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Take a half of me, or my successor,
You might become an addict, Good or bad,
For many it’s a habit.

Take a half of me, or my successor,
You should use it to begone,
"Stop annoying me, and leave me alone."

If halves are all you take,
Usually, liquid will be the state.

Hint 1:

We are codenames

Hint 2:

Computing

Hint 3:

Half of me can help you stay awake,
You may take it while having a break.

Half of my successor may be labelled,
Red, black, green, gold and blue,
All walkers, just to name a few.

Hint 4:

Intel

What am I?
What is my successor?

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  • $\begingroup$ First time posting here :) $\endgroup$
    – The Wizard
    Oct 30, 2019 at 2:43
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    $\begingroup$ looks like some drugs :P or liquor $\endgroup$ Oct 30, 2019 at 5:52
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    $\begingroup$ Let me know if it is still confusing :) $\endgroup$
    – The Wizard
    Oct 30, 2019 at 22:32
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    $\begingroup$ So, I got the second part, but the first part is killing me. Could you please give a hint to the first part? I've spent 2 solid days on it with a half confident answer. No pun intended. $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Nov 7, 2019 at 15:06
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    $\begingroup$ @El Chapo I'll be on it tomorrow. Thanks a bunch. $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Nov 7, 2019 at 23:05

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I suspect you are

the Intel architecture codenamed "Coffee Lake"

And your successor is

"Whiskey Lake"

Take a half of me, or my successor, You might become an addict, Good or bad, For many it’s a habit.

People can become addicted to coffee or whiskey.

Take a half of me, or my successor, You should use it to begone, "Stop annoying me, and leave me alone."

Could be a reference to the idiom "Go jump in a lake". Found by @tmpearce.

If halves are all you take, Usually, liquid will be the state.

No matter which half you take (coffee, whiskey, lake) it will be a liquid.

All the hints are satisfied. In particular Hint 3 where

Coffee can help you stay awake and Johnny Walker is a whiskey which comes in the colors mentioned.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good find. This has got to be it. Perhaps the "Begone" part has to do with the second part of each phrase (be gone and leave me alone are both shows/episodes, at least...) $\endgroup$
    – tmpearce
    Nov 9, 2019 at 3:00
  • $\begingroup$ @tmpearce Perhaps this? $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Nov 9, 2019 at 7:07
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv Yeah, and this $\endgroup$
    – tmpearce
    Nov 9, 2019 at 13:00
  • $\begingroup$ @tmpearce Ah, yes, of course! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Nov 9, 2019 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ Great work! @tmpearce got it with the begone part $\endgroup$
    – The Wizard
    Nov 10, 2019 at 1:35

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