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bob saget
10-03-08, 05:38 PM
was just taking a look at this guide

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2238&page=1

34. Boot Vista with all available processors
While it takes good advantage of today's multiple core processors when it's loaded, Vista will still use only a single processor core when the OS itself is loading. Fortunately you can override this and force Vista to take advantage of all available processors when starting up.
To force Vista to use all processors during the startup process:
Right click on the 'start' menu and type 'msconfig.' Hit Enter.
Go to the 'boot' tab and click 'advanced options.'
Place a check next to the 'number of processors:' option and change the dropdown box to reflect the number of discrete processor cores in your computer.
Hit 'ok' to save. You will need to restart to take advantage of this tip, obviously.

is this generally safe/worth it to do? any other tips you guys recommend?

ATOJAR
10-03-08, 06:42 PM
Hmm, interesting, ill gibe that a go thanks.

npras42
10-03-08, 07:17 PM
Im sure this was mentioned a month or so back in another thread and I think its not as you or that site thinks. Its actually a way to limit the cores used not increase. So if you have quad core then Vista will automatically use all 4 cores, but if you wanted it to only use 2 then ou can go to this option and set it to 2.

AFAIK anyway.

pxmm
10-03-08, 07:28 PM
Im sure this was mentioned a month or so back in another thread and I think its not as you or that site thinks. Its actually a way to limit the cores used not increase. So if you have quad core then Vista will automatically use all 4 cores, but if you wanted it to only use 2 then ou can go to this option and set it to 2.

AFAIK anyway.

Exactly right.

Wolfhound
10-10-08, 08:06 AM
Discussed here :

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1761654#post1761654

is a debug option that permits you to boot with less cores that the system has, it won´t make a big difference