A CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the chip responsible for actually "doing" most the instructions given to a computer.

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HP Pavilion g7 - Windows 7 - Fan stops after 10 minutes

Recently my laptop fan is acting very weird. I have installed Core Temp to view temperatures. When my pc is idle, nothing's wrong, the fan acts as it should. But when I start gaming, or do anything ...
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Can you have CPU-integrated-GPU, onboard-GPU, and dedicated-GPU all on one board properly?

I was wondering, since new CPUs come with built-in GPUs right on their dies, and some boards have soldered GPUs and PCI/PCI-e slots for other GPUs, can you have the CPU-integrated-GPU, onboard GPU and ...
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Comparing i7 laptop benchmark to i5 desktop

I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I'm a complete newbie in this field and couldn't understand a lot of the other responses to similar questions. I'm looking to build a computer. It will ...
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run a computer without RAM? [duplicate]

I was reading about CPU fetch time, where I found that CPU take very less time to access data from RAM as compared to accessing hard disk, and that RAM is present for storing the information and data ...
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Why Intel Core i3 processor with enough free RAM and low CPU usage become very slow?

In a computer with Intel Core i3 and 4GB of RAM running Windows 8.1 build 9600, in conditions I expect no have performance problems it become very very slow and it's close to freeze (or even freeze ...
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which is faster dual core with ht vs quad core [on hold]

Would dual cores with HT be faster than a quad core where each core in a quad core is half the speed of a core in the dual core? Assuming a heavy multitasking environment including browsing?
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How can I find 64 bit kernel for arch

Hey I downloaded 64 bit arch iso image file and I installed it on VMware but arch doesn't boot with the problem that the kernel needs x86-64 CPU, but only detected i686 CPU. My CPU is 64 bit i7 and I ...
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Windows 8.1 High CPU Usage

So I've been having this problem for a long time now, and nothing I do has fixed it. My CPU will spike up to 99 - 100% usage. What's mostly causing the spikes is after 4 minutes of idle, "Host Process ...
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 or AMD FX4300

I am doing some basic music production works for myself on my own old computer with Cubase 5. I am using AMD Athlon x2 64 5600+, and with those production plug-ins, it slows down and is not enough for ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB is crashing because of battery overcharge?

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB Notebook with an AMD-E1 2500 APU, AMD Radeon HD8240 graphics and 2 GB Ram. On the Notebook is Windows 8.1 installed with all updates and all drivers are updated. ...
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Compatibility Different motherboard and processor? - Custom PC [closed]

I am planning to build my own first custom computer my guide is on youtube pc perspective building a gaming pc. Here is the list If i change the AMD6300 to AMD8350 and use different motherboard that ...
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Memory test using all CPUs?

I have been using MemTest86 4.3.7 to test my system memory but although it knows there are 8 CPI cores, it will only test 4 (I asked it to cycle through all and left it testing for 13 hours). using ...
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Wild CPU temperature fluctuations during stress test

I have upgraded my laptop CPU and gave it a stress test. The weird thing is that during the test the CPU temperature readings fluctuate wildly in a periodic manner. At idle, the CPU temperature is ~45 ...
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How can I measure the amount of clock cycles each process/program is using?

I have a weak computer, and my goal is to maximize it to the most feasible, physically possible extreme to get all the performance out of it as possibe. If I know how many clock cycles a program is ...
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Is it reasonable to install Windows 7 on my Pentium D system?

I got have this old computer containing: Pentium D 2.8 GHz Socket 775 CPU 2x512MB DDR2 memory listed at 667Hz An ASUS P5LD2 motherboard An 80GB WD HDD (expect weak specs if there are several models ...
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On GNU/Linux, How can I determine my CPU model name?

I know of several ways to obtain information about my CPU in a GNU/Linux environment, from cat /proc/cpuid to various utilities, see e.g. here However, none of them seems to tell me what my CPU model ...
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linux can not excute binary file

Recently I am doing a C++ project in Linux.I have executable file in Linux. I tried to run it and there showed an error: can not excute binary file. I saw similar questions here in SO and they said ...
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Kernel Panic from overheating?

I believe my CPU is overheating which is causing a kernel panic and the machine reboots. It is an Intel 3612QE. I have changed the cpufrequtils scaling_governor to ondemand, conservative, and also ...
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Is my CPU causing bottleneck for the whole system?

I have this old laptop which I have been using for past 2 years. It works well except sometimes when I use programs like Photoshop and Eclipse, it takes a long time load. Also, there are some minor ...
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Missing L1 cache characteristic

I wrote simple program (with help of Igor Ostrovsky's article 'Gallery of Processor Cache Effects') which supposed to examine levels of cache in my processor. According to Coreinfo provided by ...
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Cpu Temp, Inconsistent Results

I've just built my first PC last night and probably messed up the heatsink application, so I have been monitoring closely and now seeking for advise. I was told that it should be max at 40 C at idle ...
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Why is my CPU running slower than it should be?

I have an AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-core processor that should run at 3.30 GHz, however upon trying to overclock the processor (which I never got around to doing) I have found that it is running at 1.4 GHz ...
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Will my new graphics card be supported with my current hardware configuration? [closed]

I want to add a graphics card in my PC. My choice is an AMD Radeon R7 265X or nVidia GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 270X. But I'm confused, my motherboard doesn't support 4GB RAM modules! I have 2*2GB ...
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Different CPU info on Windows and Linux?

I have a (as in factory specs) 3.6 GHz AMD FM2 A8-Series A8 5600K CPU and There is at lease 0.2 GHz difference between hardware reports in Windows and Linux. I was tested on: Win7 ultimate x64 ...
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Will my “6-core CPU” motherboard support an 8-core CPU?

My motherboard is an ECS A885GM-A2 (V1.1). I recently decided to buy a new 8-core CPU. I only checked the socket-type and the wattage; I've never heard of "number of cores" being an issue. However, ...
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Is it bad to have a computer running at maximum temperature for a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm having a Macbook pro 15" 2012 model here and I remember the past when I gamed on my Macbook- specifically World of Warcraft. When I played this game my Macbook went from a passive ~55 degrees C to ...
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Why is the CPU frequency always very high on my system?

I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 system used as a home server. Hardware: Core i5, 4670K (3.4 GHz) on an ASRock Z87E-ITX with the latest UEFI firmware. I've discovered today that the CPU frequency is too ...
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Can I install my old laptop's CPU in a new laptop?

My current laptop is broken, but the CPU is fine (Intel Core i7-720QM, 1.6 GHz). Can I buy a new laptop and put this CPU in it ?
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/proc/cpuinfo for Xeon E3 processor

I have Intel XEON E3-1230 with a single socket configuration, and according to http://ark.intel.com/products/52271/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1230-8M-Cache-3_20-GHz it has at most 4 cores, however on my ...
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Can ESXi read CPU temperatures (and report them to Observium)? (Poweredge 1950 Gen 3)

Currently running ESXi 5.5, Poweredge 1950 Gen 3 with dual Xeon E5410's at 2.33GHz. As far as I can tell, ESXi does not report CPU temperature anywhere. Here is the health page on ESXi vSphere: So ...
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Windows 7 Chrome hogging up over half of cpu even when closed

I have just encountered a problem with Chrome on my laptop. I am stumped on how to fix it. Everything, I thought would fix has had no effect. I have: Disabled "Continue running background apps ...
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how to check list of application running in core in windows 7

I need to know list of application (.exe) running on single core (cpu) in windows for e.g cmd.exe (application) is running on 2th core
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CPU vs GPGPU for computer build? [closed]

I'm going to be building a computer in the near future, one primarily built for gaming, picture editing, and audio editing, but also functioning to stream and to run my social media accounts. I've ...
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Why do some processors have unofficial codes and/or bugs? [closed]

Lately I am writing (or trying) an emulator for the 6502 NES CPU. I am learning many many things, some of them really surprise me and I was wondering what's the explanation for those, in particular, ...
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Laptop unusually slow after being accidentally dropped. Hard drive was replaced but still slow

My laptop—a Dell 1747 i7 laptop—fell from my desk to the concrete floor of my basement office when my son tripped on its cord. As would expect, that was it for the hard disk. Luckily, though, the ...
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Connecting an 8 pin connector to my 4 pin CPU?

I just bought a PSU which has a 4+4 pin for the CPU. I thought that my CPU has 4 pin connector but when i removed it i realised there were another 4 on the left covered by a small plastic piece. My ...
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My CPU is overheating after unparking my CPU cores

I used a program called "CoreParkingManager" and by default it was set to 5%. I wanted to try it out, and set it to 80% and it actually improved my FPS in games, but the CPU was overheating, so I was ...
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Heatsink Mount (standoff) screw broke off in motherboard backplate

Partial Solution (EDIT) I returned the board and the heat sink to Amazon. They are going to have a new board to me in 4 days. Honestly, to anyone reading this, I would try to do a return through your ...
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Why is Google Drive so heavy on my CPU during uploading files? [duplicate]

According to Task Manager on Ubuntu 14.04 uploading file using Firefox 34.0 to Google Drive takes more than 6 times more CPU power that uploading it to ADrive (12% baseline, 50% for Goggle, 18% for ...
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My computer is not reading my newly installed processor right [duplicate]

I have just replaced my processor witch was a intel duo core 1.87, with a new intel duo core 2.66. My computer boots up fine with the new cpu installed but when I go into the device manager to check ...
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Looking for the right CPU and GPU to watch streams on two monitors

I'm looking to buy a laptop for my dad. I've narrowed it down to two choices here, budget is pretty limited and I've found both of these at 399Euro: 1 - CPU: i3 3110M; GPU: NVidia GeForce 820M; 6GB ...
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Cpu time of process on each core, linux edition

I have a program parallelized with OpenMP and need to know the load distribution. If all coress complete at the same time, everything is fine, but probably some finish early while others take forever. ...
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CPU Usage High - Physical Memory Low on Virtual Machine (VMWare)

I run a development environment in a Windows 7 VM (on VMWare) and am running into an issue in the VM where my CPU Usage sits at 100% and my Physical Memory stays around 40-50%. My computer has 24 GB ...
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Can I install windows & ubuntu on an intel xeon 1230 which doesn't have onboard graphics?

I'm building a PC. I've bought an nvidia graphics card and need a CPU. I was thinking of an Intel Xeon 1230. This chip doesn't have on-board graphics. But will I be able to install Ubuntu & ...
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Are Intel Processors' GHz really matter? [duplicate]

It has been confusing me for a long time. Say, an Intel 4th Gen dual-core i5-4200U which clocks at 1.6 GHz and up to 2.6 GHz and an Intel 4th Gen dual-core i3-4160 which clocks at 3.6 GHz. As I see ...
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Replacing 2630QM processor with 3940XM in my Dell Inspiron

How possible is it to upgrade the processor of my Dell Inspiron 17R running 64bit Windows 7, from 2630QM processor with 3940XM? If possible, how shall I config the BIOS to run the processor at 3 GHz ...
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What can I upgrade my son's Graphics/Video Card to in order to play more games? [closed]

Here is my son's current older-model PC info: Operating System- Windows Vista Business Service Pack 2 (build 6002) Hewlett-Packard HP xw8400 Workstation System Serial Number: 2UA8200SW9 Asset Tag: ...
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Does JVM depend on the architecture of the processor?

From what I understand, JVM needs to talk to the operating system as well as it generates machine code commands for the processor. If my understanding is correct, when I try to download jre how does ...
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win 8.1 explorer eating CPU when opening “Device and Printers”

I'm facing a peculiar issue that I can't fix. I discovered recently that my Win 8.1 Update 1 (with all updates through WSUS offline) starts eating all the CPU when opening "the device and printers" ...
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Laptop's processor overheats and turns it off

Model: Samsung R590 CPU: Intel i5-450M 2.4Ghz -> 2.66Ghz OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 with SP1 (after restoring tested also without any updates) It has 4 years now. After 2,5 - 3 years it ...