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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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Speed Up my PC


Your assumptions are correct.
When you act upon them you will see......

1) Stop processes you do not need to run, in your Startup menu.

2) When a harddrive is 50 percent full, you may start to notice the computer is slowing down.
When the harddrive is 70 percent full, you Really notice.......

Go to Add/Remove Programs, and delete programs, and applications you do not use.
NO Windows programs, though.

Copy off photos, music, videos, and personal documents you have created, or downloaded.

Remove all saved games except one. The one you will come back to.

Remember how fast the Netbook was when you first got it?
(At least for THAT Netbook)

Also suggest use a registry cleaner.

When you delete programs/applications, you leave fragments of files behind. These take up ROOM on the harddrive.

When you go to a website, you pick up 'cookies'.
Harmless in nature, but they take up ROOM.

Use Disk Defragment that comes with Windows?
Nope. Use AFTER using a registry cleaner.....

All kinds of unnecessary left over fragments of files, are left behind.
I use CCleanrer.
Why?
1) It's FREE. I never 'advertise' a paid software program.
2) It's as good as paid for registry cleaners, and better than some.
3) It's easy to use.

The more free space on Drive C:, the faster the computer.
Drive D: with a recovery partition on it, should NEVER be touched.

The CPU (Processor) is an Intel Atom N270.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Atom_microprocessors#.22Diamondville.22_.2845_nm.29_3

Stating an Intel Atom processor is powerful, is like stating there is an Easter Bunny.......
(!O_O! What you didn't know? My bad........lol!)

Don't believe my statement, that's OK. Research it online.
Intel Atom processor
Plus a Netbook isn't known for it's processing power.

AND, any type of laptop that it's battery lasts for up to 7 hours, means it isn't a very powerful computer.
Bold statement with the new 'Green' processors, or not.

.........A Ram Memory module HAS chips on it, but is Not considered a chip itself.

To explain,

Chip and Chipset stand for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The words Chip and Chipset are interchangeable.

For example; when talking about a motherboard chipset, you are talking about two separate chipsets, or chips.
(This does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i processors, or the AMD equivalent)

I post - motherboard CHIPSET, and state the Northbridge CHIP, and Southbridge CHIP; as to discern that the motherboard CHIPSET, is a set, and the Northbridge/Southbridge are separate CHIPS, of the motherboard CHIPSET.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

Just post it that way, to help the reader discern what I am referring to, perhaps a little better.

The Chipsets used on a Ram Memory module, are DRAM chips.
Dynamic Random Access Memory chips.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRAM

Stating CPU to mean Personal Computer is wrong.
No, not cute, not hip, and not the 'old way'.
It is just DUM-B.

Why?
CPU = Central Processing Unit.
Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

For example; "My CPU is not running"
Someone with computer prowess, will think right off the bat,
"Oh, the Processor isn't operating"

Of course we have come to know the term CPU, has ERRONEOUSLY been used to mean PERSONAL COMPUTER, for quite some time.

For instance a tech on here, has to discern whether the person means the Processor, or the frickin' computer......

There is no reason for that.
CPU = Processor. Plain and simple.

So do not refer to a Ram Memory module, as a 'chip', he states politely.

You will be regressing technology, lol!

Another thing that slows you computer down, is your Anti-Virus program, or programs.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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My gigabyte q1850l constantly freezes and sometimes become very slow


1. Do you have an anti virus software? Scan the whole computer to check for viruses. You can use AVG or any best anti virus for that.

2. Do you have a lot of programs running at start up or in your processes ? There are some programs which take a lot of RAM. You need to check that and disable of all them and then apply the ones you need.

3. Your RAM might not be enough and you need to upgrade it. A new installation with a new anti virus program will be helpful. Then you install your programs one at a time and see which one takes a lot of RAM.

4. You can also DEFRAG, This takes time if your hard drives are big.

5. If it have to do with a hardware, your fan might not be blowing enough air for your processor and if the processor gets heated, the computer freezes. you can get a technician to check it after you have tried all the above options.

Joey Gills

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Plz send the this laptop zenuan prizes and send this configrution i purchase on 14" tosiba laptop


Our Toshiba review unit had the following specifications:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1GHz processor
  • Intel X3100 Integrated Graphics
  • 2GB RAM DDR2
  • 160GB (5400 rpm) hard drive
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  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
  • 10/100 Ethernet LAN
  • Modem port
  • VGA-15 pin
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer) supporting up to 11 formats
  • ExpressCard Slot
  • SDCard Slot
  • 3x USB 2.0
  • Headphone and microphone jack
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The Satellite Pro L300 didn't have any problems running multiple programs or multi-tasking jobs with its Core 2 Duo 2.1GHz processor and 160GB hard drive. I could check email, open documents and surf the Web without any lag. The benchmarks are average and overall the L300 did good on its PCMark05 score compared to other notebooks in the same category. I am sure the fact it is running Windows XP instead of Vista helps out this business savvy notebook as well.
wPrime is a program that forces the processor to do recursive mathematical calculations, the advantage of this program is that it is multi-threaded and can use both processor cores at once, thereby giving more accurate benchmarking measurements than Super Pi.

Dec 17, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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Acer,Aspire 5720-4663 Math calculator: How does one use the percentage function?


Hi. Try this steps on using your math calculator for the percentage function.

Hope This Helps

Step 1. Note that not all calculators behave the same way as far as the percentage key is concerned. Thus, test the examples in this article on your calculator. If your calculator does not have the percent key or does not behave in the way described here, don't despair - you can still use it to calculate percentages, it's just that you will have to press a few more buttons.
Step 2. Let's calculate a tip on your restaurant bill. Suppose your bill happens to be $64.35 and you would like to leave 15% tip.
Type the following into your calculator: 64.35 * 15 %
Answer: 9.6525 or $9.65 after rounding.
Most simple calculators will give an answer right here without having to press the = sign. If yours does not, press = and see if you get the right answer.
Alternatively, you can calculate this percentage by typing in
64.35 * 15 / 100 or 64.35 * 0.15
Thus, you may have observed that all that the percent key did here was division by a hundred.
Step 3. Let's calculate a grade percentage - say you got 34 out of a maximum of 40 points.
To figure out your grade percentage type in: 34 / 40 %
Answer: 85
Alternatively, without the percent key: 34 / 40 * 100
Step 4. Let's calculate a sale price on those shoes that originally cost $139, but are now discounted by 35%.
On your calculator type in: 139 - 35 % =
Answer: 90.35 or $90.35
This calculation is amazingly easy with the percent key! Alternatively, you would first have to calculate what the 35% of the $139 is and then subtract it from 139:
139 * 35 / 100 = 48.65
139 - 48.65 = 90.35

Hope This Helps

May 30, 2010 | PC Laptops

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What is a coprocessor driver means? what can it do to my computer


a co-processor is a processor that works alongside the primary processor and performs special tasks. therefore the co-processor driver is just the driver for it, like the driver for a graphics card

Oct 12, 2009 | PC Laptops

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I just bought a Sony Vaio at best buy and the ''geek squad'' wanted $40 to ''activate'' the second processor that supposedly doens't come active, they also were bragging that they would optimize the system...


They said what? Sounds like,
"Come sit beside me for a while, said the Spider to the Fly".

They're full of beans. Only if you have a computer that has TWO separate processors, that are in two processor sockets, is this done.

Your Sony laptop, has a processor made up of a single die chip, with two processor cores on it.

Dual core processors have their two processor cores activated all the time.
It is only if the second processor core is needed, that it will run.

The second processor core will operate if:

1.If more than one thread requires using both processor cores.
2.If an intense game requires both processor cores to operate.
3.If opening multiple programs, or applications, both processor cores will operate.
4.Using a 3D program that requires a lot of processor power.

To what extent, or percentage, that the second processor core operates at, is up to the task that is required of it.

It's like having a fuel dragster to just go down to the store, and buy bread. You would idle down to the store.
[One processor core operating]

Have to get down to the end of the dragstrip F-A-S-T?
Then you open the engine wide open.
[Two processor cores operating at 100%]

1.While you're on the internet, press the CTRL, ALT, and Delete keys, At The Same Time, to bring up the Task Manager. Now click on the Performance tab.

View CPU Usage.

2.Now open an intense program. (Such as an intense game for example)
Press CTRL, ALT and Delete keys at the same time, to bring up Task Manager. Click on the Performance tab.
Again, view CPU Usage.
Both processor cores are operating at 80% to 100%.

Optimize your computer system? What 'secret' do they supposedly possess?
NONE!

1.Keep your Start-Up menu down to a minimum. Only have the programs that need to start, when the computer starts. Activate the other programs manually, as you need them.

2.Keep your registry clean. I recommend using a registry cleaner on a regular basis. I use CCleaner. This registry cleaner is free, and works better than paid for versions. If it was not free, I would not recommend it here. That would be advertising.

3.Delete programs that you hardly use. Applications also. (DO NOT delete Windows programs, just programs you have downloaded, or manually installed yourself)

4.Keep your harddrive storage space to less than 50 percent full. Once a harddrive fills past this point, the computer starts slowing down.

Use external storage for more space. (External harddrive, and USB flashdrive for two examples)

As you can see, Numbers 1, and 3 above, may not apply to you at the moment. You indicate that you just bought the Sony laptop. Therefore you may not have installed anything yet. This info is for the future.

Numbers 2, and 4 may apply to you now. I would use a registry cleaner from the 3rd or 4th day, if you visit a lot of websites.
I would also use an external storage device from Day 1, if I had a lot of documents, and other information to store.
(School, College, Business) Keep your harddrive as close as it is/was, to Day 1.

(MAKE a backup of your harddrives contents right now! This is your Restoration Disk should something happen to your laptop in the future)

Sep 23, 2009 | PC Laptops

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The fan is making a lot of noise. this has


Is the laptop dirty inside?

If it hasn't been cleaned out regularly, with a can of compressed air for computers, more than likely it is.

Laptops typically have a poor cooling design. For one, everything is crammed into a tiny box.
For two, there is a small duct, (Air Intake Duct), that draws air in.
For three, laptops typically just have 1 small fan.
For four, the Air Intake Duct is located on the bottom of a laptop, or on the side.
This is an excellent (?) area to draw foreign debris in. Another word for foreign debris, would be CRUD.

Hair, Food Crumbs, Lint, Dirt, Dust, and so on.

A laptop's cooling systems primary function is to keep the Processor at a certain temperature. If the processor becomes too HOT, it turns off. (BIOS turns it off)
NO Processor, No computer!

1.The excessive fan noise can be that the fan is spinning at top rate, trying to keep the processor cool. It's having a hard time doing that, because the fan cannot draw enough air in. (Clogged Cooling System with Crud)

2.The excessive fan noise could be that the fan's bearings are bad.

3.The excessive fan noise could be that the Processor is running at 100 percent, (100%), and the fan is running at full speed, in order to keep the processor cool.
Perhaps caused by a virus, or some sort of anti-virus program, or running more than one virus program. (Installed a new anti-virus program lately?)

Aug 04, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Define microprocessor


microprocessor, integrated circuit containing the arithmetic, logic, and control circuitry required to interpret and execute instructions from a computer program computer program, a series of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; programs are also called software to distinguish them from hardware, the physical equipment used in data processing .
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. When combined with other integrated circuits integrated circuit (IC), electronic circuit built on a semiconductor substrate, usually one of single-crystal silicon. The circuit, often called a chip, is packaged in a hermetically sealed case or a nonhermetic plastic capsule, with leads extending from it for
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that provide storage for data and programs, often on a single semiconductor semiconductor, solid material whose electrical conductivity at room temperature is between that of a conductor and that of an insulator (see conduction ; insulation ).
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base to form a chip, the microprocessor becomes the heart of a small computer computer, device capable of performing a series of arithmetic or logical operations. A computer is distinguished from a calculating machine, such as an electronic calculator , by being able to store a computer program (so that it can repeat its operations and make
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, or microcomputer. Microprocessors are classified by the semiconductor technology of their design (TTL, transistor-transistor logic; CMOS, complementary-metal-oxide semiconductor; or ECL, emitter-coupled logic), by the width of the data format (4-bit, 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, or 64-bit) they process; and by their instruction set (CISC, complex-instruction-set computer, or RISC, reduced-instruction-set computer; see RISC processor RISC processor [Reduced Instruction Set Computer], computer arithmetic-logic unit that uses a minimal instruction set, emphasizing the instructions used most often and optimizing them for the fastest possible execution.
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). TTL technology is most commonly used, while CMOS is favored for portable computers and other battery-powered devices because of its low power consumption. ECL is used where the need for its greater speed offsets the fact that it consumes the most power. Four-bit devices, while inexpensive, are good only for simple control applications; in general, the wider the data format, the faster and more expensive the device. CISC processors, which have 70 to several hundred instructions, are easier to program than RISC processors, but are slower and more expensive. Developed during the 1970s, the microprocessor became most visible as the central processor of the personal computer personal computer (PC), small but powerful computer primarily used in an office or home without the need to be connected to a larger computer. PCs evolved after the development of the microprocessor made possible the hobby-computer movement of the late 1970s, when
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. Microprocessors also play supporting roles within larger computers as smart controllers for graphics displays, storage devices, and high-speed printers. However, the vast majority of microprocessors are used to control everything from consumer appliances to smart weapons. The microprocessor has made possible the inexpensive hand-held electronic calculator calculator or calculating machine, device for performing numerical computations; it may be mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic. The electronic computer is also a calculator but performs other functions as well.
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, the digital wristwatch, and the electronic game electronic game, device or computer program that provides entertainment by challenging a person's eye-hand coordination or mental abilities. Made possible by the development of the microprocessor , electronic games are marketed in various formats, such as hand-held
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. Microprocessors are used to control consumer electronic devices, such as the programmable microwave oven and videocassette recorder camcorder combines a video camera and VCR in a single handheld machine.

The first commercially successful VCR, which used a Betamax format, was introduced in 1975. A competitive format, VHS (Video Home System), was introduced in the same year and became the dominant system.
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; to regulate gasoline consumption and antilock brakes in automobiles; to monitor alarm systems; and to operate automatic tracking and targeting systems in aircraft, tanks, and missiles and to control radar arrays that track and identify aircraft, among other defense

Mar 30, 2009 | PC Laptops

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I want to upgrade my Compaq Presario 1200 AMD laptop Hard Drive - any limitations?


Several companies such as AMD and Cyrix are also developing processors which are completely compatible with Intel processors. This means that they are capable of emulating every processor instruction in the the Intel chips.

INTEL SOCKET INFORMATION
Intel designed a set of sockets. Each of these sockets supported a certain range of processors. Below we have listed the complete specifications and layouts of each of these sockets.
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238 19 x 19 PGA 5v SX/SX2, DX/DX2, DX4 OverDrive, 486 Pentium OverDrive socket3.gif SOCKET 3 SPECIFICATIONS
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273 21 x 21 PGA 5v Pentium 60/66MHz, Pentium 60/66 OverDrive socket5.gif SOCKET 5 SPECIFICATIONS
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320 37 x 37 PGA 3.3v Pentium 75-133, Pentium 75+ OverDrive socket6.gif SOCKET 6 SPECIFICATIONS Slot 6 was thought and planed of, however was never actually ever implemented in any system.
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235 19 x 19 PGA 3.3v DX4, 486 Pentium OverDrive socket7.gif SOCKET 7 SPECIFICATIONS
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321 37 x 37 PGA Voltage Regulator Module Pentium 75-300, Pentium 75+ OverDrive slot1.gif SLOT 1 SPECIFICATIONS
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242 Slot Voltage Regulator Module Pentium II / Pentium III Processors

PROCESSOR HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Below is a listing of all known processor manufacturers made to date. In the below list is information about major processors listed by the date manufactured as well as a brief description of the technology and advances of each of the processors.
INTEL 4004 - Microprocessor introduced in 1970 with the speed of 108KHz was the worlds first microprocessor.
INTEL 8080 - Microprocessor introduced in 1974 running at the speed of 2 MHz was used in the world's first PC, the Altair.
INTEL 8086 (Code Name: P1)- Microprocessor first introduced in 1976. The 80086 had a 16-bit architecture that allowed it to work with 16-bit binary numbers and pass them through a 16-bit data bus. The 8086 was available in clock speeds of 5MHz, 8MHz, and 10MHz.
MOTOROLA 68000 - Microprocessor released in 1979 was later chosen by Apple for the Macintosh computer.
INTEL 8087 - Floating-point math compressor compliant with the 8086 / 8080 microprocessor family.
INTEL 8088 - Microprocessor released in 1979. The 8088 was the first Processor used in the original IBM PC and XT personal computers because it was less expensive than the 8086 microprocessor because of the availability of less expensive eight-bit data bus supporting chips made it the microprocessor for the IBM PC. The 8088 was available in speeds from 4.77 MHz and 8MHz.and used the 16-bit architecture allowing it to work internally with 16-digit numbers. The 8088 had the ability of addressing up to 1MB of RAM.
INTEL 80286 (Code Name: P2) - Microprocessor introduced by Intel in 1982 which commonly is referred to as the 286 processor. The 286 processor supported 16-bit architecture, supported virtual memory, and was available in clock speeds of 8MHz, 10MHz, and 12MHz. The 286 was around 20 times faster than the predecessor 8088.
INTEL 80287 - A compliant processor to the 286, a floating-point math coprocessor. Specially designed 286 chips have the capability of placing the optional 80287 processor on top of it, giving the computer a math coprocessor.
INTEL 80386DX (Code Name: P3) - Microprocessor manufactured in 1985 was the next generation of Intel processors. The 80386DX included the math compressor, unlike the 80386SX, and still featured the 32-bit architecture and built-in multitasking. The chip was available in clock speeds of 16MHz, 20MHz, 25MHz, and 33MHz.
SPARC - Released in 1987 is short for Scaleable Processor ARChiture by Sun - used RISC (Reduced Instruction Set) to speed up processing.
INTEL 80486DX (Code Name: P4) - Microprocessor released April 10th 1989. The 486DX featured a built-in memory cache and 32-bit architecture. It had more than three times the computing power of the 386DX and was available in clock speeds of 25MHz, 33MHz, and 50MHz.
INTEL 80386SX - Microprocessor introduced in 1989 was the next generation of Intel processors. The 80386SX lacked a math coprocessor but still featured the 32-bit architecture and built-in multitasking. The chip was available in clock speeds of 16MHz, 20MHz, 25MHz, and 33MHz.

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