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Difference between different hardware of computer of recent times [closed]

While searching for good desktop for software development I came across many configuration.I become confuse over different thing as I don't have detail knowledge of Hardware. Difference between Core ...
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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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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: ...
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What do the letter suffixes mean in Intel's naming schemes?

Let's take for example the Core i5 family: Among the processors in this list, there are at the end of some cpu name letters like K,S,T,U,M,ME. What do they mean? Thanks
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What is the CPU Word size?

I have searched everywhere on the internet and i cannot find out how to find the word size of a CPU. Can someone either show me where to look or tell me how to find out. These are the CPU's in ...
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After enabling the hardware virtualization in BIOS, Windows 8 fails to load

So, my problem is described in the header. After enabling the hardware virtualization (I've got Intel Core i5, HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b055sr), Windows 8 failed to load. When I switched off the HV, ...
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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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Weird glitches on Intel iGPU

I have a weird problem that I can't manage to describe in one word, so I'm having trouble searching for a solution. My monitors sometimes go black for a tenth of a second. Other times, they show the ...
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What is the “Intel Turbo Boost Technology Driver” for?

What is the purpose of the Intel Turbo Boost Technology Driver? It doesn't seem to be necessary for Turbo Boost to work properly, so what does it do?
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Windows doesn't want to boot when enablig Intel Smart Response Technology

I have recently built a new computer and bought a 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD hard drive with it. I installed it all, and everything was runnig smoothly, but then I decided to try the Intel Smart ...
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Explanation of the Intel 1155 “Sandy-Bridge” chipsets

Originally there was an H67 (with graphics), a P67 (for overclocking), and a z68 (for both). However, now it seems like there is a whole slew of alterations to this chipsets and I'm looking for an ...
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How to put idle CPU processing power to good use? [closed]

I just got a new computer that has far more processing power than I need 90% of the time that I'm using it. To what ought I to devote that power? I know of SETI @ Home and Protein Folding. What ...
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Get temperature of CPU (Intel Core i5) in FreeBSD

Does anyone know how to get the temperature of an Intel Core i5 processor in FreeBSD? Relevant info: Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 OS: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE (64bit) ...
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Max Memory Bandwidth 21.3GB/s with a max memory capacity of 8GB [closed]

Why would Intel processors have extremely high memory bandwidths but relatively low memory capacity?
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Can an Intel Sandy Bridge GPU run Starcraft 2?

Intel's Sandy Bridge GPUs are said to be a lot better than their previous ones. I'm curious about whether or not such a GPU (or maybe their second generation) can run a game like Starcraft 2 ...
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I have some kind of 4-core Intel CPU. How to I switch it back to dual core?

I have a laptop with Intel i5 M430 2.27GHz. The CPU has TWO REAL cores but it also has some kind of virtualization so Windows sees it as 4-core. In a REAL dual core CPU, a single threaded program ...
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Overclocking i5-2500K and Warranty [closed]

I might be building a computer for one of my friends soon and I decided to get an i5-2500K for slight overclocking and he's scared of voiding the warranty so I'm wondering: Is the warranty void after ...
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How to find out register sizes of Intel Processors

I'm wondering about the register sizes of the three following intel processers. i7-2920XM i5-2540M G6960 I've been to Intel's specs and also have gone through the datasheet. But I couldn't seem ...
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Maximum memory speed using a non-overclocked Intel Sandy Bridge (socket 1155) Core i5

I've read a couple of similar questions on this subject here, but I'm still confused: I'm about to buy a new PC and I'm interested in a Core i5 (2500). Apparently the CPU supports DDR3 1066/1333 ...
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New Sandy Bridge microarchitecture

In regards to the new Intel Core i5-2300 processor (Sandy Bridge in general too): Aside from it being a 32nm chip, are there other improvements? Is this a superior chip to the older 45nm i5 750 cpu? ...
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How does Intel Turbo Boost Technology improve performance on the new Core i5, i7 series of chips?

I'm curious about the new innovations in Intel's Core i5 and i7 series of chips, in particular the Turbo Boost Technology. (Doesn't turbo boost remind you of Knight Rider?) What are the details on ...
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Is the Core i5 Processor from Intel like the Celerons of yesteryear?

The title pretty much says it. I know that the Core i7's are Quad Core and Hyper-threaded (so 4 cores, and 8 logical), and the Core i5's are Quad Core as well but not Hyper-threaded, does this ...