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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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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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What school computer should I buy?

I'm a recent graduate from high school. I want to make sure I'm prepared to enter college as a computer science major. However, I don't have a computer. I don't know which computer to get for college. ...
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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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Confused about AMD/Intel DDR2 type memory

I am looking for RAM DDR2 non-ECC, unbuffered, PC2-6400 4GB per one bank to upgrade my old PC. Currently have 4GB on it in four banks. The maximum capacity is 16GB. I am using an HP desktop that has ...
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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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Suggestions for a new laptop

I am planning to buy new laptop. Need some suggestions from you guys. Here is some details: I'm a web developer I'll use it for productivity and multi - tasking (running php server + mysql, open 2 or ...
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Which motherboard should I choose?

I want to build a custom pc that can support i9-13900K and RTX 4090 in future as I'm a 3D artist, and a stock trader. But for now I want a pc for stock trading, which can support i5, and 32GB/64GB RAM....
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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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A personal computer CPU which does not require any fan to cool it

I desire to custom-build a totally noiseless personal computer (no fans at all). The PSU is fanless, 500W. The GPU is fanless. The hard drive is SSD/NVMe. Is there a modern PC CPU which does not ...
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Replacing Ryzen Processor in Gaming PC

Currently have: Processor: AMD A8-9600 Radwon R7 Motherboard: A320M PRO-VH PLUS (MS-7B07) Graphics card: Asus GeForce GT 1030 2GB I am looking into upgrading processor to Ryzen 7 5800X 3D My question ...
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Question about the CPU "Ryzen 9 7950X3D" [closed]

I bought a new PC: my mainboard is the "ProArt X670E-CREATOR WIFI", and the CPU is the "Ryzen 9 7950X3D". According to the homepage of ASUS, the mainboard supports my CPU only ...
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Optimized clockspeed CPU vs RAM

please refer to noted comments below also Is it better to have a faster speed processor/CPU or memory/RAM clockspeeds? For instance, I have a HP Z2 G5 i7-10700 2.9ghz that runs at about 2904mhz (per ...
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Intel Turbo Boost parameter in bios crashes the system [closed]

I recently built a computer with these components: Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 GAMING X AX Processor: i7-13700KF Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, 10 GB RAM: HyperX DDR5 2x16GB 5200 PSU: ...
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Why is my CPU performance bad? [closed]

Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 - CPU AMD Ryzen 7 4800 U - 16GB RAM - GPU 512MB ATI AMD Radeon Graphics I have included the benchmarks in the picture below the render showing both my single core and multi core ...
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Linux Notebook with AMD Ryzen CPU, dedicated AMD GPU, USB4

I am using a Lenovo L14 AMD since quite a while, and while Linux support was wonky in the beginning it finally works well. Using it for media creation work is not ideal though, as the CPU and GPU ...
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Will upgrading my 15 year old computer make it powerful enough for video editing?

I want to run something by people here to see if I'm on the right track or if I'm wasting my time. I found my old desktop computer from almost 15 years ago. After some initial research, I get the ...
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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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Should I toss my MSI z590 motherboard and start over?

Will my MSI MPG Z590 10th/11th gen Gaming Carbon wifi motherboard be outdated soon? Using for UE5 and game programming
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Please recommend a companion for Tesla M40 graphic card

I'd like to buy a NVIDIA Tesla M40 card, but it doesn't have video output, so I need another graphic card to output the graphics rendered by M40. I don't really like to choose an integrated GPU coming ...
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A recent CPU of 80 TDP or less suitable for Nofan CR-80EH

The fanless CPU cooling company Nofan has produced the model CR-80EH which according to the linked webpage can be used for CPUs of up to 80 TDP. Is there a recent CPU of 80 TDP or less suitable for ...
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Laptop Recommendation for Gaming Price-Affordablity Comparation

I'm looking for a laptop, I kept the price band a little wider. I would like to share with you that I found 2-3 while researching. I would be glad if you are among these candidates or if you have ...
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What laptop hardware makes the most logical sense for compiling rust? (Linux)

I am looking for a new laptop which will mostly be used for programming, specifically rust and want to get something that has best performance for the $. I'd rather replace my laptop every 2 years ...
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Would Adobe Animate get huge benefits from a high end graphics card?

I couldn't find any definitive answer so I'm asking here if putting more of the budget towards a high end GPU is more beneficial vs a better CPU when it comes to Adobe Aninmate? The computer would not ...
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Are there now 64-bit processors that deal with denorms routinely with no exception or interrupt?

Title says it all. Are there processors with FPUs that deal with denorms arithmetically correctly (don't assume they're zero nor flush them to zero) and don't cause an exception? I would be interested ...
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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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Modded PC CPU upgrade - will the power supply manage?

I have a motherboard FOXCONN H61 with a Celeron CPU. I'd like to upgrade the CPU to possibly a i7-2600 or a i7-3770 (looking for used/renewed ones). Now here's the thing: I power the motherboard with ...
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Small MCU with two RS-232 ports mounted in a box

I need two serial ports (RS-232) and an MCU already mounted in a box. This is not something that requires an OS, so Arduino level is fine. It is going to read in serial data on one port (9,600 bps) ...
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Need recomendations for a three monitor system, possibly without a GPU

I am on the market for a new computer. I want to be able to run three monitors, perferably daisy chained. I work in software development and run IDEs and compile a lot of code. I need the realestate ...
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I have 2 different laptops, which one should I choose to use for programming?

I have an m1 macbook air base model (8gb ram & 256gb ssd) and another windows system with i5-8250u & 16gb ram & 512gb ssd. The windows system display is 15.6” 16:9 full hd resolution, the ...
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Is my older desktop capable of upgrading?

Good morning all, I've got a HP Pavilion I bought from my brother some years ago ;it was a work desktop prior. He had a shop replace the factory graphics card (NVIDIA GEFORCE 9500 GS) with a 1gb ...
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Suggestions for good hardware for object detection using Yolov7

I need some suggestions on what is the best hardware to do object detection using YoloV7. I have been using Nvidia's Jetson hardware like Nano and Xavier. I have tried running and optimizing Yolov7 ...
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why video cards/GPU are not like CPUs in terms of installation into a computer?

why GPUs, generally are in another electrical board (video card) and are not like CPUs to be installed in the motherboard?
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Dell XPS 13 specs

I am looking for a new laptop with this requirements. Along with the laptop that has been suggested to me in the linked question, I am checking the Dell XPS 13. First of all, any general comment on ...
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What is the cheapest computer (mobo/CPU) that can run windows 11

The purpose is to run some bitcoin wallet and will rarely be opened or anything. I want to run electrum, exodus, that's it. Maybe anti malewarebytes. I got some cheap computer but my partner want ...
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About the hardware recommendation for Unreal Engine 5

I want to delve into game development next month and I know I need a very good PC, but I'm a student and can have very little money to spare. I'm eyeing an Acer Swift 3 Ryzen with the following specs: ...
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Between Intel or AMD, whose latest motherboards will support more numbers of future generations of CPU sockets and specifications?

All my life I have bought all my gaming PCs with Intel CPUs. I always face a major issue, though: 2 to 3 years after buying a new PC, when I try to replace my 2 to 3 years old GPU with a brand new ...
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Can't decide between a better CPU vs better GPU for graphic design and some video editing

I have to build a PC and I have limited money. I may upgrade CPU or GPU in future though. But I can't decide which one would be more important for tasks like graphic design apps (Adobe, Affinity etc.),...
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Thinkpad W530 replacement

I am looking for a laptop to replace my W530 thinkpad (from 2012). Here is what I like in the W530: matte IPS screen good (backlighted) keyboard with key travel of 2.5mm keyboard without numpad (I ...
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What processor should I choose?

I am planning to buy a laptop. I have selected two . One has a 8th generation 1.80GHz core i7 processor and other has 7th generation 2.70 Ghz core i7 processor. Shall I emphasize on clock speed or ...
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What hardware do I need for large large (Excel) data dumps (NO gaming)?

I work for a software company. When we sign new clients, the old software supplier makes a 'dump' of their database that we can then import. However, 99 out of 100 times we manually have to do a lot ...
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Upgrading cpu on the HP EliteBook 2740p

I have this really neat laptop from 2010 that I want to refurbish. I want to replace the RAM and disk together with the CPU. According to the HP manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02066162....
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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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Seeking hardware recommendations for scalable number of I/O

I have a theoretical problem that involves connecting 40 IR sensors and 40 lights to a computer to switch lights on and off based on the input from the IR sensors using python. I found the Arduino ...
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Server Recommendation for windows server 2022

I'm new to maintaining users. As we currently don't have an active directory server on-prem, everything is in the cloud currently with Azure. I'm looking to buy a Dell Server for Windows 2022 Domain ...
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Are there laptops with 2xquad-core i7 processors?

A couple of colleagues say their laptops have 2xquad-core i7 processors. One has an HP envy, the other has a dell precision laptop. Yet I can't find anything on the dell or hp or on the web about ...
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Hardware recommendation for a small scale DHCP server

I'm at a small company of around 20 employees, and I'm looking for a small (and possibly cheap) hardware that can serve as a DHCP server. I was thinking of a Rasberry Pi, but I am open to any other ...
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CPU (or IC) recommendation for independent use (without PC components) for Speech recognition and computer vision over Wifi

I have been doing some hands on in AI and Computer Vision lately (using OpenNLP, OpenCV, etc). All these experiments were done on my PC (Intel dual core 8GB DDR2). But, now I want to use some ...
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Which notebook is better for Android Studio?

I need a notebook to use Android Studio on. 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 Core i5 or i7 for software development?

I'm almost ready to buy a Dell XPS 15 laptop for my job as a software engineer. I work mostly with IntelliJ, Android Studio, Visual Studio, Database Services and some other tools. I do not do 3D ...
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Laptop buying guide

I want to buy a 4th or 5th generation laptop for casual tasks like typing office and coding, but the laptop I want should be very durable and work for a long time in harsh places like mountains, gyms ...

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