CPU Upgrade

Forum discussion tagged with CPU Upgrade.
  1. F

    Question No display after CPU upgrade

    Hello all. Hoping someone can help with my issue. I have an ASUS H310M-A motherboard and originally had a I5 8500 CPU. My PSU is 800W and I have 16gb (8x2) ddr4-3000 ram. I switched out my CPU to an I7 9700 and when I plugged everything in, there was no display on my monitor. I tried switching...
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    Question Transfer my upgrades into a better laptop?

    Hey there, Y'all. I made my first post 3 weeks ago but didn't set it up as a question to the community.. I have had zero responses to the post so far. Here is it's link if you want to read and check it for all the specifics...
  3. yupkim

    Question Upgrading AMD A4-3400 with A8-3870K for $60+ on MSI A55M-P33 MB be a good spend?

    Upgrading AMD A4-3400 with A8-3870K for $60+ on MSI A55M-P33 MB be a good spending? Self built DT in 2013 for typical home PC for web+, and upgraded components overtime to 8GB DDR3 mem with 256 MB SSD, USB3, etc. Now with frequent Zoom use, it repeatedly asked to close apps for better audio...
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    Mobo Dying on HP15 - Transfer upgrades to a better laptop?

    Hey all, First post here but I've been reading for a decade or longer... Anyhow I purchased an HP 15 Touchsmart Laptop- d069wm - WalMart model at WalMart in mid 2014 for just about $450 if I remember correctly... It came w 4 GB RAM and an i3-3110M. I've upgraded to 2 8GB RipJaws RAM sticks...
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    Hi guys, First post on here. I bought a new ASUS ROG G20CB-DB71-GTX1070 with a i7-6700K 3.4Ghz CPU. I am having some bottenecking emulators and I'd like to upgrade the CPU. I have upgraded the BIOS from build date 2016 to the current one built in 2018 - version 2202. I've read on forums here...
  6. 98Alessandro98

    [SOLVED] Upgrading from i3-2120 to i7-2600 on MOBO H-CUPERTINO2-H61-uA TX (Cupertino2) 1.02

    Hello, i swapped my CPU with an i7-2600 (compatible with the MOBO as stated here) but when booting I get no signal on the monitor either via integrated VGA or via HDMI of my GPU Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X OC 2GB. Moreover the GPU fans don't spin, USB ports don't work (keyboard and mouse don't light...
  7. Vox

    [SOLVED] May I switch the CPU?

    Hi there, I'd like to speed up my daughter's PC. I have 2 CPUs with motherboards and I'm unsure if it's worth replacing the CPU: from the AMD A10-5800K to an Intel Pentium G4560. The current "rig" is an FM2 mobo with the mentioned A10-5800K, we use the integrated GPU. It has an SSD, a HDD and...
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    [SOLVED] Intel i59400F Upgrade?

    I'm currently running on an Intel i5-9400F and I'm hoping to find a decent upgrade on my current board which will be best suited for my recently upgraded GPU, the RTX 3060ti. I'm completely lost with how the sockets and chipsets work so if anyone could direct me to a decent upgrade that would be...
  9. okjak808

    [SOLVED] R5 5600x on a B450 board?

    Hello everyone on Tomshardware forums! So currently I’m trying to upgrade my CPU from an Ryzen 5 2600 to Ryzen 5 5600x as it’s not working well with my RTX 3070 TI. some said that it should work by updating your bios that is a beta firmware to support higher Ryzen gen cpus in which I did...
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    [SOLVED] dual core passed away, need new cpu🤢🤮

    my system with 3.1 anthlon, 8gb of ram, 9600gt passed away cuz i was putting ram inside of it while it was still turned on i was going to get 12900k as soon as it comes out but well i don’t have a pc anymore and to make things much worse my note8 also passed away and i’m stuck with done...
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    Question CPU & GPU upgrade for existing PC ?

    Hey guys! I'm thinking of upgrading my computer because it's been a while since i bought it and it's starting to struggle running newer games. I'm not an expert of components, so I'm here asking for your help! My setup is: CPU: Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.2 GHz Haswell 22nm Technology RAM: 24,0 GB...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrading new prebuilt need suggestions

    I want to upgrade a refurbished PC I bought with a new GPU and processor. Intel Quad Core i5 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM, 120GB SSD + 1TB 7200 RPM HDD, Windows 10, Nvidia GT1030 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YMkR45RaiGHrHYvF7 The motherboard is a Dell 0N4YC8. On the Dell website the computer identifies as...
  13. Whcrs21

    [SOLVED] Most recent processor for Dell T3600 workstation

    Hi. I have a Dell Precision T3600 workstation. It has Intel Xeon E5 1650 3.20 Ghz on it now. And I would like to learn the most recent processor that suits for this machine? Can someomw help me? Thanks
  14. boredagain99

    [SOLVED] How to update BIOS

    I just bought a CPU my current CPU is i3-4150 now, I bought an i5-3570. I would like to know how to update BIOS? my BIOS Version/Date based on my System Information is American Megatrends Inc v1.4 2/20/2014. I'm just new from upgrading a PC.
  15. [SOLVED] Is knowing the socket type sufficient to make a CPU upgrade?

    I currently have a Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 Motherboard (LGA1151) with an i3-6098p processor. I wanted to upgrade the processor and was thinking of going for the i5-9400F which also has the same socket type (LGA1151). Now, is looking at the socket type sufficient here, or do I need to make sure...
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    [SOLVED] Motherboard / CPU upgrade

    Hello Friends, I'd like to ask for your kind help what to chose for upgrade (I'm heavy into gaming, mostly action or strategy oriented games, not FPS) currently I have an I5-6600K cpu (Asrock Z140 PRO mb) with an 1071 Ti card. I'm now thinking about upgrading my motherboard to either...
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    [SOLVED] CPU Upgrade From 2600x to 3700x - Now Wont Boot

    Today I bought a new CPU in hopes to do a minor upgrade. Unfortunately, my PC will not boot when the new chip is in the AM4 socket. If I put the old CPU back in, the system boots fine and I can get into Windows. My PC: ASUS X470-F Gaming Motherboard (With the latest v5809 BIOS and...
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    [SOLVED] System crash after cpu upgrade?

    I upgraded my Cpu and now i can baerly use my pc since it crashes after about 15min. Ive tried to reset windows but it crashes mid reset. Noticed today that my motherboard is an 8th gen motherboard and i have a 9th gen Cpu. Could this be the source of my issues? rog strix b360-f gaming Intel...
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    [SOLVED] Is it worth upgrading from i7 4790k to Ryzen 5 5600X ?

    Currently I am running the following: i7 4790k OC to 5.2Ghz NZXT Kraken x62 16 GB of RAM (cannot remember speed...) GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair RM650x Samsung 970 Evo (currently running in 1/3 of performance due to PCIe 2.0...) Asus Z97 - PRO GAMER I am thinking of upgrading to the following...
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    [SOLVED] New CPU/RAM or GPU for old machine?

    So I've been flip-flopping on this topic for a while now, I'm in a position where in the next few months I could either do a completely new pc build (but using my old HDDs/SSDs and graphics card) or buy a new graphics card. Which ever way I go, it will probably be another 6-12 months before the...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrade advice for Dell Optiplex 9010 MT ?

    Hello Hope you are doing well and safe. I am looking forth for some good advice regarding upgrading if possible any parts in my prebuild setup as below to max out the best possible performance at a minimal cost or more. Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT (the wider one) DeepCool DN450 450w 80 Plus PSU...
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    Question PC display and audio stutter after CPU upgrade

    I recently upgraded from a ryzen 5 1500x to a ryzen 7 3700x. Everything was working flawlessly for the first day. It wasn't until the next day that I left my pc for a bit and got back to pc stuttering and glitchy audio. Ive never had this issue with the old cpu so this is new to me. I've tried...
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    [SOLVED] Bios Update for Cpu Upgrade?

    Let's say you want to go from a Pentium 4 Intel cpu to a dual core cpu, where would one get the bios to update?
  24. pjindras

    [SOLVED] Upgrading older laptop - ISSUES :(((((

    Hello, I have a serious problem with an Acer laptop. The notebook had: board: Acer board E1-531G NV56E NBM5711001 Q5WV1 LA-7912P HM77 PGA989 GT710M 1GB see: https://cs.empowerlaptop.com/p/acer-e1-531g-motherboard-w1711/ 4 GB Kingston RAM DDR3 500 GB HDD Intel Pentium B960 CPU Graphics...
  25. xvickycruz

    [SOLVED] GPU for I7-3770 in 2020

    Hi Guys. My current setup is : ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Gigabyte H61M-S motherboard(rev. 1.0) | I5-3570(non K) | 16gb...
  26. SmokeyAznn

    [SOLVED] Need Help for a CPU upgrade!

    Hi. Im a Highschool student and i'm not very familiar with computers so im having a hard time with this. Im in need of new CPU cause this one sucks and i don't know what to buy. I have budget around 325$ and i want to get the best possible CPU around my budget. Specs: Cpu - Intel Core i5-9400F...
  27. Smacker624

    [SOLVED] Hard time with latest upgrade on new build

    Hi everybody. I am a new builder and have been having some trouble with my latest upgrade. For basically the last month to two months I have been looking for deals where I can find them and trying to save some money. With my latest upgrade I have added a “new” CPU, a Ryzen 5 2600. I was...
  28. CSMico

    [SOLVED] Lenovo y720 cube need help upgrading

    I bought a Lenovo y720 cube about 1 year go and it's been acting up. Frequent framedrops and stutters. And ofc low FPS. RAM: Samsung 8gb (1x8GB) DDR4, 2394 MHz MOTHERBOARD: Lenovo 36D5, Kaby Lake, Sourthbridge H170. CPU: i5-7400, Kaby Lake, 3ghz, Socket 1151 LG I've read that my CPU is...
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    [SOLVED] Ryzen 1400 Upgrade

    I currently have the following: Ryzen 5 1400 @3.7ghz 16gb 3200mhz ram Asrock b450m pro 4 Ssd + HD EVGA GTX 960 SSC 400w evga certified psu I am in Canada, should I upgrade to a 3100 for $160? Are there any other Canadian options I should look at?
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    [SOLVED] What is the best CPU upgrade I can make with my Dell Prebuilt?

    Hey guys, I have a dell inspiron 3650 desktop that has an i5-6400, 8 gb of ddr3, and a graphics card that i swapped out, which is a zotac gtx 1650 compact. what is the best processor I can swap out the i5 for? which i7 would be best? I can spend 300-500. also, would another 8gb of ram help that...
  31. iShoTz

    [SOLVED] Cpu Upgrade

    I have an Intel Pentium G4560 2x4 ddr4 2400mhz (gonna upgrade to 16gb ddr4 2400) RX 570 8GB PSU: Corsair CX 450W planning on upgrading my cpu to i5 7400 or i5 6500, i5 6500 is much cheaper, and i just wanna know which one will uses less cpu usage? (cause less bottleneck) motherboard h110m-r...
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    Question Looking to upgrade CPU (possibly mobo too) - tips?

    So I've just upgraded my GPU (GTX 950 to 5600xt) and it's working great. My CPU is getting a bit old though (I5-6500) - it's still working fine but I know it will start showing it's age soon enough. I have the ASUS z170 pro gaming motherboard with the 1151 chipset meaning the best available cpu...
  33. Allyboi

    [SOLVED] Dell dimension e520 cpu upgrade

    Hi guys! I am super new to pc upgrading and am wondering what cpu can replace my current cpu which is a pentium d 945. My system specs from what my friend says are: Cpu-pentium d 945 Gpu-non, soon to be r7 240 gddr5 Ram- 2 512mb ram, soon to be 4gb Psu-stock Side note my bios version is 2.3.2...
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    [SOLVED] Can someone help me with BIOS update of my computer. I cant find it anywhere on the manufacturers site.

    I have a laptop that is almost 10 years old. Sony VAIO VPCEB44EA Motherboard Model: American Megatrends R1170Y8
  35. Pijmzhchus

    [SOLVED] Is my B350 VRMs enough for 3900X?

    I have a MSI B350 Gaming Pro Carbon. Right now I have R5 1600 installed, but I wanna upgrade to R7 3900X. Is this board and it's VRMs good enough for 3900X? Possibly 3900XT? Thank you for feedback!
  36. Fearson

    [SOLVED] System not booting after CPU upgrade!

    I bought a new CPU to upgrade from my current one and I can't get it to work. Prior to installing I flashed the BIOS to version 2.8 and also removed the CMOS battery and waited 5 mins or so before putting it back. Once I installed it and went to boot up the system, nothing came up on the...
  37. Chazffa

    Question Display no signal after upgrading to a Ryzen 9 3900x

    PC Specs Ryzen 9 3900x MSI B350 Gaming Plus MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 16GB RAM Corsair Vengeance Kingston 240GB SSD (gonna upgrade soon) Corsair CX430 Power Supply (maybe need to upgrade my power supply?) Hey, I upgraded from a Ryzen 5 1600 to a Ryzen 9 3900x. After upgrading I was...
  38. MillertimePC

    [SOLVED] Upgrading to intel Core 2 Extreme Qx6800

    I have a Dell Dimension 9200. I know its old, but i know there's ways to make into a lower end gaming PC. I upgraded to windows 7, computer has 4gb of ram, a geforce 7900 gtx and a 1tb HDD. Beyond popular belief, i have read you can upgrade to 8 gb of ram and up to an intel core 2 Extreme Qx6800...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrade CPU/GPU Advice Needed - i5 4670K, Z87-PRO 1150, HD 7870

    Current Setup from 2013 Goal is to maximize my rig to get another 1-2 years without spending too much. (i.e. not getting a new board + ram + cpu, the whole 9 yards) Is it worth it? CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler...
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    [SOLVED] What is a good upgrade for my CPU?

    I would like to know a good CPU for my computer but I don't which one is good. These are my current specs. CPU: AMD FX(tm)-6300 RX Six-Core Processor GPU: Radeon RX 560 Series Memory: 8 GB DDR3 Please tell me if I need to tell you more information, I'm new to these stuff.