MSCONFIG says I have only 1 processor

Discussion in 'Mobile and Portable' started by wahoospa, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. wahoospa

    wahoospa MDL Novice

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    My laptop has a Intel i3 processor which is a dual core running @ 2.4 ghz. MSCONFIG shows I have only one processor. In MSCONFIG I can change the number from 1 to 4 processors. I believe it should be set to 2 processors. I read where I will get better performance if the number of cores are correctly set. Will I screw up my Windows 10 if I change the number of processors? Will Windows think I changed something I should not?
     
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  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Yes, you only have ONE processor. MSCONFIG is correct...
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Processor is not the same as Core. By Processor, usually the physical CPU is referred to, and most people have only one.
     
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  4. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #4 lobo11, Jan 16, 2016
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