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Do i have a dual core?


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I was just wondering whats it mean if it says Pentium4 CPU 1.70 GHz,1.69Ghz i thought that it means its a dual core but im not good with computer hardware :whistling:
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uh...where are you seeing that? and what kind of computer do you have? when did you buy it?
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i right click my computer and it tells me information about it its a sony vaio PCV-RX560
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round about's when did y ou buy it?
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uhmm found someone selling it think 2-4months ago? maybe more
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well..i can't find that model on the sony site...SOOOOO...go here and download and run everest home...then attach a report with your next post
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I dont think it is, from the specs ive seen it looks to old to be dual core.
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AHA! http://www.sel.sony....560_specs.shtml that looks promising...no it doesnt have dual core...it has TWO SEPERATE PROCESSORS (very odd for a laptop..but this seems to be a design studio setup) ...of course...assuming that this is infact a representation of your laptop
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erm whats strange is its a desktop lol
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CPU Properties:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1700 MHz (17 x 100)
CPU Alias P68, Willamette, A80528
CPU Stepping D0
Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE, SSE2
Original Clock [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Engineering Sample No
L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
L1 Data Cache [ TRIAL VERSION ]
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ECC, ATC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info:
Package Type 478 Pin uPGA
Package Size 3.50 cm x 3.50 cm
Transistors [ TRIAL VERSION ] million
Process Technology 6M, 0.18 um, CMOS
Die Size [ TRIAL VERSION ] mm2
Core Voltage 1.75 V
I/O Voltage 1.75 V
Typical Power 63.5 W @ 1.70 GHz
Maximum Power 84 W @ 1.70 GHz

CPU Manufacturer:
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com...e/processor.htm

CPU Utilization:
CPU #1 3 %
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why did i think we were talking about a laptop?....who knows...maybe my brain has finaly melted...ANYWAY...i'd be more inclined to say that you've got 2 processors not a dual core...you could open up the side of the case and look to see how many processors are in there
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mm ok if i have two processors what does that mean? and can i get them to work at the same time? sometimes i lag a bit in games
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i would imagine (cannot guarantee this) that if the machine came with 2 procs installed from the factory...that it's already set up to use both processors at once...otherwise they wouldn't put them both in there..i would say that your hangups are due to something else
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if it isnt setup to use both at once how can i make it where they both work?
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Wouldnt matter in games, they are single thread applications in order to use two CPUs it would need to be multithreaded or the CPUs would have to have anti threading and intels dont have that, apart from mysterious 2 in brackets next to the actual name i cant see anything indicating two CPUs so looks like an open it up and take a look job. At 1.7Ghz thats pretty slow for a non mobile pentium so it may be you are just hitting a performance max.
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