CPU speed is one of the vital parameters that determine the overall speed of your laptop, PC, or mobile device. A CPU is responsible for processing all your instructions and displaying them on the screen hence faster the CPU processes these commands, the faster the speed of your computing device. Knowing the CPU speed is important not only important when buying a new computer, but it will also help you in downloading a fresh App or OS and assess whether the CPU will be able to handle the application’s resources.
5 ways to check CPU speed
1 System Properties
The best way to open the system properties is to right-click on the MY-PC (My-computer) on the desktop. Now click on the properties and new windows displaying system properties will open. Here you can find CPU type and speed in front of the processor field.
This is another way to check the speed of the CPU in an easy way. Click on the start button and then click settings. From the Settings window, select System and then About.
The latest processors have multiple cores to handle the resources of software and the latest apps. The msinfo32 utility helps you check the speed as well as the number of cores of CPU installed in a system.
System properties will not show the number of cores in the CPU. Dxdiag is the DirectX Diagnostic tool that helps you know more about the processor(CPU) configuration. To run this utility, then open the RUN window by pressing win+R on the keyboard and type Dxdiag before pressing OK.
Press Yes, if prompted so and after the Dxdiag window opens, under the system information, you can find the details of cores and speed of CPU.
5 Intel Power Gadget
This is the 3rd party software that is very effective to check the speed of the CPU. The software is available for 32-bit windows OS, 64-bit Windows, Mac, and Linux.
After you unzip it and install the software, you can run it and check the base frequency or speed of the CPU. Apart from the actual speed of the CPU, you can also know the current speed at which the CPU is working, the temperature of the CPU, and the power consumption by the CPU.
These are the easy ways to check the speed of the CPU in the windows 10 operating system. These methods work equally well with earlier versions of Windows OS. If you are not able to find the speed of CPU you can post in the comment section for further solutions.