Intel Core i3 is an Intel brand name for a series of low-end mobile and desktop microprocessors based on the x86-64 architecture.

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Cpu Temp, Inconsistent Results

I've just built my first PC last night and probably messed up the heatsink application, so I have been monitoring closely and now seeking for advise. I was told that it should be max at 40 C at idle ...
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how to check list of application running in core in windows 7

I need to know list of application (.exe) running on single core (cpu) in windows for e.g cmd.exe (application) is running on 2th core
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Are Intel Processors' GHz really matter? [duplicate]

It has been confusing me for a long time. Say, an Intel 4th Gen dual-core i5-4200U which clocks at 1.6 GHz and up to 2.6 GHz and an Intel 4th Gen dual-core i3-4160 which clocks at 3.6 GHz. As I see ...
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Can I upgrade Pentium 2117u with Core i3 3110m on my Asus x552cl laptop?

Can I upgrade Pentium 2117u with Core i3 3110m on my Asus x552cl laptop?
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i3 or i5 Processor Good Enough for Adobe Design Suite? [closed]

I am looking at investing in a new laptop. I am stuck between an i5 and an i3 processor. The prices differ quite a bit. I will be running programs like illustrator, photshop and indesign but all for ...
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Excel VBA program only running at 25% speed

I have a VBA program running on my quad-core Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook. The trouble is, it only uses 25% of the CPU (the other processes combined use ~1%). The laptop runs Windows 8.0. The Excel ...
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Need Windows XP VGA driver for i3 Haswell

Background: I have recently upgraded my hardware because the previous Pentium system started failing to the point that it would not run long enough to boot. It was obviously a hardware fault, but I ...
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Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m?

Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m notebook processor? I have searched many forums with Google, but all lead to no answers. I've tried using SetFSB but there are no configurations for my ...
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i3 3210 do all 4 threads run at once

windows 7, task manager show%s thread 1,2,3 all running around 40% thread 4 is at 2%. Is this normal? i3 3210 windows 7 8GB DRAM cpu running at 35% per task manager
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Sound playback glitches with Windows 7 on Core i3 when CPU under load

Processor: Intel Core i3-2125 Chipset: Intel H67 (Cougar Point) [B3] Sound Card: External Creative Soundblaster (don't remeber the model exactly) Players: VLC, in browser Groovershark.com When the ...
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Is a 3rd Generation Intel Core i-3 better than 2nd Generation Core i-7

I understand that Core i-7 is better than Core i-3, but how do they compare across generations. Simply put, can it be always said that a Core i-? of higher generation is always better in performance ...
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I have an intel I3 processor by my task manager CPU history shows 4 graphs does that mean I have four cores? [duplicate]

I have an intel I3 processor by my task manager CPU history shows 4 graphs does that mean I have four cores? I thought i3 only has two cores. isn't that right
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Is Biostar's CPU Savior preventing my homebuilt PC from booting? [closed]

My 11-year old daughter and I built her first PC today, but now that all the components are in place, the machine will only turn on for a second then it turns off right away. Possibly Relevant Specs: ...
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Display problems with graphic cards

I've got an Acer Aspire 4820TG Laptop with internal Intel & ATI graphics My Harddrive crashed recently and i lost all my software for my ATI GPU.. I managed to retrieve all of the software and ...
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GPU benchmark tool that does not draw to the screen

I have a system with an Intel Core i3-2120 CPU, which has Intel HD Graphics 2000. I have a need for an application which puts load on the GPU (HD Graphics 2000) but does not draw to the screen, i.e. ...
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Does Intel core i3 uses Dynamic CPU frequency switching?

I am using a VisualVM which is a Java Virtual Machine profiler. I am trying to start the application jvisualvm and it giving the message I am working on a Sony Vaio laptop model number VPCEA24FM ...
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Upgrade Intel Atom 330 to i3 3225 with the same power supply unit

I have custom NAS unit based on Intel Atom 330 in ZOTAC IONITX-K-E motherboard. Also I have 3 3,5'' HDDs. All this staff located in CFI mini-ITX A9849 case. It has 220W power supply unit. I want to ...
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Windows 7 is very slow on Dell Studio 14 [closed]

My laptop model is Dell Studio 14 and it has 3 GB ram with Intel Core i3 Processor & ATI Radeon 512 MB PCI Express Graphics card. I haven't given Windows 7 Setup since it was bought two years ...
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Want to upgrade RAM of my DELL Inspiron laptop [closed]

I have a dell inspiron 15R laptop with following specs: Inspiron 15 (N5010) Core i3-370M Processor (2.4GHz, 4Threads, 3M cache) Windows 7 Basic (64 bit) 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive 3GB RAM (1x1 GB + 1x2 ...
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Will a stock 1155 cooler (i3), fit an AM2+ (Phenon X4) processor/mobo?

So, I want to assemble a media center and am thinking about getting a better cooler for my main computer and using that on the media center (being built with spare parts). So, I was wondering if the ...
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How can I install OpenCL on Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

I have an Intel Core i3 540. It's got integrated graphics, as far as I know. I'm running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I've wanted to start mining bitcoins for fun, but I've been disappointed with ...
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Does Intel H61 chipset supports Intel Integrated graphics?

I am about to get a motherboard with the Intel H61 chipset and the Intel i3 2100 CPU. Can these two comunicate and use the Cpu's integrated graphics? According to this it is possible but I am kinda ...
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Motherboard for the Intel i3 2100

This might be trivial to some, but I am lost. The Intel i3 2100 cpu has Intel HD graphics integrated. How do I choose motherboard to use this feature? If the motherboard doesn't have integrated ...
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How to compare Intel and AMD Processors when different sites give such different rankings?

How can I get reliable information on the actual speed in practice of different processors? For example, I'm comparing 2 laptops with these processors: Intel Core i3-2310M AMD A6-3400M According ...
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How to switch to integrated graphics card on HP G62-b40EM?

I have a HP G62-b40EM laptop with Intel Core i3 350M and ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5470. How do I enable the integrated graphics card? Official Intel page says, that the processor has an IGP, but I can't seem ...
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Intel processors [closed]

Is an Intel i3 processor for a laptop necessarily better than an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a higher clock speed? Could the best i3 processor be better than some i5 ones?
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My Intel Core i3 frequently shuts down due to “Processor Thermal Trip error”

My Desktop PC running Windows 7 on Intel Core i3 dual processor machine started shutting down during the boot process a couple of days ago. I left it alone for about 48 hours and tried again. The boot ...
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Core i3 running slow, what could be the reason?

I've just built a shiny new i3 system for use as a home server and to host a Minecraft world. The CPU is clocked at 3.1 GHz and I have added 8 GB memory, yet the system is substantially slower than ...
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Core i3-2100 with 65W power supply?

Did i totally screw things up on this build? I have a an Antek ISK 300-65 mini-itx case which has a 65w PSU on it. I bought a Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge (Not the 'T' version), an OCZ Vertex 2 ...
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Windows 7 Graphics Driver for an i3-2100

I've got an MSI H67MA-E45 motherboard, with an Intel i3-2100 processor. When trying to install the graphics driver for Windows 7 (64 bit) I get the error: an error occurred register one or more ...
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Possible overheat. Am I in any danger?

I was playing Mass Effect on my Samsung R480 laptop when it started freezing up for a second or two. Eventually it just powered down. I assume this is due to an overheat. Is it extremely necessary ...
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Battery life with i3 vs. i5 vs. i7

I recently purchased a laptop with an i7-640m processor (blinded by a discount), and my battery life is fairly horrendous: the manufacturer given battery life is 6 hours (I know, it's an upper bound), ...
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Minimum Power Supply for a Mini-ITX System & Core 2 Duo Comparison

I'm thinking in substitute my current Core 2 Duo E6400 PC with a Mini-ITX system, described below: 1 x ECS H55-I mini-itx motherboard 1 x Intel Core i3 540 1 x HD 1TB, 7200RPM 2 x 2GB DDR3 memory ...
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Driver for windows XP on dell studio 1558 i3 processor

I have loaded Windows XP on my dell studio but now I don't have any drivers for Windows should I do? I am not able to access net or switch on Bluetooth etc. I don't want to remove XP, I need it. ...
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Memory used by core i3 gpu

I have core i3 530 on Asus p7h55 pro and 2gb memory. Windows shows 1.85gb. I think the remaining is used solely by the onchip gpu. Can/how do i increase that amount and extract more graphic ...
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No graphics memory?

I recently upgraded to Core i3 on H55 chipset, and using the integrated GPU on the chip. I installed AOE III, on running, it shows me an error saying that .. graphics memory is 0mb .. min reqd is ...
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Graphics card with Clarkdale

I have finally decided, rather ordered Core i3 530 and ASUS P7H55M Pro. While they are on their way home, I was thinking that H55 chipset uses the Clarkdale's onboard IGP, but what if I add a graphics ...
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Tool to undervolt a Core i3 laptop?

Using k10stat, I significantly undervolted all 3 p-states of my Athlon II P320 laptop, yielding a 10-20% longer battery run time. Are there similar tools for Intel's Clarkdale/Arrandale processors? ...
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What is an Intel Core i3?

I know that a Dual Core is generally worse than a Core 2 Duo. Where does a Core i3 fit into that? Does it have dual cores? Is it better or worse or just confusing?
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Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor vs Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor?

Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor vs Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor? Which CPU is better to buy ? Intel® Core™ i3-530 Processor (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz) (it supports DDR3 also) or Intel® Core™2 ...