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Alejandro Sicilia
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Registered: ‎01-08-2009
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CPU cores on HP DX2300

Hi all.

I bought a HP DX2300 with a DualCore Intel Pentium E2140. Recently I ran VMWare Workstation with a VM prepared for 2 CPUs, and the VM refused to start, stating that the PC only had 1 CPU. I usually run this VM on a Dell Vostro with a DualCore Intel Pentium E2160 and never had this problem.

Then I ran Everest WS on both PCs, and the report was the following: (here only extracts. Full reports attached.)

In DELL:

Section CPU:
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CPU Properties:
CPU Type: DualCore Intel Pentium E2160, 1800 MHz (9 x 200)

Multi CPU:
CPU #1: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz, 1795 MHz
CPU #2: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz, 1795 MHz

CPU Utilization:
CPU #1 / Core #1 0 %
CPU #1 / Core #2 0 %

In HP DX2300:

Section CPU:
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CPU Properties:
CPU Type DualCore Intel Pentium E2140, 1600 MHz (8 x 200)

CPU Utilization:
CPU #1 / Core #1 0 %

As yo can see, the Multi CPU item is missing and the CPU Utilization item only shows 1 Core on the HP DX2300.

Both micros are similar, Dual Core, why the Everest can't view the other core??? It's a E2140 problem? Whhat can I do?

Thanks in advance!

Alejandro.
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John Kirk
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Registered: ‎01-20-2003
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Re: CPU cores on HP DX2300

Alejandro

I don't see where the E21xx series processors are standard processor options. The standard processor options are the E4300 and E6xxx Core 2 Duo series processors.

Hope this helps.

John K.
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Alejandro Sicilia
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Registered: ‎01-08-2009
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Re: CPU cores on HP DX2300

Hi John. Thanks for the answer.

The E21** are standard processors. I bought the machine brand new, and it had the E2140 processor installed.

Anyway, I solved the problem. It was a old-BIOS problem. I had the May/2007 BIOS. I upgraded to Dec/2008 BIOS, and now all is Ok.

Thanks!

Alejandro
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