[mythtv-users] What is a "dual core processor"?

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 15:04:50 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Ian Clark <mrrooster at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2008/12/4 Carl Fongheiser <carlfongheiser at gmail.com>:
> > On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 8:36 AM, Ian Clark <mrrooster at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> This is for the older Pentium Ds that were based on the Pentium 4
> >> (netburst) core, the current Pentium Ds are based on a core2 core with
> >> reduced cache,  and perform much better.
> >>
> >> Thanks intel, for making this clear as mud. :)
> >
> > The current processors are simply called "Pentium dual-core".  They
> > are not, and never have been called Pentium D.  They have model
> > numbers like E2xxx.  The old Pentium D's had 3-digit model numbers.
> >
> You are of course correct... I take that back, my bad. :)
> However, they can often be advertised as the Pentium D, the ones I've
> just checked up on are in a section of the website labelled:
> Intel(R) Pentium(R) D Dual-Core - Socket 775
> So it's still quite confusing. (or it's confused me at least)
> I

Wow, now I have no idea. How can I tell what my CPU is without taking my box
apart? I suppose I can look up my invoices from Newegg...
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