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What Computer part is responsible for software's top speed?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by uneducated, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. uneducated

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    What computer part is responsible for top speed so that a software program can be used at it's top speed?
    use windows 8.1
     
  2. SeanLaurence

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    That would depend on the software that is being used. The core components where you can pay more to get more speed is CPU, RAM GPU and Hard Disk. Computers can also have multiple CPU's, but programs cant always use the extra cores. The amount of RAM can make a huge difference in speed. GPU's are used for gaming and 3D rendering. If you are not doing any of that, then they don't matter much. If you do, then you can spend more on the graphics card than the rest of the system combined.
    Currently, the most effective way to upgrade an older computer is to replace the Mechanical hard drive with a Solid state drive.

    So...
    What kind of computer do you have?
    What program would you like to work faster?
    It sounds like you want to spend some money on an upgrade, Do you have a budget? Where do you live (so we can suggest local suppliers and quote local prices)
    Did you know that windows 8.1 will no longer be supported by Microsoft next year but you can upgrade to windows 10 for no cost?
     
  3. texasbullet

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    Windows 8.1 falls under the same lifecycle policy as Windows 8, and will reach end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023
     
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