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Problems with Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Quad-Core running Win10

Q: Problems with Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Quad-Core running Win10

I use a number of Dell Poweredge T20 Servers as PCs running Win10 but I have an issue with one specification which refuses to display graphics clearly.
Hardware is:
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Quad-Core, 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 ECC UDIMM, 1TB 7200rpm LFF SATA, Gigabit LAN, 290W PSU
No amount of driver downloads seems to resolve this. All cables changed. Display changed. Nothing else to change.
Dell have offered to replace the MB but before I do that, I want to be sure it is a MB issue and not some other rouge problem.
Problem even persists when using an additional GPU so something definitely wrong here.

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Preferred Solution: Problems with Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Quad-Core running Win10

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


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 want to now where can i buy a Quad-Core Intel Xeon as i want to buy it from? Also can some one tell me which one is the new version.

A:Quad-Core Intel Xeon

as i am thinking of buying the new Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal Motherboard as well

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Does windows 7 64bit support a DUEL XEON Quad-Core CPU Setup? (2 XEON Quad-Core CPU Motherboard)
Any help in this would be greatly appreciated
Thank You

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I have the above workstation running two xeon E5335 2Ghz cpus.  Its very reliable and has taken everything I have thrown at it for a couple of years.  However I cannot for the life of me, get intel speedstep to clock down the CPUs when they are idle. I have been through many tutorials but it just fails to load saying the following. FreeBSD dmesg -aStarting powerd.powerd: no cpufreq(4) support -- aborting: No such file or directory/etc/rc: WARNING: failed to start powerd I think its a bios option but I have been unable to fathom what Ive done wrong.Could you help. I have installed the latest Bios update, but that has made no discernible difference. Could you help? Regards, Steve  

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Hello all..

Have a quick ? for you all...

I have installed Windows 7 on my IBM Intellistation machine which has 2 Intel 3.6Ghz Dual Core Xeon Processors. Here's my question...

In Device Mangler, it shows Processors>Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60Ghz x 4. When I check Task Manager, it shows me the utilization of two processors.

Is this correct!? Should TM show 4 boxes instead of two!? Or is Windows 7 seeing everything okay?!

Thanks in advance!

A:Dual Core Xeon 3.6Ghz Processors

Which version of Win7 do you have?

It's not easy to find the information, but apparently you need Professional or Ultimate to use two physical sockets. Home Premium only supports one.

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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'm having a problem with my cpu cores, when i checked my system with cpu-z, it came out:

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 4)
Number of threads 2 (max 4)
Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Codename Kentsfield
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x4)
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping G0
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 2996.9 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 9.0 x 333.0 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1332.0 MHz
Stock frequency 2400 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, VT-x
L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2 x 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 9.0x
Max VID 1.288 V

And my question is:
Number of cores 2 (max 4)
Number of threads 2 (max 4)

Why is it? And if after I (hopefully) open the 2 other cores, do I have to change the voltage? Currently my cpu is overclocking, with 1.3125 voltage...

Here is my mobo specs:
manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
product P35-DS3P
version: F4
Rev: A2
Socket 775LGA

So is there anything I can do to have 4 cpu cores running at the same time?

Sorry for my crappy English, I'm from Vietnam

A:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 running with 2 cores only?

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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
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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http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-17-g100-Notebook-PC-series/8499304/model/8961418/doc... Here is where I found the infromation. 


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A:"1.8GHz up to 3.2GHz AMD Quad-Core A10-8700P APU" What does ...

It means that unless the notebook is set to  performance mode it will be idling at the lower speed when performance is not needed.  See the following image from Windows 10 OS. Windows 8, & 87.1 are similar. 

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I'm trying to figure out what machine is best for me to get. I dont game, I just usually have about 20+ browser tabs open, zone alarm, trillian, skype, and i talk on aim, browse websites and work on my website. i just want something extremely responsive. i run a virtual machine (running win XP here and there too, to run programs that i dont trust opening)

do i go with the dual core or quad core? i keep getting mixed reviews. please backup your answer. thank you very much

A:3.2GHz Dual Core or 2.8GHZ Quad?

Personal preference: I'd go with the quad core if you're going to be running virtual machines. In my experience it helps with the host machine not getting bogged down as much while the VM is up and running.

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I don't think I have a question or need help, just an observation. I've been using a Fujitsu server for a desktop for several years now. It came with an Intel I3 processor and 4gb ram. I added 4gb of ram and learned that the chipset would accommodate a quad core xeon processor, so I installed a xeon x3470. I found that the quad offered no improvement in performance.

A:quad core xeon

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i have a dc7800p sff and wanting to put a xeon quad core cpu in my computer but not sure if compatible and also what is the minimum speed and maximum speed the board can handle.. went looking for a quad core 2 q6700 it has been very hard to find i tried ebay but all overseas. can anyone help me with this question?. thanks for your help adam  ps: i have upgraded bios to rev 1.35

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Just upgraded my PC To a Dell Xeon twin quad core . I check in task manager and only see 4 charts under performance and also have checked on the utility CPU-Z and only checks out on on processor with 4 cores. Am I correct in assuming my system/motherboard is not twin quad core? Is there an easier way to check ?


A:Solved: Twin quad core Xeon ?

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The CPU is Q9550. The stock settings are 8.5x333mhz= 2.83ghz.

I overclocked to 8*400mhz = 3.2mhz and vcore is set to 1.26V

Now my system restarts during stress testing, usually an hour in or so. I get no BSOD nor any error in event viewer.

here are my readings from ASUS PROBE - do these voltages seem OK (they were all set manually).

Vcore 1.22V
SB 1.10V
SB2 1.58V
FSBT (VTT) 1.2V (I just increased this to see if this will help - was reading 1.17V before)
DRAM 1.9V (my ram is rated to run at its current timings at 1.8V, so I know this voltage is not a problem. The RAM it running at its stock speed of 400mhz)
DRAM Ref 0.94V
NB 1.39V

CPU 21 C (wrong!!! bios reads 32C or so, no idea why asus probe is reading this wrong on its own motherboard!)
MB 42C
NB 51 C
SB 45 C

CPU 55 C
MB 50 C
NB 60 C
SB 50C
something wrong here because lowest at idle is 34 while highest is 48
at load they range from 60 to 80.

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I've seen this posted on a few forums so here goes. It appears that various folks have struggled with this process through Vista and Windows XP 64- This is my first post and I've heard nothing but good things about this group. Please help me!

INTENT: I am upgrading a Dell Precision 490 Workstation with Dual Quad Core Xeon Processors, 4GB RAM, and 160GB SAS ATA HD from Windows XP-64 to Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64-Bit. Fresh installation.

CHALLENGE: Windows 7 64-Bit SP1 Professional will NOT see the 2nd XEON processor.

THINGS TRIED: I used MSCONFIG in the start Menu. Went to the Boot Tab. Pressed the Advanced Options Button and on multiple boots did the following: a. Clicked on the multiple processors button and rebooted. b. Clicked it again and rebooted. I was only able to select 4 processors from the single Xeon that the system is seeing.
I upgaded the system BIOS from Dell's A06 to A08.
I entered F2 to enter BIOS setup and looked for any Multiprocessor menu's, support, HAL selection, etc... Nada. There is one menu for multi-threading which this generation of Xeon does NOT support (Xeon E5320).
Went to my local computer store, bought some new heat-paste and reseated both processors. Rebooted and tried #1 and #3 again. No sucesss.
I double checked all the other things you might think about. This is a stock Dell MOBO and I didn't see any CUDA-styled swith (like on the Apple) to reset the MOBO. There aren't any jumpers on this system to turn on/off a dual proce... Read more

A:Dual quad core only recognizing single xeon-- help!

There are a few knowns for others in this situation that need to be said about Windows 7 and that is:

To elaborate, the Home Basic and Starter editions support 1 physical processor, with an unlimited amount of cores. All other editions support 2 physical processors.

Remember, it's processor, then core. A processor consists of cores.


Windows Starter and Home Premium dont' support Muti-Processing
Windows Professional, Enterprise, and ultimate Do.

By the Way, I'm using Professional 64-bit. I downloaded CPU-Z as directed by several other folks wrestling with similar issues on the web. I am copying and pasting the resuts here for your assistance.

CPU-Z TXT Report
CPU-Z version 1.60
Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4

Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 2
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 3

Processors Information
Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name Intel Xeon E5320
Codename Clovertown
Specification Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5320 @ 1.86GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 771 LGA (0x6)
CPUID ... Read more

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Hi, this is my first post, so I hope I have read all your instructions correctly.

I have a Dell Precision workstation with Windows XP (currently SP3, same problems on SP2, quad-core Xeon 266GHz/3.25GB Ram). The system freezes momentarily all the time, the computer is almost entirely unusable. It seems to happen when I start programs that access the hard drive heavily or perhaps use RAM, so I suspect it might be a hardware problem. TaskManager and ProcessExplorer both show the CPU as being unutilized (system idle process is near 100%). Also freezing happens with activesync, when transferring large files from my mobile device. I have Symantec antivirus on my system.

I have some programs like TortoiseSVN and Xerox Docushare Client that I suspect could be causing problems, but I uninstalled and disabled and the problem still exists.

I've gone through and checked a lot of things already. If this is a hardware error, how can i diagnose it? Something is blocking the operating system and processes, but it doesn't show up in ProcExplorer or TaskManager.

What should I do? Do you have any suggestions? Thank you for any help you may suggest.

This is what I have tried:
ProcExplorer and TaskManager show no sign of the system hang-ups.
Symantec scan did not return any real problems.
Hard drive has 168GB free, and has been defragmented. Disk is in Ultra DMA Mode 2. I ran a disk check on it and it returned some small errors. I defraged every week.
Windows disk checker ret... Read more

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Hi, I'm thinking to replace my Dual Core CPU 6850 by a Quad Core G 9650 or an Intel 2 Quad G 670. Socket 775 LGA.

Is the Bios for these CPU's still downloadeble and where can you find it?


A:Bios for Quad Core or Intel 2 Quad series still available?


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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'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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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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Hello, I have a problem with my notebook HP Probook 450 G0 . My chipset is Ivy bridge, but installed cpu is Sandy bridge. I try update BIOS, install new graphics HD3000 driver but nothing helps. So please help me, because I really love Intel(R) and HP products.  (in system information I see 'Temperature sensor - Not Supported') Name, ValueManufacturer: Hewlett-PackardProduct: 1949Version: KBC Version 90.0FSerial Number: PDQUE1A2D5Q195Ports: 6Slots: 1 Name, ValuePower Management CapabilitiesTemperature sensor: Not SupportedFrequency ID control: Not SupportedVoltage ID control: Not SupportedTHERMTRIP: Not SupportedHardware thermal control.: Not SupportedSoftware thermal control.: Not Supported100 Mhz multiplier control.: Not SupportedHardware P-State control: Not SupportedTscInvariant: Supported Thanks.  

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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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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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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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according to sandra a p3 1.2ghz = p4 1.6ghz, do you guys think so?

A:p3 1.2ghz = p4 1.6ghz?

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Experience the latest and greatest next-generation Intel® quad-core technology providing outstanding performance and breakthrough energy efficiency. Delivering four complete execution cores within a single processor, Intel quad-core technology is the ideal choice when it comes to your high-performance computing needs. Designed from the ground up to provide the ultimate multitasking and multimedia experience, Intel quad-core technology-based PCs, workstations, and servers are the ideal choice for work, home, and play.Click to expand...


Does anyone know when the quad-core are coming out and are the quad-cores going to be 2x fater than one core?

That say a dual core are the quad-core going to be 2 x fater ? How do they do speed or running big computer games like doom 3.

A:Intel quad-core

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Will AMD produce anything to match Intel's Quad Core? Or is Quad Core the way to go now, (performance wise)?

A:Intel Quad Core

Yes, AMD are about to realease Quad in the near future but... to be honest AMD are not soo great at the moment so I would stick to Intel at this current time (please don't send me AMD hate mail now)

Quad is the way to go, but is not widespread at the moment but the extra two cores can still be used by the OS splitting up apps across cores and is a great way to futrue proof. I would alos suggest using Vista Home Premium or Ultimate 64 with an Intel Core2Quad CPU.

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Hi! I'm looking at (A) Core 2 Duo E8400, 4GB DDR2 or (B) Core 2 Quad Q9550, 8GB DDR2 for Windows 7 OS. I use Photoshop and all MS business apps; I usually have lots of apps running & many windows open. I also do some audio & video editing. Is Radeon HD4650 1GB graphic card okay? I don’t do gaming. Any difference between these two processors for work, internet surfing & downloads? Is 4GB memory okay? Will 8GB memory make a significant difference in speed to justify higher price? Thank you for your help.!!

A:help me buy a PC - intel core 2 duo or 2 Quad

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Intel Boxed Processor Core 2 Quad Q8400
Hey guys, if you have to choose, which of the following CPU's would be best for the following applications I'm running. Both are priced the same.

Intel Core2Quad Q8400 2.66ghz vs Intel i5 650 3.2ghz


AutoCAD 2010 64bit
Photoshop CS3
Video encoding and copying

Modern Warfare 2

Tnx allot

A:Core 2 Quad or Intel i5

The quad core scores maybe 16% better in the Passmark benchmarks, but---

The i5 can be boosted from 3.2 to 3.46 (single core Turbo). That 3.46 is a 30% advantage over the 2.66 of the quad core.

I regularly see comments from quad core owners saying they wish they had stayed with a higher clocked dual core.

I'd go with the dual core unless you can find convincing evidence that your particular applications can in fact benefit significantly from 4 cores. You would then have to decide how often you use the applications that might benefit.

Here is a long thread on dual core versus quad core:


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ok my computer kept randomly restarting and freezing up so i reinstalled windows and i took out the processor and cleaned the heatsink and all the computer parts. after i got done installing the windows xp there were no random restarts and no freezing but the boot menu and system properties say it is now 1.2ghz and used to be 1.6ghz i was thinking i have to much things hooked up to the computer i have 2 hard drives a dvd drive and a graphics card that requires 250 watts or greater power supply. the computer specs are:
windows xp x32
AMD Athlon xp 1900+
Visiontek radeon x1300 256mb PCI
300 Watt power supply
1.5gb ddr ram
Edit: so u think if i change the battery it could mabey do something also ive tried looking for the multiplier along time ago when i got the computer and i couldnt find an option to change it, its set to 12 and cannot be changed. and i dont think this is just a reporting error because when this problem wasnt here the option to change the speed of the processor at next boot was 133 which was 1.6ghz now its like at 100 i think..

A:computer was 1.6ghz now 1.2ghz??

You could check in the BIOS if you haven't and see if the processor multiplier is set correctly and set it if its not. If you have a dead CMOS battery this info can be lost when all power is removed and on power up, the system uses the default setting.

Otherwise you should get a CPU benchmark program and make sure its not just a reporting error. Having a bunch of stuff attached might burden the processor and slow things down some but it wouldn't actually cause the processor to have a slower operating speed.

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Considering an upgrade. If I go with enthusiast board it will be 1366 6-Core Extreme CPU, even though I would not have much interest in overclocking. If I go server board, it will be a Supermicro dual-Xeon server board that can handle the 6-core Xeons as a pair. Ouch on the price!

Obviously, as far as the Xeons go, there won't be any overclocking, even for a few quick tests and such.

In either case I will be running Win 7 Pro 64-bit as the OS, and the systems will be liquid cooled. I have the appropriate water cooling equipment, PSU's, ATX/E-ATX cases, etc.

Any explicit advantage to either chip? I'm not an overclocker, but I do want speed at stock ratings. Are the Xeons just more heavily validated and tested?

I have not ventured into the world of server boards a lot, but those I have used from Supermicro I really like since they allow so much greater control, such as BIOS-level remote desktop, etc.

A:Intel desktop 6-Core vs. Xeon 6-cores - Differences? Pros or cons for either?

Xeon processors function better with multi threaded data handling like in a server side to deal with multiple access/data requests. I would stick with a desktop six core as getting a xeon processor would be impractical and you wouldn't be able to get the full potential out of it unless you want to turn your computer into a server, ha ha.

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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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I'm running (according to Nvidia system monitor) around 42 to 45 C. and under games close to 50 C (was 49 when I looked right after turned game off). So according to this link I seem to be ok right?

Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 Q6600.


A:Intel Core 2 Quad temps.

Yes, those temps are where they should be.

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By the end of this year, four cores will have replaced dual-core systems on the very high-end of enthusiast systems. AMD will be offering its 4x4 platform that enables the use of two dual-core processor and Intel will be first to offer a quad-core processor: Code-named "Kentsfield,"


A:Intel's first quad-core processor

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Hey guys.
I was wondering about one thing, cause I've had some problems on my comp recently. Buttload of viruses and stuff, but I think I got it all removed.

Well, when I bought the computer half a year ago, I had steady temperatures around 30 degrees celsius on all my cores according to SpeedFan. Now I've got approx. 40-42 when I'm sitting in windows doing nothing, and 50 degrees when I'm playing CounterStrike, which I reckon is a bit high for a game like that? or? SpeedFan also indicates that the core temps. are a bit high.
Can anyone clarify/help me out here, please?

Also, what does the Temp1, Temp2, Temp3 and HD0 temperatures on Speedfan mean?

Thank you in advance.

A:Intel core 2 quad Q8200

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I'm in the current works of making a new PC at the moment, if maybe I could get some insight on what else I should get for my new system. This will be used as a gaming machine, and I need high performance parts. At the moment, I only have the motherboard, an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard, with support for LGA775 Processors. Pretty much, im looking for the correct hard drive, something fast, and large. Also suggestions on a video card, I had in mind the ATI Radeon 2900 Series Video Card. RAM suggestions would also be appreciated, I really would like to make this a really good computer. thanks for reading,

A:Intel Quad-Core Q6600

I recently upgraded to Q6600/2Gb/2900PRO you can see what I've chosen here:


It cost just over £600 ($1262) and runs every game/app at blistering speeds

Heres some FPS/scores that I can achieve:

Gears of War 40-60FPS /Maximum settings (no AA/AF)
Bioshock 40-60FPS /Maximum settings (no AA/AF)
PES 2008 60FPS /Maximum settings
World in Conflict 35FPS /Maximum settings (no AA/AF and two or three settings turned off)
Crysis 20-40FPS /Maximum settings 1024x768 (no AA/AF, shadows turned off)
3DMark 06 score 11,000+

My processor is overclocked to 3.0ghz, RAM is 4-4-4-12 and 2900PRO is @820mhz/1800mhz

Times change quickly where computer components are concerned though so I'm sure if you look around more you'll find even better value for money than I have, for example 8800GT 512mb is perhaps a better choice than 2900PRO at the moment...

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Which one is better?

A:AMD Phenom or Intel Quad-Core?

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When I idle my cpu temp is 40 celcius

When I play games my cpu reaches no higher than 75 celcius.

What do you guys think about these temps for this processor? Safe?

A:Intel core 2 quad temp

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Hello, my name is Miguel and I've been trying to underclock for quite some time now.
I've been close but I don't know why but I just crash or freeze ;/, I've used SetFSB. ( and used PLL number CV174CPAG, and SetFSB indicates that my MhZ has lowered, but shortly after, I just freeze.) I've tried using other CV PLL's and some of them let me lower the flier but my MhZ stays the same. I'd really like to underclock so if anyone can help me, please do.

Chipset: Intel - P35\G33\G31
Southbridge: Intel 82801IR (ICH9R)

A:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

you shouldn't need to underclock your processor at all... especially with software. what is the exact model of your motherboard and what RAM are you using?

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I have Intel Core i5-3210M on my Laptop with 2GB Radeon GPU

I want to Auto - Turbo Boost the CPU to 3.1 GHZ or manually Turbo Boost. Want to know how to perform this task?

A:Turbo Boost - Intel Core i5-3210M

Do you mean OverClocking?

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I've had an Intel Quad core Q6600 and just gave it a revamp with a good cleaning & new thermo paste.

I'd like to try and overclock it to get more performance out of my computer. After 2 years, its not as snippy as it used to be.

How do I go about doing this?

A:Help me overclock my Intel Quad-Core Q6600

You might be seasick, but this video is for your Q6600.

YouTube - How To Overclock Q6600

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Can anyone point me to a small summary article that will give me an overview of the basic differences between the new Intell Core 2 Duo and Quad processors and some tools to help me decide which is best to buy for my needs?

I am completely mystified when I read the specs for these new CPUs and I'd love to find some overview that would explain what all this jargon means.

A:Solved: Looking for Advice re Intel Core 2 Duo and Quad

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hey yall, i come here whenever i have a problem, and you always are very helpful. so i come with a relatively simple problem. i just bought an intel quad core q9550 2.83ghz cpu. but whenever i start up, it says its running at 2.67ghz. my question is this: how can i clock it up to the specified amount (i have never attempted an overclock before, so i appeal to your collective years of wisdom).

A:Overclocking of an intel q9550 quad core

HI Darth,
I have an idea what it might be. have you checked in your bios to see what your multiplier is set at? i suspect it might be at 8. and i think you have a place where you can fine tune and add that .5 to the multiplier. another thought is that the dynamic energy saver, is changing the X down and up to 8.5 under load. im a AMD guy, but i have heard of this. im sure one of the more lernid in here will be more specific.

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