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Windows 7: Processor settings in msconfig

23 Aug 2012   #1
Losyak

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Processor settings in msconfig

Hi! I have a quad-core AMD Athlon II 640 Processor. I always figured I have all 4 cores running at the same time, but today I noticed in msconfig>boot>advanced>number of processors that the default number of processors is one. I've recently had a number of freezes, and wondered if i were to increase the number of processors, would my computer's behavior change at all?


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23 Aug 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That's perfectly normal. These options are only intended for troubleshooting and program compatibility issues (rare). Providing that the checkboxes for both Number of processors: and Maximum memory: are both unchecked (i.e. don't have a tick in them), you shouldn't have an issue and your system should be using both the full amount of memory installed and all available CPU cores.

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23 Aug 2012   #3
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
That refers to motherboards and server boards that can use more than one processor.
I assume you only have one processor in your PC, like most of us,
so you can leave it as it is.
Soz pal but that isn't the case, it also refers to the number of cores on your single processor.

From what I've read it's best to leave all the boxes unticked and let windows handle it all



You could also have a read over here Tweaking Myth: Decrease boot time with msconfig Within Windows
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23 Aug 2012   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
That refers to motherboards and server boards that can use more than one processor.
I assume you only have one processor in your PC, like most of us,
so you can leave it as it is.
Soz pal but that isn't the case, it also refers to the number of cores on your single processor.

From what I've read it's best to leave all the boxes unticked and let windows handle it all



You could also have a read over here Tweaking Myth: Decrease boot time with msconfig Within Windows
Yeah, I deleted my reply because I was wrong on that.
Thanks
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23 Aug 2012   #5
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Soz pal I didn't see that ... I must have been typing and posted it whilst you deleted your post
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23 Aug 2012   #6
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Soz pal I didn't see that ... I must have been typing and posted it whilst you deleted your post
My thoughts, exactly.
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