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Selecting processors in 'Msconfig' to maximum which really doesn't exists (I use Intel Core i3210 and not 4 processors as shown in 'Msconfig') runs Windows 8 into trouble.

Q: Selecting processors in 'Msconfig' to maximum which really doesn't exists (I use Intel Core i3210 and not 4 processors as shown in 'Msconfig') runs Windows 8 into trouble.

I was aghast for reinstallations of Windows 8 because of reasons unknown which ran operating system into trouble.
Now I know why this happened, because I selected maximum number of processors shown in 'Msconfig', which really doesn't exists ('Msconfig' showed 4 processors for Intel Core i3210).
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:MSCONFIG not showing all the processors after Windows Update

That "number of processors" box should normally be left unchecked.
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Thank you for moving the thread on a proper Section.
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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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A:Intel Core 2 Duo processors..T8300/T7500/T7700?

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Does this mean that Windows 7 Professional is only using the two cores of one of the two physical core duo processors and ignoring the other two cores on the second physical core duo processor?

How do I get Windows 7 to recognize all 4 cores and show me 4 graphs in the performance monitor?

I bought the box for Autocad and I want maximum performance.

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A:Windows 7 Professional 64bit & TWO physical core duos (4 processors)

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.

My question: Other forums say that Windows 7 Professional will support multiple cores. When I ctl-alt-del the performance monitor shows only two graphs.

Does this mean that Windows 7 Professional is only using the two cores of one of the two physical core duo processors and ignoring the other two cores on the second physical core duo processor?

How do I get Windows 7 to recognize all 4 cores and show me 4 graphs in the performance monitor?

I bought the box for Autocad and I want maximum performance.

Thanks for any light anyone can shine on this question.

Thought this post looked familiar. (vistax64). Duo core and dual cores are different. See here. Intel? Core? Duo Processor — Frequently asked questions for Intel? Core? Duo Processors

duo core mounted (IMO) on one chip, dual cores mounted on separate chips on different sockets.

IN either case you have task manager showing one graph per cpu (1 x 2=2) and that is correct, Your computer is using both cores per cpu under load.
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A:June 2015 microcode update for Intel processors in Windows

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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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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).

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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.

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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.

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Opinions on this?

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

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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.

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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:Question about TDP on multi-core processors

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GIGABYTE GA-H55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $114.99 (with $10.00 rebate) from Newegg.

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My PC gave out and so I am using my laptop at the moment.

Anyway I want to get a new PC with the fastest processor.

The one in my old PC is a Athalon 3800

I have not kept up with the latest processors and saw that Intel now do the Duo Processor. Could someone explain please the difference in speed as the last time i looked at Intel it was the Pentium 4 based processors.

I am a little confused as the processor speeds for Intel seem lower than they were for Pentium 4s.

I need advice on each brand AMD and Intel please and which is the latest and fastest processor each company do. I always used to go with Intel just my last one was AMD.

Any reading material on each would also help me in choosing which type of PC to go for and where to get it from.

Thanks for your help


A:Latest Intel and AMD Processors, Need Help Choosing a New PC For Gaming & General Use

"Fastest" is a really ambiguous term nowadays when referencing processors. The introduction of multicore CPUs really threw off the whole clock speed thing. The Core 2 Duo line usually tops benchmarks, but the E6600 only runs at 2.4Ghz stock.

What games are you using it for? The processor feud has turned into an all-out war, and I'm getting more and more convinced that the power you get from top of the line is crazy overkill.

That being said, the Core 2 Duo E6400 or E6600 is the biggest bang for your buck. I didn't notice that much of a speed difference between my Athlon 3500 and the E6600 for simple computing tasks given all other identical components.
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