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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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“Generator noise” on boot

Since I bought this computer, every time I boot up, I hear this weird noise. You could compare it to a generator generating energy, or kind of like a formula 1 car, it goes from soft to loud and then ...
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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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Error “VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not available on your system” while trying to run Virtualbox

I have to run Mac OS on virtual box for a class and it keeps giving me errors stating "VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this ...
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Intel i7 4930K CPU box stock cooler dimensions

I'm not able to find the info about Intel's i7 4930K box stock cooler dimensions. Intel homepage mentions that this CPU can be bought in two flavors - boxed version (with cooler), and naked tray ...
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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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Why is the i7-5960x only 3.0Ghz, while the i7-5930k is 3.5Ghz?

Why is the i7-5960x only 3.0Ghz, while the i7-5930k is 3.5Ghz? I was really looking forward to the 8-core intel i7, until I saw the stock clock speed was lower than it's 6-core counter part. Is there ...
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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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Support of Ivy Bridge's RDRAND in /dev/random OS X 10.9.4

As far as i know, there is some Intel's library for RDRAND instruction https://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2012/09/14/rdrand-library-now-available-for-apple-os-x But does OS X kernel really use it ...
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Does intel heat sink have film over compound?

I just installed my new cpu and heat sink but did not check the bottom of the cooler to see if there was a film covering the thermal compound. Does anyone know if there is any?
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Haswell 4770k 1866 or 1600 ram difference?

Hi all i am getting this proccessor and am still not decided on the ram. I was told haswell works best with 1600 and that all 1866 is 1333mhz overcloked to 1866 so its best to get the 1600? I will ...
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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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Advantages of Hyper Threading in software development

The Intel Core i7 has a Hyper Threading feature. How is this feature helpful when it comes to software development? (Not game development)
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What is the difference between the Intel Core i7-4770 and i7-4790?

I would like to to know if there exists any vital differences between Intel's Core i7-4770 and Core i7-4790 apart from the clock speed. Also, why are there so many processors coming out so quickly ? ...
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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 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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Difference between different hardware of computer of recent times [closed]

While searching for good desktop for software development I came across many configuration.I become confuse over different thing as I don't have detail knowledge of Hardware. Difference between Core ...
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ssd(Solid State Drive) vs high processor? [closed]

What is preferable? SSD(Solid State Drive) with enough RAM or i7 processor for a new laptop?
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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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Clock down Intel i7 3610QM

I have some big troubles with my CPU. It is getting too hot and therefore performs a thermal shutdow which basically means it just kills itself. Since I don't need the full power of this CPU I was ...
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Is this CPU Dual LGA 2011? [closed]

I want to get this CPU for this motherboard but I don't know how to tell if they support each other. Can you tell me how to tell if they support each other?
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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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Can i7 4770 take 2 GPUs?

I want to use 2 AMD Radeon HD5450 GPUs and a Intel i7 4770 for a multi-seat gaming setup. I have found a motherboard that has 2 PCIe x16 ports ports but I am wondering if the CPU will support it ...
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How Does Integrated Graphics Card work [closed]

many laptops are these days sold with onboard graphics card, such as the new Intel HD 4600. I am reading that the graphic processor is manufactured on the same die as the central processor. Is the ...
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Does Centos 6 and gnome support i7 hardware?

I have installed Centos 6 on a new HP laptop HP PROBOOK 430G1. While booting I see the message Detected CPU model 6 family 69 *unsupported hardware device : Intel CPU model* Inspite of Centos ...
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Why doesn't my i7 ever use its processing power?

I'm writing about my Sony Vaio laptop again. It's an i7 with 6 GB of RAM, 500 GB 7200 RPM machine. Ever since I've owned it, I've seen its CPU at 100% perhaps once. Most of the time, applications ...
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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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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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Heat and its relationship to Frequency in overclocking

I have a i7-4770k - In order to Overclock it from 3.5-3.9(boost) to 4.5 I have to raise the Voltage to 1.387Vcore. This is not an issue with heat as my water-cooling keeps the CPU at 70c under P95 ...
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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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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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Will the graphics of my processor and GPU combine?

I just bought an Intel i7 4770k with integrated HD 4600 graphics. I also purchased an AMD 7790 GPU. Will/Can these components run together to add more graphics power to my system, or is this ...
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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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Xeon vs overclocked i7 Extreme for lowest latency

I am aware that the differences between high-end i7 and Xeon are: compatibility with dual socket motherboards, total L2/L3 cache size. overclocking capability. extra cores - Haswell ...
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Turbo Boost cannot start. (Code 10)

Turbo Boost driver cannot start in my Dell XPS L501X. I updated the driver, re-installed it and when I open the device manager, it comes up with this error: This device cannot start. (Code 10). BIOS ...
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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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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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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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AMD switchable graphics are not working OR I don't know how to make them work

I don't know if this is the right place for this question, but I'll give it a shot. I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5721. It's supposed to be using switchable graphics. It has an Intel HD 4000 and a Radeon ...
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What is the “real-life” noticeable difference between different processors with similar architectures? [closed]

Quick background: I'm looking for a new laptop - my old one which had a Core i7 (and died after a year) didn't overwhelm me with its speed, so I figure I shouldn't get anything worse than an i7 in ...
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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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Motherboard for a Dual Quad Core i7 processor? [closed]

I was wondering if there are motherboards that support two i7 Quad core processors (total 8 core support) with 32GB RAM. I was looking for it on the Dell website but could not find it. Any suggestions ...