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How can I access the CPU Multiplier for the Intel Core 2 Extreme x9000

Q: How can I access the CPU Multiplier for the Intel Core 2 Extreme x9000

I had purchased a Dell Precision M6300 that has a Intel Core 2 Extreme. Now from what I read from there page about this system, it can run CAD and other graphic programs. Well, when I had got it form the person it had Linux Ubuntu on it. It ran fine until I wiped the drive and installed my iso of Windows 7. It was REALLY SLOW. To the point I could not watch videos with VLC and it took forever to load Firefox.
I opened the task manager and it was running at 0.59GHz! This CPU should be at around 2.5GHz. So I disabled the bios options for Speed Step and it went up to 0.89GHz and no higher.
About a week has passed and I now have Windows 10 and it runs nice but still at 0.89GHz. I had done more searching and found ThrottleStop. Well now I'm running at 2.5GHz, but I need to run that program to have the CPU to be at where I want it.

TL;DR Is there an update for me to be able to access the CPU Multiplier in the BIOS? It's at Revision A15. I have another Dell which is a XPS M1730 and it has a setting in the BIOS for it.

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A: How can I access the CPU Multiplier for the Intel Core 2 Extreme x9000

There is no BIOS level control over the CPU multiplier - it's auto-set by the system board.
Is the AC adapter recognized (F2 at powerup to check)? If not, the system will run as if on battery all the time.
Similarly, disabling SpeedStep will force the system to run at low speed all the time - you want that setting to be enabled.

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First of all I'll tell you what I'm running:
Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Intel T7250 2.0 GHz
250GB Samsung Internal HDD

My old hard drive died recently, so this morning I switched it for a brand new replacement.

Upon reinstalling Windows it was clear that the computer was running dreadfully slowly, so I downloaded CPU-Z to see what the CPU was doing. CPU-Z says that the processor is running with an apparently unchanging multiplier of 2.0 (normally between 6 and 10 depending on what SpeedStep is doing) with a bus speed of 199.45 MHz, reporting a core speed of 398 MHz. Additionally, it's reporting a Core VID of 0.85V (the Intel website says that the range for this processor is 1.075V-1.175V)

When I boot into the BIOS it reports the CPU to be running at 2 GHz, and using ThrottleStop allows me to bring it back into normal range once Windows is loaded. The computer doesn't seem to boot any slower than before, but once it gets to the logon screen it slows down, which leads me to believe that it's somewhere there that is going wrong, perhaps? I've set ThrottleStop to load at startup, but isn't a foolproof solution and, really, I'd much rather have Windows manage the CPU than have to do it manually.

A second reinstall of Windows has not solved the problem.

If anybody has come across something like this before, or has any ideas for how to begin trying to sort it out then I will be very, very grateful.


A:Intel T7250 2.0 GHz multiplier stuck at 2.0x, Core Speed at 398 MHz

Hi again,

I've tried a couple more things.

Updating the BIOS (to the same version, so reflashing, I guess) increases the multiplier, according to CPU-Z, to 4x, but it doesn't go any higher than that.

I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the CPU drivers through Device Manager. When the computer restarts it runs to the full 10x multiplier (occasionally running up to 11x, which seems to be a kind of overrun that it's always done). This lasts for a minute or two then it drops back to 4x and refuses to go higher again.

All the while CPU-Z is reporting a VID of 0.85v despite the Intel website, and everything I can find online, saying that the minimum voltage for the CPU is 1.075v.

Using ThrottleStop is having the side-effect of overheating the laptop (because it seems to run at the high multiplier for a lot longer than it usually would) causing it to shutdown automatically at a certain point.

When I boot up the BIOS is still reporting the CPU to be running at the full 2GHz, which is the normal 10x multiplier, and it drops when Windows takes over.

Completely running out of ideas. I've never had a problem like this before with any version of Windows, and the computer was working absolutely fine yesterday.

I guess my next step is trying it with a copy of XP or something, to see if I can try and rule out the OS as a problem, unless anybody has any ideas at all for what to try before doing that?

Thanks again, any help at all is very much appreciated!

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Which one is faster?

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (3Ghz)


Intel Core i7 940 (2.93Ghz)


A:Intel core 2 extreme QX9650 or Intel Core i7 950?


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I was just wondering, what is the difference between normal quad core, and the ones with "extreme" stuck on the end. Both from Intel.

This also applies to Core 2 Duo from Intel.

I can't spot it (except for the price), so someone help me out here.

A:Intel Quad core/Quad core extreme difference? (Q6600/QX6700)

im not to sure but i think it has somthing to do with the multiplyer

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I finally decided to ditch my old Core 2 Duo 6400 Processor (~2.13 Ghz) and upgrade to a quad core. My issue is that my machine is about 4 or 5 years old now. My mobo is the Intel DP965LT and the my current cooling for my processor is the Freezer 7 Pro.

I purchased the Intel® Core?2 Extreme Processor QX6700 (Quad Core), I know I will need to update BIOS for the new CPU, but I believe that is worth it. While waiting for the new CPUs arrival I've been researching if my current cooling system will be enough. The Freezer 7 Pro is a small fan with a small heat sink (98mm I believe). All the aftermarket fans I've been looking at are 120mm and up. Will these be too big to fit in the holes already there for the push-in style heat sink & and fan slot already in my cpu?
I need to find a heat sink and fan that will fit in the slot where my Freezer 7 Pro has been. I really appreciate your help and suggestions.:approve:

p.s. My new CPU won't be coming with heat sink or fan, since I bought 2nd hand CPU. Also, I don't plan on overclocking....the 2.66Ghz out of a Quad core will already feel like a ferarri compared to my old 2.13 Dual

Current System Specs:

Operating System: Windows XP Home, SP3
Mother Board: Intel Model #DP965LT; Chipset: Intel P965/G965
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 ~2.13Ghz (this must go!)
Memory: 3 GB DDR2 RAM
Video Card: NVidea GeForce 9500 GT w/1 GB Memory

A:Cooling for (SL9UL) Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700

As long as the heatsink is made for a socket 775 CPU it will fit the mounting holes. IMO, if you are not planning to overclock, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is enough. If you decide to get a larger heatsink/fan anyway, most that are designed for a socket 775 should fit. Just make sure the larger heatsink/fan won't interfere with other components like side case fans or extra tall heatsinked RAM.

If this PC is for gaming, consider replacing the 9500GT.

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Hi all , i recently just bout a new intel core 2extreme x6800 processor for 200 pounds i have heard that this processor was really good but i have a few doubts now after i bought it . first off, was 200 pound good for this processor? or should i have maybe went a bit higher and got the the quad extreme qx6700? opinions would be greatly appreciated because i want to run crysis really well and just need some opions on this processor cheers

A:Intel core 2 extreme x6800 wise choice?

I'm not sure about the 200 lb price tag for X6800, but a Q6600 will go for $325 and a regular E6850 for about $299Cd here in Canada. For sure you won't see any difference between an X6800 and the Q6700 when it comes to Crysis. I've read and seen the performance reviews and they all show such little diff. it's not worth talking about. To run Crysis very well means mid-high settings and one of those above cpus and a minimum 8800GT 512Mb to achieve (believe it or not!) 30FPS!!!!

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Hello there! I'm helping a friend build a new rig, and I'd like to ask a question.

I'm thinking about installing an Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU (1333 MHz External Clock, 3.0 GHz). It will be air-cooled. I'm trying to figure out two things: one, the best speed of RAM for the money (when paired with this CPU); and two, how to configure the mobo settings following the install.

I'm a bit behind on my literature, but I've been told that Conroe CPUs have unlocked downward multipliers, between 6 and 9. Since a quad-pumped 1333 external clock correlates to a 333 MHz FSB frequency, I was thinking about getting two sticks of DDR2-800, raising the FSB to 400 MHz, and lowering the multiplier if necessary. Is this a good idea? Is the CPU likely to be stable even if I don't lower the multiplier? Should I pick a different speed for the RAM, or do something else differently?

Also, I'd like to ask if anyone has any suggestions for a motherboard/chipset to pair with the E6850 or another 1333MHz FSB Conroe. Of course, I'm looking for a quality board, but I'm going to emphasize the video card and RAM in this build, so the less expensive, the better!

Here are links to the CPU and RAM I'm considering:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0 GHz LGA775 65W
OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

Thank you in advance!

Note: I apologize if this has been answered recently. I've done a search and scan of recent topics and did not find the... Read more

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My core speed or the multiplier don't drop in idle
bios setup everything is automatic
core i7 980x

I also when I get into bios same thing no drop
latest bios and default setup

A:Core speed or multiplier don't drop in idle

Hmm; I'm sure these are the FIXED ratings of the chip, not the ACTIVE usage.
The Win/7 Task Manager->Performance->Resource Monitor clearly shows active usage.

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I'm planning on buying a Dell inspiron laptop. I am wondering what the difference is between Intel Core Solo and Intel Core Duo processors. Is it worth more money for the Duo when all I'll use the laptop for is Office applications and internet browsing?

A:difference is between Intel Core Solo and Intel Core Duo processors.

If you're using it mostly for applications and multitasking, then yes, the core duo would be a better choice. I would say shell out the extra money.

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So my processor is broken, and im thinking about wich one to buy, is this i5 really better then i7 for gaming and such? the one i had in my computer wich is broken are Intel Core i7-4790K and ive been told the upgrade package Intel Core i5-6600K is better then Intel Core i7-4790K. So is this true?

A:Processor Intel Core i7-4790 or Intel Core i5-6600K

U have a socket 1150 motherboard???
I5-6600k is a socket 1151 processor

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Hi, I'm new here and hope you can help! System SpecsLenovo T500 (2081-CTO)CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8600 2.40GHzRAM: 6GB DDR3 PC3-8500 (2GB + 4GB Hynix Halogen free)Lenovo Bios: 3.13-1.06 (Mar 2010)O/S: Windows 7, 64-bit Battery Installed: YesPower Supply: 90W installedPower Setting: Maximum Performance; Max CPU Speed: Highest  [ThinkVantage Power Manager 3.12]Bios Setting: Intel SpeedStep disabled; Everest UE 5.50 confirms: C1E & EIST are both: "Supported, Disabled".*** All Lenovo Drivers are up to date ***---Problem: Core Speed is stuck at 1.6Ghz (Multiplier x 6.0) and only fluctuates several Mhz from time to time. I think it should be set at 2.40Ghz, as I have disabled all the CPU speed saving settings. The Core Speed (1.60Ghz) is consistent in: - Everest Ultimate Edition 5.50 - CPU-Z 64 bit 1.54 - Intel Processor Identification Utility 4.22.20100224 All of these report the P9800 @2.40Ghz is running at 1.6Ghz or 1.59Ghz. I've run load/stress test, Super-Pi etc... and obsevered the core speed - it never changes or exceeds 1.6Ghz.Super Pi takes 31s, where benchmarks on a normal P8600 2.40Ghz show this should be done in 20s. I've read several threads in these forums, and tried all the things suggested:Lenovo Forum Thread Example 1Lenovo Forum Thread Example 2 I have even tried setting the Max CPU speed performance to "Adaptive", and it still doesn't go beyond 1.6Ghz. Can someone suggest any other things ... Read more

A:T500 P8600 (2.40Ghz) Core speed problems - runs only at 1.6Ghz (6x multiplier)?

do you have your battery attached when using your laptop?

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Hi guys. I've been looking at 2 laptops, they are basically identical but one has an Intel Core i3-4005U mobile processor and 4GB of RAM, and the other one has an AMD A4-5000 mobile processor and 6GB RAM. The guy at the store and a couple other people I know told me that the Core i3 is better than the A4 as the AMD "Quad Core" processors aren't very good, so even though the Intel i3 is only dual core it will be better than the quad core AMD. The other question is the RAM. Is 6GB that much better than 4GB or will 4GB be fine for basic use. (That's all this laptop is for. Basic use and touch apps since it will be touchscreen)

The AMD laptop is this one: Buy the HP Pavilion Notebook - AMD A4, 6GB, 15.6 at TigerDirect.ca
And the Intel here: Buy the HP TouchSmart 15.6 Notebook PC - F5W37UA#ABL at TigerDirect.ca

Last question, what the hell is DDR3L? All the new laptops have it nowadays... Is it backward compatible with normal DDR3 laptop RAM? Meaning can I take a normal laptop DDR3 4GB stick out of my dads laptop and put it into the 4GB (i3) laptop if thats the one i'm gonna get? Or does the DDR3 "L" part cause issues?

Edit: Sorry i'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread. If it isn't mods could you please move it? Thanks

A:AMD A4-5000 "Quad Core" vs Intel Core i3-4005U Dual Core

Hmm, I guess you should read some reviews. But just from the specs the AMD has 6 GB ram instead of 4. Has a DVD burner where the Intel shows no optical drive. It only has W8 8.0 where the Intel has 8.1. But some people may prefer 8.0.

Read reviews. See how each performs. If you don't wish to use it to burn DVD then the optical drive, or lack thereof may not matter to you.

Edit: Oh, and the AMD is about $80 cheaper.

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Will i see a notable difference in gaming performance? I have 4GB of RAM and GTX570.

Thank you.

A:If i replace intel X6800 extreme with Intel q9550

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I want to know if it's still safe to run my cpu under these tempreatures.

Currently my 2 cores tempreature are bettwen 55c-65c at 5% load. Room temp is about 36c.

Am I over the maximum core temp, will the cpu be damaged if i keep running my system and is this normal?

A:Solved: Maximum Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 core temp?

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I am looking to build my own PC as I can't afford Ł1,000+ to get someone to make one for me, I will be using it for gaming and communication and a little college work, I will probably be using Bullguard to protect it and OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office with a Win 7 64bit OS.

Bearing this in mind what would be the best Processor for the Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor and what would be the maximum Memory and Storage I could attach to it? ( I preferably want 8GB of Memory and 1tb of storage ) but I can be flexible.

A:What would be the best motherboard for a Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor?

The CPU you want is the i5 3570K. That runs on the socket LGA 1155. When you are on a budget, any mid range mobo will suit your needs. Use the savings from the mobo towards a better HDD or even an SSD. You will also need a GPU.

I would recommend the ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard. As for RAM, 8GB is enough. As for the HDD, 1TB is great. I recommend the WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD.

Make sure you can get in a GPU.

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I did a check today on my computer because its been running slower than I thought it would when I bought it. When I ran the test it said I have 1 core working, and that the processor is at 2.36 GHz, not the 2.66 it should be at. I don't know why only 1 of the cores is working, so I was hoping one of u tech guys out there might know... Can anyone help?

A:Solved: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 with only 1 working core


Can you give specifics on your computer such as make and model # and your OS?
(if custom built; motherboard model and model#, operating system, memory amount, BIOS settings if applicable..etc)

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I was just interested in knowing if my intel celeron D 335 2.80GHz processor is dual core or single core because on intel's website, I see that they make a dual and single core version but I can't determine which one mine is?


A:Solved: Intel Celeron D 335: Dual core or Single core

It's a single core.

There are dual core Celerons, but yours isn't.

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I have just about decided to go with the e6300 but want to make sure one last time it is the right way to go. These two CPU's are the same price. According to most people the e6300 left the 4200+ in the dust in all tests. I do however still like AMD... What do you guys think? The e6300 or the 4200+. Even though both are low core speeds (1.87 and 2.2ghz respectively) they still out perform a 3.6ghz pentium 4. Is this correct? I dont understand why a CPU with low core speed can outperform one with very high speed? I was always under the impression that core speed was the main determinant of "performance". If anyone could clear this up it would be hugely appreciated. Also, for the same money I can buy a Intel Pentium*D-940 CPU - 3.2 Ghz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 x 2MB L2 Cache, LGA775...

Which of these 3 is the best?

All help would be hugely appreciated.



A:Intel e6300 core 2 duo conroe VS AMD ATHLON 64 X2 4200+ AM2 D/CORE

Out of those 3, the E6300 is the best. Conroe's new architecture is so efficient, that easily outperforms Netburst based CPU´s (P4, PD, Celeron D), and even manages to outperform AMD CPU's.

You can see by yourself HERE. All Conroe CPU's perform excellent. And you can overclock them very easily, and that way, your 1.8GHZ Conroe overclocked to 2000-2400 MHZ will completely trash the other CPU's.

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I'm looking at new laptops and would like to know what ppl think of the AMD Phenom II Quad Core Mobile Processor N930 VS the Intel Core I3 350M Processor.

Thanks for the input.

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I have running TDA-ThinkorSwim Investing software which experiences periodic performance issues, which reeves the fan or Hard disk then locks up all performance until the TOS performance issue is acknowledged.  TOS uses an internal 7.0 Java.  typical
CPU usage is 30-45% but I have seen CPU surging usage as high as 119% with frequency at 132%.  Processing seems to halt, graphics halt or are severely retarded at best.  Using Speedfan software Seeing CPU temps. peak at 85C or 185F. 

On this higher end and equipped 64 Bit HP Envy Laptop, with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) Machine containing an Intel HD Graphics 4600 card.   

any suggestions on how to choke off these problems? 

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Since I couldn't get specs on the AMD Turion in terms of cache, etc. (the Intel one in the title is 2M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) I couldn't figure out which is the better processor.

Does anyone know? Is there also a website I can reference that can compare them?

A:AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-75 VS Intel Core 2 Duo T6600

both Intel and AMD have processor specifiction sheets on their websites, give them a try

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Since I couldn't get specs on the AMD Turion in terms of cache, etc. (the Intel one in the title is 2M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) I couldn't figure out which is the better processor.

Does anyone know? Is there also a website I can reference that can compare them?

A:AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-75 VS Intel Core 2 Duo T6600

check this chart out: PassMark CPU Lookup

since i personally prefer amd, id go with amd.

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Making the case for 6-core processors

PC Perspective - Intel Core i7-980X Gulftown Hexa-core Processor Review

The price will drop in short time, just like all of the rest of Intel's new processors!

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16th May 2016.Dear Dell Forum Members & Support,We have an existing and very reliable Dell Precision 490 with a Single Intel Xeon 5060 (Dual Core, 3.2GHz,1066MHz) system.The system is currently running Bios Version A08 (04/25/08)
Can it be upgraded to Two (2) Intel Xeon Quad Core Processors, and if so, can a list of the compatiable processors be supplied ?
e.g. Xeon X5460 (Quad-Core, 3.16 GHz, 1333MHz) etc.

Thank you for your time & patience.With kindest regards.GEM CNC Systems.

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Hi. I am brand new to this site and need some advice. I have never bought a dell (I have an HP right now) laptop/computer but am about to. My husband has a dell credit account so that is where I have to buy from. I'm looking at 2 Dell laptops. Both are Inspiron 15 3000 but one has AMD® Quad Core A6-3400M Processor and the other has 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor. Please help! I don't do any gaming if that helps...just social apps, surfing, watch netflix, check email, and pay bills.

Here are the specs...
**AMD Quad core-
AMD A6-6310 Quad-Core APU with Radeon™ R4 Graphics
500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
Radeon™ R4 Graphics
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768)
Dell Wireless-N 1705 + Bluetooth 4.0
40 WHr, 4-Cell Battery (removable)

*Intel Core i3
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-4005U (3M Cache, 1.7GH
500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Dell Wireless-N 1705 + Bluetooth 4.0
40 WHr, 4-Cell Battery

***Please give me any advice because he has to order this tonight!** Thank you so much!

A:AMD Quad Core A6 Vs. 4th Generation Intel Core i3?

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Intel Core i3-2330M + Intel HD Graphics 3000 = Black Screen

first of all, my words of deep and sincere appreciation and thanks for this website. I use it, though only sporadically, for many, many years and always got very professional and useful help here!

Today I am inquiring about a problem that seems to be quite common and wide-spread, based on my own Internet searches: the bad combination of the Intel Core i3-2330M processor and the Intel HD Graphics 3000. During normal operations, my system works with that. But when using render software (POV-Ray) or attempting to play games, then I am getting that famous Black Screen. The laptop still continues to work, but I cannot see anything anymore. Only a restart helps, unfortunately. My online search did not reveal any solution, and having downloaded the "Intel Driver Update Utility", nothing new can be downloaded it seems.

I am speaking out here today about my problem with the hope, that someone here know a functioning solution. I need my system in order to create renders, that is my work. I just recently upgraded my system with that better processor, and it kills me now.

System Specs

Compaq Presario CQ57 Refurbished
Intel i3-2330M Processor
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (Driver)
Windows 7 Home Premium
17 GB free HDD space on C:\

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Anyone HELP me pls.....i have pc Dell Optiplex 775. i want to upgrade proc intel core 2 duo E5450 with proc intel Xeon E5450(hard mod).
Can I upgrade it? is it compatibility with my motherboard?
I read somewhere from the web...that my mobo actually can upgrade with proc intel xeon E5450 (hard mod) but must use  windows xp & upgrade to bios A20.they tell it work with update bios n change intel xeon...

1. first method i use, windows xp pro sp3 32bit  +  upgrade bios A19 upgrade A20(change proc xeon but failed) then upgrade to A21(change proc xeon but failed) then upgrade to A22(change proc xeon but failed) in this situation my pc can`t  press the button on/off, & button on/off change to orange colour & fan heat sink switch on automatic...(first method failed)

2. second method i use windows 7 ultimate 64bit  +  upgrade bios A19 upgrade A20(change proc xeon but failed) then upgrade to A21(change proc xeon but failed) then upgrade to A22(change proc xeon but failed) in this situation my pc can`t  press the button on/off, & button on/off change to orange colour & fan heat sink switch on automatic...(second method failed)

A:Can i upgrade proc intel core 2 duo E4500 lga775 to intel xeon e5450 (hard mod) lga771

The response of the system (no-boot with the Xeon CPU aboard) is your answer:  NO.  This system won't take that CPU.
Since the system won't boot with the Xeon CPU aboard, it matters not which OS you plan to run.

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I plan to upgrade to the listed components all of the rest of the hardware has been determined to be compatible. After the components are switched out I want to verify, my approach of Win 7 Pro installation will work and if not, would someone please correct me and give me advice as to the proper approach? What my idea was after everything is hooked up and ready to install OS, I would turn on enter bios set to boot from cd, and set to AHCI since I'll be reusing my Samsung 840 120GB SSD and leave the rest of the bios set to default at that time. I'll have my Logitech model 520 wireless keyboard with the model 310 wireless mouse which came together. Does this approach seem like it should work especially the wireless keyboard/mouse? I could sure use some corrections for the proper way of installing the OS if not, it would sure be appreciated Thanks!

A:Intel Core i5-4670K & ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 questions

Search http://www.sevenforums.com/members/gregrocker.html He recently wrote a great post on "how to clean reinstall a factory OEM windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

you might run into some issues with using a wireless mouse and keyboard on install... do you have a spare USB or PS2 keyboard?

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Hey, I built a brand new comp and i'll name the specs below. It's fast, but it's not as fast as i thought it would have been, just now i had a pretty slow boot up and i had to reboot. before i tried to multi task, i'm not sure if trying to install two things at once is a no no but the comp just restarted on it's own, here's what i have:
Core 2 Duo Extreme QX6700
2 Gigs of OCZ ddr2 1000 MHz
Geforce 8800 GTS
Raid Striping with 2 150 gig 10k rpm hard drives.
Power supply ultra 600watt
motherboard is Evga nForcce 680 i
i'm not sure if this is enough information or if it means anything.

A:Core 2 duo extreme question

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I just put a new Core 2 Extreme processor in a new 975xbx (rev. 305) board. It posted fine and I entered the BIOS to change the voltage for the memory I want to use with it (Corsair XMS 1GB); I changed it from 1.9 to 2.1 as recommended by the Corsair website. I put in the Corsair and I got the "three-beep-memory-problem" response from the board. I took out the Corsair and put back in the generic 1 GB 533 stick that had been in there and now it won't post. I have changed the jumper settings, popped out the battery, stripped everything off the board except the memory, cpu, and video card, and still nothing. It powers up and the fans spin, but it won't post. I assume I need to change the voltage settings back but I don't know how to do that without being able to access the BIOS. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Core 2 Extreme 6800 CPU
975XBX, rev. 305 Mobo
7950 GX2 Video Card
XG Duro 900 watt PSU
Corsair XMS DDR2 Memory
4, 250 GB Hard drives in a RAID 0 array


A:Core 2 Extreme and 975XBX

Here is Intel's "generic" check list for non booting. I would check each of these items just
to make sure nothing was missed, especially checking to make sure the good power signal is 5v.


If everything positively checks OK, then you may have to consider flashing the BIOS with the recovery BIOS.

If the board is an OEM board I would contact the seller from whom I purchased the board for advice. If it was a boxed retail board I would contact Intel Support direct.

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OK, some more information:

The current installation on the Lenovo T400 (Intel 330 SSD ACHI) was done using the "double install" method using Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack Upgrade. It appears the current installation would allow me to use the Sysprep method (I didn't receive an error message when running sysprep.exe), but my concern is that when I boot up the Intel 330 SSD in my new Intel NUC, the validation won't work because the Family Pack uses an Upgrade key. The key has only been used once, so I still have 2 remaining activations, but I'm not sure if that has any relevance to the situation.

Any other recommendations? I am considering manually uninstalling the drivers, doing the swap, and hoping for the best, due to the fact that the current installation sees itself as a clean install, not an upgrade.

A:Move Intel SSD from T400 (Core 2 Duo) to Intel NUC (Broadwell i3)?

How do you know that activation won't work? Did you try? If the bit is already flipped from doing the double upgrade then it should reactivate with the same key since all that is needed for the transfer is to reset the hardware signature in MS Activation servers.

You also have three simultaneous activations at any one time with the Family Pack, and do not forfeit an activation for reinstalling a key to the same or other hardware. If using phone activation because web fails, then when the magic question is asked "How many installs has this copy of Win7 been made" you'd say three instead of one. If rejected again, ask for agent. If agent has problems, talk with MS Customer service who are often more attentive seeing that you get what you pay for.

What's easier than Sysprep is to reimage using a free lightweight app like Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums then if Win7 won't boot on the new hardware as expected Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD.

Let us know how this goes.

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Hay there, I recently obtained a new system for a very cheap price with a surprisingly good processer with it.

New computer: -

Intel DQ45EK mobo
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.9GHz Socket 775
3GB ram (max 4gb)

Current Computer: -

Gigabyte P31-D3SL mobo
Intel Pentium D 925 3.00 GHz Socket 775
4GB ram

Alright so the issue is I want to swap the processors around but when I put the Pentium D into the Intel DQ45EK mobo it comes up with a blank screen with the fan blowing intensely, reboots and then just hangs with the intense fan speed. When I swap back the processors the orignal Core 2 Duo does this same thing but then it goes back to normal after a few reboots. The E7500 works fine in my old system though... I would think the pentium D would be widely supported x-x

Any ideas cause im lost at the moment.

A:Solved: Intel Pentium D 925 & Intel Core Duo E7500

Could be that the FSB is not rated for the board.

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Ok guys someone please help me understand this better. Are intel core duo the best or fastest processor out now? Also if a laptop is Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz and a pc Intel Pentium 4 3.66 GHz which processor is faster?

Im not understanding what the X.XXGHz mean...is that based on the processor?

I understand that Intel Core Duo has 2 processors and thats why they are so great....does that mean that it is 2.0GHz per processor? so its really 4.0GHz?

sorry if I'm way off here but I want to understand this better.


PS. Im not sure where this would go so please feel free to move if necessary.

A:Solved: Confused! - Intel Core Duo and Intel Pentium 4....

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I have this: ARK | Intel? Celeron? Processor 440 (512K Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

I want to replace it with this: ARK | Intel? Core
I've tried simply physically replacing one with the other, but as you may guess, it's not that simple. What do I need to do? I'm on a budget of zero.

Could I get by with installation instructions, and perhaps directions towards drivers? I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

A:Replace Intel Celeron 440 @ 2.0 GHz With Intel Core 2 Quad @ 3.0 GHz

I would suggest checking if your motherboard can support a more modern CPU. The Core 2 Quad is from 2008. You can probably get an i3 for close to the same price if your motherboard supports it.

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Will the intel (Intel Core i7-7700HQ fit in a i7-6700HQ socket im getting a used laptop that has a I7-6700HQ in it right now and i have a Broken Laptop that has the I7-7700HQ and would love to put that cpu in it when i get it

Thank you very much

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Hi, everybody! I was looking to buy a new comp. but i am unsure which processor is better, the intel centrino core duo or the intel pentium M. I was wondering if someone could tell me what the difference was and possibly which one is better. thanks!

A:Solved: Intel Centrino Core Duo vs. Intel Pentium M

G'day myongha!

I would go with the Core Duo because it is more reliable and is quicker because there are two parts to the processor, hence the name Core Duo.

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Hi all, some of us are experiencing thermal throttling with intel virtualization enabled  in the bios and using hyper v in windows.The issue is that thermal throttling threshold is 80 degrees with hyper v and 100 degrees without it.Can anyone using a 6 core CPU verify this on a P52 model?You can use e.g.  Intel XTU to check the thermal throttling.we just would like to know if this is an issue with all 6 core CPUs.The x1 and P1 models are affected. Would be good to know if P52 is affected as well.lenovo claims that this is a Intel specificatio. Thanks Wolfgang

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I installed a new processor: Intel Quad core Extreme processor @ 2.66GHz, 8MB L2 cache

and the stock fan is really loud! Running at 4000rpm.

I flashed my BIOS, its version 7030 and the noise is still there. I upgraded from Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz (E6600), that worked perfectly.

anything else I can do?


A:Quad core Extreme stock fan

you could get a cable with a resistor built in (zalman do one) which will reduce the fan speed, otherwise you could buy a new heatsink, i personally recommend zalman, my old cpu fan used to go at 5000rpm and was the loudest thing on the street, now i have a zalman one that does around 2000rpm and it's almost silent plus it got the temperature down about 10C lower

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hello there   is it possible to upgrade my intel core i3 (INTEL(R)_CORE(TM)_I3-4030U_1.90GHZ) to i7 at same genration cause i see the same model has the  i7 edition ?  thanks in advanced 


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A:replacing intel core i3 to core i7

Hi, The following link shows specs of your computer    http://support.hp.com/emea_middle_east-en/product/HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC-series/7234915/model/7492581/document/c04527278/ It came with FreeDOS. It uses : Intel Core i3-4030U with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (1.9 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) and motherboard part number is:  774768-001. Now, if you wish to upgrade to i7 processor, no available motherboard for your machine; only i5 processors and CPU is soldered to the motherboard Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7 GHz processor, SC turbo up to 2.7 GHz (3.0 MB L3 cache, dual core, 15 W) for use with FreeDOS and Ubuntu Linux HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC part # 766469-001Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7 GHz processor, SC turbo up to 2.7 GHz (3.0 MB L3 cache, dual core, 15 W) for use with Windows Standard HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC available for Windows 8.1 part # 766469-501Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7 GHz processor, SC turbo up to 2.7 GHz (3.0 MB L3 cache, dual core, 15 W) for use with Windows Professional HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC available for Windows 8.1 part # 766469-601This is a very, very, very expensive upgrade and won't give you much. Regards. 

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My NEW core 2 Extreme Laptop (MEDION® AKOYA® X7810_MD 96668_High-End Gaming-Notebook)
599 Euros NEW With 24 Months Warantie

**I sold my Aspire 5739G Laptop because of 15" screen **

Here friends My New Intel core 2 Extreme Laptop....


Intel® Core? 2 Extreme Prozessor X7800 (2,6 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, FSB 800),

17" TFT WXGA WideScreen glare Display

3 GB RAM (DDR2, 667 MHz)

NVIDIA® GeForce® 8700M GT DirectX® 10 Grafik mit 512 MB GDDR3 RAM

320 GB HDD (SATA, 8 MB Cache, 5.400 U/Min)

8x Multinorm DVD-RW Laufwerk mit DVD-RAM und Dual-Layer

High Definition Audio (2 Lautsprecher und ein Subwoofer mit SRS WOW® Surround Sound Technology)

integr. 2 MP Webcam mit Mikrofon

SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard.

Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN - Intel® Next Gen Wireless-N mit bis zu 300 Mbit/s

integr. Bluetooth® 2.0

Gbit Ethernet LAN (10/100/1000 Mbit/s)

integr. V.90 Modem


A:My new Core 2 Extreme Laptop *Gamer Edition*

Thanks for letting us see it. What country are you in?
Why a Medion?
Why not Windows 7

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helloi have L510 laptop.i know that current max support cpu is T9xx.however,i would like to upgrade current processor to QX9300.is that possible?by the way, what is the different between L510 and SL510??? 

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i am confused about new PC should i buy, i have two options
1) Intel Pentium 3.0 GHz, 1 GB Ram,
2) Interl Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz, 1 GB Ram

What u will advised and y?


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The X6800 outclasses the AMD CPUs by a wide margin in virtually every circumstance of performance measurement. The CPU also runs cool in comparison to earlier Intel CPUs and consumes less than 75W. By any standard of measurement the X6800 is an success bringing Intel back on top.

The E6700 which has a rather interesting naming scheme considering it’s only 266MHz slower than the x6800 while having the same cache and structure is right in there with the x6800 in performance, slower than its bigger brother but faster than the competition. For a suggested MSRP of $530, the E6700 is an easy choice for those wanting a fast system without wanting to shell out a grand.

And from Tom's Hardware:

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I have a HP ProBook 6550b and it currently has a Intel i5-460m and I know that the Intel Core i7-620M will work since it's on the choice of CPU I can get if I wanted a better notebook from this model but just wanted to make sure I can just replace it and it will work fine? I do have the latest BIOS and Windows 7 Pro 64 bit updates. The CPU does look like it can be reaplced and also this is a business type notebook so I' am sure it will work. But I do want to know what others think and if they done upgrades on the ProBook like the 6550b.

A:Can I upgrade my CPU from Intel i5-460M to Intel Core i7-620...

HI. Here I leave the comparison between the two, draw their conclusions, if we look at the speed d relog that is what matters, among other things, Significantly higher clock speed I7 -3.33GHz vs I5 -2.8 GHz in this sense is something significant, something else Is that in conjunction with the other hardware components you will not notice. http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-620M-vs-Intel-Core-i5-460M Regards.

? I do not work for HP, I volunteer.? To close the topic, check "accept as a solution" the correct answer or Thumb to say thank you.? I'm sorry but you do not answer questions privately.

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Recently, I installed most updated Intel(R) Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) and tried to reduce the core voltage. However, as shown in the following figure, the system requires a reboot. After the reboot, XTU returns a error information and doesn't change anything. I tried many times and faced a similar situation including change other options as well.  I believe that I missed something. could anyone help with this problem?  

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I just put in the Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6700 in my computer, and the fan is quite loud (stock fan in the box with the processor). For referance the QX6700 is the 2.66GHz.

I was wondering if anyone knew of fans which are:

1). Basically as silent as possible, but would handle the heat of this processor.

2). I might want to overclock it, but not too much, so please bear this in mind.

3). If there's LED lights on it, that would be good, but it's not important.

Just reply or PM me if you know about any, I'm not too worried about the price!


A:Good, silent cooling for Core 2 Quad Extreme

This baby rocks.

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