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Old 07-28-04, 10:30 AM
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My Computer Thinks I Have A Dual Processor

For some reason, my computer thinks I have dual processors. I am only running an Intel P4 2.8GHz Northwood chip, how can I remedy this error? Thanks in advance for all that help!
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With HyperThreading on? It's supposed to look like two processors then.
Old 07-28-04, 10:35 AM
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If you have Hyperthreading enabled it fools the OS into thinking there are dual processors. (Win XP/2000) So there most likely isn't any problem to be remedied.

Edit: Sorry for the repeated answer, Danw got his in while I was typing mine.

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Thanks danw and Nifty03 for clarifying this for me. I guess I really had no idea what HT really did and now I somewhat do. So tell me, what advantages are there to "tricking" the OS into thinking I have dual processors?
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In theory it would help in multitasking where it would run one program on one processor and another program on the other processor, but there isnít a lot of software out there yet that takes advantage of it. I donít know if it hurts performance to have it active (I wouldnít think so).
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at least not wintel based software

Originally posted by Nifty03
but there isnít a lot of software out there yet that takes advantage of it.

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