how can i speed up my CPU

May 23, 2017 at 12:27:44
Specs: Windows 8, CPU 25% Ram 8 GB
I don't really know how to speed up the CPU. Any suggestions? I want to use this as a gaming computer but I don't know what the causes are of it slowing down

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#1
May 23, 2017 at 14:28:57
From what you've said your computer is slowing down. That needs to be addressed before overclocking the CPU (if that's what you mean).

First ensure that you stop any unnecessary background tasks. A first step would be to go to "Task Manager > Start-up tab" and see if anything can be disabled.

Your spec says CPU 25%. What does that mean?

You also ought to do a quick malware check because that can cause slow-downs. These three freebies often find and fix what AV programs miss. Run them in the order given:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwa...
(blue Download button).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).
After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds.

If any of them find something please copy/paste the appropriate logs on here. If you lose the ADW log you can find it as a text file in the ADWCleaner folder directly off the system drive root (usually C).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
May 23, 2017 at 18:40:38
Please list the complete system specs - make/model of the motherboard, CPU, RAM, video card, HDD, power supply.

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