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Topic Title: XP SP2 doesn't recognize my AMD Turion 64x2 processor
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Created On: 09/15/2007 12:14 PM
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 09/15/2007 12:14 PM
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I have HP Pavillion dv6355us model, preloaded with Vista. My dis-satisfaction with the Vista made me to shift back to XP. I installed XP SP2. But I later realized in the Hardware Properties that one of my co-processor is not getting detected

So my question here is:

* How to make XP SP2 detect that processor?
* How to check whether both the processor is detected?
* Any tools to improve / monitor my dual processor perfomance?

Thanks for your help in advance.

 09/16/2007 05:55 PM
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It's easy to check to see how many cores are detected. Just use task manager and look under the performance tab. If two cores are present, then task manager should display two boxes under CPU usage history with each box graphing the workload of the cores. If one is disabled, then one long rectangle is displayed instead graphing the workload of only one core.

Here is an example of a single cored computer in task manager:

And here's and example of dual core. The picture is actually one of hyper-threading, but yours should look like this:

Edit::The OS only detects what the BIOS detects. Check BIOS settings. You may have altered some things when installing XP. Also, what are you using that tells you one core is not detected?

The picture below shows a dual cored processor in Task Manager, if you do not see two black boxes, then something is really wrong.

Edited: 09/16/2007 at 11:22 PM by iconofsin
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