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Windows Task Manager not showing all cores?

I have Fujitsu RX200 S6 servers, which are Xeon 5500/5600 compatible. Up to today, I had dual X55nn (not sure of exact model) installed. Windows Task Manager was showing 24 separate graphs. I was ...
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How is it possible for me to hear the audio of multiple different videos on my computer? [closed]

I am reading this book and so far, being in chapter 3, I understand that multiprogramming and multiprocessing allows for faster execution of multiple existing processes/threads. I am reading into all ...
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How does distributed computing work?

I heard a 3D modeller say that when he renders a scene he uses multiple machines to do it because simply the hardware is not powerful enough and he is using the collective computational power of more ...
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Can there be a true dual-CPU & dual-memory laptop?

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio TX201LA is a dual-processor, dual-memory, dual-storage laptop which also runs 2 different operating systems. But can one,somehow, run just one instance of Windows 8.1 on ...
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PCI-Express Processor/Co-processor cards

I am hoping someone might be able to help: In the days when I started with computing (C64 and later Amigas) expansion slot cards with co-processing ability were relatively common. I am looking for ...
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Can I use both my internal and external graphics card in same system?

My motherboard has an integrated ATI Radeon HD 3000 graphics and I had Nvidia GT 610 2gb external graphics card as well. I'm having a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Motherboard, AMD 4 GHz AM3+ FX-4300 Four-Core ...
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Does windows 7 professional limit the number of cores?

I have a dual processor system, each processor supporting 8 threads, so the OS should report 16 cores, which Linux does. But Windows shows just ten of them (even the 64-bit version). Six cores were ...
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2 Processors server and RAM

I am in the process of buying a Dell T620 server with two E5-2660v2 processors and 128GB of RAM. Dell told me that if I order 128GB of RAM I had to have 64GB per processor. Why is this? Let's say I'm ...
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One core at 3.2 GHz, one at 3.19 GHz - what's wrong?

I have an i7 which is supposed to be running a clock speed of 3.2 GHz. However, in the System dialog it shows 3.2 and 3.19 GHz. and in the task manager, it also shows 3.19: What am I missing ...
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How much the CPU clock speed matters over number of cores? [duplicate]

I was comparing various desktop/server processors on Intel's website and found that Xenon Coprocessor family constitutes 61 cores. (firstly, this name lead me to think as if this would be a secondary ...
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Are all Socket F Opteron processors interchangeable (within TDP limits)? [closed]

I have an old HP ProLiant DL145 G3 server I'm now using mostly as a budget 3D rendering node. Right now it has two Opteron 2218 processors (each is dual core). I'm looking at picking up a couple ...
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Processors cores over processor speed [closed]

Dual 5520 Quad-Core Xeon 2.26GHz with HT & Turbo(2.53 GHz) -vs- Single Quad-Core E3-1240v2 (3.4 GHz to 3.8 GHz) I run web hosting. I'm just wondering which would be more ideal. Personally, I am ...
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How many instances of FFmpeg commands can I run in parallel?

I tired running 8 commands in parallel to fully utilize the CPU and speed up Video conversions, something like this: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -t 60 -f mp4 /mnt/a.mp4 > /dev/null 2>&1 & ...
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Can a single process be executed in two or more processors in a multiprocessor system?

I have heard that one processor can work on only one process at a time. Is this true? If so, then how can a single process be executed in more than one processors at a time? Is this even possible? ...
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Is it possible to play windows games on a quad socket? [closed]

windows 7 or 8 does not support quad socket mother boards. by quad socket i mean that there are 4 processors. each can have a bunch of cores. so if it's 16-core amd processor, it would be 4*16 = 64 ...
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How many physical processors does Windows 8 Support?

This article gives this comparison chart for the four Windows 8 Editions (Core is usually just called Windows 8). I notice specifically, about half-way down, the max physical processors is listed as 1 ...
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What BIOS settings should I tweak to maximize performance? [closed]

What are some BIOS settings that I should tweak to maximize performance of a dual-CPU workstation (if I don't care about power consumption)? I have an ASUS Z8NA-D6. update I have two Xeon x5670s on ...
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Terminology used for CPU/Processors

Suppose a system has 4 Intel Xeon processors each having 10 physical cores with HyperThreading enabled which makes a total of 80 cores Now it is completely confusing when in documentation they start ...
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How many cores can windows 2003 support?

Windows 2003 DataCenter x64 supports up-to 64 physical processors. Support Microsoft Now what does this exactly mean ? Number of logical CPUs or the number of physical processors i.e. four intel i7s ...
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How can I emulate more virtual CPU processor cores than physically available on Windows?

Is there a way that I could emulate the number of logical/physical processors for Windows like virtualization (VM) ? I need to simulate processors of about more than 64 and see some minor ...
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How can I ensure that exactly one process is running on a given processor/core?

I would like to do this so I can accurately speed test my processes, and just to be able to have the illusion of control. Maybe I want to reserve one processor for special programs. Maybe I want to ...
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What should I look for in a processor? [closed]

What are the facts I need to consider before buying a new processor ? As there are [for example] 3.2 GhZ Intel I3 / Core 2 Duo / P4 / equivalent AMD. I'll buy a new processor and my budget is ...
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Mutli-processor workstation as a workstation/server

I work in a research institute and a number of programs we use are computationally intensive (I actually wrote one of them). Right now we have one computer that is dedicated for one of these programs ...
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How to limit Windows 7 x64 to 1 CPU core?

How can I limit Windows 7 x64 to use only one core of one CPU? I already tried this and rebooted but it seemed to have no effect. Task Manager still shows four columns that were all in use from time ...
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What are “hyperthreading” and “virtual cores”?

I'm new in this computer terms. So anyone can explain to me what "virtual cores" and "hyperthreading" are at greatest detail a layman can understand? People told me that virtual cores are imaginary ...
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Clock frequency, number of cores , threads

I'm really confused. What determines the speed of the CPU/processor? Some compared a dual core with 2.8ghz and a 2.4ghz quad-core and say the quadcore is better. But when it comes to a dual core ...
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Is a higher core count or higher clock speed more beneficial to a computer's performance? [closed]

With lowering silicon costs and rising consumer needs, manufacturers seem to be pushing one of two things: clock speed and/or core count. With the way things are going, it doesn't seem that clock ...
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What Is Minimum And Maximum Processor State In Windows 7 Power Management?

I am talking about this: What should I set in minimum and maximum? I want good CPU performance but not overheated CPU and fan working like crazy.
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GPU stream processors speed (Hz)

I've recently purchased a "Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5" which spec says operates at 915 MHz and has 1120 stream processors. My question is simple; Does all 1120 stream processors operate at 915 MHz, or ...
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Does my motherboard support Multi-Core Processors?

My specs: Hewlett-Packard HP d530 SFF motherboard CPU Properties CPU Type - Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (21 x 133) CPU Alias - Northwood CPU Stepping - D1 Package Type - 478 Pin uPGA Instruction Set ...
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How do I disable multithreaded calculation in Excel 2010 - as a permanent setting (without needing to set it on a worksheet)

I need to be able to have excel 2010 open (in windows 7 if it makes a difference) and have this setting defaulted to off. I've tried unchecking the box and closing excel, saving the setting on the ...
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Why do some misbehaving processes use 100% CPU and some 50% CPU?

When programs on my laptop crash, they sometimes start hogging CPU. I have noticed that some processes use 50% (like firefox, various games) but a few use 100% like (VLC, GOM) etc. Does this have do ...
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What is actually multilevel cache in processors?

I recently read about processors(mainly multi-processor) and i came across, what is called as multi-level caches. I know that they have several cache in this case, for increasing the performance. But ...
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AMD 700, 800 series chipset. I'm lost [closed]

I've been an Intel / NVidia user ever since I started using computers. Intel really gone up with the prices, and they won't get cheaper. So I decided to get an AMD. But WHICH one? I mean.. not ...
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What is the difference between MultiCore and MultiProcessor?

What is the difference between MultiCore and MultiProcessor please?
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Quad cores have lower processor speed, are they still better?

So, I am looking at building a new laptop. Two examples of the processors I am looking at are: Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Quad Core 1.73GHz 6MB Intel® Core™ i5-520M Dual Core 2.40GHz 3MB Now I realize ...
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How do I calculate clock speed in multi-core processors?

Is it correct to say, for example, that a processor with four cores each running at 3GHz is in fact a processor running at 12GHz? I once got into a "Mac vs. PC" argument (which by the way is NOT the ...
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Does Windows 7 Home Premium support Dual Core Processors?

I'm looking to buy a new laptop (the new studio 14 from Dell). The processor for this laptop is an Intel Core i5-520M. Think link http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31012_7-10379487-10355804.html says that ...
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Is there graceful degradation in symmetric multi-processing (SMP) systems?

Since graceful degradation is a fault-tolerant feature, is it true that in a multi-processor systems with symmetric multi-processing, there will be no graceful degradation? Update: ...
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Use netbook processor with laptop?

I don't know if this is possible or makes sense to do anyway, but I was thinking - could I somehow add my netbooks processor to another computer to act as an external core for better performance on ...
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Single Quadcore or Dual Dualcore?

If you have to choose (everything else being equal) between one processor with four cores, and two processors with dual core, what are the points in favour of each solution?
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Can a system have processors both with and without Hyper Threading?

Is is ever possible that a given computer has several processors among which only some have Hyper Threading technology and others do not? My problem is that I use hardcore code like here for ...
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Is it possible to use a dual processor computer as your desktop?

I've seen some people suggesting to get a motherboard that supports two processors and stick two Xeon Nehalem processors in it. Could you use this system as a desktop PC or is this useless or even ...
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What's the difference between multicore proc and multiproc system?

I wonder what's the difference between a dual core computer and a computer with 2 processors on the mother board.. I think it's something related with the threads but a I don't understand it very ...