A CPU is one of the most important parts of your computer system. It’s like the brain of a computer system and is responsible for most of the data processing. As a result it plays a major part in a computer system’s performance.
Buying a used CPU can lead to significant savings at minimal risk. New CPUs are released all the time so older models can be had at a good discount. A second-hand CPU is the most risk free purchase of used computer hardware you can make. This is because a CPU either works perfectly or not at all so it’s easy to tell what condition it is in. If it works at all then it’ll continue to work happily for decades. If it doesn’t work then it’s dead and worthless. There is no room for doubt. However, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that you purchase a fully functioning CPU:
The question of which Sandy Bridge parts support overclocking keeps popping up on forums so I thought it best to write out a post explaining this subject.
Intel’s recently released Sandy Bridge CPUs have gotten a good reception as far as CPU performance is concerned. But unfortunately for Intel, Sandy Bridge motherboards have a bug in them that was only discovered after they had been shipped. In this post I look at how the bug affects consumers.
There is a rule of thumb when it comes to choosing between Intel and AMD for a computer build. If the CPU budget is less than $200 you go with AMD. If not you should buy an Intel CPU.
It appears as if Intel and AMD have an unspoken agreement. Intel will target the $200 and over market while AMD is free to exploit the sub $200 CPU market. This ensures AMD’s survival and also saves Intel from antitrust lawsuits.
At least that is how things are in the rest of the world. But not in Pakistan where AMD products aren’t available or are too expensive. So instead we Pakistanis have to make do with whatever Intel CPUs are within our budget. Unfortunately there aren’t that many.