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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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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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238 views

What is causing blue screen and making my pc restart?

I need expert help. Recently a friend of mine brought spare parts and assembled a PC for me. The specs of the PC are as below : Casing: Aerocool vs92 gaming Processor: core i7 3.4-3.9GHz 8mb cache ...
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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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0answers
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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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331 views

How to get memory up to 1333 or higher on EVGA X58 3X SLI Core i7 Motherboard

I'm trying to go up on my DDR3 from 1066 to 1333 but Windows keeps crashing upon startup; before / after login screen. I have a EVGA X58 3X SLI Core i7 Motherboard. I upgraded from 3 Gb to 12 Gb and ...
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1answer
63 views

Graphics drivers malfunctioning

Today I found out that watching youtube videos in window mode 360p, my intel i7 2670qm is showing 10-12% usage. I am pretty concerned about it and I think it is because of intel integrated drivers. ...
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i7 laptop automatic overheat shut-down?

I am using Asus N82JQ laptop with i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 1GB nVidia GT335 and 5400rpm HDD. I am using cooling pad under the laptop. I live in Greece, where the temperature of the air is easily around ...
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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 ...
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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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1answer
255 views

What happens to HyperThreading when I throttle the state on battery power?

If I have a laptop with an i7 that I decide to throttle the maximum processor state to 50% on battery power, what happens in regard to HyperThreading? Does it get activated at 50% frequency? or does ...
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CPU monitoring: hyper threading, current clock speed

I think it'd be interesting if it were possible to check out at how much Ghz each one of my cores is running. Is it possible, at all?
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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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3answers
79 views

Fixed computer… but I have no clue what I changed to fix it. Ideas?

Describing what is broken: The computer in question broke a couple weeks ago. Specifically the computer was broken in such a way that when I turn the computer on the computer turns on but the screen ...
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2answers
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Windows Experience Index score on two CPU not as expected

I have a Dell XPS 720, from 2008, running an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4Ghz, and a new MacBook Pro running Intel Core i7 M640 @ 2.8Ghz. (The MBP was obviously "boot camped") I had expected the MBP ...
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1answer
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Core i5 vs Core i7 for desktop virtualization

I'm working out the best setup for a programming/testing computer. I am looking at two processors: Both Sandy Bridge running Win7 x64: Core i5-2300 & Core i7-2600 I know about the SATA issue, ...
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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 ...
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645 views

Core i7 c1e and speedstepping - BSOD on shutdown

I'm having an interesting problem with my recent Core i7 Digital Audio workstation build that I am curious to see if others have encountered. First, here are the specs on the machine. ASUS P6TD ...
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TaskManager, HyperThreading: Which CPUs are real and which are HT?

When I open Task Manager I see 8 CPUs in the CPU Graph, since I have a Core i7 with 4 Cores + HyperThreading (running on Win7 x64). When I set Process affinity I get CPU 0 to CPU 7 listed. How can I ...
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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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241 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 ...
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6answers
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How to disable 2 cores on a quadcore i7?

I have a laptop with a quadcore i7 that runs hot. I don't need 2 of the cores. How can I shut them off?
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3answers
686 views

Dual Booting Ubuntu on my Core i7 64 bit with Windows 7

I downloaded the Ubuntu version 10 from the Internet and tried to run the wbu.exe inside the image that I burned to a CD. I am getting the following error: My details: OS: Windows 7 Ultimate ...