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    Fix The Computer CPU Speed. How To Change It?


    Fix The Computer CPU Speed. How To Change It?


    No doubt a question being asked by anyone who has had their computers 'hang up' on them, completely freeze, or process at crawling speed.


    This could be for any number of reasons, not the least of which could be insufficient RAM to temporarily store all of the commands that need to be carried out for a particular
    task. But usually, the main culprit is slow processor (CPU) speed. So we are going to take a quick look at how this can be resolved in several steps with a CPU upgrade.....


    (Be aware, however, that upgrading a processor may require an upgrade of the motherboard as well.) But in order get the right CPR for your system, you will need to know which socket it uses (configuration of the physical connection to the motherboard.) This information needs to be handy when ordering either at a computer supply store, electronics store or online. (When in doubt, consult you manual or the manufacturer's website.)


    To do that, do a search online for a free software tool called CPU-Z that can tell you everything about the CPU installed on your system. Including socket architecture number. A CPU with the wrong socket, will not be able to plug into your motherboard. (Basically, if the configuration of the pins on the CPU does not match up with the configuration of the holes in the socket on the motherboard, it won't attach.)


    It's usually better to research online, since you will be able to search for the exact socket type, and the options that match will come up on the website for you to pick from. (As a side note, it would be advantageous if you have to change the motherboard as well, do a search for a motherboard with the right socket configuration for the cpu you want.)


    The prevailing mindset as to the top two choices for CPUs on the market are from Intel and AmD.


    The 'stats' information that you want to pay attention to as far as the speed of your processor that you have now as well as the upgrade are 'operating frequency', 'cahe',
    whether it's 64-bit or 32-bit supported, as well as whether it's single or multi-core (one cpu acting as several.)


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