Multi-Core CPUs do not “Speed Up” Your Computer like You May Think They Do

Having a multi-core CPU does not mean that it will make everything run faster. This just means that your CPU can do more than one thing without slowing down too much.

Let us say that you have a 4-Core CPU. Now think of a bank that has only three tellers employed there. If you hired one more teller to work at the bank, would that make all of the other tellers (including the one you hired) work any faster? Nope! Each person still works at the same pace, but you can now fit in a fourth person at the same time.

Get the idea? Also, another thing to keep in mind is that you must be running software that supports multi-cores, otherwise while the program should run without problems, it will not be taking advantage of all your CPU’s cores.

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