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Do samples affect Normal map baking?

Samples do affect baking -- but ONLY the anti-aliasing to a small extent. However, if you are baking things like Ambient Occlusion or the Direct/Indirect lighting options in the Diffuse pass, the ...
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Can i bake textures when there isn't a principled BSDF?

You can bake the output of the brick texture which is a mask for transparency. Just plug it into an Emission node (or directly into the Material Output node. Blender will use an Emission node ...
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How to limit GPU/CPU use when baking, rendering etc?

The nerd-name for what you want to do is throttling. It's not something you should need to do on modern computers, because modern CPUs and GPUs are equipped with thermal monitors and modern operating ...
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Baking textures usefull to shorten render times?

Yes that's actually what is recommended by the documentation.
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How to bake HDRI into sphere?

It's not clear what you ask, if you're talking about projecting an HDRI image onto a shpere, you don't need to bake anything, the default UV sphere unwrap will correctly project an HDRI image onto it: ...
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