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P1 Gen 2 - Which Processor ?

Q: P1 Gen 2 - Which Processor ?

I am replacing my P52 Xeon with a P1 Gen 2. When I ordered the P52, I thought the Xeon would be considerably faster but that wasn't the case. Now I am facing the choice of an i7-9850H 6 core @ 2.6 GHz or i9-9880H 8 core @ 2.3 GHz. The i7 has a faster base clock speed. On CPUBenchmark, the i7 has a better Single Thread Rating. I don't do video or anything super multi-threaded. Mainly VMware. So, is the i9 at $270 more a worth it and will I see a benefit ? Otherwise, I might as weel keep my $270 extra... TIA

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So, i got this message after i upgraded my Asus Notebook to Windows 10 Home from 8.1. What got me to check this was having my laptop Hard Shutdown when the power was at 100% and the laptop had been on the charger all day, plus the CPU temperature was normal. I went into event viewer to see if there was any ACPI error's listed and this came up.

The exact Error that's provided via Event Viewer: Collaborative processor power controls on processor 5 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware. This message is provided for each of my Processor Cores

Unfortunately, there are no new Firmware Updates for my laptop model from Asus. Last one was pushed in October 2014. Very odd seeing as i got this new in December 2014.

I want to know if this is something serious, or if i should just ignore it. An error having to due with Kernel Level Power Controls seems serious to me.

System Info:

Asustek N56JN-MH74 Notebook
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3 4Core 8 Thread
Ram: 8GB (8075 MB)
Video: Intel Onboard 4600 1024 MB / Nvidia GeForce 840m
OS: Windows 10 Home Upgraded from Windows 8.1

So is there anything that i can do, or do i just have to wait for asus to publish a new Firmware Update, even though it's probably likely they won't. Thanks in advance guys.

A:Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

See if this finds any new drivers:

Intel? Driver Update Utility

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So, i got this message after i upgraded my Asus Notebook to Windows 10 Home from 8.1. What got me to check this was having my laptop Hard Shutdown when the power was at 100% and the laptop had been on the charger all day, plus the CPU temperature was normal.

The exact Error that's provided via Event Viewer: Collaborative processor power controls on processor 5 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware. This message is provided for each of my 8 Processor Cores

Unfortunately, there are no new Firmware Updates for my laptop model from Asus. Last one was pushed in October 2014. Very odd seeing as i got this new in December 2014.

I want to know if this is something serious, or if i should just ignore it. An error having to due with Kernel Level Power Controls seems serious to me.

System Info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8075 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb (NOTE: my laptop has an Nvidia GeForce 840m Chip as well, but it did not detect that for some reason)
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381546 MB, Free - 260544 MB; D: Total - 550702 MB, Free - 543877 MB;
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled (Have not had time to get antiviral software yet)

So, is there anything i ca... Read more

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I recently upgraded to a HP,Media Center editon pc, Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64 3800+2.4 GHz Processor.

When trying to install Photoshop Album 1.0, I receive this message, "This operating system is not supported by Adobe Photoshop Album. We support Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 , XP Intel Pentium III or 4 processor".

Could my problem with installation be the Athlon processor? When purchasing this computer, our salesman convinced us that the Athlon was just as good as the Pentinum Processor. Any thoughts on this? My computer is less than a week old and having serious thoughts about returning it. I have had problems with other installations. Am I to expect more problems with software and the Athlon processor. Any helpful suggestions will be appreciated. I am getting desperate for advice about the processor.

A:Athlon Processor versus Pentinum Processor in Windows XP

What the message is telling you is that Windows Media Center Edition 2005 is not one of the operating systems that Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 supports. It has nothing to do with whether an Intel processor or an AMD processor is installed. I checked the system requirements for the newer version 2.0, and it also is not supported by Windows MCE 2005.

By the way, Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 has a 13.5 MB patch for it and will upgrade it to version 1.0.1. You can get it from here.


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I am a developer who needs to travel a lot. I use a broadwell i7 laptop with 10GB RAM. I generally run JBOSS/Websphere Application Server with MYSQL and R mathematical programming language. All are computationally heavy softwares. I dont do anything else, no gaming, no video rendering.Few hours back I ordered a T480s laptop with i8550u processor being lured by the promise of high productivity in a  lighter weight system. But then I looked into T470p with i7700hq, a cheaper option, and got quite confused. Some of the websites are praising i7 8550u processor, though being underclocked, as equal to i7700hq in computational power. Some are pegging i7700hq as far superior and at cheaper cost too.Definitely lighter is better for my backpack. But I wish I could carry a workstation with me. I guess I can forego the performance enhancement of i7700hq if it less than 10%.  I need an advice. I think I can still cancel the order and buy T470s. 


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A:T480s(i7 8550u processor) and T470p (i7 7700hq) processor

the main difference is the TDP. this affects how much cooling the processor requires, and how much sustained work it can do.Edit: TDP is Thermal Design Power (put simply, how much power it consumes and heat it puts out)The i7-7700HQ (I assume this is what you mean since the 7700k is a socketed desktop part) has a 35 watt TDP, and correspondingly powerful cooling system. It can work at full power for extended periods on time without downlocking.The i7-8550U has only a 15 watt TDP. It also has a cooling system meant to handle just 15 watts. (these cooling systems are also a lot lighter weight and more compact as you've seen). Initially, it probably has about the same processing power as the 7700HQ (both are 14 nm quad cores with hyperthreading, at pretty close frequencies), but the 8550U will quickly downclock once it gets hot.The result is a processor that feels blazing fast for short term tasks, but has a low average power consumption and can be cooled by a small ultrabook's cooling system.For you, it depends on what your workload is. If you're entering some math equation, and then let it solve for a minute, then give it a minute or 2 of rest while you enter the next one in, the 8550U will work perfectly.If it's continuously working on long spreadsheets etc that take 5+ minutes to solve then you're going to want the 7700HQ and its host's better cooling system.

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I need to order a new desktop for my office to replace a 3 year old machine that runs at 3.2 Ghz. The new machines that Dell offers only has this option:

Intel® Core™2 Extreme QX6700 (8MB L2 Cache,2.66GHz,1066 FSB)

I don't think there is a standard measuring stick that is used to compare all the processor speeds that I can find or understand. I work with CAD programs that use up a lot of resources and I typically get the fastest available and max the RAM. With all the latest software that I have to install, I need the new machines to run faster than the ones they replace.

Can anyone tell me how this 2.66GHz processor compares to my current machine? I don't have the exact specs for it, this is what it lists on the dell support site for my system - PROCESSOR, 80532K, 3.2GHZ, 1M, 533, M0.

A:How does this processor speed rate against a 3.2Ghz Processor

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Quad processors are darn expensive. You can have a hand in helping me build my new laptop.

Speed is a priority: when I use my computer for PLEASURE, I can deal with an occasional slowdown. When I use my computer for a WORK or a SCHOOL project and I experience a slowdown, I feel like breaking bodies or punching a hole in the wall.

I'm buying a new laptop. I'll be using it primarily for work and school. I'd say 80% of the time that I use the laptop it will be used for serious 9-5 business stuff, primarily work and school.

That's why when I customize my new laptop I'm going to customize it with 8 gigs of RAM and a quad core processor, to have as much speed as possible and as high a flow rate as possible. Is that a good build strategy?

My work/school laptop will:

>be used for heavy Internet duty

>be used heavily for programs like Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash

>i will not be using it for computer games but note: if i have to sell the laptop on Craigslist in a year or two I'd like this laptop to appeal to gamers so I can sell it quicker, faster

>i don't have a lot of disposable income. The quad processor costs a few hundred dollars more. Since I'll be using my computer for work and school, and since I might be making more money a year from now, If I have to (and with your advice) I'll pay the extra cost

A:Decision time: should I buy a quad processor or a duo processor?

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Can any body tell me the main diff between the core 2 duo processor and core 2 duo processor with centrino.


A:Diff between centrino processor and core 2 duo processor

In a word nothing, the centrino branding does not refer to any specific additions to the processor, it is simply a label that is attached to laptops which use intel branded processor, integrated graphics and wireless chips.

Centrino is more of a marketing tool that Intel use to boost sales of their graphics and wireless chips, so you can pretty much ignore it

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Hello everyone,

I want to build a new system, and I was wondering just what the differences between a sever processor and a desktop processor are.

Would I see gaming performance decrease by using a Quad Server Core or a Quad Desktop Core?

I wanted to build a dual socket server core and have 8 physical cores.


A:Server Processor Vs. Desktop Processor

I dont think any games are designed to take advantage of a dual socket setup. Windows Server OS's are designed to take advantage of dual socket setups. Some newer games are coming out which take advantage of single socket dual or quad core setups on desktops. A server based PC would not gain any performance for games IMO. You are better off investing the extra $ in a good video card.

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Hello. I'm using this computer in my office. It is an HP Touchsmart IQ526. It is an all-in-one computer. I originally came with windows vista. I've upgraded the HDD to an SSD, and it's currently running WIndows 10. I am trying to run some office hardware devices that use bluetooth usb adapter. The software for this particular wireless hardware device I am using was writeen for 64 bit computer systems.  My question is if I can upgrade this particular computer to a 64 bit processor. The hardware device wasn't working well with it, and I spent too much money on it to let my computer be the limiting factor.  Thank you for any help. I'll attach an image of everything on this PC, and a link to information on the original model. Thank you for any help. Shaun http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01619739


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A:Can I upgrade from 32 bit processor to 64bit processor?

Hi, That is true because you can look at the image which says 64x based processor Regards.

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I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade to an i7 from from a i5 processor. I have an HP Pavilion Dv6t-6c00 Entertainment Notebook. If that's not possible, would it be possible to move up to a 3rd generation or 4th generation i5 or i7 processor for my model notebook?


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A:Upgrading from an i5-2430M processor to an i7-#### processor...

shadinfrada wrote:I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade to an i7 from from a i5 processor. I have an HP Pavilion Dv6t-6c00 Entertainment Notebook. If that's not possible, would it be possible to move up to a 3rd generation or 4th generation i5 or i7 processor for my model notebook?Hi,HP use different Intel motherboards for dual and quad core laptops. Your laptop is probably only for dual core (Core i3 and i5) processors for 35W. Core i7 processors use 45W and more so Core i7 chips won't probably work.You cannot use 3rd or 4th gen processors on your laptop. The 4th generation use completely different socket (I think) and the 3rd one use the same socket, however it's not electronically compatible with the Sandy Bridge chipset. There is not much difference between Sandy and Ivy Bridge laptops. Haswell (4th gen) use more ultra low voltage processors so both previous generations are actually even more powerful with the mobile (M) CPU versions and there is no need for an upgrade. I have still an Ivy Bridge laptop (signature) and won't upgrade any time soon because there is nothing better to upgrade to. 

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How do i find the driver for Intel(R) Pentium(R) processor N- and J-series / Intel(R) Celeron(R) processor N- and J-series EHCI USB - 0F34

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My Laptop Experiencing this error, Laptop Model: Lenovo Ideapad 320-15lKB Looking For Solution on how to solve the error.

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Being new to this site.(So will say hi! to everyone.) I have an unusual Amd processor and wandered if anybody could help me with this.I have checked all the sites I know and come up with a big fat zero.So would appreciate if anyone has information on it or where I could get it.
Spec as follows:::AMD Athlon2900+ Barton
OPGA/V-Core-1.600v/T-Die-85degrees Cent/L2 Cache-512mhz/FSB-266mhz.
Said it was unusual. Any person with any help on this chip would be very much appreciated.Not a bad one for the first post.Start scraching your heads.Cheers.

A:AMD Processor

You have an Athlon XP 2900+ CPU. More details on it here.
Do you want to buy one? Well, here is a link, just in case.

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Hello, I am trying to upgrade an old PC I found in my garage and I am on a fixed budget. I am trying to get my PC to the recommended specifications of Team Fortress 2. I need a new processor and I am trying to get a cheap 3 GHz one the only problem is I am not all that great with computer hardware but I can understand basics. I am wondering whether if I get a new processor for my computer will it change the type of RAM used, because the computer currently uses SDRAM and the processors I have been looking at say things like "memory supported: DDR2." Please if you could answer my question and tell me where I can get a very cheap processor at it would be VERY appreciated!

Thanks, Daniel

The computer is a Dell Optiplex GX240 Series
Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service pack 2
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz Model 1, Stepping 2
Maximum Memory Capacity: 1024MB

Team Fortress 2 Specs.
Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® Vista/XP/2000, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

A:Processor help

Ummm... Knowing something about the old computer would be nice. If it runs, run PCWizard on it, and post its specs here. I think, anyways if you're going to play TF2, you'll need a new motherboard, graphics card and some newer, faster RAM...

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This isn't your regular query where the pc is in a reboot loop.

I've always kept my pc up-to-date with all MS patches, and never had any problems.

All seemed well after the SP3 installation, until recently.

After logging in as 'Administrator', I was asked to 'active windows in the next few days'. I had no problems in doing so (as I'm running a legitimate version of Win XP Pro). I then got a window that said 'Windows is already activated'.

All seemed well, then I went to logon last night, again I was asked to 'active windows', when I clicked OK, the system logged me off.

My one solution was to boot to safe mode and remove sp3.

When I rebooted the pc, all seems well.

My question..... what caused this, and how do I prevent it from happening again ?? I want to re-install SP3, but am afraid that eventually windows will not let me in at all.

Can anyone shed any light on what has caused this ?

A:Win XP SP3 & AMD Processor

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I see that computers with the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6600 (2.4GHz) are available now.

I’m wondering if these new processors are really Better/Faster than the Intel predecessor ....
Intel Pentium D 940 (3.2GHz, 4MB,800MHz FSB) ... That are running with a faster clock ??

Should I get excited and run out and get one

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This is a 64 bit processor in unit, repeat only a 64 bit , not a 32/64 only a 64 chip.
tried to load windowsXp 32 bit operating system, loaded but several functions did not work. tried twice I assume this can't be done ?? correct?

Loaded windows 7 64bit works like a charm.

A:64 bit processor

Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj

This is a 64 bit processor in unit, repeat only a 64 bit , not a 32/64 only a 64 chip.
tried to load windowsXp 32 bit operating system, loaded but several functions did not work. tried twice I assume this can't be done ?? correct?

Loaded windows 7 64bit works like a charm.

A 64-bit processor supports 32-bit functions as well. If you're running a 32-bit OS, like Windows XP, it will operate only in 32-bit mode. It can be done. I used to use an Athlon 64 on my old rig with Windows XP 32-bit. What wasn't working and what are your computer's specs?

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I currently have an old HP Pavillion XL756 and I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the processor. My current processor is a Intel Pentium III, ~670MHz processor and I want to upgrade it to at least a 1.3 GHz processor, but preferably a 2.0 GHz processor or higher. Is this possible with a Pavillion and also will I have to get anything to accomodate the new processor, such as more fans, new motherboard, new power supply, etc...? Any reccomendations for a nice new processor (budget is not a concern), but would like it to be reasonable?

Here are my pc specs:

Machine name: Pavilion
Operating System: Windows 98 (4.10, Build 2222) A
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: Pavilion
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel Pentium III, ~670MHz
Memory: 510MB RAM
Page File: 181MB used, 1356MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: /Silent
DxDiag Version: 4.09.0000.0902 32bit

A:Processor Help

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Alright, so I noticed that I was dropping A LOT of frames in an online FPS game.
Wait let me tell you my specs so you know what's going on.

ATI Radeon 4650 HD
AMD Phenom II X4 925 2.80 Processor

Anyways as I was saying I play this game on a 1280x960 Resolution at HIGH settings and I easily get 150+ frames at any given time. Now it started going under 100 even at a 1280x720 on LOW settings, I was a bit worried to this so after it continued I reformatted my PC. Now this is when I started realizing that the overall speed of the PC is pretty slow. So I updated all the drivers on my video card, and updated windows because I just reformatted it. Now when I say 'slow' I mean I spent $1200 dollars on this computer, and I never expected that it would take a long time to get past the welcome screen, and even in Sony Vegas which is an editing program like it was so slow I can't even use it, the same with Photoshop it is extremely slow. Then I thought to when I was playing a game earlier that day and it was like four on four and I was running my usual settings 1280x960 and the frames we're pretty normal. It was then when about 8 more people joined it went back to it's rut which is like under 60 FPS. Then I thought that maybe it's not my Radeon that is acting up, but my processor, everything acts fine with say eight people, but when sixteen join it has to "process" more, hence the processor being slow.

Now this is just a theory, but I got a friend who is extr... Read more

A:2.80 GHz Processor w/ 8GB RAM - Need Help

What game?

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Hello all! I'm looking for a budget computer.. I dont mean a SLOW computer, but I definitely dont mean the latest High Tech one. I own 2 computers, one laptop and a desktop. My laptop is a Pentium 4 3 Ghz with 2 Gb of RAM. I use my computer for music composition and I use primarily VST instruments, which eat up a lot of processing power. I get by with my 3 GHz Laptop (but not with my 1.7 Ghz Desktop) and if I could buy a 3Ghz desktop for cheap I would be happy. Now this is the question.. I found on my local classifieds, some people are selling dual core computers.. some are dual core 2 Ghz some faster.. so.. which one can be comparable to a 3 Ghz single processor? Is it comparable, or should I just give it a shot with whatever? I'm looking for something like 200-300 dollars used desktop. Anyone that can help with my question? thanks!

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I started up my computer this morning and it told me that i installed a new processor and asked how i wanted to boot. I did not install a new processor, so i told it to start normally and everything worked out fine. Does anyone know what happened?

A:A new processor?

Posting the exact message you saw may help us to assist you in finding the reason you received that.
Listing your computer specs would also help.

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I will be buying an HP laptop today and have narrowed it down to two HP computers. The main difference between the two is:

(1) One has the AMD TK-57 Athlon 64X 2 Dual-Core chip and the other has the AMD Turion TL-60 64 X2 Dual-Core Chip; and

(2) The computer with the TK-57 has 512kB on die level 2 while the laptop with the TL-60 has1024 at die level 2

The computer will be used for basic home stuff (internet searching, word processing, etc.). The laptop will be running Vista with 2 GB Ram to start.

Unfortunately, I've got to make a decision in a couple hours because the new computer is a swap out for a damage Gateway under an extended protection program. Thus, I trying to get a sense of the difference between these two chips and how they would run with Vista or affect battery life. Of course, the TL-60 laptops going to cost me a little more out of my pocket whereas the TX-57 laptop will basically be swapped out.

Any fast advice or education would be great.

Thanks! Chris

A:AMD Processor TL-60 vs. TK-57

The TK as opposed to the TL has more cache. The model number also suggest that the 60 runs at a higher operating frequency (probably ensuring a slightly smaller battery life).

If you want more info about the different Turion 64 X2 processors, you can have a look at the Wikipedia page.

ps. I don't think there's such a thing as a TX-57 CPU, it's most likely the TK-57.

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In the next month or 2 i'm going to upgrade my athlon xp 1900+ to a barton 3000+ (400fsb). My question is will my 512meg of PC2100 ram slow the entire computer down? All the other parts in my computer are pretty fast (nforce2 MB), radeon 9800, and WB 160gig 8meg cache HD. How much of a difference will upgrading to pc3200 ram make?

A:New processor and RAM?

Yes, get the PC3200 because it will be a great match for the 3000+ with FSB of 400.

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Hi all
Not sure if this belongs in software or hardware category as it covers both,
I am interested in buying a laptop with AMD Turion™ 64 X2,
it has vista home on it, I do however want to install xp pro on it to run some old applications on it that aren't compatible with vista, so my question is do I need xp 64bit or is the cpu backwards compatible with the 32bit version of xp, if not does the 64bit version of xp run 32 bit applications?
cut a long story short is there a way to run applications that were made for xp 32 bit on a laptop with a 64 bit cpu and vista.
Also if it is do-able are there many issues if I run the laptop on dual boot OS's.
Any advice apreciated.

A:64 bit processor

No, you can install standard 32bit xp and it will run just fine, which is lucky because driver support for 64bit XP is awful!

I can't see any issues in running a dual boot on the laptop but you may have to install some software to make it work correctly and just for ease of use, I can;t think of any off the top of my head but i'm sure someone will know some... hope that helps

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hi i've downloaeded the CoD 4 demo but it keeps crashing when i want to play it
so i went to www.canyourunit.com and it said i dont meet the mim requirement

heres the requirement i failed in CPU:

Minimum: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz/ Athlon 64 2800+ (Intel & Athlon 1.8 GHz Dual Core or better supported
You Have: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+

i dont see y it cant run it. so i was wondering if someone could help me out and also if i cant fix this problem with some type of software would i need to get a whole new processor or something and if thats even possible tahnk you

A:New Processor

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I have an AMD Athlon 2100+ Processor; however when I installed it, it comes up as a 1500+. The clock speed is set to 100 and when I set it to 133 it comes up as a 2100+, but my PC gets too hot and goes out. Is there any way to get my processor to work properly without frying my motherboard?

A:AMD Processor

if you have the FSB speed jumper set correctly, and your bios setting correct, and your board supports the processor there should be no problem.

What speed RAM you using?
What motherboard to you have?

without knowing more specific information all i can suggest is a better CPU and case fan.

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I'm upgrading my motherboard and processor. What do I have to do to get XP to accept the new hardware?

A:New Mb And Processor

Unlikely you will be able to do that without reinstalling the os with reactivation again as the os is married to sytemWindows Product Activation checks the following ten things. Some score more than others. If you deviate too far from what you registered (i.e. you completely rebuilt your computer from scratch) you will need to phone MS and enter a 50 digit key. The WPA system checks ten categories of hardware: Display Adapter SCSI Adapter IDE Adapter (effectively the motherboard) Network Adapter (NIC) and its MAC Address RAM Amount Range (i.e., 0-64mb, 64-128mb, etc.) Processor Type Processor Serial Number Hard Drive Device Hard Drive Volume Serial Number (VSN) CD-ROM / CD-RW / DVD-ROMyou might get away with the 'modifying the two folders way' but...

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I have a P4SD - VX motherboard in s Sony desk top. It has an extreamly noisy fan the model number is ,afb 0712 hhb,. I have searched for 2 days now trying to get confirmation on a compatable quieter fan and had no joy. Does anyone have any ideas please
Thanks in advanced for your time.

A:Processor Fan

Well I think i would prefer a straight swap with a better quieter fan. It seems like it should be straight forward but the existing fan has wierd brackes to clip into. Im not sure if when i buy a new fan it will come with brackets to screw into the motherboard or if i use the existing ones?

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I have a gateway DX4270-03. (http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/DX/DX4720/DX4720nv.shtml) i recently upgraded my graphics card and sound card to get a better game playing. but i found a new game that require a faster cpu than my e5200 @ 2x2.5GHz. My questions is, should i try to overclock my processor or try to upgrage to a whole new processor? and if i should get a new processor, how do i know which one would fit? i looked up a lot of info just to see if i can figure it out myself, but no luck. im kind of stuck on finding manufacture for my motherboard and all the BIOS?....please help.

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I'm having a problem with my pc having ADD symptoms. I can click on something and the pc will sit there, then I'll have to click on a nonimportant part of the page and it acts like it wakes up and starts processing. Sometimes it will start to load a page and then starts going slow, and then it will start to reload the page.

Also, I'm getting this blue screen that blinks so quickly that I can't read it and then the pc restarts. It did it twice this morning when I was trying to run the scan on Kaspersky.

AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor, MMX, 3DNow, ~500MHz

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


A:How can I tell if processor is going bad?

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so i'm running a p4 3.02GHz right now single core only. i've had it for about a year and it's getting sluggish. now i was thinkin possibly going core 2 duo now but my friend said wait possibly 3-4 months for amd's new processor, is there any word of a new processor in the next few months that will equal or surpass intels core 2 duo? if not should i get core 2 duo now?

A:which processor and when?

To go to AMD you'd need to replace a large amount of the computer, even going to a Core 2 Duo may require you to replace the motherboard, processor, memory and possibly even the video card and power supply. How much were you thinking of spending?

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I have a home built system that kind of resembles fenkenstein with this upgraded part here or this part there.... Anyway my question today involves my processor. I currently have a ECS K8M800-M2 v2.0 motherboard running a AMD Sempron 2800+ processor. I have recieved from a friend an AMD Sempron 64 3100+. My question is can I use this with my board? and is it a good idea? It appears to me that the sempron 64 3100+ runs a tad slower that the sempron 2800+. I know enough to be dangerous, but I don't know enough technical stuff to decifer all the information cpu world is throwing at me. Also can the semp.64 3100+ run in x86? I did some other research and it appears that it can, but I wanted to confirm. And not to be silly but if this all works and I run it on the x86-64 platform, instead of the x86 platform, can I still run my regular 32 bit version of xp pro? or do I need to get a 64 bit version of windows? ANy help would be greatly appreciated!!!


A:AMD Processor help

I think you`ve got your wires crossed somewhere.

The mobo you link to is a socket754. This means it would be suitable for the AMD Sempron 64 3100+, which is a socket754 cpu.

Your AMD Sempron 2800+ cpu is socket `A` and will not run in a socket754 mobo.

Regards Howard

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every now and then my processor goes to 100% while i'm playing music or on a website that uses flash. it might be my integrated graphics card but i'm not sure. could anyone help me with this?

A:processor goes to 100%

I suggest you track that with the Task Manager > Processes. Set it such that it shows the processes with the highest CPU utilization on top and also click on " Show processes from all users". With the information at hand, it is impossible to tell. Could be anything.

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This may be a silly question but can you run a 64 bit processor on a 32 bit operating system. If so do you lose any speed or what happens? Would you recommend it? Please get back to me on it. Thanks!!

A:Using 64-bit processor on 32 bit OS

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So i have the money saved for this processor will it work with the Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus?

A:Processor help.

Probably, from newegg:

Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
CPU Type Quad-core / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium
FSB 1333/1066/800MHz
Supported CPU Technologies Intel Quad-core CPU ReadyClick to expand...

$1000 for a processor though.. that is a lot of cash.

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sorry dont know where to quite put this post.. my question is... is there a way to find out if your processor needs to be replaced. To be alittle more specific i have been having all kinds of locking up both internet browsing and gaming. i now have installed the 64 bit version of home premium. when i push a key and watch the cpu performance monitor it sky rockets to 54% cpu usage.

I already have another post running on my gaming lock up issue and what not. thanks.


nevermind, i have a short in my keyboard causing all of it

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I have a HP 15-f233wm and i need to know what processor and ram my motherboard can handle

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What is the better processor of the Intel brand
I've heard that Intel Core2 Duo was nice but there's another called

Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor
-Is this any good compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo which is better?


i3 is the newer generation of Intel processors, so I say go with i3


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I was looking at the requirements for the PC game Call of Duty 4, and it says the recommended processor is a 2.4 GHz dual-core. I was just wondering if a Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200(2.33GHz) (64-bit) would be good enough to play the game right?


Intel core 2 quad is more than enough to run CoD 4.
You can see my specs and the processor isn't as good but still run CoD with around 100+ fps.

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My PC seems to sit at 100% CPU usage for long periods of time. Internet Explorere seems to be the biggest memory user by far when I look at Widnows Task Mgr. I have a Dell Dimension 4700 with 1GB RAM. I recently ran SpyBot and cleared 43 spyware/adware offenders and have scheduled this to run regularly; very good program. I also use regularly run McAfee firewall, viruscan, etc. plus Windows Defender and MS Windows security suite. If necessary, I can run Hijack this for diagnostic purposes. I have just received two x 1GB RAM cards I can install; do you think the additional RAM will solve this issue? Thanks much for any advice.

A:Processor @ 100%

Howdy charlie,
No another gig of ram will not solve your cpu usage problem.. As it is not taking any ram just your cpu cycles. Bring back up the task manager and end Internet explorer..Then restart it.. Does this help?

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hi ive got a 1.6ghz p4 and i want to upgrade
my motherboard says that it will support a 2.8ghz processor but then it says it will support 2 gb of ram and it wont (anyone want a 1gb stick of ddr266!!) i just wanted to make sure that this processor http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sspec=sl6wj
will work with this mobo

A:new processor

The processor you listed has a Front Side Bus (FSB) of 800mhz, I'm not an Intel expert, so I can't assure you that it will work. I personally think that it won't, since Intel's site says it supports processors with either a 533mhz or 400mhz FSB.

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i have an old AMD k6 motherboatd socket 7 that had a 300 processor in it...i got a 500 processor to upgrade and also added 128 ramto give me 256 now...since i am giving this old one to my grandson for games,,,now it still says i only have a 300 processor installed when it clearly was a 500 processor any suggestions on how to make my computer reconise the new processor...thanks

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I have an AMD Athlon XP 1700+ Athlon (Th core) 1.4Mhz on a Matsonic MS8157E v 1.0 and want to upgrade to a faster processor.Any ideas please.


You could go to a 2500 - 333 meghertz but i personally wouldnt, you wont see a big difference.

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p4 1mb cache or p4 2mb cache, i am assuming the 2mb is faster. The cost is
considerably more, is it worth it

A:processor help

what do you intend to use it for?

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