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Intel Core i5-2467m - Turbo Boost not activating?

I have a Samsung Series 5 laptop with an Intel Core i5-2467m process @ 1.6Ghz. The processor supports Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.30 Ghz according to the specifications. The i5-2467m is a dual-core ...
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If I use a discreet GPU with Sandy Bridge, would Sandy Bridge's on-die GPU be sitting idle and be completely wasted?

Or would the on-die GPU somehow work with the discreet GPU and still be productive?
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Installing Ia32build (Intel assembler) in ubuntu

I am looking for a assembler, in my college there is a ia32build assembler. I have tried searching it in Google, but I can't find it. I have x86 processor and I want to install it in Ubuntu 10.4. ...
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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 i5-...
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USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 with an Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Controller

On a Windows 7 machine with an Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (*), the USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports -- i.e. devices connected to the USB 3.0 ports (e.g. a blue-colored port) still appear ...
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How many registers does Intel® Core™ i7-3770T Processor have?

I've been looking at this website: http://ark.intel.com/products/65525/Intel-Core-i7-3770T-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_70-GHz But I can't figure out the number of registers.
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Intel DH61AG CPU, fans, and voltages not reading in BIOS

I'm looking for the cause and/or fix of an issue when during start up of the DH61AG board the fans go full speed as they normally do but stay at full speed rather than slowing. In the BIOS the PC ...
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What do Intel's socket package specifications mean in detail?

What is the difference between FCPGA988 PGA988 rPGA rPGA988B BGA1224 FCBGA1224 Do some mean that the BGA is soldered to the board and cannot be removed? BGA is soldered versions only, right? ...
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Setting up Intel RST on Ubuntu 12.10

I want to know if it is possible to set up caching using my notebooks mSSD that runs ubuntu 12.10 and Win 7 on the HDD. I use ubuntu much more and would prefer to cache files that it uses rather than ...
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Intel CPU getting too hot too quick

I have had my build for about two years now and in the past six months I have noticed my CPU temperature gets a bit too hot in relation to what I am actually doing. The heat sink is extreamly hot to ...
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Linux support for Intel GMA 3650

I recently purchased an Intel D2700DC motherboard and I quickly realised there are no Linux drivers for the integrated graphics (Intel GMA 3650). Does anyone know if there will be any driver in the ...
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How do Intel HD Graphics from 2010 processors compare to current low level graphics cards? [closed]

This question is similar to this, but here I'm asking about Intel HD Graphics integrated into 2010 processors in general and graphics integrated into Atom N550 in particular. A site with reviews ...
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Correct graphics card is not being used

I just bought this notebook and I am having trouble switching between which graphics card a game uses. It comes with AMD Radeon HD8530M and Intel HD Graphics Family. I went into "Configure Switchable ...
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On certain Linux boxes, variables in the stack seems to be initialized to 0 - why?

I have a buggy program that pushes a variable onto stack and may use it without initialization. I take the same binary and run it on different Linux boxes. Those boxes have different CPUs (i5, i7), ...
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How to get past Thinkpad T530 PXE prompt to BIOS setup?

How do I get to the Thinkpad T530 BIOS setup? As the laptop turns on I press ENTER when prompted, then press F1 when prompted, but that takes me to the Intel PXE prompt. If I hit CTRL-S I get into the ...
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Properly disabling Intel SRT

I just purchased a Dell XPS 8500 that comes with a 2TB mechanical HDD + 32GB SSD that is configured to use Intel's SRT. I'm planning to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu, but it seems like SRT drivers are ...
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Using internal SSD for Linux Install

I have a Samsung NP530 ultrabook. I am planning to dual-boot the Win7 on it with Xubuntu 12.04. The ultrabook has a 500GB Hitachi HDD and a 16GB SanDisk SSD. I can see the HDD in BIOS, but not the SSD....
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Can BIOS be eventually upgraded to EFI?

I have an Intel PM55 chipset in my notebook. Reportedly Windows 8 (aka Windows Next) will not support BIOS-based systems. Is my motherboard forward-compatible to house an EFI firmware?
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Installing Intel HAXM inside VirtualBox

I'm trying to install Intel Hardware Acceleration Execution Manager in a Windows 7 guest using VirtualBox. When I run intelhaxm.exe to install it, I get the following error: This isn't true, ...
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Intel assembler/architecture documentation?

Would anyone know where the best "official" Intel documentation regarding the low level architecture/assembler internals would be? How the ESP works, the various registers- fetching values from RAM ...
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How do I connect the front audio wires on an Intel mother board?

I am trying to connect the front audio wires of my cabinet to an intel d945gcnl motherboard. This is how the pinouts are described by intel: And these are the wires from the cabinet: Can anyone ...
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Why does my laptop's CPU intermittently run REALLY slow?

My laptop's CPU is an Intel P8400, rated for operation at 2.26GHz. However, sometimes it starts running really slow: the computer becomes nigh unusable, and utilities like CPU-Z show clock speeds in ...
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SSD and corrupted master boot record

I have a 120GB INTEL X25-M SSD as the main drive which boots windows 7 (about 2 months old). Recently my pc would hang randomly and boot only in repair mode. No automatic repair or recovery image ...
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Intel RS3UC080(LSI3008) + Samsung Evo 840 = slow writing performance?

I am getting pretty slow writing performance in comparison with my Z87 board. Does anybody know if these results are to be expected out of the Intel RS3UC080 or what the problem might be if there is ...
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Laptop VGA connection no longer working

While browsing a few websites on my laptop my external monitor that I'm connected to decided to unexpectedly shut off (It's a Dell monitor so it went into 'Power save mode') and from that point on my ...
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How to remove a hard drive from an Intel RST RAID configuration?

Background I'm on a Windows 8 machine. I had 2 x 1 TB HDDs in a RAID1 configuration utilizing the Intel RST software. One of the HDDs went bad according to Intel's RST application I removed the hard ...
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CPU (?) Clicking Sound During Resource-Intensive Tasks

I just bought a new computer (Lenovo Yoga 13, with integrated graphics and SSD). Whenever I bring it out of sleep, or do something resource-intensive (such as heavy Photoshop work), I hear a scratchy ...
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Triple Displays with Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks [closed]

It was advertised over and over again that the mobile and desktop version of the Ivy Bridge intel processors would support up to three independent displays (external-external-external or internal-...
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Windows 8 redraw/repaint issues

This is what happens when I scroll a window (click for full-size versions): It can happen in any application, even in Chrome. My computer's specs: ASUS p8z77-v motherboard Intel Core-i7 3770k ...
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How to enable Virtualization Technology in Samsung Chromebox

I need to enable Virtualization Technology (VT) in my Samsung Chromebox (Series 5) from Google IO 2012 because of Android x86 emulator from Intel. I am on Developer BIOS, but I have no clue, how to ...
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How to calculate the setting for BCLK with Core i7?

Help me figure out the proper calculation for overclocking a Core i7. Given that: the default maximum memory speed is 1333MHz, the motherboard supports up to 2200 MHz by overclocking, and it has ...
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Is it possible to change a PPC Mac into an Intel-based Mac?

I have a PowerPC-based G5 and would like to develop for the iPhone/iPad. I understand that the latest version of the development tools require an Intel-based machine. What do I need to change in my ...
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What is better performance wise with i7 2600k: 1x4GB or 2x2GB RAM?

Is it better to use 2x 2GB or 1x 4GB RAM with a i7 2600k Sandy Bridge performance-wise for: Applications? Games? Both?
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What is the smallest quad-core system that I can build? [closed]

I am thinking about building a machine to use as a linux or Solaris development server (for running a database, application servers, etc.). I would like it to be as portable as possible without it ...
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How to get a higher resolution on Ubuntu 11.04 using an intel chipset

I have a bit slow PC here, so I decided to put Ubuntu 11.04 on it. It use to run Windows Vista on a resolution of 1280x1024, so both my hardware and monitor support it. Now I'm on Ubuntu, but can ...
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Is it possible to change, manually, my MacBook processor to an Intel Core i3?

Is it possible to change, manually, my MacBook processor to an Intel Core i3? Or should I buy a 15-inch MacBook Pro? I wonder: is it possible to change my processor which is an Intel Core 2 Duo 2....
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If a SSD fails, using z68 caching, data on HDD is lost?

If my SSD fails, the HDD data will be lost? Does it works like RAID 0, when data is stripped between the two drives? Thanks :)
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Can old processors (Pentium) work with new motherboards

I have a few old desktop machines laying around that have fried motherboards, but everything else works. I previously thought you needed to buy a motherboard from that generation in order for it to ...
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Is it okay to use a desktop board and processor to run an “always-on” home web server?

Is it okay to use processors like core i3 or i5 and intel desktop board to run an always-on home web server? Or should I buy intel server boards and xeon processors? (they seem to be more expensive ...
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CPU fan error after replacing the fan

I am getting a "CPU fan error" after replacing the fan. The fan makes noises at that time as well. I rebooted it and it worked. Next time the error occurred I rebooted again, but that didn't solve ...
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Is cooler included in Intel® Boxed Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor? [closed]

I would like to know if cooler and thermal paste included in Intel® Boxed Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor? Or should I order cooler and thermal paste separately?
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Are lower TDP CPUs slower?

If the clock speed, the cache size, etc. are the same, does a 65W Intel CPU run slower than a 84W CPU? One example is i5-4690S vs i5-4570, http://ark.intel.com/compare/80812,75043
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Does the Intel Haswell NUC built in SATA port support port multiplier technology?

With SATA port multiplier technology it is possible to connect more than one drive to a single SATA port. The new (end 2013) Intel Haswell NUC models, like DN2810FYK, D34010WYK or D54250WYK, have a ...
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Intel turbo boost - in reality

I have an Intel i7-3630QM processor in my laptop. Its speed is supposed to be from 2.4 to 3.4 GHz in turbo boost mode. In reality, will it ever run all cores on full speed (3.4GHz mentioned above) ...
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Lenovo W530 Intel Core i7: VT enabled?

Is Intel VT supported by this laptop/processor? I need it for a 64bit OS VM virtual machine? If it is then my BIOS doesn't support it (no VT option under Config -> CPU). How to update my BIOS then?
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Intel 3150 officially won't support OpenGL 2.0 for Windows so how come I read it can for Linux?

Intel 3150 officially doesn't support OpenGL 2.0 for Windows. However I read it can for Linux? Is there some miracle way to get the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator to support OpenGL 2.0 in Windows ...
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CPU not working on a specific motherboard

I'm making a computer for someone and I met a weird problem. The CPU that I have doesn't work on this motherboard. The CPU is an Intel Pentium D 925 and the motherboard is an ECS G41T-M6, which in ...
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atom n2600 is 64 bit or 32 bit?

I look at the intel spec sheet. It says that the processor has a 64 bit instruction set. However, running uname -m results in i686, and running grep flags /proc/cpuinfo indicates that each ...
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Error installing new RAM, getting 3 beeps (memory error) from motherboard

I have a hardware problem and hope this is the right place. I wanted to add some RAM and I got two kingston 2 GB sticks that I want to install, however, when I seat them and boot up the system I get 3 ...
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Dual Core, Core 2 Duo, Core i Series

How does Dual Core, Core 2 Duo, Core i Series processors executes (1) process without threads (2) process with threads Actually I want to know how these processors distribute a single process (...