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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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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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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random freezing / shutdown

Apologies for the length of this question... I built a new system some months ago, retaining only the GPU and power supply from the old system and have been having intermittent issues with it. My ...
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CPU temperature range while Gaming

I'm checking the Core temperature using CoreTemp utility in Windows while gaming (GTA4, Batman Arkham City 2) on the following hardware: Intel i7 2600 (LGA 1155) Asus P8Z68 PRO/GEN-3 Mobo 8x2 GB ...
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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 ...
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Strange upper limit of CPU usage

Some background info: I'm a .NET developer working on a Dell Precision M4500 notebook (i7 X 940 @ 2,1 | 8GB DDR3 | Details). Tools I use on daily basis (and which are basically open the whole work ...
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How to set thermal throttling lowest CPU clock on Linux?

I am having huge problems with thermal throttling on my Thinkpad T420 with Core i7 and Nvidia Quadro. When the throttling starts I get the kernel message: [42544.677294] [Hardware Error]: Machine ...
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Burned motherboard component

I got a desktop computer assembled with the following specs: 2x 4 GB DDR3 Intel Core i7-2600 CPU, 3.4 GHz LGA 1155 8 MB Cache Intel DH67 BL Media Series motherboard, LGA 1155, 4 slot eSATA, HDMI, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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i7 720qm and intel integrated video card

couple of years ago I bought a dell N5010 laptop. It works on HM57 chipset and has integrated intel video card. Recently I bought i7 720qm cpu and tried to replace my old cpu, but nothing really ...
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Does it make sense to replace the thermal paste in a new Intel i7 stock cooler?

I am about to install a new i7 Ivy Bridge CPU and I am wondering whether it would make any sense at all to replace the thermal paste that is pre-applied on the stock cooler. There are three stripes of ...
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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 ...
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6-core Sandy Bridge-E vs. 4-core Ivy Bridge [closed]

I am currently choosing between Intel Core i7-3770 (quad, Ivy) and Intel Core i7-3930K (6 cores, Sandy Bridge-E). This machine will be used for both work (Adobe, Autodesk software, graphic and ...
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Intel integrated graphics 4000 with AMD Radeon HD 6850

I upgraded my computer processor recently to Intel I7 3770K which is a great processor but I was wondering if the Intel HD 4000 could do teamwork with my AMD Radeon HD 6850? I was also kind of ...
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High Temperature when stress testing Intel Core i7 3770K

I have bought an i7 3770K. I have tried to stress it, N ear full load computation using CUDA I was surprised that it gets 99°C at 68% of the CPU load, is this normal? I have to change the cooling ...
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Z77 Motherboard with i7-2600K cpu, what will not work?

I'm building a new system. So far I think I narrowed it down to Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Z77 Ivy Bridge chipset) motherboard. I was planning to get i5-3570K(Ivy Bridge) cpu, but now I can get ...
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i7 920 temperature issues [closed]

All right, my i7-920 is running at stock, however it is idling at 70-80c and under load 90-95. I'm running the stock heat sink on top of it, there is no dust, it's all very clean and airflow in the ...
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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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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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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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Is it safe to leave a laptop always plugged in to power and use it for longer times? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to use a laptop on battery or on AC power? I have HP dv6 i7 and I work on it for almost 15 hours constantly. Due to power problems in my area because of ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Is there any way to limit the turbo boost speed / intensity on i7 lap?

I've just got a used i7 laptop, one of these overheating pavilions from HP with quad cores. And I really want to find a compromise between the temp and performance. If I use linpack, or some other ...
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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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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 ...
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HP dv6t gets super hot

I bought a HP dv6t quad edition notebook with core i7 about 2 days ago and from the time of first use, the notebook got warm and the temps reached 55-60 C while doing just web browsing. When I ran ...
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Dell Studio XPS 16 Runs Hot

Specs: 1920x1080 i7 1.6 GHz quad core 6GB RAM 1GB ATI Radeon HD 6570M/5700 Series 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive Love this laptop for many reasons, but it constantly runs hot (CPU is low 70s with basic ...
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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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Does Intel Smart Response provide any statistics on the cache usage?

I've set up my Z68-based Core i7 PC with a 60GB SSD dedicated as a Smart Response cache drive. Is there any way I can get any statistics out of it? It would be nice to have some information on how ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Can hardware virtualisation use threads from processor cores

I have intel i7 processor with 4 physical cores and each one has 2 threads which is total 8 logical cores. I intent to have virtual machine with windows server that will use all processor potential. ...
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Intel i7-870 running on Mini-ITX-PC adviseable?

I need the Intel i7-870 for a machine, mainly used for programming Java, Flash CS5, etc. I would love to make a small form factor and silent machine but wonder if it is possible and adviseable. ...
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Is Hyper-threading important in Adobe Premiere CS 4 - 5.5?

I have a copy of Adobe Premiere Pro CS 4 that has trouble playing back 1080p HD H.264 when I'm editing it on my C2Q Q8200 / 8GB RAM machine. It's really hard to work with video when you can't even ...
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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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Intel motherboards for other Intel hardware [closed]

I'll try to be brief. I'm currently looking at x79 motherboards for using with a i7-3820. I was initially inclined for getting an Asus, but then I started reading about more detailed specifications on ...
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Does X79's lack of native USB 3.0 support mean a performance decrease?

I've read that the X79 chipset does not have native USB 3.0 support. However, I'm not entirely clear on what this means for performance, given that there are many X79 motherboards with USB 3.0 ports. ...
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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 ...
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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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How to enable hardware virtualization on Asus motherboard

I have motherboard model: Asus MB P8Z68-V LX; LGA1155, Intel Z68 and processor Intel Core i7-2600 (LGA1155) Searches on the Internet indicate hardware virtualization should be possible with these ...
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Intel SRT / RST gives “no boot device” error after two reboots

Background Per this thread on SuperUser, I've done the following in setting up a new system: Installed components Updated motherboard firmware Ensured SSD firmware was up to date Created a RAID1 ...
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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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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?