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Windows 7: Should I have more than one processor driver?

21 Feb 2012   #1
J4rrod

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Should I have more than one processor driver?

Hi all,

I was going through my Device Manager and I click on Processors. It shows that I have four of the same driver, Intel Core i3 CPU M370 @ 2.40GHz. All of these are also listed as being in the same location. Is this normal? Could this may be what's been causing my recent freezing problems?

Thanks in advance.


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21 Feb 2012   #2
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, it's a 2 core, 4 thread processor. You should see 4 processors in the device manager.
The processor shouldn't be what's causing the freezing.
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21 Feb 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Not what I have. My 2 core processor shows 2 and my 4 core processor shows 4. Don't do anything in Device Manager tell some others answer you.
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21 Feb 2012   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Not what I have. My two core processor shows 2 and my 4 core processor shows 4. Don't do anything in Device Manager tell some others answer you.
That's what it should be for non-hyper-threaded processors.
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21 Feb 2012   #5
J4rrod

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks!

Ok, and since you seem to be pretty helpful, maybe you can help me with a thread I posted 2 weeks ago but never got a response:

"I'll start out with [COLOR=#3485bd !important][COLOR=#3485bd !important]my [COLOR=#3485bd !important]PC's[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] specs: Intel i3 processor, 4GB memory, 500GB HDD, onboard sound and video.

Recently, I have been receiving the "Not responding" error in multiple programs, in addition to a lot of hangs throughout the system. For example, if I use a web browser for an hour, it probably happens 4-5 times. This happens in both IE9 and Chrome, and it appears to be random. It doesn't matter if I have 10 programs and 5 tabs open or just the browser with 1 tab. Also, sometimes it will hang if I'm simply dragging icons on the desktop around with no programs open.

Some more potentially helpful information is that I can open every single [COLOR=#3485bd !important][COLOR=#3485bd !important]program[/COLOR][/COLOR] I have pinned to my taskbar at the same time (I have 10) and they will all open with awesome speed, no hangs, no problems at all.

I at first thought it was [COLOR=#3485bd !important][COLOR=#3485bd !important]registry[/COLOR][/COLOR] issues, so I downloaded CCleaner and ran both the system cleaner and the registry cleaner, and it has helped none.

I desperately need this issue fixed. I use my [COLOR=#3485bd !important][COLOR=#3485bd !important]laptop[/COLOR][/COLOR] for everything, including taking notes for my college classes, and the hanging hinders this a lot.

If someone could please help me, I'll provide any information you need about my PC. It's only a year old, and this is very frustrating.

PS, I know a decent amount about specifics on computers, but am not extremely knowledgable about motherboards, [COLOR=#3485bd !important][COLOR=#3485BD ! important]BIOS[/COLOR][/COLOR], etc. So please keep that in mind when you give an answer.

Thanks in advance!"

In addition to that information, I can tell you that this isn't the case all the time. For example, when I booted up my PC this morning, it was hanging, bad. Honestly I had zero programs opened and the Taskbar was completely unresponsive. When I did get IE9 to open, I couldn't close out of a simple tab without waiting 10 seconds. And now, I haven't had a hang in 45 minutes. I have a good antivirus program and recently purchased Advanced System Optimizer. Since I purchased ASO it hasn't happened as much, but it still does.

Any thoughts? I know it's not the registry.
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21 Feb 2012   #6
J4rrod

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok now I'm really confused. First things first, should I have 4 drivers for my i3? If not, I'm going to try that first to fix my problems I stated above.
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21 Feb 2012   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

This is not the cause of your problem leave it alone.
You should scan your machine for malware.
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22 Feb 2012   #8
J4rrod

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have Norton Internet Security 2011 that does scheduled scans so I know it's not malware.
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