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Shadowmeph September 15, 2009 03:42 PM

how to check if CPU performing up to par?
I have been using my HTPC for the last couple of weeks and it seems to bog down freez up like my old P$ used to do ,how can I tell if this AMD athlon 64 x2 5600+ ( 4 gb ddr2 800 ram)is working like it should.
when ever I downlaod more then three torrents at a time the system starts to lag. at first I thought that it was because of windows 7 so I rebooted into xp and tried and still the same thing. not sure if this is normal or not . how do I check for things like if both cores are working , and whatever else I can check for

gingerbee September 15, 2009 03:51 PM

sounds like a hard drive problem. check under task manger to make sure both cores are on

Shadowmeph September 15, 2009 03:53 PM

when I open up task manager I don't see where I can check to see which cores are on where do I see that in task manager?
hmm I wonder if it has anything to do with the cool and quiet settings for AMD

gingerbee September 15, 2009 05:01 PM

yes you can see it under performance/ plus you can check affinity if you right click a processes or service

bojangles September 15, 2009 05:03 PM

You should see two graphs in the Performance tab of Task Manager. If not, you'll need to go to your BIOS and enable the second core.

It also sounds like a HDD problem too. Make sure you clean all the crap off of it with software like CCleaner and SUPERAntiSpyware, and run a virus scan. Then defrag your disk. Try reinstalling your torrent application as well and set its priority to low.

Shadowmeph September 15, 2009 05:16 PM

there we go ok found it and yes they are both working thanx .

jcmaz September 15, 2009 09:19 PM

What happened? You can download the Dual Core Optimizer from AMD... Just google: Dual COre optimizer AMD

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