Intel Core i7 is an Intel brand name for a series of high-end mobile and desktop microprocessors based on the x86-64 architecture.

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Constructing a laptop with “high speed” mode vs. “low power” mode

While looking for a new laptop, I found out that the CPUs in laptops are usually less powerful (in terms of speed) than in desktops. As an illustration, in one store I was offered a choice between a ...
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i7 6700 + ASRock Fatal1ty ITX/ac = can't install any operating system

My configuration is: mobo: Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac cpu: i7 6700 (SN: M592301Y01849, Batch: L543B896, product code: BX80662176700) ram: G.Skill F4-3000C15D-32GTZ ssd: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB,SATA ...
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What does (R) and (TM) mean in Intel brand name?

I know this question is stupid but could anyone explain it. What does (R) and (TM) mean in Intel brand name? For example: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM Thank you.
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CPU Core Temperature 40 degrees cooler than CPUTIN tempterature

My pc has been heat crashing due to an overheated CPU a lot recently so I just opened it up to redo the thermal paste and make sure that that was not the issue. It is an Intel i7 4820k. I booted back ...
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Having an issue with VT-x not being detected

I've recently built a new machine, planned as a significant upgrade from my last box... Gigabyte X99P-SLI Motherboard Intel i7-5930K CPU (Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes) 64 GB RAM ...
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Intel Core i7-4770K - healthy core speed

Is my i7-4770K running at higher core speed than it should? The core speed is usually around 3.9 GHz according to CPU-Z. I expected it to stay close to the processor's base frequency (3.5 GHz) and not ...
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Screen brightness ASUS UX303LA issues

My screen brightness doesn't work, when I use the fn+ f5/6 key it only gets from really dark to little brighter in the lower part of the scale. So there is no leveling here or where it becomes ...
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CPU (with integrated GPU) UPGRADE with Linux Mint (from old Pentium G620 to i7-3770)

I have a system based on Linux Mint working very well, I am really happy of it but I am a newbie with Linux, only 2 years I use it and I cannot solve every problem simply like I was able with my old ...
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Have to recreate random loss of power

note: With loss of power I mean a crash without a BSOD or any form of warning or errors. No freezes, nothing. It just turns off in an instant. So, for a little over a year now, I have been having the ...
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Hyper-Threading (SMT) Affinity and Equality

This question goes out to the Intel gurus that I know are out there. Are both threads on a physical CPU treated equally? As we know, hyper threading on intel CPUs is a system in which each physical ...
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CPU throttling / parking under use

Seemingly randomly, CPU cores 2-7 will park and cores 0-1 will throttle to an idle clock despite current heavy usage of a browser, video editor, VM, etc. What is running does not seem to affect the ...
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what offline change should be made to the registry in order to change a chipset without reinstalling windows 10?

My motherboard died last week. It was no longer on sold, so I had to buy a new one while keeping all previous hardware (cpu included). The main problem is I had to switch to a different chipset. I ...
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What constitutes a computer being Core i7? Does it must have quad core?

I just bought the Dell XPS 13 9350 (Skylake) touch version i7. I thought it was going to have quad core but it says 2 cores and 4 logical processors. My question is, why is this device an i7 if it ...
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How do I fix Intel Skylake Processor Crashes?

About 2 months ago I had bought a new laptop that was all souped up and ready for gaming, and its great, except that the laptop will freeze randomly at inconvenient times. Normally this happens when I ...
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Will overclocking an Intel CPU also increase the performance of the iGPU (OBS Quick Sync)?

I'm using Quick Sync with OBS and am wondering whether it might be beneficial to overclock the CPU (ratio/vcore). If not the CPU (ratio/vcore), is there anything I can overclock that will increase ...
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How do I prevent my Intel graphics driver from pushing windows inside the screen boundaries after sleep?

I recently got a new Lenovo Yoga 900 which came with Windows 10 insider preview out of the factory. After installing hours of Windows Updates, updating drivers, and registry edits, I am finally able ...
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Memory limitation on 6th intel CPU

Most systems with 6th gen cpu currently available (Dell X8900-3569BLK, Lenovo 700-90ED0007US) have 4 slots of DDR4 and limited to 32GB(I talked to live chat agents, checked www.crucial.com compatible ...
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How do I activate Intel AMT on my PC? Ctrl+P doesn't do anything

I'd like to activate Intel AMT on my computer, mainly because it would enable me to reboot my computer from afar without losing Remote Desktop access. (Windows doesn't start until I enter my BitLocker ...
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What is a “SKL i7-Entry (AMD Exo XT 4GB)” processor?

Did anyone ever come across this processor: SKL i7-Entry (AMD Exo XT 4GB)? I found it in a dell config: http://www.dell.com/fr/entreprise/p/inspiron-17-5759-laptop/pd?oc=bn75903&model_id=inspiron-...
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Are 6th-generation Intel processors slower than 4th-generation?

I'm looking at building a computer for my brother. Back when I built my own I used a 4th-gen CPU. My thinking is "well he should obviously have the latest generation because they say they're always ...
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New Lenovo, Intel i7, 8GB of RAM, but high CPU usage, loud fan

I just ordered a NEW Lenovo G40 laptop with 8GB of RAM DDR3, and Intel Core i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz. It is acting very strange. The fan is always running. MUCH louder than my previous 5-year-...
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Does PSU Wattage Matter

My PC uses Intel Core i7 4790K, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970, G.Skill 16 GB RipjawsX (DDR3), Intel SSD 120 GB, 1TB Hard Drive, ASUS Z97-C (Motherboard), Corsair Carbide Spec 01 and for the power Corsair ...
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What does Intel 4th generation black logo means?

I have seen black color Intel sticker on Dell Inspiron 15 5547 which has Core i7 4510U processor. Is this black color means extreme edition of it. I did check intel for extreme edition of this ...
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New computer can't run Linux, but runs Windows with no problems

I have a brand-new gaming laptop which crashes every time I run Linux. If I run Linux natively, it completely freezes (including the mouse cursor) after a seemingly random period. If I run Linux in ...
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What are the disadvantages of Xeon processors? [closed]

I'm considering getting a (single socket) Xeon processor, instead of a Core i7 processor, for my entry-level workstation. (The motherboard I have supports both Xeon and Core i processors.) I'm ...
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I am trying to install debian. which download to select?

I am trying to install debian on local computer with Windows 8 OS and intel core i7 processor. On the download page. I was asked to select my processor architecture with the following options listed ...
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How to control the CPU clock speed? [duplicate]

I have an i7-3612QM@2.1GHz in a Dell Inspiron notebook and now running Windows 10 Technical Preview. The experience described below was also seen in Windows 8.1 previously. I have been monitoring ...
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Intel turbo boost falls back to default 2.4GHz just when it's needed most. How can this be resolved?

Intel Turbo Boost has my laptop running at 3300 MHz most of the time. My power settings are maxed out, so it stays there most of the time while I'm browsing the Internet and stuff, but once I run a ...
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Android Studio unable to start and Enable Virtualization Tecnology

When I try to run the emulator for hello world, I get the error: ...\emulator.exe -avd Nexus_5_API_21_x86 -netspeed full -netdelay none emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware ...
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i7-5820k Overheats in BIOS

I have read several posts in which folks have overheating issues after some time, with certain applications, or due to moving/damaging the machine. I just built mine (first time) and the machine ...
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Why is the Core i5 5300u rated better than the i7 5600u?

I just purchased a new x1 Carbon with all the bells and whistles. I got a Core i7-5600u which I really thought would be the better chipset to get. But now I'm looking at some benchmarks and the i5-...
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Intel i7 4930K CPU box stock cooler dimensions

I'm not able to find the info about Intel's i7 4930K box stock cooler dimensions. Intel homepage mentions that this CPU can be bought in two flavors - boxed version (with cooler), and naked tray ...
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What is a PCI-Express Lane?

I am reading an article bemoaning i7-5820K Will Only Have 28 PCI-Express Lanes compared to its sibling processors having 40 lanes. Isn't 28 lanes already too many? How many lanes would a normal home ...
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Why is the i7-5960x only 3.0Ghz, while the i7-5930k is 3.5Ghz?

Why is the i7-5960x only 3.0Ghz, while the i7-5930k is 3.5Ghz? I was really looking forward to the 8-core intel i7, until I saw the stock clock speed was lower than it's 6-core counter part. Is there ...
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Does SSD improve overclocking?

Hi i just had a query in my mind- Do i really need to add SSD to OC ...I mean does it make any difference on the perfomance of the processor ? I would like to overclock my i7 and i have already spend ...
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Support of Ivy Bridge's RDRAND in /dev/random OS X 10.9.4

As far as i know, there is some Intel's library for RDRAND instruction https://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2012/09/14/rdrand-library-now-available-for-apple-os-x But does OS X kernel really use it ...
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Does intel heat sink have film over compound?

I just installed my new cpu and heat sink but did not check the bottom of the cooler to see if there was a film covering the thermal compound. Does anyone know if there is any?
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Haswell 4770k 1866 or 1600 ram difference?

Hi all i am getting this proccessor and am still not decided on the ram. I was told haswell works best with 1600 and that all 1866 is 1333mhz overcloked to 1866 so its best to get the 1600? I will ...
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What is the difference between the Intel Core i7-4770 and i7-4790?

I would like to to know if there exists any vital differences between Intel's Core i7-4770 and Core i7-4790 apart from the clock speed. Also, why are there so many processors coming out so quickly ?
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Is my Corei7 Running too hot?

I purched a gaming comupter from avatar This one It randomly started shutting itself off out of nowhere. I checked it's temps using speedfan and temp2 is 127C. Basically it shows a fire icon beside ...
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Mathematica benchmark on two different system

I have two system one has a Xeon E5-1650 CPU, 24GB of RAM, and a 7200rpm hard drive. The other system which is a Lenovo G510 laptop, has a core i7-4700MQ CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 5400rmp hard drive. The ...
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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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ssd(Solid State Drive) vs high processor? [closed]

What is preferable? SSD(Solid State Drive) with enough RAM or i7 processor for a new laptop?
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Why does a Xeon processor cost much more than a similar Core i7 part?

I want to know why the price of a Xeon CPU and a similar Core i7 CPU is so different. The CPU clock is more or less the same. I want to know this because I want to have an understanding of what kind ...
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Is this CPU Dual LGA 2011? [closed]

I want to get this CPU for this motherboard but I don't know how to tell if they support each other. Can you tell me how to tell if they support each other?
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Intel Wireless-N 7260 slow on linux

I just bought a new Acer Aspire V7-582PG which has an Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 (rev 73) Wifi card. In windows, everything works fine, but using linux, the internet speed is quite ...
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Is there a windows 7 driver for ICH10R that supports >2TB drives?

The ICH10R controller on my ASUS P6T SE board does support drives larger than 2 TB, however, the windows driver I can find doesn't. I am trying to use a 4 TB HDD, I am not trying to boot from that ...
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Clock down Intel i7 3610QM

I have some big troubles with my CPU. It is getting too hot and therefore performs a thermal shutdow which basically means it just kills itself. Since I don't need the full power of this CPU I was ...
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Can i7 4770 take 2 GPUs?

I want to use 2 AMD Radeon HD5450 GPUs and a Intel i7 4770 for a multi-seat gaming setup. I have found a motherboard that has 2 PCIe x16 ports ports but I am wondering if the CPU will support it ...