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How many processors do I have?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Majinalchemy, Sep 23, 2007.

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  1. Majinalchemy

    Majinalchemy Thread Starter

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    DxDiag says that I have a "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)"

    I want to know what this means, do I have two processors? Each at 1.86?

    What's going on in there?
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    You have one processor with two cores. Nothing fishy. Just technology.
     
  3. Majinalchemy

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    So in my whole system adding all cores & everything together I have 1.86GHz?
     
  4. Lotus4669

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    Think of it as two processors combined into one chip. You have 2 Cores running at 1.86GHz each.
     
  5. Majinalchemy

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    So in all I have 3.72GHz total?
     
  6. bdg146psu

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    No, you have 2 cores running at 1.86 each. They each work on a separate instruction simultaneously. 2 cores at 1.86 GHz doesn't equal 1 core at 3.72 GHz. You can't add clock speeds
     
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