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PC Bottlenecks

When you upgrade your CPU, the CPU may not provide as much performance improvement as you expect because of a bottleneck in your CPU. Your PC was designed around the original CPU. When you upgrade the CPU, you may have a faster processor, but you still have all the remaining equipment, which was designed to work with the original, slower CPU. In other words, even though the upgrade processor processes data faster than the original CPU in your PC, the upgrade processor is slowed down by the speed of your other components, which do not operate at the same speed as your new CPU.

Does this mean that it is a waste of money to upgrade your CPU? No, because a faster CPU results in faster performance. But just keep in mind that the new CPU is still working through a bottleneck—your older system.


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