How to Increase Processor Speed

By Contributing Writer

Processor speeds can be enhanced by moving circuits closer together and by utilizing new semi-conductor materials. A number of strategies are being used to make computers faster. The simple steps below will enable you to become proficient as to upgrading the speed of your computer. When purchasing a computer from the original equipment manufacturer, the manufacturer will likely include documentation (a manual) that lists the system specifications of the computer. The best method of increasing the computer processor speed would be to familiarize yourself with your computer's manual and utilize the manufacturer's computer support. Also, various software utilities are available to list and detect the computer processor.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer\nSoftware

Three Methods to Increase Computer Speed

Step 1

There are many steps to increase your processor speed or system performance. Check the \"Upgrade Guide\" section of the computer's manual, based on the brand/manufacturer and model number. Another option is to contact customer support to determine if your machine can be upgraded.

Step 2

Defragmentation is the major step that increases a processor speed. To perform defragmentation, go to My Computer, right-click on C drive, click on Properties, and choose the option Defragment Now. This can often be the fastest way to boost processor speed in your computer.

Step 3

Automatic updates-.This can slow down your processor speed if you turn on Automatic updates. \nOther reasons are:\n\n1) Most of your RAM speed is used by Xp Operating System. If the resources of your XP is increased then Operating\nSystem may slow down.It indirectly effects the processor speed.\n2 ) If your click on Live Up dates then there may be chances of Virus entering in your system.which leads your\nprocessor speed slow

Step 4

This option may decrease your system visual effects but increase your system performance. Right-click on My Computer, go to System Properties, and go to Advanced Settings. Click on the setting in Performance, and then choose the option \"Adjust for Best Appearance\" or choose \"Custom\".

Tips & Warnings

  • Remember , if you lack expertise or a manual find a dealer who can upgrade the processor's speed.
  • Setting the processor to a speed greater than its rated value may prevent the system from working or damage the processor.