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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Difference Between Cores and Processors

I am confused by the difference between "Cores" and "Processors". A lot of the computers are 2-cores, 4-cores. Does this mean that they have one processor, but with 2 or 4 cores on that single ...
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What are threads, and what do they do in the processor?

I was looking at the stats for the Intel Pentium e5700 CPU. It has two cores and two threads. What do the threads do for the processor? Is there any relation between the number of cores and the ...
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What's the main difference between Intel processor generations?

What are the main differences between each processor generation of Intel processors/chipsets? Is there a performance difference? I've already seen processors from first to sixth generation, however I ...
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How do I read Intel CPU specs?

Intel® Core™ i7-640M (2.8~3.46GHz, 35W) w/4MB Cache - 2 Cores, 4 Threads - 2.5 GT/s SO i'm buying a new laptop, which i have not done in 6 years. So i am not familiar with any of these cpu specs. It ...
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Windows 7 x64 support for Intel GMA 3650 (or GMA 3600)

I recently purchased an Intel D2700 MUD motherboard and I cannot find drivers for the Win7 x64 integrated graphics (Intel GMA 3650 aka PowerVR sgs545). The accompanying CD contains Win7 x32 version ...
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Why is Intel Turbo Boost Not Working On My Laptop? (Continued)

This is continuation to previous question *Please read previous question in order to understand my findings. Okay guys, this is REALLY strange. It seems as Intel Turbo Boost was always working, but ...
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How to see if turbo boost is working on I7 860 CPU?

I just build myself a new system with a Intel I7 860 CPU. When loading it using a single threaded application like Super PI, CPU-Z shows 2.933Ghz as speed. Now I understood that the I7 goes into turbo ...
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How to disable auto brightening LCD

I am not talking about adjusting screen brightness through power management (this is a laptop), I'm not talking about how the screen brightness setting may be different between 'plugged in' and ...
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Can I use Intel RST caching on another (i.e. non-OS) hard drive?

Is it possible to cache a (non-OS) HDD with an SSD in RST? I used RST to create a regular RAID volume of 128GB (I had to put the SSD and the HDD in RAID because RST requires it). I want to configure ...
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Intel Rapid Storage / Smart Response SSD caching issue

Background Recently built my own PC. It works! Almost. It's been a while since getting into the guts of these things, so I'm familiar but may be missing something simple. FYI, I don't care about ...
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ubuntu: amd64 vs i386?

cant understand what these are even though i've read articles about them. does it has something to do with 32 bits and 64 bits CPU? so why is it saying "AMD"64 and "I386"? AMD is a label just like ...
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No Accelerate button/tab on Intel Rapid Storage window

I have an ASUS P8Z68 motherboard with a Corsair SSD as my primary boot drive. I have a TB standard hard drive as a secondary data drive. I am attempting to use an older Intel SSD as a cache on the ...
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Why does my Intel CPU underclock itself automatically?

I have an Intel i3 350m and a Core 2 Quad 8300. The 350m is 2.2ghz, while the Core 2 Quad is 2.5ghz. With both, while looking at CPU-Z, they underclock themselves at seemingly random intervals (even ...
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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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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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Upgrading laptop processor

I have a Dell Studio 17. It's a few years old, and I wanted to upgrade the processor. It currently has an Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 @ 2.00GHz My question is how can I find out which processors are ...
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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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Which intel socket type is more future-proof?

I'm planning on building another Highend Desktop - or dual CPU server (not sure which right now) but I heard that some of Intels chipsets might be dropped soon. Which ones? Which ones are supposed to ...
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Where to find new Micro-BTX (uBTX) motherboards? Or should I just replace the box?

OK, so I'm guessing that it's dead. It's not my machine, and the owner is on a very fixed (IE, none) income. I'm generous, but I'm not that generous, since I already gave him what (at the time) was a ...
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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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Windows does not start after changing settings in msconfig.exe

I changed some settings in msconfig.exe on my computer. Then I booted and advanced. Then I changed my cores from 1 to 4. I'm almost positve that my computer is only 1 core and is an Intel i3. Now ...
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How to overclock Dual-Core CPU E5200? Lacking options in BIOS?

This is serious problem. I want to speed up my compilation process. I have never been special fun of overclocking, however time of compilation of my current project makes my crazy! I found ...
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What USB 3.0 functionality does Intel's iusb3mon monitor?

Along with Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller drivers, a utility called "iusb3mon.exe" (Intel USB 3.0 Monitor) was installed at startup. Its apparent goal is to "monitor" some USB 3.0 functions. My ...
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Intel VT-x disappeared after upgrading to Windows 8

I've upgraded to Windows 8 some weeks ago (MSDNAA!) and today, while I was trying to run a VM, I've noticed that VT-x is disabled. Now, Hyper-V works without problems, as I've tried emulating Win7 ...
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Solid State Drive Occasionally Freezes For A Minute While OS Is “Beach Balling”

Almost a month ago I bought Intel 330 128GB solid state drive, migrated my data with Intel branded limited-feature Acronis from old HDD to new SSD, optimized with Intel Toolbox and started using it. ...
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Where are Intel Itanium chips used?

I think that all the Intel chips I've ever bought were IA-32 architecture. Are Intel Itaniums sold in desktops or laptops?
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Why is Intel Turbo Boost Not Working On My Laptop?

Investigation continued Why is Intel Turbo Boost Not Working On My Laptop? (Continued) Dell Latitude E6420 is my laptop with Windows 7 Enterprise. Turbo Boost is enabled in BIOS but is disabled ...
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PC getting stuck at the Intel boot screen

there is this strange problem I am facing for quite a while now at the time of starting up my pc. WHERE it occurs: The problem occurs at the very first screen that appears after pressing power button ...
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Intel hd or Mobility Radeon? [closed]

I have decided to get a new Dell Studio 15 laptop. They have an option of adding a "ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570, 512MB" card for an extra $100 instead of the included "Intel HD Graphics" card. How ...
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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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Get temperature of CPU (Intel Core i5) in FreeBSD

Does anyone know how to get the temperature of an Intel Core i5 processor in FreeBSD? Relevant info: Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 OS: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE (64bit) ...
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Intel Graphics saturation setting disappears when using HDMI

I have a little problem. You see the Saturation setting in Color Enhancement is there when you're using the laptop alone, but as soon as I plug in HDMI to a display, that particular setting ...
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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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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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Can integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics be used for triple-head?

I'm getting a new Lenovo T520 with Intel integrated graphics. Is it possible to use three screens with Intel HD 3000 (the laptop internal screen + two external screens)?
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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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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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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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How can i solve Intel Management Engine Interface driver error?

I have a Gigabyte GA-P55-US3L rev 2.0 mainboard after my windows 7 x64 installation i tried to install all the drivers from Gigabyte's site but i can't install Intel Management Engine Interface ...
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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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What does “thread” mean as related to CPUs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are threads, and what do they do in the processor? I know a process can have multiple threads, on my Windows 7 machine each process has over 10 threads in avg. ...
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Motherboard for a Dual Quad Core i7 processor? [closed]

I was wondering if there are motherboards that support two i7 Quad core processors (total 8 core support) with 32GB RAM. I was looking for it on the Dell website but could not find it. Any suggestions ...
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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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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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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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Intel Rapid Storage Manager has no Accelerate tab. How can I fix it? [closed]

System Report System Information OS name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate OS version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 7601 System name: NP530U3C System manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. System ...
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How to reinstall the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM

I have a Dell Precision R5400 rack mount computer. It originally came with a the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM installed. But then we decided to remove the RAID drives and replace them with ...
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Intel Graphics Drivers - Hue issues?

I'm running Windows XP SP3. The embedded graphics controller is the Intel GM45 Chipset / Mobile Intel 4 Series Express. The OEM drivers (it's a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop) are provided only up to ...
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Installing HPL, makefile problems

I've followed this guide up until step 5. When I run $make arch=intel64 it gives me the following output: make -f Make.top startup_dir arch=intel64 make[1]: Entering directory `/hpl-2.0' ...
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What is “Intel Flash Cache” and when should it be used?

If it make a difference I am running VISTA 32 bit. I just found that I need to search for "Turbo Memory Module", on google to get prices etc. Is it faster then a SD flash card? (Given it costs more ...