Category: System and Controller
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not Specified
Operating System: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: Not Specified / Not Specified
The C7M is a processor. As such it falls in the system and controller categories. It is manufactured by VIA and is compatible with Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista platforms. The C7M was designed for the ultra portable devices and slim notebooks. The processor is said to be similar to the C7 processors. It is described as a mobile version of the C7 microprocessors. The C7M processor comes in speeds of between 1.5 GHz and 1.8 GHz. Compared to other processors, the C7M has low power requirements. It has however been equipped with software security. The C7M processor comes in small compact size. Accordingly, it is described as cheap device to produce. The processor is integrated with a Padlock security co-processor for unencryption and encryption tasks. The co-processor helps to greatly boost the C7M in activities that are CPU intensive.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The C7M micro processor comes with an in built VIA Padlock Security Engine which delivers security and helps protect the user's data. The security engine is in turn integrated with such security tools as AES encryption, Montgomery multiplier and Secure Hash Algorithm SHA-1 and SHA-256 which help to accelerate the encryption process. The security engine integrated in the C7M processor provided what is referred to as NX Execute Protection which prevents worms from propagating themselves on notebooks. The engine also provides a random number generator which is quantum based. The generator provides the integrated encryption tool with a solid security foundation. The C7M process is low on power consumption. This is made possible by the Power Saver technology. The technology reduces the processor's speed especially while on the fly thereby helping to conserve the power. The processor comes with support for SSE2 and SSE3 which help improve its performance. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and C7M errors before installing any driver updates.