CPU - Central Processing Unit
What it does and why it is needed
What a CPU is
What a CPU does
How do you know when you have a good CPU?
There are four steps to finding the best CPU for you.
1. Pick a brand. The two best are AMD AND Intel.
2. Decide on a number of cores. Cores are like multipliers for the speed of the CPU, but the more cores, the more expensive the product.
3.Pick a speed. CPU speed is measured in GigaHertz, or GHz. Depending on what you are doing, you will want more or less speed. For example, if you are a gamer, you will want 2.5 GHz to run your game smoothly.
4. Make sure your chosen CPU matches the make of your motherboard. So, an Intel CPU will not work with an AMD motherboard, and vice versa.