The tale of the oh-so-wonderful computer.

I’m currently running 10GB of RAM in this thing with the expectation that I’ll be trading the 16GB of DDR4 RAM stick from our old computer for an 8GB stick of RAM to someone, maxing out this computer as soon as it is put in. This computer can not run DDR4 RAM, which I found out when I ran CrucialScan on it to get a deeper feel as to the specifications (and to confirm some things, like “which kind of RAM can this run?”)… and I’d like to max it out on everything as soon as possible to avoid having to take the bottom casing off of this computer apart again, even if it is almost always for a good cause. But given the specs that this computer otherwise has, the fact that it takes DDR3 RAM is actually really negligible in the grand scheme of things…

I am still impressed with the fact that it has a completely functioning touch screen, though. I really am, heh.

But the one thing that I don’t like is that more and more recent laptops require that you take the entire bottom casing off of a computer to swap parts out, whereas older laptops let you more easily access RAM with the purpose of being able to upgrade (and max it out). I’ve gone through two or three laptops over the course of the last several years that have required that the entire bottom casing come off just to put an additional stick of RAM in, or to swap RAM in and out, and some of them have made the process really tetchy with how the bottom casing sits on the computer. It’s not a process that I like to go through, especially now that almost all laptop manufacturers practically force you to do it. And I’m not even sure why they do it.

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