dual core cpu


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Guest

hi, I just bought a new pc with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ cpu. But windows
recognises it at a AMD Hammer Family processor. I'm not sure if both cores
are working... is there any solution to let windows know that there is a Dual
Core cpu installed?

greetz
 
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antioch

Mr.Mystic said:
hi, I just bought a new pc with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ cpu. But windows
recognises it at a AMD Hammer Family processor. I'm not sure if both cores
are working... is there any solution to let windows know that there is a
Dual
Core cpu installed?

greetz

What is your OS?
Antioch
 
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antioch

Mr.Mystic said:
Windows XP Home Edition, brand new installed 3 days ago...
Then as far as I know, you would need to have XP PRO 64 bit loaded.
Otherwise, I think your system will only run as 32bit.
I have not looked into this though, since this time last year when MS
launched the 64 bit OS, and that then was my understanding. Technology
changes so quickly.
Didn't the retailer give you any info about this?
Rgds
Antioch
 
G

Guest

thanks antioch, I guess I'll just sit & wait for Windows Vista to arrive.
'Cause now my PC is up and running smoothly except for the dual core thing...

thank you very much fo your help, really appreciate it.

greetz, Mr.Mystic
 
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antioch

I had hoped others would have posted on this - it would not hurt to stick a
Q into windowsxp.general, or do a Google if you have not already.
I have put a link below to one of my favourites and they have a July 2006
about Vista and 64 bit - a good starting point.

http://www.tech-recipes.com/microsoft_vista_tips1426.html

But I would favour a Google - you have at least 6 months before Vista will
be here.
Anyhow, lots of hardware is still not 64 ready and most of the driver stuff
for GPU's are still in beta form, as I understand the current situation -
but then I have not been in touch that closely for the past few months.
Rgds
Antioch
 
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sgopus

pro supports dual processors/ dual cores, home supports only Dual core as it
sees it as one single processor, if it came installed as dual core then it's
working, if you installed the cpu then to see the dual core you need to do a
repair install to load the drivers for the 2nd core, home will see the
second core if you do the repair install.
DO NOT do this if it came already dual core installed with the operating
system.
 
G

Guest

Look in your device manager under processors, how many do you see..?
Right click my computer icon, manage, click device manager..

Right click on the my computer icon, click properties, does it show there as
dual core..?

Look in your task manager how many CPU usage history graphs do you see..?
While in task manager, click view, move the pointer to CPU History, is there
an option for two graphs..?

Type msconfig in the run box and select the boot.ini tab, advanced options
button, place a temporary check in the /NUMPROC= box, click the drop-down
arrow, is 2 avalible..? Remove the check from the box and exit advanced
options and no changes will be made..

If your not having problems don't make any changes..
Run several programs at the same time and check the task manager, to see
activity in both CPU history graphs
j;-j
 
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NoNoBadDog!

sgopus said:
pro supports dual processors/ dual cores, home supports only Dual core as
it sees it as one single processor, if it came installed as dual core then
it's working, if you installed the cpu then to see the dual core you need
to do a repair install to load the drivers for the 2nd core, home will see
the second core if you do the repair install.
DO NOT do this if it came already dual core installed with the operating
system.


Home will recognoize both cores.

*****YOU DO NOT NEED Windows XP x64 or VISTA********

All current versions of WIndows XP will recognoze and use both cores.

Sounds like the OP did not install Motherboard chipset and AMD chipset
drivers.

Bobby
 

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