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October 14th, 2009, 04:33 AM
I had recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my IBM ThinkCentre, and was checking the hardware info. I looked at system monitor, and it showed for the CPU info:

Processor 0: 3.00 GHz

Processor 1: 3.00 GHz

So I was just wondering whether that meant it had a dual processor or dual core setup? Or both?

October 14th, 2009, 04:36 AM
it can mean either one.
when you have dual core, ubuntu treats it like the cores are connected by a PAE (physical address Extension)
when there are two seperate processors, there really is a PAE between them two, so, ubuntu reconizes them as being connected with a PAE too.

October 14th, 2009, 04:38 AM
to find out your cpu, run

lshw -c cpu
that will list all of the cpus.
for one processor, there should be one *-cpu entry
for two, there should be two *-cpu entries... and so on...

note - dual tripple and quad core procesors are counted together.

October 14th, 2009, 04:39 AM
open Terminal and type

inxi -FThis will list all your hardware, and you will be able to see
for yourself whether it's dual core/processors.

October 14th, 2009, 04:52 AM
Mick I can't find the command you just posted??

October 14th, 2009, 04:53 AM
Ok, thanks for the replies. :) I figured it out now.

I agree with uberg, it says 'command not found'. Any clarifications, mick?

October 14th, 2009, 05:07 AM
Sorry about that.

Oddly, it's a valid command in Linux Mint 7 which is
based on Ubuntu 9.04, and that's the machine i spend
most of my time on any more.
Next time before i post a command i will boot up my
laptop (Jaunty 9.04) and test it on it first.

http://techpatterns.com/forums/about1133.htmlGood catch!Thank you


October 14th, 2009, 05:10 AM
try the below command

cat /proc/cpuinfo

October 14th, 2009, 05:26 AM
Mick, one of the first Google hacks I ever learned was when you make a spelling mistake don't be so quick to correct it. The mistake you made might lead to good results. So your "mistake" has now turned me on to another potential tool. I will be checking out inxi now. THANK you.