Show all processors in Task Manager

By default, the Windows 8 Task Manager displays only the summary of the processors of the computer. A few clicks are enough to find a more complete display and thus see if the programs are using the hyper-threading of the CPU. An Intel Core i3 dualcore has 4 logical processors while the i5 and i7 quadcore go up to 8 logical processors. CPUs have been multi-core for about ten years with the release of the Pentium 4 HT, a revolution at the time.

1. Open Task Manager (from the desktop, right click on the taskbar).

Windows 8 task manager display 1 CPU

2. Make a right click on the Processor graph, Change the graph to, Logical processors.

Windows 8 task manager display 1 CPU

3. The window is now split into as many logical processors as possible. This value depends on the type of processor (socket, cores, logical processors).

Task manager Windows 8 i7 quadcore 8CPU

Task Manager Windows 8 i3 dualcore 4CPU

We thus find a display closer to what we saw on Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 and 2008.

Windows 7 quadcore task manager

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