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I've been away for quite some time now, but I browse every once in a while. I've Googled some, but can't find what I'm looking for. I want to know the difference between the latest AMD CPU lineup. Such the A vs E series. I have an all in one right now with an A6 in it. I can't find much about it at all. It is the bottle neck of my computer, I think. It appears to be a single core processor, with decent video. Will someone give me that basic scoop, or lead me in the right direction? Thanks!

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The As are really at for cores? Mine shows up with only one stream in the activity monitor. Are all the A lineup quad? I'm so it off date, using Mac for the last three years of so, I feel clueless. Is there a program for Win 8.1 that will show me what's really going on? If it's a quad, it's not a bottleneck. I'm thinking the HDD may be an issue.

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Depends on which A-series you have.....

 

A6-7400K

A6PRO-7400B

A6-6400K

A6-5400K

A6-3670K

A6-3650

A6-3620

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Okies, the 6400K is 2 Core 3.9GHz (4.1GHz turbo) with a HD870D GPU

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AMD calls it a dual core

 

Why do you believe you are "bottlenecked"?

 

 

 

+1

 

Unless you are running really low ram (which make sense because APU are ram hungry and perform in conjuction with ram since there's no physical ram like a regular card would have)

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Being as its an AIO its most likely 1066 or 1333 ram. Everything that I have read says that the AMD APUs love high speed ram, that being said I would try to find an 8GB kit of some 1866 or 2133 ram.

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adding alot of RAM didnt really make much of a difference to my old llano laptop

 

but the FIRST question is:

what exactly are you doing that makes you think your computer is bottlenecked? 

 

are you playing a video game or encoding a movie? 

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Just wanted to throw in some personal experience on the RAM topic.

 

My laptop used to have 4GB of RAM, running in single-channel mode. Benchmarks were decent, but from what I saw online, I could get better. So after doing my research and finding that the benefits of dual-channel RAM were significant in graphics processing capabilities, I purchased another 4GB stick to add in (1600, as I doubt my laptop supports any faster speeds). Benchmarks were definitely improved for 3D applications, and while I'm unsure if my processor performance changed at all, I would guess that it did by a small amount. RAM is highly utilized by APUs, and by having RAM in dual-channel mode or higher, along with faster speeds, APUs shine for the money.

 

Check out this video from YouTube user JayTwoCents on an APU with various RAM speed settings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv57qDXpEPU

 

As others have noted, I would like to know why you think you are bottlenecked.

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If this CPU is supposed to be dual core, then that is the problem. In the activity monitor, and another tool I used, our only shows a single core and one thread. Considering that it is an AIO, I will assume that the CPU may not be removable from the motherboard. Either way, my guess is that the CPU or the motherboard is where the fault is. I was thinking bottleneck because the first time I checked it out after it began to seriously slow down it appears to have only one core. It was really snappy when I first got it. I did ask of the usual stuff to tweak it. I uninstalled all of the crapware and adware from HP, tuned up the services and optimized startup items. The computer functioned very impressively. I haven't added a ton of programs that use heavy resources and constantly have checked startup and services as nice gone along. One day it simply slowed right down. It honestly takes about 3-4 minutes to completely boot to the desktop, and it even lags at times when browsing the web or playing a simple game like Minecraft. It was like an overnight change. I checked by process of elimination to see what may be causing it, but everything appears in order. So, after a while I decided it had to be a poor single core CPU, or possibly a bad HDD. Now that I have discovered the true specs of the CPU, I guess I'll have to have it replaced under warranty. It's still covered, thankfully.

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