Fast and Furious


Okay, we’re not talking about the movie here. We are talking about computer processing speed. Let’s face it, we all love a fast computer. Lightning quick internet, fast internal processors and a good video card are all about as close to technology heaven as you can get.

Is it True?

Over the years the processors in computers have progressed to the current Core i7 level. Rumour has it that the next level is ready for release. The i9 LGA2066 socket processor is about to become available – or already is. The ‘hush hush’ surrounding the Intel release was worse than the supposed truth about Russian intervention in the US elections.

Bring on the i9

There are a lot of technical aspects to what this processor will do, its cost and its interaction with motherboards and a lot of real technical jargon. So, we won’t bore you with so much geek chat. The fact is that the modifications and the design changes from the fastest i7 processors will make this a bit of a game-changer in the computer world. The bad news is that you have to pay for it and the cost of this LGA2066 is going to add substantially to the cost of your computer.

That’s Really Cool

Cooling the CPU for the new addition is something that manufacturers will need to address as well. Many of the latest designed computers, laptops and desk tops, come with more than one fan these days for obvious reasons. They are working hard and get rather hot when doing so. The last thing you need is for your device to shut down due to overheating. There are also specialised cooling units for computers available in the market and a chat with your local computer specialist is well worth while if that is an area of concern.

Upgrades

Can the new processor be installed in your existing computer? That’s something only a computer specialist can tell you by inspecting your existing laptop or desktop. The LGA2011 and the LGA2066 have compatible connections but to be absolutely sure, get your friendly computer man to check that out before parting with your cash. It’s a bit like increasing RAM in your computer. All the specs of your system need to be checked to find out which specific make of RAM is going to not only fit, but work!

No Quick Fix

If you are having problems with your computer, it would be a great idea to have someone like Burgo’s Computing Solutions take a look at it and make the right recommendations to either fix or upgrade your system. You might be pleasantly surprised at the overall cost compared to perhaps doling out extra money for a new computer. It costs nothing to ask.


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