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How do you know if a PC is Dual Core?


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hayabusa_mike

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I need to learn how to identify is a PC is Dual Core, or not, specifically mine, I want to know if it is or not. How do you tell? Can someone please tell me and be detailed and accurate about it? Please, and thanks.
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If you would like to know the full details of your computer, Lavalys Everest Home Edition is a great program for identifying your hardware. Unfortunately Lavalys have pulled the plug on the free version, so get it quick while you still can! You'll find it on Major Geeks: http://www.majorgeek...wnload4181.html
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Easiest way is to get CPU-Z its in my sig and just run it its a self contained exe so doesnt need installed it will give you all the CPU info and basics of the rest of the hardware in its other tabs its the simplest way to do it.

If you know what processor it is pentiums with D after are dual core and anything with X2 in it from AMD is a dual core.
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Thats not what I am looking for. Besides, I have both the EVEREST Corporate and Everest Ultimate, Lavalys' two highest versions for EVEREST. I am looking to know if my PC is Dual Core or not, because EVEREST doesn't state that its Dual Core or not.

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*In Everest it says I have CPU #0 Intel Pentium 4 2.93 GHZ. and below that it says CPU #1 Intel Pentium 4 2.93 GHz. So what does that mean when I got two of the same processors?

Edited by hayabusa_mike, 04 February 2007 - 08:29 AM.

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Right click on "My Computer" icon and display "Properties". Under the "General" tab you will see CPU info. I have an Intel Core2Duo processor and mine displays "Intel® Core™2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz"

Or from Accessories->System Tools-> System Information, the System Summary will show something like this:
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2137 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2137 Mhz

Note that there should be 2 entries for dual CPU systems...
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If Lavalys is reporting that you have a processor present in 'socket 0' and 'socket 1' then yes, you do have a dual core system.
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Ok, I took a screenshot of my processor information:

http://img143.images...reenshotda5.gif

View that screenshot and tell me if it is Dual Core or not.

This is just the summary, if you want I can go into EVEREST and get a screenshot of more detailed information.

Here's the detailed EVEREST screenshot:

EVEREST screenshot of CPU

Edited by hayabusa_mike, 04 February 2007 - 08:45 AM.

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JUST USE CPU-Z trust me its so much easier to understand, i dont think you have a dual core from that.

Edited by warriorscot, 04 February 2007 - 08:47 AM.

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Usually if Lavalys reports you have 'two' processors, you either do have a dual motherboard that has two physical CPU's installed, or you have a dual core procesor. As warriorscot said, try using CPU-Z, as it will provide you with all of the information about your processor, speeds, steppings etc
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Ok, here:

http://img219.images...eenshot3uk0.gif

Thats from CPU-Z
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Your processor's model number is JM80547PE0771MN, which isn't a dual core processor. I'm not sure why Lavalys reports you have two CPU cores, but CPU-Z is correct, your system only has a Pentium 4 Prescott 2.93ghz, which are not dual core, as indicated by the "Cores: 1".
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See first page of info, everest showed to CPUs because you have hyper threading giving you two threads or "virtual" cores but only one physical core it also told you the core and socket type which you could then find out even more from the intel spec sheets.
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Yea, thats what I thought, but on the right click of my computer, and looking at the computer summary, it also shows TWO 2.93GHz processors

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Anyways, thank you to both you Warriorscot and Spiderman for teaching about my processor, at least I have HT, lol.

Edited by hayabusa_mike, 04 February 2007 - 09:03 AM.

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what about looking under device manager.

cheers...xxx1
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hayabusa_mike

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what about looking under device manager.

cheers...xxx1



We've already figured it out, its single core, but with HT (HyperThreading Technology). Which is the reason why it virtually shows two cores, but is really single core with the HT.
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