Processor monitoring app

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Luis Ortega, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen some images posted of the cores being monitored to show their usage but I don't know what people use to see this activity.
    Are there any free apps that you can install on the mac pro to monitor usage of the cores?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    For clarification: /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor.app

    Standard application/processor monitoring program.
     
  5. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    there's also istat menus, basically the same thing as the widget but puts the monitor graphs in your menu bar.
     
  6. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone.
    I already have iStat installed but I didn't know about its activity monitor.
    Apparently, most of my cores sit idle most of the time.
    I'll try to see how they get used with things like Final Cut Pro later on.
     
  7. product26 macrumors 6502a

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    its great
     
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