Device Manager reports 2 CPUs

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I have a 3-month-old HP Pavilion a450n desktop computer running Windows

Device Manager reports two CPUs instead of one, like this:

[machine name]
ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz

Is this a symptom of Intel's "hyperthreading," or is my machine very
confused about its own brain?

- Bob
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  1. I never had that problem before. But, I use to have the same processor as you, and just a hint for graphics card upgrades, if you are going to get any powerful graphics card, your cpu WILL bottleneck the graphics card. I had the EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT and DAMN the cpu was limiting my graphics card.

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