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This is a technology called Hyperthreading those i5 chips support. It means two threads can run simultaneously on each core resulting in two additional virtual cores. OS X's Activity Monitor only shows virtual cores, not physical cores. Likewise, a quad-core chip has eight virtual cores and that's what's presented in Activity Monitor. To sum it up: 1 CPU ...


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Intel Intrinsics are really just a library that provides easier access to a number of Intel instructions sets - such as SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions), AVX, etc. - for C programmers. The goal is to be able to utilise these instruction sets for parallelisation, etc. without having to do low-level assembly programming by hand. The ARM platform has similar ...


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Indeed there is a solution, but you have to have Xcode installed. Search for "Instruments" with Spotlight (cmd+space), open the application and go to the preferences (cmd+,). Select the "CPUs" tab and untick "Hardware Multi-Threading". However, after restarting your Mac it will be enabled again.


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There was an emulation layer called Rosetta to allow Intel Macs to run PowerPC applications that Apple provided from Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6. Sadly, they removed it in 10.7 Lion and it no longer works. Given that you said your iMac is brand new, it presumably came with Lion preinstalled, and is unable to run anything older. So, unfortunately, the answer is no. ...


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The key phrase that you alluded to was "...shows the base frequency as 1.3GHz" (emphasis mine). From the Intel Ark spec sheet link you provided Processor Base Frequency Processor Base Frequency describes the rate at which the processor's transistors open and close. The processor base frequency is the operating point where TDP is defined. ...


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You can get the processor generation by running the following command in Terminal: sysctl machdep.cpu.brand_string If the output contains a dash and a number after your "iX"-Core model, the first digit after the slash is the processor generation. See: Intel® Processor Numbers: Laptop, Desktop, and Mobile Device Examples: 2nd Generation : Intel(R) Core(TM)...


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You can't. It's activated dynamically based on the workload. There's nothing you can enable that turns on Turbo Boost. From Intel's Website for the i7-640M Processor found in the 17" Mid 2010 MacBook Pro: Intel® Turbo Boost Technology dynamically increases the processor's frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom to give ...


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There is a solution: Use Snow Leopard. It comes with rosetta which is an emulation layer for PPC apps. If you use Lion there is also a solution: Use Snow Leopard: To achieve a dual system configuration use either VirtualBox, VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop for Mac. Install Snow Leopard on a virtual machine. Install Rosetta and your applications. Run ...


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Xcode will make good use of many cores - especially when running the simulator, unit testing at build time and just coding / compiling / searching documentation. Also check to see if the processor with more cores has a higher speed boost when only one core is running. The rated speeds are controlled more by thermal conditions under full or benchmark loads ...


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Looking at your memory usage you don't need more RAM. To answer your questions: Apps may open faster if you are running lots of heavy duty apps, like Photoshop, Xcode, etc… I doubt you'd see much of an increase in the FPS in games. That depends on the video card and how well the game is written. Overall performance increase would probably be minimal. The ...


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It will not work with a Xeon processor. The CPU you should get is anything from the Haswell line of CPUs. If I were doing the upgrade, I would install an Core i7 (4771).


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Intel announced via press release that the patched CPUs will be integrated into their hardware in the 8th generation chips shipping the second half of 2018: These changes will begin with our next-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (code-named Cascade Lake) as well as 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors expected to ship in the second half ...


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Check out the Intel Power Gadget. It provides info about the processor frequency in GHz and Processor Power in W.


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Golden Rule: No Mac can run an OS older than the OS it shipped with. The hardware drivers do not exist, as the hardware wasn't invented at the time. From Snow Leopard Server 10.6/Lion 10.7 you could virtualise it in Parallels etc, but nothing before that.


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Instructions for installing Snow Leopard (and Rosetta) into Parallels 7 in Lion: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1365439


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Looks like you have all you will need already, you were just missing the following bits of information. You should checkout a Ubuntu instructions for Intel Macs, so no need to worry about a BIOS your running EFI. Ubuntu for Intel Macs and additionally the Ubuntu Intel Mac CommunityHelpPages looks to be loaded with lots of resources that you might find ...


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Since your comment mentions that you're really just focused on enabling Terminal (or more accurately not desktop)... I think that the Intel Power Gadget will help you get your info from Terminal. From Intel: Intel® Power Gadget also provides a C/C++ Application Programming Interface (API) for accessing this power and frequency data in your program; the ...


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Fixing all timing side-channel attacks on systems which use aggressive speculation is still a research topic. But there are reportedly fixes in Intel processor microcode (some in cooperation with some OS fixes) which make some of these side-channel attacks more difficult and/or slower.


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It seems that nobody has actually bothered to read the question properly. The poster wishes to know HOW to remove the apps. The answer in most cases is to simply drag the apps to the trash. There may be some left over preference files but these will generally do no harm.


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Well obviously, yes you can. Why would you keep them ?


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As you can see in the image below from ifixit, the 2013 Retina Macbook Pro does have a kind of M.2 PCI-E SSD. (It is the black rectangle the person is holding.) However Apple uses proprietary firmware on those SSDs, so only SPECIFICALLY Mac compatible drives will work such as these these and these. This Ifixit guide shows you how to install a new drive, ...


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The iMac in your screenshot comes with the Intel i5-7360U CPU. The Mac Mini comes with the i3-8100B CPU. If you look at the PassMark benchmark, the i5-7360U CPU benchmarks at 5823 passmarks multi-threaded and 2047 single-threaded. If you look at the Geekbench benchmark, the i5-7360 CPU benchmarks approx. 9075 multi-threaded and 4375 single-threaded. In ...


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I'm the owner of Intel Power Gadget on macOS. Which core's frequency and temperature are shown by the Intel Power Gadget tool? On any Intel processor prior to Icelake, all cores run at the same frequency. In the current version of Power Gadget, frequency is read from a package scope register, so it's not reading a specific core's frequency. A future ...


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There is no current implementation of this technology in the current iMac with the requisite Z68 chipset, or any other Mac. I'm not even sure that any other Macs from this (last?) year have the Z68 chipset!


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According to this article in the Filemaker support database, you should be able to recover your data by converting the v6 database with FileMaker Pro 11 first.


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Unfortunately the Intel Drivers Utility does not work with Mac OS. It is only windows based application. From http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/iduufaq: The Intel Driver Update Utility supports the following operating systems: Windows 8* Windows 7* Windows Vista* Windows XP* Windows Server 2008* Windows Server 2003* Operating systems not ...


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This is a complicated setup which makes troubleshooting a little difficult, so you are going to have to test multiple things and simplify. Also, it sounds like you made your own fusion drive instead of buying an officially supported configuration so it could be that OS X just doesn't support doing this with your drives. Check the state of Core Storage to ...


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I've used http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ for years and it works a treat at removing all the files associated with an app in addition to the app itself (but you do have the choice about which of those files you remove). For all the great things about OS X, other OSs definitely have it beat when it comes to uninstalling stuff.


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Camino is dead. Camino Browser Since it is dead, there will be nobody developing anything for it - it simply doesn't make sense. I do have to ask...why are you not using at least OS X 10.8? What Intel MBP are you using that doesn't' support this version? The bottom line is that you will need to upgrade. Flash is a huge security hole in and of itself ...


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Anything involving accessing low level features like CPU instructions is going to require kernel access. This is definitely a case of you should know what you're doing first, as messing with memory on the kernel level seems like it would have any number of terrible ways it could go wrong. Assuming you do, you can install unsigned kexts by disabling the ...


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