How to tell if all core (and turbo boost) are working?

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  1. Chris Wood

    Chris Wood Notebook Enthusiast

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    How can I tell if the processor is running as it is supposed to be in my 9550 i7?
    i.e. all 4 cores and the turbo boost?

    Chris
     
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    skunk1 Notebook Consultant

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    HWinfo will show all 4 clockspeeds in real time.....:)

    or just use XTU.... the clockspeed shown there (core frequency) will always show the lowest speed any core is running, i.e. if your running 4ghz on all 4 cores and it starts to throttle on the less efficient ones, the clockspeed shown will reflect that. (pay less attention the the 'Active Core Count'... if it states only 1 core is being used it simply means your running the highest possible clock ratios)

    from my experience anyway...lol
     
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    Just checked in HWinfo and it is only showing two CPU real time speeds. Does the 3rd and 4th core only operate when under load?
     

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    if you run HWinfo in 'sensors only' ....... you should then see all thread activity...

    that window is more like chip specs..
     
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