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Windows 7: Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3

31 Jul 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've never once been able to prove that changing this setting has ever increased performance. I've tested on Vista and Windows 7 on several different computers and with a stopwatch and taking an average...the boot up time was within 1% on each machine. Sometimes it was a bit faster, other times it was a bit slower. The overall average was the same.

NO DIFFERENCE. This tweak for me is a myth and I've tested enough myself to know that it's not just my opinion..but rather fact based on my situations and configurations.


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31 Jul 2010   #12
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

No offense pparks, but results for one person don't prove anything. It's still nice to hear your take on the matter and what your results were, but from a scientific stand point, it doesn't make anything fact or fiction.
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31 Jul 2010   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
No offense pparks, but results for one person don't prove anything. It's still nice to hear your take on the matter and what your results were, but from a scientific stand point, it doesn't make anything fact or fiction.
No offense taken. But most people don't put in the time or effort to test with stopwatches as I do...instead they go off a gut feeling and somehow declare that it made a big difference to them on their machine. So, I'm still 100% confident in my assertions that changing this setting will amount to no tangible performance benefit. If you can prove me otherwise with quantitative testing, I'd love to see it.
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31 Jul 2010   #14
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I was just makin' my point. You said that since you tested it, then it being a myth was fact, not opinion, and I was nitpicking. Its kind of like N-rays. One persons claims can't be immediately taken as fact.

Besides, as I said before, even if it does do something, you won't get any benefit from it 99% of the time so its pretty pointless either way.
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31 Jul 2010   #15
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
  • Cold start to desktop ready: 1minute 20.82secs
  • Warm restart to desktop ready: 1minute 11.74secs
  • Shutdown 19.42secs
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
But most people don't put in the time or effort to test with stopwatches as I do...instead they go off a gut feeling and somehow declare that it made a big difference to them on their machine.
I can agree with that.


Would you accept the average times I OP'd, that I made on my cell phone timer over the course of four days?
  • Four cold starts
  • Four shutdowns
  • Seven restarts
Do they seem high, low or average?
Searching, I have found systems, times, and performance all over the place. It is difficult to find a machine like mine that I can make a comparison.
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31 Jul 2010   #16
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
The page title should say it all. “How to disable a core”, but when I saw 1 in my settings I jumped to the conclusion that It should have been at least 2, maybe 4.
As long as the checkbox above is unchecked whatever value is in the box below is ignored. If it was really set to "1" you would have only ever been able to set "1". because the other three would have been disabled in such a way that while in Windows you could not see them...anywhere.
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31 Jul 2010   #17
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
As long as the checkbox above is unchecked whatever value is in the box below is ignored. If it was really set to "1" you would have only ever been able to set "1". because the other three would have been disabled in such a way that while in Windows you could not see them...anywhere.
If I understand what your saying, then there would not even be an advance button to click on, on the boot tab.
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