Utility for Multi-Core Monitoring

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MacCurry, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. MacCurry macrumors 6502

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    I have a mac pro 2.66GHz Quad Core. I use Aperture frequently and iMovie. Is there a utility that I can download to watch how the applications are utilizing the multiple cores?

    I'd like to know if these apps or others from Apple are designed for the Intel multi-core architecture and are written for multi-threading.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. 4God macrumors 68020

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  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    iStat Pro is the best widget ever for this. Very easy just to bring the widgets up to check CPU usage and get rid of them. Takes a second or two. I find it much easier than using the activity monitor.
     
  5. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    And if you do not know how to find your activity monitor, go to Applications->Utilities->Activity Monitor

    or just Spotlight it.

    Then I believe you hit :apple: +1 and it brings up all the statistics
     
  6. MacCurry thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I use iStat Pro, but I've never noticed if it breaks down the CPU to the utilization in each core.
     
  7. NATO macrumors 68000

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    Don't forget you can have Activity Monitor running (but hidden) and have the Dock Icon showing the activity of the various cores. I have this running all the time as it's handy to see how busy my computer is without any hassle

    Activity Monitor : View -> Dock Icon -> Show CPU History
     

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