I have an elementary laptop that has an Intel Quad-Core i3-3217U CPU (1.80GHz) processor. I would like to get all four of my processor cores displayed in my Conky. Is there commands for certain info that I need or is it a straightforward thing that I'm overcomplicating? Also if anyone could let me know how to start Conky on boot I would be grateful. I am fairly new to Linux, so the more detailed and novice-friendly the better. Thanks.
Sorry to tell you but 3217u is a dual core processor. You can see its specifications at: Intel i3 3217u
However you can add some variables to your .conkyrc to see information about your cores. For example, you can add:
With x=0 to see total CPU usage in percent, and X>=1 to see individual cores.
For more information about conky variables, you can see:
To start conky on boot you can add it in Configuration > Applications > Startup .