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hi. Iv just went on device manager in control panels and looked under processors and it lists my processor "AMD ATHLON (TM) 64 X2 DUAL CORE PROCESSOR 3800+. its listed TWICE (theres 2 of them) there i…
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
hi. Iv just went on device manager in control panels and looked under processors and it lists my processor "AMD ATHLON (TM) 64 X2 DUAL CORE PROCESSOR 3800+. its listed TWICE (theres 2 of them) there identical in description.

Iv recently upgraded to vista premium (free upgrade),do you think this could of duplicated the processor. just wondering what would happen if i deleted one of them.would anything happen? like my computer not work

do you think its making my computer slow by having 2 of them

Thanks in advance
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Would it not list each core as a separate device? I only just found out that on task manager you can assign operations to a specific core, which would imply it would appear twice in device manager.
#2
It's because you have a dual core processors - that's like having two processors in one PC.
#3
Also comes up if your motherboard accepts hyper threading
#4
o right so its totally normal.
#5
is there a way i can check what my PSU is on device manager,and what iv used my RAM memory on

Thanks for the help
#6
CTRL+ALT+DEL to open task manager and look at your processes tab. I then sort in order of RAM use to find out what's hogging the system. Really shocking how much RAM something like Firefox can gobble up.
#7
thanks mbeecing,internet explorer takes up alot doesnt it. can i also see what kind of PSU i have in computer on device manager or CTRL ALT DEL. i.e 320w.520w etc
#8
The PSU won't appear as it's not something you install and there's no software associated with it, it just provides power...
#9
Would something like Belarc Advisor pickup this sort of info? - I can't check as i'm on my Mac at the moment.
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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