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What is my processor CPU clock speed? (Windows 7 PC / Vista computer)

In addition to memory (RAM), your processor (CPU, or "central processing unit"), is the single most influential factor in the actual speed of your computer. But a distinction comes into play when you have multiple processors (several CPU chips inside your PC), or a multi-core processor (a single dye with several "logical" or virtual processors).


Find out how fast your processor is

Follow these steps to get your CPU speed from Windows 7 or Windows Vista:

How many processors / how many cores do I have on my CPU?

Here's a handy tip: the easiest way to determine the number of processors or cores you have on your computer is simply to open the Task Manager in Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Either way, use the same keyboard shortcut of Ctrl+Shift+Esc, or right-click on the taskbar and choose "Task Manager" from the context menu.

When the Task Manager opens, click on the "Performance" tab, and just count the number of "slots" you have displayed under the "CPU Usage History" section:

Number of cores for processor CPU in Windows 7

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