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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Intel Processor, black screen. bios

I was trying to put Intel® Pentium® D Processor 820 (2M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) in my computer to replaced my old one (Intel 1.8GHz Dual Core) and when i was put it, computer cooler started to ...
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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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P35/Core2 PC freezing on idle

So i put together an older PC, for Photoshop usage and stuff. And the PC tends to freeze on idle. Here are the stats: ASUS P5K Mainboard, rev.1 (P35 chipset) CPU Core2 E6750 RAM 3 sticks of Corsair ...
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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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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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How do I see CPU microcode version?

How do I see CPU microcode version in Windows 7? Is there some application that will show it? I'm just curious to see if under windows my CPU is using newest microcode version. If I remember ...
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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 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 ...