A family of x86-64 processors introduced by Intel in 2006 comprising some of the first widely-used consumer multi-core processors. This includes the Allendale, Conroe, Merom, Kentsfield, Wolfdale, Yorkfield and Penryn architectures and their derivatives.

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Necessity for new cooling unit when moving from a Core 2 Duo to a Core 2 Quad

I own a desktop with the MSI P965 NEO-F motherboard installed. As you can see from the link, this motherboard can only accept Intel Core 2 Duo - generation processors, with the LGA775 socket. It is a ...
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Need illustrated advice on Socket P/Merom BSEL mod

I have got Intel T2370(133FSB/Socket P/Merom) CPU and ASUS F5SL(SIS chipset) laptop. I see those as perfect candidates for BSEL pinmod yet I can't find detailed sure description on how to do it. ...
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Clean thermal paste from touch contact points on the underside of the CPU

I bought an used CPU (Intel "Core 2" E4700) on eBay and it came with the underside dirty with something that seems it´s thermal paste. Before I send it back, I wonder if it could it still work ...
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Why would my notebook only turn on after several attempts?

It was working perfectly fine until I changed it's Celeron processor for a Core 2 Duo today. Now it only turns on 1 out of 5 or 6 attempts. Sometimes at the 1st or 2nd attempt. It's pretty random by ...
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Can I restore a Ghost image of a Mac Mini onto a PC or laptop?

Can I make a Ghost image of a Mac Mini and restore it on my Dell 630 Latitude? Is it possible?
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Will upgrading the CPU in my laptop worsen the heat issues?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop with a Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. After a bit of research, it seems that a Core 2 quad would fit in the socket on the motherboard. The laptop currently runs a bit ...
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CPU temperature increase after additional video card installation

I have a quad-core Intel Core 2 Duo Q6600 CPU Today I added a second video card and my CPU temperature increased to 88ºC. I want to know whether my video card or something else caused this. I've ...
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How do I check if my Dell 745 has a Core 2 Duo processor?

I bought new dell 745 system(desktop). I paid for Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz, but system is showing Core 2 in properties. It should display Core 2 Duo instead of Core 2. Is Core 2 and Core 2 Duois same thing? ...
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PC reboots at random times [closed]

I hadn't used the computer for about a month, when I turned it on it worked fine for a day or two. Then it started to spontaneously reboot itself. It's at a stage now where sometimes Windows doesn't ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Dell Optiplex 745

I have 2x Dell Optiplex 745 machines, each with a slightly different spec. 1st machine Core 2 Duo @ 1.86 GHz 2 GB RAM 250GB HDD 2nd machine Pentium D @ 3.0 GHz 1 GB RAM 250GB HDD I have ...
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Hardware Virtualization on Dell Latitude E6500

I have a Dell Latitude E6500 with an Intel Core2Duo processor and 4 GB RAM. I am running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit. In the BIOS (revision A25) settings, I have enabled Intel Virtualization Technology, but ...
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CPU, Motherboard, BIOS compatibility

I have a fairly old desktop, currently with an ABIT AL8-V motherboard, which I had had running with a Pentium D 930+ (3.0ghz dual core). I purchased and installed a core 2 quad (also socket 755), ...
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desktop computer with Intel core 2 duo [closed]

Computer Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Vista 32 bit OS. Main usage is email, normal word resume updating and internet browsing. Is this configuration good enough for these tasks? ...
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Fastest Windows OS for Intel Core2 Duo 1.5GHz T5250? [closed]

I'm about to reinstall the OS on a friends older laptop. It has a Intel Core2 Duo T5250 @ 1.5GHz. I believe it is 64-bit architecture. The laptop only has 1GB of RAM. It looks like it shipped with ...
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iMac freezes when power button pressed

iMac Specs: 24" Apple iMac OS X Lion (10.7.5) 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM The normal behavior when pressing the power button while the iMac is running is to put the computer to ...
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How do I opperate osx 10.4 from a USB stick on a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz 2GB laptop that using OSX 10.7.5?

How do I opperate osx 10.4 from a USB stick on a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz 2GB laptop that using OSX 10.7.5? As I'm having problems with non compatible Power PC programs that I need to use. Thanks ...
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Core 2 Duo frequency doesn't adjust beyond 2.33GHz anymore

I remember my Core 2 Duo E6550's frequency automatically adjusting beyond its stock 2.33GHz speed (to about 2.6GHz if I recall correctly) when my system load was at an appropriate level, but for some ...
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what are the differences of Core duo and Core 2 duo? [closed]

I know that Core Duo and Core 2 Duo both are dual core processors. I also know that Core 2 Duo can run at faster frequencies and is otherwise considered better than Core Duo. But is there any ...
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Intel T5600 to upgrade T5250

I want to upgrade my laptop which has T5250 CPU with a T5600 CPU to support virtualization. I ordered T5600 on ebay, but it didn't fit. It says T5250 supports PPGA478 socket, so I assume that is what ...
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how to use VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5 in Q9550

Anybody ever tried VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.0 in Q9550 ? Because I'm about to. My PC Spec are : Intel Q9550 J&W motherboard JW-IG41M-HD3 with Intel G41 DDR3 at ...
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Getting a new CPU and motherboard [closed]

I have the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, Socket 775, Processor and it has been nothing short of amazing since 2007. I'm now looking at the Intel Core ...
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Intel Core2Duo E4400 processors running at different speed?

I was checking my old computer today and I noticed something I tough was kinda strange. The CPU is a Intel Core2Duo E4400 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB). I am running linux so I ran the commands ...
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Overclocked Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, what now?

I have overclocked Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4300 CPU. I changed FSB from 200 to 220. Multiplier is x9. The old core speed was 9 x 200 = 1800 GHz. Now it's 1980 GHz. I runed memtest to 20 passes ...
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Problems with Intel Core 2 Duo E4300

I've got this 4 year old computer. It wasn't mine, but I know that the computer was working for long time. Motherboard Name - Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 DIMM1: Kingston (1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM) CPU Type ...
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XSensors is giving me scary readings ?

I am these readings from XSensors, really scary can someone tell me what might be wrong with my system. I did replace the thermal compound with Cooler Master HTK-002 still no difference the ...
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How do I create a RAID 0 volume on Dell Optiplex ICH7R?

I just bought a second-hand Dell Optiplex 330, Core2Duo 2.2GHz with G31 & ICH7R, which has a fresh installed Windows 7 Home Premium. The specifications sheet from Intel said ICH7R supports both ...
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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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Does intel E7400 Core2Duo support vt-x?

Does intel E7400 Core2Duo support vt-x? The specification on the intel's website says it supports vt-x, But the Intel Processor Identification utility says it doesn't Can anyone confirm this? I ...
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Underclocking Intel Core Duo/disabling turbo mode (Intel Dynamic Acceleration)

Since some microcode update I get turbo mode in my Core 2 Duo - CPU reports the speeds highier then nominal and powertop denotes it as "Turbo Mode" (despite I could find information about "Turbo Mode" ...
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Intel E7200 Windows reports each core has a different speed

The Control Panel app reports: E7200 @ 2.53GHz 1.90 GHz. Seems odd to me.
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Can't run Moblin/MeeGo on Intel Core 2 Duo processor based laptop

I wanted to install MeeGo (formerly, Moblin) in my Acer Aspire 4930 laptop, though I know this OS is targeted towards netbooks based on Intel Atom Processor, but I can't even run it on VirtualBox ...
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core temperature vs CPU temperature

I have recently installed a new heat sink & fan combination on my Core 2 Quad since my CPU was hitting about 70C under load. This has managed reduce temperatures while running Prime95 to about ...
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What is the maximum temperature Core 2 Duo should have?

My laptop CPU is "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz". I use Ubuntu 10.10 and I get the CPU temperate via 'sensors' program. During normal operation it reports the CPU temperate ~50 ...
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My processor is running slower than usually it should run

I have a Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80GHz processor on my Intel D945gcnl motherboard. From CPU-Z, I know that my processor speed is 1596MHz with X6 multiplier and 266MHz Bus Speed on each core. Why is my ...
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Performance difference between Pentium M and Core 2 Duo? [closed]

This may be an "apple to oranges" question, but what is the approximate gain in performance of a Core 2 Duo processor over a Pentium M at similar clock speed?
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When I set my FSB to 400MHz in the BIOS it actually stays at 333MHz

My front side bus (FSB) is rated for a maximum of 400MHz (Rated FSB 1600MHz). In fact, it used to run at 400MHz until recently. I'm trying to overclock my E8400 to 3.6GHz. I have done that in the ...
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One core constantly 6C hotter than than the other on a C2D. Is that a problem?

I have an M465-E Gateway laptop that I've upgraded with a T7200 C2D processor. The heatsink in the laptop wasn't designed for a C2D and has some gaps and the heatpipe placement is probably a bit off. ...
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Linux program to artificially create CPU usage

Since I own one of those Centrino based Core 2 notebooks that create annoying buzzing noises when idle (= entering C3 or C4 power saving states), I'm looking for a program that creates artificial CPU ...
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Can I replace a Core 2 Duo with a Core 2 Quad processor?

Can a Core 2 Quad processor be a direct replacement for a Core 2 Duo, given the same socket arrangement?
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Windows 7 - 64 Computer shuts off unexpectedly

I have a home built Windows 7 x64 computer with a Core 2 Quad CPU. It has recently taken to suddenly shutting down/turning off at unusual intervals. I should note that it powers down suddenly, and ...
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For Intel cpu , if chipset and motherboard are also from intel then it will give best performance. Is it true?

I'm going to purchase Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E7500 (3M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) and for motherboard my local vendor suggesting me to purchase Intel DG41RQ MB motherboard and he is also ...
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Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor vs Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor?

Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor vs Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor? Which CPU is better to buy ? Intel® Core™ i3-530 Processor (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz) (it supports DDR3 also) or Intel® Core™2 ...
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Is a 2006 Mac Mini’s processor upgradeable to a Core 2 Duo?

I have a Mac Mini with Core Solo 1.5GHz, 512mb RAM, 60gb HDD, etc... I know, it's very old but since it's lying around here, I wanted to bump it up for general usage and some experimental iPhone ...
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Recommended CPU upgrade for Dell Vostro 220 with Intel E7300 processor?

I've got a Dell Vostro 220 with an E7300 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66Mhz, LGA775 socket) and I'm thinking about upgrading my processor so I can run Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V, which ...
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Intel Pentium D & Intel Core 2 Duo

Are the Intel Pentium D and Intel Core 2 Duo processors the same?
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Processor not running at max speed

My laptop has an Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 which should be running at 2.5GHz, however CPU-Z consistently reports my Core speed at right under 1.6Ghz (8x multiplier and ~200MHz Bus Speed). Even when I'm ...
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Windows XP - Physical memory dumping

I have Windows XP Professional installed on my desktop. It shows the following errors - physical memory dumping blue screen: This isn't a new problem; I've been facing this problem ever since I ...
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If my old desktop PC has a pentium D CPU in it now, can I be pretty certain a core 2 duo E7500 will work in it?

If my old desktop PC has a Pentium D CPU in it now, can a be pretty certain a core 2 duo E7500 will work in it? It used to be same socket (both are socket 775 I'm told) means they're compatible; I'm ...
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CPU temperature between 39-58C, Is It Normal?

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, this is the temperature information at light load: And this is the temperature at heavy load: Is this normal? On one hand I have a SU user says that this is ...
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Advice on Core 2 Duo upgrade path

I'm a .Net developer who also loves playing the latest computer games. My current rig has lasted me well but it's time to upgrade the old girl to something faster. As I see it, my two options for ...