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How can I tell if Intel Smart Connect is working?

I have a new Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. The procesor is the i7-4600U and the ARK specs show that it has Intel Smart Connect. How can I test it and see if Smart Connect ...
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Will the graphics of my processor and GPU combine?

I just bought an Intel i7 4770k with integrated HD 4600 graphics. I also purchased an AMD 7790 GPU. Will/Can these components run together to add more graphics power to my system, or is this ...
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What's the max memory i7 processors can use?

There are lots of i7 motherboards that support 64GB memory, and even one that supports 128GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130681 But I read that i7 CPUs can't access more ...
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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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i5 vs i7 for software, web & mobile and Unity3D development

I'm currently in the process of building a small yet powerful machine for my development tasks. It's meant as a replacement to my old 2009 Macbook Pro (Core 2 Duo whew!). Since I don't use the ...
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1answer
212 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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Lenovo W530 Intel Core i7: VT enabled?

Is Intel VT supported by this laptop/processor? I need it for a 64bit OS VM virtual machine? If it is then my BIOS doesn't support it (no VT option under Config -> CPU). How to update my BIOS then?
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859 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 ...
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0answers
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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 ...
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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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Do the Intel X79 Chipset and 2nd Generate Core i7 Processors support VT-d?

EDIT: I have an Intel DX79TO board tested working with VT-d passthrough to VMware ESXi5. I've used multiple Core i7 38xx processors, and they have all worked so far. I know that there were rumors ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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What could cause the Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.0 to stop working?

The Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor ver. 2.0 is (in my limited opinion) a really basic non-user configurable program. Its crashed on me twice in the last 2 weeks. What could cause it to ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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What is better performance wise with i7 2600k: 1x4GB or 2x2GB RAM?

Is it better to use 2x 2GB or 1x 4GB RAM with a i7 2600k Sandy Bridge performance-wise for: Applications? Games? Both?
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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. ...
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Max Memory Bandwidth 21.3GB/s with a max memory capacity of 8GB [closed]

Why would Intel processors have extremely high memory bandwidths but relatively low memory capacity?
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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 ...
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371 views

Can an Intel Sandy Bridge GPU run Starcraft 2?

Intel's Sandy Bridge GPUs are said to be a lot better than their previous ones. I'm curious about whether or not such a GPU (or maybe their second generation) can run a game like Starcraft 2 ...
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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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How to determine if a device is SATA driven and will be affect by the Sandy Bridge Intel Issue?

Looking to buy a higher-end Windows 7 laptop, but I'm concerned about the issue with the Intel Sandy Bridge chipset. Otherwise, my price range covers laptops within the latest (Sandy Bridge) ...
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1answer
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Motherboard for a Dual Quad Core i7 processor? [closed]

I was wondering if there are motherboards that support two i7 Quad core processors (total 8 core support) with 32GB RAM. I was looking for it on the Dell website but could not find it. Any suggestions ...
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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
870 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 ...
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For what sort of workload can a Core i7-920 be faster than a i7-860?

Core i7-860 has a slightly higher clock speed (2.8 vs 2.66 GHz) Core i7-920 has QPI and tri-channel DDR3 (vs DMI and dual-channel)
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How does Intel Turbo Boost Technology improve performance on the new Core i5, i7 series of chips?

I'm curious about the new innovations in Intel's Core i5 and i7 series of chips, in particular the Turbo Boost Technology. (Doesn't turbo boost remind you of Knight Rider?) What are the details on ...
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What is the common ground for i7 processors? [closed]

If you see this page, you would see that there are "5 specifications of i7 processors" (is the terminology correct?). They are all i7. What is the common ground among all these processors? I know ...
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What does the “Max Memory Size” on the new Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 CPU's mean?

I just noticed in the specs of the new Intel Core i-series processors that there is a "Max Memory Size" that is usually pretty small -- anywhere from 8GB to 24GB. See here: ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between the SK1366 and K1156 Core i7?

I want to build a Core i7 computer, but im not really sure of what is the difference between them. I am want to build a comptuer that is going to be used for 3d design/ render, CAD, photoshop, ...
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How to see if turbo boost is working on I7 860 CPU?

I just build myself a new system with a Intel I7 860 CPU. When loading it using a single threaded application like Super PI, CPU-Z shows 2.933Ghz as speed. Now I understood that the I7 goes into turbo ...
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First bootup, do I have to do any BIOS changes?`

Just built my computer, do I have to perform any bios changes at ALL? keep in mind I am a total newbie! I have a gigabyte ex58 ud4p, i7 920.
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i7 920 CPU doesn't come with thermal paste for the cooler?

I installed my new i7 920 CPU and cooler that came with it. It didn't come with any thermal paste, so I guess it is not required? I really hate these snap-in 'screws', they pop out easy!