Getting most out of quad core

wassup people,i recently bought a intel quad core proccesor q9300 and was wondering if any could give me any advise on how to get most out out of my cpu as when playing games like crysis(oyeah!!)it only uses 33% of its proccesing power, so could anyone plz help me out here .plz reply as soon as possible thanx in advance


system specs

4gb ddr3 1333mhz
4870 ati
p5qc motherboard
2 seagate hartddrives 7200rpm
950watt power
nzxt tempest case
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  1. open crysis 4 times.
  2. Enable it to use all four core's when booting.

    Sell it and get a Q6600.

    Overclock it.

    oh and flakes, last time I checked 33% was a third not a quarter.
  3. Umm... Helloworld_98, the last time I checked, all he wanted to do was use more processing power, so opening 4 Cysis' would do that. He said nothing about using 100% processing power, and nothing about 1/3 or even a quarter. But that was last time I checked. But you are right 1/3 is not a quarter. LOL
  4. Game isn't threaded to take full advantage of a quad, you'll never see 100% utilization.
  5. thegunners said:
    wassup people,i recently bought a intel quad core proccesor q9300 and was wondering if any could give me any advise on how to get most out out of my cpu as when playing games like crysis(oyeah!!)it only uses 33% of its proccesing power, so could anyone plz help me out here .plz reply as soon as possible thanx in advance


    system specs

    4gb ddr3 1333mhz
    4870 ati
    p5qc motherboard
    2 seagate hartddrives 7200rpm
    950watt power
    nzxt tempest case



    Just to set the record straight:

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2quad-q9300_2.html#sect0

    The q9300 is not a quad core processor. It is a Multi-Chip module comprise of two dual-core processors
    placed side-by-side.

    In order for a quad core claim to be justified, all four cores must be on a single die.

    KER PLONK!
  6. Enigma067... Any way to tell which Quadcores are side-by-side? Or all they all? And does this mean that when (very vague and obnoxious "when") games and programs start to intigrate the use of all 4 cores simulataneously these processors will be left out?

    I was seriously looking at the q6600 vs the e8400 to future proof myself down the road and didn't want to miss out on the extra performance by quad integration...
  7. its still gonna be a quad core. all the core2 quad's are is 2 core2duo's in one package. there is nothing else you can do to futureproof your system for now instead of buying more ram or GPU
  8. So Engima's "4 cores single die" does not exist? Will the q6600 make use of integrated programs?
  9. integrated programs?
  10. will the q6600 make use of programs and games that make use of all 4 cores at the same time (sry)
  11. Last time I checked 2+2=4
  12. only if the software is written for them. I know GTA IV recommends a quad core to run it at best performance. other than that i do not know what other software is out there that would utilize all 4 cores
  13. Far Cry 2 does.
  14. Found a forum of programs that currently use all 4 cores which sparked my initial question...
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/243332-28-programs-cores-quad-core-chip

    So back to Enigma's claim...

    "The q9300 is not a quad core processor. It is a Multi-Chip module comprise of two dual-core processors
    placed side-by-side.

    In order for a quad core claim to be justified, all four cores must be on a single die. "

    I don't get it... Are there any quad cores?
  15. mountie said:
    Found a forum of programs that currently use all 4 cores which sparked my initial question...
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/243332-28-programs-cores-quad-core-chip

    So back to Enigma's claim...

    "The q9300 is not a quad core processor. It is a Multi-Chip module comprise of two dual-core processors
    placed side-by-side.

    In order for a quad core claim to be justified, all four cores must be on a single die. "

    I don't get it... Are there any quad cores?

    Enigma is full of garbage - he's an AMD fanboy. Intel quads are real quads. It is true that they have a pair of dual core dies on a single chip, but it doesn't matter for performance. If you're curious though, all Core 2 Quads are the multi chip modules, while all i7 and Phenom quads (including the Phenom II) are native quads. Performance is what matters though, and the core 2 quads have plenty of performance.
  16. Non na t ive quad core
  17. That's like saying a married couple isn't two separate people O.o
  18. mountie said:
    Enigma067... Any way to tell which Quadcores are side-by-side? Or all they all? And does this mean that when (very vague and obnoxious "when") games and programs start to intigrate the use of all 4 cores simulataneously these processors will be left out?

    I was seriously looking at the q6600 vs the e8400 to future proof myself down the road and didn't want to miss out on the extra performance by quad integration...



    Enigma's statement is based on marketing bullsh*t. 4 processors are 4 processors are 4 processors. It makes no difference.

    I recommend disregarding the entire subject and instead looking at performance listings and the benchmarks relevant to your intended usage. Though in the case of games, you're far far more likely to be limited by graphics than processor power anyhow.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/processors,6.html


    So Relax


    Buy the best components you can for your budget.


    In the case of a Gaming rig, balance your expenditures towards superior graphics.
  19. And for AMD fanboys to scoff at Intel for making the C2Q the way they do is like a poor man with Geiko laughing at Bill Gates for spending too much on his car insurance. He's still richer than you are and C2Q is still faster.
  20. <3 Benchmarks and objectivity
  21. to Helloworld_98,

    last time i checked 33%*4 = 132% since a processor cant use 132% it would be taking up 100% of his CPU.

    KER PLONK! :p
  22. enigma067 said:
    Just to set the record straight:

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2quad-q9300_2.html#sect0

    The q9300 is not a quad core processor. It is a Multi-Chip module comprise of two dual-core processors
    placed side-by-side.

    In order for a quad core claim to be justified, all four cores must be on a single die.

    KER PLONK!


    thanx for the advise, so does this mean that there are only few programs that use quad core
  23. thanx for all the advise but no one has still answered my question yet about how to get most out of my core 2 quad
  24. Scotteq said:
    Enigma's statement is based on marketing bullsh*t. 4 processors are 4 processors are 4 processors. It makes no difference.

    I recommend disregarding the entire subject and instead looking at performance listings and the benchmarks relevant to your intended usage. Though in the case of games, you're far far more likely to be limited by graphics than processor power anyhow.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/processors,6.html


    So Relax


    Buy the best components you can for your budget.


    In the case of a Gaming rig, balance your expenditures towards superior graphics.



    scotteq i do have a superior graphics A 4870 :D
  25. thegunners said:
    thanx for all the advise but no one has still answered my question yet about how to get most out of my core 2 quad


    i thought i did months ago on this thread:

    Quote:
    only if the software is written for them. I know GTA IV recommends a quad core to run it at best performance. other than that i do not know what other software is out there that would utilize all 4 cores


    so in plain English there is very little to no software to take advantage of your quad core. you want to take advantage of it them write a program that will because no one else is yet
  26. Helloworld_98 said:
    Enable it to use all four core's when booting.

    Sell it and get a Q6600.

    Overclock it.

    oh and flakes, last time I checked 33% was a third not a quarter.

    yes i know that, but the 33% was the speed it was running at, task manager ;)
  27. Scotteq said:
    Enigma's statement is based on marketing bullsh*t. 4 processors are 4 processors are 4 processors. It makes no difference.

    I recommend disregarding the entire subject and instead looking at performance listings and the benchmarks relevant to your intended usage. Though in the case of games, you're far far more likely to be limited by graphics than processor power anyhow.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/processors,6.html


    So Relax


    Buy the best components you can for your budget.


    In the case of a Gaming rig, balance your expenditures towards superior graphics.

    not really as if u spend more in gpu then u will start getting bottlenecks :non:
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