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

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is it good decision to upgrade to ssd?

I have a laptop having 4gb RAM with i3 5th generation, and does not have M2 slot but has CD drive. My laptop speed is very slow now so I decided to add 128gb SSD to it. The service center told me that ...
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How much of a bottleneck will I get with a 3060 Ti and Core i5

I am going to get a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and an eGPU chassis for my computer. I have a MacBook Air (I Know NVIDIA isn't supported for macOS) and use the eGPU on bootcamp. I have heard that your ...
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Memory for my build

I'm putting together a part list. The part list is below. PCPartPicker is warning about recommended memory voltage for my selected memory and CPU. How concerned should I be about that? I've never ...
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Which GPU for i5 11600k

I'm putting together a gaming rig with an i5 11600k (liquid cooled) and GIGABYTE Z590 mobo... average RAM, GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD, beefy PSU... everything is coming along nicely... with the end ...
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whether the AMD A6-5400B processor supports x64?

whether the AMD A6-5400B processor supports x64? does it only work on x86?
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Screen change made half of my hardware obsolete: what to upgrade first?

EDITED: I recently upgraded the screen of my computer, which was an HP 2229h from about 10 years ago, to a much more recent and better screen: an AOC U32E2N (https://eu.aoc.com/en/products/monitors/...
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Is HPE AMD EPYC compatible with AMD EPYC in custom-built systems?

As everyone here likely knows, the chip shortage is making it hard to get all kinds of CPUs. I'm in need of an 8-, 12, or 16-core 7002-series AMD EPYC processor (socket SP3). They are hard to come by. ...
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Compatible Hardware to run Hyper-V Manager

I am currently running a Hyper-V on Windows Server 2019 using an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Eight-Core Processor 3.20GHz with 64Gb RAM. I need a disaster recovery machine that can run the hyper-v machines if ...
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What is the latest version of ThinkPad laptops that doesn't have Intel Management Engine or similar remote controller built-in?

I work in cybersecurity and would like to find an older laptop that doesn't have the Intel Management Engine built-in, while still able to run a Debian OS well. I have an IBM ThinkPad t42 with 42T0273 ...
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New desktop build, Which I7 CPU to choose

I've started making a list for a new build I'm doing, since my current desktop is starting to get some problems. But getting to the CPU, I'm really split about the choice of CPU. I've decided that I'm ...
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What is a better buy? The AMD RYZEN 7 4700U or 5700U?

i want to buy a laptop. Both have 16GB RAM and the READON as graphics card. What is a better buy? 4700U VS 5700U?
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I Need Recommendations for a CPU upgrade. I Currently Have Intel I5 7400 3.0GHz

I'm looking to spend up to $300. If the CPU upgrade requires a Motherboard upgrade thats okay, I want to be able to upgrade further in the future. My Current Specs: Radeon rx 580 MSI Bazooka 250m ...
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Gaming Rig that can Handle VR (and Roblox VR)

I’m helping my nephew put together a system that will allow him to play Roblox VR on his Oculous Quest 2 headset. With my knowledge and research, the things I’ve been keeping in the back of my head as ...
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Which RAM should I add to my laptop with processor 2133 MHz speed...?

Actually, I want to upgrade my laptop RAM. So, when I was searching for compatible RAM for my laptop I got to know that it was already pre-installed(inbuilt) with 4GB 2666 MHz? Do I need to add 8GB of ...
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Would love some laptop buying advice

I will start studying AI next week and I am having a really hard time figuring out which laptop to buy. There is so much choice and laptops with the same CPU, RAM and SSD storage very wildly in price. ...
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i7-4790 vs i5-6500 for JavaScript development

I'm looking for a temporary & budget PC for software development (JS with VS Code). I found attractive and comparable in terms of price used PC models with i7-4790 (HP 800 G1 SFF) and i5-6500 (HP ...
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Which CPu and GPU to use for Blender?

I'm looking to buy a computer to do blender mainly 3D modelling and animations and would like to know what is the best mix of CPU and GPU for these needs. CPU: Intel Core I7 11700K AMD Ryzen 5 5600X ...
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Does twice the cpu benchmark score mean it can get a job twice as fast?

Does twice the cpu benchmark score mean it can get a job twice as fast? Let’s say I bought a cpu that has twice the single thread performance score of what I used to have. Does this mean it can ...
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What is TBD meaning in the specs of GPU?

I know that the core speed of a VGA is a number, for example: 1365 MHz, 1500 MHz, 1530 MHz ; Some GPUs have core speed is TBD. So what does it mean? I have googled around but find nothing.
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Hardware (PC parts) slotting website

I am in a need of any kind of simulation website/software that can allow a person to slot in the right parts in a PC. For example, if you put in RAM where a graphics card should be, there would be an ...
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How noticeable is a higher core-count CPU for a software developer's quality of life?

Here are some pretty general questions from a new developer / moderate gamer about CPU core counts and how they affect the developer experience in terms of convenience and QoL. Feel free to answer any/...
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Laptop CPU overheats regulary, how to stop it?

Specs: Intel core i5-7200U @2.5GHz, 2 Cores Turbo ON: -Current clock speed:3.1 GHz -min clock speed: 0.4GHz -max clock speed: 2.7GHz Turbo ON temperature: -low 70 C -current 95 C -high 95 C ...
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How to make decision on whether replace current desktop for better performance or not?

I have built my first system around 5 years ago, the main purpose is to do data crunching/machine learning/deep learning related tasks. Most of my hardware was decent at the time (given my budget ~$3K)...
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Using an Air Compressor to clean the dust from the motherboard?

Is it ok to use an air compressor to clean the dust from the motherboard, from the cooling fans and from the radiators? If yes, then what kind of air compressors are recommended? Are the tire ...
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are there any MQTT based 4g obd2 device?

can anyone suggest to me the Chinese manufacture who produce 4G based OBD-2 device with the following specification: The OBD-2 device should work on the MQTT protocol The OBD-2 device should monitor ...
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Cheap computers for teaching coding

I'm trying to set up a sort of community service project. I want to teach coding to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to learn to code because of financial constraints. I'm hoping to be able to ...
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Processor Choice for Deep Learning PC

I'm planning to build a PC for deep learning and computer vision, but I'm really confused about which processor I should get. I've read too many articles about it, and still couldn't decide. Currently,...
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Questions I have about my custom high-end water cooled PC before I buy

Hello Fellow PC Builders, I have meticulously sifted through each and every component on PC Specialist in the Liquid Cooled PC builder in an attempt to build my dream PC. I do have some questions ...
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Not so expensive desktop parts (processor and gpu) recommendation

I currently have Dell 7570 15" laptop. Upgraded with 16 GB RAM, 4 GB 940MX graphics card and i7 8th gen processor. But still my laptop struggles in playing games at even medium settings and a ...
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CPU Upgrade Recommendations Thinkpad T480

I have a Thinkpad T480 that has the stock Intel Core i5-8350U vPro MB (1.70ghz) CPU in it. It really just is not enough CPU for what I do with it once I dock it and hook it up to my dual monitors. I ...
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Choosing between laptops for building machine learning models

I'll be using the laptop mainly to build machine learning, deep learning models as well as well as databases. I'm aware that this sort of work entails a laptop with minimum 12 GB RAM, high end ...
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Choosing a case for 5090x for heavy duty usage

I am trying to choose a case from the following. I will be using a 5090x with a noctua 15 cooler, need to have space for a future 3080 graphic card and most importantly it needs to able to dissipate ...
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Motherboard recommendation for a 5090x

I want to know whether the following motherboards(x570) will be a good fit for a 5090x, given that: Will use a noctua 15 (the double fan version) Planning to buy in the future a 3080 when available ...
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Laptop for programming/utility and getting into Linux

I've seen a lot of "Wich laptop should I buy?" questions but noone fits my needs. I'm a web developer (situated in Italy) with actually no computer at home since mine power supply burned out ...
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What's the intel cpu for consumer with best value? [closed]

I'm looking for an Intel CPU with higher core and suitable for programming. Aspects are as follows, Aspects: Frequency Cores/Threads Can run multiple Virtual Machines ( I think this needs RAM) I don'...
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AMD Quad-Core A10-8700P vs Intel Core i7 5500U

I didn't use any AMD processor before, so things getting confusing for me. Someone is going to gift me a laptop. It has an AMD A10 processor here is the full specification I am a developer, I have ...
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Which laptop should I buy for video editing & web browsing & some video games?

I am looking for a laptop for work and study. This laptop must be able to handle: Videoconferences e.g. Zoom or Meet Use Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Fast Internet browsing ...
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New CPU Upgrade And Requirements To Run Software

I current have AMD Athalon 2 X3 445 CPU on a Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 AMD 770 DDR3 1666(OC) Soket AM3 Anakart motherboard. I haven't upgraded my PC In a while but I've just bought an Oculus Quest 2 AR ...
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CPU for a budget photo/video editing machine (Lightroom, Davinci Resolve)

My brother wants to build a PC mainly for amateur (raw) photo editing in Lightroom/Gimp and video editing in Davinci Resolve. Currently lightroom is painfully slow on his old T520 thinkpad and Resolve ...
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What should I switch my cpu to?

I'm running my old computer from like 6 or 7 years ago as a server, and for the most part it works fine. I have some extra money, and when it is bottlenecked, the cpu causes the bottleneck. The ...
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Which CPU should I choose ? 10700K, Ryzen 3900X or 11700K?

The RTX 3080 arriving it seems in September, I started to build my new rig. I selected 3 processors for this but I'm still really hesitant, I actually need help in choosing: 10700K: Pros: Currently ...
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CPU for a developer machine

Without getting into the debate about whether AMD or Intel is better, I need to build a new developer machine. I use a broad range of tools on primarily Windows. Things that probably matter: I ...
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Need desktop LGA1151 motherboard w/ Windows Server Access Control Service, VT-d, & APICv

I want to enable passthrough of my GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU in Windows Server (2019 preferred) using DDA. I need to buy another motherboard, since my current Gigabyte AORUS Pro motherboard will not ...
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Which Laptop Should I Prefer: i9-8950HK with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 or i9-9980HK with NVIDIA Quadro T2000

I want to buy a new laptop and after some research, I have two candidates. The prices almost match, but I can't buy both best CPU and GPU in my region. I found one laptop with CPU i9-8950HK (gen 8, 6 ...
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Choosing a CPU: Intel i9-109xx vs AMD R9-39xx

Which is better for scientific and engineering computation/simulations, the Intel i9-10900X or the AMD R9-3950X? The R9 has 6 more cores, whereas the i9 has doubled memory channels. Is it possible ...
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New CPU Fan/Heat Sink recommendation

I'm looking for a recommendation of a quiet fan/heat sink for an AMD A8-3870K CPU on a Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H mobo. Mine is about 9 years old and it's getting loud. I've cleaned dust out of the case, ...
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Want high performance CPU cooling loop to cut my Noctua NH-D15 delta-T by about 25 C

I need suggestions for a demanding CPU watercooling solution - probably a suggestion of "custom loop" components. Problem I just outgrew my 12 core overclocked CPU and upgraded it to an 18 ...
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Which CPU should I use in my first scratch 486 build?

I want to build a PC; not like a gaming rig, but instead, a computer from scratch. There's a great set of videos here), but instead of the MOS 6502, a clone processor to make computing history, a ...
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Portable laptop for academic research

I want a new PC, mainly for work, plus other minor stuff like browsing, Netflix, and Skype. I work in economics research, therefore I need to easily work with reasonably big datasets (say, ~25Gb of ...
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Which of the mentioned laptops should be better for my needs?

My desktop has an i3-4130 along with 4 GB RAM and no dedicated graphics card. I am about to get a laptop, and want to evaluate these three: Acer Predator Helios 300 - Core i7-9750, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB ...

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