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Best factor for determining the bettering of CPU

First of all, if my English is not good please pardon me. Now the problem; when comparing many CPUs with each other, which factor is the best one? For example, there are many various types, like, ...
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Windows 7 - Acer Aspire M5811

I have a problem with my Windows 7 Desktop PC. Today I used it normally and it turned off normally to, but the next time I tried to turn it on, it became extremely slow. It's normal until I need to ...
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Cpu frequency is very low and system is very slow too in core i5 vaio laptop

Sometimes I notice that system is very slow and when I see task manager, these are information in performance tab: Utilization: 8% Speed: 0.2 Ghz Maxsimum speed: 2.5 GHz Hardware details are: ...
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CPU Clock, Hirens BootCD, Windows XP

I have an older laptop I am thinking of multiple uses for it. The laptop ran windows xp terribly slow so I did a fresh install of windows xp and it still runs terribly slow(yes i installed the correct ...
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How are CPUs so freakin fast

I am going through a book on C and it said "Write a program that counts from 1 to 300 million, printing the number only if it is a multiple of 100 million. Use a stopwatch for fun to time the ...
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Utilizing the full power of my workstation

I am not a gamer. Used to be, 10+ years ago. My workstation is strictly for business: Quickbooks Excel Access General Business QuickBooks is tied to a synchronization engine that is synchronizing, ...
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How do I underclock my Macbook AIR?

When my MacBook gets below 1% battery life I believe the CPU slows down. The battery indicator states I have 10 minutes left but those are the longest 10 minutes in the laptop cycle. Is there a way to ...
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AMD FX 4130 overclock-How to overclock the CPU from the BIOS [closed]

Well I've been using my CPU for awhile now but I want to unlock it's full power but when it comes to CPU overclocking I've never been good with it nor taken the time to learn it from these bad video's ...
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Why is my CPU slowing down? (power settings and temperature are OK)

I realise others have posted similar questions, but I'm having trouble working out why my processor isn't running at full speed. I'll keep this visual. Given this: ...and this: ... why does ...
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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 ...
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How can I monitor CPU frequency on Linux servers?

At low CPU frequency, latencies can be higher or we may come to some wrong conclusions related to server capacity. Knowing the CPU frequency is important for high performance scenarios. In case of ...
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CPU heating too much, cpufrequtils to limit its speed works weird

I am using an Intel i5 powered laptop and my OS is a 64 bit Linux Mint 14, kernel version 3.5.0-43. Up until now the CPU usage policy was ondemand and it usually was working at 2.40Ghz. In this setup ...
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Why doesn't my PolicyKit localauthority file allow me to use cpufreq-set?

I'm trying to configure Xubuntu in such a way that I can change the CPU governor and maximum frequency (using cpufreq-set) without sudo. I created an ...
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What does cpu MHz mean in /proc/cpuinfo?

I own Quad-core Core i5 laptop. I got curious to know how much time it takes for my laptop to execute a simple instruction. So, I did cat /proc/cpuinfo. Below is the relevant portion of it, model ...
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Disabling CStates/TurboMode in Windows

In Linux I know how to boot and have cstates disabled to get full CPU power. How is this done in Windows? Does it vary based on Intel and AMD?
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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 ...
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Is there a noticeable increase in computer performance moving from a Dual Core to an i5?

I have an i5-3470 3.2Ghz and 6GB or RAM. I also have a Dual Core E5700 3.0 and 8GB or RAM. Both use Windows 7 Pro. I am currently using the latter. I would like to use the i5, but as a developer, ...
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Any rerefence of CPU world statistics? [closed]

I am looking for any referencee about computer power statistics across the world. My main interest is about real computing capabilities, so I'd prefer information about real processor power, and even ...
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Should I compare CPUs based purely on advertised speed? [duplicate]

There are many types of CPUs, like Pentium, Atom, core 2 duo, core iX (X = 3,5, ....), But I always don't look at them this way! I always look at their speed which in GHZ unit and then compare them ...
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Starting any process and suspending it lowers CPU from ~50% to ~5% in Vista, Why?

While doing a little housekeeping on a Windows Vista installation, I discovered that suspending any winlogon.exe subprocess would lower the CPU usage from the normally observed 50% usage down to ...
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Back of the envelope calculation for speed of matrix multiplications [on hold]

I'm trying to develop an intuition for how feasible/scalable machine learning algorithms are. The dominant cost is always matrix multiplications, but there seem to be no readily Google-able resource ...
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Hypothetically, can I swap processors between a smartphone & a desktop?

When manufacturers mention the speeds of smartphone processors, is it right in my understanding that the speeds between smartphone processors and desktop processors are comparable? In other words, ...
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Why do some old games run much too quickly on modern hardware?

I've got a few old programs I pulled off an early 90s-era Windows computer and tried to run them on a relatively modern computer. Interestingly enough, they ran at a blazing fast speed - no, not the ...
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Can I run a Pentium 4 on 100% for an extended amount of time?

I want to use my Pentium 4 desktop for running some heavy simulations. These simulations take from two to eight hours. Is it safe to run the CPU at 100% for such a long time?
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What is the technical term “clock speed” of a cpu

I often have heard people telling they have so and so clock speed. So what does this clock speed mean and does it determine the speed of a system? What is its significance?
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CPUMON mhz reading weird

I am using this cpu usage monitor: http://www.den4b.com/?x=products&product=cpumon. They give a cpu speed monitor (im assuming to monitor speedstep). However when the computer is idle it seems to ...
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What should I be looking at in order to speed up a program that needs a lot of processor power and cores?

I want to build a system in order to run one particular specialised program as fast as possible (currently it can take up to 50 hours to do a run on my laptop with an I5-processor). The program is ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8 not using max CPU speed on heavy operations

On my Windows 8 laptop, whenever I'm doing video transcoding with Handbrake, it seems to limit the CPU usage to 44% and the CPU frequency to 42% or 43% of max allowed. That probably means the CPU ...
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Finding the memory bandwidth of each core of my processor

Hi I am learning PETSc (a software for solving PDES' numerically in parallel) and I came this passage in the FAQ High per-CPU memory performance is required. Each CPU (core in multi-core systems) ...
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How are GHz in multicore processors computed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How fast is each core in a dual-core processor? I am debating between two systems (for simplicity): (1) 2.9 GHz dual core processor (2) 2.3 GHz quad core processor ...
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How can I manually set the CPU frequency?

I have tried the following from shell: cat scaling_governor userspace cat scaling_available_frequencies 3326000 3325000 3192000 3059000 2926000 2793000 2660000 2527000 2394000 2261000 2128000 ...
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RAM speed slower than CPU speed - Why?

On the specs of a computer I saw, it said the CPU speed was 2.something Gigahertz, but the RAM speed was 1300MHz (1.3GHz). That does not make sense, why would the RAM be slower than the CPU? You could ...
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What does the file /proc/cpuinfo tell me about the hardware?

I rent a server which should have "2 Cores x 2,2 GHz". When in run the command cat /proc/cpuinfo I get the following result: processor : 0 vendor_id : AuthenticAMD cpu family : 15 model : ...
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How to adjust Turbo Boost Ratios on Mac?

My ratios are set to 0035 on my 2012 13" Macbook Air. In its specs it says that it can be boosted up to 2.8 Ghz. With my current ratios only 2.3Ghz is possible. Basically I'm wondering how I can ...
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Processor always at max speed

I am running Windows 8 Pro on an Apple MacBook Pro 9,1 Mid 2012 15 inch non retina. It has a Core i7-3720 QM CPU @ 2.6 GHz. For the past few days, I have noticed that it is constantly running at max ...
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Mobile CPU vs. Ultra-low voltage CPU: performance [closed]

I'm choosing a new laptop and one of the questions is a type of CPU — mobile or ultra-low voltage. If to be more precise, I'm torn between two models of Intel Core i5 — i5-2410M (Sandy Bridge) and ...
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what is the difference/similarity between MIPS and FLOPS?

I believe both MIPS and FLOPS are metrices for calculating processor speed. What is the difference between them? Are they in any way related or dependent on each other?
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How speed and frequency of a processor are related to each other? [closed]

I think that clock rate of processor determines the speed of core, in my case it is 1.86GHz. But If I am not wrong, it also determines that how much energy it will consume. If you have more frequency ...
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Is the performance of a CPU affected as it ages? [closed]

This is a hypothetical question about how a CPU operates. If I purchase two identical CPUs, and use one long term (say one year), will it be identical in speed to the unused CPU? Will the number of ...
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AMD Phenom II core speed keeps going up and down, cool & quiet is off

I have an AMD Phenom II X4 955 that keeps going up and down between 800mhz and 3.2ghz. The multiplier also goes up and down between 4x and 16x. It does this several times a second regardless of load ...
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Processor remains underclocked even under load

My Core 2 Duo T7200 (nominal frequency 2 GHz) is constantly running at 1000 MHz. Here's an exerpt from /proc/cpuinfo: vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 15 model ...
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Performance and Battery Life

Okay, I'm looking for hard evidence to settle an argument. From a developers perspective, the argument of CPU usage and battery life comes into play often. If a CPU is throttled to use 10% of its ...
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Is it possible to down-clock a laptop CPU?

Is it possible to down-clock a laptop CPU, i.e. make it slower? Rationale: I’d like to save battery power and generate less heat. My laptop is an HP Compaq 6715b running Windows 7 Professional SP1, ...
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Multi-core CPU: can I say I have a 3x2.1GHz=6.3GHz CPU?

I have an AMD A6-3500 three-core CPU. AMD System Monitor shows each core with a maximum 2100 MHz. This also shows in AMD OverDrive. Does this processor run at the speed 3*2100 MHz? Edit Can I say ...
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What affects installation speed?

Super hardware noob here. My wife and I were installing a game on our laptops last night, from an installation file (not a disc). The game takes up about 7.6GB of HD space. My laptop installed the ...
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Why is my CPU speed lower than it should be?

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 that should run at 2.13 GHz but when I boot my computer, the BIOS shows a CPU speed of just 1.6 GHz (I removed the BIOS/motherboard logo screen so I can see the ...
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How to get an ARM CPU clock speed in Linux?

I have an ARM-based embedded machine based on S3C2416 board. According to the specifications I have available there should be a 533 MHz ARM9 (ARM926EJ-S according to /proc/cpuinfo), however the ...
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Is my laptop running slower than it could be?

I have a dual core CPU in my laptop. Supposedly it's supposed to be running at 2 Ghz. When a dual core CPU is said to be running at 2 Ghz, does it mean that each of the cores should be cranking at ...
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How is CPU clock rate maintained?

I was reading an article Clock rate from wikipedia which has to say that: The clock rate typically refers to the frequency that a CPU is running at. The clock rate of a CPU is normally ...