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 • 2 644

  • Fang Xu
    Fang Xu  12 minutes back

    Stay away from anything from China. I mean anything, physical or intangible. This is my best advice as a Chinese

    • Josh Hayes
      Josh Hayes  9 hours back

      Just like to point out that Linus is wearing an Apple Watch in this episode, or something that looks exactly like it.

      • spectrex1972
        spectrex1972  10 hours back

        I was taking a drink of Rockstar Whipped Strawberry just as the fax machine sound started....almost had a Rockstar all over the screen.

        • z z
          z z  23 hours back

          -boots up mystery cpu
          -checks email


          • Nick Farrell
            Nick Farrell  1 days back

            The overall problem here is that Linus sucks at CS:GO

            • Aleksi Esko
              Aleksi Esko  2 days back

              i laughed when i saw that the funnel was labeled as funnel

              • Richard Dana
                Richard Dana  2 days back

                Is LTT Clothing waterproof? 🤔😂

                • Panji Dananjaya
                  Panji Dananjaya  2 days back

                  what for I mean we have many native cpu

                  • burp
                    burp  2 days back

                    3:39 putting a *cpu* on top of this

                    • QuadTubeChannel
                      QuadTubeChannel  2 days back

                      I come from a time long ago, the time of the AMD Athlon XP shim.

                      • WilliamBilliamBeard
                        WilliamBilliamBeard  2 days back

                        Core i5-8400 or something like that with 6 cores...

                        That would make it a sexcore
                        Yea, I said it
                        FIGHT ME

                        • iceberg789
                          iceberg789  2 days back

                          i guess chinese people are advanced enough to play and tweak with these cutting edge technologies. which we normally can't.

                          • Mos Baked
                            Mos Baked  2 days back


                            • Blake Belladonna
                              Blake Belladonna  3 days back

                              I really like the design of the cooling interface on these. Intel should use these for all their K-series chips.

                              • Crusifix Jesus
                                Crusifix Jesus  3 days back

                                non static gloves?

                                • Rusty Shackleford
                                  Rusty Shackleford  3 days back

                                  Did you get tricked into doing rnd for a Chinese company?..

                                  • BoostedAllen
                                    BoostedAllen  4 days back

                                    Was gunna say.. The second CPU probably didn’t work because of the previous OC settings you set on the first one and you mentioned that it wasn’t unlocked. Reset the BIOS and BAM.

                                    • Alejandro Chavez
                                      Alejandro Chavez  4 days back

                                      That icon is a digital storm icon and isn't surprising to me since ive worked for them.

                                      • tamrix
                                        tamrix  4 days back

                                        “Engineering sample” or stolen tech?

                                        • Mike Ames
                                          Mike Ames  4 days back

                                          Did he say a z170 mobo? I have one of those lying around with an old 6500. Hmmmm

                                          • Alfa101
                                            Alfa101  4 days back

                                            I am [sanely] obsessed with this youngman Alex I want to "yuppiefy him up" like the brother I never had throw away that farmers' shirt and have him dressed up with upscale Europe-made stripped shirts and bespoke fine trousers give to him half a dozen of my wrist watches and niche-parfums pack him with Italian-made MEN genuine leather wallet with 50€ banknotes and... scream to him... GO CLUBBING WITH YOUR FRIENDS TO HAMBURG ALL WEEKEND AND DO NOT TELL (our) MUM I GAVE YOU MONEY (to spend it in THAT) AND.. MMMM START SPEAKING LIKE A SCHOOLED WHITE EUROPEAN MAN!!! (opposed to a yank)

                                            • Glen Withers
                                              Glen Withers  4 days back


                                              • Tracer2376
                                                Tracer2376  5 days back

                                                Yeah, no thanks. I will stick with the real thing. This is what happens when you buy it off WISH, LOL.

                                                • R&D Depot
                                                  R&D Depot  5 days back

                                                  An Ultra Durable board having issues with sweet RGB memory and a strange and powerful CPU? Crank your memory voltage. CPU still puking in benchmarks? Keep calm and raise vcore.

                                                  • E P
                                                    E P  5 days 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  6 days back

                                                      HIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIHI :p

                                                      • jakobthefuzzy Gaming
                                                        jakobthefuzzy Gaming  6 days back

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

                                                        • thisisobvious
                                                          thisisobvious  6 days back

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

                                                          • Eclipse The Producer
                                                            Eclipse The Producer  6 days back

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

                                                            • Boden Ständig
                                                              Boden Ständig  1 weeks back

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

                                                              • N4Alex 01
                                                                N4Alex 01  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                  • Carlos Akut
                                                                    Carlos Akut  1 weeks back

                                                                    Ha! JiggaHertz

                                                                    • Junn Kit Wong
                                                                      Junn Kit Wong  1 weeks back

                                                                      CPU = Chinese processing unit or cheap processing unit ?

                                                                      • DangerousDan
                                                                        DangerousDan  1 weeks back

                                                                        Spyware cpu

                                                                        • douro20
                                                                          douro20  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                                                                                What's with the ה-1820?!

                                                                                • Otaku Edwin
                                                                                  Otaku Edwin  2 weeks back

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

                                                                                  • Benjamin Hausmann
                                                                                    Benjamin Hausmann  2 weeks back

                                                                                    i was thinking at first this are wish cpus xd lol

                                                                                    • SojournTV
                                                                                      SojournTV  2 weeks back

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

                                                                                      • ben russ
                                                                                        ben russ  2 weeks back

                                                                                        BCLK overclocking is king with a 6700hq

                                                                                        • ben russ
                                                                                          ben russ  2 weeks back

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

                                                                                          • Wei Hu
                                                                                            Wei Hu  2 weeks back


                                                                                            • Andre Walther
                                                                                              Andre Walther  2 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