The options here to increase the app performance is making sure Intel® Speed Step is enabled as well the Turbo Boost at the BIOS level.
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology will use more virtual threads to improve performance but disabling may not perform any change on performance.
thank you for getting back to me. I am running Win7 Ultimate and i've checked those two things and both seem to be enabled/on Auto. Do you have any other ideas? I don't understand how my brother's laptop, which is a slower i7 processor is capable of much quick app-processing time (like three times as quick).
Any further advice from anyone on the forum?
The Intel® Core i7 processor should be running fine the applications on the system but the completion time for that process may vary depending on the background services and apps you have.
If you think the processor is not running as it should be you can contact our support center (if you have a desktop processor version). Here is our contact information: