Forum discussion tagged with Pentium.
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    Question Compatible GPUs for Dell Optiplex GX620?

    Hello, the pc is a Dell Optiplex gx620 Pentium 4, with 1gb ram, 3,0ghz, it has one pci slot, what graphic card could be suitable for this pc, what could be the lowest performance graphics card for this and the highest performance graphics card? This link...
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    Question HP Pro 3010 MT Memory/CPU issue.

    Hello everyone and thanks for reading. A few months ago I bought an old HP Pro 3010 MT with the following specs. MoBo: IPIEL-LA3 CPU: Pentium e5300 (775) HDD : 320Gb RAM: 4Gb DDR3 1066HZ As soon as it arrived home I tried to replace the pentium with a CORE 2 DUO E8500 I had laying around, after...
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    Question In my case, are i3s worth it?

    So, I'm debating whether Intel's Core i3s are worth it are not. The answer I see from most tech channels are varying shades of "no". However, I do not think it's so clear cut in my case. Where I live, the new i3-10100 is priced at about $140. The Ryzen 5 1600 is just below it at $135. The 2600...
  4. vineeth.konavoor

    Question My CPU idles at 70C. Cleaned fan and applied new thermal paste. Still no good

    I have an old pentium dual core 1.80GHz CPU with me. The mother board is Intel D945GCNL. I was hoping to hook it to my tv to play netflix and stuff. So i took it put of the dust and gave it a spin. Even by just staying in the bios, the temperature slowly climbs to 60C. I tried running puppy...
  5. 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] Can I upgrade my old computer to Windows 10?

    Hey guys I have an old computer which is about 8 years old I guess which runs the following hardware.... CPU: Pentium Dual Core E5400 2.70GHz RAM: 4GB DDR2 G31 mobo 500GB HDD and it is currently running windows 7 ultimate and I am thinking to get windows 10 on it because support for windows 7...
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    [SOLVED] Can I have a decent experience in windows 10 with this laptop?

    So, I have this old laptop of with a pentium t4300 and an integrated gpu. right now it has a 5400rpm 500gb hdd, but I want to replace that with an ssd. also it has 4gb ram, would changing to 8gb have any effects? also how bottlenecked would i be by the pentium t4300? thx in advance.
  8. ALEX0264

    [SOLVED] BIOS needed for old Acer/ECS SF2/661FX Motherboard

    Hello, Bit of a long shot this one, not sure if anyone will be able to help, but thought I would ask anyway! Attempting to build a 'retro' (well mid 2000's) system based on the PGA478 socket. The board in question is an ECS SF2/661FX Rev 1.1, Acer branded. I made a critical error when updating...
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    what upgrades should i consider for my laptop in low budget?

    i have an acer laptop with intel pentium 4417u and 4gigs of RAM along with toshiba 5400rpm HDD. i don't run any heavy applications on my laptop just browsing and multitasking , considering a low budget what should i firsrt upgrade on my laptop ? -> swapping my HDD with a 250gbSSD or putting in...
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    Question Old Packard Bell 640 Motherboard - blank display from onboard video and external cards.

    Hi, I've got an old Packard Bell Multimedia PC I've been trying to get working again for old time's sake. After replacing all of the capacitors for fresh ones, sourcing some parts and thoroughly cleaning the board and connectors, I was just about to fire this thing up. However, on a first...
  11. Myronazz

    [SOLVED] Can failed transistors cause overheating in a laptop?

    Hello... So about two months ago, my friend's laptop was experiencing overheating and so they took it to a nearby franchise to have them take a look at it. To put it simply, the technician explained how some transistors in it have failed and because of that, other transistors in the laptop need...
  12. RealSmoke

    [SOLVED] Pentium D 945 vs Pentium 4 630 what's the difference?

    Ok so i have a couple of questions about the p4 and the pD what's the difference? is it worth to upgrade? Here are my current specs: Gt 710 msi low profile 1gb gpu, Pentium 4 630 cpu, 3gb ddr2 ram, 250 watts psu. Question #1: Will the pD have simuliar temps to the p4? the pD has 11 more watt...
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    [SOLVED] MacOs on intel pentium 5300?

    Can I instal a macos for example el capitan or sierra maybe even high sierra on intel pentium e5300 with 4gb ram, amd radeon hd 4650 1gb and will it be complatible with any of macos version I just want to have a cheap hackintosh system to try the macos. thank you for your replies
  14. mangaman

    [SOLVED] Witcher 3 randomly freezing for 5 seconds

    So I contacted CDprojekred about this issue and they said that is was because of my dual core Pentium G3258. The Witcher 3 needs a more powerful CPU, but before update 1.08, users have been able to run The Witcher 3 just fine on dual core CPU's. Now. it just randomly freezes for 5 seconds (more...
  15. NightHawkRMX

    Question Good free way to backup data onto a nas.

    Hello, I just got my NAS complete and hopefully will run for more than a day before going offline like last time. Specs: Intel Pentium N3530 Quad Core 8gb DDR3 HP S700 120GB SATA III SSD set as Windows Storage share because I couldn't figure out how to make it a cache drive for the HDD. Seagate...
  16. Feature AMD Athlon vs Intel Pentium: Which Cheap Chips Are Best?

    20 years ago, AMD's Athlons and Intel's Pentiums were performance CPUs. Today, these brands are relegated to entry-level options. But which is better? Read more here. KEVIN CARBOTTE @kcarbotte Kevin Carbotte is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes news and reviews of graphics...
  17. bibeksaha

    [SOLVED] Should I upgrade my 2015 computer?

    Hi! Everyone. I had bought a PC computer in the late 2015. The components are Gigabyte GA-H81-S, Intel Pentium DC G3240 3.1 GHZ, 4 GB DDR3 1600 RAM and 500 GB SATA HDD. Now I plan to upgrade the RAM to 8 GB, add 240 GB m.2 SATA SSD and add a graphics card Nvidia GT 710 for visual improvements. I...
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    [SOLVED] Is the pentium q9400 good in 2019?

    So, i have a very old pc . I don't have the budget to get an entirely new pc so I'm only gonna upgrade the cpu a little bit and deck out on gpu. My current specs are Cpu: pentium dual core e5300 Mobo: gigabyte g41m combo Ram:4gb I wanna upgrade to q9400 (or q6600 or q8400) which cost less...
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    Question Good pc build

    Im looking for a good pc build that is great for streaming games and maybe editing too. My budget is around €1300. The best would be if all the parts could be shipped to The Netherlands. Any body got some ideas? (I would prefer ryzen cpu but intel is also fine) Thanks in advance!
  20. Question GPU Temperature

    I checked drivers. This is idle mode. When im playing games this is going normal