one showing one core

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  1. gleng

    gleng Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have dual core and I'm on xp home, and it shows both cores in task manager
     
  2. TheGriffin

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    Hmm, You can disable dual-core in the BIOS so might want to check that it's not.

    Also, Windows XP Home Edition does not suppot multi-processors. Dual-core processors are not mutli-processors, they're one processor with two seperate physical cores.
     
  3. ludayoda

    ludayoda Notebook Guru

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    I do not have dual core disabled in BIOS.....I dunno why device manager sees two cpus but task manager only shows one. My laptop isnt running slow or anything, so I guess it doesnt matter really.
     
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    Mine had the same thing and I am using xp home with Media Edition. Go into task manager click on view, then click on cpu history, then click one graph per cpu. Does this help?
     
  5. ludayoda

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    one graph per cpu is already selected...there are no other options that I can select. I might try reformatting and installing xp pro if I notice that this is causing any major problems...but for right now Im fine with it.
     
  6. TheGriffin

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    You should really contact Dell by now, maybe one of the cores is failing to work?
     
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    or maybe u didnt install the chipset drivers?
     
  8. ludayoda

    ludayoda Notebook Guru

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    i doubt the second core has gone bad because device manager shows it, and I used dell diagnostic and it recognizes both processors and they passed all tests. I did some searching on dell forum and i found this: http://forums.us.dell.com/supportfo...eneral&message.id=48263&query.id=20163#M48263

    the problem seems to be similar to mine. one thing to note is that I had received a new self install hard drive from dell, and it installed windows and all software/bloatware automatically when I inserted the hard drive. i think something might have gone wrong with the windows installation.
     
  9. Boozshey

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    I just looked at my e1505 and show two cpu's in Task Manager. Look close though cause I didnt notice the split bar for a second.
     
  10. kage26

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    Can you post a screenshot? I have the same issue, not seeing 2 cores in task manager, but seeing the 2 in device manager.
     
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