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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe
Why Task Manager shows Atom as dual-core?? - 06-10-2009, 01:28 AM
I am curious: why does Windows Task Manager (compare to Process Explorer, which doesn't) show in its "Performance" tab as if my Dell Mini's Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz CPU would be a dual-core processor??
And secondly, under "Processes" tab it even allows to set Affinity (the same goes for PE mentioned above).
Also, the Everest system info tool shows the same (i.e. CPU #0, CPU #1) under Motherboard - CPU, while in other section it calls/labels the second CPU as "Virtual".
Here are links to screenshots of what both, Task Manager and Everest, display:
Task Manager - Performance
Everest - Motherboard - CPU
(click on links to see the screenshots)
I am of course asking this because I know that Atoms (I guess all types) aren't dual-core!!
Join Date: Apr 2009
06-10-2009, 02:14 AM
WolfKeeper is right about Hyper-threading, Intel's tech. to make a single CPU act like multiple CPUs.
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
06-10-2009, 05:06 AM
Yes, and it would be twice the thermal load. Not much, but significant when trying to passively cool the processor - otherwise it would have required a fan to keep it cool and if there's one thing I love the absolute most about my Mini 9 it's the blessed silence.
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