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From Motherboard, CPU and RAM Troubleshooting, if you do not get any beeps but can hear the fans, then it is probably a motherboard failure (but do read this on-line book entirely). Some of the tests require having some spare-parts on hand, so can be better done by a tech-shop. See also Laptop CPU Failure Analysis and Solution can be helpful with its ...


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Because the use fundamentally different bus architectures; see HyperTransport and QuickPath Interconnect for the details. Physical similarities in the arrangement of pins, etc, are mostly down to the physical realities of building a CPU dictating much of the form. At a larger scale, the answer is: because they believe they have more to gain from ...


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Multi-core CPU:s can perform several actions per clock cycle, loosely speaking. The clock speed is measured in Hz, and it is not correct to say that it is tripled just because you have more cores. Everyone loves car analogies! A three-file motorway as compared to a one-file motorway with the same speed limit will not predictably enable you to arrive at your ...


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More than just reducing the CPU multiplier goes on in C1E. The Processor to processor and processor to chipset links are also put into low power (high-Z) state. Allowing the whole platform to use less power but still appear to be on to the user. From an AMD Blog: C1E is a power management state that allows the processor to reduce power beyond just ...


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I've saw the names of some instructions that we're added on SSE, however there's no explain about all of them (Maybe SSE4? They're not even listed on Wikipedia). Where i can read about what they do? The best source would be straight from the people who designed the extensions: Intel. The definitive references are the Intel® 64 and IA-32 ...


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AMD K8 is a processor microarchitecture, which was the first to implement the AMD64 instruction set as an extension to the x86 architecture. The following x86 processors use the AMD K8 microarchitecture: Athlon 64 X2 Athlon 64 FX Athlon 64 Sempron Opteron (Later also released using K10) Turion 64 Think of it as being analogous to the Intel versions; the ...


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Not necessarily, but installing memory in matched pairs will ensure optimum performance. A computer will function with only one module or with modules with different sizes or speeds, but performance will be less than optimal; furthermore, if memory with different speeds are used, both modules will be limited to that of the slower module. If matched pairs ...


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I would count on 6Gbps SATA. All of AMD's chipsets in manufacturing since mid-2010 have 6Gbps SATA. Also a look at the Fusion platform shows that they work with a new south-bridge - "Hudson FCH" which is an evolution of last year AMD's latest chipset - SB850. Very similar notebook by HP was reviewed by AnandTech: ...


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Yes, all Athlon 64 X2 processors are 64-bits. You can upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit. I don't know why your system information says it's a 32-bit processor. Perhaps because you're running a 32-bit OS, it is showing you the mode that it's currently running rather than the full capabilities of the processor.


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The CPU type should be in the environment variable %PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%, and echo %PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE% in the command prompt should give you AMD64 on a x86-64 processor. msinfo32.exe should also have a "System Type" field, which says x64-based PC for me on a x86-64 processor. I'm not sure how/why you have a IA64 system binary... It seems to be a ...


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I know for a fact that with my HP laptop, no AMD driver download works - you have to get it directly from the HP website... and it is an outdated rubbish version. Unfortunately, I don't think AMD have changed, and, the catalyst download is mainly for people who have an unlocked laptop / one that allows you to install whatever drivers you want. If this is ...


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Universal replacement parts fit universally badly. At one time when AMD was licensing from Intel to produce 386 and 486 chips, it was possible, but with the Pentium forward, this compatibility disappeared with divergence between the Pentium and the AMD line. This led to the necessity of having different support chip sets and therefore different ...


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Both temperature and voltage kills a CPU. A high voltage spike can kill it quickly. In your case I wouldn't worry though. The voltage spikes you have are still low. The Intel spec sheets specify the max vCore VID as 1.52v for that processor. Now, I wouldn't actually run the processor at anything near that, but on the other hand I doubt a voltage spike up to ...


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From some AMD presentation: Each SIMD unit contains 16 stream cores, and each stream core houses five processing elements. Thus, each compute unit in the ATI Radeon HD 5870 has 80 (16 × 5) processing elements. Analogue for CUDA core is Stream core, and SIMD unit is analogue to nVidia's Streaming Multiprocessor. The difference between CUDA core and ...


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I think it's a placebo effect. IMHO a system with 512MB can't run very smooth. I had a nice system once that had 512 MB RAM, too, and a fairly modern Processor (at that time). Then i worked with a better system for a while. When i got back to my own machine everything seemed so slow, even if nothing had changed. In the end this is a dupe of ...


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Yes, the cards can have different chips as long as they are the same generation and family. Specifically, the 5850 will work with any card starting with 58xx (and also with the 5970, which has two 58xx processors). It won't work with 57xx cards (different family), or with 68xx cards (different generations). It is not mandatory that the manufacturer is the ...


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I believe I may have found the answer. When I disabled the BIOS setting for AMD Cool n Quiet, my performance jumped to 178% of my old system, which is a little bit faster than my very comparable work hardware. A lucky catch, really, since I only tried disabling C&Q because I have beeen having occasional crashes. I also pushed the memory from 1T to 2T ...


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Yes, it's a desktop with a PCI Express x16 port, put whatever you want in there, well, within the limits of your power supply that is. Since the 7750 requires no dedicated 12V, you should be fine. As far as a second card goes, I think that motherboard only has ONE PCI Express x16 slot, so don't get your hopes up.


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Technically it is possible, although it is not legal. you are granted a limited, non- exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple- branded computer at any one time. It is also not nearly as stable as a true Mac would be. If you want an inexpensive (By apple Standards) taste of the Mac environment, ...


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You can put in just about any graphics card you want. You are limited only by space. The design of some motherboards and cases can cause issues with larger/longer add-in cards (like graphics cards). The only other limitation is power. It would appear your K430 uses a standard ATX power supply, so even if it doesnt supply enough power, it can be easily ...


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The problem here is a component of Windows called the Hardware Abstraction Layer or HAL. This component is responsible for loading the correct drivers for your hardware platform. If your hardware gets switched around your HAL might protest and cause a Blue Screen of Death. This is especially true for substantial changes such as the ones you did. Also factor ...


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As long as you get 2 video cards that each have 2 DVI outs each, you should have no problem. The Nvidia/ATI software should help you set up your 4 monitor configuration. Also, as Dan mentions below (thanks!): Note: If a video card has 2 outputs, 1 DVI and 1 VGA, this may not work to go to 2 monitors even if you have a VGA->DVI converter. This is ...


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First, if you want to save a few bucks, depending on your current heatsink/fan design (some are combined and not seperated easily), you might be able to just replace the fan. You said it was dying, and I assume you meant the fan on the heatsink is dying. Got any pictures of information about your current setup? Without actualy recommending an exact heatsink ...


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I don't mean this sarcastically, but if you don't know the difference, you will probably never notice it. Compatibility is a non-issue. According to reviews, the performance is very comparable between the two. Ignore answers about clock speed, it is not a relevant fact. You did mention graphic editing. In the linked benchmarks, the Intel i5 does noticeably ...


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I have always taken that marketing slogan to be basically some extra advertising for nVidia at the beginning of games and some implied performance benefit on nVidia hardware that is difficult, if not impossible, to actually quantify or prove. Effectively it is likely to be little more than a rubber stamp saying that someone at nVidia saw it working on one ...


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Most people mention good points. Heat can be an issue. Price is definitely a big factor. One factor people tend to forget is socket compatibility. AM2,AM2+ and AM3 sockets have been around for a relatively long period of time. At the very least, some AMD motherboards have a large degree of compatibility for CPUs. I can't recall how many different frickin' ...


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I've heard that AMD processor based systems show this behavior when they get aged. From who/where? Frankly, I think this is ridiculous. What does Task Manager show in terms of processor utilization and RAM utilization. Verify the Primary IDE controller is set to use DMA and not PIO (properties of the device in Device Manager). And, above all, ...


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The CPU is designed to be easily fitted and removed. On most motherboards there's a lever which actually locks it into place. The fact that the machine booted and appears to be working is a good sign. If you'd done any damage to the pins/connectors it'd be more likely that it wouldn't work at all. A temperature of 40oC is about right.


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Well, proper multi-threaded software will do so as needed, sometimes running processes for specific things on different cores (i vaguely remember supreme commander 1 doing this) On the other hand, you're running more than one piece of software at a time, even processes that are single core will run on seperate cores, and you would see an improvement over a ...


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Whats wrong with this: http://products.amd.com/pages/desktopcpuresult.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 I don't see much marketing there, its similar to the 'ark' @ intel. Just gives you AMD CPU specs



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