Intel Core i5 is an Intel brand name for a series of mid-range mobile and desktop microprocessors based on the x86-64 architecture.

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Is underclocking a viable solution for processor overheating?

My laptop is overheating and causing system instability (spontaneous shutdown). I am well aware of the various solutions there are for an overheating laptop, and I've run through them all: verifying ...
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Deactivating Intel Turbo Boost

I disabled this option from the BIOS but I don't notice any change in system temperature or fan noise. The CPU is Core i5 4310U. Is this normal? Am I doing something wrong?
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“core i 5 intel Processor up to 3.1” how and where to verify

I just bought an HP probook 450 system and on bill its written processor core i5 upto 3.1 but when i go in system properties in windows 7 it says 2.50 ghz. Can anybody please tell me if there is any ...
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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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Laptop VGA connection no longer working

While browsing a few websites on my laptop my external monitor that I'm connected to decided to unexpectedly shut off (It's a Dell monitor so it went into 'Power save mode') and from that point on my ...
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What is a U2E1 socket?

I have a 2011 MacBook Air running Ubuntu 14.04 and would like to find out the CPU socket through software methods. To do so, I'm running sudo dmidecode -t 4, which yields, among other things, this: ...
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Identical computers, drastically different graphical behavior

So, my friend and I bought our laptops at the same time, from the same place, and the same model. Nothing special, just the HP dv6-6c14nr. It was only $450 with an Intel i5-2450m, 4gb RAM, and a 500GB ...
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Gaming: Intel Core i5 “S” VS Core i5 non “S” CPU. Will I lose performance due to the base clock?

I would like to know if the Core i5 "S" processors are slower for games, mainly for the fact that their base clocks is lower than the non S processors. For example, the Core i5 2300 has a base clock ...
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How to upgrade my PC [closed]

I have an old PC with the following configuration. Intel Core 2 Duo Intel 945GCCR Motherboard I want to upgrade it to the following configuration. Core i5 ( 4th Gen) Any Intel motherboard. 4 GB ...
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Advantages of Hyper Threading in software development

The Intel Core i7 has a Hyper Threading feature. How is this feature helpful when it comes to software development? (Not game development)
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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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Intel Core going faster than even the Turbo Boost Max speed?

I have an Intel Core i5-4200U at 1.6GHz, with a maximum Turbo Boost of 2.6GHz. However, in Windows 8.1's task manager sometimes the current speed is going as high as 2.7GHz! How is this possible? I'm ...
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Motherboard with socket LGA1150: Xeon or I5? [closed]

I have 3 Tyan S5532GM2NR-LE motherbords. The wholesaler didn't yet shipped the mathcing Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 processors. I'd like to start preparing the 3 servers so I think using temporary processors ...
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Is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67 GHz a 64 bit Processor?

How do i know if my pc can run 64x bit? I have problems with 32x bit so i need 64x bit. I have a: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67 GHz I've tried to find some help on the internet, and on ...
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How to find out the total number of virtual core your CPU has

This is the specification of my computer however i have problem finding out how many virtual cores are there in total . I would like to know if there is any command in windows 7 which would help me ...
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What's faster for office work - SSD + slow CPU or HDD + fast CPU [closed]

I am going to buy "new" (it can be used) notebook for my work - mostly heavy surfing (I need more browsers with many tabs opened), programming and other office work. I have no experience with this: ...
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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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Mouse freezes when virus scanning or installing software

I have a problem with my mouse freezing. I use Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba PC with 4GB RAM/i5 CPU. When I install software (like Visual Basic) or start a virus scan, my mouse lags for eight seconds to ...
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One Core Hotter and slower than others

I overclocked my Intel Core i5 3570K to 4.2GHz at 1.1V. It ran stably overnight on Prime95, but, while I was monitoring the core temps, they stuck within 45-55C with core #3 was always 3 or 4 degrees ...
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Is there a noticeable increase in computer performance moving from a Dual Core to an i5?

I have an i5-3470 3.2Ghz and 6GB or RAM. I also have a Dual Core E5700 3.0 and 8GB or RAM. Both use Windows 7 Pro. I am currently using the latter. I would like to use the i5, but as a developer, ...
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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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Installation of hybrid Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU on Archlinux

I am in the process of installing Arch on my laptop . I have installed Arch previously using AMD graphics in my old laptop. However , I can not get myself on with my new laptop. When I invoked lspci I ...
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Why is my CPU cooler fan delayed at startup?

I've just finished building a new computer with one of those new-fangled Haswell CPUs; in particular, the Intel Core i5-4570. I plug in the power, turn it on, and watch as everything starts spinning ...
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Is it possible to have a dead core on a quad core processor?

A few weeks ago my iMac 27" Mid 2011 started restarting by itself. After a further investigation I found that it wont start with 4 CPU cores, but max 3. Is it possible that my 4th core is dead? Thank ...
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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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SLAT (EPT) support issue

I need SLAT support to use Windows Phone 8 Emulator on my PC, and so I need to buy a new laptop to get it running. I've searched for Intel, and found that all i3 - 5 - 7 series support SLAT. I've ...
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How to control the processor frequency of i5 in Windows 7?

On Ubuntu I can control the frequency of my CPU. I set it at the lowest value and then the fans are really quiet. Is it possible to do it in Windows 7 ? EDIT: The computer is a Laptop: Sony SVT 1311 ...
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Number of Processors and Computer Speed relation?

Does changing the number of processors under Boot Advanced Options affect computer speed? I have Dell XPS 15z Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) OS with 4GB RAM, intel i5 processor @2.5 Ghz and 1GB ...
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Heating issue on i5 3570k

so I just assembled my new computer yesterday and everything was working fine apart from the fact that my CPU temps go wild. I have an i5 3570k mounted on my Maximus V-Gene motherbord. I'm using the ...
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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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Laptop screen randomly flickers since Windows 8 upgrade

Ever since installing Windows 8 I have been getting random screen flickering. I've tried to update the drivers without success. All the drivers for the intel HD 3000 I find on the Intel site say my ...
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Laptop CPU fan not working properly

My laptop's CPU fan is suddenly acting very bizarre, and I am at a loss for what to do so I am asking for some help. Specifically, the fan is not even starting to spin until the CPU reaches 60 ...
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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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Z77 Motherboard with i7-2600K cpu, what will not work?

I'm building a new system. So far I think I narrowed it down to Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Z77 Ivy Bridge chipset) motherboard. I was planning to get i5-3570K(Ivy Bridge) cpu, but now I can get ...
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Computer won't boot into Windows when discrete GPU is removed

I'm trying to return my Radeon HD 6870 which is breaking (The fan doesn't work, and it overheats). However when I remove it from the PC, and revert to using the HD3000 in my i5 2500k, it refuses to ...
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Using Intel Ivy Bridge GPU for triple monitor setup

I am planning to upgrade my CPU to an Intel Core i5-3450 (Ivy Bridge). However, my motherboard (ASRock B75M Micro ATX Motherboard) does not have an onboard video chipset. Will I still be able to ...
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Is setting your card to a lower custom resolution dangerous?

I have a laptop computer with integrated Core i5 Intel HD graphics.. I want to use the vga output to connect to an old tech CRT tv that has an RGB input port, So I'm using a vga to RGB cable. I heard ...
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i5-3210M to an intel i7-3610QM?

If i want to upgrade my processor in my laptop from a i5-3210M to an i7-3610QM what else, if anything would i need to change? They both have the same sockets, I"m thinking i might need to upgrade the ...
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Is Intel Rapid Storage Technology needed?

When I installed this diver, all of a sudden my CPU started running at 25%+ with no programs open, and when I disabled it, the CPU went back down to 1-2% idling. Is this driver needed/is this a known ...
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which ubuntu version would be stable for my notebook?

I have sony vaio laptop with intel i5 2nd generation processor. I am bit confused with ... what ubuntu I should install on my laptop. Currently ubuntu 12.04 is latest ubuntu, but I have heard from ...
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Intel HD 3000 - Will system memory increase performance?

I have a Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop. It has a 2nd-gen Intel i5 with Intel HD 3000 graphics. I have 4GB of ram. I realize that this will never be close to discrete graphics, but would adding more ...
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SSD and intel i5 lagging

My "new" notebook has some really wierd lags during work, youtube video etc etc... Sometimes it has bluescreen during booting, sometimes after reboot. All my drivers are updated and SSD firmware too. ...
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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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Asus P8Z68-V LX - Memory problems

I just bought a new CPU and a motherboard yesterday. after stuffing it all together and for the first time booting it, it just went looping to starting on and off. I figured that this was something ...
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does ASUS AMD crossfire motherboard support intel core i5 cpu?

I would like to know if ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735 ) support intel core i5 cpu? In the manual it says: CPU: ...
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How good is performance of HD4000 integrated graphics? [closed]

I'm looking to build a desktop PC based on some new Ivy Bridge mid-range processor (e.g. Core i5-3570K) and mid-range/performance motherboard (Z77). Top Ivy Bridge processors seems to include some ...
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Move system disk to a different PC

I have a problem: today at work I was told that tomorrow afternoon I have to give my pc back and take a new one just arrived. It could be a good new, but I'm a developer and I use a lot of different ...
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Getting a new CPU and motherboard [closed]

I have the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, Socket 775, Processor and it has been nothing short of amazing since 2007. I'm now looking at the Intel Core ...
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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?