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Solved: Which is better-Dual core or single core processor?

Q: Solved: Which is better-Dual core or single core processor?

Okay, here is the scenario.
There are 2 laptops.
One has a 3.0GHz single core.
The other has a 1.5GHz dual core.
The thing I'm asking is: When you buy a laptop that says it's 2.66 GHz triple core, does that mean there are 3 processors each clocked at 2.66 GHz? Or does it mean that there are 3 processors and in total they add up to 2.66 GHz?
Also, is it better to have a 3.0 GHz single core or a 1.5 GHz dual core if you want to run games?
Thanks

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I am buying a new rig tomorrow, just wanted to see what you thought about it.

I have a choice between a $269 used pentium dual core vs a brand new 299 AMD Athlon? Single-Core Processor LE-1620?

Whats better and how faster is the AMD Athlon? Single-Core Processor LE-1620 vs my pentium III/600MHZ?
 

A:Pentium Dual core vs AMD Athlon Single-Core Processor LE-1620?

Depends on what the specs are with the Intel dual core and what specs you're getting with the AMD.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pentium-dual-core-vs-amd-athlon-single-core-processor-le-1620.126258/
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Hi all,

Is it possible at all to set a program to run on one core of a dual core processor?

If so...how?

Reason for info request: My DVB-T dongle is very jittery afetr upgrading processor from Athlon 64 3500+ to Athlon 64 x2 6000+ - worked flawlessly on 3500.

Surely there must be a way to resolve this?
 

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I was just interested in knowing if my intel celeron D 335 2.80GHz processor is dual core or single core because on intel's website, I see that they make a dual and single core version but I can't determine which one mine is?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Intel Celeron D 335: Dual core or Single core

It's a single core.

There are dual core Celerons, but yours isn't.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-intel-celeron-d-335-dual-core-or-single-core.887587/
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Hi

Anyone any views on which processor is the best for an entry level pc mainly for gaming.
My 2 choices are the AMD 64 AM2 3800 Athlon which runs at 2.4ghz or the AMD 64 AM2 3800 Athlon X2 which runs at 2ghz.

Personally I cant see any real advantage of having of using x2 because this pc is mainly for gaming. Im sure someone will be able to point me in the right direction.

Thanks for any help

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so which would be better:

dual core celeron 1.73ghz with 1mb l2 cache or single core intel pentium 4 2.4ghz 512kb l2 cache
 

A:dual core celeron 1.73ghz versus single core pentium 4 2.4ghz

I don't think there are any Celeron Processors which are dual core and so the Pentium 4 will definitely be faster. If you give me model numbers I might be of more help.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-core-celeron-1-73ghz-versus-single-core-pentium-4-2-4ghz.623465/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-core-athlon-crashes-randomly-while-using-web-but-is-stable-on-single-core.917182/
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Please help. The software is doing this on Windows XP.

Thanks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/software-crashes-on-dual-core-works-fine-on-single-core.836441/
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-regards
 

A:Comparing Single core & dual core Pentium processors

Welcome to our forum...may I suggest before jumping on to a new forum and posting a question, especially on a heavily asked current topic, it would be a better idea and provide you faster response time if you first searched the topic....
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/484862-dual-core.html?highlight=dual+core+single+processors
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/comparing-single-core-dual-core-pentium-processors.495125/
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A:AMD v-series single core vs. AMD Athlon dual core

IMO the dual core, but it obviously takes more power, though you don't mention battery life or portability.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/amd-v-series-single-core-vs-amd-athlon-dual-core.152007/
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Thanks
Rich
 

A:AMD dual core optimizer installed on a single core AMD pc

Single core proc's don't need it so don't bother installing it. If you installed it then simply uninstall it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/amd-dual-core-optimizer-installed-on-a-single-core-amd-pc.662069/
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A:Running a single core application on a dual core cpu?

No it is the same performance, plus it dosnt overstress one core
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/running-a-single-core-application-on-a-dual-core-cpu.63907/
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A:Single Core to Dual Core and now Internet Issues

Do you need a bios update? probably.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/single-core-to-dual-core-and-now-internet-issues.102590/
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19974583
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A:dual core install on a single core??

What motherboard do you have?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/dual-core-install-on-a-single-core-218032.html
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A:Quad core processor acting as dual-core?

in windows 7 press the start key > type msconfig > click the boot tab > advanced options
in the top left there is a box that says number of processors. if it is checked you can uncheck it, or change the drop down box below it to 4.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/quad-core-processor-acting-as-dual-core.1133436/
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Lastly BIOS doesn't detect more then 1.

I have processor box unchecked and have uninstalled my CPU from device manager in hopes a restard would re-detect it. I have also updated my mobo & vid card drivers from the site and updated my bios to the latest.

I just bought COD: Black Ops for $60 and it requires a dual core processor to play it, anything else I can try short of re-installing windows?

A:Dual Core Processor detected as 1 core

just checking that you realise dual core will only show as single cpu?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/133169-dual-core-processor-detected-1-core.html
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A:Dual Core Processor, only 1 core active

SHow us your processor from device manager.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/39740-dual-core-processor-only-1-core-active.html
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A:dual core vs single core

Hello kf10,

CPU Frequency is often perceived as the (only) factor in cpu comparison, this is naive and wrong. Megahertz myth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
We can't tell right away without seeing the detailed specifications of each, as there are more factors affecting the overall quality of a CPU, aside from the number of cores and the CPU Frequency. If both are Intel CPUs, you can have a detailed side-by-side comparison here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/225112-dual-core-vs-single-core.html
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A:Dual-core vs. 2 Single Core

Can be noticeable, but you need to include the power supply, cooling fans and other issues into the mix. There are good full reviews on Toms Hardware and Anandtech that give you a good picture of how they compare.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-core-vs-2-single-core.102935/
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A:dual core or single core

jellofellow said:

i have an intel celeron D prossesor, and i dont know if the D stands for dual core like the pentium D. ive heard that it is dual core and that it isnt. so is it or not????Click to expand...

NO, celeron D = celeron Desktop, Pentium D = Pentium Dual, I have never seen a dual core celeron. I think the only reason that it has the D, is to stop cunfusion with their mobile Celeron M.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-core-or-single-core.489242/
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A:dual core 1.8, or single core 3.6?

Are you looking to upgrade your current rig ?

You should really get a quad core in at least the 3.4 GHz range.

Find out exactly what your MB will support, then go from there.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/302783-dual-core-1-8-single-core-3-6-a.html
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http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-i-use-fan-of-my-dual-core-for-my-core-2-duo-processor.162682/
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A:Solved: test dual core processor

Dusty do you mean to see the operation of both cores? Speedfan will do that; there are also numerous gadgets you can download for your sidebar that will show operation of both cores.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-test-dual-core-processor.801268/
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"An attractive value of dual core processors is that they do not require a new motherboard, but can be used in existing boards that feature the correct socket. For the average user the difference in performance will be most noticeable in multi-tasking until more software is SMT aware."

So how do I go about finding out if I can upgrade to dual core?

These are my specs as far as I can see;

# Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
# Currently Installed Memory: 1GB DDR
# Available Memory Slots: 1
# Total Memory Slots: 3
# Dual Channel Support: No
# CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
# CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz Model 2, Stepping 4
# CPU Speed: 2017 MHz

Many thanks.
 

A:Solved: How can I tell if my system can take a dual core processor?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-how-can-i-tell-if-my-system-can-take-a-dual-core-processor.877020/
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I'm buying a new computer with Vista home premium (32 bit), and I can't decide whether I should get a 2.4 quad core or a faster dual core (since it's cheaper).

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appreciate your help
 

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A:Solved: Windows XP insists on ignoring my Dual-Core Processor

Have you checked Task Manager/view/CPU History/One Graph per CPU ?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-xp-insists-on-ignoring-my-dual-core-processor.760350/
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A:single to dual core CPU

Yes, it does support dual core, here is a list of all the processors it supports http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d945gtp/sb/CS-026628.htm

The D family is dual core
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/single-to-dual-core-cpu.765025/
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Actually I am really confused, I am about to buy a new system and I am confused between

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A:dual core vs single

A dual core cpu can run multiple programs or multi-threading from a single program faster and better than a single core. If you run two programs at once, they have to fight over one core in the single core machine. Having a dual core cpu is like having 2 cpu's in one computer, each of the two programs has it's own core to use, making the system faster. As far as clock speeds go, a single core that is clocked higher than a dual core would be faster if you were only running a single program or one that doesn't support muti-threading. But if you want to have more than one program running, a dual core would be faster, so long as it wasn't a huge difference in clock speed. Like a 2.4 dual core and a 2.8 single core are so close in clock speeds that I don't think you would notice a difference.
 

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quick question: Do I need to re-install Windows 7 when I change from an AMD single core to a dual core?

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Hello everyone! Will a single core CPU work with dual channel RAM? Will there be a performance impact? I will get a dual core CPU soon, but not yet.
 

A:Single core CPU - Dual Channel RAM?

Yes a single core CPU will work with dual channel RAM, and it should not give u any reason not to do so.
 

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I was looking into upgrading my PC. Im currently using MSI mobo with a 7800 gt 1 gig of ram and 3400+.Would it be better to go with dual core or stay with the single core. I do some gaming and video editing for the most part. Also i been hearing that the Nforce 4 has issues with the dual core that you should use the ati. I use a Nvidia card. i was under the impression that Nvidia cards wont work in a ati board. So im kind of lost on what to do. i was looking at getting the x2 4200 but now i wondering what board should i get if the nforce has issue. Can anyone help me
 

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I have a single core Intel Pentium 4 Processor. My motherboard supports both dual and single core processors( ASUS P5DW2 Premium).

In task manager despite having a single core I see two CPU usage graphs. Is this a problem or slowing my computer down? If so is there a way I can disable it?
 

A:Two CPU usage graphs with a single core processor in Task Manager.

You have a single-core hyperthreading processor. HT is an Intel technology that makes a single CPU core look like two. Whether HT slows you down or makes things faster, depends on what exactly you do with your computer. You can try disabling HT in the system BIOS and see if anything changes.
 

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A:AMD A4-5000 "Quad Core" vs Intel Core i3-4005U Dual Core

Hmm, I guess you should read some reviews. But just from the specs the AMD has 6 GB ram instead of 4. Has a DVD burner where the Intel shows no optical drive. It only has W8 8.0 where the Intel has 8.1. But some people may prefer 8.0.

Read reviews. See how each performs. If you don't wish to use it to burn DVD then the optical drive, or lack thereof may not matter to you.

Edit: Oh, and the AMD is about $80 cheaper.

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A:AMD Turion X2 dual-core P520 2.3 GHz or Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6100 2.0 GHz?

Confused

I'm sorry to bother you folks again, but I noticed that my question had 55 views but no replies. Did I perhaps give incorrect or confusing information, or maybe posted my question in the wrong forum? I tried looking at some of the other similar questions asked, but none seemed to help with my question.

I guess I'm basically wondering that since the 2 Acer laptops are the same price, would you go with the Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6100, 2.0GHz, 3MB L3 cache, or the AMD Turion X2 dual-core P520, 2.3 GHz, 1066MHz Front Side Bus, 2MB L2 cache. This laptop also has a Blu-Ray Disc Drive, but I've read conflicting opinions on whether having this is necessary or not.

Although I consider myself to be an intermediate computer user, I am lost when it comes to processors, and also when it comes to 'dedicated amount of system memory.' I know that 'dedicated' memory is better, but does it make a difference how much there is in different brands? In other words, could the lesser amount of 128MB 'dedicated' in the Pentium still be better than the 256MB in the AMD? I'm leaning toward the AMD Turion laptop because of the higher numbers, but I've read enough to know that you can't always rely on that alone.

I'm sorry to ask my question again, but I've been given a lot of help here at CNET in the past, so I was surprised when I logged on today to see that no one expressed an opinion on which one of the two they would buy.

Any assistance would really be helpful and appreciated.....Gina







GinaPA said:





I am torn between buying one of two Acer laptops. Both have almost identical features--RAM, HD, webcam, 6-cell battery, memory card reader, and are the same price--$499.00 (on sale); but the processors seem to be the big difference, and I would like to know which one you folks feel I should go with.

I should also mention that the AMD laptop also has a Blue-Ray Disc drive (and read/writes normal CDs and DVDs).

The only other major difference when comparing specs is that the AMD laptop has an HD CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT widescreen display, ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics with 256MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD2), OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 4.0, Microsoft DirectX 10.1
.........While the Pentium laptop has CineCrystal LED-backlit display, Intel HD graphics with 128 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Microsoft DirectX 10.

I've been driving myself crazy for the past 3 days trying to decide which one to go with and I need to decide quickly as I'm not sure how long they will be at this sale price--and I do have to stay at the $500.00 range. From the many laptops I checked out, these 2 seem to offer the most for the money. I would truly appreciate your advice!

Thanks,
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Intel Xeon CPU Processor 3 2 GHz 533 MHz 1MB 604 SL72Y | eBay
work with my
mainboard?
Super Micro Computer, Inc. - Products | Motherboards | Xeon Boards | X5DA8

A:Xeon Dual Core 2.8GHz, can I easily upgrade to Dual Core 3.2GHz ?

Super Micro has no CPU support list that I could find for this board, nor in the manual. It may take a call or email to them to find out for sure.
I would be careful buying such used item from an eBay seller, check their return policies and reviews first.

Overall, from what little info I could find, it seems the 3,2GHz Xeons will work, but just a guess.

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On my boot up, it says 4 cores running.. have no idea what that means.

Only differance I see is when I am chatting in a chat room and converting videos from FLV to AVI format.. the system no longer slows down.

What exactly is the imporatance of quad core? is it designed for multi tasking? And if I wanted a MB/CPU for gaming, which would be better, Dual, Single, or quad?

I really have no idea how to tweek this thing..

Thanks,
 

A:Single, dual, quad core CPU's.. whats up?

Quad Core means you have 4 CPUs on one chip, so yes its great for multitasking.
 

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A:Benefit of disabling duo core into single core?

There is no benefit? Maybe less power needed? Other than that you would just be crippling it.

And they are automatically assigned to different cores if the program supports threading.
 

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A:Quad Core detected as single core

Try to uninstall then reinstall those programs and see what happens

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Not sure which to pick.....

I m looking to spend about 300-400 on a processor for my next build... I can get a San Diego AMD Athlon 64 4000+ @ 2.4 ghz Socket 939 or go with an Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.2 ghz...

Which would be a better choice????
 

A:Single or Dual core for a hardcore gamer's system...

Well if your budget is $400 and gaming is your main concern then get the Athlon64 4000+, it does outperform the X2 4200+. If your budget was higger then the X2 4800+ or the FX-57 or FX-60 would be a much better choice. More and more games and applications will be coded with dual processors in mind. Quake 4 already benefits from dual cores as do many audio/video applications, and multitasking has never been better.

You should be aware that the Socket 939 platform is done, no more new processors will be made for this platform and everything will move to the new AM2 platform. That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy a 939 based system but you may want to wait until the AM2 arrives and drops the prices on the 939 based components. 939 is by no means dead or obsolete.
 

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A:Dual quad core only recognizing single xeon-- help!

There are a few knowns for others in this situation that need to be said about Windows 7 and that is:

To elaborate, the Home Basic and Starter editions support 1 physical processor, with an unlimited amount of cores. All other editions support 2 physical processors.

Remember, it's processor, then core. A processor consists of cores.

So...

Windows Starter and Home Premium dont' support Muti-Processing
Windows Professional, Enterprise, and ultimate Do.

By the Way, I'm using Professional 64-bit. I downloaded CPU-Z as directed by several other folks wrestling with similar issues on the web. I am copying and pasting the resuts here for your assistance.

CPU-Z TXT Report
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Binaries
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
CPU-Z version 1.60
Processors
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4

APICs
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 2
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 3

Processors Information
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name Intel Xeon E5320
Codename Clovertown
Specification Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5320 @ 1.86GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 771 LGA (0x6)
CPUID 6.F.7
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping B3
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 1592.1 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 6.0 x 265.3 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1061.4 MHz
Stock frequency 1866 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, VT-x
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2 x 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 7.0x
Max VID 1.250 V


If you want the thread dumps and all that other fancy stuff send me an email and I'll forward it to you.

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Toshiba - Satellite Laptop with Intel® Celeron® Processor:

Processor: Intel Celeron

Processor Speed: 2.2GHz

System Bus: 800MHz

Cache Memory: 1MB on die Level 2

System Memory (RAM): 2GB

Type of Memory (RAM): DDR2

Hard Drive Type: SATA (5400 rpm)

Computer Hard Drive Size: 250GB

Acer - Aspire Laptop with AMD Athlon? Single-Core Processor

Processor: AMD Athlon?

Processor Speed: 1.6GHz

System Bus: 667MHz

Cache Memory: 512KB on die Level 2

System Memory (RAM): 3GB

Type of Memory (RAM): DDR2

Hard Drive Type: SATA (5400 rpm)

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A:Toshiba Laptop with Intel Celeron or Acer with AMD Athlon Single-Core Processor?

both of those computers are pretty slow... and single core. the Toshiba is the better buy but the link is dead so you might be out of luck with that anyways. i don't play wow so i can't tell you what i would recommend for hardware. i will just go ahead and make the suggestion to buy something with a Core2Duo, 2GB RAM and a more high-end onboard video adapter for games. the more dedicated video power the better.
 

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Bearing this in mind what would be the best Processor for the Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor and what would be the maximum Memory and Storage I could attach to it? ( I preferably want 8GB of Memory and 1tb of storage ) but I can be flexible.
 

A:What would be the best motherboard for a Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor?

The CPU you want is the i5 3570K. That runs on the socket LGA 1155. When you are on a budget, any mid range mobo will suit your needs. Use the savings from the mobo towards a better HDD or even an SSD. You will also need a GPU.

I would recommend the ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard. As for RAM, 8GB is enough. As for the HDD, 1TB is great. I recommend the WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD.

Make sure you can get in a GPU.
 

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hey just wonderinf if anyone could help me choose out of these two processors.would be greatly appreciated


AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-67 (2.2GHz, HyperTransport? 3: up to 4.0 (GT/sec), 2MB L2 Cache)

Intel® Pentium® processor T4300 (2.1GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache)
thank you
 

A:Comparing amd athlon dual core and intel pentium dual core

They are quite similar. Both have nearly the same clock speed. Both have a total of 1MB of L2cache but the intel's is shared and the AMD's is exclusive. The intel is 45nm and the AMD is 65nm which means the AMD will run hotter most likely. The AMD gets a boost from its on die memory controller and HyperTransport links on its motherboard. Both are capable of running full 64 operating systems.

The best difference between them would be as to what is on board their respective laptop. The AMD will have quite respectable performance from its video chip as I would hope it either a Radeon HD 3200 or better a 4200 with SidePort memory. These are about the best you can get for integrated video these days. The intel will undoubtedly have a GMA4500. These don't game very well nor do they do a very good job of playing high def video. The AMD chipset should have a fairly complete selection of connectors and functions. The interl may or may not, depending on the maker.

Both chips have a TDP of 35 Watts. The intel should offer slightly longer battery life for a given series of tasks, say about a half hour.

As you can see, these two CPUs are quite similar on and of themselves, the supporting cast of laptop parts makes or breaks the deal.
 

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On this higher end and equipped 64 Bit HP Envy Laptop, with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) Machine containing an Intel HD Graphics 4600 card.   

any suggestions on how to choke off these problems? 

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A:processor i3 Vs i5 vs dual core

Okay, let me see if I can remember it all - or at least some of it. The new i3/5/7 processors are smarter and designed a whole lot better than the old range of Intel chips. For the moment it's best to ignore the GHz because it doesn't mean what it used to (at least not with the i range; what I'm trying to say is, you looked at two processors before and if one clock speed was faster than the other and the price would right you would go for that one).

The i range of processors, even the entry level i3 is faster than the equivalent core 2 Duo (well, an i3 compared to an Intel P E6500 it's supposed to be 40% faster 'multitasking', 78% faster with photo and video content and 26% increased productivity whilst an i5 compared to a core duo is 2.7x, 2.8x, 2x respectively). The reason it is faster is because of a combination of turbo boost and hyper threading. Turbo Boost is an overclocker that is built into the processor's tech to kick in when the system requires it and back off when it doesn't - not new technology but damn handy nevertheless. It's important to note that only the i5 and i7 has Turbo boost unfortunately.

Hyperthreading is much more exciting and it's the reason that the GHz indicated there isn't an accurate representation of the speed that is possible. HT allows 2-way (for dual core chips) and 4-way (for quad cores) 'multitask processing' which allows each core to work on two tasks at the same time. This effectively doubles (well almost) the cores your machine has without actually having to have the physical cores present. HT is available across the new i range of processors.

There are other features they are ranting about like integrated HD graphics and a 32nm size, but that there is the break down of the stuff that matters. I could have just said a simple Core Duo, i3, i5 as rated from worst to better, but I'd rather have you understand why than have you shrug and move on.
I hope that helped (you would never guess that I'm an AMD man)…
 

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A:Dual Core Processor

Pretty much all CPUs including Dual core are 64 bit capable. however it is the OS that determines if you run as 64 or 32 bit
 

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i.e; The AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX - Retail going at $338.01 @ 2.0GHZ

Which one is faster?

Or should I stick with my AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3000BPBOX - Retail , Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM and buy a
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I am trying to determine if an XP Pro machine meets certain specs, specifically if it has a dual core processor.

Machine number 1 is definitely dual core. When I open the computer properties, it says pentium dual Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50Ghz 2.49GHz. Also, when I open up the task manager, I see two windows for CPU utilization.

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A:Dual Core Processor

There are a number of ways to find out the number of CPU cores on your system:From a Command Prompt:wmic cpu get NumberOfCoresFrom the Registry, look at:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessorThere will be a numbered subkey for each processor core (i.e. "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0", "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\1")Use a tool like CPU-Z:

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A:Solved: Difference between Pentium Dual-Core and Pentium with dual-core features

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-difference-between-pentium-dual-core-and-pentium-with-dual-core-features.944311/
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A:Dual core processor problem

Check your power profile settings in windows.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-core-processor-problem.195267/
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A:XP Home SP3 with Dual Core Processor?

and welcome to the Forum

While XP Home will not support multiple separate procrssors, it supports one dual core processor fine.

The service Pack level does not matter

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-home-sp3-with-dual-core-processor-383307.html
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the fan placement that i see pretty much standard is always blowing out the back, with everything else brining air in. Put the 120 on the rear blowing out, asap. That should be fine.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/amd-dual-core-am2-processor-temps.73298/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/4725-amd-dual-core-processor-driver.html
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A:Dual Core Processors in a Dual Processor Motherboard

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READ: Opteron 285 review @gamepc.com
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-core-processors-in-a-dual-processor-motherboard.47088/
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heinflhs
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19996406
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/why-core-2-duo-outperforms-pentium-dual-core-even-when-c2d-has-lower-clock-speed.96914/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Elitebook-8470P-Dual-Core-to-Quad-Core-upgrade-it-support/td-p/5791049
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/et1831-05-can-i-upgrade-my-processor-to-dual-core.177801/
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http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDea...rboards&Page=5

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A:My motherboard is M7 & Processor is Intel Dual Core 2

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A:Audio stuttering with AMD dual-core processor

JohnWill said:

I have the AMD X2 dual-core processor, and I'm experiencing periodic stuttering with audio from any source or application. I've tried a number of MP3 players, all have the problem, including WMP.
Do any of the folks running AMD dual-core processors see this issue? More importantly, has anyone come up with a solution? Click to expand...

Wow, never thought I'd see JWill post about a problem he couldn't fix But anyways, Look here http://fyad.org/fsf8 and it my solve your problem or show you another path to rectify your sound deliema..
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/audio-stuttering-with-amd-dual-core-processor.488089/
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649
 

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Hi: Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook. Supported processors can be found in chapter 1, page 1. Removal and replacement procedures can be found in chapter 4. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02619136.pdf You would have to contact HP and ask how much they would charge to upgrade the processor. If they even agreed to do it, I bet it would cost more than if you bought a new Mini 210-2100 with the dual core processor in it already. Get a used but tested and working processor on eBay and either do it yourself (if you feel up to the challenge), or take it to a reputable PC repair place and have them do it. You can give them the link to the service manual, if they don't already have the info on the notebook. Paul

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrading-HP-Mini-210-2100-CTO-PC-processor-to-dual-core/td-p/1632347
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