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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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What is the difference between an Intel i7 and a Xeon quad core processor?

I know the Xeon processors have been around for a long time and are mostly used in servers, but I am curious, why do people not use the Xeons in a high performance desktop? As far as I know about ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on Asus motherboard

I have motherboard model: Asus MB P8Z68-V LX; LGA1155, Intel Z68 and processor Intel Core i7-2600 (LGA1155) Searches on the Internet indicate hardware virtualization should be possible with these ...
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Is there any issue running Windows 7 on an 7th Gen. Intel CPU (Kaby Lake)?

Is there any issue running Windows 7 on an 7th Gen. Intel CPU (Kaby Lake) aside from: Windows Update may not work properly (I know it can be patched, e.g. using wufuc) as always, one has to check ...
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Does the Intel i7 offer real improvement over its predecessors? [closed]

As the questions title asks, do the new processors from Intel offer real, as in noticeable, improvement over the previous quad core ones? What does the i7 actually offer that is new or is it simply a ...
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CPU temp very hot in BIOS but okay in RealTemp/Speedfan

I just built myself a new i7 2600k system with an Intel DP67BA motherboard. Booted into BIOS and was alarmed to find Processor temp reported at 75 C, and steadily rising... sat there while it rose to ...
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Setting max CPU clock rate while in Turboboost

I have a Lenovo T480 with an Intel i7-8650U, which has the notorious problem of dropping itself down to 400 MHz whenever it feels like it, due to power limits. For example, even opening an ...
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Is my i7 CPU running too hot?

Here's my setup Intel i7 940 - stock speed 12GB DDR3 RAM ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series 2x 10k RPM Velociraptor Hard drives At no load, room temperature my cpu cores consistently read: 43 43 46 43 (...
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How to see if turbo boost is working on I7 860 CPU?

I just build myself a new system with a Intel I7 860 CPU. When loading it using a single threaded application like Super PI, CPU-Z shows 2.933Ghz as speed. Now I understood that the I7 goes into turbo ...
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How to determine version Intel Management Engine on Linux?

I just heard about the latest Intel ME disclosure. I'd like to update my firmware, but I don't use Windows/OSX. How can I find out what version of Intel ME I have and how do I update it?
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Triple vs. Dual Channel with 6 sticks of memory

Assuming a Core i7 with a x58 chipset (IOW, triple-channel is supported)... I'm trying to decide if I need to buy triple channel memory kits. The MB has 6 slots, and I will populate them all. So I've ...
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would ddr2 memory work in a motherboard with ddr3 standard?

I have a machine built with 4 x Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model 991599. I'm thinking of upgrading to an Intel iCore 7 CPU that requires a ...
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Intel Core i7-8550U, Turbo Boost not working?

I have new HP Elitebook 850 G5 laptop with Intel Core i7-8550U which has TurboBoost up to 4.00GHz and base frequency 1.80GHz. However when i put the CPU under stress test firstly the frequency jump ...
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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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Intel integrated graphics 4000 with AMD Radeon HD 6850

I upgraded my computer processor recently to Intel I7 3770K which is a great processor but I was wondering if the Intel HD 4000 could do teamwork with my AMD Radeon HD 6850? I was also kind of ...
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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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What is a normal/safe temperature for an i7 2600K CPU? [closed]

I just completed my first build, and while I was finagling around in the BIOS I noticed, with some concern, that my CPU was sitting around 60 °C. Even when I set the maximum temperature to 55&...
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Why does VirtualBox show more CPUs than available?

I have an Intel Core i7 3930K with 6 CPU cores. Now, I understand that every of that cores can handle 2 separate threads. That makes 12 virtual cores - which I can see using my system monitor (see ...
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Macbook Pro - 15" with i7 processor - Any problems with heat?

You may have already heard about the review done by the folks at PC Authority in Australia, where they had an i7 MacBook Pro that got up to 100 degrees Celsius during benchmarking. Here is the URL in ...
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How to disable SpeedStep for an Intel Core i7 processor?

I'm taking performance measurements of several bits of code. How can I disable SpeedStep on my Core i7 CPU so that the CPU clock speed is constant? I'm not trying to overclock here, and since ...
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What happens when you add a Graphics card to a i7 with built in graphics (e.g. HD 4000) [closed]

I'm thinking of upgrading my computer from an AMD Phenom II X4 955BE with a AMD Radeon HD 6800 Graphics card (not integrated) to using a Intel Core i7 3770. As I have no knowledge of integrated ...
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ECC ram in non-ECC motherboard

We want to create a computer with i7-2600k (Z68 chipset) and 32 GB ram. After some googling we found out that this can only be done with 4x8GB modules. We can choose from: Samsung nonECC A-DATA ...
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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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How does Intel Turbo Boost Technology improve performance on the new Core i5, i7 series of chips?

I'm curious about the new innovations in Intel's Core i5 and i7 series of chips, in particular the Turbo Boost Technology. (Doesn't turbo boost remind you of Knight Rider?) What are the details on ...
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If I use a discreet GPU with Sandy Bridge, would Sandy Bridge's on-die GPU be sitting idle and be completely wasted?

If I use a discreet GPU with Sandy Bridge, would Sandy Bridge's on-die GPU be sitting idle and be completely wasted? Or would the on-die GPU somehow work with the discreet GPU and still be productive?...
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Why would my CPU suddenly get much hotter than it used to? [closed]

I run an i7-2700K on a DZ68BC, which I've assembled about a year ago. I've used the stock Intel fan without additional thermal compound and it worked flawlessly ever since. I've had the Intel Desktop ...
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For what sort of workload can a Core i7-920 be faster than a i7-860?

Core i7-860 has a slightly higher clock speed (2.8 vs 2.66 GHz) Core i7-920 has QPI and tri-channel DDR3 (vs DMI and dual-channel)
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New computer can't run Linux, but runs Windows with no problems

I have a brand-new gaming laptop which crashes every time I run Linux. If I run Linux natively, it completely freezes (including the mouse cursor) after a seemingly random period. If I run Linux in ...
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How to avoid purchasing Faulty "Cougar Point" Chipset motherboard?

I plan on purchasing an Intel 2600K processor and am worried about my motherboard choice considering the faulty chipset ("Cougar Point" Chipset ) issues. What should I check to make sure I don't ...
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What is better performance wise with i7 2600k: 1x4GB or 2x2GB RAM?

Is it better to use 2x 2GB or 1x 4GB RAM with a i7 2600k Sandy Bridge performance-wise for: Applications? Games? Both?
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Lenovo T480 with i7-8650U drops down to 399 MHz and stays there

Sometimes, my laptop will suddenly start performing very poorly. I thought it might be overheating, so I checked HWMonitor and saw that the temperatures were fine. What I did see however is that the ...
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What does "thread" mean as related to CPUs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are threads, and what do they do in the processor? I know a process can have multiple threads, on my Windows 7 machine each process has over 10 threads in avg. But what ...
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What is the difference between the Intel Core i7-4770 and i7-4790?

I would like to to know if there exists any vital differences between Intel's Core i7-4770 and Core i7-4790 apart from the clock speed. Also, why are there so many processors coming out so quickly ?
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How CPU speed is managed vs CPU utilization?

I often see, in the performance monitor, CPU speed varying according to CPU utilization: When utilization increases speed increases: However sometimes this relationship is inverted: Speed ...
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Can I use the video card integrated into the i7, and also another, PCI Express video card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I enable onboard graphics AND dedicated card simultaneously ? I'm trying to make a 3-monitor system, with an Intel i7 Sandy bridge. I'm looking at 2 options: Get a ...
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Mathematica benchmark on two different system

I have two system one has a Xeon E5-1650 CPU, 24GB of RAM, and a 7200rpm hard drive. The other system which is a Lenovo G510 laptop, has a core i7-4700MQ CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 5400rmp hard drive. The ...
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