CPU Performance Help

See also: GPU Performance Help

This guide has tips and suggestions that may help to improve your CPU or general computer performance.

General Performance Tips

[Win Mac ]


Tips for Addressing Underperformance

  • High temperature can throttle back your performance.
  • Ideal temperatures vary by processor. Ensure your temperature is within an ideal range under load.
  • Ensure fans are working and clear of dust.
  • Ensure the heatsink is well seated with appropriate thermal paste.
  • Experiment to find the balance between energy efficiency and performance that works for you.
  • RAM modules need to be installed in the correct slots for full performance (see motherboard manual).
  • Check for memory failures []

Going Further

Even if your system is performing where it should be, it may still be possible to push the performance further.

  • Overclocking configures your system components to run faster than the manufacturer default.
  • Not all computers can be overclocked.
  • Many guides online cover overclocking in depth. [AMD Intel ]

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