Testing out Mystery Chinese CPUs

  • Published: 20 October 2019
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    We found some super cheap laptop CPUs that have been adapted to work in a desktop... with varying degrees of success.

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Comments • 2 605

  • E P
    E P  3 hours back

    Has never seen a CPU that looks like this? Ive seen OEM stuff like that. Custom mounting so no retail cooler would fit, was in the K7 days so naked die was normal. ALso seen OEMs with soldered CPUs. Not that strange tbh.

    • PC_LC LC
      PC_LC LC  9 hours back


      • jakobthefuzzy Gaming
        jakobthefuzzy Gaming  20 hours back

        Now that's the windows 10 I know and love (talking about the one that glitched)

        • thisisobvious
          thisisobvious  22 hours back

          It's as if he's never seen a direct die mount

          • Eclipse The Producer
            Eclipse The Producer  1 days back

            Every time he says Jiggahertz i imagine Jay Z poppin out sayin Jigga Wha, Jigga Who?

            • Boden Ständig
              Boden Ständig  2 days back

              The 'beyer' in 'beyerdynamic' is pronounced like 'buyer,' not 'bear.'

              • N4Alex 01
                N4Alex 01  3 days back

                This content is actually good u guys should try i9 9880hk overclocking on Desktop when u guys did on fastest laptop that had it and overclocked it to 5ghz lol it will be really interesting to see it being overclocked on desktop and make it fastest laptop cpu!

                • Orangeme
                  Orangeme  3 days back

                  I just had a LinusTechTips Honey ad on a LinusTechTips video haha

                  • Carlos Akut
                    Carlos Akut  3 days back

                    Ha! JiggaHertz

                    • Junn Kit Wong
                      Junn Kit Wong  4 days back

                      CPU = Chinese processing unit or cheap processing unit ?

                      • DangerousDan
                        DangerousDan  4 days back

                        Spyware cpu

                        • douro20
                          douro20  5 days back

                          To be fair this isn't the first time he's tested a repackaged mobile chip.

                          • Александр Мельников

                            In your BIOS, find and release microcode for any low-end CPU you would never use. Then add one with profile that matches this laptop CPU. With all instructions and registers patched, your system will boot correctly. Note: Microcode must come from laptop using same chipset as your desktop motherboard. If anything goes wrong, don't panic. Drop back in your old CPU, reset BIOS, and try again. Also, your motherboard will not support power saving speed-step features only for laptops. Why should it? There's no battery.

                          • Amir Abedian
                            Amir Abedian  5 days back

                            Dump fuck after this many years can't still understand the stock cooler is better than Cooler Master Hyper 212 and runs cooler. Test the damn thing

                            • TeD van Loon
                              TeD van Loon  5 days back

                              seems like a smart marketing scheme since if they pattented the parts anyone who wants the parts needs to get to buy or licence their motherboard or cpu's

                              • יובל הרמן
                                יובל הרמן  6 days back

                                What's with the ה-1820?!

                                • Otaku Edwin
                                  Otaku Edwin  6 days back

                                  If this from China, it call China cpu, dont say chinese cpu, because taiwan is better than China

                                  • Benjamin Hausmann
                                    Benjamin Hausmann  6 days back

                                    i was thinking at first this are wish cpus xd lol

                                    • SojournTV
                                      SojournTV  7 days back

                                      Dangit! I just sold my old Z170 motherboard :'(

                                      • ben russ
                                        ben russ  7 days back

                                        BCLK overclocking is king with a 6700hq

                                        • ben russ
                                          ben russ  7 days back

                                          at 22 secs in. It looks just like a mildly funky mobile CPU

                                          • Wei Hu
                                            Wei Hu  7 days back


                                            • Andre Walther
                                              Andre Walther  1 weeks back

                                              Every time I have the sight translated by Google it kicks me off lmao

                                              • The President of The Internet

                                                That's the HappyLucky slavery model, it's not fast but it works 24/7 for the cost of a few bowls of rice and the hope of a better life

                                                • madcat105
                                                  madcat105  1 weeks back

                                                  lol, pulled apart and older acer laptop last week to replace thermal compound and cpu looked exactly like that

                                                  • Bob Sharpie
                                                    Bob Sharpie  1 weeks back

                                                    the suspense is killin me!!!!

                                                    • Akkineni Rakesh
                                                      Akkineni Rakesh  1 weeks back

                                                      They should rename the channel to "Linus Chinese Tech Tips"

                                                      • 아이유
                                                        아이유  1 weeks back


                                                        • Judah and Isabella Teng

                                                          3:37 *heatsink

                                                          • SoftCheeks
                                                            SoftCheeks  1 weeks back

                                                            Did linus not drop a cpu this episode?

                                                            • maddog392
                                                              maddog392  1 weeks back

                                                              Linus you should have a torque screwdriver (like a torque wrench but a screwdriver) for stuff like this. I use one to install EPYC CPUs in servers as is recommended by AMD. It will allow you to accurately and consistently set your hold down pressure with this type of CPU retention.

                                                              • Prranjal Shrivaastav
                                                                Prranjal Shrivaastav  1 weeks back

                                                                Which of the Chinese processors is better for a 2019 build, Chintel Core Eye 7 or RMD Frypan 7? Please help.

                                                                • Ranun
                                                                  Ranun  1 weeks back

                                                                  But if we went with such cooling with no ihs what temps would we get on amd ?

                                                                  • Jason Seiler
                                                                    Jason Seiler  1 weeks back

                                                                    He doesn't recognize an old school copper shim on top of a CPU die.

                                                                    • Џон Мастерман

                                                                      Linus whats with the earrings :D

                                                                      • Red Phoenix
                                                                        Red Phoenix  1 weeks back

                                                                        @7:23 Since when does warranty covers damage caused by overclocking? Let alone that it isn't the manufacturer's business what you do with your CPU. :)

                                                                        • Johnmen Zhang
                                                                          Johnmen Zhang  1 weeks back

                                                                          12:22 “Insist OR UlTrA DuRaBlE”

                                                                          • G00ober
                                                                            G00ober  1 weeks back

                                                                            Americans:" I hate Communism"
                                                                            Also Americans "I love shopping from Communists"

                                                                            • T Lee
                                                                              T Lee  2 days back

                                                                              when we are young, poor, and ignorant, yes. but not after we have worked hard to establish economic power, become conscious, and want quality in life. the same goes true for those communists. the ones with economic power want american and japanese made products.

                                                                            • Mike Gaskin
                                                                              Mike Gaskin  4 days back

                                                                              @G00ober It's all state capitalism over there. The Chinese Communist Party encouraged students to study the works of Karl Marx, then blacklisted them when they started actually doing Marxist shit like trying to organize factory workers

                                                                            • Daniel Smith
                                                                              Daniel Smith  4 days back

                                                                              How true

                                                                            • G00ober
                                                                              G00ober  1 weeks back

                                                                              @q1w2e3r4ge5t6y7u8i9o in name and action.

                                                                            • q1w2e3r4ge5t6y7u8i9o
                                                                              q1w2e3r4ge5t6y7u8i9o  1 weeks back

                                                                              China is communist only in name.

                                                                          • Marty Lynchian
                                                                            Marty Lynchian  1 weeks back

                                                                            Do you have the new LGBT+_CPU in your gaymer computer setup?

                                                                          • IraQ Nid
                                                                            IraQ Nid  1 weeks back

                                                                            A+ for effort guys

                                                                            • Danny Johnson
                                                                              Danny Johnson  1 weeks back

                                                                              HEAT SINK<<<

                                                                              • Trickster Rickster
                                                                                Trickster Rickster  1 weeks back

                                                                                Dont trust china

                                                                                • Vijayakrishnan K K
                                                                                  Vijayakrishnan K K  1 weeks back

                                                                                  How come Intel processors are Chinese :/

                                                                                  • The AmericanPewDiePie
                                                                                    The AmericanPewDiePie  1 weeks back

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                                                                                    • The AmericanPewDiePie
                                                                                      The AmericanPewDiePie  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Sign of true Respect: "i'm trying to speed through this to get my cameraman home!" Linus is the mo'fo' BOSS!

                                                                                      Name ONE tech GOD that is shows more Integrity, Honor, and Overall Excellence! #illWait #LinusSebastian @ltt

                                                                                      • dilip L
                                                                                        dilip L  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Dust 2 :p

                                                                                        • Stefan Helmert
                                                                                          Stefan Helmert  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Just build an AMD to Intel adapter.

                                                                                          • Joe Mama
                                                                                            Joe Mama  1 weeks back

                                                                                            That sounds like that would be extremely fucking complicated for no reason really

                                                                                        • Javier ramos
                                                                                          Javier ramos  2 weeks back

                                                                                          love how linus does not care about static damage to any of the items

                                                                                          • Tiogár
                                                                                            Tiogár  1 weeks back

                                                                                            You shouldn't really worry that much about static electricity when handling modern pc equipment. Most have anti-static measures