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Single core detected as dual core in windows xp

Hello, when i go into task manager under the "performance" tag my CPU has two graphs like a dual core, they also show different readings. Is this normal? In the "View" menu in "CPU History" the "One graph per CPU" option is selected. My CPU is a Pentium 4 2.8Ghz. I was wondering if its not normal does it affect my computers performance in anyway? Thanks, Nick
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    Go from Start to Run and into the Open box, type msconfig then hit Enter. Click the BOOT.INI tab and then the Advanced button. If there's a tick in the /NUMPROC= box, remove it, click Apply and OK your way out.

    Restart and tick the "Don't show this message again" box and hit Enter. That should remove the anomaly.

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    If it's a single core CPU with hyperthreading, it will show up as two cores under task manager.
  3. ok thanks for your replies
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