Computer speed check

By: Ethanhunter
Computer speed check downloads are available on the Internet which allow you to test the speed of your computer CPU. You could also utilize one of the free versions to check your CPU speed, and there are several which offer web-based computer speed check tools. There are two kinds of speed checks that are performed on computers, one being your CPU and related hardware speed, and the other is the bandwidth speed of your Internet service as related to your PC.

The speed of your computer CPU is measured by the actual performance of the CPU unit in your PC. The software utilized ideally indicates whether your CPU is over-clocked (which means if your CPU is running at a higher speed than that specified by the manufacturer), the CPU is running faster than it is rated for, or if your CPU is running in its specified speed range.

The rated speed of the CPU in your computer can be accessed on any of the Pentium 4 or later versions of CPUs. Under normal circumstances, this is the speed at which the CPU should be operating. Other than this, the CPU may be running at a lower clock rate than the one specified by the vendor. Specific computer speed check software provides detailed descriptions of the different levels of cache that the CPU supports, and the larger the cache size that it supports, the faster is your computer. The speed check tool also measures memory speed in your PC, which is the rate at which data is transferred between the memory and the CPU. This is done by having memory to memory transfer of a large volume of data, and the rate is calculated from the time taken to complete the data transfer.

Computer speed check utilities do more than just check the speed of your PC. They have the feature to check your entire computer system, including network speed and your Internet access speed. Sophisticated computer speed check software provides you with a main control panel. There could be a separate window with graphical display showing your CPU speed and other parameters. The control panel is typically used to vary the testing parameters, the results of which are reflected on the graph.

CPU and memory timings depend on the BIOS setting of your computer. There could be several reasons why you notice your PC getting slow; your CPU speed has somehow become low or there is something wrong with your memory timings. Computer speed check software measures the actual speed of your computer and provides you with other functioning details of your PC which are related to your computer speed. The report generated by the software could be utilized to find out if your CPU is running slow.

The type of CPU in your computer is automatically detected by the BIOS in your system. The BIOS also sets the clock speed of the CPU which can be adjusted by setting the multiplier factor in the BIOS. The overall functioning of your computer depends on the CPU clock speed, the multiplier factor, and the bus speed of your PC. The bus timings in your PC determine the speed at which data is transferred. If the rate at which the data is transported gets to be low, the performance of your computer degrades accordingly. Computer speed check utilities offer several features, and you can choose the one which is right for you. There are basic tools which just check the CPU speed, others provide detailed analysis of the speed related components in your PC.

The clock speed of your CPU could be set from your BIOS. This is done basically by setting the multiplier, which determines the overall CPU clock speed. Take the example of a processor having a speed of 550 MHz with a front side bus speed of 100 MHz. This would mean that the multiplier has been set to 5.5 times the speed of the front side bus, which in effect makes the processor work at 550 MHz. Before you set the CPU speed through your BIOS, you Sneed to find out the various parameter values that are governing the speed factor in your PC. Computer speed check software provides you with all the information that you require for setting the CPU speed correctly in your PC.
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