Why does it look like my Dell 8400 has two processors? Tags: CPUs Performance Processors Dell Task Manager Last response: February 18, 2010 12:03 AM in CPUs Share AaronTheYoung February 11, 2010 12:04:41 PM When I take a look at performance in the Task Manager, I get a CPU graphs with two graphs of CPU usage. I thought my P4 was just a single processor? Why is does it show two? More about : dell 8400 processors | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove delluser1 CPUs Authority February 11, 2010 12:07:37 PM It's called Hyperthreading, Google it. | Report abuse AaronTheYoung February 17, 2010 11:51:42 PM I understand that it is hyperthreaded, why does it appear as two processors in the Windows Performance Monitor? | Report abuse hunter315 CPUs Master February 18, 2010 12:03:07 AM because to an OS there is no difference between two logical cores on a single CPU, and two physical cores on two separate CPUs, it treats them identically and will therefore show each logical core as if it were its own CPU. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Why does it look like my Dell 8400 has two processors?> Related ressources: ForumWould like input on configuring Dimension 8400 ForumDell Dimension 8400 wont boot up ForumDoes this look like a good system build? ForumNoisy fan on Dell 8400 ForumWhat's the use of low end GPU like 8400 GS? ForumUpgraded from E 8400 to Q9450, won't recognize two new cores, help... ForumTwo processors ? ForumDoes the dell dimension 8400 take two cpu? ForumE 8400 or E7600, No OC! Which is good & why ? ForumMatte LCD monitor, why does it look like a layer of grease is on it? Forum8400 gs drivers cause blank screen after boot! ForumTwo Quick Questions - Best Cheap MB for E 8400 for OC? ForumQ 8400 vs. E 8400 ForumWhy does my computer not run games better? ForumGaming laptop help ForumDELL DIMENSION 2400 BURNER DRIVE CONFIG ForumDell inspiron 530 will not turn on ForumDell Desktop Hardware cannot find reives ForumDoes acoustic insulation mats work on pc's? Forum[Solved] Dell i7 Laptop More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !