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What Is Minimum And Maximum Processor State In Windows 7 Power Management?

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How do I disable multithreaded calculation in Excel 2010 - as a permanent setting (without needing to set it on a worksheet)

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Does Windows 7 Home Premium support Dual Core Processors?

I'm looking to buy a new laptop (the new studio 14 from Dell). The processor for this laptop is an Intel Core i5-520M. Think link http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31012_7-10379487-10355804.html says that ...