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 I did it

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

    [​IMG] Hyperthreading