Modern processors for desktop computers with dozens, if not hundreds of models.
So confused diversity among processors is pretty easy.
If you can not pull the processor out of the system unit and see its markings, there are several ways to find out the number of cores, and other characteristics.
You will need
- - a computer-
- - Administrator rights.
Take the documentation from your computer. Suitable warranty card or instruction - any document where there is a complete list of components of the computer. Look for the item, where the processor is recorded. If AMD processor, the number of nuclei it is judged by the combination of X and symbol numbers. For example, X2 is that dual-processor. If Intel's processor, then on the number of cores they say the word Core 2 Duo, Dual (dual-core), Quad (Quad), as well as the number after the letter i.
Go to the motherboard BIOS, the sectionStandard CMOS Features and Advanced BIOS Features (depending on the version of BIOS). There is indicated processor model, its frequency, cache size, and so on. You can view the complete all necessary information in the system.
Run the DirectX utility ( «Start» - & gt-«Run» - & gt- dxdiag - & gt- press Enter). On the main tab of the program in the appropriate line will include the full name of the processor. Go to the "Device Manager". From the list of components for the point relating to the processor, and open the inscription. The number of processor cores corresponding to the number of rows with his name.
Start the "Device Manager" (right-clickclick on the "Taskbar» - & gt- run the "Task Manager"). In the "Performance" tab, count the number of identical fields - it will indicate the number of processor cores. CPU - the central link of the computer. CPU specifications are important indicators of the performance of the entire computer. However, it should be borne in mind that the computer consists of a set of components, all of which affect its performance, so full you can not say that the processor is the most important part of your computer.