Question about Bootcamp and Dual Core

BKKloppenborg

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Hey guys i have a question with my Macbook Pro (Specs in Signatrue) WIndows does not reconize that i have a Dual core, just a Single Core at 2.16, its driving me crazy, Can i fix this to make it see the extra core and USE it? (XP Home SP2) One last thing anyone gottton Control Alt Delete to work what keys are they on Macbook Pro Top Right delete key isn't right??!! (Tried that delete)

Thanks, Brian
 

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In the Device Manager, expand the processor link. If there are two processors there is it using dual core. Are you only seeing one there?
 

BKKloppenborg

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jamesmcd said:
In the Device Manager, expand the processor link. If there are two processors there is it using dual core. Are you only seeing one there?
it says 2 processors, but i was told that XP Home does not use both, only XP Pro does. Windows will not play fear (Bootcamp not very well on High settings) While in Mac i can run Doom 3 Ultra high settings. So that is why i didn't think it was using 2 processors.
 

Mackilroy

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BKKloppenborg said:
it says 2 processors, but i was told that XP Home does not use both, only XP Pro does. Windows will not play fear (Bootcamp not very well on High settings) While in Mac i can run Doom 3 Ultra high settings. So that is why i didn't think it was using 2 processors.
XP Home can use two cores – it can't use two processors. Pro can use two processors, therefore up to four cores at the moment.
 

BKKloppenborg

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Mackilroy said:
XP Home can use two cores – it can't use two processors. Pro can use two processors, therefore up to four cores at the moment.
Oh wired so its normal for System properties for it to say only 1 Core? 2.16?

I guess i was just suprised that it was not running Fear well on High compared to Doom 3 on Ultra high. Thanks, guys
 

demenas

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BKKloppenborg said:
Oh wired so its normal for System properties for it to say only 1 Core? 2.16?
Look in Task Manager. The "Performance" tab should show two graphs under "CPU Usage History". Then you can see with your own eyes how the system is using the CPU.

Steve