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2 years ago I bought a cheap black Friday PC for $400-$500 HP Pavilion Power Desktop - 580-023w wifi Bluetooth 8G ram, GTX 1060 3G and a I5-7400 cpu @3GHz. I am currently play an alpha game (star citizen) and noticed it seemed to be a bit sluggish so I maxed out the ram the mother board can take at 16G 2400 seem all was well, then a new patched dropped and all of a sudden I am having a lot of graphical errors. none of my other pc's seem to be having issues and none of my other friends seem to be having the same issues... so I checked the specs and noticed that my CPU does not meet min specs for the game.... at first I felt that the cpu was trash at 3GHz but looking about it seems its not a bad cpu… its just always maxed out when running the game and im sure its has a lot to do with the game but I am feeling like perhaps I need a better cpu, my question is what would be a max (within reason) I could get for the Odense2-K motherboard LGA 1151 or what should i consider to look for? i dont have a budget.... kinda a on the fly type of deal, erhaps check out e-bay or some used cpu that will work, i just need to know what would be a good fit for this system.


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8 minutes ago, WerewolfSpirit said:

looking about it seems its not a bad cpu… its just always maxed out when running the game

then how is it not bad?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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45 minutes ago, WerewolfSpirit said:

I was referring to that "type" of cpu in general seems to not be a bad one

don't mind them they live in a fallout 4 bomb shelter or something and don't know how to converse with humans anymore tbh 

but basically a 4 core 4 thread cpu is genuinely going to struggle these days, i'd like to point you to a cheap ebay intel, but in this case i'd just say get a 3600?!?  games hate 4 threads, even if they don't hate 4 cores, maybe there is a cheap alternative but the used intel market is literally bullshit

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