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Is Mac hardware with the T2 chip vulnerable to the latest Intel CSME exploit?

Based on this exploit, are recent Macs with the T2 chip affected, I ask as I wonder how much Apple relies on its own silicon vs Intel CSME. This is a disaster, how is Intel surviving this stuff. I ...
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Intel HD 3000 on MacOS Mojave

I recently upgraded to MacOS Mojave using Dosdudes patcher and have been getting a few graphical anomalies in certain apps. I have included an example. It manifests as large black boxes over certain ...
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Intel Power Gadget causes kernel panics

The latest version of Intel Power Gadget (3.6.1) is causing frequent kernel panics in macOS Catalina (10.15.1), causing the system to freeze and then shut down. This happens when some app is already ...
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CPU Not completely Utilized in large workload

I have a Macbook Pro with a i9 Processor and running Macos Catalina. I run CPU extensive tasks daily, but it never utilizes 100% of the CPU. I use Intel Power Gadget to check out my CPU performance. ...
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Support for Intel TXT on Mac Mini?

On the 2018 Mac minis there are CPUs with Intel TXT support (e.g. Core i5-8500B) and without Intel TXT support (e.g. Core i3-8100B). Now I heard, that even though e.g. the Core i5-8500B supports ...
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Could I take a Core i7 form a 2012 MBP and put it into a 2018 MBP?

I know very little about computer hardware so I thought I might as well ask. I have an Intel Core i7 in my MacBook Pro Late 2012. I am considering getting a 2018 MacBook Pro. I was wondering if it is ...
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CPU frequency in Intel Power Gadget

Which core's frequency and temperature are shown by the Intel Power Gadget tool? How can I observe the frequency of all the independent cores on my MacBook? Can the Intel Power Gadget be configured ...
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My MacBook Pro 15 2018 is too hot

I bought a 15'' MacBook Pro a few days ago and it gets too hot under load. Idle temperatures are about 40-50 degrees light use 60 degrees but opening a light game like league of legends will set the ...
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What replaces x86 intrinsics for C when Apple ditches Intel CPUs for their own chips?

There are whole industries founded on the use of Intel Intrinsics for CPU parallelisation (with SIMD). For example, the community of Lattice QCD physicists depend on that for boost in the efficiency ...
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Which model has better CPU-performance: iMac MMQA2HN/A or Mac mini MRTR2HN/A?

In this comparison the main difference I see is in the processors. https://www.apple.com/in/mac/compare/results/?product1=imac-21&product2=mac-mini Irrespective of other feature differences this ...
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Is it possible to use Intel AMT to manage MacBooks?

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-active-management-technology.html I've heard MacBook intel chips are AMT-capable, but AMT isn't ever enabled so you can't ...
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Do the chips in 2018 Macbook Pros have fixes for Spectre and Meltdown?

I know there are software fixes in macOS, but I want to know when the hardware is fixed. I'd like to buy a new Macbook Pro, but only after the hardware is completely fixed. The 2018 Macbook Pros have ...
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Is there a way to see current CPU frequency in macOS from terminal (not Intel power gadget)

I am aware of these answers: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9948987/detect-current-cpu-clock-speed-programmatically-on-os-x View the current clock Speed of a CPU in OS X? Which refer to Intel ...
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VPN app/VPN macbook 2003 10.6.8 [closed]

i have a 2003 10.6.8 and i am not able to install vpn app as it prompt me that my macbook need to have 62 bit intel processor, can someone please advice or recommend an vpn app for my macbook please ?...
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5K external screen with 2015 15 inch retina MBP with Intel Iris Pro graphics

Has anyone tried whether Intel Iris Pro found in 2015 retina MBP is powerful enough to drive single 5K screen like Dell UltraSharp UP2715K or Iiyama ProLite XB2779QQS or Philips 275P4VYKEB or HP Z27q? ...
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Why does Intel Power Gadget fully freeze the system?

I have installed Intel Power Gadget. When I've tried to start the app it fully freezes system. I then need to reboot. I have the problem with a MacBook Air (i7, 2012) with a clean install of macOS 10....
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Does the mid-2010 Macbook Pro (Core 2 Duo) support memory compression with OS X 10.9+?

The machine in question is a mid-2010 Macbook Pro w/ the Intel Core 2 Duo (P8600 2.4GHz). I'm not entirely clear on whether or not the memory compression feature in OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and beyond ...
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iMac 27" 14,2 late 2013 CPU upgrade

I recently brought an iMac 27" 14,2 back to life after a CPU fault (which in itself was odd since I never seen a PC or Mac with a fried Intel CPU) and it runs pretty nice ... but on a Intel Core i3 ...
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Downgrading a new Mac to OS X Tiger?

I have a kinda odd question. In theory, would it be possible for a new Mac (Lets say a fancy new MBP) to downgrade from macOS High Sierra to a OS X 10.4.11 Tiger Intel build? If so, what would be the ...
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Which Intel “generation” is my Mac's CPU?

While glancing through the marketing page of High Sierra, I read from the first footnote that: […] The playback of 4K HEVC content requires a Mac with a sixth‑generation Intel Core processor or ...
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MacBook 12'' 2017 cpu speed: 1.4 GHz but Intel says it's 1.3 GHz

The full spec for the 2017 12" MacBook is an i7 Kaby Lake cpu with 1.4 GHz base frequency and Turbo up to 3.6 GHz. Various articles on the web state that the i7 used is specifically this model: ...
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27‑inch iMac 2017 i5 vs. i7 [closed]

I own a bit old MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) with 2,2 GHz Intel Core i7, so I'm considering replacing it with a new iMac, but not sure which CPU should I choose. 3.8GHz quad-core Intel ...
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Does the late 2013 Retina Macbook Pro Support PCI-E SSDs?

I'd like to upgrade my late 2013 retina Macbook Pro with a M.2 PCI-E SSD. Is this possible? Do I need an adapter?
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Game crashes to desktop in Windows 10 Boot Camp MacBook Air 2015 11" (Intel HD 6000)

I installed windows 10 on my MBA 2015 11" with Boot Camp, did everything, installed the drivers using the support software. But, whenever i tried to open a game ( far cry 2) it crashed. Things I've ...
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Macbook Pro CPU throttling

I'm new user of a brand new 15" Mid 2015 MacBook Pro (i7 processor), which I got about a month ago. I've been having problems with performance. Every time I try to do anything more CPU consuming than ...
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Unable to get Intel HD 4000 graphics and audio working on EFI install of Windows 10 Bootcamp on Macbook Pro mid 2012

I have installed Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro mid-2012 (MacBookPro9,1) using the EFI method. Note: I am intentionally wanting to use Windows 10 in EFI mode instead of the legacy MBR/BIOS method. ...
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How do I Turbo Boost in Macbook Pro

I have a 2010 Macbook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo and I usually use it for gaming. I wanted to Turbo Boost it but how do I do that?
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Macbook Pro GPUs: overheating and noisy fans

I'm sure everyone with a Macbook Pro has experienced the heavy heating and the fans sounding like they are about to take off. It's totally understandable when I run a GPU-heavy process such as video ...
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AES-IS support and processor architecture in 2010 iMacs

Which processor architecture was used in mid 2010 27'' iMacs? (iMac11,3 - EMC 2390) The CPU is an Intel quad-core Core i5 CPU, 2.8 GHz. I'm trying to find out if it supports the AES Instruction Set ...
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Enabling TSX on OS X

How can I enable TSX on my Mac? The furthest I got was by trying to add a kext that would enable me to r/w to the model-specific register but I can't install non signed kexts on my Mac. Any ...
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Is there any part of OSX that gets a significant speed boost from Intel AES instructions?

I've been comparing some specs between Mac Pro models, specifically with the jump from Harpertown (a.k.a. Core 2) to Gulftown/Westmere (a.k.a. Core i7). While there were expected incremental ...
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Macbook pro (Retina 15 inch Late 2013) Horizontal gray line across screen

I have bought this computer New at the Apple Store in 2014. Since yesterday it's showing horizontal gray lines across the screen. I suspect a hardware defect because that's how my 2 others macs older ...
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Intel Mac Pro 1.1 stops responding after ~5 minutes

If anyone could shed a little light on this, I'd be extremely grateful. I have a 2006 mac pro 1.1 (intel cpu) that consistently stops responding after 4-5 minutes. The mouse still moves but nothing ...
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Increment of Intel graphic memory MB on MacBook PRO

I had 4GB of RAM in my MacBook PRO late 2011 and the graphic memory shown from about menu was 384MB of Intel graphic, now I've upgraded to 16GB and the graphic memory shown is 512MB. Is it possible ...
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Is a “2 GHz Intel Core Duo” really the same as a “2 GHz Intel Core ***2*** Duo”

I'm trying to get Sling TV set up on an older iMac. It has 10.6 (the minimum required OS), 2.5 GB RAM (~2.5 times the required memory), and a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. However, the Sling TV web site ...
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Acceptable CPU usage for 4 core 3.4gHz i7

Creating a kiosk application for the Mac and am testing performance and CPU usage. The activity monitor shows a total of roughly 90 to 150% CPU usage for the always up, kiosk processes. My first ...
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Virtualization with Intel's GVT-d on Mid-2015 Macbook Pro

I have a mid-2015 15" Macbook Pro. The iGPU is part of Intel's Iris Pro brand, which as I understand allows a VM to access the GPU directly with a native driver through GVT-d. I would like to run a ...
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OSX 10.4.11 Intel Macbook pro

I am using Camino on OSX 10.4.11, this combination still works well. I am able to use yahoo mail and youtube. I get constant requests to update Flash player. There does not appear to be an ...
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Windows 10 installation using Boot Camp crashes in iMac with 'system thread exception not handled (igdkmd64.sys)'

I've installed Windows 10 Pro in my iMac using Boot Camp but when the computer is on for 3-5 minutes, it crashes and shows BSOD with the error 'SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (igdkmd64.sys)'. I'...
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Can I use my late 2013 MBP with Dell2515H?

I'm thinking to get an external monitor for my MacBook Pro Retina display (late 2013 model). What I would like to have is to get a 4K monitor or QHD monitor (Dell U2515H or P2715Q). What I'm worried ...
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How to disable HyperThreading on Mac OS X Yosemite?

I read that on previous versions of OS X it was possible via hwprefs but I didn't figure out how to use it on 10.10.* (looks like it was removed). I need to disable HyperThreading for Wineskin.
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How to find Intel SKU for Mac CPUs

Seems like everywhere you can go to purchase a laptop they specify the Intel SKU for each CPU option - except Apple. If you have a Mac, you can apparently find this info using the following command: ...
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How can I fix Virtualization not being available in bootcamp windows?

Virtualbox complains that VT-x isn't available and running securable confirms that it's not available. My 2012 rMBP has an i7 and intel clearly states the CPU does have VT-x, nevermind the fact that ...
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Best solution to force MacBook Pro 2011 to use integrated graphics (discrete graphics still working though) [duplicate]

After changing my AMD Radeon HD graphic card again, and seeing so many complains about the MacBook Pro 2011 issue online, I decided to plan to make the my MacBook only work with Intel HD 3000 graphics ...
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Installing an OS on My Intel Mac Mini

I have an old (2006) Intel Mac Mini Core Duo, 1.67 Ghz, model A1176. I wanted to single-boot Linux, so I made a bootable USB Gentoo install, which I booted with the help of rEFIT (installed on my OS X)...
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Intel Graphics issue with Bootcamp

I have Windows 8.1 x64 on my iMac 2011 with AMD graphics. It works fine, except for when my Mac goes to sleep and I wake it up, I get BSOD with System exception not handled igdkmd64.sys. I looked it ...
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Mavericks unusable (beach ball) when CoreStorage fails

I have a Late 2008 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.1 (13B42) I've upgraded it with a 180GB Intel SSD 520 series (model INTEL SSDSC2CW180A3), which replaced the SuperDrive CD-rom, and I setup a Fusion ...
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Powerpc apps on a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9

I have several Power PC apps that will no longer work with OS X 10.9. How can I remove them from my MAC?
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Enabling Intel VT on Macbook Pro 9,2 (Mid 2012)

I want to enable (if it's not) Intel VT-x to speed up the Android emulator. How can I see if it's enabled and if not how to do it ?
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Can't run Intel Driver Update Utility on OS X

I cannot run the Intel Driver Update Utility on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5). All Java options are enabled (have tested in Safari, Firefox and Chrome) and latest Java version installed. It keeps saying ...