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Questions tagged [cpu]

The part of a computer responsible for performing computations, often referred to as a processor.

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Flashing Bios of ROG STRIX Z370-E Motherboard for compatibility with 9th gen Intel CPU

I ordered an Intel i7-9700k processor without realizing it was only compatible with motherboards that support 9th generation processors. The motherboard I bought is the ROG STRIX Z370-E Gaming board. ...
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Dual Processor Server CPU Temperature

I am running an application to monitor my CPU temperatures and I am noticing that Processor #1 is showing warmer than #0 by about 10 degrees C. My workstation (Dell T5500) has a CPU on the motherboard ...
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Does Intel Iris UHD 630 support 3 1080p monitors?

I'm building a set of office PCs containing the i5-8600 CPU. Most people use three monitors and I would like to avoid having a dedicated GPU. Intel claims to support a three monitor setup using their ...
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Which is better: i7-8559U or i7-8750H? Why? [closed]

I'm a kid in high school looking for a laptop for college, and I need help understanding what makes a cpu better. These 2 cpus have come up in my research, and i'm not sure which one is better, mostly ...
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Task Manager does not show correct per-process CPU usage on Windows 10 1809

Under Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (Build 17763.55) Task Manager does not show correct CPU usage on a per-process basis. Processes that use up the entirety of the processor are reported to only use ...
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cpu heavy usage linux mint 19 samsung chromebook 3

Recently, I installed Linux Mint 19 on my chromebook, and after installation, the cpu usage spikes whenever I interact with essentially any application. I tried uninstalling packages, installing tools,...
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VT-x not available in Windows 10 Pro even though i5-6400 CPU supports VT-X

I have an Intel Core i5-6400 CPU installed on a ASUS Z-170A mainboard. According to the documentation of my CPU, this CPU supports Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X) and it is listed as ...
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Motherboard Socket LGA 1150 - What is the fastest and best CPU available for this machine? [closed]

as the title suggests I have z97-p motherboard with that cpu socket. Currently there is a 4790k that I believe is only 4 core but is pretty fast (4ghz standard and can be overclocked if needed a fair ...
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Does a USB-C graphic adapter need as much CPU power as a USB 3.0 adapter does?

I have an i-tec USB 3.0 4K Ultra HD Display Adapter - Display Port from which uses a display-link driver. However, this setup uses a huge amount of processor power as it emulates a graphic card. I ...
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Can Windows make use of 16+ core processors? [closed]

There's currently a number of processors on the market with 12, 14, 16, 16 32 cores (AMD Threadripper, Intel i9) and so on. Can Windows 10 even make use of this power? We know that it can support up ...
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CPU Frequency Scaling BASH Script

I've written a script to run when my PC starts up and it's supposed to overwrite "energy_performance_preference" and "scaling_governor" with ones that have different values. What's happening is only ...
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Math Processing Unit [closed]

Lately I learned compute shaders in Unity3D, I could suddenly do many more calculations on the GPU per second than I could on the CPU, provided that I could write them to be tasks that run with many ...
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Is i7-940XM compatible with rPGA989 socket?

Is the Intel i7-940XM compatible with a rPGA989 socket? My laptop is a ASUS K52JT with a Pentium P6200 processor. Can I replace it with i7-940XM? If I can, at which frequencies can I run it? The ...
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CPU usage at 100% but tasks using it are not showing

My CPU usage is at 100%, but when I open task manager, there are no tasks using 100% of its processing power. This is what I mean: I've sorted the apps in descending order of CPU usage. Adding them ...
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How does multithread work when hardware has 4 cores and software app has more than 4 threads

Let's say I have a processor with 4 cores and 4 threads and an application with 20 threads that I need them to make constant checkings (let's say they are events), how does the processor run all ...

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