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Where are my cores??


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#1 magicalgritz

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:28 PM

Im using this program called Speedfan which record temperatures of the cores, when i first started using it, it showed all 8 of my cores and its temperatures, few months later it only showed 7 cores, and now more months later its only showing 6 cores.. are my cores getting burned out or something??? my cores avg temperature is 70 C... dont know if thats good or bad, on idle they go down to 60c but no less.. is there anyway to know if my 8 cores are all still working? im worried.. this laptop was 1k -_-

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:26 PM

What kind of hardware are you running, and what OS?

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:32 PM

Ima copy n paste from system information.

Processor Intel® Core™ i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, 1600 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

Adapter Description ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1gb

Couldnt find the ram but i know i have 6gb 800mhz of ram

400 gb of harddrive space...

Window 7

dont know what else you need to know...

oh and sorry i meant to say processors not cores ... the its only showing 6 processors now on Speedfan

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:34 AM

On most computers there is only one CPU (Central Processing Unit).

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:47 AM

You only have 4 cores. It is set up to use hyper-threading to give 2 virtual cores to each actual physical core.

Even though speedfan may show it as 8 cores, you will only get 4 individual readings since each pair of virtual cores shares a single real core. This is much more apt to be a problem with speed fans ability to handle virtual cores, rather than a problem with your CPU.

I would suggest Real Temp instead of Speed fan http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1872/Real_Temp_3.60.html

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:03 PM

I would suggest following Polas advice-that is what I am thinking to, that CPU is only a 4 core, single CPU processor. It sounds like speedfan is having issues recognizeing the virtual processors so if your not noticing any performance increase then try either real temp or core temp.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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