Hi there, I'm not sure if my CPU works normally with all potential.
It's 6th generation of i5 , (2500 @ 3.3Ghz )
I have updated 64bit Win7 Ultimate, but I somehow think it's not all 4 cores are in use.
How can I be sure if my CPU works correctly?
please help. Thanks!
You can try to run the Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool to see if your CPU is running within specification. found here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792/Intel-Processor-Diagnostic-Tool Download Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool
The i5- 2500 is however not a 6th generation but a 2nd generation processor. See: https://ark.intel.com/products/52209/Intel-Core-i5-2500-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_70-GHz Intel® Core™ i5-2500 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz) Product Specifications
This is your (Sandy Bridge) processor: https://ark.intel.com/products/52209/Intel-Core-i5-2500-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_70-GHz Intel® Core™ i5-2500 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz) Product Specifications
As Leon stated, it is a 2nd gen processor.
I would add that you should make certain your BIOS supports the processor and the BIOS is updated.
New Thaks !
I've had already try ruining that tool. Report you can find below... but I think only the end of report is useful.
But, I don't know to "read" actual report. It's my mistake about generation, I mean family instead generation. But, not actually sure what is the meaning of that :-)
Regardless of Bios version - thanks! I will check that parameter.
In addition of your first question, not all software is written to use more than one core or even hyper threading.
In such a case you might only see one core in use.
Other than it should run fine I can't really give an opinion as I stopped running Windows after Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. But if that runs Windows 10 should run as well.
Your processor and graphics is not supported on Windows 10:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000006105/processors.html Does My Intel® Processor Support Microsoft Windows® 10?
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005526/graphics-drivers.html Supported Operating Systems for Intel® Graphics Products
Here's what I see from looking at the attachments:
Hope this helps,
Hhmmm, it is odd that the iPDT did not report that only a single Core was enabled.
Usually, if only a single Core (or HyperThread, if applicable) is enabled, it means that the BIOS has specifically disabled the other Cores. You should look at your BIOS configuration and see if it has a parameter that has been set to disable all but one Core.
Hope this helps,
You must have accidently set the parameter in BIOS Setup that ordered operation with only one Core enabled. Resetting the BIOS configuration is one way of restoring that functionality.
Well, you are all set then; have fun!