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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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i3 3100T power consumption

Has anyone information on the real-life power consumption of an Intel i3 7100T? I know that the thermal design power is rated 35W, but how much power does it need in idle or low workload situations? ...
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Desktop PC Xeon CPU Optane SSD

I am looking to make a new desktop PC purchase and I would like to utilize the new optane technology for overall performance as well as speeding up my HDDs. I'm going with a Xeon as opposed to a core ...
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PC Benchmarking for QGIS?

I've just started working as a GIS technician in a land agency firm. I'm handling large datasets such as historic house sales (~500,000 rows of data per year) and executing heavy duty operations, sub-...
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GPU and CPU support for Fedora Linux? [closed]

I have three specific questions: AMD vs Nvidia: Which company has the most painless graphics drivers? I would prefer to avoid compiling drivers, but if that's required, I will do it. Is a GPU ...
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Recommended enterprise server for build, CI and CPU intensive tasks

I'm looking for a server capable of performing the following tasks: Can be used as a build-server (we have several developers using Microsoft Team Foundation Services) Continuous integration of ...
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i7-4790 vs i7-4790K [closed]

A few months ago I bought an i7-4790 with the hopes of overclocking it. Now I've got a pretty good cooler with the CPU running at 40 degrees celsius at max. workload. I soon realised, I needed the K-...
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6x Dual Slot GPUs on SM 2028GR-TRHT

I am not extremely familiar with hardware. This question might be easy to answer. This server has been advertised to handle 6 GPUs. My question is that can it support 6 Dual Slot/Double Width GPUs (...
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Recommended hardware for ffmpeg/vlc

I need to create a video matrix. 4 video HD streams in (10MB/s each, 1080p), 1 HD stream out. This can be done with ffmpeg and vlc. This will be done on a CLI linux server. In test everything is ...
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Advanced Passive Cooling Solution Needed (for Xeon Phi)

Premise I have seen interesting external vacuum/clamp on coolers that are mounted on laptops to cooldown the hot air around the fan as seen here. As laptops don't have liquid cooling, this seems to ...
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Looking for PC upgade

Hello community, Back in 2013 and build my own PC finaly. But nowdays i think its kind old for stuff i am doing at PCs. What I do on my pc now? I like playing games . Recently i discover That CS: ...
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Small, cheap processor with serial port and internet access

An old software question of mine looks like it would benefit from some hardware. Basically, I have a web page and want it to communicate via HTTP to a small controller, which will read a string from ...
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Why are these Micro-ATX motherboards different sizes [closed]

I just bought a new case that is made for mini or micro atx motherboards. The Bitfenix Prodigy M. At first, I got an MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX motherboard, and it wasn't ideal because I got a ...
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Faster SSD (PCIe) vs faster processor

I'm looking to buy a new laptop, and I've narrowed it down to two models, with the only difference between them being the processor. The first model has an i5-6300HQ, and the second one has an i7-...
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Which (better Intel) CPU gives the highest per-core speed? [closed]

I am thinking about buying a CPU to use for a Minecraft server -- the problem is that Minecraft is very bad at hyperthreading, only actually using one core. So it doesn't matter if my CPU has 2, 4 or ...
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Which Dedicated Server for FFMPEG?

My website converts video to audio and video to video using FFMPEG (full Centos 64bit install). Mostly i got multiple conversions (10-20) real time. I use cache for already converted audios/videos. I ...
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Low Budget with AM1 vs FM2 vs LGA1151

I'm building an extra PC, and for now I need purchase only a combo of motherboard + processor + memory. (I know 4Gb RAM is low memory, I want later add more 4Gb RAM) So, I did a research and I got ...
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Processor socket, 2011-v3, 1151 or 1150?

I am preparing to build a new tower, the first in a long time, and am aiming for it to be a "baseline" for upgrades for a long time. It will be used with a dual boot Windows 7 / Debian, Windows for ...
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Fastest device to perform single-threaded SHA256 hashing

I am in the process of designing a cryptographic Proof of Storage (PoS) that relies on single threaded computation of SHA256 hashes. In practice, my algorithm is equivalent to computing for some ...
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Should I upgrade my computer? [closed]

I hope that I can get a solution for my issue. I have two computers: One is an AsusN56VJ laptop, a little bit old: The configuration is: i5 323M (2 physical cores with 4 threads) 2.6 GHz. 6 GB of ...
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How to determine if I can just upgrade the CPU or if have to upgrade the whole motherboard? [closed]

I have a somewhat old Dell Precision T7500 desktop with this 64-bit Intel Xeon CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/48768 I have been thinking about upgrading this CPU to an Intel i7 CPU. It looks ...
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Intel i7 6700k cooler

I am looking for a decent cooler for my i7 6700k. I have not bought the CPU yet. So, if there is a (not that great at terminology) ATX sized cooler that is ~<60 dollars, that would be great. ...
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Is there a non-x86 processor that can be purchased by the average joe individually?

Definition of "processor:" A CPU that has to be attached to a motherboard. May or may not have integrated graphics. Does not contain other computer parts such as memory (other than parts crucial to ...
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minimum PC hardware specification to reproduce 1080i at 30 fps [closed]

Due to budget constraints I constantly find myself several years behind "current" technology, when it comes to my PC hardware and operating systems. I do, however, make it a point to learn exactly ...
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Seeking a replacement for an Athlon II X2 240

Current processor is: AMD Athlon II X2 240 Current Motherboard is: DPJ Indonesia MP-A880GD23 V1.1 I am looking for a CPU with around twice the benchmark potential. I will be reusing the same ...
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Comparison Between Servers

The core process of the company is running on a 4 year old server, and at this point the I.T. Staff got the budget to buy a new server. The core process is a web app with intensive writing/reading ...
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I7 Build I am conflicted [closed]

I am looking for some recommendations for my new I7 Build. What I use it for Day to day business work Applications open at once Adobe Illustator Firefox (11 Tabs) Chrome (5-10 Windows / 10-20 Tabs ...
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Budget processor that supports hardware virtualisation [closed]

I have a basic laptop - an eMachines E732Z. It has an Intel Pentium P6200 processor. I need to run a 64-bit virtual machine, but I can't because the processor doesn't support VT-x. I therefore want ...
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i7 4770 Cheap Deal vs i7 6700

I got an offer to buy a used Core i7-4770 with Asus Motherboard and 16 Gigs of DDR3 RAM for 200 Euros. This offer comes to pass very good because I am thinking about upgrading my computer. Currently, ...
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FreeNas Support Hareware And Software [closed]

I need to setup FreeNas Server, So I follw this freenas setup and collect all the Hardware Details, What They Used: Motherboard BOXDQ45EK LGA 775 Processor Pentium E2160 ...
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After the training phase, is it better to run neural networks on a GPU or CPU? [closed]

My understanding is GPUs are more efficient for running neural nets, but someone recently suggested GPUs are only needed for the training phase. Once trained, it's actually more performant to run ...
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Which computer to buy out of the following 3?

I am going to be buying a new computer but I am stuck between the following three choices. I would appreciate any advice that would help me make the best decision. Computer Use: Office suite:...
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What CPU goes well for rendering / gaming on a RX 470 aside from the i3 6100?

I bought this RX 470 recently for a good price, and now for Black Friday I am buying something that I intend not to bottleneck my GPU for gaming. After browsing for a long time, I see many people ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 for iOS Development?

I'm looking to buy a new Macbook to do Web, Android, and iOS development. I now from experience that web development is not an issue as I'm currently developing on my 2011 Macbook Air with 4GB RAM. I ...
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Is a dual core laptop worth it, or are there better alternatives?

My laptop recently broke. Now I need to buy a new one before Christmas ends or more preferably before the end of next week. My requirements and hopes: RAM: - 8GB OF RAM upgradable to 16 HARD DRIVE ...
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Recommended Processor [closed]

I recently bought a GTX 1080 Founders Edition that I'm connecting to an ASUS ATX ROG STRIX X99 Gaming Board. I've heard that the new Intel i7 Processor would a good buy, but are there any other good ...
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What CPU should I get for general office use, under 100$

How To Ask Questions here get better answers when you… …show us what you've done and why it hasn't worked for you I've searched Pcpartpicker, newegg and amazon. The problem I'm having is ...
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What Dual CPU Processors are compatible with my Dell T7400 workstation / [closed]

I have a Dell T7400 Workstation currently running on the following specs: Dual Intel Xeon E5410 @ 2.33 GHz 32 GB RAM Windows 10 The machine is working great but the processor and RAM performances are ...
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Intel Pentium P4405 vs Intel Core i3-5005U

I'm helping to buy a computer for a person whose main computer's use will restrain to web browsing, checking e-mail, office tasks but who may occasionally run Windows in a VM or perform some video ...
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Choice of laptop and processor for webserver [closed]

So I am trying to decide on a laptop which will run a ubuntu apache webserver, which does not break the bank. I am using the webserver as a kind of quiz machine with 50 wireless clients connected ...
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Small, cheap processor with true 9 data-bit UART and drivers

In order to build a vending machine, using Multi Drop Bus protocol, I need a board which will support a full 9 data-bit UART (with no bit stuffing, or tricks with the parity bit). I also need a few ...
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How better is the GTX 750 Ti over Intel HD Graphics 4600 [closed]

Here's my current config Intel i5 4440 @ 3.1 GHz (Onboard GPU - Intel HD Graphics 4600) 4GB Ram 1TB HD 128 GB SSD Running Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) ASUS H81M-CS Motherboard I'm a casual gamer ...
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Intel Xeon E5 ES (engineering sample) [closed]

I expect to build a workstation machine based on xeon chip, essentially for having multiple cores and ecc memory. I found on ebay some used xeon E5 chips with low prices, but they are tagged "ES" (...
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Choosing a CPU for gaming/development PC

I am going to be building a PC and i have chosen all components, but the CPU. I have stopped on i7-6700k and i7-6800k. I know that for gaming the i7-6700k will have better performance, but i am going ...
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Is reducing the number of active cores in my pc a good idea considering heat and battery troubles? [closed]

MOVED TO SUPERUSER STACKEXCHANGE I have a HP Pavillion dv6 laptop for about 6 years now, but I have always had heat (the computer now and then "freezes" because of over-heating, even when I am ...
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Is there a motherboard that supports ARM processors?

Because ARM processors are much less expensive and power-consuming, I want to use them in a PC with PC-type RAM and hard-drive. Is there a motherboard the allows to use ARM processors with PC-based ...
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Fast(est) compatible CPU for Acer j87m motherboard

Pc: Acer G600 desktop (standard configuration / no replaced components) Motherboard: Acer j87m CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz GPU: ALL-IN-WONDER 9000 RAM: 512 MB --> Will be upgraded to 2GB (...
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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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CPU Architecture

Is there a distinct hardware advantage between CPU's? My specific requirement will be for C++ coding and high end numerical analysis. I am building a new desktop system and considering the advantages ...
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Hardware Configuration required to run Multi Node Hadoop on a Laptop

I am looking for a laptop which can withstand Hadoop multi node installation Sqoop queries. Db's like Oracle or MySQL Eclipse IDE for JAVA. Documentation work(MSWord,MSExcel,MSPowerpoint). VMWare ...
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Choosing a motherboard + CPU combination upgrade

I have an old Dell Studio XPS 8100 that has been updated rather haphazardly. Now I would like more expansion slots and a faster CPU. I don't know what motherboard + CPU combination would be a good ...

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