specs pertinent to this post:
Dell Inspiron 17 5770 laptop
Windows 10 pro x64
Intel i7-8th gen 8550u Kaby Lake U/Y (up tp 4.0 Ghz Turbo Boost)
BIOS settings of interest:
>power management>enable (Intel shift speed technology) ENABLED
Task Manager shows only one core and one logical processor. Additionally msconfig: boot>advanced options shows only one core under processors in the drop down menu.
While monitoring a program installation in Task Manager, I observed that the CPU spent a great deal of time @ 100% CPU usage @ 1.99 Ghz and utilizing only one core. My research indicated that the BIOS settings provided above should have all four cores available, and Turbo Boost enabled.
How can I take advantage of the potential power of my processor?
Thanks for your replies.