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System Processor/s Anomaly?


Graphicool1

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Windows 7 - FF7 - IE9

My new PC seems to me to be running below par. There are many little things, that make me think that it's not firing on all cylinders/processors? Mainly, everytime I open a folder or file there is a lag a brief waiting time before something happens?

So I went to a website that said it could speed up W7. One of the first things it said was how many processors have you got? Then it said the quickest way to check was to type...msconfig...in the search bar and open the 'Boot' tab. He said top left it will tell you how many processors you have. I followed his directions and it listed my PC as having only one (1).

However, in it's drop down box there was an option to change this to either 1 - 2 - 3 or 4? I was under the impression that the number originally showing was the number of processors my PC actually has.

So I went to the 'Device Manager' and it (like me) seemed under the impression that I actually have 4 processors.

Question: Is my PC running slow because hitherto it's only been firing on 1 processor?...CLICK HERE

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Graphicool1

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as for the CPU - there are 4 of them, do I do them in any particular order?

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Graphicool1

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"Check Device Manager to see if it will update the CPU Driver"

There are 4 of them, do I update them in any particular order?

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Graphicool1

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Sorry about the hiccup, I hadn't realised it had gone over the page, I do wish it wouldn't do that. This is the only forum I use that does it.

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woodchip

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If you know that the Drivers are from the Correct source, then you should load them all double click on exe files to run them

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Graphicool1

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Can someone please explain this to me...Click Here

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rdave13

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It's a dual core processor with 4 threads, click here

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rdave13

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Different views on hyper-threading, click here.

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Graphicool1

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Hi rdave13

Thanks for clearing that up, next question.

Shouldn't the arrowed item be the one that is marked?...Click Here

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rdave13

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Yes, that's how it's on my PCs. Sure you're not running these optimizing programs? They can mess things up in my experience.

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Graphicool1

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"Sure you're not running these optimizing programs?"

No, but someone on this thread - a couple of pages back - suggested that I gave that a try, using Advanced System Care. But like I said, I've already done my own optimising for 'Performance'. When I've tried those 'One Click' optimising programmes in the past I found that - as you so rightly said - they mess up your settings.

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