Hi. In August I built a PC using a second hand Biostar TA990FXE "Extreme Edition" motherboard and AMD FX-6100 six core CPU @3.3 GHz at the core of it. I recently installed the Oracle Virtualbox VM on Windows 10 and tried running a couple of Linux and BSD OS instances, during which I noticed that task manager was reporting (at times) the CPU clocking at up to 3.87 GHz (or ~17% over the quoted maximum). Note that over clocking options were disabled in the BIOS at the time. I am just curious as to whether this is due to the …

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I'm building a destkop and working somewhat on a budget. I have came down to 2 CPUS that I can choose from. I need to know which one of these CPU's would perform better and faster. The AMD APU A8 - 7600 or the Intel i3 - 4160? The AMD has more cores but on certain websites I see that they say that the Intel out performs the AMD. This to me is very strange as the AMD has more cores. Also, if I buy an AMD FX processor, do I need to buy a GPU for displaying my screen, …

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I have a known good web page that works without (known) errors when it loads. However, when I try to load it using a very laggy connection (more than 6-10 seconds to load the page - when all works well, it can load in under 500 ms), my hosting provider seems to generate 503 (too many requests) messages, and of course loading fails. The page uses several modules I've written, and uses an asynchronous loader to read them once, when they're needed, so a single page load will often generate 10-20 GET requests for assorted resources. (Actually, it's closer to …

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Very recently, I let my laptop (HP) battery get too low, and it died on me. Usually, upon plugging in the adaptor, everything starts right back up again. However, this time, the laptop runs, but all I can see is a black screen. I can even hear the little chime when windows starts (vista), but all I can see is black. I don't think it's a backlight issue, as I the black screen still emits a sort of "glow". I know I need a new battery, but as long as it's plugged into the power supply, shouldn't it work fine? …

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Hi, I'm looking for a budget PC so I can run Skyrim and future games such as Mass Effect 3. I've had a look at building myself the current spec I was looking is this: Motherboard: MSI 870A-G54 £65 PSU: Ocz ModXstream 500w £48 CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition £115 GPU: Asus AMD Radeon HD 6770 £77 RAM: Corsair 4gb Vengance Twin pack (8gb) £35 HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB £73 DVD Drive: Sony AD-5260S-0B £14 OS: Windows 7 Home Premium £71 Case: X-Case K13 £24 Total: £521 I was wondering if I could replace anything …

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I am looking for a reasonably priced computer for sale (to build). I built one last year but pretty much returned everything in the end / tiger shipped half my items doa, short story short, I switched to newegg. I have been watching the new am3+ with amd's 8-core cpu but I am not sure what I want myself and need advice. Their new APUs look cool with the on-board video but does it actually preform just as well as the card would? And when I order a video card in the future will it automatically do crossfire with it …

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Hello, recently i installed the saphire edition if the ATI radeon 9800 PRO with 256 MB of memory. I got a manual driver intall from driver doctor but i am having some trouble. I i play a game that uses 3D then the driver or card will crash, the screen will flash on and off a few times and then come back to life. If i then try to load a game that uses accelerated open GL then it will not detect the required drivers and refuses to load. I can not get the drivers directly from AMD because the …

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ARM's ASM is a breed in it's own. AMD and Intel, although different, have more closely related assembler than most. Someone mentioned the other day that AMD is just an Intel repeat, basically copying engineering designs and repeating them with reduced cost (as they don't pay to have it designed, just built). Do you believe that there is any truth in that? Is Intel consistently ahead of the curve, or is it a more even balance? On a personal note, I've always used Intel.

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Hi guys, I recently just built my first computer that I bought bundled on newegg and I must say, it was really fun building it. This computer is using a Phenom II Six-Core processor Black Edition(3.2 Ghz) mounted on the ASUS M4A88T-M LE motherboard that supports crossfire. Running on 8 gb of RAM and also running a 450w PSU that came with the Rosewill case/chassis. My question is, what is the best graphic/video card that I can run on this 450w PSU, I prefer ATI cards since my motherboard seems to work well with ATI cards or at least what …

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Hi, need some help on getting a new heat sink fan. I've currently got a stock amd one which came with my processor, Athlon 64 x2 5200+ (yes, quite old) and it's starting to make a really loud noise when the rpm increases above 4000. It makes this noise due to vibration i'm guessing and it'll be best to replace with an aftermarket one right? Anyways, i'm not really sure on which cooler to get and I've seen plenty of suggestions for a arctic cooling freezer 7 pro. The problem with this is that the fan would be facing up …

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There's an interesting discussion going on in this very forum, right now, right here, which poses the question: [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread341368.html"]Which is best, an AMD or Intel Processor?[/URL] The answer comes in the form of a rhetorical question, namely how long is a piece of string. That said, the real world consensus would appear to be, as it always has been, that Intel is generally faster but also more expensive. [attach]19125[/attach]At the risk of starting another Mac versus PC or Windows versus Linux debate, seeing as the latest AMD processor has recently dropped into my lap I thought it might be interesting …

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PC Model: imedia A2620 UK My CPU-Z Txt Report: [CODE]CPU-Z TXT Report ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Binaries ------------------------------------------------------------------------- CPU-Z version 1.57 Processors ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Number of processors 1 Number of threads 3 APICs ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Processor 0 -- Core 0 -- Thread 0 0 -- Core 1 -- Thread 0 1 -- Core 2 -- Thread 0 2 Processors Information ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Processor 1 ID = 0 Number of cores 3 (max 3) Number of threads 3 (max 3) Name AMD Athlon II X3 425 Codename Rana Specification AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 425 Processor Package Socket AM3 (938) CPUID F.5.2 Extended CPUID 10.5 Brand ID 28 …

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I never liked Intel compared to AMD but lately I have used a few intel processors in laptops (older ones). The speed might be like 1.8GHz but it compares to like 2._GHz to amd cpu's... I want to build my own ultimate computer. I was going to use the AMD 1100T processor but was looking and found the Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz, obviosly it is .1GHz quicker but it is only $100 more instead of the usally $1000 processor by intel. It is socket 1155 so not vary common but seems worth it. I compared at this site [url]http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-2600K+%40+3.40GHz[/url], …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16979[/ATTACH]AMD’s acquisition of ATI has finally come full circle. It is officially time to say goodbye to the ATI brand. In an official announcement today, AMD reveals that they will ditch the ATI moniker in favor of their own. Market research indicates “permission”, as AMD puts it, to consolidate the graphics card and processor divisions under one label. When AMD surveyed computer enthusiasts, they found AMD to be a popular brand, and releasing graphics cards under the AMD brand didn’t diminish enthusiasm if consumers we aware of the merger with ATI. The death of such a familiar brand might be …

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Every August, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) holds a two-day symposium known as Hot Chips on the campus of Stanford University. If you've ever walked around the Stanford campus in August, you'd know how appropriate that term is. It's a gathering of some very smart people with very heavy accents, talking several levels above most people's understanding of microprocessor technology. After all, many of the presenters hold doctorates in electrical engineering and computer science. The show tends to be a who's-who in the chip field, and this year's show was no exception: Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), AMD (NYSE: …

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It is often said that good things take time, and if that is true then AMD’s Fusion should prove to be exceptional considering the fact that it has been in the works since their $5.4billion acquisition of ATI four years ago.[ATTACH]16179[/ATTACH]The [URL="http://sites.amd.com/us/fusion/APU/Pages/fusion.aspx"]official AMD copy for Fusion[/URL] reads as: [I]“AMD Fusion is a new approach to processor design and software development, delivering powerful CPU and GPU capabilities for HD, 3D and data-intensive workloads in a single-die processor called an APU. APUs combine high-performance serial and parallel processing cores with other special-purpose hardware accelerators, enabling breakthroughs in visual computing, security, performance-per-watt and …

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hi all, I think I had done enough googling on this.But unable to get a proper explanation.Even there's not a wiki page exists there. So I need your help in advance. what is pre-rendering that coming with the AMD FUSION?I need to someone to explain it's architecture,and its ins and outs. So it will passing pre-rendered graphics objects through the protocol or they just send wire-frames and world coordinates through this protocol and rendered using FUSION integrated GPU system? --Thanks In Advance--

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Hey everyone, so the big question: AMD or Intel? I'm building a new PC and was wondering which would be better. Everyone for some reason or another says Intel, but they are people that aren't very computer literate, so I thought I'd ask some experts. I've found a nice AMD black edition 3.6GHz quad core for $250 I believe it was, but haven't looked into Intel yet. The computer I have now is a laptop with an Intel. So my question is is: AMD or Intel? Either is fine, I'm just looking for some expert opinions on the matter. thanks …

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Intel tomorrow will officially unveil a pair of dual-core mobile processors with its [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper_threading]Hyper threading[/url] technology, adding to its x86 line a low cost chip with performance akin to that of the company's i7, Pentium 4 and Xeon parts. The Core i3 and Core i5 processors, [url=http://www.techshout.com/laptops/2010/05/leaked-hp-laptop-and-desktop-portfolio-for-ces-2010/]demonstrated by Hewlett-Packard[/url] and others at [url=http://www.cesweb.org/]CES 2010 in Las Vegas[/url] through Sunday, also incorporate graphics functions on board, saving power and cost by eliminating the need for a separate graphics package. In a [url=http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/1567177/intel-core-i5-661-part-cpu]benchmark report[/url] published yesterday, the two-core i5 661 processor outperformed a quad-core Athlon II 640 running at 3GHz.With on-board graphics …

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I am looking to buy a laptop and have zeroed in on these two: [url]http://is.gd/5yMms[/url] : HP Pavilion dv6-2005ax [url]http://is.gd/5yMn4[/url] : HP Pavilion dv6-1308TX They have everything in common except the processor. 2005ax has AMD Turion™ II M500 2.20GHz 1MB L2 cache 1308tx has ntel® Core™2 Duo T6600 2.20 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB and the difference in their prices, here in India is Rs. 5000 i.e roughly $100. I have never used an AMD powered PC. Are their any software or hardware compatibility issues with AMDs? Any reason why I should go with the Intel box?

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Ok I have been looking for this for a while it is the ultimate list of repositories for the Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake distro. It will give you so many program choices you wont know what to do. simply goto your terminal and type sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list (I chose gedit for this because im assuming it is the easiest for people try kate for kde, also nano,vi, and emacs should work) and then add this to the file # Treviño’s Ubuntu Dapper Sources list # http://italy.copybase.ch/blog/?page_id=13 # # Based on source-o-matic (http://www.ubuntulinux.nl/source-o-matic) list # Added extra repository # # If …

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While most reporters and bloggers today are trumpeting the fine showing by chip-maker AMD in the semi-annual list of the world's [Top 500 Supercompting Sites](http://www.top500.org/list/2009/11/100), for me the real news is what AMD has planned for next year. In the first quarter of 2010, AMD is scheduled to begin shipping a processor that will include not only 12 cores, but also the vastly expanded memory bandwidth to support them. Code-named Magny-Cours, the processors will offer four channels for DDR3 memory, twice that of its 6-core Opteron top-performer, which by the way powers what is today considered [the fastest supercomputer in …

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When you rush legislation through Washington, like Congress did with the two financial sector bailout bills, you lose the right to complain when the outcome blows up in your face That means you Senator Chris Dodd, who actually inserted the language in the $170 billion AIG bailout bill guaranteeing the company’s right to pay bonuses promised before February 11, 2009. And come on down, Sen. Chuck Schumer, who wants to tax 100% of the AIG bonuses, without a legal leg to stand on. And President Obama - we love ya and we’re in your corner – but rushing legislation along …

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It’s earnings week in Silicon Valley, even as the world is focused on the historic events in Washington today. Some heavyweights are on the financial reporting docket, including Google Inc., eBay Inc., Apple Inc. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Here is a quick run-down of what we can expect this week . . . Apple (AAPL): Apple, with a new sheriff in town, should report earnings of $1.38 a share on $9.76 billion in revenue. eBay (EBAY): eBay, which did relatively well in the holiday season, should report earnings of 39 cents a share on $2.12 billion in revenue. Advanced …

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Slow day in the markets on Monday, but we’re going to see a lot of 4th quarter financials come out of tech stocks this week, and the viewing, I suspect, won’t be pretty. One piece of news that has come out today is Intel cutting some of its chip prices by up to 50%. In a company statement released over the weekend, Intel has triggered steep price cuts on processors, spanning the Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium dual-core, Celeron, and Xeon product lines. Advanced Micro Devices' probably helped Intel along, with relatively inexpensive prices for its new Phenom …

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Barrons has a great article today on how tech industry chief information officers and chief financial officers can't keep up with the free-fall in consumer spending. That's why we're seeing so many downward adjustments in industry revenue estimates that, right now, seem to be spread way out into 2009. The magazine is forecasting that with a strengthening dollar and the decline in consumer spending, the technology sector is looking at "multiple quarters of negative revenue growth." That scenario is more bearish than the one presented today by U.S. economists, who are predicting a recession that will last 14 months (with …

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A lousy way to start off the week on Wall Street. Stocks were down 250 points by 1 PM Monday, mostly from downbeat earnings expectations from financial giant AIG. Adding fuel to the fire was a modest spike in oil prices (to $115 per barrel) mostly due the onslaught of the hurricane season and uncertainties about the health of Georgia’s oil supplies after its wrestling match with Russia. Some good news? Housing sales were up 3.1% last month – way better than real estate analysts had expected and gasoline prices have fallen significantly (down to $3.40 a gallon in bucolic …

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VIA has a pretty long and glorious record when it comes to producing low budget but high performance motherboard chipsets. Indeed, for many shoestring performance PC enthusiasts VIA has achieved something nearing saintly status. Unfortunately, like all other saints, it seems that as far as the VIA motherboard chipset business is concerned it too will soon be dead. According to [URL="http://www.custompc.co.uk/news/604608/via-quits-motherboard-chipset-business.html"]reports[/URL] VIA is to focus on x86 processors and integrated motherboards. Vice President of Corporate Marketing in Taiwan for VIA, Richard Brown, has told [URL="http://www.custompc.co.uk"]Custom PC magazine[/URL] in the UK that it effectively sees no future in producing chipsets for …

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High performance computing has long been a part of Intel’s dossier. But a deal announced on Monday with supercomputer maker Cray Inc. could paint Xeon in neon on Intel’s resume. The multi-year pact puts Intel’s dual-core Xeon processors—found in most of the world’s most powerful HPCs—in Cray’s next-generation system, called Cascade. Scheduled for availability sometime after 2010, Cascade was originally set to use Opteron chips, and still might. Intel also will help Cray develop technologies based on Intel’s QuickPath Interconnect, the high-speed, low-latency bus that replaces the front-side memory bus with two 25.6 Gbps channels per processor for accessing memory …

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Intel continues to prove their commitment to chip evolution with the [URL="http://news.com.com/Intel+moves+closer+to+flash+memory+replacement/2100-1006_3-6176959.html?tag=nefd.pop"]demonstration of new phase-change memory[/URL]. A possible replacement for flash memory, PRAM uses [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcogenide_glass"]chalcogenide glass[/URL] to switch between 1s and 0s. This method could theoretically allow for faster and smaller chips, while using less power. PRAM will also last longer than flash and is less likely to become corrupted. Intel, along with Samsung, Hitachi, and a conglomerate of others has been working on such technology since 2000. On Tuesday, however, Intel held their first public demonstration at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing and plans to start shipping samples …

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