Solved

XP sp2. Task Manager graph only showing 1 CPU

Posted on 2006-11-25
4
2,441 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Hello,

I have a Dell Precision Workstation with Windows XP SP2 and 2 Xeon CPU's and am only seeing 1 processor in the task manager graph.
So far I have checked the following:

Bios sees 2 processors (0 and 1)
Hyperthreading is turned OFF in the bios. (recommended by the manufacturer of a software package we use)
Device manager under Computer shows ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Device manager under Processors shows 2 processors
Task Manager/Performance/View/CPU History/One Graph All CPU's shows 1 graph
Task Manager/Performance/View/CPU History/One Graph Per CPU shows 1 graph

Am I missing something? Thanks.

Steve
0
Comment
Question by:sirvodka
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:James_h1023
ID: 18021959
The processor performance section in task manager is "expressed as a percentage of total capacity" according to my windows book so i'm guessing that it works out the total from both your processors and then displays how much is being used!
0
 

Author Comment

by:sirvodka
ID: 18022390
James,

Thanks for the response.

I would agree with your statement if looking at "One Graph All CPU's".

Funny thing is "One Graph Per CPU" is showing both CPU's today. Two graphs. Not sure why it has changed from what I was seeing the other day.

Steve
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
James_h1023 earned 500 total points
ID: 18022694
Oh right yeh sorry.  That is strange.  I remember reading somwehere about XEON chips and the way you can set them up.

One way was to have them both working simultanously all the time and the other was to have one working and then when the load got to much on that one the other would kick in to take care of extra load and then stop once it was acceptable for just one processor to be wokring.

Maybe yours is set up the latter so when you were checking tother day only one was working, and now both is!

Is strange though.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sirvodka
ID: 18112808
A reboot of the machine solved the issue.

Thanks for your responses.

Steve
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

If you build your web application in Visual Studio you'll get at least a few binaries, or .DLL, files in your bin folder. However, there is more compiling to be done. Normally this would happen when an ASP.NET resource within the web site is request…
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

680 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question