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How to use more than 50% of processor

I have a program that does a lot of math calculations and I would like it to use more of the processor so it it will get done faster. How can I make this program use more of the processor. I have gone to task manager and set the priority to high but it only uses 50% or less.

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  • denster5 Mar 29, 2008

    I have a IBM Lenovo X60 Tablet with 1 gig ram Centrino duo processor xp tablet edition is the operating system. The program i run is metatrader.

  • denster5 Mar 29, 2008

    Thanks for your help

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What program is this, what operating system are you using, and what model of laptop is this?

the simplest possible explanation is that your laptop has two processors, and the program you're running is only designed to use 1 processor.

which would mean that since the program will always leave one processor free, you'll never exceed 50%.

without more details though, I can't be certain that's the real reason.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

  • Ronald Homer
    Ronald Homer Mar 29, 2008

    as nearly as i can tell, Metatrader is not capable of multithreading, which would mean that it can only use one processor at a time.

    since you have a duo processor, that explains why you can't exceed 50%.


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