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.