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what is a CPU on the computer???

My computer runs slow & I think the CPU is the reason for it. It goes from 1 and up. When it is at a low # it freezes


Asked by NicolesMommy at 1:38 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Technology

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  • Pronounced as separate letters it is the abbreviation for central processing unit. The CPU is the brains of the computer. Sometimes referred to simply as the central processor, but more commonly called processor, the CPU is where most calculations take place. In terms of computing power, the CPU is the most important element of a computer system.

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    Maybe you should go in and delete some of the programs you're no longer using as well as clearing your cookies and cache. Some time going through files that you've saved and no longer use or no longer need will clear up space. Also check your processor maybe you need a new one or a just a whole new computer. Example, it's like having a brand new mustang (that you wanna race) but an old engine in it. you wont get the full power because the engine is old and outdated.

    Hope that helped.

    Answer by prissysayshi at 1:47 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Central Processing Unit. I'm with prissysayshi. Are you running several programs at once on occasion? That could slow your system down as well.

    Answer by mommieGem at 7:22 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Look up CCleaner, it's a safe registry and file system cleaner and free.

    Answer by mommieGem at 7:26 PM on Nov. 24, 2010