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by jtx472 / October 26, 2006 12:08 AM PDT
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Which Processor?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 26, 2006 12:59 AM PDT
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Although I don't have a dual core processor on this particular machine, do YOU have a dual core processor on your new one?. If so, then you will see TWO or four panes in the "CPU History" section when Hyperthreading is enabled and such.

My current Windows XP SP2 PRO machine with an older P4 2.0 processors shows a single "CPU History" display in Task Manager/Performance. One for "CPU Usage" and "CPU History..

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Thanks Grif but...
by jtx472 / October 26, 2006 4:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Which Processor?

I'm not sure if it has a dual core processor. That's what I was trying to determine. I don't think it does. That's why it confused me when I saw the two panes. I used the Everest Home Edition but I can't make heads or tails out of that either. It's an E510 and I went to Dell Support, even downoaded the manual, and still can't figure it out. And what is Hyperthreading? Thanks again

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When you have the task manager window
by retired / October 26, 2006 5:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Grif but...

Click the view tab and CPU history?

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Which Processor Does It Have?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 26, 2006 5:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Grif but...

If Pentium, which one? If AMD, which one?

The most common processor for the E510 is a Pentium 4 630 which is a 3.0 GHZ processor which uses Hyperthreading.. (See the ''Details'' section of THIS HT Technology link)

Either way, the reason you're seeing dual screens is because you have the processor mentioned above.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Yes it is...
by jtx472 / October 26, 2006 5:59 AM PDT

a Pentium 4 with 3.0 and I checked the link you posted. So evidently it is not dual core but is Hyper-Threading capable which I don't completely understand but I guess it somehow improves performance. Thanks so much for your help.

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(NT) (NT) Glad We Could Help !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 26, 2006 6:48 AM PDT
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