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    Dual core?


    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.

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    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.
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    So its not then, i wonder why this program was installed?

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    Probably just a bulk image the MFG pushed out to 100s of computers. I wouldn't be concerned with it.

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