What is the difference between an Intel i3 3.2 processor and an i5 3.2? 

by on December 25, 2010

Q: I’m looking at 2 computers, both are identical except the processors. One has the i3 3.2. The other has the i5 3.2, but I can tell is just the dual core processor. Whats the difference between the two?


How come a speed test says my Intel i5 750 2.6 GHz Processor is running at 2.8 GHz? 

by on December 21, 2010

Q: I have an Intel i5 750 2.6 GHz Processor running at stock speed. I ran three different speed tests with different software. The results all reported that the CPU was running at 2.8GHz. with the FSB at 133MHz.. I also overclocked and speed tested to check if the speed adjusted accordingly which it did. When I clocked back to the default setting and ran the speed check, it resulted as 2.8GHz.. I also checked this in the BIOS with the same result. This seems a little strange and I am just wondering if anyone else with the same processor has noticed this.


What socket goes to a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor? 

by on October 18, 2010

Q: What socket goes to a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor?


What is the difference between having a dual 3.0 GHz CPU and a quad 2.7 GHz CPU? 

by on September 25, 2010

Q: If I have a dual CPU that runs at 3.0GHz and a Quad that runs at 2.7GHz?

Which would be faster?

Whats the difference?


Can I change my computer from an AMD processor to an Intel processor? 

by on August 13, 2010

Q: My computer has an AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ 1.85GHz. Can I go to a better processor and more specifically can I go to an Intel processor?


Should I go with a faster i3 processor or a slower i5 processor? 

by on August 9, 2010

Q: I will be going off to college next year and am currently looking for a laptop. Here are the two I am considering….a Sony Y Series or a Sony EB Series? I just don’t know which one to get.

I customized them to be about the same on their website (both have 4GB of memory and 500GB of RAM) However, there is one minor difference. One has a IntelĀ® Core i3-350M processor (2.26Hz)-EB series, and the other has a IntelĀ® Core i5-430UM processor (1.20GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 1.73GHz-Y Series)

Does it matter? Is that much of a difference? Or would you recommend one over the other?


How come my computer uses 100% of the CPU when I run any program? 

by on July 24, 2010

Q: I had Windows XP home basic 32 bit and my CPU was constantly at 100% so I got Windows Vista home basic 32 bit installation disc. I booted my PC with the installation disc and used the disc to format my hard drive. After formatting my hard drive I installed Windows Vista and that helped me with my problem a little bit. My PC still reaches 100% when I’m running any program though. Is their any thing I can do to fix this?


Can I upgrade my HP Media Center to a 3 Ghz or faster processor? 

by on July 22, 2010

Q: I have an HP Media Center PC m1160n, version 2002, Windows XP SP2,. AMD 64 Athlon 3400+ 1.79 ghz, 1GB RAM.

I like the unit but would like to know if it could be upgraded to a faster processor, say 3.0+ ghz and 2GB RAM at a reasonable price, while keeping all the other features of the unit?


Should I get the I7-975 quad core processor or the I7-980X hex core processor? 

by on May 1, 2010

Q: I’m looking to buy a processor for a Intel 1366 socket, and I’ve picked two out:

The first is the I7-975. Quad core, 8MB cache and 45nm lithography.

The second is the I7-980X. Hex core, 12MB cache and 32nm lithography.

All other specs are the same and they have the same recommended price.

I can’t understand this, is the difference in lithography as good as an extra 2 cores and 4MB cache?


Compare computer processors 

by on April 8, 2010

Q: How do I compare different processors to figure out which computer is going to be faster?

A: There are many aspects that make up a computer that will determine how fast or slow a computer is. This means you should not rely on just one item like the processor but the processor is a great place to start. Other items you will want to take into account when comparing computers is the RAM, video card, video memory, and the hard drive but luckily those are pretty easy to compare so lets get back to how to compare processors. Read the rest of this entry »