Ok, just formatted after a nasty hard drive problem and now i'm having some real difficulties getting windows to recognize that I have two cores. Task manager shows that I have two proccessors under Proccessors in device manager but I cannot set affinty using task manager and CPUZ tells me I only have one core.
Have all the latested drivers for my mb and nearly all windows updates, some are still downloading. When I built this the first time I don't remember having any sort of trouble like this
I'm using XP Pro. I just don't see why in this install it's suddenly not recognized, and it says press F5 at that time, it brings up some stuff about what comptuer I have and the only option is C-steping or Other.
I haven't fooled around with DualCore procs before, but isn't the feature you're describing (assigning tasks to a specific core/proc) a dual PROCESSOR feature, not a dual core feature? I didn't realize you could assign which tasks are done by each core; I thought threads were automatically assigned to the core with the least usage?