I am using Intel Core 2 duo processor. My question is, whenever i run my application i would like to know whether my software is using both the processors or a single processor. How do i know it? Is there any way to see that? If it is using single processor, how to make use of both the processors? Please help me out. I need this to improve my software performance.
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Control Key + Alt Key + Del key
that will bring up the Task Manager
Look at the Performance Tab - should be two graphs for the CPU Usage History
I'm new to building my own PC. I've taken a really bland class on Computer Architecture, so I know the basics of the basics.
I just guess I have a question that I'm begging to be answered. :dead:
So does anyone know if there's conflicts with the idea of Dual Core Proc. in a Dual Proc. Motherboard?
And of course, is it worth it?
No there will not be any conflict. If the motherboard has a BIOS that supports dual-core processsors, it will use both cores present on each processor.
READ: Opteron 285 review @gamepc.com
My friend was asking me (since I'm the "computer expert" in my circle of friends) what processors and processor srchitecture W7 supported, and if it had support for processors with more than one core. I answered yes, and told him that all new intel and AMD 32/64 bit was supported, but he wanted a more detailed answer.
Anyone know what I can tell him?
Best regards, Luzenna
PS: Sorry for bad english, but it's not my primary language.
Quote: Originally Posted by Luzenna
My friend was asking me (since I'm the "computer expert" in my circle of friends) what processors and processor srchitecture W7 supported, and if it had support for processors with more than one core. I answered yes, and told him that all new intel and AMD 32/64 bit was supported, but he wanted a more detailed answer.
Anyone know what I can tell him?
Best regards, Luzenna
PS: Sorry for bad english, but it's not my primary language.
Your answer to him was quite sufficient. I'm not sure what else he could be wanting to know.
Shall I Upgrade My Processor/What Processors are CompatibleWith My Board?
Well as you can tell from the title, i'm wondering if I should upgrade my processor and what processors are compatible with my board.
I have a ASUS PDGT-LA [HP Goldfish3].
I currently have a Intel Pentium 4 519K 3.06Ghz 533 Mhz FSB 64-bit Processor.
Would upgrading to a 640 or a 630 be worth the $100?
What processors are compatible with my board?
Thanks in Advance,
Supports processor up to 3.4 GHz
Supports Intel Pentium 4 HT processors
Lots more info from here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?&cc=us&docname=c00361570
Being a complete novice who is thinking of buying a PC with an AMD Semperon 2600+ processor. Can anyone tell me how it compares to a Pentium 4 processor.
Uh very poorly, you will notice the Sempron is much cheaper than the Pentium4, or even the AthlonXP. Thats because its a cut down, low market version of the AthlonXP. Its the Celeron of AMD.
A 2600+ AthlonXP would perform much alike, about the same performance of a 2.6GHz Pentium4.
A 2600+ Sempron would probably (my best guess) perform about as good/fast as a 1.8GHz or a 2GHz Pentium4.
If your only doing Internet, word processing,etc, then it'd be fine, but if you want to play games and have a half fast computer, stay away from the Celeron and Sempron. Ever heard of the Duron? Sempron replaced it.
The cpu doesnt have as much cache as the AthlonXP does, which really cuts away from its performance, and a few other things here and there that cut it down, which is also why its soo much cheaper.
Celeron = :dead:
Sempron = puke:
Hello,I recently acquired a z600 with a quad core Intel Xeon E550 and I would like to know if it is possible/desirable to put my old z400 two quad core Intel Xeon W3550.I checked and both use socket b type soo I'd assume I should have a problem but as hardware is outside of my knowledge base I wanted to ask =)Thank you in advance
Hi, The z600 series of workstations support Intel Xeon Processor X5570 QC 2.93 GHz, 95W, 8M cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, DDR3 1333 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor X5560 QC 2.80 GHz, 95W, 8M cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, DDR3 1333 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor X5550 QC 2.66 GHz, 95W, 8M cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, DDR3 1333 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5540 QC 2.53 GHz, 80W, 8M cache, 5.86GT/s QPI, DDR3 1066 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5530 QC 2.40 GHz, 80W, 8M cache, 5.86GT/s QPI, DDR3 1066 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5520 QC 2.26 GHz, 80W, 8M cache, 5.86GT/s QPI, DDR3 1066 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5506 QC 2.13 GHz, 80W, 4M cache, 4.80GT/s QPI, DDR3 800 MHzIntel Xeon Processor E5504 QC 2.00 GHz, 80W, 4M cache, 4.80GT/s QPI, DDR3 800 MHzLooks like they support CPU's with 80W to 95W. The Intel Xeon W3550 has TDP 130W . http://ark.intel.com/products/39720/Intel-Xeon-Processor-W3550-8M-Cache-3_06-GHz-4_80-GTs-Intel-QPI I don't think this is going to work. Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Changing-my-z600-processor-to-my-z400-processors-CPU-upgrade/td-p/5854559
I have Dell Precision with Dual P s in it running Windows K with the dual with Help Processors. dual processor kernal I decided to buy a couple of P s to upgrade fsb step sl wc I put them in and with latest bios upgrade the bios picked them up right away no problem The problem is when I go in Win KPro sp now it only sees one processor You know Help with dual Processors. the little cpu graphs us multiprocessor people all know and love only show one graph I put the old processors back in and the both graphs come back With either configuration the icon under my devicemanager show the mutiprocessor I assumed this might be something with P to P chips and put another harddisk in and reinstalled NT with the new chips installed but the results were the same Any help would be greatly appreciated and even if you can t help thanks for taking the time to read my post nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-with-dual-processors.137514/
i was just wondering why there is a difference in the processing speeds of an AMD and an intel processor. i mean why does an AMD 3800+ equal about a 2.6ghz intel, or so i've heard. also what the hell is dual ddr, and whats so great about it?
:wave: Hello & Welcome to Techspot :wave:
These questoins have been asked quite a lot, and if you do a little search, you should find plenty of threads where the difference between AMD and Intel cpus are explained, and what DDR is, and how it is affected by Dual Channel...
Hi all, had reason to check my device manager the other day when i noticed that I have 2 listings under processor for the same chip. Also under ATA/ATAPI I have 2 of everything. Is this a problem ?
XP SP2 Pro
MS Office 2003
2 HDD, main 80gb, secondary 160gb
Generally this isn't an issue - but are you experiencing any problems?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/97575/dual-processors/
These new dual processors are a little confusing to me. How much faster do they actually make a computer? I'm looking at a computer right now with two 1.9Ghz processors. My current computer has a single 3.4. How do these two compare?
I won't be using this computer I am looking at for gaming. All I care about is having an extremely fast computer for music recording. What are the most important specs to look for in a fast computer? Would it be good FSB, Ram, and processor speed?
I need to order a new file server. It will be used only to serve and store user files (50GB of files), no apps running from this serve. Question is there a need for dual processors in this type of system?
Sounds like you would rather spend your money on an array controller, fast hard drives and loads and loads of memory.
I don't think it will matter what OS you run, if that sever is only doing file services, one processor should be more than enough.
If using intel, can 2 prescotts be used? or only 2 xeon's?
Xeons only, or Pentium III and older. P4s don't support multiple processors.
I am upgrading 3 computers to AMD Athlon XP 1.8GHz. Right now they all have Celeron Socket 370, 800MHz, 66MHz FSB, and 64 MB of RAM. Now, I have nothing to do with these old processors. I have read that it is possible to get a motherboard that will support 2 celerons. I have read about the Abit BP6 440BX. I am pretty sure that is what I want. The only problem is that I can't find it anywhere! So, I was wondering if anyone knows a place to find either the Abit or any motherboard that supports dual celerons. Mind you, I am going to overclocking the heck out of these pieces (which is why I love the Abit, easy overclocking). Any help would be appreciated.
we have a w2k server that has a single processor. an additional processor was installed and upon booting up windows recognizes that there are 2 processors, but once you get into windows the gui only shows that it sees 1 processor. changing this in the environmental variables doesn't help. the system is running fine, but we want to make sure that everything is as it should be. does anyone know of anything we can do to fix this? thanks for your help.
You need to load the multiple cpu HAL in the OS to recognize the second processor. Go to :
I have an AMD Athlon 64 3200 processor on a K8V-X board that is 754 PIN. I was thinking of moving onto a 939 PIN MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum with the AMD Athlon X2 4200 chip.
I would be interested to know will it be worth the investment? I mainly use my PC for adobe premier and video editing, is it worth my time and money to upgrade?
Cheers in advance.
If you plan to multitask, it is DEFINATELY worth it. Dual-core processors wipe the floor with single cores when it comes to multitasking because well... it's like having 2 seperate processors running different things.
I m attempting to build a video editing computer for my school I ve built many single processor computers but this is my first attempt at a dual-processor machine The computer the department wants to buy is straight from and Mobo??? Dual Processors AVID because that s the editing software they have been using for awhile The computer itself was QOUTED at I assured the department I could score it for Dual Processors and Mobo??? cheaper and so far I have Money is not an issue as long as the computer along with WinXP Pro is all under My first question is if I want to go Pentium do I have to use the Xeon processors And if so do I have to get of them Reading information on the net made it seem like I only needed the one Also is there a specific motherboard I have to put a dual-processor on I looked on www newegg com and didn t see anything I was looking for If someone could point out the best video editing hardware software or direct me to a recent link that d be grand I want to use an ATI Radeon XT MB but if there s a better video card for this kind of computer please let me know If anyone knows a link of how to build a super-video editing machine please post that as well Your help is appreciated nbsp
OK, so I finally have a dual proecssor rig (Pentium 166's, 160MB RAM, ahahhha, I love it ). Anyway, my question is, how do I know that XP is detecting both CPU's? At the boot screen, it says 2 processors detected, but when I go to the Windows control panel, it only says 166mhz, nothing about 2 processors. I'm running WinXP Pro, not Home, but I need to know if it's going to detect both CPU's, or if I should install Win2k on it....thanks!
I've got an older PII motherboard that is dual processor capable. I wanted to get a second CPU for it. I can't find any information about the guidelines on how to do this anywhere in the owners manual Do both CPU's have to be the same speed? I'm guessing yes but before I buy anything I wanted to double check
Also, with two 350 MHz CPU's running together would that make it 700MHz, or is it application Dependant?
Is the technology too new to think about getting 2 dual core processors seeing that the computer will not be used as a server? CAn any games take benefit of the dual core double processor? Any CAD programs able too use this technology?
I am currently running a Dell Precision 690 workstation at work and was thinking about adding another Xeon processor to improve performance when running Autodesk Inventor mechanical design software. The machine currently has one Intel Xeon 5150 @2.66Ghz and 4Gb of ram. I can't find anywhere that would tell me what sort of performance increase could be expected. Any info would be appreciated.
I just read the disturbing (to me) news that XP Home is not dual core ready. I was wondering if anybody has had success in loading XP Home with and AMD dual core?
Yesterday I obtained Windows 2000 Professional I have had a dual processor mobo for the longest time and I have run Win NT 4 on it before and it specifies on its start screen that it is running two processors. I have installed windows 2000 Server BETA 3 and it identifies 2 Processors as well. If you go in to Task Manager it will show 2 separate performance windows indicating that there is two processors. Now the problem. I go into task manager and it shows only one window indicating only ONE processor in use. I have 3 Pentium 2 400MHz processors and they all work in my single processing system so I know that it is not the processors and I have rotated them in the dual system so I know it is not the board......Does Windows 2000 Professional not see 2 processors?
Check out this article. I'm not sure if it's relevant since i have no experience w/ Win2k, but it might point you in the right direction.
Just remember, i could be wrong.
[This message has been edited by Whypick1 (edited 02-25-2001).]
I just got a new computer for Christmas and have a few questions The computer I have is an HP Pavilion a n I didn t particularly want a factory made computer and certainly didn t want an HP but hey you can t look a gift horse in the mouth right I m not very familiar with Dual Core processors and don t know exactly what I have I know that I have an Intel Core Duo CPU Ghz w Mhz FSB What I want to know is does this mean that I have Ghz CPUs Ghz CPUs or am I misunderstanding this completely PS I also apparently have an nVidia GeForce GS Video card The computer box says that Core Processors Question Dual concerning I have MB dedicated memory on it dxdiag Question concerning Dual Core Processors says I have MB memory on it and a program at gamespot com scanned my computer and said that I only have MB Memory on it Which do I believe and what does this Question concerning Dual Core Processors mean Thanks to whoever can answer these questions nbsp
How do I explain the difference between a Core 2 Duo machine and a machine with dual XEON processors.
Here's why I ask: I made a service call on a Dell machine that has two Intel 2.2-GHz XEON processors--a dual-processor board. I replaced it with a Gateway model 5412 that has a Pentium Core 2 Duo processor. He noticed the spec tag on the front of the new Gateway machine said 1.8 GHz.
Now, how do I explain how the Core 2 Duo processor compares with his old XEON dual-processor board?
I am thinking of buying a dual slot 1 motherboard such as this from ebay, to make use of the slot 1 p3s and Sdram i've got lying around. What I don't know, however is whether the two processors have to be the same; e.g. Can I use a 700mhz and a 550mhz processor together (I know the fsbs have to be the same)?
Thanks in advance
Hi, ive been hearing around school that in early 2005 Pentium are to realise a batch of dual processing cores, i.e two processors working together. Can anyone verify this? Also there will obviously have to be a whole reworking of motherboards, so perhaps its not such a good idea to splash out on a £130 mobo if its only gonna last you a year.
Haven't heard about a release of dual pentiums as one item...interesting though...I wonder how much of a difference it would be as opposed to simply running 2 processors you bought seperately...
Client has Dell Precision Workstation 530 and running W2K pro. He uses 2 graphic intensive programs from Delmia, Envision and Quest. The video card is NVIDIA Quadro4. The problem he's having is the device freezes up during operation and he has to end the process and restart it which causes data loss.
He thinks if he controls the priority on the processor it may help. I don't know if this is possible with W2K pro. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
OK I am not completely computer illiterate, and generally I would just make the assumption that they are the same thing but Intel makes stuff that says both.
thanks a bunch
I have a server with dual processors. I am wanting to put Windows Server 2003 on it. Will windows automagically detect the 2 processors or will I have to install other software or tweak the install to recognize the processors??
I havent installed 2003 on a dual processor machine (yet), but even as far back as NT4, windows was picking up that it was a dual machine during install so I very much doubt that you'll have any problems.
As I remember the only diffuculty was if you wanted to upgrade from a single to dual processor on an existing windows install: You had to d/l some OS patches first. But I dont know why I've even mentioned that :-S
I just replaced my motherboard with one that has dual processor capability. I have already set up the PC with Win 2000 with just the one processor installed. Do I need to do anything in Win 2000 before I install the second processor? One of the people I talked to said I might have to set up SMP first but I can find no info on doing this, only some articles about SMP in microsoft's support area, which mostly deal with SQL Server.
Any help or ideas would be most appreciated.
Thanks a million..Bryan <[email protected]>
In NT I think there is 2 Kernel's. One for one processor and the other for two. Im not sure what you have to do in 2000.
Ok so I'm in the market for a new laptop and I have a question about the AMD dual core processors. Is the AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 (2.0GHz/1MB) faster than the AMD Turion 64 Dual-Core X2 Mobile Technology TL-56? Is the TL-60 Dual Core?
Here's some info:
Adaptec RAID controller
2 SCSI hard drives
2 PIII Processors
Win XP Home
Was a 'bad boy' in 1997 - now it's used for surfing the Net
I bought an old computer that contains dual PIII processors. How can I get Win XP Home to recognize both processors?
Supporting Dual Processors
Another reason to choose Windows XP Professional is if yours is a dual–processor system. Some high–end computers, graphics workstations, and supercharged machines built by gaming or computing enthusiasts have two processors on the motherboard. How can you tell if your computer has two processors? You can be fairly certain that if you aren't sure, then your computer is a single–processor machine. For dual–processor computers, you'll need to purchase Windows XP Professional instead of Home Edition to enable the second processor to work.
Can anyone tell me whether I should purchase an AMD dual core processor that has a frequency of 2.4GHz and a cache of 2 x 512MB or a processor with a frequency of 2.2GHz with a cache of 2 x 1MB? Which one would provide best performance? By the way, they are of a similar price.
Which is better? Higher frequency or higher cache?
Hey everyone Just been trying to replay an old favourite of mine Prince of Persia Sands of Time on my intel dual Games Core affected Processors Dual by core laptop running windows I now have It keeps deciding in game to play in slow motion which after a bit of research seems to be due to my dual core processor I ve tried setting the affinity on task manager which works to a certain extent but doesn t fix the problem entirely I know there is an AMD Dual Core optimiser but I decided not to install that on my intel machine right move I also know that there is MS XP patch http support microsoft com kb However this decides that I cannot install it The error message says Not enough storage is available to process this command Installation did not complete I ve also found process Games affected by Dual Core Processors exe though I don t like the idea of doing that to my processor Any Games affected by Dual Core Processors ideas Thanks for any help nbsp
Have a quick ? for you all...
I have installed Windows 7 on my IBM Intellistation machine which has 2 Intel 3.6Ghz Dual Core Xeon Processors. Here's my question...
In Device Mangler, it shows Processors>Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60Ghz x 4. When I check Task Manager, it shows me the utilization of two processors.
Is this correct!? Should TM show 4 boxes instead of two!? Or is Windows 7 seeing everything okay?!
Thanks in advance!
Which version of Win7 do you have?
It's not easy to find the information, but apparently you need Professional or Ultimate to use two physical sockets. Home Premium only supports one.
Does anybody know when games will start being made to take advantage of dual-core processors? I've read on an AMD forum that right now the AMD Athlon 64 FX57 is the best for gaming. But as soon as games start taking advantage of dual-cores, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors will be the best for gaming. So I'm just curious if anyone knows about when that will happen?
When they become common enough that most people have them. Game makers want to capture as many gamers as possible, if only a few have dual core processors, then they won't make money by making games for them.
But I don't know all that much about processors, I'm not a hardware expert.
Okay I issue processors of Xeon at Dual number boot have a dual xeon setup running VUltimate I made Dual Xeon number of processors at boot issue the changes in msconfig to Dual Xeon number of processors at boot issue boot with processors Boot Advanced Options - Number of Processors The time to boot dropped from secs to sec But when I look at Task Manager Performance tab there are only two processors showing in the graph Should be with HT The BIOS splash screen on reboot only listed instead of the usual and HT was disabled I change the msconfig to boot with cpus apply and reboot Had a couple quot mini quot they showed up in the center of the screen blue screens back to boot When vista did boot it took the same amount of time as having the cpu box unchecked and grayed out But Task Manager showed CPUs as it does when the cpu box is unchecked BIOS splash screen confirms cpus Why would cpus without hyperthreading boot faster than the four cpu setting w HT or the default setting
on a side note, with that much power, why arent you using vista 64-bit?http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/167198-dual-xeon-number-processors-boot-issue.html
Hello everyone, could someone point me in the right direction here. I remember when running vista a rumour that when vista was installed on systems it didnt recognise dual or multiple processors on the boot.ini tab in the msconfig boot advanced options. I have checked this with windows seven and again the same has happened. i enter the msconfig. select boot.ini tab. click on advanced options and see that only 1 processor is recognised. My system has a dual core processor so have changed this value to 2 and applied settings. I have noticed an even quicker startup time and when i run multiple programs ie Photoshop and itunes there is no system slow down. Has anybody else expierienced this, does anybody know if this would affect quad core processors. any feedback would be appriciated. Thanks
woah slow down there Too fast! and welcome to sevenforums,
the advanced boot.ini tab is only used if you need to turn cores off for whatever reason. by default, all your processors/cores will be used. you say that only one was recognised before you changed it to two - was the box also ticked at that time?
you can always see how many cores windows is using, by starting up taskmanger (ctrl-alt-del or ctrl-shift-esc) then check the performance tab.
i've got a dual-core processor, and both were enabled and used by default - are you sure about these performance gains?
Hi Guys !
I have intel dual core @2.0 GHz processor.I am upgrading my system.For now im going to replace the mobo and RAM.I am going to buy G.Skill RipjawsX (2x4 GB) RAM.So I wanted to know will my system support it.I know the mobo im going to buy will support it.
Thanks in Advance !
So I wanted to know will my system support it.I know the mobo im going to buy will support it.Click to expand...
Thats all you need to know, the CPU is irrelevant for selecting memory. The CPU never has dictated the type of memory used. The motherboard either supports the memory or it doesn't.
I am wondering if anyone has tried this. I am looking to buy a refurbished version of this computer and would like to know if it is compatible with Windows 10 64 bit and Windows Server 2012 R2.
I currently have an aging Precision 670 that is running Windows Server 2012 that I can not move higher than that version due to the required new instruction sets of older processors that are 64 bit. Will this machine have the same problem or will it work okay with these operating systems?
The model I am looking at is the T7400 with dual E5450 3.0 GHz Xeon processors installed and 8 gb of ram.
Any help you can provide on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
hey all i am going to build a new pc soon so when windows vista comes out i will be all prepared n plus my old pc is really crap neway i am a music producer and i do a lot of recording which takes up a hell lot of cpu So obviously i want a really really fast computer and i was thinking of going amd bit Anyway the main question i want to ask processor dual dual vs core is shall i just build a pc with dual core vs dual processor one amd x dual core or fit two amd athlon xp processors I been doing some research on the net n some people say that the dual core performs faster than dual processors http www pugetsystems com articles php id n people from other forums say that dual processors r better so i am really confused atm when i start to build my pc i will prob go for dual processors like the powermac quad processor since i kno that will be btter than two athlon xp processors unless this is not a good idea then dont be afraid to tell me why thanks Aaron nbsp
I thought my machine, that I dont usually let the kids use, was pretty ok,
but, My oldest just got Vampire the something or other and on her machine fair spec (sorry started posting it but gave up) was far too choppy.
It struggled on mine ;
Asus A7N8X-E 1 gig pc 2700 1996 chip Creative FX 5900 GCard. dvd writers 3hds of various sizes xp homo up to date etc.
Is the processor letting me down or have I reached my limit for this setup.
I just find playing the PS2 more enjoyable and its loads lower spec.
when I said struggled, I expected no delays and smooth graphics.
If you take a look at the game instructions there should be a system requirements part with minimum and recommended specs.
Regards Howard :grinthumb
Is there any way i can do this without have to actually upgrade my compute hardware? i have a intel celeron CPU [email protected] GHz now. That is horrible and i deffinatly want to make this better
Not my area of expertise but a quick check suggests that you processor is capable of overclocking. you may want to have a look here (do a search for your processor)
EXTREME Overclocking Forums - Learn To Overclock Your PC Hardware
there are members here who would be able to guide you further you may want to post your question here
Overclocking & Cooling - Vista Forums
hope this helps
We are using Supermicro Server which is installed with 4 processor of AMD (AMD Opetron 6000 Series) the server is having four processor sockets, please do clarify that windows 7 64 bit version will support 4 physical processor installed on the server or
not, or is there any patch which we can apply to the OS so that it can take all the 4 physical processors.
What are the hardware limitations of Windows 7 64 bit ?
Hello friends, Which one of the processor is faster & better between Pentium P4 3.6 GHz 'Processor No. 660 Single core 2MB L2' and the other one is 'P4 3.4 GHz Processor No. 945 Dual Core 4MB L2 Cache'. So one is a 3.6 GHz single core and other one is 3.4 GHz dual core. Thanks in advance
Welcome to our forum...may I suggest before jumping on to a new forum and posting a question, especially on a heavily asked current topic, it would be a better idea and provide you faster response time if you first searched the topic....
AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?
how do you do this?
thanks a lot
Flash a BIOS?
You need to download the update from the motherboard manufacturer. Then follow the directions in the readme file that usually comes with it.
Hello, Im thinking of upgrading my laptop from 1.7 ghz to 2.2ghz both dual core
Is it possible to change the processor in a laptop?
How much will this change improve my framerate
If so by how much?
Could this somehow allow me to play with higher graphics settings?
I don't know if this was asked before, please forgive me if this is just a repeat. I am new in the forum.
Does 64bit machines (Dual Processors or Quad etc) need a 64bit Vista to maximize its capabilities? I noticed that new PCs and Laptops shipped today have pre-installed Vista but 32bit OS . . . why is this? Or does it really matter? Please explain this puzzling mystery to a non-techie like me.
I like Windows 95, 98, XP and Vista!!!!!
Hello Rockrus, and welcome to Vista Forums.
Yes, you get the most out of your 64 bit machine by using a 64 bit OS with it. It will not hurt anything to use a 32 bit OS though.
This article may be an interesting read for you to help explain all of the differences between 32 bit and 64 bit.
Hope this helps,
Is it possible to change the dual core processor I have for an i5 processor, is this type of motherboard capable of taking it? I have some screen captures from CPUID of my system specs, hopefully that will be enough info. If it can't take the i5 could it take any other quad-core processor?
I have a Compaq Pressario desktop PC, Windows 7 64 bit, 4GB DDR3 RAM.
Thanks to the advice here, I got a Kingston 120G for $54.00 at Tigerdirect and it is amazing, to say the least.
My next quest is the processor.
I am NOT a gamer, I do not do any video editing, just watch streams online, I don't do a lot of multitasking, mainly browse, email, invoices and paperwork, faxing (I have a small business), etc.
I definitely want to get a quad core, and my question is, with what I've described, wouldn't an AMD suit my needs quite nicely, as opposed to paying out the extra money for Intel?
Thanks in advance.
Well; to be honest; Ive always thought Intel processors are better quality. Some of my dad's friends have bought computers with amd processors in the past and have had issues with them. Dont know what those issues were; but thats just one of the reasons if it were me i would stick with Intel. From what it sounds like; you would be good with a Intel I5 processor. But if you really want to pay less for not as good quality thats up to you. Im just saying i think intel is better in the long run.http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/355864-processor-dual.html
What is dual processor ?
Does that mean 64 bit ?
Dual = 2. Dual processor means two processors.
Does anyone know if it is possible to user a dual processor in Windows NT4?
If so is there any tricky complications I should be aware of?
I think its only available for dual processor support on the Windows NT 4 Server not on Workstation but don't quote me on that.
Just don't upgrade from single processor to dual processor without reinstalling the OS. Yes NT 4 supports dual processors. If you do just pop in a new processor your HAL information will get all messed up and you'll more than likely have to rebuild then anyway.
Oh yeah and you can try this KB as well. if you want to attempt without a rebuild.
How do I run two cpu's in my computer?
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
You cannot. Unless you have a special server motherboard that generally take more than one of the exact same CPU.
I am considering building a new gaming computer. I have heard about dual processor technology recently. I looked on sites like newegg.com but being as how I don't know much about dual processors I didn't know what to look for. So my question is, are there any dual-processor mobo's available that work with Intel, if any processor will work with that, and if it requires special software or if the program has to be compatible with dual processor. Thanks!
16th May 2016.Dear Dell Forum Members & Support,We have an existing and very reliable Dell Precision 490 with a Single Intel Xeon 5060 (Dual Core, 3.2GHz,1066MHz) system.The system is currently running Bios Version A08 (04/25/08)
Can it be upgraded to Two (2) Intel Xeon Quad Core Processors, and if so, can a list of the compatiable processors be supplied ?
e.g. Xeon X5460 (Quad-Core, 3.16 GHz, 1333MHz) etc.
Thank you for your time & patience.With kindest regards.GEM CNC Systems.
can you sot these processor from best to worst and what is the difference?
core 2 Duo 2.2GHz
core i3 2.2GHz
core i5 2.2GHz
Okay, let me see if I can remember it all - or at least some of it. The new i3/5/7 processors are smarter and designed a whole lot better than the old range of Intel chips. For the moment it's best to ignore the GHz because it doesn't mean what it used to (at least not with the i range; what I'm trying to say is, you looked at two processors before and if one clock speed was faster than the other and the price would right you would go for that one).
The i range of processors, even the entry level i3 is faster than the equivalent core 2 Duo (well, an i3 compared to an Intel P E6500 it's supposed to be 40% faster 'multitasking', 78% faster with photo and video content and 26% increased productivity whilst an i5 compared to a core duo is 2.7x, 2.8x, 2x respectively). The reason it is faster is because of a combination of turbo boost and hyper threading. Turbo Boost is an overclocker that is built into the processor's tech to kick in when the system requires it and back off when it doesn't - not new technology but damn handy nevertheless. It's important to note that only the i5 and i7 has Turbo boost unfortunately.
Hyperthreading is much more exciting and it's the reason that the GHz indicated there isn't an accurate representation of the speed that is possible. HT allows 2-way (for dual core chips) and 4-way (for quad cores) 'multitask processing' which allows each core to work on two tasks at the same time. This effectively doubles (well almost) the cores your machine has without actually having to have the physical cores present. HT is available across the new i range of processors.
There are other features they are ranting about like integrated HD graphics and a 32nm size, but that there is the break down of the stuff that matters. I could have just said a simple Core Duo, i3, i5 as rated from worst to better, but I'd rather have you understand why than have you shrug and move on.
I hope that helped (you would never guess that I'm an AMD man)…
I.ve put a new mobo (Asus a8n-vm), new processor AMD 64athlon 3800+ dual, problem is that it is slower than a single chip.
The bios has been updated to the latest version,0702.
I have no more progs than i did before, as usual everything is set at default (don't want to mess up).
Yet the system seems to run at half the speed, the last chip was 1.6GB.
Any help appreciated.
BTW The dual is the Manchester.
I am not much of a hardware guy, so excuse my basic question.
I am trying to determine if an XP Pro machine meets certain specs, specifically if it has a dual core processor.
Machine number 1 is definitely dual core. When I open the computer properties, it says pentium dual Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50Ghz 2.49GHz. Also, when I open up the task manager, I see two windows for CPU utilization.
However, for Machine number 2, the CPU is a Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.320GHz 2.19 Ghz. It also has two windows for Cpu utilization in the task manager. Even though it specifically does not say that it is dual core, can I assume that it is?
There are a number of ways to find out the number of CPU cores on your system:From a Command Prompt:wmic cpu get NumberOfCoresFrom the Registry, look at:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessorThere will be a numbered subkey for each processor core (i.e. "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0", "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\1")Use a tool like CPU-Z:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/400892/dual-core-processor/
Like I want to get a AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3700BNBOX - Retail for $244.00 @ 2.2GHZ
But Im intrigue to find out why the dual core is more expensive but has less GHZ?
i.e; The AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX - Retail going at $338.01 @ 2.0GHZ
Which one is faster?
Or should I stick with my AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3000BPBOX - Retail , Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM and buy a
Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 80mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail and overclock like a maniac on crack @ 2.4GHZ?! Or is that risking it?
hey so i got this new computer a few weeks ago, the specs are:
AMD 5400 dual processors
Now, I play counter-strike 1.6, and every 4-5 mins the game will just completely freeze for at least 2-3 mins, and I have no idea why. I have turned that afinity for hl.exe to 1 processor and it still has the same problem while I have also ran the AMD optimizer off the site that is supposed to help with games. It is not my internet because it happens on my college and also at my home. Any ideas would be extremely appreciated.
Well, it's an older game so I might look into running some different video settings. It shouldn't really matter what the affinity is set to... I don't see Half-Life, CSS, TFC or any other GldSrc engine games using more than one core anyways. What happens if you enable v-sync or run the game at a lower resolution? Also, what OS are you running?
what is a good semi cheap? in the 50-80 price range?
AMD processor where can i find one.
EBay might be a good place to look for one
I m in desparate Help I have for a whole year tried to get my system to work properly It crashes save dumps freezes and Dual Win Crashes Processor 2K just sometimes resets I searched around and found several opinions on what to do tried them all from Microsoft Anandtech and several others they all had no answer I brought the system in to a computer service place and they seemed to fix some issues but they seem to have miss the IRQ conflicts sighh now I m here writing for any help hopefully one of you may have Here is the system Windows Professional all updates Dual Processor AMD times two ASUS A M -D MotherBoard new bios Kingston MB DDR Win 2K Dual Processor Crashes ECC RAM ASUS V DDR Geforce mb Seagate RPM gb HD Creative Audigy MP NetGear FA Ethernet A-open CDRW x x Creative CD-DVD X All in a Dragon Case with correct power supply Watts fans on processors fan in the back fan in the front fan on video card Ok for the Errors they usually come when I m playing video games like Age of Mythology Lots of Memory usage This system should be able to handle it It Resets all the freakin time I have a list of events they are usually this one Save Dump quot The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck The bugcheck was x a xffce b x ff x x Microsoft Windows v A dump was saved in C WINNT Minidump Mini - dmp quot Also the Directories and Browsers Windows will not show icons or images right away they stay invisible till i resize the window then they appear Please help I am pretty decent with Web Design information so I can trade knowledge if possible Thanks a bunch Sincerely Rene nbsp
I just bought a dual processor mother board but when i went to plug the power in to it both power plugs into the motherboard from the power supply are 4 prongs short. Is there an adapter for this or what should I do?
What have you upgraded to CPU and motherboard wise?? You should get at least a 500W PSU for a dualie.
How will i know that my windows 2000 server have installed the right driver for my dual processor server?
If ever how can i install the driver to support my dual processor box.
Are there any special setups that i need to do to run a dual core processor or are they just plug in play. Meaning do i need to change any jumpers? I just bought a socket 939 and amd athlon 64x2 processor.
This should be an easy question for youz guys and ladies.
Is there dual processor support in XP?
Is a dual processor motherboard with SCSI faster than a single processor with XP?
windows XP PRO will support 2 processors. I dont think XP HOME will. Unfortunately there is little software that will use the extra processor. The software will run but it will only use one of the processors. My present thought on dual processors is that it is not worth it unless you have a specific application that needs blinding speed and will suppoort 2 processors.
As to your second question. Yes it should be faster IF......your application can use 2 processors.
Is Dual Core a 32 or a 64 bit processor?
Pretty much all CPUs including Dual core are 64 bit capable. however it is the OS that determines if you run as 64 or 32 bit
Do you need an AMD dual core processor for: simple tasks like internet browsing and downloading, playing simple games like the sims 2,watching dvd movies and burning dvd's and music files? My friend asked me about it, so decided to ask the tsg forum experts on this. and he's planning on networking another notebook wirelessly.but no heavy tasks or graphical activities.
Would an amd Single athlon 64 processor up to the task?
How do I find out if both cores in my processor are working? My bios setting shows that multiprocessor is "on". Shouldn't I see something in Task Manager or Device Manager? Device Manager, under computer only says, ACPI Multiprocessor PC and Task Manager only shows one cpu.
I have a debate would you get Dual Core Processor yes or no ?
And why ?Pros and cons ...
What about Hyper-Threading yes or no ?
And Pros and cons
This may sound like a stupid question, as it probably is. A friend asked me the other day, and I thought I was sure about the answer, but I decided to check it out anyway.
The question is, with a dual processor computer is it possible to allocate different tasks to each processor? She has about 20 models to run, and was wondering if you could allocate 10 to run as a batch on one processor, and the other half of them to run on the other.
As it's not my computer, I'm not sure of the exact spec, though I'm not entirely convinced that it matters!
Just a simple yes or no answer is good enough!
I know you can set the Affinity for Processes using Task Manager in Windows XP. By default all cores/processors are used but you can specify only one of them.
I was aghast for reinstallations of Windows 8 because of reasons unknown which ran operating system into trouble.
Now I know why this happened, because I selected maximum number of processors shown in 'Msconfig', which really doesn't exists ('Msconfig' showed 4 processors for Intel Core i3210).
From next start Windows 8 ran into trouble and within a day or two of using this desktop stopped responding, happened for all operating systems where I selected maximum number of processors shown in 'Msconfig'.
Therefore do not select maximum number of processors from 'Msconfig'.
Why the strangeqe question?
you see I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop with a core i7 processor, 8 Giga RAM running Windows 7 Premium and I also have an HP desktop with a core two duo processor, 3 Gigs of ram running Windows 7 Professional but surprizingly the desktop runs faster than the laptop when I give them both tthe same task on Photoshop CS6 ( a processor heavy application). I feel that I have been cheated into buying the Dell laptop which at the time of purchase was expensive in the is country.
Does it use 100% cpu for a long time? (so cpu is the bottleneck)
Is it a multithreaded application, so are tasks split in many subtasks and use different cores?
Hey guys, I know Windows XP Home doesn't support Dual Core Processors but i heard that the Service Pack 3 does however. Is this true? I just bought a new PC which uses a Dual Core Processor and i want to make sure that SP3 supports this because I'm on a tight budget and It's the only OS i can afford. Massive thanks in advance.
and welcome to the Forum
While XP Home will not support multiple separate procrssors, it supports one dual core processor fine.
The service Pack level does not matter
I have a dual processor laptop (AMD 2800) and ever since I formatted my laptop and reinstalled everything, DVD Shrink won't use both processors during the deep analysis and encoding phase unless I go into Task Manager -> Set Affinity and check CPU 1. Shrink will use both during the initial analysis when first reading the DVD. Is there some kind of setting I'm missing to make this work?
Thanks for the help
This is kind of a touchy situation with this software. We don't support any type of software that breaks the law. You probably are not going to get any help here.
Im pretty sure you guys are ganna think im dumb but oh well.
I was wondering if you have dual processors and say it's 2.2ghz, is that the total speed or is it 4.4ghz becuase theres 2 cores?
Hope this is in the right spot.
This is 2.2. per core - that means core1 can do things at the 2.2 speed and core2 can do something else at the 2.2 speed in parallel. You cannot add them up.http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/106111-dual-processor-speed-question.html
Hello I m sorry if someone has posted this before but I cannot find any reference to optimal operating temps for the new AM processors I think on AMD s website says the max temp is upto something but I was wondering if my temps are too high Now I am using some Antec silver-based thermal paste and I m not sure if I applied too much or not It was thicker in some places than others temps? AM2 dual-core AMD processor not uniformly smooth and it covers a lot of the whole die but not the edges So should I reapply AMD dual-core AM2 processor temps? it I also initially used an oil-based nail polish remover to clean the cpu and heat sink but have since removed all that and re-cleaned AMD dual-core AM2 processor temps? with isopropyl alcohol and reapplied the paste The heatsink Thermalright Ultra- came with some white paste which I believe would be silicone based not metallic which I did not use Should I use that instead I m averaging between - or so from idle to load By load I mean I quot m recording channels at once from my tv tuner while watching one of them on vista media center When I stop media center the temps still stay around and I think they should be lower I ve only done this days ago and maybe I should wait longer for the temps to get lower BTW the heatsink is barely warm to the touch shouldn t it be quite hot A friend of mine says his are or so at idle and that sounds too low Mind you he has extra fans on his case and I m trying to keep mine quiet Maybe I need better airflow for my case I ve currently got a mm fan on the heatsink and more mm fan in front of the case blowing air outwards I ve read in many places that this is wrong and it should be sucking in air from outside not pushing it out I m also supposed to add more fan to the back of the case nbsp
thats about right, never complain about too low.... only be concerned about too hot. If it all seems ok and your worried about low idle temp I wouldn't worry.
the fan placement that i see pretty much standard is always blowing out the back, with everything else brining air in. Put the 120 on the rear blowing out, asap. That should be fine.
I just bought a:
AMD Athlon X2 2.2 GHz 4200+ Socket 939 89W Dual-Core Processor
and I have spent many hours trying to get 7 to detect that there is two cores in this thing and that it needs to utilize them both. But I'm not really sure if there is a driver out there that I can use... The setup I found would say its not compatible with this OS when I ran it.
Is anyone else having issues with 7 detecting their AMD dual core processors correctly?
Are there some compatible drivers that I've missed?
Did you check the BIOS to see if both cores are enabled?http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/4725-amd-dual-core-processor-driver.html
I don't have a specific problem with Windows XP or Vista, but I have a question about the difference between how they direct the function of dual-core processors. Given the same level of multithreading support within various applications, does Vista direct threads differently through a dual-core CPU than XP? Was Vista designed to use dual-core processors more efficiently than XP? Also, in simple terms, can you describe how an operating system directs the work of the CPU? Thanks for any help with this.
"You can easily go from uniprocessor (UP) to multiprocessor (MP) support in Windows 2000 by using the Device Manager."
I see this Tek Tip all over but has anyone done this on a single P4 processor? Is this an emulation mode? Or do u actually need 2 processors?
There is a stern warning of disabling your machine if switched to a Dual Processor Driver so I didn't...... has any one done this? Let me know
Below is a copy and paste of a computer ad i am looking at. Last time i bought a computer, Pen4 was a top of the line processor,so i am out of touch with presentday top line processors.
Is what is pasted below a 'ATHLON64 DUAL CORE' ? is that the best ATHLON processor available? Or is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 2GHz 3800+ processor better?
(reminder 'there is no such thing as a dumb question')
Type: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ / 2.4 GHz
Multi-Core Technology: Dual-Core
Windows seems to think I have two processors. They're listed under the hardware manager, and I can set affinities for them and everything. But the odd thing is, I only have one CPU.
I tried uninstalling one of them, but it just says "Intel Processor". What's up?
I am considering the purchase of a new computer. Under what circumstances would I enjoy significant advantages with a dual core processor? Can any of the readers speak from experience? TIA.
Anyone any views on which processor is the best for an entry level pc mainly for gaming.
My 2 choices are the AMD 64 AM2 3800 Athlon which runs at 2.4ghz or the AMD 64 AM2 3800 Athlon X2 which runs at 2ghz.
Personally I cant see any real advantage of having of using x2 because this pc is mainly for gaming. Im sure someone will be able to point me in the right direction.
Thanks for any help
My home desktop is an ASUS P4S800-MX motherboard w/ a p4 @ 3GHz (800mhZ FSB), 1GB DDR RAM, 40GB IDE HD, 512MB ATI radeon AGP graphics card, and wifi. Before upgrading to vista, im thinking of finding a new motherboard that can support 2 P4's and add another gig of memory while also making my existing hardware compatible. Would you suggest i make such a change or just keep my current settings and just add 1GB more ram and get an SATA HD rather than keeping my IDE drive? I'm open to any suggestions (cost efficient of course)
Why not just upgrade with the existing system? The only thing that cries out for replacement is the 40gig drive. You don't really need more than a gig for decent performance with Vista.
Vista dual processor support
I'm having a problem with my laptop, it seems to have a massive drop in performance. I have a AMD Athlon II M300 (2.0Ghz, 1MB L2 Cache) dual core processor. After noticing the lack of performance I checked my windows base score (crude I know) and the score has reduced from 5.7 to 2.9 (it's pretty much halved) The laptop struggles to do medium powered applications and I'm thinking one of the cores has went down (is this even possible?) I've tried using cpu checkers and the speed what comes back is 2.01 ghz, is this right for a dual core, I'm not really sure how it works. Also this test was done directly after a clean install of windows. Any help and advice would be appreciated, thanks. James
Check your power profile settings in windows.
I would like to tweak out my old AST Premmia GX P/90 Dual Processor machine. Surprisingly, this antique has a motherboard with built-in IDE, SCSI, and Ehternet controllers. The motherboard is currently configured for a 66MHz bus and dual P100MHz processor mode with two P100 Mhz processors. It has 96 MB of ram and can be maxed out at 192 MB (6 mem slots of 32 MB).
It actually runs great with Windows 2000 and faster than my P200MMX machine. I will later try XP.
Can I overclock or should I put in a set of used cheap overdrive processors? How fast can I go with overdrive processors and will the board still function as a dual processor machine?
Back in the late '60-early'70 i had a Ford Econoline Van all decked out with stereo, fold dowd cots, tie downs for my dirt bikes-some of the best memories of my lifte were make with that van, but alass-it Died. The front axel broke off when making a ditch jump and i knew it days were numbered. I followed it to the junk yard said goodby and went shopping eventually finding a '69 Old Toronado with the high performance packeage-4 wheel disk brakes, 385 hp in a 455 cu in engine. It looked and handel like a giant size corvette. Plenty of great memories were make in that machine. 3 years lated it was totaled by a drunk-but thats anoher story. All things come to an end no matter how much you like them including your antique AST. As i recall, the macihine came with a different setup than whet we would call a dual processor todaly. It had a main cpu of about 75 mhz and an overdrive provessor of about 100 mhz This is a completely different setup compaired to the moderen motheboard with dual processors sharing dutiies. Evergreen make upgrade processors kits, but i only did a short search and found nothing for computer. At the costs i did find, 2 upgrade kits at $135.00 to $150.00 pluss the added cost of EDO memory upgrade and you could easily spend $400.00 on and old machine without PCI , AGP, Firewire, USB 1or2 faster bus speeds, better memeory-the the list goes on and on. Gate Way produces 10 times better computer which comes with a newer flat screen monitor for abot $600.00. Please/please look into the moderen compuers as the prices are way down and quality up. Just my opinion!
well i currentley had 2 512s in my system bought a 1 gig instead and took out one of my 512 chips but when i run a 1 gig and a 512 my system will just reboot after a few hours isnt there a way to make them on dual mode???
I am looking at some dual core processors. Im not planning on buying them but I cant find any reviews that list their average running and idle temperatures (I found Tom's Hardware Reviews but they only list average wattage use)...
Does anyone have a chart or something I can see???
I had always thought you had to get a new motherboard, I had not known that it was possible to upgrade the processor, until I read the following;
"An attractive value of dual core processors is that they do not require a new motherboard, but can be used in existing boards that feature the correct socket. For the average user the difference in performance will be most noticeable in multi-tasking until more software is SMT aware."
So how do I go about finding out if I can upgrade to dual core?
These are my specs as far as I can see;
# Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
# Currently Installed Memory: 1GB DDR
# Available Memory Slots: 1
# Total Memory Slots: 3
# Dual Channel Support: No
# CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
# CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz Model 2, Stepping 4
# CPU Speed: 2017 MHz
i have an emachine et1831-05 and i only have a single core celeron at 2.2 ghz. can i upgrade to a dual core. the mother board supports lg775.
It depends on the chipset used in the motherboard, power requirements of the new cpu and the old motherboard's ability to provide that power, and if the BIOS has any limitations added by the manufacture that may supersede the chipset design.