First, use the key combination Alt+Ctrl+Del to call task Manager. It is worth remembering that different versions of the operating system response to pressing this key combination will be different — either immediately opens the task Manager window, or you get in the selection list further actions to run Manager, shut down PC, log off, etc.
Another way to invoke the task Manager — move the mouse cursor to the area of the taskbar and click the right button. You will open a context menu where you should select "Start task Manager". Both carry the same result. Use the one that you are most comfortable.
Go to the Performance tab in the task Manager window. Note the window with a black background and a green mesh is load indicators to certain system components.
Look at the indicators, located under "Chronology of loading of the processor." Their number will determine the number of active cores on your processor. As you can see, there is displayed a graph of the load on the cores in real time.
Download the program CPU-Z in order to obtain more detailed information about your CPU and each core included in its composition. Just install the program and immediately after starting you will see information about your processor. On the tabs window also provides detailed information about the installed RAM and the video system.
Differentiate between logical and physical CPU cores! For example, the indicator you have two, but in fact they can display logical cores (this means that these "core" was created using the basic programmatically), but in fact - one.
Advice 2 : How to find out how many cores in the computer processor
Multiprocessing in the computer world is relatively recent. The first dual-core processors cost a considerable amount. But over time prices have dropped, and computers with dual core processors were already available to most users. But the growth of technologies did not stop there. Currently, three or four core CPUs are nothing new. Sometimes, buying a computer, the user does not even know how many cores there are processors. I find it's pretty easy.
You will need
- The computer program TuneUp Utilities
The number of processor cores you can learn how in a systematic way, and with the help of additional software. If you just need to know the information about the number of cores in the processor and without any additional details, use a systematic way. To do this, in the context menu of My computer select "Properties". In the window that appears, select the "device Manager". A menu appears with information about the equipment that is installed on the computer. Find the line "Processors". Opposite to this row there is an arrow, click on it. Then you will see how many cores the processor on your computer.
If you need more detailed information about the processor and each kernel, you will need to install additional software. Download and install TuneUp Utilities. Run the program. Wait until the program will scan your computer. In the top menu and select "Fix problems". Then go to the tab "Show system information". A window will appear with the title "overview". There is also information about the number of cores of your CPU, but it is only superficial.
In order to get more detailed information, click on the tab "System devices". The window displays information about processor type, amount of cache memory, BIOS version. Please note on the window "CPU". In addition to its characteristics then there is a tab "Details of CPU". Click on this tab, which opens a window with most detailed information on each core of your processor. In the ensuing window there is a tab "Features". Clicking on this tab, you will see which technologies are supported by the processor and which are unavailable. If the processor supports a particular technology, next to it will be a green check mark.
Advice 3 : How to determine how many cores in the processor
The processor or CPU (Central processing unit) – a device that processes the code. Computer performance mainly depends on characteristics of the processor. Manynuclear chips are able to perform in parallel multiple threads.
To determine the number of cores in the processor can Windows tools. Run "task Manager" via keyboard shortcut Alt+Ctrl+Delete or click the right mouse button on a free space on the "taskbar" and select "task Manager". You can also use the shortcut Shift+Ctrl+Esc.
Go to the Performance tab. The number of processor cores usually matches the number of Windows that displays a graph of the load in the "history CPU". However, reliance on these data, it is necessary. Perhaps you have enabled on the computer virtualization kernels, i.e. simulation of operation of a multicore processor on a single core.
You can find information about the processor on the manufacturer's website. Call the drop-down menu by clicking with the right mouse button on the icon "My computer" and select "Properties". On the General tab will display basic information about the system. Rewrite data that is specific to the processor, go to the website of the manufacturer and find your details.
There is another way: in the "control Panel" double-click "administrative tools", then "computer Management" and select the snap-in "device Manager". Expand "Processors" and rewrite the data.
Learn the technical specifications of the CPU including number of cores, you can use third-party programs. Download and run the free utility CPU-z On the CPU tab displays information about the device. In the lower section, the box Core reports the number of processor cores.
Another handy free program is PC Wizard. Download it from developer website and install it on your computer. Start by double-clicking the executable file PC Wizard.exe and click on the "Hardware". Then click on the icon Processor. In the right part of the window under "Item", find the row Number of core, and in the "Description" section is the number of cores.