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Windows 7: Dual Core CPU not detected in my computer properties

03 Aug 2013   #1
mclarren

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dual Core CPU not detected in my computer properties

I just want to clarify my curiosity. I have a sony laptop that was given to me long ago. He said its been fixed /formatted twice but its still functioning and running windows 7 ultimate 64bit os, and its a dual core cpu labeled. So here is my question, When i right click my computer->then properties->and in the system area, I didnt see a dual core cpu in the processor, only this=AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm)HD Graphics 1.65 ghz=. But when i go to check it on the task manager->view peromance->I see the dual graphics, in the cpu usage history. So is this not a problem? because i just want to be sure that it doesnt have any problem. When i visit my brother's home, i try to compare it with his laptop which is also a dual core cpu, running also win 7 ultimate, I checked it to his laptop->my computer->properties->It stated as dual core something like that.... This might not be an issue but please just let me know.


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04 Aug 2013   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I expect it is just the way Windows reads/names the CPU, I have attached a pic of mine, although mine is a quad core you can see there is no mention of it.
You don't have anything to worry about.


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04 Aug 2013   #3
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

check from Device Manager. IF you have more than one core, it will show more entries in the Processor tab (windows 7 does not seem to be able to tell the difference between actual physical processors and cores in a multi-core processor, so a dual CPU computer will have as much entries as total cores it has). I attached mine

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yes I have a quad core, disregard the name with "quad core processor" in it, that depends from what the manufacturer saw fit to call it. See how I have 4 entries. You should have 2.

Also from Task Manager, Performance tab, you should see two graphs about CPU activity, one per core. (otherwise check View--> CPU History and select "One graph Per CPU").


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04 Aug 2013   #4
mclarren

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, I got it, tnks for the fast replay. Can i add one more? After this you may close this thread. I would like you to see my systems spec one last time, I attached a jpgs. As long as i see those, im running dual core...


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04 Aug 2013   #5
mclarren

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And also this one, It does not matter? right? the processor.


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04 Aug 2013   #6
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Everything is just fine and exactly as it should be.
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04 Aug 2013   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The name shown is that provided by the CPU itself. It is just a name chosen by the CPU manufacturer that in some way describes the CPU. This name will often include the number of cores but this is by no means universal.

Windows knows the difference between cores and physical processors but except for licensing purposes this is of little significance. Home editions of Windows are limited to 1 physical processor but the number of cores doesn't matter.
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