Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU

The CPU, or central processing unit, is the computer’s processor. It receives and sends information from other components in the system to carry out commands given by programs. If you have ever opened up your computer and found what looks like a whole bunch of chips inside, those are CPUs. In this article, we will be discussing one specific type of CPU: the Intel Core i9-8950HK.

Intel Core i9-8950HK

Similar to any component, there are different specifications for CPUs that define how it operates and performs under certain conditions. These generally include factors such as speed and L1/L2 Cache memory size. The speed of a CPU determines how fast it can calculate a problem or tasks that you give to it. The L1/L2 Cache memory size determines how much information the CPU can store for faster access in comparison to RAM, which is slower than cache memory.

Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU

This guide will help you understand exactly what specs are important when purchasing a new i9-8950HK processor and compare different models based on your needs! We will also list 5 of the best processors currently available at the time of writing this article, as well as discuss what makes them unique.

We’ll start by…

What is the “K” in i9-8950HK?

The “K” stands for an overclockable processor, which means that it comes with a higher base clock rate than nonoverclockable processors.

This can be useful if you would like to increase your CPU’s speed beyond its maximum rated speeds using software such as AMD Ryzen Master or Intel XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility).

Overclocking results often vary depending on the BIOS version, processor model and cooling unit. You should note that overclocking your CPU may void your warranty and cause errors/bugs in any programs (such as games) where you use it.

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How to Overclock a CPU?

Overclocking your i9-8950HK can be done using software, such as the aforementioned XTU and Ryzen Master.

However, overclocking by increasing the multiplier also increases power consumption rates, which directly affects how hot a processor runs. In order to regulate a processor’s temperature under load, an additional cooling unit is required beyond what comes with your processor or PC case.

There are three main categories of processors: air-cooled, liquid , and high-performance water-cooled. Each category has different methods for installation and different pros/cons regarding price, noise level and effectiveness at reducing temperatures.

Air Coolers : Air coolers work similarly to household fans in that they blow air towards something else. This something else is usually a heat sink, which has copper pipes that spread the air over your processor. The fan then blows the hot air into the rest of your case.

Air coolers are typically cheaper than other cooling units and produce less noise, but they only work well if there is sufficient airflow in your PC case. They can also get clogged with dust, which will worsen their performance. Finally, some models may break after extended periods of use (multiple months or years), depending on how intense you run them (generally more intense means a higher chance).

Air Coolers Are Great for Budget Users

Liquid Coolers :

They can be much thinner than traditional CPU coolers and come in different colors to match your PC’s interior. They also look pretty good in general, despite their thickness. Liquid coolers also take up much less space in your case than air coolers do (this is especially important if you live in an area where summers are hot). Powerful liquid coolers can reach about the same temperatures as air coolers for significantly cheaper, but there are some drawbacks to using them.

Liquid Cooling Units Require Additional Setup: Because they come with water inside them, liquid cooling units must be set up outside of your computer and attached to the CPU with either a tube or tubing.

This means that you cannot use it at all times, which can potentially cause problems that may affect performance when beginning to overclock your CPU if you forget to attach them before doing so.

Liquid Cooling Units Require Additional Maintenance: Because they contain water, there is a chance they will leak if damaged or improperly installed. This can lead to any electronic devices near them being broken or their performance being hampered by the spill. For this reason, many people prefer air cooling units.

High-Performance Water-Cooled CPUs are Best for Enthusiasts

CPUs are generally all capable of overclocking in some way, but most laptops come with stock speeds that are lower than their maximum rated ones for stability’s sake. Maximum rated speeds vary depending on the type of processor and its manufacturer, among other things.

i9-8950HK processors can be overclocked at least five percent by increasing their multiplier in most cases, but this can potentially cause errors/bugs in any programs (such as games) that you use. In addition, the temperature must be taken into account before overclocking your CPU beyond its stock speed. You should note that overclocking may void your warranty and cause errors/bugs.

Overclocking Your i9-8950HK Will Void Your Warranty and Increase Your CPU’s Temperature

CPUs can be overclocked in ways that do not involve modifying their stock speeds. For example, the multiplier can be increased to give a processor more performance without increasing power consumption (see voltage). However, this method is not as effective as actually increasing the stock speed of your CPU because it does not change how many instructions per second your CPU is able to compute. This ultimately affects how well your computer functions and its capabilities.

Another way to overclock CPUs is by increasing their FSB (see Hyper-Threading and Front Side Bus) . However…

Increasing The Front Side Bus Can Cause Errors And Bugs In Programs Like Games

There are many other factors that contribute to how well your CPU works. For example, the number and type of cores in the processor, the front side bus (to an extent), and how it is manufactured can all potentially affect its performance. Many people also like to overclock their processors for stability’s sake if they generally do not use them much or at all since this practice increases the amount of time that a computer will work until it needs to be rebooted (this results in more uptime).

It Can Increase Your CPU’s Temperature To Dangerous Levels !!!


Even basic configurations can run faster than pricey models when overclocked properly. If you understand basic concepts such as these and have patience, then you could easily buy a cheap computer and turn it into something much better.

You will have to look up whether or not your computer is capable of being overclocked, however. This guide will be followed by another one that discusses cooling CPUs in more detail, so please be sure to check it out if you are interested in learning about their other aspects.