This must be a bug or something but all the programs and such that i run on my computer say my pentium 4 550 3.4 ghz processor has 2 cores... when i do task manager and i go to the performance tab there are two graphs.. one for each core. but pentiums 4's only have one core im pretty dang sure. can u explain this??
Does your Pentium 4 processor support hyperthreading?
If your Pentium 4 supports hyperthreading, it is normal as hyperthreading tricks the operating system into thinking that there are two logical cores. However, the number of physical cores still stays the same which is one. Another example would be Pentium Extreme Edition (Presler core) which Windows will detect it as having 4 cores (2 logical cores and 2 physical cores).
Ah yes it does support hyperthreading. Now i get it thank you. Does this provide a performance boost with programs or games that utilize 2 cores?