Questions tagged [intel-core-i7]

Intel Core i7 is an Intel brand name for a series of high-end mobile and desktop microprocessors based on the x86-64 architecture.

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Accidentally under-clocked the CPU, and now I don’t know how to go back

My system boots fine. It’s just that I underclocked it instead of overclocking. First time overclocking! Now for the important stuff. I have an Intel i7 6700k. My motherboard is an Asus Z170-E. If you ...
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Why are some of my CPU cores running only at a fraction of their factory frequency and some even above?

I have an Intel Core i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40 GHz nominal frequency. Please have a look at this CPUID HWMonitor output: Cores #1, #3, #4 are running at only 1201 MHz, while cores #0, #2, #5 are at 3502 ...
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Intel Wireless card wakes up laptop every 15-45 minutes during sleep, logs telemetry, and goes back to sleep DESPITE being expressly told NOT to do so

I have a Razer Blade 15 (2019), with Intel i7-9750H and NVIDIA 2060. The wireless adapter is an Intel Wireless-AC 9560 at 160MHz. The laptop also has a Realtek PCE GbE Ethernet controller Throughout ...
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How to set thermal throttling lowest CPU clock on Linux?

I am having huge problems with thermal throttling on my Thinkpad T420 with Core i7 and Nvidia Quadro. When the throttling starts I get the kernel message: [42544.677294] [Hardware Error]: Machine ...
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Why is my PROCHOT value at 85 C?

I am using ThrottleStop on my laptop (ASUS GL553ve - i7-7700HQ, nvidia gtx 1050ti). The thing is, it throttles my CPU at temperature of 85C, while the max safe operating temperature is like 100C. It ...
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Software requires CPU with AVX instruction set enabled

The software doesn't want to install it says (see the picture below). I have a powerful machine (Core i7, 8GB RAM SSD etc). However it's and old one though so probably those new instruction sets are ...
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How to force intel_pstate not to drop CPU Frequency?

I am using a Dell Dell Latitude 5511 Laptop with a Dell WD19 180W docking station. The OS is Arch Linux (Linux 5.17.5-arch1-1 x86_64). The CPU is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10850H CPU @ 2.70GHz. the drive ...
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Why is my CPU core voltage so low, but temperature so high?

I googled the core voltage of the i7-8700k, and it said around 1.25 volts, I am getting between 0.7 and 0.6 volts. HWINFO and my bios both say that my cpu temperature is at 100 Celsius, My AIO doesn't ...
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Intel 10th Gen Core i7 stuck at 0.79Ghz and I applied a fix that works, but I don’t understand why this needs to be done?

4 months ago I sent my ASUS ROG Strix to ASUS for repair. The main reason was the CPU running at 0.79Ghz. Since then I have gotten my laptop back and it worked fine, it also worked fine with Windows ...
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Advantages of Hyper Threading in software development

The Intel Core i7 has a Hyper Threading feature. How is this feature helpful when it comes to software development? (Not game development)
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RAM Utilization in Windows 10/Windows 11 [duplicate]

I have Core i7 6th Generation Dell Latitude Laptop with 16GB RAM, while if I check via Task Manager, I see that only 6GB maximum getting utlized (if I total-up the Memory column sum), and still the ...
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Can I reserve one core to system only?

I have a workflow where it sometimes renders my system unresponsive or slow. I deal with that by setting affinity of such demanding apps to only a handful of cores/threads (Core i7). Now I am looking ...
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Intel 12700k - two cores overheating and thermal throttling

I have just replaced an air cooler with an Artic Freezer II 240mm AIO. Is it doing very well but under synthetic load using multi-core Cinebench R23, two cores are consistently over heating. On the ...
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NUC11 Stutters and Crashes

I built a new Intel NUC11 Panther Canyon Performance Kit i7-1165G a couple of weeks ago, but since I got it, I have had sudden stutters. If the PC sleeps, it doesn't wake up; instead, it restarts. I ...
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LENOVO Ideapad 700 15ISK Instant Shutdown Using GPU While Power Plugged In

I have a Lenovo Ideapad laptop. Dual boot Linux and Windows. Whenever I try to play games on Linux or Windows (game or OS does not matter), it's shuts down immediately. On power plugged battery. But ...
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Support of Ivy Bridge's RDRAND in /dev/random OS X 10.9.4

As far as I know, Intel has a library for RDRAND instruction But does OS X kernel really use it for /dev/random device (like Linux do esat least for /dev/hwrng)?
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How to disable 2 cores on a quadcore i7?

I have a laptop with a quadcore i7 that runs hot. I don't need 2 of the cores. How can I shut them off?
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Would I really notice the difference between 6 and 8 cores on an Intel Core i7?

I am looking to buy a reasonably high end laptop. This is proving to be extremely difficult because of a worldwide shortage of GeForce RTX 3060 and 3070 graphic cards. I am a coder, and my prime ...
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CPU clocks locking at max speed on Windows 10 even when it's not under load

I have an Asus X510UR Laptop running a dual boot setup with Windows 10 (build 19042) and Ubuntu 20.04. Whenever I boot Windows and login, my CPU (an Intel i7 8550U) clock locks at max speed, temps ...
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Setting Max C-State in Windows 10

I'm running some latency sensitive applications on Windows and am seeing some slight spikes at times. Looking at the Windows performance monitor, I see the processors spending a majority of their time ...
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Intel CPU CONSTANTLY Throttled to Lowest Frequency - Ubuntu 20.04

I am at my wits end here and could use some additional input. Long story short (more detail below), my system keeps throttling the CPU speed and I am unable to recover until I am able to unplug the ...
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Why is the Core i5 5300u rated better than the i7 5600u?

I just purchased a new x1 Carbon with all the bells and whistles. I got a Core i7-5600u which I really thought would be the better chipset to get. But now I'm looking at some benchmarks and the i5-...
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HP Z400 with Xeon W3520 2.66 Ghz

I have a HP Z400 with Xeon W3520 2.66 Ghz. Would it be a benefit if I replace the mentioned CPU with I7 930 for they both use LGA1366? Would it even work? http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/...
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bad performance of my CPU

i have a intel i7 7500U CPU who have a maximum speed of 2,7 GHz but some day it suddenly start outperforming with everything (literaly), so my computer becomes unusable so i decide to change mi ...
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is 90c normal for i7-9750H in laptop

is 90c normal for i7-9750H when playing games in laptop and 85c for GTX 1660 TI
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maximum RAM capacity DX58SO + i7 920 only 8Gb

I have a i7 920 cpu on a DX58SO motherboard. Reading the specs of these, I concluded that the maximum RAM capacity should be 16 Gb. https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/37147/intel-...
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New Lenovo, Intel i7, 8GB of RAM, but high CPU usage, loud fan

I just ordered a NEW Lenovo G40 laptop with 8GB of RAM DDR3, and Intel Core i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz. It is acting very strange. The fan is always running. MUCH louder than my previous 5-year-...
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Why has my computer's performance decreased after installing a significantly better CPU, and how do I fix it?

Earlier today, I replaced my computer's i3 8100 with an i7 9700k. The computer wouldn't start until I updated BIOS so I did, to the latest version. Now my computer actually works, but my performance ...
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CPU temperature range while Gaming

I'm checking the Core temperature using CoreTemp utility in Windows while gaming (GTA4, Batman Arkham City 2) on the following hardware: Intel i7 2600 (LGA 1155) Asus P8Z68 PRO/GEN-3 Mobo 8x2 GB ...
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Dell G5 5587 Intel Core i7 8750H throttling

I have a problem with my laptop Dell G5 5587 and its CPU Intel Core i7 8750H. I have bought this laptop in December last year and since then I've encountered a power throttling on CPU (more ...
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Core i7 vs Xeon in a different scenario

I googled to know the difference between i7 and Xeon processors mostly both processors are compared with gaming perspective. I want to run Hyper-V and Android Stuido for simulations, please help me ...
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VM in VM in VM: Nested VT-x issue

Just for fun, I'm trying to run a VM inside a VM that runs inside a VM. I'm pretty sure that my CPU doesn't actually support nested VT-x normally, but I was able to force-enable that setting in the ...
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ThrottleStop dosen't save SpeedShift SST Limits

ThrottleStop dosen't save SpeedShift SST Limits in profile 1,2,3,4. I have to select a profile and everytime have to adjust speedshift limits manually opening TS. Is there a workarround for this ? ...
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Coreinfo - difference between the PREFETCHW and 3DNOW

After reading the about 3DNOW instruction set extension, I found that prefetchw is one of 3DNOW's instructions.   I wanted to know if my CPU supports the instruction PREFETCHW, I ran coreinfo and got ...
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Does the fps fall due to sudden clock-speed fall or the gpu is the reason behind this?

My laptop has intel i7 8500u with base freq of 1.8 Ghz and turbo boost upto 4 Ghz.While playing different games suddenly the fps fall tremendously and the laptop itself starts running slowly not only ...
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Virtualization on Windows 10 Home x64

I am trying to enable Virtualization on my Laptop through BIOS but as soon as I boot into windows it disables itself. My processor(Intel Core i7-4700MQ) also supports virtualization Technology. https:/...
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Intel chip ALWAYS above base clock speed

My Intel chip is constantly running at a speed close to its max turbo frequency, even when the machine is relatively idle. I recently had an issue with it running too slowly, and followed this advice,...
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Dell XPS 9570 BIOS downgrade issue (i7-8750H)

I'm trying to perform a BIOS downgrade from 1.16.2 back to 1.15.0, but keep getting the error: ME Firmware EndUpdate Failed Error 0x000001F3 The downgrade is initiated from Windows without error ...
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BSOD while installing Intel HD 630 driver on windows 10 build 19041.329

I'm facing a problem to install the Intel HD 630 driver on my laptop. While installing, the screen becomes black and a BSOD came out. The problem is fixed when I disable the driver in device manager ...
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Unsupported Processor BSOD in Safe Mode

My computer works perfectly in Normal Mode. When I try to boot into Safe Mode, I am greeted with BSOD and the stop code "UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR". The computer then reboots itself into Normal Mode again....
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What is a PCI-Express Lane?

I am reading an article bemoaning i7-5820K Will Only Have 28 PCI-Express Lanes compared to its sibling processors having 40 lanes. Isn't 28 lanes already too many? How many lanes would a normal home ...
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Full-Screen apps black after sleep/hibernate windows 10

I just built a new computer with a 2080 Super on an i7. Everything works great, but full-screen apps like overwatch will go to black screens after the computer has been in sleep or hibernate. If I ...
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how to stop motherboard coil whine when moving mouse on z370 or z390 chipset?

Hi does anyone know how to stop motherboard coil whine while scrolling & generally using the mouse. Have tried z390 Asus Prime a, Aorus Pro, msi carbon pro z390 motherboards + evga z370 classified ...
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Can I overclock i7 2670qm?

I have an i7 2670qm CPU and I'm wondering if I could overclock it. What is the risk and what could happen to the CPU or other hardware devices? Is there anyone who has overclocked this specific CPU ...
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What does it mean [Cores 4] [Logical/Core 2]?

I saw a Processor which states: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10510U CPU @ 1.80GHz[Cores 4] [Logical/Core 2] It means it has 4 cores or 2 cores and and logical? I am a bit confused about it.
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Optimum display resolution can't be achieved with Intel HD 4000 graphics card

Every distro I use does not recognise the Intel HD 4000 internal graphics card, which is not recognized, and I am unable to set my monitor optimum resolution. I have tried xrandr, but that's not a ...
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Intel XTU Undervolt settings not working between reboots

If I undervolt my CPU/iGPU via the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) on windows 10, it asks me to reboot to save the settings, I hit ok, the system reboots, and voila, I have an undervolted CPU. ...
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i7-8550U Inside HP Envy wont boost past 3Ghz

I have a HP envy 17 1ae1xx. It has a i7-8550U CPU inside. In Linux I use Intel Graphics even if the power cord is plugged in. It has a MX150 that I can turn on when I need it. I have both Linux and ...
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Enable hardware virtualization causes crash

Every time I enable hardware virtualization in my BIOS and restart my PC will load just past the showing of the Asus logo then shuts down. It will keep restarting my PC trying to load, and fails every ...
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i7 7700 processor showing only 4 cores and No of threads per core is 1

I am a ubuntu user, when I type lscpu I got it as Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 4 On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3 ...

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