Why does my xeon dual processor show up as 4 cpus

I have a Dell Precision 470 work station running (2) 3.60Ghz Xeon Processors. My question is why does it show up as (4) CPU's in the device mgr. since they are both single core. If I were to upgrade to Xeon dual cores would that show up as (8) CPU's?
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  1. Chances are the processor supports hyperthreading.
  2. Definitly because of Hyperthreading
    2 physical cpus with HT = 4 logical cpus
    i owned a Dell Precision 450
    same thing
  3. if you could get two dual core xeons to work (i doubt it)
    they usually dont have HT so no it would be 4 cores
    but that would be 4 "real" cores
    not 2 "real" cores and 2 HT as you have now
  4. I_am_Thor said:
    I have a Dell Precision 470 work station running (2) 3.60Ghz Xeon Processors. My question is why does it show up as (4) CPU's in the device mgr. since they are both single core. If I were to upgrade to Xeon dual cores would that show up as (8) CPU's?


    Ah.....that makes sense.
    Now I know everything......... :pt1cable:
    Thanks
    T
  5. I sure hope you werent FPing me Mal LOL
    Nice to see you back BTW
  6. Hey two Xeon 3.60 with HT would be equal to
    a 14.40ghz computer wouldn't they?
    That is what the guy told me on Ebay
    LMAO
  7. Off the top of your head would you know if there
    Was a Xeon equal of the Pentium D?

    Too tired to dig thru wikipedia right now to find out

    Curious if there was
    Imagine a Dual Socket Pentium D?
    You could broil a steak inside the case with that setup LOL
    4 Prescotts duct taped together
    That would be nearly 500 watts TDP

    Funny thing is the Core2Quads are essentially two C2Ds
    on one die
    Similar concept to Pentium D but dont get the
    same kind hatred :)
  8. "Hey two Xeon 3.60 with HT would be equal to
    a 14.40ghz computer wouldn't they?
    That is what the guy told me on Ebay
    LMAO"

    My lame attempt at sarcasm :)
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