Forum discussion tagged with CPUs.
  1. K

    Question New Ryzen 5 5600 Cpu vs Old Ryzen 3 3100 Cpu & Bios Update question. B550 Pro4

    Hi guys, I'm horrible with this technical stuff. My prebuilt pc came with a Ryzen 3 3100 cpu and a faulty ai cooling system. I bought a Ryzen 5 5600 (regular version) to replace them, I'm using the stock cooling system it came with. And I'm wondering if its okay to update to 2.71. This is...
  2. jnjnilson6

    Discussion Borderline CPU - Comparisons

    This is another illuminating question that would be regarded differently depending upon the particular requirements of said forum user and depending upon the deeper intentions we harbor regarding the term 'requirements.' It would be beautiful to skim upon the outline of the question, answering...
  3. jnjnilson6

    Discussion Pentium to Pentium III - The Forgotten Days

    Have you worked on one of the CPUs mentioned within the title? Have you got a synonymous system today? For what would you use such a system currently? The clicking of whitened keys, that superior and unrivalled moment, when to have 256 MB RAM sent you rocking through exhilarating moods and the...
  4. Iver Hicarte

    Question Difference of 5950X and 5900X, architecturally speaking?

    We all know that on paper the 5950X has four more cores and twice the threads compared to the 5900x, but when it comes to how each core was architectured, engineered and made, is there a difference there? Because if the only difference is that AMD decided to just add four more physical cores...
  5. jnjnilson6

    Question Web Browsing and Light Usage

    I know that currently, not counting in the video card, my machine would strike up performance within the higher and more enthusiast numerals. Yet I wonder if in, say, 15 years from now it would be possible to enter the world of then current software (if there is an OS still fully supported and...
  6. P

    Question Upgrade now to an RX 6700 XT or wait for the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB

    Hey everyone. I'm planning on upgrading my 7 year old GTX 1070 but my budget is a bit limited, at about 400 euros. I live in Greece and I have found a really good deal on an RX 6700 XT from Powercolor at about 360 euros, but these cards are selling fast so I have to make a desicion soon. I was...
  7. jnjnilson6

    Discussion When Did It Begin? 386 to i9-13900KS

    When do you think that moment first started to take place, inadvertently at first, later massively and boldly, onto the exponential cadence of hardware and software development? Say, in the early 1990s there was a lot of software doing synonymous things the software of today does. Yet you could...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. jnjnilson6

    Discussion High-End CPUs in 2024

    What do you think would be the fastest CPUs fronting both the AMD and Intel lines by the end of next year? How would a Core i9-13900KS compare? I know there is not a lot of information online and that mostly this would be guesswork, yet it would be cool to find out what the people here think...
  11. jnjnilson6

    Discussion Intel VS AMD

    I know this topic is in way of major discussion and that innumerable facts and points of view may matter drastically within it. Yet I feel tempted to find out what you think and which side you are on! Do write up! Thank you! (I'm personally on Intel's side of the boat.)
  12. TheFlash1300

    Question Will my "unsupported" computers receive updates, if i install Windows 11?

    I have two CPUs that support TPM 2.0 and have 2 cores, meaning they cover the recommended system requirements of Windows 11. However, the CPUs are considered "unsupported", not because they are too weak, but just because they aren't listed in the list of supported CPUs for Windows 11. Those are...
  13. TheFlash1300

    Question N4020 vs N4120 vs AMD A4-9120e

    Hello. I want to buy two new laptops for basic use (LibreOffice, web browsing, downloading, making archives, using Camtasia Studio, etc...). I got a list of different laptops, and all of them have one CPU, which is one of the following three: Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4120 AMD...
  14. TheFlash1300

    Question Can you order a CPU by design?

    Can I have a designer CPU, if I have enough money to pay Intel, AMD, or another chip-maker? Is it possible to buy a machine that can make CPUs? If I have software that is capable of operating only within certain hardware, which is no longer supported and the compatible CPUs and motherboards are...
  15. TheFlash1300

    Question Is my CPU overlocked? If not, hw can it go above it's base speed?

    Hi. As far as i know, my CPU, AMD A4-9120e, is locked and it can not be overlooked. When I open Windows Task Manager and go to Performance, it shows that the base speed is 1.50Ghz (Base speed: 1.50 GHz). However, the CPU's speed can be below or above 1.50 GHz. If I leave the system idle, it may...
  16. TechyInAZ

    Discussion AGESA 1207 Beta BIOS Experience on AMD 300 Series and 400 Series Motherboards

    Hey everyone! Since there is very limited data on AGESA 1207 reliability on 300 and 400 series boards, I thought i'd create this discussion piece to talk about potential issues from and great things from user expereince that have come about with AMD's latest agesa code working on 4 and...
  17. TheFlash1300

    Question Are LGA-1155-compatible CPUs still produced?

    I'm looking for a new and more powerful CPU to install on my old computer. The computer's motherboard is LGA 1155. What is the newest and most powerful CPU compatible with this motherboard (if such CPUs are still being produced)? Currently, the computer uses Intel i-5 Core. I need a new CPU...
  18. S

    [SOLVED] 12900k video editing build

    I'm building a new system for video editing in Premiere Pro and After Effects. So far im looking at: CPU: 12900k Motherboard: z690 aorus pro / aorus ultra / aourus master / asus hero, MSI MPG Z690 Carbon? RAM: DDR5 64 GB, 4000-4800 mhz PSU: 750 - 850W GPU: 3060 ti / 3070 / 3080 Storage: 2x...
  19. TheFlash1300

    How are there new CPUs, if the technological limit has already been achieved?

    Hello. Can someone explain to me what new features do new CPUs have? For example, what is the difference between AMD's overkill (best) CPU of the year 2021, and AMD's overkill (best) CPU of the year 2022? If the clock rate (GHz) no longer grows, and the number of transistors no longer grows...
  20. Toomay

    [SOLVED] Can my Amd ryzen 5 5600g APU run in 3600mhz ?

    so, i just build my first computer. my Specs : CPUs : AMD Ryzen 5 5600g RAM : Team Delta 8x2 3600mhz Mobo : Gigabyte B550M DS3H in short, i play with APU only from Ryzen 5 5600g i don't have VGA. i just use the XMP to boost the RAM to 3600mhz, but when i play a games about 10-30 minutes...
  21. Jaymz2000

    [SOLVED] Need clarification on previously bent CPU pins ?

    I have bent pins on my CPU, the pc is on and working fine after I bent them back into place enough to fit them into the AM4 slot on my motherboad (AMD needless to say at this point) I'm just wondering if there would be any problems with my PC now... the PC is booting, I'm gaming just fine, good...
  22. G

    [SOLVED] Asus Armory Crate Shows Core 0 Always at Boost??

    My CPU is always at Boost? Or Just Core 0 is always at boost? Not sure if this is normal or not but it's freaking me out. My temps seem ok, and my games seem to run just fine, but I'm just not sure if these reads are normal? I've updated all drivers via the software and have the latest Bios...
  23. Jaymz2000

    [SOLVED] Strange aroma of electricity

    Very suddenly there's the smell of electricity, I'm sure you know the scent. Like an electric fire or something, everything is working fine, my CPU temp is 35c 99% of the time, my GPU is an RTX so the idle temp is around 40c... so I'm not sure what the deal is, I see no smoke, no fire (knock on...
  24. C

    [SOLVED] Upgrading my obsolete pc

    Hey everyone. It's been almost 5 years since I last posted a thread, and the reason to that is because I was still satisfied with my pc. Even if it was low end, I could play and do whatever I want, to an extent of course. It's sad to say but, my pc is getting a bit obsolete (in my opinion) so...
  25. consptheory77

    [SOLVED] Do I need to upgrade my desktop?

    I currently have a "Haswell" build: Intel® Core™ i5-4690K GIGABYTE Z97-HD3 Corsair DDR3-1600 32GB XFX RX 580 GTS Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB Seasonic PRIME 850W 80+ Gold Power Supply Full Modular (SSR-850GD) Now, I do a bit of gaming here and there, but I wouldn't be looking to build a gaming...
  26. K

    [SOLVED] Noobquestion: Why a 12V rail and why do VRMs exist?

    I am not sure if this forum is the right place to ask this question but i saw some similar posts so here goes: In my long-ongoing quest to understand how a computer works, I recently watched a lot of videos on pcb design and VRMs. As far as I understand it, the exclusive task of VRMs is to...
  27. T

    [SOLVED] Which cpu? Ryzen 9 3900x or i9-10850k

    hello everyone, I am getting ready to build a new pc and I am torn between these 2 CPU’s I stream a little and edit my own maps for farming simulator 2019. Just looking for some opinions on which cpu I should go with. Any opinion or advise is appreciated! Thanks
  28. M

    [SOLVED] i7 7700k or i5 9400f ?!

    hey guys! so i was wondering which cpu i shoud buy? i have Gigabyte B360 HD3, GTX 1060 6Gb and 16 and 2x HyperX Fury DDR4 2400MHz CL15 8Gb i'm an editor and work with AE and 3D softwares and alsoi do a lit bit gaming! so which one i buy?! i7 7700K or i5 9400f?! what's the difference?! i'd be...
  29. xpLoaDeD

    [SOLVED] New 2021 Build

    Hello everyone! Im about to upgrade from a 2010 platform and i cant make up my mind on this two alternatives... On the Intel side, I5-10600k. Will be used with my existing Hyper 212 evo . AMD side, Ryzen 5 5600x, comes with a budget cooler. Where i live there is availability for both CPUs...
  30. H

    [SOLVED] Changing Motherboard and CPU

    Hi Guys! I was wondering if you might be able to help me? I'm basically wanting to update my PC as it is long overdue (nothing updated in about 6/7 years since it got put together). Due to all the working from home going on my boss has agreed to get some computer components for me to update my...
  31. bobbyboi

    Question Is "DIGGERS Isopropyl Alcohol" good for removing thermal paste from a CPU ?

    So I recently bought Diggers Isopropyl Alcohol from Bunnings Warehouse and the amount of Isopropanol in it is 100%. Is this completely fine to remove thermal paste from CPUs? This is what it looks like!
  32. Brijesh Sundi

    [SOLVED] can b450 tomahawk max II,Asrock pro4 will support geforce 210?

    I making new pc and i am running out of money(30k) my expected configuration: processor:-r3 3300x or r3 3600 motherboard:-msi b450 tomahawk max II or Asrock b450 pro4 ram:-16ram 3000mhz I have old pc which has i3 3220,16gb ram, geforce 210 graphic card,450 w psu By using this new pc...
  33. A

    [SOLVED] Unsure of my CPU particulars

    Greetings community, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 -2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.39 GHz This is the CPU that is displayed in the system section of the control panel. However whenever I perform a search using this information no particular match is found, Could someone please enlighten me as to which CPU this is...
  34. D

    [SOLVED] GA 970A UD3P - Whats a good PCi EX16 Nvidia Graphics card for for Meetings Video editing? -32gb Ram 750w pwr - AMD FX 4300 quad @ 3800mhz

    Hi Everyone I have had this motherboard for 7 years and it is fantastic. :) I just got a new monitor Samsung 34" Curved CJ79 monitor so need a graphics card that supports the 21:9 Qled widescreen format GA 970A UD3P - Whats a good Graphics card for Samsung CJ79 3440 x 1440 for Meetings...
  35. S

    [SOLVED] Out of Curiosity - How Long Until Motherboards Remove Any And All Legacy OS Support, Thus Removing The CSM?

    Some 300 series motherboards don't even include or mention Windows 7 or 8.1 on their support pages, and installing Win7 requires some fooling around with USB drivers and other stuff... Same for recent AMD mobos... So how long until new motherboards completely strip away any legacy OS support...
  36. KillerCrock

    [SOLVED] XMP Failure

    I got a new system i5-10400 on PRIME-Z490M PLUS with GTX 1660super and 500Gb ssd Problem is my XPG SPECTRIX D60G 8GB DDR4 3000MHz won't go over 2666MHz and XMP won't boot
  37. iShoTz

    Question About cpu and ram

    My motherboard is H110m-r and running with g4560 which is 7th gen at 2400mhz ddr4 ram also (can see speed from task manager) i want to upgrade to i5 6500 which is 6th gen, will my ram be limited to 2133mhz or stay at 2400mhz?
  38. 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...
  39. H

    Question Possible to buy salvaged cpus in large quantity?

    Good day. I have a feeling this might be taken down, as it is not the usual type of post you would see here am posting here cuz this is the forum I know, so if this type of question should be posted elsewhere please enlighten me. I know, I know this is not the traditional way of gathering info...
  40. hyrix7Q

    [SOLVED] is PSU RMA accepted with Scratch in it

    so my PSU ( THERMALTAKE SMART RGB 500W ) been making some weird noise and going loud when i play high end games ( which it wasnt in the first months ) and now i have a scratch on it and i want to rma and im having doubts that they wont accept it because of the Scratch is it true ???