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  1. jnjnilson6

    Discussion Pentium 4s Were Fast. Core i7s Are Not.

    Software. I remember back in the day 1 GB RAM (around 2005) could load programs / do as much almost as 48 - 64 GB can do today. Many programs are written badly and it seems that my Core i7-12700H performs simple tasks like web browsing even a little slower than a P4 would in the past. In the...
  2. mraazx

    Question Should I upgrade my i5-12400 to an i7-14700 ?

    Hello Experts, So I am using this PC as my daily driver. I do gaming (1440p) Most AAA games and CS2 and work on this. I work on mostly as Shopify Developer I use photoshop, browsers couple of more tools and Adobe Premier lightly. Right now everything is going ok on my end, I won't complain but...
  3. T

    Question i7-8700 Temperature Issues & Power Limit Throttling

    Hello everyone, I recently bought a second-hand i7-8700 processor and it's worked fine for a few weeks until recently, where I noticed the PC dumping out lots more hot air than usual, causing my room to be seriously hot and uncomfortable to be in. Upon further investigation, the CPU...
  4. jnjnilson6

    Question Ten Years or Twenty?

    For the Consumer Fastest Intel CPU in 2003 - Pentium 4 EE @ 3.2 GHz (130 nm / 1 core and 2 threads / 3.2 GHz) Fastest Intel CPU in 2013 - Core i7-4960X (22 nm / 6 cores and 12 threads / up to 4.0 GHz) Fastest Intel CPU in 2023 - Core i9-13900KS (10 nm / 24 cores and 32 threads / up to 6.0...
  5. jnjnilson6

    Discussion Pentium 3558U: CPU Nostalgia

    I'd had a laptop running a Pentium 3558U processor (2 cores / 1.7 GHz) which laptop has been dead and dead for many years now. It used to have 4 GB RAM and a 500 GB Hard Drive and Integrated Graphics (Haswell). Used to run Windows 10 and performed steadily and quite well. However, I had replaced...
  6. jnjnilson6

    Discussion Windows 11 vs Windows 7 vs Windows 95

    This year will mark 14 years since the release of Windows 7 in 2009; and we are currently looking into Windows 11. And it may avidly come to notice that the same amount of time has passed between the release of Windows 7 and Windows 95 in 1995 (again 14 years). Now, in 2009, Windows 95 was much...
  7. jnjnilson6

    Discussion What Are Your System Specs?

    I would be delighted if you should share the system specifications of your current machine or a favorite machine from the past. We're not aiming to outdistance other users by making this a performance competition. It is just about the hardware you love and the system you're most fond of. In the...

    [SOLVED] Was this motherboard a good choice to buy or not ?

    Hello guys, after 1.5 years I decided to upgrade my CPU from i7 9700k to i9 10850k. so, I bought this new CPU and also i bought a new motherboard in order to use the new CPU. Thus, I'm still waiting for it to arrive but was this motherboard a good choice to buy or not ? The mobo model is "ASUS...
  9. JonnyLo

    [SOLVED] Need HD 4000 CPU Replacement for i7-6500u

    Hi guys, as the title says, I need to switch out the CPU that came in my old laptop with one that has HD 4000 graphics and at least 3.10 clock speed. I am giving it to my son to use for emulating retro games and I am hoping to be able to put Minecraft on it for him. The replacement will meet...
  10. taimoorbaig382

    [SOLVED] Core i7 4790 vs Xeon E5 1650 v3 (For Gaming)

    Hello Everyone! Let's jump into the topic. I found a very good deal on Intel Xeon E5-1650 V3 and X79. I was going for i7 4790 and a suitable motherboard first, but found this alternate deal. According to, Xeon E5-1650 V3 is faster than i7 4790. So what should i do? Kindly...
  11. Q

    [SOLVED] Which is the best analog of i7-6700k from the latest generation? Is it worth to buy a PC with 6700k and GTX1080?

    Hello! Currently, I am a laptop user, but in the new year I want to buy a PC (or even build it myself). I have a friend, who has a PC, and he is ready to sold it. But the question is the price. He built his PC in the end of 2016, ant it was almost top configuration: i7 6700k, ASUS Maximus Hero...
  12. LeadRX

    [SOLVED] Will an Intel 4390k cpu bottleneck RTX3080 ? If so then how much?

    I am thinking of upgrading just my GPU and I am really worried if my CPU is gonna heavily bottleneck my GPU My current Setup: core i7 4390k 64 GB corsair DDR3 Rams 1000W PSU 2 x 2Tb SSD Samsung Evo
  13. A

    [SOLVED] Help with new build

    I'm building a new pc for gaming and general usage(multitasking too). The goal is to make a long lasting pc. So I'm not sure about some of the components. Those are components Im considering so far: GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio 8GB GDDR6 CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K, 3.6GHz, 16 MB...
  14. G

    [SOLVED] Is processor still good and will it affect my laptop if not?

    Hello people. I'm a total newbie to these things, I'm wondering if I could use a processor from a laptop that haven't been used for years. So here the case. I have an old laptop with a core i7 processor that I have stopped using for approximately 4-5 years, 'cause the screen was broken and the...
  15. R


    Hello, I built my system recently and have been having repeated trouble with blue screening in games. I was able to ameliorate an issue more broadly with games by switching from a Y-Cable to dual 8 - Pin Power cables. (I'm stupid) Modern Warfare has been repeatedly blue screening my computer...
  16. Z

    Question Upgrading to a newer processor for lower budget

    My existing hardwares : What can I buy upgrading to a newer processor, motherboard & ram for the lower budget with Gigabyte and Intel company which may be perfect play for...
  17. N

    [SOLVED] Upgrading from i7 6700 to Ryzen 5 3600 WORTH IT?

    So my current Setup is: i7 6700 8 GB DDR3 RAM (getting 16 soon) GTX 1070 Asus H110M-K Motherboard. I have a 1440p 165 HZ Monitor. But I cant really get that 144-165 fps on many games. MSi Afterburner shows both my CPU AND GPU to be around 70 -80% so I'm not sure what the bottleneck here is...
  18. I

    [SOLVED] Question regarding 6700K Voltage and temp

    Hi everybody. Question about voltage and tempratures on my i7 6700K. Help would be very appreciated. Here is the TL;DR for people who don't want to read the entire post: Question 1) Why does every program in Windows show a different temprature, and why does it fluctuate like this? Question 2)...
  19. C

    [SOLVED] Whats a i7-8505U??

    I have been shoping for a laptop for shcool and Ive come across a few lisings of laptops with a i7-8505U CPU, I am familiar with the i7-8550U but I cant find any information on a 8505. Are they all typos or is this a different varient of the i7? here is one such...
  20. Syous13

    [SOLVED] I7 3960x worth it?

    Hey guys, so, I have an opportunity right now to get a rig with an i7 3960x, Asus p9x79 pro motherboard, 32gb G Skill Ripjaws 2133mhz, dual MSI 7970 in Crossfire (which I can replace easy if I ever need to), Corsair 850w Gold and Thermaltake 760 AIO. I will then add a 1tb SSD that I already...
  21. Camilouzzz

    Question Upgrade CPU? Socket rPGA 988B.

    Hi, I'm looking for a more powerful processor for my laptop. It's an Acer Aspire 4352-2899. Socket 988B rPGA (Socket G2) with a Celeron B815, that I want to upgrade cause I don't want to buy a new laptop. Sandy Bridge, with HM65. I would appreciate any help.
  22. G

    Question Ideal Coffee Lake CPU for gaming/rendering?

    I currently have an i7 8700T that seems to be failing (constant BSOD's and hanging especially during times of high file I/O despite clean install of Windows 10). So I figured it's time I upgrade to something much better and more reliable. What's the ideal CPU for an LGA 1151-300 board when being...
  23. L

    Question Upgrading to a better CPU?

    Hello! I've recently bought an NVIDIA 1070 Ti GPU since my old R9 390 died and I noticed a CPU bottleneck in various applications or games. I've decided to upgrade my CPU from my old i5 6600k to an i7. I have a GIGABYTE Z170X GAMING 5 motherboard which supports a 6700k or a 7700k processor...
  24. G

    [SOLVED] Is it worth it to upgrade from an i7 860 to a Xeon X3480?

    I've got an old gaming PC from way back that I still use from time to time. It's currently got an i7 860, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, and a GTX 660 GPU (upgrading to a spare GTX 1050 soon). It's definitely aged a lot but I was wondering if I could upgrade a bit to a Xeon x3480 which costs roughly $50-60...
  25. W


    Hello, i have a mac book with an i7 (4 x 2.66 ghz) and 8gb of ram. I put windows 7 on the computer and used the latest bootcamp drivers. I dont have the typical issues as other people, my sound works and my graphics driver doesnt crash. The only issues i experience is when playing the sims 4...
  26. Kamal007v

    [SOLVED] i7 9700F?

    With Zen 2 launch around the corner, Will we ever get to touch the i7 9700F? I see the i5 9400F as a real value for money processor from the Blue team. Or will they just skip it and go for the next gen in 2020?
  27. SlagRat

    Question What Mobo would be best for my build?

    Just looking for some suggestions for my motherboard, similar to the "Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming". A small surge fried the connector to the PSU. For the life of me I cannot find one in the UK, most sites will link me to Amazon or somewhere similar where it's out of stock, always. Unsure if...
  28. T

    Question Is the i7 4790k good enough for video editing in 2019?

    My older brother is going to give me his i7 4790k as he has upgraded his cpu, I am a videographer who uses premier Pro, however due to a very bad CPU have had to edit using my universities media equipment, and I need to know is it good enough to edit and colour grade high quality 1080p footage...