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Operation System Clone from a Motherboard to Another [closed]

Lately we had an idea with my Family of building a Super Computer from Scratch. So while we were planning on building our setup, one idea came to my head that it seems possible but i want also your ...
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1answer
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“Not responding” error while CPU and Memory are free

Sometimes, while CPU and Physical memory are free, some program's status change to Not responding! Why?! For example as you see below, 80% of CPU and 25% of RAM are free! but VMware went to Not ...
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0answers
18 views

How to control cpu speed through windows?

Linux has some awesome apps, one of them is the app which allows you to control speed (mHz) at which your cpu is able to operate. Is there something similar for windows 8.1?
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1answer
100 views

Why does my computer run slow if it is not using most of its CPU or RAM? [closed]

I have two machines - a relatively cheap laptop and a high end desktop. My laptop sometimes runs slowly doing various tasks that would be quick on my desktop. My first guess is that I'm using most of ...
1
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2answers
47 views

How do binary files run on different machines?

I always wondered about how executable binary files actually work. Compilation is always stated as taking the source code and translating it to machine language But what does that really mean? ...
0
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3answers
47 views

Where can I look up the yet highest used cpu speed on my computer?

Is there a log where I can look up the yet highest performed speed of my cpu on windows 8.1? For example if I wanted to know if the cpu was overclocked at some point.
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1answer
88 views

One cpu core working harder than the rest

I have seen that with my AMD A8 cpu one of the cores is working harder than the rest. See below: The running processes: Does any one know if this is a problem or just a natural assurance.
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2answers
59 views

Why a demanding proccess doesn't use another core?

I've got an older Core i5 laptop and I play Dota 2 game sometimes. It's pretty demanding for my processor. But when I quit the game and look in system resources graph (in Taks Manager) and see ...
0
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1answer
53 views

7-zip -v switch will fail to use cpu properly?

I have been using this script for years, back from when above 2 cores was a challenge in 7z and I had just offered myself a shiny i7: "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" u -m5=lzma2 -mmt=8 %1.7z %1 ...
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1answer
289 views

Turbo Boost Technology Monitor is EOL so what can I use to monitor Turbo Boost on my CPU? [duplicate]

Turbo Boost Technology Monitor is EOL, and quite honestly I can't tell if it works anymore or not with Windows 8.1. Regardless, soon it will be removed since its end of life is soon upon us. What can ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Processor Throttling, Speeds and Battery life

Does throttling the CPU down give you more battery life? Does i3 give you more battery life over an i7? Just I've not had the options to really test this theory as it requires having the same laptops ...
0
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1answer
72 views

Computer Build for VM's: Slow behavior normal? [closed]

I've custom built a computer for work. The main idea (for security reasons mostly) is to use one VM exclusively for work (mainly 3rd party windows applications that work with PostgresSQL) and another ...
0
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1answer
122 views

Laptop CPU frequency never higher than 40% of maximum

I have a Samsung 900X4C (9 series) laptop with an i7 3517U 1.9 GHz CPU. I have noticed (using CPU-Z) that the actual frequency of the processor never goes above about 40% of the maximum. Now, I ...
0
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0answers
443 views

Intel HAXM: This computer does not support Execute Disable Bit

I am trying to install Intel HAXM on my machine and receive a message along the lines of: Cannot install This computer does not support Execute Disable Bit XD Looking up my processor on the ...
1
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0answers
48 views

How is CPU time measured on Windows?

I am currently creating a program which identifies processes which are hung/out-of-control, and using an entire CPU core. The program then terminates them, so the CPU usage can be kept under control. ...
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1answer
59 views

Why is this computer hissing and not powering on?

I work in IT and I'm having this issue with a few of the PCs in my realm. They won't power on at all, fans don't spin up, no beeps of any kind. But when the PSUs are plugged in, they hiss. Faintly, ...
2
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1answer
210 views

Force a program to consume at most x% of CPU time [duplicate]

Is there a way to force a specific program to use less than 100% processor time even when the CPU would be idle otherwise? Using process priority, we can adjust how much resources a given program ...
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1answer
78 views

Quick, intermittent buzzing sound and freezing

I've recently been having this issue with my desktop PC. When I'm playing games, or watching videos, every now and then I hear a buzzing noise from my headphones and the video/game freezes for a split ...
2
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1answer
77 views

What to do with extra prosessor with Windows 8.1 (non-professional)? [closed]

My desktop workstation has two quad core processors. I recently installed Windows 8.1, and I found that without the Professional version of Windows 8 you can only use one socket here: How many ...
0
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2answers
121 views

Again about Hyper Threading

I have Asus 1025c with dual-core atom with hyper-threading enabled. When I play games, processor load rate always less than 25% (1 core). Is that means, that game (running single thread) occupies only ...
0
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1answer
172 views

Distribute Blender rendering to two computers

I have two computers Macbook Pro Intel i7 2.9GHz with 8GB of ram PC with Intel i5 2.5GHz and 8GB of ram Is it possible to distribute Blender rendering to use both of these computers? Currently ...
0
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2answers
516 views

What is the operating system that routinely runs the fastest processors [closed]

Someone said that Linux is the fastest and or most powerful operating system that is much more powerful than any other operating system and not sure where to look to discredit her. Is there a way to ...
0
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1answer
44 views

Is it better value for money to part-exchange my laptop for one with double the RAM and touchscreen than to upgrade the RAM of my current one? [closed]

I currently have a Compaq Windows 8.1 laptop with 4GB of RAM and an Intel-core I3 proccessor with 2.30GHz of CPU (and 400 gb of HDD). This cost me £359 at PC World back in August of 2013. However, I ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

Start process in high priority

When windows starts I see most of the processes start in normal priority. I can manually change the priority of a running process. But what I want is when a particular process starts it be ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Change CPU Clock Speed from Windows

How can I change the CPU clock speed of my computer? It is a Dell Inspiron 5720 laptop, running Windows 8.1 Pro. In Linux, I know there are ways of doing this from the operating system itself, instead ...
0
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0answers
40 views

i7-980X CPU on EVGA X56 showing 000

My i7-980X CPU on EVGA X56 shows 000 in Windows (7 x64), CPU-Z or any other hardware identification software. I have the Turbo Performance disabled in the BIOS just in case someone would suggest ...
2
votes
2answers
167 views

Core i5 Processor running too fast?

I have an Intel core i5-4670 on a z87-plus motherboard from asus on Windows 8.1. I am experiencing random blue screens, often after startup. What worries me is that my Intel core seems to be running ...
1
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1answer
137 views

CPU sometimes hangs at 50% maximum on Windows 8

Recently I installed Windows 8 on my HP ProBook 6450b and it appears I've got problems when using more than one program at once. Sometimes, when I run multiple programs at once, CPU hangs at 49% and ...
2
votes
1answer
497 views

Diagnosing Random Computer Freezes [duplicate]

I bought a desktop computer a few months back. About 3 months ago it started freezing at random intervals, sometimes as much as 2-3 times per day, other times as little as once per week. The specs are ...
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2answers
2k views

My CPU fan is running very high speed even with less cpu usage

Everything was ok yesterday , but now i have seen that my CPU fan is running constantly at very high speed. I tried restarting it. Before when i turn on the PC then fan used to run very high speed ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Windows 7 Wont Use All My CPU Core's

My computer (HP xw6600 Workstation) has two Intel Xeon processors which have 8 cores each, but system manager and performance manager only see 4 cores. The Device Manager shows 8 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU ...
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1answer
218 views

How interpret cpu usage exceed 100 percent in IIS process [closed]

How to interpret indication cpu consumption greater than 100% on w3wp.exe process, running on 32-bit compatibility mode (Win2K3 64 bits/multicore) ? Eg If I have indicated consumption of 467%, on a ...
0
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2answers
759 views

High CPU Usage in Windows 7 [duplicate]

My computer sometimes runs at 100% CPU and gets real slow. When I start task manager to see which process is causing it, there is a process named "1347142115.exe" and it uses 99% of the CPU. When I ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

How can I get to know CPU cache size on Windows 7

WMIC CPU command displays a lot of information about the CPUs on a machine. It only displays the information about L3 cache, is there a way to figure out the size of L1 and L2 caches using a command ...
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1answer
92 views

Advantages/disadvantages of virtualizing a CPU? [closed]

I saw that my virtualization tool does not virtualize my CPU. But, it virtualizes everything else. I want to know what could be the reason, advantage/disadvantage of virtualizing a CPU.
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2answers
51 views

Process explorer cycle and time not matching

I have a question about process explorer. I am checking the performances of two different processes: skype cycle : 4,600,000,000 ; skype total cpu time : 5:00.000 chrome cycle 200,000,000 ...
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2answers
8k views

Disabling System Interrupts in Windows 7 - (high CPU usage, semi solved)

I know the system interrupts topic is pretty common with varying solutions but I had a question about how to implement a solution in Windows 7 the way I did in Ubuntu 12.04. Background: Bought an ...
0
votes
1answer
585 views

crackling/beeping/distorted audio on my Dell Inspiron after one day running

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I got it a little less than 2 years ago. For the last year or so I've noticed that when it's on for a little while (a day or two, ...
1
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0answers
62 views

Percentage cpu use for a particular job decreases over time in Windows 7

I have a multi-core workstation running Windows 7. When I submit a job to run on 12 cores, things go fine, but after some time the percent of the cpu the job occupies decreases from ~30% to 3% even ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Will I lose my Windows 8 activation after hardware upgrade?

Windows 8 Pro w/WMC is installed on an Asus M3A78-EM with an on-board GPU. I wish to upgrade the GPU and have purchased a compatible one but have not installed it yet. I also wish to upgrade its CPU. ...
0
votes
2answers
535 views

Is it possible to limit how much CPU a virtual machine can use with VMWare Player?

Is it possible to limit how much CPU a virtual machine can use with VMWare Player? I use VMWare to run a Windows XP virtual machine. I want to keep it on in the background all the time. The real ...
2
votes
3answers
192 views

Could suspicious CPU activity indicate a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I recently identified some suspicious CPU activity on my Windows 7 x64. While idle in ...
0
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0answers
741 views

Meter for Intel Turbo frequency

Hi their I have a laptop with Core i7 2630QM (Base freq 2GHz TurboBoost2 upto 2.9 GHz). I was always curious about to view the dynamic overclocking that occurs in i-series when it is subjected to ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Why does my computer crash randomly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why all of the sudden is my Processor and Memory Subscore (Windows Rating) abnormally low? The other day I went out to my van to get my Tower and when I opened the trunk ...
0
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0answers
230 views

Why all of the sudden is my Processor and Memory Subscore (Windows Rating) abnormally low?

2 days ago I opened my van door to get out my computer tower, and it fell to the ground. When I opened it everything looked ok but theres a problem. when I login windows, my windows rating subscore ...
10
votes
2answers
14k views

How to set “Process Priority” and “Process Affinity” on Windows 8?

On Windows 7 everything we must do to set "Process Priority"(to Low \ Below Normal \ Normal \ Above Normal \ High \ Realtime) or to set "Process Affinity"(to choose wich processor core would run ...
2
votes
1answer
245 views

Is it possible to watch interrupts on Windows?

With my linux box I can do the following to watch interrupts live: watch -n1 "cat /proc/interrupts" Is there a way to do this on Windows systems, especially Windows 7?
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How many cores can windows 2003 support?

Windows 2003 DataCenter x64 supports up-to 64 physical processors. Support Microsoft Now what does this exactly mean ? Number of logical CPUs or the number of physical processors i.e. four intel i7s ...
4
votes
4answers
509 views

Why is c++ process much slower than on other machine with same hardware/software?

I have a c++ program (compiled with visual studio 2010 for windows x64) which does some mathematical optimization and has no interactive elements (the (single) process is just started via console and ...
1
vote
2answers
130 views

Find out what driver is causing resource usage

I have a problem with one of the device drivers - it constantly uses resources in a very strange way - one second nothing, the other one full 100%. It creates a saw-tooth pattern in the resource ...