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Intel USB3 driver install fails

I've been trying to install the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver (version 3.0.0.16 as supplied by the Asus web site) but it balks when it gets to the PCI bus. At this point the entire ...
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how to use Intel RAID 1 on windows 7 boot drive

I have a motherboard with Intel RAID. and 2 new and empty 1T HDD. I want to use 2 HDD as RAID 1 (Mirror) to install Windows 7 pro (C: drive). What is the best or correct way to do it? I have ...
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Switching between integrated and discrete graphics on alienware 14?

I recently received a new alienware 14 in the mail and was having some issues switching between integrated and discrete graphics. When I used the inbuilt benchmark tests in Just Cause 2 i pulled in a ...
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How to control cpu speed through windows?

Linux has some awesome apps, one of them is the app which allows you to control speed (mHz) at which your cpu is able to operate. Is there something similar for windows 8.1?
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PC randomly freezes with weird patterns / artifacts on screen

I just got a new PC (which I assembled myself) having a Core i5 4670K and a Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 motherboard. I use the Intel HD graphic 4600 as the GPU. I am experiencing weird PC freezes which ...
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Does intel heat sink have film over compound?

I just installed my new cpu and heat sink but did not check the bottom of the cooler to see if there was a film covering the thermal compound. Does anyone know if there is any?
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Intel Rapid Start Technology seems less “rapid” than the default Windows start/wake

I have a Dell 7000 series laptop running Windows 8 with an Intel core i7 processor. I often have to hold the power button to force it to turn off and then turn it back on again in order to wake it ...
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Need to know the ram and the Processor [closed]

my PC : Intel(R) Core (TM) 2 Duo , how can i know my Device fits the size of Ram , like 2 Gb or 4 GB. ? and will it make the PC open folders and games faster or not ? my current ram is : 2Gb
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How does one enter RAID configuration on ultrabook devices, such as Asus Zenbook UX301-LA?

This laptop has two SSDs which come configured from the factory in a RAID-0 configuration. At the time I was running VMs and other similar workloads on this machine, so I forced the machine to expose ...
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Should I trust my laptop manufacturer's website about the maximum RAM my laptop can handle?

Plan to upgrade my Toshiba L300-14X's memory from 2gb to 4. Problem is the manufacturer and Intel (because I have Intel® GL960 Express Chipset with ICH8M) explicitly state that max. memory my laptop ...
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What proccessing architecture do I have?

I am trying to install Debian on my desktop computer which uses an "Intel Pentium E2200" : http://ark.intel.com/products/33925/Intel-Pentium-Processor-E2200-1M-Cache-2_20-GHz-800-MHz-FSB I need to ...
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How can I enable the deep RC6 sleep states on an haswell architecture?

If you use iotopyou will see three sleep states. One is called RC6 and the other two are deep sleep states called RC6p and RC6pp. I read the modinfo i915 and saw that one can enable them by passing ...
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Can I create a wifi hotspot on windows 7 laptop which has intel 3945abg chipset?

I have been getting varying views on the same. I was earlier able to connect my symbian phone to a WEP hotspot that I created on my laptop, however now am not being able to connect either a WEP or WPA ...
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59Hz option gone from Intel driver settings [closed]

With the new ui update to the Intel graphics control panel the 59Hz option for my second monitor is gone, 60Hz makes it report the wrong resolution which results in unwanted scaling and blurring the ...
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x86 i386 i686 amd64 i5 i7 archtecture processor confusion

I noticed those items x86, i386, i686, amd64, i5, i7, archtecture, processor from the web, from my own notebook, from book readings. But I am really confused by those terminologies. I try my best ...
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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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Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Installation Fails

The problem I have is getting my HP DV7T-7000 Windows 7 64-bit laptop's USB 3.0 ports to function at USB 3.0 speeds. I used to get 3.0 speeds but noticed I'm having a problem in the last few months. ...
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Difference between different hardware of computer of recent times [closed]

While searching for good desktop for software development I came across many configuration.I become confuse over different thing as I don't have detail knowledge of Hardware. Difference between Core ...
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Configuring RAID on Intel DX58SO CTRL+I does not enter RAID Config Utility

I have two 3TB HDD plugged into SATA 0 and SATA 1. I configured the drives for RAID in the BIOS and now when I boot I see the RAID config screen. The screen lists all my drives as it should and says ...
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How do I get my Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 WIFI Card to Work with Linux?

I’m quite new to Linux, and am not sure how to go about getting this to work. I’m not sure how to get my Toshiba Satellite E55-A5114’s WIFI Card to Work (Computer info). While in Windows 8.1, I was ...
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Are there any performance improvements when both internal and dedicated GPUs are used simultaneously?

I'm using both internal and dedicated GPUs together using UEFI motherboard to drive multiple monitors (2 connected to MSI r7770 and one to Intel® HD Graphics 4600). What is this technology? How does ...
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My XFX Radeon R9 270 won't work in my mobo's PCIe 2.0 x 16 slot, only PCIe 2.0 x 8 slot. How do i fix this?

here is the graphics card precisely, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150687&cm_re=xfx_radeon_r9_270--14-150-687--Product and my system specs: mobo is intel dp67bg, cpu ...
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Can I setup two RAID arrays on a single intel z97 controller?

Let me preface this by saying that I have never setup a RAID array myself, other than by using software RAID 0 in Windows for a set of storage drives. I purchased a new ASUS Maximus VII Hero ...
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How to check Intel iGPU frequency on Linux?

I own Intel Haswell G3420. At stock its iGPU has 1,15 GHz turbo frequency. In my UEFI I overclocked the iGPU to 1,5 GHz and added voltage. However the framerates in both benchmarks and games are the ...
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Is the Acronis Version coming with Intel SSDs working with other manufacturers SSDs?

I got myself a new Thinkpad with a HDD and an extra Samsung SSD. Now I want to clone my Thinkpad´s HDD to the Samsung SSD. Unfortunately, the Samsung Data Migration Software won´t support cloning my ...
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Can I run virtualized 64-bit Operating Systems if my CPU doesn't support VT-X?

I have installed VMWare 10.0 workstation on my Compaq CQ60-615DX laptop. The Operating System is Windows 7 Home Premium. When I tried to run Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit in a virtual machine in VMWare I get ...
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How to access AMT SOL from Windows?

I have a program which gives debug output to a serial port (running in a small OS framework) - but no output shell / window. I need therefore to access the information from another computer. The ...
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Packet loss on native Windows 7, but not on Mac, Linux, WinXP or VM'd Win7. What?

I am managing a small handful of newish Dell laptops and desktops that use similar ethernet hardware -- Intel I217-LM for the desktops and Intel I218-LM for the laptops. These all are running the same ...
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Error Message: Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

So I recently switched towers and now, all of a sudden, I'm getting this error message as soon as I boot my system. The error message reads "Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible". This has really ...
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Installing Intel Iris Drivers on Parallels 9

I'm running windows 8.1 on Parallels 9 on Mac OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks. Before that I used to have VMWare and I could manage to install Intel Iris drivers for OpenCL SDK. But Parallels installs tools for ...
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Adding Extra 4GB Memory Module to 2X2GB

Can i add a 4GB Ram Module to my Intel P55 Chipset Motherboard which already has 2X2GB Modules(4GB).Will this cause any issues like timing problem? UPDATE: I have an intel DP55WB Board,it supports ...
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RAID 0 Volatile Volume Cache Mode configuration

I discovered that in IRST there is an option to set a cache mode for my 3 ssd raid 0 array. I've read the documentation by Intel and have some questions: Are there any overall benefits/risks from ...
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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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Intel Rapid Storage Technology missing drives when trying to create a new volume

I had 2 non-bootable HDDs in a RAID 1 configuration through Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Recently IRST started giving out warnings about the S.M.A.R.T. data of one of the drives so I decided to ...
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Validate CPU virtualization support on Windows 7

On Windows 7 hosts, how do I validate that CPU virtualization support such as AMD-V or VT-x is enabled without rebooting the machine and installing additional or third-party software. In that case, ...
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Intel PROSet/Wireless services on startup

I'm trying to figure out what services I don't need on startup because I don't use most of these programs. I remember about a year ago I went to the intel website and did one of those driver update ...
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Installing video,audio drivers in kali linux

I have installed Kali Linux 1.0.6 64-bit on my Acer Aspire 5755g laptop. I have tried hard, but have not been able to install proper audio and video drivers. Laptop Config: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Asus MB memory error after turning on the computer

This is my pc's specs Asus-Z87-PLUS (latest bios and drivers) Core i5 4570 Crucial 8Gig DDR3 @1600 compatible with Intel's 8th series chip WD caviar green 1TB Sapphire ATI 7850 (latest drivers) ...
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CPU compatibility with GA-78LMT-S2P

I've been considering upgrading my CPU (currently an AMD FX-4100), but I'm a little unsure how I can identify which models will be compatible with my motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P, rev 5.0). ...
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Using Intel Smart Response Technology (IRST) with Linux only?

I have an existing Fedora 20 installation and would like to use my newly bought 64GB SSD for acceleration purposes. Since I have a mainboard that supports Intel SRT, and RST with that, I was ...
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Fan speed still at 850 RPM at 0% speed

I have SpeedFan 4.49 installed; With the goal to make my tower as silent as possible. My CPU is the Intel i5 2500k and even at 0% in SpeddFan, I still have 850 RPM. For normal office work I think ...
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Why does the same RAM chip benchmark 2x faster on Intel CPUs?

Compare memorybenchmark.net's benchmarks for the "Kingston KHX2133C11D3/4GX 4GB" chip in the read uncached ddr3 intel vs read uncached ddr amd benchmarks. The Intel speed is listed at 14,881 MB/s , ...
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CPU die sizes and manufacturing process

So the manufacturing processes for CPUs goes down every second generation (for Intel), but I couldn't get the math right. Let's say we have a CPU with a size of 10mm*10mm, that makes a die area of ...
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Intel Processor Family

What does Intel refer to as "Processor Family"? I found out that a processor family is a grouping of processors with similar features, as stated at: http://tinyurl.com/kxbpv65. So correct me if I am ...
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Safe long-term CPU temp? [closed]

I'm considering running a game server for some friends and I to play on with my laptop, but while the server is running my processor use tends to go to around 55-65% and my CPU temperature hovers ...
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PC getting stuck at the Intel boot screen with POST code 50

One day my computer simply froze, I held down "power" and manually shut it down. Since then, whenever I turned it on, it gets stuck at the boot screen, and won't move past that. Image of the boot ...
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How to enable VT-x on ASUS K53SV?

I'm trying to install Intel HAXM (Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager). However, during installation, I get an error saying that VT-x is not enabled. As you can see, the image below proves the ...
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Changed CPU and system doesn't boot. Put back old CPU, it doesn't boot either

Ok, this is my motherboard: GA-945PL-DS3 (rev. 2.0). When I bought this PC it came with Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz. Now, I bought new processor Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2 x 2.66 GHz. I removed old CPU and ...
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Can't set Minimum CPU state to 100% on Xeon E3-1230 V1

I have several servers: some of them have Xeon E3-1240 V3 and some have Xeon E3-1230 V1. All of them run on Windows Server 2008 R2. I need extremely low latency (even 500 microseconds matters), so I ...
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Turbo Boost Technology Monitor is EOL so what can I use to monitor Turbo Boost on my CPU? [duplicate]

Turbo Boost Technology Monitor is EOL, and quite honestly I can't tell if it works anymore or not with Windows 8.1. Regardless, soon it will be removed since its end of life is soon upon us. What can ...