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Clean thermal paste from touch contact points on the underside of the CPU

I bought an used CPU (Intel "Core 2" E4700) on eBay and it came with the underside dirty with something that seems it´s thermal paste. Before I send it back, I wonder if it could it still work ...
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Will upgrading the CPU in my laptop worsen the heat issues?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop with a Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. After a bit of research, it seems that a Core 2 quad would fit in the socket on the motherboard. The laptop currently runs a bit ...
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771 views

How do I check if my Dell 745 has a Core 2 Duo processor?

I bought new dell 745 system(desktop). I paid for Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz, but system is showing Core 2 in properties. It should display Core 2 Duo instead of Core 2. Is Core 2 and Core 2 Duois same thing? ...
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CPU, Motherboard, BIOS compatibility

I have a fairly old desktop, currently with an ABIT AL8-V motherboard, which I had had running with a Pentium D 930+ (3.0ghz dual core). I purchased and installed a core 2 quad (also socket 755), ...
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1answer
460 views

Intel T5600 to upgrade T5250

I want to upgrade my laptop which has T5250 CPU with a T5600 CPU to support virtualization. I ordered T5600 on ebay, but it didn't fit. It says T5250 supports PPGA478 socket, so I assume that is what ...
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1answer
75 views

Getting a new CPU and motherboard [closed]

I have the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, Socket 775, Processor and it has been nothing short of amazing since 2007. I'm now looking at the Intel Core ...
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594 views

Intel Core2Duo E4400 processors running at different speed?

I was checking my old computer today and I noticed something I tough was kinda strange. The CPU is a Intel Core2Duo E4400 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB). I am running linux so I ran the commands ...
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1answer
304 views

Problems with Intel Core 2 Duo E4300

I've got this 4 year old computer. It wasn't mine, but I know that the computer was working for long time. Motherboard Name - Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 DIMM1: Kingston (1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM) CPU Type ...
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2answers
101 views

Intel E7200 Windows reports each core has a different speed

The Control Panel app reports: E7200 @ 2.53GHz 1.90 GHz. Seems odd to me.
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1answer
758 views

core temperature vs CPU temperature

I have recently installed a new heat sink & fan combination on my Core 2 Quad since my CPU was hitting about 70C under load. This has managed reduce temperatures while running Prime95 to about ...
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What is the maximum temperature Core 2 Duo should have?

My laptop CPU is "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz". I use Ubuntu 10.10 and I get the CPU temperate via 'sensors' program. During normal operation it reports the CPU temperate ~50 ...
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2answers
924 views

My processor is running slower than usually it should run

I have a Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80GHz processor on my Intel D945gcnl motherboard. From CPU-Z, I know that my processor speed is 1596MHz with X6 multiplier and 266MHz Bus Speed on each core. Why is my ...
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1answer
553 views

Performance difference between Pentium M and Core 2 Duo? [closed]

This may be an "apple to oranges" question, but what is the approximate gain in performance of a Core 2 Duo processor over a Pentium M at similar clock speed?
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1answer
614 views

Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor vs Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor?

Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor vs Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor? Which CPU is better to buy ? Intel® Core™ i3-530 Processor (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz) (it supports DDR3 also) or Intel® Core™2 ...
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1answer
592 views

Is a 2006 Mac Mini’s processor upgradeable to a Core 2 Duo?

I have a Mac Mini with Core Solo 1.5GHz, 512mb RAM, 60gb HDD, etc... I know, it's very old but since it's lying around here, I wanted to bump it up for general usage and some experimental iPhone ...
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1answer
2k views

Recommended CPU upgrade for Dell Vostro 220 with Intel E7300 processor?

I've got a Dell Vostro 220 with an E7300 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66Mhz, LGA775 socket) and I'm thinking about upgrading my processor so I can run Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V, which ...
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2answers
547 views

Intel Pentium D & Intel Core 2 Duo

Are the Intel Pentium D and Intel Core 2 Duo processors the same?
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2answers
2k views

Processor not running at max speed

My laptop has an Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 which should be running at 2.5GHz, however CPU-Z consistently reports my Core speed at right under 1.6Ghz (8x multiplier and ~200MHz Bus Speed). Even when I'm ...
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3answers
324 views

If my old desktop PC has a pentium D CPU in it now, can I be pretty certain a core 2 duo E7500 will work in it?

If my old desktop PC has a Pentium D CPU in it now, can a be pretty certain a core 2 duo E7500 will work in it? It used to be same socket (both are socket 775 I'm told) means they're compatible; I'm ...
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4answers
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CPU temperature between 39-58C, Is It Normal?

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, this is the temperature information at light load: And this is the temperature at heavy load: Is this normal? On one hand I have a SU user says that this is ...
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1answer
2k views

What is the difference between T, E & P series Intel processor

I am looking at buying a new laptop and there seems to be a whole lot of processors to choose from. I am highly confused with the Core 2 Duo's with the T, P & E series processors. Can someone ...
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2answers
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Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 with LGA 755 socket?

The motherboard on my PC (Dell XPS 410) has socket LGA 755 and according to the box on this processor I have, says it requires a motherboard with socket LGA 775. Will this processor work on the 755 ...
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2answers
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Intel CPU: Core 2 Duo vs. Xeon Dual Core. Which is faster?

Xeon: Dual Core Intel Xeon W3503 2.40 GHz, 4M L3, 4.8GT/s Intel® Core2 Duo E8400 (6MB, 3.0 GHz, 1333FSB), USES: Virtual PC (and doing software development within Virtual PC) A little bit of video ...
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3answers
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Core 2 duo desktop, but taskman and perfmon only report one cpu

I have a core 2 duo desktop, but in taskman i can only see one panel in the performance tab, where i'm certain there should be two. Also, in perfmon, under Processor -> % Processor Time, there is only ...
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337 views

Core 2 Quad or Phenom II?

I'm thinking about building a new machine. It would be used for video processing, development, etc. Not gaming. 4 cores seems like a reasonable solution for this. The question is whether to go ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to use an Intel Q8400 CPU in my ASUS P5N-EM HDMI mobo?

I have an ASUS P5N-EM HDMI motherboard. Currently, it's using an oldish P4 cpu. Works fine. I just received a spankin' new Core2 Quad Processor Q8400 a few mins ago. Unopened, in the box. I have no ...