Intel Core i7 is a 64 bit processor having its excellent speed capabilities with its 4 core technology, based on Intel’s Nehalem architecture which is also recognized as Intel 64 architecture has some of its unique features which takes your computing experience to another higher level.
Following are the tips before you move to this 64 Bit Processor:
1. Computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel 64 architecture are must for this new 64-bit computing on Intel architecture.
2. 64 bit BIOS is also a must for this architecture because it will not at all work on any 32 bit environment.
3. Intel’s four core technology is based on their Virtualization Technology, which requires system with Intel’s virtual machine monitor i.e. VMM support for running specific software. And it also varies according to configuration.
4. User should take notice that many of VMM applications are still under development process.
5. Intel’s HT Technology i.e., Hyper Threading Technology support must be enabled for your system so as to enjoy the Core i7 for your all types of software and hardware configuration.
6. Core i7 has Execute Disable Bit functionality, so your hardware configuration should be supportive for this technology as well as operating system which supports the same. So do check this information before buying Core i7.
7. Intel’s Core i7 works only with DDR3 RAM check whether your PC hardware configuration is suitable for DDR3, before upgrading.
8. Rather than upgrading you can go for a whole new computer system as it will have all supports from VMM, 64 Bit requirement as well as the DDR3 slots.
Intel Core i7 has Demand Based Switching which increases its multi tasking and decreases the chances of your PC to hang. Its four cores give you the best multi tasking speed. Its best compatibility with other hardware is yet to reveal its peak performance, as this Core i7 is new in the market. But we’ll let you know soon.
Till then enjoy the best tips for your processors at The Intel i7 Blog.