Forum discussion tagged with i3.
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    Question Why does my cpu only use 40w?

    My cpu (i3-9100f) when i use it in 100% only use 40w but the processor's tdp is 65W which is (as i know) the normal wattage usage. What's wrong? Here is the picture: View: https://imgur.com/a/IZWrURv

    Question BSOD BOOT LOOP

    Hi I recently installed Windows 11 latest Dev insider Build (3-4 days ago). Today during normal usage it just suddenly went to BSOD and was showing an error related to IRQL. So I restarted and it came again and it was same for an hour. I tried using SFC /SCANNOW in startup repair but it didn't...
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    [SOLVED] CPU Clock down from 3.30GHz to 1.596GHz while gaming

    Hey guys, I have problem with my CPU, its clock speed goes down from 3.30GHz to 1.596GHz. This happens only while playing games. It goes like this for about minute or two, then it goes back to 3.30 for3 minutes and again goes to 1.596GHz. Full PC Specs: GPU - MSI R7 260X 2GB OCV1 CPU -...
  4. GogiAS

    [SOLVED] Upgrading PC for video editing

    Hello! Currently I am making a good amount of money (for a somebody still going in high school) with video editing and it was always my passion but I never had money for newest parts. Got to mention it is my second job and I usually do work with Photoshop and Illustrator a lot more. I was...

    [SOLVED] i3-9100F overheating

    My rig - Windows 10 GTX1650 (ZOTAC GDDR5) i3-9100F H310M CS-R 2.0 16GB RAM (Corsair 3000mhz) Recently my system has been overheating a lot. Even when I am doing some light work(5-10% utilization) it is hitting 50-51 degrees. I am using the stock cooler only and I have 3 more case fans also the...
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    [SOLVED] Can I upgrade this laptop's processor?

    I recently got for cheap an Acer Aspire 3830TG with an i3-2310M and a GT 540M and I was wondering if I could upgrade to, at least, an i5-2410M? Cheers :)
  7. Ash_GameKiller?

    [SOLVED] i3-9100F or i5-9400F?

    I had i3 -7100 on GA H110M-H Mobo. Now I've bought GA H310 Mobo. (300 series). But haven't bought any cpu and GPU yet. Cuz I'm confused! :confused_old: Should I buy i3-9100F? Or i5-9400F? I'm thinking of going for i3 9100F(6K) cuz it's cheaper than i5 9400F (11K) ,here. I wanna play AAA fps...
  8. AntiSipater

    [SOLVED] Is a GT 1030 OC Edition compatible with Gigabyte H61M-DS2?

    After posting about which graphics to go for, I finalized on getting a GT 1030 OC (I'm only buying this temporarily just to have fun gaming till I save up for a whole PC Upgrade) My current specs are: i3 2100 + 6GB Ram My question is that, would I be able to use this graphics card on my...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrade from i5 3570 to i3 9100f

    Hi I have old i5 3570 and I can upgrade to i3 9100f I also have zotac 1070 GPU. Should I upgrade and in my country I can only get this i3 9100f due to price increase.
  10. eibelbilly

    Question 10th gen CPUs

    I'm looking to build a new system my best friend uses a i7 9700f I would like to get similar or better fps for cheap what CPU should I buy,,, According to userbenchmark the i7 9th gen is only 15 percent faster in game then a 10th gen i3 My current CPU is a fx6300 3.5ghz Please help
  11. ccoo84

    [SOLVED] Asus X551CA Ram Upgrade & capacity

    I have read into this laptop that was given to me & I put a ssd into it & a high capacity battery, I didn't take it fully apart to see if the Ram is upgrade-able but I have read conflicting info on this laptop.. 2 of the screws got striped which I will have to deal with but that a different...
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    [SOLVED] CPU performing below average?

    Pc performing below average? I did an user benchmark to see why my computer runs games so poorly. \ Here is my benchmark https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/26165262 but when I searched up the i3 6100 on the same website, the percentages are different...
  13. TheDevil21

    Question Which cpu is better ?

    I want to buy a second hand laptop for netflix and stuff like that. I have 3 options: I3-m830 / i5-m520 / n3710 (all of them have 4gb ram). So which who is better from this three cpus. i'm asking because i'm undecided . Because i don't know what to choose between an old high end cpu or an new...
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    [SOLVED] i3-9350kf vs i5-9400f

    Which is better?
  15. RealSmoke

    Question Cpu upgrade for Socket 1156

    Hey i'm currently using a intel core i3-530 and i've been looking for a upgrade. I don't have a big budget so i can't upgrade the motherboard, it's a socket 1156 / Socket H1 intel motherboard. Pc is a medion ms-7616 And i'm not sure which cpu i should pick as a site says it supports i3 i5 i7...
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    [SOLVED] Wanting to upgrade

    At the moment I am working with a Gigabyte z370 hd3p (rev. 1.0) board with an i3 8350k, 4 sticks of 3200mhz DDR4 G.Skill ram paired with an RTX 2070. I also have a 512GB M.2 sata drive that I use for my Windows 10 Home OS along with a couple 7200RPM drives for storage. I just sold my 1070 Ti for...
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    Question Upgrading from an i3 2100 to i5 3570 (also question about OC)

    I have a GIGABYTE H61M-S2P Rev 2.0 and my current CPU is i3-2100 and it has been amazing thank god. It's been very hard to find a used i7 3770 or a 3570 and thank god i have found a 3570K and non K My question is, they're both of the same price, cheap (about 70$). Which one should I get? Will...
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    [SOLVED] i3 3rd gen

    My friend had i5 7th gen with gtx 1050ti for cs go, but due to some issues the pc is now dead. The shop which he bought that pc told they need 2-3 months for the replacements of some parts. He had an old i3 3220 so he wants to know if the gtx 1050ti will be ok to use with i3 3220 and will it...
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    Question Win10 running slow even after formatting

    Hi everyone! I'm by no means a computer expert, so here I am asking your help. My laptop was running pretty slow, not fluid, so I tried formatting it (following the Step-by-Step option in "Settings"). It got better, but STILL feels like a fresh clean Win10 laptop should run better. It's a...
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    Question Aorus Rtx 2080 freezing on desktop.

    So I purchased a Gigabyte Aorus 2080 and installed it in my system. Loaded into windows and the mouse stutters across the screen. Blue screens when I try to open a game. Tried to run a benchmark and it jumps between 1 and 90fps constant stutter after a 15min waiting for the program to open. I...
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    Help with laptop to play and stream League of legends only??

    Hello,guys can this laptop Acer Predator i7-8750H+1060 gxt,16gb ram play lol at 1080p 60 fps capped and stream league of legends at 720p 60 fps capped??
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    heatsink touching GPU Shroud

    How worry should i be if the heatsink touches the Black plastic shroud of the GPU? Its a gtx 1050 OC 2gb gigabyte https://gyazo.com/7475b675c48113fb99da1dff04fed02e
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    Microphone Suddenly Stopped Working

    Hello, I currently own a Blue Yeti microphone, forgotten what model it is, but it's the big white one. So I was recently playing Fortnite Save The World when my microphone suddenly stopped working. It just flat out cut when I was playing. Tried it on Discord, Cortana and Voice Recorder, none of...
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    I start my game and it runs well, but slows down.

    So, i launch a game (usually csgo) i do an fps benchmark inside of the game, first time after launching it average framerate is like 300 and after 1-2 hours it is only 100. My cpu and gpu temps are fine, and i do not have a virus. Please help me.
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    Installed new components, computer starts but no display.

    Installed a second drive (Samsung Evo 860) and a second stick of ram (same as my old one) and now my computer starts but doesn’t display anything on the monitor. Also there is a yellow light on my motherboard (Asus B150M-Plus D3). Not sure if it’s usually there.
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    tv to amp

    hi guys. trying to connect my new(ish) LG tv to my old Teac ah500i. i have read through some of the threads on here and came across some advice that helped someine by way of using the head phone socket on the back. i have tried this but sound only comes out of 1 speaker. now my question is. my...
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    Any feedback on CyberpowerPC Tracer II T15300?

    Hey, all! Trying to get my girlfriend a new computer to replace her dying machine, and we stumbled upon the CyberpowerPC Tracer Ii TI5300. It seems to be a really great deal on a 7th-Gen i7-7770 and GTX-1050TI with a nice RGB mechanical keyboard and extensive I/O. I'm just not sure about...
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    I use like 35% vram usage while gaming is it good or bad?

    Specs: GTX 1080 ROG STRIX AURA ADVANCED 8GB Intel Core i7-8700k 32 gb DDR4 ram 2 tb hdd 512 ssd Every single time im playing, i don't get even 50% of vram usage and i don't know if its good or bad.
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    FREE Sync and G sync

    I am using an AMD ryzen 5 1500x but at the same time I am using a Nvidia Graphics card GTX 1060 3GB. What type of sync will I need? Will it also be fine if I get a 144Hz monitor without any of the sync but keep the frame under 144 FPS. Thanks, Joel
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    CPU Clock Speed Underperforming

    lately i've been checking out my performance on video games like fortnite and csgo because i have just installed my new GPU, but i really came accross a big problem of my CPU bottlenecking like crazy. i checked my CPU usage and i saw it was on a 100% almost all the time. i have the A-8 7600 CPU...
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    Is it safe to put a mechanical HDD on a caddy with the ASUS K555L?

    Resorted to finding another way to fix my friends laptop. I've seen a video wherein he added a secondary drive (an SSD) using a caddy however he said that I shouldn't but using a mechanical HDD because for some reason, the K555L cuts power to it.
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    CPU is being underclocked? How can I fix this?

    So I’ve had this PC for about one year now, I've had a friend help me build most of it, so I don't know much about this PC, I no longer have contact with him as well unfortunately. Ever since I first built it, my CPU has been running at 0.78GHz. I am not a computer wizard, so I don't know much...
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    Can my PSU run a 1080 without problems

    I have a MS-N450 SYS (450W) PSU and I was thinking of getting a 1080 but it says I need a PSU of 500W but I see a lot of people saying you can use less so I'm wondering if I can run a 1080 without having to buy a new PSU as I'm not the best at installing new stuff into my PC CPU: I5-6600k
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    Need advice with build

    I'm looking to build a new PC and I've decided to go with the ryzen 5 2600 along with the gigabyte aorus x470 gaming 5 and the Team T-force delta II 2x4gb DDR4 3000mhz and I found a case from xigmatek that looks pretty solid http://www.xigmatek.com/product_detail.php?item=181 but I cannot find...
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    Keyboard typing same character

    Please help. My laptop's name is Dell latitude E6320,its problem is auto pressing keys.when I turn on my Pc, Cpas lock falching and typing same character Like this (YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ]Y$) Then all keys don't work.and select programs automatically and all that happe when caps lock start flaching...
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    Picking the best PSU for my build

    Here are a list of parts I plan on buying. Details on the aim of my build are mentioned here. What are your thoughts on my choice for PSU? Do you think 650 Watts is overkill or do I need to go higher than that? I based it off from Seasonic's watt calculator website.  What factors into this...
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    Buying computer parts in Hong Kong

    Hi all, my dad is going to hong kong for a week as a buisiness trip in two weeks time and i was wondering if motherboards and other computer part prices are cheaper in Hong Kong than in Australia. If parts are cheaper in Hong Kong, i have a budget of around $500aud to spend on a build with...
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    i5 8400 and RX 460 vs Pentium G4560 and GTX 1060 6GB

    Hello everyone. I currently own a Pentium G4560 and an RX 460 2GB. I play games such as: - Fortnite - Overwatch - CS:GO - Subnautica I am wondering, would I benefit more from the CPU upgrade (to an i5 8400) or the GPU upgrade (to a GTX 1060 6GB)? I have heard that the Pentium will bottleneck...
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    why is my dell inspiron 15 7000 series slow ?

    my laptop specs are i7 6th gen, convertible laptop, 8 gigs of ram, 2.50Ghz, 64 bit of operating system. but still works slow. while typing in word document.