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dual processor still running slow

by bad8174 / January 19, 2006 7:12 AM PST

I have a dual processor, but my response time is still slow. I have 2 Xeon 2.4 ghz with 1Gb 333 of RAM. Are there any Cmos settings or any way to have certain applications look at the 2nd processor so that one processor isnt bogged down before my 2nd one is even used? I know there are alot of little side tricks to use so any thing would help.

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Yes, make use of the TaskManager and...
by Edward ODaniel / January 19, 2006 4:38 PM PST

on the Processes tab right click the process(s) you want and select to set affinity. MOST will allow you to do so but a few will not so those few you ignore.

You can also set priority for processes. I would suggest that you record what the original settings are for each before making any changes.

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CMOS only shows one processor
by bad8174 / January 20, 2006 5:05 AM PST

Ok I tried the affinity and the option wasnt there. So I checked the system info and only one processor showed up. To validate sys info, I checked my CMOS settings and only one processor was present there with no way of changing to two. I guess one of these great Intel Xeons burnt out on me, unless anyone has another suggestion.

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