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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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1answer
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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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Compare Intel Processors - Quad Core vs Dual Core [closed]

I have customized hp notebook and I am a bit confused about processors. I prefer quad core since I will have lots of things running simultaneously, web browser, visual studio, ms-sql... But Dual ...
0
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1answer
38 views

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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1answer
42 views

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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1answer
70 views

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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3answers
116 views

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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2answers
379 views

Tradeoff: CPU Clock Speed vs Cache [closed]

If you had two choices in processors, one with 2.7GHz @ 6M cache, and the other with 3.0GHz @ 4M cache, which do you choose? This is not a shopping question, what I'm looking for is a general rule ...
0
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1answer
150 views

Processor working on low frequencies only

I am using a Dell XPS 17 laptop, which has Intel Core i7 2670QM processor. The problem is, that i cant get it work on higher frequency than 800 (multiplier x8). I doesn't matter how i load CPU it ...
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3answers
4k views

Error “VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not available on your system” while trying to run Virtualbox

I have to run Mac OS on virtual box for a class and it keeps giving me errors stating "VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this ...
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0answers
377 views

Turbo Boost cannot start. (Code 10)

Turbo Boost driver cannot start in my Dell XPS L501X. I updated the driver, re-installed it and when I open the device manager, it comes up with this error: This device cannot start. (Code 10). BIOS ...
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3answers
748 views

Why does my CPU not use its full capacity?

I am running a Intel Core i7-4820K on a ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard, my OS is Windows 7. It has 4 physical cores (8 logical). It supports several operations points from 1200 MHz up to 5700 ...
2
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1answer
426 views

What is the “real-life” noticeable difference between different processors with similar architectures? [closed]

Quick background: I'm looking for a new laptop - my old one which had a Core i7 (and died after a year) didn't overwhelm me with its speed, so I figure I shouldn't get anything worse than an i7 in ...
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1answer
323 views

Intel Core i7-2670QM Overheating

Problem: I own an HP Pavilion dv7t-6b00 running the above processor. The TJ Max is set to 100°C, and it idles at around 66°C. I've tried applying two different types of thermal and have ...
0
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0answers
65 views

How to allow a full text search to use more CPU?

I'm running 64 bit windows 7. I have the i7 processor. I am using NOTEPAD++ to do a full text search through a whole directory of a few thousand text files. For some reason when I look at my ...
0
votes
3answers
415 views

Unusually Hot CPU Temperature [closed]

I have a Dell laptop with a i7 720QM CPU, and for the past few months the fan has been running nonstop (or so it seems). This hasn't always been the case, and it just started all of the sudden. I ...
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2answers
175 views

I have overclocked to 4.7ghz, with core temps it reads at max load at 100 degrees C, is that too hot? [closed]

I have a i7-3770k processor and I have over clocked it to 4.7ghz. When it runs at 100% load, core temp reads it at 100 degree's Celsius. I have it liquid cooled, but it don't know how much it is ...
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0answers
306 views

One CPU core stuck at 100% doing kernel stuff

A few days ago I started experiencing a weird issue - one core was stuck at 100% doing some kernel stuff. This problem is NOT OS specific: it occurs in Windows 7 (including Safe Mode), Ubuntu 12.04 ...
0
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
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3answers
386 views

Can I upgrade my Lenovo T-520 i3 to an i7? [closed]

I have a Lenovo T-520 Core i3, with 8 GB RAM and 500GB HDD. It's not very slow as it is, but having been spoiled at work with a 128GB SSD, I would very much like to upgrade to at least 128GB SSD, but ...
6
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1answer
2k views

Why would my CPU suddenly get much hotter than it used to? [closed]

I run an i7-2700K on a DZ68BC, which I've assembled about a year ago. I've used the stock Intel fan without additional thermal compound and it worked flawlessly ever since. I've had the Intel Desktop ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Why does VirtualBox show more CPUs than available?

I have an Intel Core i7 3930K with 6 CPU cores. Now, I understand that every of that cores can handle 2 separate threads. That makes 12 virtual cores - which I can see using my system monitor (see ...
2
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0answers
198 views

CPU (?) Clicking Sound During Resource-Intensive Tasks

I just bought a new computer (Lenovo Yoga 13, with integrated graphics and SSD). Whenever I bring it out of sleep, or do something resource-intensive (such as heavy Photoshop work), I hear a scratchy ...
0
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1answer
697 views

Intel Core i7 QuadCore on HP Pavilion dv7 Overheating Issues

I bought a brand new HP notebook: HP Pavilion dv7-6b21em BeatsAudio edition. The notebook is about 2 months old and has pretty nasty overheating problem. I mainly use it for development however i do ...
2
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2answers
535 views

Intel i7-920 Stock Temp

I am running an Intel i7-920 chip on stock cooling and i'm getting about 55C on idle and 65-70C during light browsing (youtube, etc.) I understand that the maximum temperature the chip can take is ...
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1answer
2k views

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 ...
6
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3answers
8k views

CPU temp very hot in BIOS but okay in RealTemp/Speedfan

I just built myself a new i7 2600k system with an Intel DP67BA motherboard. Booted into BIOS and was alarmed to find Processor temp reported at 75 C, and steadily rising... sat there while it rose to ...
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2answers
975 views

underclocking Intel Core i7

My laptop's CPU is Intel Core i7 Q 720 . Works perfect but the bad side is overheating... Ive already tried to clean laptop and change thermopaste, it doesn't give any results. Is there any programs ...
3
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4answers
45k views

What happens when you add a Graphics card to a i7 with built in graphics (e.g. HD 4000) [closed]

I'm thinking of upgrading my computer from an AMD Phenom II X4 955BE with a AMD Radeon HD 6800 Graphics card (not integrated) to using a Intel Core i7 3770. As I have no knowledge of integrated ...
0
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1answer
129 views

Why is my processor “TurboBoosting”

Below is a screenshot of my computer screen five minutes after I log on. As you can see, my processor is turbocharging, and its the only process using the CPU. Whats going on here? Why is this ...
0
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1answer
85 views

Computer stopped working when multiple cores enabled

My computer started freezing while booting Windows 7 or linux. I recently discovered that I can boot only when a single core is enabled in the BIOS. I didn't add/remove hardware or update BIOS. No ...
0
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2answers
2k views

How to most efficiently utilize CPU resources in windows 7? [closed]

Hardware: Lenovo T420s with i7 processor and 8GB RAM, 64bit How can I configure my computer to maximize / optimize resource allocation to a specific program? I would like to make Dragon Naturally ...
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3answers
2k views

Will turning off cores in an i7 save any energy?

I've got a Core i7 950. Which eats a bit too much (20 Watt at idle, 133 Watt under load), and I would like to get the lowest energy consumption possible. If I turn off some of the cores. Will that ...
0
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2answers
632 views

Finding the number of Cores on my CPU in GNU/Linux

When I do cat /proc/cpuinfo I get the folowing information printed below. Can I conclude from this information that there are 8 cores in my machine? I am interested in doing some parallel programming ...
0
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1answer
139 views

i7-9XX vs i7-2XXX

It seems that the "older?" i7-9XX series processors are still quite common in new systems. Is there an advantage to these CPUs over the newer Sandy Bridge i7-2XXX series that is making them ...
2
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3answers
589 views

i7 with aftermarket heatsink still hot

I have an i7 2600 processor running with an after market coolermaster heatsink. I've tried two different aftermarket heatsinks and the stock. The cpu runs at idle around 40-45c in my room that is ...
2
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2answers
3k views

What does “thread” mean as related to CPUs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are threads, and what do they do in the processor? I know a process can have multiple threads, on my Windows 7 machine each process has over 10 threads in avg. ...
2
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2answers
655 views

CPU Core Temperature Variation

I have a brand new laptop with an i7 2630QM CPU. Core #3 (Out of 1-4) always has a temperature 3-8C cooler than the other cores under normal operation. If I put 100% load on the core then it'll go up ...
4
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2answers
616 views

Differences between i7 2600 and i7 2600K

I looked at their specifications on intel. It seems i7 2600K has HD Graphics 3000 while the i7 2600 has HD Graphic 2000. But other than that, the i7 2600 has several options and features that the i7 ...
3
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2answers
520 views

Do Core i7 heatsinks have the same geometry as my core 2 duo CPU's heatsink?

Do Core i7 heatsinks have the same geometry as my core 2 duo CPU's heatsink? From the look of the stock heatsinks it would seem that they do, however I would like to be sure before moving my Zalman.
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1answer
2k views

How to find out register sizes of Intel Processors

I'm wondering about the register sizes of the three following intel processers. i7-2920XM i5-2540M G6960 I've been to Intel's specs and also have gone through the datasheet. But I couldn't seem ...
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2answers
2k views

how can I check whether Intel's AVX is enabled on my computer?

I have a new Computer with Sandy Bridge CPU, which supports the new AVX instruction set, and Win 7 Ultimate x64 - which is supposedly capable of supporting AVX (i.e., 256-bit SIMD ...
8
votes
3answers
16k views

Can I put a laptop Core i7 CPU in a desktop?

One of the most important thing to me for a CPU is a good mix between speed and heat. For example five years ago I bought a Core 2 Duo 6300 (max TDP 65W): I put a big heatsink on the CPU, no fans (I ...
3
votes
1answer
650 views

If I use a discreet GPU with Sandy Bridge, would Sandy Bridge's on-die GPU be sitting idle and be completely wasted?

Or would the on-die GPU somehow work with the discreet GPU and still be productive?
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1answer
720 views

Change VMware Number of Processor

I have laptop with core i7 CPU, I install VMware on it I want know If I change number of processor to 2 is it really use 2 of my core i7 core or just use one and simulate me in VMware I have 2 cpu?
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2answers
379 views

Any big differences between the Core i7 940 and 950?

It seems the only difference between the Intel Core i7 940 and 950 is a minor clock speed increase, is there anything else that has been changed? I've read the white papers on both processors and they ...
1
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2answers
151 views

Upgrading Motherboard and processor

I am upgrading my motherboard (ASUS M2NPV-MX) to (ASUS Rampage III) and processor AMD X2 Dual Core to Intel Core i7-980x. I was wondering after upgrading these hardwares will windows bootup fine? If ...
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2answers
244 views

What precautions should I take when upgrading or replacing a CPU?

I have an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHZ. I was just considering upgrade options for gaming, and I'm not even sure if it's possible. If I get one, doesn't it need to match the slot type ...
3
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1answer
971 views

How to calculate the setting for BCLK with Core i7?

Help me figure out the proper calculation for overclocking a Core i7. Given that: the default maximum memory speed is 1333MHz, the motherboard supports up to 2200 MHz by overclocking, and it has ...
101
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5answers
260k views

What is the difference between an Intel i7 and a Xeon quad core processor?

I know the Xeon processors have been around for a long time and are mostly used in servers, but I am curious, why do people not use the Xeons in a high performance desktop? As far as I know about ...