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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Screen brightness ASUS UX303LA issues

My screen brightness doesn't work, when I use the fn+ f5/6 key it only gets from really dark to little brighter in the lower part of the scale. So there is no leveling here or where it becomes ...
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CPU (with integrated GPU) UPGRADE with Linux Mint (from old Pentium G620 to i7-3770)

I have a system based on Linux Mint working very well, I am really happy of it but I am a newbie with Linux, only 2 years I use it and I cannot solve every problem simply like I was able with my old ...
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Processor working on low frequencies only

I am using a Dell XPS 17 laptop, which has Intel Core i7 2670QM processor. The problem is, that i cant get it work on higher frequency than 800 (multiplier x8). I doesn't matter how i load CPU it ...
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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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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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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!
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Hyper-Threading (SMT) Affinity and Equality

This question goes out to the Intel gurus that I know are out there. Are both threads on a physical CPU treated equally? As we know, hyper threading on intel CPUs is a system in which each physical ...
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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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Have to recreate random loss of power

note: With loss of power I mean a crash without a BSOD or any form of warning or errors. No freezes, nothing. It just turns off in an instant. So, for a little over a year now, I have been having the ...
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CPU throttling / parking under use

Seemingly randomly, CPU cores 2-7 will park and cores 0-1 will throttle to an idle clock despite current heavy usage of a browser, video editor, VM, etc. What is running does not seem to affect the ...
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Why don't all Core i5/i7 laptops have Optimus? Are their Intel HD graphics accessible?

I've been looking to get a new laptop, and I'm looking for something with good battery life and a good video card. After all, those are no longer mutually exclusive thanks to technologies such as ...
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Is my Corei7 Running too hot?

I purched a gaming comupter from avatar This one It randomly started shutting itself off out of nowhere. I checked it's temps using speedfan and temp2 is 127C. Basically it shows a fire icon beside ...
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MacBookPro 8,2 i7-2820QM real-time “turbo frequency”

I am on a MacBook Pro with this processor: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52227, computing a strictly single-threaded workload. Since the CPU has a clock speed of 2.3 GHz and a max Turbo ...
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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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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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What is a “SKL i7-Entry (AMD Exo XT 4GB)” processor?

Did anyone ever come across this processor: SKL i7-Entry (AMD Exo XT 4GB)? I found it in a dell config: ...
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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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Virtualization not enabled in Windows 8, but enabled in BIOS

I have an i7-2640M processor in a Lenovo T520 laptop with the latest bios. Virtualization is enabled in the bios, and Hyper-V is enabled in Windows 8. Intels CPU tool and Speccy still report that ...
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Will overclocking an Intel CPU also increase the performance of the iGPU (OBS Quick Sync)?

I'm using Quick Sync with OBS and am wondering whether it might be beneficial to overclock the CPU (ratio/vcore). If not the CPU (ratio/vcore), is there anything I can overclock that will increase ...
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How do I activate Intel AMT on my PC? Ctrl+P doesn't do anything

I'd like to activate Intel AMT on my computer, mainly because it would enable me to reboot my computer from afar without losing Remote Desktop access. (Windows doesn't start until I enter my BitLocker ...
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what offline change should be made to the registry in order to change a chipset without reinstalling windows 10?

My motherboard died last week. It was no longer on sold, so I had to buy a new one while keeping all previous hardware (cpu included). The main problem is I had to switch to a different chipset. I ...
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What constitutes a computer being Core i7? Does it must have quad core?

I just bought the Dell XPS 13 9350 (Skylake) touch version i7. I thought it was going to have quad core but it says 2 cores and 4 logical processors. My question is, why is this device an i7 if it ...
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i7 overclocking problem

I've got an overclocked system that seems to be misbehaving. When trying to boot up from cold the system just hangs and nothing is output to the screen. Fans are on as they should but nothing ...
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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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How do I fix Intel Skylake Processor Crashes?

About 2 months ago I had bought a new laptop that was all souped up and ready for gaming, and its great, except that the laptop will freeze randomly at inconvenient times. Normally this happens when I ...
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Why does a Xeon processor cost much more than a similar Core i7 part?

I want to know why the price of a Xeon CPU and a similar Core i7 CPU is so different. The CPU clock is more or less the same. I want to know this because I want to have an understanding of what kind ...
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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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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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How to disable SpeedStep for an Intel Core i7 processor?

I'm taking performance measurements of several bits of code. How can I disable SpeedStep on my Core i7 CPU so that the CPU clock speed is constant? I'm not trying to overclock here, and since ...
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How do I prevent my Intel graphics driver from pushing windows inside the screen boundaries after sleep?

I recently got a new Lenovo Yoga 900 which came with Windows 10 insider preview out of the factory. After installing hours of Windows Updates, updating drivers, and registry edits, I am finally able ...
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Tradeoff: CPU Clock Speed vs Cache [closed]

If you had two choices in processors, one with 2.7GHz @ 6M cache, and the other with 3.0GHz @ 4M cache, which do you choose? This is not a shopping question, what I'm looking for is a general rule ...
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Memory limitation on 6th intel CPU

Most systems with 6th gen cpu currently available (Dell X8900-3569BLK, Lenovo 700-90ED0007US) have 4 slots of DDR4 and limited to 32GB(I talked to live chat agents, checked www.crucial.com compatible ...
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New computer can't run Linux, but runs Windows with no problems

I have a brand-new gaming laptop which crashes every time I run Linux. If I run Linux natively, it completely freezes (including the mouse cursor) after a seemingly random period. If I run Linux in ...
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What is the difference between an Intel i7 and a Xeon quad core processor?

I know the Xeon processors have been around for a long time and are mostly used in servers, but I am curious, why do people not use the Xeons in a high performance desktop? As far as I know about ...
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Are 6th-Generation Intel Processors Slower Than 4th-Generation?

I'm looking at building a computer for my brother. Back when I built my own I used a 4th-gen CPU. My thinking is "well he should obviously have the latest generation because they say they're always ...
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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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New Lenovo, Intel i7, 8GB of RAM, but high CPU usage, loud fan

I just ordered a NEW Lenovo G40 laptop with 8GB of RAM DDR3, and Intel Core i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz. It is acting very strange. The fan is always running. MUCH louder than my previous ...
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What is a PCI-Express Lane?

I am reading an article bemoaning i7-5820K Will Only Have 28 PCI-Express Lanes compared to its sibling processors having 40 lanes. Isn't 28 lanes already too many? How many lanes would a normal home ...
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Does PSU Wattage Matter

My PC uses Intel Core i7 4790K, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970, G.Skill 16 GB RipjawsX (DDR3), Intel SSD 120 GB, 1TB Hard Drive, ASUS Z97-C (Motherboard), Corsair Carbide Spec 01 and for the power Corsair ...
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Android Studio unable to start and Enable Virtualization Tecnology

When I try to run the emulator for hello world, I get the error: ...\emulator.exe -avd Nexus_5_API_21_x86 -netspeed full -netdelay none emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware ...
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What does Intel 4th generation black logo means?

I have seen black color Intel sticker on Dell Inspiron 15 5547 which has Core i7 4510U processor. Is this black color means extreme edition of it. I did check intel for extreme edition of this ...
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What are the disadvantages of Xeon processors? [closed]

I'm considering getting a (single socket) Xeon processor, instead of a Core i7 processor, for my entry-level workstation. (The motherboard I have supports both Xeon and Core i processors.) I'm ...
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I am trying to install debian. which download to select?

I am trying to install debian on local computer with Windows 8 OS and intel core i7 processor. On the download page. I was asked to select my processor architecture with the following options listed ...
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HP Z400 with Xeon W3520 2.66 Ghz

I have a HP Z400 with Xeon W3520 2.66 Ghz. Would it be a benefit if I replace the mentioned CPU with I7 930 for they both use LGA1366? Would it even work? ...
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Intel turbo boost falls back to default 2.4GHz just when it's needed most. How can this be resolved?

Intel Turbo Boost has my laptop running at 3300 MHz most of the time. My power settings are maxed out, so it stays there most of the time while I'm browsing the Internet and stuff, but once I run a ...
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How to control the CPU clock speed? [duplicate]

I have an i7-3612QM@2.1GHz in a Dell Inspiron notebook and now running Windows 10 Technical Preview. The experience described below was also seen in Windows 8.1 previously. I have been monitoring ...
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Why is the Core i5 5300u rated better than the i7 5600u?

I just purchased a new x1 Carbon with all the bells and whistles. I got a Core i7-5600u which I really thought would be the better chipset to get. But now I'm looking at some benchmarks and the ...
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Does SSD improve overclocking?

Hi i just had a query in my mind- Do i really need to add SSD to OC ...I mean does it make any difference on the perfomance of the processor ? I would like to overclock my i7 and i have already spend ...
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i7-5820k Overheats in BIOS

I have read several posts in which folks have overheating issues after some time, with certain applications, or due to moving/damaging the machine. I just built mine (first time) and the machine ...
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Intel Wireless-N 7260 slow on linux

I just bought a new Acer Aspire V7-582PG which has an Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 (rev 73) Wifi card. In windows, everything works fine, but using linux, the internet speed is quite ...