What is CPU Throttling? – Thermal Throttling

What is cpu throttling

If you are remotely into CPUs or overclocking, you may have heard of “CPU throttling.” What is CPU throttling, and why should you care? CPU throttling is how a CPU controls its clock speed and voltage automatically depending on the workload or due to the heat generated. It can also be affected by user-assigned current, …

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i5 vs. i7 for Video Editing – Which is Better?

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Professionals and intermediate users often compare Core i5 vs. i7 for video editing. They are both top-rated CPU series for professionals. However, differentiating their use case can get a bit confusing. The Intel Core i7 CPU is the grail for video editing and content creation. Video editing is one of the signature tasks that can …

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Can I Use Laptop CPU in Desktop?

Can i use laptop cpu in desktop

If you have a spare CPU lying around or have the itch to know whether you can use a laptop CPU on a desktop, I will try to demystify the answer for you. The simple answer to this question, unfortunately, is a no. The biggest reason behind this is that laptops’ CPUs use a completely …

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How Many Pins Does a CPU Have?

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All CPUs have pins to form an electrical connection with the motherboard. However, the amount of pins a CPU has is not uniform. So how many pins does a CPU have? The number of CPU pins can vary depending on the socket it supports. For instance, an AM4 socket found on AMD 1000, 2000, 3000, …

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Where is the CPU Located in a Computer?

Where is the CPU located in a computer

A CPU is pretty hard to miss on any given computer. However, for the uninitiated and newcomers, even simple things can seem confusing, given the complexity of PC hardware. So where is the CPU located in a computer? A CPU sits on a motherboard on a holder called a “CPU Socket.” This CPU is often …

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How to Check What CPU You Have? (and Its Specs)

How to check what cpu you have

Plenty of very easy ways to check what CPU you have on your PC exist. All of these involve following a few simple steps. To check your processor make and model, you can use built-in system utilities and services such as the About window, Task Manager, or Device Manager. You can also get comprehensive information …

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Does Ryzen Have Integrated Graphics?

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Integrated graphics cards are integral to most budget and mainstream PCs as they enable essential video output capability. While most Intel CPUs have integrated graphics, for those interested in AMD systems, the question remains, “does Ryzen have integrated graphics?” The answer to that question is Yes AND No because whether your Ryzen CPU would have …

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Which Intel and AMD CPUs Support PCIe 4.0?

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Every new PCIe version brings with it tremendous gains in speeds. So much so that with every more recent version, the speed doubles compared to the previous version. Hence, it is reasonable to ask which Intel and AMD CPUs support PCIe 4.0 so that you can experience the benefits yourself. Select CPUs from AMD Ryzen …

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LGA vs. BGA Socket SMT – What are the Differences?

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Land Grid Array (LGA) and Ball Grid Gray (BGA) are both Surface Mount Technologies (SMT) for motherboards. They define HOW the CPU will be mounted on the motherboard’s socket. Essentially, the most fundamental difference is that an LGA-based CPU can be plugged in and out of the motherboard and replaced. A BGA-based CPU, however, is …

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