My friend gave me his old cpu and I installed it in my pc but now it is running slower than my old cpu

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When I bought all the parts for my computer I was still new to the whole computer scene so I bought an intel pentium dual core cpu, so when my friend bought him a new cpu(i7-7600) he gave me his old(i5-6402p) one and after I updated my bios to the newest version and installed it I loaded up my favorite game (escape from tarkov) and started loading one of the bigger maps to see how fast I could get in. (In this game it saves the map to your RAM so the first load is the longest) and to my surprise it took me a long time considering it was a big upgrade and I don’t know what to do to fix it allmy other games are the same way

Specs
Intel core i5-6402p
16gb of ddr4 3000
Nvidia GTX 960
B250m pro-vdh Mobo
1 TB toshiba hdd
150gb hdd
Forgot my psu but it’s pretty good
 

COLGeek

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What CPU were you using before you installed the Intel Core i5-6402P?

https://ark.intel.com/products/93277/Intel-Core-i5-6402P-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3-40-GHz-

Also, how hot is the CPU getting at idle and under load (like when gaming)? Are you using the stock Intel heatsink?
 
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an Intel Pentium g4400 and i downloaded core temp and man they are almost at max core temp stock intel heatsink
 
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i havent touched anything in the bios to afraid of bricking my pc
 

COLGeek

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Did you replace the thermal compound between the CPU and the heatsink (removing the original material) when you swapped CPUs? All all 4 mounting pins securely fastened?

Sounds like you have poor contact and the CPU is overheating and throttling to protect itself.
 
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i did but i just checked it and i didnt apply enough so i put more on there and spread it a little bit and that helped thanks
 

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