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Windows 7 64 bit compatibility with 4 physcial processors (AMD Processors)

Q: Windows 7 64 bit compatibility with 4 physcial processors (AMD Processors)

We are using Supermicro Server which is installed with 4 processor of AMD (AMD Opetron 6000 Series) the server is having four processor sockets, please do clarify that windows 7 64 bit version will support 4 physical processor installed on the server or
not, or is there any patch which we can apply to the OS so that it can take all the 4 physical processors.
What are the hardware limitations of Windows 7 64 bit ?

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A:Compatibility between processors and video cards

OK, the monitor plugs into the video card, not the motherboard. cpu/gpu compatability is rarily and issue. Lets consider it non existant. Unless you're trying to shove a pci E card into an agp slot, somehow(If you have one of those old chipsets and sockets that uses prescott(int) or athlon k8(amd) processors.
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Actually I have 2 questions ...

1- Is there any significant benefit after upgrading from regular (Windows XP pro) to
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That "number of processors" box should normally be left unchecked.
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A:HP laptops/AMD processors/Windows Update freezes at 12%

Just FYI - both systems were G6-2239DX's
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A:Windows 7 Takes Advantage on Multi-core Processors

ummmmm unless I missed something years ago, every Windows OS since Win2k has been multiprocessor aware
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-Article ID: 3064209 - Last Review: June 16, 2015 - Revision: 1.0
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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.

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Yeah, the AMD line uses a numbering scheme that roughly equals the Intel counterpart, hence the 3200+ being close to a 3.4GHz P4. It doesn't have that clock in megahertz but because its a good chip, in most games and benchmarks an AMD XP processor will beat a similarly placed P4.

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Processor Speed + Class
Processor Class: AMD Athlon 64 X2
Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
AMD Model: 4400+
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Physical + Memory Specifications
Processor Socket: AMD® Socket 939
Number of Processor Cores: 2
L1 Cache Size: 128 kB x 2
L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
Included Fan Type: ATX
heres the specs for 4600+X2

Processor Speed + Class
Processor Class: AMD Athlon 64 X2
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
AMD Model: 4600+
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Physical + Memory Specifications
Processor Socket: AMD® Socket 939
Number of Processor Cores: 2
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L2 Cache Size: 1 MB
Included Fan Type: ATX

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A:Processors Which one is better!

For gaming the 4000+ would be better as it has a clockspeed of 2.4Ghz (the 4400+ runs at 2.2Ghz). Games are still single-threaded & will not be able to make use of the 2nd core on the 4400+.

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Don't you like it when there isn't one clear answer ?
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I'm running the i7-870 on an Asus board. Assembled it in early August with no problems since.

I also considered the i7-930. The price difference of the chip and the x58 motherboard and RAM was more than my budget could handle.
You can't go wrong either way. There are other similar set ups to mine by users on the forum and others with the 930.

Price seems to be the major difference not performance.

I saved the money and I am well satisfied with the ASUS motherboard combo I have.
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what is a good one to buy with my new computer?
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It is somewhat like asking "What is the best car" Well there are a lot of cars and they have different attributes such as a sports car might not be the best choice for an area that gets a LOT of snow. If that were the case, a 4x4 truck would be "Better" than the sports car.
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A:AMD Processors

It's not True, it's Marketing.

There is some truth in there but not enough to get all excited about it.
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A:AMD Processors

Have no idea. How about a link to the site?

Perhaps the OEM includes a motherboard... AMD has recently dropped their prices (again) as their top in Quad parts don't sell as well. AMD's best market area is under $100 CPUs.

Recommendtion: Get the cheaper one
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A:64 bit processors

relax - your shining new CPU won't become out of date the second 64-bit CPUs appear.

I should expect that 64-bit will primarily effect the server market mostly, and will only trickle down to desktop level after some time. Although there are some operating systems already available for these chips (windows 2000, linux, etc) there aren't a lot of apps yet. 64-bit will become the standard one day - thats for sure - but it will take quite some time.
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A:AMD Processors


they are fine, no better no worse.
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A:Help with Processors

GHZ haven't meant much for a while and now they mean Nothing!

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A:Please help (processors)

Alex4 said:

Ok i will try and word this a bit better. OK i am building myself a computer. I am going to pick up the motherboard soon. I need to know what one to get. I am trying to think of what type of CPU to get. I can spend up to $350 Canadian ($287 U.S.) on it. I want to know what you think is better, AMD, or Intel. And if so what GHz and model. Click to expand...

350 on entire pc? or just cpu
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A:2 processors

What's the brand name, model name, and model number of that computer?

How much RAM does it have?


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Whats better to use a mobo with dual processors or just one?


G'day bonesaw2009, what were you intending doing with it and what kind of operating system were you intending to use and how well off financially are you?
If it is not a server application and you are talking common operational kind of stuff like desktop or common gaming kind of use using common windows kinds of programs you would probably be better off with a simple single processor setup.
Cheers. qldit.
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A:Two processors?!?

That's the way a dual core processor shows up...
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first i would like to say yess there is a diffrence here is a link to amds laptop processors: and for intel:
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A:64-bit os on (2) 32-bit processors?

No it won't. That theory falls flat on its face as you don't get 64 bit computing from two 32 bit processors. The processor either supports 64 bit or it doesn't. Same applies to quad core processors; it is 4 cores running at a set speed (2.4 GHz for example), not as a processor running at 9.6 GHZ (don't know if they are still there, but there used to be a few that tried to pull this scam on ebay).
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In the info I am given after it tests my PC, it says I have the following;

You Have: 2 processors running - Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
You Have: 2.99 GHz Performance Rated at 4.49 GHz

How do I tell if I have 2 processors running, and can I make full use of them if I have two?

A:How many processors do I have?

Look inside your case. If you don't see two CPU cooling systems, you have one physical processor. You propably have one dual-core processor, and you're propably taking full advantage of the both cores.
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Is there really a big difference?

A:Which of these processors is best?

im not quite sure but i think the X2s are better then the Pentium Ds. The X2s are really cheap right now, i recommend at least going for an X2 4000+ or perhaps slightly higher. Get them while there cheap and still available.
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A:AMD Processors

The green chart is what i believe you are looking for..
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Looked at two-both HP.One has a N2920 Processor and the other N3530.What is the difference?Click to expand...

Intel Celeron N2920 1.86 GHz (2.00 GHz burst speed)

Intel Pentium N3530 2.16 GHz (2.58 GHz burst speed)

The bottom one is faster.


If you submit their model names and model numbers and part/product(P/N) numbers, we can answer your questions better.

Do both come with the same amount of DDR3 RAM?

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Celeron' lack the internal cache, and other command sets that are vital to a good gaming experience.

They are designed for entry-level consumer pc' where the only tasks performed would be email, web browsing, and music ...
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Thank u all much and have a great day:


You can find lots of interesting stuff for reasonable prices at

Hope this helps.
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A:AMD processors

There are a few things to consider when looking at a gaming processor / motherboard combo. Are you looking to REALLY upgrade meaning dual vid cards, etc., or do you mean occasional gaming with decent game play. The cost difference is huge and the choice of Crossfire (ATI) or SLI (Nvidia) is important. I guess what I'm asking is how far do you want to go?
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Recently i spotted that one of my processors is parking... and i don't know how to make it run... i have follow the steps in msconfig by changing number of Processors... but the computer still slow as normal, and task manager still show only 1 CPU running... so if anyone can help me, please let me know...
Thank y'all

A:Help about the Processors

Are you running any programs that will use the parked processor, could just be idle, try running some intensive software then check
If not sure you could always run prime95 on it which will stress test the cpu but don't leave alone while doing it as temperatures can rise quickly so be sure to monitor
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A:sp3 and amd processors

and welcome to the Forum

Try this handy tool that disablers the intell driver in HO systems with AMD processors

and . . always backup any data you cherish before applying Service Packs . . If you have been running without SP3 for this long, you may have other issues than the intell driver problem
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the laptop i had in minds processor states
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now hes telling me i should be going for an intell..

can someone shed some light on what i must be looking for..
i just need it to be quick.. doesnt need to be able to handle full to the brim with files and programs.
i will get at least 1gb of ram
i just need to be able to do a fair few things at once... i usually have abuot 5-6 windows open doing things...

any help would be much appreciated

A:help-- processors

There is nothing wrong with AMD processers in fact they were the industry leaders for quite few years
Intel has introduced the core 2 duo and has taken the lead as the fastest cpu's from Amd.
That said the AMD dual core processers are still pretty quick and could still be fast enough for your needs
Also because Intel core 2 duo are the "must have" at the moment it tends to reflect in the price you pay for machines with them installed
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Go here and you can see the specs on each processor you are trying to compare:Intel processor specs
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A:2 processors??

It has what is called Hyperthreading, it will show as two processors.

The only stupid question is the one that never gets asked.

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The one that confused me the most is that i saw an i7 2.6Ghz 3MB and a i7 1.8Ghz 8MB, i thnk the 1.8 was more expensive!

Can someone explain this to me



A:i3, i5 and i7 processors

The "mb" specification next to each of these processors is the amount of on board cache included with the processor.
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it really depends what route you want to take from here, Intel or AMD, this is where your journey begins, i'm not that clued up on AMD, but i know quite a bit about Intel.

Firstly, a history lesson ;-)

I'm going to skip the first lot of processors that were pre-2000,

so, Pentium 4 and Celeron at socket 478, not really anything brilliant about these processors, if you ever come across a celeron, avoid them at all cost, these are described as "family processors", good for general productivity and not much else, Pentium 4 with hyper threading was ok, hyper threading on the p4 was a 1 core processor that simulated multiple cores, seemed to work ok but you could tell the difference when you multitasked.

now, moving onto socket LGA775, this socket introduced the first ever true multi-core processors on the mainstream market, with the core2duo and core2quad processors proving to be very good at almost everything, you could also get core2duo extreme and core2quad extreme processors which were for heavy duty gaming and multitasking(including heavy HD video editing), you can get a 775 socket P4 though, but with HT technology, and also the celeron family making an appearance.

now to the most recent socket LGA1366, this socket is exclusive to multi-core processors, with the likes of i3(2 core), i5(4 core) and i7(6 core) processors, the i7 family also incorporated an extra 2 simulated cores using intels hyper threading technology, which seems to work rather well, making it an 8 core processor, of course intel made the extreme family for i3, i5 and i7.

Now enough of the history, now to the present, it really boils down to what your poison is, Intel or AMD, so choose wisely and someone else could possibly fill you in on AMD's side of things?

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what is the meaning of i3 , i5 and i7 ? just numbers ? odd numbers ?

or they mean something ? leave that the higher the number the better the processor ,, but why exactly 3 , 5 and 7 ?

also there is somthing like second generation and 3rd generations

are they sub divisions of i 3 , 5 and 7 ? like i3 is about three generations ?

is it true that in i family , we have multiple processors at the same time ?

finally , from my device manager ... why 4 lines are under processor head cutter ?

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A:Next Intel Processors

I believe the new Ivy Bridge versions are supposed to be out by end of this month.
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i'm trying to get up to date with all the new processors,

What is:

Pentium D
Pentium M

What are they For?
How do they compare to pentium 4?
Speeds, are they better than pentium 4?

A:Trying to get up to date with all the new processors, help

Opteron is AMDs server/ workstation CPU
Sempron is AMD's soltuon to the Celeron
Sempron64, a 64 bit Sempron
Pentium D is a dual core Pentium
Pentium M is a mobile Pentium
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A:How much of a differance is these processors.

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A:Duel Processors

Search Feature is your friend.
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A:Identifying AMD processors

To keep it more confusing check this out:
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A:Solved: Mac Processors

You can only install OS X on a Mac, even though they use Intel processors too. There isn't that "Mac" to it, even if it was specced like a similar Macbook.
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A:changing processors

i would say replace the cpu and reboot the bios post will let you know if something is funky, but on bootup i would get into the bios and verify that has the updated cpu, i would also go to the asus site and see what latest bios update offers you....
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I plan on buying an SSD and reinstalling Windows 7 on it; even later in the future, I plan on buying a new motherboard and an i7 Ivy Bridge processor. All of my current parts (ram, PSU, etc) will fit into the new motherboard and processor easily.

My question is that if with my current computer, I install windows 7 on an SSD, and then later swap out my motherboard and processor for a new one and hook that up to the SSD, will everything run fine?


A:Swaping out Processors?

It more than likely won't boot with all the hardware changes.
Sometimes it is possible to run the upgrade install for windows 7,
then install the hardware drivers,but there are no guarantees there.
It would be better to just do a clean install.
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A:AMD's X2 Processors on my motherboard?

What does DFI say on their website for this motherboard model. If they are posting a new BIOS, you should probably install it anyway.
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2.8 Ghz Celeron

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A:What would you choose (about processors)

It depends FamilyGuy. If you'll use the laptop for casual surfing, e-mailing and watching DVD's , the celly will do just fine.
But AMD adds more L2 cache into the mix and that's always a better thing.
Another thing to keep in mind will be baterry life. I'll say if the AMD gets more battery life go with it ( again, bigger L2 cache and longer battery life).
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Could you guys help me.
Money is not a problem, as i can save up.
Could you guys help.
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Current Specs:
CPU: AMD A6-3620 2.2GHZ QC
GPU: Radeon 3650D (intergrated)
RAM: 4GB (upgrading to 16GB soon)
HDD : 2x 1TB
Arc: 64Bit


A:Socket FM1 processors and GPU! Which is the best? HELP!

It is hard to find an exact fit motherboard for a OEM case. Also with OEM Small Form Factor cases. It is also hard to find an exact fit higher watt Power Supply.

You would be better off on building your own system from parts you ordered. Keep the Acer as a HTPC.
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A:Compatible Processors

yes. there are two physical CPU's its a workstation computer