Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz (2 CPUs) ??

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Raiser, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Raiser

    Raiser I am mad scientist.

    May 31, 2008
    What does the (2 CPUs) mean?
    My friend told me that I have 2 P4 processors.
    If that's true, what's my total processing speed? I highly doubt it's 6GHz...

    So say there's a game that requires something like 2.66GHz on a Core Duo.
    How would the P4 (2 CPUs) compare with that?

    I'm actually trying to run Prototype, but there is a very noticeable lag. Certain parts of playing will lag only a little, but lots of movement/action lags it a lot.

    Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
    Have a ATI Radeon HD4830 512MB graphics card.
    2GB of RAM
    Windows XP SP3
    Sufficient HD space
    DirectX 9.0c

    Obviously, I'm in real need of an upgrade soon, but I thought I'd ask. [​IMG]

    Thanks for any help!
  2. Frostshocker

    Frostshocker Advanced Member

    May 17, 2009
    im not too sure but i think you are actually seeing 2 CPU's because of hyperthreading which means you actually only have 1 core that or you have one of the early Pentium D's

    anyhow a 2.66GHZ core 2 duo should kill a 3GHZ pentium 4/Pentium D

    maybe someone can verify if im correct?
  3. Minox

    Minox Spytech Employee

    Aug 27, 2007
    Yes, it's most likely Hyperthreading as motherboards utilizing double CPUs are quite rare for normal computers.

    [​IMG] Hyperthreading