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Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

Q: Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

Why the strangeqe question?

you see I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop with a core i7 processor, 8 Giga RAM running Windows 7 Premium and I also have an HP desktop with a core two duo processor, 3 Gigs of ram running Windows 7 Professional but surprizingly the desktop runs faster than the laptop when I give them both tthe same task on Photoshop CS6 ( a processor heavy application). I feel that I have been cheated into buying the Dell laptop which at the time of purchase was expensive in the is country.

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A: Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

Does it use 100% cpu for a long time? (so cpu is the bottleneck)
Is it a multithreaded application, so are tasks split in many subtasks and use different cores?
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I was aghast for reinstallations of Windows 8 because of reasons unknown which ran operating system into trouble.
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From next start Windows 8 ran into trouble and within a day or two of using this desktop stopped responding, happened for all operating systems where I selected maximum number of processors shown in 'Msconfig'.
Therefore do not select maximum number of processors from 'Msconfig'.
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A:Are 64-bit processors faster than 32-bit?

64bit OS allows the CPU to access more memory. In some areas, there is performance improvements.

64bit CPUs have been on the market for years. MS has only done something usable for the consumer with the 64bit Vista.

A 64bit CPU doesn't require a 64bit OS. But a 64bit OS does need cpu to run. Or having more than 4GB of RAM requires a 64bit OS to be usable.

If youre using vista and want to make it usable, install 8GB of RAM and vista64.

64bit OS doesn't help much with 4GB of RAM...
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A:New to the Core 2 duo processors

Stick with the T7100.
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I have 8 processors and they all show up in the Device Manager. Under Windows XP all 8 of these were utilised, but I recently went over to Windows 7 and it only uses 4.

How can I resolve this problem?

thks a lot


A:8-core PC but only 4 processors being used

Im showing that the Intel Xeon X5365 is only a 4 thread processor.
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This came up in this thread:

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Opinions on this?

A:ARe the Quad Core Processors actually useful for most of us?

Well honestly, I think tons of people will buy them, but they won't be super-effective. The games haven't even kept up with quad-cores; only dual-cores with crazy good graphics cards.
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A:What's after core i7 processors and 64 bits?

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Supports Intel Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology (EIST)

Chipset: Northbridge: Intel 865G Southbridge: Intel ICH5

Front Side Bus: 1066 / 800 / 533 MHZ

My question is: Can I change my actual processor (LGA 2.6 GHZ) to Core 2 Duo or Cre i3 processors??
Does this Motherbord can support (accept) these thecnology?

Please advise.
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A:Can I upgrade to Core 2 Duo or Cre i3 processors?

The I3 uses a LGA 1156 socket,so in order to use
it you would need to upgrade to a new motherboard.
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Thank you


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A:Multi-core processors

Because numbers mean nothing, and Intel and AMD have figured this out.

When MhZ ruled there was no innovation. Intel would cram more and more transistors on the die, shrink the package and sell it.

Then AMD started winning with lower clock speeds and a better architecture. When the AMD 64 came out Intel was really hurting. The the X2 hit which put the dual processor system into a single affordable package. (Which really hit Intel hard)

Then Intel introduced the Core Duo in the Macs which gave Intel the lead again, and Core 2 Duo gave an even better lead in some applications.

An OS and the Apps must be multithreaded to actually perform any better than a single core CPU, but when they are multi threaded the gain is a good amount.

Kind of like the move to 64bit, there is a definite need and reason to do it, as long as the software supports it... Thats why I run 64bit Vista, I can't benefit with all programs now, but I want to do my part to speed up the transition!
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A:Script for Duo Core Processors

I have never heard of the Core Duo processors requiring "scripts" to use both processor cores. All the documentation I have seen only mentions the OS needing to be a multi-tasking, multi-threaded operating system; which WinXP is.

So, it is up to the application running, that "tells" the OS that some tasks can be shared, or off-loaded, or whatever, to the second (or more) core. It is the OS that polices the data being diverted among the cores. By the way, Core Quad processors, where there are four processor cores on the one chip. More core count is on the way, too.

If you are talking about scripts, like what I think of as scripts (and that is an interpreted language), then there is nothing in there that says, or can dictate, which core does what.

Perhaps the person who mentioned this story to you, really meant programs must be written to allow for multi-tasking. And I don't think that is true anymore either, since the program running on WinXP has no idea of what other programs or processes (and there can be plenty) running at the same time. As far as any one program is concerned "it" (that one program) has the full attention of the OS.
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A:multiple core processors

I have built several PCs using AMD64x2 and Intel Dual core processors and installed XP Home Edition with no problems whatsoever.
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A:Duo Core Processors - What's Good and What's Not??

Anything dual-core will be the latest technology and will be suitable for multiple processes and handling intense renderring, decoding, encoding etc software. The one you stated will do the job just fine.
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A:quad-core processors

Okay here is some more information on quad core

Clovertown, a four-core processor, will start shipping to computer manufacturers late this year and hit the market in early 2007. Clovertown will be made for dual-processor servers, which means that these servers will essentially be eight-processor servers (two processors x four cores each).

The company will also come out with a previously announced version called Tigerton around the same time for servers with four or more processors.

Core expansion will be a dominant theme for Intel over the next few years, said Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner. By the end of the decade, chips with tens of cores will be possible, while in 10 years, it's theoretically possible that chips with hundreds of cores will come out, he added.

Rattner showed off a computer running two Clovertown processors.

Multiplying the number of cores brings distinct advantages. First, it cuts down overall energy consumption for equivalent levels of performance. If the recent Core Duo chips released for notebooks from Intel had only one core, the chips would consume far more power, he said.

Integrating processor cores into the same piece of silicon or same processor package also increases performance by reducing the data pathways

"To go from core to core can be a matter of nanoseconds," Rattner said. "As soon as you move cores together you get an automatic improvement in available bandwidth."Click to expand...

Well if this is true a quad core running at 2.0 GHz would be 4 x faster than one core running at 2.0 Ghz.It is like 4 CPU's in one!!
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A:Question about TDP on multi-core processors

TDP tells you how much heat the cooling system has to remove from the CPU, so yes, it means all the cores combined.

Yes, present-day electronics convert virtually all the electrical power to heat, so TDP would be roughly the same as the power consumption of the CPU.
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A:Dual Core Xeon 3.6Ghz Processors

Which version of Win7 do you have?

It's not easy to find the information, but apparently you need Professional or Ultimate to use two physical sockets. Home Premium only supports one.
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A:Taking advantage of dual-core processors

When they become common enough that most people have them. Game makers want to capture as many gamers as possible, if only a few have dual core processors, then they won't make money by making games for them.

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A:Dual core/multiple processors not recognised by system

woah slow down there Too fast! and welcome to sevenforums,

the advanced boot.ini tab is only used if you need to turn cores off for whatever reason. by default, all your processors/cores will be used. you say that only one was recognised before you changed it to two - was the box also ticked at that time?

you can always see how many cores windows is using, by starting up taskmanger (ctrl-alt-del or ctrl-shift-esc) then check the performance tab.

i've got a dual-core processor, and both were enabled and used by default - are you sure about these performance gains?
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A:Windows 7 Takes Advantage on Multi-core Processors

ummmmm unless I missed something years ago, every Windows OS since Win2k has been multiprocessor aware
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I would think the least powerful is the 7500 and the most is the 8300, yet Lenovo offers the 8300 as a $10. upgrade and the 7700 as a $75. upgrade. Why is that?

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A:Intel Core 2 Duo processors..T8300/T7500/T7700?

More L2 cache on the 77 versus the 83 and a tick more speed on the 83 versus the 75.

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t3chn0vamp said:

So I wanted to know will my system support it.I know the mobo im going to buy will support it.Click to expand...

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Quote: Originally Posted by sdefoster

I have a HP Pavilion a6767c. It is a 64 bit machine. It has TWO Core Duo ES300's at 2.6 Ghz. (TWO physical core duo processors with TWO cores each equals 4 processors total available). I am running 64 bit Windows 7 Professional.

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What's the brand name, model name, and model number of that computer?

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Alex4 said:

Ok i will try and word this a bit better. OK i am building myself a computer. I am going to pick up the motherboard soon. I need to know what one to get. I am trying to think of what type of CPU to get. I can spend up to $350 Canadian ($287 U.S.) on it. I want to know what you think is better, AMD, or Intel. And if so what GHz and model. Click to expand...

350 on entire pc? or just cpu
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I'm running the i7-870 on an Asus board. Assembled it in early August with no problems since.

I also considered the i7-930. The price difference of the chip and the x58 motherboard and RAM was more than my budget could handle.
You can't go wrong either way. There are other similar set ups to mine by users on the forum and others with the 930.

Price seems to be the major difference not performance.

I saved the money and I am well satisfied with the ASUS motherboard combo I have.
The 870 will OC to 3.8GHz with no problem.
I had to try it once.
Not sure of the limit but have heard about them up to 4.0.
So they aren't a dog.

Hope that helps
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Hey every one,

I heard from some one that he heard or read some where that usually in the techonolgy world processor speeds double every 18 months. He said that they well double to a 7ghz processor! He didn't know when they will double the speed he was just passing on the information to me. You know how powerful a processor like that would be like? You could pretty much run any program and game maxed out. (with other high-end hardware.)

Well, I've been looking into get a 3.0 ghz or higher processor and as we all know when some thing bigger and better comes out the ones down below get there prices lowered.

Does any one know any thing on this? What are your thoughts on it?


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I have heard that AMD's processors help protect against viruses:

this is what it said that I was reading:

"All AMD64 processors, including the AMD Athlon? 64 FX, AMD Athlon 64, and Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors, are enabled with Enhanced Virus Protection. With Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), you will be able to fully utilize the security technology*. By providing extra security at the platform level, AMD lets you easily embrace the future of computing. "

I think thats kinda cool if this is True.. :giddy:

A:AMD Processors

It's not True, it's Marketing.

There is some truth in there but not enough to get all excited about it.
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I have $1000au to spend on a new processor my 2 options are as follows.

Amd athlon 64 4400+ dual core (939)
Amd athlon 64 4000+ (939)

This is strictly for gamming only i already have a $300au motherboard lined up i just need help deciding on a processor.

Thanks :angel:

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For gaming the 4000+ would be better as it has a clockspeed of 2.4Ghz (the 4400+ runs at 2.2Ghz). Games are still single-threaded & will not be able to make use of the 2nd core on the 4400+.

That said, if you like to game while having MP3s compressed in the background or DVDShrink running, the 4400+ is the better choice.

Don't you like it when there isn't one clear answer ?
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have a pc, dont know what make,do know its a dfi atx board. it has a slot 1 pentium 2 processor wanting to go faster, looks like it will support a pentium 3, where can i find these old processors or i there another way to go about this
Thank u all much and have a great day:


You can find lots of interesting stuff for reasonable prices at

Hope this helps.
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Excuse my ignorance but what is the difference between a 3.0Ghz Pentium celeron and a 3.0Ghz pentium 4?


Go here and you can see the specs on each processor you are trying to compare:Intel processor specs