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Solved: Quad core cpu

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by devil, Jan 15, 2014.

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  1. devil

    devil Thread Starter

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    My pc has a quad core cpu but if i look at the performance tab of task manager there`s only one large white box showing activity. Some places are saying that there should be 4 boxes for a quad core cpu and some are saying not. Under boot options it states 1 processor and again some places are saying to leave this alone and some are saying to change it to 4.
    Does anyone have a definitive answer on this and what settings they should be?
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    The test is this
    please see my screenshots
    1. If you look again at task manager does it list as indicated on my arrow - cores
    2. On Task manager click open resource monitor - now see my second screenshot
    3. You should NOT change the processors on boot options, just as you should not change the max mem both of those are for testing purposes only -
     

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    It`s exactly as your screenshots except for mine has 4 cores as oppose to your three.
    Thanks for that, i shall leave it as it is so.
    Again thank you.
     
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    You are welcome.
     
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