Page 3 - Forum discussion tagged with CPUs.
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    Solved! Upgrade laptop's motherboard

    I've an alienware 13 r2 with a cpu i5-4210u settled on the motherboard. Is it possible to change this motherboard with one that has a cpu i7-6500u on it?
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    Solved! Upgrade CPU or Memory to make laptop run faster?

    I have a TOSHIBA Laptop Satellite C675-S7200 that needs to run Windows 7 and software like stamps.com and chrome web browser. It runs but it's pretty slow, even after wiping it clean and starting fresh. Can I upgrade the memory or CPU in this laptop to make it run faster? If so, what should I...
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    How to find out whether a cpu are soldered or not?

    I have a Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor in a HP Pavilion DV7 laptop, productnr LX262EA. How do I find out whether its solderer or not? PGA or BGA. The processor supports both but I find a bit hard to find out without opening the machine.
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    Is 8gb Ram and core i5 sufficient for Adobe creative suite??

    Hi there, I'm a graphic designer and i want to buy a laptop , but not completely sure of the specs i will need. I dont have a very large budget ,so i found one within my price range but it is a Core i5 6th generation, and 8gb RAM.. Will this be sufficient??
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    How to check if my CPU is soldered into my motherboard

    So I need to know if my CPU is soldered onto the motherboard i have a Medion Erazer P6679, with an I5 7200U and the chipset is Intel Series 100; D15KHN and i think this is the motherboard - don't know if this helps
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    installing a different cpu

    can installing a (compatible) previously working cpu into my pc cause bios to display slower (after 5 or 10 minutes) and my pc to not recognise my keyboard to select delete to enter settings in bios?
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    Solved! I need a cpu compatible processor for my laptob

    I searched a lot about my laptop and compatible cpu but i cant find any good answers so I decide to ask someone in this forum for help, I will give u all information u need My Laptop is Sony Vaio VPCEH2Q1E PCG 7181M ,the CPU is Intel Core i3 2350M 2.3GHz not soldered to the mobo TDP : 35...
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    Solved! Upgrading CPU for VR! (i5-6500 > i7-7700k vs i7-8700k)

    I currently own an i5-6500 with 8GB RAM and a GTX 1060 3GB. My motherboard is a MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon. Most games I play are alright though sometimes I experience a lot of ghosting when spinning my head due to the FPS drops and some actually stutter when something faster's going on in the...
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    Hp laptop black screen boot only after an hour of running

    Hello all. I have a hp pavillion dv6 laptop with dual graphics, everytime i try to turn on the laptop i get a black screen with capslock blinking once, i know that it means cpu error on hp's website, i tried removing and replacing the ram, cleaning it, reseating the cpu, cleaned the cpu fan...
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    Gaming Laptop starting to underperform

    I own an ASUS gaming laptop with the following specs: GTX 1050 Ti GPU i7 8750H CPU 16GB Ram 120Hz Monitor I bought it one month ago, and it was working fine. Now, after a few window updates and stuff like that, it started underperforming (low fps) where my fps would drop about 20-50% (50 avg...
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    switch on problem in dell 3521

    Cpu shorted so how to fix
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    Solved! good day! is it possible to upgrade my intel(r) pentium(r) cpu 2020m @ 2.40ghz toshiba satelite to any i3 or i5?

    good day! is it possible to upgrade my intel(r) pentium(r) cpu 2020m @ 2.40ghz toshiba satelite to any i3 or i5?
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    laptop CPU not going above 20%

    Got a strange issue on my girlfriends laptop, the cpu will not go over 20%, the whole system is slow and i've watched the cpu usage and it will not budge past 20, it's hard stuck. When i was remoting in she disconnected the charger and the cpu jumped up to 100%. The battery in the laptop is dead...
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    Asus K52JT cpu change

    Hi! Would it be possible to switch from my old IntelCeleron P6200 on my Asus K52JT to i5 or i3 processor. Or is it worthless plan?
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    Solved! Hp CPU upgrades

    Can I upgrade intel celeron N3060 to a i5 intel celeron? I have a hp laptop 14-bx0xx
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    Can i upgarde CPU my laptop Acer 4736z from T6400 to T9600

    My laptop is Acer 4736z, T6400, ram 4Gb, SSD 120GB, I am going to upgrade CPU to T9600 with 15USD. Can my systems do that? And is it worth to that? Thanks you
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    Pentium vs I3 while using a dock

    Hi, I am trying to give advice to a friend about what laptop/PC to buy. For the CPU, I think he should go for an I3 or Pentium (I have never owned either, but I have read about them). But he also wants to use it with a USB 3.0 docking station, so my question is whether a Pentium is enough to run...
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    laptop running cpu 60-70 degree c

    my laptop cpu run on 60-70 degree c,and my gpu is 68 to 78 degree c when i play dota 2..my laptop is asus a450 l..5 years old with intel core 5,intel graphic hd 4200 and nvdia geforece 720m..was it fine?
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    Solved! System Uncharacteristically Slow [Lenovo Ideapad 520]

    Hey folks, For the past six months I've been using a Lenovo Ideapad 520 laptop for general purposes, and I've been suffering from some ridiculously slow speeds for... pretty much everything since I bought it. It's got decent specs; an i5-8250U CPU CPU, 8GB DDR3 RAM and a GeForce MX150 GPU, so...
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    Solved! Dell laptop freezes and makes buzzing noise

    I've read forums saying it's a defective graphics chip to CPU problem and I've done steps that fix it temporarily such as chkdsk /f /r or SFC /SCANNOW in command prompt they seem to work but when my laptop goes to sleep and I wake it back up it happens again. My laptop is a Dell Inspirion...
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    Svchost.exe in Task Manager causing high CPU usage

    Recently I have gotten this unnamed process in Task Manager that when I open its file location, it takes me to my sysWOW64 folder to the svchost.exe file. I get high CPU usage only when Task Manager is closed, and normal CPU usage when it is opened. I am sure that this isn't a igfxupdate.exe...
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    Solved! i5-8350U or i7-8650U?

    Hello, between the i5 and i7 CPU, are there noticable differences in terms of battery life, heat level and performance? I am trying to decide a CPU for the X1 Yoga Gen 3. Thanks
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    Acer R5-471T-51UN - Is the cpu soldered on?

    I opened my laptop to do some dusting because the fans were getting loud on idle. While it was opened, I wanted to replace the thermal paste on the cpu to help with the fan noise. I can only find the fans for the air vent and not the cpu fan unless it is under the mobo. Picture I'm guessing the...
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    Switchable Graphics 0% Usage

    Laptop: HP15AC652TX CPU (Display): i5-6200U GPU (Render): AMD Radeon R5 M330 Whenever running any program (e.g. Undertale, Nox), the GPU 0 in Task Manager (Intel HD Graphics) runs high while GPU 1 (AMD Radeon) is at 0%. On GPU-Z, the core clock speed is fixed at 300 MHz, regardless of whether...
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    Solved! can i upgrade(change to a better version like i7, i5 8th gen ) my Laptop's CPU.

    i was curious to know that can i upgrade(change to a better version like i7, i5 8th gen ) my Laptop's CPU. I've Sony Vaio SVF15218SNB RAM 8GB(UPGRADED: default 4GB) Processessor Intel corei5 3th gen(3337u) please let me know As soon As Possible
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    Need help I have an old asus a43sj that turns of after post

    So my asus a43sj is having problems after the recent windows update my laptop stoped working, every time I start it up it shows the asus logo and not long after it turns off again. I'm not sure what the problem is and really need help in reviving my laptop. Should I replace the cpu or the...
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    CPU Heat question on this specific laptop, normal?

    Hello! I recently bought a new laptop for gaming, the ASUS FX503VM-DM042T 15.6 GTX 1060: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B0765CBZZJ/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new My question is about the heat levels. I tried playing Tera and the temp easily goes up to ~87 on the CPU. And im...
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    CPU Throttling, BD PROCHOT

    Hi, I encountered this issue where my CPU locks at 0.80GHz when running a game, and I've already tried some fixes (using different profiles, power adaptor, cpu temps, etc.) but the only way was to disable the BD PROCHOT. However after a few seconds after doing it, my pc abruptly shuts down...
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    Solved! Not detecting CPU or GPU in BIOS/UEFI and no Fan RPM detected

    Hello, I am having an issue with my computer not detecting my CPU or GPU fans, whenever the fans ramp up my computer starts to make this obnoxiously loud beeping sound, then when the fans stop the beeping stops. And I know it's not an overheating issue, the CPU doesn't get above 70C on load and...
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    Solved! VR build upgrade (need advice)

    I am looking into getting an oculus rift in the future but need to upgrade my specs i was wondering should i upgrade my gpu or cpu and what i should upgrade it to with a budget of around 200 euro Any help appreciated Specs: CPU-AMD A10-6700 GPU-GTX 960 4gb 8gb 800mhz ddr3 ram
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    asus rog fan at full speed ...all the time from start to shutdown

    Hello, I own a ROG ASus GL702Z gaming laptop for a few months, and i have the following issue. my cpu fan is working at full speed all the time for a few days now, i`ve had this problem some time ago but i managed to make it work at normal speed here are the things i tried that worked in the...
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    Solved! can i3 processor work with 8gb ram?

    i have i3 with 4 gb ram. now i want to ake 8gb ram, do i have to chane the 13 into 15? or i3 will work
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    Dell Vostro A860 compatibility with Intel Q9100

    Hello. So I am ordering a intel 2 core quad Q9100 cpu for my mother's old laptop and i wanted to know if it would work or not. My mother has a dell vostro A860 and from my research i see it is not compatible but i see other laptops with the same Socket P with ddr2 like Dell Precision M4400 that...
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    Upgrading my laptop's CPU from 15 2nd gen to i7 3th gen

    Hi , i have a sony vaio laptop Model sve141d11u with i5 2450m processor, i want to upgrade to a i7-2720QM , both are board compatible but the i7 has 45 tdp and mine has 35 tdp, is there any problem with that, or i can upgrade?. thanks
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    how to iimprove 1.10ghz on window 10 to 2.0ghz

    hello, I bought stream 11 pro g4 with window 10 having 1.10GHz as its base frequency (turbo of 2.2GHz). I want to download an important software that works fine on min 1.5ghz. pls how do I increase it? .
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    Problem with CPU (Laptop)

    Hey guys!! I have a big problem with my CPU (Intel i7700HQ- 2.80GHz). Whenever I play games I have about 120fps but sudenlly it drops to 30fps and it does that every 15sec all over again. I checked my CPU frequency while i play games and it drops form my base clock (2.8GHz) to around 0.8GHz and...
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    sony vaio VPCEH1AFX cpu upgrade

    trying to upgrade a sony vaio from a pentium b940 to something that isnt a potato. ive tried an i7 3630qm, didnt post. i think itd have to be a 2nd gen like the pentium but i dont want to invest money into a cpu thats not compatible.
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    What is the last generation of laptop Intel CPU series that is compatible with PGA sockets ?

    My guess is the 4th gen ? i am looking for a CPU upgradable Laptop with the more recent gen intel cpu that is compatible... are the 5th gen intel laptop cpus and plus soldered to the board ?
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    Discrepancy between product specs and ccleaner identifier?

    According to the product specs based on my model (asus K451L), my laptop has a 4010U CPU which runs at 1.7ghz, but when I open ccleaner, the top left corner indentified my CPU as a 4030U and runs at 1.9Ghz, why does this happen? Is anything wrong?
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    Solved! GTA V not running on 1060

    So my friends laptop is seeing 100% usage on the cpu when trying to run GTA V. It was working fine before and then he installed the GeForce experience and used it to optimize it. Now its using 100 cpu and its a slide show. He has tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game and GeForce...
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    Alienware 17R4 Motherboard

    My Alienware 17R4's motherboard died, and I think that the GPU and CPU probably still work on it, so I was going to order a motherboard from eBay that doesn't have the GPU or CPU on it. The issue is, I'm not sure how to tell whether or not the motherboard would work for my laptop. Is there a way...
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    Ragnarok Arena Pop Up is Wrecking Me, Please Help!

    Hey Everyone, Yesterday I started getting a strange self opening tab on my Chrome browser. It would begin to go to a random site then be redirected to theragnarokarena(dot)com. With a little research I learned that this can be pretty nasty. At first it was an annoying popup in Chrome, but within...
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    Google Chrome using 60% of CPU without opening it ? (HELP)

    Hi, after i turn on my laptop, without opening any program, i check task manager and every time there are alot of chrome processes opened, i always have 2 at 30% Cpu usage. Can someone help me fix this, i have reinstalled chrome and its still happening. i7-6700HQ Processor
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    Laptop hardware temperatures (Lenovo Legion Y530)

    Hello! :) I was wondering can anyone tell me what are normal working temperatures and maximum working temperatures without load and with load(gaming like Overwatch World of Warcraft and similar games) for my CPU and GPU .CPU is Intel core i5 8300H and Nvidia GTX 1050. Thanks a lot in foward!
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    My laptop with i3 3217u Overheat and Underperforming

    I bought a laptop with this spec: i3 3217u 1,8ghz Geforce 740m 2gb Ram 2x4gb When i use it for gaming like Gta V, Fortnite, AC Liberation, my laptop get very hot with gpu 85 degree and cpu 91 degree. And usage: gpu 50% cpu 100% ram usage only 4gb at gta v and 2gb ac liberation When i see a...
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    Solved! cpu clock question

    hello. i had a question about cpu clock and i wanted to know which of these cpus are better. intel 8550u 1.8-4 gHz intel 7700hq 2.8-3.8 gHz i checked the cpu.userbenchmark.com and found that these 2 cpu s are almost equal in benchmark.
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    What is the Best Laptop Under $320?

    Hi, I am looking for the best and the thinest laptop under $400 CAD ($320 USD) with the better specs (CPU and Graphics) for this price. Thanks.
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    i3-6100U with SSD or i5-7200U with no SSD for battery life?

    Hi all, I've been trying to find a new laptop for uni this year and have narrowed it down to two possibles. My requirement s have been long battery life (around 6+ hours for lectures) and minimum graphic capabilities for casual gaming (sims 4 only.) I have a gaming PC at home so I go 'cold...
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    lower AC adapter for alienware

    Hi ,I got a motherboard replacement for my alienware 17 R4 ,the previous one had CPU i7 6700HQ and GPU 1070 GTX , after the replacement the new specs CPU i7 7820HK and GPU 1080 GTX but until now i use the previous ac adapter (240watt) because they need time to get (330watt).Sometimes the...
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    Can i upgrade my A6

    I have Hp 645 G1 Note Book . CPU : A6 5350 AMD GPU : ATI HD 8350 are the CPU an GPU Removable or not ? what CPU and GPU I can upgrade for (Suggestion) ?
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    Need advice about virtual machines

    I just purchased a laptop with the following specs: IPS FHD GTX 1060 6GB VRAM i7-8750H 2.2 GHz base speed on 6 cores 16 GB DDR4 Memory 256 GB SSD + 2 TB 5400 rpm HDD Windows 10 Pro I got it for my Computer Information System classes, specifically to run multiple virtual machines, running...
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    Sony Viao fan noisy

    I have a Sony Viao, with a messed up fan. This started about a year ago, but never caused me to many problems so I never fixed it. It would just occasionally rev up and operate really loudly for a minute or two, but then stop and I could use the laptop. For the past week it would rev up and...
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    Can I Run GTA V

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 2520M CPU @ 2.50 GHz 4 GB RAM Intel HD Graphics
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    Brand new OMEN by HP gaming laptop running cpu too hot after 1 day

    Hi all, I just bought a new gaming laptop OMEN by HP 15.6 "144Hz Full HD Matt G-SYNC, GeForce GTX1060 6GB, Core i7-8750H Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, W10H I am having issues after only 5 min of gaming, my CPU goes to 90+ degrees. When I play games the CPU goes very up. After only 5...
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    What issue does my laptop have? PSU / CPU / Motherboard

    So just last night my laptop started going through a series of shutdowns, where I'd be in the middle of something and it would turn off on its own, no warning beforehand. I got in touch with support for the manufacturer and they're telling me that the worst case scenario is the motherboard being...
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    My brand new Asus laptop's screen becomes unresponsive at random times. The pointer still moves but clicks aren't registered.

    I've ordered an ASUS and finally arrived today. Specs i7-7700HQ CPU 8GB ram GTX 1050 Integrated RAMDAC Windows 10 After I turned it on I was prompted to install an update (one of which was critical) by an automatic thingy (I forgot). I also installed a new BIOS and changed the language to...
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    Cpu lowers speed for no reason

    So i just bought a Helious 300. i5 8300h 1060 6gb 8gb ddr4 512nvme ssd The issue is, that when gaming, the cpu randomly lowers its clock speed to 800mhz, this is regardless of the temperature. I have tryed stock voltage, lower it by 0.115v and everything it up to date, and set to performance...
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    "Thread stuck in device driver" When i unplug it or use it unplugged!

    I get around 5 minutes and then it crashes. I get blue screened and it says "thread stuck in device driver", Looked it up but most of the advice is updating your gpu and monitor drivers which didn't make a difference and changing battery which isn't the Issue! It started 2 days ago and just...
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    what is the best Cpu

    i7 8550u 1.8 Ghz or i7 7500u 2.7Ghz