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Find out if it's time to upgrade your processor

If you're not sure if you need to upgrade your processor speed, here's a way to find out:
  1. Run Performance Monitor -- "Start | Programs | Administrative Tools | Performance Monitor"
  2. Press CTRL+I to add a counter to the chart.
  3. Set "Object" to "System" and "Counter" to "Processor Que Length"
  4. Click on "Add"

Now, run your day to day programs and watch the "Processor Que Length" counter which you just added to the Performance Monitor. If this counter is greater than 20 for long periods of time, this suggests that your computer is waiting that long until your processor is ready handle next set of instructions -- it's time for a processor upgrade!

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