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What is the on-chip network topology of an Intel Core i7 (or i3 or i5) processor?

What is the topology of the interconnection network within an Intel core i7 ,i3 or i5 processor? Is it using a: Crossbar Ring Hypercube Mesh Butterfly or what ?
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Playing music while compiling code lags the music, what kind of laptop CPUs avoid this? [closed]

When I play music while compiling code on my laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T8300), the music stutters and lags. In terms of laptops, what Intel CPUs are capable of compiling without interruptions in my ...
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will my intel mother board support core 2 quad processor?

i have Intel motherboard "dq41rq" and i want to update my processor to core 2 quad ones. currently i have core 2 duo 2.93 GHz speed. i searched Google but i cant find if my mother support core 2 quad ...
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3answers
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Normal CPU compared to Turbo frequency?

When I look at the Intel CPU's i5-4570T and i3-4340, the main difference seams to be Processor Number i3-4340 i5-4570T # of Cores 2 2 # of Threads 4 ...
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0answers
16 views

which processor has better performance [duplicate]

I am trying to decide between 2 laptops: The first is Acer, the second is Toshiba. Acer has Pentium Quad core N3520 processor and Toshiba has Core i3 2370M. Intel's comparison chart shows that Quad ...
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0answers
61 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 ...
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0answers
53 views

How does the Package Power Limit affect the cpu clock

This is primarily about Intel 4th Generation Core (Haswell) CPUs. As far as I understand it, the Turbo Boost technology raises the CPU frequency until it hits the TDP limit (though it might exceed it ...
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2answers
76 views

How does Intel Turbo Boost work?

I just got a new Intel CPU, and the specifications say 3.5GHz but with turbo boost to 3.9GHz. What does Intel Turbo Boost do? From the description it sounds like they are saying "The road's speed ...
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2answers
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Whats the link between security and processors

So I have been on the web for a while today and came across the intel xeon processors. In the feature list, it mentions security. I remember in many other places, I've seen security somehow linked ...
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1answer
97 views

Which CPUs support 1GB pages?

Some Intel CPUs support 1GB pages. This is identified by looking at CPUID 0x80000001, EDX bit 26. The Linux kernel exposes this via /proc/cpuinfo as the pdpe1gb flag. Where can we find a list of ...
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0answers
15 views

Motherboard s2600cp and CPU slots

Hi I am trying to assembly s2600cp intel motherboard with Intel Xeon E5 processor. It only seems to work when processor is placed onto CPU1 slot. Does CPU1 and CPU2 choice for processor placement ...
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Can I use 3rd generation Intel processor with Gigabyte GA-h61M-S2V-B3 rev 1.1?

Will this processor and this motherboard work together? dual core 2.6 Ghz / 2M cache G1610 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-h61M-S2V-B3 rev 1.1 I tried but I failed, then when I went to the ...
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3answers
71 views

Would it be fine to replace a Intel 2 Core Duo with a Intel i5?

Would it be fine to replace a Intel 2 Core Duo with a Intel i5? Specifically: Current Processor: Intel 2 Core Duo E4500 [ID: Too old to find an ID] with a: Desired Processor: Intel i5 4570 [ID: ...
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2answers
46 views

DIfference between Intel Core and Haswell Intel Core

I am on the urge to buy a laptop and I have found the one I need in 2 websites. It's exactly the same on both places, but one of them is Intel Core CPU and the other is Haswell Intel Core. So I ...
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0answers
109 views

Laptop Upgrade Guide [Lenovo G560]

I want to ask if I could upgrade my current CPU with another one. My laptop with is Lenovo G560 Here is the current CPU Intel Core i3 370M 2.40 GHz / 3MB Cache / TDP 35 W I would like to know ...
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54 views

How does the CPU Cache fit in this?

So I understand a little bit on how it's all wired together. Instructions are stored in Registers and the EIP/RIP points to Opcode that manipulates those registers (program code). However I can't ...
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0answers
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confused: PPGA988, rPGA988B. what cpu socket is in my hp 4330s laptop and what cpus will it take?

Wow, I am so out of the loop these days with PC/laptop hardware. Upgrading a CPU is a whole lot more complicated than it was in the late 90s! I have an HP 4330s laptop that according to CPU-Z, ...
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1answer
47 views

Supporting Hyper-Threading technology by motherboards for Intel core i7 CPUs

I want to buy ASUS P8Z77-V LX motherboard but on Asus website there as no information about supporting Hyper-Threading technology. I want to buy INTEL core i7 CPU, this CPU supports this technology. ...
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1answer
51 views

Should I be worried about my cpu fan?

I recently started to build a new cpu. Everything seems to work fine, but one thing that scares me is that during testing the system out, my fan didn't start up a few times. This fan is just right out ...
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2answers
189 views

Is my processor 2nd or 3rd generation?

I bought HP Pavilion laptop & processor info is: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.8GHz. Please confirm whether it is 2nd or 3rd gen i3 processor?
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1answer
98 views

How to interpret this /proc/cpuinfo data?

I'm using Intel Xeon E5-2620 processor. These are something I'm confusing about. I'm using Linux and in /proc/cpuinfo it says model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz According to the ...
2
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1answer
59 views

Intel Virtualization Technology not showing up on apparently supported chip

I have a laptop with an Intel i3-3217U CPU which according to the Intel's website supports Vtx, however when I run the Intel Processor Id Utility or Securable it reports that Virtualization Technology ...
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1answer
30 views

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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1answer
27 views

Motherboard/Intel G43 Chip Overheating

So I have a desktop PC and it is impossible for me to boot it up anymore. It boots up just fine but after between 5 to 30 seconds the central chip on the motherboard (Intel G43 Chip I believe) heats ...
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2answers
41 views

Is it safe to use a non-overclockable CPU on an overclocker motherboard?

I am running an Intel Core i5-4670 (without the K for the overclocker edition) processor on a Z78 - PLUS motherboard from ASUS. Initially the ASUS AI suite was overclocking my processor. Now that I ...
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0answers
127 views

Turbo Boost cannot start. (Code 10)

Turbo Boost driver cannot start in my Dell XPS L501X. I updated the driver, re-installed it and when I open the device manager, it comes up with this error: This device cannot start. (Code 10). BIOS ...
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1answer
259 views

Where can I find the instruction sets for Intel or AMD microprocessors? [closed]

I'm sorry if these are stupid questions or if they don't pertain to this website. I don't really know where else I could ask this. Okay first of all, I don't really understand how instruction sets on ...
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2answers
130 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 ...
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1answer
147 views

Intel Core i7 clockspeeds

I've got an Intel i7 3770 CPU and am generally quite happy about it. However when I am just browsing around without programs running in background it seems to underclock itself quite a lot. This is ...
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2answers
98 views

Intel Motherboard caught fire after nearly two years

My Intel motherboard suddenly sparked and caught fire. I was able to quickly turn off the fire and upon inspection discovered that a chip near the processor area has burned out. Can anyone tell me ...
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1answer
153 views

how to disable Hardware prefetcher in core i3/i7

Is there any way to disable the hardware prefetcher in Intel core i3 /i7 ? Although I have posted related question in stackoverflow, but no solution till now. ...
0
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1answer
615 views

Intel site says VT-x is supported on my CPU, but tests say otherwise

I have a laptop with an Intel 2nd Gen. i7-2729QM (http://ark.intel.com/products/50067/) and the Intel site says that it supports VT-x, but I've downloaded the Intel Processor Identification Utility ...
0
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3answers
233 views

Core 2 Duo vs. Core i5 for video editing

For the purposes of video editing (in a notebook), is there a significant difference between Core 2 Duo (2.88 GHz) processor and a Core i5 (2.66 GHz), all other things being equal? Or is it the case ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Intel Core i7 4770 or Xeon E3-1240 V3 [closed]

I'm trying to decide wether to get a Intel Core i7 4770 or a Xeon E3-1240 V3 processor. Their specs are exactly the same, except that the i7 has integrated graphics, and the Xeon does not. The Xeon is ...
2
votes
0answers
104 views

CPU i5 750 stuck at its idle multiplier. Even when used at max

My i5 750 seems to be stuck on the idle multiplier (9x) instead of the base speed of 2.66 GHz, even while loading using Prime 95 Configuration: i5 750 DP55WB desktop motherboard. 2GB DDR3 RAM PSU: ...
2
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1answer
208 views

What is the “real-life” noticeable difference between different processors with similar architectures? [closed]

Quick background: I'm looking for a new laptop - my old one which had a Core i7 (and died after a year) didn't overwhelm me with its speed, so I figure I shouldn't get anything worse than an i7 in ...
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1answer
221 views

Can Intel Xeon Phi improve ffmpeg performance?

I'm building a server for video encoding and I'm planning to use the latest Xenon e5-2697 v2. Can Xeon Phi help me improve ffmpeg encoding performance? a bit confused by this new "processor" ...
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2answers
74 views

Can a broken processor break anything else in a laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with an Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor. I am interested in buying an i5-2430M processor on eBay for a friend but I need to test it on my laptop. The problem is ...
0
votes
0answers
113 views

Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe, Cold Boot Issue

Alright, so when I turn on the computer, the DRAM LED lights up. The computer might restart once or twice, but not always. After a minute or two, if I restart the machine it will start up just fine. ...
0
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2answers
491 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
609 views

Intel Ultrabook’s low powered processors are slow?

I am planning to buy a new laptop these days and for that I am searching for online user reviews etc. these days. Laptops that I have shortlisted includes HP Envy 6 which is an ultra-book and have an ...
0
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1answer
77 views

Processor pipelining confusion [closed]

After reading how processors use pipelines (from various articles: wikipedia, SU, and other places), I'm a bit confused on certain parts of what I've read, so I would just like to share what I've come ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

How to get the Maximum Speed of CPU

In regards to my CPU, most article (include the Wiki) told me that I must use "FSB", but I don't have such a value (see below) so I have some question about CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ ...
23
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4answers
2k views

Fake Intel CPUs?

I recently purchased a processor off eBay that was labelled as an Intel Core i5-2520M. It came shipped in just a tray, not the original box, but the processor and all its markings look perfectly ...
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votes
1answer
891 views

Is my CPU 2nd or 3rd gen?

I bought a Toshiba Satellite C875 laptop that was advertised as a '3rd gen Intel i3 processor. When I got the laptop the system info said 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2348M CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2300 Mhz, 2 ...
2
votes
2answers
258 views

Do ULV Core i5 CPUs consume same power as i7 CPUs if they use same TDP?

Title says it all really: If you have a Core i5 CPU and its TDP is 17W and there is a Core i7 CPU which also has TDP 17W, will they consume the same battery power even though one runs faster? I am ...
0
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1answer
743 views

Processor Speeds?

I was looking around for laptops one day on BJs, and found one I really liked - the HP Envy 17-j020us. But the processor was a 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 ...
1
vote
1answer
522 views

Sony Vaio Pro 13 ultrabook- powerful enough to run VS2012?

I am thinking of purchasing a Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ultrabook. The specs would be: Intel i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz 8GB Ram 256GB SSD http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-pro All the reviews I have read mention ...
0
votes
0answers
265 views

CPU on my samsung ativ book 2

Hello, is possible to change cpu on my samsung ativ book 2, it has only 1,10 ghz cpu speed, so I wanna change it, can I and which one can I buy for my laptop? My cpu now has 2 cores and cpu is from ...
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1answer
2k views

Enabling VT-d on a Haswell 4770k

Well, don't I feel like a sucker. I built a new Haswell box since my old computer was positively ancient. I built it with the explicit intention of using both virtualization and maybe even trying ...