cpu

Mon
10
Nov
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How to View Active and Idle Processes in Windows?

Infopackets Reader 'mg_barrett' writes: " Dear Dennis, Is there a way to show a list of running processes (programs) in Windows? Also, how do I determine if a process is active or not? " My response: A process is said to be active if there is CPU or ... memory activity associated with the process. The opposite is also true; if there is no CPU or memory activity reported by a process, then it is considered to be an idle process. Process activity can be determined using various utilities mentioned below. How to View Active and Idle Processes in Windows You can use Windows Task Manager to view all ... (view more)

Fri
16
Nov
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'All CPU Meter 4.3', and 'Cathy 2.29'

All CPU Meter 4.3 All CPU Meter can display a wide range of information about your Windows computer's processors. For example, it can provide information about your processor clock speed, the name of your processor, and how much each one of your ... processors is being used, instantaneously. Information can be displayed in percentages, if you wish, and data categories can be separated by color. http://addgadgets.com Cathy 2.29 This is an extremly small, very fast, and easy-to-use media cataloging tool. Use it to index files stored on removable media (such as CDs or DVDs), hard disks, and even ... (view more)

Fri
21
Sep
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Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 Review

Note from Dennis: At the end of the review, we're offering 20% discount for Infopackets readers. I get asked all the time "Why is my PC slow?" The answer, of course, is usually complex and may depend on a number of factors. But, for the most part, ... the culprit is due to repeated installation and removal of software programs to a system over a period of time. For example: a once pristine PC (brand new, untouched) from the factory can perform flawlessly. The same PC after a few months of use will start to lag. And, after a year or two, that same PC will surely suffer major performance ... (view more)

Thu
29
Mar
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'Hotspot Shield 2.52', and 'CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.5'

Hotspot Shield 2.52 Hotspot Shield is a software utility that adds security to every one of your browsing sessions. It also detects and blocks malware, shields your privacy from snoopers, and still allows you to access all your favorite sites. Using ... this software, you can protect your computer and digital data from high-tech snoopers lurking at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, and airports, as well as corporate offices and ISP hubs. Note: the free version of this software is supported by advertising that displays as the software operates. http://www.anchorfree.com CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.5 CPU ... (view more)

Mon
31
Oct
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'Firefox Portable 8.0 Beta 5', and 'CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.4'

Firefox Portable 8.0 Beta 5 Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you. For help ... getting Firefox Portable up and running, visit Firefox Portable Support. http://portableapps.com CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.4 CPU Speed Professional will accurately benchmark your PC processor speed. It uses software records and reviews thousands of processor speeds which are added daily to the worldwide CPU ranking website. The CPU comparison ... (view more)

Sat
05
Feb
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SpeedUpMyPC 2011 Review

Update 2012/01/16: : The 37% discount expires this coming Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST. Reserve your copy before the deadline and you'll also receive System Tweaker software as a free bonus! Satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days or your ... money back. Details at the end of the review. Are you looking to speed up your computer, but are on a tight budget? Do you enjoy learning about computer hardware and how it interacts with software? If so, you'll find this software review highly informative. -- I get asked all the time, "Dennis, what can I do to make my PC faster?" The simple answer ... (view more)

Mon
17
Jan
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New AMD Chip to Change Perceptions of Netbooks

Thought you knew netbooks? Hardware producer Lenovo is determined to change that. The company says its newest line-up of ultraportable netbooks will boast portability as well as power. For most of their brief history, netbooks have been little more ... than compact, lightweight web browsing and word processing tools with minimal performance capabilities. For many consumers, that's been just fine. Netbooks perform these basic functions (which, let's face it, are probably the most important things a computer can do) admirably, and in most cases they cost less than $500. Changing the Way Consumers ... (view more)

Thu
11
Mar
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'Total Background Check', and 'CPU Frequenz'

Total Background Check Want to see what Big Brother knows about you? Here is a comprehensive list of websites and phone numbers for specialty consumer reports that might help people find out your employment, rental, and cheque-writing history. ... http://www.consumerist.com CPU Frequenz Pulling out your hair trying to figure out why your PC is running so excruciatingly slow this afternoon? Then try the very handy new program CPU Frequenz, a small tool to accurately identify the CPU frequency. http://www.softwareok.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell ... (view more)

Tue
02
Feb
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Firmware

In electronics and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote fixed programs and data structures that internally control various electronic devices. Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from end-user products such as PCs, ... laptops, netbooks, remote controls and calculators, and even include scientific instrumentation and industrial robotics. More complex consumer devices, such as mobile phones and digital cameras, contain firmware to define the device's basic operation as well as implementing higher-level functions in the future. Firmware Versus Software Technically, ... (view more)

Thu
31
Dec
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Sony Considers Multi-Core CPU for PS4

Sony's PlayStation 3 has only in the past year started to emerge as a legitimate contender for the console crown currently held by Nintendo and its Wii. However, even as PS3 sales slowly inch up, news of the company's next gaming system has recently ... emerged. According to a report from Japanese industry insiders "PC Watch Impress," Sony is currently working on a multi-core CPU (Central Processing Unit) to be used in its next gaming console, tentatively (and likely) dubbed the PlayStation 4. Sony Exploring Multiple Options for PS4 CPU It's not yet known what the exact specifications ... (view more)

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