Silly question

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  1. gochi

    gochi Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have somewhat of a silly question to ask.

    I have several windows gadgets on my W7 desktop. One of the gadgets illustrates RAM and CPU usage via a horizontal bar which has the amount used (in percent) at the top. A picture is posted below to give you a better perspective on what I mean.

    http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5693/statusa.png

    Now i know my m7 dual core has two processors, however, when im doing tasks which really take up my cpu's power, the gadget states 100%, but the bar is only half filled. Does this mean that my second processor is not activated? I know, its a silly question. :eek:

    thanks
     
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  2. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Throw away that not working gadget and open the task manager.

    There you see two cores, or? This means that both cores are active. Then stress with a single threaded program the CPU. One core should go to max. however the whole CPU load bar should only show 50%. Then stress the CPU with a multi threaded program or two single threaded programs, you'll notice both cores get taxed, and the CPU load will rise to 100%.

    50% just means that only one core gets stressed, it's because of most programs only stress one core.
     
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