I'm really curious about this, but nothing I've researched gives me a satisfactory answer, so I thought I'd try it here.
My primary box has an Intel i7 processor, with Win7 64-bit OS. A desktop widget, All CPU Meter
shows eight (
channels (?). By loading the CoreTemp
utility, the widget will display CPU temp(s). However, when I look at the CoreTemp
data, it shows only four channels. After noticing this, I've observed that of the eight (
indicators shown by All CPU Meter
, each pair shows the same temperature, i.e.
, channels one (1) and two (2) are the same, three (3) and four (4) are the same ...
Now I'm curious about the CPU:
- How many cores does it really have?
- Why do I see eight ( channels while CoreTemp]/i] shows only four (4)?
- Why can I see, upon occasion, activity in the even-numbered channels?
'Nother words, "What the hell is going on here?"
Edit: how do I display numeral eight in parentheses without showing a happy face