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

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

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?
Thanks

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

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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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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 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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Hi I was wondering if this Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 / 2.5 GHz processor would fit into my emachines t3512. Recently I upgraded it's intel celeron D processor to a intel pentium 4 processor. So I was looking at what would fit with that LGA socket and Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 seems to fit that socket. Here is a link of the processor. My desktop board is D101GGC


http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BX80580Q8300-DT&cat=CPU
 

A:Will "Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 / 2.5 GHz processor" fit in my Emachines t3512?

No, it won't work. That board only supports Celeron D, Pentium D, and Pentium 4 boards according to the intel spec page: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d101ggc/sb/CS-025906.htm.

I think you should really consider upgrading to a new motherboard or get a whole new system altogether because the upgrade path for your current board is a dead end.
 

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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

Sure!

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'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 am looking to build my own PC as I can't afford £1,000+ 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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Hi, Currently I'm using a dual core 6850 and I'm thinking about buying a quad core. I have a PSU of 500 W as spare.

Can i replace the CPU to a Quad Core without changing the cooling system?

A:replace dual core CPU by quad core what about heatsink? in Mini Tower 755 Optiplex

Your spare 500W power supply likely DOES NOT HAVE sufficient 3.3v/5v power and therefore will not work.  If you do not use the performance copper heatsink it will work but the fan will be running all the time.   The Copper heatpipe heatsink is the same as the GX620 heatsink. HEATSINK D9729  SHROUD J9761

https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Heatsink-Dimension-Optiplex/dp/B002CS2DE4
 
http://www.dell.com/support/Article/aw/en/awdhs1/642107/en
 

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Hi,

I'm buying a new computer with Vista home premium (32 bit), and I can't decide whether I should get a 2.4 quad core or a faster dual core (since it's cheaper).

I've searched about this but all the results I've got were from 2007, so I'm not sure if things changed much now.

So what do you think? will I benefit from the additional cores? or shall I go with faster dual cores?
appreciate your help
 

A:Solved: Fast Dual Core or Slower Quad Core? (quick question)

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Already saw differents answer but never by the one guy that say.. "Yes, i already upgrade my dual core cpu to quad core in my elitebook 8470p"I saw documents with info from hp with "3610qm 3630qm 3720qm and 3740qm" support for 8470p and 8570p models in this forum.There in JUNE 2012, The product overview:http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c03373336Said only 3610qm and 3720qm are compatible with the 8470p.But recently document i saw from hp (and i think is the reference guide more actual, january 2013 ) to 8470p and 8470w models like this:http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c03659338-3.pdfthere is not clear, even this document show that only 8470w support quadcore and for 8470p show only dual core models..so i need confirmation before buy quad core model, anybody can confirm if its possible??Thanks a lot

A:HP Elitebook 8470P Dual Core to Quad Core upgrade, it suppor...

Hi, HP Elitebook 8470P is a series of many models/products of laptops and can spread over few years. Very hard to answer because we don't know which year is for your machine. Lately HP gives G1, G2, G3 ..... for some series that give us more information. The document in front of me now dated June 2013 gives another side of the picture PROCESSOR3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3740QM (2.70 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 45W, 4 cores)*Up to 3.70 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3720QM (2.60 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 45W, 4 cores)*Up to 3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3630QM (2.40 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 45W, 4 cores)*?Up to 3.40 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3610QM (2.30 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 45W, 4 cores)*?Up to 3.30 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3540M (3.0 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*Up to 3.70 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*Up to 3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i5-3380M (2.90 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*Up to 3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i5-3360M (2.80 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*Up to 3.50 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i5-3340M (2.70 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*Up to 3.40 GHz with I... Read more

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Simply put- RED Blue Screens. I don't know what I need to call them. THEY ARE RED! And they just reference "An error reading the instruction set" There is no STOP Error. I upgraded the Processor from AMD Athlon x2 5000+ to an AMD Phenom x4 9650. I have not overclocked it. In fact, first thing I did after installing it was reset CMOS.


I've checked for minidumps relating to this issue but there are none. I am running Windows 7 x64 Home Premium.

I've tried doing research but my results are non-conclusive.

A:Strange Behaviour after Upgrading to AMD Quad-Core from Dual-Core

Hello Timmah,
Everything is running OK, you drop in the new CPU, then you start getting problems.
Have you double checked all the connections and power leads, plus all the data cables ?.
Is there a Bios update that will address the issue ?, it may be worth checking the MB manufacturers site.
Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Hi,
I have two laptops made by the same manufacturer and same year, but one is a dual core laptop with an SSD harddrive and the other is a quad core laptop with a regular hard drive. Both laptops run Windows 8.

I would like to transfer my programs and files from the dual core to the quad core. However, obviously the quad core has different hardware.

I am wondering if I simply remove the SSD from the dual core and put it into the quad core (replacing the quad's primary hard drive with the SSD) and simply boot up the quad core, would that be sufficient? Will the quad core recognize the hardware mismatch and automatically correct the drivers, while keeping my programs and files?

Or is there some other, efficient way to make the transfer? I really want to avoid having to reinstall all my programs.

Thank you

A:Transfer programs and files from Dual Core to Quad Core

There are a lot of third party tools designed to move a Windows installation to new hardware. I prefer using native Windows tool Sysprep for this, mainly because the method is the one and only Microsoft supports and recommends but also because it has never failed me.

The method is described in this tutorial on our sister site the Seven Forums and works also with Windows 8: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer - Windows 7 Help Forums. Method One in tutorial would be ideal for you for moving the SSD to new computer.

Read the information and warnings in the beginning of the tutorial carefully, especially the warning about Windows needing to be reactivated is important. Come back if you have any questions.

Kari

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Is it possible to change the dual core processor I have for an i5 processor, is this type of motherboard capable of taking it? I have some screen captures from CPUID of my system specs, hopefully that will be enough info. If it can't take the i5 could it take any other quad-core processor?

I have a Compaq Pressario desktop PC, Windows 7 64 bit, 4GB DDR3 RAM.

Thanks

Thanks.
 

A:Is it possible to upgrade my dual-core to i5, or other quad-core processors?

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I am just wondering about the CPU I just ordered from E-Bay new and how it will perform with Windows 7 64 Bit compaired to the one I have now this is the one I ordered:
AMD Phenom X4 Quad CPU 9500 AM2+ 2.2 GHz 3600MHz 4MB
This is the one I have now:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core 3800+ 2GHz
I just want to know is there going to be any faster gain with the newer quad core over the dual core thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Wondering about upgrading from dual core to quad core CPU with Win 7

Yes, the machine will be faster all around and you will notice the speed difference.

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Hi,

about 2 years ago I have upgraded my computer with a new motherboard, rams and a processor and since we moved in between I cannot find the boxes or bills from that time.

The problem:
I am 90 percent sure, that at the time I wanted a quad core processor and my computer properties say that I have Intel Core i5-3450.
I googled around and all retailers as well as Intel list this processor as quad, but I whenever I use aplications where cores are displayed (i.e. playclaw or some kind of benchmarking), it only ever shows core 0 and core 1.
When I go to task manager > processes > and go to select affinity on a random process, once again only 2 cores are aviable to choose from.

Any ideas what might be causing this? Because if I am not mistaken I have had my computer on a leash for 2 years...
 

A:Quad core processor acting as dual-core?

in windows 7 press the start key > type msconfig > click the boot tab > advanced options
in the top left there is a box that says number of processors. if it is checked you can uncheck it, or change the drop down box below it to 4.
 

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Hello guys,

I have a dual core i5 CPU M4800. 
I want to upgrade it to an i7-4900MQ quad core CPU. Is this a possible upgrade? 
Will i7 CPU work fine with my current motherboard? 
M4800's CPUs are not soldered. I found out I can also buy an i7 CPU for this model. 

I'd like to know what happens when I put an i7 quad core CPU on my M4800...

Thanks in advance,

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My Dell Inspiron E1505 has an Intel 1.66 Ghz/2 Mb/667 Mhz (T1300) solo core CPU. Last week my computer stopped booting (you can read my post about it under Mobile Computing) and I believe the problem is either the CPU or MoBo. I may end up replacing both. So my question is do I need to replace the CPU with a solo core with same specs or can I upgrade to a dual core CPU? It seems that it is not that easy locating an Intel CPU with same specs and solo core. Also, can I up my processor and/or bus speed and if so will a higher CFM fan be needed? Would it be better to try a new CPU and then MoBo (if CPU is not the problem), MoBo and then CPU, or just purchase a new MoBo with CPU included?
 

A:Replacing a "solo" core with dual core?

What version of Windows are you running? If you are using Windows XP, be advised that most likely you have a single-CPU kernel installed, and that while it will *work* with a dual-core CPU, it will not give you access to both cores. You'll need to replace the kernel or do a repair/reinstall to get access to both.

I am not sure if this is true for Windows Vista.

Also note that you'll probably want to call Dell and find out what CPUs your motherboard supports.
 

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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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Hi all! I am not computer illiterate. I have a question for you. I am switcing from an AMD dual core 2.4GHz to a Phenom 9750 Quad core. Changing out the heatsink and fan also. Can I just swap out the CPU's and restart Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Or do I have to do a complete reinstall of the same OS? I know that I changed MOBO's or something like that, I would have to reinstall. But I'm not sure about the processors. Any answers would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch in advance!

A:Upgrading from a dual core to a quad core!

I swapped out my friends Intel E6400 Conroe for a Q9550 last week and everything was fine and runs great.
I don't see why AMD wouldn't be the same.

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i have a Intel E5400 Overclocked to 3.23GHz and was going to upgrade to a Q9400 quad and was wondering as i mainly use my PC for high end gaming is quad core as important as it is used more for multitasking and i was told dual would be better for gaming is this true?

A:What is better for PC gaming Dual Core or Quad Core?

It's a little confusing. I'd say in general, quad-core processors are more powerful than dual core; however, that doesn't necessarily mean faster.

Certain programs are written to take advantage of multi-core processors, like many games and power-hungry programs such as Photoshop.

However, not all are. Windows does its best to distribute the load evenly, but it's not the same.

Furthermore, many quad core processors are clocked at a lower rate than dual core. Your dual-core processor is clocked at 3.23GHz; the quad is clocked at 2.66.

Bottom line: if the programs you will be running can make use of all the cores, you will very likely see a performance increase. If they are not designed that way, there is a good chance your performance will actually decrease.

In your case, I suspect the programs you will be running can make use of the 4 cores well; many games do. But use your judgment!

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First, some keywords to help searchers:

QX9650, quad core, task manager, cpu-z, cpu-id, shows showing only 2 two cores.

I recently upgraded an Intel E8500 to a QX9650 and had the problem of Windows 7 only showing 2 of the 4 cores.

It took a few frustrating hours to find the solution, but I got there in the end without the need for a Windows re-install. I hope that this little post may help others to resolve the problem quicker than I.

1st: You must have Windows 7 Professional. Home Premium does not support more than 2 cores. Upgrade to Pro.

2nd: If Task manager and CPU-Z are only showing 2 cores, you'll be feeling pretty confused, right?

Go to Start-->Run, type MSCONFIG.
Under the BOOT tab, click 'Advanced Options'.
In the top left corner it says "Number of Processors" (you'll have been here already and it says '2').

Uncheck this and do a reboot.

This solved my hours of confusion. Now I have 4 cores in Task Manager, CPU-Z and all is well.

If all this fails, then get yourself set up for an OS reinstall; that should get you where you want to be.

I hope this helps folks a little as I had a hard time resolving this quickly.

I'm no expert but my sketchy understanding is that if you tell Windows you have no processors, it re-evaluates this at boot and discovers that you've changed from a 2 core to a 4 core.

Well, it worked for me and I hope it helps others out there.

Jove.

A:Upgrade from dual core to quad core

Any Ver of windows 7 will run any Quad core CPU .

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This post is a extension on my previous thread. I would like to hear from everyone who is interested. Which is the best for gaming: Quad core or dualcore cpu's. This is now a open discussion. I am not trying to double-post; I posted this thread to focus more on the question at hand.

Posted via Mobile Device
 

A:Quad core vs dual core for gaming

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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?

Thanks.
 

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 am torn between buying one of two Acer laptops. Both have almost identical features--RAM, HD, webcam, 6-cell battery, memory card reader, and are the same price--$499.00 (on sale); but the processors seem to be the big difference, and I would like to know which one you folks feel I should go with.

I should also mention that the AMD laptop also has a Blue-Ray Disc drive (and read/writes normal CDs and DVDs).

The only other major difference when comparing specs is that the AMD laptop has an HD CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT widescreen display, ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics with 256MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD2), OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 4.0, Microsoft DirectX 10.1
.........While the Pentium laptop has CineCrystal LED-backlit display, Intel HD graphics with 128 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Microsoft DirectX 10.

I've been driving myself crazy for the past 3 days trying to decide which one to go with and I need to decide quickly as I'm not sure how long they will be at this sale price--and I do have to stay at the $500.00 range. From the many laptops I checked out, these 2 seem to offer the most for the money. I would truly appreciate your advice!

Thanks,
Gina
 

A:AMD Turion X2 dual-core P520 2.3 GHz or Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6100 2.0 GHz?

Confused

I'm sorry to bother you folks again, but I noticed that my question had 55 views but no replies. Did I perhaps give incorrect or confusing information, or maybe posted my question in the wrong forum? I tried looking at some of the other similar questions asked, but none seemed to help with my question.

I guess I'm basically wondering that since the 2 Acer laptops are the same price, would you go with the Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6100, 2.0GHz, 3MB L3 cache, or the AMD Turion X2 dual-core P520, 2.3 GHz, 1066MHz Front Side Bus, 2MB L2 cache. This laptop also has a Blu-Ray Disc Drive, but I've read conflicting opinions on whether having this is necessary or not.

Although I consider myself to be an intermediate computer user, I am lost when it comes to processors, and also when it comes to 'dedicated amount of system memory.' I know that 'dedicated' memory is better, but does it make a difference how much there is in different brands? In other words, could the lesser amount of 128MB 'dedicated' in the Pentium still be better than the 256MB in the AMD? I'm leaning toward the AMD Turion laptop because of the higher numbers, but I've read enough to know that you can't always rely on that alone.

I'm sorry to ask my question again, but I've been given a lot of help here at CNET in the past, so I was surprised when I logged on today to see that no one expressed an opinion on which one of the two the... Read more

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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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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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Which is better for playing games?
A 2.4Ghz Quad Core Processor
or a 3Ghz Dual Core Processor?

I opted for the quad core on the assumption that more cores was better, but this doesn''t seem to be the case.

To what extent should I regret my decision?

Thanks all,
me10
 

A:Quad Core Vs. Dual Core

How long is a rope?

Seriously in order for anyone to give you an answer, you need to post the exact cpus you are referring to in the above post.
 

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Basically i'm not a computer expert I know the basic/intermediate knowledge of a computer and would like some tips. Im into my gaming, not very competitive gaming so none of the popular CoD games and such but games such as WoW, WarRock, RisingForceOnline and such others but I came across a dilemma. What would be better for gaming, a quad core processor, or a dual core processor. The processor's I speak of are the

AMD ATHLON II X4 635 AM3 Quad Core Processor 4 x 2.9Ghz

And the

AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 255 3.10GHz

I'm a bit unsure of how this all works out because the quad core has 4 x 2.9Ghz processors therfore a total of 11.6Ghz, and the Dual core would equal 6.2Ghz. Could some explain to me how all of this works and which would be better for my situation?

Thankyou

Mike
 

A:Quad core vs Dual core

First, the quad-core has 4 2.9GHz processors equal to 4 2.9GHz processors. They are not accumulative. Don't mistake this.

The average Windows program is written for one processor. That program will use one processor, regardless of how many you have in your system. Windows is not like Linux. The operating system doesn't control processor use, the individual programs do.

WoW has been optimized for use with multiple processors. But it hasn't been written from the ground up to support them.

In WoW's case, you will see better performance on the dual-core listed than the quad-core, provided you are not doing anything else on the computer at the time.

In short, multiple processors optimize using multiple programs (that actually use the processor in the first place). They don't optimize the speed of a single process. Don't add up processors for speed. It doesn't work that way.

Courtney
 

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with Intel having a price crash on the 22nd of july i am torn where to go to build a friends new rig!! they want a decent gaming rig in order to play crysis flat out but on a bit of a budget of £1200...

so would it be best for me to build using an intel quad core intel Q6600, which will cost the same as the top end dual core Intel Core 2 Duo E6850...(around £130-180 after the price crash)

then the question is ddr3 or stick with low latency ddr2

and which graphics card to go for thats around £200 mark...i was thinking the foxconn geforce 8800 gts...
 

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i have this
Intel Core i5-2410M for my laptop
in task manager it has 4 thing in cpu indicating 4 cores and in device manager it has 4 cpu in it nut when i search online it says that it is a dual core proccessor so i need to know

A:Intel Core i5-2410M dual or quad

Hi there!

It is a dual core processor, but it has HT (hyper threading) enabled (recent feature of intel cpus). Which multiplies the number of cores virtually gaining more performance with the same physical structure. So it acts like a quad core cpu but it has got 2 real cores.

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hey just wonderinf if anyone could help me choose out of these two processors.would be greatly appreciated


AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-67 (2.2GHz, HyperTransport? 3: up to 4.0 (GT/sec), 2MB L2 Cache)

Intel® Pentium® processor T4300 (2.1GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache)
thank you
 

A:Comparing amd athlon dual core and intel pentium dual core

They are quite similar. Both have nearly the same clock speed. Both have a total of 1MB of L2cache but the intel's is shared and the AMD's is exclusive. The intel is 45nm and the AMD is 65nm which means the AMD will run hotter most likely. The AMD gets a boost from its on die memory controller and HyperTransport links on its motherboard. Both are capable of running full 64 operating systems.

The best difference between them would be as to what is on board their respective laptop. The AMD will have quite respectable performance from its video chip as I would hope it either a Radeon HD 3200 or better a 4200 with SidePort memory. These are about the best you can get for integrated video these days. The intel will undoubtedly have a GMA4500. These don't game very well nor do they do a very good job of playing high def video. The AMD chipset should have a fairly complete selection of connectors and functions. The interl may or may not, depending on the maker.

Both chips have a TDP of 35 Watts. The intel should offer slightly longer battery life for a given series of tasks, say about a half hour.

As you can see, these two CPUs are quite similar on and of themselves, the supporting cast of laptop parts makes or breaks the deal.
 

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Is Core I5 750 2.66GHZ Quad Core CPU & MSI P55-CD53 P55 ATX DDR3 Motherboard a good choice?

Or should I get an Intel board and which Intel board?

Thanks!
 

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I have a xigmatek rifle cpu cooler on a quad core q9550 processor , and I am wondering what should my core temps be?

Coretemp is showing (at idle)-
core0 - 49 C
core1 - 46 C
core2 - 45 C
core3 - 55 C

Why is core3 so much higher? Is it possible the thermal compound above the core3 is not as spread out as it is on the other cores? I used arctic silver 5 and followed the instructions to put the compound on as a single line across the cores of the cpu.
Also, I have speedfan 4.34, and for some reason it reports different core temperatures
core0 - 42 C
core1 - 42 C
core2- 40 C
core3 - 51 C

Also, what is the "internal temp" and "remote temp" that speedfan reports. It also seems to have confused the CPU with "System" as CPU is showing 23 C and System 37 C.
Lastly, my video card, ATI HD4870 seems to run so hot!
temps at IDLE are
GPU temp - 77C
GPU Load 0%
Fan Sped 1288 RPM
GPU Temp (DISPIO) 77.5
GPU TEMP (MEMIO) 86 C
GPU Temp (SHADERCORE) 82.5 C
VDDC Current 29.8 Amps
VDDC slave #1 temp 63 C
VDDC slave #2 temp 66 C
VDDC slave #3 temp 63 C
VDDC 1.2625 V
 

A:what are normal core temps for a quad core q9550 on air cooling?

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I like to monitor temps at all times, I overclock slighty nothing major but ever since I recently installed a Q8400 intel 2.66ghz quad core over my previous dual core all the temp programs I download like my favorite real temp, shows the first 2 cores floating back and forth from high 60's-70's and core 3 and 4 or really its listed 0-1-2-3, so core 0 and 1 change like normal in the 60F's-70F's I have a cold basement and awesome cooling and core 2 and 3 are frozen at 100 and 99. I tried CPUID HWMonitor and the same result, 0 and 1 are fine and 2 is frozen at 100 and 3 is frozen at 99. What could be causing this??
 

A:Installed Quad core, 2 core temps are always frozen??

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Hi,

I am about to buy a new CPU. What CPU would be better, Core 2 Duo E8400 or Core 2 Quad Q9400, considering I do the following things on the computer:

- A lot of Visual Basic and Photoshop
- Surfing
- Listening to music
- A little *gaming* (some old games like CS or something).

Thank`s in advance.
 

A:Solved: Core 2 Duo E8400 or Core 2 Quad Q9400

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Hi


I just installed a q9550 (E0 stepping version) to my custom built pc and it wont post, it wont load anything, nothing gets displayed on the screen at all and no beeps occur. It turns on for about 4-5 secs than simply turns off and repeats endlessly.

I put the previous cpu back in (Core2Duo e4500) and everything load perfectly fine. I had to fit the old cpu back in because this is the only comp i have atm and i am posting this thread from the computer in question.


System Specs;

Gigabyte EP45 UD3P (1.6 revision with FB bios)*
Old Cpu - e4500 Core2Duo
New Cpu - q9550 (E0 stepping)
4gb (2x2gb) OCZ Reaper HPC ram 1066 Mhz
Sapphire HD 5770
Thermaltake Evo Blue 750W psu

and the other usual stuff, cd burner, harddrive etc

*according to gigabytes website this bios version supports the q9550

Everything is installed properly, the cpu heatsink/fan is fitted correctly (thermal paste etc applied). Fan is plugged in properly and spins while trying to boot. Everything works as per normal but the computer wont Post or load anything at all with the q9550 installed.

Like i said earlier i simply put the e4500 back in and the computer loaded perfectly fine.

the motherboard booklet isn't very helpful, it shows you how to physically "install" the cpu but doesnt tell you what you should do when upgrading from a dual core to a quad. It shows you how to clear the CMOS but doesnt tell you "when" of "if" you need to. Do i need to... Read more

A:Upgrading from Core 2 Duo to Quad Core won't Post

You have tried clearing CMOS ? Install the CPU then clear.
If that doesn't work then you're probably right in assuming you have a DOA CPU.
 

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Ok, I'm building a CPU and I'm stuck between Intel's Core 2 Duo E8500 and their Core 2 Quad Q9300. I was going to go for the quad-core, but I heard things about how apps still aren't optimized for four cores. I will mainly be gaming, occasionally using photoshop and flash.

My problem is
a) I want games and apps to run good today
b) I want have a solid CPU that will give me excellent performance for the next 2-3 years.

What's the techguy.org consensus? I have to go with Intel as I already bought a mobo, and $270 is my absolute price maximum for a processor.
 

A:Solved: Picking a CPU (Duo-Core vs. Quad-Core)

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I started buying the parts yesterday with the case and motherboard. I picked up an Antec Nine Hundred case and an ASUS P5KC motherboard. This board will support either the core 2 duo or core 2 quad chip and has slots for 4 ddr2 dimms and 2 ddr3. So here's what I'm thinking for the rest:

Antec TP3-550 PSU (550W)
Western Digital 750GB HDD
EVGA 512 MB Video PCI-E

Question: Should I go with the Core2 Duo at 3.06 GHz or the Core 2 Quad at 2.4? In either case I can get either 2GB DDR3 at 1333 MHz or 4GB DDR2 at 1066 MHz for roughly the same price. With the DDR3 the memory would be maxed out because there are only two DDR3 slots and I can't find 2GB DDR3 dimms that I can afford.

Edit: I picked out a Zalman cooler because I have one in my current PC and when I installed it it cut the idle temp on the CPU by 12 degrees but the case has a side vent and room for a 120mm fan. Should I get the cooler or stick with the stock HSF and install the side fan? This case is loaded with fans already - two 120mm in front pushing through the drive bays, 1 120mm exhaust fan at the top rear of the case and a 200mm on top. I think the 550W PSU will handle that and more.
 

A:New System Build - Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad?

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Hello yesterday i've made a system restore and some apps like Coretemp, CPU-Z and HWMonitor gives me as result Core #0 but in task manager on performance tab it display the four cores working. I read in some other threads about the advanced option in msconfig i've already checked\unchecked the number of processors but nothing happened. Please give me some hope before i need to reinstall windows again, there is so much to config and install CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!

A:Quad Core detected as single core

Try to uninstall then reinstall those programs and see what happens

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been noticing this over the last several weeks.....core 3 is always lower in temps than than the rest of the quad......any idea why?

A:core 3 of quad core CPU always lower temp?????

More than likely a stuck sensor, Bushman. I have one that's been stuck from day one. It stays at 40 while the other three are all below, but goes up when the temp goes up.

Kinda the nature of some quads. Nothing can be done, that I know about, but there's nothing to fear from it. Won't hurt anything, but I sort of like things to be accurate.

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I'm having an issue with my CPU. It seems that it is only using one of its cores. This issue first became apparent to me when I was trying to run Blacklight Retribution. It popped up a warning message saying that my computer does not meet the minimum requirements of have at least a dual core. And indeed the game was unplayable, with single digit fps constantly.

However when i go to the performance tab of my task manager it shows 4 graphs, meaning that 4 cores must be running. Then I go the boot tab of my systems configuration, click on advanced options and underneath the "Number of Processors:" check box (which is unchecked), it shows 1 as the number of processors.

My processor is an Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz.

These seem to be conflicting and I'm not sure what to do. Please help me.

A:Quad core processor only running on one core.

This will answer it for you........
Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7

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Core i7 920 will be sent to the census, when Intel on very short time close up of the otherwise less denominated Core i7 870 and Core i7, will then have the final push of the Lynnfield models.

The reason is simple, a higher default rate, and especially Turbo Mode Frequency ensures the highest Core i7 model 800 series victory over the smallest model in the Core i7 900 series in the first test of Lynnfield with PCOnline. This happens despite the latter's superior RAM bandwidth because the X58 chipset and its additional memory channel.

Thus similar to Intel's final sentence for Core i7, which Intel has already sent on a slippery slope because in June introduced a new Core i7 stepping and introduced two new models to replace the Core i7 965 and 940 were left Core i7 920 continue without speed improvements or a reduction in price.

Core i7 and Lynnfield lose contrast in the memory test, due to the reduction of memory channels from 2 to three, which reduces RAM bandwidth by 33% - a good sign of how little RAM bandwidth means for desktop applications. Even here, however, are divided hiding out to Core 2, which achieves small 20% less RAM maximum bandwidth at the same DDR3-1333 memory.

Source (Danish Website, in danish):
HardwareOnline.dk - Nyheder: Core i7 870 "Lynnfield" Tæsker Core i7 920

A:Core i7 870 "Lynnfield" beats Core i7 920

I wonder what this means. When they say "designed for the lynnfield CPUs" does this mean it will be better than any other DDR3 RAM?

Welcome to Corsair :: Press Release

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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 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.

Regards,

Korrupt
 

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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Greetings,
I just started a new job and the laptop I was given is having some Smitfraud-C.CoreService issues. From reading previous posts, I understand posting the following HJT log is the first requirement. Please advise as to the remaining steps required to correct this nuisance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:39:48 PM, on 7/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\AVTC\PavSrv51.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\AVTC\AVENGINE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Administrator 3\Pav_Agent\Pagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Administrator 3\Scheduler\pavsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Administrator 3\Pav_Agent\pagentwd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe... Read more

A:core.cache.dsk, core.sys, & HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WSYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\ core

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I have got a Supermicro X5DA8 mainboard with two Xeon 2.8 GHz processors.
Would two of those processors
Intel Xeon CPU Processor 3.2 GHz 533 MHz
1MB 604 SL72Y as offered on ebay
Intel Xeon CPU Processor 3 2 GHz 533 MHz 1MB 604 SL72Y | eBay
work with my
mainboard?
Super Micro Computer, Inc. - Products | Motherboards | Xeon Boards | X5DA8

A:Xeon Dual Core 2.8GHz, can I easily upgrade to Dual Core 3.2GHz ?

Super Micro has no CPU support list that I could find for this board, nor in the manual. It may take a call or email to them to find out for sure.
I would be careful buying such used item from an eBay seller, check their return policies and reviews first.

Overall, from what little info I could find, it seems the 3,2GHz Xeons will work, but just a guess.

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