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PCI-Express Processor/Co-processor cards

I am hoping someone might be able to help: In the days when I started with computing (C64 and later Amigas) expansion slot cards with co-processing ability were relatively common. I am looking for ...
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Can I use both my internal and external graphics card in same system?

My motherboard has an integrated ATI Radeon HD 3000 graphics and I had Nvidia GT 610 2gb external graphics card as well. I'm having a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Motherboard, AMD 4 GHz AM3+ FX-4300 Four-Core ...
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2 Processors server and RAM

I am in the process of buying a Dell T620 server with two E5-2660v2 processors and 128GB of RAM. Dell told me that if I order 128GB of RAM I had to have 64GB per processor. Why is this? Let's say I'm ...
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One core at 3.2 GHz, one at 3.19 GHz - what's wrong?

I have an i7 which is supposed to be running a clock speed of 3.2 GHz. However, in the System dialog it shows 3.2 and 3.19 GHz. and in the task manager, it also shows 3.19: What am I missing ...
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How much the CPU clock speed matters over number of cores? [duplicate]

I was comparing various desktop/server processors on Intel's website and found that Xenon Coprocessor family constitutes 61 cores. (firstly, this name lead me to think as if this would be a secondary ...
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Are all Socket F Opteron processors interchangeable (within TDP limits)? [closed]

I have an old HP ProLiant DL145 G3 server I'm now using mostly as a budget 3D rendering node. Right now it has two Opteron 2218 processors (each is dual core). I'm looking at picking up a couple ...
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Processors cores over processor speed [closed]

Dual 5520 Quad-Core Xeon 2.26GHz with HT & Turbo(2.53 GHz) -vs- Single Quad-Core E3-1240v2 (3.4 GHz to 3.8 GHz) I run web hosting. I'm just wondering which would be more ideal. Personally, I am ...
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What BIOS settings should I tweak to maximize performance? [closed]

What are some BIOS settings that I should tweak to maximize performance of a dual-CPU workstation (if I don't care about power consumption)? I have an ASUS Z8NA-D6. update I have two Xeon x5670s on ...
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Terminology used for CPU/Processors

Suppose a system has 4 Intel Xeon processors each having 10 physical cores with HyperThreading enabled which makes a total of 80 cores Now it is completely confusing when in documentation they start ...
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How many cores can windows 2003 support?

Windows 2003 DataCenter x64 supports up-to 64 physical processors. Support Microsoft Now what does this exactly mean ? Number of logical CPUs or the number of physical processors i.e. four intel i7s ...
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How to limit Windows 7 x64 to 1 CPU core?

How can I limit Windows 7 x64 to use only one core of one CPU? I already tried this and rebooted but it seemed to have no effect. Task Manager still shows four columns that were all in use from time ...
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What are “hyperthreading” and “virtual cores”?

I'm new in this computer terms. So anyone can explain to me what "virtual cores" and "hyperthreading" are at greatest detail a layman can understand? People told me that virtual cores are imaginary ...
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Clock frequency, number of cores , threads

I'm really confused. What determines the speed of the CPU/processor? Some compared a dual core with 2.8ghz and a 2.4ghz quad-core and say the quadcore is better. But when it comes to a dual core ...
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Is a higher core count or higher clock speed more beneficial to a computer's performance? [closed]

With lowering silicon costs and rising consumer needs, manufacturers seem to be pushing one of two things: clock speed and/or core count. With the way things are going, it doesn't seem that clock ...
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Quad cores have lower processor speed, are they still better?

So, I am looking at building a new laptop. Two examples of the processors I am looking at are: Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Quad Core 1.73GHz 6MB Intel® Core™ i5-520M Dual Core 2.40GHz 3MB Now I realize ...
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191 views

Is there graceful degradation in symmetric multi-processing (SMP) systems?

Since graceful degradation is a fault-tolerant feature, is it true that in a multi-processor systems with symmetric multi-processing, there will be no graceful degradation? Update: ...
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Single Quadcore or Dual Dualcore?

If you have to choose (everything else being equal) between one processor with four cores, and two processors with dual core, what are the points in favour of each solution?
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Can a system have processors both with and without Hyper Threading?

Is is ever possible that a given computer has several processors among which only some have Hyper Threading technology and others do not? My problem is that I use hardcore code like here for ...
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What's the difference between multicore proc and multiproc system?

I wonder what's the difference between a dual core computer and a computer with 2 processors on the mother board.. I think it's something related with the threads but a I don't understand it very ...