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Multiprocessor free OS with Dual Core?

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  • Pentium
  • Dual Core
  • Windows XP
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June 12, 2009 5:13:40 AM

I have a DualCore Intel Pentium D 945 3415Mhz CPU but I am using a windows xp pro Multiprocessor free 32 bit version. Does this mean that I am utilizing only one processor right now? Should I upgrade my OS?

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June 12, 2009 8:08:34 AM

No, your OS is fine and if you have more than one core it will be utilised.
June 12, 2009 11:59:29 AM

Just for future reference:

Processor = the actual CPU, regardless of how many cores are in it
Core = processing unit in the CPU, single core CPUs have 1, dual cores have 2, quads have 4, and so on.

Also, like the monkey said, you're fine.
June 12, 2009 7:01:09 PM

Thanks for clearing that up for me.