Originally Posted by unclewebb
You have half of your CPU disabled.
This problem can usually be fixed by going into msconfig, click on the Boot tab - Advanced Options and then making sure that Number of processors: is not checked. There is an internet myth that setting this to 4 will speed up your boot times or something silly like that. Your CPU supports hyperthreading which means your 4 core CPU can process 8 threads of information at a time. If this is set to only 4, only half of your CPU is being utilized.
Once you uncheck this box reboot and see what RealTemp, the Task Manager and CPU-Z say. The APIC ID box in RealTemp shows 0 1 2 3. That means hyper-threading is enabled which is good but only the first two cores of your CPU are active. It should be showing 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
unclewebb you are my favorite Uncle
Thank you very much. I have one more question though Uncle, Why do they put that 4 is better than 2 in there? Curious