September 16th, 2008, 07:20 AM
I have just been given a 2nd hand PC and confused over some installed software. I have a program on the PC called "Dual-Core Optimizer" installed in "Program Files/AMD/Dual-Core Optimizer/amd_dc_opt.exe". So i thought it must have a dual core CPU?
I checked the hardware in device manager and under processors it just has 1 processor called "AMD Athlon (tm) 64 Processor 3800+".
How can i check if the PC is dual core or not? Would this program be any use to a single core PC? I can not contact the previous owner to ask.
September 17th, 2008, 08:08 AM
Neera: The wraith will not allow us to escape.
Sheppard: Yeah, well I try not to let them tell me what I can and can't do.
Neera: You do not fear them?
Sheppard: The wraith, nah. Now clowns that's another story
. They scare the crap out of me.
September 17th, 2008, 08:58 AM
If it were a dual core it would say AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+. Another easy way is to go to Start>run>taskmgr.exe. Go to performance, under CPU usage history you will either see one graph or two. If you see two then you know that it's a dual-core.
September 17th, 2008, 11:28 AM
So its not then, i wonder why this program was installed?
September 17th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Probably just a bulk image the MFG pushed out to 100s of computers. I wouldn't be concerned with it.