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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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 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?
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What is the Intel Core i7 onboard graphics maximum supported resolution?

I went from an external Nvidia card to the i7 graphics and was shocked that the driver maxed out at 1680x1050 pixels. I have a 27" monitor whose native resolution is 2560x1440. Can the onboard ...
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Seagate Barracuda Green & Intel RST RAID 1 - slow drive wake up / clicking

I've got an interesting problem that I can't quite figure out. I'm using dual Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB drives ( ...
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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 ...
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Core i7 PC with passive cooling? [closed]

I have bought an "affordable" core i7-2600 PC with AsRock h67m Motherboard, SSD disks and a crappy case. However the fans' noise are way too high and there is no way to somehow adjust the fans speed. ...
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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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ECC ram in non-ECC motherboard

We want to create a computer with i7-2600k (Z68 chipset) and 32 GB ram. After some googling we found out that this can only be done with 4x8GB modules. We can choose from: Samsung nonECC A-DATA ...
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Massive difference between Core Temperature and CPU temperature

I've recently purchased a new machine, and decided it was time to start seeing what it could do. I downloaded and installed SpeedFan to see how everything was running before fiddling, for obvious ...
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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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DC-DC Mini-ITX Power Supply for Core-i7 or Athlon II X4 [closed]

I'm looking for a DC-DC PSU for a Mini-ITX installation which will support/work with an Intel Core-i7 or Athlon II X4 CPU. Does it exist or does the CPU take too much power?
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would ddr2 memory work in a motherboard with ddr3 standard?

I have a machine built with 4 x Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model 991599. I'm thinking of upgrading to an Intel iCore 7 CPU that requires a ...
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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 ...
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Which is faster, a new MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz i7 processor, or a prior-generation MacBook Air with 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo?

Which is faster, a new MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz i7 processor, or a prior-generation MacBook Air with 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo? I'm wondering if this would be a step down or a step up in speed and ...
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How to avoid purchasing Faulty “Cougar Point” Chipset motherboard?

I plan on purchasing an Intel 2600K processor and am worried about my motherboard choice considering the faulty chipset ("Cougar Point" Chipset ) issues. What should I check to make sure I don't ...
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i7 2600K over heating

I just bought and installed an i7 2600K CPU with a BIOSTAR TP67XE motherboard. When I first started up the comp, I went into the bios and and said that my CPU was at 79C and it kept climbing (within ...
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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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Macbook Air 2011, why is it capped at 4gb using DDR3 and Core i7 processors [closed]

I was looking at the specs for the new Macbook air, and I can't find any reasons why they are distributing them in 2gb and 4gb RAM configurations only. The RAM is soldered in and the Apple Store is ...
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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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Does Intel CPU in MacBookPro 8,2 (Early 2011) supports AES-NI?

According to the MacBook Pro page on Wikipedia, the MacBook Pro 15" (Early 2011) model (aka MacBookPro8,2) has in base configuration an Intel CPU 2.0 GHz quad-core (2635QM). Around April 2011, I ...
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Eyefinity Setup on Z68 board with LucidLogix Virtu and i7 2600k

I have set up Eyefinity 3 monitor on an i7-870 with a ATI 5770 in the past as part of a display and am planning a new system for the near future. I have a i7-2600k processor and am leaning heavily ...
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Which Intel processor in notebook [closed]

I soon gonna need a new laptop to use Visual Studio 2010 professional and SQL Server 2008. I don't know if gonna buy a notebook with processor Core i5 or i7. Which processor should I use? // ...
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HP ENVY 14 i7-940 - GPU overheating?

I'm having troubles with my HP ENVY 14 overheating (specifically, the GPU is overheating.) The specs of my machine are: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 i7-940 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Windows 7 Professional ...
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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 ...