You may notice when playing games that the computer starts to malfunction, as if it is slower than normal. It may appear in other cases, when there are demanding loads, such as the use of Photoshop or Premiere. that he Your computer is malfunctioning, it’s the processor’s fault. or rather your laziness.
Components such as CPU, graphics card or M.2 PCIe SSD often generate a lot of heat under heavy workloads. When this happens and the heat cannot be removed properly, to protect themselves they reduce their performance. What this causes is that the system slows down or may jerk and even reboot.
How do I know if my computer is bad because of the processor?
Usually, when a computer performs poorly with games, the graphics card is to blame. It is true that in many cases it can have its origin in this component. Although the truth is that there is another more overlooked component that can also be the cause of the problem forks the processor.
There are two cases in which the processor could cause significant issues in the performance of the entire system. These are:
- Bad maintenance: The dust accumulation on the heatsink prevents heat from dissipating properly. Indeed, the processor, when we play, accumulates more and more temperature. In the end, the processor will reach a certain point and protect yourself, it will reduce your performance. Sometimes it may even reboot the system as they include protective measures to avoid damage
- Thermal paste: Surely you are a neat person and every six months or so clean the CPU heatsink. That you clean it is very good, but if the Thermal paste
These are really the two main cases in which one can find poor CPU performance. Resolving this issue may take 15 minutes, maximum.
The first thing we are going to do is clean the radiator and the fan. We cannot remove it, although it is better to remove it, so that we can clean it more comfortably and, incidentally, change the thermal paste.
Other issues that may affect
In fact, it is quite rare for a processor to fail. It is usually the component that lasts the longest and its problems are usually external. Although dirt is what affects them the most, there are other stuff which can significantly affect performance. These are:
- Overclocking: Increasing frequencies to improve performance may produce the opposite effect if we have one bad sink
- RAM: It may be that due to a bad ram configurationCPU performance is poor
- Feed: A system of lean eating phases to the processor may cause it not to work as it should. So you need to choose the motherboard carefully to avoid this problem.
As always, these are some of the possible causes of poor CPU performance. Then we may have problems with other components or simply some software that consumes resources. At least maintenance and thermal paste are easy and quick to fix.