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This would have been the exact disadvantages I would have pointed out. Another disadvantage I could think of is that they are later to be updated to newest architecture. Most of the other differences are actually advantages though (multiple CPU etc.). I did a short comparison on ark.intel.com: Comparison Xeon, i7, i5 I just selected CPUs almost on random ...


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See if this wmic command gives you the answer. I found the command at https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/scriptcenter/en-US/ac769b90-6ad1-46d3-bca4-9141d715e99c/chipset-via-wmi. wmic path win32_pnpentity where "caption like '%Chipset%'" get caption


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how do I determine which of these 4 offered downloads is the appropriate one for me Only the first two downloads are relevant (the 7-Series and the 8/9-Series). Intel's installers will block installation if an unsupported platform/chipset is detected, so you're safe to just try both. One will work, the other will simply refuse to install ;-) If you ...


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You can use both. The bottleneck is the CPU, and other devices will clock themselves down accordingly. I would still go for the higher one, tho: While it won't give you any benefit at all now, it would allow you to use the same RAM if you were to upgrade to a CPU with a faster clock rate. The rule of thumb is that RAM will run as fast as it can and is ...


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Your question is going to solicit opinions For me, I would check the CPU score, with websites similar to https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php You can see what the score is. Personally, if the score is 2k or above, IMO it will be fine for MS office use, regardless of whether it's an i3 or i5 You have mentioned 2 CPUs, the benchmark score is i3 ...


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You can re-use everything except the motherboard itself. Your RAM and video card will fit in any new motherboard with the correct type of slot. As far as the video card is concerned, you need a PCIe x16 slot, which is basically standard on every modern board. For RAM it'll work as long as the new motherboard you choose accepts the same type of RAM (i.e. ...


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From the screenshot, you have a sandy-bridge CPU, which usually pairs with 6-series chipset. And there is NO USB 3.0 support on the Intel 6-series chipset. Its possible to pair 7-series with this CPU but I highly doubt so. So you need to find the proper USB 3.0 driver for the 3rd party controller used in the laptop. Go to manufacturer's website and ...


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It depends on a number of factors, but in general: no, RAM faster than 1600MHz doesn't give you much of a boost. If the price was the same and you were interested in RAM overclocking, sure grab a 2400MHz kit, but otherwise 1600MHz will likely be just as good. Some of the factors are: What tasks are you running (rendering? gaming? office stuff?); If ...



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