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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Can I overclock an i3-3220 and Geforce GT 640?

My current build: Gigabyte H61M-S2P Motherboard Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30 GHz Kingston Value Ram 8GB 1333 MHz Gigabyte GT 640 2GB OC Edition 1366 x 768 Resolution I heard that there's no way to ...
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Is there a pentium equivalent of any i-series processor?

I have a confusion with speed of processors and I want to know what makes say, i3 faster than pentium processor which pentium doesn't have? If we add more GHz to pentium will it be same as i3 in some ...
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Where can I find the specification about the upcoming i3 Skylake processors?

I saw that i3-6100, i3-6200, i3-6300, i3-6320 ... is coming in September, but no more details about it. Where can I find more information (frequency, cache, hyperthreading, ...)?
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How to zoom the screen using XFCE + i3

I am trying XFCE with i3 as a window manager in Manjaro Linux. I followed this tutorial to make it work: https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=6831.0 I need to have some kind of zooming ...
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Core i3 vs Core i5 [closed]

I'm in a dilemma to choose between Intel Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs. I'll be using Microsoft Office along with some browsing and some other general purpose activities. Will I be seeing a big difference ...
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Intel i3 2100 processor compatibility motherboard double t

I want to upgrade my desktop computer, I am planning to buy asus maximus vii Ranger motherboard, but I am lost in confirming if my present i3 2100 processor would be supported or not, though they ...
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Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?

I have a 4 GiB DDR3 RAM, a 4 GiB DDR3L RAM, and a laptop with an Arrandale-based Intel Core i3 CPU and an Intel HM55 chipset. The DDR3 RAM works fine on both Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit) and Windows ...
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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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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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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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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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How 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 ...