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How to make use of both the processors in Dual processor

Q: How to make use of both the processors in Dual processor

I am using Intel Core 2 duo processor. My question is, whenever i run my application i would like to know whether my software is using both the processors or a single processor. How do i know it? Is there any way to see that? If it is using single processor, how to make use of both the processors? Please help me out. I need this to improve my software performance.

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A: How to make use of both the processors in Dual processor

try this
Control Key + Alt Key + Del key
that will bring up the Task Manager
Look at the Performance Tab - should be two graphs for the CPU Usage History
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I just guess I have a question that I'm begging to be answered. :dead:

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And of course, is it worth it?

A:Dual Core Processors in a Dual Processor Motherboard

No there will not be any conflict. If the motherboard has a BIOS that supports dual-core processsors, it will use both cores present on each processor.

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Anyone know what I can tell him?

Best regards, Luzenna

PS: Sorry for bad english, but it's not my primary language.

A:Processors/processor Architecture in W7

Quote: Originally Posted by Luzenna


My friend was asking me (since I'm the "computer expert" in my circle of friends) what processors and processor srchitecture W7 supported, and if it had support for processors with more than one core. I answered yes, and told him that all new intel and AMD 32/64 bit was supported, but he wanted a more detailed answer.

Anyone know what I can tell him?

Best regards, Luzenna

PS: Sorry for bad english, but it's not my primary language.

Your answer to him was quite sufficient. I'm not sure what else he could be wanting to know.
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A:Shall I Upgrade My Processor/What Processors are Compatible With My Board?

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A:Semperon 2600+ processor v Pentium 4 processors

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A:Changing my z600 processor to my z400 processors - CPU upgra...

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A:AMD Processors and Dual DDR

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A:Dual Processors ?

Generally this isn't an issue - but are you experiencing any problems?
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A:dual processors

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A:Dual processors

Xeons only, or Pentium III and older. P4s don't support multiple processors.
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A:dual processors in w2k server...

You need to load the multiple cpu HAL in the OS to recognize the second processor. Go to :;en-us;234558

for details.
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A:Are dual processors worth it?

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A:{SOLVED} Dual Processors w/Win2K Pro

Check out this article. I'm not sure if it's relevant since i have no experience w/ Win2k, but it might point you in the right direction.

Just remember, i could be wrong.

[This message has been edited by Whypick1 (edited 02-25-2001).]
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A:Setup of Dual Processors in Win2000

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A:Dual Core Xeon 3.6Ghz Processors

Which version of Win7 do you have?

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A:Taking advantage of dual-core processors

When they become common enough that most people have them. Game makers want to capture as many gamers as possible, if only a few have dual core processors, then they won't make money by making games for them.

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A:Dual core/multiple processors not recognised by system

woah slow down there Too fast! and welcome to sevenforums,

the advanced boot.ini tab is only used if you need to turn cores off for whatever reason. by default, all your processors/cores will be used. you say that only one was recognised before you changed it to two - was the box also ticked at that time?

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A:Does Intel Dual Core processors supports 1600MHz RAM?

t3chn0vamp said:

So I wanted to know will my system support it.I know the mobo im going to buy will support it.Click to expand...

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Not my area of expertise but a quick check suggests that you processor is capable of overclocking. you may want to have a look here (do a search for your processor)

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Flash a BIOS?
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Does 64bit machines (Dual Processors or Quad etc) need a 64bit Vista to maximize its capabilities? I noticed that new PCs and Laptops shipped today have pre-installed Vista but 32bit OS . . . why is this? Or does it really matter? Please explain this puzzling mystery to a non-techie like me.

Thanks guys.

I like Windows 95, 98, XP and Vista!!!!!

A:Does 64bit machines (Dual Processors) need a 64bit Vista?

Hello Rockrus, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, you get the most out of your 64 bit machine by using a 64 bit OS with it. It will not hurt anything to use a 32 bit OS though.

This article may be an interesting read for you to help explain all of the differences between 32 bit and 64 bit.

Hope this helps,
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A:Is it possible to upgrade my dual-core to i5, or other quad-core processors?
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A:The Processor Dual

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I hope that helped (you would never guess that I'm an AMD man)&#8230;
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A:dual processor motherboard

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A:Windows XP Dual processor

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and welcome to the Forum

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A:Solved: How can I tell if my system can take a dual core processor?
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