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HAVE DUAL XEON PROCESSOR MOTHERBOARD


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wallstreet3@ameritech.net

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I BUILT A COMPUTER W/ AN ASUS MOTHERBOARD PC-DL DELUXE 875R P W/2 XEON PROCESSORS 2.4 GHZ

WHEN I GO TO CONTROL PANEL AND CHECK HARDWARE I SEE 4 XEON PROCESSORS, MY QUESTION IS WHY IT SHOWS FOUR WHEN THE MOTHERBOARD HAS ONLY TWO.
CAN THIS SLOW DOWN MY COMPUTER?
IS THERE ANY LOGIC EXPLANATION FOR THIS?
HOW CAN i CORRECT THIS?
PLEASE HELP
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It shows 4 processors because the two xeon processors you have have hyper threading technology whick makes the operating system think it has 4 processors instead of two
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Not to be rude or anything but...

If you're building a dual Xeon comp, then shouldn't you know something about computer technology? Especially something as well known as Hyper Threading.

Well HT, isn't something that needs correcting. Like for single CPU systems, HT makes it run like a dual CPU system, but on a dual CPU system with HT, it'll be like a quad CPU system.

If you're doing multi-tasking stuff alot, then having HT on will be faster. If you check out the task manager, you'll see that when you run stuff with HT on, the CPU usage that is used per application will be a max of 25%. If you have HT off, then the max will be 50%. If you run 2 things that are high on CPU usage, with HT off, then you try doing other things, it'll lag like crazy because your CPU usage is at 100%. If you have HT on, then when you try to do other things, it won't lag at all because your CPU usage will only be at 50%.

If you want to turn it off, then you can do so in your CMOS settings.
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