xp and prossesor

December 8, 2009 at 07:18:13
Specs: Windows XP
what would cause my itel pros to show up as 2 pros in divice maneger
its a 2.8 ghz 800 fsb it says on the chip 2 m cache only shows up in windowsas 1 m cache
also shows up in task man as two pros

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#1
December 8, 2009 at 09:26:08
google dual core

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#2
December 8, 2009 at 09:33:58
Basically there is two CPU's in one chip. Before dual core and quad core CPU's you used to get mother boards with dual CPU's that is two separate CPU's on the motherboard. As technology progressed they integreated the two separate CPU's into one CPU. Giving a Dual core CPU.

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#3
December 8, 2009 at 10:41:35
That would be the first paragraph of what you would learn if you googled the subject.

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#4
December 8, 2009 at 10:45:04
Christ your a real knobhead arnt yah. Yah to lazy to explain in the first place and critisise me when I do FFS.

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#5
December 8, 2009 at 15:07:27
Not necessarily a dual core.

My system has a socket 478 3Ghz P4 cpu but running in dual channel mode. Devicemanager shows it as two CPUs

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#6
December 8, 2009 at 15:51:42
You are absolutely right Richard59. This is due to hyperthreading.

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview....

So we have SMP [multiple individual processors]
Hyperthreading [making a single act like two processors]
Dual core [two processors on a single die]
Quad core [ four processors on a single die]

Sound about right Richard59?



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#7
December 8, 2009 at 17:56:13
Yep and only Madd Dog knows what his system specs really are.

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#8
December 8, 2009 at 19:04:32
Hopefully his google search will show him why he is only showing 1m cache per processor. Have a great night.

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#9
December 8, 2009 at 19:24:41
@ Screwfix,

A dual core CPU is NOT the same thing as having a dual processor setup with two single core CPUs. With a dual core, the cache is shared...with two CPUs, each has it's own dedicated cache. If all other components are the same, a dual processor setup will out perform a dual core setup.


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#10
December 8, 2009 at 19:32:30
"cache is shared" there is the key. Now I am really going to bed :-)

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#11
December 9, 2009 at 07:09:43
madd dog here, its only 1 cpu,
its not a dual core,
so whats this dual chanel thing,

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#12
December 9, 2009 at 08:12:31
Might want to click on the link I provided in post 6

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