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#1 Vanni

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:49 PM

Hey there guys and gals.

For quite awhile now I've known that I had 2 cores in my comp. However, I never really knew how much that affected me. Still don't actually.

Now, I have a Pentium D 2.80Ghz processor with 2 cores.

attached is a txt file I saved from the utility and it should tell you guys what you need to know better than I could explain it.

My questions are thus: If it doesn't have hyperthreading technology...how do I get it to work with both cores so that my games and whatnot run better? And also, any more info you guys and gals could give me regarding the processor would be awesome. Thanks much. :thumbsup:

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 01:10 AM

It should automatically use both cores.
Depending on what you did have you may not notice any great speed increase.

The 2 cores don't work in yanden to make 5.6GHz
You will still only show 2.8GHz

Try this,
Right click on the bottom taskbar
On the menu click Task Manager
When the box opens click on the Performance tab
If there are 2 boxes under CPU usage history you have both CPU's working.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:28 AM

Good question...I found a somewhat different answer.

Right click the space where the programs minimize to, and press task manager (or just bring Task Manager any way that you like).

Click on the performance tab and then look under CPU usage history.

Double click on the top line graph. It should then blow up to fill the window. If its got 2 graphs split then its dual-core. If its got one graph then its single-core. Double click and close that window.

I tried it, works for me on my dual-core system :thumbsup:.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:04 PM

"I found a somewhat different answer."

You found exactly what I said, just woded different.

Instead of "My car is blue" you found "The car I own is blue".
Samething said 2 different ways. :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:06 PM

I also found that...going to Device Manager and clicking on Processors...will reflect multiple cores.

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