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    System Profiler reporting incorrect number of processors
    Hey everyone. I have a Dual 2GHz G5, and I was browsing through the System Profiler looking for my firmware version when I noticed it said that I only have one processor.

    Does anyone know what the problem could be?

    The hardware tab reads this:

    Machine Name: Power Mac G5
    Machine Model: PowerMac7,3
    CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (3.0)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 2 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 1 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.1.8f7

    Any help would be great. Thanks!

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    xstep's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 25, 2005
    On the road
    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    Open System Preferences and Show All. Is there a Processor option at the bottom? If so click on that and see if you can turn on the second processor. [I'm not sure this option is part of Tiger, or it came over in my upgrade from Jaguar]

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    Acill's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 10, 2003
    San Diego, Ca
    Powermac G5/Powerbook G4/Pegasos 2
    sounds like you need to visit the Apple store. I've heard of processors going bad on some dual G5 systems.

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    macEfan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2004
    Somewhere in the world
    Powermac g4 400mhz, 10gb, 256mb ram, OS9
    Yeah, mabe one of them is not seated properly. Have as Acill said bring it to the apple store so they can fix it asap.

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