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How to Find Your Processor Speed in Windows 7

By now you probably have heard of the CPU if you own a PC. Well, your machine’s central processing unit (CPU) kind of relates to the air your brain. It is your machines brain and executes most of its commands and functions. With that in mind, the faster a processor, the better your computer’s performance and the slower it is, the poorer your computer will perform.

Nothing is as boring as a slow processor speed when trying to multi-task with your PC for instance playing music, gaming or videos as it makes the experience drab. You have to click and wait for minutes before the item can open. However if the speed is fast, the whole experience becomes worthwhile. The processor speed simply tells you total tabulations your computer is making for each second and thus the faster the tabulations, the better the performance of your computer.

Why You need to Know

You may want to know your processor’s speed at some point and I am here to tell you that it is an easy task. There are simple ways by which you can identify your processor, its speed and other characteristics. It is important that you are aware of your machine’s abilities with regard to speed because your processor’s speed basically determines if your machine is fast or slow at executing commands. Thus, in that sense, establishing your machine’s configurations should be a vital component of its usage as is its sustenance and working. Remember too that other than just identifying your processor speed, there are ways you can also gain from the exercise by learning about your hardware and there capabilities. A number of methods can be employed to find your processor speed in Windows 7.

Procedure 1

  • Access the control panel from the start menu of your computer
  • In the control panel, pick the tab named” system” from the list that will be availed and double click to open it.
  • Once youare in the system open window, a list of properties will be shown and you will notice the first property to be the tab “general”
  • Access the general tab and you will find the name of your processor, its characteristics such as its operating speed or processor speed and the processor’s actual incidence. Additionally, you will see the total value of memory your computer has installed.

For the second procedure if you can not undertake the procedure via the first method, it is as well simple:

Procedure 2

  • On My Computer tab, simply right click on this tab and open the “properties” from the given drop down menu or alternatively, press the “Windows” tab and “Pause” tab at the same time and the System Properties window will pop up.
  • Once the window has popped up, the information you want can be found by accessing the General tab.

It should be relatively simple determining your processor speed just so you are aware if you need to change it or it is OK. Sometimes your computer might be performing poorly because of its speed and being aware is crucial to solving such a performance challenge.

How to Speed Up a Windows 7 Computer

Windows 7 though is an advancement of Windows Vista, but is far faster than Vista. Windows 7 has been designed for speed and best performance. It is light in weight on the memory and gives the best of throughput when installed on a decent hardware, but most of us have installed it on the same old computer and have only fulfilled the minimum requirements for this new baby of Windows. Windows 7 even works pretty fast with minimum hardware support but we can tweak it to perform much better. Startup and background processes which runs in the background and slow down the entire system. We can burn these process or features OFF and make Windows 7 work fast, but yes this will compromise some visual effects or some core features of Windows 7. Given below are some ways to get more out of this operating system.

The first thing we can do to improve the speed is by turning OFF the search indexing feature of Windows 7. The search indexing feature of Windows 7 keeps on indexing the files and folders in real-time and make the computer slow. Most of us do not require fast searching and this feature thus can be disabled. To disable this feature, open the Run box and type “Services.msc”. Once the window appears double click on “Windows Search” and then click on disable. Along with the Windows Search service we can also disable many unwanted or third-party services which we seldom need. Services like Print Spooler are only used when we print something then why let it stay ON all the times. It is good that we do not disable these services but set the start-up type to Manual. This way it will only start when we need it else it will stay inactive.

Secondly we can disable the Aero theme of Windows 7. Aero them though is most amazing graphical way of switching and peeping into different windows but when it comes to work it’s actually of no use. We can turn this feature of by applying the basic or standard theme. Aero theme for displaying the graphical views requires a lot of resources and turning this feature OFF will highly improve the system performance. Along with the disabling of aero them we can also turn OFF the screen saver and remove any desktop wallpaper. Screen saver and the beautiful wallpaper of your desktop also require memory so why not turn them off if all we want is performance.

Further we can disable the UAC in Windows 7. UAC always comes on the screen and asks for elevation when we try making some crucial changes or when we try using some system files or folders. This easily consumes several seconds of time on each appearance. We can turn UAC OFF and save these seconds. UAC can be disabled by opening control panel and going to User Accounts and Family Safety. In this window click on the “User Account” link, and then click on “User Account Control Settings”. Over her move the slider to Never Notify and that it. You would need to restart the computer for this change to take effect.

If you feel that increasing RAM on your computer will speed your computer then without even buying the new modules you can increase the amount of RAM. This can be done by putting in a fast flash drive and using it as RAM. This feature is called ReadyBoost and it uses the memory on the Flash drive as a part of RAM. This can be done by plugging in the Flash Drive and selecting ReadyBoost from the Auto-play menu of the drive.

Disabling the Sidebar or the gadgets of the sidebar will also increase the performance. Gadgets are nothing but small applications which continuously reside in the memory and also use the network for giving you some real-time information. Turning them OFF will certainly make some improvement in the performance. You can also change the power plan of the computer and set it to Maximum Performance. By default it set to give you optimum/balance performance and changing it to Maximum performance will lead to good results.

Lastly we can disable unwanted startup items so that they do not slow down the startup process of your computer. Startup items doesn’t only slow down the startup but also slow down the working of the computer by staying resident in memory. It can be said that speed of the computer relies on the processor but it greatly depends upon the amount of RAM we have. Since RAM is something physical and increasing it regularly is not feasible so why not manage it smartly and keep it as free as possible.

How to Increase the Speed of Internet Explorer

Sometimes we experience that our web browser responds very slowly. There are a lot of reasons which can cause this problem. We can analyze to see why the Windows Internet Explorer is running slowly. We can check each aspect one by one in order to resolve this problem. We will look at and discuss five methods in order to solve this issue.

  • Windows Internet Explorer might be slow due to the old version installed on your computer. If you are using the old version of Windows Internet explorer on your computer, then it is possible that you windows Internet explorer will respond slowly. In order to upgrade your windows Internet explorer you can visit the official web site of Microsoft. Updated versions of Windows Internet explorer are available there. You can just download and install the new version in your computer. We highly recommend you to always use the up-to-date software.
  • Secondly you can reset you windows Internet explorer. When you reset the windows Internet explorer it returns to its state when it was installed first time on your computer. This method is useful for troubleshooting the problem occurred after installation. When you reset the settings of your windows Internet explorer, all the cookies, form data and previous password do not work properly. However it does not delete your favorites and some other personalized web pages. This is an advantage as you are able to reset to the original settings, but all the important and relevant aspects that you have saved will not be deleted.
  • If the problem persists there then you can try the third method. You should check if there is any problem with your Internet connection. As Internet connection depends upon your service provider. You can contact your service provider in order to resolve this problem. This can also be caused by some viruses or spywares if they are present in your computer. It is also possible that your browser response becomes slow if there is high traffic on the web page which that you want to visit. Using the latest versions can even overcome the problem of increased traffic.
  • You can install some add-ons in your windows Internet explorer 8 in order to enhance your online experience. These add-ons can also interfere or create a conflict with the other software installed on your computer. You should try to start the windows Internet explorer without add-ons in order to find if these are creating the problem. After disabling the add-ons if you find that your problem has been solved you can use Manage Add-ons in order to use the particular add-ons. Manage add-on tools allow us to find out which add –on was causing the problem.
  • You can also run Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool in your computer to fix the problem of slow response from your windows Internet explorer. As you scan your computer on a regular basis, the speed of your browser will increase due to the removal of all the unnecessary malware from your computer.

In spite of all these methods of troubleshooting, if your browser is still slow, then you have to try and get your computer repaired by a professional.

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