I just aquired a Compaq Presario X6000, formatted & re-installed XP-Home and just a few utilities. Nothing else yet. It's processor is a Pentium 4, 3.0HGz, with H/T. When looking at "Performance" in Task Manager, it shows two CPU usage graphics, just like a dual-core processor - but it's not dual core. Why? Is it the H/T?
Second question; Device Manager, under Processors, also lists two "Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz". But what is disturbing here is that just today, they have those yellow exclamation marks. "Properties" says "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be currupt or missing". Everything is running fine, so I'd say the drivers are indeed working, no?. "Troubleshooting" suggests un-installing & re-installing the driver". No thanks, I don't think so! What happens when you disable your processor? Any clue as to what is going on?