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About Get-In-Da-Robot

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  1. Just purchased a Ryzen7-5800x to upgrade from my i7-7700k. Currently have four 8gb sticks of Trident Z at 3000mhz cl15. Is it worth upgrading ram? Gaming usually the most intensive thing I'll do, but may get back into music production and am curious if it might be worth it for that application as well. Have a Samsung G7 Odyssey 240hz 1440p monitor and a 2080 currently, planning to upgrade to 3080 when they exist. Tend to value lower settings for higher fps.
  2. Hey guys, I'm having trouble enabling Dolby Digital 5.1 on my LG TV from my graphics card. My Setup is Gtx 1080, HDMI to LG C9, C9 to Sonos 5.1 via optical. Every other device I have connected is able to send a DD signal through expect my PC. I've attempted changing drivers to no avail.
  3. I see, so it's soft-locked rather than an impossibility. Do software manufacturers often increase their minimum hardware requirements with new updates?
  4. I've read in a few different articles though that some programs won't run at all if certain clocks speeds aren't met. Are those articles wrong? ex: https://techterms.com/definition/systemrequirements
  5. Now all that said, what is the point of minimum hardware requirements if CPU speed is not a factor in whether or not a program can run?
  6. Essentially, is it wrong to say an i7 will give you the best experience for the longest amount of time compared to an i3, even if you're mostly a browser and they'll both run your programs?
  7. Okay, what, from a hardware stand point, would cause a program to be unable to run? And if you were to suggest a processor for someone who keeps their computers for very long amounts of times and don't like to upgrade unless they absolutely have to, would you recommend an i7 over, say, an i3?
  8. Like the title says, would CPU speed ever be the reason a program would be unable to run? For example, would an i3 ever reach the point where it couldn't run a program whereas a same generation i7 would, albeit slowly?
  9. I know, I just saw this video which is what reminded me of my question. Doesn't answer my question though.
  10. I'm not really worried too much, just curious. With my recent build, after my CPU was installed correctly and carefully, I had some trouble putting the lid back over it. I tried pushing the latch down but it wasn't moving much, till I realized the latch wasn't completely under the large screw in front of the socket when I was pushing down. I never checked to see it the pins were damaged but I always wondered if it was even possible at that point of the installation. Board is an ASUS maximus ix hero btw.
  11. Yeah I understand IPC, that's why I was wondering how the situation would pan out against two CPUs of the same architecture. Would a program ever keep itself from being able to run on a computer if it detected the CPU would not be fast enough to run some of its features properly, regardless of if they were used?
  12. Oh sure and I make sure to ask what exactly they're using it for before I recommend one type of cpu or the other, but for the person who isn't multitasking too much, or running intensive software, I usually lean of faster/fewer cores. Especially where battery life is important.
  13. So are you saying it could technically run any modern program that only utilized 2 threads?
  14. Sure, but not necessarily programs the common person would use. I've generally been recommending higher clocked CPUs than multi-core ones for basic consumers.