Tech Tip: What are PCIe Lanes?

PCIe. In other words, Peripheral Component Interconnect Express. You may also hear the term PCI Express for short. When your computer first boots, it has to figure out what components are attached to the motherboard. PCIe determines everything that is plugged in. It creates an internal map by identifying all the connections which allows the traffic to happen within the system. PCIe Connections PCIe connections … Continue reading Tech Tip: What are PCIe Lanes?

Tech Tip: What is a Bus Type?

Bus Type, also known as the Bus Speed, is tied with the Peak Transfer Rate and Peak Data Rate. This is very critical to consider when upgrading or adding memory to an existing machine. If the memory modules aren’t on the same page, it can lead to undesirable results. Backwards Compatibility You won’t find memory being compatible between generations. For example, a DDR4 module won’t … Continue reading Tech Tip: What is a Bus Type?

RAM Requirements Through the Windows In Time

System Requirements To Windows 95 and Beyond Windows 95 – Requires 16MB (480MB Max)Windows 98 – Requires 16MBWindows ME – Requires 64MBWindows NT – Requires 64MBWindows 2000 – Requires 64MB (4GB Max), 650MB HD Windows XP – Requires 128MB RAM, 1.5GB HDWindows Vista – Requires 1GB RAM, Windows 7 – Requires 1GB-2GB RAM, 16GB HDWindows 8 – Requires 1GB-2GB RAM, 16GB HD Windows 10 – … Continue reading RAM Requirements Through the Windows In Time

Tech Tip: What is DDR Memory?

DDR(#) SDRAM stands for Double Data Rate (Insert a number here) Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access. It’s a mouthful, but what is it exactly? Short Term Memory Memory modules allow your computer to open and operate multiple software at the same time. It’s what allows you to keep opening new tabs in your browser and allow one to go down the rabbit hole. You can keep opening … Continue reading Tech Tip: What is DDR Memory?

Tech Tip: Error Correction Code (ECC)

ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is a technology used to detect and correct errors in memory at the bit level. Errors are typically caused in these two ways. ECC, error detection and correction, technology is used in where errors that can lead to data corruption and system failure must be avoided at all costs. This is typically the case for scientific and financial … Continue reading Tech Tip: Error Correction Code (ECC)

Happy Chinese New Year (Gold Rat)

Year of the Gold Rat It is a new cycle of the Chinese Zodiac signs. There are 12 Chinese Zodiac signs and the Rat is the first. Your Zodiac sign is the Rat if your birthday falls on 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, or 2032. Attributes of the Rat Clever Alert Flexible Energetic Sociable Ambitious Resourceful Lunar and Solar Calendars Combine … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year (Gold Rat)

The Big Picture – Beyond Just Computer Components

You can summarize Servers4less with the following bullet points. Preserving the Environment Supporting Good Causes Happen to sell Computer Parts Preserving the Environment We specialize in reselling refurbished products to keep them in the market and out of landfills for as long as possible. Although computer parts serve us in our everyday lives, they are also a part of the Household Hazardous Wastes List. These … Continue reading The Big Picture – Beyond Just Computer Components

Hello World – A Quick introduction to Servers4Less Blog

This is our first blog post. The Servers4Less blog is an information resource for you to learn and grow from. We have articles that range from tech tips, computer history, machine learning, and more. Please reach out to us if you have suggestions or requests on guides or tips on servers and computer components. Or feel free to peruse our site servers4less.com Sincerely, S4L Blog … Continue reading Hello World – A Quick introduction to Servers4Less Blog