What is Processor Speed?

Posted by 31 August, 2009
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The processing speed of a computer’s CPU is a vital factor of consideration when acquiring one. The speed is measured in number of cycles per second and the measuring unit is called hertz.  The higher the speed the more desirable the CPU is as it takes shorter time to execute commands. When selecting a computer CPU it’s important to first consider its use as heavier uses need faster speed.

Processor Speed

The processor speed of a computer can be determined in a matter of seconds. The internet provides a testing application through ‘Test My CPU Speed’ which instantly gives accurate ratings. The speed can also be determined at boot where specifications of the computer are given or by physically looking at the listings on the slot processor.

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