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Are these two CPUs the same ? Is it ok to swap them? [on hold]

I have a computer that would not start and I wanted to test the processor in another computer. After swapping the CPUs now none of the computers start. The second one that failed just spins the ...
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What are the technical differences between the FM1, FM2 and FM2+ AMD Sockets

What are the technical difference improvements between the AMD FM1, FM2 and FM2+ Sockets?
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Can I install an AMD Turion X2 64 RM-70 on a Toshiba Satellite L505D-SP6983R?

The original processor was an AMD Turion X2 64 RM-74 (dead) The board is named V000185220 Rev 1.10 This board accepts S1G2 processors, and should accept the RM-70. But I am not so confident when ...
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Socket vs Surface CPU temperature for AMD

I looked through 5-10 different suggested questions here and they all dealt with Intel CPUs, and I happen to have an AMD FX 8100 series 8 core CPU. I have also looked through several google results ...
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1answer
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One cpu core working harder than the rest

I have seen that with my AMD A8 cpu one of the cores is working harder than the rest. See below: The running processes: Does any one know if this is a problem or just a natural assurance.
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1answer
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Do I need an external graphics adapter to use AMD X4 740 on FM2+ motherboards? [closed]

I thought I didn't need any graphics adapter because of built-in GPU. When I installed the CPU, pc didn't boot/beep. Now I see I need an extra graphics card and AMD X4 740 is not an APU, it's a ...
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0answers
32 views

Validate CPU virtualization support on Windows 7

On Windows 7 hosts, how do I validate that CPU virtualization support such as AMD-V or VT-x is enabled without rebooting the machine and installing additional or third-party software. In that case, ...
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1answer
59 views

CPU compatibility with GA-78LMT-S2P

I've been considering upgrading my CPU (currently an AMD FX-4100), but I'm a little unsure how I can identify which models will be compatible with my motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P, rev 5.0). ...
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64 views

Why does the same RAM chip benchmark 2x faster on Intel CPUs?

Compare memorybenchmark.net's benchmarks for the "Kingston KHX2133C11D3/4GX 4GB" chip in the read uncached ddr3 intel vs read uncached ddr amd benchmarks. The Intel speed is listed at 14,881 MB/s , ...
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1answer
46 views

Does any motherborad and CPU fit in normal cabinets

I have this Computer cabinet It had Core 2 Quad Q600 processor Intel MB 975xbx2 motherboard As that MB has only 8gb Max RAM so i thought i need to replace the MB and processor to get more RAM. so ...
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1answer
109 views

Graphics Card vs Integrated Graphics on CPU

How does performance vary from dedicated graphics card vs graphics built into a chip like AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1GHz (4.4GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition AMD ...
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1answer
136 views

AMD Phenom II x4 940 Black edition Pinout?

So I got an AMD Phenom II x4 940 Black Edition. The number on it is HDZ940XCJ4DGI. It uses an AM2+ socket. I think the important part is the socket, but I'm not sure. I'm trying to find the power and ...
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2answers
125 views

What do I need to know before upgrading the CPU of a laptop?

I have an AMD laptop, which has AMD APU (e1-2500). I don't really like the speed of it and would love to upgrade to faster APU. There are some AMD APUs available in ebay. So the question is: What do ...
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1answer
16 views

Will a phenom x6 Thuban fit in a K10N78M Pro?

TL;DR Will a phenom x6 Thuban fit in a K10N78M Pro? Or Will an AM2+ socket with AM3 support, yet doesn't list the specific model CPU support it as long as very similar models are also stated as ...
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3answers
113 views

Quad-CPU vs Dual-CPU AMD performance difference [closed]

important note: in this text - CPU is a CPU (processor, physical object) and CORE is a CORE (invisible, inside cpu)... Quad-CPU systems are expensive, and there is not so many information about them. ...
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1answer
104 views

Trouble installing an AMD CPU to socket G34 motherboard

I have the following supermicro motherboard which I am having some issues installing a CPU into. The CPU is as follows Opteron 6386 SE Part Number OS6386YETGGHK 6300-series "Abu Dhabi" (32 nm) The ...
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1answer
1k views

How to re-enable AMD Turbo Core

I have Sony Vaio Fit 15e (Canadian model around May 2013) with AMD A10-5745M, 2.10 GHz quad core. Because of AMD Turbo Core, the CPU runs upto 2.70 GHz when plugged in, but the problem is that if I ...
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2answers
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What's the difference between a AM3, FM1 or FM2 AMD processor?

I am thinking about upgrading my computer, and my PC store offers three different branches of AMD processors: AM3, FM1, FM2. Which technical differences do those branches have? Is FM1 obsolete (by ...
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1answer
42 views

Disabling CStates/TurboMode in Windows

In Linux I know how to boot and have cstates disabled to get full CPU power. How is this done in Windows? Does it vary based on Intel and AMD?
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1answer
78 views

Is AMD Opteron 2382 2.6GHz comptabile with supermicro H8DME-2?

Is AMD Opteron 2382 2.6GHz comptabile with supermicro H8DME-2? Anyone knows?
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201 views

AMD CPU with dedicated GPU and the onboard VGA port

I am wondering why my motherboard has a VGA port, if my AMD CPU(not APU) is not capable of graphics processing(or so I believe). What will happen if I use the VGA port? Will there be a display at ...
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1answer
520 views

Where can I find the instruction sets for Intel or AMD microprocessors? [closed]

I'm sorry if these are stupid questions or if they don't pertain to this website. I don't really know where else I could ask this. Okay first of all, I don't really understand how instruction sets on ...
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1answer
96 views

What's the newest/most powerful processor a AM3+ 880 motherboard supports?

It's an Asrock 880GMH/USB3, I been thinking about getting a more powerful processor, preferably a hexacore since I do a lot of multitasking and I could use the extra 2 cores. Could I get a piledriver ...
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0answers
87 views

my AMD Phenom II X6 1065T don't activate TurboCore anymore

I have a HP pavillon p7 1044 at home with a AMD Phenom II X6 1065T. ...
0
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1answer
85 views

Processor pipelining confusion [closed]

After reading how processors use pipelines (from various articles: wikipedia, SU, and other places), I'm a bit confused on certain parts of what I've read, so I would just like to share what I've come ...
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1answer
103 views

Comparision between AMD CPUs / performance details list [closed]

I need a list with AMD CPU's to see which is better then which. For example, is A4 better than E1? Why isn't A4 and E1 in this official list? http://products.amd.com/pages/comparison/desktopcpu.aspx ...
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2answers
127 views

Could my CPU be damaged?

This afternoon, I used the tuneup test from the catalyst vision engine control center. It started and my fan was gaining speed, getting to 5000 RPM before my PC instantly shut down. Wondering what ...
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1answer
85 views

BIOS provide incorrect CPU tempatures?

I recently built a new AMD computer. The computer runs great (so I think). I have an after market fan on the processor. I installed a program called Core Temp to monitor CPU usage and temperature. The ...
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1answer
132 views

Overclocking AMD Sempron +2400

Basically, I wanna ask is there a safe way to overclock the mentioned processor to 2.0Ghz (Stock - 1.67Ghz, Single core). Now it's running @ 1.8Ghz and 1.5something V, as I run it @ 2.0Ghz it becomes ...
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1answer
1k views

What is the CPU Word size?

I have searched everywhere on the internet and i cannot find out how to find the word size of a CPU. Can someone either show me where to look or tell me how to find out. These are the CPU's in ...
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2answers
2k views

Is it possible to upgrade the AMD E-300 APU on a laptop?

I read that this processor is BGA. That would mean that it is soldered to the motherboard? Can an average laptop technician replace it? This processor is very slow, it scores only 600 on the Passmark ...
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1answer
282 views

Which processor family should I choose when compiling the kernel for an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52 CPU?

I have laptop with AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52 CPU. Which processor family should I choose when configuring kernel?
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3answers
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How to choose a processor for my needs?

uh... I am going to try really hard not make this subjective or in anyway that might be a problem. Ok here is the run down. My current computer is less than a year old and is showing signs that the ...
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0answers
747 views

How does one calculate voltages for overclocking? [closed]

So, all I know is voltage and clock have something to do with each other. Unstable if too low voltage Too high voltage, and too much heat. or higher voltage + lower clock may heat less than that ...
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4answers
3k views

How can I find a list of all SSE instructions? What happens if a CPU doesn't support SSE?

So I've been reading about how processors work. Now I'm on the instructions (SSE, SSE2, etc) stuff. (Which is pretty interesting). I have lot of questions (I've been reading this stuff on Wikipedia): ...
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1answer
142 views

Run AMD Rana 455 CPU without retention bracket securing the heat sink?

I just recently got a 3.3GHz AMD Rana 455 CPU to replace an old X2, but one of the clips on the retention bracket broke off. I have another one ordered, but in the meantime I have some work I need to ...
2
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1answer
679 views

How do the cores in an AMD Bulldozer module compare to Intel HTT virtual cores and two separate cores, in terms of multitasking performance?

This question is basically an extension of Hyper-Threading and Dual-Core, What's the Difference? The Bulldozer-based AMD FX processors are marketed as having four, six, or eight cores, but ...
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0answers
148 views

Display drivers have stopped responding and has recovered

I recently purchased this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1723935&CatId=7182 I installed it and started experiencing some serious problems. When i do ...
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1answer
424 views

Upgrading my AMD Processor - is a higher bus speed safe?

I'm trying to upgrade my AMD processor to a better model, my motherboard specs say the processor has to be 89 watts or less and supports a bus speed of up to 2000 Mhz. The processors I'm looking at ...
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2answers
901 views

Are there significant problems with the AMD FX Bulldozer processors? [closed]

I'm considering buying one, because of the great price. Though the advertised specs and features are enough to more than justify the price, some reviews and benchmarks I've read have a very 'mixed' ...
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1answer
3k views

Quad Core vs 8 Core [closed]

I am looking at a couple of computers. Both are AMD processor but one has an A8 Quad Core and the other has an FX 8 Core Processor and the rest of the specs are basically the same. With that said: ...
2
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4answers
3k views

Multi-core CPU: can I say I have a 3x2.1GHz=6.3GHz CPU?

I have an AMD A6-3500 three-core CPU. AMD System Monitor shows each core with a maximum 2100 MHz. This also shows in AMD OverDrive. Does this processor run at the speed 3*2100 MHz? Edit Can I say ...
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4answers
3k views

Replaced CPU and black screen but no beep?

I'm having a bit of trouble with a GIGABYTE GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. 2.0) motherboard. Recently when trying to clean my AMD Phenom II X 4 CPU, I dropped it and broke some pins. I have now brought a ...
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1answer
2k views

Phenom II X4 955 BE work in socket AM3+?

On the AMD spec page, this CPU shows it works only on socket AM3. Will it work in a socket AM3+? Are AM3 and AM3+ different or the same?
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1answer
820 views

AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 8-core, worth it? [closed]

The majority of reviews and posts I see referring to the zambezi say it rocks and do so hard. However, I'm seeing isolated posts of problems w/ compatibility with hardware and some older games... and ...
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1answer
408 views

Can I upgrade my laptop's AMD processor to an i3?

I'm using an Acer® Aspire AS5253-BZ493 Notebook (LX.RD502.053). Am I able to upgrade its processor to an i3 or i5? Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit Processor: HD Internet ...
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1answer
258 views

Can I use an old sempron stock heat sink with a Phenom II processor?

I'm upgrading from an old AMD Sempron 140 to a Phenom II 945. The motherboard will be the same. Assuming I'm not planning to overclock, can I still use the same stock AMD heat sink that came with ...
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3answers
79 views

Does AMD Support on-die video decoding?

Do any AMD processors support on-die video decoding in the same vein as the Intel core series? If so, can anyone point me to any articles that compare the two?
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1answer
1k views

why are AMD CPU's generally slower then comparable intel CPU's, despite being clocked higher? [closed]

Generally, AMD processors are slower then comparable Intel procesors, despite being clocked higher. A friends intel i7 is clocked at 3.2GHz, my AMD phenom is clocked at 3.4GHz. Both are quad cores, ...
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0answers
682 views

Upgrading single core AMD processor to duo+ core in my laptop [closed]

I own a Compaq Presario CQ60. Processor: AMD Sempron Processor SI-42 2.10 GHz, Level 2 cache 512 KB Memory: 4GB (2x 2GB) Storage: 160 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8200M ...