Testing out Mystery Chinese CPUs

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  • N4Alex 01
    N4Alex 01 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Carlos Akut
    Carlos Akut 2 days ago

    Ha! JiggaHertz

  • Junn Kit Wong
    Junn Kit Wong 3 days ago

    CPU = Chinese processing unit or cheap processing unit ?

  • DangerousDan
    DangerousDan 3 days ago

    Spyware cpu

  • douro20
    douro20 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    What's with the ה-1820?!

  • Otaku Edwin
    Otaku Edwin 5 days ago

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

  • Benjamin Hausmann
    Benjamin Hausmann 5 days ago

    i was thinking at first this are wish cpus xd lol

  • SojournTV
    SojournTV 5 days ago

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

  • ben russ
    ben russ 5 days ago

    BCLK overclocking is king with a 6700hq

  • ben russ
    ben russ 5 days ago

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

  • Wei Hu
    Wei Hu 5 days ago


  • Andre Walther
    Andre Walther 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

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

  • Bob Sharpie
    Bob Sharpie 6 days ago

    the suspense is killin me!!!!

  • Akkineni Rakesh
    Akkineni Rakesh 6 days ago +1

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

  • 아이유
    아이유 6 days ago


  • Judah and Isabella Teng

    3:37 *heatsink

  • SoftCheeks
    SoftCheeks 6 days ago +1

    Did linus not drop a cpu this episode?

  • maddog392
    maddog392 6 days ago

    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

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

  • Ranun
    Ranun 7 days ago

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

  • Jason Seiler
    Jason Seiler 7 days ago

    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 7 days ago

    @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 7 days ago

    12:22 “Insist OR UlTrA DuRaBlE”

  • G00ober
    G00ober 8 days ago +19

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

    • T Lee
      T Lee Day ago

      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 2 days ago

      @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 2 days ago

      How true

    • G00ober
      G00ober 6 days ago

      @q1w2e3r4ge5t6y7u8i9o in name and action.

    • q1w2e3r4ge5t6y7u8i9o
      q1w2e3r4ge5t6y7u8i9o 6 days ago +2

      China is communist only in name.

  • Marty Lynchian
    Marty Lynchian 8 days ago +2

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

  • IraQ Nid
    IraQ Nid 8 days ago

    A+ for effort guys

  • Danny Johnson
    Danny Johnson 8 days ago


  • Trickster Rickster
    Trickster Rickster 8 days ago

    Dont trust china

  • Vijayakrishnan K K
    Vijayakrishnan K K 8 days ago

    How come Intel processors are Chinese :/

  • The AmericanPewDiePie
    The AmericanPewDiePie 9 days ago +1

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  • The AmericanPewDiePie

    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 9 days ago

    Dust 2 :p

  • Stefan Helmert
    Stefan Helmert 9 days ago

    Just build an AMD to Intel adapter.

    • Joe Mama
      Joe Mama 9 days ago

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

  • Javier ramos
    Javier ramos 9 days ago

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

    • Tiogár
      Tiogár 8 days ago

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

  • Luke Hawkinson
    Luke Hawkinson 9 days ago

    the struggle is real with this one

  • sebastian
    sebastian 10 days ago

    I love Chinese hardware manufacturers. They give us consumer goods that many of us can only dream of owning since the original manufacturer, or so called "patent holder", sets the price at an exorbitant level. In a way they're the Socialist warrior we've all dreamed of.
    I can guarantee AMD will, over the next few years, jack up its prices to where they are no longer affordable or offer any real value for money. And don't give me this crap about competition. If "competition" reduced prices we would all be carrying around $500 iphones & galaxy notes. That's just the rubbish Trumptards & wall street like to feed us via the mainstream media so that we don't question the extortion corporate America gets away with

    • Joe Franklin
      Joe Franklin 9 days ago

      Moronic comment, shows you are parroting things you don't understand

  • Jam Z
    Jam Z 10 days ago

    Mystery Chinese CPU? Yeah we got one of those 😏

  • YankeeSpirit
    YankeeSpirit 10 days ago

    I have seen CPUs like that, in laptops.

  • Freeman
    Freeman 10 days ago

    This would have been so much better, if it was scripted and thus condensed.

  • kelverin K
    kelverin K 11 days ago

    Why went i install ssd in my laptop...my laptop went to blue screen?...

  • DoctorX17
    DoctorX17 11 days ago

    Now do liquid metal

  • Hafnium Half-life
    Hafnium Half-life 11 days ago

    saving one hundred dollars during starving student days, isn't that every middle class student's dream days?

  • William Poetra Yoga
    William Poetra Yoga 11 days ago

    You can actually check whether the die is flush, lower, or higher than the surrounding shim plate. Just take a razor blade or a thin metal ruler, stand the long edge across the shim plate and cpu die, and shine some light through it. If there is even a slight separation between the razor blade / ruler and the object it stands on, light will pass through.
    If you don't have a thin metal ruler, you can even use art knife refills or metal plates with known straight edges. For the light source, it can be a mobile phone flashlight, or even ceiling lighting.

  • Marc Hervais
    Marc Hervais 11 days ago

    frankly you put links in chinese, that are not fully translated, and in currencies that i don't know. This is not usable in my point of view

  • Doobie's Den
    Doobie's Den 11 days ago +1

    10.44 meme of the year award goes to (drum roll) modem and Linus

  • Stephen Patterson
    Stephen Patterson 11 days ago +1

    Never saw a CPU with the die exposed?? C'mon Linus I know you ain't that young lol

  • Graeme Frith
    Graeme Frith 11 days ago

    I like the music that is in the background.

  • Sorin Nicu
    Sorin Nicu 11 days ago

    Technically those ES CPU's are still Intel property. This is nothing else than advertising for selling/buying stolen property.

    "Engineering sample (ES) processors are also known as qualification sample processors. They are pre-production processors Intel loans to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original device manufacturers (ODMs), and independent software vendors (ISVs) to be used in the product design cycle before product launch.
    These processors often include more features than production processors for customer pre-production evaluation and test purposes. ES processors:
    Produced by Intel are the sole property of Intel.
    Produced by Intel are Intel Confidential.
    Are provided by Intel under nondisclosure and/or special loan agreement terms with restrictions on the recipient's handling and use.
    Are not for sale or resale."

  • Satoru Kuroshiro
    Satoru Kuroshiro 11 days ago +2

    I find myself wheezing with anxiety when Linus holds electronics, I feel like one day he'll do a stream and end up flinging a high-end CPU across the room and into a wall whilst talking about how expensive it was.

  • AMD fx8150
    AMD fx8150 12 days ago


  • Marco Bergamin
    Marco Bergamin 12 days ago

    I have an unused i3-2310m, do you think is possible to make that adapter at home? I would like to used it for a home NAS.

  • computerbob06
    computerbob06 12 days ago +10

    "We didn't think this through"
    And that's one of the reasons we watch the Linus Tech channel!