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July 31, 2010 3:00:46 AM

I have a newb question to ask :p :

I just purchased a Pentium D 945 3.4Ghz for my aging computer (Yes I know, it sucks, but right now I have no cash :p ). When I install it will I have to do anything with Windows (Windows 7 Home 32 Bit), or will it just recognize it? I’ve never installed a proc on an old computer before :lol: .

My Rig:
Dell Dimension e510
Windows 7 Home Edition 32 Bit
P4 3.2GHz (Now a P-D 945)
3GB RAM
1TB + HDD Space
XFX Geforce 9600GT 512 MB GDDR
500 Watt Supply

Thanks Ahead ^^.

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July 31, 2010 3:31:42 AM

you might have to change the msconfig for it to show both cores, but thats about it.
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July 31, 2010 3:41:55 AM

when i unlocked all 4 cores on my amd athlon x2 5000+, windows recognized it as a new processor and when i turned it on, it automatically installed it and asked for a reboot.
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July 31, 2010 5:24:44 AM

Cool thanks guys! :p  Who wants the best answer?? :lol:  Both your answers answered it pretty well lol.
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July 31, 2010 5:25:57 AM

Oh btw could the Pentium D have two cores that i could unlock to bring the grand total to 4 cores? Would they do that to a proc that early??
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July 31, 2010 5:32:57 AM

Timop said:
you might have to change the msconfig for it to show both cores, but thats about it.


What would i do there? Man do i sound like a newb :lol: .
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July 31, 2010 4:38:19 PM

gidgiddonihah said:
Oh btw could the Pentium D have two cores that i could unlock to bring the grand total to 4 cores? Would they do that to a proc that early??

Lol, no, I dont even think you can e"unlock" HT for 4 threads, the Pentium Ds are just 2 P4s crammed on to one die...

For the Msconfig thing:

Run Msconfig (Windows-R), go under the "Boot" tab, click "Advanced Options", then uncheck "number of processors" if it is checked, finally apply and reboot.
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August 7, 2010 9:03:31 PM

Best answer selected by gidgiddonihah.
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