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How Many Cores Should I use to Make ABBY Fine Reader Go Faster?

Using Abby Fine Reader 15 - whiten pages features, and even OCR slows to a crawl.


The good folks at ABBY suggested I alter this setting:

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My system specs:

Acer E5-572
Processor   Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4712MQ CPU @ 2.30GHz   2.30 GHz
Installed RAM   16.0 GB (15.9 GB usable)
System type   64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch   No pen or touch input is available for this display


Now, in my tech-remedial brain I'm thinking - "Wait a second!  If you choose 7 you'll slow you machine to a crawl!"


But, the ABBYY Fine Reader is really not working at the speeds I need.


Is thee any downside to choosing 7 - seems I have seven cores?


What number should I select?  


Sincerely,


OT


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Hi All,

THANKS for the good advice! :)))))))))))))))))))))

David Favor - WOW!  Please can you share some links on how to Hyperthread.  THAT'S gotta be good, eh?

CompProbSolv - Got it!  Thanks. :D

David J!  <eyes Sows Ear 9000 PC lovingly>  "What?!  WHAT?!!" :D :D :D!

Sincerely,

OT
You're welcome!

Good luck!
These are the specs on the CPU:
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/78933/intel-core-i7-4712mq-processor-6m-cache-up-to-3-30-ghz.html

It has 4 cores and supports Hyperthreading.  Unless you've shut it off in the BIOS, it should automatically be working.

If you've changed the Task Manager graph as I suggested, you'll see that it is acting as if it has 8 separate CPU cores.  If it only shows 4, then Hyperthreading is turned off.

Hyperthreading is where each core has another hardware copy of much (not all) of the core.  Depending on the application, it may or may not make much of a performance difference.
Thanks, CPS!  Got it.  Was on.  So, now...wonder what Old ABBYY will do once I try the core number changes! :P :D  Will post results.