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  1. When a CPU is "launched" does that mean intel begins production of the chip? Or, has intel been producing the chip and the "launch" means it's for sale for the consumer. Does a "launch" mean it's available to laptop manufacturers so they can start designing laptops with that CPU, or have laptops manufacturers been designing (and producing?) laptops with this CPU already? I really just want to know how long after the launch I will have to wait until I can get a laptop with a Tiger Lake CPU in it. Thanks!
  2. I got a tiny fan and pointed it straight down on the heatsink. It's a night and day difference! My VRMs don't heat up at all. I had to double check that p95 was even running! Thanks for your help!
  3. Alright, thanks! I'll give that a try. Unfortunately I'm out of fan headers, but I have a fan header splitter so the same header that controls the rear case fan will also control the VRM fan. I hope that will be alright.
  4. Thanks for the advice! How would you orient the fan? Just straight down? Also how would you attach it? Do you think zip ties would work or would they melt?
  5. I've attached a picture of my current setup. Would turning around the rear exhaust fan help? I could also put some fans in those top slots pointing down, if that would help. My motherboard is listed in the original post. The most any realistic worklad I've thrown at it gets the VRM up to 80C
  6. Prime95 small FFTs gets my VRM to 103C. I'm not even overclocking...! Prim95 even causes my motherboard to throttle because the VRM gets so hot at stock settings. Any other workload barely touches the VRM temps though. I want to get into overclocking, but I know prime95 is the de-facto standard for testing overclocks. Can I safely get away with other stability tests like blender renders, code compiles, and cinebench? Or, should I just accept that my motherboard cannot overclock because it has an inadequate VRM cooling solution? In case it helps, my CPU is an i7 6700k. My motherboard is: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z170N-Gaming-5-rev-11#ov I also want to note that my CPU cooling is more than adequate. It's an EVGA CLC 360 with 3 static pressure noctua fans. At stock settings my CPU doesn't even break 40C under Prime95 small FFTs. Thanks!
  7. B550 motherboards are nigh unobtainable right now, and my friend really does not want to wait another 3 weeks. B550 seems to be only ~$30 than the motherboard I've currently chosen.
  8. I remember reading/watching that the channel between the B550 chipset and the CPU is still PCIe 3.0, so SSD speeds don't really realize the benefits of PCIe 4.0.
  9. We thought about it, but they definitely won't be overclocking. The XT CPUs do not come with coolers, so they will need to buy an aftermarket cooler. Thus I wouldn't consider XT processors at the same price point.
  10. Thanks for the heads up! I fixed the title. I chose the X570 to take advantage of the faster PCI 4x SSD. Also because of the board's availability. I originally wanted to go with the B450 MSI tomahak, but it is sold out everywhere.
  11. I'm helping my friend put together a part list for their new computer. Budget (including currency): $1000-$1500 USD Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): They have a single 1080p 60hz monitor. They might get a second monitor in the future. Part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Mc6MWb
  12. So you think the chip is just degraded? If it's relevant to the discussion, this CPU used to be in a small form factor build (Dan case), and the CPU ran REALLY hot. Just looking at the CPU wrong would send it over its tcase of 64C. The CPU is in a better case now, but I worry maybe damage has been done.
  13. I have no idea what my overclock settings were. My motherboard/cpu was kind of cursed in that no settings would actually work for it. I had multiple overclocking communities try to help me out but my motherboard just didn't want to work. The one thing that did work though was the built in overclock presets, which I was using. Whatever settings those were using under the hood is anyone's guess. Here's a pic of hwmonitor while my system was undergoing a p95 max heat stress test, if that helps.