Guide to the CPU - Central Processing Unit

Intel Core ProcessorWelcome to the guide to CPUs! As the core processor of your computer, the CPU (central processing unit) is a crucial part of your computer's power and abilities. In this guide you'll find articles that will help you make the most of your processor. Included below are Bright Hub's most popular and latest articles to help you find a good CPU, reviews for various AMD or Intel processors, and tips and step by step instructions for how to improve performance by utilizing techniques such as overclocking. Also you will find advice on how to monitor performance and temperature to make sure your CPU is performing optimally.

Latest Articles on CPU
Mix & Match: Choosing Parts for Your Next PC Build

A comprehensive guide to PC parts and components to help both the budding PC builder and soon-to-be enthusiast....

Six Friendly MP3 Players to Download: Low CPU Requirements

A lot of media players are too bulky for low end systems. Fortunately for those guys who still can’t upgrade their systems, there are a lot of options out there for media playback...

How to Make Sense of the Memory Controller on a Motherboard

The motherboard memory controller manages the data flow going into and from main memory. Traditionally memory controllers were planted on the motherboard's northbridge. However...

Organize Your PC and Peripherals to Create a Friendlier Work Space

Organize the data on your PC and work faster and more efficiently....

Most Popular Articles on CPU
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    Is My CPU Failing? How to Find Out

    Processors are extremely reliable considering the stress they're put through, but that doesn't mean its impossible for them to fail. Let's have a look at a few symptoms that could indicate...

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    The Best Software for Monitoring Processor Temperature

    Keeping tabs on your processor's temperature is a good idea, as it can warn you of a problem that is causing the processing to overheat. In this article we'll take a look a the best free CPU temp...

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    Checking your CPU's Fan Speed: The Top 5 Free Tools

    This article aims to help you control the CPU fan speed and monitor the temperature of your PC. We'll review the top 5 ways to monitor your CPU fan and temperature and let you know why doing so is...

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    Innovation Countdown: 3, 2, 1

    Our final article in our "Most Important Hardware Innovations Ever" series shows you what the most important one actually is. We've detailed everything from USB to Solid-State Drives to Video...

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    What are the Various Motherboard Slot Types

    This article identifies what are the various motherboard slot types, their transfer speeds, their use and who developed them....

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Come and see as we put our screwdrivers to work and begin the hands-on crafting of our little bundle of joy....