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Windows 7: Cores question


03 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Cores question

I was reading a thread about seeing if all the cores are operating properly.

I looked in Dev Mgr and it shows 8 cores, but usage on only two.
Is this normal?

Thanks,

Paul




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04 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Indeed it is, Windows dynamically adjusts core usage across the cores according to demand so don't worry about it...

Your task manager shows 8 graphs, and your specs indicate you have quad core i7 2600k which is hyperthreaded so that 1 core is assigned to 2 logical cores and can work on two threads simultaneously, thus appearing to the system as 8 cores...

Hope that helps..

EDIT: If you want to see all 8 cores in action, try using this software, It'll force all eight logical cores to work

LinX Stability Tester.zip

Unzip it, run LinX.exe with your task manager open, and start it up... watch the graphs then...


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04 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Indeed it is, Windows dynamically adjusts core usage across the cores according to demand so don't worry about it...

Your task manager shows 8 graphs, and your specs indicate you have quad core i7 2600k which is hyperthreaded so that 1 core is assigned to 2 logical cores and can work on two threads simultaneously, thus appearing to the system as 8 cores...

Hope that helps..

EDIT: If you want to see all 8 cores in action, try using this software, It'll force all eight logical cores to work

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Unzip it, run LinX.exe with your task manager open, and start it up... watch the graphs then...
Thanks for the info.

I ran the program and all 8 cores went wild and the CPU went to 100%%.

I'm glad that they are just operational, if needed.


Tried to add to the rep - said I had to add it around first.
I guess it is because I gave it to you on your previous reply a dew days ago.
Sorry.
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04 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

No worries mate, always glad to help!

Also, keep that software in your utility toolbox for future diagnostics incase you want to test for stability and temperatures at peak load.

EDIT:- If your query is solved can you mark your thread as solved by via the " Mark this thread as solved" link that shows at the top of every page? Thanks again.
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