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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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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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Choosing CPU for general use

We're looking for a notebook for my wife. She will use it for browsing, editing documents (text and spreadsheet) and watching videos. Nothing hard. Based on our requirements HP G4 with 128 GB SSD ...
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Which i7 processor should I buy for compiling code?

I'm currently running on a core i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz on a 1150 LGA socket (Haswell). I need to upgrade to an i7 but I'm unsure on what one to go for, it needs to be faster for compiling code (using ...
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Pentium 4 2.8GHz or i3 1.7GHz, which one should I choose?

I am planning to build a computer and my first problem was the processor. I saw many options on the market and am interested in choosing between these two. I'm thinking on choosing the i3 because it's ...
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Biggest amount of cores on the smallest board

I'm looking for parallel computing in tiniest form possible. For example, having two 18 cores Intel Xeon parked on both sides of motherboard with size of credit card would be ideal solution. Couldn't ...
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Would this PC Build be good enough for my needs? [closed]

I am completely new to building PCs and I have had friends recommending me to build one instead of buy one. I did a little research but I found it extremely difficult to understand each component. So ...
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Motherboard recommendation for G3258 OC

I am interested to build a new desktop PC having as starting point G3258 CPU overclocked at 4-4.5GHz. It's well known the fact that the overclocking subject regarding this CPU it's pretty twisted. I'...
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Looking for dual-CPU capable motherboard that is compatible with 2 Intel Celeron G1840 processors?

Looking to build a value-gaming PC, and it seems like Celeron processors are very cheap for the performance they provide. I am okay with server motherboards, no preference. Any additional ...
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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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Which laptop do you recommend, i5 5287u with iris 6100 or i5 6200 with nvidia 920m?

I want to buy a laptop but I have a limited budget. I will install Ubuntu on it, and I use it for transcoding purposes, such as video editing, blender, audio-video conversion, so I need a CPU with ...
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Stuck with H77 (non-OC) and I5-2500K

The i5-2500K is a great processor, even nowadays, but only if you can overclock it. I have a H77 chipset board, that means no OC for me. So, I need a recommendation of CPU and motherboard. I'm looking ...
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Is there a CPU particularly well suited for solving MIPs with Gurobi?

I consider buying a new desktop computer and I work on academic MIP optimization problems with Gurobi. I know that GPUs cannot be leveraged by MIP solvers, so my question rather concerns the choice ...
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Old motherboard with new graphics card

The time has come for me to upgrade from my nVidia GTS250 graphics card to a newer and better one. I'd like to go for the GTX 960 or 970 (4gb) series since I want to keep the card for the next 3-5 ...
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First time PC Desktop build for budding designer/developer [closed]

I'm looking to self-build a PC that will last at least 4-5 years without needing upgrading. I will be looking to dual-boot Windows and Linux, run Adobe CS programs from Photoshop through to After ...
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Deep learning machine with largest number of gpu and xeon cpu sockets

I am planning to build a very high end deep learning machine with as many Xeon or i7 CPU cores and as many Titan X GPU cards as possible on a single motherboard. So what is the maximum limit for this? ...
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Intel i7 4720HQ vs 6700HQ - worth it for Thunderbolt on gaming laptop?

Considering hardware for a gaming laptop. Not building my own, but found a great deal on a machine from last season still sporting a 4720HQ processor. Comparing benchmarks between the Haswell 4720HQ ...
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Dell Optiplex 3010 - Upgrading CPU [closed]

I have a Dell Optiplex 3010. I want to upgrade my CPU ,The motherboard is the Dell Inc. 042P49 (CPU 1) and currently has a Intel Core i3 2120 Socket 1155 LGA installed. I need the advice to choose ...
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Will this computer fullfill my expectations? [closed]

I want to buy a new pc soon and want to build it myself. Now I figured out the components I want to use. Could you tell me, whether everything fits together and if I can get something better for the ...
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Are there any commercial implementations of a nisc based cpu currently in production?

A nisc is an evolution of risc where the cpu has no instruction set nor microcode. Programs are written in nanocode with direct access to internal cpu components pins. Such programs resemble more to ...
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Upgrade path to raise performance in games

I want to upgrade my PC and I don't know which path should I choose. I want raise performance in games and be able to OC my PC which is not possible now because I have blocked CPU (without K). All my ...
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What RPM on 2nd CPU Fan is better? Higher, lower or the same? [closed]

So I've bought a SilentiumPC Fera 2 HE1224 CPU cooler for cooling my CPU and I really like it so I want to make my CPU even cooler by adding an another fan to blow the air out - on the other side of ...
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AMD FX-8320 or Intel Skylake i5-6500?

Is the AMD still viable? I'm looking at a mild upgrade to my existing rig, including video card and memory, not much else. I'm curious if the 8320 is still adequate considering the reasonable cost ...
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Effective laptop intel processor for virtual machines

I would like to choose a new laptop and then run host OS (Win, Linux) and as many virtual machines as possible (Debian with DE, 384-512MB, for simple users, just to log in and check their emails via ...
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I need a different CPU cooler

I am sitting here with the following specs: Case: Sharkoon REX8 Value Edition Black Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970-UD3 CPU: AMD FX-8320 CPU cooler: Thermalright Macho 120 When I first ordered my ...