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Do I really not need thermal paste for my Pentium processor fan?

I bought an Intel Pentium processor (G2120) fan. I could not find any aluminium part under it, and the shopkeeper said that this would be the new model from Intel and I would not need any thermal ...
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Ubuntu Installation on Pentium 4 , 512 MB (DDR2). Which desktop version is best suit for this? [duplicate]

I have old machine and I want to learn some system level stuff. My configuration is : Pentium 4 1.8ghz. 512 MB DDR2 RAM 40 GB HardDisk Which ubuntu edition is best suitable for this ? I am ...
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I foolishly detached the fiddly “push pin” cooler from a client's old PC. Here are some possible plans of action. What would you do, and why?

A client of mine brought me an outdated home PC. The specs: It's a compact tower PC, sixteen inches tall. It includes a Pentium Dual-Core E2200 and 1 GB of RAM. An independent computer store built it ...
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I have a 512 Mb RAM Pentium 4 processor 80 GB hard disk [closed]

I got an old RAM of 512 Mb from my friend. What are the precautions to be taken while changing the RAM? What are the minimum checking's to be done? Can i change it directly?
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Enable hardware virtualization in windows 7

I'd like to enable the Hardware Virtualization functionnality in my Computer, so download the Securable Tool. When i launched the program i got this result My computer's configurations : I ask: ...
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Strange sound from motherboard

I have a MSI 7222 ver 1.1 motherboard, a Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz/1M/800/04A processor and 2x1 GB of DDR2 RAM. When I boot the computer, the motherboard makes a "siren sound" (like low pitch and higher ...
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How to run virtual machine when my processor does not support virtualization?

I am using Windows XP 32-bit and have an Intel Pentium M 725 processor. I used a software tool from Intel to check whether virtualization is allowed: Supporting advaced Intel processor technologies ...
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Windows 7: which version for which Pentium?

I have to install Windows 7 on two machines, but I'm not sure if I must pick Windows 7 version 32 bits or 64 bits for each of them. Here's what appears in my computer > properties: Pentium(R) 4 CPU ...
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What could be wrong with my integrated graphic card?

Today when i removed my AGP card to clean it's fan and tried to start my PC with using integrated card, before PC could boot the picture froze and became distorted. After that I hit the restart button ...
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CPU noise when under load

So, this question has been bugging me a lot, I used to have a few lovely little toys (well, not so much toys as a pentium pro and a really old Intel 80386DX microprocessor) What I noticed is that when ...
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How do I deal with an excessively loud Heatsink fan [closed]

I have a ~3GHZ pentium 4 cpu that uses a heatsink fan that sounds like a jet engine Here is the fans model information: C33218-002 CPU Description: found here thanks
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Damn Small Linux with XAMPP Linux to create a webserver on a P4 machine or Mele A2000

A couple of days I'am busy to figure out to create a powerful light weight server that can be used as webserver to serve some simple sites that using PHP and mod-rewrite. The P4-box (actually a ...
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Computer boots only to motherboard splash screen

I have a file server running Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit, with an Intel 915PBL motherboard and a Pentium 4 620 processor, with 2 GB of memory. Yesterday, it started booting just to the Intel Pentium ...
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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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Increasing RAM to 1GB from 512MB help improve system speed with the same processor

I have an old PC with 512MB Ram(DDR2), Intel Pentium 4 Processor 3GHz, running Windows XP. (See my System Info). The PC is acting slow and laggy from last few weeks, maybe because of new programs I ...
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Pentium 4 3.4 GHz cooling

I have an old Northwood compatible Shuttle XPC that I upgraded from a 2.6 GHz Pentium 4 (Northwood) to a 3.4 GHz Pentium 4 (Northwood). Now, I'm wondering if it is cooling it well enough. I've seen it ...
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Pentium 4 shows as 2 processors?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a system having a Pentium 4 processor. When I open system monitor and go to the resources tabs, and see the CPU usage history, it shows the graph in two different colors, ...
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Install Windows XP on old IDE hard disk

I wanted to know if there was a way to install Windows XP on a old Pentium 4 (Intel motherboard) system which does not boot via USB and CD/DVD drive? Is it possible to connect the hard disk to my ...
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Swap slower pentium 4 with faster pentium 4

Is it possible to do a straight swap of a 2.8 Ghz Pentium 4 with a 3.4 Ghz Pentium 4 on an Intel motherboard? Do each of these chips have the same socket, or are they different? How do I find out ...
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Incredibly SLOW installation - ASUS P5Q SE PLUS & Windows 7 64-bit

The last time I installed Windows 7 was the 32-bit version on my 2005 ABIT AS8 board with a Pentium 4 670 3.8GHz CPU. This took around 30mins and worked fine but for some unknown reason, my current ...
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Is this processor burned?

I've recently exchange the processors in two PCChips boards. Both boards are LGA775. Board A is P17G(Pentium 4 HyperThreading 3GHz) and board B is P49G(Pentium Dual Core 3GHz). I use board A to watch ...
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Dell p4 system not showing any display [closed]

My Dell P4 Desktop system is not showing display and it smells like some things is burning. It has some small lights at right side of system that shows 1 2 3 4 and an oval shaped drum icon. They on ...
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Can I use the cooling for my Pentium 4 with my new i5 CPU? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use LGA775 heatsink on LGA1156 CPU? I recently bought a new i5 2500k CPU, but with my current setup I run the risk of cooling issues. I have an improved heatsink ...
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Power consumption of Pentium 4 laptop vs Atom nettop? [closed]

I'm using a Pentium 4 laptop (an IBM T42) as a home server, mainly to ssh to my home network from outside. Most of the time the machine is idle. If I got a new "Nettop", with an Atom D525, for ...
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Celeron 2.7 (northwood) won't work in mobo with P4 1.8 (williamette)

I tried upgrading my Sony VAIO PCV-RX660 with a Celeron 2.7ghz CPU. It won't even boot. It turns on and a dummy (hdd/cpu) light comes on, but no booting or anything. If I put the P4 back in, ...
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How do I troubleshoot high CPU usage?

My CPU usage is very high by default. As soon as I starts a program it touches the maximum. After some time it becomes normal. I have a doubt that my disk is infected. So I tried to install ...
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How to overclock Intel Pentium III 450 MhZ?

I hope this will help: Number of cores 1 (max 1) Number of threads 1 (max 1) Name Intel Pentium III Codename Katmai Specification Package (platform ID) Slot 1 SECC2 ...
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Removing HD from PC and putting in another PC

HD here means hard disk. I am a complete beginner at messing around inside computers. But I have a computer with a hard disk with Windows XP installed on it. It uses an Intel Celeron Single-Core ...
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Laptop Auto Shutdown After Power Off

I got a used laptop from someone which works like a charm when on power but as soon as I remove the power cord and let it use battery power, it goes shutdown even though the battery shows there is 95% ...
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When did the Pentium II come out?

Wikipedia says it came out in 1997, but this site says it came out in 1995.
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How to find out register sizes of Intel Processors

I'm wondering about the register sizes of the three following intel processers. i7-2920XM i5-2540M G6960 I've been to Intel's specs and also have gone through the datasheet. But I couldn't seem ...
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Do processors really have golden pins?

Is it true that processors usually have golden pins? Do Pentium 4s have them?
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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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Sandy Bridge vs Nehalem: comparable to Pentium M vs Pentium 4?

I still remember the huge difference in usability when switching from a Pentium 4 notebook (heavy, hot, low battery life) to Pentium M (light, cool and long battery life). I am wondering if the ...
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Dell running Windows XP automatically switching on

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 running Windows XP, it has a Intel Pentium dual core 2.8ghz processor and 2gb of ram. It also has 5 users, of which only one is an admin. The others are limited. Could ...
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How to know if there are stability/ compatibility issues with enabling intel(R) speedstep

There is this power-saving app called granola. And it requires enabling Intel(R) speedStep on the bios(CPU Configuration). How would I know if there are issues with enabling this feature with my ...
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My system show extremely hot processor temperature

I've build a small miniITX system with Pentium 4 processor. It works fine but there's extremely hot temperature is shown by the CPU sensor, around 120 C. Of course this is causing the fan run ...
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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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Is my processor Intel Pentium D a dual core?

My processors is an Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz. Does the D mean that my processor is a Dual Core?
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Computer stopped working (ASUS P5GD1-VM)

My computer stopped working the other day. I came down and it was kind of chirping away. Then, when I restarted it, it only did the same thing. I unplugged everything not needed and it did nothing ...
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Processor with higher FSB than motherboard can support

I have an ECS P4VXASD2+ (V5.0) motherboard, which supports a 533 MHz FSB. I want to put in a Pentium 4 3.2 GHz processor (Socket 478) with an FSB of 800 MHz. Would this be possible? Would the FSB of ...