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intel pentium 4 cpu 3.4 ghz (2 cpus)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wtrmn2004, Feb 13, 2007.

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  1. wtrmn2004

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    looking at dxdiag what does the 2 cpu's mean? I did want to install 2 monitors on this machine but ony have a plug for 1. the 2 cpus makes me wonder....
     
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    Most likely referring to a technology called 'Hyperthreading'. Made by Intel, and introduced into some of their P4 processors, Hyperthreading or HT is essentially a 'virtual' dual-core CPU. The way the processor functions is designed to mimic two separate processors inside a single core processor. If your processor has HT, some system diagnostics will report it as 2 processors, when you only have one. Do not confuse HT with the new Core 2 Duo processors by Intel, as these new chips are true dual-core processors.

    In order to install two monitors, your video card needs to support multiple monitors. Does your video card have two monitor connectors on it or just one?
     
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