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Questions tagged [processor]

For questions about central processing units (CPUs) used in anything from micro-PCs to servers and workstations.

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3rd gen Intel Core i7 3840QM Quad-Core Processor ( SR0UT, 8M, 2.80 up to 3.80GHz) supports on Lenovo z580 laptop?

Lenovo z580 laptop with Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 can be upgradable to Intel Core i7 3840QM Quad-Core Processor ( SR0UT, 8M, 2.80 up to 3.80GHz) motherboard specs link https://download....
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CPU frequency goes under hardware limits only on AC mode

My Ubuntu keeps freezing randomly usually 10 seconds in five minutes and I thought this problem is related to CPU frequency, because based on the following script, it goes under 400MHz. The CPU is ...
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Hardware upgrade after a long time: which MB, RAM, CPU, and GPU?

Time to upgrade my desktop PC, which - unlike most people - I do very rarely, which also means that I'm currently quite out of practice with buying new HW. My computing and graphics needs are not ...
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What things should I keep in mind to recommend a CPU that is as adaptable as possible to the user? [on hold]

I have always focused more on Computer Software. Unfortunately, at the technical level I have not focused enough on the Hardware and I want to correct this because I want to be an expert in it. So ...
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Should I stick to AM3+ or upgrade to something else? [on hold]

My motherboard just died on me, and I am wondering if I should just stick to the same kind of motherboard (AM3+). If i do I would be able to reuse the cpu, ram, and psu for a bit longer. Is it even ...
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eMachines ET1352 processor upgrade [closed]

I am using an eMachines ET1352-01 for hosting a few small servers. It has an Athlon II 160u processor. What processors could I possibly upgrade it to?
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Best CPU out of these for Image Processing

Between this 4 CPUs, which one is the best for a lot of image editing/compression/optimization? -Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz -Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 3.30GHz -Intel Xeon E3-1270v2 3.50GHz -Intel Xeon E3-...
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Upgrading soldered laptop cpu? [closed]

As we know some laptops come with soldered cpus. In most cases same laptop has different variants of it e.g. one comes with i5-7300hq and other with i7-7700hq. Those cpu's are same generation. My ...
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Do I need a matched pair of Xeons for a dual CPU board if there is only one stepping level listed?

I am considering purchasing 2 Xeon 2667v2 CPUs to use in a dual CPU board. The spec page (click on "Ordering and Compliance" on the left) only lists a single step level: Does that mean that I don't ...
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How do I optimize performance of a 2700x without OC? [closed]

I've been reading up on VRMs, heatsinks, et al. on modern boards (e.g. b450, x470), and I'm a bit lost. The 2700x, as you know, has XFR and can make use of PBO, and according to reports, this means ...
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CPU Selection for a Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 (socket 1155)

I'm about to upgrade my CPU to play Fallout 76. Fallout 76 requirements are as followed : Minimum: Intel Core i5-6600k 3.5 GHz Recommended: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz My current setup: Intel Core ...
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Searching a good Ultrabook for work

I'm looking for a Ultrabook with this characteristics: Essential 8th or 7th generation of CPU. (i5, i7 or amd) Not more than 13"/14" of screen size. Very important the weight... i need to travel ...
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Which are the most popular phone processors? [closed]

For my scientific research I need to know the most popular phone processors to know their FLOPS parameters. But I can't find a some resource about it. I could find the best mobile processors only (but ...
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Scientific Computing on AMD CPUs?

While Intel's 9900K is the fastest "mainstream CPU" currently offered, it is quite a price hike (currently around $570, despite an MSRP of $430). Combined with the necessary motherboard, it looks to ...
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Appropriate power meter for CPU and GPU power consumption?

I want to buy a power meter in order to measure CPU and GPU power consumption, on a remoter desktop machine (in which I have physical access). The software is ubuntu 18.04, I can measure the nvidia ...
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New laptop: when to buy to get spectre and meltdown fixes [closed]

I'm thinking about getting a new laptop. I'd like to know if anyone knows when we can expect mainstream laptops to contain mitigation for spectre and meltdown vulnerabilities. From what I've read on ...
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Faster clock or more cores for best performance of video editing? [closed]

I will be configuring a new Windows-based computer in the next few weeks. This will be a general purpose computer, but will be used on a fairly regular basis for video processing (Sony Vegas) and ...
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Is a Deep Learning + High Performance Workstation impossible with current hardware offerings? (Late 2018)

I would like a desktop computer which is fast and snappy for common "power user" workflows (eg. coding IDEs, 20+ Chrome tabs, Blender, Audio Editing, Web/File Server, Backup server) and also has the ...
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Which is better: A laptop with intel core i7-7500U Processor OR intel core i7-8550U Processor

I want to get a new laptop and I've been making lots of research. I've narrowed my two choices down to two laptops with their processor as intel core i7-7500U and intel core i7-8550U Processor. I'm ...
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Why is the production year of a mac relevant? [closed]

Is the production year really a requirement for running the newest os with the newest xcode? Shouldn't it be enough fulfilling the hardware requirements such as cpu, ram, hdd, etc? If I in theory buy ...
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In search of a new machine for dev/data science work

I am in the process of looking for a new computer (most likely a tower) and wanted to hit up this subreddit since people seem pretty legit here and a lot of good advice has been shared. Personally, I'...
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Specification for Data Science/Data crunching

Currently im using PowerBI, R, and Talend (for ETL) in 2 main computer : a Dell Latitude E7450 with i7 u series and 16gb ddr3, and a remote server running E5-2620V4 with 128gb ddr3 and 7200rpm hdd on ...
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Is i7-3770k really worth buying than i5-3570k? [closed]

The current price of i7-3770k in my place is (7000PHP) ~ 130USD while i5-3570k is only (3500PHP) ~ 65USD. Is the extra 4 threads really to pay for a double price? I mean it is not a real core right? ...
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Choosing Graphics Card for OpenCV

I'm looking for a graphics card that minimizes the amount of time taken to upload 4k video frames from Opencv to the GPU. OpenCV uses opencl behind the scenes to do GPU related calculations but I've ...
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i5 8300H + GTX 1050 Ti 4GB vs. i7 8750H + GTX 1050 Ti 4GB

I am planning to buy a new laptop and considering Lenovo Y-series and have a bugget of €1000 at most but preferably should cost around €900. On this website (link below) two options drew my attention ...
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Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor has memory of LPDDR3-2133

I'm building a laptop. Don't ask why I just am. Im looking for memory chips for my Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor. I am so confused. I don't know what lpddr3 chips to get for 16gb of ram. Im leaning ...
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What is healthy load % for CPU? [closed]

I would like to do some computation on my PC. Thereby I wonder - what is healthy load for CPU? I mean at which maximum CPU load % my CPU would survive the longest. Or should I watch for other ...
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Which laptop with processor i7-7700HQ or i7-8550U I should buy?

I need to buy Windows laptop for programming. I have some options, One laptop has i7-7700HQ, and other has i7-8550U. In past, I thought, that U-Series processors are not for workstations and CPU-...
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Workstation for single thread/sequential load (PowerBI formula engine)

I am looking for a processor recommendation for single thread load to be used for PowerBI load. Hardware 128-256 gb of DDR4 2666 RAM (can be non-ECC) [Raid 1] 2 NVMe Enterprise grade SSDs [Raid 10] ...
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Deep Learning Hardware (PC/Ubuntu)

I have checked a few questions here regarding the GPU and bought the 1080Ti. Now I am trying to figure out the rest of the configuration and it should be below 1000$. I have seen that i5-8600K sounds ...
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SSD or Intel Core i5 8250U

I need to buy a new laptop and I've been doing my homework for about 3 days now. After going through a lot of laptops, I've found that within my budget and keeping everything else in common (RAM, ...
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How should I make sure a laptop's CUDA has enabled with 1TFOPS? [closed]

I am looking for a laptop which has 1 TFOPS. could you pls clarify it for me? I just want to know that how can I make sure a laptop has 1 TFOPS in it or not?
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which laptop suites heavy programming?

I am going to do heavy computing and processing like programming. I am looking for a compatible laptop which has a fast GPU-enabled laptop. CUDA enabled on an NVIDIA GPU. Also, it must have SSD. ...
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laptops which are suitable for heavy Image and video processing

I am a graduate student and My thesis is based on deep learning, vision, video and Image processing. I am going to do heavy computing and processing. I am looking for a compatible laptop which has a ...
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CPU for Nintendo Emulation

So, my friend wants to start gaming. He told me he is really interested to try Nintendo games, but he doesn't have a specific console in mind. I suggested he should just get a PC, so that he has ...
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Laptop for programming (About cores in a processor)

I have two options before me (in my budget): Quad core 1.6 GHz(Intel i5 8th gen 8250u) vs Dual core 2.5 GHz(Intel i5 7th gen 7200u) powered CPU. I use Microsoft visual studio,pycharm, and few other ...
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Quiet, cheap and effective low-profile cooler

I understand that I am looking for the best of many worlds here, but if I can satisfy these criteria it would be a huge help to me. I recently bought a CPU cooler to replace the stock Intel one that ...
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Upgrading to ASUS - MOTHERBOARDS Z10PE-D16 WS from a gigabyte gaming 3

I am currently using a gigabyte gaming3 with an Intel Core i7-6700k CPU @ 4.00GHz with 32 gigs of ram. However, due to the gaming 3’s limitation, I can only fit 64 gigs of ram. I am thinking of ...
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Single Board Computer vs Mini-ITX for a cluster

I want to build a small cluster of about 10 computers for each about $100. I have two options: Single Board Computer running Octa-Core ARM CPUs OR Mini-ITX board with integrated Quad-Core Intel/AMD ...
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LGA1151 CPU lowest power consumption?

i'm setting up a computer with an LGA1151 cpu socket, and i'm looking for the cpu that would use the least amount of electricity for this motherboard. the cpu will not be stressed in the slightest, ...
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Which configuration for graphics

Apart from being a programmer I am also a hobby 3D designer, 3D artist, webdesigner and photographer. My current XMG C405 laptop is getting old and has a few issues, the main one being, it only has ...
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adding modem to analogue exchange

I'm designing a newer model for an old analogue exchange. In the original model, the different handset connectors are connected(through transformer) to a matrix, which is controlled by the CPU. The ...
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Help me chose between 2 computers [closed]

Hello guys I am going to buy a prebuilded pc soon (I know I should't and it will be way more expensive but it's nothing I have control over so please don't mention that) and I can't really chose ...
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Buy i7 8700K or wait for 9th gen [closed]

The question is self-explanatory. I have an i5 4th gen and I'm planning to buy a new CPU. The i7 8700K looks pretty good, but someone told me to wait for 9th gen (because of Spectre and Meltdown). ...
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What cpu upgrade choices do I have?

Trying to find out what cpu upgrades I could possibly do for my Toshiba satellite l675d, everything I read made sense then I read more and now I'm just confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ...
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Which notebook is better to use Android Studio?

I need a notebook to use Android Studio. Which one below is better (all models have 8GB RAM and 15.6" FHD screen)? And what is most important in my case (RAM, Processor, SSD...)? You can also ...
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Intel i9 7980XE Are these parts compatible? [closed]

I am looking to go big on cores and have bought the Intel i9 7980XE 18 core processor. I'm trying to find a sane list of parts that will be compatible - I haven't built a computer for about 10 years ...
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Reduce CPU Fan Noise on old AMD Athlon XP 1900+

I have an old PC Desktop running Linux lubuntu 17.10. It works well, but the noise of the CPU FAN is too high, and I would like to reduce that to almost nothing if possible! The hardware is : CPU: ...
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Best upgrade to make for a gaming rig?

So my kit isn't the worst, and it's far from the best. I'm wondering for myself personally as well as generally, what would be the best component to prioritise upgrading? I have no SSD, only 1TB HDD ...
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Intel Mobile Pentium N3710 vs N4200 processor for laptop

I am about to buy a laptop, nothing too powerful, but good enough to program on it. Linux will be the system and i will do android, c/c++ ,python... But no advanced graphics. I found few laptops and ...