Specifying Core

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mattsh, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. mattsh macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    I have an application that is maxing out one of the cores of my CPU (my CPU monitor shows 50% total.. and 100% for this app). Is there some flag.. or something I can throw or do to make this app run on both cores to speed it up?
  2. tyr2 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    It's probably only a single threaded application, i.e. designed to run on a single core. There's nothing you can do to make it run on more than one core. Applications must be specifically designed to make use of multiple cores.

    What application is it?
  3. mattsh thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    Both parallels (I know why it runs on one core.. but wondered if I could make it run on two).. and also the sims2.
  4. theheyes macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2006
    Just put your feet up and let OS X's scheduler do its job. ;)

    Seriously though the previous poster got it right, if its a single threaded app then theres nothing you can do.

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