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

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Is an i5-8250U CPU good for multitasking? [on hold]

I'm currently deciding which laptop to get and I'm deciding between an i5 and i7 (both have 8Gb ram). The kind of workload I would put on it is 10 to 15 chrome tabs open at the same time, text editor (...
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Lowering the throttling temperature in Windows 8 for a laptop

I've seen a lot of posts about disabling the throttling temperatures but none regarding setting them.I have an Acer V17 Nitro, i7 laptop and it's CPU temperature reaches 95°C before throttling. It's ...
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Calculate CPU Bottleneck [on hold]

My question is how can I calculate if I'll get a bottleneck.My CPU is Intel core i7-4770 and I want to upgrade GPU.From the "thebottlenecker" I got thisYour last calculations:CPU GPU Bottleneck ...
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FFMPEG copy hls high cpu usage

I have a set of batch scripts (Windows 10) to create an "instant replay" for some (11) HLS streams using FFMPEG. When everything is working each instance uses less than 1% CPU. The problem I have is ...
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Will my RAM be compatible with my motherboard? [on hold]

I'm trying to buy some RAM for my PC and I have noticed that when buying it is named BLT8G4D26AFTA whereas on my motherboard's compatibility list it says BLT8G4D26AFTA.16FAD would the .16FAD on the ...
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Should I care about Ghz vs number of core when looking for a CPU upgrade? [on hold]

I want to upgrade the CPU of an old computer I have(CPU in it being an Intel Core2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz). I’ve looked in the motherboard manual to see wich CPU are compatible with it. Since there’s is a ...
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Lenovo T480 with i7-8650U drops down to 399 MHz and stays there

Sometimes, my laptop will suddenly start performing very poorly. I thought it might be overheating, so I checked HWMonitor and saw that the temperatures were fine. What I did see however is that the ...
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CPU Pick: EVE-NG/GNS3/Virl + Gaming | AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel i-5 8600K [closed]

I'm tryig to build an all-purpose rig for my CCNA studies and also a little bit of gaming (Witcher 3, GTA V, EUIV). I've been recommended to buy Ryzen 7 2700x due to its 8 cores and 16 threads, ...
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Questions About PC Building [closed]

Questions About PC BuildingHello, StackExchange community! Welcome to this post, and thank you for taking the time to read it! I have never built a PC before and had some questions concerning it. ...
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Is it bad that my CPU fan seems to be going to 0?

My laptop has recently started making strange noises, which I think is the fan, as if I tap it in the area where the fan is the sound seems to ease off for a moment.I have opened up the laptop and ...
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Understanding CPU from the TOP command having Multiple Cores

I am currently using the TOP command to fetch the CPU and Memory of a process. My query here is on understanding the value it displays.PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM ...
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OS X Mojave : YaraScanService

I just updated to to macOS Mojave version 10.14 Beta and I have noticed a new process called YaraScanService . The process is consuming too much RAM (around 10 GB ) . I killed the process using ...
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Extensive use of CPU by antivirus

I have Guardian NetSecure anti-virus installed in my PC.Task manager shows that a process named Browser SandboxSafe Browsing Security Service(Core Browsing Protection), which seems to be part of the ...
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Abnormal voltage range and frequency activity on Intel 8550U

I have recently purchased a secondhand/refurbished HP laptop with i7-8550U CPU and MX 150 GPU. The first thing I noticed is that it runs unreasonably slow on games, much slower than my other i7-8550U +...
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MB can handle more lanes than the CPU afford (For multi-GPU configuration)

I'm building a 4 GPU PC. During my research I was surprised, the manual of an potential motherboard says that a 40 CPU lane can handle four x16 PCIe slots. Can someone explain me how it works ? I ...

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