Thread: 'About This Mac' Issue
10-24-2010, 04:03 PM #1
'About This Mac' Issue
- Member Since
- Oct 24, 2010
I am having some major issues with a Mac Pro I purchased used.
Firstly, I paid for a 2.66GHz Quad Core, however when i go to 'About This Mac' it says:
2 x 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Is this right? Should it not display it as being a Quad Core instead? I am confused!
I have done several fresh installs of the OS but same results.
10-24-2010, 04:09 PM #2
10-24-2010, 04:27 PM #3
- Member Since
- Jan 04, 2005
- Modesto, Ca.
- iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.12, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.12 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
If each CPU was a Quad Core, then it would have 8 Cores total. Nick is correct....Dennis
Mac-Forums Community Guidelines
10-24-2010, 04:34 PM #4
There can be some confusion with the whole "core count" with Mac Pro's.
The original 2006 Mac Pro was "nick-named" a "Quad-Core" Mac Pro...since it has TWO dual core processors. So 2 x 2 = 4.
But some newer Mac Pros actually truly do have a "Quad Core" processor(s)...where each processor has 4 cores on it. So in this setup, if the Mac Pro had two quad core processors...then it would have 2 x 4 = 8 cores.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By Snooky in forum Switcher HangoutReplies: 0Last Post: 10-31-2011, 04:27 PM
By akshayarwind in forum Internet, Networking, and WirelessReplies: 0Last Post: 09-29-2010, 10:29 AM
By luvat in forum Switcher HangoutReplies: 3Last Post: 09-14-2010, 08:29 PM
By JoJerome in forum Switcher HangoutReplies: 0Last Post: 08-17-2008, 11:29 PM
By dan24k in forum Apple DesktopsReplies: 6Last Post: 05-12-2008, 10:46 PM