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Stock Pentium 4 3ghz  x2?

By LXIX
Jul 13, 2007
  1. I was looking at the hardware on a HP compaq and it said the cpu was a Pentium 4 3ghz. It had it listed there twice. Under the device manager it also had it listed twice. Does this mean it has like dual core? That would be great if it does because then i can salvage it.
     
  2. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    What's the model of your machine?

    Unless it is a Pentium "D", the Pentium 4 class was not dual core. However, most models did support Hyperthreading, which had a side effect of making a single-core CPU show up as an SMP system.

    Most likely, you simply have a single-core P4 with hyperthreading support.
     
  3. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    ah damn well is that still good? good enough so that i don't have to buy a new cpu which i don't really feel like doing..
     
  4. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    what is it you are trying to do that you are afraid you CPU can't?

    unless you are a heavy gamer, an extreme multitasker or doing some form of video editing, audio editing or CAD, there's probably nothing the cpu can't do for you
     
  5. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    yea i'm actually the head designer for rebuilding the lost city of atlantis out in the south pacific. I needed a good computer so i could design it and stuff.
     
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Well, if you buy a new dual core CPU, make sure it's a Core 2, not a Pentium D. Pentium D's are total crap compared to Core 2s.
     
  7. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    i know but my mobo is only compatible with p4 / celeron
     
  8. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    then if u have the max cpu u are at the end of that system, and getting another P4 would not do u any good.
     
  9. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    oh really.
     
  10. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    ya rly, i am important
     
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