Are all the cores working

  Kevscar1 11:47 27 Oct 2009

I have searched but I can't find a program which will tell me if all 4 cores are working.

Been having slowdown problems. Intel utility confirms 4 cores but I clcked on something the other day and it came up with a screen asking me how many cores I wanted to use but it only had Core 1 and Core 2 to choose.
When I use Task Manager abd go to performamce there are only 2 windows for CPU usage history should there not be 4 if all the cores are running.
Could the slowdown be caused because only 2 work.
In devise manager 4 show and there are no marks against any of them.

  jimv7 14:17 27 Oct 2009

What version of windows, in vista and 7 there are sidebar tools you can install, to view the cpu and cores, with xp you need a third party programme like google sidbar to run similar tools.

  Kevscar1 15:34 27 Oct 2009

Thanks put that up but it doesn't tell me how many cores are working.

  woodchip 15:45 27 Oct 2009

I think Intel are two CPU but Quad Core AMD are a full Quad core. That is why its only showing 2CPU's

Something hear may help you click here
Have a Brows

  woodchip 15:48 27 Oct 2009

Other way round Dual Core quad CPU, two to each core with Intel

  gigagiggles 16:07 27 Oct 2009

hello, kevscar.

to avoid further confusion with marketing, business and engineering nomenclatures, how about identifying the cpu in question and we can hopefully sort this out.

the motherboard and its bios settings may also come into play.

  Kevscar1 16:13 27 Oct 2009

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 QUAD CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHZ

Device Manager shows four seperate cores
every other thing I,ve tried including several sidebar gadgets only show 2.

  Kevscar1 16:15 27 Oct 2009

Intel Procesor Identification Utility reports 4 cores

  citadel 17:10 27 Oct 2009

you can get programes that show the cores worklng, im using asus ai suite that shows currently one core is at at 15 percent and the other is at 5 percent. im sure there is some similar software for you to use.

  I am Spartacus 17:23 27 Oct 2009

Have you recently upgraded from a Core 2 Duo to a Core 2 Quad?

  gigagiggles 17:40 27 Oct 2009

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 QUAD CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHZ

gigabyte mb, p45 chipset

vista task manager/performance panel shows 4 active windows [email protected]

realtemp and speedfan utilities show 4 core temps.

any possibility: system config/boot/advanced options - processors box ticked? by default, unticked.

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