Forum discussion tagged with Pentium.
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Y

    Question Planning to replace a Pentium B960 CPU with an i7-2760QM

    Greetings all, I've been repairing an old laptop from a family member, they don't feel they need a new one as that one runs fine for most their cases which is mainly browsing the web. The laptop has a fresh SATA SSD installed, with 8GB DDR3 1333MHz Ram and Windows 10. The problem is, though...
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    Question Intel Celeron vs Pentium

    I'm looking to buy a Windows laptop and have been looking at a few that suit my use case (basic office work, emails, web browsing etc), the ones I've narrowed down to have very similar CPUs but a significant price difference, can anyone advise if it is worth paying £100 more for the Pentium when...
  5. dheeraj0077

    Question Which motherboard support this?

    Which motherboard support Intel Pentium J3710 processor?
  6. K

    [SOLVED] CPU upgrade?

    I'm currently running a intel pentium g2010 and i want to upgrade to a faster cpu, maybe a core i3 or i5, but i don't know what cpu maybe compatable to my bios, My MOBO is an ECS H61H2-M17, LGA 1155, and my bios version is American Megatrends 4.6.5, 6/19/2013. If possible I'd like to upgrade...
  7. [SOLVED] RAM Not detected after delid cpu

    Hi, so I tried to delid my cpu yesterday but it's really hard. So I decided to undo my intention to delid the cpu. After I installed the cpu, ram etc, my buzzer emitted a long beep. After I checked, remove the ram one by one, apparently the first ram slot could not detect the installed ram...
  8. Janathdils

    [SOLVED] Vintage PC turns on but no display ?

    I built a vintage pc as a hobby. Collected old components like Pentium 4 CPU, mainboard, HDD and DDR 1 memory, etc. When I plugged all components correctly and it's giving no display. I found out I'm using ddr 400mhz speed ram but board specification shows ddr 333mhz support is the maximum...
  9. R

    [SOLVED] New CPU for my Geforce 1060 3bg

    Hey guys, rn I have a 1060 3bg with... wait for it.. intel pentium CPU. I know its garbage and that I have bottleneck, that's why I want to upgrade it to something at least playable. The main games that I play: CS:GO, I'd like to play warzone too, some new games. Rn I can't run them at all...
  10. V

    [SOLVED] Is it dangerous to use VGA output at default resolution ?

    Hello, I've got a very old laptop that has Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 @ 2.20 GHZ with no dedicated GPU running on Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2x2 GB DDR3 RAMs @1066Mhz Toshiba Satellite L450-18p My laptop just got fixed by replacing its power supply so it runs fine now thanks to the laptop tech...
  11. NisterOwO

    Discussion Overclocking my old laptop

    So I was wondering that is there any way to overclock cpu in my laptop. It has good ssd, 8 gb of ram and not bad graphics card. But there's only one thing that make this laptop slow and thats CPU. I tried to get into bios but there was nothing to set. Same with programs like Intel Extreme...
  12. H

    [SOLVED] 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...
  13. Y

    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...
  14. C

    [SOLVED] 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...
  15. vineeth.konavoor

    [SOLVED] 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...
  16. 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...
  17. J

    [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...
  18. T

    [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.
  19. 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...
  21. K

    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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. G

    [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
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. abryant

    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...
  28. 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...
  29. B

    [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...
  30. R

    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!
  31. N

    Question GPU Temperature

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

    Question Third Gpu in my board.... how can one fit it in this slot?

    hello! Im currently using a ASUS 399-e mobo and I'm running a Titan RTX and a 1080ti. Im waiting for a second Titan RTX in the mail.... I'd love to know how anyone uses this third slot way down at the bottom, when not only would it cover the qCode, but this is where all the fans and headers...
  33. TruckerBuck

    Question Blue Screen 1050Ti

    So I've got this Strix GTX 1050TI and for the life of me I can't figure out why it's blue screening every 10-30 mins of being on. The light blinks orange when it's running fine but the second that light turn blue it blue screens and obviously nothing works. I've tried reapplying thermal paste in...
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    Question GTA5 Settings 1050TI - i3 8100

    Hello good people of Toms Hardware. I am kind of new to PC gaming and don't know a lot about graphics settings. I will list my specs down below. Thanks everyone. Have a great rest of the day. I use MVGA Graphics but i have still bad graphics... Click here for the Bad Graphics Images Specs...
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    Question 2k display over a fullhd one with more hz? VN vs TN

    Hello fellows! I would like to ask you today a few questions. 1. Would it be worth to buy a 2K monitor 27" 144hz 1ms over a fullhd 144hz(or 144-240hz) 27" 1ms one? I have a maximum budget of 375USD for one and i am going to mainly play LoL, Fortnite, Cs go and occasionally nfs, apex and other...
  36. ICrosbyI

    Question Reinstalled Windows 10 - New CPU Cooler and Case -- Still getting VERY HIGH usage in task manager. How do I fix?

    Hey all, first things first, here is specs. i7 - 8700k (bought early summer 2018) EVGA GTX 1070 (late 2016) Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 3000 RAM (early summer 2018) Gigabyte Z370XP Mobo (replaced same board in late 2018) Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX (just installed yesterday to try and fix...
  37. T

    [SOLVED] Is this a motherboard issue?

    This morning, I get up and use my computer with no problems. Later, I leave and come back to find my monitor displaying “DisplayPort no signal”. My monitor is a ASUS VG248QE and the no signal problem is common and the usual solution is to unplug the monitor’s power cable and plug it back in. I...
  38. J

    Question Need help! How could i hook up my 5.1 surround a amazon fire stick 4k?

    So i have a Jamo 5.1 surround system hooked up to my sony sdr de515 amp. Its quite old so no HDMI or anything like that only RCA out. At the moment i just have a rca left and right to aux into my laptop and stream 4k stuff through there on my...
  39. S

    [SOLVED] Big fan vs small fan on graphics cards regardubg noise

    I'm looking for a GT 1030 graphics card. There are some models with a small fan (like this) and some with big a bigger fan (like this). The problem is (beside the microATX case and a weak 320 psu) is my monitor: it only has a vga port, so i either get the Zotac GT 1030 or get a hdmi-vga adapter...
  40. S

    Question Is it possible to get virus in you GPU

    Hy i want to know it is possible to have virus on GPU's?