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    Default what application has cpuinfo?

    I found hardware information similar to my Asus 1015PX at http://openbenchmarking.org/system/1...IN555623/erwin
    Erwin ran tools such as cmdline, cpuinfo, meminfo and modules. With Fedora installed and then using a live CD of Parted Magic, Ubuntu, Inquisitor and PTS Desktop Live 2010.1, I opened a terminal and ran cmdline, cpuinfo, meminfo and modules but PTS does not know these tools. What application or distro are these commands in?

    HardInfo in Parted Magic detected: Processor: 4x Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N570 @ 1.66 GHz. N570 is a dual processor. What does 4X mean?

    Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N570 @ 1.66GHz 1667.00MHz
    Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N570 @ 1.66GHz 1000.00MHz
    Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N570 @ 1.66GHz 1667.00MHz
    Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N570 @ 1.66GHz 1000.00MHz

    Why did HardInfo list four CPU N570s?

    Does HardInfo normally give specifications on the processor other than the brief list above?

    HARDWARE DETECTION TOOL, a different tool in Parted Magic, detected:

    Main Processor (4 logical/4 physical)
    CPU cores: 1
    CPU enabled: 2
    CPU threads: 4
    L1 cache 0K + 0K (I + D)
    L2 cache 512k

    Could someone explain this outcome? Atom N570 is a dual core. How come Hardware Detection Tool detected one core but two cpus enabled? How can a processor have four logical and four physical cpus?

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    Go to start, right click computer, and click properties (same screen you were at before).

    On this screen you will have a Rating: [X.X] Windows Experience Index

    Click the "Windows Experience Index" text. It is underlined & blue. On the new screen, click "view and print detailes...".

    All of your information should be there.

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    They aren't applications, they are just readable files that store hardware info. They are all located in the /proc directory. So if you wanted to view them you would type "cat /proc/cpuinfo" for example.

    It detects 4 CPU's because that processor is dual core with hyperthreading (2 physical cores, but 4 threads), which means the OS can schedule 4 processes at a time on it. The 2 extra threads are seen as CPU's and are considered logical CPU's. Some detection software can detect it wrong and say there are 4 physical cores, which there aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keirawatson View Post
    Go to start, right click computer, and click properties (same screen you were at before).

    On this screen you will have a Rating: [X.X] Windows Experience Index

    Click the "Windows Experience Index" text. It is underlined & blue. On the new screen, click "view and print detailes...".

    All of your information should be there.
    This isn't windows, stupid.

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