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Questions tagged [intel-core-i3]

Intel Core i3 is an Intel brand name for a series of low-end mobile and desktop microprocessors based on the x86-64 architecture.

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Unstable gaming performance i3-3225 + RX550

I recently (2018) bought new graphics card Radeon RX550 (2GB, 7000MHz) to my old PC(bought 2012). Other components are: i3 3225 (3,3 GHz, 2 cores/4hreads) 8GB RAM (DDR3) Z77-D3H motherboard 500W ...
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Bios corrupted after cpu change

I have a Gigabyte GA-H77-M-D3H motherboard with an Intel i3 3240 Replaced the Intel i3 3240 with an Intel i5 3550 After the change the system loops during power on every 5 seconds and does not ...
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Maximum RAM supported from unknown chipset for Intel socket BGA1168

A client of mine has an Intel laptop with a socket BGA1168 and unknown chipset. CPU-z and Speccy both were not helpful. The CPU is Core i3-5020U. The primary question is how much RAM does this unknown ...
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persistent microcode update on Linux

I just tried to update the microcode for my Intel Core i3-3217U processor following the instructions from Intel. I am on Linux Mint Debian edition 2 (3.16.0-5-amd64 kernel). What I did: There is a /...
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Stock Intel CPU/Heatsink - same part number, different manufacturer, different amperage?

I'm looking to replace my Core i3-6100 heatsink/fan with another stock Intel one. The one I have now has a vibration that I can't isolate. I'm only interested in the push-pin style and it pretty ...
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Can I restore iMac's OS10.12 with DVD from Windows 7 computer?

Bought used July 2010 iMac 27 with OS 10.12, no restoration disc. Ran ok for a couple weeks, but now it powers off halfway through startup. Can I download OS 10.12 to DVD on my Windows 7 PC to boot ...
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How to apply thermal paste for Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop?

I am have a Dell Inspiron 3520 with a Intel Core i3-2730 CPU. CPU is rectangular in shape. How should I apply thermal paste? I am already having Cooler Master Mastergel Pro. Can I use this thermal ...
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Oddly low FPS in Minecraft with an RX 570 and an i3 6100 [duplicate]

I've looked around many forums, and most of them blame poor FPS in Minecraft due to a weak processor. I get around 90-120FPS on Minecraft, which isn't really a huge complaint, but occasionally it ...
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CPU Upgrade from Intel Core i3-2120 to Intel Core i5-2400

I am currently using an older Acer Aspire AM3970 computer with an Intel Core i3-2120 and I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade the CPU to an Intel Core i5-2400? My hardware building ...
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Windows/Linux hang issue - BSOD

System Details: DELL Latitude 3540 with Windows 7 & Ubuntu linux, dual boot. Observation: I see below error in windows 7 system logs frequently. Windows/Linux gets hanged 5 minutes ...
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Putting a delay time in the automatic startup of certain application when the computer starts

I now have a licensed version of Window 7 Home basic 64 bit. Installed memory RAM → 8GB Usable → 7.82GB I won't say that the system is not fast, but not too much fast as I anticipated that I will ...
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32 Bit and RAM Issue (Can this be Upgraded to 64 bit)

I have a 32 Bit window-7 Think centre by Lenovo(Previously IBM) → when I purchased i was not that much educated to know that 32 bit computer can't have more than 4GB Ram; By the time of purchase 3 ...
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Cpu replacement from i3 to i5

So I have Intel Core i5-3320M (from ThikkPad T430) and notebook PackardBell p5ws0 with Intel Core i3-2310M. Can I put i5 processor to PackardBell notebook. This site tells that socket are identicall ...
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What does the “TE” suffix in the Intel Core i3-6100TE's name stand for? [duplicate]

This page on Intel's website says that the "T" suffix represents a "Power-optimized lifestyle", which, as far as I understand, means better power efficiency, but doesn't say anything about the "E" ...
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What does the P at the end of the I3-6098P means?

I have been looking around the internet for the meaning of intel processor suffixes, but so far I haven't been able to identify what the P at the of the core I3-6098P means. This is probably the first ...
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hyper threaded core i3 vs non-hyper threaded core i5

I have been searching around and comparing specifications to build a budget gaming PC. On the Intel site, i have been comparing CPUs and I noticed that the I3 CPUs, while only having 2 physical cores ...
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Constructing a laptop with “high speed” mode vs. “low power” mode [closed]

While looking for a new laptop, I found out that the CPUs in laptops are usually less powerful (in terms of speed) than in desktops. As an illustration, in one store I was offered a choice between a ...
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Laptop shutdown every 30min

Today I upgraded my Intel CPU from b970 to i3-2310m I did everything correctly, connected all wires to motherboard etc. The problem is that it shuts down exactly every 30 minutes. CPU is not ...
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How to know if an Intel processor is a 4th or a 5th Core Generation Processor?

I have recently bought a new Lenovo laptop having core i3 5th generation laptop. Is there any way to check if the processor is actually 5th gen not 4th gen. And what are the actual differences between ...
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Can I installed debian i386 architecture on my intel core i3?

Im getting confuse about what to pick proper architecture on my system. I really didn't understand what is this.
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Can I overclock an i3-3220 and Geforce GT 640?

My current build: Gigabyte H61M-S2P Motherboard Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30 GHz Kingston Value Ram 8GB 1333 MHz Gigabyte GT 640 2GB OC Edition 1366 x 768 Resolution I heard that there's no way to ...
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Is there a pentium equivalent of any i-series processor?

I have a confusion with speed of processors and I want to know what makes say, i3 faster than pentium processor which pentium doesn't have? If we add more GHz to pentium will it be same as i3 in some ...
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Where can I find the specification about the upcoming i3 Skylake processors?

I saw that i3-6100, i3-6200, i3-6300, i3-6320 ... is coming in September, but no more details about it. Where can I find more information (frequency, cache, hyperthreading, ...)?
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Core i3 vs Core i5 [closed]

I'm in a dilemma to choose between Intel Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs. I'll be using Microsoft Office along with some browsing and some other general purpose activities. Will I be seeing a big difference ...
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Intel i3 2100 processor compatibility motherboard double t

I want to upgrade my desktop computer, I am planning to buy asus maximus vii Ranger motherboard, but I am lost in confirming if my present i3 2100 processor would be supported or not, though they ...
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Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?

I have a 4 GiB DDR3 RAM, a 4 GiB DDR3L RAM, and a laptop with an Arrandale-based Intel Core i3 CPU and an Intel HM55 chipset. The DDR3 RAM works fine on both Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit) and Windows (...
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Cpu Temp, Inconsistent Results

I've just built my first PC last night and probably messed up the heatsink application, so I have been monitoring closely and now seeking for advise. I was told that it should be max at 40 C at idle (...
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how to check list of application running in core in windows 7

I need to know list of application (.exe) running on single core (cpu) in windows for e.g cmd.exe (application) is running on 2th core
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Are Intel Processors' GHz really matter? [duplicate]

It has been confusing me for a long time. Say, an Intel 4th Gen dual-core i5-4200U which clocks at 1.6 GHz and up to 2.6 GHz and an Intel 4th Gen dual-core i3-4160 which clocks at 3.6 GHz. As I see ...
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Can I upgrade Pentium 2117u with Core i3 3110m on my Asus x552cl laptop?

Can I upgrade Pentium 2117u with Core i3 3110m on my Asus x552cl laptop?
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i3 or i5 Processor Good Enough for Adobe Design Suite? [closed]

I am looking at investing in a new laptop. I am stuck between an i5 and an i3 processor. The prices differ quite a bit. I will be running programs like illustrator, photshop and indesign but all for ...
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Excel VBA program only running at 25% speed

I have a VBA program running on my quad-core Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook. The trouble is, it only uses 25% of the CPU (the other processes combined use ~1%). The laptop runs Windows 8.0. The Excel ...
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Need Windows XP VGA driver for i3 Haswell

Background: I have recently upgraded my hardware because the previous Pentium system started failing to the point that it would not run long enough to boot. It was obviously a hardware fault, but I ...
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Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m?

Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m notebook processor? I have searched many forums with Google, but all lead to no answers. I've tried using SetFSB but there are no configurations for my ...
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i3 3210 do all 4 threads run at once

windows 7, task manager show%s thread 1,2,3 all running around 40% thread 4 is at 2%. Is this normal? i3 3210 windows 7 8GB DRAM cpu running at 35% per task manager
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Sound playback glitches with Windows 7 on Core i3 when CPU under load

Processor: Intel Core i3-2125 Chipset: Intel H67 (Cougar Point) [B3] Sound Card: External Creative Soundblaster (don't remeber the model exactly) Players: VLC, in browser Groovershark.com When the ...
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Is a 3rd Generation Intel Core i-3 better than 2nd Generation Core i-7

I understand that Core i-7 is better than Core i-3, but how do they compare across generations. Simply put, can it be always said that a Core i-? of higher generation is always better in performance ...
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I have an intel I3 processor by my task manager CPU history shows 4 graphs does that mean I have four cores? [duplicate]

I have an intel I3 processor by my task manager CPU history shows 4 graphs does that mean I have four cores? I thought i3 only has two cores. isn't that right
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Display problems with graphic cards

I've got an Acer Aspire 4820TG Laptop with internal Intel & ATI graphics My Harddrive crashed recently and i lost all my software for my ATI GPU.. I managed to retrieve all of the software and ...
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Does Intel core i3 uses Dynamic CPU frequency switching?

I am using a VisualVM which is a Java Virtual Machine profiler. I am trying to start the application jvisualvm and it giving the message I am working on a Sony Vaio laptop model number VPCEA24FM ...
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Upgrade Intel Atom 330 to i3 3225 with the same power supply unit

I have custom NAS unit based on Intel Atom 330 in ZOTAC IONITX-K-E motherboard. Also I have 3 3,5'' HDDs. All this staff located in CFI mini-ITX A9849 case. It has 220W power supply unit. I want to ...
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Windows 7 is very slow on Dell Studio 14 [closed]

My laptop model is Dell Studio 14 and it has 3 GB ram with Intel Core i3 Processor & ATI Radeon 512 MB PCI Express Graphics card. I haven't given Windows 7 Setup since it was bought two years ...
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Will a stock 1155 cooler (i3), fit an AM2+ (Phenon X4) processor/mobo?

So, I want to assemble a media center and am thinking about getting a better cooler for my main computer and using that on the media center (being built with spare parts). So, I was wondering if the ...
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How can I install OpenCL on Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

I have an Intel Core i3 540. It's got integrated graphics, as far as I know. I'm running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I've wanted to start mining bitcoins for fun, but I've been disappointed with ...
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Does Intel H61 chipset supports Intel Integrated graphics?

I am about to get a motherboard with the Intel H61 chipset and the Intel i3 2100 CPU. Can these two comunicate and use the Cpu's integrated graphics? According to this it is possible but I am kinda ...
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Motherboard for the Intel i3 2100

This might be trivial to some, but I am lost. The Intel i3 2100 cpu has Intel HD graphics integrated. How do I choose motherboard to use this feature? If the motherboard doesn't have integrated ...
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How to compare Intel and AMD Processors when different sites give such different rankings?

How can I get reliable information on the actual speed in practice of different processors? For example, I'm comparing 2 laptops with these processors: Intel Core i3-2310M AMD A6-3400M According ...
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How to switch to integrated graphics card on HP G62-b40EM?

I have a HP G62-b40EM laptop with Intel Core i3 350M and ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5470. How do I enable the integrated graphics card? Official Intel page says, that the processor has an IGP, but I can't seem ...
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My Intel Core i3 frequently shuts down due to “Processor Thermal Trip error”

My Desktop PC running Windows 7 on Intel Core i3 dual processor machine started shutting down during the boot process a couple of days ago. I left it alone for about 48 hours and tried again. The boot ...
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Core i3 running slow, what could be the reason?

I've just built a shiny new i3 system for use as a home server and to host a Minecraft world. The CPU is clocked at 3.1 GHz and I have added 8 GB memory, yet the system is substantially slower than ...