64bit cpus show as 2 cpus in 32bit os's, but?

August 29, 2010 at 14:29:18
Specs: xp32, 555 phenom
I was just wondering if 64bit cpus show as 2 cpus in a 32bit os why does a dual core 64 bit cpu not show as 4?

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August 29, 2010 at 15:46:10
Because the number of cores in a CPU and the bit width of the data bus are two completely and unrelated aspects of a CPU.

Stuart


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August 29, 2010 at 16:56:05
makes sense thx!

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