Vista and 2core cpu's

  Jockman 11:07 12 Jul 07

I have Vista Ultimate, 4Gb ram, and an Intel 6400 core2 cpu. In the device manager, it shows that I have 2 processors, but, when using any diagnostic/info prog, it shows only one, as does Adobe progs that search for 2 cpu's. I have always thought that there was no benifit to speed with this setup. Is there something wrong with, A.Vista
c. The other progs.
Thanks in advance.


  anskyber 11:12 12 Jul 07

Have you used Belarc? click here

  Jockman 11:24 12 Jul 07

Many thanks for the link. What a great little prog, showed that I was missing a lot of crucial updates.
Anyway, what it showed as regard to the cpu was..
2.33 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache

What i was trying to find out was, why programs etc only show it as being one and not two, ie, Adobe progs looking for 2 cpu's.
If I use cpuz, it says, core1=**** and core two is blocked out.


  anskyber 11:42 12 Jul 07

Not completely sure. I do know that some programs are not optimised for dual core technology so the better performance will only be seen if they have been.

Others of greater knowledge than I may help.

  crosstrainer 11:44 12 Jul 07

Show 2 cpu's on it's boot up screen?

and check in device manager, should list 2 cpu's

sorry! you already have.

  Probabilitydrive 16:50 12 Jul 07

Ah, I recently got my Vista machine delivered (evenham. I had to go into BIOS (advanced chipset) in order to enable dual-core feature. I also had to change the multiplier setting to x10 in the BIOS.

So, go into your BIOS and make sure your CPU/multiplier settings are enabled.

  skidzy 18:33 12 Jul 07

Try running SIW,click here this will tell you almost everything about your pc.

  Jockman 08:03 13 Jul 07

Many thanks to all for the very helpful replies. Much appreciated.


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