core activity

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by leechlife, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. leechlife macrumors member

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    Hi

    I own a 8 core mac pro (prev gen) and use it with logic, I run some big projects where I had 7 cores maxed, but 1 core never showed any activity.
    (there were definitly enough threads for utilties all cores)

    Anyhow are there some benchmark tools for mac where can see clearly each cores activity, and put variable loads&threads on it, to test how cores are utiliest?

    cheers
     
  2. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Yes! Download Apple's Developer Tools. There's some tools in there for doing stuff like that. If that one core never shows any activity in other applications it is possible to have a dead core. I dunno if Apple's system self-checks checks for that or not.

    But you could just download CineBench and open Activity monitor instead too I guess. That will do essentially the same thing.
     
  3. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Fire up handbrake and rip a movie. All cores will be used with handbrake.
     

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