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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
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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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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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windows commandline affected by amd/intel differences?

I think that some of my software is affected by the difference from Intel and AMD, but it's hard to tell if it's the hardware or if windows is setting some sort of flag. some of my applications that ...
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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?
0
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1answer
515 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
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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AMD Radeon HD 6700M on Windows 8.1

I have a problem with my notebook. I have just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, and I got my graphics cards messed up. I have two of them, an integrated Intel one and an external AMD one. I ...
0
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1answer
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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 ...
0
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2answers
659 views

Switched AMD to Intel - need drivers; can't boot far enough to add drivers

OK - need some suggestions from Windows-savvy folks. I have changed the motherboard & CPU on a personal desktop system. In these days of motherboards with Everything included, that means I have ...
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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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4answers
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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
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AMD hardware design specifics: why slower at “numerical” tasks?

I was hoping to ask this question in a way that doesn't get me downvoted or labelled as a troll! I have an imac i7, and a home built pc with a phenom II X4 @ 3.4 Ghz (both with about the same amount ...
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1answer
187 views

What should I look for in a processor? [closed]

What are the facts I need to consider before buying a new processor ? As there are [for example] 3.2 GhZ Intel I3 / Core 2 Duo / P4 / equivalent AMD. I'll buy a new processor and my budget is ...
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3answers
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Why are there no motherboards that are designed for both Intel and AMD CPU chips?

I've been looking at motherboards for quite a while and noticed that they all belong to either one chipset family or the other. The chips themselves look identical to my inexperienced eyes, each ...
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2answers
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Does AMD have a webpage similar to ark.Intel.com?

I am considering buying an AMD CPU, but it seems that AMD is hiding their information. Maybe I missed it, but is there a webpage like this: http://ark.Intel.com or more specifically Intel Core i5 680 ...
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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
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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
681 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 ...
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2answers
67 views

Please help me with my PC build [closed]

This is my current build: (Larger version) Could you please review it? I have also been told that the socket on the motherboard I've chosen is not adequate for the CPU I've selected, and also that ...
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4answers
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Is it better to use an offset or manually set CPU voltage (with respect to CPU longevitity)?

The Background: I recently built a new computer, and I'm working with the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro motherboard and Intel i7 2600k processor. While this question does not pertain specifically to my hardware, ...
2
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2answers
667 views

What alternative methods are available for overclocking?

I'm aware that overclocking software isn't exactly the best way to overclock your hardware, but I am not sure what else to do. I have a HP computer, which has HP's BIOS which eliminates a possibility ...
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1answer
110 views

CPU support for virtualization

When did the AMD and Intel CPUs start to have features to support virtualization to allow multiple OSes to run at the same time on the same machine?
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5answers
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AMD vs Intel. What is the real difference? [closed]

I am prepared for this question to be closed. If that happens...so be it. I am not looking to start a flame war as I have a real question that I have researched and not found any satisfactory answer ...
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2answers
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Is A.C. necessary for Desktop PC or Server, if i live in too Hot region?

Is A.C. necessary for Desktop PC or Server, if i live in too Hot region? where summer temp. is 48 centigrade.
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1answer
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ubuntu: amd64 vs i386?

cant understand what these are even though i've read articles about them. does it has something to do with 32 bits and 64 bits CPU? so why is it saying "AMD"64 and "I386"? AMD is a label just like ...
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1answer
1k views

AMD Phenom II X4 965 or Intel Core i7 870

I plan to build a new system. In deciding which CPU to choose I was puzzled. I narrowed down my choices to AMD Phenom II X4 965 or Intel Core i7 870. The specs seem a bit unclear for these models due ...
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5answers
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Intel hd or Mobility Radeon? [closed]

I have decided to get a new Dell Studio 15 laptop. They have an option of adding a "ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570, 512MB" card for an extra $100 instead of the included "Intel HD Graphics" card. How ...
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2answers
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Where to find new Micro-BTX (uBTX) motherboards? Or should I just replace the box?

OK, so I'm guessing that it's dead. It's not my machine, and the owner is on a very fixed (IE, none) income. I'm generous, but I'm not that generous, since I already gave him what (at the time) was a ...
2
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5answers
2k views

Win 7 installed.. Change Mobo + Processor, Will it work?

I am not sure if SO is right place to ask this question. I have Win 7 x64 installed in my computer. ( Intel C2duo + Some mATX Asus Mobo) .. I am planning to upgrade my comp and i was going to buy a ...
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4answers
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Is there a difference between AMD and Intel processors?

I am about to upgrade my dell machine and will getting a custom pc built soon. There are two options that I see in my budget for the processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Quad Core, ...
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3answers
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Do certain CPUs offer certain advantages for Windows 7?

I'm about to buy a new PC that will run Windows 7. My question: Do certain CPUs offer certain advantages for Windows 7? As a rule of thumb, more expensive CPUs yield better performance and more ...
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3answers
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Which is better Intel Celerdon D 351 3.2Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+

I have two machines, and I want to make one into a media center. No sure which one to pick. Here are the specs for the AMD Athlon 64 3200+, and here for the Intel Celerdon D 351.
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AMD CPU Equivalents

Could someone clarify the following: Intel Core 2 Core 2 Duo Xeon Xeon Quad Core Core i7 What would the AMD equivalents be? I have no particular reason for asking, I'm just curious.