If you want to find out whether your CPU comes with integrated graphics, simply check its prefix. But first, find out which model you own.
Most CPUs physically last for over 10 years. Spec-wise, they become obsolete a bit sooner and people usually upgrade after 5 years or so.
Limiting the CPU usage and undervolting the CPU are easy ways to lower the CPU temp. To maintain CPU performance, you can upgrade the CPU cooler too.
To install an Intel CPU, align the CPU to the socket using the markings and gently insert it. Then, pull down and lock the retention latch.
To install your AMD CPU, lift the retention lever to unlock the socket. Then, align the CPU correctly and insert it straight into the socket.
You can monitor POST diagnostics or look for signs of physical damage to check if your CPU is dead. This article also describes other indicators.
CPU's contribution to your in-game FPS is a lot more than you think of. Here is an in-depth guide on how CPU affects FPS.
I primarily think of updating the chipset drivers when talking about CPU drivers. And I suggest that you do the same. Read More...
Check your CPU details using the System Information utility. For detailed specs, CPU-Z is ideal. If it won't boot, the BIOS/UEFI reveals all. Let's explore!