cpu processor speed

May 12, 2010 at 12:04:53
Specs: Windows 7 premium
how exactly do dual core processors work?

I have an intel pentium dual core cpu t4300 @ 2.10GHz. Does that mean I have two processors which have 2.10GHz each, or do I have two processors who's totals equal 2.10GHz (1.05 each)?


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#1
May 12, 2010 at 14:06:00

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#2
May 12, 2010 at 15:53:40
so how do i access this power? because atm its only telling me that i can use 2.10? i tried in the bios but couldnt find anything. thanks for the help!

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#3
May 12, 2010 at 16:37:29
You need Windows Vista or better in order to control it but Windows XP does it behind the scenes through load balancing. With Vista or better you can go into Task Manager and right click the Processes and select which CPU it will run on.

Its under Set Affinity.


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#4
May 12, 2010 at 16:41:16
Also to monitor your CPU performance you might wan to download CPUZ...

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php


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#5
May 12, 2010 at 17:46:31
Since you apparently have a laptop, the CPU speed will vary based on demand. At idle or under light load, the CPU will probably run at 800MHz or thereabouts. As the demand increases, the CPU speed will also increase. The 2nd core comes into play under certain conditions...generally when multitasking or when running apps that are optimized for multi-core CPUs. A dual core is no faster than a single core of the same speed UNLESS it is used with programs that can take advantage of it.

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