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To overclock a CPU, install and launch an overclocking utility, increase the CPU speed by 1 degree, restart the computer, check the CPU settings, gradually increase them, then reduce the settings by 2 or 3 degrees. This ... More »

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The differences between AMD and Intel processors are reflected in their prices, overclocking capabilities and integrated graphics chips, where AMD has a slight advantage. Other differences are evident in their power effi... More »

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The computer's CPU should operate at room temperature or 70 degrees Fahrenheit if possible. CPU temperatures rise and fall depending on the processing state – whether the CPU is idle or under a heavy workload. Most moder... More »

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A Central Processing Unit, or CPU, is the piece of hardware in a computer that carries out computer programs by performing arithmetical and logical operations. The CPU of a modern computer is contained on a single chip c... More »

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A computer's CPU is considered the "brain of the computer," being responsible for its major processes, like searching for information, sorting information, making calculations and advanced processes as well as decisions ... More »

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CPU stands for central processing unit, the part of a computer's hardware that performs the instructions of programs and controls the operations of the system. Simply put, it is the brain of the computer. More »

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The CPU is the core component of any computer, and its main function is to control and calculate binary calculations. The abbreviation CPU stands for central processing unit. More »

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