Hello Anyone knows a software (free or paid) that can help track the health of a processor, just like for example for RAM we have memtest tool or the built in Windows Memory Diagnostic tool. Thanks.

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I've been given a six-pages report to make, and the task is: **Imagine you're a computer engineer who is working on data processing, software development of gaming and user’s application, which requires computer with high-end processing power. Which processors (i7 OR FX-8350) is going to be of your choice for your computer system? Give the comparison (INCLUDING architecture comparison) of the two CPUs, all the advantages and disadvantages of the processors.** Hope someone could shed a light on this choice matter, and at least give me a share of opinions with reasons (suggestively in a listed form) of which processor …

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I was looking to purchase a new PC, but i figured i would just try to upgrade my current one (DIY Project). Looking through my system information to see which hardware was good enough to keep and saw: Processor: 2x Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz How would you calculate your processing power: Is it 5.60GHz? Can it handle programs that require 3.00+GHz?

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At work we have a large number of unit tests that try to alert us that we have made changes that have broken our code. Many of these tests work by evaluating functions under known conditions and comparing the result with the known result. The known result is acquired by manually testing the newly written function with a number of conditions that should exercise all the features of it. We get the output value of the function from this test and then use that as a reference value in the unit test. Very often, a function returns a floating point …

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I have two spare computers, one running Windows 7, the Other XP and my maim machine running Windows 7. This is not a networking question. Is it possible to link one or two of the spares to my main machine to harness their processing power and memory to the benefit of the main machine? Possibly use the drives for storage and backup but all programmes and applications on the main machine.

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Intel is known for being…well, Intel. They have been making processors and the like for as long as anyone cares to remember and while they may be the current reigning champ in the desktop PC processors wars, the same cannot be said about the oh-so-popular “gadget” market. Intel is a house built on the foundation of x86 architecture and this has served them well for years, but with the boom of the mobile market (be it iPad, iPhone, etc) Intel’s reliance upon x86 architecture leaves them high and dry. ARM processors dominate the mobile market due in no small part …

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[URL="http://www.intel.com"]Intel[/URL] acquired [URL="http://www.windriver.com"]Wind River[/URL] for $884 million to boost Linux adoption in the Intel Atom market. Obviously Intel sees Wind River's embedded Linux market as new opportunity for its Atom processor family. There's also buzz about multi-core processor offerings from the two in the near future. I see this as a major blow to what we techies have historically referred to as the [I]Wintel[/I] market. Wintel refers to Intel systems running [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Microsoft's[/URL] Windows software. We frequently talk about Wintel boxes and Wintel architecture and I'm sure that some of that will continue but now, with this acquisition, we'll soon refer …

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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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“Can I have that in English, please?

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Since the Electronic Entertainment Expo held in May this year we’ve heard increasing levels of concern about the capabilities of multi-cored processors to be included in soon to be released game consoles. Now PC hardware developers are raising concerns about the multi-cored processors included in desktop PCs. Software developers simply do not know how to take advantage of them is the claim! Well known games developer identities such as Gabe Newel and John Carmack have been loud in expressing their concerns about multicore processor technology and for good reason. Graphics processor technology has already outstripped central processor technology and is …

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The End.