All of us at one time or another have had issues when we boot up our PC. Sometimes, it's a problem loading printer drivers. Other times, your network connection fails, etc. While this can vary from a minor annoyance to a reoccurring problem, it's always good to have a plan to figure out just what's going on to make this happen. Unfortunately, most of the time, these problems occur due to malware and viruses. While this article won't solve those types of problems, it will help you isolate them and form a direction on how to deal with it!
The CPU or central processing unit is the brains behind the computer. The processor is the chip that actually carries out the instructions given to it by various programs run by the user. As processor technology advances, CPU's are able to execute more complex programs at much faster speeds. Due to the processor's critical importance in the computer, two companies have entered into a race to develop the fastest and most advanced chips. These two companies are Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).