.
Then again, I have also worked with a decent amount of open source code and I usually want to gouge my eyes out.
Heh.. no, the main reason for such small increases in speed for CPUs was because Intel didn't have much competition for quite a while.
The main issue with program performance is because of crap programmers and them not caring one wit about performance.
Usually, when I look at other's code I...
So it is pretty much crap.
I remember way back when nVidia had the cheaty drivers where they would skip rendering some stuff in order to inflate the benchmark numbers.
But now it is ok to do so because it is a "feature" and they aren't trying to hide it?
There are plenty of forums posts (not necessarily here) asking about CPU upgrades and GPU upgrades for laptops.
Not so much anymore, but the Dell Precision 4600 - 4800 / 6600 - 6800 were upgradeable.. had the option of either Nvidia or AMD.
The 4600 is the newest one I did an upgrade on...
Have you seen the reviews of the RTX 4090 cards? 4k looks pretty crazy playable to me.
So much so that the review I watched said to not bother buying one of you play at 1440p or below because you are going to be CPU limited. The results showed that.
I've done laptop CPU upgrades quite a few times.
Now with newer laptops you have to buy a board with everything soldered on instead of just being able to upgrade what you want to.
All in the name of making devices thinner.
Yeah, if the RAM is at least upgradeable then it is a good thing.
The lower-end Dell laptops already have some models that have the RAM soldered on. RAM goes bad and the whole motherboard has to be replaced.
User needs more RAM... Then they have to get a whole new laptop.
I'm not sure how they have stuff set up but managing user certs doesn't normally require admin access.
I don't have "god" level admin access at this job so I can't really go look at absolutely everything myself.