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Single core saying 2 cores


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tommy18

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I am sure i bought a pent4 3.0 single core. i look in device manger it says i have two cores running. i have a motherboard monitor program and its displays two different temperatures for each one of the cores. could it be possible the store i bought my computer from made a mistake and installed a dual core, or just another computer glitch?

Edited by tommy18, 18 February 2007 - 11:29 PM.

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Pentium 4's use "hyperthreading" which is a way that it tricks the operating system to see and utilize the chip as two separate cores. It really doesn't help that much performance-wise but will show up as two cores in the device manager.

Edited by MNOB07, 19 February 2007 - 12:54 AM.

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For a second i thought i had beaten the system by paying for a single core and getting a dual core
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