Finding processor type –
This can be easier said than done, ask the average user which processor they have in their computer and what would be the answer? Intel, Centrino, Dual Core?
So how can we go about finding which processor is in the box? There are a number of ways to check this, but we also have to think about the information we are looking for.
- Processor make
- How many cores
To find the processor Make & speed – Right click on My Computer and select properties – General tab – now you will see the Make and speed of your computer.
System properties is the easiest way to see basic processor information about your computer. Note – Some processors with speed step technology, which enables the processor to throttle or slow down and speed up depending on the processing demands placed on it may actually show the processor to be slower than its true speed due to this, if this is the case turn off any power saving to the processor from windows or the bios power saving.
To find out how many cores a processor has either right click on the Windows Task Bar and select task manager or hit CTRL + ALT – Del keys on the keyboard together, now under the performance tab you will see a separate CPU history graph for each processor or processor core.
If you only see a single graph, it is worth checking under the View Menu – CPU History – and make sure One Graph per CPU is selected.
Only got one core, but should have more? its all in the view menu
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