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Core i3-540 Expansion Options?

Q: Core i3-540 Expansion Options?

Hi,

This may seem like a stupid question, but I was thrown off by the spec of the core-i3 processor on this page relating to PCI support:

Intel? Core

I need to replace the motherboard that this chip is running in because there is an absence of a standard PCI slot, If I buy a motherboard with a PCI slot on it, will it be supported by the processor?

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A: Core i3-540 Expansion Options?

Er, what?

The link that you provide is to a mobile CPU, usually found in a laptop. (Some all-in-one desktops use mobile CPUs, but they're not the norm.)

Is the Packard Bell ixtreme M3720 the system you're asking about?

Could you be clearer about what it is that you wish to do?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/145788-core-i3-540-expansion-options.html
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A:USB Mobo Expansion Options

If you have a free PCI slot on the motherboard, you can install a PCI USB card that comes with internal pins.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/usb-mobo-expansion-options.94618/
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Hi everyone, I'm having a problem. I am trying to boos my laptops performance a bit and I saw that activating both core could do that.

I went to the BOOT advanced options and tried changing processors from 1 to 2 but only one was available.

I don't know what the problem is or where to begin looking. I could really use some help.

I'm using a dell inspiron 1525 with an Intel Pentium Dual Core processor.

Any ideas?

A:BOOT Advanced Options (Dual Core)

The setting does not work to do what you want. It is for troubleshooting only.

There are no tweaks needed for Win7 which is already as lean and optimized as an OS can be. It will always come back to bite you to start tweaking beyond normal system setttings. If you have any performance weakness it should instead be remedied by improving hardware.

A good place to start to understand how your hardware works with Win7 is the WEI score on Computer>Properties page. Then click the score link to access Advanced Tools, Generate a System Health Report, view the Reliability Monitor and other Performance logs and charts.

If you need to edit visual effects it will say so at the top of Tools page where issues cue. I edit only fading, sliding and dragging intact to conserve RAM on lower-resource machines.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/132996-boot-advanced-options-dual-core.html
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A:Core i7 6600U processor is only TWO CORES - Upgrade options?

See p. 24 of the Service Manual here.  Manual See the long list of motherboards each of which includes a processor? You asked whether the processor is socketed? No it is not and that is the end of the upgrade quest, unless you swapped out the motherboard. I am guessing just the motherboard with the i7-6820HQ is going to be well over $1000. How about nearly $1500? https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=ACF58104B267443785EDA1D549D7EFC2&SearchIn=P... Before you throw rocks at the "mere" dual core i7 in your laptop, consider that it performs nearly on par with a 4th gen high end quad core. http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6600U-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4850HQ Modern high end processors, particularly in laptops, need to also consider power usage. Of course a Quad Core Skylake will be even more of a beast. The Intel 530 video is a minor improvement over the 520 for execution units, clock speed and gflops as shown below: HD Graphics 520GT224?1050403.2HD Graphics 530GT224?1150441.6  The Iris graphics is where it starts to be noticeably better.  If you figure a way to talk the boss into something new consider the Zbook G3 series. It can be equipped with up to a Xeon Quad-Core but even those are soldered on. It seems to be the trend. I think power management has gotten so tricky that it is hard to prevent power loss through any kind of a socketed processor and everything has to be as slim as possible for consumers, even the muscular workstation portables.  Post back with any more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Core-i7-6600U-processor-is-only-TWO-CORES-Upgrade-options/td-p/5756863
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A:core.cache.dsk, core.sys, & HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WSYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\ core

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/core-cache-dsk-core-sys-hkey_local_machine-wsystem-controlset001-services-core.592146/
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http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/43107-amd-a4-5000-quad-core-vs-intel-core-i3-4005u-dual-core.html
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heinflhs
These are the specs of the spare PSU. Aren't they better than the original Dell PSU?
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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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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19996406
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-core-celeron-1-73ghz-versus-single-core-pentium-4-2-4ghz.623465/
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A:Pentium Dual core vs AMD Athlon Single-Core Processor LE-1620?

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A:HP Elitebook 8470P Dual Core to Quad Core upgrade, it suppor...

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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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A:Why Core 2 Duo outperforms Pentium Dual Core even when C2D has lower clock Speed??

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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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A:Strange Behaviour after Upgrading to AMD Quad-Core from Dual-Core

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/267097-strange-behaviour-after-upgrading-amd-quad-core-dual-core.html
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A:Intel e6300 core 2 duo conroe VS AMD ATHLON 64 X2 4200+ AM2 D/CORE

Out of those 3, the E6300 is the best. Conroe's new architecture is so efficient, that easily outperforms Netburst based CPU´s (P4, PD, Celeron D), and even manages to outperform AMD CPU's.

You can see by yourself HERE. All Conroe CPU's perform excellent. And you can overclock them very easily, and that way, your 1.8GHZ Conroe overclocked to 2000-2400 MHZ will completely trash the other CPU's.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/intel-e6300-core-2-duo-conroe-vs-amd-athlon-64-x2-4200-am2-d-core.56593/
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Or should I get an Intel board and which Intel board?

Thanks!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/core-i5-750-2-66ghz-quad-core-cpu-msi-p55-cd53-p55-atx-ddr3-motherboard.878295/
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Hi,
I have two laptops made by the same manufacturer and same year, but one is a dual core laptop with an SSD harddrive and the other is a quad core laptop with a regular hard drive. Both laptops run Windows 8.

I would like to transfer my programs and files from the dual core to the quad core. However, obviously the quad core has different hardware.

I am wondering if I simply remove the SSD from the dual core and put it into the quad core (replacing the quad's primary hard drive with the SSD) and simply boot up the quad core, would that be sufficient? Will the quad core recognize the hardware mismatch and automatically correct the drivers, while keeping my programs and files?

Or is there some other, efficient way to make the transfer? I really want to avoid having to reinstall all my programs.

Thank you

A:Transfer programs and files from Dual Core to Quad Core

There are a lot of third party tools designed to move a Windows installation to new hardware. I prefer using native Windows tool Sysprep for this, mainly because the method is the one and only Microsoft supports and recommends but also because it has never failed me.

The method is described in this tutorial on our sister site the Seven Forums and works also with Windows 8: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer - Windows 7 Help Forums. Method One in tutorial would be ideal for you for moving the SSD to new computer.

Read the information and warnings in the beginning of the tutorial carefully, especially the warning about Windows needing to be reactivated is important. Come back if you have any questions.

Kari

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/53640-transfer-programs-files-dual-core-quad-core.html
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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
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/...re.html?highlight=dual+core+single+processors
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/comparing-single-core-dual-core-pentium-processors.495125/
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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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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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A:Solved: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 with only 1 working core

Sure!

Can you give specifics on your computer such as make and model # and your OS?
(if custom built; motherboard model and model#, operating system, memory amount, BIOS settings if applicable..etc)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-intel-core-2-quad-q8400-with-only-1-working-core.947536/
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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? 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/bedaad97-135b-4a63-8cd3-c7fd1d1c2c86/cpu-100-usage-at-132-freq-is-halting-intelr-coretm-i74700mq-cpu-240ghz-2401-mhz-4?forum=w8itproperf
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A:AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-75 VS Intel Core 2 Duo T6600

both Intel and AMD have processor specifiction sheets on their websites, give them a try

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/72462-amd-turion-x2-dual-core-rm-75-vs-intel-core-2-duo-t6600.html
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about 2 years ago I have upgraded my computer with a new motherboard, rams and a processor and since we moved in between I cannot find the boxes or bills from that time.

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I am 90 percent sure, that at the time I wanted a quad core processor and my computer properties say that I have Intel Core i5-3450.
I googled around and all retailers as well as Intel list this processor as quad, but I whenever I use aplications where cores are displayed (i.e. playclaw or some kind of benchmarking), it only ever shows core 0 and core 1.
When I go to task manager > processes > and go to select affinity on a random process, once again only 2 cores are aviable to choose from.

Any ideas what might be causing this? Because if I am not mistaken I have had my computer on a leash for 2 years...
 

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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A:Core i7 w/7989 M3 x64 only shows as 1 core after Hyper-V installed???

Welcome aboard, Joey

Actually I have never used hyper V ..... I use VMWare for my visualization needs . There is a settings menu by which I am able to fit the number of processors and number of cores per processor for the guest os . I guess hyper V also have such a setting .

Moreover, in VMWare, you are to install VMWare Tools to make the vm run flawlessly, and it makes mouse integration and network etc drivers workable in the guest . Is there such an option in Hyper V ? If so , do it .

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I have a Compaq Pressario desktop PC, Windows 7 64 bit, 4GB DDR3 RAM.

Thanks

Thanks.
 

A:Is it possible to upgrade my dual-core to i5, or other quad-core processors?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-it-possible-to-upgrade-my-dual-core-to-i5-or-other-quad-core-processors.1004497/
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There are 2 laptops.
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Just wondering what if any problems i will get installing the AMD DC optimizer into my AMD 4000 single core pc .. i hope to get a dual core CPU early next year , i found the optimizer program in the single core part of AMDs diver down loads as well as the dual core page so i thought maybe it might benefit my PC as well .( bet im wrong as always ) .

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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Hi
which model pentium 4 has socket LGA775 was implemented.
I mean which model brand hp or compaq or HCL or ibm ? year & model required.
I prefer to buy that model so that i can upgrade to latest processors.

Another question:
Will Pentium 4 with Socket LGA 775 supports any chipset model for upgradation to
1.Core 2 Duo
or
2.Dual core processors ?
If not pls give me the Chipset models support for the upgradation.

My plan is buy used pentium 4 LGA 775 & upgrade to new processor(only processor using same motherboard of the old one) which eliminates/reduces cost for upgradation.

Is this right plan or is there any complication in upgradation.
 

A:Pentium 4 lga775 upgrade to Dual core or Core 2 Duo

pathardware first please read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_775

The list of processors using LGA 775 are listed on that page. As for your question, YES some P4 motherboards might support Dual Core and Core 2 Duo.

My Current motherboard is an ASUS P5B-MX/WiFi AP and I'm running a P4 Prescott on it. The CPU support list on the ASUS website lists Dual Core, Core 2 Duo and Quad Core support (With BIOS upgrade). My P4 actually was part of a Compaq system purchased way back in 2005. After that the rest of the system (barring monitor and processor) has had major overhauls.

But, as for your plan, I would suggest you go about building an entry level new system by yourself.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pentium-4-lga775-upgrade-to-dual-core-or-core-2-duo.131804/
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3 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; expandable to 8 GB)
ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics (with 256 MB of discrete video memory) It provides up to 1919 MB of total shared system memory

The other has:
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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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I would like to ask you guys if there is a wide difference between Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200 and Core 2 T6400 laptop processors.

My dad recently brought me a new Dell Studio 15 laptop as my high school grad gift. Its equipped with T4200, but as I read in Dell's website T6400 comes as an option. He selected T4200, and now before I set my hands on the new laptop I would like to find out if those processors make much difference in performance and power consumption.

Thanks!
 

A:Pentium Dual Core T4200 vs.Core 2 T6400

Core 2 Duo is better in my opinion other people might argue they opposite or that they are the same.

I have a dell with Pentium Dual Core and another with Core 2 Duo, same amount of RAM, pretty much the same computer all around. The Core 2 seems to run faster and cooler.

But thats just me
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pentium-dual-core-t4200-vs-core-2-t6400.815708/
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This is the one I have now:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core 3800+ 2GHz
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A:Wondering about upgrading from dual core to quad core CPU with Win 7

Yes, the machine will be faster all around and you will notice the speed difference.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/153833-wondering-about-upgrading-dual-core-quad-core-cpu-win-7-a.html
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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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A:AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-75 VS Intel Core 2 Duo T6600

check this chart out: PassMark CPU Lookup

since i personally prefer amd, id go with amd.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/273372-amd-turion-x2-dual-core-rm-75-vs-intel-core-2-duo-t6600.html
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My CPU is a e6300

Any replies appreciated

Korrupt
 

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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I am about to buy a new CPU. What CPU would be better, Core 2 Duo E8400 or Core 2 Quad Q9400, considering I do the following things on the computer:

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Thank`s in advance.
 

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A:Pentium Dual Core E6500 vs Core 2 Duo E5400

Think you made out pretty well on this deal, in addition to the higher cpu clock you also have a faster front side bus.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pentium-dual-core-e6500-vs-core-2-duo-e5400.160333/
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19974583
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A:I can't get rid of Zedo. There is no core.sys or core.cache.dsk file. Please see log!

Second page already?

Bump

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A:triple core pc slower than my dual core

The 64bit version of xp has always had problems.

Next you do not post what cpus you are comparing so it is hard to really give you any ideas. If the new cpu has a lower clockspeed than the older dual core, then yes it will probably take longer.

Next did your old dual core use a quality mb; ie asus, gigabyte, etc? I see you used an ecs board for the new build. ECS is at or near the bottom for quality among mb makers.

I looked on the ecs site and I do not see any chipset drivers for xp 64bit. Did you install your chipset drivers?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/triple-core-pc-slower-than-my-dual-core.874191/
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A:What is better for PC gaming Dual Core or Quad Core?

It's a little confusing. I'd say in general, quad-core processors are more powerful than dual core; however, that doesn't necessarily mean faster.

Certain programs are written to take advantage of multi-core processors, like many games and power-hungry programs such as Photoshop.

However, not all are. Windows does its best to distribute the load evenly, but it's not the same.

Furthermore, many quad core processors are clocked at a lower rate than dual core. Your dual-core processor is clocked at 3.23GHz; the quad is clocked at 2.66.

Bottom line: if the programs you will be running can make use of all the cores, you will very likely see a performance increase. If they are not designed that way, there is a good chance your performance will actually decrease.

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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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 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: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 Core 2 Duo to Quad Core won't Post

You have tried clearing CMOS ? Install the CPU then clear.
If that doesn't work then you're probably right in assuming you have a DOA CPU.
 

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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:Quad Core detected as single core

Try to uninstall then reinstall those programs and see what happens

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/355115-quad-core-detected-single-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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While the CPU will work, you won't see $100 worth of performance boost from the CPU -- if the system is running  a conventional hard drive, the $100 spent on a solid state drive to replace it will be far more bang for the buck.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19997242
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You can only put in RAM that your motherboard supports, and only as much as it supports.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_side_bus

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-core-front-side-bus-x2-or-the-same-as-1-core.537147/
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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.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/63271-upgrading-dual-core-quad-core.html
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A:core 2 E8400 v-core voltage

Solved guys.... Ive answered this myself,too early Bios on MB I need later Bios.Because mb said it suported later procesors I just took it for granted it was ok,especially as it reported the cpu correct.never take anything for granted.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/core-2-e8400-v-core-voltage.740990/
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http://www.imgdash.com/uploads/4c522_1core2.JPG
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A:Confused - Dual Core and Core 2 Duo

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A:Copying files from CD to HDD, 100% first core, 5% 2nd core

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/copying-files-from-cd-to-hdd-100-first-core-5-2nd-core-503041.html
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Hello, i have just purchased an HP Pavilion G7 Notebook Laptop PC that is fitted with an i3-Core 2330M 2.2Ghz Processor. I would like to replace this with an Intel Core i5-2540M Laptop CPU Processor 2.6GHz 3M Cache SR044 that i have spare. Can someone tell me if this is a possible Upgrade please. I am running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. I have already upgrade the memory by 4Gb to give me 8Gb in total of DDR3 So-dimm Memory. I am also using a 240Gb SSD Hard drive. Many thanks, Kenny Shaw 

A:Upgrade from an i3-core to an i5-core Processor

@kenny57singer To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrade-from-an-i3-core-to-an-i5-core-Processor/td-p/5843121
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I wouldn't say I am an extreme multitasker, but for an extra $10 I can upgrade to a third core. I was gonna order a new PC from a website and from what I thought, each core was combined to make a total speed. So a dual core 2.8ghz would be two 1.4ghz cores, and a triple core 2.8ghz would be three 0.9ghz cores?

I am most likely confused, but that's why I can here. XD
 

A:Dual core or triple core?

A dual core 2.8ghz would be two 2.8ghz cores, and a triple core 2.8ghz would be three 2.8ghz cores. if you have the extra $10 go for it.
 

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is dual core with 1.6GHz faster than a single core of 3.2GHz

or are they equal

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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.

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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????
 

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.
 

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This is probably a dumb question, but I'm not overly familiar with low-end hardware (look at my specs ). What was the difference between Intel's Core 2 Duo and their Pentium Dual core? They seemed like identical CPUs to me. For that matter, I think they used the same socket too...

A:Core 2 Duo vs Pentium Dual Core

The Core 2 Duo for the most part is better. Which CPU's specifically were you thinking of?

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Which is better for playing games?
A 2.4Ghz Quad Core Processor
or a 3Ghz Dual Core Processor?

I opted for the quad core on the assumption that more cores was better, but this doesn''t seem to be the case.

To what extent should I regret my decision?

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.
 

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so would it be best for me to build using an intel quad core intel Q6600, which will cost the same as the top end dual core Intel Core 2 Duo E6850...(around £130-180 after the price crash)

then the question is ddr3 or stick with low latency ddr2

and which graphics card to go for thats around £200 mark...i was thinking the foxconn geforce 8800 gts...
 

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A:Can I use fan of my Dual Core for my Core 2 Duo processor?

It will probably be OK but if the replacement CPU is a higher wattage keep a carefull watch on the temperatures. Make sure you apply new thermal paste when fitting it. Use this free software to watch the temperatures, set it up so it displays the temps in the task bar.

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
 

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My wife owns a Dell laptop with Intel core duo purchased from manufacturer She of core Only turned duo at core manufacturer on 1 took it into Staples for a free pc tuneup They said only of the cores were turned on They explained Only 1 core of core duo turned on at manufacturer that this is how they are shipped They turned the nd core on for free Why are they shipped with only of the cores turned on I have a Dell quad core desktop that I purchased from Best Buy I googled this subject and it said to clik on Task Manager and clik on Performance I noticed graphs of the processors and each has activity I paid Best Buy when I purchased the computer about years ago to optimize it Was this optimization actually turning on the other cores if in fact Dell shipped it to them with only turned on Is this done purposely as a profit maker for firms like Best Buy or Staples Lastly my RAM is at around - It came with bg RAM Would increasing this to GB increase the speed substantially It says there are slots holding GB each Could I take out one that probably is GB and then just purchase more at GB Does it have to be the same manufacturer or do I just have to be sure it is DDR PC - from a different manufacturer Thank you nbsp

A:Only 1 core of core duo turned on at manufacturer

Unless you are running 64bit software, you wont be able to use any more that 3GB on 32bit software
Have a look at control panel - classic view, system - that will tell you the software installed
Would increasing this to 8GB increase the speed substantially?Click to expand...

What applications are you running, and what are you using the PC for?

I have no answer on the other questions
 

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Basically i'm not a computer expert I know the basic/intermediate knowledge of a computer and would like some tips. Im into my gaming, not very competitive gaming so none of the popular CoD games and such but games such as WoW, WarRock, RisingForceOnline and such others but I came across a dilemma. What would be better for gaming, a quad core processor, or a dual core processor. The processor's I speak of are the

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

First, the quad-core has 4 2.9GHz processors equal to 4 2.9GHz processors. They are not accumulative. Don't mistake this.

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.

In WoW's case, you will see better performance on the dual-core listed than the quad-core, provided you are not doing anything else on the computer at the time.

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
 

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vs.

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A:Core i5 or AMD A8-7410 Quad-Core?

Looks like the Intel Cpu is better than the Amd according to this :- http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2440&cmp[]=2537

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.

EDIT : if you're thinking of buying a new laptop why limit the choice to those 2 ?
 

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