👍 #931 - Does CPU Speed Matter Any More?
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It used to be simple
You want a faster computer? Get a faster CPU. Have a 333MHz machine? Double your speed by getting one that runs at 666MHz.
Life isn't that simple these days. CPU speed can still be important, but it seems we've plateaued at around the just-under-4GHz range for some time now. The upshot is there's much more that factors into just how fast your computer might be.
Depending, of course, on how you use it.
Does CPU Speed Matter Any More? explores the details.
Also this week:
- Microsoft's stupid default setting.
- Upgrading your video with just a cable.
- Why things slooow doooooown - and what to do.
As always, links below.
Of course we talked about Apple's new iPhone updates. One in particular has me interested for backcountry search and rescue work. Poop. No, really, there's a tech connection. Speech to text is pretty amazing (and helpful when my carpal tunnel flares up). Movies dubbed in other languages might not be done the way you'd expect.
We'll be off a couple of weeks -- both Gary and I have some travel upcoming.
Does CPU Speed Matter Any More?
Why you might not care about it as much as in the past.
CPU speed doesn't matter quite as much as it once did. I'll discuss why, and what you should also be looking at.
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Why Does My Windows Program Slow Down and Eventually Stop Working?If your Windows machine is slowing to a crawl and the disk light is constantly lit, there are a few things you'll want to check.
Use HDMI When PossibleHDMI is better than VGA. I'll explain why you want to use it, and what you need to look for.
Does CPU Speed Matter Any More?CPU speed doesn't matter quite as much as it once did. I'll discuss why, and what you should also be looking at.
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