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Graphics acceleration for onboard HP 96 MB graphic card

Can I download an Intel graphics driver for windows 7 on a 96 MB graphic card? I am running windows 7 ultimate. Everything is working fine except graphics movies don't play properly and it tends to ...
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Intel DP35DP No Boot

Background and BIOS I just bought an Intel DP35DP motherboard. I think it came with the latest BIOS Version (572), but I burned the ISO from Intel anyway. Went to run it in normal mode (BIOS jumper ...
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Do ULV Core i5 CPUs consume same power as i7 CPUs if they use same TDP?

Title says it all really: If you have a Core i5 CPU and its TDP is 17W and there is a Core i7 CPU which also has TDP 17W, will they consume the same battery power even though one runs faster? I am ...
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Processor Speeds?

I was looking around for laptops one day on BJs, and found one I really liked - the HP Envy 17-j020us. But the processor was a 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 ...
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Intel Driver Update Utility does not recognize Intel(R) Display Audio

I understand when the utility does not recognize other pieces of hardware such as Realtek, but it should be able to detect the driver of its own brand. How do I fix problem? The sound works most of ...
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ECC memory on 2nd Gen Intel i3

I'm in the process of collecting components for a NAS build. I've gone with an UNAS NSC-800 case and an Intel Server Board 1200KPR. I have an i3-2130 thats lying around that Id love to use instead of ...
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How to disable Intel turbo boost on my Dell laptop with i5 processor?

I want to disable the Intel turbo boost on my Dell i5 laptop. Even for regular activity like starting the chrome or IE, turbo boost is starting and especially I am annoyed by the heat and fan noise it ...
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Sony Vaio Pro 13 ultrabook- powerful enough to run VS2012?

I am thinking of purchasing a Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ultrabook. The specs would be: Intel i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz 8GB Ram 256GB SSD http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-pro All the reviews I have read mention ...
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Accelerated OpenGL Mode not working on Windows 8 (Driver Issue)

I am trying to run a game called Minecraft, and I am having some trouble with it. I was able to run it a month ago, but it just stopped working. I have tried updating all of my drivers. I ran the ...
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Unable To Initialize Intel HD Graphics Driver

I have a ASUS K52JC model notebook. It has double graphics cards, the one is "Intel HD Graphics", the another one is "Nvidia GeForce 310M". Nvidia graphics card uses "Nvidia Optimus Technology" which ...
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Unable to hear any sound through speakers or any other device

I am unable to hear sound from my speakers which are plugged in to rear panel of my PC, all was working fine (even I didn’t had Realtek installed) but suddenly it stopped giving any sound, than I ...
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AMD Radeon HD 6700M on Windows 8.1

I have a problem with my notebook. I have just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, and I got my graphics cards messed up. I have two of them, an integrated Intel one and an external AMD one. I ...
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Dell Dimension 9200 Bottleneck

I just recently gotten a used Dell Dimension 9200. I am using it for gaming. The problem I am having is when playing games like GTA IV,etc they tend to lag/slow down in performance. I am wondering if ...
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Intel dg41rq Motherboard not booting | is there anything else I can do to salvage it?

My computer was working fine for a while booting ubuntu off a flash drive. I finally bought a new hard drive and plugged it in. When I turned it on there were no beeps and nothing on the screen and ...
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Getting a VirtualBox error as I try to run a virtual machine. Why am I getting it?

While trying to run a virtual machine, I am getting this error : What error is it ? And why I am getting this ? This is the BIOS snapshot. Note : I am running 32 bit windows 7 OS on a 64 bit ...
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Enabling VT-d on a Haswell 4770k

Well, don't I feel like a sucker. I built a new Haswell box since my old computer was positively ancient. I built it with the explicit intention of using both virtualization and maybe even trying ...
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Clues to guess CPU performance for single-threaded tasks

Can one somehow guess how for example Intel Core i5-3320M @ 2.60GHz (dual core) and Intel Core i7-3612QM @ 2.10GHz (quad core) would compare on basic single-threaded tasks? I know this is problematic, ...
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OpenCL support hardware requirements

Do my machine support OpenCL? I found Conformant Products where the list contains the required hardware requirements. Please find the below screenshots of few of my machine. Does any one of the below ...
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Can't update Intel “This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software.”

I have a problem updating to the latest Intel and AMD driver and have switchable graphics. I have HP Probook 4730s running Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit and now that have updated to Windows ...
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Overclocking Intel HD Graphics unreliable results

I've tried to overclock my Intel HD Graphics 4600 in my desktop PC. I've read elsewhere; people managed to get 1600-1700MHz (OC) instead of 1250-1300MHz (default). The problem here is I am not ...
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Front Panel USB 3.0 constantly disconnects during idle/transfer for USB 3.0 Flash Drive

My motherboard (P8Z77-V PRO) has 2 USB 3.0 headers on it. One by Intel and one by Asmedia. Currently running Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit and my case is a Corsair 550D. A HyperX USB 3.0 stick plugged into my ...
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Why there isn't any Intel Core i4? [closed]

I am planning to buy a newlap and while just searching about the cores, I couldn't find any Intel Core i4. My question is: does the Intel Core i4 exist or am i wrong. If it exist what does it stand ...
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HDMI out Image doesn't fill monitor

When I plug my PC into the TV via HDMI cable port the image doesn't fill the whole monitor. Specs: Intel HD graphics 4000 Windows 7 TV: Panasonic
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How to know whether or not my Q9550 has TDP of 65W? [duplicate]

Intel has two version of the Q9550 cpu, one of them is a 95W and the other is a 65W. But I didn't find anywhere on how to tell whether you have one or the other. Is there anywhere to check for that? ...
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Should USB controller drivers be updated?

Should USB controller drivers be updated? In Windows 7, many of the core system devices/buses/controllers still use stock Microsoft drivers dating back to 2006 -- things such as USB controllers and ...
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Irritating auto brightness adjustment

I have a new windows 8 that when looking at dark colors, the screen will dim. I've turned off adaptive brightness, checked the Intel graphics and media control panel and NOTHING helped. This stupid ...
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More RAM in motherboard than CPU can process

As I understand reading in the forum post :" By making more memory available to the system more data can be cached in RAM, so there will be less hard drive activity, and less swapping to memory so ...
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How can I know if the specified model of Intel processor is 3rd g or 4th g?

I need a quick and easy way to identify if the Intel processor in the specifications of a laptop is from the 3rd Generation or 4th generation without using software or internet. Thanks in advance.
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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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Thermal paste on stock cooler and CPU

I'm building a relatively high-end PC without any overclocking. I have a stock CPU cooler with my Intel Xeon E3-1230V. I understand the stock CPU cooler comes with thermal paste pre-applied (three ...
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Motherboard (chipset) for i7 950

I have an i7 950 and need a board for it, i7 is LGA 1366 and seems it is hard to find a mobo for it. Would socket 1150 work for i7 950? or socket has to be LGA 1366? any advise?
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How do I configure ifort on a personal workstation?

I've been getting into some heavy numerical work lately, so I went ahead and installed Intel Parallel Studio on Debian 7. Unfortunately, to use any of the installed software, I need to source a number ...
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How to install windows 2012 drivers for intel ICH8 raid?

I must install windows 2012 on a Dell T5400 precision workstation. The computer has 2 SSD configured in RAID 1 (mirror). I cannot find drivers to report their state in windows. There is no point to ...
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Intel Rapid Storage refuses to work (no button in SRT utility)

I've got a fresh Dell Inspiron 15R SE with pre-installed Windows 8, 1Tb HDD and 32Gb SSD on mSATA included by manufacturer specifically for caching purposes and advertised as such. The problem is that ...
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Does VT-d need hardware support (besides the CPU)?

I have a Z68 motherboard that is capable to run an Ivy Bridge CPU which features VT-d. Currently, I do not have such a CPU, but I plan to upgrade it so I am able to pass PCI devices (Ethernet and ...
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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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Intel WiDi / Miracast receiver hardware / software for DIY HTPC [closed]

I've read that there are many mediaboxes which could be good options for being Miracast-receiver. However I'm looking to build my own HTPC, and I want it to support being a receiver of Miracast, as I ...
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What's the difference between an OROM driver and a “regular” driver?

What's the difference between an OROM driver ("option-ROM") and a "regular" Windows-level driver? I see a lot of chatter amidst the BIOS-modding community about OROM drivers (modules?) and ...
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“This device cannot start” error - Intel motherboard, 3-COM NIC

I have an old(ish) computer with an Intel D850EMV2 board. I've installed a 3COM 3C-905C-TX NIC on it. Windows boots fine, but the NIC exhibits a This device cannot start (Code 10) error. My BIOS ...
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Install too much RAM - and then? [closed]

I saw some already asked if its possible to install more than max. specified RAM capacity. I want to go a bit further. I have a laptop (Vaio VPCF11C5e) with currently 2x4GB 1066Mhz installed. ...
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What do the letter suffixes mean in Intel's naming schemes?

Let's take for example the Core i5 family: Among the processors in this list, there are at the end of some cpu name letters like K,S,T,U,M,ME. What do they mean? Thanks
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Acer Aspire 5750: Original Intel drivers deleted. Current wireless driver becomes disabled

I clicked "Refresh my files" on Windows 8 by mistake and it deleted all my drivers. I have an Acer Aspire 5750 but all the drivers were from Intel. I found a driver that let me connect to the ...
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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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Hyper Threading vs Overclocking

What is the difference between these two, and under what circumstances would I want to implement them? Are there circumstances when I would only want 1 and not the other? According to Wikipedia, ...
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Does my motherboard support Intel VT-d? [duplicate]

I am trying to enable Intel VT on my machine. My processor is the i7-3610QM and it supports Intel VT-x, but I don't know if my motherboard (Clevo W150ER) supports Intel VT-d. How can I find out if ...
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Does the BIOS of a laptop still work if I upgrade the CPU from dual core to quad core?

If a particular laptop model's BIOS supports dual core processors with VXT virtualization and multithreading with turbo boost, then will it also support higher-end quad core processors with VXT ...
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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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Motherboard WIll Not Boot

I just purchased an Intel DX79SR MB and an Intel i7-3930K CPU and a Corsair AX750 Gold PS. With 32G G.Skill Ares F3-1866C10Q ram and a Areocool case. All parts brand new. When I assembled the parts ...
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How to find different Intel processor's P-states?

Different p-states will let processor core work at different frequency level and voltage level. It's enabled by Intel Enhanced Speedstep technology. I want to do some power management research. ...
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How to control fans rpm manually on Intel DP43BF motherboard

Wonder of how can I manipulate fans' rpm on Intel BP43BF motherboard manually? I've found in Bios only setting to disable automatic fan speed manipulation, but there isn't any way to set rpm speed. ...