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Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3

Q: Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3

Hi Everyone I just finished reading a post on processors and it showed me how to check to see how many processors I have running Start gt run gt msconfig gt Boot tab gt Advance options gt In the upper left corner it shows I have one selected I can click on the Number of processors box open the drop down menu and select Intel an on i3 of the processors number Changing up to four My processor stats gigahertz Intel Core i DX kilobyte Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3 primary memory cache -bit ready Multi-core total Hyper-threaded total Other stats are listed in my System Specs Some benchmarks I can share are Cold start Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3 to desktop ready minute secs Warm restart to desktop ready minute secs Shutdown secs American Megatrends Bios - - CPU temp C - F System temp C F CPU fan speed rpm No system fan Smart fan enabled CPU Voltages CPU Core V V V V V Fluctuates from to V VSB V VBAT V Not absolutely sure but I think the values are the settings and the figure to the right is the reading This is Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3 our first multi-core processor and being new at this I would rather ask questions first My DW always asks me if I have read the instructions first For now I am not looking to Overclock though that may come later but I paid for multi-core and I would like to use it My questions are What is the best way to experiment with this setting go up one at a time and observe the reaction Watch the temps right Since I only have two am I committed to setting the advance tab number to two or will the hyper-threading allow four Can my experimenting cause any damage The most obvious tip-off that something is wrong would be that the machine won't boot can you foresee any others If that would happen how would I get the machine to boot Can you suggest any in-depth links on processors and how they operate Can you think of anything I may have overlooked Until I return I will be doing a google search on the title of my post Among other things Thank You for reading and any help you may have to offer Anak

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A: Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3

That is the setting for the number of processors used during boot, as in when you see the fancy windows animation. Once the computer is up and running you have four (technically two with hyper threading) running. Usually only one is used during boot-up. Only difference you'd see is a faster boot time.

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A:GPU & CPU Usage Drops & Bios Changing it self

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I think three beeps on Intel is a memory issue. At least that what it was when I had a stick of cheap RAM crap out on me.

I'd run Memtest and go from there

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You should be able to get documentation for that board directly off Intel's web site. Intel used to give BIOS beep codes ion the board/chipset manuals.

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Finding a bios update rather then the one hp would give for this board. Would be next to none.
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Guys?
 

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Yep, there's 2013 versions for Win7.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Se...=Intel®+Rapid+Storage+Technology+(Intel®+RST)
 

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eagerly waiting for ur reply...
plz reply...
thanks in advance...​
 

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WiFi 802.11bgn wireless adapterClick to expand...

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http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/mainstream-chipsets/mobile-chipset-hm55.html

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http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/vpro/vpro-technology-general.html
 

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the installation of the PSU and GPU should be fine, I myself have done the exact same thing in my brother's dell (installed new PSU and GPU), and it has been working fine ever since.
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A:Does Intel Dual Core processors supports 1600MHz RAM?

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...

Thats all you need to know, the CPU is irrelevant for selecting memory. The CPU never has dictated the type of memory used. The motherboard either supports the memory or it doesn't.
 

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Schmutz said:





Is it possible to use the motherboards DVI/HDMI port and also utilise the GPUs or will they always be disabled in this case?Click to expand...

Why would you want to do this anyway? Do your GPUs not have the DVI/HDMI connections you want?
 

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QF
 

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http://ark.intel.com/products/35583...3400-(1M-Cache-2_16-GHz-667-MHz-FSB)-Socket-P
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crl_1668.dat
crl_1668.exe

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I'm wondering should I switch the i7 950 for either of those two?

The i5 2500K seems to be as good i7 2600K for gaming but adds hyper threading for applications at $100 more. Is it really worth it?

Would the i5 2500K be better than the i7 950?

Would the i7 2600K be better than the i7 950?

I'm just not sure. Any suggestions or comments?
 

A:Intel i7-950 vs i5-2500K vs i7-2600K

If you do heavily threaded processes (like video encoding or the like) then I'd say the 2600K is worth it to you. If you rarely do those types of things I'd say build with a 2500K and give the kids the 950. Also, make sure you get a decent aftermarket CPU cooler and once you have everything running stably give it a bit of an OC for a pleasant surprise - this is coming from someone who has been against overclocking for the last few years. I've been more interested in stability than anything else, but there's just no way these chips were not meant for this. Prior to getting a 2600K myself I was on an i7 930 and I really wasn't expecting a performance increase due to several of the things I had read from other people. Turns out there's no way any of these people have spent an extended amount of time with both and come to that conclusion. It's been a very pronounced performance gain after switching to the 2600K for me and I was already using some pretty solid GPUs.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/intel-i7-950-vs-i5-2500k-vs-i7-2600k.174614/
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My Asus X51H did not come with a wireless card. So, I bought the Intel Pro 3945ABG and installed it. attached is a picture of my card

i have attached the antenna properly. the intel wireless manager can not switch it on and gives the error message (Attachment)

the wireless Fn-F2 does not turn it on and the wireless LED does not light.
this machine does nto have any other external switch for wireless.

i feel thsi is an issue that can be solved by covering one or more pins with a tape as in the case of the following thread:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18046.html
however, my wireless card has different pin configuration as you can clearly see in the picture. does anyone have any idea which pin to cover with tape?

thanks for the help in advance.
uzbuk

###I have attached the photo of my wireless card and the error message screenshot.
 

A:Installing Intel Pro 3945ABG Wireless card to Asus X51H laptop

problem solved

my vendor tipped me about the pin to cover with tape. its pin 20.
i covered the pin 20 with scotch tape and put it back into the slot.
the card is working fine.

in case you can't find the pin 20, here is a diagram. the second pin from the notch at the bottom side of the card is pin20
you have to be careful not to cut the board while cutting the tape. covering the pin20 only is a tricky thing. it took to half an hour.
i have attached a pictorial description of the pins.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/installing-intel-pro-3945abg-wireless-card-to-asus-x51h-laptop.169162/
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Hello friends,

What is a suitable motherboard for the above processor in a budget build? I would be using the on board HD 3000 graphics to start with.

Thanks for any input.
 

A:Motherboard for Intel i3 2105 CPU

Do you wish for a board that supports SATA 3.0 or USB 3.0?
Do you wish for a DVI port or is VGA (D-Sub) port enough for your needs?
Do you require an IDE drive connection or will SATA be all you need? (boards with IDE support seem to be expensive)
Will you be needing Micro-ATX or ATX form factor?

The P67 chipset does not support on-board graphics.

For on-board graphics, H61, H67 or Z68 chipsets are what you should look for. Since you are looking for a budget board, you will probably want to go with the H61 chipset.

Please don't ask us to pick out a board. All we can do is help guide you in the direction you want to go. We can give a few suggestions but ultimately you must be the one to choose.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/motherboard-for-intel-i3-2105-cpu.174922/
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I own a ACER Aspire model 5552-3680, but its time to replace the battery on it. I was simply wondering if replacing a battery on a computer removes my files saved on it as well? Just confirming, because I really doubt it. Usually files are saved on RAM, and I'm only replacing the battery. Thanks ahead of time!
 

A:Worries about changing batteries

Not sure whether you're replacing the rechargeable or the coin battery, either way, save your files then shutdown your computer properly and proceed w/ the change-out. You won't lose anything.

If you're replacing the coin battery, BIOS setting might revert back to the default factory setting. So you'll want to check on that. It's been a while since I've had to replace the coin battery, don't recall what happened at the time.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/worries-about-changing-batteries.174513/