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How to tell which programs make use of six cores

By Jskid
May 27, 2011
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  1. When deciding to get a 4 core or 6 core CPU I red that only certain programs use the extra 2 cores. Is there a list of these programs? Would the OS make use of the 2 cores so that the computer would start up or shutdown faster? Or is the startup/shutdown time not a function of the CPU and has more determined by the hard drive.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,246   +235

    If you use Windows 7 there are CPU Gadgets that will show you how many cores are being accessed at a given time. My Intel i5 CPU has 2 cores and 4 threads
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,220   +160

    or you can use task manager like I do. If one of the programs in question is Photoshop CS5 btw, it does as well as parallel processing.



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