Intel Atom is a CPU line, based on the x86 architecture. The CPUs are mainly targeted towards mobile devices because of their low power profile.

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Can Linux be installed successfully on an intel atom D2500/GMA3600?

I'm triyng to install debian on an intel D2500HN motherboard that features the GMA3600 Power VR video chip. I tested various versions, 32 and 64 bit but the result is always the same: an artifact ...
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lm-sensors reporting wrong temperature on Intel Atom N270

I have a Mini-ITX board with an onboard Intel Atom N270. It's a fanless system and getting very hot, so I want to monitor the temperature, but lm-sensors is always reporting the same values: > ...
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Hardware watchdog only works on one of two almost identical systems

I've got two industrial single board computers which should be identical except for one has a Intel Atom Z510 and the other a Z530 (1.1GHz vs 1.6GHz and Z530 has hyperthreading). I'm pretty sure the ...
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Windows 7 Editions compatibility on a netbook

I have an ASUS EeePC 1015CX netbook currently running Windows 7 Starter Edition. I wanted to install Windows 7 Enterprise. Would it work well? (I don't mind disabling things like AERO Glass stuff to ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a slow computer?

I'm looking at installing Ubuntu on two computers that both have Intel Atom processors and only 1-2GB RAM. My experience is that Windows 7 is horribly bloated for these machines, and even Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Intel Atom D2500, 64-bit mode

I have an Intel Atom D2500 processor which the spec site claims it supports a 64-bit instruction set. However, cpuinfo shows this: # cat /proc/cpuinfo | egrep "(processor|flags|address)" processor ...
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Home server: to SSD or not to SSD?

I was thinking to build an home server. What I focus on the most is low power consumption. It should be able to run CentOS with a webserver, a trasmission client, host git repos, and maybe a DNS ...
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overclock atom n2800 CPU

I have a netbook (EeePC 1025C) with atom n2800 1.86GHZ CPU. I tried to use SETFSB to overclock, but I can't find the required 9LPRS432AGLF clock generator. In the BIOS there is no overclock option ...
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Intel Atom overheating in ASUS EEE Box 1501P

I have had an ASUS EEE Box 1501P for just a little bit over a year. Of course it breaks 2 months after the warranty runs out. http://www.asus.com/Eee/EeeBox_PC/EeeBox_PC_EB1501P/ I have been using ...
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What could cause the CPU Maximum Frequency to dip to 0% for several seconds?

I am testing a .NET application that has advanced GUI capabilities. One specific action takes a long time to complete, up to 5 seconds. While watching the standard Windows Resource Monitor, I noticed ...
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Resolution “scaled down”, need to move mouse to edges to navigate the desktop

I have installed Windows 7 Embedded Standard on a machine running an Intel E6xx. When in Windows the desktop is severely cut off, only displaying approx 600x400, even though I have set the resolution ...
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How accurate are the on-die temperature sensors in an atom processor?

I've been running: 5 identical systems (all running Windows XP embedded) The systems are running identical loads (and nothing else) Coretemp to test temperatures. For 5 systems all of which have ...
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Can you run TeamCity 7 on an intel 2700/amd e450 based system?

I am looking at setting up a cheap low power pc to run as a build server primarily, but also maybe run mongodb and mysql and iis. It would only be for my personal projects so it would not get totally ...
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Should I setup x86_64 system on Atom 230? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems I've got mini-ITX motherboard (945GCLF, afair) and I always setup only 32-bit OS on it. But few weeks ago my father told me that I should use ...
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Is an Intel Atom D525 suitable to run MythTV [closed]

I have an oldish netbook with an Atom N450 (1.6GHz, 512KB cache) - I've been using it to experiment with MythTV, but it seems really slow, even just to work through the menus! Seconds, sometimes 10 or ...
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Will an SSD speed up an Atom-based netbook?

I have an Asus EEE PC 1000H, which I bought for its light weight and great battery life. However, it is painfully slow. Judging by the constant flickering of the HDD light, disk I/O looks like a ...
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interface an lcd through rs232 interface

Linux has character device file representing serial port /dev/ttys*. I can simply open , read , write , close a serial port using system calls in my c program. I am working on a board which has an ...
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Force Windows 8 Metro apps to run lower resolutions below 1024x768?

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Samsung NB30 netbook. I was very excited to try it on this little box cause it has a touchscreen and Windows 8 is supposed to be optimized for ...
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Adding sensors on Intel Atom through GPIO

I am building a portable medical kit on Intel Atom N240 series, loaded with FC 11. I am adding sensors (spirometer oximeter) through GPIO, (using RS 232, spi. USB is also an option). I have loaded ...
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PCI Graphics Card prevents post

I bought a Quadro4 400 NVS (4 screen) PCI Graphics card many years ago and still works in every computer i try but not my new one. My new pc is a Intel Atom D525MW with 4GB of ram. As soon as i ...
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External “power brick” style PSUs - are they reliable enough?

Keen to build a quiet, power-efficient always-on HTPC/media server, I've been looking at mini ITX boards that have their own external power-brick style power supply. These appeal because they are ...
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Do the Atom motherboards from Intel support USB boot?

I was unable to find if the Atom boards manufactured by Intel (namely this one: http://ark.intel.com/products/48951/Intel-Desktop-Board-D425KT) support booting from USB. The D425KT has only two SATA ...
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FreeNAS ZFS questions about CPU, Ram, & HD speed

I'd like to build the most energy efficient NAS possible but still be able to run FreeNAS with ZFS. I've been looking at Atom processors, but haven't found any that could support more than 4gb of ...
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All-in-one Intel Atom Mini Pc vs. small NAS [closed]

What are the advantages/disadvantages of using an 'all in one mini pc' as a NAS machine rather than a small dedicated NAS box Example For example, these two cateogries: "Zotac Intel Atom D525 1.8 ...
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Power consumption of Pentium 4 laptop vs Atom nettop? [closed]

I'm using a Pentium 4 laptop (an IBM T42) as a home server, mainly to ssh to my home network from outside. Most of the time the machine is idle. If I got a new "Nettop", with an Atom D525, for ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu

I used a live CD to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my HP Netbook (Mini Atom 1GHz CPU). I booted it up and then upgraded it to 11.04 Natty Narwhal. From the below I assume it got hacked, so how do I securely ...
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My netbook keeps freezing

I have a Dell Mini 1018 running Windows 7 which has been freezing around 1 to 5 times an hour at for about 60 seconds. The entire system will simply grind to a halt, not just the program I'm using, ...
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Can a PSU power or bad battery affect netbook's heating?

My old netbook (AOA110) is getting extremely hot when connected to charger, (thus it has battery dead above 50%), actual charger is about 20-30% more powerful (current/watts) than original - which ...
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Ram limitations on netbooks - How is it done?

I know this isn't strictly a programming question, but this is still the best place I could think of to ask it. For a long time now, I've been pondering buying a netbook, but not just any netbook. I ...
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Visual studio 2010 Express edition on Intel Atom N550 based netbook?

The answer was yes for 1.6 Ghz Atom Processors... For the N550, it's a 1.5 GHz DUAL CORE processor, will it be able to run VS 2010 ? ...
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Slow Image serving (Windows7 Home + Atom CPU)

I am in the process of rolling out a touchscreen display system that uses Win 7 Home, IIS, SQL 2K8R2 Express all running on an Intel Atom platform. I am finding that images (served straight from disk ...
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Can I execute 64-bit instructions on my x86-64 CPU under 32-bit Windows?

I am running 32-bit Windows 7 on a 64-bit Intel Atom and I'm wondering whether the OS puts the CPU in a mode that still allows 64-bit instructions to execute or in a full 32-bit compatibility mode ...
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Out of MTRRs at boot

It seems my laptop (an Acer Aspire One AOA150) runs out of MTRRs at boot. I've done some googling on the problem and read that people recommend turning on MTRR sanitizing to fix it, however, it still ...
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Computer power consumption

I have a small single board computer. According to the manual the came with it: when powered by a 5V ATX power supply, average consumption is 1.90 A (9.5 watts) when powered by a 12V ATX power ...
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Processor energy management in Windows 7

What does it mean to set the cpu's top performance at 60% under a Windows 7 power plan? I have an intel atom processor at 1.66Ghz, does that mean it will act as underclocked at 1.00Ghz? Or are there ...
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I have netbook with an atom N450 and DDR3 Does this make sense?

Is this possible or Speccy got it wrong?
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Windows Server 2008 R2 on the Intel D525MW motherboard

Has anyone installed Windows Server 2008 on this motherboard? I know Intel doesn't officially support windows servers on their Atom motherboards. I would like to build a headless server, so video ...
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What is my Atom's architecture doing?

The short answer is that it's a dual core 64 bit processor at least in my case with a 330. But the Atom's architecture has traits of x64 and x86. So, what is it?
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Is there a big difference between Atom N450 and Atom N280? [closed]

Is there a big difference between Atom N450 and Atom N280? (mini laptop)
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SuperSlow raid1/raid6 with dual core Intel Atom

I've just built 2 Atom based servers for home purpose (home backup of my websites and for entertainment) CPUs are Dual core Atom @1.80 GHz MainBoards are Gigabyte GA-D525TUD First server: 2*2TB HD ...
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Determine if Atom n450 CPU running slow on Ubuntu

I have an HP Mini 5102 with an Atom n450 Under Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit the maximum I can set the cpu speed to seems to be 1.3GHz This could be falsely reported but I'm not sure how to tell. I've tried ...
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How low-power can a home server get? [closed]

I've got quite simple question actually. How green, low-power and efficient x86 home server can I build using consumer parts with rather constrained budget. After looking through some Google hits ...
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Total number of cores atom n550

I am planning to buy a netbook with an atom N550 processor. Looking at the spec's. The atom has 2 cores and 4 threads. So does this mean that each core has 2 threads? So does this mean I would have ...
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How to disable HT in a Intel Atom D425?

I can't find in the BIOS the option to disable HT. Is this a BIOS problem or the processor itself doesn't support running as a single core?
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32-bit Ubuntu or 64-bit w/Intel Atom D510 w/4GB RAM?

(I've seen this question and some related ones, and perhaps this is a duplicate although part of my question is specific to the Atom D510.) I'm going to be installing Ubuntu on a new silent desktop ...
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Does Ubuntu Netbook Remix require an Intel Atom processor?

I have a laptop with an Intel Celeron 1.6GHz processor and 512MB of RAM - a similar spec to current netbooks. Will I be able to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix on this laptop or will it only work with ...
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Can the NVIDIA ION chipset handle streaming and gaming reasonable well?

I'm considering getting a small-footprint "nettop" computer to use as a home theater PC with my Samsung LN40A550 HDTV. I've been looking at systems like the AS Rock ION HT330, the Acer AspireRevo ...
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Does a power supply draw only as much power as it needs?

I recently built a small mini-itx Intel ATOM-based Ubuntu home server. The case I choose is a small case but only a full size ATX power supply would fit it. I choose a mid-grade OCZ 500 watt modular ...
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Better graphics or better cpu on a budget laptop

Which would have better overall performance on a cheap (~$600) laptop; Intel Atom 330 with Nvidia ion or intel Pentium/Celeron with Intel graphics. I don't need 8 hour battery life and will hopefully ...
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Will this hardware handle Netflix View Instantly? [closed]

I know Intel Atom cpus are limited in their performance. This model seems to have a Nvidia 9400 graphics card. It supposedly plays 1080p video and blueray quite nicely. Will this be able to stream ...