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Motherboard for Core 2 processors and 16GB of RAM

Q: Motherboard for Core 2 processors and 16GB of RAM

I want to buy a new motherboard I already bought 8GB of DDR2 ram but im not sure if it will work on ASUS P5Q SE PLUS motherboard I think this has the speed of 667Mhz can anyone please give me some sugestions what motherboard I should buy that supports core2quad processors and that supports 16GB of ram! Cause I wanna upgrade it from time to time! Thanks in advance!

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A: Motherboard for Core 2 processors and 16GB of RAM

Well, to answer you're first question, yes, that motherboard supports that type of RAM.

I cannot, however, understand why you would purchase DDR2 ram. You will not be able to find a whole lot of DDR2 compatible motherboards for sale, and even less core 2 processors. I highly recommend you return that RAM, and get current DDR3 RAM along with a current generation Motherboard and CPU.

Give us your budget, and what you will be using this PC for, an we will be able to help you choose the correct components to buy.
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A:Dual Core Processors in a Dual Processor Motherboard

No there will not be any conflict. If the motherboard has a BIOS that supports dual-core processsors, it will use both cores present on each processor.

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A:Is it possible to upgrade my dual-core to i5, or other quad-core processors?
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A:Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

Does it use 100% cpu for a long time? (so cpu is the bottleneck)
Is it a multithreaded application, so are tasks split in many subtasks and use different cores?
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hi all

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

How can I resolve this problem?

thks a lot


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

Im showing that the Intel Xeon X5365 is only a 4 thread processor.
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A:New to the Core 2 duo processors

Stick with the T7100.
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A:difference is between Intel Core Solo and Intel Core Duo processors.

If you're using it mostly for applications and multitasking, then yes, the core duo would be a better choice. I would say shell out the extra money.
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This came up in this thread:

I was wondering as a practical matter at this point in time whether quad-cores are really going to provide any noticeable difference to the average computer user--even those doing video editing and running games? I know this came up when the dual cores first came out and the software had to "catch up"--that is most users wouldn't have benefited from a dual core at the time they first came out. So is that true now? Are there any softwares taking advantage of the quad cores yet?

Opinions on this?

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

Well honestly, I think tons of people will buy them, but they won't be super-effective. The games haven't even kept up with quad-cores; only dual-cores with crazy good graphics cards.
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Do you think they are going to increase the number of cores per processor?

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A:Script for Duo Core Processors

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

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

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

Perhaps the person who mentioned this story to you, really meant programs must be written to allow for multi-tasking. And I don't think that is true anymore either, since the program running on WinXP has no idea of what other programs or processes (and there can be plenty) running at the same time. As far as any one program is concerned "it" (that one program) has the full attention of the OS.
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I'm about to buy a laptop for heavy duty programs such as Cubase and Reason (music production software).

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Does anyone know what GHz speed and RAM amount is decent for a laptop these days (I mean as opposed to what some guy in PC World is gonna say "Yeah that's powerful")

The one that I'm thinking about is:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 - 1.83GHz (x2), 667MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache
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Thanks ^^

A:Duo Core Processors - What's Good and What's Not??

Anything dual-core will be the latest technology and will be suitable for multiple processes and handling intense renderring, decoding, encoding etc software. The one you stated will do the job just fine.
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When it comes to quad-core processors for the desktop and server arenas Intel has pretty much had the market to itself since November if you don t count AMD s Quad FX platform Intel s quad-core processors were officially announced on November in the form of the desktop-oriented Core Extreme QX and the server-oriented Clovertown Xeon quad-core processors series Click to expand I don t know much how Dual Core CPU s work but there is talk in the future you may have or CPU s in one I think when it is executing a program part of the CPU is executing this and quad-core processors the quad-core processors other part is executing quad-core processors that and than puts it together at the end Okay I believe Windows XP when you are multitasking and one program will run on one core and the other program on the other core Well the multithreaded games and software should take all the work load and thread it in so one core is working on one work well the other is working on the other Well keep in mind a dual core running at GHz will be x fast than a one core running at GHz because it is like CPU s in one The problem is they can t make core run faster than or GHz nbsp

A:quad-core processors

Okay here is some more information on quad core

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

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

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

Rattner showed off a computer running two Clovertown processors.

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

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

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

Well if this is true a quad core running at 2.0 GHz would be 4 x faster than one core running at 2.0 Ghz.It is like 4 CPU's in one!!
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My PC Motherboard Model is P5PE-VM with the following specifications:

CPU: LGA775 socket for Intel Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Celeron Processor
Supports Intel Dual Core 65nm Intel processors
Supports Intel Hyper Threading Technology
Supports Intel Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology (EIST)

Chipset: Northbridge: Intel 865G Southbridge: Intel ICH5

Front Side Bus: 1066 / 800 / 533 MHZ

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

Please advise.
Thanks in Advance

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

The I3 uses a LGA 1156 socket,so in order to use
it you would need to upgrade to a new motherboard.
There are certain models of the duo that fit 775,but
you would need to check the compatability at the
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Thank you


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A:Multi-core processors

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

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

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

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

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

Kind of like the move to 64bit, there is a definite need and reason to do it, as long as the software supports it... Thats why I run 64bit Vista, I can't benefit with all programs now, but I want to do my part to speed up the transition!
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A:Question about TDP on multi-core processors

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

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Which version of Win7 do you have?

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A:Taking advantage of dual-core processors

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

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

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

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

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Quote: Originally Posted by HoneycombAG

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Quote: Originally Posted by sdefoster

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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.

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Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

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It does andy. that board is shipping with bios update (original bios) 0108 that takes them up through the hexacores. your good
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Here is more about LGA : note the supported processors.

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thank you for all your help

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If you want to run a LGA1156 i5, or the new Sandy Bridge i5 LGA1155, you'll be using dual channel RAM.

We need to know which CPU chipset your going to use first, and where you are in the world as it makes a difference as to which is best (as price is a factor).

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Gigabyte have some nice motherboards, i7 is LGA1156 socket so you can see which motherboards support i7 and even download the motherboard manual, full marks to Gigabyte for making this information available.
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Processor: Intel pentium D 820 (smithfield)
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Model name: Asterope 2
Chipset: ATI RS400/RC400/RC410
Southbridge: ATI SB400

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thank you very much.

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Supports the following processors:
Pentium D 900 series Dual Core (Presler)
Pentium D 800 series Dual Core (Smithfield)
Pentium 4 500 (Prescott)
Pentium 4 600 (Prescott)
Celeron D (Prescott)
Celeron D (Cedar Mill)
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