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Operating systems use the concept of processes and threads for running programs. When you load a program, a process is created. The process has its own memory and credentials and that process can only read/write to its own memory and do through the kernel whatever its credentials allow. On a single CPU system, the OS goes through each running process and ...


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This is dependent on your motherboard. Usually the same socket type means it is compatible. Good motherboard makers will support all chips for their socket, and when new chips come out, they'll add support for them via a BIOS firmware update. So, plug the new CPU in. If it doesn't work, check for a BIOS update for your motherboard, and try again. If it ...


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Computer hardware does not degrade faster when it is being used, assuming adequate cooling. Generally, what kills electronics is heat, and heat can be mitigated by sufficient cooling; in modern personal computers, this typically means active cooling by forced air, but other possibilities (including water cooling and, in low-powered systems, strictly ...


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You need to run the Dell on-board diagnostics. If you can keep the laptop booted up long enough, run the diagnostics by pressing F12 at the BIOS splash screen, then choose the Diagnostics startup option. The diagnostics will test the CPU, motherboard, memory, and other critical components of the laptop. After running an initial diagnostics test, taking ...


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It depends if the application makes use of the cores. For rendering like the programs you listed then yes, those type of applications should make use of the most cores, so the program would perform faster. It shares the load across all the cores made use of. If you're doing multiple processor intensive tasks in several applications at once, it will speed ...



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