8300: Dual processor question

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I have an 8300 with a single Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz processor, with hyperthreading.
In Device Manager under processor, this processor shows up twice. And if I do
a System Info, it also shows 2 processors. Norton Cleansweep also gives me a
message that it "cannot run on dual processor machine." Can someone explain to
me why it shows up as a dual processor? Thanks for info.
 
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"GarySport" <garysport@aol.comjk.net> wrote in message
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>I have an 8300 with a single Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz processor, with
>hyperthreading.
> In Device Manager under processor, this processor shows up twice. And if
> I do
> a System Info, it also shows 2 processors. Norton Cleansweep also gives me
> a
> message that it "cannot run on dual processor machine." Can someone
> explain to
> me why it shows up as a dual processor? Thanks for info.

HyperThreading means your processor can effectively run as two
processors.........which is what your system is reporting.
 
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which is effectively the same as running on 1.3 processors. The core of the
CPU is logically divided so that it can sometimes execute 2 process threads
at the same time.

if your applications are having that much trouble with it, go into the BIOS
when you boot the computer, and disable hyper-threading (which may be called
"logical processor").

- NuTs

"Nick Cleevely" <postmaster@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
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>
> "GarySport" <garysport@aol.comjk.net> wrote in message
> news:20041006025552.16183.00000236@mb-m01.aol.com...
> >I have an 8300 with a single Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz processor, with
> >hyperthreading.
> > In Device Manager under processor, this processor shows up twice. And
if
> > I do
> > a System Info, it also shows 2 processors. Norton Cleansweep also gives
me
> > a
> > message that it "cannot run on dual processor machine." Can someone
> > explain to
> > me why it shows up as a dual processor? Thanks for info.
>
> HyperThreading means your processor can effectively run as two
> processors.........which is what your system is reporting.
>
>
 

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