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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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HD 1080 performance on Ubuntu 10.04 under dual core VS quad core i7?

I am preparing to purchase a new laptop, with Ubuntu 10.04 built in, from System76 with 8.0 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM, ATI 4570 graphics with 512 MB GDDR2 memory, 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA II hard drive, and I ...
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Noticeable difference between i7 920 and 940 processors in real-life use?

I'm just looking for a simple answer, such as "it's WAY quicker, GET IT" or "don't bother, not worth the extra cash". The price difference between the 920 and 940 i7 chips is massive so I want to ...
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Does the Intel i7 offer real improvement over its predecessors? [closed]

As the questions title asks, do the new processors from Intel offer real, as in noticeable, improvement over the previous quad core ones? What does the i7 actually offer that is new or is it simply a ...