As some of you know, I recently purchased a new laptop for better performance. Well, I have a friend who's a techie, who happens to own the same model laptop as I bought. He acquired a very old SONY Vaio, and not having a power supply for it, decided to destroy it for parts. He found 4 turbo caches installed, and put one in his laptop. He also used the built-in Intel Optane to expand his RAM to the hardware limits and System Configuration to run all 8 cores. When trying to do the same thing to mine, he got all 8 cores to run on my machine (only 4 are enabled by default), but the Intel tool was not recognizing the RAM chip as being more than 32GB. I decided that I should let him open my laptop to see what's up... We saw what's up, alright. The factory 64GB RAM card (4 cores) was replaced with two PNY brand 16GB RAM cards (one in each slot). And as if that in itself wasn't bad enough, each RAM card had 8 fucking cores (that's too goddamn many), which causes the processors to take a massive performance hit. So, now I've got to get in touch with Amazon for a kickback/partial refund. I also have to see HP about getting the proper RAM card, which may be costly. I hope I can get a discount on this, as RAM cards are not cheap, even from the manufacturer.
PROTIP: don't trust NexiGo on Amazon.