Intel is the largest manufacturer of computer processors and the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors which are found in most personal computers.

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Disabling CStates/TurboMode in Windows

In Linux I know how to boot and have cstates disabled to get full CPU power. How is this done in Windows? Does it vary based on Intel and AMD?
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Win 7 - 64bit | Intel i5 | GeForce 510 - graphics drivers

I have a little problem when trying to install graphics drivers for my nVidia GeForce 510. I have tried downloading the drivers from the nVidia website, they installed without any errors, but in the ...
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Intel RAID within the motherboard persistence information

I was wondering: where the Intel RAID (fakeraid) controller available on many mainstream motherboard persist the raid information? On the disks or in some solid memory on the motherboard? EDIT BTW I ...
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New SSD performance loss

I recently swapped my Samsung Series 9's (NP900X3C) original SanDisk U100 SSD for a new Intel 525 mSATA (180gb) one. A few weeks later I had to re-install Windows 7 (Pro x64) and after that I've ...
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Problems with Intel graphics card

I've got a problem with my graphics card. In Windows XP my graphics card is shown as size: 256MB, but in Windows 7 it is shown as size: 64MB, and I can't run some games. I want an explanation. Thank ...
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How do I mark a disk as OK (Asus/Intel Software RAID)

I have an Asus P8Z77V_PRO mobo using Intel RAID (Windows 7 x64). A drive has an error, but after examining it with SMART tools, I'm satisfied the drive is fine. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how ...
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Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m?

Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m notebook processor? I have searched many forums with Google, but all lead to no answers. I've tried using SetFSB but there are no configurations for my ...
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Motherboard/Intel G43 Chip Overheating

So I have a desktop PC and it is impossible for me to boot it up anymore. It boots up just fine but after between 5 to 30 seconds the central chip on the motherboard (Intel G43 Chip I believe) heats ...
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Is it safe to use a non-overclockable CPU on an overclocker motherboard?

I am running an Intel Core i5-4670 (without the K for the overclocker edition) processor on a Z78 - PLUS motherboard from ASUS. Initially the ASUS AI suite was overclocking my processor. Now that I ...
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Turbo Boost cannot start. (Code 10)

Turbo Boost driver cannot start in my Dell XPS L501X. I updated the driver, re-installed it and when I open the device manager, it comes up with this error: This device cannot start. (Code 10). BIOS ...
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Where can I find the instruction sets for Intel or AMD microprocessors? [closed]

I'm sorry if these are stupid questions or if they don't pertain to this website. I don't really know where else I could ask this. Okay first of all, I don't really understand how instruction sets on ...
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Core i5 Processor running too fast?

I have an Intel core i5-4670 on a z87-plus motherboard from asus on Windows 8.1. I am experiencing random blue screens, often after startup. What worries me is that my Intel core seems to be running ...
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How to know if Intel chipset can run 64-bit guests on VM?

How can I know if my Chipset can run 64-bit guests on my virtual box? My Chipset model, btw, is Intel 5520
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CPU temperature increase after additional video card installation

I have a quad-core Intel Core 2 Duo Q6600 CPU Today I added a second video card and my CPU temperature increased to 88ºC. I want to know whether my video card or something else caused this. I've ...
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Intel Ethernet Bottlenecking Internet?

I'm having trouble with my internet speeds. So I just recent build a pc and everything is fine. I installed the Intel drivers and connected to the internet. It connects but I'm only half the speed I ...
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Intel Core i7 clockspeeds

I've got an Intel i7 3770 CPU and am generally quite happy about it. However when I am just browsing around without programs running in background it seems to underclock itself quite a lot. This is ...
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Checking if Intel VT-x acceleration is enabled from inside a VMware virtual machine?

My (Fortune 500) company just rolled out new VMs and everyone is complaining they are dog slow. Is there any way I could verify, from inside a VM, whether Intel virtualization (VT-x) acceleration has ...
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ffmpeg not using all cores

I just got my new server with two intel e5-2695 but I was shocked to see that ffmpeg or ubuntu doesn't utilize all cores. top while ffmpeg was running top - 23:35:25 up 2:41, 2 users, load ...
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Intel Vt-x - Android emulator

Im trying to improve the speed of the Android emulator by installing Intel Haxm. I've downloaded all that's necessary from the Android SDK. Now when I try to install the software for Intel, I get an ...
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Is 16 gigs the limit of Intel's Haswell or chipset

I've been researching for a new notebook and I'm really frustrated with trying to find a nice Intel Haswell machine that can take more than 16 gigs. I don't want to be stuck there in a few years. ...
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MAC OS for Intel based PCs [closed]

I have an Intel dual core PC with 4GB of RAM and Graphics card. For on of my student Assignment I need to install Latest possible MAC OS on my system as a secondary OS. Like on boot it asks me that ...
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Intel Motherboard caught fire after nearly two years

My Intel motherboard suddenly sparked and caught fire. I was able to quickly turn off the fire and upon inspection discovered that a chip near the processor area has burned out. Can anyone tell me ...
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how to disable Hardware prefetcher in core i3/i7

Is there any way to disable the hardware prefetcher in Intel core i3 /i7 ? Although I have posted related question in stackoverflow, but no solution till now. ...
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Intel site says VT-x is supported on my CPU, but tests say otherwise

I have a laptop with an Intel 2nd Gen. i7-2729QM (http://ark.intel.com/products/50067/) and the Intel site says that it supports VT-x, but I've downloaded the Intel Processor Identification Utility ...
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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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RAID1 w/Intel RST — can I replace failed drive with bigger drive?

The Setup I have 2 x 1TB drives in a RAID1 configuration. One of the hard drives has failed and so my RAID situation is degraded. All data is backed up via Backblaze as well so I'm not worried about ...
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screen flickering intel 4000 HD on ubuntu 12.04 on full screen

Specs: Ubuntu 12.04 - 64 bit intel 4000 HD 8GB RAM I've installed the latest intel drivers from ppa packages: ubuntu-x-swat The problem is that when I play a game in full screen mode, the screen ...
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Will the Intel DZ87KLT-75K motherboard fit into the Corsair CC-9011017-WW Case?

Will the Intel DZ87KLT-75K Motherboard fit into the Corsair CC-9011017-WW Case? To me it seems by reading the documentation that the motherboard is too big, but I'm not sure as I have no experience ...
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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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Core 2 Duo vs. Core i5 for video editing

For the purposes of video editing (in a notebook), is there a significant difference between Core 2 Duo (2.88 GHz) processor and a Core i5 (2.66 GHz), all other things being equal? Or is it the case ...
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Intel Core i7 4770 or Xeon E3-1240 V3 [closed]

I'm trying to decide wether to get a Intel Core i7 4770 or a Xeon E3-1240 V3 processor. Their specs are exactly the same, except that the i7 has integrated graphics, and the Xeon does not. The Xeon is ...
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CPU i5 750 stuck at its idle multiplier. Even when used at max

My i5 750 seems to be stuck on the idle multiplier (9x) instead of the base speed of 2.66 GHz, even while loading using Prime 95 Configuration: i5 750 DP55WB desktop motherboard. 2GB DDR3 RAM PSU: ...
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What is the “real-life” noticeable difference between different processors with similar architectures? [closed]

Quick background: I'm looking for a new laptop - my old one which had a Core i7 (and died after a year) didn't overwhelm me with its speed, so I figure I shouldn't get anything worse than an i7 in ...
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Can Intel Xeon Phi improve ffmpeg performance?

I'm building a server for video encoding and I'm planning to use the latest Xenon e5-2697 v2. Can Xeon Phi help me improve ffmpeg encoding performance? a bit confused by this new "processor" ...
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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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Can a broken processor break anything else in a laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with an Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor. I am interested in buying an i5-2430M processor on eBay for a friend but I need to test it on my laptop. The problem is ...
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Make Intel's “Display Power Saving Technology” act faster

Intel has a feature for laptops called "Display Power Saving Technology". This system adjusts the screen brightness to match the over-all brightness of the picture you are seeing. So while looking at ...
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Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe, Cold Boot Issue

Alright, so when I turn on the computer, the DRAM LED lights up. The computer might restart once or twice, but not always. After a minute or two, if I restart the machine it will start up just fine. ...
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Windows 7 Wont Use All My CPU Core's

My computer (HP xw6600 Workstation) has two Intel Xeon processors which have 8 cores each, but system manager and performance manager only see 4 cores. The Device Manager shows 8 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU ...
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Howto set udev rule to disable intel_pstate turbo on linux?

I m looking to make a udev rule that will basically do: echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/intel_pstate/no_turbo In order to disable the turbo, how can I do it ? I've never made udev rule and I am ...
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Windows 8 - Intel Rapid Storage Technology No Accelerate Tab - Move EFI Recovery Partition to HDD

i have followed few posts in here regarding no accelerate tab in Intel Rapid Storage Technology application, and i am having similar issue. when i installed windows-8, the recovery and efi partitions ...
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Intel Smart Response Technology (SSD Caching): Exclude partition?

Is there any way to exclude a partition from being cached when using Intel Smart Response Technology (SSD caching)? I would like to build a machine that has a large RAID partition for long term file ...
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How can I tell if my Intel Core CPU supports SLAT? [closed]

I am planning to create Windows Phone 8 applications, which are developed alongside Hyper-V. However, my current Core 2 Quad doesn't support a required feature called SLAT. How can I be sure the ...
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Intel Ultrabook’s low powered processors are slow?

I am planning to buy a new laptop these days and for that I am searching for online user reviews etc. these days. Laptops that I have shortlisted includes HP Envy 6 which is an ultra-book and have an ...
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What is the best way to get optimal processing power?

I am building a 'server computer' for my house. I wonder if it is better to buy two Intel Xeon E3-1240 V3 processors and run them on the same motherboard, or to buy an Ivy bridge-e processor, like ...
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Intel Centrino Wireless N-2200 Latency Issues

I have the above wireless adapter (PCIE x1) and I've installed the latest drivers on a fresh Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS. Motherboard is an AsRock Extreme3 Z87 and processor is i5 4670K. I am ...
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Processor pipelining confusion [closed]

After reading how processors use pipelines (from various articles: wikipedia, SU, and other places), I'm a bit confused on certain parts of what I've read, so I would just like to share what I've come ...
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From where i can download a driver for my sound device (Dell Vostro 3500 + windows 7 )

Currency my sound always show a mute , and it will display the following tool top “No Audio Output Device is Installed”. My laptop is Dell vostro 3500 + Intel core i3 + windows7 32x. I got confused on ...
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How to get the Maximum Speed of CPU

In regards to my CPU, most article (include the Wiki) told me that I must use "FSB", but I don't have such a value (see below) so I have some question about CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ ...
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Fake Intel CPUs?

I recently purchased a processor off eBay that was labelled as an Intel Core i5-2520M. It came shipped in just a tray, not the original box, but the processor and all its markings look perfectly ...