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

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What exactly happens the time between a USB device is plugged in until it can be used?

What exactly happens the time between a USB device is plugged into one of the USB ports on a Desktop PC until it can be used from a hardware and software point of view. I'd be interested in a very ...
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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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64 bit OS supported motherboard & Processor? [on hold]

I want to know How many Latest Motherboards & Processors compatible with 64 bit OS? I asked same question to Intel support, i got answered :- I would also like to inform you that the Linux ...
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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? [on hold]

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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Choosing i5 or i7 for Eclipse using [closed]

I can't decide between i5 or i7. Sorry if it's not correct forum, but I was told to ask here by Stackoverflow moderator. So: I'm programming in Python and Java (Android) using Eclipse The question ...
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Are their equivalent coolers to the Cooler Master 212 Evo except more compact? [closed]

My case doesn't quite fit a Cooler Master 212 Evo. Do I have any other good options or to cool better than stock do I just need more room? My CPU is overheating with the usage I put it under now, ...
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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?

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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Where can I find detailed information about AMD FX-8150 processor? [closed]

I want to make a research about all technologies and architectural features used in this processor to improve performance. So please suggest me some resources about that because I've searched the web ...
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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?

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?

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 ...
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Is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz processor compatible with this Inspiron 15 laptop?

Is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz processor compatible with this Inspiron 15 laptop? http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3531-laptop/pd?oc=fndoc3001h&model_id=inspiron-15-3531-laptop ...
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What happens when KVM virtual machines try to use the same core of a processor?

I have many virtual machines hosted with KVM on a single server. The problem(?) is there are now more machines then cores of the processor. From what I found I cannot use more RAM then I have but can ...
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PSU/GPU/MOBO failing? I'm at a loss here

Here is my total system specification: System Information Time of this report: 11/22/2014, 21:41:56 Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack ...
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What is a PCI-Express Lane?

I am reading an article bemoaning i7-5820K Will Only Have 28 PCI-Express Lanes compared to its sibling processors having 40 lanes. Isn't 28 lanes already too many? How many lanes would a normal home ...
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Graphics card vs. motherboard compatibility [closed]

I have an MSI FM2-A55M-E33 motherboard (also an AMD Athlon x4 750k quad core processor, 4GB RAM, and 520W power supply). Is an Asus AMD Radeon R9 270X OC DirectCU II graphics card compatible?
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why does my Pc not able to power on

Am using windows 7 CPU till last week its working fine ,last week change the pc location to other from that time display wont come, but when power on CPU its getting on and also i checked the ...
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PC won't start. Not even to BIOS

I have a PC that’s just over a year old. Today, while playing a game, it suddenly shut down and I smelled a slight smell of something burning; no fire, don't worry~ After this “incident” my PC won’t ...
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What makes a better CPU more expensive?

Example: I've a i5-3570k in my computer. ARK suggested price is $235.00 I've gone for a i7-3770k, but it's way more expensive, $342.00 Then you have a Intel Celeron G1820 for only $42.00 What makes ...
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Strange CPU/GPU 1 second stutter issue (video included)

I would be very thankful to whoever knows what causes this issue. I dont have much to explain but as you will see in the included video clip the computer stutters exactly at the same time as the Real ...
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Why does reducing CPU frequency improve battery life?

Shouldn't we have roughly the same battery life regardless of the frequency since the higher the frequency is, the faster tasks will complete so in the end the CPU, despite running at a higher ...
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Processor benchmark comparison between intel i7 950 and i7-4770k [closed]

I plan to purchase a new computer (new processor -> "i7-4770k 4Ghz") only because I want more power regarding calculation. I have a java program that does a lot of calculation and I have an older ...
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Troubleshooting processor upgrade, Paxville on Dell Precision 670

I've got a Dell Precision 670 with an XC837 motherboard and BIOS at version A07. I'm trying to upgrade this from using a single-core Celeron to a dual-core Paxville processor. When I install a single ...
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Difference in performance between ARM and “traditional” CPU on Raspberry PI example

I'm not sure if my question fits here, but I will give it a try since it does not seem to fit any other StackExcnhange. New day ARM processors are slower (if you look at MHz - 500MHz in RPi case). ...
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How to get more BCLK from non-k Corei5 cpu Haswell

I have a Core I5 4570 Haswell with Cooler Master CPU cooler with Asus Z87-plus Board and Asus ATI 7970 and 8 Gig DDR3 Crucial Ram @ 1600 mhz. I'm Using Windows 8.1 X64. It’s a Non-K cpu so the ...
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Does running CPU intensive tasks wear down my computer?

I do a lot of statistical analysis in R (which uses a lot of CPU and RAM). Whenever I run my analysis, my laptop's fan runs at top speed. Monitoring tool shows that 1 of my cores runs at 100%, the ...