Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider
To elaborate, the Home Basic and Starter editions support 1 physical processor, with an unlimited amount of cores. All other editions support 2 physical processors.
Remember, it's processor, then core. A processor consists of cores.
Just want to say... your right when you say..processor then cores.. but That is not what it says in the system specs when you look it up...
if you have a dual core 1 processor system it says 2 processors. If you have a 2 processor 2 core system it says 4 cores.. and if you have a 2 processor 4 core system it says 8 cores. And if you have 1 freaken intel i7 quad core with hyperthreading it says you have 8 cores!
So when dealing with the way the system specs read it always associates processor with cores! meaning no matter how many cores you have they will be called processors in Windows!
Not to mention I am dealing with this issue right now just like I did with my system when vista came out and so far it appears that even ultimate is not seeing both my processors. It is only seeing 1 processor and 2 cores. But it says that there are two processors. and so did my my system when I had a 4200 AMD dual core. seems confusing because they will not follow processors,then cores. Microsoft calls all the cores processors!