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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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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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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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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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Where can I buy Intel Atom processor

I want to buy Intel Atom C2550 but could not find it online. anyone knows where I can buy one? Thanks
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Is underclocked Xeon e3-1230v3 the same as e3-1230Lv3?

I am looking for a low wattage CPU with relative high performance. I read on several places, that underclocking or undervolting cheaper normal processors (e.g. Xeon e3-1230v3) can have the same result ...
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Cpu support for the asus PRIME A520M-A II CSM

Im thinking on buy several motherboards A520M-A II CSM , but I don't know if these are able to support the Ryzen 5 5600G and the Ryzen 7 5700G. In the cpu list support only appear the Ryzen 5 5600GE (...
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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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Cpu speed slowing down occasionally [closed]

I have an intel i7 8th gen cpu with 1.8 - 3.6 GHz cpu frequency. I haven't managed to boost my cpu frequency to the 3.6 max, so it usually tops at 1.78 - 1.9 GHz. I have noticed that, for no apparent ...
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Two fan vs Three fan IAO Cooler

I plan on building a high end gaming PC this summer with these specs: CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KF GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Super RAM: Corsair DDR4 64GB (4x16 GB) at 3000mhz Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 ...
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Server: Dual Intel Xeon 5420 vs I7-2600 [closed]

I'm about to buy a server, for a Django system (Ubuntu + Django + nginx + postgresql) I have two options:   Dual Intel Xeon 5420 16GB DDR2 240GB SSD or I7-2600 16GB DDR3 240GB SSD Which of these ...
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Looking for CoProcessors to go along side an Allwinner SoC in a budget Game Console

I'm currently eyeing the A and H lines of SoCs produced by allwinnertech.com, for use in an affordable, yet high performance game console. I have considered using multiple SoCs in one design to get ...
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Difference Intel CPU: i9-7960X and i9-9960X

I'm wondering about the pricing. I'm about to decide my next Intel CPU and according to cpu-world.com the i9-9960X has a higher frequency and otherwise the same properties as the i9-7960X. However, ...
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Which is better on a laptop - R5 2400U with GTX1050 4GB, or i5 8265U with MX150 2GB?

Can you guys please suggest which one of these LAPTOPS will be better and why? All of these have 8GB of RAM. Ryzen 5 2400U processor, GTX1050 4GB Graphics i5-8250U processor, Radeon 530 4GB Graphics ...
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Is i7 3520M in an Older Machine Better Than i5 5300U in a Newer Machine?

Two second hand refurbished laptops: One is Lenovo Thinkpad T450 with i5 5300U CPU, the other one is Lenovo Thinkpad X230 with i7 3520M CPU. The RAM and hard drive will be exactly the same on both ...
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Plug in-able CPU/GPU?

I've got a low-end laptop (a Dell Inspiron, running Ubuntu) which satisfies 95% of my needs perfectly. It's not just that I like and it happens to be low-end; I like it because it's low-end. I like ...
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How much heat would an AMD FX-6350 emit if overclocked?

I am planning to move an Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 and its FX-6350 CPU (default TDP 125W, max temp 61C) into a new chassis with a GeForce 1070 and a 680W power supply. I am looking at a series of CPU ...
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What is more important for running an OS on a virtual machine RAM, HDD speed, or processor speed?

I'm in the process of selecting a PC. I'm in a bit of a conundrum as my budget is limited. I need to run Windows 10 Professional and Linux Debian distro on the same PC. I hope to install one of them ...
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Should I stick to AM3+ or upgrade to something else? [closed]

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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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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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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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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Should I get CPU cooler? [closed]

I want to know if I need a CPU cooler for my build. I know I do, but is the one included with my i5 8600k enough? Just note that I am on LGA1151 ASRock Z370 PRO4 motherboard Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 ...
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Choosing PC for Programming. Fastests C++ app build

I am choosing hardware to build a PC. The ways I want to use it: Programming C++, Qt, Compiling, deploying Streaming how I am coding (not games) Virtualization. Running many instances of VMs or ...
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Best CPU Generation to work with 2 GTX 960 4GB in SLI?

I'm doing a cost analysis for a friend who wants a "budget" gaming system that run most modern titles on medium to ultra settings with decent fps, like ETS2, GTA5 and Fallout4. So far, he is dead ...
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Compatibility of the processor with the motherboard

I have a motherboard Hi-Fi a70u3p (http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/ru/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=773) and I need to buy an intel core i5 6600 or equivalent processor. Does this motherboard support this ...
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How can I upgrade my Laptop Asus X553 MA Pentium Quad-Core N3540 2.16 GHz ~ 2.66 GHz Processor [closed]

I am a .NET developer and need to work with Visual Studio 2015, SQL server etc. I am ready to spend INR 6000 K(100 US $). Details below: Laptop : Asus X 553 MA Processor : Pentium® Quad-Core N3540 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I wanna upgrade my pc and want to know if the procesor is compatible

I'm upgrading my desktop computer, it's a computer for development, I don't understand much about hardware though. Could somebody please tell me if the processor Intel Bx80684I99900K Intel Core I9-...
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What would be an optimal CPU to get for a Minecraft Server for around 100$ if any? (50 player server)

I started hosting a MC server on a dedicated machine at home for a week now and I wanted to get something a bit better, it runs with a few plugins - 5GB ram dedicated to the server. So, my budget is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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