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To test the speed, or benchmark as it commonly referred to, the central processing unit inside your computer, download third-party applications such as Prime95, Novabench, or 3DMark. These applications give the user real... More »

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The simplest method is to compare computer processors by their operating frequency, which is always stated in a manufacturer's description. Another reliable method is running a benchmark test on selected processors. More »

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Compare processor performance based on benchmark test data featured on websites such as CPUBenchmark.net and CPU.UserBenchmark.com. Benchmark test data on these websites are based on all the factors that determine a proc... More »

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The overall speed of a computer depends on the performance of its individual components, chiefly the processor, memory and video card. These computer parts should be upgraded together to boost the computer's speed, as pa... More »

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The primary way of determining the speed of a computer processor is to look it up in the operating system's documentation. This will vary by whether your machine is governed by Microsoft, Apple, Linux or another OS. More »

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The speed and capability of a computer is decided by four factors: the processor, RAM, video card and primary hard disk. While each individual piece governs the speed of certain computer tasks, typically computers use mu... More »

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According to the Computer Science Department at the University of West Florida, the components of a computer system unit include the processor, memory module, ports, cards and connectors. The system unit houses those com... More »

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