Forum discussion tagged with x86.
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    [SOLVED] Can you use a Raspberry Pi Zero to offload x86 to RISC processing and what performance would that yield?

    I found this link on Reddit ( View: https://www.reddit.com/r/FPGA/comments/6oie3e/hardwarebased_instruction_translation_similar_to/ ) but the only problems are latency. But that could be from using an FPGA (according to user tmadness, FPGAs have a low IPC, making them slow). Also, user...
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    Question energy efficient x86, 64bit, >4GB RAM (, Arduino interface) SBC

    Hello, I am planning to build a 7/24 home NAS with emphasis on low power consumption, low (preferably zero) noise with 2x3.5" SATA HDDs but I could accept 2.5". The OS choice is not final yet it could be any of FreeNAS, OpenMediaVault, OpenBSD, NAS4free, TrueNAS, TrueOS. I know it is many but I...
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    [SOLVED] Can you microcode a RISC processor and make a CISC processor?

    Since x86, CISC processors are microcoded, could you microcode a RISC processor and make it a CISC processor? I feel like I am missing a lot about this topic so please don't bash me (a.k.a. I'm a newbie to microcode).
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    [SOLVED] Core i5 8600k 64bit x86 processor

    I believe that x86 stands for 32bit, but here in this case, what is it trying to say? That is it a 64bit 32bit processor? Please help me, I'm a noob, cause intel chose that title. Also what windows would be compatible with it?
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    Question How to enable smart fans/quiet down fans on MSI

    So my fans have been annoyingly loud and I was just wondering how I could quiet them down a bit, my model is the MSI GS63 Stealth 8RE
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    I used driver booster and i dont know what it did but when it was done my sound is really distorted and just bad all around i tryed to rollback my realtek sound driver and that didnt work i dont know what it changed
  7. Jason433

    Question Need help badly

    If I get a new mother board and cpu do I need to do anything to the hdd and ssd or just leave as is ?
  8. techflame700

    [SOLVED] Should I get the RTX 2060 or GTX 1660 Ti?

    I plan to do gaming at 1080p @ 60HZ with high to medium settings. I might upgrade to 1440p @ 60 or 144HZ later on. I don’t really care about ray tracing. What do you think I should get? Thanks!
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    What happens if you leave a computer running programs for a long time

    I've been having this discussion with a friend about if it is bad for the computer to leave on for a long period of time. I did a bunch of searches but the results are all over the place and some are from pretty old resources. The reason it came up is my friends computer is barely running now...
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    Laptop won't work

    Like an idiot I attempted to charge a separate laptop battery by taking a usb cord that I cut and placing the positive wire to the positive side of the battery and negative wire to the negative side of the battery. Once I plugged the usb into my usb port of my HP envy it instantly killed all...
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    Will sleeved cable touching back of mobo damage components?

    Hey everyone. I’m replacing my motherboard for my new build, and I was routing my cables through the back of my case this morning to make things easier when the mobo comes. One of the black sleeved cables would be touching the back of my mobo from behind the opening in the back of the case. -...
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    X470 Aorus Gaming 7 With Wifi

    Can a motherboard carry a "temporary" residual electrical current after it has been turned off, which does not immediately dissipate, but takes approx 30 seconds to leave the motherboard?
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    1060-3gb vs 1060-6gb

    I am wondering which GPU to buy to pair with my i5-8400. I am wondering which GPU would be better to play most modern games at 1080p and stream at the same time?
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    WAN status “connecting”

    So I’m currently on vacation, and the internet stopped working when I got home to the apartment I live in (it’s rented). I checked the router by typing the IP address into the search bar, and the WAN status is just stuck on “connecting.” I’ve tried to restart the router over and over, also reset...
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    Using a hard drive formatted in a external enclosure internally

    So i have bought a 2TB hard drive than i plan to put into a external enclosure and format it to use as a external hard drive at least temporarily while i move files off another external drive which has a faulty USB port. If in the future i want to connect the drive to my PC and just use it as...
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    Bad system config info

    Hi, Yesterday I was browsing on the internet, Youtube, Facebook and my website for school, when suddenly i got a bluescreen of death. And now everytime I reboot i get the same bluescreen immediatly after my motherboard logo/initialisation. As soon as windows has to start: bluescreen... with the...
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    My Toshiba Laptop connects to my tv for a few seconds then shuts back off

    Hello everyone, I got a Toshiba Satellite P5-A and for some reason it will only connect to my RCA Tv(non-smart) through HDMI for like 1-2 seconds then loses the signal. the HDMI cord works fine with my Android box but dont seem to work with my Laptop for some odd reason. I already have installed...
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    new build is it reasonable?

    just wondering if this system would even work and or if it is reasonable at all any help would be nice first build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QyHJyX thanks
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    need help upgrading for pc gaming

    im looking to upgrade my pc for gaming the likes of counter strike, fortnite, h1z1 etc... i currently have an i3-2100 cpu and a GT 730 im looking for an upgrade that could get me to 60fps on high for all of the games
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    My monitor settings have changed

    I have a 24" curved MSI monitor, model Optix G24C. It has a refresh rate of 144hz but for some reason It's stuck at 60hz and I can't figure out how to fix it. I recently had to wipe my pc due to a malfunction while cloning and it screwed up all my monitor settings. The color is off, my refresh...