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What type of motherboard is in this PC?

The other day, I was at a friend’s house. His PC was running slow and wanted to know how he could improve performance.

After I perfomed some general clean-up actions (Windows disk clean-up, defragmenting, uninstalling crappy software/spyware), my friend wanted to know if he could add some RAM memory. I didn’t want to open up his machine, but I did need info about the motherboard. I had a utility I found a long time, called: CPU-Z. This utility is … awesome and free!

CPU-Z

CPU-Z Motherboard Information

With this information I could do a look-up on the manufacturer’s website. I found out that he had 4 RAM slots, so he could add extra memory…

Developing RegEx patterns

Recently I was creating some regular expressions. Because I’m not very experienced with RegEx, I was kind of “debugging” in my TDD approach. A colleague of mine recommended a website which helped a lot: http://www.gskinner.com/RegExr/.

It’s completely free and you can use it online!