Turn a core off?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JPT, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. JPT macrumors regular

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    Hey, is it possibly in Mac OS X to turn a core off for either the whole computer or a single program? I would prefer a single program, but I don't see how I can do it anywhhere.

    I have been playing a game that apparently does not support dual cores yet so it has been crashing constantly. :(
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It's probably something else causing the crash. In general, an app doesn't need to know if it's running on one or two (or more) cores.
     
  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    If you install the CHUD tools, it has the option to disable a core. Should be on your original install disks, alternately you can do a search on Apple's site for 'em.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    http://developer.apple.com/

    The latest CHUD tools can be found included with XCode 2.4.1. (Log in required.)

    On the Windows side you can set processor affinity via Task Manager.
     

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