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is a 450W PSU ok for running a phenom 9850 quad core?

Q: is a 450W PSU ok for running a phenom 9850 quad core?

My AMD PHENOM QUAD CORE system was pre-made from a so called professional computer firm in the UK knocking out over PC base units a day on ebay at this same spec is PSU core? ok a phenom 9850 for quad a 450W running W PSU and quad core chips and have their own site store with months warranty Seems all above board They have used a w PSU to run this machine was mentioned in the spec too but people tell me that you need is a 450W PSU ok for running a phenom 9850 quad core? w is a 450W PSU ok for running a phenom 9850 quad core? PSU to power a high spec machine as this At the moment there is minimal hardware i e SATA drive DVD drive gig of DDR RAM ati HD video graphics card and appears to be running fine XP Pro SP bit version I only need the machine for audio editing production and maybe the odd game out of boredom tho not really into gaming at all and dont care for it one bit so i m wondering is it sheer madness that this sytem is running on W PSU I am thinking of adding another sata and or cd dvd drive at some point plus a pro audio sound card in the PCI nbsp

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/amd-phenom-ii-quad-core-mobile-pro-vs-intel-core-i3-350m.933557/
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A:AMD Quad Core Phenom CPU Installation

It will be OK , for a little side slippage happens. The close proximity of heat sink and cpu surface is paper thin, so it will be fine, as long as you started with a good compound layer. When using a tube of thermal compound, I only spread it on the surface of the cpu. The thermal compound will fill the slight gaps. Everyone should re-apply new compound every two years, for it hardens with heat over time.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/amd-quad-core-phenom-cpu-installation.761162/
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A:AMD Phenom Quad Core Temp

Hi.

The cores together are the processor, thus, 62 degrees celsius is max for the whole chip.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/77590-amd-phenom-quad-core-temp.html
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A:AMD Phenom vs. Intel Quad core benchmarks?

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/amd-phenom-vs-intel-quad-core-benchmarks.77338/
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The A8 is a pretty new chip, so not many people have much real experience with it. I'm sure if you Googled it you could get several reviews. I don't know if it has made it on the list, but here are the Passmark ratings of CPU's. I believe a few are mobile. Don't confuse the desktop ratings with the laptop ratings of the same chip.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/200882-amd-quad-core-a8-3500m-vs-amd-phenom-ii-x4-p960.html
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A:AMD phenom 9650 quad core processor 2.30ghz

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=623#cpu

You mean the Phenom 965BE 3.4ghz quad core? If so that's an AM3 cpu and it shows support for it.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/amd-phenom-9650-quad-core-processor-2-30ghz.203920/
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A:Quad core processor only running on one core.

This will answer it for you........
Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/238478-quad-core-processor-only-running-one-core.html
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A:Going from 6400+ X2 to Phenom X4 9850?

According to this list on Asus's site it shows 3 different versions of the M2N32 that are AM2+ compatible. It seems that you will need to update your BIOS but you should be able to drop in a phenom with no problems.

But I seriously doubt that going from 2 to 4 cores will help in fps in games. As far as I know most games dont properly use 2 cores yet let alone 4 cores. I would advise that if you want higher fps in games to either get another 8800GT for SLI, or look into the new GPU's from ATI Nvidia.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/going-from-6400-x2-to-phenom-x4-9850.107399/
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A:Intel Quad core/Quad core extreme difference? (Q6600/QX6700)

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/intel-quad-core-quad-core-extreme-difference-q6600-qx6700.93982/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/smaller-coolers-for-phenom-x4-9850.201990/
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my system
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A:MA790FX-DQ6 and Phenom 9850 OC Problem

Sounds like youve overclocked the cpu too far, reduce your overclock by 5 - 10mhz at a time until the system is stable.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ma790fx-dq6-and-phenom-9850-oc-problem.121230/
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A:AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition max temperature....???

Hello Looser007,

For any of the members to assist you they will need to know more about the system you have and how it's set-up now

What Case do you have
is the existing cooling Stock
is this an overclock or stock

If you can post back with as much information as you can I'm sure advice will be forthcoming

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/216806-amd-phenom-9850-black-edition-max-temperature.html
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http://www.imgdash.com/uploads/20049_1core.JPG

http://www.imgdash.com/uploads/4c522_1core2.JPG
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A:Solved: Unlocked Phenom II 550 RUNNING ON 1 CORE?!?!?

suggest a long read http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/254737-11-unlock-phenom-with-asus-m4a785td

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-unlocked-phenom-ii-550-running-on-1-core.977433/
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A:Quad core running on one

I don't know if it will run on one core, never tried. Take a look at this on your computer. If it could it would be so slow you would hate it.

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A:What is the coolest running quad core out there?

Your answer has many many determinants like what type of cooling you're using, air or water. The volts on the cpu applied. Ambient temp where the pc is running. I can go on but your question is left wide open.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-is-the-coolest-running-quad-core-out-there.122513/
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A:New i7 quad core hp envy with windows 8.1 running so slow!

Hello and welcome!

Since it is new it could be doing a lot of updates in the background and system cleanup which can really slow things down. Is there a lot of hard drive activity and what does Task Manager show? Especially CPU and network activity.

http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/55510-new-i7-quad-core-hp-envy-windows-8-1-running-so-slow.html
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A:QUAD Core running slow cant figure out why.Log incl. Tried many things, Please help

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/900354-quad-core-running-slow-cant.html

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A:Bios for Quad Core or Intel 2 Quad series still available?

en.community.dell.com/.../19391541

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19996715
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Try using the 8pin power with your new PSU, see if that works.
 

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heinflhs
These are the specs of the spare PSU. Aren't they better than the original Dell PSU?
That power supply is ATX and not EPS12V
Better is not the issue.  Dell power supplys are 80 percent efficient not 70 percent ATX.  The -5v rail is an issue as well as this may cause a motherboard fire or damage your system.  Its a dead giveaway that this is a power supply from 1990 to 2000.
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Recommended update or replacement is EVGA 750B1

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19996406
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Sure!

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-intel-core-2-quad-q8400-with-only-1-working-core.947536/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/quad-core-processor-acting-as-dual-core.1133436/
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In your case, I suspect the programs you will be running can make use of the 4 cores well; many games do. But use your judgment!

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A:Upgrade from dual core to quad core

Any Ver of windows 7 will run any Quad core CPU .

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/123735-upgrade-dual-core-quad-core.html
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A:Upgrading from a dual core to a quad core!

I swapped out my friends Intel E6400 Conroe for a Q9550 last week and everything was fine and runs great.
I don't see why AMD wouldn't be the same.

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Try to uninstall then reinstall those programs and see what happens

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A major difference between those 2 laptops is the "ToshibaC55DT-C5245 15.6" Multi-Touch Notebook (Black)" has a touch screen but the "ASUS15.6" R556LA Notebook" does not.

Also the Toshiba has a DVD writer built-in and the Asus does not.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/core-i5-or-amd-a8-7410-quad-core.1158951/
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Thanks all,
me10
 

A:Quad Core Vs. Dual Core

How long is a rope?

Seriously in order for anyone to give you an answer, you need to post the exact cpus you are referring to in the above post.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/quad-core-vs-dual-core.788274/
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AMD ATHLON II X4 635 AM3 Quad Core Processor 4 x 2.9Ghz

And the

AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 255 3.10GHz

I'm a bit unsure of how this all works out because the quad core has 4 x 2.9Ghz processors therfore a total of 11.6Ghz, and the Dual core would equal 6.2Ghz. Could some explain to me how all of this works and which would be better for my situation?

Thankyou

Mike
 

A:Quad core vs Dual core

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The average Windows program is written for one processor. That program will use one processor, regardless of how many you have in your system. Windows is not like Linux. The operating system doesn't control processor use, the individual programs do.

WoW has been optimized for use with multiple processors. But it hasn't been written from the ground up to support them.

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In short, multiple processors optimize using multiple programs (that actually use the processor in the first place). They don't optimize the speed of a single process. Don't add up processors for speed. It doesn't work that way.

Courtney
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/quad-core-vs-dual-core.963028/
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AMD Phenom II 1090T Black Edition (HDT90ZFBGRBOX)

or

Inte Core i7 930 (BX80601930)
 

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If you are into overclocking, these things are great. Had mine running @ 4.5ghz and will run 4.0ghz 24/7 on 1.35 vcore.
It may depend on what motherboard, RAM etc costs are. i7 uses triple channel RAM so the costs will be more for that. Mobo's are generally more expensive for the i7 series too.
 

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Don't believe all of the marketing hype. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and the fanbois of each will tell you why one is better than the other.

The i7 has eight virtual cores, the Phenom has 6. The Intel will perform better at certain tasks than the Phenom. In the end, it's a price/performance issue.

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I consider myself fairly unbiased, so there's my $.02

EDIT: As stormy13 has pointed out, my statement that the i7 has eight virtual cores is incorrect. I often mistakenly think of it as an 8 core CPU. In reality, the i7 920 has 4 physical cores, and 4 virtual cores, not 8 as I have stated above.

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A:Phenom II x4 960T, only 1 core is used or working. HELP!!

Welcome to SF.

I'm sorry, but CPU-Z should show 4 cores and 4 threads. If it doesn't the bent pin may indeed be the problem.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/211198-phenom-ii-x4-960t-only-1-core-used-working-help.html
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A:Unclocking 4th core of Phenom II x3 720BE

does it have ACC?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/unclocking-4th-core-of-phenom-ii-x3-720be.154168/
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April 8th, 2010

AMD's six-core Phenom II X6 CPUs will underclock three cores and automatically overclock the other three

Posted by Sean Portnoy @ 7:57 pm



More details have emerged about how AMD?s forthcoming six-core desktop CPUs, the Phenom II X6 lineup (a.k.a. Thuban), plan to handle all that processing power when most applications still can?t make use of four cores.


More: AMD's six-core Phenom II X6 CPUs will underclock three cores and automatically overclock the other three | Laptops and Desktops | ZDNet.com

(six cores! I just bought a quad for a new build now six!)

A:AMD's six-core Phenom II X6 CPUs will underclock three

I too only recently built this PC. I have to say tho, I'm always in the mood to build an upgrade

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Are you sure that e7400 is not an E8400?
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that is a monster Joe.......

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SK

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/core-2-quad.1020818/
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A:Core 2 Duo or Quad?

Quad

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A:Help with Quad Core

I think you should be ok. Take a look HERE.

Regards Howard
 

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Please assume I don t know a lot my lady friend bought Quad Core with Help me a new system a few months ago it has Intel Core CPU s We were gone out of town for a bit and one of our boys was housesitting When we got home I installed a program that was on my XP machine and was surprised that it didn t open any quicker on this machine then on my old one Anyways went to TAsk Manager then Performance Tab and it seemed to be showing only CPU Help with Quad Core opened sys info and it shows processor with only core and logical processor the ran HP hardware diagnostics everything seemed to pass except the multicore test Multicore Test Event Type Description Time Test Started - Sunday September AM Warning Message There are cores in the CPU a Sunday September nd only core is enabled AM Warning Message Please enable Help with Quad Core all the logical Sunday September processors and re-run the test AM again Warning Message There are cores in the CPU a Sunday September nd only core is enabled AM Warning Message Please enable all the logical Sunday September processors and re-run the test AM again Warning Message We need a minimum of two cores Sunday September to run the test AM Test Finished Help with Quad Core Misconfigured Sunday September AM now I m not certain if this problem arose before we left meaning something I did or while we were gone a couple of programs I added speedfan and Vista Firewall Control though I can t see how either of them would of affected the cpu s Help would be appreciated nbsp

A:Help with Quad Core

Things to check are the BIOS? You may need to update it to so it can see all the cores in the CPU.
 

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