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Where do I find a working Windows 7 driver for the Intel 82865G graphics chipset?

I have an old Dell Inspiron 3000 which came with Windows XP. It's still quite decent, 3 GHz P4, 2 GB RAM. I've installed Windows 7 RTM (x86) and the best resolution it will do is 640x480 ...
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Determining Intel HD graphics-adapter specifications

I’m about to purchase a new laptop and one of the things I will use it for is 3D modeling and rendering; not heavy animation stuff, but more Sketchup architectural models and Artlantis renderings. ...
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Does Intel 320 SSD require TRIM?

My computer does not recognize Intel 320 SSD drive as SSD (Intel utility does not allow to TRIM it or read SMART data from it), but I can install and use it like any other drive. I've read that some ...
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I can't update my BIOS because the current version is an empty string

I am using an Intel D945GCCR motherboard. I want to update the BIOS but the current installed BIOS has an empty string for the BIOS version which causes an error and prevents me updating. The error ...
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Can I use a 3 Gbit/s SATA hard drive with a 6 Gbit/s SATA port?

As you may have heard, Intel identified an issue with the P67 chipset in a recent press release which caused a loss of data over time with the 3 Gbit/s SATA ports. I recently built a Sandy Bridge ...
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What is the difference between these two SSDs?

I'm finally ready to take the plunge and go SSD. From what I've read, Intel X25-M is the best on the market. However, I'm completely confused as to what the difference is between these two items on ...
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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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Computer Freezes navigating BIOS

Computer started acting up, and this is where I am. I have only the CPU, RAM and video card plugged in, the main power line to the mobo, the CPU power line, and the PCI-E to the video card. Specs: ...
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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'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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How to choose a processor for my needs?

uh... I am going to try really hard not make this subjective or in anyway that might be a problem. Ok here is the run down. My current computer is less than a year old and is showing signs that the ...
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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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How can I be sure that the motherboard is dead and it's not another issue?

So I have and old computer with and Intel D101GGC motherboard and a pentium 4 cpu and award bios, with a long repeating beep and not passing POST. I tried: RAM checking, they are good and working ...
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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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What is the intel matrix storage manager? and what is IAAnotif.exe doing running in the background?

I have windows 7 and this is running in the background. Using process explorer, I can see most of the DLLs are named, but two are unsigned called locale.nls an SortDefault.nls. One has no description ...
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Is A.C. necessary for Desktop PC or Server, if i live in too Hot region?

Is A.C. necessary for Desktop PC or Server, if i live in too Hot region? where summer temp. is 48 centigrade.
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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 do I know which of my laptop GPUs are running games?

My laptop has 2 GPUs, one of them is the default Intel HD Graphics 3000, and the other the Nvidia Geforce GT 630M. Obviously I want to use the 630M to play my games. How can I assure this is ...
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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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Mobile CPU vs. Ultra-low voltage CPU: performance [closed]

I'm choosing a new laptop and one of the questions is a type of CPU — mobile or ultra-low voltage. If to be more precise, I'm torn between two models of Intel Core i5 — i5-2410M (Sandy Bridge) and ...
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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 ...
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Cannot increase my screen resolution

I am trying to install my new monitor but my Graphics Adapter (Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family) does not offer a resolution of 1920x1080 in the [Display Properties > Settings] ...
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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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Does Intel OpenCL implementation use both CPU and GPU?

recently I wrote several versions of the same program (generating Julia Sets - fractals pictures at size 17200x17200 pixels) to check the performance of a few different solutions. I wrote versions: ...
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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 video driver upgrade now makes my external monitor display red-only with HDMI cable

I have an HP G60 notebook with a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset video display (Driver version is 8.15.10.2021). OS is Win7 Home Premium. I also have an LG widescreen display that I was ...
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intel/ati dualhead black monitor - brightness set to 0 (acpi issue?)

I'm using Arch Linux, but had this issue with other distributions as well: on HP Pavilion G6 laptop with Intel and Radeon graphic card. When I modify the xorg.conf file to enable dualhead (such as: ...
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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 ...
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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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What is the “Intel Turbo Boost Technology Driver” for?

What is the purpose of the Intel Turbo Boost Technology Driver? It doesn't seem to be necessary for Turbo Boost to work properly, so what does it do?
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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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Do certain CPUs offer certain advantages for Windows 7?

I'm about to buy a new PC that will run Windows 7. My question: Do certain CPUs offer certain advantages for Windows 7? As a rule of thumb, more expensive CPUs yield better performance and more ...
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OpenCL support in graphics cards & on the Intel HD3000

What does it mean when a graphic card mentions it supports native OpenCL? And what happens when it doesn't? And how does intel 3000 cope with it? How are performances and processing cell numbers?
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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 ...
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Snow Leopard on Core Duo

The first run of MacBook Pros have Core Duo processors, whereas all the ones after that have Core 2 Duos. Apple says Snow Leopard only requires an Intel processor, but will a first-gen MacBook Pro get ...
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How does Intel Turbo Boost work?

I just got a new Intel CPU, and the specifications say 3.5GHz but with turbo boost to 3.9GHz. What does Intel Turbo Boost do? From the description it sounds like they are saying "The road's speed ...
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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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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 ...