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Q: Processor

My mom wants to buy an i3 desktop since its cheaper than i5 and says we can just upgrade to a new i5 processor once we have the money, is this a good idea or just wait till we have the money and buy the desktop with i5? my brother is the one who will use it for graphic stuff he is into special effects.. I hope I can get some idea about this.

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A: Processor

You are better off going straight for the I5. Intel change their sockets every few years so when you upgrade, you may need to purchase a new motherboard (more costly) or buy the outdated I5 processor.

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So i got this message after i upgraded my Asus Notebook to Windows Home from What got me to check this was having my laptop Hard Shutdown when the power was at and the laptop had been on the charger all day plus the CPU temperature was normal The exact Error that s provided via Event Viewer Collaborative processor power controls on processor in group are disabled due to a firmware problem Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware This message is provided for each of my Processor Cores Unfortunately there are no new Firmware Updates for my laptop model from Asus Last Collaborative are for Power Processor Controls disabled Processor upgrade after one was pushed in October Very odd seeing as Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade i got this new in December I want to know if this is something serious or if i should just ignore it An Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade error having to due with Kernel Level Power Controls seems serious to me System Info Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Home bit Processor Intel R Core TM i - HQ CPU GHz Intel Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card Intel R HD Graphics Mb NOTE my laptop has an Nvidia GeForce m Chip as well but it did not detect that for some reason Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB D Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC N JN Antivirus Windows Defender Disabled Have not had time to get antiviral software yet So is there Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade anything i can do or do i just have to wait and see if Asus pushes out an update thanks in advance nbsp

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So i got this message after i upgraded my Asus Notebook to Windows Home from What got me to check this was having my laptop Hard Shutdown when the power for Power disabled Collaborative Processor Controls after upgrade are Processor was at and the laptop had been on the charger all day plus the CPU temperature was normal I went into event viewer to see if there was any ACPI Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade error's listed and this came up The exact Error that's provided via Event Viewer Collaborative processor power controls on processor in group are disabled due to a firmware problem Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware This message is provided for each of my Processor Cores Unfortunately there are no new Firmware Updates for my laptop model from Asus Last one was pushed in October Very odd seeing as i got this new in December I want to know if this is something serious or if i should just ignore it An error having to due with Kernel Level Power Controls seems serious to me System Info Asustek N JN-MH Notebook Processor Intel R Core TM i - HQ CPU GHz Intel Family Model Stepping Core Thread Ram GB MB Video Intel Onboard MB Nvidia GeForce m OS Windows Home Upgraded from Windows So is there anything that i can do or do i just have to wait for asus to publish a new Firmware Update even though it's probably likely they won't Thanks in advance guys

A:Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

See if this finds any new drivers:

Intel? Driver Update Utility

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I recently upgraded to a HP,Media Center editon pc, Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64 3800+2.4 GHz Processor.

When trying to install Photoshop Album 1.0, I receive this message, "This operating system is not supported by Adobe Photoshop Album. We support Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 , XP Intel Pentium III or 4 processor".

Could my problem with installation be the Athlon processor? When purchasing this computer, our salesman convinced us that the Athlon was just as good as the Pentinum Processor. Any thoughts on this? My computer is less than a week old and having serious thoughts about returning it. I have had problems with other installations. Am I to expect more problems with software and the Athlon processor. Any helpful suggestions will be appreciated. I am getting desperate for advice about the processor.
 

A:Athlon Processor versus Pentinum Processor in Windows XP

What the message is telling you is that Windows Media Center Edition 2005 is not one of the operating systems that Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 supports. It has nothing to do with whether an Intel processor or an AMD processor is installed. I checked the system requirements for the newer version 2.0, and it also is not supported by Windows MCE 2005.

By the way, Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 has a 13.5 MB patch for it and will upgrade it to version 1.0.1. You can get it from here.

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Quad processors are darn expensive You can have a hand in helping me build my new laptop Speed is a priority when I use my computer for PLEASURE I can deal with an occasional slowdown When I use my computer for a WORK or a SCHOOL project and I experience a slowdown I feel like breaking bodies or punching a hole in the wall I m buying a new laptop I ll be using it primarily for work and school I d say quad a buy I Decision processor? or time: should a processor duo of the time that I use the laptop it will be used for serious - business stuff primarily work and school That s why when I customize my new laptop I m going Decision time: should I buy a quad processor or a duo processor? to customize it with gigs of RAM and a quad core processor to have as much speed as possible and as high a flow rate as possible Is that a good build strategy My work school laptop will gt be used for heavy Internet duty gt be used heavily for programs like Dreamweaver Photoshop and Flash gt i will not be using it for computer games but note if i have to sell the laptop on Craigslist in a year or two I d like this laptop to appeal to gamers so I can sell it quicker faster gt i don t have a lot of disposable income The quad processor costs a few hundred dollars more Since I ll be using my Decision time: should I buy a quad processor or a duo processor? computer for work and school and since I might be making more money a year from now If I have to and with your advice I ll pay the extra cost nbsp

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I need to order a new desktop for my office to replace a 3 year old machine that runs at 3.2 Ghz. The new machines that Dell offers only has this option:

Intel® Core™2 Extreme QX6700 (8MB L2 Cache,2.66GHz,1066 FSB)

I don't think there is a standard measuring stick that is used to compare all the processor speeds that I can find or understand. I work with CAD programs that use up a lot of resources and I typically get the fastest available and max the RAM. With all the latest software that I have to install, I need the new machines to run faster than the ones they replace.

Can anyone tell me how this 2.66GHz processor compares to my current machine? I don't have the exact specs for it, this is what it lists on the dell support site for my system - PROCESSOR, 80532K, 3.2GHZ, 1M, 533, M0.
 

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Can any body tell me the main diff between the core 2 duo processor and core 2 duo processor with centrino.

Thanks
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A:Diff between centrino processor and core 2 duo processor

In a word nothing, the centrino branding does not refer to any specific additions to the processor, it is simply a label that is attached to laptops which use intel branded processor, integrated graphics and wireless chips.

Centrino is more of a marketing tool that Intel use to boost sales of their graphics and wireless chips, so you can pretty much ignore it
 

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Hello everyone,

I want to build a new system, and I was wondering just what the differences between a sever processor and a desktop processor are.

Would I see gaming performance decrease by using a Quad Server Core or a Quad Desktop Core?

I wanted to build a dual socket server core and have 8 physical cores.

Thoughts?
 

A:Server Processor Vs. Desktop Processor

I dont think any games are designed to take advantage of a dual socket setup. Windows Server OS's are designed to take advantage of dual socket setups. Some newer games are coming out which take advantage of single socket dual or quad core setups on desktops. A server based PC would not gain any performance for games IMO. You are better off investing the extra $ in a good video card.
 

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Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.4GHz (8MB L2 Cache) - Q6600

or

Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.66GHz (4MB L2 Cache) Q8400

From my computer knowledge the Q6600 is better over the Q8400. Someone tell me otherwise? I will be gaming, YouTube videos

Technical Specifications for both processors (List) link: Intel? Core?2 Quad Processor - Specifications

A:Which processor is better?

Got the answer. I was wrong.

Bench - CPU - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

From what I know from the intel website in the above post, the transistor size of the processor is smaller, therefore it doesn't require as much Caching as the Q6600 does.

Q6600 = 65nm
and
Q8400 = 45nm

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I have 512 megabytes of RAM and my processor is a 1.7 GHz Intel Celeron. I do a lot of multitasking on the computer, I don't usually run it above 80% used RAM but that makes it very sluggish. I am wondering which I should upgrade first, processor or RAM. I don't have enough money for both and I'd be upgrading mostly el cheapo as it is. Which upgrade would give me more speed for the spend in this case?
 

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Hello,
This is the processor that am using
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~3065 Mhz
How can i know whether it's 32 or 64 bit processor, thanks.
 

A:Processor

http://www.cpuid.org/cpuz.php
Will tell you everything you ever wanted to know...

I don't think Intel makes a 64bit desktop Pentium chip, I think you have to buy a Xeon or another workstation class CPU.
 

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i took out my processor because i wanted to upgrade it, but when i put the processor (same one ive had in) back into my computer, nothing happens. it starts up and all, the lights flash, but it doesnt boot up and it tells me theirs no input signal. any suggestions on how to fix this ?
 

A:took out my processor

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Did you apply new thermal paste? If not, you will need to do so.

See HERE for instructions on how to apply thermal paste.

Is the heatsink properly attached?

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Well I just finished building a computer, and I deeply desire to put windows vista ultimate 64 bit on it as duh my operating system, but I got my processor off of amazon.com and I know how 2 put computers 2gether, what each part does, and the basics like differences in ddr and sata and all that crap but im an idiot when it comes 2 what the computer can and will be able 2 do, I bought a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz processor and I think thats good for a 64 bit operating system but i just want 2 make sure... I'm sure some of u r out there thinking what an idiot, but i assure u im not entirely dumb with computers... and I plan on using it for hard core gaming so would a 64 bit system be alot slower then a 32?
 

A:64 bit processor? Do I have one?

Virtually every chip over the last 5 years, probably a lot more, is 64 bit. The quad are all of that type. The distinction between 32 and 64 bit is almost entirely a software issue. 64 bit chips were hailed, when they came out, as the greatestt hing ever, unfortunarly MS didnt feel like writing huge amounts of new code ( I assume anyway) and stuck with 32. So while the hardware tech is there, the software support wasnt.
So yes, 64 will work fine. However, in terms of gaming, I dont think you will find any real difference. Drivers are rarer for 64 bit systems, and some hardware may not work as a result. If you know you can get drivers for everything, then by all means go for it. there are 64 bit versions of a few games, byt many ar still 32. As such, I would say go for 32 for now, them compatability wont be an issue
 

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im ordering a new computer for gaming and i dont know which processor is better, a dual core process with a lower speed(3.2) or a pentuim 4 with a higher speed(3.8)...here are the 2..... Pentium® D Processor 840 with Dual Core Technology (3.20GHz, 800FSB)...or....Pentium® 4 Processor 670 with HT Technology (3.80GHz, 800 FSB)
 

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I was just wondering which processor is better for gaming or are they around the same.

Socket 462 Athlon XP 2800+ (yes I know its a VERY old socket)
Socket 478 Pentium 4 2.26 ghz Northwood (yes i know this socket is a bit old too...)

I have had the P4 for awhile now but i just had a chance the other day to get the Athlon XP and a mobo for free so I was wondering if i should put it in my mian gaming computer to replace the P4 (which is in there now) or if I should leave the P4 in there.
 

A:Which processor is better?

the Athlon XP is a bit old, but that depnds on how old your P4 is
 

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Hey guys, as many might know I had a problem with an old mainboard, so I bought an ASRock M3A770DE to replace it. Now I've got to buy a processor. Being out of the game and doing all this research online, I'm stumped to as what I should try and get.

First of all, here is the mainboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

I bought 6GB's of matched OCZ 1600mhz RAM, which means I also had to buy 64bit Windows 7 in order to utilize this amount of RAM. Now I just need some advice and some help on what kind of processor to get. My budget is $100-$120

I'd like to hear what you guys think, who's using what, and what you're happy with.

Thanks in advance!

A:What Processor Should I Go With?

Here is the CPU support list for that board: ASRock > Products > M3A770DE > CPU Support List

One of these should be suitable (all are boxed processors and come complete with a heatsink and fan):

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX635WFGIBOX
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX645WFGMBOX
The following processor is just over your budget by $5, but is certainly worth considering:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX925WFGMBOX

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two questions.
1. My tower has a 64 bit Athlon Processor. The old tower had a 32 bit processor. If I'm thinking correctly, the 64 is double the information it can process, which makes it a faster processor??. It isn't just a faster processor, it handles more information?? Is this correct??

2. The new Vista Operating System is 32-bits. Why wouldn't it be 64 bits, since there are 64 bit towers out there now. Can the 32 bit Vista work properly with a 64 bit tower??
 

A:32 vs 64 bit processor

1. 64-bit processors do twice as many calculations or instructions as a 32-bit processor does, in the same amount of time... Relating this to overall speed, your programs that use a lot of CPU time would work more efficiently

2. Vista is made to run 64-bit applications and processes. It can handle 32-bit applications too. I have a 64-bit Intel processor running 32-bit Windows XP Pro, SP2. So the answer is yes...
 

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Hey guys, just a quick question which processor is stronger? (accroding to rank)
will it be a
AMD Turion x64 x2 mobile technology at 1.9GHZ
OR
P4 2.4GHz
OR
P4 3 GHz
Thanks
 

A:processor?

have a look here
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

you can search for those porcessors and compare performance/benchmark figures
 

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e2-3200 2.4 ghz processor is it good for gaming
 

A:processor

How long is a rope?

You have asked a question that does not have a definitive answer. You need to post what games you want to play, your exact system specs ie mb, if you have a real video card installed or do you intend to use the on chip video, etc, etc.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/processor.1071005/
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I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550...I assume this meanthere are 4 proc on the chip (or vice-verse) ...If one of the chips, or 1/4 of the Processor goes south...will the entire chip seize...or will you still have 3 chip operating??

I ask this because i am always getting a listing in my event viewer stating that
1 is in Idle State
3 are in performance state
0 are in throttle state...the complete msg here:
- System

- Provider
[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power
[ Guid] {0F67E49F-FE51-4E9F-B490-6F2948CC6027}



EventID 26


Version 0


Level 4


Task 4


Opcode 0


Keywords 0x8000000000000000

- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2010-03-19T19:46:39.713223300Z



EventRecordID 1750


Correlation

- Execution
[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 48



Channel System


Computer PaulyP-PC

- Security
[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

Group 0

Number 0

IdleStateCount 1

PerfStateCount 3

ThrottleStateCount 0

IdleState 01

PerfState 110B0000640000002009000052000000D307000046000000

A:Processor QQQ...is it all or nothing??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PaulyStones


I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550...I assume this meanthere are 4 proc on the chip (or vice-verse) ...If one of the chips, or 1/4 of the Processor goes south...will the entire chip seize...or will you still have 3 chip operating??

I ask this because i am always getting a listing in my event viewer stating that
1 is in Idle State
3 are in performance state
0 are in throttle state...the complete msg here:
- System

- Provider
[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power
[ Guid] {0F67E49F-FE51-4E9F-B490-6F2948CC6027}



EventID 26


Version 0


Level 4


Task 4


Opcode 0


Keywords 0x8000000000000000

- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2010-03-19T19:46:39.713223300Z



EventRecordID 1750


Correlation

- Execution
[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 48



Channel System


Computer PaulyP-PC

- Security
[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

Group 0

Number 0

IdleStateCount 1

PerfStateCount 3

ThrottleStateCount 0

IdleState 01

PerfState 110B0000640000002009000052000000D307000046000000


Pauly

Things like this are often resolved by a bios update. Just be sure you have a backup and restore point in case.

It isnt saying that it is broken just that 1 core is idle

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I plan on using my new buld for gaming and I'm wanting a faster computer than my TouchSmart with a Turion X2 64.

I also don't want to spend more than $100 on it, and thus far I have compiled a list of processors that I'm good with having. But I want to know what would be the best deal, with the price and performance ratio.

Athlon II X3 @ 2.9 GHz

Athlon II X2 @ 3.1 GHz

Athlon II X4 @ 2.6 GHz

Phenom II X2 @ 3.1 GHz

Athlon II X4 @ 2.8 GHz

Phenom II X2 Black Edition @ 3.2 GHz

Athlon II X2 @ 2.8 GHz

I plan on staying away from Intel, simply because I've had bad experiences with them. If there are even better ones then that, I need one that is compatible with Socket AM3, and uses no more than 140W.

A:Which processor should I get?

Personally, I'd recommend a Phenom II X4 if you really want quad core. You'll get a million different suggestions here, some say that you can overclock the crappier (Athlon) processors, others say you should just get a dual core.

If you want the power of quad core, you might as well get one with a decent cache size. Granted, you can overclock the slower processors, but I think you'll have much better luck if you buy a Phenom II X4 at a little lower speed than an Athlon II X4 and overclock the Phenom. The Phenom will have a larger cache size which will help with everything you do.

Here's an open box X4 940 (3.0G / 6M) for $100 Newegg.com - Open Box: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Or a brand new X4 925 (2.8G / 6M) for $130 Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor

If you're looking for power and processing capabilities, you're going to be much better off getting a processor with a larger cache. It'll serve you much better than the equivalent Athlon II X4 w/ a 2M L2.

EDIT: Just noticed you said you were gaming. You should know that beyond the processor speed, you also need to really think about your graphics card. Graphics cards are the most important part of a gaming system. Don't skimp on whatever you buy. Personally, if you want to play all of the newer games at decent settings and frame rates you'll need a GTX 260 or it's equivalent from ATI. You might be able to get away with a 9800 GTX but Id recommend the 260 due to the fact that the memory bandwidth is so much higher.

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Which processor would best match this setup:

DFI Lanparty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert
2GB Muskin PC3200 RAM, 2-3-2-6
NVIDIA GeForce 7900GT/GTO TOP

I currently have a AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.2GHz.

I don't want to change any other hardware, just the processor. Because in my oppinion, it's getting rather slow.

The reason I'm asking is because I haven't checked hardware news in a while, and I'm affraid that if I choose one myself, I might choose something outdated or something that doesn't work well in this system. It's main job is running Photoshop/3DSMax, Pinnacle TV, playing games and watching movies.
 

A:Which new processor?

take a look at a 3 ghz amd +6000
 

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Hey guys, i need some help picking out a new processor. I also had some questions about being able to run it in my Mobo. Its an OEM MCP61PM-GM, I tried doign some research online but results were inconsistent. I was looking to upgrade to either a Athalon II x4 635 2.9 GHz or a Phenom II X2 555 3.2 GHz Black Edition. What would you guys recommend? Also which one has better performance, the quad core or the higher G Hz's? Its not the installation im worried about, its the performance or the incompatibility. im also open to suggestions. Any help is highly appreciated.

Thanks in Advanced.

A:New Processor

I'm hoping someone more familiar can confirm, but I don't think either are supported by your MB:

Processor Support

Supports AMD? AM2 Socket K8 Athlon? 64 X2, Athlon? 64, Athlon? FX, and Sempron? processors under 89 watt power consumption

Specs

It doesn't seem to support x4 at all, and the other CPU you list is AM3, and that doesn't appear to be supported either.

Is a new PC even in sight on your horizon? I know you want to upgrade, but you may be better served to save the $ for the next PC. If not, looks like you have limited CPU upgrade possibilities. A Guy

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Hi All

Which Processor or PC is better. I have 1 Intel Pentium 3(iii) Processor 933MHz and a intel(R) Celeron(R) D cpu 3.46GHz.
Could someone let me know which 1 is faster or better.

Regards.
 

A:Which Processor is Better

i use this site to compare cpu - i have found it ok so far
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/which-processor-is-better.1056546/
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Hi,

I'm trying to decide between these two processors as I'm on a budget though these are inside Zoostorm tower desktops.

I have no idea what processor is better than the both of them have the Sandybridge architecture, these processors are the Intel Pentium Dual Core G840 or the G630. I think that they are stripped down versions of the i3 or i5 processors.

I will enclose the specs for both for further analysis if required as any thing is better than my 8 year old Dell Dimension 5150.

Zoostorm with G840 and the Zoostorm with G630
 

A:Processor Help?

i often use this site to give me a guide on different CPUs when deciding between laptops for friends

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

but theres usually other things that end up making the final decision
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/processor-help.1057704/
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I'm looking at purchasing another basic computer to have in our downstairs area, like I really need another one, and I've narrowed the choices to a few which seem to have pretty good reviews for our price point $500-$650. My question concerns the CPU which I know is the most important piece of hardware, but gets hard to sort through with the different model nomenclature. Which of the following would you recommend:
Pentium dual core T4300
Intel Core 2 duo T6500
Turion II M500
Anthlon II P320
Thanks for your input.
Brayton

A:Which Processor is Better

personally i would go for the turionII m500........ but i'm a amd fan. this IS a laptop you're looking at right? the turionII m500 supports hardware virtualization you know

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What will happen if I accidentally installed a Windows 7 ultimate x64 bit on a Intel Core 2 Duo that is x86 bit based processor?

Is there a chance that my processor will be broken?

A:About The Processor..

  
Quote: Originally Posted by R3MiX


What will happen if I accidentally installed a Windows 7 ultimate x64 bit on a Intel Core 2 Duo that is x86 bit based processor?

Is there a chance that my processor will be broken?


No, x86 processors support both 32-bit and 64-bit
All Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs supports 64-bit

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I've been looking into building a new PC and I'm not sure which processor is faster or better for my gaming needs. I figured whichever is most expensive has to be the better one, but I would rather be safe than sorry, so I thought I had better ask.

AMD ATHLON 64 FX 60 (2.6GHz) 939-PIN 2X1MB L2 CACHE 64-BIT DUAL-CORE PROCESSOR - OEM

INTEL PENTIUM 965 EXTREME EDITION LGA775 DUAL-CORE PROCESSOR @ 3.73GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 CACHE EM64T HYPER THREADING TECHNOLOGY

I just want to build a computer that I can use for a really long time and I won't need to upgrade it.
Any Help would be appreciated.

Thanks a lot =)
 

A:Which is a better processor?

The FX-60 is better. The FX-62 is the best. Soon the X6800 will be out to be the top gamming chip. The E6400 will out perform AMD's best for $316, if you can wait two months.
 

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I am looking for the Best Processor for under ?95. I am looking for a good gaming Processor. Dont mention i3 because im looking for alternatives. If you could also say WHY you think it is good.

Thxs in advance

A:Best processor for under £95

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Bulldoze...5915992&sr=8-2

at ?90 from amazon is a great cpu, 6 cores, amd do make great cpu's and given budget restrictions you won't get better.

i use an intel myself but not because amd don't make comparable cpu's, my choice was because of i already had the motherboard.

pair it up with a decent graphics card and you'll be more than happy.

one option anyway but not much choice at the price range certainly nothing worth thinking about from intel.

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A:Getting a New Processor

What kind of P4? williamette?, northwood?, prescott?
 

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. Rana 45nm Technology
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A:Which New Processor Should I Get:

You want to change the processor only, nothing else?

If so, that eliminates the Intel. I did not check to see if the AMD Phenom X4 II 955 BE is compatible with your existing motherboard.

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A:What exactly is an x86 processor?

ArmyofKirb said:



I have a vague idea (i.e. the old 286,386,486 Intel Processors)Click to expand...

Actually modern day CPUs still use the x86 architecture. Of course there still are CPUs that dont (like the itanium).


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A:Best processor...

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A:Which is better processor?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by christin91


hai friends,
I'm thinking of replacing my desktop processor.
I'm interested in Intel but my budget ain't for i5 or i7 processor.
I need suggestions.I'm interested in core 2 duo or core 2 core.Is there any better processor?
Is i3 in the above said processor's range?


What's your motherboard? (Compatibility.)

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A:what would be the best all around processor

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A:A new processor?

Posting the exact message you saw may help us to assist you in finding the reason you received that.
Listing your computer specs would also help.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/a-new-processor.97779/
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This is a 64 bit processor in unit, repeat only a 64 bit , not a 32/64 only a 64 chip.
tried to load windowsXp 32 bit operating system, loaded but several functions did not work. tried twice I assume this can't be done ?? correct?

Loaded windows 7 64bit works like a charm.

A:64 bit processor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj


This is a 64 bit processor in unit, repeat only a 64 bit , not a 32/64 only a 64 chip.
tried to load windowsXp 32 bit operating system, loaded but several functions did not work. tried twice I assume this can't be done ?? correct?

Loaded windows 7 64bit works like a charm.


A 64-bit processor supports 32-bit functions as well. If you're running a 32-bit OS, like Windows XP, it will operate only in 32-bit mode. It can be done. I used to use an Athlon 64 on my old rig with Windows XP 32-bit. What wasn't working and what are your computer's specs?

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/91016-64-bit-processor.html
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i want to know which one of these is better:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (dual core hypertransporting 2.0ghz)

Intel Pentium 4 630 (3.0 Ghz)

thats all i know about the processors
 

A:Processor Help

The AMD CPU is dual-core and also far faster compared to the single-core Intel one. It is the better choice.
 

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Type : Intel Pentium D
Internal Specification : Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz
Model Number : 840
Codename : SmithField

This is the processor I use in my computer, and according to PC Wizard it is now running at 98 Celsius! It usually runs at 70-74 degrees which is already quite hot, although it has a temperature control of 82 degrees. I've recently applied new thermal paste and cleaned the heat sink/fan, and I'm sure that it's socket correctly.

Obviously there is either a reporting problem with this program or my processor is actually at this ridiculous level of heat, so I need to figure this out.
 

A:My Processor - It's Too Hot

Sounds like you need to clean out your HeatSink/Fan.
I'd suggest getting a can of compressed air from your local computer depot and doing a thorough clean out of your case, holding onto all fans with one hand so they don't move and cleaning out the heat sinks and fan blades.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-processor-its-too-hot.123721/
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hello,

sorry dont know where to quite put this post.. my question is... is there a way to find out if your processor needs to be replaced. To be alittle more specific i have been having all kinds of locking up both internet browsing and gaming. i now have installed the 64 bit version of home premium. when i push a key and watch the cpu performance monitor it sky rockets to 54% cpu usage.

I already have another post running on my gaming lock up issue and what not. thanks.

A:processor

nevermind, i have a short in my keyboard causing all of it

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every now and then my processor goes to 100% while i'm playing music or on a website that uses flash. it might be my integrated graphics card but i'm not sure. could anyone help me with this?

A:processor goes to 100%

I suggest you track that with the Task Manager > Processes. Set it such that it shows the processes with the highest CPU utilization on top and also click on " Show processes from all users". With the information at hand, it is impossible to tell. Could be anything.

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A:32 bit on 64 bit processor

Yes you can run 32Bit software on 64Bit Architecture

Bios just needs to be set to defaults, if any issue arises
 

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Look at my mobo on my specs list and tell me the best processor i should buy for gaming.
My current one laggs on certain games. (BF2142)

I was thinking of Intel D cpu maybe the 3.4ghz one.

need some serious suggestion before i waste more money

thx
 

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my mother board is FOXCONN K7S741GXMG-6L / K7S741MG-6L
I HAVE 1gig RAM
Maximum Memory Capacity: 1024 MB
Currently Installed Memory: 1024 MB
Available Memory Slots: 2
Number of Banks: 4
Dual Channel Support: N.A.
CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
CPU Family: AMD Sempron(tm) 2400+ Model 8, Stepping 1
CPU Speed: 1666 MHz
Graphics Support: AGP 8X
USB Support: 2.x Compliant
184-pin DIMM Banking: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Max Unbuffered DDR SDRAM: 2048MB
Chipset: SiS 741GX
Supported DRAM Types: DDR SDRAM only
Module Types Supported: Unbuffered only
my graphic card is raedon 9250 (128mb)

and whats the best processor my computer can use i want to get rid of the amd sempron (tm) 2400 + its too crap so i can play better games il also get 2gig (1gig2)
 

A:What be the best processor I can use?

and also whats the best graphic card i will be able to use and if u need any more info just ask me and ill give it.
 

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All i can tell you is that in EVEREST home edition it tells me i have a "Intel Grantsdale i915p.
My motherboard is green, has four ram slots (two purple, two orange), pci-e x16 slot, 3 x pci slots and that is really all i know. Not sure if any of that will help.

The compatibility tool on the site is useless, so i was wondering what is the max processor i can update to?

Thanks
 

A:Help with getting a new processor

You have to find out the exact motherboard model you have. The only way is to look at it or consult the manual.
 

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Hello

Im currently looking at buying a new processor, i have a LGA 755 mobo socket, 3ghz with ht. (800MHZ!!)

This processor is a bit laggy in some games, i was looking to upgrade without having to buy a new motherboard.
Do you think if i had to upgrade to a Intel P4 D 3.4ghz the gaming performance will be considerably better than my current cpu

thx for tolerating me
 

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I am planning on getting a new computer, ONLY ONE MORE MONTH.. And i am having someone i know make the computer, and they dont exactly like intel.. and as thinking of getting a Intel Core Two Duo E6660 2.4... I have heard that the benchemarks ARE AWESOME YA.. but the game play and everyday use isnt so good.. crashes hang time and so on.. anyone else hear of this.. just want to make sure its not his anti intel comming out..

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Well I Am Sticking With AMD Now So I Am Going With Socket 939 ( Plz Dont Leave Any Comments About Any AM2 ) And I Saw That The 3700+ Has A 1MB Cache And The 3800+ Has A 512KB Cache...Which Is Better

Links:

3800+ = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103531

3700+ = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103539

Thank You Very Much

Just0

P.S. Im Getting A ASUS A8NE Motherboard With This Processor And Also A 7600GT PCI-E

Bye!
 

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Hi, im trying to buy a new processor for my computer. I have a GA-EP43-UD3L mother board, and im planning to buy
Intel Core i3 550 Dual Core Processor Clarkdale LGA1156 3.2GHZ Hyperthreading 4MB Cache. My current processor is Premium(R) Dual-Core E5200 2.5GHZ. I was wondering if the Intel Core i3 will work on my motherboard. And Do i need to update my BIOS if it does?
Thanks. Oh, and if u need more information on my pc i can add my Dxdiag if you want.
 

A:Processor Help

The i3 will not physically fit your motherboard. Your motherboard has an LGA775 socket.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/processor-help.977807/
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Should I get excited and run out and get one
 

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Core 2 Duo E6850

or the intel quad core 2.4?

might seem dumb but some one told me stick with my e6850 =/
 

A:Which processor is better?

depends on what you intend on using it for.

if you're a gamer - multi core cpus won't give you too much of an edge except on a few select titles.

if you multitask then more cores are better.

for cpu comparisons go to tomshardware.com
 

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I'm not very good with computers, and I know that most people here are. Thanks!

A:Which processor is better?

I would go with the pentium

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Hi all,

Im currently running an Athlon 3800+ X2 processor. I notice a bit of lagg on some of the applications that im running and i think its proberly the processor, I've been told that its causing a bottleneck as I am running a 7600GT GPU and that upgrading my GPU will make little difference without a new processor.

I was wondering what the next logical upgrade for my CPU would be.

I was looking at something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103773

But i was unsure if it would be compatible with my system.

Can you please give me some advice on what the best upgrade would be.
 

A:New Processor

in theory you can upgrade to 6000 X2 provided your PSU is beefy enough.
the 6000 uses over 100W just for itself.
 

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A:Help with processor

Would be better with the full model number of your Acer, that number you posted returns next to no information.

As for whether a quad would work in it, it all comes down to whether the bios will support one or not. In most cases with an OEM computer they don't, as they would rather sell you a new computer with faster parts than allow you to change them.

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Code:
CPU
Supports Socket A for AMD® Athlon?/Athlon? XP/Duron? processors @FSB 200/266/333/400
Supports 600MHz up to Athlon? XP 3000+ processor or higher
But I am not good at looking at processors and such. So I do not know any other ones I can use. Can someone please help me with this?
 

A:Looking to get new Processor

2.2 or 2.3 GHZ is not necessarily really slow, but if you ARE limited to 333fsb then you need a new motherboard.
 

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A:Looking for a new processor

Your board doesn't support the Sandy Bridge processors because it's a different socket.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/looking-for-a-new-processor.1024398/
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A:Processor

You could, about 5% better.
 

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