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

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Can I run DDR3 RAM?

I have recently upgraded my Motherboard and Graphics Card and am now looking at RAM. I have an ASRock N68C-GS4FX Motherboard, and a GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card. However, I still have an AMD Phenom ...
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Running G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 RAM at 3000mhz with a i7-5820K

I have been struggling for the last few days with my new PC set-up consisting of a: MSI X99S Gaming 7 Mainboard i7-5820K CPU G.Skill DDR4 3000mhz (F4-3000C15Q-16GRR) The issue is that once I enable ...
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Did I get a dead CPU?

I have a shuttle SH67H3 that has had a pentium G620 as the CPU since I built it. I ordered an i3-3220T as an upgrade. I swap the CPUs, connect everything, hit power and...nothing. The fan spins but ...
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Real effects of high temps on CPU and motherboard?

I have a late 2013 iMac with 4th gen i5 that I'd like to run approx 20 hours a day, 7 days a week at full load for BOINC computing. I have a program to keep the fan at 100% at all times. With all 4 ...
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How to set CPU Affinity on Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have been looking for an answer for the past 2 days but apparently no one on the Internet has asked.
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I need a list about the currently available processors [on hold]

Basically i need a list of processors (Intel is enough), include desktop, mobile, server, newest ones older ones etc. The best will be an importable format (Access, mysql). Can it be found anywhere? ...
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Huge performance differences between i5 i7 SSD/non SSD…which makes more of a difference?

I have 2 pcs both running Windows 8.1 and each with 8b of ram. The differences are one has a solid state drive the other one is 7200rpm and also an i7 vs i5 Running the same application one query ...
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Desktop overheating room, is it CPU, GPU, or PSU?

If my door is shut, my computer turns my room into an oven, it's that bad. I'm hoping replacing a part will resolve the issue. Here's some specs: CPU: AMD FX 8320 Eight core GPU: AMD Radeon 6670 PSU: ...
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Does the GHZ of A CPU Make A Huge Difference [duplicate]

I am currently running an i3-2330M @ 2.2GHZ -- I was looking at 5th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-5010U processor. I understand obviously that the new one would be a 5th Gen and it's a 5010U which is obviously ...
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Building Motherboards: CPU compatibility

I have an Acer predator ag7750-u3222 which comes stock with Intel's Core i7-930 Processor. I have an Core i7-3770 processor available. How do you check compatibility with processors and ...
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CPU temperature is too high

I have a problem with one of my old PC's. It's an Intel Celeron @2.4GHz on socket 478. When i enter the BIOS and go to Hardware Monitor, the temperature raises gradually to 65°C and sits like ...
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Does CPU matters in disk read/write speed

I thinking to buy my old Mac an SSD, but after asking around to some friends, and looking to different disks, some of my friends said that the SSD's read/write speed won't matter because my CPU won't ...
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How to Turbo Boost permanently?

Dell OptiPlex 990 with i7-2600. Turbo Boost is enabled and it's working correctly. Speedstep and C1E is disabled. No BIOS options, or hacked BIOS to overclock myself. Is there a way to keep the ...
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Brand new rig experiencing terrible fps lag in games. Tried everything I can think of to fix it

I have an entirely new computer SPECS HERE (except for the ram which is ~5 years old) that has been running great. Today however, every game I play has been experiencing lag that makes them nearly ...
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CPU 32/64 bit - Windows 32/64 bit - RAM

As far as I know, there is much CPU registers as data registers, address registers, status registers ... but all the registers which are common widths. Width measured in bits, eg 32 bits or 64 bits... ...
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Why does my CPU have random 100% usage peaks?

I need your help. It's been since a couple of weeks by now that my cpu reaches peaks of 100% usage on tasks that, before, never needed this much work. And it is pretty annoying, seeing that when the ...
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No Thermal paste on box CPU?

I just bought a boxed i5. There was no thermal paste included. I understand that it is normally pre-applied to the stock fan in box sets. I didn’t notice that before mounting. However there was an ...
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Is there a way to run apps/games only on discrete card of full amd laptop?

Subj. Dual graphics disabled. Windows power mode - high performance. Same in AMD Vision Engine CC's PowerPlay. Drivers was installed in "recommended" sequence - chipset and all other - first, ...
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Why has my CPU suddenly started running hot?

I have an i7 920, zalman cnps9900 heatsink and fan, arctic silver thermal paste and gigabyte mb with no overclocking at the moment. I have three internal fans one push and 2 pull. but my cpu has ...
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PC works fine on Windows safe mode, but I can't format using Windows installation CD

I have a laptop that restarts when booting Windows (not showing any errors, or any blue screens), when tested in safe mode it starts without any problems. I thought then that the windows installation ...
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Why does my CPU only support 32GB RAM when it has 39 address bits?

The following is the output of cat /proc/cpuinfo user@localhost:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 60 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) ...
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Will SSD work better than HDD with Intel i3 m330 [duplicate]

I have Intel i3 M330 CPU and a HDD in my laptop (it's 5 years old). I was thinking about replacing the HDD drive with SSD Sandisk (read/write 500mb/s). Will I see a considerable improvement in the ...
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Does the Windows registry hold details of the processor's capabilities?

I have a strange situation which I hope someone can shed light on. I have an old HP laptop NC6320 with a triple boot running Windows XP, 7 and Linux Mint. It's an Intel Core 2 T5600 which supports ...
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PC Case Side loudly vibrating when on high fan RPM

My CPU is an AMD FX-6300 and it is cooled by it's stock cooler. The problem with the stock is that it tends to spin at 6600+ RPM when on heavy load. So every time I start GTA V for example I start ...
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Computer shutting down randomly - possibly overheating?

My computer will randomly shut down, usually it's while playing a game or doing a high processing task, and the last thing I will hear is my loud fan. But sometimes the fan won't be too loud and I'll ...
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What frequency does impedance matching become important [closed]

I am in the process of making a motherboard for a Pentium III processor, with a bus speed of 66/100 MHZ and core clock of 800MHZ. What I need to know is at what frequency in general do I have to start ...
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Apache Processes Randomly go to high CPU for 25 minutes on EC2/RHEL/Glassfish4 [migrated]

I have a server that receives large POST (100,000 chars max) requests and passes them back to a Glassfish4 application server using mod_jk. The requests are POST requests with a content-type of ...
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Is it ok to use a Haswell CPU with old power supply?

I will buy a i7 4790k, and I want to know if I might encountered any problem using it with a old 250W power supply. I'm planing to get a new power supply also, but only when a I got my video card. ...
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Temperatures for AMD A10 6800K APU? [duplicate]

I have AMD A10 6800K, which is APU(is a CPU with GPU included) and I wonder what are the safe temps for the WHOLE package, I don't if I'm mistaking or not. I know the ideal temperature for AMD ...
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My HP 4540s only boots to BIOS when it's COLD — I have to chill it in the freezer first [closed]

I have a 2 year old HP Probook 4540s, core i5. It is dual-booted with Win 8.1 and Mac 10.9.5. Has run stable for the 1 year I've owned it. The other day I got a "Fan Error 90B" on startup. Inspected ...
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AMD Kaveri + dedicated graphics card

I have red an article about an AMD technology used in A series Kaveri processors called HSA In few words they make processors with GPU cores, and HSA is basically a technology that makes the GPU ...
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Suspend process according to CPU temperature in Windows 8

Is there is a software or a way to suspend a process according to the CPU temperature? Sometimes when I render video the CPU temperature increases a lot, so I have to suspend the process in resource ...
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PC Won't Sustain Power

I've been using this system almost every day for the past 7 months. It has worked completely fine with no indication of error at all, but now it will not power on. Whether I use the casr button, the ...
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Calculating CPU & RSS Percentage for process from /proc fs

Im trying to understand the values in /proc//status I want to calculate cpu% & mem% used by PID, similar to top bash command. For Memory percentage usage I can do the following, correct me if Im ...
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Which piece of firmware reads CPU temp?

I'm suspicious of my CPU temperature reading and want to update the piece of firmware responsible for it. Is it baked into the CPU and un-updateable? BIOS? General chipset firmware? Does it vary ...
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How can a processor execute more IPS than its frequency? [duplicate]

This has been something that I can't seem to wrap my head around. Just about every modern processor is able to execute more instructions per second than its frequency. I can understand why lower ...
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CPU usage while uploading video

This may be a dumb question, but when I'm uploading video to YouTube (through the site's own upload form, in Firefox, running on Linux), I see more activity in my CPU status monitor and hear the fan ...
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Will these parts be compatible together? [closed]

I am looking to build a PC that is meant just for gaming and programming. If I go through with it, it will be my first PC build ever. I've watched a few videos to learn how to build a computer and ...
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How to know by which method did my system boot?

Is there any way of detecting as to whether my system started by manually pressing the power button or did it start because of a Wake-On-LAN packet??Can i store this value somewhere and use it ...
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Meaning of Intel Processor suffixes

I just bought a Core i7 2nd generation machine which shows the processor in the BIOS as: Intel Core i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70Ghz I have seen i7 3rd and 4th generation processors on Google but I am not ...
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Can i put my “Intel Core 2 Duo E8200” on “Intel Q965 Express chipset”?

Can i put my "Intel Core 2 Duo E8200" on "Intel Q965 Express chipset"? i know that my motherboard is compatible with "E6700" Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6700 (2.66-GHz, 4 MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz FSB) ...
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Computer Don't start - Changed MOBO , PSU , VGA , RAM

I have an ASUS P5W DH DELUXE with Core 2 Duo E6400 and 1GB x 4 ADATA RAM The computer failed to start and started troubleshooting. I changed the PSU (bought 3 of them) [1x450Watt , 1x500Watt , ...
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Can't find specifications or compatible upgrades for motherboard [closed]

I'm currently looking to upgrade my desktop, but I can't seem to find anything about my motherboard. I currently have a DX4850-41c(old, I'm aware), and the motherboard is MB.GBL01.002. I know the ...
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PC case fan goes humming when CPU fan goes high

It's really bothering when I hear the weird noises from PC fan which is caused by CPU fan when CPU load is high. On CPU fan high rpm (e.g. while gaming) a noise from the fan installed on the side door ...
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Why is Xeon processor suited for HPC?

Among the different specs for Xeon, available here, http://ark.intel.com/compare/87720,84679, which aspects makes it relevant for HPC ? The processor base frequency is less than for Core i7. Why ...
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OS reinstallation after motherboard replacement

I am thinking of buying a new processor ( a Pentium g3250) and a compatible mobo (ASRock Intel H81M) to go with it. They will be replacing an old Celeron processor on a g31 mobo. My question is: ...
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Acer Laptop Performance Loss Plugged in

A few days ago I acquired a Brand New Acer Aspire E 15 E5-571-74AP laptop, and found a frustrating problem. Whenever the laptop is unplugged, the performance on games and other programs is stunning. ...
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Artic Silver ArtiClean on motherboard

So I think I messed up today. Because I was experiencing severe fps drops on my three year old Alienware m14x r2, I decided to clean it out with compressed air and repaste the thermal paste (with IC ...
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Getting best performance out of a virtual machine

Host Machine: Windows 8.1 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz RAM: 24GB System Type: 64 bit OS, x84 processor What I've been running as a virtual machine Windows 7 12GB Memory 2 ...
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Sort --parallel isn't parallelizing

I'm trying to make unique a set of lines pulled from a file with egrep with sort -u, then count them. About 10% of the lines(all 100 characters long from the alphabet [ATCG]) are duplicated. There are ...