Activity Monitor & quad-core i7

davidlv

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Should the CPU tab of Activity Monitor show all 4 cores on a quad-core i7 MBP late 2011 2.2GHz?
On my Mac mini 2011 base model, the CPU tab shows 4 panes, 2 cores and 2 virtual cores, and on a 2009 MBP C2D, it show 2 panes, 1 for each core.
All I see on the quad-core is one pane. Is this normal? Activity Monitor doesn't show a version number, just 10.8.0.
Running OS X 10.8.2
 
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Fed

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Should Activity Monitor show all 4 cores on a quad-core i7 MBP late 2011 2.2GHz?
On my Mac mini 2011 base model, it shows 4 panes, 2 cores and 2 virtual cores, and on a 2009 MBP C2D, it show 2 panes, 1 for each core.
All I see on the quad-core is one pane. Is this normal? Activity Monitor doesn't show a version number, just 10.8.0.
Running OS X 10.8.2
I'm not sure about the default Mac app but iStat Menus is well worth the money.

I did just check my activity monitor, under 'CPU' it shows 4 for a 2 core i7.
 

theSeb

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Aug 10, 2010
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Should Activity Monitor show all 4 cores on a quad-core i7 MBP late 2011 2.2GHz?
On my Mac mini 2011 base model, it shows 4 panes, 2 cores and 2 virtual cores, and on a 2009 MBP C2D, it show 2 panes, 1 for each core.
All I see on the quad-core is one pane. Is this normal? Activity Monitor doesn't show a version number, just 10.8.0.
Running OS X 10.8.2
Yes, that is normal. There is a CPU window where you can view all 8 cores (4 physical, 4 virtual)
 

Ledgem

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Well, thanks, but something isn't right, the CPU tab only shows 1 pane.
:confused:
Double-click it to bring up all eight panes (four "real" cores, four virtual - the order seems to be a real core followed by a virtual core, repeating like that).